THE GATSBY GANG (Cutting a Rug)

Last Sunday was the final Jazz Age Lawn Party of the season on Governor’s Island. This event has become one of my favorite New York City traditions, I wouldn’t have missed it. This was the 4th picnic I’ve attended and I think it was my favorite so far. To start, I actually got there early and got an amazing spot for our picnic blankets, right next to the dance floor. I even learned how to do a 1920s dance called the Peabody. I played the part of the male in our dance lesson. No surprise, I was pretty good at pushing someone around the dance floor.

My dance partner was my beautiful bestie Lauren, pictured here with my adopted 5th little brother, the handsome Michael. (He’s neither adopted nor my actual brother, but I think we can all agree he’s handsome).


Also joining us at the picnic were my beloved, dashing D (seen here on the ferry departing the island). His little ‘stache is the result of over a week of growing it out. He promptly shaved it after the picnic.

Of course, we weren’t the only ones dancing…

The amazing music provided by Michael Arenella (the creator of the event) and his Dreamland Orchestra was the bee’s knees.


Occasionally, the dance floor was cleared for a special performance. (Forgive the blur, I was holding the camera above my head to take this)

Monday I’ll share some more details and the pictures we took post-picnic. Including some photos of us riding two 100 year old French carnival rides.

Bon Weekend!


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