Summer BBQ and Picnic!!

  • June 15, 2013 · 1:00 PM
  • Carderock Picnic Pavilion

*** Beautiful day... did I mention beautiful, just to be clear beautiful... come join us! ***

*** Please follow the directions BELOW, the location does NOT have a physical address ***

UPDATE #6: There are still 5 spots left, so you may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash. Also, there are usually 10 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to join us. Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #5: We've been able to open some additional spots, so get them while you can!

UPDATE #4: All volunteer needs are filled. Thanks for the response, see you there!

UPDATE #3: I need 5 volunteers to help set up, cook, and clean up. You'll need to arrive by 11am, and we'll probably finish up around 5pm or so. Free ticket for those that volunteer, and of course, you are free to partake in all the activities and food! Please email me if interested!

UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $20. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #1: There are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $15 to $20 when the early bird spots are gone or before Sat. June 8th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Mon. June 3rd. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot.

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Ok, time for a summer BBQ and picnic!!

I love BBQs. I also love a hot summer day. So let's combine the two into one event!

I've reserved a large covered picnic pavilion for us right along the beautiful Potomac River. The area comes complete with a softball field, volleyball area, and horseshoe pits... so we'll have plenty of grounds to play on.

We'll have food, sides, drinks, and games. We'll meet new people, and hang out with old. Come join us and enjoy the first BBQ of the year!

  • FOOD: We'll have hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and chicken
  • DRINKS: We'll have beer, soda, diet soda, and water
  • SIDES: We'll have dinner rolls, cookies, chips, pie, cake, and pasta salad
  • GAMES: We'll have a 3 legged race, sack race, and a tug-of-war contest!

Bring a frisbee, bring some friends, and bring your fun and friendly self! Also, feel free to bring more food, or anything you'd like to grill!

We've got an early bird special for this event of just $15 (the price of an entree at most restaurants)! The first 85 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Sat. June 8th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, it will go up to $20. Secure your slot by rsvping yes AND making payment! Come join us as we spend a fun and pleasant day with others while enjoying the first BBQ for the year!

Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.

- J.T.

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Directions

The location does NOT have a physical address, so make sure to follow these directions! Don't forget to account for traffic delays.

From 495:

  • Take exit 41 toward Carderock / Great Falls
  • Merge onto Clara Barton Pkwy
  • Continue 1 mile. Take the Naval Warfare / Carderock exit and at stop sign, turn left to cross over Clara Barton Pkwy.
  • Follow road until you reach second stop sign. Turn left for parking lot A or turn right for parking lot B. (Pavilion is in between the 2 lots.)

From Washington (Georgetown):

  • From intersection of M Street and Key Bridge, go west for 0.5 miles and bear left on Canal Road
  • Stay straight on Canal Road, which turns into Clara Barton Pkwy
  • Continue 9 miles. Take the Naval Warfare / Carderock exit and at stop sign, turn left to cross over Clara Barton Pkwy.
  • Follow road until you reach second stop sign. Turn left for parking lot A or turn right for parking lot B. (Pavilion is in between the 2 lots.)

Carpooling

If you need a ride, I suggest posting in the comment box below. Likewise, if you can offer a ride, please also post in the comment box with number of people you can accommodate.

Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):

Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer).  Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out.  Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early.  If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

  1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"
  2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "rsvp"
  3. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button
  4. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"
  5. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal

Event Check-in

We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment.  Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license.  Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way.  If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out.  If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.

Refund Policy & Ticket Resell

Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.  Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend.  I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and send us an email letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)

Rain Policy

Since the pavilion is covered, this event is rain or shine!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Change in plans, someone can take my spot..have fun

    June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Next time. Enjoy your day Kal.

      1 · June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Gail, seems a pretty good event, I missed it. Will look forward for another fun meetup.

      June 17, 2013

  • Linda

    It was a great time had by all!!! Very nice friendly bunch of people. Nice and laid back like it should be.

    June 17, 2013

  • Viral D.

    Great group, how to see some of you in the coming meetups

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Christian

    Have a good time!

