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2016 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 11:30 am to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Joaquin Miller Park | Joaquin Miller Road and Sanborn Drive, Oakland, CA



Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad.

Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary trek of dancing through the town and countryside. Wakes Monday generally falls on or near Labor Day in America, and so that’s when The California Revels celebrate the tradition with a day of picnicking, dancing, and music which will culminate in the annual Bromliad antler dance.

2016 Abbots Bromliad Antler Dance
Monday, September 5, 2016 | 11:30 am to 3 pm
Joaquin Miller Park located at 3594 Sanborn Drive, Oakland
FREE

The Bromliad takes place in a beautiful glade in Joaquin Miller Park–one of the East Bay’s most picturesque park locations. Picnickers can arrive any time after 11:30 am.

At 1 pm, they’ll teach the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance for largest serpentine ever. Absolutely no experience is necessary. There will be music and Morris dancing (all Abbots Bromley and traditional English dance enthusiasts are cordially invited) as well as called group dancing. Show up and be a part of dance history. Their past Bromliad brought out 144 dancers and 12 musicians and they want to beat that record.

Bring a picnic, a blanket and a costume or prop for the line dance….antlers, (a couple of small tree branches do excellently here,) a parasol, a fool’s cap, a hobby horse head on a stick or a toy bow (minus the arrow please.) Musicians can play along too; just bring your instrument and check the sheet music here.

2016 Abbots Bromliad Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | OaklandPhoto | californiarevels.org

Note on the location: Sanborn Drive is a half loop that meets Joaquin Miller Road twice. Use the southern entrance at the Westminster Theater sign. The Bromliad takes place down a path right at the Sanborn Drive entrance. There is always plenty of street parking on Joaquin Miller Road.


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Cost: FREE

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Geek Event, Kids & Families, Labor Day Weekend, Live Music, Theater & Performance
Address: Joaquin Miller Road and Sanborn Drive, Oakland, CA

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