A critical mass of the city’s flappers, dandies, and vaudevillians give Baz Luhrmann a run for his money during this weekend time warp on an island relatively untouched by more contemporary advances in technology. Governors Island may not have the sweeping grandeur of Gatsby’s house or Ziegfeld’s Follies, but Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra take spectators back to the halcyon days when Cole Porter ruled the charts, the Charleston was all the rage, and the living was easy. Dance lessons, an antique car show, and a pie-baking contest should ensure that the party is roaring enough for all ages.
June 15-16, 11 a.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 5, 2013