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New York City, NY 
March 25, 2006 Heren Istarion's Tolkien Reading Day
Toronto, ON
July 1 to 4, 2006
The Gathering of the Fellowship 2006 Convention


Visit to Frodo's for Tolkien Reading Day

Visit Frodo's Restaurant on Tolkien Reading Day
Anthony and Jessica chairs of the North East Tolkien Society, will be not only be joined by friends, members and colleagues, but RingCon Organizer and Chairman of the German Tolkien Society Marcel Buelles, and potentially Ed Rodrigues, President and Founder of The Gathering of the Fellowship.
We encourage everyone to bring their favorite copy of any of Tolkien's work's, i.e. The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales etc etc, you are not required to read to everyone, but we encourage it in order to get the most out of Tolkien Reading Day and to make for more fruitful discussion.

If you plan on joining us or have questions please contact Anthony and Jessica at: chairman@herenistarion.org

Below is everything you will need to know in order to take part in this annual event. i.e. travel directions and times. We hope to see you there!  Tolkien Reading Day (A day devoted to reading stories, portions or poems from the work of JRR Tolkien) will take place at Frodo's:

March 25th Time: 3pm-6pm

Where:

472 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, N.Y. 10570
Phone: (914) 747-4646
Fax: (914) 747-4660
e-mail: frodos-restaurant@verizon.net

Menu can be found at:
http://www.frodosrestaurant.com/menu.html

Here are travel directions for Driving and Public Transportation
To travel via Public Transportation take the Metro-North from:
Grand Central Terminal
89 East 42nd Street
New York, NY, 10017

To the Pleasantville Station:
400 Manville Road & 1 Wheeler Avenue
Pleasantville, NY, 10570

BY TRAIN from NYC:
The train from Grand Central Station to Pleasantville which is closest in time to the 3PM meeting on Sat. 3/25 at Frodo's is:

Depart Grand Central: 1:50PM
Arrive Pleasantville NY: 2:37PM (23 min before meeting)
Travel time: 47 min.
The train before departs 12:50PM and arrives 1:38PM (1 hr 22 min before meeting).
The train after departs 2:50PM and arrives 3:37PM (37 min late for meeting).

As for return trains to NYC:
Leave Pleasantville 5:43PM, arrive Grand Central 6:35PM
Leave Pleasantville 6:43PM, arrive Grand Central 7:34PM
Leave Pleasantville 7:43PM, arrive Grand Central 8:34PM

This is the Harlem Line of Metro North.
All the trains are "through trains," with no transfers required. Off-peak fares apply on Saturday.
Round trip purchased on train is $20.00.
Purchase at station for $14.50, or via Internet for $13.78.

BY CAR from NYC:
Take Henry Hudson Pkwy (West Side Drive) north, crossing Henry Hudson Bridge from Manhattan into the Bronx. When hit Bronx/Westchester (Yonkers) border, name changes tom Saw Mill Pkwy. Continue North.
From Saw Mill Pkwy northbound, take Exit 30, Grant Street. At exit, turn right. Proceed through first traffic light, onto Memorial Plaza. Station is on the left directly behind parking lot. Park in parking lot near train station (or other street parking in area).

From Train Station / Parking Lot:
Walk 2 blocks south to Bedford Road. Make right at Bedford Road, cross street and find Frodo's at:
472 Bedford Road Pleasantville, N.Y. 10570 Phone: (914) 747-4646
Scheduling and Fare prices can be found at: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm
For those Driving Frodo's site provides great directions on their website: http://tastethemagic.com/directions.html
Otherwise below are directions from the Frodo's website: >From the Tappan Zee Bridge
After toll, take exit to Saw Mill River Pkwy North. Get on Saw Mill Pkwy North. Take Exit 28 (Pleasantville, Bedford Rd). Make a right at the end of ramp. Drive for 100 yards. Bear right at 7-Eleven. Frodo's is located on the right hand side after Art Of Wine.
>From 287 East (White Plains and Connecticut)
Take 287 East to Exit 3 (Taconic Pkwy/Sprain Brook Pkwy). Get on Sprain Brook Pkwy North. Take Exit for Saw Mill River Pkwy North. Get on Saw Mill Pkwy North. Take Exit 28 (Pleasantville, Bedford Rd). Make a right at the end of ramp. Drive for 100 yards. Bear right at 7-Eleven. Frodo's is located on the right hand side after Art Of Wine.
>From Saw Mill River Pkwy Southbound (Brewster/Katonah/Mt. Kisco)
Take Saw Mill River Pkwy South. Take Exit 29 (Manville Rd, Pleasantville, Route 117). Make a right at the end of ramp. Take first right at the traffic light (Pleasantville Rd). Go straight for 0.25 mile. Frodo's is located on the right hand side after Art Of Wine.
>From Armonk
Take Route 22 South to Route 120. Make a right onto Route 120 towards Chappaqua. Make a left on Bear Ridge Road. Go straight till the end. Make a right on Broadway. Make first left on Bedford Rd. Go straight for 1.5 miles. Frodo's is located on the left hand side after Jean Jacques (2 traffic lights).




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