1776 Old-Timey Picnic & Country Dance In The Park | Alameda
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Lincoln Park | 1450 High St, Alameda, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Pack a picnic basket, don your most fetching hat, and join in for an elegant late 18th Century Picnic among the roses in Old Alameda, followed by a country dance with live music by the celebrated Bangers & Mash band to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Late 18th Century or Regency costume (1776-1820) or “Hamilton”-inspired costume is admired, but not required. The picnic site is Alameda’s beautiful Lincoln Park (near the Rose Garden).
As the August weather in Alameda can be very changeable, hats, shawls, parasols, and sunscreen are recommended. 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, there will be a celebrated historical dance band, Bangers & Mash, will play a variety of popular late 18th Century and Regency dance music, ranging from beautiful waltzes to lively English and American country dances.
The event is absolutely free – their way of thanking their loyal supporters and of welcoming newcomers – but cash tips to their wonderful and very hard-working band are very much appreciated.