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So there's this thing. It happens twice a year in New York City, on the little island out in the harbor you need a special ferry to reach. It's amazing and it's only $7 to attend (advance, at door is $10). It's the Jazz Age Lawn Party, and it's coming up this weekend.
From 11am to 5pm on Governor's Island for both August 20 and 21, Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra will play tunes from the 1920s and 30s while the publicmany in full 20-30s period outfitsdance, attend the pie baking contest, drink a few prohibition-era cocktails and socialize in the sun.
It's the sort of event that could only happen in New York City (okay, maybe London too), but you've got to get into the spirit. No wearing jeans and a T-shirtthe idea is to bring back the glamor and innocence of the Great Gatsby days, where men were men in suspenders and hats and women wore flapper-waist dresses and lace gloves. This is the sort of thing we'd kill to experience as a tourist to New York, as a local it's even more desirable.