DC Ice Cream Social Redux
posted June 30, 2018 12:47 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun August 5 at 3:00 PM, Crispus Attucks Park
23 U St NW, Washington, DC, USA (Map & Directions)
The 2016 Ice Cream Social/Potluck at Crispus Attucks Park was a lot of fun, so how about a repeat? Does July 7, 8 or 22 work for people? Or if July's too hot, later in August or early September?

UPDATE: August 5th looks like the best date. Looking forward to trying everybody's efforts. At least one attendee is lactose-intolerant, so I'm making the Vegan Chipotle Chocolate again.
posted by Johnny Wallflower to Meetup (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

July 7-8 are no good for us... July 22 is doable but probably only in the evening.

Thank you for posting this! I hope we can join.
posted by duffell at 4:35 AM on July 1

We want as many people to attend as possible (especially you and your multiple delights!), so maybe July won't work. How about August 5, 12, 18, 25 or 26?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:16 AM on July 1

We’d love to do this again and I think any of the August dates would work for us.
posted by brilliantine at 11:02 AM on July 1

All the August dates work for me!
posted by capricorn at 1:13 PM on July 1

Thanks for posting this, Johnny Wallflower! The 22nd and the weekend of Aug 11th don't work for me but all the others are good.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 3:32 PM on July 1

I'd love to be able to attend! Aug 18 or 26 would definitely work for me AFAIK at this point. The other dates would require a little finagling with the PITA daughter, who loves ice cream but not so much people, sunshine &c.
posted by drlith at 7:39 PM on July 1

August 12th and 18th would work for us!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:21 AM on July 2

I have to double-check, but August 5th and 12th are probably good. We're leaving town on August 17 for 2 weeks, so later August is a no-go for us.
posted by duffell at 5:27 AM on July 2

The 5th and the 12th are the most available. Mrs. P. and drlith, could you do the 5th so everybody had matching towels can make it?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:37 AM on July 2

Only if we can move the event to North Carolina ):

But Ms. Towels makes fantastic ice cream so my feelings will not be hurt if you select a day she can make it
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 12:11 PM on July 2 [1 favorite]

Agreed, towels-for-all ice cream is transcendent.

At the risk of pushing this forward indefinitely, post-Labor Day works too!
posted by duffell at 12:33 PM on July 2 [1 favorite]

If the 12th works best for everyone else I can always drop the ice creams off with someone!
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:25 AM on July 3

That was so fun! July 22 or any of the August dates work for me!
posted by aaanastasia at 7:46 AM on July 3

August 5 probably works best for me, and I'm also up for post-Labor Day if a longer planning timeframe would help.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:14 AM on July 6

As someone who couldn't make it in 2016 and had never been there, I took a minute to look it up and thought the google maps link might be helpful: Crispus Attucks Park.

I have lost the plot on the date discussion above, I'm afraid. Is Aug 5 the leading contender?
posted by phearlez at 1:45 PM on July 6

Yeah, let's go with August 5.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:41 PM on July 6

I should be able to do the finagling to make it on the 5th.
posted by drlith at 4:06 PM on July 6 [1 favorite]

What's the likely sprog attendance here? I'm thinking I may fly solo since this falls right before the by-then 11-month-old's naptime and the five year old has a future kindergarten classmate get-together at 4.
posted by phearlez at 5:55 PM on July 6

We're so there!

phearlez, we're planning on bringing our kiddo (she's 2 years old plus change). Kiddos are always welcome! I believe the Pterodactyls brought their daughter last year, though we left ours with my mother-in-law.

Not sure what I'll be making, but there probably will be a at least one vegan and full-dairy option; and at least one ice-cream "treat" (pie, cake, sandwiches, bonbons, who knows).
posted by duffell at 6:22 AM on July 8

Also, we can bring a folding picnic table!
posted by duffell at 6:22 AM on July 8

Is anyone coming allergic to nuts?
posted by everybody had matching towels at 1:25 PM on July 11

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