Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn

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The Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn photo scavenger hunt was held on Saturday September 7, 2013 at Brooklyn Public Library's central branch by Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

This event was part of Wikipedia Takes America and Wiki Loves Monuments, and built on previous NYC Wikipedia Takes Manhattan hunts.

Events of the day[edit]

Join our Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt and photo contest, aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles covering the wondrous sights of the County of Kings!

We'll introduce things starting at 10am, and then send you off at 12 noon, on itineraries stretching in eccentric lines from the Brooklyn Public Library throughout Prospect Heights, and the borough beyond.

The afternoon will be spent on your Brooklyn photo wiki-odyssey, and there will also be Wikipedia discussion and learning sessions (including open office hours and one-on-one trainings) back at the library if you return early.

Be back at the library by 5pm, and we'll spend the last hour of the day helping you upload your photos to Wikipedia.

The event is being held as part of "Wiki Weekend" at the BPL, and there will be a taste of the overlapping "Families Learning Bilingually" session for part of our afternoon Saturday, and then for all of Sunday September 8 (we will have opportunities for informal Wikipedia sessions on Sunday as well).

No special wiki knowledge is required at all, just a camera and a love of the borough!

Saturday September 7
Introduction to Wikipedia and the "Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn" photo hunt
Your Brooklyn photo wiki-odyssey For early returners: Wikipedia discussion and learning sessions Starting 1pm: "Families Learning Bilingually" session
Helping you upload your photos to Wikipedia

Photos from the Event[edit]

Photo hunt goals[edit]

Wiki Workshop / Editathon article candidates[edit]

For those staying in the library for the afternoon, or returning early from the photo hunt outdoors.

Sign up[edit]

Are you a newbie, who doesn't know how to sign up on wiki?—

Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]


  • -kosboot (talk) 13:00, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
  • --ColonelHenry (talk) 03:46, 1 September 2013 (UTC) would love to join but, alas, will be in England.
  • Personally engaged that weekend. Which seems to be a 2013 trend for me, darn it. Courcelles 04:11, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • User:PHENYLALANINE Wish I could go, but I won't be in New York.
  • At Quebec City the weekend User:CaptAdv11
  • Working. Sorry. --RoyGoldsmith (talk) 18:10, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Will be on a flight mission as an observer.SSZ (talk) 03:04, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Can't get to NYC this week. Wish I could, though. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 16:09, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  • My theatre company has a show in rehearsal opening the following weekend. — Robert Greer (talk) 23:21, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Attendees of record[edit]