Tolkien Event in NYC: March 25th At Frodo's Restaurant

Live in New York? Then take some time this Saturday and join the good folks from Heren Istarion at Frodo's Restaurant! Here's the details:

This Saturday, March 25th, we will be gathering at Frodo's Restaurant (http://www.frodosrestaurant.com) to enjoy not only good fellowship and food but also reading various portions of Tolkien's work to one another.

During the course of this event we will have a few random drawings for some prizes. As previously announced, everyone who has RSVP'd with us will be entered to win "Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review VOL II".

We will also be raffling off 2 Sideshow Collectible Lord of the Rings busts, which we will have on hand at the event. There will be 1 winner for each prize raffled.

For $1 per raffle ticket (Heren Istarion Members receive 2 free raffles) the 1st prize raffled a Limited Edition Hooded Rohirrim Bust. This piece was a Comic Con 2005 Exclusive and limited to only 1000--for collectors this piece is #112 of 1000.
More info can be found here.

The other bust up for grabs is an Attack Troll Maquette #661 of 3000.
More info can be found here.

If you are not a member of Heren Istarion we will have membership applications on hand if you would like to sign up and get 2 chances at winning these items from Sideshow Collectibles. In addition to the above items, each winner will recieve a LOTR: Return of the King Movie Poster, we will also draw 5 secondary winners who will receive a ROTK movie poster as well. We will also have further information on the Gathering of the Fellowship 2006 event, and Ancanar.

We would like to thank Heren Istarion Member Dennis Reulbach for the following update for those traveling via train or car to Frodo's:

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
e-mail: frodos-restaurant@verizon.net
Menu: http://tastethemagic.com/menu.html

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