Interrupting the waterborne adventures theme for a moment-
If you have even a moderate liking for Irish traditional music (not the Danny Boy kind though), live in New York City, and are trying to figure out something to do tonight (Tuesday the 10th of July), word on the street is that tonight's Dempsey's session is going to be pretty darned good, with guest musicians Linda Hickman and Rose Flannagan. My friend John (see also: Arbo & John at Vox Pop) is the session leader, and he is absolutely in heaven over this - these are 2 really awesome musicians; John's been bringing in some really good guest artists once every couple of weeks. Linda came last week & apparently the session went 'til 2 in the morning. We usually run out of steam by midnight. Linda had such a good time that she decided to come back this week, and she's invited Rose Flannagan, who's a great fiddler (in fact she is Brian Conway's sister, I'm sure I've mentioned him in here once or twice).
The session starts at 8. Only tricky part is - it's not at DEMPSEY'S! Dempsey's is being renovated, so until that's done, the pub owner has kindly relocated us to another pub he owns, Slainte, 304 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston).
In addition to drinks, Slainte has pub food. Hopefully air conditioning, too. Man, is it hot.
Should be good fun...or if you prefer it Gaelicized, great craic!