• Michael Arenella

    Dates for 2015 Jazz Age Lawn Party, Tickets on Sale

    Michael Arenella, bandleader and creator of The Jazz Age Lawn Party, announced the dates for the two 2015 weekends. These will be Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, and August 15 and 16. Tickets are on-sale now from $35 to packages at $900; if any are left they will be sold at the door. I recommend buying advance tickets, they are going fast. Hosted and conceived by Michael, the event started ten years ago as a small gathering of perhaps fifty friends and fans. The event, initially produced by the island, was handed over to Michael in its third year to organize and grow. It now attracts more than…

  • Jazz Age Lawn Party

    Photos from August Jazz Age Lawn Party

    My favorite photographer in New York? No doubt it’s Don Spiro. The guy can take photos like nobody else. He’s plugged into three of my favorite scenes too: vintage, classic cocktails, and burlesque. Don and Gin Minsky run Zelda Magazine, which is the #1 publication for the vintage lifestyle. Every year he and his friends have a booth at the Jazz Age Lawn Party, and it’s kind of the go-to spot for the fashionable and fun crowd. Among those gathering this August (just a few names for you) were Grace Gotham who runs the Court of Pies competition; Lily Faye and Christian, the charming vintage-loving couple; The Minsky Sisters, Gin…