Put on your favorite Gatsby attire and head out to Governors Island for a Prohibition era–themed weekend at the eighth annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Fops, dolls, and even the little ones (the party is free for children under 12) can see classic cars, listen to retro music broadcast from antique gramophones, have a vintage-style portrait made, or do the Charleston in the dance-off. In addition to era-appropriate performances by Michael Arnella and His Dreamland Orchestra and others, there will also be a “Taste of the ’20s” menu. While you may bring your own picnic, no outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted—it’s Prohibition, remember?
Fri., Aug. 16, 11 a.m.; Sat., Aug. 17, 11 a.m., 2013