This Weekend, Party Like It’s 1923

2785480_height370_width518New York–If you watched “The Great Gatsby” with incredible envy, now’s your chance to live out your fantasies of attending a real Jazz Age Lawn Party–just a short ferry ride from lower Manhattan.

Held this Saturday and Sunday, Aug 17  and 18, his awesome Roaring Twenties party/picnic/dance festival on Governors Island offers something for everyone, from drinking Prohibition-era cocktails (hello St. Germain!) to strolling the grounds and checking out incredible era-appropriate vintage cars.

Jazz-Age-Lawn-Party-June-15-16-2013-Governors-Island-NYCMake sure to dress your 1920s best, street photographer Bill Cunningham is always out in force! And if you’re in short supply of 1920-style accessories, fear not. The area is peppered with vendors selling hats and other items.

How do you get to Governors Island you ask? Take the 1 train to the South Ferry stop, then hop the (free!) ferry across New York Harbor. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance (go to Door tickets are $35.





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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

  • Patricia Ann Parenti

    I’m at this event selling my ladies never worn vintage gloves from the 1930’s – 1970’s. I’m in the same booth at Dora Marra whom you always see at AccessoriesTheShow selling her hand made hair accessories and fascinators.