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Global Meetup Day '13

 

 

Global Reddit Meetup Day

has been announced

for

June 15, 2013.

 

We'll be having a potluck picnic at Quincy Park @ 1:00 PM!

 

Please sign up HERE if you can bring food, supplies, or anything else to the event.

 

 

This event will be a huge BBQ/Field Day at Quincy Park. It is metro accessible.

There are *NO* alcoholic or illegal substances allowed at this event. Offenders will be beerboarded.

For those 21+, we'll be heading to a bar after the Meetup; Details below.


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The event is potluck/donation based. You do not have to do either but it would be greatly appreciated to offset the high cost of this event. This is the fourth annual global meetup day. Last year we had around 350 people(as well being featured on NPR) and it was a great success due to great people.

The organizers will be bringing basic supplies upfront and collecting donations on the day of the event.

Also this year, we're doing a canned food drive with Food For All DC, which is a non-profit organization that provides food to low income home-bound residents in real need. We ask that you bring a can of non-perishable food which we will deliver to them after the event

 

Please bring food for at least 3 or 4 people.  There are a lot of people attending, and we want everyone to be able to eat.  If you can't bring food due to other commitments, please consider contributing $$$ so the organizers can purchase supplies as needed.


We do not have the park reserved, so we will have to share some of the facilities with other patrons.


Please be courteous to the other guests at the park.

In addition, please bring pre-cooked foods, we want to reduce grill time, and increase MINGLING time!


Don't be this guy:

 

If you have any folding chairs, or tables, please bring them! If you wish to help setup, we'll be at Quincy around 11:00 AM.

 

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Group photo

We're taking a massive group photo at 4 pm. If you take other pictures/video, please upload them here later!

 

Last year's photo:


 

 

 

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Drinking/Bar Crawl: There is NO drinking at Quincy Park. However, we will be going to O' Sullivan's Irish Pub after the meetup for all sorts of tasty alcoholic concoctions. It's located just a located a few blocks away from Quincy park around Clarendon. We've secured some pretty good drink specials for redditors including discounts on Irish Car Bombs.

 

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Directions:

Quincy Park (1201 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA) is a short walk from the Virginia Square/GMU Metro, and also has a parking lot and street parking nearby.

 

Again, sign up HERE!!! to bring food!

 

Feel free to comment below or contact us if you have any questions or suggestions, and don't forget to RSVP :)

 

 

 

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Events:

Field Day

Tennis

Board Games

HULA GIRL??

Juggling

Kites

Ultimate Frisbee

Touch Football

Soccer

Instruments/Music

 

 

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  • Marcus M.

    Wheres the group picture?!!!

    June 18, 2013

    • Bladen

      It'll be posted tonight. Kevin is almost done working whatever photographic wizardry he's doing.

      June 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They're up! Have a look at both versions:

      http://www.meetup.com...­

      http://www.meetup.com...­

      Thanks for the awesome times, everyone!

      1 · June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    where are the pictures? people need to post those now.

    3 · June 17, 2013

    • Pat W.

      Can't wait to see how it turned out!

      June 18, 2013

  • Flannery

    I fucked up thought it was at 2. Anyone still gonna be out there!!?!

    June 15, 2013

    • Kurt

      We are still out here! Group photo is planned for four.

      June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Any update on that group photo?

      June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hopefully I didn't irritate too many people, I can be a little goofy irl. All in good fun, I hope.
    --Nic "Banana" Cage

    8 · June 15, 2013

    • Dave

      Good to see you Brandon! :)

      June 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good to see you too! Next time I'm getting a legit martini glass

      June 16, 2013

  • Christina

    I'd be coming to this event alone so I'm super nervous and a tad socially awkward. Anyone else going alone?

    1 · June 14, 2013

    • Bladen

      We are still here. About 130 attending.

      June 15, 2013

    • Erik

      Thanks for thinking of me!! :D

      June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun times as usual! Add me on reddit/meetup/facebook /u/prdycool aka Phoebe aka Hula Girl :)

    6 · June 15, 2013

    • Catbar

      Please come back next year!

      1 · June 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks guys! I hope I'll be able to make it next year and I also plan to bring the hoops to Field Day on the 30th!

      2 · June 16, 2013

  • Monique

    I had a lot if fun and wish I could have stayed longer, but The Man of Steel called. Hope to attend another meetup soon.

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Monique

      Damn you, autocorrect!

      June 16, 2013

  • Monique

    Coming here from r/nova.

    June 10, 2013

    • Glen

      good to see you, Monique :-)

      2 · June 15, 2013

    • Monique

      Good to see you as well, Glen. :)

      June 16, 2013

  • Kacy

    After a timid start ended up having a lovely time! Thanks to everyone and especially Glen!

