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Jazz Age Lawn Party

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Break out that Halloween flapper costume, or put together your finest vintage ensemble, and make a beeline to Governors Island, that little land south of Manhattan, for the Jazz Age Lawn Party.

On Aug. 28 and 29, the grounds are host to the day-long affair that transports you to the 1920s for an afternoon of dancing (of course), picnicking and games.

For those looking to shimmy, bone up on your Charleston here, and don't miss the free lessons on the island.

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra will provide the tunes to get you moving - the hot jazz that the occasion calls for - as will Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society. For history buffs, there will even be authentic '78 records from the 1920s, played on a phonograph.

Also from the time, a 1920s motorcar exhibit will enable you to take a spin around the island in a genuine rumbleseat, so hold on to your hat.

If you do lose it, vintage clothing dealers and boutique milliners Odd Twin, Zelda Magazine, Peter Lloyd Greer Custom Clothes, and more will be on hand. If you're looking for some inspiration in planning your outfit, be sure to check out photos from the last Jazz Age Party here.

For those you've never been to Governors Island, the last thing you'll want to worry about is how to get there, so be sure to check out directions so you can focus all your energy on your look.

Early birds can also save three dollars by purchasing discounted tickets here. Otherwise, it's $10 the day of - not bad for a trip in a time machine.
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Why? You can finally put all that vintage gear to good use
When: Aug. 28-29, 11 am-5 pm
Where: Governors Island
Cost: $7 in advance, $10 day of
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