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Deadline Club picnic along Long Island City waterfront
August 21, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pmFree
Due to the forecasted rain and possible thunderstorms this weekend, our first outdoor park picnic has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 29, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please update your RSVP via the link below if you can no longer attend. If this date works better for you, please join us!
Light refreshments will be provided, but everyone is encouraged to bring their own picnic. We will have several picnic tables reserved, but park rules do not permit alcohol or cooking.
We will be meeting in Gantry Plaza State Park‘s North Picnic Area, which is adjacent to the community garden between 46th and 47th Avenues and within view of the iconic PepsiCola sign. Here’s a map link to the precise location. The best way to get there is by NYC Ferry’s Astoria route, with the Long Island City/Gantry Plaza State Park stop just a short walk away. The ferry picks up from E. 90th Street, Astoria (Hallet’s Cove), Roosevelt Island, E. 34th Street, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Wall Street Pier 11. Ferry tickets are the same fare as the subway, and refreshments are served on board. Transfers to other NYC Ferry lines are free within 90 minutes. Nearby subway stops include Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue (7 line), 21 Street-Van Alst (G), and Court Square-23 St (E, M).
For award winners, this will also be an opportunity to pick up your 2020 and 2021 Deadline Club Award statuettes and schmooze with other New York City journalists.
AT A GLANCE
What: Deadline Club Picnic in Gantry Plaza State Park
When: Sunday, August 29, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Gantry Plaza State Park, North Picnic Area, Long Island City, Queens (USE MAP LINK HERE)
RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/3xXEX69