This Weekend's Non-political Events for Pols
Thursday, 21 June 2012, the Brooklyn Museum of Art is open until ten o'clock p.m. While there will be a good number of people there (but not as crowded as on a First Saturday Night), you'll feel like you have the whole museum to yourself. Admission by contribution. IRT 7th Ave. line to the Eastern Parkway station (and you get out right in front of the museum). If you can't make it this evening, go any other Thursday.
Friday, 22 June 2012,
Swedish Midsummer Festival
Friday, 22nd June, 2012
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wagner Park at The Battery, Manh.
Celebrate the solstice and the beauty of nature and rejoice in the longest day of the year in the Swedish tradition. Decorate the maypole and learn folk dances from Barnklubben Elsa Rix and Swedish Folkdancers of New York. Make midsummer wreaths. Enjoy a parade, children’s games and Swedish delicacies (for purchase). Traditional music by Paul Dahlin and musicians from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.
Note: In accordance with New York City law, alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the parks. Swedish Midsummer Festival is co-sponsored by The Consulate General of Sweden, New York.
Banned IKEA commercial in Sweden:
The "lowdown" on midsummer festival (from Sweden):
Saturday, 23 June 2012, Coney Island's Mermaid Parade. While many of the participants will be quite scantily clad, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz--who always appears riding on a float--will probably be totally clad. [Strangely, the parade of mermaids and mermen is always preceded by an antique automobile procession.] Information, go to:
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