DC Bronies Presents: Seneca Creek Park Picnic!

Hey Everypony! It's time for our official May Monthly Meetup... mmm..
And it's getting warm out, which means it's time to eat food.
OUTSIDE!
We'll be at the appropriately named Buck Pavilion.

Bring some food, can you grill? Awesome!
Can't cook? Beverages are good too!

To keep this friendly to all our hooved friends I have not purchased an alcohol permit (park closes at sundown, so you can save that for Luna's watch anyhow)

And unfortunately, there is a $3 per person facility entrance fee for Maryland residents on weekends and holidays from April to October. Out of state residents, $5 per person.

Hope to see y'all there!

 

This location is very close to Shady Grove Metro (Red Line).  We'd like some volunteers to act as shuttles between the Park and Metro.  Also, if you're driving yourself and have room for others, please try and set up rideshares.  Spreadsheet below.

RIDESHARES AND SHUTTLES

 

Standard food/supplies spreadsheet is below.  We need your help to keep our costs as low as possible and to ensure we have enough food/supplies for the event.  Everyone attending should sign up for something, no matter how small.  If it's not there, add it.  If it's not claimed, claim it.

FOOD AND SUPPLIES


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Decorations must be tied with string only. NO nails, staples or tape.
Signs may be placed on stakes in ground. Do NOT attach or place in front of park signs.
No amplified music.
No water balloons or pools.
Bring charcoal for grill.
Game fields are first-come, first serve.
PARK HOURS:
Park hours are from 8:00 am to Sunset. Groups using shelters and picnic areas must leave by Sunset.
PETS:
Pets allowed at Shelters and Picnic Areas. Must be on leash and cleaned up after. Pets not allowed in buildings.
Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:
http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pets.asp

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  • Tim "DJ H.

    This was a lot of fun! We didn't have an itinerary so it was just show up and hang out. No places to go or things to see, just have a good time! Awesome spending an afternoon with you all, (and an evening with some!)

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Meets like these just show time and time again why I make the journey over from New York to see you guys. It's going to be almost a year since I first joined you guys for the May/June meetup and what a year that's been. And what a meet this was. Didn't do much in the way of eating. Not with tag, frisbees, jungle gyms and all the other fun, fun, fun stuff going on. Thanks for so many wonderful memories everyone & here's to many more! :)

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • John f.

    awesome time as always you guys are great

    May 26, 2013

  • Megan W.

    Had a great time! And only got slightly sunburned :P

    May 25, 2013

  • Eric Rose (.

    This meetup was a ton of fun, it was great to see basically everyone. I will definitely try to make it to more meetups in the future.

    May 25, 2013

  • AppleJack

    Too much fun!

    May 25, 2013

  • George F.

    Currently waiting at the Shady Grove Metro

    May 25, 2013

  • Britt

    I am arriving now at Shady Grove.

    May 25, 2013

  • The n.

    I should be there at 1230

    May 25, 2013

  • Britt

    Okay. I don't know if everypony is already there, but I'm just leaving Twinbrook on the bus to Shady Grove. Sorry I can't get there sooner!

    May 25, 2013

    • Engineer B.

      shuttle should be there to meet you

      May 25, 2013

  • Drew B.

    Late start but I'm on my way bacon in tow ald all

    May 25, 2013

  • Britt

    I am still waiting for the train @ Tenleytown. I have food and am wearing a bright coral jacket.

    May 25, 2013

  • Engineer B.

    Call if you get lost - if you feel like you hit Canada, you're going the right way. It's all the way in the back.

    May 25, 2013

    • Engineer B.

      Phone would help...if you don't have Star's number, you can reach me at[masked]

      May 25, 2013

  • JFronz

    Hey guys which site r we at in the psrk

    May 25, 2013

    • James O.

      We are going to be at the Buck Pavillion

      May 25, 2013

  • Engineer B.

    Can someone please pick up garbage bags on the way? Thanks!

    May 25, 2013

  • The n.

    Anybody bringing a frisbee

    May 25, 2013

  • Engineer B.

    Metro Report: Red Line construction has trains and stations totally shut down beyond Twinbrook (which includes Shady Grove). Bus service replaces trains at Twinbrook.

    May 25, 2013

  • The n.

    Ninja here I got 5 packs of hotdog buns and 4 packs of Hams

    May 25, 2013

  • George F.

    So I only bought like 4 big bags of chips should I bring more?

    May 24, 2013

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      I think it's good to determine how many to bring based on the "Servings per package" number on the back... Enough for 50 should be good.

      May 24, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Last call for a lift. Anyone needs one, text me @[masked] by 3am. Coming in from the north along I95 but I can accommodate my route for anyone that needs a lift.

    May 24, 2013

  • Britt

    I now have 2 bags of pita chips, original and kalamata olive hummus, and a jug of apple cider. I hope that's enough!

    May 24, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Alrighty I have about 70 cans of soda. No hogging you sugarheads, two each.

    May 24, 2013

  • George F.

