July Meet & Greet

Thursday, July 21st at 6pm

Come join us for the final meet & greet in the heart of Silicon Valley before the playa! This might be your last chance to connect with members of our community and ask the all-important question: “Pssst, got a spare vehicle pass?”

WHEN: Thursday, July 21st beginning at 6pm
WHERE: O’Malley’s Sports Pub, 2135 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA
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BBQ-A-Newbie Picnic & Camp Equipment Xchange

Sunday, July 31st in San Jose

Maybe it’s your first time at Burning Man and you still need some advice. Or you’re just now realizing that you need a few more things than a tent and a sleeping bag to not just survive, but thrive, at Burning Man. (Solar shower bag? Camelbak? Space blanket? Why would I need those???) Or there is so much info in the Survival Guide that came with your ticket that you’re a little overwhelmed. What’s most important?

Join us for an all-day picnic and hangout, bring your dogs, kids, and Frisbees! Since we’ll be in a park, you can also demo or practice setting up a tent, hexayurt or Evapotron, and start a conversation over the BBQ about how to help each other out as we plan for Burning Man.

BRING: Old camping gear to swap, plus charcoal, items for the grill, salads, ice, and desserts (enough for yourself to enjoy and to share with others). Also, BYOB but we’re keeping it family-friendly, so bring some water and soft drinks too.

For the crusty old veterans, think “freecycle”. Have you outgrown your tent? Bought a bigger cooler? Got a spare kiddie pool? Then bring your clean, working camping gear to exchange or gift to a new Burner! At the end of the day, any items not exchanged will go to the San Jose EHC Lifebuilders shelter if they don’t go back home with you.

WHERE: Murdock Park, Wunderlich Drive & Castleglen Ave, San Jose (Castle Glen Pavilion)
WHEN: Thursday, April 26th beginning at 11:00 am
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Friday, August 5th in Downtown San Jose

We’ll have a 10x20 booth with the South Bay Burners banner, plus posters of art created by South Bay Burners for Burning Man (such as Pagoda of Infinite Reflection, Valley of Heart’s Delight and other pieces from the Circle of Regional Effigies, Hare Today-Gone Tomorrow, plus more!) We’ll be handing out postcards and stickers to interested people and hopefully meeting some “burner curious”, virgins on their way to the playa for the first time, or long-time burners who didn’t realize there was a South Bay Region!

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