Ah! The artificial end of summer has arrived. Technically, it’s September 21st but if you have a job or a child in school, Labor Day (September 2nd for this year) is your end-of-summer day. As for me, I can still go to the beach. I can still swim in the pool. I can still grill out on the deck. I can still have picnics outside. I can still work on my tan. Soon as I feel that first chill in the air, I get to think about how I want to spend my winter months in any other warmer climate that I care to choose from (Arizona, California, Texas, Florida and the Caribbean if need be).
Ah, retirement. It does have its perks!
While others were scrambling to get back home to either get ready for work or school, hubby and I (as well as a few other hundred or so people) celebrated the 18th Annual Irish ‘Hooley On The Hudson’ in downtown Kingston NY, at Mariner’s Harbor, along the infamous Hudson River. Good food. Great beer! Irish dancers. Bag pipes. The Irish jig.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1, Ulster County, and the City of Kingston invite you to be a member of its “Parade of Dignitaries” at its annual Hooley on the Hudson XVII™ to be held on Sunday, September 1, 2019 (the day before Labor Day) from 11:30 AM until 9:00PM at the beautiful waterfront at the T.R. Gallo Memorial Park on the Rondout Creek in historic Kingston, New York. Our “Parade of Dignitaries” is one of the highlights of our Irish Festival and allows our marchers to meet with some of the 20,000 plus attendees from throughout the Northeast who have made “The Hooley” a place to gather and celebrate Irish culture with three stages of Irish music, and a storytelling tent (for the little ones), and numerous food and craft vendors. Focused on family, this event is free to all, Irish or not. Indeed, many families and school groups have made “The Hooley” their meeting venue each year.