Festivus was invented in 1966 by Reader's Digest writer and editor Dan O'Keefe, but popularised by the TV show Seinfeld. The Festivus celebration will follow the traditions of Festivus; with all the trappings like the "aluminium festivus pole", the "Airing of Grievances", "Feats of Strength" and of course "Festivus Miracles".
Festivus will be celebrated on Monday 2nd January 2012 from noon in Jubilee Park Glebe.
Food & Drink: BYO. Last year some people brought extra to share. While everyone is welcome to do that it is certainly not a requirement.
Where: The Pavilion next to the tram viaduct, where there are electric BBQs and a children's playground. Council stipulates no glass containers and no naked flames in the park.
Directions: The 431 Bus from the city terminates at the northern end of the Park. Walk along the path down the centre of the park and cross the canal using the wooden bridge. The Pavilion is straight ahead, adjacent to the arches and playground. The 433 Bus from the city will stop at the southern end of the park, you must press the button just after Harold Park for the Nelson St stop. Cross the road and walk north along Chapman road past Webbers Carpet and stay on the left side of the canal. Once through the arches the pavilion can be seen on the left. There is also Jubilee Park tram stop adjacent if you come from Central or Chinatown. Alight from the tram, cross to the other platform then walk downhill around the left side of the oval until you see the wooden bridge on the left. Cross the canal via the bridge and the Pavilion is straight ahead.
Please note that this event is not being organised by Socrates Cafe. It is a joint event with the Sydney Atheists and other freethinking groups.