Songkran Elmhurst, Queens, NY April 2013

Sawasdee khrup all. For those who would like to join in the Thai New Year Songkran this year ...meet us at Namtan Thai grocery in Elmhurst. The R subway will take you there. We will meet there betweeen 1130 am -1150am and WALK to the temple a few blocks away. The temple will be crowded so I suggest to meet at Namtan grocery FIRST.

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  • Bruce

    AHH Im so sad I missed it! for sure will keep the date for the Thai fair open! sounds like you guys had a good time!

    April 15, 2013

    • vic/ออ

      Bruce, may need help with carpooling! ชว่ยก๊ดีน่ะ

      April 15, 2013

  • KJ

    Hey everyone- great meeting you all and I hope to see you all at the Thai Fair in June! -Kyle

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Gina

    Hey guys, just want to say nice meeting u all + please keep in touch ok. And of course thank Vic and looking forward to Thai Fair in June. More food etc... hehehe....

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • vic/ออ

      SAVE THE DATE... THAI FAIR 2013 is SUNDAY JUNE 30th 10-6pm Performances start at 1pm. It's both indoors and outdoors. Plenty of Vendors, shops, gifts, clothes etc..

      April 14, 2013

  • TT

    It was nice. I did not get to meet any of the group because I had to be at the temple earlier to donate food to share with other people before monks started their Sunday brunch. Many people came to eat free food. It was a long line. I stayed there a little while then I went home. I uploaded some photos I took and also to show how I managed to carry two HEAVY food containers that made of soft foil. The weight of the food tend to crush the containers when holding from the bottom of the containers. Due to tight schedule that I was getting late, I had to think quickly of how to carry two heavy and bulky soft foil containers with two hands and traveled by subway from Brooklyn to Queens. It was very homemade idea. I made it to the temple without spilling.

    April 14, 2013

    • Gina

      Aw, too bad I didn't get to meet you and I was waiting on the food line!! and I am also from Brooklyn... ^^

      April 14, 2013

  • Bruce

    wont make it... really sick...

    April 14, 2013

    • vic/ออ

      ขอให้หายเร็วๆ

      April 14, 2013

  • TT

    Finally, I and my kid will go early 10'ish to "Taam Boon", will bring a cold dish to join with other people. I must get up early !!

    April 13, 2013

  • Ira

    Vic, what time does the temple open up to the public? In previous years the food there has been amazing.

    April 13, 2013

  • TT

    My previous post was asking for the name of the temple. I just got home and searched on Google and found the name. I may have to look for the group at the temple. I have to meet my daughter in Manhattan.

    April 12, 2013

    • vic/ออ

      Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram[masked]th Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373

      April 13, 2013

    • TT

      ขอบคุณค่ะ หาข้อมูลพบแล้วเมื่อคืนนี­้จากกูเกิ้ล จะไปเช้าหน่อยเพื่อเก็บบร­รยากาศ(ถ้าไม่ตื่นสาย) จะมองหากลุ่มของคุณที่วัด­ค่ะ I'll look for your group at the temple.

      April 13, 2013

  • Katina G.

    Hey guys, happy Songkran! I'm thinking of coming and I'm wondering if someone can give more details as to what goes on at the temple. Is it just like Songkran in Thailand? :)

    April 12, 2013

    • vic/ออ

      Songkran in New York...basically..giving­ merit to monks, a large get together of some of the Thai community, eating from donated food to temple - that's if you get there before it runs out by ( around noon). You may see a Miiss Songrkan pagent. May some water play but not likely b/c its usually too cool here in NY for that. The event is outside on the temple grounds.

      April 13, 2013

    • vic/ออ

      See past photos in the Photos section!

      April 13, 2013

  • Ira

    Definitely will be joining you, looking forward to this. Have you ever eaten at spicy shallot, that's a pretty good place too.

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • vic/ออ

    Also- we can go to AYADA Thai Rest. after say around 2-3pm for a second lunch just in case. It's only a few blocks away.

    April 12, 2013

  • vic/ออ

    Meet at Namtan Thai grocery first between 1130am - 1150am - AWAY from the crowd.

    April 7, 2013

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