Easter Week NYC Meetup March 10, 2008 8:40 PM   Subscribe

Anyone up for an Easter week NYC Meetup during March 22 - 29? Perhaps we could all do an activity like an Obscure Walking Tour, Hanging out and talking at a bar/restaurant, Seeing a Show/Movie/etc. It's just a thought, I just joined the community and it would be fun to have a meetup with a bunch of other Mefites, and I'm coming back to NYC on break from college and would love to do something.
posted by Del Far to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:40 PM (67 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'm going to be in town the weekend of the 28th and there may be a MetaChat meetup brewing for friday or saturday of that weekend. So possibly we could amalgamate the two?
posted by SassHat at 8:47 PM on March 10, 2008

If it's the weekend of the 19th, I might be able to make it.
posted by My Bloody Pony at 9:00 PM on March 10, 2008

I think I may have finally convinced the girlfriend to come to a Metafilter Meetup... I'm out of town on the weekend of the 21st. (What the heck is the weekend of the 19th? Whose weekend starts on Wednesday? Is your company hiring?)
posted by onalark at 9:10 PM on March 10, 2008

I'm up for it! SassHat and Del Far, can you two decide upon a date that works for the both of you?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:14 PM on March 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

Having it the weekend of Easter itself might keep some people from coming. But I've clearly got a dog in this fight. :P
posted by SassHat at 9:20 PM on March 10, 2008

The actual weekend of Easter is terrible awful schedule-wise for me (and others, I imagine, who might travel), so the weekend after would be better.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:26 PM on March 10, 2008 [2 favorites]

I meant 29th. And my weekend starts whenever you want it to...
posted by My Bloody Pony at 9:28 PM on March 10, 2008

Yessss! Everything's coming up SassHat!

To sweeten the deal, if I can get an accurate head count before the meetup, I will come bearing Canadian-type presents.

No, it's not health care. Sorry. They won't let us take it over the border.
posted by SassHat at 9:31 PM on March 10, 2008

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:36 PM on March 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

Oh, and my vote is for Friday night.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:41 PM on March 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:26 PM on March 10, 2008

I'm up for a meetup. My only thing is I might be on the road on the 29th or 30th.
posted by kkokkodalk at 11:05 PM on March 10, 2008

I think friday the 28th would be sweet, I can do sat the 29th also but I'm planning on driving back the 30th so Friday is preferable.
posted by Del Far at 11:36 PM on March 10, 2008

Oh man! I am going to be in NYC for a conference the following week. :-( I was just coming in here to propose a meetup for April 4th or 5th when I saw this thread. Bad timing on my part.

Is there anyone who can't make it to the meetup on the 28th/29th, or, uh, anyone who won't be meetupped-out, who would like to get together on the 4th or 5th?
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:18 AM on March 11, 2008

I'd like to register my vote for Saturday, because I need Friday night to drive down to NYC. And I'd sure like to attend!
posted by Eideteker at 3:56 AM on March 11, 2008

Why not cap off the night with a great piece of theatre, directed by one MeFite and starring another? The critics love it, and it closes on the 23rd. I'll happily give a discount to mefites!
posted by grumblebee at 4:59 AM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Eidelweiss my darling, we can party Saturday night too. You bring the clogs.
posted by SassHat at 5:18 AM on March 11, 2008

I can make the weekend of the 21st but I have a birthday party to go to the night of the 22nd so I can make dinner beforehand if you guys are doing that.

And the 28th one and it will just have been a day after my Lasik surgery! So anything where I don't have to see that much would be great.

And the 4th/5th is clear for me.
posted by spec80 at 5:54 AM on March 11, 2008

I'm leaving for the West Coast on the 23rd, so I'd vote for something earlier rather than later.
posted by piratebowling at 6:21 AM on March 11, 2008

If it's also a metachat meetup, and maybe we can make it some other kind of meetup as well, perhaps hermitosis can still attend.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:27 AM on March 11, 2008

Hermitosis will never cease to be with us!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:06 AM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Count me in!
posted by rottytooth at 10:40 AM on March 11, 2008

I wish I could go to this meetup! It sounds like a lot of fun.

Thanks, spec80. I'll post a separate thread in case there are others who'd like to go on the 4th/5th, but can't make the 28th/29th weekend and don't click on this thread.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:06 AM on March 11, 2008

Ooh, the sting of missing the SF meetup would definitely be softened by a NYC meetup.
posted by annaramma at 2:59 PM on March 11, 2008

Ok based on how the thread is going, I propose Friday the 28th at around 7:30-8pm.

