Sunday, June 14, 2009

On the Street……Dance Day Sunday, Governor’s Island


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  1. Marie

    June 14, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Wow! Joy and happiness! Thank you so much for these pictures. Makes me smile!

  2. Lucy (The Fashion Setter)

    June 14, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I wish I was there! I wanna see all the outfits!
    Lucy =)

  3. Ashley

    June 14, 2009 at 8:41 am

    The guys' outfits are soooo amazing!! I would love to have been at this event and see them in person. I want a pair of saddle shoes now.

  4. 50two

    June 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

    the little details like the card on the hat!!
    i even love what the woman in the background of the second picture is wearing haha

  5. JamieDOTBall

    June 14, 2009 at 8:54 am

    wow wow wow governers island! such great shots the last few days! Everyone should dance!

  6. Gwendolyn Gleason

    June 14, 2009 at 9:00 am

    That looks fun and very Chic! The girls need some Hatitude Hats , headdresses or fascinators!

  7. Sasha Troukhan

    June 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

    I've been loving all of the colorful 20's shoes I've been seeing. Very elegant.

  8. Nicci

    June 14, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Ah this is lovely : )

  9. blaqbird

    June 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Where is this Governor's Island and how can I get there? And why are their clothes soooooo amazing?

  10. theTrendyDwarf

    June 14, 2009 at 9:21 am

    These pictures really brighten up my day!! Just to see people enjoying themselves is marvelous!!

  11. blackbook

    June 14, 2009 at 9:26 am

    love the bowties…

  12. Yusha

    June 14, 2009 at 9:29 am

    MAN that boy is smokin!!! His outfit is FANTASTIC ….Her dress is stunning, the pearls compliment it soooooo well love…it!!

  13. Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    June 14, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Looks like their having fun! And so am I traveling the world through your photo's:) Keep it up!!

  14. Cezara

    June 14, 2009 at 9:50 am

    A perfect way to spend your Sunday. Let's twist again!

  15. Emily

    June 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Where is Governer's Island? Is this an event/festival or is it 1920-1930s dress all the time?

  16. Anonymous

    June 14, 2009 at 10:16 am

    the gloves!

  17. Skumfidus

    June 14, 2009 at 10:21 am

    These pictures are great! Love their clothes! They look so stylish! Is this some sort of event?

  18. noelakadjtambour

    June 14, 2009 at 10:39 am

    the best part about the 20's style clothing is that they compliment all shapes and sizes.

    the best part about these photos is that they are so exuberant. they transcend 'fashion'.

    i hope that the spirit of the roaring 20's get back to the u.s. soon

  19. Ellen

    June 14, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Agree with the other comments, these photos make me smile :)
    Love love love the guy's outfit in 2nd photo and the lady's shoes!

  20. Rosie Unknown

    June 14, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I love the crochet top and skirt in the first picture! The colour combo is amazing!

  21. susanna

    June 14, 2009 at 11:04 am

    That crochet lace dress – or is it a skirt + top? – is one of the raunchiest pieces of clothing I've seen in a long time! The cling, the weight of the skirt. I can see why she wore it to dance in, and I can see why he asked her to dance.

  22. Hanna Persson

    June 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I love the light in these photos, it's very warm!

  23. SallyO

    June 14, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Are you marooned on that island?

  24. Ro

    June 14, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Very "Fred Astaire". Funny !

  25. Molly Rose

    June 14, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I love the way the scarf is tied around her head, it's so adorable looking.

  26. Fannah

    June 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I love all the outfits in the second picture. The curly girl in the back has the greatest little vest! The guy is wow. I love the playing card-hat, the shoes, the suspenders.. Wow, once again.

  27. Jenny

    June 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    These pictures make me wish I was there!

  28. allabouteve

    June 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    beautiful couple

  29. Melissa

    June 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Hi — I've been meaning to tell you how much I love your blog. Great photos!

  30. Anonymous

    June 14, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Governors Island is in the New York harbor, near Ellis Island. These photos were from their Jazz-Age Lawn party the other weekend–live music & dance, picnicking, etc. Great fun!

  31. Rachel

    June 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    This makes me so happy. Love the outfits from the last photo.

  32. hélÚne

    June 14, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    these pictures are so amazing, i love everything about them!

