Mefi End(ish) of Summer BBQ
posted July 6, 2013 2:46 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat August 31 at 12:00 PM, My place in Chelsea
184 11th Avenue, Manhattan, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
We're living on a gorgeous campus with a big private lawn, patio & BBQ grills. Let's have a Mefi BBQ!
We shall be BBQing from 12 to 4ish. We have indoor options if the weather is bad!

I'll have some pink lemonade and a few food basics (hot dogs, chips). BYO stuff to grill, sides you want to share, anything particular you want to drink. I've started a GoogleDoc for what people are bringing. Please come even if you can't bring anything!

Kid-friendly event! My kid (1yo) will certainly be there. Alas, the playground doesn't look like it will be ready in time for the BBQ, but the campus has lots of space for kids to run & explore. No pets, please. Also, there is no smoking on campus; you will need to go out on the street should you care to smoke.

Entrance to the campus is on 21st Street between 9th & 10th Aves (gate is closer to 10th, there's a big sign above the entrance with the name of the school). I'll either be standing there to let you in, or there'll be a sign with my phone # so you can text me.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to Meetup (55 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I know it's early but I have to get this thing on the calendar before the summer passes me by!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:55 PM on July 6, 2013

OMG my Birthday! Darn! Well maybe V and I can get a cheap flight. . . .
posted by Danf at 5:10 PM on July 6, 2013

Might bring my son and his dad! That campus is truly beautiful; thank you for hosting.
posted by the young rope-rider at 10:28 PM on July 7, 2013

also tbd ty!
posted by lalochezia at 1:24 PM on August 10, 2013

I just noticed the date change from 8/24 to 8/31 in the Metatalk sidebar. Can't make it for the new date, alas, that's Dragoncon weekend.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:42 PM on August 10, 2013

Oh, I can't come now, either, as I'll be in Boston with family for the holiday weekend. :(
posted by ocherdraco at 11:21 AM on August 11, 2013

Sorry to be missing y'all! The President of the seminary called a BBQ for the same time on 8/24, so we got pushed out! And I hesitate to push into the fall because then all the students are officially back and I think things might be crazy as long as the weather is nice. We'll try to squeeze something in for the spring!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:58 PM on August 11, 2013

No worries! I'm just bummed I can't make it. Have a great time!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:25 PM on August 11, 2013

Oooo, we may be able to make it now! Cool...
posted by pips at 12:31 PM on August 12, 2013

Yay, I can make it now! Not sure yet if I'll have friends in tow, but I'm in.
posted by wiskunde at 10:40 AM on August 14, 2013

Aw, yeah, I'll be in Boston that weekend too. :( Enjoy!
posted by mlle valentine at 9:48 AM on August 16, 2013

Not going to be able to make this, I'm sorry. :(
posted by zarq at 8:35 PM on August 20, 2013

Guess who got 50 hot dogs and a picnic pack of Heinz condiments at Costco this morning? OH IT IS SO ON (next Saturday).

Very good thing we rescheduled- there is all sorts of loud, dusty work going on around the patio! Hoping they'll be totally done by next weekend. Worse comes to worst, we can always sit on the lawn.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:51 AM on August 24, 2013

I can't seem to add to the google doc, but we'll plan to bring some fruit or veg! Any allergies?
posted by wiskunde at 7:21 PM on August 26, 2013

Oh, I didn't turn edit permissions on; should be good to edit now!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:21 AM on August 27, 2013

Ok people, the time has come to RSVP!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:55 AM on August 27, 2013

I am sadly overbooked for that weekend, but I will think kind thoughts of you all.
posted by Karmakaze at 8:22 AM on August 27, 2013

I can't commit to making it before 4pm. However, if there is an after party, I'd be interested in hearing more about that.
posted by wintrymix at 10:48 AM on August 27, 2013

Looks like due to shipping delays I'll be out of town after all -- hope you all have a wonderful time!
posted by Narrative Priorities at 12:40 PM on August 27, 2013

I apologize for not being able to commit to coming or not. My schedule seems to be quite unpredictable recently. I would like to come, but can't guarantee that I will come.
posted by sciencegeek at 1:04 PM on August 27, 2013

I am penciled in because I haven't been to a single BBQ this summer! Scandalous! I will bring desserty things.
posted by The Whelk at 2:38 PM on August 27, 2013

