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Picnic Time! 피크닉 BBQ! Special Weekly 스터디 모임 & Culture Exchange



PICNIC 피크닉 & BBQ & BOATING TIME!

Join us for a

FREE SUMMER PICNIC

on the beautiful

Potomac River,

in

Washington DC.

(LANGUAGE STUDY OPTIONAL)

스터디 모임!

& Korean/American Cultural Exchange

This is a special event... enjoy spending time together, and (optional) rent a kayak or canoe to go on the Potomac River / C&O Canal! Bring your own food (for yourself, or to share).

The location is in a beautiful park... at Fletcher's Boat House.  There are places to set up for a picnic, with tables, grills, etc.  You can bring your own chairs & blankets.  Bring games to play... Frisbees... etc.

Timeline (approximate... not exact  ):

12 noon to 2:00 - Arrive, setup, mingle, start cooking

3:00 - Eat, continue to hang out

4:00 - Start boating time - or continue to relax at the picnic tables.

5:00 - clean up, think about post-picnic plans (or take a walk along the canal)

(optional) - join the regular Sunday language exchange (& rain alternative)

7:30 - join the 피크닉 2차 Picnic Afterparty at Mr. Smith's in DC

How to get there: You will need a ride, to drive, or walk downhill from a bus station (details posting soon). There is plenty of parking - all free! (Note - the lower parking area is beyond a tunnel under the canal, so large RV's, etc. can park in the upper lot).  The location can be difficult to find - plan in advance and it should be easy! Please help others attend & get home from this event!

What to bring: This is "pot luck".  You can bring your favorite food, to cook, or already prepared.  Healthy foods help give energy for these types of activity.  You can bring fresh fruit, veggies, Korean or other food/snacks.  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park.  We will bring utensils (forks, knives, etc.), plates, etc.  You don't have to bring food... we are relaxed and want to encourage people to attend if they can!

Grilling: There are free grills available.  If someone can go early to help save a table near a grill, that will help us out.

Our Standard Meeting Description: Studying a language requires exposure to the language.  Make time to hear and speak the Korean language, to help yourself learn.

Whatever your level, join us as we explore the Korean language and culture.  This is a good event for people to attend for their first meetup!

Can't read the headline for this event?  The Korean hangul characters "스터디 모임" we learned in an earlier meetup means "study moim" or study meeting/gathering.

도와주시겠어요? Native Korean language speakers welcome to join us as usual, to help us learn the difficult parts of Korean, and to find language exchange partners & meet new friends.

Post if you need a metro station or other pickup.

Photos from past events at the same location (such as in 2013 when we had over 50 people attend):





 

 

 

 

 

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  • Jeff H.

    Great event, thanks Paul

    August 31, 2014

  • Jason West 서.

    We have an afterparty planned at Mr. Smith's of Georgetown following the event. It's a sing-a-long piano bar not far from the park. For those interested, please RSVP at http://kwav.es/1p6as1N. Hope to see you there!

    Piano starts at 9, but last year's afterparty didn't get going till well after dark, so this should work perfectly!

    August 25, 2014

    • Jason West 서.

      Sorry I missed the picnic today, but I'll definitely be at the afterparty! Three bars, two pianos, and lot's of singing! I'll be there at 8:30, music starts at 9. Hope to see you all there!

      August 31, 2014

  • Paul

    We are in the first set of tables in the lower level parking lot, in the shade. Also this event is dog-friendly! We have a dog here... friendly dog. And playing &listening to kpop music.

    August 31, 2014

  • Paul

    Weather looks like picnic weather! I'm on my way, picking up someone on the way. I'm bringing burgers, buns, veggie dogs, ketchup, pickles, grapes, plates, paper towels. Small plastic cups, lettuce, Mandarin oranges. But we need water, chips, dip, fruit, charcoal, lighter fluid.

    August 31, 2014

    • Paul

      Also need trash bags. I have Frisbees. Bring games.

      August 31, 2014

    • Paul

      Got the first tables, same as last year.

      August 31, 2014

  • Phil

    Sorry folks I have other business to attend to during the daytime. ...

    August 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    if possible could some of the hosts post phone #s in case we have trouble finding you

    August 30, 2014

    • Paul

      My phone number is[masked]

      August 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Starting at 3pm there is a 40% chance of rain all through the night. Are there shelters there. Grills are probably not sheltered though. Table top grills may be necessary. Any chance anyone else will be there earlier like 12 or 1pm, or is there a rain date?

    August 30, 2014

    • Paul

      Rain date is today, lol. Thanks for asking/posting, though. The forecast has been the same for days... they have grills there, but people can bring table-top ones as well. I get there early to grab space, but based on the forecast and your question, we'll make it an "official" option to get there at 12.

      August 30, 2014

  • Jason West 서.

    Just so there is no confusion, alcohol is not allowed at the park. It's in the event description, but I know a few people missed that part. Drinking will take place at the afterparty!

    August 28, 2014

  • Mikyoung

    Yeah ~

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks fun! If I come, it will be with my family. We'll be coming from the Tysons Corner area and may have space for a few folks.

    1 · August 22, 2014

  • Phil

    Oh dear it appears I've been drafted! :-)

    1 · August 22, 2014

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