LES...BBQ! July 4th grillin' n chillin'

  • July 4, 2013 · 3:00 PM

Let's celebrate inter-dependence! All of you fabulous women are invited over to my place on July 4th! I've got a big deck and back yard, with garden chairs, hammock, grill, and fruit trees in the historic Landmarked district Stuy Heights (about 15" from Prospect Heights- A train to Utica). I'll provide plates, cups, etc, and a hot grill. Come check out this beautiful neighborhood. And please bring a dish to share OR something for the grill, or beer or wine. I'll provide iced tea, salad, and some (gluten free :) dessert. If you're a musician, bring along your instruments! I can accomodate up to 25 womyn at my place, so please RSVP and self-cap at 25. We'll eat and hang out from 3-6pm, with time to make it to DUMBO (or elsewhere) for firework show afterwards or to the local gay bar (esp popular with lesbians)- One Last Shag. Looking forward to seeing some of you Thursday!

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  • Dian Killian

    Hi everyone-- Thanks everyone for attending, going on my eco-hosue tour, and for your appreciation! I really enjoyed the day and meeting all of you! I mentioned to some of you a women's retreat I'm involved with--a lot of lesbians go--it's a great way to learn new things and have fun- this is the link w/ more info (and we still have 3 spots open for next week if you want to be spontaneous :):
    http://workcollaboratively.com/...­

    And I also appreciate the feedback about my music! I mentioned to several of you that I'd add you to my list-- you can also "like" my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/dkANDth...­ I have a radio show coming up and two gigs in August, including one night that's a women artist showcase--you can get all the info at my FB page. :)

    And let's plan a beach day together-- what do you all think? How about Sat July 20th??

    Really appreciating this meet up group and getting in fact to meet new people !:)

    dk
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    July 5

  • Sue Epstein

    Thank you again Dian for putting together and hosting this warm gathering.

    July 5

  • Jill

    Thank you, Dian, for hosting this event at your fabulous home. All of the women were terrific, the food was delicious, and I really enjoyed myself. Hope to see you again soon.

    July 4

  • Andrea Young

    I agree with Leanh and Sonia. Thank you Dian

    July 4

  • sonia

    I second that! Short but sweet for me.

    July 4

  • Leanh Nguyen

    Great women, wonderful spread of dishes, beautiful home.

    July 4

  • Rose

    I need an address

    July 4

  • Rose

    is there a bbq ?

    July 4

  • Rose

    I just made a lot of humus but I need an address !

    July 4

  • Andrea Young

    To add some distinctly Australian flavour I will bring some lamb chops and some 'snags'. ( http://snag.urbanup.com/238819­ )

    July 4

  • Jill

    I am bringing a farro salad containing chopped kale, carrots, orange peppers, red onion, feta cheese, celery, tomatoes, and a bit of wasabi mayonnaise/balsamic vinegar dressing. It's healthy, but I just learned that farro probably should not be eaten by anyone who is gluten intolerant. I will also bring a bottle of white wine. Is anyone bringing beer?

    July 4

  • Jeannie

    Bringing blueberries, "July" chips and cold (hopefully) white wine!

    1 · July 4

  • Jenn Tokash

    Something unfortunately came up.

    July 4

  • Celeste

    I am bringing barbecue pork for sandwiches and if get to store on time will also bring cherries. If this is vegetarian only let me know. I have a ride to DKs, but need a ride if we go out after barbecue and to home as well. Thanks Celeste

    July 4

  • Rose

    I can bring humus w/ olives & pita

    July 3

  • Rose

    I can bring humus w/ olives & pita

    July 3

  • Dian Killian

    Celeste, I hope it's ok for you to do stairs-- I live on the second floor, so there are stairs in the front, and then stairs down the deck into the garden. There's a ground floor apt but it's rented out ... so unless she's home and willing for you to pass through her apartment, stairs will be involved. Just wanted you and anyone else to know for whom this might be a challenge!

    July 3

  • Leanh Nguyen

    I will bring watermelon and pineapple, and wine.

    July 3

  • Liz

    Sorry last minute change in work schedule

    July 3

  • Lynn

    Have fun ladies! If I were in town, I would join you. Happy Fourth!

