21 August 2011

afternoon on Governors Island w/ Bikes, Jazz Age Lawn Party and Bill Cunningham

Was such a nice breezy sunny day yesterday that on a whim we hopped onto the free 10 minute ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park over to Governors Island with our bikes. Checked out Mark di Suvero's vibrant orange sculptures which are currently on loan from Storm King and savored an ice cream from Blue Marble Brooklyn's custom Workman Cycles, which are at Picnic Point again this year!

And by complete serendipity the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party - the 1920's dance party which is well attended by many dressed to the nines who've practiced the Charleston - is taking place this weekend! How have I ended up on the island at the same time as this party for three years in a row, I do not know?! OH, but the party continues today...
would love to see the prints from this old school photography shoot
So nice running into Katy in white lace who rode up on her banana seat cruiser... with a pearl purse in her bike basket!
♥ ♥ ♥ What completely stole my heart at the event was spotting Bill Cunningham (above) in total work mode in his blue french workmen shirt, though sans bike ♥ ♥ ♥
Same as last year, the ferry to Governors Island from Brooklyn departs from Pier 6 (at the foot of Atlantic Ave.) in the new extension of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you bike you'll be able to check out the bike path that keeps improving along the waterfront and have a drink or bite at along the strip - I particularly like the view from the outdoor Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar at Pier 1 and the rooftop of  BARK at Pier 6, both are open until midnight on weekends!

And if you are without bike, you can always rent a Townie once you arrive - which are free on Fridays...


  1. I love this post!

  2. Julie, I totally thought I would see you there -- all dolled up & well accessorized!


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