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Hello friends! Guess what, we are having one meetup for July and August COMBINED! It is this upcoming Sunday!

When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 10 am

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks, but if you have specific dietary requirements you may need to bring your own food. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my mending and/or a painting project. I have coloring sheets, but you can also bring coloring sheets! Or sketchbooks!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, paints, coloring books, a puzzle, thoughts and experiences with cheese, bean curd, and/or other curdled protein products.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Friends of Captain Awkward meetup – Perth, Australia

This month we are having a Sunday meetup for a change.

When: 
Sunday 28th July, 2.30pm

Where:
Dome Cafe Cockburn
817 Beeliar Dr
Cockburn Central

Details:
BYO craft or colouring in activity, and/or just come along to have a coffee and chat with other fans of this blog. 

How to find us:
I will get there 5 – 10 mins early and find a table in the downstairs section. I have dark brown hair and I’ll have a sign on the table that says FOCA.

Questions? Suggestions for future meetups? Please join our discussion thread in the Meetups section of the Friends of Captain Awkward forums. (Note: you will need to log in to the FOCA forum to see the thread).

Edit: On the fifth floor facing the river, in the middle

 

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 20th July, 12pm onwards.

Colouring in!  Please bring pens, pencils, and copyright-free images, or just come and chat with us.

The venue sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside has loads of different food options, which can fit most requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar (go up in lift 1, sadly not as musical as lift 7).

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets with options for all genders. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(August meetup will be the 24th.)

Hiya peeps! The end of June draws near, and with it, the monthly FOCA meetup!

When: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, 10 am

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks, but if you have specific dietary requirements you may need to bring your own food. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my mending and/or a painting project. I have coloring sheets, but you can also bring coloring sheets! Or sketchbooks!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, paints, coloring books, a puzzle, discourse on the hybrization of trees.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

From your host, Agne:

York, UK Meetup
When: Thursday 27th June, 6pm
Where: Rowntree Park. See this map for the meetup point. The meetup point is the corner of the field by the Millennium Bridge. It can be accessed via Cameron Grove/Butcher Terrace (from Bishopthorpe Road, if you’re driving or taking public transport), Terry Avenue or Millennium Bridge. If it rains, we’ll meet at the park cafe (also marked on the map) instead.
Contact: Agne / agne at tutanota dot com. I’ll e-mail you my number and come to the rescue if you can’t find us.
How to recognise us: I’ll be wearing a very yellow jacket and blue-framed glasses.
Bring: something to do with your hands or something to sit on, if preferred. Snacks and drinks, if desired.
Accessibility: the park is accessible and there are accessible toilets as well (with RADAR key). There is a ramp leading up to the cafe and accessible toilets, but I’m unsure as to the entrance – we’ll investigate and go elsewhere if necessary.
Awkwards assemble!

We’re on level 2 at the Blue side of the Clore Ballroom, near the Archive Studio and lift 7

Apologies, I said 16th June when it is actually the 15th!  Please note corrected date below.

 

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 15th June, 12pm onwards.

Crafting meetup!  Please bring any craft which won’t damage the venue.  Also if you like please bring stash etc. for others to try.  I can also teach knitting to intermediate.  Or just come and chat with us!

The venue sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside has loads of different food options, which can fit most requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar (go up in lift 1, sadly not as musical as lift 7).

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets with options for all genders. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(July meetup will be the 20th.  If you’re on Facebook, the invites don’t seem to have gone out correctly to everyone, so please do go and look in the group if you haven’t received one.)

What: Captain Awkward NYC meetup

When: Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 3pm onward

Where: Think Coffee, 123 4th Avenue, Manhattan

Feel free to bring games, board games, crafts, or just your wonderful self 🙂

We’ll meet at Think Coffee at 123 4th Avenue on Saturday, June 8th, starting at 3pm. It is right by the 14th Street – Union Square Station on the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, W or R trains. The platforms for the L, N, Q, W, and R trains at this station are wheelchair accessible. The platform for the 4, 5, and 6 trains at this station is NOT wheelchair accessible. Think Coffee is on street level with an accessible bathroom.  They serve coffee, tea, soups, sandwiches and baked goods.  They have vegan options. Link: https://www.yelp.com/biz/think-coffee-new-york-3


I will be wearing an orange hat. I’ll be sure to have a sign that says Captain Awkward so you can find me. Feel free to email me with any questions or to let me know you’re coming. My email is ciaonsd@gmail.com


I’m looking forward to meeting you soon/seeing everyone who came last month!