What: An event celebrating all things Bacon-related
Why: Because everyone loves Bacon!
Who: Hosted by the Canton of Brokenbridge, open to all
Pre-registration must be in by
- A cooking class tracking including “Pickling Basics (taught by Ibrahim),” “Making Salt Pork (taught by Ibrahim),” “Making Jerky (taught by Arnora Ketilsdottir),” and “Period Recipes Involving Bacon”
- A crafty class track including “Making Origami Pigs” and “Bacon Candles (taught by Arnora Ketilsdottir)”
- We are open to other classes. Anyone wishing to teach a class thematically related to the event should contact Norana Cantrell/Arnora Ketilsdottir at ArnoraKD@gmail.com
- 10am site opens
- 11am 1st classes begin
- 12:15 1st break
- 12:30 2nd class session begins and costume competition begins
- 2:00 3rd class session and Bardic poetry competition begins
- 3:15 Classes end
- 3:45 Raffle Closed
- 4:00 Court begins. Winners will be announced for the poetry competition, costume competition, and winners for the raffle items will be drawn
- 6:00 site closes
- Enter your bacon-themed poem, limerick, or haiku. Need not be period.
- Held during the 3rd class session starting at 2pm
- Starting with half an hour of open writing time
- Winner announced and prize awarded during court
- Come dressed as Sir Francis Bacon
- Creative interpretations welcome
- Held during the 2nd class session at 12:30pm
- Winner announced and prize awarded during court
- Donated Item raffle, Proceeds go to Canton of Brokenbridge
- Donated items generously provided by Devra. Additional donations will be gladly accepted.
- Ticket prices: $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 7 tickets, $10 for 15 tickets, $20 for 32 tickets
We are working on developing a dayboard menu. But rest assured, it will involve LOTS of bacon. Below are items on the tentative menu:
- Bacon-wrapped chestnuts
- Pork-fried rice
- Baked beans with bacon
- Pork and Apple pies
- Assorted veggies
- Corn pudding
- Ham and Cheese bread
- Buttermilk Raisin pie
- Maple-bacon cupcakes
- Maple-bacon cookies
- Hot mulled cider (will not contain bacon)
BY CAR – From Queens, Long Island, and Eastern Brooklyn
BQE towards Verrazano (278W) to Cadman Plaza exit (#28). At bottom of ramp, turn left onto Hicks St. Hicks becomes Old Fulton St. At 2nd light * bear right onto Cadman Plaza West. Site is a large apartment building on the right. Event is on the 2nd floor; take elevator.*
Belt Pkwy(278E) towards Manhattan and Triboro Bridge. Stay in right lane. **Exit at Cadman Plaza W (exit #28A) Follow ramp (Hicks St – large wall on your left.) At stop sign, turn right onto Old Fulton St. At light, Old Fulton becomes Cadman Plaza W. Bear right onto Cadman Plaza.
From Manhattan, Bronx, etc
Take the Brooklyn Bridge. Take LEFT fork of first (right hand) exit, marked 278/BQE/Cadman Plaza. Continue straight. This is Middagh St. Site is large apartment building on the right. To reach the front of the building, go 2 blocks on Middagh to Hicks St. Turn right onto Hicks. Hicks ends in a wall and turns the corner, so you are at the intersection of Hicks and Hicks. Turn right again onto Hicks and go 2 blocks to Old Fulton St. Follow from *
From New Jersey and Points South
Take right hand lane of Verrazano Bridge. Stay in this lane. Do not change lanes! Follow signs for 278 E/BQE towards Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens. When road divides, take right fork (towards BQE/278/Triboro Bridge. Follow from ** (Do NOT take Hamilton Av, which is the extreme right fork.)
Street parking can be difficult to find. There are some metered spaces. To reach a parking garage: from the front of site, proceed uphill on Cadman Plaza W to the next large apartment house on your right (Central Parking System, 200 Cadman Plaza W.) Lot is under the building. Quoted price $45/24 hours.
OR: From site, proceed uphill 2-3 blocks, past first garage, to Central Parking System, 300 Cadman Pl W. Garage is on your right, between Tillary & Pierrepont, opposite the Post Office and a small park. Smaller than the 1st place, cost about $30 per day.
A third: Proceed uphill to Montague St. Turn right, to Brothers Car Park, 180 Montague St in the middle of the block on the left hand side. Price from 9 am – 9 pm, about $35.
To reach garages if you have unloaded next to the park, make a U-turn at the corner (Middagh St) and proceed uphill, or follow directions to front of site and proceed uphill.
‘A’ Train to High St stop. #From Brooklyn, be in the front of the train. From Manhattan, be in the back of the train. Stairs should say ‘Cadman Plaza W’. Once you leave the station, the site is downhill, across Middagh St, about a quarter of a block, a large apartment building on your left.
‘F Train’ From Brooklyn: to Jay St. Switch to the ‘A’ or ‘C’ train across the platform; 1 stop to High St. Follow from #. From Manhattan ‘F’ to Jay St. Go upstairs, cross over, take ‘A’ or ‘C’ train one stop to High St. Follow from #.
IRT 7th Ave (2/3) Take train to Clark St. Exit onto Henry St; walk downhill to Middagh. Turn right onto Middagh and walk one block to Cadman Plaza W. Cross Middagh. Site is on your left.
Lexington Ave (4/5) Get off at Borough Hall station. Walk to corner of Cadman Plaza/Court St. Walk north along Cadman Plaza (towards Brooklyn Bridge.) You’ll pass a large court building, a park, and the Post Office (Ugly building with one round turret.) Continue past second (large) park with War Memorial building, to Middagh St. Cross Middagh St. Site is on your left.
‘M’ and ‘R’ trains: Get off at Court St and walk east along Montague St towards the court buildings to Cadman Plaza/Court St. Turn left (north) and walk downhill to site.
Buses: ‘B25’ bus to Middagh St. Actual stop is about 1 block before Middagh. Cross Cadman Plaza. Walk downhill on Cadman to 140, on left side of the street.
Note: Because the Transit people often do Strange Things To The Trains on weekends, be sure to check NYCTransit to find out about re-routings and Stuff like that.