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Announcing... the 2018 NYPC SUMMER BBQ - Saturday, August 18th!!!

Louis F Carbone  | Published on 7/11/2018
Announcing...

The

New York Pipe Club's

TENTH Annual

Summer BBQ - Picnic

(I Can Almost Hear The Banjos Playin' (or is that Allan's Flute?) and Smell the Ribs Cookin'!)


Saturday
August 18th
(Rain Date - 8/19)
*PLEASE - RSVP BY
August 10th*

 

You can email or call Lou, please do, so we can get a head count!




It's Almost That Time Again!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

PLEASE READ ON!!!

 

 

 


 

 

Special Announcement ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!! It's time to do it again!  It is my pleasure to announce the New York Pipe Club's 2018 Summer BBQ - Picnic, our 10th Annual Event!!!  This year, once again, please allow me to express, on behalf of the entire Club, our thanks and appreciation to long time and old time member, the "Keeper of the Leaf", himself, none other than, Charlie Pilnacek, and his lovely wife, Marie!  Our gracious hosts from our last three year's events, which were all a huge success, long time NYPC member and "Keeper of the Leaf, himself, Charlie Pilnacek (and his lovely wife, Marie) have once again, for the fourth year in a row, agreed to open up their beautiful back yard in sunny Lynbrook, Long Island, and host our fiesta!  What a time we had over the last three summers!   Last year's BBQ was a huge success and once again, we thank our beloved member, Charlie for his hospitality hosting the BBQ which was one of our biggest and best!  This year, like last, we head east to the southern shore of sunny Long Island!  What a time we had over the last three summers!


It’s always so good spending the day with so many friends from a number of Northeastern Region Pipe Clubs!  
Spread the word to all!  I hope you all can join us again this time!  All are invited!!!

 

As always, with every NYPC event, All Are Welcome!!!

 

      

Above, here's a picture of Charlie (in the dark jacket) at our 2011 IPSD Celebration.  You old timers will recognize him.  Here also the "Keeper's Case", his "Keeper of the Leaf" briefcase!

 
The party is scheduled for...

Saturday, August 18th


  The Old Dominion Corn Cob Pipes and the BBQ get  fired up  on the 18th - bring your appetite!


The festivities start at 1pm 
and club will provide the comestibles and soft libations (that's food and soft drinks).  


If you'd like to bring something to throw on the grill, a plate or dish of your favorite food or dessert, we won't mind!!! 

 

Alcohol will be BYOB.


We want to take this opportunity to thank our beloved member Charlie, for hosting the event and we extend our appreciation for his gracious hospitality. 


For our outing this year, of course, as always, pipe smoking is allowed, encouraged, and de rigueur!



In keeping with our tradition, thankfully, and due to your generous dues payments, we will once again be able to provide as a gift, each attendee a free commemorative, "NYPC Summer Cob 2018" Corn Cob Pipe!

 

For this year's event, we will once again enjoy corn cobs, made the authentic way,  and provided by our good friend, Bob Savage, of The Old Dominion Tobacco Company!  We last enjoyed Bob’s cobs at our 7th Annual BBQ back in 2015 and they were a huge hit with all fortunate enough to have received one.  

 

It was a real pleasure to have seen Bob at this year’s Chicago Show and we spoke about the possibility of enjoying his cobs at this year’s Club BBQ.  He told me that the model we purchased back then, the"Chesapeake", has undergone a complete remake!  This sounded very interesting and he went on to explain that the “Chesapeake” model is now new and improved.  With that info, for this year, we once again selected the new and improved “Chesapeake” model.  Bob explained that he has made some significant changes to the "Chesapeake" model and that the Club has been promised enough of them will be available to us.  

 

Bob Savage.

 

Regarding this new and improved corn cob pipe, as per Bob:

 

"We have made some significant improvements in the size and quality of the pipe.  First, we increased the smoking chamber size diameter from 1/2" on the original Indian corn cob pipe model, to 5/8" using the heirloom Missouri pipe corn that we now use for all our corn cob pipes.  The heirloom MO pipe corn is a circa 1900 variety that was the industry standard for cob pipe making for the 1st half of the 20th century, before it was largely replaced by a hybrid variety in the 1950s.  To our knowledge we're the only pipe maker currently using this original pipe corn variety.  In addition, to give our pipes added durability, we have added hardwood base plugs in the bottom of the chambers."  

 

You should know that we have been offered a really, really great discount on this model by Bob and our friends at Old Dominion and we appreciate that!   

 

 

Old Dominion attended this year’s Chicago Show and I saw many, many pipe smokers with Old Dominion's cobs clenched in their teeth!  Each attendee to our BBQ will receive one fantastic looking authentic and historic Corn Cob Pipe!!!  Here's some photos of what each attendee can expect - mind you, this is the older model, ours will be the new larger and improved model with the wood plug insert so, it will be a bit different:  

 

 

old domminion cob 1aold domminion cob 1b  old domminion cob 1cold domminion cob 1d  

old domminion cob 2

 

 

For more about the "Chesapeake" model by Old Dominion Tobacco Co. please visit the following link:

 

http://www.olddominionpipe.com/

 

We've been promised that enough of them are available!  