  33. Anonymous

    June 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    That guy, so complete!! And his cute dancepartner, and I love the look of the woman in the background. Looks like a lot of fun.

  34. Bookworm

    June 14, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Love the second couple! The head scarf, the dress, the hat, the suspenders, the shoes….Love it!

  35. The Cupcake Stand

    June 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    i love the top couple! gorgeous!!!!!!!

  36. MM

    June 14, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I just love all he governers island picture they're all so gorgeous (:

  37. Soren Lorensen

    June 14, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    dance, dance, dance

  38. Diana

    June 14, 2009 at 5:22 pm


    June 6th & 7th, Saturday and Sunday, all day: Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra Presents the Jazz Age Lawn Party
    All weekend long, Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra will cast a magical spell of hot jazz and open-air merriment that will delight the whole family. This Jazz-Age Lawn party brings you back in time to the 1920s for a rollicking and delightful afternoon rendezvous of live music and dance, instruction in period dances, picnicking, and games. Admission is $5 each day (free for children under 5).

  39. el viajero impresionista

    June 14, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    The great point about all these pictures is I felt curious about the place so I searched for it. Let me say "thank you" for the great discover I made.

  40. Stacy

    June 14, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    these pictures are so full of life, i love it!
    i especially adore the woman in the background of the second photograph

  41. LMc

    June 14, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    How fun! Wish I had been there!

  42. Claire

    June 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    The man in the hat looks like one of the happiest people on earth. The softness of the light, the warm glow around them, it looks like the most beautiful place on earth. Thank you.

  43. No Name Nothings

    June 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm

  44. Anonymous

    June 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    These really are the most extraordinarily uplifting images. Each new image uploaded from this event has given me a joyous lift when I've opened the blog. Perhaps we should all wear clothes like this and dance every day.

  45. Peter Breese

    June 14, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Magnificent. Look like such fun!

  46. Ashley

    June 14, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Governor's Island truly is a magical spot. I love all the photos! The people in it are timeless which I love.

  47. noelakadjtambour

    June 14, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    what!!! it's only $5 to get into these events…amazing to think that people pay sometimes hundreds of dollars for crappy entertainment.

    hats off to everyone involved!

  48. lovely lady lessy.

    June 14, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    As always, BEAUTIFUL exposure.

    I'm always super happy when you share your pictures from Governor's Island too. Lovely.


  49. Linda Crispell

    June 14, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    These look like stills from a beautiful film.

  50. just.a.train

    June 15, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Love the woman's outfit! The dress and the headdress would fit right into Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. I like the man's hat, especially with the ace of clubs card tucked at the brim.

  51. victorie.

    June 15, 2009 at 1:19 am

    As a fellow swing-dancer, I definitely appreciate this post! Older people who dance always make me smile. I wanna be 86 and still swingin' and stylin'!

  52. Bayley.

    June 15, 2009 at 2:18 am

    They seem so happy and that makes me smile :)

  53. .

    June 15, 2009 at 2:59 am

    I always love this site, its a must check daily!

  54. Batilou

    June 15, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Beautiful pictures!!
    I love the women's shirt and top, made with crochet I think!

    Very nice blog!!

  55. Buy Annuity

    June 15, 2009 at 5:03 am

    I am sure fans must have got impressed with this blog!!!

  56. matsrg

    June 15, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Lovely pics.
    They makes me smile :-)


  57. Anonymous

    June 15, 2009 at 6:07 am

    I could fall in love with this guy just because of the card on his hat!
    Gorgeous shot!

  58. Nahna

    June 15, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I love those pics. You'are just amazing!


  59. Un samedi...

    June 15, 2009 at 7:31 am

    j'aimerais y ĂȘtre moi aussi!!!!!

  60. Alex

    June 15, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Wow! This is what I want to do for next year's vacation! Thanks to someone for posting, which "Governor's Island" these photos and event takes place at. Keep up the dancing!

  61. Anonymous

    June 15, 2009 at 9:22 am

    i have never seen a knee this big!

  62. Moody

    June 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

    i recognize that dress, it's from H&M.

  63. Kate G.

    June 15, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for the dance, Mr. S.
    Real fashion, real time, and so much joy in the top shot. Great candid. Your Governor's Island photos continue to be an annual treat.

  64. Maria Confer

    June 15, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I so want to be where they are.

