If you always wanted to attend a party at Gatsbys mansion, the Jazz Age Dance Party happening today at Governors Island is as close as youre going to get (unless you have a time machine). We can just picture it now: Everyone in shimmery flapper dresses and slick black suits with top hats. And thats just the attire. Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra will provide a breeze of romance with their jazzy tunes thatll have everyone doing the Charleston, the Shimmy, and the Foxtrot (instructors will be on hand to teach you). Bring a blanket, have a picnic, play some games, dance the day away, and relive the 1920s for the first time. Take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street.
Sat., Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2011