Black Gryphon Inn

Hosted by Canton of Gryphonwald - Edison, NJ

Event date: February 20th, 2016

Event Last Modified: October 28th, 2015

Event details

Come one, come all, and celebrate with us!  It has been 30 days since the Black Death has claimed a citizen of our great city.  Paris must rejoice!  No longer shall we dawn our mourning garb.  No more shall we forgo our lavish lifestyles.  We have no more need for our pomanders and salves.  Let us finally again exude the vitality and spirit for which Paris is known world round!

The doors of Black Gryphon Inn open once more in order to celebrate the end of the plague and the restoration of a healthy and vibrant France!

We are overcome with anticipation for our indulgent 4-course feast featuring recipes from such contemporary greats as Taillevent, the master cook to the Court of France.

Throughout the day, we will lift your previously heavy hearts with festivities such as lively dancing and delightful games!

For those of you who are invigorated by a sense of competition, we welcome you to participate in one of our many challenges!

Test your skills in the arenas of art and science by entering a piece of work in our populace vote A&S competition.  It is beneficial to provide alongside your piece a short description of the work and its origin or inspiration.

Submit a sample of your favorite concoctions to our Brewer's competition.  This competition shall be split into two categories, consisting of brewed libations in one arena and infused cordials in the other.

Lastly we are honored to host our Barony's Bardic competition!  Come before our Canton of Gryphonwald, the Barony of Settmour Swamp, and our esteemed Baron and Baroness to compete in our Bardic competition and become the next Baronial Bardic Champion of Settmour Swamp!  All who wish to participate, please come with a small index card with brief documentation to be presented before the competition begins.

We look forward to seeing the breadth of society at our grand celebration.  Come shed with us the darkness and grief of recent times and revel in the renewed vivacious and exuberant spirit of Paris!

Site Opens: 12:30pm
Site Closes: 7:30pm

Event Location

Kiddie Keep Well Camp (Schirber Dining Hall)
35 Roosevelt Drive
Edison, NJ  08837
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


You can access directions to Kiddie Keep Well Camp at this webpage:

Note that there are several buildings in Kiddie Keep Well Camp.  Our event will be held at the dining hall building.

Registration Fees

Adults:  $11
Youth (age 3-17):  $5
Children (under age 3):  Free

**Note that there is a $5 surcharge for those attending who are not SCA members and/or can not provide proof of membership when checking in at the event.


Our feast menu can be viewed by following the link below.  If any updates are made to the menu prior to the event, this file will be updated.

Note:  The site is wet so you are welcome to bring the libation of your choice.  However the site has a strict policy that all alcoholic beverages be kept indoors.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NJ Inc., Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Failenn Finn
mka Megan Geyer

Lady Maerhild
mka Rae Feigin

Send Reservations to:

Lord Miles Boweman
c/o Michael Iurilli
806 Benner St.
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Please include your full mundane name and SCA name with your reservation fees.

All mailed reservations should be postmarked no later than February 1, 2016.

Other Contact Information:

Cooks in Charge:
Yagyu no Kagetoki
mka Chris Stanley

Lady Failenn Finn
mka Megan Geyer