Urban Athletics: Cycle to Weequahic Park House Music Family & Community Festival

  • June 22, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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*** No need to RSVP "NO" if not attending ***

This is the year of house music for me. I've lost my way over time, getting bitten by the salsa bug, but now it's time to return to my musical roots. I've missed attending this event the first two years it was held but that stops now. Join me as I take a ride to the third annual Weequahic Park House Music Family and Community Festival in Newark, New Jersey.

Eight hours of live music with sets from top house DJs and singers are on tap. And dig this -- not much in life comes without a price but this festival is FREE of charge. Being able to groove like this without parting with a single coin is a rarity in these times. And when you get tired of dancing you can visit one of the many on site vendors for a bite of soul food and other refreshments.

This is an event not to be missed so even if you don't cycle, make your way to the park somehow and find the group to hang out a bit and have a good time!

The Plan ...

1) Take the PATH train to Newark

2) Ride to the festival

3) Listen to some good house DJs and singers perform, shake your booty as inclined

4) Refuel with some of the good food and drink available at the festival

5) Repeat steps 3 and 4 as often as necessary

Check out part of Little Louie Vega's DJ set from last year's festival. If you can keep your head from bobbing and toes from tapping listening to this then you must be in a full body cast.

The Important Stuff ...

  • Distance to cycle will be about 8 miles round trip. This is going to be a short ride and not a tour, our bikes are mainly transport to the festival.
  • We'll be riding in bike lanes whenever possible but you should be comfortable riding in traffic. Helmets are a smart choice.
  • Make sure your bike is in good working order before the meetup and bring a lock to leave our cycles. Bring a spare inner tube, patch repair kit, and air pump.
  • Check your email before you head out for last minute meetup updates as well as my mobile phone number which will be sent to those who RSVP.
  • Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not seriously plan to attend as space is limited. No flakes allowed! If you RSVP and I notice that you have a number of no shows or have a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.
  • Rain cancels the meetup.

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  • Robin

    Kevin, I have to go to a bday party for my friend's kid. I might try to go to this early and leave early. Will text you if I do to find y'all. Louie Vega is awesome! I loved hearing him at Sound Factory back in the day. It's gonna be sad if I don't get to go.

    June 20, 2013

    • Kevin

      Try and make it my brother, or wait another 365 for the next party.

      June 22, 2013

  • Courtney

    Hey Kevin,
    I live in Newark so I will be there around 1:30 because I have to work. I look forward to meeting you all!

    June 21, 2013

    • Kevin

      Courtney, see my other post for my mobile number.

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work until 2pm in the city but will make my way there after....would love your cell number so I can meet up with the group.
    Thanks

    June 21, 2013

    • Kevin

      Jem, certainly. See my other post for my mobile number. I am going to try and check it somewhat regularly at the event. But I will also like post a comment as to where we are sitting once we get there and get settle

      June 22, 2013

    • Kevin

      Settled that is.

      June 22, 2013

  • Kevin

    Folks, my mobile number is[masked]-9034. Text or call me if you have any problems. Please be on time as I can't wait for latecomers. The weather is supposed to be fan tomorrow, so don't forget your sunblock. I also suggest bringing a blanket or small folding chair with you as there isn't seating at the venue. See you tomorrow!

    June 22, 2013

  • Vigan A.

    Not able to come

    June 21, 2013

  • Kevin

    My friends, if your plans have changed and you can't make this event, please change your RSVP to not attending. I have the memory of an elephant and if you "no show" or cancel last minute, you will earn a not so coveted place on the black list. That means you will forever be prohibited from attending my future events. Yeah, you don't want that.

    June 20, 2013

  • Nuri B.

    Hey Kevin, I live in Newark, so I'll be here already but I'd still love to 'Meetup' with you all. Keep me posted on your route and locale the day of so I can stop by and say Hello!

    June 18, 2013

    • Kevin

      Nuri, I will post my mobile number before the event. When you get to the park, contact me and I will tell you where we are at.

      June 20, 2013

  • Tami

    Hi I am Tami and new to this group. this looks perfect for me! I have a quick question. what time would we come back to manhattan? I'm going to rent a bike.

    June 10, 2013

    • Tami

      Thank you Kevin! i might go with 24 hours rental! looking forward :)

      June 13, 2013

    • Kevin

      Excellent, hit that RSVP button! But if your bike rental doesn't ultimately work out I am encouraging people to meet us at the park for this amazing event, although getting there is something you'll have to figure out on your own then.

      June 13, 2013

  • Robin

    I might be away but want to save a spot for now in case I'm around. I'll update accordingly.

    May 21, 2013

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