Showing posts with label Governors Island. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Governors Island. Show all posts

One Lovely Day at the Governors's Island, New York City

Governor's Island NYC
Welcome to Governor's Island

Governor’s Island is indeed a piece of world of its own. With interesting history, dating back pre-dutch settlements era around the 15th century, this island was called ‘Pagganuck’ (or the nut island) before by the Native Americans of the Manhattan region.

Located not far from Brooklyn as well as Lower Manhattan, this lovely island has been used as venues of many events, including the recent #jazzagelawnparty we attended. 

It was a cool party indeed and we had so much fun.
Wearing 1920s-inspired costumes, dancing around with jazz age music, and having a picnic under the sun is indeed awesome.

Overlooking Manhattan and Brooklyn, this 172-acre island is well connected with NYC ferries. You have plenty of choices indeed in terms of transportation to reach the island.

When we went there, it was one fine day with perfect weather.

A bit hot but manageable.
And we managed to take pictures here and there, including at the Fort Jay and the lawns.

Obi at Fort Jay

Make sure you don’t miss the Governor's Island while you’re around the Big Apple.
Such a lovely island where we can relax, have a picnic and just enjoy the leisure time with your kids, family, and loved ones.

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WW: Michael Arenella's 13th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party

Here comes Michael Arabella's 13th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party

This is the second time my friends and I joined this lovely summer gathering with back-to-20s theme.
Always enjoyable!

This time, the Frakarsas are there :)

It was a lovely picnic with some of our friends and family as well

Enjoy some more photos I took during this party.

My Obi enjoys the day under the sun!

One of the talents! 

Fancy driving a Roll Royce? :)

Such a pretty table arrangement!

Peter Mintun, one of the pianists 

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Jazz Age Lawn Party 2017

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2017

"Ladies and gentlemen, flappers and hoppers, gather around, as the next round will for you! and please welcome, Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra!" 

The Master Ceremony that day, Robert Roos, invited everyone to cheer  Michael Arenella, "a musician, crooner, bandleader and impressario best known for leading his Dreamland Orchestra, who danced his way to the middle of the dance floor with his trumpet.

Amidst the bling-bling headdress, flappers, cloche hats, and those Great Gatsby vintage accessories (and snacks!), this lawn party is just like an intimate picnic with big group of people.
Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, as well as Virtuoso Piano-man and Crooner Peter Mintun, the Gelber and Manning Band, and Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, is surely a great troop which give us non-stop entertainment that day!

Leaving Astoria midday, heading to Pier to catch the ferry to Governors Island, my troupe of 4,- my mom, Bo et Obi and myself,- rushed to line up for our ticket to that island.
Destination: Colonel's Row, Governors Island.
And what a splendid day indeed!

posing with stoic face!

The 5 of us, 8 with my mom and Bo et Obi, had prepared to join this lovely gathering.
Months before, we purchased the ticket for Jazz Age Lawn Party for the early bird price, USD 45 per person. Kids are free.
Then wardrobe department certainly requires serious attention!
And there came our back-to-20s outfit with its flares, lace, beads, draperies and marie jean shoes.

That morning, the ferry taking us to Governors Island was super packed.
Some dressed, some don't.
But we all enjoyed the ambience and beautiful island, blessed with perfect summer weather.

We arrived at around 2 PM and the party started from 11 to 6 PM.
We had a little picnic near the and obviously never ending photo sessions, then we headed to the main dance floor and what a sight!

Enjoy some of these snaps before I share more stories :)

The main stage and dance floor was so colorful and buoyant with such lovely vibes!
Michael Arenella has started this wonderful event since 2005 and you can see why this even is such a vibrant one!
People come and join the party in their best costumes, make-up and dances.
ooh those moves .. swings and sways in glittering flappers and hair pomaded, shoe-shined boys leading you on the main floor with hot and sweet Jazz-age dance orchestra.
Love it! 

We also enjoyed beautiful performance from Roddy Carvella and the Canarsie Wobblers.
Those social jazz dances are so much fun!

So, what do you think about this party?
Surely a memorable one for me and my family.
Which one is your favorite?

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2017
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Governors Island, New York Party