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Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra Host The 6th Annual Winter Ball

 
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Winter Ball Cognac Interviews Roddy and Gretchen Caravella and the Minsky Sisters
TV Host Cognac Wellelane Interviews Roddy and Gretchen Caravella and the Minsky Sisters at Michael Arenella's Dreamland Orchestra Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn New York
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Winter Ball Cognac Interviews Jennifer Ravell and Teresa Zarlenga
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Celebrity Hair Stylist Jennifer Ravell and Fashion Designer Teresa Zarlenga at Michael Arenella's Dreamland Orchestra Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brookly...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gin Minsky dances at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsky Sisters dance  at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gretchen Fenston and Roddy Caravella dance at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY  Photos by Jane Kratochvil & Walter Wlodarczyk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andres Serrano & Irina Movmyga pose for a photo-op  at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY  Photos by Jane Kratochvil & Walter Wlodarczyk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Arenella poses for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Jess James and Joel Finsel poses for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julie Odeon, James Simpson, Kyle Smit, Madi Russell poses for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theresa Steinberg, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Jennifer Ravelll pose for a photo-op at poses for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrity Hairstylist Jennifer Ravell and Theresa Steinberg pose for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gretchen Fenston and TV Host C ognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Gary Lam and Styist Patricia Parenti pose for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Minsky Sisters and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Claus and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at at Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra 6th Annual Winter Ball at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Over 300 guests attended including an eclectic mix of New York notables including artist Andres Serrano and wife Irina Movmyga, comedian Victor Varnado, lovable nightlife promoter Lee Chappell, as well as Kris Kringle himself!
 
Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra kept the crowd swinging while The Dreamland Follies along with Gregory Moore filled the floor with Ziegfield-esque grandeur.  The Minsky Sisters ruffled their feathers with true holiday pizazz and Aurora Black put a spin on festive ballet fav's.

Brooklyn born Roddy Caravella is Charleston Charlie. He has been teaching and performing social jazz dances for the past 20 years. Trained under world-renowned dance greats, such as Frankie Manning and Sandra Cameron, Roddy is a choreographer who specializes in many early jazz dances. Known not just for the historical authenticity of his dancing, Roddy has a reputation for meticulous attention to accurate period attire. Mr. Caravella and his ensemble, The Canarsie Wobblers, regularly perform dances of the 1920's with Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra. In fact, the group was born at the inception of the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island. Roddy is also a member of the Lindy Hopper All-Stars.

For more information please visit http://charlestoncharlie.com

Gretchen Fenston the other half of Roddy Caravella is also a Milliner and Condé Nast Archive Registrar. Gretchen Fenston was born and raised in San Francisco. After receiving her undergraduate degree in textiles from the University of California at Davis, she moved to New York to study Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Although Gretchen began her career as a lingerie designer, she had always been intrigued by the allure of hats worn by 30s and 40s movie stars. She enrolled in FIT’s millinery program and took classes at night to learn how to make hats. Gretchen’s whimsical hat designs charmed friends and colleagues, who soon became customers. To further indulge her love of the history of dress, Gretchen garnered a Master’s degree in Museum Studies for Costume and Textiles from FIT, writing her master’s thesis on the millinery industry. Gretchen has won three milliner of the year “Milli” awards from the Headwear Information Bureau and her hats can be found in the costume collections of the Brooklyn Museum/Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kent State University Museum and the Hermitage Museum in NJ. Her hats have also appeared in The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, The Village Voice and The Daily Sun.
 
The Minsky sisters are glittery gals who are swingin' and shufflin', tappin' and flappin' their way around speakeasy street, hoping to give you a glimpse of what has been referred to as "sizzle"! Gin and Kristen Minsky are the hottest sensation to surface in the Cabaret scene in years!

The Minsky Sisters have been moving their way into the hearts of audiences since they were barely able to walk. Having been raised backstage on the Vaudeville circuit by Eloise and William, widely known as Ellie and Billy Minsky, stage mom and pop of New York's best burlesque house, the pair learned to dance as a way to give their parents a break between acts.

For more information please visit http://minskysisters.com
 
Julie Reiner's special holiday cocktail menu, sponsored by Prohibition Distillery, delighted guests who enjoyed carefully crafted cocktails with festive names like “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” comprised of Bootlegger 21 NY Gin, ruby Port, lemon, cinnamon, aromatic bitters & cranberry preserves which one guest described as "Christmas in a cup." 

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