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4th of July Ideas?
« on: June 17, 2010, 05:38:41 PM »
We were thinking of going to the Portman Square Gardens picnic this year put on by the democrats abroad.  Has anyone been before?  What was it like?  American food? We have done our own private celebration before and are looking for a big event to attend. We are really looking for something apolitical. Any other suggestions you guys know about, please share. :-)
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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 08:00:32 PM »
The American Museum in Bath will have stuff going on for the 4th of July weekend. I never attended this when I was living there (so I can't comment on what it's like), but I thought I'd throw it out for anyone who was looking!

http://www.americanmuseum.org/default.cfm/loadindex.5


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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010, 08:38:31 AM »
I'm going to the Dems Abroad picnic.  Cost isn't that bad (7.50 per adult and kids are free).  Should be a fun day


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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 12:36:03 PM »
One of our next-door neighbors (not on this website as far as I know) happens to be American, so we're having a joint BBQ in our adjacent backyards. All are welcome! It's in Bearwood, which is technically part of Smethwick but for all intents and purpose is in Birmingham and not really that far from the city centre. If you're interested, PM me for details and transportation ideas...


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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 07:14:55 PM »
I read that last year the AFB did a thing, has anyone heard about it this year?




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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 08:09:03 PM »
Friends just asked us to come to them for the 4th.  Cool thing is they live on an American base.  There will be a huge celebration.  Really looking forward to it.


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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 10:28:08 PM »
Friends just asked us to come to them for the 4th.  Cool thing is they live on an American base.  There will be a huge celebration.  Really looking forward to it.

lucky! Just read that RAF Feltwell will be doing a thing




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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010, 12:45:38 PM »
There is a WW2 American 4th of July celebration in Letchworth with 40s themed USO shows: http://www.letchwortharts.org/events/celebration

RAF Feltwell is open to the public from 12pm-12am and they are having food, amusements, entertainment, and fireworks!
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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 01:39:40 PM »
Link for the Dem Abroad. http://www.democratsabroad.org/node/11349

i think I may be going to this. Apparently last year 700 people went! You have to paypal in advance though.
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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 03:34:28 PM »
Anyone want to get together in the Crawley/West Sussex Area for the 4th of July? I would really like to be with some Americans. Just a little homesick.
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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2010, 10:37:40 AM »
Just thought I'd add that there's an 'American Independence Day Cruise' for any of you in the Newcastle area! £22 for a 3 hour cruise, BBQ, and DJ. 

More info on this website:

http://www.riverescapes.co.uk/scheduled-cruises/party-nights/american-independence-day%20/
 


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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2010, 11:09:49 AM »
Also in FREE in London is the 8th Annual Independence Day Picnic & Country Fair by the American Expat meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/americansabroad/calendar/13631643/

Location: Priory Park, Middle Lane off Priory Road, N8 8LN, London
2-8pm
There is going to be plenty of typical fair food available of Hotdogs, Burgers, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, etc.

Carter's Steam Fair will be there, and decked out in the Stars and Stripes. Rides are charged on an individual use basis and are roughly £2.00 a go.

Its also an open picnic.
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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2010, 11:58:30 AM »
Anyone want to get together in the Crawley/West Sussex Area for the 4th of July? I would really like to be with some Americans. Just a little homesick.

You are more than welcome at our BBQ in NW Surrey...a fairly easy train ride away.


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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 12:00:12 PM »
What time is the party?
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Re: 4th of July Ideas?
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2010, 04:40:39 PM »
Was looking for something to do with my American wife, thought about the Portman Square Picnic ...but no fireworks ????  wth ?
Anyone got any ideas for the Croydon Surrey area ?


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