6.13.2012

Third Annual Ice Cream Social in the Park

Ok friends, I'm in announcement mode today, clearly.



UPDATE: I didn't anticipate that this would be re-posted on all sorts of event aggregation sites, but it has.  So though all kind, sweet people are welcome, there is no way I can afford to buy ingredients for all of you out there, so if you are coming and have never met me or corresponded with me in any way (or are not the guest of someone who has), please plan to contribute at least $5 per person to help cover my costs.  Thank you!  And if I've never met you, please do make sure to come introduce yourself to me!

Since it looks like I have to teach or attend a wedding every weekend from here till November, I'm biting the bullet and moving the third annual ice cream social to a weekday afternoon.  But, since it'll the on the second longest day of the year, and school will be out for most of our little ones, I think I can convince most of you to come!

Let's turn it into a full-on picnic dinner situation, with as little environmental impact as possible.  Ok?

Here's the deal:

Come to Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt next Thursday, June 21st at 5pm.  We'll be there till it gets dark or unbearably cold!  City dwellers, you can take BART to the 19th Street station and just walk over--we can give you a ride back to BART after dinner.  Ice cream should be ready and cranked by 6pm.

I'll bring the (new) old white mountain hand-crank ice cream maker and fixins for lots of ice cream.

You bring:
  • a bowl and spoon for eating ice cream (I want to avoid disposables if possible)
  • a topping or ice-cream friendly accompaniment (e.g. salty caramel sauce, salty chocolate sauce, berries, cookies, brownies, cones, pie, root beer, etc.).  Feel free to get creative!
  • and/or sandwiches
  • and/or something else savory we can eat without a fork and plate (like some homemade fried chicken perhaps?)
  • whatever you'd like to drink, and a vessel from which to drink it
  • kids
  • dogs
  • friends, including any eligible bachelors you'd like to introduce me to
  • blankets for sitting on
  • guitar or other instrument?
Please do me the favor of leaving a comment below if you're planning to come (including the number of guests you're bringing) so I can have an approximate idea of how many folks to plan for, ice cream-wise.  

Can't wait to see you!

29 comments:

  1. I'm going to try my best to be there, and hopefully convince Gretchen and Jeff to join me.

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  2. Goodness, this sounds fabulous. But I will be gone already! Can you make another on in Indian Summer?

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  3. I am definitely going and my husband and his two daughters will be coming along as well. Thanks and looking forward to it!

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  4. heck yes Pablo and I are coming... bringing friends... will plot on finding eligible bachelors...

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  5. This sounds so awesome! I'm going to try to make it.

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  6. I heard about this from a friend's friend. :) Sounds like a super fun time, I'll probably be there! Just for the sake of planning, people should probably bring a plastic bag so they can bring home their dirty dishes! ;)

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    1. 1 + 2-3 + possibly 1-2 more. is that too many??

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  8. i will definitely take the opportunity to hang out with you again - can't wait!! Deepa

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  9. Excuse me--since this is posted on your website, is this an open invitation to Oakland residents to stop by for ice cream, or is it a friends-only event? I found the link to this event posted on Chowhound.

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    1. Hi! I'm not sure how it made it onto chowhound! All friendly people, within reason, are welcome. I am not rich--or even close--so if things get out of hand I might ask for some contributions to help cover the cost of dairy and eggs for the base, but honestly, anyone is welcome as long as they are a friend, an internet friend, or a friend of a friend.

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    2. I also have a feeling that many of my tech-phobic cook friends are coming, but won't leave a comment here, so I'll go ahead and add about 50 peeps to the RSVP list for them. Ha!

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  10. Hi Samin,....I'd love to stop by....not which category I fit in above ...taken a couple of your classes....Olga

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    1. you are more than welcome!!!

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  11. Hoping to make it - maybe me + 2
    xx

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  12. I will try to come too!

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  13. I will be coming with 3 others!

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  14. Is 7:30pm too late to show up? -- Claudia

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  15. Hey Samin, great thing your putting on, looking forward to being there.
    will bring something from the 'You bring'list.
    as date gets closer, do please post if one thing to bring looks more preferable than another.

    - Aaron

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  16. We will try and make it!

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  17. I'll be there with one or two friends!

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  18. My wife and I will be there!

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  19. I'll be there with one or two people.

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  20. I'm a-comin' with one friend! I'm liking the root beer idea, though I'm hesitant to ruin your delicious ice cream by making it into a float...

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  21. kate, are you coming over from grace? if so, could you bring one of the big coolers filled with ice???!?!?!

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  22. strawberry sauce and spiced brownies on their way...

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