    June 16, 2013

  • Connie

    This was an awesome BBQ:-)

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Laura

    I Would love to help coordinate another one of these! It would be great to have a few this summer.

    June 16, 2013

  • Laura

    That was a great BBQ! Thank you to everyone who helped make it possible

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Food was great; Enjoyed meeting folks; Glad the sun came out to play; Kudos to J.T. & the volunteers for making the event a great one.

    June 16, 2013

  • Neal P.

    Thanks for the fun day; it was good to meet everyone! This was my first meetup.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you need help, call us at[masked]

    June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad you could make it to the picnic :)

      June 16, 2013

  • patricia

    I had a great time meeting new people and sweating up a storm playing football. Thank you JT for organizing.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time!

    June 15, 2013

  • Abhi T.

    It was a great time-Tug of war was definitely the highlight of the day -:)

    June 15, 2013

  • Viral D.

    Great event, thank you for organizing......and yay for our awesome tug of war team...hope to come to other events soon:-)

    June 15, 2013

  • Jamie A.

    Great time! Loving this group and site! I will definitely be attending more events :D
    Thanks JT!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Jason T.

    Excellent job on the event JT, volunteers and especially the cooks...Was a great area and a ton of fun. Thanks for putting it all together.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice meeting those I got a chance to talk to. I look forward to getting to know more of you next time!

    June 15, 2013

  • Aida

    Thanks for organizing, JT. I really enjoyed the tug of war--go team 3!!! Let's do that again sometime. lol

    June 15, 2013

  • Barnett H.

    Thanks to the volunteers who grilled the hot dogs, beef patties, and chicken. They were decent. I think this must be the best weather of the last three years for this event. It was a good day for this. Congrats to those that won the sack race, 3-legged race, and tug of war.

    June 15, 2013

  • Robert G.

    Had a great time thanks everyone for coming out!

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nicest weather and better people.

    June 15, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    Example...

    My Location@3:39pm,6/[masked] MacArthur Blvd, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Bethesda, MD[masked]http://goo.gl/maps/04I3T

    June 15, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    Next time may I suggest including gps lat long coordinates for google maps to help those of us not familiar with the region.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why is it so hard to find this place?

    June 15, 2013

  • Christian

    And I'm lost driving on mcarthur if anyone can help

    June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you hit MacArthur, you went too far. Get back on Sara Barton and take 1st exit

      June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Still lost

      June 15, 2013

  • Joey

    Selling one of my tickets, also anybody need ride from Dunn Loring Metro, I am leaving at 12:45-1 pm. Cheers!

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Selling my Ticket for $15.00

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody want to buy my ticket?

    June 15, 2013

  • mizvee

    I also would like to attend. Please inbox me if there are any tickets available. I need two.

    June 15, 2013

  • patricia

    Oxana, what time should I be at Virginia square?

    June 14, 2013

    • Oxana

      1pm. Here is my #:[masked]

      June 14, 2013

  • Jennie

    I won't be able to make it so if anyone wants to buy my spot for $15, please let me know!

    June 14, 2013

  • Marci

    If anyone is in Reston, Chantilly, Herndon area and wants to carpool, please let me know. .. thanks

    2 · May 22, 2013

    • Robert G.

      Marcia, Joubin, Brianna and I are meeting at 13925 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Chantilly, VA[masked] United States at 12:20. If you join us it will be 7$ each for gas.

      June 14, 2013

    • Robert G.

      Contact me at[masked] if interested.

      June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In DC for the summer and wanted to meet some new people. I will be going back to CA at the end of the summer but would love to meet some new people in the mean time.

    June 14, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    I can't seem to get my payment to go through paypal, is it acceptable to pay at the site with a $20 bill? I can bring a few packs of hot dogs to make up for the trouble of dealing with cash.

    June 14, 2013

    • J.T. [20s & 30s G.

      Hi Ryan Yes, as long as there are spots left. I highly recommend you make payment online to ensure that your slot is secured, as many of our events do sell out. Try closing the browser that sometimes works and you may also try making payment with your credit card just follow payment instructions. See you there!

