The roaring twenties are back and so is New York City’s annual Jazz Age Lawn Party! This June, the world’s largest Prohibition Era-inspired gathering returns to Governors Island’s historic Colonels Row, for one weekend only, to celebrate “The Return of the Twenties.” If you are an Untapped New York Insider, you can join the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Sunday, June 13th for free (a $50 value)! Not an Insider yet? You can gain access to unlimited free events per month and unlock a video archive of 100+ past virtual experiences starting at $10/month.
Jazz Age Lawn Party
At this event:
- Don your best flapper attire and immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties
- Discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s with live performances from Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra
- See a performance by the Dreamland Follies – an Art Deco spectacle evoking Ziegfield-esque grandeur
- Take part in themed activities like the paper moon photo booth, 1920s dance lessons, carnival games, and a motorcar exhibition
- Enjoy refreshing 1920s-era cocktails and snacks
Consistently selected by The New York Times as one of the most memorable events of the year, the Jazz Age Lawn Party offers the magical opportunity to travel back in time. Dressed in your own best 1920s attire, you’ll be transported back to the days of flappers and jazz, bootleg gin, and the Charleston. Hosted and conceived by Michael Arenella in 2005, the event started as a small gathering of perhaps fifty friends and fans and has grown into the world’s largest Prohibition Era-inspired gathering!
Revelers are encouraged to bring their own picnics or enjoy refreshments from the gourmet food trucks on site. No outside alcohol is allowed on Governors Island, but there will be plenty of cocktails to go around, crafted by the Jazz Age Lawn Party’s “mixtress” Julie Renner. On Sunday, you can take part in special events like the Bathing Beauties and Beaus Promenade, High Court of Pie contest, or the Children’s Parade.
Due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19, this year’s Jazz Age Lawn Party will be carried out in strict adherence to all NYS COVID-19 protocols in effect on the event date, which may include a required negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination before entry is granted. Other safety protocols will include social distancing and wearing of masks at all times except when seated.
The Jazz Age Lawn Party will take place on Saturday, June 12th, and Sunday, June 13th, 2021. You can purchase tickets here! If you are an Untapped New York Insider, you reserve one of 15 free tickets to join the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Sunday, June 13th (a $50 value)! Not an Insider yet? You can gain access to unlimited free events per month and unlock a video archive of 100+ past virtual experiences starting at $10/month.
Jazz Age Lawn Party
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