Annual Kiwi Summer Picnic 2018

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Date(s) - Sunday, August 19
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ridge Road Park


Yes, it’s months away, but we have to get in early with the site reservations. Please mark your calendars with the tentative date for our big summer extravaganza: August 19.

We’re lined up for Pavilion One of beautiful Ridge Road Park in Westchester County. BBQ lamb, sausages (and vegetarian options), prizes, giveaways, kiwi music, and general kiwi fun in the sun in a glorious setting just north of the city. There are play areas for the kids and plenty of room to run around, so it’s an ideal family outing — or just an opportunity to hang out with some fellow NZers.

Gumboot toss! Lolly scramble! Tug-o-War! Sausages on white bread with Wattie’s! What more could you want from a Kiwi event??!

Be sure to bring your friends — any non-Kiwis are called upon to help the poor South Island round up enough people to field a team for the Ramfurry Shield tug-o-war between the islands.

The site is easily accessible via Metro North to the Hartsdale station, at just one hour from Grand Central. The Club runs a shuttle from the station to the picnic site, so please drop us a line at if you would like us to pick you up. If you’re taking the train, the Harlem line Metro North train leaves Grand Central at 11:24 and arrives at Hartsdale at 12:15, which is the recommended one to catch. There’s another one leaving at 11:54 and arriving 12:37 which we also plan to meet.

And as always, everyone gets a chance to grab a few handfuls in the grand finale lolly scramble!