Montrose Beach Potluck and Volleyball

This is a continuation of the very successful events from the past 5 summers.

Feel free to come either for potluck or volleyball or both!

 



 

 









LOCATION:    

• Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan (PLEASE see the map above) We will meet at a grass area south of the boathouse - located on the east side N. Simmons Drive, between Wilson and Montrose.
• See the picture above or a better picture here
• Look for the "ChicagoVeg" sign
• Mike will be wearing a white "Doo Rag" with black trim

TIMING:

• 11AM - Potluck (If you will not arrive till then, that is fine, but let us know when RSVP) There is no guaranty that we will not start sampling before!
• About 1PM - Volleyball, frisbee, etc...

TRANSPORTATION:

• Driving: There is a lot of parking by Montrose Beach, however some of the closer parking may fill up quickly, which is one of the reasons to arrive before noon :)
• Public transportation: Several CTA buses stop at Montrose Beach, although it may be a bit of a walk to the picnic (<1mile). For more info: tripsweb.rtachicago.com
• Bike: Riding your bike is a good option. Remember, you can usually bring bikes on Chicagoland public transportation.

WHAT WE WILL SUPPLY:

• Volleyball, net
• Aerobies (like Frisbees, but better)
• A couple of large plastic tarps
• Drinking water, ice
• Some extra paper plates, plastic cups, plastic "silverware", paper towels

WHAT TO BRING:

• A beverage to drink/dish to share - Please follow our Potluck Rules. You are welcome to check out Recipes of the meals at our potlucks where people shared some recipes from our previous potlucks. 
• Please use Comment section on the event page to let others know what you plan to bring.
• Please check what other people will bring and specify what dish you plan to bring as you RSVP so all of us won't bring a potato salad!
• Although we will supply them, we encourage you to bring your own plates/bowls/cups/utensils (to be more eco-friendly)
• The expectation to have a great time!

CONTACT:

• Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask rides and post any questions or comments.
• For last minute issues (e.g. you can not find us) you can try to call Mike at [masked].

NOTE:

This is an outside event and subject to weather conditions. We will post any changes to our website and will send an email but if you are not clear if the event is "on", contact Mike

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  • Albert

    So were the vegan festivities (volleyball) continuing on this weekend? :)

    July 31

  • Arul

    Thanks Mike & Vadim for organization the event.The fun people and wonderful food made it a great event!

    3 · July 27

  • Michael Mackaplow

    great group of people. great food and volleyball

    3 · July 27

  • Josh London

    That was a great event. Good food, cool people, fun volleyball,,,and even a post volleyball swim with a few of you. There is a volleyball only event being organized for next weekend I hear.

    4 · July 27

    • Jess

      Cold but worth it!

      1 · July 27

    • Josh London

      yes who ever had that ideas was genius!

      1 · July 27

  • Stephen Wojtal

    Is there such a thing as "Vegan Rules" in volleyball? If not, I think we invented a few! Great fun everyone!

    5 · July 26

    • Jess

      Ha! Too funny! Yes, we did!

      1 · July 27

  • amyross87

    Lots of fun! It was really a pleasure to meet all of you and share such delicious food. I'd love to take part in more of these events. Thanks so much to the organizers for putting in all the time and effort.

    7 · July 26

  • Kurt

    Thanks everyone for bringing such a delicious variety of food, looking forward to the next one.

    5 · July 26

  • Stephen Wojtal

    Looking forward to some of those recipes.
    If you didn't know or just forgot where to post them, click on discussions at the top of this page. Then look for "Recipes of the meals at our potlucks"

    2 · July 26

  • dave

    This was a fun event. Everyone was super cool and awesome. Big thanks to vadim and mike for making this happen!

    6 · July 26

  • Jess

    Beautiful weather, yummy food, good people and some good volleys!

    6 · July 26

  • Naomi Israel

    I had an awesome time today.. Thanks for the laughs, food and fun... Until next time, tchau!

    7 · July 26

  • Kirsten

    Great people and great food. What else can you ask for?

    3 · July 26

  • Albert

    I thought this was an awesome event with a bunch of great people. I would definitely show up to another meet up.

    3 · July 26

  • Albert

    I thought this was an awesome event with a bunch of great people. I would definitely show up to another meet up.

    3 · July 26

  • Mark

    I'm running really behind schedule today. How late will this thing go?

    July 26

    • Jess

      We haven't started volley ball yet.

      July 26

    • Mark

      I dont think I'm going to make it.

      July 26

  • Naomi Israel

    I'm so lost... I don't see you guys anywhere on simmons drive... Are you on the beach or on the grass.. Please help..

    July 26

  • Mikael

    Have an outreach event at noon, but will try and make it afterwards.

    July 26

  • Angela Tripathi

    Veggie soup, hummus, and chips

    July 26

  • June

    I can not find the place. 4400 n simonds is not on the montrose Ave

    July 26

  • dave

    Fruit salad and kale chips!

    July 26

  • Stephen Wojtal

    Fudgy Cookies and Kale Salad

    1 · July 26

  • Joyce

    sorry to cancel but other priority has come up hope to attend the next pitch-in

    July 26

  • LizOmen

    Cherry crisp with vanilla icecream, and I will be arriving after 1 pm.

    July 26

  • Mark

    I'm bringing homemade peanut butter, raisins, and celery sticks.

    July 25

  • Cyndi Dodick

    Bringing Raw zuchini noodles in a curry miso sauce.

    July 25

  • Kirsten

    I'm bringing Mashed Garlic Tumeric Cauliflower.

    July 25

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