chowhounds-- we've got about 18 hounds planning to gather at 4pm at the 63rd st. beach house on saturday. we'd certainly welcome more. If 4pm is too early, come when you can, but PLEASE, WE NEED A COMMITTMENT.As rob, peter and seth will be out foraging for fine south side food, they will be spending their own money, and expecting to be reimbursed back at the picnic. they will only provide food for those who have emailed rob to say they are coming, its not reasonable to expect otherwise.
regarding transport. the beach house is an enormous italianate villa, hard to miss from LSD. i dont know if 63rd is an actual exit, but there is a large parking lot right next to the bike path, east of LSD, right next to the beach house. for public transportation options, you can call the RTA's hotline for help. the beach is large and clean, there's a snack shop and a wonderful newly restored fountain for frolicing in. there are picnic tables under the villa's overhang and grass for sitting on. it's gonna be fun.