Dumpling meetup
posted February 16, 2020 2:41 PM   RSS

Let's go to Dumpling Galaxy! Postponed; future date TBD.
posted by ferret branca to Proposed (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Dumplings are awesome. Date and time seems fine to me.
posted by Glomar response at 4:16 PM on February 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

If any [mid-; lower- ] Hudson Valley MeFites need a ride, that is something I could do, too.
posted by Glomar response at 4:17 PM on February 18, 2020

I can do it, but earlier is better-- I need to be in the Union Square region by 3:45 PM that day. I doubt we'll be dumpling-ing for too long, though.
posted by blnkfrnk at 12:51 PM on February 20, 2020

blnkfrnk, would 12:30 work better?
posted by ferret branca at 5:03 PM on February 20, 2020

I think so-- takes about an hour and a half to get to Union Square from there on a weekend with the shuttle buses to/from 111th. But 1PM works.

I mean, I can eat a lot of dumplings, but not like 3 hours' worth of dumplings. I can leave cash and duck out early if we go that long.
posted by blnkfrnk at 5:16 PM on February 20, 2020

Do you know if there will definitely still be shuttle buses on the 22nd?
posted by ferret branca at 4:08 AM on February 21, 2020

You know what, the Weekender only says through March 7th-8th, but I don't know if they're thinking to replace other portions of track. LIRR is also convenient there.
posted by blnkfrnk at 2:10 PM on February 21, 2020

I’m most likely going to drive in from Jersey City, so I can drop you off in Manhattan on my way back home if that works out to be faster/easier than the public transit options on Dumpling Day.
posted by oh yeah! at 2:35 PM on February 21, 2020

Let’s stick with 1 then if that’s ok since it is going to take me a couple hours to get there probably. Thanks!
posted by ferret branca at 12:15 PM on February 22, 2020

oh yeah! that would be really helpful-- we'll see how late we go. 1 works for me. Looking forward to it!
posted by blnkfrnk at 12:56 PM on February 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

This now is looking like a no go for me due to public health concerns unrelated with Flushing, dumplings, or MeFites. Sorry!
posted by Glomar response at 8:03 AM on March 11, 2020

I guess we should wait and see until the week-of if we should postpone? This seems like a low-risk event for me given that I’d be driving and the restaurant & mini-mall that it’s part of isn’t generally super-crowded, but i figure we’re all going to be trying to keep our subway trips down to essential trips only until the virus outbreaks are contained, so it’s an unnecessary cross-borough trip for most people.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:21 AM on March 11, 2020

Yes, let's wait and see if we should postpone, though I expect the answer may well be yes.

I saw that about Bamboo Garden et al, The Pluto Gangsta. I hope they are able to reopen!
posted by ferret branca at 7:48 PM on March 11, 2020 [1 favorite]

I guess the answer is yes :(
Will reschedule for a later date...
posted by ferret branca at 7:36 AM on March 15, 2020

Yes, reschedule-- I probably won't be able to make it (fingers crossed, my move and new job are still there for me) but I want to know that there are dumplings waiting after all this.

Anyone interested in a Zoom cocktail hour kind of thing? I was thinking about setting up a virtual At Home.
posted by blnkfrnk at 1:36 PM on March 23, 2020

My job switched all our phone numbers into Zoom last month (because it was cheaper than our existing phone contract, and because we were moving offices it simplified things to get rid of everyone's desk telephones and use Zoom on our computers or phones instead). I guess I could have a separate login/account under my personal email account, but I'm leery of crossing the streams.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:46 PM on March 24, 2020

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