Lunch and walk in the gardens -cancelled
posted September 10, 2017 4:18 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 16 at 1:00 PM, Untermyer Park and Gardens
945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
CANCELLED Come visit the gardens where I work, eat some pizza and hang out.
The gardens are at their late summer/early fall peak and we are going to be draining the canals and pulling out the annuals on the 20th of September.

Come to the gardens in Yonkers where I work and have a potluck picnic. As an outside event that depends heavily on weather, the date for this event could easily change. So definitely check here before heading out the door! Memail me to exchange phone numbers if you need a ride from the train station. We will be picnicking near the Temple of Love - grab a brochure for a map.
The gardens are in Yonkers and are most easily reached by car, bus or Metro North. Our website has detailed directions. Note that if you're taking the bus, the Beeline uses NYC's metrocard and accepts transfers from the subway at the northern terminus of the 1 line (242nd and Broadway). In the past, there were drivers coming from NYC and my husband also picked up people from the Greystone Metro North train station - hopefully we can do this again as the walk from the train station is quite uphill. Trains run approximately once an hour and the train ride which is along the banks of the Hudson River is one of the most beautiful train rides I've enjoyed. Try to get a seat on the west side of the train to get the best views.

The gardens have public restrooms, and parts are wheelchair accessible.

We should plan to meet around 1pm and order pizza and picnic and I'd be happy to show people around the place after lunch.

This is a public park so there is no admission fee. Things that are not permitted: dogs and alcohol. Kids are definitely welcome. I will be inviting non-mefite friends and family, so feel free to bring a +1 or +n.

I now have a toddler, so you will likely get to meet the little guy.
posted by sciencegeek to Meetup (6 comments total)

Not sure if I can make this one, I've got plans on Sunday already, but, maybe.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:51 AM on September 11, 2017

Aw, wish I could make it, enjoy!
posted by ferret branca at 7:08 AM on September 11, 2017

I'm going to say I'm actually going to come to this one. I'd be on Metro-North from Marble Hill if anyone wants to join me.
posted by hoyland at 8:42 PM on September 12, 2017

Do you know if the bee line stops near the park?
posted by starlybri at 3:15 PM on September 14, 2017

Oof. I need to cancel this for three reasons: one, it's been a really exhausting week two, this is actually taking place during my kids naptime and three, I completely forgot about the fact that the gardens are closing early at 2 PM for a dance performance.


If you want to come and see the gardens, you're welcome to but I can't make it.

Yes, the Beeline bus does stop there: the 2 and the 6 stop pretty much right there.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:29 AM on September 15, 2017

Oh man, I am just reading this now. Sorry it was cancelled, but glad I didn't miss out.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:24 PM on September 16, 2017

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