Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/February 2009

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This New York City Meetup page coordinates the monthly series of events in the city, with a focus on the projects of Wikimedia New York City, the local chapter for outreach in the New York metropolitan area.

2014: February - ArtAndFeminism Editathon @ Eyebeam, March - Harlem History Editathon, March - NYU Law Editathon, May/June - WikiConference USA, June - Wiki Loves Pride, July - Great American Wiknic, July - Spoken Wikipedia
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The Monthlong NYC Museum Wikistravanganza was held on select days throughout February 2009 at "Wikipedia Loves Art!" museum photography events around the city.

Like Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, we'll were joined again by our friends from Free Culture @ Columbia and Free Culture @ NYU, the local chapters of Students for Free Culture.

It should be noted that these are separate events, and certainly no one is obligated to attend them all (though it would be fun).

Specifically the events were:

There was also a special business meeting on Feb 7 dedicated to discussing meta:Wikimedia New York City issues with guests from the Wikimedia Foundation.

Also note that the Film Society of Lincoln Center is sponsoring a movie house architecture competition at the same time.

Watch this space for future possible changes. And please watchlist this page.

Feb 6 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art[edit]

Intro session in the museum (Art Study Room at the Uris Center for Education)

  • Friday, February 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Metropolitan Museum of Art. We'll be joined by the Free Culture folks during the intro session, which will be in the Art Study Room at the Uris Center for Education (enter at the 81st Street entrance), where we'll meet the participants and explain the project. The actual photography event can last until the museum closes.

Museum hours

  • The Met is open until 9 pm.

Feb 7 at the Brooklyn Museum[edit]

Intro table in the museum lobby

  • Saturday 7 from 5:00-11:00 pm, Brooklyn Museum. This is the night of the First Saturday party at the museum. We'll be joined by the Free Culture folks at our table in the museum lobby, where we'll meet the participants and explain the project. Don't worry, everyone's not gonna stay at the table the whole time, but a least a couple of us will stick around there.

Museum hours

  • The Brooklyn Museum will be open until 11 pm.

Associated business meeting[edit]

Business meeting in Brooklyn

RSVP and directions

After the business meeting, we can walk together to the nearby Brooklyn Museum. (1.25 miles -- there are also buses and subways). DGG (talk) 04:59, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Feb 13 at the New-York Historical Society[edit]

Intro and check-in in the museum lobby

Museum hours

  • The New-York Historical Society is open until 8 pm.

Feb 19 at the Jewish Museum[edit]

Intro and check-in in the museum lobby

  • Thursday, February 19 from 6:30-8:00 pm, Jewish Museum. We'll have special free admission passes available that evening for Wikipedians and our Free Culture friends. We'll be joined by the Free Culture folks in the museum lobby, where we'll do check-in, meet the participants and explain the project. Photography will be in the Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey permanent exhibition on the 3rd and 4th floors. This is a special opportunity to enhance Wikipedia, because photography is not usually permitted in this museum.

Museum hours

  • The Jewish Museum is open until 8 pm.

Feb 27 at the Museum of Modern Art[edit]

Intro and check-in in the museum lobby

  • Friday, February 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Museum of Modern Art. MOMA is free Friday nights. We'll be joined by the Free Culture folks in the section of the museum lobby right after the visitor's ticket is taken (the lobby facing the garden), where we'll do check-in, meet the participants and explain the project.

Museum hours

  • MOMA is open until 8 pm.