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here. Major high fives to mlharges for organizing and executing this event. Kudo city!
Sunday, August 5th
Sunday Streets + BBQ at kimoconnor's Flat to Meet angelajean
San Francisco Sunday Streets sets pre-determined Sundays throughout the year when major streets are closed to car traffic. Pedestrians and cyclists, plus vendors take over. The local businesses flourish with increased foot traffic.
Transportation and Parking Directions Nearest BART station is 24th St. and Mission. Closest parking lot to kimoconnor's place is the Mission Bartlett Garage 90 Bartlett St (between 21st St & 22nd St, Mission and Valencia).
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Walk on your own around and visit all the booths and stores.
Here is my last diary about this terrific event:
San Francisco's Sunday Streets: Murals in the Mission [photo heavy]
TIME: 4:00 PM to ? for Part Two
Then, we'll all meet at 20th and Valencia at 4:00 PM. We can walk in a group to Kim's flat.
There are stores along the way you can stop in to grab stuff if you do not wish to bring it ahead of time to Kim's place, including Valencia Whole Foods at 999 Valencia (at 21st St). Or you can walk over to Bi-Rite (18th street between Dolores and Guerrero). There are corner stores all around to grab beer or wine etc.
At 4:15 PM we'll all invade kimoconnor's lovely city garden for a backyard POTLUCK bbq. Food items can be dropped off in advance at Kim's place between 10:30 a.m. and noon before you walk around the Mission.Our Red Carpet Rollout features angelajean! She's visiting relatives in the Bay Area and will join us at this event.RSVP LIST:
angelajean is a military wife who writes extensively at Daily Kos about that experience.
3. navajo -I'll need to skip the SF Streets part. I'll be to Kim's @ 5:30.
4. angelajean (directions Kosmailed)
5. remembrance (directions emailed to GTP)
6. Glen the Plumber (directions emailed)
7. Lusty (directions Kosmailed)
8. norm (directions emailed)
9. Dharmasyd (directions Kosmailed)
10. Meteor Blades (directions emailed)
11. side pocket (directions emailed)
12. boatsie (Maybe) (directions emailed)
13. Lorikeet - (directions emailed)
14. Shockwave (CONFIRMED!!! YAY!!) (directions emailed)
15. Lineatus and Harlan (directions emailed)
16. Fog City John (Maybe) (directions Kosmailed)
17. maggiejean (directions emailed to side pocket)
18. GTP & remembrance's offspring
19. one teen guest with Angelajean
20. one teen guest with Angelajean
Kim's address will be sent via Kosmail to those who RSVP!
The SFKossacks have a reputation for Rolling Out the Red Carpet for out-of-town visitors. You just have to Kosmail me and we'll set something up for you if you ever visit us.Sunday, August 19th
Red Carpet DOUBLE Rollout for the Tim Delaney Oyster FigBASH!
LOCATION: Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park
HOSTS: navajo, side pocket and DBunn
Tim Delaney is flying to visit his sisters smiley creek (+Paradise50) and mimi2three in NorCal. After his visit there he's going to spend a few days in the Bay Area. The NorCal contingent will roll down with him.
figbash is flying from Chicago to attend. We can't wait.
1. Tim Delaney
4. side pocket
6. smiley creek
10. Meteor Blades (Maybe)
16. Glen the Plumber
18. Deb (Friend of Paradise50 and smileycreek)
19. no way lack of brain
22. Kamakhya (Maybe)
23. maggie jean
24. Sally Cat
25. Mr. Cat
26. Anonymous SFKossack #1
27. Anonymous SFKossack #2
The per car fee to get into Tomales Bay park is $8 and $7 for seniors, credit card only.
:: Events Currently on the Books for NYC Kossacks ::
Sunday, August 19th
North-East Tri-State Meet-Up
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (cross-street Ludlow)
Directions by subway: J,M,Z,F to Essex St./Delancey Street Station.
If you're coming in from outside the city:
From Grand Central: take the downtown 6 train (6 stops) to Bleecker Street Station, walk downstairs to Broadway-Lafayette station, change for the downtown F train (2 stops) to Delancey Street Station.
From Penn Station: walk one block east to 34th St/Herald Square subway station, take F train (10 stops) to Delancey Street Station.
From Port Authority Bus Terminal:take the downtown A,C, or E train to West 4th Street Station (4 stops), walk downstairs and take the downtown F train (3 stops) to Delancey Street.
Any of these trips takes about 20-25 minutes.
If you are driving, there's a very inexpensive municipal lot a block or two away, on Delancey Street.
1. Blue Jersey Mom -- confirmed
2. Rubyr -- confirmed
3. gchaucer2 -- confirmed
4. Phil S 33 -- confirmed
5. mconvente -- confirmed
6. asterkitty -- confirmed
7. hayden (Maybe)
10. davidseth -Can give rides to ppl in Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam Counties or near Taconic Parkway
13. Missys Brother (Maybe)
15 sidnora -- confirmed
16. Belinda Ridgewood -- confirmed
18. TiaRachel (Maybe)
19. Design the Future
20. FindingMyVoice (Maybe)
Los Angeles is trying to organize! If you're interested please visit this diary:
Los Angeles Coffee Klatch/Meetup?
And/or send a kosmail to DontTaseMeBro.
Interested in future meetup:
1. DontTaseMeBro (Silver Lake)
2. susans (Long Beach)
3. jakedog42 (Orange County)
4. occams hatchet (Heaven)
5. murphy (Silver Lake)
6. Shockwave (God Knows)
You can also tell us here in a comment that will be passed onto DonTaseMeBro.
JamieG from Md has posted a diary to gather Kossacks from Virginia and Maryland.
Please kosmail JamieG from Md if you'd like to be added to this list.
Interested in future meetups:
1. JanetT in MD
3. A Mad Mad World
5. Noor B
6. Diana in NoVa
9. VexingEyes + husband
Personal bonds are strengthened and more are feeling comfortable
creating events on their own.
SFKossacks has been organizing since 2005.
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