Above: Pierrots on parade
Dear Shaded Viewers,
On Saturday, my friends and I loaded up our picnic baskets with delicious homemade salads, cheese, baguettes, fruit, luxe cookies and Argentine “grape juice” and hopped on the free ferry out to idyllic Governors Island for the 8th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party (which I recently plugged for Tiffany’s What Makes Love True site). In case you haven’t heard, most New Yorkers are suffering from Gatsby fatigue (thanks to the relentless build-up to the release of Baz Luhrmann’s film) so the organizers of the Lawn Party threw a curve ball by introducing a French theme to the proceedings. Take that, Fitzgerald lemmings!
Doing the Charleston while waiting in line for the loo…
Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra sported French-style shirts…
…and some Frenchie clowns busted a few moves on the main lawn.
They exploded some non-historic ’60s apartment building (which formerly housed Coast Guard families) here the other day so now we have a better view of Lady Liberty….continuing the French theme…
The famous arched passageway of Liggett Hall, the island’s largest building, built in 1929.
One of the marvelous, abandoned houses on Colonels Row.
Environmentally conscious art alert! How many used plastic milk cartoons does it take to construct a melt-free igloo?
Pretty on the inside.
Thanks for reading.