Re: [SCA_India] Re: NYC & Disability camping
- If I may add some....Diablity camping is in the same place as alway, back near Mid Realm Royal.....It is a good place to be! And it is very close to my merchant booth, the North Bazaar...More and more work is being done for Handicaped Mobility...they are VERY good about getting you here and there, and settign up pick up and drop off times...They have made my getting around Pennsic actualy doable now! Handicapped Mobility can be contacted through security, chirurgeons, and at Information point. Pennsic is definiytly getting more and more available for those who need to be able to get around.Master Hroar
Devamati, there is a disability service at Pennsic that I used a few years ago (when I had a car accident the week before leaving for Pennsic and was unable to walk more than a hundred feet without collapsing in pain). They work through Security and will take you via cart to wherever you want to go, and pick you up as well to take you back. Year before last they were on one of the roads that bordered East Kingdom Royal, but that might have changed. IIRC, they would come at an appointed time or I could flag down security who would call them on the radio. It made my Pennsic for me- it would have been sheer Hell without their help.
Thanks for the info, Lakshmi and all the others who responded... that site for the MMoA did me in the other night, lol.. I *always* get "lost" in there (I think it was close to 3am when I finally lost my connection and was booted out;). It is on our list of things to do actually. We both have been talking about visiting The Cloisters for a few years... is that where the Ragamala pictures are/were, or in another section? Is there a separate section for Indian/Asian art or would the Cloisters be the best bet for finding medieval Indian goodies?
So, what day is your birthday, Lakshmi? Happy Birthday a little early :) rua
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 13:58:00 -0000
From: "bethlakshmi" <beth@...>
Subject: Re: Indian stuff in NYC??
I'm actually heading down there in two weekends - for my birthday.
From my NY native friends (including Indians) - I'll third Jackson
Heights at the place to go. I've had strong recommendations for the
Jackson Diner as a fabulous place to eat Indian food - but that was
from the white, Jewish friend. The Indian female friend says that
she goes down there to get "threading" done. This is a mechanism of
hair plucking using a thread that is popular with S. Asian women.
She's not sure whether threading would be so great for white people -
it seems we all have different hair follicles. But she says the
threading ladies down there are the best.
Also for the scholarly side:
- the Metropolitan Museum of Art - has a fabulous Indian collection -
the book shop alone is lovely, the museum is even better.
I just can't tell from the web, but when I was there in February,
they had a collection of early Ragamala paintings - paintings that
represent the various modes of Indian music (Northern Indian,
Hindustani music, that is). There's a codification for each mode and
what it looks like - for example, the Bhairavi Ragini (female for
Raga) is a woman worshipping the lingum.
The collection hovers around the end of the SCA period, and it
included another one of those cholis with possible seam lines. I
have a picture and will get it up, eventually, after some serious
cleaning, since it's blurry - with no flash.
Well worth it.
- The Brooklyn Museum of Art has published one of my favorite big,
yummy, Indian costume books. I haven't seen the collection yet, but
it's on my agenda.
I also found a pretty darn good restaurant not far from Times Square,
and I'll never remember the name of it! Darn it!
Also, when you shop in Jackson Hieghts, feel out the retail folks, if
they are quite Indian, they might be up for bargaining. If they are
up for bargaining, assume you are getting the "crazy white people"
price and see what you can do. Sometimes with charm and persistence
you can get some fabulous deals. Durr and I had fun with this in
Islin, New Jersey. :)
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> Thanks for the info, Lakshmi and all the others who responded...that site for the MMoA did me in the other night, lol.. I *always*
get "lost" in there (I think it was close to 3am when I finally lost
my connection and was booted out;). It is on our list of things to
do actually. We both have been talking about visiting The Cloisters
for a few years... is that where the Ragamala pictures are/were, or
in another section? Is there a separate section for Indian/Asian art
or would the Cloisters be the best bet for finding medieval Indian
Nope. As I understand it (though I haven't been there), Cloisters is
purely medieval *Europe*, not Asian. You'll see a lot of fabulous
stuff that any SCAdian would drool over, but you won't catch anything
Indian. For the Asian collection, hit the main Met museum, the large
one in Central Park. 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street is the
address, I believe.
The Ragamala Paintings were in the main building. As is a very
fabulous collection of arms and armor. A few tidbits for Mughals
from India, but mostly European (but it makes my heart pound and my
eyes tear up... what can I do? I'm hooked!)
> So, what day is your birthday, Lakshmi? Happy Birthday a littleearly :) rua
May 7th - this Friday. :)