East Bay Atheists Annual Picnic in Tilden Park

This month East Bay Atheists features our annual picnic at Tilden Park in Berkeley.

There will be plenty of good food, beer and soft drinks. And of course there will be lively conversations. Join us to relax and welcome the change in the seasons. This event always draws a great crowd. Please bring a dish to share with everyone else. We will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, beer and soft drinks, along with plates, cups and utensils.

We ask a donation of $8.00 to help offset the considerable costs of food and site rental.


By car drive up Marin Avenue to Spruce. Take a left on Spruce and proceed to the top of the hill, where you will encounter an intersection with multiple streets, including Grizzly Peak Blvd. Take a soft left onto Canon Drive and proceed to the stop sign at Central Park Drive. Take a right and Big Leaf is on your immediate left. Parking is in front of the area.

By bus take AC Transit #67 from Downtown Berkeley Bart. It runs every hour on weekends. The bus will enter the park and Big Leaf Picnic Area will be the first or second stop. AC Transit Map

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Ski Grabowski, Treasurer:[masked]


Our October meeting will be in the library on Sunday, October 27.

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  • Rachael

    Man, I don't know what happened... When I checked my meetup calendar to see what I was doing this weekend, it showed /nothing/ on Sunday. >.< So sorry to have missed this!

    September 17, 2013

  • Milt

    All very pleasant. Good weather, good company, and conversation. More than enough to eat.

    September 16, 2013

  • David D.

    Nice. The weather was kind, the people very pleasant, the conversations delightful, and the food quite tasty. Mostly, it is the human connection that makes these events so much fun. It was nice to see people I am familiar with as well as new persons. It will be nice to see everyone at future gatherings.

    I would acknowledge "good to see you" to more people but I cannot connect names with the photos.

    September 15, 2013

    • Regina S.

      You can turn off these "good to see you" notifications. Meetup sends sends them out automatically on behalf of all those who attended, unless you change that in your settings.

      September 15, 2013

    • David D.

      Thanks for that info.

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are (small) dogs allowed? Or is the park animal free?

    September 14, 2013

    • Larry H.

      All dogs are allowed. Please keep them under voice control.

      September 14, 2013

  • L.

    A friend and I are very interested, but we're coming from Piedmont Ave - would anyone be able to provide a ride to and from, possibly?

    September 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's actually possible (in case the former member checks this).

      September 14, 2013

  • antonio b.

    love to attend but i got on to a car accident see u next time thank you, im in sf, little drive problem.

    September 14, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Someone pointed out that the map for this location was wrong. I just edited the map with the correct location.

    September 9, 2013

  • Barbara

    It's a nice bike ride to the picnic area. Could I bring utensils, napkins, and any other semi-indestructible items in lieu of food, which isn't too bike-friendly?

    September 6, 2013

    • Larry H.

      We will already provide those. How about some wine?

      September 6, 2013

    • Barbara

      Can do!

      September 6, 2013

  • eric s.

    We've just moved here from New York and are looking to meet other atheists. elaine and eric stone

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • David w.

    Sounds like an awesome intro to the Bay Area.

    September 2, 2013

  • Corey L.

    Too bad, we'll be out of town and have to miss it.

    September 2, 2013

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