    July 3

    • Jill

      Lynn, sorry you won't be in town. It seems that you know a good friend of mine from Northampton.

      July 3

    • Lynn

      :) Yes I'm happy to say that's true! And I look forward to meeting you some time in Brooklyn, Jill. Have fun on the Fourth.

      1 · July 3

  • Sue Epstein

    Leanh. Please email me re: a lift and include a cell # if you're comfortable. Sue. [masked]

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    July 3

  • Sue Epstein

    Also, I'll be driving from Windsor Terrace (between Park Slope and Kensington/Ditmas. I have room for 3.

    July 2

    • Leanh Nguyen

      Do you still have a seat in your car? I'd like to hitch a ride from Windsor Terrace/PS.

      July 3

    • Sue Epstein

      Yes Leanh. Please email me and include a cell # if you're comfortable. Sue. [masked]

      July 3

  • Jill

    For those women with gluten intolerance, can you eat farro?

    July 3

  • sonia

    Thank you for your suggestions! Yes thats more of what I am looking for. Ill ck that site and try to find queer housing list. Ttut.

    July 3

  • Sue Epstein

    I'm thinking of marinating a bunch of small turkey burgers in teriyaki w rosemary. If someone buys rolls & condiments that would be great. Small rolls (sliders?) would be great so please post to let me know so that I can prepare the patty size. I have extra ketchup that will never be used so I will bring it. Can we put turkey burgers on the grill? Mmm

    1 · July 2

    • Jenn Tokash

      Sounds awesome. I'll be bringing a package of Nathans hot dogs with bunsand a pasta dish. Pasta dish will be sauteed peppers and garlic.

      July 2

    • Jenn Tokash

      Just wanted to clarify that buns im bringing are for the hot dogs :)

      July 3

  • Celeste

    I am bringing barbecue pork for sandwiches and if get to store on time will also bring cherries. If this is vegetarian only let me know. I have a ride to DKs, but need a ride if we go out after barbecue and to home as well. Thanks Celeste

    July 3

  • Dian Killian

    Hey Celeste et al-- Please email me at bklyngrrrl64 at gmail and I'll send you address and directions! Glad you'll be joining us! RE: what we'll do after... that's up in the air... but several women have offered rides so am trusting that if we all head off somewhere en masse that you get can get a lift!

    AND Sonia, here's the queer list serv:
    [masked]

    Great for sharing, subletting and renting that's "family" friendly ;)

    Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow-- weather stills look! Be sure to bring your instruments and something to eat and drink to share...!

    July 3

  • Celeste

    Need address of the BBQ.

    July 3

  • Celeste

    Need address of the BBQ.

    July 3

  • Celeste

    I take Access a Ride. If I decide to go to Dumbo, or a bar, is anyone driving there and I could go with them and later get a Ride home? Otherwise I Will just go to the BBQ. Need to hear from you before 4 pm to call Access a Ride to come to your home.

    July 3

  • Celeste

    I take Access a Ride. If I decide to go to Dumbo, or a bar, is anyone driving there and I could go with them and later get a Ride home? Otherwise I Will just go to the BBQ. Need to hear from you before 4 pm to call Access a Ride to make it to to

    July 3

  • Celeste

    I take Access a Ride. If I decide to go to Dumbo, or a bar, is anyone driving there and I could go with them and later get a Ride home? Otherwise I Will just go to the BBQ. Need to hear from you before 4 pm to call Access a Ride to make it to to

    July 3

  • sonia

    I am looking for maybe a sublet or a small space that I cld utilize several times a wk. I intend to keep my place in NJ. Any suggestions out there? : ) I emailed you btw.

    July 2

    • Dian Killian

      I'd join the queer housing list- you might find something there. I rent out my sofa via AirBnB but I think you're looking for something more than that :)

      July 2

    • Jill

      What's the address for queer housing list? I have some Northampton friends who would use that option...they are looking to stay a month or so at a time

      July 3

  • Jeannie

    Thanks for the invite-looking forward! Ill prob be there around 4:30 or so, have a family thing in park slope at 2:30. Ill email for address.

    July 2

  • sonia

    Id like to discuss rental, etc with you when I see you Thursday. Thanks!

