SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Alice in Wonderland Picnic Dance - Free Featured Event

Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 1pm to 4:30pm

Lincoln Park
1450 High Street, Alameda
(Near the Rose Garden)

Please join us for a lovely Victorian fantasy afternoon in Wonderland (in picturesque Lincoln Park in Alameda), where we shall be holding PEERS' annual Free Picnic in the Park Dance. Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Her Majesty the Queen of hearts invite our guests to bring their own period-style picnic lunch and to make their picnic site look as Victorian or as "Wonderland-ish" as possible (Please note that the event is not a potluck. Our hard-working catering staff will be taking a well-deserved holiday!).

Suggested costume for the event is Mid-Victorian summer afternoon dress (1862 - 1880) or costumes inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass, but, as usual, costumes are admired, not required. Pre-Raphaelite, Aesthetic, and Romantic costume is also welcome. But, whatever you wear, be certain to wear sturdy shoes, boots, or that you can dance out-of-doors in.

To protect your complexion, hats or bonnets, parasols, and sunscreen are highly recommended, and you may even want to bring a shawl to protect you against the changeable climate of beautiful Alameda. Besides lunching and dancing, the Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter will host a croquet game.

After the luncheon, the always elegant Bangers & Mash will play an afternoon of late Victorian dance music, including a variety of waltzes and occasional polkas, schottisches, mazurka waltzes, a Lancers and the much easier Lobster Quadrille, and other popular set dances. As usual, all set dances will be briefly taught or called.

Cost: Free (donations are encouraged)

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