Saturday, October 29, 2011

Revisiting the meet-up idea

Chatham 14 lobby June 2011
I've sat on this post since June. It's about time that this post sees the light of day!

Since about 2009, both JP Paulus and myself have been discussing doing a meet-up at the ICE Chatham 14 (210 West 87th Street).Then after the show we could go to a local restaurant and have some dinner.

This is just one idea I have had for a while. Letting the word go out on social events in our communities. Our calendar is largely filled with important events such as neighborhood meetings, seminars, etc but rarely do we know about social events. It's something that's been done very well at other neighborhood blogs such as EdgeVille or even Uptown Update

My first idea was to see if we could rent a theater. Perhaps see a movie that had already been released. Then hopefully find a way to take a bite out of the concession prices if we did organize such an event. Surely there was a way to do that. How much does it cost to rent a theater?

In any event, what I propose now isn't so technical. Mainly we could just meet up at the show especially for newly released movies at an agreeable time. We could choose to meet up on a more busy time such as weekends or choose a weekday. We could also check out the many events that will take place at Chatham 14 such as the event, Black World Cinema.

I figure that we can get the word out for such events through our FB page. We could also set-up a Meet Up account to organize this. EveryBlock could be utilized using "neighbor messages".

This is just one idea to bring neighbors together to unwind and be entertained. We will always have time to get together and talk about the issues of our neighborhoods. There also should be ways that we can enjoy ourselves at the same time.

What are your thoughts? Are there any social events you would like to share with us? What other events should we create to highlight what we have in our communities?

1 comment:

  1. Last i remember, I rented the theater out for $600 to have a private screening of "waiting for Superman" It was not bad, especially since we packed the theater. And they allowed us to have a discussion after the movie was over...I think that would be a great idea for the community to engage in some social activities! Great Idea!


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