Twice a year on Governor’s Island, New Yorkers are given the opportunity to time travel back to the Prohibition Era. The event called Jazz Age Lawn Party encourages people to put on their finest Great Gatsby gear and party like it’s 1929! Photographer Driely S of Pelopelado shared with us her collection of photos from the last gathering, which highlight some of the best vintage fashions. The blast from the past party was started by Michael Arenella and grew from fifty friends and fans to being heralded as one of the most memorable events of 2011 and 2012 by The New York Times.[see_also]
The next Jazz Age Lawn Party is Saturday and Sunday, August 17th and 18th, 2013 and tickets are still available. With live performances and events like antique gramophones and car shows, dance lessons, vintage portraits, and pie and dance competitions, the Wall Street Journal has referred to the Jazz Age Lawn Party as “the biggest (not to mention the cleanest and most family-oriented) regular event in the ‘Retro Noveau’ movement…” Check out more of the stunning images (including some fun GIFs) on Peladopelado and find out more details about the event on their website.