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Open Bar Boat Cruise & Cocktail Party!!

*** It's a great day for boat ride! See you tonight! ***

UPDATE #8: If you were unable to secure a spot for the boat online, you have the option of "flying standby." There are usually 13 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to get on board. Make sure to come early with exact cash.

UPDATE #7: We'll meet at the end of the dock next to the Chart House restaurant. Look for the red kayak / ACK flag (12" x 12" in size)! We will check people in at 8:30pm and the boat will leave PROMPTLY at 9pm and return by 12am. Please account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. Also, a couple of notes...

• Remember to TIP YOUR BARTENDERS! We have recruited 2 phenomenal bartenders to help us, who could be working elsewhere tonight, so please make sure you show your appreciation!

• Rain or shine, this event is still on!

UPDATE #6: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $65. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #5: There are a few early bird spots left and the price will increase from $55 to $65 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. Aug. 17th (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 Sun. Aug. 3rd. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot (see the "Payment Instructions" section of the event posting). If you've already made payment, the Paypal email you received is confirmation that we've received your payment (no need to email me asking for ticket confirmation). I hope to see you there!

UPDATE #4: Unlike previous years, this will be our ONLY Open Bar Boat Cruise & Cocktail Party this year. I hope you can join us!

UPDATE #3: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event needs to be rescheduled to Sat. Aug. 23rd, same time, same place. If you are unable to make the new date, please email me NO LATER THAN end of day Tues. July 1st for a full refund. No refunds will be given after that date. An email with this UPDATE has been sent to the yes RSVPs. See you there!

UPDATE #2: We've been able to extend the early bird price! The first 110 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Thurs. June 26th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $65.

UPDATE #1: There are 15 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $55 to $65 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. June 22nd (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 Sun. June 15th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot (see the "Payment Instructions" section of the event posting). If you've already made payment, the Paypal email you received is confirmation that we've received your payment (no need to email me asking for ticket confirmation). I hope to see you there!

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Ladies put on your best dress, gentleman break out the nice threads!

I've reserved a double decker boat for us, and made special arrangements with a captain and crew to take us down the Potomac for a 3 hour cruise / cocktail party! Not only that, we get:

• OPEN BAR... to include wine, mixed drinks, and beer

• Appetizer food... such as shrimp cocktail, meats and cheese, sandwich wraps, etc.

• Our own DJ spinning lively beats to get us dancing

• A great view of Washington DC's skyline as we cruise down the Potomac

YES... being on the water, open bar, food, warm weather, nice clothes, music, new and old faces, dancing... can it get any better? We did this last year, and it was a blast. And just like before, cocktail attire will be required... so come and look good! We'll meet at the end of the dock next to the Chart House restaurant. Look for the red kayak / ACK flag (12" x 12" in size)! We will check people in at 8:30pm and the boat will leave PROMPTLY at 9pm and return by 12am.

Premium open bar includes:

• Beefeater Gin

• Bacardi Light Rum

• Skyy Vodka

• Seagram's 7 Whiskey

• Cuervo Gold Tequila

• Amstel Light

• Yuengling Lager

• House red & white wines

• (Beverage vendor reserves the right to make substitutions if need be)

We are privileged to have DJ Nyce as our DJ! DJ Nyce spins it all... mash-ups, dance, top 40, hip hop, house, you name it... and has performed at some of the most popular venues worldwide, including New York (Mansion), Las Vegas (Eye Candy), Chicago (Funky Buddha), Toronto (Guvernment), Brazil (Discotheque Help), and of course DC (Josephine, Lima, MIA)!

We've got an early bird special for this event of $55! The first 100 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sun. Aug. 17th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that it will go up to $65. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the "Payment Instructions" section of the event posting.

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.

So come join us, tell your friends, and let's have a great night cruising down the Potomac, and seeing you all dressed to impress! =)

J.T.

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Metro and Parking

The closest Metro stop is King Street Metro (Blue line). There is a free trolley that will pick you up from the Metro and take you to the marina at the end of King St. We'll meet at the end of the dock next to the Chart House restaurant. Look for the red kayak / ACK flag (12" x 12" in size)! We suggest using wmata.com for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage.

