July 8, 2005

Taiko - Take 2

OK - I called the Newport Black Ships Festival folks.

The Taiko drums event is not in an actual field this year as it was when it was at the armory at Fort Adams. It’s in a baseball field.

Cardine’s field is across from the Visitor’s Center in the heart of Newport. Here’s a Google map of the location: Visitor’s Center - 23 Americas Cup Ave, Newport, RI. You can see Cardine’s field on the map.

There are going to be bleacher seats rather than a picnic-type atmosphere. So, the picnic idea is mostly out the window, unless we want to try to find a place to picnic in after the show. It’s a possibility.

In any case, we’ll be attending this show, and we hope you can meet us. Judging by the zero response to the last post on this subject, people are either not interested or unsure. If people contact us about going, we may adjust our plans slightly to include leading people there, etc. I’ll try to find out for you if we need to get tickets in advance. If nobody shows an interest, then I guess you can show up and buzz my cellphone to let me know you’re in the area.

Posted by James at July 8, 2005 2:29 PM
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There's a park about .5 miles away as the crow flies which might support some picnicing. It's bordered on one side by Pelham st. See this map.

SOmething to keep in mind.

Posted by: James at July 8, 2005 2:52 PM

I probably won't go if it's on a Sunday.

Posted by: Julie at July 8, 2005 2:56 PM

I love a good picnic, but I've never heard Taiko drumming...and that's a long way to go just for a picnic. But the Sushi Sail sounds pretty darn cool!

Posted by: Sharon at July 11, 2005 3:39 PM

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