FERRAGOSTO 2016 with Il Punto!

Let’s celebrate together Ferragosto at Lincoln park on Monday August 15th from 4pm to dusk.

We reserved shelter #3 and 6 extra tables (#47-52) in the beautiful scenery of Lincoln park in West Seattle.

Kids can enjoy the close by swimming pool, while families can stroll along the numerous trails in the park …or just get lazy on the beach by the water!

We are going to prepare for everybody panini con salsiccia alla griglia, and provide a few side dishes, plates, forks, napkins. We will have some San Pellegrino sodas available, but you should bring your own favorite beverage. You are welcome to bring other side dishes and desserts as well to share with the group.

Free for Il Punto members!
$5 for non members

Reserve your ticket here on eventbrite

Ferragosto is an Italian public holiday celebrated on August 15th. It is a time to gather to the beach with family and friends and it is the period when most Italians have their summer vacations. It is consider the second most important holiday time after Christmas.

Ferragosto dates back to the time of the Roman Empire. The name derives from the Latin feriae Augusti, or “rest of Emperor Augustus.” It indicated a feast instituted by the Emperor Augustus in 18 BC, celebrating the harvest and the end of the main agricultural work.

Ferragosto had an obvious purpose of self-promotion for Emperor Augustus but was also intended to connect the major holidays of the month, providing an adequate period of rest, which was necessary after people had worked so hard during the preceding weeks.

Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=460

Map of shelter #3

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/Lincoln1-4.pdf

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Driving direction from Seattle:

Take the west Seattle bridge then follow Fauntleroy way SW until you reach the park.
16 min from Seattle downtown
About 30 min from Bellevue

By bus from DT Seattle:

Take the Rapid ride C line from 3rd and Pike and stop at Fauntleroy way SW and SW Rose st. (40min)

The site is fully wheelchair-accessible.

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