ALAMEDA 1901: A PICNIC DANCE IN THE PARK


OUR ANNUAL FREE PEERS EVENT

 

 

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Location: Lincoln Park
1450 High Street, Alameda
(Near the Rose Garden)

Suggested Set-Up Time: 10:00 am (or earlier for the best picnic spots)
Picnic Luncheon begins: 11:00 am
Formal Dancing: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Admission: Free! (Your donations to the band are welcome!)


Pack a picnic basket, don your most fetching hat, and join us for an elegant Edwardian picnic among the roses in Old Alameda, followed by a vintage dance with live music by the celebrated Bangers & Mash band.

Our Guest of Honour: The mysterious British nanny Mary Poppins, escorted by the equally magical chimney sweep and street artist Bert, is visiting Alameda. Perhaps her services are needed here! We expect to see a few of her friends and acquaintances at the picnic as well and this promises to be a truly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious event for the whole family!

Edwardian or "Teens" costume (1900-1914) or "Mary Poppins"-inspired costume is admired but not required, and Suffragettes are more than welcome to wear their "Rational" attire. Our picnic site is Alameda's beautiful Lincoln Park (near the Rose Garden). As the August weather in Alameda can be very changeable, Mary Poppins recommends hats, shawls and parasols. If you plan to dance, be sure to wear sensible shoes or boots sturdy enough for outdoor dancing.

The event is not a general potluck since we wish to give PEERS' hard-working catering staff a holiday. Please bring your OWN picnic lunch. As there are no picnic tables in the Rose Garden side of the park, guests may want to bring blankets to sit on or even chairs and tables. Period-looking picnic furniture and accoutrements are very welcome and add ambience to the event!

In the afternoon between 1 and 4:30 pm, our celebrated historical dance band, Bangers & Mash, will play a variety of popular vintage ballroom dance music, ranging from beautiful waltzes and polkas to the latest Ragtime music (one-steps, two-steps, and the Castle Schottische) and the new tango from Argentina.

The event is absolutely free - our way of thanking our loyal supporters and of welcoming newcomers - but cash tips to our wonderful and very hard-working band are very much appreciated!

 

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