Saturday, August 6, 2011
Location: Lincoln Park
1450 High Street, Alameda
(Near the Rose Garden)
Suggested Set-Up Time: 10:00 am (or earlier)
Picnic Luncheon begins: 11:00am
Formal Dancing: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us for a lovely afternoon in
the world of Alameda in the year 1900 in picturesque Lincoln
Park, where we shall be holding PEERS’ annual Free Picnic in the Park
Our guests are invited to bring their own period-style picnic lunch and to make their picnic site look as period as possible (Please note that the event is not a potluck. Our hard-working catering staff will be taking a well-deserved holiday!).
Suggested costume for the event is summer afternoon dress (1890 - 1914), but, as usual, costumes are admired, not required. Ladies who support the Women's Suffrage and Women's Right Movement are welcome to wear Rational dress and are more than welcome to wear their cycling bloomer costumes. But, whatever you wear, be certain to wear sturdy shoes that you can dance out-of-doors in.
To protect your complexion, hats or bonnets, parasols, and sunscreen are highly recommended, and you may even want to bring a shawl to protect you against the changeable climate of beautiful Alameda. Besides lunching and dancing, the event will also feature croquet for those who will, and musical entertainment, including barbershop quartet singing,
After the luncheon, the always elegant
Bangers & Mash will play an afternoon of late Victorian and
Edwardian dance music, including a variety of waltzes and occasional
polkas, Ragtime two-steps, one-steps, schottisches, mazurka waltzes,
quadrilles, and other popular set dances. As usual, all set dances will
be briefly taught or called. Rumor has it that even the new Tango from
Argentina will also be played
This event is a thank you to all of our devoted fans, and we will not be charging a fee for admission. Donations for our brilliant and hard-working musicians will be gratefully accepted, however, both before and during the event.
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