Activities: The First Annual Hot Tomato Dance Picnic
[art by Shawn Dell Joyce]
This weekend all the fun is happening on Sunday. So, get your churchin' in on Saturday and free yourself for all the good stuff on the Lord's Day.
On September 30th, 1820 Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson ate a bushel (24 kg) of tomatoes in Salem, Massachusetts, proving that the tomato is not lethal. Now you can eat a whole bushel of tomatoes too!
What: The First Annual Hot Tomato Dance Picnic
When: Sunday, September 30th, 3-6:30 pm
Where: At the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park
(On the central promenade, mid-park between 66th and 70th streets)
Fee: Free (donations appreciated)
Michael Arenella and his 11-piece Dreamland Orchestra, in collaboration with Central Park Swings , invite you to join us in Central Park, for a late afternoon of Hot '20s jazz, dancing and picnicking. And of course to celebrate the induction of the tomato as edible, non-poisonous fare. Prizes will be awarded to the best tomato-based picnic recipe!
What: Medieval Festival - get your turkey bones...need we say more.
When: Sunday, September 30th, 11:30am - 6:00pm
Where: Fort Tyron Park (directions)
Chile Pepper Fiesta. Click here for more details.
And if you're in Atlanta, GA this weekend, be sure to check out the JapanFest for
- cooking demonstrations by Koichi Mimura, official chef of the Consul General of Japan, and Kuniaki Yoshimura, former chef and owner of Satsuki Restaurant in Atlanta; tea ceremony demonstrations; a green tea house; a tea ceremony demonstration by Hisashi Yamada, director of the Urasenke Chanoyu Center in New York, and many more exciting attractions.
- a display of the art of Japanese plastic food. In the Meiji era at the end of the 19th century, Japanese restaurant-goers were frequently confronted with strange new Western foods on their menus.
- a wide selection of Japan dishes, ready for sampling