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New Meetup: Multi-Group PICNIC & Live MUSIC JAM @ The Great Hill

From: UNCLE A.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 11:22 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for New York City English as a Second Language (ESL)!

What: Multi-Group PICNIC & Live MUSIC JAM in CENTRAL PARK @ The Great Hill

When: Sunday, September 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Central Park's Great Hill
West 106th Street and Central Park West
New York, NY 10025

Dear Friends,

Our Resident Guitar Genius Rich Casella organizes an annual Group Picnic and Jam in Central Park. This is going to be the third annual event. (I have been going to them since its inception and it is truly an amazing event.) "It is fun beyond imagination."

Please join us on a beautiful Sunday for great music and great times. If you play an instrument, bring it! Or if you just want to come for a fun-filled and relaxing picnic and have a great time, that's perfect too. Get ready to relax with great music in Central Park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon!

This is a large, multi-group event. Various Meetup groups are participating.

Here is Rich's event description:

The Group Picnic and Jam in Central Park!

You wanted it and now you got it!!

-Year one was 70 people
-Year two was 250 people
-Welcome to year three (hundred)

The annual massive, glorious, amazing fun filled, musical picnic designed to bring people together on a warm Summer day!

Let's get together in Central Park and have a picnic with a Live Music Jam Session. I cannot describe how much fun I personally had at this event in past years and Im so happy that the weather is warming up enough to do this again.

At this event everyone will bring a little food (please bring at least $5 worth), and get ready to participate in a group jam! This will be completely informal so LEAD A SONG!

Those of you with Instruments, please bring them along and join the fun. All others, come out and mingle with your fellow meetup members, share a meal, exchange business cards, email address, or just come out and have some fun!

Time: 2pm to 5pm

What to Bring: Please bring Food or Drink to share and let us know what you will bring on your RSVP. If you don't want to sit on the grass bring a blanket, mat or foldable chair.

Things We'll Need:

-Soft Drinks & Water
-Cooler w/Ice
-Lunch Meats w/equal bread or buns
-Snacks (chips, pretzels, crackers, candy, etc)
-Homemade dish or store bought
-Fruit / raw veggies
-Paper cups/plates/fork & napkins
-Foldable table to put food & beverage on (Lisa Will bring this)
-Anything you would like to share for the picnic

For the musicians: the setlist we will be loosely sticking to can be printed out here:

Location: Central Park's Great Hill. Intersection of W 106th Street and Central Park West. Walk up the stairs into the Park, and you will end at the Great Hill, a large green area. You should find the group we will have a Meetup sign of some sort. If you come from the East, you will get to a circular walking road just walk around and find us near the South West corner we will be found on top of the Great Hill. There are public bathrooms near the NW corner of the hill.

Directions to the PICNIC site:

Enter Central Park @ 106 Street/Central Park West for easy access to The Great Hill.

B,C to 103 Street/Central Park West
#1 to 103 Street/Broadway

M10 on Central Park West
M7, M11 going North on Amsterdam Avenue or South on Columbus Avenue
M104 on Broadway.
M96 to 96 Street/Central Park West

Our Picnic will be cancelled if it rains.

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