Hudson Valley (Ulster/Dutchess Co) NY Meetup
posted August 17, 2012 6:02 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun September 9 at 4:00 PM, Bacchus Restaurant
4 S Chestnut St, New Paltz, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Any Hudson Valley mefites up for a meet-up?
Mr. WanKenobi and I have been in the New Paltz area for over a year now and it's about time we meet some awesome friends of matt! Meeting in New Paltz proper would be easiest for us (Cafe-teria has enough space for a casual meet-up--and maybe some board games?), but we'll happily travel to nearby towns or across the Hudson if that works for other area Mefites. Perhaps something in early September?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi to Meetup (25 comments total)

My bike's in the shop, but I'm tentatively in.
posted by Eideteker at 7:53 AM on August 19, 2012

Awesome! Would any area/town work better for you?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:04 AM on August 19, 2012

Ah, New Paltz. I know it well. (or used too...)

Definitely want to keep an ear open on this.
posted by Skygazer at 1:30 PM on August 19, 2012

Hopewell Junction, NY
posted by jscott at 11:10 PM on August 19, 2012

Should I wear my Rhino Records shirt? Or the MeFi one?
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:11 AM on August 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Hmm. Albany here. Not too far for a meetup, depending.
posted by mrgoat at 8:55 PM on August 20, 2012

Should I wear my Rhino Records shirt?

Between that and Jack's I'm sorely tempted to drive up and meet some MeFites and buy some records if this goes down.
posted by mintcake! at 10:09 AM on August 21, 2012

Don't worry about me. I have options. I can borrow my grams's car, or carpool with someone.

I'm just annoyed I don't have the money to fix my damn bike yet. >.<
posted by Eideteker at 6:55 AM on August 22, 2012

So we have one vote for Hopewell Junction--I'm afraid I don't know that town at all, but of course am willing to travel. Any objections or else suggestions for a cool place we could meet there?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:01 AM on August 22, 2012

Hopewell Junction's venues are limited; apart from Goodfellas Inn, there's Muscoot North (located near an awkward intersection along the Taconic State Parkway), Pizza Village (part of the main strip of Hopewell), and Daddy O's (a steakhouse which has the advantage of being situated near the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, but would be better for an all-day walk-a-thon, as that portion of the trail is 8 1/2 miles in length).

I'd suggest Poughkeepsie as a surrogate, as it would provide more direct access to the MTA Hudson Line, should Eideteker or Skygazer end up taking the train. River Station is a hop away from the Poughkeepsie MTA stop, and the restaurant has a patio overlooking Walkway Over the Hudson and the FDR Mid-Hudson Bridge. (In fact, it might be an ideal choice if people want to check out the 2 1/2 mile Walkway prior to its evening closing.)

If necessary, I could carpool 3 other people along to New Paltz, which would allow me to pick up anyone in Hopewell, New Hamburg Station, or Poughkeepsie. Cafe-teria is nice, as well as Neko Sushi (there's another in Wappingers) or even The Greco-Roman Temple on Chestnut Street, whose name was bound to pop up in any thread concerning New Paltz.
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:47 AM on August 23, 2012

Smart Dalek, that's an amazing offer. I think either Poughkeepsie (for its central locale) or New Paltz (better restaurants--Bacchus has every kind of beer ever) might be the way to go, personally. Would anyone else want to weigh in?

We should also consider dates--any upcoming weekend works for me. I'd tentatively suggest Sunday the 9th just as an option to float out there.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:00 AM on August 23, 2012

Apologies. I just meant to list that I was IN Hopewell Junction, NY. Normal people shouldn't eat here!
posted by jscott at 7:11 AM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Ha! Thanks for the clarification, jscott.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:13 AM on August 23, 2012


"What's it going to be, eh?"
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:27 PM on August 28, 2012

Oh shoot, I totally thought I suggested a date.

How do drinks/early dinner at Bacchus in New Paltz, Sunday, September 9th at 4pm sound?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 4:29 PM on August 28, 2012

I'm a solid "maybe-leaning-strong-yes" for Bacchus on the 9th. Can't promise it at this point, but I'd love to be there.
posted by mrgoat at 3:10 PM on September 3, 2012

Hey, Looks like the 9th is out for me vis a vis it being Open Art Studios weekend in Brooklyn-Town, and promised I'd visit a bunch of em. But I'm certainly up for some other time, and I love Bacchus, some of my favorite moments in my life took place there many many moons ago.

Smart Dalek, Let's speak soon, either way.
posted by Skygazer at 2:42 PM on September 4, 2012

Thanks for the offer, Smart Dalek! Sadly, this Sunday is no good for me so I'll have to sit this one out. Which just means y'all are going to have to do this again (maybe next Spring?) so I can meet you all!
posted by Eideteker at 12:42 PM on September 5, 2012

Bacchus will be more of a dessert for me, since I'll be having Rhino for an appetizer, with a side of Jack's Rythmns. See you on Sunday!
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:22 PM on September 5, 2012

Awesome! Looking forward to meeting some of you--I'll be dragging along my friend and possibly her daughter, saving them from the menfolk and their football on Sunday.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:11 PM on September 5, 2012

Hi I just moved to Albany and I'd love to meet up with you all but New Paltz is a bit far for me. Have the next one a bit closer and I'll totally be there :)
posted by mai at 9:43 AM on September 9, 2012

Looks like I'll be metafiltering solo today, as my friend canceled. But I'll be wearing my I [+] metafilter shirt so I'll be easy to find. Looking forward to seeing a smartdalek (should I bring my sonic screwdriver?) and maybe a mrgoat too!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:29 AM on September 9, 2012

1000 Curses. I've been on MeFi every day for 2 years (every day) -- and just exactly when I got too distracted by medical stuff eating up all my time for a couple of weeks, there's a meet-up in New Paltz. (I'm between NP and Kingston.) So I hope you're planning to do it again -- I'd do my bestest to be there. Anyway, it's good to know some of you are close by.
posted by Corvid at 8:19 PM on September 10, 2012

Dammit! this is what I get for not paying attention to the meet ups! I live in between New Paltz & Newburgh and missed this! Let's schedule another one soon!
posted by KingEdRa at 10:52 PM on September 13, 2012

Yes! SmartDalek and I had a very nice lunch but it would be great to meet some other locals. I'll post something next month, k? Keep an eye out! (and maybe enable your IRL alerts? ;) )
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:37 AM on September 14, 2012

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