NYC meetup June 2, 2005 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Summertime, and the meetups are easy... So hey! NYC MeFites, you just had one meetup, howzabout looking in your crystal balls to think about another? I'm going to England sometime in August or September. [more inside]
posted by scody to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:33 PM (13 comments total)

I intend to stop over in New York for 3 or 4 days to meet two main objectives: 1) to finally visit MoMA now that it's reopened; and 2) to meet & greet as many of you crazy kids as possible (or touch base again with the crazy kids I met out here in L.A. last month). Here's my question: in the event that I'm in NYC over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-5), is that a weekend that most New Yorkers leave the city for one last hurrah of summer? Or will enough of you likely be around to make that at least a possibility for a decent-sized gathering? (If it seems likely to be a bad weekend for a meetup, that’s cool -- my itinerary is not yet set in stone, so I just wanted to check.)
posted by scody at 1:34 PM on June 2, 2005

(also: London Mefites, you're next on my list to arrange a gathering. So be prepared!)
posted by scody at 1:38 PM on June 2, 2005

Summertime, and the meetups are easy...

~Fish are jumping, and the pancakes are dreamy...~
posted by schyler523 at 2:06 PM on June 2, 2005

Post again in mid-August and we'll plan then? Labor Day is hit or miss--our Memorial Day meetup was smaller than normal just last Thurs.
posted by amberglow at 2:24 PM on June 2, 2005

can i wear white shoes?
posted by quonsar at 2:42 PM on June 2, 2005

yup--that's an after Labor Day rule. : >
posted by amberglow at 2:49 PM on June 2, 2005

Amberglow: maddeningly, I need to buy tickets in the next week or so (I need to nail down dates for my friends in London, so they can coordinate their own vacations). I was just curious to see if Labor Day is generally a time when folks stay in the city, or if there's an overall sense that most everyone (or at least the usual NYC suspects here!) flees for the last weekend of summer. If that's the case, I'm happy to make plans to pass through NYC a different weekend -- which, if your Memorial Day turnout is an indicator, seems like it might be a good idea.

Quonsar: wait, you wear shoes?
posted by scody at 4:05 PM on June 2, 2005

Oh, I thought everyone was going to be here on Labor Day.
posted by nobody at 6:59 PM on June 2, 2005

Haven't most people cleared out of Black Rock by Labor Day these days what with the burn on the previous Sat..?

As for England, as the most succesful meetup was outside of London, why don't we try that again? Especially as Aug/Sept in London is stinky & polluted.

I put forward Brighton...50 mins out of London on the train, a grand day out and some classic seaside. Even if you get only 5 people there it'll beat the last few UK meets ;-)
posted by i_cola at 2:12 AM on June 3, 2005

Beat the meets. *heh*
posted by i_cola at 2:17 AM on June 3, 2005

MeFi Brighton: we can beat your meet.
posted by taz at 2:37 AM on June 3, 2005

I'm afraid that August and September are too late for me, since I'll be living in Wisconsin and getting married and whatnot by that point. I demand you rearrange your travel schedule around a person you have never met! Or, not.
posted by UKnowForKids at 8:39 AM on June 3, 2005

See, I can't even plan more than one week ahead, how am I supposed to plan a whole three months ahead?

I will try my hardest to be around when you are, because I haven't been to the new moma yet either (I know, shame on me because I live in this city).
posted by splatta at 8:10 PM on June 5, 2005

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