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 displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.

1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"

2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"

3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person

4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button

5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"

6. 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 canceled 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 have the seller send the organizer an email through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)

Special Needs

If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let us know in advance (a week or more before the event) and we will do our best to accommodate. If you let us know the day of the event, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate. Thank you for understanding and we appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!

Open Bar

To keep drink lines moving as efficiently as possible and to be fair to everyone, we have a 1 drink per person at-a-time policy for open bar. You may order multiple drinks at once, but each person it goes to must be present in line.

Be Responsible

You must be of legal drinking age to attend this event. We are committed to responsible drinking and behavior, so for your own safety and others, please know your limits! Don’t drink and drive, and please be courteous towards others. We want everyone to have a good time, but in compliance with state liquor law, those over intoxicated, belligerent, or unruly will be removed from the boat and our group. As a last resort, either we or the captain will have to terminate the event, and return the boat to shore should public safety be threatened.

Rain Policy

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

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I work for the company you guys chartered!

    1 · September 2, 2014

  • Simon C.

    Thank for an awesome time, everyone..'til next time, Ciao 4 now! :D

    5 · August 24, 2014

    • Shannon

      Cool hanging out with you!

      1 · August 24, 2014

    • Simon C.

      Cool hanging out with you too, Shannon..appreciate the reachout! :)

      2 · August 25, 2014

  • Natalia

    IT was fun.

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Joseph

    Sounds like I missed a fun night! I will catch up with you all next time.

    August 25, 2014

  • Maria

    Fun times & beautiful people on the booz cruise. It was great seeing familiar faces & meeting new people. Thanks for organizing this event, JT! And thanks for finding & returning my panda phone, PJ! :)

    4 · August 24, 2014

    • PJ R.

      You're welcome Maria. Hope to see you soon

      1 · August 24, 2014

    • Shannon

      Good seeing you again Maria! Sorry I didn't see you more; that was the first time I drank like that in years; can't wait to see you in Annapolis sometime :)

      2 · August 25, 2014

  • Anja

    Great job as always, J.T! Had a blast people watching because , you know, alcohol... :)

    2 · August 25, 2014

  • Kenny "Rayne" C.

    I agree great meetup! Enjoyed meeting everyone. Great group and people.

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Miglan

    Great meetup.


    Enjoyed the view of the city and the relaxed atmosphere and talking to some great people.

    3 · August 24, 2014

  • Nick W.

    Definitely one of my favorite meetups so far. It was fun meeting a bunch of new people.

    1 · August 24, 2014

  • Brian S.

    Had a great time. Nice to meet a lot of new people.

    2 · August 24, 2014

  • Ruxandra

    I have an early bird ticket if anyone interested

    August 23, 2014

    • Shannon

      How much is that?

      August 23, 2014

  • Greg C.

    We will be at Virtue Feed&Grain if anyone wants to partake

    August 23, 2014

  • PJ R.

    Tonight before the curse, let's meet up at O'Connell's Bar and Restaurant at 7 pm for a "pre-meetup" and we will take off from there about 8:15 to the docks just to meet the people and chat for a bit. When you go into the restaurant, go straight pass the downstairs bar and go up the stairs and turn to your left and I'll will be at the upstairs bar wearing a bow tie and a orange button-down shirt. O'Connell's Address
    112 King St
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    Plus my number is[masked], please text me for questions and/or concerns on tonight. The restaurant is pretty loud so I can't hear when you call me. I will be wearing gray dress pants with a organs button down with a bow tie.

    August 23, 2014

    • Michael S.

      Looking forward to this as well. im actually on my way now. Prob get there a bit early

      August 23, 2014

    • PJ R.

      Scratch that ill be outside upstairs. Once you enter, take the stairs on your left at the entry all the way to the upstairs bar and go to the deck outside

      August 23, 2014

  • Ruxandra

    I have a ticket for sale too. Can't make it. Anyone interested?

    August 23, 2014

  • Joseph

    I have a ticket for sale; I'm currently in Berlin, but someone can take my spot & just pay me later.

    August 23, 2014

    • Deanna

      Hi Joseph - I'm interested. I'll send you a message

      August 23, 2014

  • Anna-Maria

    Anyone interested in 2 tickets?

