Sun Apr 24 2016
OLD STONE HOUSE, WASHINGTON PARK
336 THIRD STREET (BETWEEN FOURTH AND FIFTH AVENUES), BROOKLYN, NY
Accessible via the F/4th Avenue and the R/Union Street
Presented by the New York Nineteenth Century Society, the Extravaganza is an immersive educational experience geared toward people of all ages and interests who want to explore the past of our great metropolis.
The festival features historically-focused workshops, lectures, and performances highlighting nineteenth-century life in America, with a focus on New York City.
Join us for a full-day of Victorian-style picnicking, performances, and celebration on the lawn of Brooklyn’s Old Stone House Museum.
Admission is free!
Featuring (Schedule in Formation)
•MUSICAL PERFORMANCES • Opera with Nicole Oliva • Musical Saw with Natalia Paruz • Sea Shanties with the Piccadilly Weepers
•DEMONSTRATIONS • Bartitsu – the Victorian Art of Self-Defense • Victorian Fashion Show – The Long 19th Century
•PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS • The Art of Nautical Knot-Tying with RJ Cote • Open Air Drawing with Ed Reynolds • Old-Time Photo Booth with RA Friedman and Tsirkus Fotografika
•LECTURES • 19th Century Occult with Lady B • Genealogy: Tracing Your Family Roots with Joe Kennedy
•INTERACTIVE TABLES • The Museum of Interesting Things • Victorian Children’s Activities • The New York Nineteenth Century Society
•FOOD & DRINK • Homebrew beer sampling by the Underground Brewery (21+) • Coffee by the Turkish Coffee Guy •Lemonade and popcorn
Plus vendors, costumes, photo ops, and more!
The New York Nineteenth Century Society operates in association with the Greater Astoria Historical Society.
These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.