Black Gryphon Inn: "Tavern of the Rus" **UPDATED**
Hosted by Canton of Gryphonwald - Edison, NJ
Event date: February 5th, 2005
Event Last Modified: November 12th, 2004
The tavern is far.
I will walk carefully."
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
-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 (email@example.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
Edison Moose Lodge #1978
410 Talmadge Rd
(for mailing purposes only)
Edison, NJ 08817
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.
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.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA. Inc.-The Barony of Settmour Swamp