Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/December 2010

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The 23nd New York City Meetup event will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Brooklyn Museum during their First Saturdays program.


We meet outside by the trees at 5:00 PM.
  • Brooklyn Museum. 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM (meetup at 5:00 PM at Brooklyn Museum grand front entrance, by the trees)

Please check out the First Saturday schedule for the evening of December 4 (below), and we'll probably also spend some time in the museum cafe.

A particular highlight for the wiki crowd will be Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968, and the accompanying WikiPop project.

It might also be fun for individual Wikipedians to sign up to lead the group on a few tours of the galleries (Egyptian Art, Feminist Art, etc) they feel sufficiently know-it-alls about :P

Some First Saturday evening events we might attend:

  • Music 5–7 p.m. - Canadian rock star Carole Pope sings alternative New Wave rock.
  • Film 5:30 p.m. - Frida (Julie Taymor, 2002, 123 min., R)
  • Performance 6–7 p.m. - Performance artist and comedian Shelly Mars presents her solo multimedia work Homo Bonobo.
  • Hands-On Art 6:30–8:30 p.m. - Create a found-object sculpture inspired by the Pop art of Joyce Wieland.
  • Curator Talk 7 p.m. - Curator of Contemporary Art Eugenie Tsai on the work of Fred Tomaselli.
  • Young Voices Talk 8 p.m. - Student Guides on Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968.
  • Dance Party 8–10 p.m. - DJ Laylo hosts a party highlighting the divas of hip-hop and soul.
  • Book Club 9 p.m. - Brooklyn-based graphic novelist Misako Rocks discusses her most recent book, Detective Jermain.
  • Performance 9–10 p.m. - Brooklyn-based video-performance collaborative CHERYL hosts.
  • Late Night in the Galleries 10–11 p.m. - All Galleries Open.

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:

Interested Wikipedians[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]

*My dad is going to get annoyed with these constant trips. We'll see.Mitch32(Transportation Historian) 07:01, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Theornamentalist (talk) 04:47, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
  • T. Canens (talk) 21:18, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Thinking about it Jalexander--WMF 21:06, 29 November 2010 (UTC) Move to coming
  • Actually 5pm is plausible, but dont count on it.--Metallurgist (talk) 09:27, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
  • If I can come, I'll be going to the film, Frieda at 5:30; it ends at 7:30, & I will find the rest of you then. DGG ( talk ) 01:16, 4 December 2010 (UTC)


  • Scheduling conflict - I'll be chairing a banquet that night. Newyorkbrad (talk) 11:35, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Becksguy (talk) 10:43, 27 November 2010 (UTC) — Also have a preexisting scheduling conflict.
  • I will be at my cousins football game Peter.C • talk 15:13, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Won't make it, but if there are any upcoming video opportunities mention me :0 Wwwhatsup (talk) 06:19, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Too close to exams. Savidan 22:50, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Scheduling conflict with work related function(Salmon1 (talk) 01:34, 30 November 2010 (UTC))
  • Sorry! --RegentsPark (talk) 15:53, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Too much RL work. T. Canens (talk) 00:13, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
  • This is almost perfect, but family is ordering me home. I need to go to NYC anyway...ugh.--Metallurgist (talk) 09:24, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Sorry! Too far to travel.DownUndr (talk) 23:04, 3 December 2010 (UTC)DownUndr
  • Sadly can't come to the meetup. :( --Aude (talk) 17:42, 4 December 2010 (UTC)


Wikipedians at the Brooklyn Museum looking at the WikiPop project
Shelley speaks; we listen

Attendees of record[edit]

Wikipedians/Wikimedians, from the sign-up sheet.


  • Shelley was quite happy that Wikipedians came to see the exhibition and the WikiPop project! [1]