Place to be determined by people who actually know the city (central is better, I would assume?).

Del Far, usually the person who posts the thread gets to pick a place. Where would you like to meet? The best Mefi meetups I've been to have been a low key restaurants or quiet(er) bars where food is also served. Central and easy to get to is good as far as location goes.
posted by SassHat at 3:03 PM on March 11, 2008

Woohoo, I'm excited.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:16 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

This may be the fifth or sixth time I've said this, but I think I can finally make this one.
posted by Bookhouse at 3:41 PM on March 11, 2008

How about Del Far or SassHat add this one to the meetup sidebar, now that we have a date (letting them do it so they can confirm they've decided on said date)?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:37 PM on March 11, 2008

I already sent a message to Sass about this, but I'm going to let him pick and organize our place of meeting, I'm not that outgoing when searching for great restaurants or bars, all I like to go eat at is Shake Shack (which is outside and you need to take the 6), Pom Fritte (which is really small and out of the way), and McManus (where a lot of the improvisors go to, great for stalking btw, kidding). And the only entertainment I ever see is at the UCB Theater, because its nice and cheap. So I'm gonna leave it up to Sass to decide.

Also I do have an idea for something we could do together, I have a great microphone for recording audio and if we go to a place I can plug my computer in and its quiet we can do a Metafilter Fan Podcast (in tribute to MattHowie and Jessamyn) with all the people who are at the meetup, we can each pick a story we like and talk about it, I think it would be hella fun to do together as a group.

Also the 22nd is World Pillow fight day and for NYC its in Union Square (E 14 St. & Broadway) at 3:00 PM, I know I will be there with Cape and Goggles on, if any Me-fites want to meet to do this I would love to get something after this because I know some can't make the Later date, just throwing it out there.
posted by Del Far at 11:41 PM on March 11, 2008

I'd just like everyone to know, for the record, that I am an affirmed member of Team Vag and therefore not a "him." Del Far wouldn't have known this though.

I am going to ask around and try to scare down a location. Suggestions are welcome, I'm going to go ahead and sidebar it now so that it doesn't get lost now that it's off the front page of MeTa.
posted by SassHat at 4:24 PM on March 12, 2008

And I would like sass and everyone else to know that I wholehartedly apologize for thinking you were a guy because when I just assume things I'm only making an ass out of me.

But planning wise, does anyone want to use their weekly question to Ask metafilter for good places to meet and eat, and has big tables for all of us and is cool with loud discussion of the sort? I can not use mine because I'm saving it to ask a question about internships.
posted by Del Far at 11:28 PM on March 12, 2008

Seeing as how the people who would know the answers are the same people coming to the meetup, it's probably best we just skip the AskMeta Q and decide amongst ourselves. I'm going to research and come back with a rec.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:27 AM on March 13, 2008 [1 favorite]

A few of us think Congee Village would be a fun dinner place. We could do dinner there round 7:30, have some dollar dumplings across the street at Fried Dumpling after, and then frolic around the LES until the wee hours of the morning. How does that sound to everyone?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:11 AM on March 13, 2008 [1 favorite]

Congee Village + 5 for $1 dumplings + LES hijinks = yay!
posted by spec80 at 9:14 AM on March 13, 2008

I vote for Congee Village.

posted by Stynxno at 11:19 AM on March 13, 2008

That sounds AWESOME. I love dumplings. Also, the further downtown the better - my hotel's in the financial district. :P

So it is - Congee Village. 7:30 is good but I may be slightly late due to acts of god or traffic. Hopefully someone will be down for a beer after food.
posted by SassHat at 5:06 PM on March 13, 2008

I love, and dearly miss, Congee Village. Wish I could be there. Have fun!
posted by sueinnyc at 4:37 AM on March 17, 2008

This may be the fifth or sixth time I've said this, but I think I can finally make this one.

posted by kosem at 2:08 PM on March 20, 2008

I'm really excited about this happening, and I'm definitely looking forward to cheap dumplings, I also suggest going to the Upright Citizens Brigade for a 9:30 improv show from the Stepfathers I was gonna go myself, but it would be fun to go with more people. Its a couple subway rides but it is worth it.
posted by Del Far at 7:31 PM on March 21, 2008

Huh, weird, a friend of mine was just telling me to check out UCB. I think it depends on the timing of food, etc.

