Wakefield and Griffin celebrate Bloomsday

Wakefield Country Day School will host a Bloomsday celebration at Griffin Tavern on Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bloomsday is a commemoration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, who gave us the novel “Ulysses,” and is appropriately named after the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom.

The evening will consist of dramatic readings from the book, as well as a discussion of the prose. Celebrity bartenders will serve the tavern’s patrons and all tips received by them will benefit the school’s financial aid fund.

The first Bloomsday occurred in 1954 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events in the book; celebrations continue to this day at locations around the world.