• Urban Athletics: Dodgeball for Grownups (Co-ed)
    What day is today? Why, it's bring the pain Sunday! Don't tell the lord almighty what we're up to today! It is once again time for us to ... Dodge. The. Ball. If you don't know, now you know ... If you've never played the game of dodgeball as a kid you must have grown up on Mars. But as a quick primer, it's a game in which players on two teams throw large balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. That's it. And no athletic skill is necessary! If you haven't played the game in 20 years, here are the general rules we will be using with a few modifications: Dodgeball Rules (http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/fileadmin/PDF/Athletics/Intramurals/Dodgeball_rules.pdf) A $3.00 organization fee will be collected at this event, your host is in the running for hardest working person on meetup. The important stuff ... • This is a co-ed game so ladies don't be shy to sign up. And it doesn't matter if you have no athletic ability, you just have to be willing to have a little fun. • Dress for physical activity! You'll be dodging and running so wear your sneaks, shorts and a t-shirt. • Rain or similar un-favorable weather cancels the meetup. Not! • Check the meetup site before leaving for last minute updates as well as my mobile phone number. • 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.

    James J. Walker Park

    Hudson Street and St. Lukes Place · New York, NY

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  • Karaoke!
    Every so often, I get the urge to showcase my amusingly awful singing ability to you all- and the urge has come again. And you're all going to do it along with me. We are going to sing our favorite songs (or the songs we normally reserve for singing in the shower) and have a blast doing it at Karaoke One 7. I've been here a couple of times before and it's got a pretty relaxed feel. There's enough space where you don't generally feel packed in. They have a pretty good song selection from oldies to current favorites and lots in between. Sounds like a pretty freakin' winning combination to me. I hereby vow to you, I shall not take myself too seriously and will put on my best possible performance for a song or two. You may laugh, or you may cry, but this I promise- If I cause any tears, I'll buy a drink to make up for it.

    Karaoke one 7

    29 West, 17th street · NY, NY

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  • Not So Urban Athletics: Sam's Point/Verkeerder Kill Falls/Ice Caves Hike
    Just like a good wedding band, I take requests. A member asked if I could schedule this hike and since I haven't done it in about 10 years, here we go. Join me as we head back upstate to the Shawangunk area to hike Minnewaska's Sam's Point Preserve. A little bit about what we're going to get in to, "Sam's Point contains a bounty of natural splendor. It is home to Lake Maratanza, one of the five Shawangunk sky lakes; ice cave crevices that you can explore; cliffs and numerous scenic vistas. The park also contains Verkeerder Kill Falls, a spectacular 187 foot high waterfall." The Important Stuff ... • This is going to be a BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE hike of about 7 miles round trip. You don't need to be a world-class athlete to participate, but you need to be in decent physical shape. We will be out all day so leave your afternoon/evening open. • This is a social hike, the pace will be moderate -- we'll be stopping to take in the views and smell the flowers. If you yearn to channel your inner Mountain Goat and feel the need to race everyone to the top of the mountain, this is not the hiking trip for you. • Dress in layers of non-cotton clothing, wear hiking boots or trail shoes (I wouldn't recommend sneakers but that is at your discretion), a hat, bring 2-3 liters of fluid, a packed lunch and/or snacks, and sunscreen. • There is a preserve day use fee of $10.00 per person, cash only. • Rain cancels the hike. • RSVP only if you seriously plan to attend as space is limited. How To Get There ... Take NJ 17 north to the New York Thruway and continue to Exit 16. Proceed west on NY 17 to Exit 119, turn right at the end of the ramp, and continue north on NY 302 for 9.6 miles to Pine Bush, where NY 302 ends. Turn left onto NY 52 and continue for 7.3 miles. Just before the crest of the hill, turn right onto Cragsmoor Road. In 1.3 miles, turn right in front of the Cragsmoor post office, then take the next right onto Sam’s Point Road, and follow it for about 1.2 miles to its end at the parking area for the preserve. A parking fee is charged per car. Please post if you are driving and can pick up passengers (how many and from where), If you need a ride, please be proactive and contact a driver directly. Passengers, as a courtesy you should chip in for gas, tolls, and coffee for the driver.