    August 23, 2014

    • Deanna

      Hi Desiree -- how much are you selling them for?

      August 23, 2014

  • Simon C.

    My other commitments and tie-ups just fell through fortunately and I'm eager to catch this boat today. Does anybody have any ticket, for the ideal price they'd like to sell?

    August 23, 2014

    • Gregory F Williams I.

      Direct message me and the price is $30, PayPal.

      August 23, 2014

    • Simon C.

      WHOA!! That's an offer too good to refuse! Needless to say, I've just messaged you..

      August 23, 2014

  • Gustavo N.

    Anyone with tickets to sell?

    August 21, 2014

  • DJ 2.

    It is storming; will this effect this meet-up?

    August 23, 2014

  • Cindy

    Thank you, Erik. You are a true gentlemen and it's an honor :0)

    2 · August 23, 2014

  • Amber B.

    I'm looking for 3 tickets

    August 20, 2014

    • Erin P.

      I can sell you two emails [masked] if interested

      August 23, 2014

  • Ralph M.

    I still have a ticket available if someone needs it - PM me your email address.

    August 23, 2014

  • Erin P.

    Two tickets available for tonight due to last minute mandatory work commitments. Price 40. Please let me know ASAP if interested.

    August 23, 2014

    • Erin P.

      Sure. The transaction is not showing up, do you have a confirmation number?

      August 23, 2014

    • Erin P.

      Hey, unfortunately I've spoken to them and there's no record for it.

      August 23, 2014

  • Takara A.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it :(. Let me know if you need a ticket.

    August 23, 2014

  • PJ R.

    Y'all don't forget the pre meetup before the curse tonight at O Connells at 7. I'll give y'all more details later on.

    August 23, 2014

  • Ralph M.

    anyone still looking for a ticket, PM me with your email address

    August 22, 2014

    • Fatima

      Hi I'm looking for 2 tickets. How much ?

      August 22, 2014

    • Fatima

      My email is [masked] please let me know the tickets are still available . Thanks

      August 22, 2014

  • Gustavo N.

    Laura please let JT know i gonna take your spot .. Thanks

    August 22, 2014

  • Nicole S.

    Hey y'all selling one ticket for $55. Email me if interested, [masked]

    August 22, 2014

  • Miglan

    Hey J.T.

    Seems we may have some rain in the forecast. Any concerns? I'm assuming everything is still a go unless there's inclement weather.

    1 · August 22, 2014

    • Stephanie

      It says in the event description that the boat is covered, so we should be fine, rain or shine.

      4 · August 22, 2014

  • Tommy

    Anyone interested in selling 2 tickets? - Hoping to make this a great first date!

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Does anyone have a ticket they want to sell?

    August 21, 2014

    • Ken D.

      Works for me. My email is [masked]

      August 21, 2014

    • Stephanie

      Sent! My email is [masked]. could you also let JT know that I'm taking your place? Thanks!

      1 · August 21, 2014

  • Michael F.

    Still have a ticket to sell for 35$

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • Cindy

    Does anyone have an early ticket they want to sell?

    August 20, 2014

    • Ken D.

      I do. Email me- [masked]

      August 20, 2014

    • Cindy

      I did

      August 20, 2014

  • Kevin

    Does anyone still have a ticket that they're trying to sell? If so, I'm interested!

    August 20, 2014

    • Chelsea

      I am still trying to sell mine! I'm asking $45, let me know if you want it

      August 20, 2014

    • Kevin

      Yes I do! I can send you the money via paypal. Shoot me an Email at [masked]

      August 20, 2014

  • Chelsea

    Hi! So I can no longer attend :( I am selling my ticket for $45 if anyone is interested in buying it. Just let me know!

    August 18, 2014

  • April

    Anyone else have an ticket that they can no longer use?

    August 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am selling my ticket for $55. If you want it let me know.

      1 · August 18, 2014

  • PJ R.

    Is there a way for us to stop at a bar nearby before the curse just to get to know one another??

