See you on Sunday!


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Fellow Dandies and Quaintrelles,

Our antique weather machine has been calibrated, tweaked, and set into action. The forecast for Saturday is looking just about right. We have over 400 folks ready to enjoy the day on bikes and in seersucker for our 7th Seersucker Social!

Here are the important details
Meeting Place: Meridian Hill Park (Statue of Joan of Arc)
Time: 11AM (Ride leaves at noon)
Picnic Destination: Montrose Park, 3099 R Street Northwest DC
Picnic time: 2 – 6pm
Print our waiver and cue sheet and bring them to the park with you!
An image of the route map is below.
Parking:
Parking in many areas around Georgetown and closest to Montrose Park is limited to 2 hours on Saturday and that limit is enforced. If you must drive, a couple of options:
Option 1: Park in the Washington Harbour garage ($20) along the Georgetown Waterfront on 3000K Street NW. You can ride directly to your car as we arrive in Georgetown. The garage is one block off our route through georgetown  If you’d like to move your car from the garage at the end of the ride and bring your picnic supplies closer to the park, you’ll have a few hours of free street parking after you arrive.

Option 2: Search for free on street parking between the start and finish. There are free all day parking spots in and around the Kalorama area by Massachusetts. Restricted street parking (Monday thru Friday) in front of Embassies is usually open and available on weekends.
Give yourself plenty of time in the morning for a cool ride to the start at Meridian Hill Park. Stop by BicycleSPACE in Adams Morgan to pump up your tires.
Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket! If you can’t stash it on your bike, you can bring it to Merridian Hill Park in a backpack and drop it off with us. A friend of D&Q will bring it to the picnic location for you!
Food: For those who pre-purchased picnic baskets, those will be distrubuted by name at the park. If you weren’t able to order a sandwich, we recommend you drop by Scheele’s Deli & Market  on 29th & Dumbarton. It’s along the route and located a few blocks before we reach the park. Meat lovers might want to consider a short detour to Stachowski’s Market on 28th & S streets.
Picnic Sweet Spot: Plan to set yourself up alongside the paved footpath under the shade trees to the right of the tennis courts as you enter the park at the corner of Avon Pl and R Street.
Jazz!!! We’re ALMOST there with our fundraising contribution to the band! If you plan to enjoy the picnic and haven’t yet dropped a donation for the band, please do! We’re more than halfway there, If 30 more people donate $10 each, we’ll have enough to treat ourselves to the best accoustic gypsy jazz band this side of New Orleans!
Linus Giveaway!!
Our Friends at BicycleSPACE are giving away a Linus. Here’s how you can win it!
Tag @BicycleSPACE and @dandqdc in your instagram photos and use the  #seersuckerlinus

A round-table of vintage style and dandy photography experts including DC’s own vintage portrait photographer and artist, Steven Cummings, photographer Rose Callahan of “I Am Dandy” and yours truly Eric Channing of Dandies & Quaintrelles will select the best of the bunch.

Into a hat will go names of the instagram accounts with the selected photos
BicycleSPACE, owner Erik Kugler will draw the winning name will be drawn at BicycleSPACE in Adams Morgan on Monday evening, June 20.

Nearby Places of interest:
Dumbarton Oaks is a just down the street fromour picnic location. The gardens are pretty amazing and will be open to the public. The entrance fee is $10.
Tudor Place is a few blocks away. Self guided garden tours are $3.
 We can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow!
Eric & Holly

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