Sadly, I am switching from maybe to no. Have fun, y'all!
posted by (Over) Thinking at 3:38 PM on August 27, 2013

I am trying to think of what to bring. I'll try to update the spreadsheet by Friday!
posted by kkokkodalk at 8:58 PM on August 28, 2013

Okay Myi SO's weekend just opened up, so now he wants to bring his garlic potato casserole, so that's happening.
posted by The Whelk at 6:58 AM on August 29, 2013

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:39 AM on August 29, 2013

I'm trying this ridiculous Pinterest pin this weekend; if there are any left, I will have them at the picnic.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:29 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

I can't make it after all, but I hope it is great!
posted by rmless at 2:15 PM on August 29, 2013

Alas, cannot attend.Work crushing at the moment :<

posted by lalochezia at 3:23 PM on August 29, 2013

Are there any ovens or otherwise reheating device available?
posted by The Whelk at 5:53 PM on August 29, 2013

I was hoping to make something to bring to this shindig, but my schedule's hairy so I'm just putting myself down to bring some burger patties and buns for now since that's something I can swing at the last minute on the way there.
posted by kkokkodalk at 9:27 PM on August 29, 2013

I could probably pop a thing or two in our oven, if necessary.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:24 AM on August 30, 2013

Okay them! Just modifies the container plan, woooo.
posted by The Whelk at 7:12 AM on August 30, 2013

Here's what the gate looks like, just as a reference. If you're walking west on 21st Street from 9th Avenue, it's about 2/3rds of the way to 10th Avenue on the south (left) side of the street..
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:58 PM on August 30, 2013

I'm excite.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:43 PM on August 30, 2013

As long as Baby Liesl's naps are not too inconvenient, we will be there and try to bring something salady.
posted by Liesl at 6:14 AM on August 31, 2013

kkokkodalk, I feel your pain. I was going to make potato or pasta salad, but I've had a crazy week so my plan is to pick up something at the wine store and just show up around one.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:50 AM on August 31, 2013

Going to get there around 12:30ish.
posted by Hactar at 8:20 AM on August 31, 2013

we may have to cancel due to cat-related issues.
posted by sciencegeek at 8:29 AM on August 31, 2013

Oh no! Hope kitty is OK!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:30 AM on August 31, 2013

Kitty is fine. For reasons of diplomacy concerning my workplace, I can't really talk about this.
posted by sciencegeek at 8:40 AM on August 31, 2013

We are set up on the patio! Chips, mmmmmmmmm.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:04 AM on August 31, 2013

We'll be there around 1:30 sporting a hangover of mysterious origins. Everyone make sure to pretend to the random family members im bringing that I am very popular on the Internet.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:09 AM on August 31, 2013

We got burgers! We got veggies!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:26 AM on August 31, 2013

Ok, leaving much later than intended. Am still trying to get there.
posted by Hactar at 9:27 AM on August 31, 2013

The sun is out! Luckily we have shade.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:56 AM on August 31, 2013

On my way out, be there by before 2.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:14 AM on August 31, 2013

Aw crap, now I'm suuuuper embarrassed, but for some reason I thought the 31st was a Sunday instead of Saturday (again I blame the work deadlines for skewing my calendar view) and effectively managed to double-book myself. So sadly I will not be in attendance because I actually am unavailable 3-5 =(
posted by kkokkodalk at 10:53 AM on August 31, 2013

Darrrrnnnn, I just walked around Brooklyn all afternoon feeling sorry for myself for not having a BBQ to go to. And then I came home... to this! TO THIS! Hope you all are having fun!!
posted by telegraph at 11:48 AM on August 31, 2013

It's still happening, dude, you can still come.
posted by unannihilated at 12:10 PM on August 31, 2013

There's enough food for another 10-15 folks at least!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:10 PM on August 31, 2013

Thanks for coming, all!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:53 PM on August 31, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thank you all for a thoroughly lovely afternoon and all the delicious food and drink.
posted by miss-lapin at 2:13 PM on August 31, 2013

Nice food, nice weather, and nice people!
posted by The Whelk at 3:05 PM on August 31, 2013

Thanks ThePinkSuperhero it was great!
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 3:15 PM on August 31, 2013

Thanks to all for the fantastic time!

Many thanks to ThePinkSuperhero for hosting!
posted by wiskunde at 7:13 PM on September 2, 2013

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