    4 · August 17, 2014

    • Maria

      Good idea for meeting people before the only booz cruise this year...not sure if I'll make the pre-game but I'm definitely looking forward to meeting everyone! :)

      August 18, 2014

    • PJ R.

      try to make it Maria, it not, it's ok.

      August 18, 2014

  • PJ R.

    Before, a member in this group host a get-together before the curses at Daniel O'Connell's Bar and Restaurant in town. I guess we can do the same too this Saturday. It will be fun! Since because it is the only curse in the year, let's try to make this count. For now, let's meet at O'Connell's Bar and Restaurant at 7 pm and we will take off from there about 8:15. When you go into the restaurant, just look for people who are dressed up (inside mostly the bar area upstairs or outside) I'll get ya'll more details later. Hope to see ya'll there. :)

    O'Connell's Address
    112 King St
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    Plus my number is[masked], please text me for details, questions and/or concerns on Saturday. The restaurant is pretty loud so I can't hear when you call me. I will be wearing gray dress pants with a organs button down with a bow tie.

    Hope to see you all there.

    3 · August 18, 2014

    • DJ 2.

      I am going to meet you at 7; should we plan to have dinner or just an appetizer?

      August 18, 2014

    • PJ R.

      hey my best guest is that if you want dinner/appetizer, be there at 7 sharp. I'm going to be there about 6:45 the earliest

      August 18, 2014

  • Courtney S.

    *$65, not $55! :)

    August 18, 2014

  • Courtney S.

    YES! I won't be attending and will be selling the ticket for $55. Reply for purchase, and have fun :)

    August 18, 2014

  • Michael F.

    I've got a ticket for purchase. Asking price is $45

    August 12, 2014

    • Michael F.

      Definitely still available. Send payment to [masked] via paypal, and send me an e-mail with your info. I'll transfer as soon as I get both.

      August 13, 2014

    • Michael F.

      Yes

      August 18, 2014

  • Shannon

    Any recommendations on decent hotels in that area so I can drink and not worry about a DD?

    2 · July 21, 2014

    • PJ R.

      travel lodge is a few blocks from the event. That's what I'm doing.

      1 · August 16, 2014

    • Alex G.

      You can also check airbnb

      1 · August 17, 2014

  • Joseph

    Anyone looking for a ticket? I will be in Germany that weekend, so I will not be able to make it & need to get rid of my ticket.

    July 31, 2014

    • Kevin

      Hey. I have an extra friend interested in going. How much you selling your ticket for?

      August 13, 2014

  • Ken D.

    I don't think I'll be able to make it. Anyone interested in purchasing my ticket?

    July 30, 2014

    • Michael F.

      I may be in the same boat too ken. A real pity as I was looking forward to this.

      July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I must say a lot of these groups charge just to make money from lonely people but you do good work. I always feel I get a lot for the fee.

    5 · June 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Seriously Keith.
      Because we will obviously post out deepest psychological needs on Meetup.

      She was joking I was being a smart ass.

      July 22, 2014

    • Keith H.

      Yikes. Sorry bout that. Took it literally. Sarcasm doesn't play well on text. If I end up going, first drinks on me! Especially if it's an open bar...

      July 28, 2014

  • Erin P.

    Hey JT,

    It's Erin, Kezi's friend. I goofed and made an error while booking the event. What's your email so I can email you directly about it to solve it.

    Thanks!
    Erin

    July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im still debating if I should go.

    July 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      My hypothesis says I will be to weary driving to Arlington and back to Chester.

      July 21, 2014

    • Todd

      Also a valid theory. :-)

      July 21, 2014

  • Andrew N.

    Damn, now I can't go.

    June 27, 2014

  • Nathalie

    oh :( I was looking forward to this

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • Jasmine S.

    Sad this event is getting rescheduled was looking forward to it all week :( but I guess its a good thing because the red line is going to be crazy this weekend.

    June 27, 2014

    • James M

      I'm bummed too. What's going on with the red line this weekend?

      1 · June 27, 2014

    • Jasmine S.

      This weekend the Dupont Circle, Farragut North and Metro Center are all closed, you have to take a bus to get to station stops before and after them. They are updating the communications system -_-

      June 27, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Open Bar Boat Cruise & Cocktail Party!!

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 canceled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you can't 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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