Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (BBG) Saturday, April 30–Sunday, May 1, 2011 http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/sakura_matsuri_2011/
On Saturday there was a Lolita meet up and picnic and I went back again on Sunday, since the weather was so nice.
Due to the unfortunate choice of wording by the BBG, for this event, many of the Lolitas decided to give this Promenade part of the Saturday events a miss.
"BBG Parasol Society Promenade: Tokyo goth gals, Victorian maidens, and boho Bo-Peeps stroll the grounds. Music by happyfunsmile”.
It was totally unrehearsed and random order walk and twirl of the stage and then a promenade through the garden with happyfunsimle leading the way.
Here is a video: http://youtu.be/_amDr9Qe1fc (I'm at the 3:35 point in the video)
And a photo of me durring the promenade http://www.flickr.com/photos/28826265@N07/5676121552/in/set-72157626496425713
Photos at Sakura Matsuri from pro and semi-pro photographers:
My full set of photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arsenic_and_old_lace/sets/72157626507804035/
Dances of Vice Secret Garden Spring Ball at Morningside Castle (100 Claremont, between W120th & 122nd, NYC, NY) Saturday, May 14, 2011 http://dancesofvice.com/tagged/spring_ball
Not an organized Lolita meet up, but plenty of Lolitas in attendance.
Photos at Dances of Vice Secret Garden Spring Ball from pro and semi-pro photographers:
And a video from Facebook
My full set of photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/arsenic_and_old_lace/sets/72157626602947527/