Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wiknic 2013

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The WikNYC Picnic was held in Prospect Park (Brooklyn) on Saturday June 22, 2013 from about 1:00 - 8:00 PM., as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA.

The picnic was held on the beautiful Long Meadow, in the section adjacent to the Picnic House.

About 40 people joined in for the Prospect Park Wiknic.

Remember, it's a wiki-picnic, which means: potluck.

The best 3 subway stations are [probably in descending order]:

Prospect Park: "The Long Meadow's grass stretches wide for relaxation and recreation."

Volunteers for potluck food, supplies and recreations[edit]

Stroopwafel cookies, the official dessert of the Wikipedia/Wikimedia movement.
  • Burgers and other things to grill (beef, turkey, veggie) —
  • Breadstuffs —
  • Salads, Fruits, Veggies —
  • Hummus, condiments and spreads -
  • Cultural specialty dishes —
  • Utensils — King of
  • Plates/cups — Pharos (talk)
  • Water and soft drinks — Pharos (talk)
  • Staking out space and bringing signage — Pharos (talk)
  • Grill and cooking - Mitchazenia (I have several years experience on grill cooking and can cook things from bacon to hot dogs, bratwurst, hamburgers (any way you want), etc ).
  • Internet (mobile hotspot) — Picnic House Node About 350 ft radius, was working June 1st.
  • Fun and games —

Free Culture Alliance Festival[edit]

This event will be open to all parts of the Free culture movement, so sign up your group to come and represent!

Sign up[edit]

Are you a newbie, who doesn't know how to sign up on wiki? You can also RSVP @ wiknic.eventbrite.com or the the meetup.com page.

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Likely attendees[edit]

  • Pharos (talk) 18:51, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Newyorkbrad (talk) 19:33, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep me updated as things get closer to the date. I'd say my attendance odds are 75%. --ColonelHenry (talk) 15:57, 9 May 2013 (UTC) Unfortunately cannot attend--work, a board meeting and family issues whittling away most of my scheduled free time. Wait...free time? Is there ever such a thing?--ColonelHenry (talk) 17:45, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Dispenser
  • Confirmed and trying to work out a deal with location to see about using grills. Mitch32(It is very likely this guy doesn't have a girlfriend.) 03:46, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Jim.henderson (talk) 12:24, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Official grills 400 yards northwest
  • Daniel Case (talk) 01:33, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Becksguy (talk) 23:25, 8 June 2013 (UTC) Can't figure out how to cover previous commitment
  • AnnBLea (talk) - sorry guys - i wasn't able to make it. I hope it was a big success though!
  • Jihyunb (talk) +1
  • Scottandrewhutchins (talk) 23:21, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
  • DGG ( talk ) 18:48, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Stacey Nelson: I am a random California Girl in Manhattan for the summer who just so happens to be going to Prospect Park this weekend and would love to stop by! I don't have a kitchen but I'll try to bring some cookies or something! Thanks!
  • Gee Whiz, in my own back yard. If I can't make this one, I'm beyond hope. Probably raid the Green Market at PPark that morning for some goodies. Gosgood (talk) 13:01, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I'll be in Brooklyn on Saturday, so I'll try to stop by at some point in the afternoon. Kafziel Complaint Department: Please take a number 16:52, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I plan to be there but probably not until 4 or 5ish. Outis010 (talk) 20:11, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
  • conditionaljump Be in by 2, or so.

Possible attendees[edit]

  • I might be travelling that weekend...my calendar will get clearer as we get closer to the date. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 22:23, 12 May 2013 (UTC) Going to be out of state. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 18:39, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • It seems likely (but not certain) that I (and my hubbie) will attend this. Invertzoo (talk) 00:04, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I might. I would like to, but my parents and I will have to talk about it. Never have heard of this event before! =`D DASC (talk) 01:01, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Committed elsewhere during the day but will try to be there for the evening. SeoMac (talk) 18:25, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • King of ♠ 04:59, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
  • "Possibly Maybe" ...(via Bjork) suziewong 05:05, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Regrets[edit]

  • - kosboot (talk) 13:26, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
  • - I will be at OAI8, an open access conference, representing Wikimedia NYC. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:50, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
  • - I had a knee replacement nine weeks ago and am still in physical therapy. — Robert Greer (talk) 23:45, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
  • - I'm Jewish and can't come on the Sabbath. Everytime I see an email from Pharos I become sad.
  • - Sorry, I have to study that weekend. Epicgenius(talk to mesee my contributions) 22:17, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
  • - Can't make it :-( AstroCog (talk) 14:08, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • - Attending the Philadelphia WikNic instead. --DThomsen8 (talk) 17:31, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • - Only four days notice? Sorry, but I can't make it with such short notice, especially with the other things I have this month. Nightscream (talk) 17:44, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • - Per Nightscream. I will be in Albany that weekend, unless a friend who is very ill passes away. Bearian (talk) 17:48, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • - I'm also Jewish and can't come on Saturday.
  • - I'm going to be visiting my mom in Florida who is Jewish but that's not relevant.
  • even if it's the rain date, it conflicts with DC and Frederick wiknics. --Aude (talk) 15:24, 19 June 2013 (UTC)