A weekend getaway

Michael ArenellaHe’s likely not aware of it, but Michael Arenella is Cladrite all the way.

The orchestra leader, singer, and fashion plate has that same thing for days gone by that we (and, let’s face it, you) do.

Arenella plays the music of the 1920s and the ’30s and wears clothes and drives cars that match. Like we said, he’s Cladrite all the way.

A poster for the Jazz Age Lawn PartyThis weekend, he and his Dreamland Orchestra will again be featured at the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, an event he founded some years ago. It takes place on both Saturday and Sunday; you’ll find us, in the company of Ms. Cladrite, there on Sunday.

If you’re within striking distance of New York City, you should it make it a point to be in attendance. The forecast calls for lovely weather, relatively speaking, the music will have you tapping your toes, at the very least, and you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of folks in vintage finery. (If you own no vintage finery, you might be advised to ask yourself why not, but don’t let that prevent you from attending the lawn party. Why, there will even been vintage clothing dealers on the premises, so you can kill two birds with one stone.)

This video was directed and edited by our friend Andrew Yamato (he’s Cladrite, too).