Photos: Going Back in Time at the Jazz Age Lawn Party

Michael Arenella and his "Dreamland Orchestra" Sam Aldenton /

For the 10th year in a row, musician Michael Arenella and pals hosted the Jazz Age Lawn Party on June 13 and 14, a stylish gathering of New Yorkers dressing and dancing like it's still the 1920s.

Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, a group of lads sporting vintage suits and instruments, besides straw boaters, entertained those assembled with a variety of great tunes from the era. The event also featured a number of "follies," musical numbers with a team of dancers clad in vintage bathing suits and other cheeky outfits dancing away, while lead vocalist Gregory Moore belted out songs.

It was, all in all, a bash that Gatsby would've appreciated. In fact, Australian director Baz Luhrmann has attended the bash several times, where he reportedly got some inspiration for his film The Great Gatsby.

Without further ado, here are some photos from the festivities. (And if you missed out, don't worry: The party returns to Governors Island on August 15 and 16. But act quickly, tickets are selling fast.)

Gregory Moore and the dancers of the Dreamland Follies. Sam Aldenton /
Suspenders and pearls made a big showing. Sam Aldenton /
A woman carrying a colorful suitcase Sam Aldenton /
All ages were represented at the party. Sam Aldenton /
Two smartly attired orchestra members Sam Aldenton /
Core members of the party prided themselves on the appropriate dress and dance moves. Sam Aldenton /
Ladies' headdresses could be found in abundance. Sam Aldenton /
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Many parasols were on the scene. Sam Aldenton /
One of the "follies" involved women dressed in vintage swimsuits. Sam Aldenton /
Old-fashioned photos could be taken at the event. Sam Aldenton /