For our members in New York we offer a guide to Manhattan’s private pools and gardens.
A heartbreakingly beautiful speech about how to be better at bartending, or your job, or at life, delivered at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tonight, the Vancouver chapter of our Society will be resuming the Arthur Erickson Dinner Series, which is an ongoing Official Expedition to discover and celebrate Vancouver architecture.
If you’d like to participate just show up at the Macmillan Bloedel building anytime after 6:30pm with something to eat and drink. While you’re there, take a photo or video, or post a tweet about the building. Just be sure to tag it with #RSErickson3 so your fellow society members can find it.
nickelsonwooster: Birthday lunch at 21. Can’t wait for @jeffmahshie @shaproff @billmelnick to arrive. (at 21 Club)
Revelry Society: Happy Birthday Nick! From your fellow Society members. “This could be the start of something big!”
This weekend, get social and host a salon!
Today’s #PlayArtfully challenge is in part inspired by Tom Marioni, whose piece FREE BEER (The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art), pictured above. via sfmoma
Night has fallen, and a small group of Vancouver chapter Revelry Society members have gathered at this plaque to commemorate 124 years of public transit in Vancouver.
It was at this spot on June 15th, 1890 where 6 small electric street cars began servicing residents of Vancouver. And so it is at this spot that our small team will connect with the past by partaking in civic transit on this historic evening.
The team will ride SkyTrain’s Expo Line to Surrey, the full breadth of the line, while they toast and conduct other activities related to revelry and history. We wish them well.
pasttensevancouver: Concession stand, 1910s
Judging by the skate rental sign and the bathing beauties in the coke ads, this may have been inside the Imperial Roller Skating Rink that stood on English Bay from 1907 until it burned down in 1914.
Source: Photo by Stuart Thomson, City of Vancouver Archives #99-5373
In 1925, then-mayor of Vancouver, L.D. Taylor, stood at the corner of Water and Carrall Streets and dedicated June 13 to pioneers who helped rebuild Vancouver. It was officially proclaimed Vancouver Day by city council in 1929.
Today, members of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Revelry celebrate Vancouver Day with the city’s namesake cocktail, The Vancouver, in hand while making toasts that origin of our most thriving chapter in British Columbia.
Whether you’re a member of the Revelry Society or not, you can celebrate Vancouver Day by participating in the Vancouver Province’s efforts to revive the holiday by tagging any photos you post to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with #VancouverDay on June 13th. The paper will then publish a commemorative issue featuring selected photos on June 15th.
Or you can make a Vancouver at home, and join our Society by simply liking our Facebook page and joining us in a toast. Feel free to post a photo of your cocktails!
Make a Vancouver
1 ½ ounces (44 mL) Victoria Gin
¾ ounce (22 mL) Punt e Mes
¼ ounce (7 mL) Benedictine
2 dashes of orange bitters
To all our members everywhere, Happy Vancouver Day!