  65. Anonymous

    June 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you… natural, so fun and so fabulous, I love that she is wearing white sneakers and just a gorgeous couple…..some of your very best dance shots…..thank you so much!Now I want to go dance!!!!!

  66. annika

    June 15, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    The first picture makes me so happy! It inspires me

  67. Cobalt Violet

    June 15, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Nothing I love more than a theme party and spectators just make me smile!

  68. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I'm a dancer!!! so these pictures are pure energy and inspire me!!!

  69. Davina

    June 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    such lovely outfits! i love the photos you captured here. keep up the wonderful work.

  70. M.

    June 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    loved the card on his heat :D

  71. Lucy in the Sky

    June 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    aw, these are lovely captures! love the moment :)

  72. the stylist

    June 15, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I just love these!

  73. Anonymous

    June 16, 2009 at 1:40 am

    I am IN LOVE with the composition of the second shot. :)

  74. victoriakarkoulas

    June 16, 2009 at 1:42 am

    I have fallen inlove with the 1st photo!

    i love how they are in mid dance and he has such a wonderful smile!

    Such a fabulous summer snap!

  75. Anonymous

    June 16, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Nice nostalgic pictures, but why we doesn't have pictures from Veuve Clicquot polo in gouvernor island?

  76. meg

    June 16, 2009 at 5:53 am

    To me, the top picture is all about that gentleman's huge grin! He looks like he's having the time of his life… and is totally stylish to boot.

  77. aLvin.

    June 16, 2009 at 7:46 am

    wow i love this image.

  78. BuenoStyle

    June 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    So Inspiring! I'm off to make some long, lovely locket necklaces with knotted pearl I think . . .

  79. Blair

    June 16, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    These photos make me smile!
    I can hear the music…and my feet are itching.
    Beautiful compositions.

  80. Kimolisa

    June 16, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    The older gentleman's smile is priceless. You can tell he is enjoying himself.

  81. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 8:48 am

    It's amazing how focused she is. Look at her eyes.

  82. Miss Kin

    June 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Put on your dancing shoes and dance the blues!

  83. Sasha Kumeyko

    June 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Just great! They are all 1920's. Love it!

  84. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    How wonderfully happy and alive! Yes!

  85. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 12:35 am

    H&M dress! love it :)

  86. chicmuse

    June 18, 2009 at 2:23 am

    the looks are amazing. love them dancing.


  87. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 at 4:25 am

    The bow tie/spectator competition is fierce, but the older gent wins. The young gun should know better than to ruin good trousers with clip-on suspenders.

  88. by JOS

    June 19, 2009 at 2:44 am

    my heart just smiled. great photos. great feeling.

  89. Golden Girl Olive

    June 19, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    What great photos, Sart! You've really captured the moment here, people having all kinds of fun. Makes me want to be in a dance contest…


  90. Charlene

    June 20, 2009 at 11:24 am

    the first pic stopped me in my tracks. i felt, touched.

  91. c

    June 21, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    love the top couple, just look at her. I bet she's older than she looks like. She looks so.. happy. so does the man, but in a different way.

  92. Kathrin

    June 22, 2009 at 5:22 am


  93. HauteTopic

    June 25, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Everyone is so carefree, it's absolutely magical. :]

    p.s. follow my blog!

  94. namasphos

    June 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    These are just great! I feel like you went back in time. I especially love the first couple, the woman's outfit is just delicious… it's rich in texture and color but looks so comfortable. And the man's smile and accesories top everything off perfectly!

  95. Jennifer

    June 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Each year I look forward to the photos from this event. They're lovely, like always.

  96. simolino

    June 26, 2009 at 8:07 am


  97. Leslee

    June 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    These two photos are beautiful.

  98. Link Building

    June 29, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Very nice blog!

  99. Anonymous

    June 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    i read this site daily, and was just visiting it one day and notice the second picture! The kid with the card in the hat is someone i used to dance with and grew up with! This picture captures his style to a t!

  100. Tara

    July 11, 2009 at 5:51 am

    This is precious. Swing?

  101. sell annuity

    July 29, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    enjoy and happy

  102. Gregie

    October 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Really nice :)

    Learn to Dance!

  103. Tara's Dolce Vita

    September 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Wow! Makes me want to dress up and dance straight away!

  104. Barbara Mugnai

    July 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Love this post! Looks from a movie..

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