The Roaring Twenties.Posted: 2013/08/19
Jacob, Harlow Jude and I attended the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island this past Saturday. The day was so much fun filled with a tremendous amount of people watching. Governor’s Island is such a quaint secret little gem of the city adorned with WWII homes, cathedrals and a Vintage French Carnival. If you know anything about me, you know I am obsessed with all things French and a huge history nerd, needless to say, I was in heaven. The day began with an hour train ride to Battery Park and then a 10-minute ferry ride to Governor’s Island. The three of us were decked out in our 1920′s finest.
We enjoyed music from Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra, watching the dancers perform the Foxtrot and the Charleston. We set up our picnic and enjoyed lunch from the tens of food trucks on location. The day was for lack of a better word, magical. We met and chatted with so many lovely people. When we arrived home Jacob told me he wanted to go again next year; I think it will be so much more fun with Harlow Jude being a bit older as well.
The orchestra and dancers.
Harlow Jude was enjoying the day so much, she didn’t nap once.
The French Carnival rides
On the ferry ride home. We were exhausted. It was such a site to see the entire ferry decked out in their 1920′s attire, it looked like a boat full of immigrants making the voyage to New York City, but much more glamorous than in reality I imagine.
Harlow Jude received so many compliments on her flapper’esque outfit, a gift from cousin Tyler, which I adorned with one of my mom’s vintage brooches.