    June 15, 2013

  • Christina

    It was really great to meet you guys! Wish I got to talk to more people. I had an awesome time and hope to come to more future meetups!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Bladen

    Thank you all for coming out! Awesome people and awesome food. I look forward to seeing everybody again at future meetups!

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • Glen

    Rawking, as usual! To quote Peter Frampton, "Let's do-it again!"

    3 · June 15, 2013

  • Catbar

    Big thanks to the organizers for setting up such an awesome Meetup! (Can we post our secret codes+usernames here?).

    2 · June 15, 2013

    • Madi

      You know my username. My number is 65.

      1 · June 15, 2013

  • Darryl

    That was great! Thanks go out to all the organizers and everyone who brought stuff!! :-)

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to meet everyone. I had a great time!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Mary Di M.

    Ahh my afternoon plans ran long! Can I still meet at the bar?

    June 15, 2013

  • Bladen

    Anybody else bringing hamburgers? We have a ton of buns but about 25 burgers.

    June 15, 2013

    • Kurt

      16 burgers otw

      June 15, 2013

    • Bladen

      Awesome

      June 15, 2013

  • Brent

    Brent is here, the party has begun

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Bladen

    Bring your food! Bring yourself! Party has started.

    June 15, 2013

    • Elyse B.

      Approximate location of party in park? Ill be there in 2

      June 15, 2013

    • Bladen

      We are next to the playground. We are not the large group of Asian lawyers.

      June 15, 2013

  • ken

    Need boom box!

    June 15, 2013

  • Bladen

    If anybody can bring folding tables of any shape or size, we could really use them. Thanks!

    June 15, 2013

    • Bladen

      Maybe a blanket or two to sit on as well.

      June 15, 2013

  • ken

    We're sharing the park with three other groups, so remember to be courteous and look for Ken!

    June 15, 2013

    • ken

      We'll need a few more tables.

      June 15, 2013

  • Bladen

    My number is (301)[masked] if anybody needs to find the group, needs to find somebody to hang out with, or needs to know what to pick up at the store.

    June 15, 2013

  • Alexander B.

    I don't have much to work with, but I can make a SAMs club run for anything still needed

    June 15, 2013

    • ken

      Charcoal, water, or plasticware please!

      1 · June 15, 2013

  • ken

    Need coal!

    June 15, 2013

  • ken

    Sup folks, additional burgers, hot dogs, or things that cook fast would be appreciated! And doubly thanks to those of you bringing grills!

    June 14, 2013

    • Steven G

      I got a cooler and I was able to bring 2 tables

      1 · June 15, 2013

    • Bladen

      I'll see if I can bum a cooler from my roommate and get some ice from the store.

      June 15, 2013

  • Ricky

    In for the footballs....

    June 14, 2013

  • Dennis

    :(

    June 13, 2013

    • Bladen

      Well, if the shoe doesn't fit. . .

      June 13, 2013

    • Dennis

      That probably means there's a cast in the way.

      June 14, 2013

  • Karen

    I will bring roast chicken and plantain chips

    June 14, 2013

  • Bladen

    As a reminder, please update the linked Google Document with what item you are bringing (food, drink, or money). Right now, the list is looking a little sparse! We could still use hamburgers, condiments, hotdogs, and other main course type meals.

    June 3, 2013

    • Catbar

      If you can bring a grill, please do so.

      June 13, 2013

    • Ed

      I have a dinky grill I pack in my car. My smoker is too large to fit.

      1 · June 13, 2013

  • Madi

    We HAVE to do this QR code nonsense to get a trophy?

    Whores.

    June 6, 2013

    • Catbar

      Can't wait to get that shiny meetup trophy awww yea. B)

      1 · June 13, 2013

  • Steven G

    Yeah I'm bringing 20 bucks worth of hotdogs (Go Costco!) and a table. Also if anyone wants to carpool i live in fredrick.

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • ken

    Sup folks. If you have an extra BBQ grill, it'd be much appreciated if you could bring it. Also we need folding tables to put stuff down!

    In other news, there may be a killer thunderstorm, so we'll update as it goes along.

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hula Hoops will be there!!

    2 · June 9, 2013

    • Madi

      THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I HAVE EVER HEARD I MISSED YOU SO MUCH

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • Steve

    Food For All FTW. In addition to what I'm baking, I'll be bringing some canned goods (and hope others do as well.)

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Troy

    Hmm

    June 5, 2013

  • Carl G.

    <--- Trophy-whore

    2 · June 4, 2013

  • Bryan C.

    Is anyone traveling from Brookland? I'll make chili if I can get a ride.

    June 4, 2013

  • Skyler M.

    Tentative on whether or not I go camping

    May 28, 2013

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