      June 14, 2013

  • Paul

    Anyone want/need a ride from courthouse?

    June 14, 2013

  • Oxana

    I will be driving from VA Square metro and have 2 spots open if anyone wants to come!

    June 14, 2013

    • patricia

      Hey Oxana, is there a way i can hitch a ride? I live 2 minutes from virginia square. Please contact me at[masked] if you can pick me up. Thankyou.

      June 14, 2013

    • Oxana

      Hi Patricia, yes, I can. There is another person interested, so I can meet you both right at the metro's entrance. The plan is then to pick up my friend from Oakton, which is near 495. Btw, if you have a volleyball, please bring it!

      June 14, 2013

  • Viral D.

    Driving from Falls Church - Seven Corner area with 4 seats in my car :) was waiting to confirm that i can make it before offering rides :) Looking forward to meeting everyon...let me know if you need a ride.

    June 14, 2013

  • Oxana

    Looking forward to it!

    June 14, 2013

  • Jennie

    I'll be driving from the Dunn Loring metro if anyone needs a ride but I will probably have to leave the event around 3:00 - 3:30.

    June 12, 2013

    • Michael B.

      Hi Jennie: If you can give me a ride please email me at: [masked]. Thank you, Michael

      June 12, 2013

    • Jennie

      Hey guys, sorry but I'm not sure regarding my attendance tomorrow so am going to have to retract my offer of driving people.

      June 14, 2013

  • Sara S.

    Outdoors anything!

    June 14, 2013

  • Stephanie E.

    Im just arriving the United States and i wish to be there. Can someone give me a ride from Alexandria, VA to the meeting place?

    1 · June 9, 2013

    • Robert G.

      I would be happy to give you a ride. Coming from Centreville. My number is[masked]

      June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Driving all the way from North Carolina! Woot woot!

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just curious, but I have cornhole boards I could bring if needed. Let me know.

    3 · June 13, 2013

  • Brandi H.

    Does anyone know if this is a kid friendly event?

    June 13, 2013

  • Pamela C.

    Can't wait!!

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Aida

    If a friend wants to join event, do they need to join group first or I can add them as guest and we pay under my name another fee? Thanks, JT!

    June 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Aida, your guest won't need to join this event. You can pay for them under your name. Hope that helps.

      1 · June 11, 2013

    • Aida

      Thanks, Gail! See you Saturday...

      June 12, 2013

  • Omar S. M.

    I'm driving from Crystal City, which is between the Alexandria and DC areas. Be happy to give a ride, if someone needs.

    June 10, 2013

    • Stephanie E.

      Hi omar and nice for u to give a ride. Unfortunately i wish to be there and i cant benefit ur ride cause just arriving alexandria and i dont know how to reach there. If someone is willing to give me a ride dont hesitate to. Im in alexandria va

      June 10, 2013

    • Michael B.

      Hi Omar: Could you send me an email if you can still give me a ride, Thanks Mike: [masked]

      June 11, 2013

  • Nahum S.

    Here to help with the set up.
    Email: [masked]

    June 11, 2013

    • J.T. [20s & 30s G.

      Hi Nahum, do me a favor and send me an email, I have so many events and groups, it's the only way I can properly track everything. Thank you!

      June 11, 2013

  • Marci

    I'm off that day so is you need help, please email/call me. [masked]-1007.

    I'll be coming from Chantilly/Herndon area if anyone needs to carpool.

    June 11, 2013

    • J.T. [20s & 30s G.

      Hi Marcia, do me a favor and send me an email, I have so many events and groups, it's the only way I can properly track everything. Thank you!

      June 11, 2013

  • Viral D.

    This is the one that is around Billy Goat Trail C? I looked up the address but about 6 different locations show up for the address

    June 11, 2013

    • J.T. [20s & 30s G.

      Hi Viral please see Directions Instructions posted on the event page. See you there!

      June 11, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Summer BBQ and Picnic!!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you cannot attend. Send us an email with who will take your spot.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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