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Moving ForwardJanuary 16, 2011
Five memorable events of 2010. Read the article..
High KicksSeptember 5, 2010
August 28 and 29: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra held a Jazz Age lawn party on Governors Island. Read the article..
Rad MenSeptember 5, 2010
The men stole the limelight last weekend at a Jazz Age lawn party on governors Island organized by Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra. Read the article..
That Twenties ShowSeptember 1, 2010
The Prohibition Era was in full swing - in spirit, that is - this weekend at the Jazz Age Lawn Party held by Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra. Read the article..
Jazz Age Lawn PartyAugust, 30, 2010 Read the article..
Shades of the Jazz Age on Governors Island
August 30, 2010 Read the article..
Bull Moose SeasonSeptember 21, 2008
Governors Island marked the end of summer with a 1920s tea danc and picnic organized by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra. Read the article..
Island FeverSeptember 11-17, 2008 Read the article..
Good Morning, Doll!September 15, 2008 Read the article..
Midsummer Night SwingJuly 7&14, 2008
The annual dancing under the stars at Lincoln Center starts this week. The action is taking place not on Fountain Plaza, the traditional location, which is a sea of construction owing to the center's ongoing renovations, but rather in nearby Damroch Park. There is still a dance floor though, and lessonpreceeding the shows....
....July 10: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, fresh off of taking dancers back to the Roaring Twenties at their dance party on Governors Island earlier this summer. Read full article..
By Ferry And FlivverSunday, July 6, 2008
June 7: A Jazz Age Lawn Party took place on Governors Islan, that oasis of calm, a five-minute free boat ride from the tip of Manhattan. Michael Arenella organized the event, and his Dreamland Orhcestra provided dance music on a floor set on the sprawling lawn of the parade ground, shaded by century-old trees Read full article..
On the HorizonJune 2, 2008
Governors Island hosts a Jazz Age Lawn
Party, featuring Michael Arenella and his
Dreamland Orchestra, a pie-baking contest,
croquet games, and an exhibit of vintage
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A New Generation of Flappers and SheiksSeptember 30th 2007
New York — some in flapper attire and some in jeans — came out to the Central Park Bandshell yesterday to dance to the Hot Jazz music of Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra.Swing is a thriving subculture in New York and other cities around the country. Although the dilettantes pulled in by the "swing revival" of the late '90s have moved on, colleges, the Internet, and popular TV shows continue to attract 20-somethings to the scene. Read full article..
Time TravelJune 17, 2007
By BILL CUNNINGHAM A Great Gatsby afternoon dance and picnic on June 9 opened the series of free summer weekends on the 150 acres of the historic section of Governors Island, a six-minute ferry ride from the southern tip of Manhattan. Many of the guests dressed in period clothes to dance under the shade trees to Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra. Read full article..
Evening HoursAugust 20, 2006By BILL CUNNINGHAM
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Saving Venice, head onJanuary 30, 2007 Two Thursdays ago, on a cold winter’s evening, the Young Friends of Save Venice gathered to celebrate their Red and White Masked Ball. The evening’s theme was first imagined in the 1920s when Cole and Linda Porter created the Red and White Ball in their Palazzo ca’Venice, later said to have been some of the most glamorous and legendary parties of the 20th century. Read full article..
Midweek Jazz Series Pays Tribute To Hot Dance Music Of The 1920s!March 21, 2007 TOMS RIVER – Bix Beiderbecke, the "young man with a horn" whose legend and music are the basis of jazz festivals and tributes nationwide, will be honored at the annual Big Bix Birthday Blast on Wednesday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center at Ocean County College, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. The 11-piece Dreamland Orchestra pays tribute to Bix and plays in the authentic manner of the period including the Charleston, the Peabody, the Black Bottom, and more. Read full article..
Dance To Music Of The 20s & 30s At Symphonia GalaFebruary 22, 2007 Read the article..
Symphonia To Host Annual Gala March 10March 1, 2007 Read the article..
All That JazzOctober 27, 2007
To launch its new 100-proof vodka, Absolut partnered with UrbanDaddy for an event that masqueraded as a 1920s-style Halloween party.
For the American launch of Absolut 100, the brand's new 100-proof vodka, the Swedish distillery partnered with online magazine UrbanDaddy to throw parties in New York and Los Angeles. Originally intended to be a small speakeasy-themed event, Saturday's party drew such a large response that planners turned the New York launch into a massive 1920s-inspired costume party. Close to 800 flappers and bootleggers lined up to file into TriBeCa’s Bogardus Mansion over the course of the night. Scheduled to run from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the event produced such a good turnout that planners let guests revel until 3. Read the article..
Target Embraces Old South for Collection LaunchMarch 22, 2006
Guests traveled to the island via New York Water Taxis, where they got a hint of the theme, sipping mint juleps from bars onboard. On the island, guests found the jazzy sounds of Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra and a path of paper bag lanterns leading to the event. The short walk ended at the Admiral's House, an imposing mansion with a long portico and tall white columns that served as a model house to show off how consumers can use the new products at home. Read the article..
Wave Hill's Spring Garden GalaJune 6, 2007
A spring tradition, this festive party brings together 300 Wave Hill enthusiasts for a delightful evening beginning with cocktails at sunset in our glorious gardens at peak spring bloom. Accompanied by the 20’s jazz of Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra, dinner will be served on our tented lower lawn, overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Read the article..