Brooklyn Birthday Meetup June 16, 2010 7:48 AM   Subscribe

WHEREAS, it has been far too long since I've been to a Brooklyn meetup; and
WHEREAS, my birthday is coming, and I want to celebrate with y'all;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we're going to have a meetup at 7pm on Tuesday, June 22nd at the 4th Avenue Pub in Brooklyn.

On my actual birthday (the 28th) I'm going to be in DC (and meeting up there), but celebrating a week early won't hurt.
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:48 AM (38 comments total)

I live close by. If I am able to get out of work in time, I plan on stopping by.
posted by Falconetti at 8:04 AM on June 16, 2010


Happy birthday in advance!

How late will it run? I may be able to make it, but I'm in PA that day and won't be able to make it to Brooklyn by 7pm.
posted by zarq at 8:20 AM on June 16, 2010


These things usually run pretty late. I'll probably be leaving around 11 or so.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:46 AM on June 16, 2010


OK. Will do my best! :)
posted by zarq at 9:02 AM on June 16, 2010


Oh hey, the 28th's my birthday too! Unfortunately I'm on the other side of the Atlantic but I'll raise a glass to you on the day.
posted by Electric Dragon at 9:13 AM on June 16, 2010


Wish I could come, but I'll be in New York City that day. (oh man, jokes about how bridge & tunnel jokes get old fast never get old)

Or, if you prefer:
HOW DO I GET TO BROOKLEN FROM MANHATTAN? MUST I CATCH THE 4:30 AUTOGYRO??

I'll try to be there.
posted by Eideteker at 9:29 AM on June 16, 2010


That is near where I climb fake plastic rocks. I'll be there.
posted by edbles at 9:50 AM on June 16, 2010


Hey, it's my neighborhood (speaking broadly). I might be able to make it.
posted by grobstein at 9:53 AM on June 16, 2010


HOW DO I GET TO BROOKLEN FROM MANHATTAN? MUST I CATCH THE 4:30 AUTOGYRO?? (Eideteker)

YES.

Also, we can buy each other birthday drinks, since I missed yours!
posted by ocherdraco at 10:30 AM on June 16, 2010


Happy severaly-days-before-your-birthday! Alas, I've already got dinner plans that night.

But see you at the fundraiser? When is the fundraiser? Did I miss it?
posted by brina at 12:47 PM on June 16, 2010


I go to one Cyclones game per year, and you have to pick that night. Drat.
posted by etc. at 1:42 PM on June 16, 2010


Fortunately, we meet up in Brooklyn more than once per year. :)

Next time, etc., next time. (And mind if I call you &c?)
posted by ocherdraco at 2:02 PM on June 16, 2010


I'm a mefi newbie, but as long as that isn't an issue I'll be there.

It's right by my house, and I'd probably be there anyway.
posted by (Over) Thinking at 5:56 PM on June 16, 2010


This is near-ish to my house! I will be there barring inclement hangovers and improbable sidewalk construction.
posted by zoomorphic at 8:15 PM on June 16, 2010


ocherdraco.

why do you do this to me. I am going to minnesota. Never to return to Brooklyn for at least a week. WOE, GNASHING OF TEETH! Miss you and happy birthday in advance, and (Over) Thinking, hope to meet you at another meetup!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 9:25 PM on June 16, 2010


Gah! I'll still be out of town. Happy early b-day!
posted by brujita at 11:03 PM on June 16, 2010


I'm in. Does the pub serve any kind of food, or can I get something to go from nearby, or should I plan to eat something in Manhattan beforehand? Beer+empty stomach = oh no! for oh yeah!
posted by oh yeah! at 5:19 PM on June 18, 2010


Bar doesn't have food. But Brooklyn bars like Manhattan bars have menu folders with nearby restaurants.
posted by edbles at 8:46 PM on June 18, 2010


Damn, I have to do a big thing that whole day and probably the evening too. Stupid things to do.
posted by fuq at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2010


I'm going to do my very, very best to be join you guys. This would be my last NYC meetup for at least four months, and, possibly, my last one ever.
posted by HotPatatta at 12:19 PM on June 20, 2010


Hope you can make it, HotPatatta!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:04 AM on June 21, 2010


My old physics teacher's got a photo exhibit opening that evening, so I'll stop by after that. Having two things to do in Brooklyn almost makes it worth the ungodly slog there and back. (Though according to google, it's going to take as long to get there from Times Square as it will to get back to Washington Heights from Brooklyn. I don't understand how this doesn't somehow violate causality.)
posted by Eideteker at 9:52 AM on June 21, 2010


How can you be a PUB and not serve food? That's like those so-called DINERS that close. Umm, sorry, if you're not open 24-7-365, you're not a diner. And if you don't serve pub food, you're not a FOOKIN PUB. *gives the 4th Ave Pub a fucken glassing*
posted by Eideteker at 9:58 AM on June 21, 2010


(Though according to google, it's going to take as long to get there from Times Square as it will to get back to Washington Heights from Brooklyn. I don't understand how this doesn't somehow violate causality.)

The price we pay for faster-than-light service on the Q. i love the Q
posted by grobstein at 10:03 AM on June 21, 2010


Sorry I'm going to miss this.
posted by smackfu at 11:36 AM on June 21, 2010


There is a great little sandwich shop called the Canteen across the street from the bar, and the bar has a popcorn maker. EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. BREATHE.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:42 PM on June 21, 2010


DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO D— *keels over from acute asphyxia*
posted by Eideteker at 2:24 PM on June 21, 2010


I cannot be there! Have a lovely time!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:04 PM on June 21, 2010


Not a newbie, but a long time lurker here. I'm happy to meet you there after work, but unless Eideteker learns to breathe again, I won't know anyone there.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 8:04 PM on June 21, 2010


Dudez! I have access to Silly Bandz due to a work birthday party. I will have a supply of princess themed ones for people who want to make popcorn runs for me.
posted by edbles at 12:23 PM on June 22, 2010


I'm at the bar already (anyone I haven't met already, I'm the red-head in the black&white dress) the back tables are taken by non-mefites at the moment.
posted by oh yeah! at 3:50 PM on June 22, 2010


I will probably be there in an hour or two. Got some work to do and dinner to eat.
posted by grobstein at 4:04 PM on June 22, 2010


We're in the back yard now, but will move inside if it rains.
posted by ocherdraco at 4:22 PM on June 22, 2010


I am lost in the back yard!
posted by grobstein at 6:30 PM on June 22, 2010


grob: you just missed the last of us.
posted by Eideteker at 7:35 PM on June 22, 2010


I escaped from Brooklyn without being bitten by any radioactive hipsters (I think). Thanks for a great time! See you all at the Cyclones game!
posted by Eideteker at 7:54 PM on June 22, 2010


grob: you just missed the last of us.

That's comforting to know, actually. I was really no-kiddin' concerned that I was making a basic error and failed to notice you guys somehow. (Actually, I remembered I'd taken the W into Brooklyn, and reasoned I must have entered a parallel world.)

Sorry to miss yuz. See some of you this weekend.
posted by grobstein at 9:14 PM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I got your texts this morning grobstein—sorry we missed you!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, everyone. I will post my photo of the Silly Bandz shark princess later...
posted by ocherdraco at 9:54 AM on June 23, 2010


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