Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street, is the setting for a special event put on by PEERS, Period Events & Entertainment, today in town.
In an area near Lincoln Park’s rose garden, folks from all over the Bay Area are participating in a pre-Raphaelite artists’ picnic dance from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Local residents are invited to drop by, and they are encouraged to dress in Victorian clothing, i.e., that of the 1850-1900 period, when hats, bonnets, parasols and Sunday shoes for outdoor dancing were the norm.
Guests are asked to bring their own picnic lunch, which everyone will join at at 11 a.m.
A formal dance follows from 1 to 4 p.m., with Victorian ballroom dance music provided by Bangers & Mash. The group will play waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, reels, country dances, Lancers and more; the dances will be led by instructors.
Donations to support the organization will be accepted.