Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/June 2011

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The WikNYC Picnic was held in Central Park on Saturday June 25, 2011, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA.

See past WikNYC awesomeness at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/August 2007 and Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/August 2008.

The picnicking area was "Norman's Landscape" just inside the park at Central Park West between 86th & 90th. The picnic lasted from 1 PM - 8 PM. It was easiest to come into the park at the W 86th entrance (DIRECTIONS).

Remember it was a wiki-picnic, which meant potluck. There was lots of good food!

In all, 50+ people attended.

Nearest subway station:

    • The Uptown C train was running express that weekend, from 59 St to 125 St and will not stop at 86th St.
Alternate: Take the uptown #1,#2 or #3 train to West 86th Street and Broadway, and walk along 86th street to the park. (9 minute walk average.)
Alternate 2: Take the uptown A or C train to W 125th Street, and change to a downtown C train to 86th street.

Weather reports[edit]

Predictions for the day:

  • a thunderstorm in spots (AccuWeather)
  • Chance of T-storms, 30% chance of precipitation (Weather Underground)
  • Some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 79F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. (The Weather Channel)
  • 30% chance of showers and t-storms, mainly between 1pm and 4pm. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83F. (Natl Weather Svc.)

But it didn't rain! Actually it was quite nice, not too hot and pleasant under the big trees.

What to bring[edit]

Wikimedians talk over the blanket containing our potluck lunch
And more talk
  • Food and snacks enough to feed yourself and a few of your fellow Wikipedians (salads, lunchmeats, breads, condiments, etc.)
  • A blanket
  • Sunscreen; maybe a hat
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Water and ice
  • Frisbee/softball
  • Boardgames
  • Friends
  • Portable wiki and free culture awesomeness

No alcohol or cigarettes please, as both banned in NYC parks. Share what you're bringing at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/NYC.

Interested Wikipedians[edit]

Likely attendees[edit]

  • Pharos (talk) 16:17, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
  • For sure. Definitely looking forward to both the 25th and the 24th. I get to be a speaker at a high school graduation on Friday the 24th!Mitch32(Can someone turn on the damn air conditioning?) 22:53, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
    is there videoteam coverage for the 24th? --Jeremyb (talk) 04:40, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Blurpeace 05:22, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Jim.henderson (talk) 14:54, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • DGG ( talk ) 00:14, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
  • No conflicts this time. Daniel Case (talk) 16:19, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Bearian (talk) 19:11, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I can! Hqearth (talk) 20:42, 17 June 2011(UTC)
  • Yay! Invertzoo (talk) 12:43, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Say..Hey!i_made_this 17:35, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
  • It would be good to see everyone. --David Shankbone 18:12, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Visiting the NYC area, will try to come. -- Vmenkov (talk) 17:29, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Guslacerda (talk) 17:50, 20 June 2011 (UTC);
  • Yeah. I'm probably coming. Live in Long Island EDIT: I got sick at the last minute :(. (Electric44 (talk) 00:46, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'll probably be there.--Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 22:21, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I will definitely be there.--Cali373 (talk) 10:30, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'll be by to say hi! —Elipongo (Talk contribs) 23:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Theornamentalist (talk) 22:25, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Hopefully I'll be there. This'll be my first meetup *excited* --Vster88 03:03, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'll be there, +1 guest. --Jeremyb (talk) 04:40, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Beautiful day for the park, no excuses. --Nbauman (talk) 18:34, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Possible attendees[edit]

  • - Going to try to make it, though I don't know what dish I can bring that would survive the two train trips it takes me to get there. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 16:18, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
  • - Same as Fluffernutter. I'll think of something to bring though. Maybe drinks? Are we going to set some sort of coordination up so that we have a variety of food?
    — V = IR (Talk • Contribs) 18:24, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
  • - Andrevan@ 08:34, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Maybe. We'll see. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 18:44, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I'll be there unless that's the weekend I'll be out-of-town for work. I'll know in a couple of weeks. Newyorkbrad (talk) 19:12, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I am actually going to be in the area on vacation this weekend. I would like to come, but my plans are not entirely firm yet.--BirgitteSB 01:27, 29 May 2011 (UTC) I misread my itenirary I am leaving NYC Saturday. -BirgitteSB 12:28, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'll try Peter.C • talk • contribs 14:47, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Chriss.2 04:27, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
  • GChriss <always listening><c> 19:51, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Hope to be there for my first Wiknic. Any hints on what to bring (like several above, something that will survive multiple trains and extended non-refrigerated transit time). Wikipositivist (talk) 18:08, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'm thinking of attending - it will be my second picnic with my fellow Wikipedians. --Uncle Ed (talk) 00:43, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Might go. ~kiddRell_ (talk) 07:05, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Newbie from Long Island. Will try to find Norman's landscape... --Alexander ʃ (talk) 17:36, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I will try my best to attend the picnic, as well as obtain food for it. However, if it rains, then I won't be able to go.--iHeartGold26 (talk)
  • Depends. T. Canens (talk) 04:45, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'm thinking of going - Sal D., Glendale, NY
  • Thanks for the invitation. I might stop by today. SSZ (talk) 14:54, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I'll try. Nicholas Love (talk) 17:06, 25 June 2011 (UTC)