    Sam's Point Preserve

    Cragsmoor · New York, NY

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  • Urban Athletics: Dodgeball for Grownups (Co-ed)
    What day is today? Why, it's bring the pain Sunday! Don't tell the lord almighty what we're up to today! It is once again time for us to ... Dodge. The. Ball. If you don't know, now you know ... If you've never played the game of dodgeball as a kid you must have grown up on Mars. But as a quick primer, it's a game in which players on two teams throw large balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. That's it. And no athletic skill is necessary! If you haven't played the game in 20 years, here are the general rules we will be using with a few modifications: Dodgeball Rules (http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/fileadmin/PDF/Athletics/Intramurals/Dodgeball_rules.pdf) A $3.00 organization fee will be collected at this event, your host is in the running for hardest working person on meetup. The important stuff ... • This is a co-ed game so ladies don't be shy to sign up. And it doesn't matter if you have no athletic ability, you just have to be willing to have a little fun. • Dress for physical activity! You'll be dodging and running so wear your sneaks, shorts and a t-shirt. • Rain or similar un-favorable weather cancels the meetup. Not! • Check the meetup site before leaving for last minute updates as well as my mobile phone number. • 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.

    James J. Walker Park

    Hudson Street and St. Lukes Place · New York, NY

    12 comments
  • Urban Athletics: Halloween Dodgeball for Grownups (Co-ed)
    What day is today? Why, it's bring the pain Sunday! Don't tell the lord almighty what we're up to today! It is once again time for us to ... Dodge. The. Ball. And since this is the Halloween edition of dodgeball, showing up in costume is HIGHLY encouraged! To make that option extra sweet, the person I judge as having the best outfit will be treated to a couple of drinks on me at our after game gathering! If you don't know, now you know ... If you've never played the game of dodgeball as a kid you must have grown up on Mars. But as a quick primer, it's a game in which players on two teams throw large balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. That's it. And no athletic skill is necessary! If you haven't played the game in 20 years, here are the general rules we will be using with a few modifications: Dodgeball Rules (http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/fileadmin/PDF/Athletics/Intramurals/Dodgeball_rules.pdf) A $3.00 organization fee will be collected at this event, your host is in the running for hardest working person on meetup. The important stuff ... • This is a co-ed game so ladies don't be shy to sign up. And it doesn't matter if you have no athletic ability, you just have to be willing to have a little fun. • Dress for physical activity! You'll be dodging and running so wear your sneaks, shorts and a t-shirt. • Rain or similar un-favorable weather cancels the meetup. Not! • Check the meetup site before leaving for last minute updates as well as my mobile phone number. • 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.

    James J. Walker Park

    Hudson Street and St. Lukes Place · New York, NY

    10 comments
  • Cards Against Humanity
    Ok folks, it's that time again- the third Sunday of the month- the day you all get to have a great time being horrible people with a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity. Because so many of you enjoy it, we decided it was best to give you recurring opportunities to be horrible. I'm sure we're doing a great service providing a safe outlet for these urges. We'll be playing at The Uncommons (http://www.uncommonsnyc.com), a tabletop gaming cafe. If by any chance Cards Against Humanity isn't your thing, they literally have a menu (http://www.uncommonsnyc.com/games/) of dozens of games for you to enjoy, along with more typical menus for things like food and drink. For the small fee of $7 plus tax, all of these things will be available to you for the entire evening (The games, not the food and drink). So come out and enjoy the guilty pleasure of being acceptably horrible with a card game, or play another game and sit in quiet judgment of the rest of us (both options have their appeal). Either way, join us for some fun games and good company this weekend.

