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Information, courtesy of member, Joe, thank you for sharing!

This is an event that will take place over the last weekend of April, running from 26 - 28th. It looks like an interesting and varied schedule.

I'm hoping to be able to make it on the Saturday in time for the fashion show, however at this time I'm sharing this information as an FYI. Should I firm it up then I'm happy to cite or at least try to (!) a meeting time and place eg "meeting spot over by the 19th century hat and dress, two feet from the blade of grass..." (as in not sure of specific spot!) ***NOTE: I've made the event the duration of the beginning through to the end. Perhaps members planning to attend RSVP and then as the event draws near can share if desired when they plan to attend***
Welcome to the 2nd annual New York City 19th Century Extravaganza! A celebration geared toward people of all ages and interests, the Extravaganza is a three-day expo of historically-oriented events, demonstrations, and performances, all of which highlight aspects of nineteenth-century life in America, with a focus on New York City.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 26th

8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. 1880′s Fancy Dress (Masquerade) Ball and Dance Lesson with Susan de Guardiola.

Saturday, April 27th

12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Women’s Fashion at the End of the 19th Century with costume historian Christine Evans.

2:00 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. The History of 3D Photography with director of photography William Klayer (ICG, DGA).

3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. “A Scene At Long Beach: Oscar Wilde and Friends on Vacation, 1882″ with Oscar Wilde historian

and scholar John Cooper.

6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity: A Guided Tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with

fashion historian Katy Werlin.

Sunday, April 28th

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. - Open Air Figure Drawing

12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Old Time Photo Booth presented by R.A. Friedman

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes

1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. - Home brew sampling with the Underground Brewery

1: 45 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. - Model Flying Machine Competition

3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. - Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Lolita Fashion Show

4:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.- The Daring Deeds of Tristan!

4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.- Music of the Working Class with Painless Parker and special guests.

For more information please visit the website on this event:

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  • Joe K.

    Just an FYI to those who might be interested. Some events are in different locations. For example most Saturday events are at the Greater Astoria Historical Society Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor in Long Island City and most Sunday Events are at the Old Stone house and Washington Park in Brooklyn...

    April 14, 2013

  • Sile

    such fun - I''l be traveling that week - drats!

    April 7, 2013

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