I took this photo when Jerusha and I were in New York last year. The photo and the following text were published in the Sydney Morning Herald Traveller section on June 1. I've attached the scanned article from the paper too.
Governors Island is a former US Army and Coastguard installation, lying at the bottom tip of Manhattan. The majority of it is now a public park and ideal venue for outdoor events. My partner and I were staying with family in Brooklyn New York in June last year, and took the free ferry to Governors Island for the "Jazz Age Lawn Party". It was amazing: a twenties style jazz big-band led by the hilarious Michael Arenella played swinging tunes, for a crowd of a few thousand enthusiastic New Yorkers dressed in their best jazz age finery. Everyone picnicked, danced and rode bikes in beautiful early summer weather. There are two lawn parties coming up this year in June and August.
Link to scan of Sydney Morning Herald here
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