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The New England Wikimedians Picnic, the "picnic anyone can edit", will be held in Boston Public Garden on Saturday July 16, 2016, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. All are welcome: experienced Wikipedians, new Wikipedians, and people who are not yet Wikipedians!

The picnic will last from 1 PM to 5 PM (though of course if people want to stay later they can!).

come picnic!


New location: Meet by Wendell Phillips!
  • Date: Saturday July 16, 2016 (Rain date: Sunday July 24)
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (come by any time!)
  • Location: Public Garden, Boston,
Near the corner of Boylston and Charles, near the Wendell Phillips statue. Map: [1]
  • Potluck: Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck! Please sign up (below) to bring something!
  • UPDATE: this weekend is also the out of the box festival Boston on the Common - -- So we have moved to the public garden. It may be crowded! Look for the Wikipedia banner and bring water - it will be hot!! Text Phoebe if you get lost: 530-204-8302.
  • meetup page


  • meet other Wikipedians
  • talk and learn about Wikimedia
  • Eat!
  • have fun in the sun

Starting at 2:00pm --

  • New England Usergroup business: we need to determine a group leader for 2016-17
  • plans for the year? Editathons/events?

Potluck list[edit]

Volunteer to bring potluck food, supplies and recreations

Food and drink[edit]

we need snacks, dishes to share, desserts, sodas/juice and water/seltzer (and maybe ice)


We need blankets to sit on, plates/forks/cups, wikipedia sign; frisbees, etc would also be fun

Sign up[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]

  • Risc64 (talk) 14:47, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
  • ThePlatypusofDoom (Talk) 21:10, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I might be in the area! I JethroBT drop me a line 18:08, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Pi.1415926535 (talk) 16:08, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Reify-tech (talk) 14:57, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
  • I will probably pass given the OTB festival -Reagle (talk) 15:11, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
    • @Reagle: They moved the location, so we won't be in the same spot. Protonk (talk) 13:29, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
      • @Protonk: thanks! yes, I dithered for a while about whether to move it but it really seemed most prudent to do so. Can you come down?? -- phoebe / (talk to me) 14:17, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Would love to be there but I usually do my volunteer shift at the Animal Rescue League during this time. Perhaps I'll duck out a bit early to join you all, but it won't be until at least 3:30. GorillaWarfare (talk) 01:05, 19 August 2016 (UTC)