Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/March 2013

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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 @ Barnard College
April 2015 - WikiWednesday (Babycastles - Wednesday, April 29)
May 2015 - Women Of Jazz (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Saturday, May 30)
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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Chapel Hill, NC: American Indian History in NC April 1, 2015 (2015-04-01)
Pittsburgh April 3, 2015 (2015-04-03)
Chapel Hill, NC: African American Soldiers in US Wars April 8, 2015 (2015-04-08)
San Diego April 12, 2015 (2015-04-12)
Leeds 5 April 12, 2015 (2015-04-12)
London 92 April 12, 2015 (2015-04-12)
Glam Café, Philadelphia, PA April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Chicago 11 at the University of Chicago April 15, 2015 (2015-04-15)
Chapel Hill, NC: Women in Science April 16, 2015 (2015-04-16)
NUI, Galway: Women in History April 16, 2015 (2015-04-16)
The College of Wooster, Feminist Edit-a-thon April 16, 2015 (2015-04-16)
Chicago 12 at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library April 18, 2015 (2015-04-18)
Oxford 27 April 19, 2015 (2015-04-19)
Privacy and security themed editathon with Seattle TA3M April 19, 2015 (2015-04-19)
Edinburgh 8 April 22, 2015 (2015-04-22)
WikiWork! A Collaborative Edit-a-Thon - UW Labor Archives, Seattle April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)
Manchester 28 April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
Oklahoma State University Edit-A-Thon 2015 April 29,  2015 (2015-04-29)
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NYC Writing and Righting History May 1, 2015 (2015-05-01)
London 93 May 10, 2015 (2015-05-10)
Cambridge 27 May 16, 2015 (2015-05-16)
Oxford 28 May 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)
Berlin meeting during Wikimedia Conf May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18)
Liverpool 15 May 24, 2015 (2015-05-24)
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The March 2013 New York City Meetup event was held on Sunday March 10 in Brooklyn, and included both a Wiki-Workshop at the Brooklyn Public Library's pioneering new Info Commons Lab and a Wiki-Dinner in the same neighborhood.

Nearby subway stations are Grand Army Plaza (IRT Eastern Parkway Line) and Seventh Avenue (BMT Brighton Line).

You can sign up on this page, or at

Wiki-Workshop (2-4pm)[edit]

New Wikipedians soak up information at the instruction session at the Brooklyn Public Library, March 10, 2013

Meeting at the Brooklyn Public Library's newly opened 'Info Commons Lab', which is an awesome new space on the first floor dedicated to collaborative freeculture-ish activities.

  • Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza (by Flatbush Ave & Eastern Pkwy)
  • Time: 2-4pm

This section will include a Wiki-Workshop to help introduce newbies to writing on Wikipedia, and also a Wiki-edit-a-thon sprint to improve Brooklyn and NYC free content on Wikipedia and the hyperlocal

Wiki-Dinner (5pm-whenever)[edit]

The traditional food-and-chatting customs of the "wiki-meetup", with hearty provisions and strong opinions shared by all.

(We might alter the location of Wiki-Dinner, depending on the general consensus of the group at the library, this page will be edited to reflect any change.)

Afterward, we have the option to continue things boozily at The Way Station, Brooklyn's leading steampunk/TARDIS bar.

Sign up[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]

  • not sure. --Steve, Sm8900 (talk) 15:01, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Will be in the neighborhood tonight, may end up staying the night in which case I will come, otherwise the chances are slim. Mar2194 (talk) 20:08, 9 March 2013 (UTC)


  • Thomas Craven (talk) 08:49, 5 March 2013 (UTC) Massive regrets, as this looks like both exactly the kind of Wiki event I'm looking for and an awesome excuse to try out that cool new space at BPL! Unfortunately I'm travelling in Asia for work this week and next and will be flying from Seoul to Taipei on the 10th. Next month, I hope!
  • Out of town this weekend. I hope to get to an event soon. Newyorkbrad (talk) 16:12, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
  • T. Canens (talk) 18:39, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Sadly, nowhere near the city this weekend, this would have been fun. Courcelles 01:55, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
  • ~ Dogears (talk) 18:49, 10 March 2013 (UTC) Good program 'o events today, enjoy. Hope to get to a meetup soon.

Brooklyn topics that need a little wikilove[edit]

We'll probably divide into broad themes like Landmarks, Society, History, and Neighborhoods. Add more untapped topics below!

Articles worked on[edit]