"... The Bronx is up and the Battery's down ..." July 3, 2008 11:40 PM   Subscribe

Yes, it's another NYC meetup thread.

Is anyone up for a meetup in New York City on Friday 25th or Saturday 26th July? I know Lola_G is having one the previous Friday which I may or may not be able to attend, hence the suggestion for another one in quick succession. Friday evening, 25th, would be great but I also really like the idea of maybe having a picnic in Central Park on the Saturday afternoon, leading into an evening of drinking somewhere, and ending at Katz's in the wee small hours. Or something.
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:40 PM (38 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Is there a NYC meetup wiki, because we definitely have enough NYC meetup threads here to have a nycmeetups.metafilter.com.
posted by dersins at 12:25 AM on July 4, 2008

You meant to type "nycmeetups.nycmeetups.metafilter.com", since the idea's so nice-
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:00 AM on July 4, 2008

Few people know this, but New York itself is, rather than a city, a constant stream of people meeting up all the time. Pretend-casually brushing past people's buttocks in the subway? Meetup. Yelling at a hot dog vendor? Meetup. Punching in at the office? Work meetup. Craigslist hookup? Sex meetup! See, now you're getting the hang of it.

All of this is from what I know about New York from television, by the way - I've never been there and I kind of doubt it actually exists.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:35 AM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]

gnfti, the buttock brushing I can vouch for. The hot dog guys are usually very friendly, since they're afraid of being deported.
posted by jonmc at 8:10 AM on July 4, 2008

I think a picnic would be so fun! The last one was fun, even after it started raining and we all got really, really wet.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:18 AM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]

I think me and the gal would be up for this one as well as the Lola G one.

Now, off to a picnic on riverside park!
posted by Brainy at 10:29 AM on July 4, 2008

posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:43 AM on July 4, 2008

let's do it, then!

and good news, it was the SET of NYC that burned last month, not the city.
posted by Busithoth at 9:11 AM on July 5, 2008

OK, let's make it a picnic in Central Park, the afternoon of Saturday, 26th. It'll be a contrast with Lola_G's meetup the week before, for those who don't fancy another bar meetup. And if we want to make an evening of it, we can move to a bar and/or a restaurant later on. I'll sidebar it, and leave it to my NYC Social Secretary, The Pink Superhero, to nail the details of where and when to meet in the Park.
posted by essexjan at 11:30 AM on July 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

Fabulous! Will provide details later this week.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:39 PM on July 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

After the last one, I'm definitely up for a picnic again!
posted by gaspode at 12:19 PM on July 7, 2008

I am not good at planning more than 2 weeks in advance, but this is on my work calendar now... so in other words, I will try my best to be there!
posted by rmless at 1:56 PM on July 7, 2008

Barring any objections, I think we should meet up at the same spot we met last time: North End of the Great Lawn, West Side, under the trees tucked in between the softball fields. I seem to recall we were slightly south of the northern most field on the west side inside the lawn. I hope that's not an incredibly confusing way of describing it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:04 PM on July 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

bah. meetup on my 30th birthday and i can't make it. bah.
posted by allkindsoftime at 11:44 PM on July 8, 2008

Interested in details. When exactly, is the afternoon?
posted by bkudria at 8:27 AM on July 9, 2008

Also, will there be any way to describe the location somewhat better? Or an identifying characteristic?
posted by Brainy at 2:30 PM on July 9, 2008

We'll meet at 2 at the park. No guarantee that we'll still be for people who come late, so don't come three hours late and wonder where we are. As for identifying characteristics, your best bet is probably to look for people who look like us, or check out some of the pictures from the last meetup. I'd bring my flamingo again, but I don't think the Central Park people like people putting stuff in the grass like that.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:32 PM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Awesome. Hope for dry skies!
posted by bkudria at 4:30 PM on July 9, 2008

Here's a map showing the West side of the Great Lawn, with softball fields shown, and the nearest streets.
posted by essexjan at 4:38 AM on July 11, 2008

If the circle around the Great Lawn is the fence, I'm pretty sure we were between fields 3 and 5.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:03 AM on July 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Excellent. This west coast delegate will be in attendance.
posted by jeffj at 10:16 AM on July 20, 2008

I'll be there, in dapper attire and ready to leap the fence as necessary.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 7:39 AM on July 21, 2008

Okay so I missed Lola's BBQ meetup because of a last minute thing so will try to make this one....maybe you guys could pick a post-park bar? (I would suggest the Dublin House on 79th, generally my UWS saloon of choice, but maybe too divey for the young'uns?)
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:05 AM on July 21, 2008

Too divey?? The last meetup in NYC that I went to was at a place with no name, barely an address, and was darker than the far side of the moon! I don't think you need to worry about "too divey" for this crowd.

Which is the way it should be. Dive bars rule.
posted by Grither at 10:05 AM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

You will all want to be there when Help, I can't stop talking! leaps the fence. It's one of the cooler things I've ever seen.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:34 PM on July 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

Can we get him to wear a fedora? And I speak as one who loves fedoras and thinks he would look hot in one, especially being all sleekly actobatic and shit.
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:02 PM on July 21, 2008

Did we decide on a time?
posted by Brainy at 1:24 PM on July 22, 2008

Brainy: Read up a bit to ThePinkSuperhero's answer to my similar question.
posted by bkudria at 3:58 PM on July 22, 2008

It may be time to break my one meetup per year streak. What do people bring to these picnic things?
posted by onalark at 5:14 PM on July 22, 2008

Scrumptiliciousness. Duh.
posted by bkudria at 6:28 PM on July 22, 2008

Looks like it will rain- should we say Dublin House on 79th is the rainy day alternative?
(Now I won't be able to come til 5 but I will call TPS to see where you all are)
posted by rmless at 8:22 AM on July 23, 2008

I can't attend, but I hope the weather is great and you guys have a great time!
posted by spec80 at 1:10 PM on July 23, 2008

Going to be late, but I'll arrive straight from the beach.

Keep an eye out for the tanned, sandy blonde, hunky surfer guy.

I'll arrive ten minutes after him.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:12 AM on July 26, 2008

If anyone arrives late to the party and wants to know where we are, call me- 727.475.4373. I think the party will run late but I doubt we will stay at the park forever, so I would definitely call if you plan on showing up, say, after 5.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:51 AM on July 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

A perfect summer day in the park. You're all wonderful. Thanks for a great afternoon.
posted by HotPatatta at 7:24 PM on July 26, 2008

Fun time, all! Brainy, so sorry we never were able to touch base.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:30 PM on July 26, 2008 [1 favorite]

Late to the party but I added two short videos of the famous Moth Kite.

Here's a basic one.

Here's a longer one, with audience participation.

posted by jason's_planet at 3:47 PM on August 3, 2008

Doh! Bree and I WATCHED the moth kite from under a tree, figuring we missed everybody.
posted by Brainy at 8:52 AM on August 4, 2008

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