Monday, August 20, 2012

Lil Love Bird Steals the Show! A Jazz Age Lawn Party Recap

Sunday Nia and I ventured to Governor's Island for the third year in a row for the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Our tickets were originally for Saturday but the early rain scared us away so we were glad when they honored them Sunday instead!

We started out on the ferry which had a 2 hour wait to get on, but thankfully another mother at the front of the line had mercy and signaled me to join her family. Hooray for the empathy of fellow moms!

With my sister Ariane
My sister Ariane met us on the other side and we were amazed at how packed it was compared to previous years. This has become a fun tradition for us and I love seeing all the various costumes; the attention to detail is outstanding.

Nia made a little friend!
Nia took a while to warm up but the fun music played by the Dreamland Orchestra was infectious and she couldn't help but join in the dancing - to say she was the life of the party was an understatement:

There were still more friends for Nia to make . . .

Before we headed back on the ferry we stopped for Mister Softee with sprinkles (Nia's request!)

Timeout New York also has a fantastic photo gallery from the June Jazz Age Lawn Party (it's held 2x each summer).

P.S. Click here to see our visit last year to the Jazz Age Lawn Party! And yes, Nia could still fit the same dress and bonnet - my little string bean!