The English Tea Room invites you to a special evening of “Dinner With Shakespeare” on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. During this month’s special dinner event, our focus shifts to William Shakespeare. Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist, Shakespeare is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. We will present Shakespearian performances and readings beginning at 7pm. Costumes encouraged! Please note, reservations are required, so hurry! Tickets are $35 each, including dinner and all-you-can-drink tea. Please bring your own mead or other alcoholic beverages.
In an ambitious effort to introduce to North America every bird mentioned in Shakespeare’s works not currently inhabiting the New World at the time (1890), Eugene Schiffelin released two flocks of 60 starlings in New York’s Central Park. The starling, among over 600 references to various fowl, was mentioned only once (Henry IV, pt. 1). www.history.com