Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/March 2011

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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.

2015: February - Black Life Matters Editathon, March - ArtAndFeminism Editathon @ MoMA & Babycastles, March - Wikipedia Day NYC 2015, April - WikiWednesday, May - Black Lunch Table Editathon & Guggenheim Editathon
May 2015 - Women Of Jazz (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Saturday, May 30)
May 2015 - AfricaCROWD (Brooklyn Public Library - Sunday, May 31)
June 2015 - WikiWednesday & Annual Meeting (Babycastles - Wednesday, June 10)
June 2015 - Wiki Loves Pride (MoMA - Wednesday, June 24)
Also Free Culture Alliance NYC monthly series

To keep up-to-date on local events, you can also join our mailing list, and share your thoughts on the Wikimedia NYC community discussion page. Shortcut url:

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The March 2011 New York City Meetup event was held on Sunday March 20, 2011 at Symposium Greek Restaurant @ 544 W 113th St (in the back room), on the Upper West Side in the Columbia University area.

What, Where, When, and How?[edit]

There is a public meeting in the afternoon at the appropriately-named Symposium Greek Restaurant (in the back room), where we take further steps to organize the Wikimedia New York City local chapter, and provide a salon-style forum for discussion of Wikipedia and Wikimedia issues.

Right afterward, there is an optional post-meeting Wiki-Dinner at the same venue.

Main public meeting[edit]

(to discuss Wikipedia issues and Wikimedia NYC chapter issues):

Optional post-meeting Wiki-Dinner[edit]

Wikimedians mingle

Late arrival info and Transportation[edit]

If you plan on arriving late, and are concerned about not finding your way to the group, you can drop your mobile phone number ahead of time at Special:Emailuser/Pharos (e-mail will not be able to be checked during the actual meetup time; leave requests ahead of time).

Nearby subway stations:


Bring your own ideas!

  • Speakers and roundtable discussions
    • Questions and input from wiki-newbies
    • Possible roundtable topics: Gender gap, Main Page changes, WikiProjects, Wikipedia Ambassadors, new articles on Middle East protests and Japan earthquake, paid editing
    • -Reformations of the articles for deletion process.Mitch32(Erie Railroad Information Hog) 03:41, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
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      • I would encourage anyone with a desire to present to sign up here, and we'll try to make room for you.--Pharos (talk) 19:15, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]

  • - School night, what's up with that? Peter.C • talk • contribs 10:40, 14 March 2011 (UTC)


  • - Traveling. Will miss the excellent Kappama (lamb stew). --rgpk (comment) 23:40, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
  • - Vaibhav Jain 14:13, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
  • - Moving back in to dorms. :( --Metallurgist (talk) 23:52, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
  • - Promised the gf I'd do laundry and vacuum the apartment. Wwwhatsup (talk) 21:09, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
  • - Can't get to Metro-New York until late-March 2011 at the earliest. ----DanTD (talk) 22:28, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
  • - Won't be able to make it. -Brycetom (talk) 17:40, 20 March 2011 (UTC)


Attendees of record[edit]

Wikipedians/Wikimedians, from the sign-up sheet.