A WILD WEEKEND IN KISMET: KRAWL,
KRACKED KONCRETE & BLOCK PARTY, SAND KASTLES
KISMET HOUSE KRAWL 08
tradition has become one of the most anticipated, creatively planned for and
popular annual event of Kismet’s summer – in the past it has usually
encompassed around seven houses with unique themes from Catholic Girls School
to a wedding chapel, a hospital emergency room to a gambling casino with fake
money black jack tables and even a real crap table. Each house decorated
appropriately, house members in character, music, décor and even drinks matched
the mode. As the Krawl progresses from house to house
the crowd grows and along the way others were always welcome to join in. Until this year.
Inn’s Dom, now its titular organizer, reacted to the potential liability of
underage drinkers joining in, houses being trashed and general pandemonium by
the time they reached the last house. I personally was unaware of these
problems being in awe of the creativity and enthusiasm of the participants, but
Dom insisted that it be a private party, with admission bracelets distributed
in advance, the number was limited to three houses, Brown Sugar, Bananas, and Easy Inn. The date chosen by everyone’s availability was kept in such
secrecy that Dom even lied to me, among many, as to its existence at all. It
was also problematic as Labor Day weekend conflicted with the annual Seabay Block Party which caused those houses on Seabay to drop out and was perhaps influential in canceling BVT’s BLT (Black Tie & Lingerie) Party.
it was a great event, incredible fun for those attending and Dom observed that “this
is the way we wanted it - friends entertaining friends, not so crowded that you
couldn’t get into your own bathroom”.
the list was Brown Sugar where it was New Year’s Eve. Amidst the balloons and c
confetti celebrants serving champagne were: their leader Mack, Eileen, Mike Z, Rockman, Patti Ann, Joe, Sing Sing, Tio, Mary, Megan, Karen and Genevieve.
bubbles can he eat?
BANANAS THE IRISH WAKE OF BUZZ SOBRIETY…………….
MOURNERS: Patti & Bob, Lauren, Kimmy, Andrea & Ed, Judy, Scotty, Billy, Gary, Jackie,
Mickey, Bob & Ginnie, another Bob
A regular guy
But life is short……
friends in life…
good looking corpse
Such a concerned
(wasn’t she laughing a moment ago (see above)
have happy memories of the departed
is very religious – here she is with another priest
they get those hats…
the departed with a jello shot
might be better
A unique way of serving
was a fine lad
even know him………
was a great party!!
in January – who shall we bury then?
So we had
a New Year’s celebration and a Wake – now back to childhood
the most enchanting was E-Z INN’S GROWN
UP TAKE ON SESAME STREET
compliments of The Terrible Two- Teddy & Tom-Tom, Elise, Chrissy, Buffie, Dom & Kellie, Ilene, Condo, Steve, Beth,
Thad, Pete, Danielle, Joan,
they are – your favorites!
thanks for the compliment
a little alcohol pick me up, kids
gorgeous I shouldn’t have to hide under this mask
drink in this get up
carry it around
being cookie monster
Press – always a good idea
Piggy & Kermit the Frog what a couple!!!
I am so
good looking I can go solo
work the room, too
anyone want me????
Or a bubble gum kiss?
Am I not
dapper in my pinstripes?
Drinks from heaven
unique way of serving……….
happy……….and cute. and not wearing a funny hat
too – looks like the other guy
we met before????
– it was at the opera (really)
Mmm …I like this!
lost! Is this the Grove?
to the INN & OUT
Another Krawl WELL DONE!!!!
KISMET TENNIS TOURNEY 08
It was a
hot, buggy day for the Bob Kaye Annual Kracked Koncrete Tennis Tourney. All sorts of stratagem were
employed by an alarming influx of “ringers” from the outer communities. Fair
Harbors Dave L. paired with young Alex vs. said “he’s gonna carry me vs Nicky L who I am hoping will be tired from his morning
football practice” Arty W and Gary plated vs 2 Fair Harbor
Ringers Said Artie “It was a tough game and I left it all on the court –
they were up 2 games and we took’em” (but he won the
tourney anyway with Mitch “we were the underdog vs Barbosa and Nick L”) Linda L by common consent “has the
best eye”. Nicky’s dad Tom suggested the following categories for awards: The
Brightest Teeth, The Young & the Super Old and Disabled, Best Excuses for
F—g Up, Jerry O, Phil L & Art G for Most Complaints and Greg P who
showed up “in a class by himself”.
Bob & Gerri of Paradoz for the tent on a hot and
our denizens and sports enthusiasts showed up in their most authentic outfits
in her other role as spectator, in a charming sundress by TJMax
stepped out from behind his apron with hat by Head, Shorts & Shirt by Fila
“I wear whatever they give me”
player-turned-spectator, Joanie McK in a dress by Spiegel Sportsworks, Glasses by Target
Ace Carol B in a coordinated outfit by Tail, specs by Nike
the fashion bar high in the most expensive outfit: Nike shoes &n shirt,
Sports Authority shorts, glasses by Ray ban
proving less is more, in mix ‘n match bikini separates
& Nicky wear whatever young people wear….
