Sunday Guitar Picnic in Central Park... awww yeah!!!

Hey y'all! This summer, I'm on tour... however, the picnics are just too popular, so we will keep the tradition going!

Group organized picnics

These picnics will be organized by members of the group. What does that mean? Beginning July 14, until the weather is cold (probably October), there will always be guitarists from our group meeting at the Great Hill, every Sunday starting at 2pm in good weather. This means that if you're looking to meet other guitarists to jam with, learn new tips + songs, or just hang out with friends and play frisbee, there will always be members of our group meeting there to play.

Updates

Because I am not there to host...

-read the weather beforehand and use your own best judgement (the meetup will remain on the site even in bad weather)

-be especially kind and welcoming to new members (our group is famous for that!)

-please keep the comments on the meetup page positive and constructive. If there's something that you see could improve the group, contact the organizers directly and volunteer to pitch in!

Our traditions continue:

-the picnics are always FREE

-feed each other (bring enough food/drinks to share for yourself and a few friends) When you RSVP, please include what you plan to bring. Coolers are always welcome.

-the picnics are open to all levels, ages, and even people who don't play guitar, friends, lovers, dogs, and babies (we do regret that poorly-behaved children will walk the plank...)

-printed pages of songs with the lyrics and chords are always popular (if someone wants to volunteer to make an NYCGG songbook like we have in the past, email us!)

Have a great time!!!

 

Directions:

By subway: B,C to 103rd and Central Park West or the 1 to 103rd and Broadway
By bus: M10 on Central Park West; M7 or M11 going north on Amsterdam Avenue or south on Columbus Avenue; M104 on Broadway. From the East Side, the M96 to 96th and Central Park West.

Go to 106th st and Central Park West and walk up the hill, either by taking the stairs, or simply walking up the grassy slope. At the top you'll see a bunch of people with guitars picnicing! That's us!





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  • Scott P.

    Is there a meet up today? I'm coming back into town so would be late, but the weather seems to be turning

    August 18, 2013

  • Allen E.

    Beautiful day, good crew of musicians.

    August 13, 2013

  • Yvonne

    Who gave only half a star?! This meetup was like ice cream sundae! ;)

    August 13, 2013

  • Ajay G.

    hey that was fun, hope to see you at the next event

    August 12, 2013

  • Raysa C.

    Anybody doing the open mic this coming tuesday?

    August 12, 2013

  • Raysa C.

    Was the first time and was really fun ^^

    August 12, 2013

  • Dorothea

    Got there pretty late..everyone was gone. : ( sorry I missed it.

    August 12, 2013

  • Winter

    Super fun! It was really nice to meet everyone and great vibes all around!

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Yvonne

    Fantastic as usual! There's always good energy in that circle. Cool songs, too! :)

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Jason l.

    My first Meetup. Enjoyed myself. Always a pleasure to get together with my fellow musicians who speak the same language. Definitely a therapeutic experience.

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Jason l.

    My first Meetup. Enjoyed myself. Always a pleasure to get together with my fellow musicians who speak the same language. Definitely a therapeutic experience.

    August 11, 2013

  • Larry B.

    It was a lot of fun. Very relaxed and friendly.

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Scott P.

    Got Blackbird stuck in my head!!

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Jeffrey H. B.

    So far so good. : )

    August 11, 2013

  • DeJuan C.

    Oh I have hand shakers for some type of percussions....

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Raysa C.

      I also brough some of the kind

      August 11, 2013

  • DeJuan C.

    And how long will you be there to today?

    August 11, 2013

  • DeJuan C.

    Running late. Quick question? The best way to get to 106th the great lawn?

    August 11, 2013

  • Raysa C.

    Question, until what time u guys usually stay there? Im runing a little late thats why

    August 11, 2013

  • Winter

    Bringing boyfriend's guitar we both don't know how to play more than a few chords but we are big lovers of americana and folk rock and all the good stuff we will get there between 2-3 and will bring some sort of actual grub-possibly sandwiches

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Anne

    Sorry for the last-minute cancellation--I have some things I have to do around the house.

    August 11, 2013

  • Yvonne

    I will be bringin' the Jovi! Livin' on a Prayer! Easy chords, yay! This will be a fun one, too, cause we can all scream "Whoooaaaa- Oh!!" together. Love that part! :D

    I use this chord & lyrics sheet since I'm still learning all the chords right now and can't read those tabs yet.

    http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com...­

    But here also is the tab!

    http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com...­

    Somebody please try to learn the solo.... :)

    2 · July 26, 2013

    • Yvonne

      Workin' my fingers to the bone, but not sure it's ready yet. Smooth chord changes are still a bit of feat at this stage. I will still try...

      1 · August 10, 2013

    • Yvonne

      "a feat"

      1 · August 10, 2013

  • DeJuan C.

    Lookin forward to seein everyone. Question? Can I bring a friend? She is a vocalists learning guitar.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Jason l.

    I keep keep trying to make it, and keep failing. I've been playing on and off (mostly on) for most of my life. Partial to classic rock. Always love meeting new people to play with.

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    in new york Sept 23 - 26

    August 9, 2013

  • Raysa C.

    Im so excited to go to the meeting :)) cant wait!

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • eddie t.

    I won't be able to make it sunday. would anyone be interested in meeting up saturday? any time is fine with me. I have sheet music I can bring.

    August 7, 2013

  • Anne

    I've been working on this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    I've seen several versions of the chords for this song; this one is not the easiest but can be adjusted....

    August 3, 2013

  • Karen D.

    Sounds like a great time. Looking forward to it.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    Who's ready for Five Finger Death Punch? I'm working on a new one so if you guys get a chance make sure you bring the Songbook for the picnic.

    July 23, 2013

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