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I just got back from Miami and a tropical island paradise and while I was there, I thought CS should do more outdoor activities. Hence, I'm starting the BBQ Picnic again this year! Many of you who attend previous BBQ knows that this is THE BBQ to attend as you will meet many likeminded people for a day of food, conversation, fun, and games. Feel free to join and spread the word, invite anyone!!!
Also look at the event picture, it has the location of where we’ll be once you reach the picnic house.
To get there:
By Public Transportation:
• F or G Train to 15th Street-Prospect Park or 7th Avenue station
• 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station
• Q or B Train to 7th Avenue station
• B61 Bus along 9th Street to 9th Street/Prospect Park West
FEE FOR SUPPLIES!!!
We are asking everyone to give $5 minimum for supplies. These items cost a lot of money to acquire so please understand why we’re doing this. Thank you!
WE WILL SUPPLY THE NECESSARY ITEMS FOR THE BBQ LIKE FORKS, PLATES, GRILL, SALT/PEPPER, ETC.
You bring food and ENTERTAINMENT (GOOD TIMES).
We are spending quite a bit of money on this event so please help us out and have your $5 ready when you see us. And $5 is suggested. You are welcome to contribute more if you are able to. THANK YOU!
I have purchased supplies for 300 people (plates, forks, napkins, etc) so don’t waste them. Reuse your cups, reuse your plates. Also it is environmental friendly to do so.
WE WILL NOT BE SUPPLYING FOOD!!! YOU HAVE TO BRING FOOD TO SHARE AS THIS IS A POTLUCK BBQ:
This is a potluck BBQ so PLEASE bring FOOD to share. We WILL NOT BE SUPPLYING FOOD!!! We will supply accessories such as buns, cheese, and plenty of condiments.
Put your meats in the freezer for up to an hour before you leave your apartment. It will be hot, and this will preserve raw meat until you arrive. We will have coolers and ice at the site to keep meats fresh.
Suggestions for food to bring:
- Burger patties
- Marinated Pork chop
- Marinated Chicken
- Hotdogs (beef is preferred)
- Chicken wings/thighs
- Salmon, seafood, shrimp, shellfish
- Vegetable such as zucchini, egg plants, peppers, asparagus, corn, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes
- Side dishes such as mashed potato, mac and cheese, cole slaw, etc
- Desserts and chips
DON’T BRING CANNED FOOD!!!
We will not have a can opener so please don’t bring baked beans in a can or something (which people have done in the past)
BRING SOMETHING TO SIT ON!!!
Bring a blanket or sheets to sit on. This way you don’t dirty your pants.
Bring whatever you usually bring for a fun day in the sun and the park. Football, frisbee, cards, hula hoops, water gun, et
It is illegal to drink inside NYC public parks. However, the cops don't usually enforce unless you're making a show of it. So feel free to bring something. Just be discrete with your usage, and if you're going to bring a bottle of vodka, mix it first and put it in a 2 liter bottle so it is not in plain sight. Also remember to bring some non alcoholic liquids to keep yourself hydrated.
We will have water available.
Make sure to throw out empty beer bottles, cans, and any packaging in trash bags that we will provide so it is not in plain sight. If a cop see beer cans lying around, they will come and inquire. With a large group, if you see a bottle/can lying around, just pick it up and throw it away. Also, always be prepared to conceal your drinks - we will be a huge group, and very visible, and in the unlikely scenario that the police are enforcing, it would be unfortunate for a couple people to ruin everyone's fun.
We will provide ice, and coolers to keep the meats cold and fresh. PLEASE do not use ice from the raw meat coolers for your drinks, YOU WILL GET SICK!!! There will be coolers for clean ice.
If you have a portable speaker and a good playlist, PLEASE bring it. But be respectful of your neighbors with volume.
This is a big endeavor so we might ask some of you to assist throughout the day. Please provide assistance when you can. If you could help us the morning of the picnic to carry items from the car to the site, that’d be great too! Thank you!
We have grills and all the tools of the trade. You are responsible for grilling food yourself. IF someone chooses to take on that role, feel free to give them the food to cook.
We need people to assist with clean up because it gets quite messy toward the end so please stay till the end and help us clean up the park. Thanks
UPDATE YOUR STATUS!!!
Lastly, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR STATUS so we have an estimate of the number of people who will attend, so we can buy our supplies properly. Thanks for reading and hope to see you all soon!