The Jazz Age Lawn Party, held bi-annually on Governor’s Island, is my hands down favorite NYC event of the summer. I first fell in love with the party last August.
There’s nothing like spending the day on Governor’s Island, enjoying old time-y dancing, picnic lunches, tasty drinks, and amazing jazz age inspired fashion. The street style at the Jazz Age party cannot be beat! Sadly, I’ll be missing the August event this year. But I did manage to make it over to the party this past Sunday. With the help of the new East River Ferry, my journey was cut in half! I’d definitely recommend using that as your mode of transport if you’re based in Brooklyn, like I am.
This summer, the event was bigger than ever! I made so many wonderful new friends. If I took your picture, say hi! The photos really speak for themselves, so I’ll cut this short, and get on to the good stuff. 😉
As soon as we encountered the line to get in, we already ran into some amazing fashion.
Beautiful homemade headdress.
I frequently see both of these ladies at events around NYC. They always look amazing! Definitely my favorite photo of the day.
I love seeing couples dressed up!
About 1/8th of the crowd.
Lovely summer whites.
Fit for a queen.
A family affair.
This couple was really getting down!
I saw a lot more menswear inspired looks this year!
These 2 ladies are professional clowns!
Lots of great merchants set up tables at the party.
Megan trying to beat the heat!
Tug Of War.
One of the best dressed men at the party.
Megan and Jenn played a few games of Croquet.
I pretended to join in.
One of last year’s favorites returns.
I wanted to steal this gray dress, which is surprisingly not vintage!
Little did I know, the “sleeping” boyfriend in this photo was an old classmate from my drawing courses in college!
Another amazing headdress.
The next Jazz Age Lawn Party weekend is August 20th and 21st!
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