MAD. SQ. 200: Historic Daytime Fair
Time Out says
Can you believe it's been 200 years since Madison Square's been around? Lil‘ guy grew up so fast. New York Life is throwing a bicentennial party for the oldie-but-goodie—featuring the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers in full early-1900s costume, and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus[not a typo], who entertain with original carnival-style tricks (think: old-school sword swallowing). You can also play classic games (badminton, hopscotch, marbles and jump rope), and eat old-timey snacks (fun fact: The Oreo was invented in 1912, so ya might get some cookie action). Have your picture taken at the antique photo booth from the Museum of Interesting Things, or check out what people used to find stylish at Leading Lady Costumes. Hey, you might discover some fresh inspiration; fashion always comes back around. Stick around for the art party from 6–9pm following the festivities.