Outdoor Dance Practice, Sunday April 2

The Canton of Appleholm once again invites you to join us for a casual weekend renaissance-dance workshop: Taci e Balla — shut up and dance!

On Sunday, April 2, we will meet at 3 PM at the newly-reopened pavilion adjacent to Grant’s Tomb, on Riverside Drive at 122nd Street. It’s still cool out, with Sunday’s weather predicted to be sunny and 50°F, so throw on some warm layers and come enjoy the amazing river view!

We’ll be reviewing the same sixteenth-century bransles we’ve learned over the last few weeks. These are easy dances to learn; newcomers and first-timers are welcome!

This event is free. All are welcome to join us. No Society membership or previous experience required. Modern attire; come as you are. Feel free to RSVP or just show up.

The pavilion, and the adjacent memorial, is a National Park, open from 9–5 Wednesday through Sundays. The site is level and accessible. Alas, the public restrooms are still closed “due to COVID restrictions,” and the nearby playground bathroom is also closed at this time, so we’ll have to scope out the nearest facilities for emergency purposes.

Directions — and see below for map:

  • Subway: The closest stations are the #1 to 125th Street or 116th Street. It’s about a 10 minute walk from either; the path from 116th is downhill, while the route from 125th involves climbing a steep hill.
  • Bus: Take the M5 bus to Riverside and 122nd Street, which is immediately outside the pavilion (downtown) or across the memorial plaza (uptown).
  • Driving: There’s lots of on-street parking along Riverside Drive immediately in front of the pavilion.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.