This is not technically a Commonwealth Vintage Dancers event, but it is organized by one of the members for the benefit of the Nahant Historical Society, so there is a lot of overlap. If you like CVD balls, you will probably like this event just as much. There is also going to be a picnic in Boston, with rides on the Swan Boats, the next day. So go make your reservations! Here are the details, from the Vintage Victorian website, where you can also buy tickets right now (here). See you there!The Nineteenth Annual
VICTORIAN DAY BALL
An 1860’s SUMMER BALL
to Benefit the Nahant Historical Society
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Nahant Town Hall, Nahant, MA
7:00 to 10:30pm
Free Dance Workshop, Saturday July 17th
Nahant Town Hall, 3 to 5pm
with live music by Spare Parts
Bill Matthiessen, Liz Stell and Anne Hooper
and Mr. Ben Bishop, Prompter
$30 per person ($15 student) at the door,
Advance Registration Discount:
$25.00 per person, ($10 student)
And here are some details about the picnic the next day:
We are planning something a little bit different for this year’s after-the-ball afternoon event. Please join us for a ride on the Historic Swan Boats in Boston’s Public Garden. The Swan boats, introduced in 1877, are a unique Victorian Summer destination.
We will meet at 1 pm near the Dock to join the next available trip; the boat ride lasts about 15 minutes. After we ride we will stroll in the gardens and find a shady spot under a tree in Boston Common for an informal snack. We ask that you bring your own refreshments. The event will end by approximately 3:30 pm. Please check back here for further updates on pic-nic and promenade plans. In the event of rain or excessive heat the trip will be cancelled, please check here, email or call (see below) for last minute updates.
This event is free. The only charge is for the actual boat ride. Payment will be made individually at the dock. Reservations are not required, but we would like to have and idea of how many people are planning on attending, please let us know if you can come.
Suggested dress for this event is Summer day dress of the Victorian or Edwardian eras or modern Summer wear.