Boardie BBQ & Gathering
May 3, 2014 (Saturday)
Tourne Park, Boonton, NJ
9am-7pm, Rain or Shine
My arrival is at 8:00am or so...with a light breakfast for those who show up early. Lunch to be served around 12:00pm, with lunch blurring into dinner, roughly 5pm. There will be dinner specific items. The menu is TBD, but it’ll either be a roaster based menu (Ex: Turkeys, Hams, Pork Roasts, Beef Roasts, Etc) or a grilled menu (Ex: Sausages, Burgers, HotDogs, Chicken, London broils). "Served till it runs out" style. Park closes by sunset, so 5:30/6:00pm is when the breakdown begins...
-Lite Breakfast for the Early Birds (Please RSVP specifically for Earlybird service)
-Some Hot dogs for kids from a tiny tailgater grill
-Some Simple Sides & Vegetarian Specific items
-Soft Drinks & Ice Water
-All Equipment (Roaster/King Cooker/Iced Salad bar/paper products & plasticwares)
-Ice & Some Coolerspace
-If you feel so moved, Please bring desserts/apps/snacks/chips/vegetarian items, etc. Although I always have plenty of food, the limited budget keeps my focus on the main stuff.
-Comfortable shoes (some really nice trails around).
-Sports equipment: Softball field close by. Open fields for frisbees, wiffle ball. There's bike trails too.
-Acoustic Instruments for the cosmic jam out??
-Extra clothing layers: It can get brisk at that time of the year.
-Kid Support Stuff
Includes Food/Soft Drinks & $150 park permits, which includes the alcohol permit:
-$20.00/Person DAY OF EVENT
-Children under 6: Free. Children 7-10: $7/child
-"Just Hang" no Food/Beverage: $5/each to help pay for the $150 grove rental fee & Alcohol permit.
-Please Prepay By April 28th. There's a great potential for me to take a bath on this, especially if I pre-purchase food for the people who "YES" me to death, but flake out and "no show".
-No refunds offered. With an expected 45 people, the budget is tight…
Mail Check To:
28 Shawger Road
Denville NJ, 07834
(973) 627-2722 H <---Preferred contact Number, 6-10pm,
(973) 634 0897 Cell
Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include $1.00 extra charge for the transaction fee. Please give me a head's up thru PM too, mainly so I can track it better. (PLEASE include your boardie nickname too, in the notes section of the paypal transaction).
Other Pertinent Random Park Info:
-Portojohns close by, possibly standard flush toilet bathrooms open by then too.
-Ballfield, Bike trails & Short Hikes Close by.
-Children Friendly, Adult Friendlier ;-)
-Dogs OK, on <6' Leash
NO RUNNING WATER!! BYO. If you can haul a 5 gallon full jug of water, it would help me out.
-Set GPS for: 40 McCaffrey Ln, Boonton, NJ 07005
-or follow this link for directions, Maps and other park Info:
On the downloadable park map, the (only) picnic grove is noted by a "box" symbol, near the (only) ballfield. Enter the park via the Powerville Road/McCaffery Lane Entrance. (Not the Denville Side). You can't miss me. Big Pewter Colored Pick up truck (or possibly a White Cargo van) with 16' Enclosed White Cargo Trailer. The Picnic Pavilion is covered, so we're well provisioned for rain.
Other Notable Nearby Activities/Music:
Hampton Inn Denville-Parsippany Area
350 Morris Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, USA 07834
Tel: 1-973-664-1050 Fax: 1-973-664-1051
I should be able to host a small after party w/crashers.
Semi-Local Camping (About 25 mins):
-Closest: Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, Jefferson NJ. http://www.morrispar.../mahlonmain.asp
-Next Closest: Panther Lake Campground, Andover NJ. http://www.njcamping.com/panther/
-If you wanted to crash in your VW van or something, I can make local arrangements for you on my buddy's expansive property, also in Denville. No services, just a parking area where you won't be screwed with.
I can’t do this alone. I need help PLEASE :-). Guaranteed this won’t ever happen again if I get stuck holding the leaky bag of dogsh*t.
-Setup help: (8:30am to about 10:30am). Some lifting and moving, and some foodhandling assistance.
-Cooking Help: All day chore, with heightened activity from about 10am-12pm, and again from 3pm-5pm. Specifically: Grill guy, Fryer Guy, Jambalaya Stirrer, General extra hand to help me prep meat and load roaster, and then help me carve/pan)
-Breakdown & Packout help, 5pm-6:30pm: Includes roaster cleanup, grill cleanup, some lifting and moving.
-Policing the Area, 6pm; Pick up the cups, plates, napkins, and drag bags to dumpster.
-Dishwashing/Cooler Scrubbing back at my home in Denville. 6:30-7:30pm. About 45mins worth of dirty work, 2 people. (Admission is free for the back home helpers).
Feck (all day)
j-me (as kid duty allows)
Elder (back home dishwashing)
The Officially Paid List:
Mr & Mrs Peloquin & 2yo Johnny
DJ Easy Wind
Again and Again, Margie, and Solomon(6yo)/Tara Jean (4yo)
Occifer Boland, Wife, Aiden(5yo)/Matthew(2yo)
Jim & LisaMarie
JBetty and CTMuleman
jme (w/Lisa & kids Ana (3), Molly (1))
Williscat2000, Cindi, Carly (age 6) and Max (age 4)
Sarah B (late arrival)
Hoagie (if a ride comes together from Asbury Park)