Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cogs & Petals: A Steampunk Hanami Picnic

Hanami (lit. "flower viewing") is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, "flower" in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms, sakura).

On Saturday March 13th Manticore members Ms. Sheyne and Mr. Glenn shall be hosting a Steampunk Hanami Picnic at Anthony C. Beilenson Park Park (aka Lake Balboa) in Van Nuys CA. This is a pot luck all ages picnic where everyone is encouraged to bring food and drinks. Also don't forget to bring your blankets or chairs to sit on. Steampunk is not required but highly encouraged, though remember we will be sitting out in the sun on the ground, so make sure you are comfortable. Also due to the nature that it is a public park it's suggested to those in attendance to leave any 'convincing' weapons at home. Also since this park usually fills up fairly quickly on weekends do not expect optimal parking so please wear shoes accordingly as you maybe doing a bit of walking.

Saturday March 13th Noon
Lake Balboa (Anthony C. Beilenson Park - Formerly Balboa Park)
6300 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406

Here is a list of areas where the event may take place...

Spot A: First choice to host the picnic but as it is one of the more desirable areas we may not be able to get it.
Spot B: Second choice, it's up on a hill behind a man made waterfall.
Spot C: Closer to parking and has a few cherry blossom trees.

- Captain Wong Wei -

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