Each April for World Pinhole Photography Day, low-tech photography enthusiasts across the globe create DIY cameras from coffee canisters, matchboxes and other household items, and head out to see what they can capture. To fete this most minimalist form of photography, Lomography is throwing a Pinhole Picnic at Jersey’s 146-acre Van Saun County Park (216 Forest Ave, River Edge, NJ).
A school bus from the Lomography Gallery Store in the West Village will take you to and from the park. There’ll be a spread of snacks to fuel you for the day ahead; from there, you’re unleashed to wander the park, which includes a carousel, a miniature train and a zoo. Admission also includes a rental pinhole camera, a roll of film and 10 percent off in-store purchases. Get snapping (er, we guess just pointing), budding Ansel Adamses. Call 212-529-4351 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org