    Needs a location

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  • Not So Urban Athletics: Fall Foliage Camping in New Jersey
    Winter is still coming. But before it arrives, Mother Nature throws a hell of a pre-winter party that we're invited to crash. Camping in the fall is one of the best ways to make the most of the spectacular autumn scenery, enjoying secluded trails and bug-free days. We’re chasing the fall foliage southward! We enjoyed the splendor of camping in Vermont a couple of weeks ago, but now let's spend a weekend camping and enjoying the beautiful reds and yellows of the fall foliage in New Jersey’s High Point State Park, located just a scant 1.5 hours outside of NYC. The Plan... We'll arrive Friday afternoon/evening at the campground office to check in and head to our campsites to set up our tents and other gear. Saturday we'll get up and make breakfast, and from here we can do as much or as little as we'd like. The campground is situated on Saw Mill Lake where you can sit lakeside and catch up on your reading, or if you’re looking to do something more active, take a hike along some of the 50 miles of trails in the park. A popular excursion is a hike to High Point Monument, where at 1,803 feet above sea level you’ll have panoramic views of three states—New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. In the evening we'll cook and have a communal meal over an open fire, and spend the rest of the night doing the usual camping activities -- partaking in adult beverages and stuffing our faces with snacks, playing games, and shooting the breeze. We'll awake Sunday, break down our campsite, and can continue to explore what the campground has to offer or we can check out some of the area's other attractions. Cost ... $23.10 per person for two nights of camping. Payment is via PayPal at this link www.paypal.me/meetups/23.10 You can pay using Venmo here www.venmo.com/Jackson-Kevin *** YOU WILL BE MOVED TO A CONFIRMED RSVP UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR PAYMENT, YOU ARE NOT A GUARANTEED ATTENDEE UNTIL THAT POINT *** Food Plan... To keep it simple, everyone is responsible for bringing what food and snacks they would like to eat and drink. We will be cooking dinner Friday, Saturday, and breakfast Sunday and it will be semi-communal, meaning bring what you would like to eat for yourself but perhaps also enough to share with a few other people. We'll be cooking over a campfire so simple to cook but interesting items are best. Also bring what you would like to have for lunch on Saturday. What else do I need to know? • Rental gear (tents, sleeping bags, etc.) is available at the REI stores in the NY/NJ area, and Gear to Go outfitters in Brooklyn. • This is cool weather camping so remember to pack accordingly. It gets cold at the higher elevations of the New Jersey Skylands this time of year so long underwear, hats and gloves are things you should definitely bring. • The campground has flush restroom facilities, warm showers, and potable water. We are not auditioning for Survivor here. • Meetup will be cancelled only in the event of a zombie apocalypse or locust swarm of biblical proportions. Possibility of rain or any other precipitation and we still camp. Address/Directions... Take Route 23 approximately 7 miles north of the town of Sussex, NJ or 4 miles south of Port Jervis, NY. The main entrance to the park on located on Route 23. You’ll need to check in at the park office first and then proceed to the Saw Mill Lake camping area. New Jersey’s High Point State Park is 1.5 hours from NYC and carpooling is required. When you RSVP, please indicate if need a ride. Or if you plan to drive, where you are coming from and how many passengers you can take.

    High Point State Park

    1480 State Route 23 · Sussex, NJ

    $23.10
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  • Urban Athletics: Dodgeball for Grownups (Co-ed)
    What day is today? Why, it's bring the pain Sunday! Don't tell the lord almighty what we're up to today! It is once again time for us to ... Dodge. The. Ball. If you don't know, now you know ... If you've never played the game of dodgeball as a kid you must have grown up on Mars. But as a quick primer, it's a game in which players on two teams throw large balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. That's it. And no athletic skill is necessary! If you haven't played the game in 20 years, here are the general rules we will be using with a few modifications: Dodgeball Rules (http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/fileadmin/PDF/Athletics/Intramurals/Dodgeball_rules.pdf) A $3.00 organization fee will be collected at this event, your host is in the running for hardest working person on meetup. The important stuff ... • This is a co-ed game so ladies don't be shy to sign up. And it doesn't matter if you have no athletic ability, you just have to be willing to have a little fun. • Dress for physical activity! You'll be dodging and running so wear your sneaks, shorts and a t-shirt. • Rain or similar un-favorable weather cancels the meetup. Not! • Check the meetup site before leaving for last minute updates as well as my mobile phone number. • 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.

    James J. Walker Park

    Hudson Street and St. Lukes Place · New York, NY

    $3.00
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  • Dinner and a Movie: Night School
    And the winner by a significant margin is Night School. The breakdown of votes is as follows: Night School-15 Smallfoot-2 The House With A Clock In Its Walls-6 Hell Fest-4 We’ll be meeting at 5:45pm in the lobby of the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 theater in order to catch the 6:15pm showing of Night School. The dinner will be after the movie at the Skylight Diner, about a block away from the theater. The service is charmingly rude, but they seat large groups easily, so we continue our humble patronage with them. After the dinner, for those who don’t wish the evening to end, we’ll grab some drinks at a nearby bar and continue our level discourse and discussion- or just talk and stuff. *Important- this theater requires you to choose your seat when you buy your ticket. To have the best possible chance of sitting with the group for the movie, I recommend you buy your tickets ahead of time. I just bought mine for seat L7. If you get your ticket for as close to that as possible, you should be sitting with the group.

    AMC Loews 34 Street 14

    312 W. 34 Street · New York, NY

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