Night Walk - Zoo Lights

  • December 20, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Join Vanessa for an awesome, crazy night walk through a winter wonderland (Lions, Tigers, and Bears included)!

The ZooLights at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. have thousands and thousands of twinkling lights, sculptures, and so much more for a great holiday experience! And, its free!  Also - don't miss the hot cocoa, winter-themed crafts, performers, ice sculpting demonstrations, choral groups, and storytellers.

DATE: Friday, December 20th

TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Please be on parked and at gate at 6:30. Will enter promptly at 6:45.)

COST/PARKING: $0/pp. However, parking does cost so make sure to bring cash if you are parking! $10.00/per car (FONZ members) $20.00/per car (non-members) But... you can always take the metro!

DINNER: We'll head out for dinner/drinks afterwards. See below for details. We’ll most likely head to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=3001+Connecticut+Ave.+NW,+Washington,+DC+20008+(Friends+of+the+National+Zoo)&daddr=2609+24th+St+NW,+Washington,+DC+20008+(Murphy%27s+of+DC)&hl=en&geocode=%3BFXXuUQIdeUVo-yHGB-enW_Bnhw&sll=38.926731,-77.053782&sspn=0.006168,0.013947&mra=cc&dirflg=w&ie=UTF8&ll=38.923894,-77.052569&spn=0.00308,0.013947&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=38.923893,-77.052574&panoid=ucG_b4Mjy0iVDSBHks16gQ&cbp=11,103.89400017760488,,0,-0.9262919203182284 after the tour. Join us! Great pictures and funny stories will ensue, I'm sure ;-) *National Zoo is metro accessible.

CARPOOL: Please note the National Zoo is Metro Accessible!  But, don’t forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!!

- Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have.

- Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.

HOW TO MEET UP:

Looking forward to seeing you tonight and getting in the spirit of the season! :) I'm currently planning on meeting outside the gate/visitor center off of Conneticut Avenue.  Redhead - green jacket with Meetup sign.  If I have enough organizers I may have someone at the opposite gate. 

I may post an update on the event later today -- so please check in later.  If you need to reach us, get lost, or are late - please call Vanesssa at[masked] or Graham at[masked]-9113. 

Organizers:  For those that offered to help take in folks in tranches -- plan to meet at 600!

p.s. There are Zoo maps at: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Visit/zoomap.cfm and they also have an ap!

-- We’ll begin sending groups through promptly at 6:30. One of the organizers will be holding a big sign around the entrance. For those using metro, get off at Woodly Park and enter the Zoo

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=The+National+ZOo&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=49.176833,114.257812&ie=UTF8&ll=38.929939,-77.055005&spn=0,359.998962&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=38.929849,-77.055177&panoid=lx5yu1Kvye5mSLZWIhA9-w&cbp=12,67.31761427463118,,0,-1.1715564133418475

An asst org. MAY be at this entrance. Continue into the park to find us if you don't see someone there. Make sure to bring a camera to take lots of funny & crazy pictures!

For more details go to: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ActivitiesAndEvents/Celebrations/zoolights/

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  • "Adventure G.

    Always a fun time. Love pretty lights and couldn't ask for better weather!

    December 21, 2013

  • Howard

    Enjoyed the gathering for Dinner since I couldn't make the Zoo lights! Vanessa is awesome!

    December 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea!!! Had a good time !

    December 21, 2013

  • Carla

    Fun meetup. Great group of people

    December 21, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    At Murphy's!

    December 20, 2013

    • Nelson M.

      Gah!!! Guess I got there too early. I got separated from my Zoo Light's group. :( I think I was there like 8:30-ish? Waited a bit, but didn't see anyone, so headed out. Thanks for organizing a fun evening. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

      December 20, 2013

  • Sue

    got held up at work and won't make it this evening either :( Job interferring with life!

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Nianti

      Same happened to me :( I know the feeling

      December 20, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    Block from the woodly park zoo metro.

    December 20, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    [masked]th st

    December 20, 2013

  • Elena

    Sorry could not make it tonight working late.

    December 20, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    Big meetup sign at Connecticut ave.

    December 20, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    So drinks / dinner at Murphy's after. Got some drinks specials - $4 beer bottle specials and $4 rail drinks!

    December 20, 2013

  • Warrie

    So sad to miss this but im sick and unable to make it :(

    December 20, 2013

  • Michelle R.

    Working late. Cant make it - so sorry!

    December 20, 2013

    • Suki

      At least swing by Murphy's! It's a wild place!

      December 20, 2013

  • Suki

    Oh, it's on!

    December 20, 2013

  • Suki

    Oh, it's on!

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thank you for the invite, but we're unable to attend tonight. We're going to have to go another night. too busy. happy holidays.

    December 20, 2013

  • Cindy

    greetings! can't make zoo lights but hoping to join the fun at murphy's. how late do you all expect to be there?

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be making it... Have to pack for heading to Baltimore tomorrow now

    December 20, 2013

  • Ross G.

    Probably going to be a little late, coming in from the suburbs. Anyone meeting up around 6:45-7:00?

    December 19, 2013

    • Kelly

      Us, too coming from Annapolis, taking metro, so probably that time range for us also

      December 20, 2013

  • Eric B

    Too early to make it after work. :(

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will organizers be holding up meetup sign by entrace so that youre easier to find in dark w/huge weekend crowds?

    December 19, 2013

  • boyman

    I am not feeling well so I might not be able to attend

    December 18, 2013

  • Cindy G

    Too bad, I already made other plans - this looks awesome, have fun!

    December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will try to be there, unless we're not feeling up to it after the busy week. No promises.

    December 18, 2013

  • Dina

    I will see you'll saturday....someone can have my slot:-)

    December 17, 2013

  • Don

    Will try to be there, unless itis raining.

    December 17, 2013

  • Fatima

    I'm totally coming ! This will be my first event!

    December 16, 2013

    • Fatima

      Even if there is a waitlist can we still attend the Zoo event?

      December 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      it's a free event. Even if there is no waitlist, I know people not even on meetup who are going.

      December 17, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    Hey folks -- looking for some volunteers to help organize so we can take more folks and of course you have to get there a bit early. I like having about 1 organizer per 25 folks. So, please text me at[masked] if you don't mind helping out! :-)

    December 4, 2013

    • Mercy M.

      Happy to help--Mercy Morganfield--also texted you.

      December 6, 2013

    • Carla

      Hi. I just joined the group. I'm on the wait list. But I'd be glad to volunteer to organize, if I could go. I'll text you!

      December 13, 2013

  • Elena

    I am coming straight from work. I hope I am not gong to get lost, I do not know that area. see you then.

    December 12, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    30 mins should be plenty

    December 12, 2013

  • Elena

    it will be my first time, i might be able to be there about 30 min yearner, how much time needed.?

    December 5, 2013

  • Elena

    I always wanted to do it, looking forward very much.

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've done this a few times-- always fun.

    November 22, 2013

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