    July 2

    • Dian Killian

      Sure- there are two real estate agents nearby- you may want to pass by their windows to see what's posted. The lesbian couple just rented their place and I just rented mine- in this area a 1.5-2 bedroom will go for around $1,600-$1,800 a month...

      July 2

  • sonia

    Hood ok by me.. : ) NYC has come a long way and for the better.. I can bring beer, not much of a cook and maybe some snacks. See you then.

    July 2

  • Jill

    I'm likely to be around this weekend and would love to attend this barbecue. My contribution will likely be a healthy grain or bean dish.

    1 · July 2

  • Liz

    Where do you go to see the fireworks?

    July 2

    • Dian Killian

      I like DUMBO... you can lie out on the lawn in the park there and it's not as crowded as Hudson River. OR we could go out to Coney Island... will depend on where peeps want to go, and who has cars and willing to drive...

      July 2

  • Andrea Young

    I will be coming from Carroll Gardens and have room for a passenger on my motorcycle.

    July 2

  • Dian Killian

    This is the park you walk thru leaving the subway...https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/280...­

    July 2

  • Dian Killian

    Oh- just thought of you! You can see pics--including of all the cool cafes, boutiques, Victorian park, etc on my AirBnB site-- just scroll to end, after house pictures, you'll see the 'hood pics! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/280...­

    July 2

  • Dian Killian

    I hope that reassures you Sonia... I invite you to come up (in broad daylight :) and see for yourself what an amazing area this is... lots of families live here too...plus it's very gay friendly. Lesbian friends on the next block had a baby this year and their block association through a shower for them... very cool!

    1 · July 2

  • Dian Killian

    Is the neighborhood safe? Sonia just emailed me about this... While this is NYC and anything can happen anywhere (I know peeps who have been mugged in Park SLope), Stuy Heights is a Landmarked historic district ...Everyone who has come up here has been amazed how beautiful it is, and how community based, and friendly... a recent article in New York magazine described this area as the newest "hot" neighborhood.. houses in my area are now going for 1.7 million... I take the subway back regularly as late as 1am in the morning and feel very safe walking home! The image you have of this area is 20 years old... when Park Slope wasn't very safe either! :)

    July 2

  • sonia

    I sent you an email via the site, Email address bounced back as invalid. Unless I typed in the wrong keys, wch wldnt be the first time... lol

    July 2

  • Dian Killian

    Hi everyone! Glad to be receiving RSVPs --other friends have also RSVPed off the list, so I think we'll have a good size group! Please email me at bklyngrrrl64 @gmail for address and directions! Thanks and looking forward to meeting you all!

    July 1

    • Dian Killian

      Hi everyone! I have gotten your emails and will reply now, in bulk. I was out all day getting some new tracks down... if you want to hear what I'm working on, check out http://www.reverbnati...­ (Shy One and Stay Cool on the new ones!).

      July 2

    • Dian Killian

      ALSO- if anyone wants to offer a ride from PS or would like a ride please post that here- and what you're bringing to share, food wise, so we don't end up w/ just hotdogs. :) I'm making salad, dessert, and iced tea. So please bring what you want for grill and/or dish to share...and what else you want to drink! :)

      July 2

  • Sue Epstein

    Thank you. I sent you an email as well. I'll assume that if I don't get a response by tomorrow there's some glitch and I'll re-post here. Thank you Dian.

    July 2

  • Sue Epstein

    Hi. What is the location?

    July 1

    • Dian Killian

      Hey Sue-- I'm in Stuyvesant Heights, the Landmark historic district in Bed Stuy (near Saraghina-- popular pizza place and 3" walk to A train). See message below for my email- contact me there and I'll email you the address and directions. Unless someone can tell me if there's a way to send address and directions via Meet UP to those attending/RSVPed?

      July 1

    • Jenn Tokash

      Hi Dian. I sent ya an email :)

      July 1

  • Jenn Tokash

    How great. Look forward to the day. Now, what to bring? Thinking of some franks, burgers and buns to grill

    July 1

    • Jenn Tokash

      Gonna bring a package of hot dogs, and a pasta dish.

      July 1

  • Sue Epstein

    Sounds great. Think in' about what to bring...

    July 1

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