Michael Arenella with his Master of Ceremonies at the conclusion of Jazz Age Lawn Party.

Michael Arenella with his Master of Ceremonies at the conclusion of Jazz Age Lawn Party.

Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra with their audience at the conclusion of their performance. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra with their audience at the conclusion of their performance. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Penumbra Foundation photographers with the VIP attendees. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Penumbra Foundation photographers with the VIP attendees. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Attendees in the VIP area. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Attendees in the VIP area. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Rolls Royce team with their vintage automobile. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Rolls Royce team with their vintage automobile. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Penumbra Foundation executive director Geoffrey Berliner with his photo recipient. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Penumbra Foundation executive director Geoffrey Berliner with his photo recipient. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Greenpoint bartenders Jodi and Jon with their son Montgomery. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Greenpoint bartenders Jodi and Jon with their son Montgomery. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Penumbra Foundation photographers developing prints on location for attendees. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Penumbra Foundation photographers developing prints on location for attendees. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Dancers awaiting their performance in the VIP area. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Dancers awaiting their performance in the VIP area. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Attendees being served in the VIP area. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Attendees being served in the VIP area. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Attendees at their picnic. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Attendees at their picnic. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Canarsie Warblers before their last performance. (Photo: Nick McManus)

The Canarsie Warblers before their last performance. (Photo: Nick McManus)

Michael Arenella’s 12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party finished off its summer’s first weekend on Governors Island with a healthy heat that was free of humidity. The comfortable temperature encouraged everyone to linger at picnics under the trees gracing the island’s historic parade ground. Eventually they were summoned to the wooden dance floor for the final soirees. As the sun dwindled, Arenella’s swinging Dreamland Orchestra kept their feet jumping as one encore led to another. After every time Michael said it was the last song, his orchestra would spring forth with another. In the fictional Depression-era setting, all could say they got their money’s worth. When the finale creshendowed, Michael grabbed his microphone and thanked the crowd before adding, “Now I’ll ask everyone to please come up to the stage, we’re going to take a big group portrait like they used to do years ago!”

Click through the slideshow to see what you missed. And don’t fret: The lawn party returns August 26 and 27.