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)
begins: 11:00 am
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
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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to the band, simply click on the PayPal icon:
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