Global Meetup Day

 

 

Global Reddit Meetup Day

has been announced

for

June 23, 2012.

 

We'll be having a potluck BBQ at Quincy Park @ 12:30 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 (which we have rented). 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 third annual global meetup day. Last year we had around 350 people and it was a great success due to great people.

The organizers will be providing the necessary things upfront and collecting donations on the day of 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.

 

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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  • Will S

    TL/DR - We LOL'ed.

    1 · June 24, 2012

  • Aaditi

    Great first experience with Redditors IRL

    June 24, 2012

  • Gloria

    Everyone was awesome to get to know and time just went by too fast.

    June 24, 2012

  • Kent Le

    Had fun meeting people and getting sweaty playing Ultimate and Cornhole. We should do it again next year!

    June 24, 2012

  • Laura-May

    Fantabulous!

    June 24, 2012

  • Kevin

    Great people, amazing food, and I loved the fact you could do ANYTHING...well, almost.

    June 23, 2012

  • Mayank

    It was great fun. The organizers did an amazing job with the food. It was good to meet fellow redditors in the real world.

    June 23, 2012

  • Tuesday

    Special thanks to the organizers for getting there early and staying late to get this event together. Also, thanks to everyone who made food! Hope to see you all at more events!

    3 · June 23, 2012

  • Emma Poon

    It was fun meeting everyone! Sorry I couldn't make the after party!

    June 23, 2012

  • Kelley

    All-- the group has now full migrated to the after party at O'Sullivans. See you there!

    1 · June 23, 2012

  • Adam Willis

    is it still happening? I'm not off work yet.

    June 23, 2012

  • Lynn Le

    Hi Ross!

    June 23, 2012

  • Lynn Le

    Wonderful experience. Weather was a bit hot though.

    June 23, 2012

  • Anne

    Just got on the metro. I might be able to make it there by the photo.

    June 23, 2012

  • Laura-May

    Charcoal chimney still needed yeah?

    June 23, 2012

  • Mel

    I've been waiting 5 hours for Verizon to show up. I hope I can make it over but I doubt it right now. :(

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Metro is taking its sweet time. But I'm on the way.

    June 23, 2012

  • Kent Le

    Be there at 1pm

    June 23, 2012

  • Zak Grim

    on my way, see you all in a few.

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't know you'd show up, Trejo! Now it's a party.

    June 23, 2012

  • David Trejo

    See you all there... Bringing food!

    June 23, 2012

  • Emma Poon

    I'm in a green Jeep Wrangler with a giant smiley face tire cover enjoying AC until I can help :)

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love a hand unloading a few cases of water. i have a blue mazdaspeed3 and i'll be there in about 15 mins!

    June 23, 2012

  • Emma Poon

    I'm here early to help set up. I'm parked near the basketball court.

    June 23, 2012

  • S.J.

    If someone has an instant read thermometer, bring it. Adam- you'll see us when we make announcements.

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    S.J. or any other organizer -- will there be any way to identify you guys so that I can throw money at the screen and something will happen?

    1 · June 23, 2012

  • Gloria

    i'll be bringing a couple tubes of sun screen in case people forget or want to reapply throughout the day and some clorox wipes so you can clean your hands before eating

    June 23, 2012

  • David D

    Is there a place to fill up the waterballoons onsite ? I've started making them, but I'm not sure if they would survive the car ride and heat as I have a few things to do before coming.

    June 23, 2012

  • S.J.

    Lauleh - Yes please!

    June 23, 2012

  • Lauleh

    I like to donate cash- Should I bring it to the park?

    June 23, 2012

  • Michael X Heiligenstein

    Anything I should bring (last minute, I know, but I just got into town and found out about the meetup)? And is there anywhere nearby to buy supplies at? Looking to help out

    June 22, 2012

  • Kent Le

    and also bottled water - I picked up a case of it for tomorrow as well.

    June 22, 2012

  • Kent Le

    Okay: ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, paper plates, plastic forks, plastic spoons, and trash bags acquired; spreadsheet updated. See y'all tomorrow.

    June 22, 2012

  • Lynn Le

    So, we're bringing home-made food? Just making sure, since I know some people have allergies.

    June 22, 2012

  • Amy

    Potentially dumb question for SJ or Ken - what's the paypal account for donating to the cause? It would be of more use to you guys now than later.

    June 22, 2012

  • Blake S

    Hey how late do you all think this will go to? Last minute work trip to NC today, and I don't think I'll get back to DC until 6 or so :-/. Hoping I don't miss it all.

    June 22, 2012

  • S.J.

    Derp. The email sent out mistakenly cites the date of the meetup as 6/22, which is wrong. As is stated in the event, the actual date is Saturday 6/23.

    June 22, 2012

  • Laura-May

    I have a charcoal chimney!

    1 · June 22, 2012

  • S.J.

    And charcoal chimney, if anyone has. Also - cash cash cash (or paypal)

    June 22, 2012

  • S.J.

    We also need more grilling utensils (scraper, tongs, spatulas) desperately since we'll be grilling on at least 3 grills.

    June 22, 2012

  • S.J.

    Needs: Ice - you can never have too much Ice.

    June 22, 2012

  • Laura-May

    Hey Nicholas, I'm still waiting to officially find out but I should be alright in the end, thank you though!

    June 22, 2012

  • Mike J

    Ah, sorry, I should have been more clear. I'm making a slightly modified version of this recipe: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/...­ and was wondering if people had ideas on condiments/accessory food I could bring that would go well with this. Right now I'm just going to bring bread for bbq tofu sandwiches.

    June 22, 2012

  • Laura-May

    @David Oh sadly I missed the fête de la musique this year but it was pissing down anyway; I'd love to play something but all I have with me is an electric guitar...

    June 22, 2012

  • Laura-May

    ^Ouh yes as brochettes! Otherwise you could try marinating it beforehand in maybe white wine and tarragon/coriander for example! I generally have tofu with tomatoes or a beets salad as well so that would probably be really nice :)

    June 22, 2012

  • Kelley

    In regards to tofu preparation/serving: Kebabs with a mix of other grillable vegetables; with hummus and pita; over rice... The possibilities are endless. I imagine the kebabs would be amazing.

    June 22, 2012

  • Mike J

    Do people have suggestions on stuff I could bring that would go well with bbq tofu? Last time I made it, I just rolled with a bunch of sandwiches on ciabatta bread, but that got kinda boring after a while.

    June 22, 2012

  • David D

    I can bring some waterballoons later in the afternoon (waterballoon toss or fight ?), we should have enough people to help clean up...

    @ Laura-May Waverly Hills is almost walking distance from the park, I'm sure a lot of people can pick you up on the way.
    So you're a musician, will you be playing something at the BBQ ? or pour la Fete de la Musique ce soir ?

    1 · June 22, 2012

  • Kent Le

    I can bring condom...ents =)

    June 21, 2012

  • Catbar

    Guys dont forget ketchup and mustard! :O

    June 21, 2012

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