New York City has all kinds of clubs. Now it may really have them all. Introducing the Picnic Club, "a members-only club dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of the classic picnic". When we first heard it, we really didn't believe it, so we reached out to them to get the skinny. Here's what club founders Allison and Mike told us:
This is 100 percent real. We are planning to have our inaugural picnic in early May. The date and location have already been selected, and we will post the informationSounds pretty real to us. Unlike a few others, this is one members club we may have to join. Just don't ask us to bring potato salad.
on our blog about a week before.
We have carefully selected content for our blog which we will post every few days between now and the announcement date.
We think that New Yorkers need to spend more time outside and think there is no better way to achieve this goal than to organize picnics. It is very much an underground, word of mouth, grassroots type operation but one that we feel could fundamentally change weekend afternoon activity in NYC and eradicate the misery that New Yorkers sometimes experience when they have a case of the Sunday Blues.
We want this project to have a very lighthearted, egalitarian feel, and we can't wait to meet everyone. The goal is simple, the execution even simpler--come to our picnics, bring food and drinks, and have a great time meeting other like-minded people.