Perhaps we can try to get a count so we can make a reservation?
posted by SassHat at 12:51 AM on March 22, 2008

I asked spec80, and she doesn't think we need a reservation, which is good, because trying to get a count and have everyone show up at the same time would be like herding cats.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:35 AM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]

Oh good. I'm allergic to cats.
posted by SassHat at 10:07 PM on March 26, 2008

I'm a newbie to this meetup thing, but I'd like to go too! Where do you think you'll all end up at around 9, 9:30? I have plans a little bit earlier, but if you are indeed frolicking until the wee hours, I'd love to join in =)
posted by chan.caro at 6:33 AM on March 28, 2008

From the sounds of it we will be at Congee Village, across the street at the dumpling place or around the corner eating gelato. Can you tell where my priorities lie?
posted by SassHat at 7:56 AM on March 28, 2008

Or some people may be departing for UCB at that time.
posted by SassHat at 7:59 AM on March 28, 2008

I'm right there with you, Sasshat. Is there any way to get in touch with someone if I can't find the MeFiMass at any of those locations?
posted by chan.caro at 8:17 AM on March 28, 2008

Yes, please call me on the phone- 727.475.4373. Around 9ish I do not believe we will be at either Congee Village or Fried Dumpling, but I could be wrong.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:21 AM on March 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

I have to work tonight after all, but may get out early (which for me is eleven or so). If not, I'm off work for next week's meet for certain.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:29 AM on March 28, 2008

I'll be there or be square. Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you again.
posted by onalark at 8:54 AM on March 28, 2008

Ok, so I booked 10 tickets for both a 9:30 show of the Stepfathers or the 11:00pm show with Death by Roo Roo, if we do actually plan on going to see them, we probably won't. Its rather far out of the way from Congee Village, we would need to take the 6th subway if people want to go, but like i said, we don't have to go, it's also costs 8 bucks, so thats kind of expensive compared to cheap dumplings.

Also, my number is 1 914 310 7516, just in case you can't reach the Pink Super Hero.

Can't Wait :-)
posted by Del Far at 9:17 AM on March 28, 2008

Durr. If I come ... which location of Congee Village will y'all be at?

Not that I'm making any promises. You all know I've flaked out on every single one of these meetup type events.
posted by brina at 9:53 AM on March 28, 2008

100 Allen St.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:57 AM on March 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

I'll definitely be there for Congee Village. Tonight is my last hurrah before heading back to the West Coast.
posted by annaramma at 12:55 PM on March 28, 2008

Well, forget me having an early night at work. Have fun, everybody.
posted by Bookhouse at 5:23 PM on March 28, 2008

we gave up on congee village and we are now in the cake shop and we'll be at the cake shop, once again call or text me or pink and we'll update you
posted by Del Far at 5:56 PM on March 28, 2008

I've added a few crappy phone cam shots, just because I like to be FRIST!!!1
posted by SassHat at 10:33 PM on March 28, 2008

ALSO...y'all better add me as a contact, mofos! :)

It was great to finally meet everyone, I'll be around through sunday so feel free to memail me if you want to hang out again!
posted by SassHat at 10:43 PM on March 28, 2008

Fun times had by all! So nice to meet all of you- and what a crowd! I was shocked!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:01 PM on March 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

Sorry to have missed it :(
posted by rmless at 11:10 PM on March 28, 2008

My first meetup. Lots of fun. But now I have eye crabs! Help me, Dr. Mark!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:58 AM on March 29, 2008

"Is that Racist?"
posted by Del Far at 12:08 PM on March 29, 2008

For your Octopus Necklace purchasing enjoyment. A Lovecraftian version will be forthcoming.

It was delightful seeing you all.
posted by annaramma at 1:15 PM on March 29, 2008

and what a crowd! I was shocked!

Yeah! I recognized less than half the people in those photos.

And that is just too damned nifty.
posted by jason's_planet at 8:22 PM on March 29, 2008

Sorry I missed this one. I told TPS that I was getting Lasik a couple of hours before. I'll be at this Saturday's though. Plus my eye shields and wraparound sunglasses are kind of crazy.
posted by spec80 at 8:18 AM on March 30, 2008

I'll be at the one next weekend if spec80 promises to wear her Geordie LaForge getup.
posted by GrammarMoses at 8:39 AM on March 30, 2008

I'll bring it and put it on. Like a monkey. Like your personal performing monkey. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW. I will burn you with my laser eyes.
posted by spec80 at 1:40 PM on March 31, 2008

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