Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wiknic 2015

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WiknicNYC Picnic
Wiknic logo.svg
DateSunday, August 2, 2015
(drop-in any time 1:00 - 7:00 pm!)
AddressProspect Park (Brooklyn)
Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance
City, StateBrooklyn, New York

The WiknicNYC Picnic, the "picnic anyone can edit" was held in Prospect Park (Brooklyn) on Sunday August 2, 2015, from about 1:00 - 7:00 pm, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the United States.


Prospect Park's Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance at Prospect Park West and 15th Street. Picnic will be on lawn to your left


Free Culture Alliance NYC Festival[edit]

Free Culture Alliance NYC logo.png

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

Potluck list[edit]

Volunteer to bring potluck food, supplies and recreations


  • Burgers and other things to grill (beef, turkey, veggie)
    • I will attempt to bring a 8 Pack of Veggie Hotdogs and a 16 pack of Normal Hot Dogs with buns. If you want to have (veggie)burgers, chicken, fish or any other grilled item, please bring them defrosted (with buns and/or seasoning/sauces if needed) because I can't promise that I will have those items there. I will grill these items for you. # Sidepocket (Sidepocket {talk})
NYC Wikipedian bearing Black and white cookies

Local joints[edit]

Possible food options that are nearby for folks who don't want to make or shlepp food...



The Grill, thanks to our expert griller
  • Staking out space and bringing signage -- Pharos (talk)
  • Blankets, tarps, sheet to sit on, spread out food on
  • Utensils -- Lange.lea (talk)
  • Plates/cups -- Pharos (talk), Lange.lea (talk)
  • Grill and cooking
    • I might be able to bring my Grill with Propane Tank. Is a permit required? # Sidepocket (Sidepocket {talk}) 14:59, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
      • Sidepocket: I think only charcoal grills are allowed, if you have one, or if I can borrow one and you help me operate it. -- Pharos (talk) 20:09, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
        • I can do the later option, I'm knowledgeable at grilling in all forms and I'll bring some food stuff and people can bring in the rest. #Sidepocket (Sidepocket {talk}) 2:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
          • Is this a barbecue allowed area? Prospect Park grilling
            • Good point. Looking at the Park List we have two options. Have the grill in a grill zone and bring the food to the picnic area OR have everyone pre-grill a set number of stuff and bring it to the picnic. # Sidepocket (Sidepocket {talk}) 9:59, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
              • Sidepocket: Yes, we specifically picked a location that is in the grill zone, so we'll be good in that regard.--Pharos (talk) 16:44, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
                • Suggest next WikNic tshirt that say "In the Grill Zone!" :-) -- BrillLyle (talk)
                  • Ok, as back up just in case Pharos can't bring a grill I will bring one or two of those Disposable Grills. # Sidepocket (Sidepocket {talk})


  • Internet (mobile hotspot) -- Bandshell, 1000 ft north, limited
  • Internet (mobile hotspot) -- Picnic House, 2500 ft north, not limited.

Comfort stations[edit]

  • Comfort station -- Bandshell, 1000 ft north, probably open.
  • Comfort station -- Picnic House, 2500 ft north, certainly open


  • Fun and games

Sign up[edit]

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Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]

WiknicNYC location


  • Probably not. Bearian (talk) 15:19, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry. RoyGoldsmith (talk) 14:18, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Already have plans for that day :/ A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 13:51, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
  • To far for me, though a lovely spot. DCDuring (talk) 00:55, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Hope you have a great time. -Mozucat (talk) 19:41, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Between Wikimania and my trip to the Canadian Arctic before that, I am very traveled and wiki-evented out for the moment. I still might go but my schedule for this weekend makes it very unlikely. Daniel Case (talk) 19:49, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°39′42″N 73°58′15″W / 40.66167°N 73.97083°W / 40.66167; -73.97083