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Event Details
Black Gryphon Inn: "Tavern of the Rus" **UPDATED** Event date: February 5th, 2005
Hosted by Canton of Gryphonwald - Edison, NJ
Event Last Modified: November 12th, 2004
 
Event details
"The chapel is near, but the way is icy.
The tavern is far.
I will walk carefully."
--Ukranian proverb

The Canton of Gryphonwald once again invites the populace to its annual tavern event!!!

It's 988 A.  D., and Prince Vladimir of the Rus has just opened the trade routes from Kiev to Byzantium.  Bold traders, trappers, dancers, musicians, fierce Cossacks, proud Poles, Kievians, Rus, and even Gypsies shall all coverge on our tavern for a night to remember!  A mighty feast will delight all throughout the evening, served in traditional buffet style. 

DIVERSIONS currently being planned:

-Russian singing, courtesy of MOOL
-Ukranian folk dancing

COMPETITIONS:

-Elimination Chess tournament
-Brewing contest:  categories are heavy- [mead], medium- [Beer] and lightweight [Kvass, Kumiss, etc.]
(For more details, or to be on the judging panel, contact Lady Fionnghuala na Lamh-Ban (children_of_lir@yahoo.com.)
-A&S table for Slavic handicrafts
-Bardic competition:  theme is East European folklore

For the more violent-minded, a trappers' thrown weapons tourney, and heavy weapons challenge will be held outside.


Site Opens: 2 PM
Site Closes: 10 PM

Event Website: www.geocities.com/gryphonwald

 
Event Location
Edison Moose Lodge #1978
410 Talmadge Rd
(for mailing purposes only)
Edison, NJ  08817

Directions:
FROM THE NORTH: 

Take your best route to NJ, I-287.  Get off at Exit #3 - New Durham/Metuchen.  At end of ramp make a RIGHT at traffic light onto New Durham Rd.  Go 0.3 miles to traffic light, make a RIGHT onto Talmadge Road.  Go 0.6 miles to traffic light.  Make a LEFT onto Coolidge St.  Go 0.2 miles, make a HARD LEFT at the Moose street sign-post, then RIGHT into Moose driveway/parking lot. 



FROM THE SOUTH: 

Take your best route to NJ, I-287.  Get off at Exit #2B - New Brunswick/Rt.27 South.  Ramp traffic flows onto Rt.27 South.  Go 0.7 miles to third traffic light.  Make a RIGHT onto Talmadge Road.  Go 1.8 miles, again to third traffic light.  Make a LEFT onto Coolidge St.  Travel 0.2 miles, make a HARD LEFT at the Moose street sign-post, then turn RIGHT into Moose driveway/parking lot. 



FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: 

Take the exit for Route 27 METUCHEN (131).  Follow signs for Metuchen.  Route 27 will go through North Edison, zig-zag through Metuchen, then re-enter South Edison.  Watch for the Pines Manor on the righthand side just past the Edison Post Office.  At the traffic light where the Pines Manor is, turn right onto Talmadge Road (aka.  Sturgis Rd.).  Go 1.8 miles to the 3rd traffic light, and turn LEFT onto Coolidge St.  Travel 0.2 miles, make a HARD LEFT at the Moose street sign-post, then turn RIGHT into Moose driveway/parking lot. 

 
Event Fees
Site : This is an ONBOARD ONLY event limited to 100 gentles (sorry no outboards/offboards)!  Cost is $15 adult member, $18 nonmember; $7 ages 7-12 , gratis for 6 and under. 

Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase from the site's wet-bar ONLY. 
The Moose kindly ask (well, actually they insist) that the populace **DOES NOT** bring alcohol with them, other than any entries into our brewing contest.

Feast: See above.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA.  Inc.-The Barony of Settmour Swamp

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lord Eric The Wandering Horseman
(m.k.a.  Fred Henninger)
732-672-5345
Wanderhrse@aol.com

Send Reservations to:
Lord Ragnarr Dragonheart
(mka.  Kim Piersanti)
7 Ten-Eyck Place
Edison, NJ 08820

Email:  ragnarr1001@aol.com
Telephone# 732-549-7741
(weeknights after 9pm).

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