May Day Picnic
in the park
A gathering of spring nymphs in Brooklyn!
This event took place in Brooklyn, NY on
May 1st, 2022.
Join us for a picnic celebrating the feminine delights of Spring and frolic on the day of Beltane with fellow Muses.
Live classical chamber music
Lecture by Collections Specialist at the MET Museum of Art, Elena Kanagy-Loux
Spring-themed historical fashion show
Potato sack-hop and egg-spoon race
Spring card crafting station... and more!
Bring your own picnic and blankets
all photos by Monique Rodriguez
insta credit: monique_rdz
JOIN lace-maker and textile historian
Elena Kanagy-Loux for a lecture on the forgotten women makers behind one of the most expensive and valuable textiles in history: lace. Along with stories both breathtaking and heartbreaking, she will share a wide range of antique laces from her personal collection and demonstrate bobbin lace making. Participants are encouraged to wear your finest lace or bring your favorite doily to share!
don your best spring time regalia, inspired by your most treasured childhood fairy tales. Beatrix Potter's woodland animals, Leo and Dianne Dillon's fantastical dreamscapes, and Cicely Baker's flower faeries may come to mind. Pastel clowns, playful frogs, talking flowers, and benevolent sorceresses are all welcome!
Feel free to also draw inspiration from children’s fairy tale books from around the world. With that in mind, please be conscious of respecting other peoples culture and heritage.