Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Where did August go, anyway?
Ooops. It's almost October, and not a post have I made. (August wasn't all that fascinating, either, except for the 28th, which was lovely.)
But...the weather was good, my garden grew, and I did a lot of baking. Nothing very new.
On the 28th of August, however, DH and I attended the Jazz Age picnic (second of this past summer) at Governors Island, right off of Manhattan.
It's a small (to those who Gatsby) picnic with wonderful live bands, some vendors, a bit of food, and Jazz Age recreation like a pie contest (no, I didn't enter; somehow, juggling a pie all the way from Providence didn't sound appealing), and a tug-o-war. It ran for two days, but we attended only on Saturday.
We had a good time and were able to meet up with old acquaintances and also to be introduced to others who I hope will become acquaintances or friends in the future.
The bands were Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra and Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society .
It was a swell event, and we hope to get to more of them, including some of the other Art Deco themed events in Manhattan which seem to be expanding every week. (That's a good thing, a very good thing.)