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9th Annual Three Island BBQ - "The Journey Continues: Kon-Tiki"

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Watercolor by Steve Burnett MR '93

This year’s evening theme will be Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki journey to the Polynesian islands. Kon Tiki left Callao Peru on the afternoon of April 28, 1947 and arrived 101 days later traveling 4,300 miles to land at an islet off Raroia atoll in the Tuamotu group of Polynesian islands simulating what was believed to be pre-Columbian materials and technologies; the journey may have been the moon walk of its day. The Explorers Club flag was flown atop the balsa raft during its voyage. The Explorers Club 3 Island BBQ will celebrate this expedition featuring the food and drinks of a Polynesia BBQ, with dancing and music provided by one of New York’s best party DJs, Victor Lesser, a principal of Manhattan City Music. Victor is also a band leader and musician. Very casual island and summer attire is suggested. The two most originally dressed festive man and woman in the themes of Polynesia native dress or Kon Tiki’s Crew look alike will each receive a special door prize.

BBQ Feast from the menu include: Hors D’oeuvres such as Plantain Ribbons seasoned with cayenne & black pepper at the bar, Wahoo Tartare in plantain chip cup and Watermelon Radish Bite with smoked tofu, pickled habanero & edible flowers. The main course includes BBQ grilled Polynesian Pork Ribs, Sweet & Sour BBQ Chicken and Hamburgers served on martin rolls, also available will be vegan burgers with a large assortment of condiments to choose from including Polynesian grilled pineapple slices. Salads will include Farmers Market chopped salad and an Island Potato Salad. Pineapple Coconut Dessert bars and assorted mini cookies. Our featured cocktail will be a Polynesian Mai Tai served with light and dark rum and we will also feature a full premium bar and soft drinks.

House Committee Chair: Jonathan M. Conrad MED’87
Vice Chair: Rodney H. Brown MN’02
Committee: Deirdre B. Brennan MR’04, Kellie Gerardi MR’13, Shade Mazer SM’18 , and Gaelin A. Rosenwaks FR’06

Ticket price: $75 - after Friday, July 6th $80

Date: Thursday, July 12

Time: 6:00 pm Check-in and Cocktails, 7:00 pm Dinner Served

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Reservation Notes:

As this is one of our most popular events we encourage you to reserve your tickets now and invite guests. Guests may also make reservations by referring to a member friend’s name and using their own credit card (call the Club to make a reservation if you are a guest or friend).

To secure a reservation, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call us at 212.628.8383.

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