Saturday, August 1, 2020
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 1920's Picnic among the roses in Old Alameda, followed by a delightful afternoon dance with live music by the celebrated Bangers & Mash band to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
Post-Edwardian or early 1920's costume (1911-1920) is admired but not required and period bicycling costume is very welcome. Both fashionable and rationale dress are appropriate! Our 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. Please bring your OWN picnic lunch. As there are no available picnic tables in the Rose Garden side of the park, guests may want to bring blankets to sit on or their own 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 dance tunes from the early 1900's to the early 1920's, ranging from beautiful waltzes to lively two-steps and fox trots to elegant tangos. No partners required and all mixers dances will be taught and called.
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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