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Wikimania Takes Manhattan/Schedule

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

A tentative schedule of activities for Wikimania Takes Manhattan.

Earlycomers: July 1-5

  • July 4:
WARNING: Quite optional event, as this is very crowded, and there is a major chance you won't actually find the group in all the crowds. User:Pharos will be carrying a thin green bamboo pole to get a better chance for finding each other.
  • Sign-up for Coney Island:
- Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:02, 2 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Pharos (talk) 20:09, 2 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Jeremyb (talk) 20:27, 2 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Magioladitis (talk) 07:24, 3 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • 5pm meetup at Pio Pio 8 for dinner and then walk to West Side Highway (which is closed to traffic today) for fireworks
    • Sign-up for dinner and fireworks:
- Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:02, 2 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Pharos (talk) 20:09, 2 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Jeremyb (talk) 20:27, 2 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Rehman (talk) 00:35, 3 July 2012 (UTC) Would be nice if we can have a group departing from HINY. Also, I might get a bit late as my flight lands at JFK about 14:15, so need time to travel, and check-in as well :( Will try my best to be on time.[reply]
- Kolossos (talk) 05:16, 3 July 2012 (UTC) Will try to come. (Starting from Jazz in Park, so I can come to HINY.)[reply]
- Magioladitis (talk) 07:24, 3 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- PandaSorn (talk) 14:39, 3 July 2012 (UTC) (I'm not sure to attend, but I try)[reply]
- Rangilo Gujarati (talk) 15:42, 3 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Laurentius (talk) 18:22, 3 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- RolandAT (talk) 20:25, 3 July 2012 (UTC) (I first have to talk to the friend I am staying with but I try)[reply]
- Lodewijk (talk) 03:09, 4 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Multichill (talk) 03:11, 4 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Cotton (talk) 13:41, 4 July 2012 (UTC) + guest (not sure but I think we could be in time)[reply]
  • July 5
  • 6pm meetup in lobby of HI New York Hostel (891 Amsterdam Ave at 103rd St), gather for drinks, strolling around Morningside Heights' Catherdral of St John the Divine, Columbia University and Riverside Park, dinner at Symposium Greek Restaurant, more drinking (we'll improvise!)
    • Sign-up for Thursday evening informal gathering
- Pharos (talk) 06:29, 5 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Beat Estermann (talk) I'll try to be there; not sure yet though whether I'll arrive on time and what effect the jet lag will have on me.
- Rehman (talk) 10:31, 5 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- All tentatively: user:Fluffernutter, user:Courcelles, user:Foxj, and user:Steven Zhang. We're coming from JFK and should hit Manhattan around 7-something. We may or may not be up for the partying, but definitely want to be kept informed, even if you start without us. Fluffernutter (talk) 14:31, 5 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
- Shujenchang (talk) 23:05, 5 July 2012 (UTC) attending now[reply]

Friday July 6: Uptown

  • 11am meetup at American Museum of Natural History - Rose Center Planetarium Entrance (81st St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.) - note meetup entrance has been changed - this one is the planetarium with the giant sphere in the glass box building
Attendees in HI can gather at the front desk on the lobby floor at 10:30AM and we can go to the museum together.
After AMNH, Manhattan ramble and Central Park stroll until the Met
  • 4pm lunch at ShakeShack on 366 Columbus Ave (near the museum)
  • 5pm meetup at Metropolitan Museum of Art lobby (Fifth Avenue at 82nd St.)
After the Met, eating/drinking

Sign-up for Friday museum tours

We will get admission to the American Museum of Natural History and special exhibits in the morning, and also visit the Met toward the evening.

Saturday July 7: Downtown and Brooklyn

  • You should arrive about 15 minutes beforehand, because there is a line for the ferry.
  • Those wishing to help with initial set-up can take the 10am ferry with the bamboo diehards.
  • Wiki World's Fair is located at the south of the Governors Island Parade Ground, next to the artist-designed arcade-themed mini-golf (which we will play). Look out for the bamboo city we'll be putting up!
  • Lower Manhattan tour:
Battery Park
Bowling Green
Wall Street area
World Trade Center area
City Hall Park
Civic Center / Chinatown / Little Italy

Sign-up for Saturday tours

gather first at Manhattan Ferry Terminal

Sign-up for Saturday evening

Sunday July 8: Midtown

  • 11am meetup in front of the line of flags outside United Nations Headquarters at 42nd St by the East River - nearest subway stop is Grand Central
  • After UN, stroll around Midtown and beyond:
Chrysler Building
Grand Central Main Concourse / Transit Museum Annex
Rockefeller Center / St Patrick's Cathedral
Times Square and Broadway
Bryant Park / New York Public Library (unfortunately this library with its Gutenberg Bible is closed today)
Morgan Library (but this library and its two Gutenberg Bibles is open!)
Empire State Building / Herald Square
Penn Station / Madison Square Garden / Post Office
High Line
Union Square / Strand Bookstore
  • We are invited to visit http://www.nycresistor.com this afternoon after 3pm. It's a famous hackerspace in brooklyn. Max 15 people. I will go there over Brooklyn bridge.

Sign-up for Sunday tours

Monday July 9: WikiBus

  • Leave 10 AM from Port Authority Bus Terminal
    • Gather at the front desk on the lobby at 8:15AM (for attendees live in Hostelling International New York).