This year was the first time I attended the Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Party. I have always loved the 1920′s, so this was quite a surreal experience watching throngs of people right out of Boardwalk Empire walk up the gangway to the free ferry between Manhattan’s southern tip and Governors Island. Everyone was dressed in period style attire from ropes of pearls and hats full of feathers, to beaded dresses and vintage slips. It was a sartorial feast, to say the least.
Once we arrived at the island, everyone made their way to the grassy picnic spot and spread out their blankets and wicker baskets. The summertime weather was perfect and we nibbled on crackers and brie as the orchestra warmed up in the background. The day turned into a whirl of music, dance performances, vintage car viewings, and delicious St. Germain cocktails. Once everyone, down to the wallflowers, were coaxed onto the dance floor to take a spin with a seasoned dancer, the sun slowly began to set. We made our way back to the ferry to shuttle us home, and slowly stepped back into the 21st century.