Transported to the 1920’s at the Jazz Age Lawn Party
Location: New York, NY
Bill Cunningham of the New York Times said it best: “I can’t think of a more delightful way to spend a weekend in the city”. That quote didn’t have much meaning to me until Kirsten Alana was finally able to drag me to the Jazz Age Lawn Party, a grand soiree this past August. I was a bit tentative to go; I’m normally not one who likes big parties, or dressing up in garb from another time period, but from the minute I arrived I fell in love.
Now in it’s 11th year, the Jazz Age Lawn party has since grown into a summer staple in NYC. It was selected by the New York Times in 2011 & 2012 as one of the most memorable events and I can see why.
The event is held on NYC’s Governors Island and takes place over two weekends in the summer, one in June and in August. Kirsten and I went to the last, but it certainly wasn’t any less grand. Before arriving to the event I began to immediately feel like I was transported into another time. Riding the ferry to the Island I was surrounded by people dressed expertly in 1920’s inspired clothing. I was impressed that people were REALLY taking it seriously; and for good reason. The Roaring Twenties was one of the exciting times in American history, Jazz exploded on the scene and new styles of music and dance emerged. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you were living in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, this is your chance.
Unfortunately while I was a bit skeptical before I attended (not to mention I don’t just happen to have 1920’s inspired clothing hanging in my closet) I didn’t dress up for the event. Kirsten and I both had the pleasure of filming but you better believe you’ll find me there next year dressed up – it’s just that exciting to be a part of.
If you’re disappointed you missed this years event NYC, you’re in luck because they’re having their first Jazz Age lawn Party in Miami in January 2017. You can find more info about that event and purchase tickets here: http://jazzagelawnparty.ticketfly.com/