Fall Historical Costumer Picnic

It’s official! The NYC Historical Costumers will have our next get-together in October at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. This is a FREE event and anyone who has fallen in love with 18th century fashion is welcome!

The trio of formal gardens is, for me, one of the city’s hidden gems, and very peaceful since it’s a designated “quiet zone.” We’ll enjoy a potluck picnic again, perhaps in the Italian garden’s pergola with a view of the garden. Then we can stroll through the gardens and take some photos. There was a heat advisory all last week, and the thought of crisp fall air, apple cider, and perhaps a pumpkin pasty is so delightful. Hmm, now I’m craving butterbeer, too…

Suggested attire is 1750 – 1810 undress or informal wear, and it’s the perfect setting to wear a cozy wool English gown, a chintz caraco and mantle, or a “Mrs. Darcy walks the Pemberly grounds” look in a bonnet and pelisse. Those interested in some Outlander-esque photos can join me afterwards for a short walk to the North Woods. There’s a natural stone bridge and waterfall that will be perfect for some moody shots! The Harlem Meer is also very pretty when surrounded by golden trees, right next to the French garden near the north entrance.

I hope to see some familiar faces, and look forward to meeting new ones!

Register on Eventbrite:

If you’d like to take part in NYC-area costuming events, join the Facebook group to stay in touch!

I shared some outfit inspiration on Instagram, but here are some ideas I love for fall.

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