Traveling around the world you are most often visiting places and looking at things from times past. Traveling and history naturally go hand in hand. And with every experience you inevitably try to imagine what it would have been like to be there when the event occurred. The best places allow for a really immersive experience. Some of our recent favorites have been the Tenement Museum in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and the Denis Severs House in London’s East End. These places help you get lost in the experience of another time. Now we have another favorite to share, the Jazz Age Lawn Party on New York’s Governors Island.
Ah, the Roaring Twenties. A time just after the end of WWI when people wanted to cut loose and have fun again. Women starting enjoying their newly won freedoms, cut their hair into a bob and shimmied into the latest fashion fad, the flapper dress. Being out, unescorted, was suddenly okay. And the new dance, the Charleston, suited the times because it could be danced equally well alone, as a pair, or in a group.
It was truly an exuberant time in history and one that you can do more than just dream about. You can experience it for yourself! For the last eleven years, on two summer weekends, the Jazz Age reappears in all its glory out on Governors Island in New York Harbor. Like a time warp of sorts, a small meadow is fully transformed into New York of the golden Jazz Age.