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Second Sunday Guitar Picnic in Central Park!!!

Welcome to guitar picnic season!!! For four years now, we've been holding picnics throughout the summer where you can meet other guitarists and enjoy some tasty treats in the beautiful surroundings of Central Park. We're excited for the 2014 season! Beginning in April through October, there will always be guitarists from our group meeting at the Great Hill, every second Sunday of the month starting at noon in good weather. This means that if you're looking to meet other guitarists, 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:

-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!

-it's always a good idea to RSVP on our meetup site.  Then if you meet some people you really resonate with at the picnic, it's easy to stay in touch!

Our traditions continue:

-the picnics are always FREE are open to all levels & ages 

-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!

See you soon!!!

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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  • Alan G

    Nice day in the park! - Emily, thanks so much for setting this up, but would have liked to see you too!

    2 · May 11, 2014

  • Ramirez

    Same here (if I go)

    May 11, 2014

  • Jen

    Me and my friend will be about an hour late, too.

    May 11, 2014

  • Chris

    I'll be there about an hour late

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Anne

    Central Park.

    May 11, 2014

  • Jack R.

    I have a question, r we meet up at w106 and Amsterdam as shown at the map, or directly in Central Park?

    May 10, 2014

  • Fernando F.

    Bass guitarist with a mini bass amp. Been coming to the picnics for the last few years and I try to be very conscious of my noise level when playing with others. Assuming it's not raining, I'll be a hosting a music picnic of my own this coming Saturday.

    1 · April 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will you be bringing your amp to the Sunday guitar picnic?

      May 4, 2014

    • Fernando F.

      Yes

      May 9, 2014

  • Anne

    Would anyone like to help me transport my battery-powered amp? Like, someone either driving or coming by subway via the N/R....

    May 4, 2014

    • Anne

      I can give you some $ for gas if you want, Lucas.

      May 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nah, it's all good. Just let me use your amp a few minutes to show the group a song I've been working on and we'll be square =)

      May 9, 2014

  • Lizz L.

    Is there another date for meet up after the picnic? Can't make the picnic.

    May 9, 2014

  • Ramirez

    been inactive for years so hopefully I can join you guys this time around

    May 6, 2014

  • Fernando F.

    Just got up the stairs. Anyone else here?

    May 4, 2014

    • Fernando F.

      Well I'm an idiot...2nd Sunday of the month...

      2 · May 4, 2014

  • david Y.

    i will bring bottled water and fruits such as blueberries!

    2 · May 3, 2014

  • Lila

    Hey everyone, how long does this event usually go for? I was wondering how late is -too- late to show up. I missed the last one because I was unsure if I would have missed it around 2 pm. Can't wait for this meet up!

    April 18, 2014

    • Yvonne

      About 2 and a half to three hours, but it depends on how many people show. Small group might just stay two hours, but I have seen it go longer when there were more people.

      April 20, 2014

    • Fernando F.

      I've left around 5-6 pm a few times in the past.

      April 30, 2014

  • Anne

    Songs I was thinking of bringing: "Wild Thing," which is pretty easy, just open chords, and "Morning Dew," which I've been learning--the chords are really easy, I've been working on the riffs. Also was thinking of bringing "Boom Boom" the John Lee Hooker classic, but it requires tuning the guitar up half a step...also people have to be willing to sing it with a growl :) let me know. (the chords for "Boom Boom" are super easy--the riffs are supposed to be played faster than I can play but I'm working on it :) )

    April 24, 2014

    • Yvonne

      I use Wild Thing as a warm up, so cool with me! :) And growling sounds like fun! :)

      April 25, 2014

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