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Jazz Age Lawn Party takes over Governors Island

Jazz Age Lawn Party swings its way across Governors Island several times each summer. Check out the Prohibition-era soiree.

Photograph: Luciana Golcman
Jazz Age Lawn Party 2013 at Governors Island

Jazz Age Lawn Party is an essential annual summer stop for revelers looking to dance in the open air. Governors Island is the perfect venue to leave the 21st century behind for the delights of the Prohibition-era (including “speakeasy” booze). Dress the part with festive, period-appropriate attire, and come ready to dance at the Jazz Age Lawn Party.

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2014

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Governors Island in New York

No summer in New York is complete without a trip to Governors Island, the car-free oasis in Upper New York Bay. Use our handy guide to find the best things to do on Governors Island, whether you prefer biking or outdoor art, plus the hottest events taking place in the park all summer long.

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What's new at Governors Island in 2014

Expect expanded hours, acres of new parks and a full calendar of open-air summer fun Big changes are in store for Governors Island, NYC’s military base turned summer fun spot, which is just about to open for the season. For starters, the island will be accessible seven days a week. Catch a daily ferry from the Battery Maritime Terminal, as well as from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 on weekends and holidays. One change you might not like: The formerly gratis cruise will set you back 2 bucks, round-trip, though if you can shrug off your weekend hangover, the ride is free before noon on Saturdays and Sundays (children under 12 are always free). There’s no surcharge for bringing a bike, and riding a two-wheeler is one of the best ways to see the 172-acre harbor oasis. Most popular events this week Popular features in Things to Do The New York bucket list Here are the ten New York experiences you simply can’t miss. Cheap date ideas for fun-seeking New Yorkers Don’t fret, penny-pincher—each of these fun cheap date ideas will cost you $30 or less. Don’t be a tourist: Find in-the-know things to do in New York Tired of swamped tourist traps, huh? Check out these alternative things to do in New York. Parties There are festivals, barbecues and events of all kinds held all summer, but the weekend-long Jazz Age Lawn Parties are can’t-miss affairs (June 14, 15; Aug 16, 17). New Yorkers do their best Jay Gatsby impressions, while dancing and lounging to the sounds of Michael Arenella

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