Sat 26 August à 18:00
Timezone : Paris (GMT+02:00)
New York City has so much to offer. Even for vegan/vegetarian cuisine, there's a whole world to explore, and I feel lucky to have found such a great group with whom I can share it. But as a resident of the bustling metropolis of New York City, with its asphalt, concrete, steel and glass, I often yearn for a deeper connection with nature. It's sometimes all too easy, in the midst of towering skyscrapers, to forget about the environment we wish to preserve, and the birds and other animals we wish to let live. But let's not forget about this little oasis we have in the heart of the city -- Central Park.
Please join us then, on a beautiful summer's day, for our meetup's sixth annual picnic in Central Park.
Time: 12pm to 3pm
What to bring: Please bring enough food for yourself. You may want to bring a blanket or beach towel to sit on. Be sure to bring beverages to drink, including water. Everything else is up to you. If you do wish to share food, just keep in mind that not everyone has exactly the same level of dietary restrictions. Likewise, if you wish to participate in physical activities (frisbee, yoga, etc.), just remember that everyone has different limits. [David says: I am bringing some Frisbees. Let's play Frisbee! And feel free to bring your own Frisbee, ball or game/toy.]
Location: Central Park's Great Hill, an open hilltop meadow with picnic tables, on the west side from 103rd to 107th St. We will have a Meetup sign. From the intersection of W 106th Street and Central Park West, walk up the stairs leading into the park, and you will end at the Great Hill. We will be found on top of the Great Hill. There are public bathrooms near the north west corner of the hill.
Directions to picnic site: Enter Central Park at 106th Street and Central Park West for easy access to the Great Hill. Just walk up the stairs you will see at 106th Street and Central Park West. USE THE STAIRCASE ON THE RIGHT. We will be at the hill at the top of the stairs.
For those of you who have never attended one of our Meetup events: this is an incredibly friendly & welcoming group. If this is your first-time event, we welcome you to join us and make some wonderful vegetarian & vegan friends. (And all you regular members already know what great members we have, so please come join us on this beautiful day.)
By subway: B,C to 103rd and Central Park West or the 1 to 103rd and Broadway. By bus: M10 on Central Park West; M7 or M11 going north on Amsterdam Avenue or south on Columbus Avenue; M104 on Broadway. From the East Side, the M96 to 96th and Central Park West.
We are looking forward to seeing you, hanging out, and enjoying veg*n food on this beautiful summer's day. Let's have a picnic!
[David says: While I am helping Eddie host on the day of the picnic, Eddie is the one who got the permit from the Parks Dept. and put this whole event together. Thank you very much, Eddie!!]