A ROOM WITH A VIEW PICNIC DANCE
An Edwardian Picnic Among the Roses
Saturday, August 6, 2016
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)
begins: 11:00 am
Dancing: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Admission: Free! (Your donations to the band are welcome!)
Pack a picnic basket, put on your most picturesque hat and afternoon
attire, and join us for an Edwardian Picnic among the roses in the
style of E.M Forster's "A Room with a View" and all those gorgeous
Merchant-Ivory costume movies. Admission is free - our way of
thanking our guests for their loyal support of PEERS.
The picnic is set in 1908 and costumes from 1900-1912 are admired
but not required. As our picnic site is Alameda's beautiful Lincoln
Park (near the Rose Garden) rather than the Tuscan countryside, the
weather can be very changeable, so both shawls and hats/parasols
are strongly recommended. Ladies wishing to wear the rational
costume or bicycling costume of the suffragettes and New Women are
certainly welcome to do so. But if you plan to dance, be sure to
wear 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. Our guests are encouraged to have fun making their
picnic site look as Edwardian as possible. As there are no picnic
tables in the Rose Garden side of the park, guests may want to bring
blankets to sit on or period-looking picnic furniture and
Our celebrated vintage dance band, Bangers &
Mash, will play late Victorian and Edwardian dance music and
some sizzling Ragtime dances from 1pm to 4:30. Tips for our
brilliant and hard-working band will be much appreciated.
For costume inspiration, you might enjoy watching the Merchant-Ivory
1985 production o A Room with a View. Indeed, ANY of
Merchant-Ivory's Edwardian era films will give you excellent ideas
for costumes, both simple and elaborate.
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