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When: Saturday, September 1, 2012 1:00 PM
Where: Boston Common Visitor Information Center
147 Tremont Street (steps from Park Street station)
Boston, MA 02111
Fetch a picnic blanket, grab a cooler of your favorite non-alcoholic beverages, pack your lunch, cross your fingers it doesn't rain, and head to the Park Street T Stop because it is time for...
The Fifth Anniversary of Nerd Fun Picnic @ The Boston Common
Where to Meet:
Meet up outside the Boston Common Visitor's Center between 1:00 pm and 1:15 pm. At 1:15 pm, once we get a sizable group, we can head out for a place on the Boston Common we can all spread out out blankets together.
T.J. Maher, 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, and a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag and a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag. T.J. will be handing out "MEETUP" stickers to people so others can find us.
Things to Bring:
How to RSVP:
Just to get a loose headcount, please comment if you are pretty sure you will be attending.
About T.J. Maher:
T.J. was once a very active Assistant Event Coordinator for Nerd Fun from June 2008 to December 2010, attending his 321 Nerd Fun event on 3/21/2011. For the past year he has switched from planning events for Nerd Fun to attend to planning his wedding, which was held on May 2012.
About the Boston Common:
"The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country. The park is almost 50 acres in size.
"Today, Boston Common is the anchor for the Emerald Necklace, a system of connected parks that winds through many of Boston's neighborhoods.
"The 'Common' has been used for many different purposes throughout its long history. Until 1830, cattle grazed the Common, and until 1817, public hangings took place here. British troops camped on Boston Common prior to the Revolution and left from here to face colonial resistance at Lexington and Concord in April, 1775".
The Boston Common is open to the public, and does allow large groups to picnic on the grounds.