Binnie, top by Second Hand Rose, skirt
by Underarmour, jewelry by Tiffany. Phyllis in Nike,
Madison Avenue street fair gear, glasses by a street vender/Joanne Sports
Authority Special/glasses by Bolle
Jay in a
charming meld of Gap, Hat by K Mart, glasses by Walgreen’s
imported from out of state
and Nancy “All Nike All the Time”
Phil, always chic on basic black: Shirt by Covington/shorts by Fila
fashionable Robin with a statement of her own: practical.
found refuge from the upper deck of Outback
Steve, NuBalance Shoes, Nila Shirt,,
Lee, New Balance shies, Shorts by Nike, glasses Bolle,
Joe McK all “vintage” shirt Old Navy, glasses Tommy
got REALLY Buggy per Summer Wind’s Bruce
devoted mom, Debbie
the way Phyllis & Jane beat Binnie & Nancy on
a major upset.
But the Winners of the Women’s Doubles were Jane B and Michelle from F.H.
Who beat Phyllis & Lea (a Salteen)
Nick L, Mitch, a Fair Harbor guest, and Arty W in Men’s finals
Winners: Mitch Rieders & Art W which proves youth and experience cannot trump experience &
picture has no news value except that of sentiment.
Kismet’s SECOND ANNUAL SAND CASTLE COMPETITION organized by Chance’s Jimmy Mulholland
Jimmy gets a helping hand from BVT’s Bob Negrin
These two kids chipped in and got a prize
THE TEAMS: FROM COMPANY G, BVT, WOOD’S HOLE & CHANCE
CHANCE: Jimmy Mulholland organizer, Sarah H
, Lauren H, Kim K, Matt H et al
Wood’s Hole: Jenni, Spiro,
Stephanie, Gabi ,Sarah, Michelle, Linda, Joel
MARTHA STEWART ATTENTION TO DETAIL AWARD
:COMPANY G’S LIGHTHOUSE
The Lighthouse with seaweed stripes shell encrusted and rays
of light emanating from the foggy light on top.
Company G: Gina L, Krista H, Amy, Mike C, Megan H, Dawn R,
and visiting friends
BVT’s huge contruction team: Bicycle Bill, Glyn, Joe, Jane, Bob, David D & David N, Joanna, Jim,
Jackie, Kris, Julie, Elizabeth, Caroline
AND THE WINNERS ARE: JACKSON POLLACK CREATIVITY AWARD: to
WOOD’S HOLE HOTEL BELVEDERE
ROBERT MOSES ARCHITECTURE & EXCAVATION TO BVT
BILLY JOEL: BEST IN THE WORLD AWARD TO CHANCE’S MOUNT ST
The competition ended with a BYOB Party
SEABAY BLOCK PARTY ‘08
Having arrived late
from the House Krawl I thank the following
correspondents for their input……..
From Andrea: The
band is Misspent Youth-John, Bob, Jim & Barney. Everyone enjoyed them
so much, we asked them to stay for an extra set and put them on a water
taxi. I was also asked to book them for next year. I received the
following email from them:
Hey Andrea and
Just wanted to let
you guys know that we really had a great time last night!
Anytime you need a band to play just
let us know and we'll be there.
Really appreciated the way you took
care of us. Thanks for everything!
Andy & Paul from the Kismet Market for storing the kegs & loaning us
their cart to transport the band. Thanx, also, to the Inn for their
Cartoon Alley, RP, Avalon, Sunset, Pool
House, Risqué Business, and Way Way Yonder all
kicked in money for the beer, food & expenses. George Jacob paid for
the band. Carole Thomas cooked all the food w/the assistance of Bradlee, Marilyn & others. Avalon made the Jello shots. Pete Schmidt (CA) set up the area for
the band. Pete S., D.R. Peter, Rich, & George (all from C.A.) helped
get the band and their equipment from the dock. The Baker family donated
their land and electric for the band and helped clean up the next day.
Joe Beck weeded his flower bed and collected money. (Uncle) Phil Licetti & Pia got the kegs
from the freight boat & with Joe's help (finally!), from the Market to the
block. I booked the band, got the food, secured the permit, and ordered
the kegs when it all got dumped in my lap with less than 2 weeks to go.
Joe Beck & Blind Bobby tortured me over the beer (which FINALLY got ordered
2 days before the event), and generally complained about everything! Pete
S. & I got the band to the water taxi and cleaned up while everyone else
went to the bar. At 7:30 am, I went out & cleaned the street to make
sure there was no debris left lying around.
the entire Kismet community for helping to make this the best block party yet.
We look forward to making next year's party even better. a full town party was attended by well over 300 people, and had free beer and a
Received the following emails so far:
From Marie & Bob from Sunset:
You did an amazing job pulling the
block party together. It turned out to be a terrific night for everyone,
thanks to your effort!
M & B
Yeah, the food went fast. We had more than double from last year
and it still went fast. That reminds me; please thank Jimmy (Mo-Mo) Wilde
from Way Way, for getting 80 hot dogs plus all the
ice he could get his hands on. I bought 120 hot dogs and 80 hamburgers,
plus rolls for all. Usually, we only had 80-120 hot dogs. With
George donating the band's fee, I figured we had extra money in the budget for
food and it still wasn't enough. I couldn't sleep that night-my mind just
couldn't wind down-so, while it was fresh in my mind, I made notes on what went
well & what needs to be changed for next year. Obviously, more food
& beer is at the top of the list, but I have a few interesting ideas to
make next year's event the best block party ever. Stay tuned! 8-)
told you not to lick me in public
band played on…..
a dance judge?
Baker Family – had a ringside seat from their corner house Duck In
For Peter Schmidt’s
pictures log onto
From Pool House
Fun was had by all!! Great job everyone!
The 9th Annual Seabay North Block Party will
take place on 9/5/09.