Picnic in central park

Fingers crossed the weather looks good! - we are officially permitted and I have it in my hot little hands! Great Lawn was not available but Pilgrim Hill is ours - bathrooms nearby at the boathouse, looks like a good spot!

 

bring blankets, chairs, food and beverage, frisbees, balls, or any other park/picnic accouterment you would like!

 

answers to FAQ:

1. What approx length of this party? - I have a permit that allows us to be there from 11:30-4 - this allows me to get there and set up balloons so that we CAN find each other at noon and it will go for as long as people want to hang out - like any party.


2. Where EXACTLY could we me meet each other? I know "near 72nd Street East and 5th Ave" but I have no idea where is located "Pilgrim Hill"? here is the interactive map on the central park conservancy website: http://www.centralparknyc.org/maps/ if you unclick all but lanscapes and points of interest then the very first green thing on the right at 72nd and 5th is Pilgrim Hill with this description:

A little knoll that rises to the southwest of Conservatory Water, Pilgrim Hill takes its name from the bronze statue that sits atop its crest. Most, however, know it as one of the best sledding spots in New York City.

and I am putting up balloons


3. Food. Thermos (it depends on outdoor temperature)? Sandwiches? Bottles of seltzer/spring water/cola? TOTALLY UP TO YOU!!!!!! what do you want to eat? drink? too many people for the food to be communal this is BYOB, BYOF bring blankets etc.


The SAME conservancy website will show you that the boathouse is near pilgrim hill - there are bathrooms and FOOD is sold there. And there will be vendors with drinks and food scattered in the park.

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  • Yuriy

    Nice to have met all of you.

    June 16, 2013

  • Ellen

    Very nice to be in the park on a bealutiful day. I enjoyed meeting everyone. Thanks for organizing, Cat.

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Cat for taking the time to put this meetup together. Beautiful day, friendly people.....I had a lovely time.

    June 16, 2013

  • Howard S

    Cat, thanks for the work you did to set up this meetup. You couldn't have picked a better date for a day in the park. Great weather and good conversation with friendly people made for a very enjoyable meetup. I'm already looking forward to the next one at Fred's.

    June 15, 2013

  • Rochelle

    Good weather, great company.

    June 15, 2013

  • Wendy

    Nice to have met all of you.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to making new friends.

    June 15, 2013

  • Paulette

    I'd still like to go today but I'm running late so don't know if I'll be able to. Could I come at 1:30 or 2:00 p.m.?

    June 15, 2013

  • Faith F.

    I have tickets for a play, but look forward to the next event

    June 15, 2013

  • Susan T

    I have a plumbing problem.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be out of town...and not back here on time. See you all at next event. Stay well all, OK?

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool idea!

    June 14, 2013

  • Pam

    I have to work.

    June 14, 2013

  • Ron V.

    Can't make it now...look forward to July 1st meetup.

    June 14, 2013

  • Wayne W.

    I will be bringing a friend. Looking forward to it.

    Hope the weather will be nice.

    June 14, 2013

  • Barbara

    sorry not going to be able to make it see you next time

    June 14, 2013

  • Diane

    Working the night before but will wander over after some sleep. Will not make it by noon. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    June 14, 2013

  • Meg

    Sorry, I can't make it after all!

    June 14, 2013

  • Pam

    I'm a native North Carolinian who wants to meet new friends who are around my age. I'm excited to find this group!

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the map and the FAQs, Cat. Looks well-organized and sure to be well-attended! I'm really looking forward to it!

    June 9, 2013

  • Paulette

    But I'm uncertain of what kind of food I have to bring and for how many? Do I bring food just for myself - or for everyone attending? Or can I just bring a bottle of low or non-alcoholic wine? Please let me know. Thanks!

    June 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Cat

      June 9, 2013

  • Pam

    I'm a native North Carolinian who wants to meet new friends who are around my age. I'm excited to find this group!

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will be away, but will be at the July1 meet up!

    June 8, 2013

  • cassandre

    I am there!,

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How far is the trek from where we meet and where we eat/sit, stretch, conversate, daydream, sketch, tell jokes. (Pilgrim Hill?)

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Small, social Pomeranian welcome? Roxy likes to hang out and snuggle up, if ok with snugglee. Can I bring her?

    June 1, 2013

  • Lori L.

    Saturday is the only day I can spend with my boyfriend.

    May 28, 2013

  • Sana R.

    Have an Iyengar yoga class on Saturdays at 12 (to which I'm very loyal), and may already have a commitment for later in the afternoon. But please include me for future meetings.

    May 26, 2013

  • kristi

    The one friend is a possible

    May 25, 2013

  • Lynn

    Looking forward to my first meet-up!

    May 21, 2013

  • sherry

    will come after my walking/jogging group finishes :-)

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • sherry

    I'm a new organizer for a fitness group walking/jogging Sat am's 1130 :-( starting 5/25

    May 19, 2013

    • sherry

      sounds GREAT thanks ;-)

      May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's all good!

    May 19, 2013

  • marjie

    there are so many great outdoor venues, anybody up for a trip to brooklyn flee, smorgasburg or hester street market?

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Margie

    Hi! and looking forward to when I can attend a get together!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about frisbees?

    May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That is a great idea...

      May 18, 2013

  • KathyNYC

    let's hope it is not a rainy day

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just noticed that I had purchased a ticket for a tour on this day. I'm assuming the picnic will go on for several hours so I will get there later in the day:(

    May 16, 2013

  • Annette r.

    looking forward to meeting all of you cannot make the meeting tonight as its all filled up

    May 16, 2013

  • Marie P.

    looking forward to meet u all...and also have some fun....

    May 16, 2013

  • Paula

    Sorry..I will be having our Father's day celebration saturday...keep me posted for the next meetup

    May 16, 2013

  • Meg

    This sounds wonderful!! :)

    May 16, 2013

  • Karen

    Great idea!

    May 16, 2013

  • gordon r.

    Hi normally work long hours in the week but weekends am free

    May 16, 2013

  • Heidi S.

    I wish I could I see clients on Saturday

    May 16, 2013

  • Anne G.

    I will be in NC visiting my sister and Brother In Law. Sorry I cannot make it. Anne

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a wonderful idea!!!

    May 15, 2013

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