Been a little while since I’ve added an entry to my blog. I’ve been busy helping lead some modeling photo workshops and working on growing a headshot business. So if anyone needs headshots, let me know. I’ll post some of my work in that area shortly.
Last week the 11th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party was held on Governor’s Island, a 5-minute ferry ride from lower Manhattan. This Prohibition-inspired gathering attracts now thousands of people, many in period dress from the ’20s, ’30s & ’40s.
Here are a few images from last week’s event. More can be seen on my website: http://www.rzfimages.com/2016-Photos/Jazz-Age-Lawn-Party-16/
Posted in Governor's Island, Jazz Age Lawn Party, Jazz Band, Period Clothing, Photography
Tagged Follies, Governor's Island, Jazz Age Lawn Party, Jazz band, Jazz Dance, Michael Arenella Jazz Band, Photography, Vintage Clothing
The New York City MTA is running a special 1940’s vintage train on the F and M lines every Sunday from Thanksgiving until Dec 28. While it may seem like there’s never a time schedule for NYC subway trains, I found a group that was holding a Jazz and Swing dance with live bands today (12/14/14) on the 2nd Ave/Houston St. platform, and also had the times available the train would arrive at the station.
In addition to people dancing in period dress, the band and participants — and general public, many probably unaware of this happening today — the band piled into the train giving a live performance for all the riders.
The trains are incredibly preserved, with ceiling fans, cushioned seats and incandescent lighting, as well as old advertisements. You can see more of these trains and buses at The Transit Museum in Brooklyn.
Here are a few images from underground:
All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.
Posted in Christmas in New York CIty, Jazz Band, MTA, NYCVINTAGETRAIN2014, Period Clothing, Subway, Swing Dancing, Vintage Trains
Tagged Christmas, Christmas. New York City, Jazz band, MTA, New York City, NYC Subway, NYCVINTAGETRAIN2014, Swing Dancing, Vintage apparel, Vintage Subway Train