Strawberries and All Things Celtic, Ancient Art and SF Pride

June 20, 2007

Renkoo Tip of the Week

Renkoo’s new Remember feature removes events from your Invites page. Remember is your post-event forum where you and other guests can reconnect, share memories, post URLs to photos, and view the event details. And if you want to plan another event with those people, just click Do It Again.

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week… besides visiting Rum Jungle and Palace Kitchen, of course…

Celebrate the arrival of summer, not with another BBQ or pool party, but with poetry. Poets House has invited a gifted set of poets to gather at sunset near its future home by the Hudson River. Celebration on the Waterfront will also feature music by Taylor McFerrin at Nelson Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City.

The fifth Cape Cod Celtic Festival kicks off today and continues through Sunday. If that is not enough to get your fill of Celtic food, culture and music, you’ll just have to start counting down for the 2008 festival. The event starts off with a buffet dinner at the Orleans Inn and you should eat all you can because you’ll need the calories to get you through two concerts followed by a square dance. Phew! And that’s just day one! Tomorrow night you can hear the fiddling of Chrissy Crowley, a 17-year-old from Nova Scotia who picked up a fiddle for the very first time only five years ago and now has her first cd out.

After more than 12 years, The Met has completed their new Greek and Roman galleries. The space had been used for decades as the museum’s restaurant but is now serving as originally intended. Thousands of pieces of classical art from the Hellenistic, Etruscan, South Italian, and Roman art collections are now available for viewing. Don’t miss Agrippa’s “Black Bedroom” — a glimpse into the life of a wealthy Roman from well before we had the paparazzi and their telephoto lenses.

San Francisco’s Pride weekend is one of the biggest and most recognizable pride events in the world. This year’s events begin today at noon in Civic Center Plaza and culminates tomorrow with the parade along Market Street. There’s no pride like SF pride: an estimated half million people from outside the Bay Area are expected so heed our advice to leave your car at home and take the train into town.

So far we’ve welcomed summer with poets and Celtic music, checked out some ancient art and gone to a parade. Top it all off with a strawberry tall cake at the Long Grove, IL Strawberry Fest. This is the “granddaddy” of their signature festivals and there will be so much berry goodness in three days that you will likely wake up tomorrow morning in a green plastic container wondering who picked you and when.

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