Friday, June 23, 2006

4th of July

A wonderful 4th of July event, that I never thought to attend until I was invited as a member of council, is the naturalization ceremony at Monticello. Is there a better way to celebrate our nation's birth than with people who are very proudly becoming our newest citizens? And at Monticello? This event starts at 10 am, is free and open to the public, and this year's speakers are environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Last year the speaker was I. M. Pei, and he was thoughtful and charming. Having brought us Running Fence and The Gates in Central Park (which Jean and I went to see, and loved), Christo and Jeanne-Claude should be pretty interesting.


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