    Roland Carranza please message me on FB since u added yourself to the rideshare please

    May 24, 2013

  • AppleJack

    I will be bringing Soft Pretzels! But I didn't have time to make 40+ so.. :/

    May 24, 2013

  • Branden (.

    It's looking like I'm totally going to be there! I will have to to leave early to go pick up BFV, though. We might head back over for the Luna activities.

    May 24, 2013

    • Rodrigo O.

      How late were you gonna head over? I may be in Hagerstown to grab Ganey; I may be able to add BFV.

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, I've got this hotdog thing (at least partially) covered. On that note: I see 41 attending - about how many do you think we'll need?

    May 23, 2013

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      Since many people might want more than 1, I'd say[masked]

      May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good - if it gets too expensive I might ask people to chip in if they didn't bring anything.

      May 24, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Had to cut out one of the things I was gonna bring as it involves a bit of prep work and I'm kind of worn out after driving several hours to get to a meet in upstate NY. I'll see what I spot at Costco that I can bring.

    May 24, 2013

  • The n.

    Ha max let me get the hot and ham Buns I can get them for free thx to my job so you can save money

    May 24, 2013

  • George F.

    Time to meet new people from the others I jave yet to met

    May 24, 2013

  • Pepper

    I HAVE RETURNED! ...But only for this meetup, because I'm going to NY for a few weeks right after.

    May 20, 2013

  • Britt

    Sorry I can't offer anyone a ride this weekend. Metro is my most reliable way of getting anywhere near Seneca Creek Park right now. However, I will bring food. Looking forward to another meetup!

    May 23, 2013

  • AppleJack

    If I can has ride

    May 23, 2013

  • JFronz

    I will be able two fit two in my car if anyone is interested

    May 23, 2013

  • John Locke (Rolling W.

    Can somepony give me a ride from White Oak? I think if I went to Shady Grove myself, I'd be 2-3 hours late.

    May 21, 2013

  • Swerve

    When will it be over cuz i don't get off work till 2

    May 22, 2013

    • George F.

      Sundown like at 6 I think

      May 22, 2013

    • Swerve

      My boss is letting me off at 12 so I'll be there by one whooo

      May 22, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Just realized I've got the green light for this meet! Yay!

    EDIT: Also, I'll be driving this time so I can offer a ride to anyone that needs it plus will offering shuttling once at the park. As always, preferably as close to I-95 as possible but I'd be willing to go out of the way.

    May 19, 2013

    • Speed F.

      I right off 95 and could use a ride so I'll take you up on that offer.

      May 21, 2013

    • Rodrigo O.

      Got your message & saw you on the rideshare. We're good to go.

      May 22, 2013

  • Drew B.

    Guess who is bringing the bacon? This guy here!

    May 21, 2013

    • JFronz

      Yay swin love it

      May 21, 2013

  • Britt

    I will need a ride from Shady Grove metro, but have finally determined I can come! I can bring pita chips and hummus if anypony's interested in that.

    1 · May 20, 2013

    • George F.

      Check the rideshare in the description! :D

      May 21, 2013

  • TheLightLeavesThee (.

    Mwahahaha! My plans for this weekend have been cancelled! See y'all there!

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Thanks to John Fronzaglia's bass bazooka (it's like a bass cannon, but smaller and shoulder fired) and the wonderful Traktor software for ipad, I will be able to do some quick and dirty DJing at this meetup! I doubt that a boombox is considered amplified music, so I think we are safe!

    2 · May 20, 2013

  • Prism

    Sorry, doesn't looks I'm gonna be able ta make this here.
    Truth be told, I'll be in Bruceton Mills, WV fer me family's annual reunion of sorts....
    'Cept thsi time it's gonna be more of a social gathering of extended family as well!
    Anything after that though I ought ta get to....

    May 19, 2013

    • Robert P.

      I also wont be able to attend to similar reasons

      May 19, 2013

  • George F.

    So I'm kinda bad at adding myself as a rideshare but I'm willing to rideshare from Annapolis to Gaithersburg

    May 19, 2013

  • George F.

    I need to go to meets ups so ill add myself as a yes!! :D

    May 19, 2013

  • John Locke (Rolling W.

    I just found that the Ride-On route 61 stops right outside the park.

    Here's a PDF of the 61's schedule: http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/DOT/transit/pdffiles/route_061.pdf

    May 17, 2013

  • Swftkat (.

    Buck Pavillion on Clopper Road. GOOD NIGHT EVERYPONY!

    2 · April 23, 2013

    • JFronz

      We got to get to the clopper oh I mean chopper

      May 15, 2013

    • Allenix

      Princess Molestia reporting in

      1 · May 17, 2013

  • Allenix

    signed up for shuttle ride :3

    May 17, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    No powered music... BAH! Bunch of overpaid county spoilsports... screwing us DJs over.

    May 15, 2013

  • Swerve

    five minutes from my house will be there

    May 10, 2013

  • Nicole (.

    it's my birthday so I'm doing birthday stuff :)

    May 1, 2013

  • Sapphire S.

    I'll now be giving a tour of DC on this day, so I can't go - apologies!

    May 9, 2013

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