Jul 5, 2008 · 12:00 PM
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UPDATE: This event is RAIN OR SHINE!
Find us at noon here
After the war, you can call or text Ran at[masked] if you have trouble finding the group.
Prepare for the first blowout of the summer!
THE GREAT ASTORIA WATER BALLOON FIGHT
How better to beat the heat and get to know your neighbors than by hurling water balloons at their faces?! Show up in a slicker or a speedo and prepare to be cooled off!
The water balloon fight will start promptly at NOON, so please be on time! This is a BYOWBFDCC event (bring your own water balloons, food, drinks, and change of clothes). You do not have to participate in the battle if flying rubber objects near your head bring back terrible college memories, however, we will not be held responsible for flying shrapnel and mis-fires ;)
There is an optional $5 meeting fee for those who would rather receive filled balloons at the park than bringing your own.
The picnic will start immediately following the water balloon altercation. We encourage everyone to please bring a sack lunch and communal snacks for the group. After all, you'll probably need to give some peace offerings.
Alcohol is prohibited in Astoria Park, so if you plan to booze, please take the proper precautions. Here are some examples of what hell-raisers and hooligans may (or may not) have done in the past:
- Combining a half carton of pulp-free orange juice and a fine champagne for an eye opening mimosa
- Same method as above for tomato juice, horseradish, tobasco, etc (bloody mary)
- One could even hypothetically make a fine rum/coke concoction in a 2-liter cola bottle
Again, these are not suggestions or ideas, just rumors of reckless abandon used in the past. I think you get the point!
The Astoria Swimming Pool's season opening will be the day before, so 30 minutes after your last bite, feel free to mosey over to NYC's largest pool for a swim before the youngsters get a chance to pollute it.
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?"