violetblue's simulation of the blue, but uptown
posted May 1, 2016 9:41 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue June 21 at 7:00 PM, Memail for the address
500 W 125th St, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
I'm thinking of starting a west Harlem sect of violetblue's excellent salon series. If you were interested in violetblue's salon but haven't been attending because of the location, read on!
The format will be essentially violetblue's: about twenty minutes of assigned reading announced a few weeks in advance, then about two hours of loosely structured discussion in person with the same great people you'd meet on the blue.

Major differences: I'll take nominations for articles and topics. I'll serve fresh-baked bread. And I'll do it at the 125th St ABCD/1 stations.

If you're interested, tell me two things:
1. What do you want to discuss? It's helpful for you to suggest broad topics, for which I can find articles. It's even better to nominate specific articles and discussion questions.
2. When is convenient for you?
posted by d. z. wang to Meetup (20 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm interested! Will ponder on your questions... I work 9-5 so evenings or weekends have more potential for me.
posted by Zephyrial at 10:05 AM on May 2, 2016

yes! I have failed recently to go the ridiculously awesome other salon. 2 of them going on means 2x the chances of me making it, and manhattan is easier for me to achieve.
posted by larthegreat at 2:27 PM on May 2, 2016

I'm interested so long as it doesn't conflict with the other salon.

I work a 9-5 as well, so evenings other than Friday would be easiest.
posted by revertTS at 7:03 AM on May 3, 2016

What about Thursday 5/19?
posted by Zephyrial at 9:50 AM on May 3, 2016

Wow, in my vicinity? I guess I should attend. Work keeps me out of pocket until around 8pm most days, so I would be a late arriver.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:06 PM on May 3, 2016

I was totally thinking about doing the same thing, and have missed a few of these because Brooklyn??!?! I would love to be there.
posted by gusandrews at 5:26 PM on May 4, 2016

And topic-wise, I would totally love a do-over of the "what counts as fact" one that I skipped last week
posted by gusandrews at 5:26 PM on May 4, 2016

I see enough responses here that I'm going to host this. Fill out this doodle poll to help me pick a time, and (re-)read these two articles from the blue. (Articles courtesy of reverTS.)
posted by d. z. wang at 8:50 PM on May 18, 2016

I'm calling it for next Thursday 3 June at 7 p.m. Please Memail me if you would like to attend and I will send you my address.
posted by d. z. wang at 9:09 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

Excuse me, Thursday is 2 June.
posted by d. z. wang at 4:57 AM on May 27, 2016

Hey, I'm sorry, it turns out that I'm (almost certainly) not going to get home before nine on Thursday. There are two options:

I could send the doodle around again and try not to flake out on you all next time.

Or, since there are at least four people who want to go someplace uptown and discuss these articles on Thursday, you could totally do this without me.

Given how hard it is to get five New Yorkers to agree on a time and place, the second would probably be way easier, if only you all find another venue. Maybe some other Manhattanite could open his home to a few Mefites?
posted by d. z. wang at 8:15 PM on May 29, 2016

Normally I could offer my shoebox home as an alternate, but Thursday doesn't work for that. Doodle?
posted by revertTS at 7:54 AM on May 31, 2016

Okay, new doodle poll. Thanks for being so understanding.
posted by d. z. wang at 9:21 PM on June 1, 2016

New date is Tuesday 21 June!
posted by d. z. wang at 8:46 PM on June 9, 2016

Surprise work travel means I'll be missing this after all.
posted by revertTS at 12:39 AM on June 15, 2016

Super late to the party here, but I'd like to try and attend (although I may be otherwise occupied on the 21st -- not sure yet).
posted by holborne at 9:32 AM on June 15, 2016

Reminder, this is tomorrow! Memail me for the address if you don't have it.
posted by d. z. wang at 8:12 PM on June 20, 2016

what is the topic/the readings I should prep?

also I'm in! (if that motivates anyone else)
posted by larthegreat at 6:40 AM on June 21, 2016

Did this happen?
posted by grobstein at 7:37 AM on June 22, 2016

I bailed at the nth hr, as the horrible flaky person that I am.

(also work was crazy, but let's just go with Flaky McFlakerson)
posted by larthegreat at 2:17 PM on June 22, 2016

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