The 19th Century Extravaganza

April 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Old Stone House
336 E 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11218
The New York 19th Century Society

Extravaganza 2016Presented 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!

schedule as of April 6, 2016

11:00-11:30 a.m. – Bartitsu Demonstration
11:30-12:00 p.m. – Exploring Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy
12:00-2:00 p.m. – Open Air Drawing
12:15-1:00 p.m. – Musical Saw
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Nautical Knot-Tying
1:00-1:45 p.m. – Occult: From the Farthest Reaches to the 19th C. Parlor
1:45-2:30 p.m. – Piccadilly Weepers Sea Shanties
2:35-3:30 p.m. – Victorian Fashion Show
3:30-4:00 p.m. – Opera Performance and Closing Ceremonies

Featuring performers and presenters

Musical performances:


  • Bartitsu, the Victorian Art of Self-Defense with Jesse Barnick
  • Victorian Fashion Show – The Long 19th Century

Participatory Workshops:


  • Occult: From the Farthest Reaches to the 19th C. Parlor with B. Ber
  • Genealogy: Exploring Your Family Tree Joe Kennedy

Interactive tables and booths:

Food and Drink:

  • Homebrew beer sampling by the Underground Brewery (21+)
  • Lemonade stand
  • Popcorn from our vintage popcorn machine
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