Memorial Day Parades, Monday 27 May 2019

The Salem Light Infantry (Salem Zouaves), as is our annual custom, will march in the Nahant and Lynn Memorial Day parades on Monday 28 May 2018.  The Nahant parade steps off at 9:30 am, and the Lynn parade steps off at 1:30 pm (regrettably the parade pages have not, as of this writing, been updated for 2019; you may be able to get updated information by using the sites’ search functions).

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Watch City Steampunk Festival, Waltham, Massachusetts, Saturday 11 May 2019

We will participate in the Watch City Steampunk Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Saturday 11 May 2019.  We’ll be set up on the front lawn of the Waltham Public Library all day on Saturday, and we’ll give periodic demonstrations of manual-of-arms and bayonet drill.  Time and inclination permitting, there may also be nineteenth-century fencing and visits from some of our favorite 1860s ladies and civilian gentlemen.  Come visit us!

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Demonstration at ConBust ’19

The Salem Zouaves will demonstrate manual-of-arms and bayonet drills on video, and broom drill—an actual period practice—live, at Smith College’s ConBust ’19, on Saturday 30 March 2019 at 11:00 am in Seelye Hall room 306.  In addition, we have members involved in programming throughout the weekend, including speaking at the Writing Believable Fight Scenes panel at 9:00 am Saturday and  discussing historical female combatants in the Swordswomen You Should Know About presentation at 1:00 Sunday afternoon.  And we’ll appear as our seventeenth-century selves at 2:00 pm Saturday.  We hope to see you there!

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The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers’ Returning Heroes Ball, Saturday 16 March 2019

Our good friends The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers are hosting the Returning Heroes Ball (the link, I’m afraid, is to last year’s event) on Saturday 16 March 2019 (apologies for the very short notice) at 7:00 pm in Holliston Town Hall.  There will be set dances and couple dances, and several of the Zouaves will be there.  We encourage you to come, but please note that Civil War-era dress is required for this ball.  Come dance with us!

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Memorial Day Parades, Monday 28 May 2018

The Salem Light Infantry (Salem Zouaves), as is our annual custom, will march in the Nahant and Lynn Memorial Day parades on Monday 28 May 2018.  The Nahant parade steps off at 9:30 am, and the Lynn parade steps off at 1:30 pm.

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Watch City Steampunk Festival, Waltham, Massachusetts, Saturday 12 May 2018

We will participate in the Watch City Steampunk Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Saturday 12 May 2018.  We’ll be set up on the front lawn of the Waltham Public Library all day on Saturday, and we’ll give periodic demonstrations of manual-of-arms and bayonet drill.  Time and inclination permitting, there may also be nineteenth-century fencing and visits from some of our favorite 1860s ladies and civilian gentlemen.  Come visit us!

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Demonstration at ConBust ’18

The Salem Zouaves will demonstrate manual-of-arms and bayonet drills on video, and broom drill—an actual period practice—live, at Smith College’s ConBust ’18, on Sunday, March 25, 2018 (short notice, I know) at 12:00 noon in Seelye Hall room 106.  In addition, we have members involved in programming throughout the weekend, including speaking at the Writing Believable Fight Scenes panel at 9:00 am Saturday and  demonstrating historical swordplay in the Swordswomen through the Ages demonstration at 11:00 Saturday morning.  And we’ll appear as our seventeenth-century selves at 10:00 am Sunday.  We hope to see you there!

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The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers’ Returning Heroes Ball, Saturday 17 March 2018

Our good friends The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers are hosting the Returning Heroes Ball on Saturday 17 March 2018 (apologies for the very short notice) at 7:00 pm in Holliston Town Hall. There will be set dances and couple dances, and several of the Zouaves will be there. We encourage you to come, but please note that Civil War-era dress is required for this ball. Come dance with us!

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Demonstration at Arisia ’18

The Salem Zouaves will demonstrate manual-of-arms drill for the rifled musket, bayonet-fencing drill, and saber drill at Arisia ’18, on Sunday 14 January 2017 at 10:30 am in the Otis conference room.  A few of our members will also be sitting on panels about historical costume and writing fight scenes, as well as demonstrating historical combat and critiquing historical combat in video games.  For more information, check our schedules on line.  We hope to see you there!

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Memorial Day Parades, Monday 29 May 2017

The Salem Light Infantry (Salem Zouaves), as is our annual custom, will march in the Nahant and Lynn Memorial Day parades on Monday 30 May 2016.  The Nahant parade steps off at 9:30 am, and the Lynn parade steps off at 1:30 pm.

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