Picnic with the Russians!

This is our most exciting event of the year! The idea is to gather at a local park with picnic area and have a potluck meal (where everyone brings one or two dishes to share). We will also have music, games (card games, balls, etc.).  Bring your friends - the more the merrier!!

If you have chairs, blankets, please bring all those. 

They have tables but there is no grill there.  Please bring prepared foods or if one of you has a grill to share with the group, please let me know, so we'll grill burgers, hotdogs, etc.

Since this event if very weather dependent, we will aim for Saturday, May 31st but will consider Sunday, June 1st, in case of rain.

Please bring $5 to help with annual Meetup dues.

DIRECTIONS:

Easiest is to put "Lemon Hill Drive" into your GPS and go to the end of the drive.

More details:

BFPkway to Art Museum; don't go around circle! take Kelly Drive. You'll pass the Museum, Art Museum Drive, 25th St.

Turn right on to Sedgely Drive. (it's a light; Waterworks Dr. will be to the left).

Left on to Lemon Hill Drive, which winds up & around. Pass Lemon Hill Mansion.

Go left (up) when you get to the iron fence, into the parking lot.

If you miss the turn @ Sedgely, Lemon Hill is (i think) the very next right, behind boathouse row. Turn right & go up the hill; you'll see the mansion and/or parking up at the top. follow directions above.

SEPTA buses Nos. 7, 32, 38, 43, and 48 currently serve the Museum area. if you're facing the front of the museum, go around to the left & follow the directions above.

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  • George

    Great, it was intresting to meet people from other culture

    1 · May 31, 2014

    • Larisa

      It was very nice meeting you. Every time you come, you will be speaking better and better :)

      May 31, 2014

    • George

      Thsnks, I will keep practicing.

      June 2, 2014

  • Larisa

    fantastic time :)

    May 31, 2014

  • Victor

    Да было весело !!!!

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Mikhail Z.

    It was great to meet everybody!

    2 · May 31, 2014

  • Larisa

    Great, see you soon. The easiest is to put in lemon hill drive into your gps and the drive is like a circle all around the picnic area. The parking lot is closed for a biking event but you can park anywhere along the drive. We r in picnic area #7 in a hub of picnic tables

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Mikhail Z.

    If anyone else is coming from jersey we can car pool. My phone is 6092309804. We will bring fruits.

    May 28, 2014

  • Eugene P.

    Hi, everyone. I am new here, will be coming from NJ. Larisa, can you please send me your phone number in a case if I have problems finding the group? I am not familiar with the area. BTW, how is the parking situation in there?
    Thanks.

    May 27, 2014

    • Larisa

      and yes, there is free parking there

      May 27, 2014

    • Eugene P.

      I RSVP'd for the Princeton group but will go ahead and will do it here as well. Also, would it be ok to extend this invitation to our friends in NY? There is a group called 4th avenue Russian meetup. I've been with them for a couple of years, and they are a good bunch of people.

      1 · May 27, 2014

  • Victor

    I agree with Larisa about bringing one to two FOOD dishes. I will bring two medium dishes from local russian store. See you there.

    May 27, 2014

  • George

    Great respond. Thanks Larisa. I will bringu tensils and such (cups, plates, forks, knives, napkins

    May 27, 2014

  • George

    Whose is going to bring what? Gents and madams, we need someone to orrganized this so the meeting goes without hipcups

    2 · May 27, 2014

  • Victor

    Larisa kuddos for finding a location... Будет весело!!!

    May 17, 2014

    • Larisa

      Thanks, I'm looking forward to it as well!

      May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    http://www.philasciencefestival.org/event/210-science-carnival-on-the-parkway there will be a science festival on the Parkway May 3rd - do you wanna stop by there instead? On a separate note, does anyone wanna go to DC on May 11th? There will be a huge picnic over there: http://russiandc.com/events.php?id=4360

    2 · April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was very good; where were you? :)

      May 6, 2014

    • Larisa

      I was at a conference that day

      May 6, 2014

  • Elena H.

    Привет! Мне нравится идея пикника! Жду с нетерпением новых знакомств.

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • Irina

    Great! We will be there on May 31!

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Mikhail Z.

    I am in jersey and might be able to do that after May 12

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • JC

    Is there anyone in NJ who wants to practice russian with me maybe an hour a week. Maybe meet for coffee. Can be at my house between Mays Landing and hammonton. I am a basic student having studied about a year. I am of retirement age but hardly retired. Still anxious to learn.
    кто хочет заниматься со мной который живёт в ню жлерзи? можно час в невелю. я базовый студент.
    я изучаю год. я старый но ещё хочу узнать!
    skype: Jaycee49
    fone:[masked]
    email: [masked]

    April 27, 2014

  • Larisa

    I would like everyone to please take note that the picnic date has changed.

    April 27, 2014

  • Irina

    Larisa, either May 17 or 31 is fine with me! :0)

    April 24, 2014

  • Irina

    Larisa, I am afraid I cannot come between May 3 and May 10. (May 11 is fine.) I will be out of town during that time. :0( Is it possible to move the event for maybe April 26-27? Or May 11? Sorry and thanks!

    April 14, 2014

    • Larisa

      Sorry I couldn't reply to you sooner. May 11 is Mother's day. We can do it on May 17 or 31st. Would that work?

      April 23, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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