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2nd Annual Nineteenth Century Extravaganza 4/26 - 4/28!

I Do Declare (2012) - She'll be returning again
with a new collection you won't want to miss!
If Sakura Matsuri is not your thing and you were planning to head to Brooklyn to see what the borough hype is all about, then stop by the Old Stone House for the 2nd Annual Nineteenth Century Extravaganza!

This was an event created last year brought about by the sheer love and passion for the past - The New York Nineteenth Century Society. Kicking it off with 1880's Ball, panels, a fashion show and more!

Here are my personal what-to-dos:

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
Women’s Fashion at the End of the 19th Century with costume historian Christine Evans.
The History of 3D Photography with director of photography William Klayer (ICG, DGA).
“A Scene At Long Beach: Oscar Wilde and Friends on Vacation, 1882″ with Oscar Wilde historian and scholar John Cooper.
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity: A Guided Tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with fashion historian Katy Werlin.

Sunday, April 28th
Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes
Home brew sampling with the Underground Brewery
Model Flying Machine Competition
Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Lolita Fashion Show

Check out more information on NYNYCS' website and see you there!

Nineteenth Century Extravaganza
April 26-28th, 2013
The Old Stone House
336 3rd St Brooklyn, NY 11215


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