Rochester, NY 7/13: Big Queer Rochester Straddlers Cookout

Venue: Perinton Park Open Shelter, Fairport
99 O’Connor Rd
Fairport, NY
United States

Event Date: July 13, 2018
Start Time: 4:00 pm
End Time: 10:00 pm

Host: Anna Simpson

Description: A pre-Pride super queer get together for food, games, and conversation! Welcome to members who have come to lots of events or members who have come to none… we’d love to see some new faces! Our meet ups are super low-key and relaxed.

We booked the open shelter at Perinton Park. It is right by the parking lot so very accessible, and there are nice flushing bathrooms within a VERY short walk. Bring any fun outdoor games you might have (we will have a cheap version of ladder ball and lawn darts, and there is a volleyball sand court right next to it).

Assuming the weather is kind to us, we will have a charcoal grill going and we will provide hot dogs, buns, and condiments. I will also get a cooler from somewhere and fill it with ice and some canned sodas and water. We will also provide plates, napkins, and silverware. For as many other things as possible I would love to have it done potluck style… just make sure you comment what you plan to bring! Can’t bring any food? Just bring yourself, no worries! It is BYOB… beer/cider only, no liquor.

If the weather is wet then we can take refuge under the shelter and the show will go on!

Accessibility Info:
It is outdoors but we will have a shelter overhead. The shelter is right next to a smallish parking lot which does have 2 accessible parking spots. There are flush bathrooms within about 150 to 200 feet down a paved sidewalk. I believe they have accessible stalls but I cannot guarantee that from memory. There are no stairs and there are ramps on the sidewalks.

We do have an active Facebook group you are welcome to join if you are local ( and the event has been posted in our group. If you want to be involved in more of our meet ups please join!

If you are planning to attend but will not be joining the Facebook group, just shoot me a private message.

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  1. I will be there (wo)manning the grill and fulfilling my role as Gay Dad of the Rochester Straddlers!

  2. Also note that the event might not actually go until 10, but we do have to be out of the park by 10.

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