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Wed Aug 15, 2012 at  6:22 AM PT: A NEW Up-To-Date diary is here.

This is being reposted this afternoon under the NEW group New England Kossacks

DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

New England Kossak Meet Up

When:  Saturday, September 15, 2012

Time: 12noon - 3pm (when they stop serving lunch)

Where: Bangkok Cafe
369 Central Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
508-543-THAI (8424)

Menu (pdf)


The Mansfield (MA)  MBTA station is about 1 mile from the restaurant.  MBTA schedule (Providence/Stoughton Line); walking directions from the train station to Bangkok Cafe

Easy Off, Easy On via I-95  

Coming from the south (Rhode Island, Connecticut, etc.) on I-95

Coming from the north (Boston) on I-95

Coming on I-495 from Fall River/Brockton (going toward Milford/Marlborough)  

Coming on I-495 from Worcester/I-90 (Mass Pike) (going toward Fall River)

RSVP me (Clytemnestra) on Kosmail

Please contact those willing to carpool through Kosmail too.

Affirmative RSVPs thus far:
Rick DeVille (husband of SadieSue)
SadieSue (they will be coming from Western Mass willing to carpool. )
GreyHawk and Hawkwife
thankgodforairamerica (coming from central CT willing to carpool. )

northerntier  (will be coming from central VT, willing to carpool. )
The Poet Deploreate (will be coming from the North Shore, willing to carpool. )
Common Sense Mainer
Phil S 33
Samantha Clemens (progressive radio talk show host)


A question has been asked about bringing kids.  Originally I was going to schedule this in a park about 12 miles away, but I didn't know how everyone would feel about "kid noise."  Bangkok Cafe is in an older strip mall, there isn't a park close by.

Adults will be primarily talking and getting to know one another. If it's a question of having your kids attend with you or not coming at all, PLEASE bring your kids.  But please also be aware of your kids  "expiration date"   with these kind of activities (speaking as a mother of 4), so that everyone has a good time.

If you want to make a day of it with your kids AND go to a zoo with an white alligator - the Capron Park Zoo would be a good bet.  (Capron Park was were I thought of holding this first get together in the first place)

Directions from Bangkok Cafe, Foxboro to Capron Park Zoo, Attleboro

* Misc stuff:

There is a Red Roof Inn .3miles (6 minutes if you walk) away if that would help (map)

Will the meeting move to different locations?

YES! Si! Oui! Da! Ha! Hi!

Especially if there are people who recommend places to hold it!

Those places have to be relatively straight forward to get to.

My thinking for choosing the Bangkok Cafe was to have a place that was easily accessible via the Interstate AND on the MBTA.  

We need, IMO, to be able to establish connections with Boston and Providence area kossacks who don't have a car or a reliable car so we have a car pool list before we start having meet up in Western MA, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine


Next Meet Up:
October -  Portsmouth, NH
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Host: Common Sense Mainer

Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 10:54 AM PT: This diary will be updated throughout the week (names added to the affirmative rsvp and maybe list - along with carpool offers).

Originally posted to New England Kossacks on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 01:24 PM PDT.

Also republished by Massachusetts Kosmopolitans, Nutmeg State Progressives, and These Green Mountains.


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