This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure of attending Governor's Island Jazz Age Lawn Party. Holy banana phone.. was this an amazing event. Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra have been putting on the event for the past few years and each year the attendance gets bigger and bigger. Everyone was encouraged to come in 1920's garb so I made sure to come with camera in hand.
The band was simply spectacular. I've always felt deeply connected with the music of the jazz age. Something about it gives me the chills. Walking into the event is definitely the closest that I've ever come to time travel (but not the closest that I ever hope to be..) - everyone dressed to the nines, jazz music in the air - the only difference being the incredible number of cellphones capturing photos for Instagram.
This great period dance group called The Caravella's Canarsie Wobblers perfomed a few dance numbers during the party. So much fun!
Besides the band, the main attraction was definitely all of the period clothing that everyone was wearing.