The 19th Century Extravaganza

Extravaganza 2016 >>event schedule      >> performers and presenters

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!

Fifth Annual 19th Century Extravaganza
Sunday, April 24

Old Stone House
Washington Park
336 Third Street
between Fourth and Fifth Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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