 


… and here's what you can expect to be filling those cobs with:

 

Our own beloved member, Dmitri Sassov has been making quite a name for himself within our Club with his masterful tobacco blending skills – he’s got “mad” blending skills!!!  We really do need to showcase Dmitri’stalent with the leaf beyond just our Club because everything this great man touches becomes "gold in the bowl" - and I am not exaggerating! And here’s your chance to see what I am talking about… 

 

 

For our special event, Dmitri has created an extraordinary blend just for our BBQ.  Dmitri will be debuting a blend he has named… 

 

"Summertime Limited Edition"

 

This delicious blend features all premium tobaccos, including:  A Blender's Bench Decade Series Perique, McClelland Virginia, McClelland Turkish and Dark Fried Kentucky.

 

It’s a blend that  really shines wonderfully in the bowl.  This blend is delicious, trust me when I tell you!!!

WHAT A WONDERFUL SUMMER TIME BLEND!!!

 

Dmitri will have ample samples for all of us to try and will also be offering this wonderful blend for sale at $8.00 for 1 oz. or $15.00 for 2 oz.  I guarantee that after you try it, you will definitely want to bring some of this wonderful blend home with you!  This could be your last chance at enjoying McClelland tobaccos, as well!


As always, the party will start at 1pm, and detailed instructions and directions will be emailed to attendees in a separate mailing very shortly. Charlie's place is an 
easy drive for all of our members and friends from NY, NJ, CT and PA as many of you found out last year, so please do not let the venue location prevent you from joining us!!!

For those driving, we will provide detailed directions - see below - for your convenience.  For those without cars, Charlie's place is very near to the Long Island Rail Road's Lynbrook station and we can arrange to provide pick-ups for you from the station to Charlie's house, which is a short drive away.  If we know who is coming we'll also try to coordinate car-pooling.


IMPORTANT: For those driving, we need you to bring a folding chair or table or two.  Charlie has a limited number of seats and tables so additional seating and tables would be much appreciated.  Perhaps you might have pop-up tent style canopies which are very helpful. as well.




MARK THE DATE!!

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Rain Date: 8/19

Free food, free 'baccy, a free cob - who wouldn't want to attend? Whether you can or you can't make it, please RSVPBY ASAP and at leat by 8/10 with a "Yes" or "No" to this email or call Lou at 347-886-9784 so that we'll have an idea of who is coming. We need to know how much food and drink to buy so please let us know even if you aren't planning to attend the gathering.  Wives and children are also welcome.



The party will start at 1pm - here is Charlie's address:

Charles Pilnacek
27 Oak Street
Lynbrook, NY 11563


Charlie's place is an easy drive for our New York and New Jersey members and a short ride for those from elsewhere - that means you Christopher Morley Club Members!  You can simply place the address into your GPS or for those driving from NYC, here are detailed directions from the Lincoln Tunnel:
From the Lincoln Tunnel: Best to avoid the Van Wyck Expressway, Use LIE to Cross Island Pkwy to Southern State Pkwy
 

Drive 27.5 miles, 58 min

Lincoln Tunnel to 27 Oak St, Lynbrook, NY 11563

Lincoln Tunnel

500 J F Kennedy Boulevard East, Weehawken, NJ 07086

Get on NJ-495 E/Lincoln Tunnel

0.6 mi / 2 min

Head south on Boulevard E/J F Kennedy Blvd E/Kennedy Blvd E toward Baldwin Ave

0.3 mi

Use the right 2 lanes to turn right to merge onto NJ-495 E/Lincoln Tunnel toward New York City

Toll road

0.3 mi

Follow NJ-495 E/Lincoln Tunnel and NY-495 E to Dyer Ave in Manhattan, New York. Take the exit toward New York 9A/42 Street/Uptown/Theater District from NY-495 E

1.7 mi / 4 min

Merge onto NJ-495 E/Lincoln Tunnel

Toll road

Entering New York

0.7 mi

Continue onto NY-495 E/Lincoln Tunnel

Toll road

0.8 mi

Keep right to stay on NY-495 E, follow signs for 42 St/I-495/New York 9A

Toll road

354 ft

Take the exit on the left toward New York 9A/42 Street/Uptown/Theater District

Partial toll road

394 ft

Get on I-495 E from W 38th St and E 36th St

1.6 mi / 13 min

Continue onto Dyer Ave

118 ft

Turn right onto W 40th St

400 ft

Turn right onto Ninth Ave

0.1 mi

Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto W 38th St

0.7 mi

Turn right onto 5th Ave

0.1 mi

Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto E 36th St

0.5 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto the ramp to I-495 E

Toll road

0.1 mi

Continue on I-495 E. Take Cross Island Pkwy and Southern State Pkwy to Hempstead Ave in Malverne Park Oaks. Take exit 17S from Southern State Pkwy

22.0 mi / 31 min

Continue onto I-495 E

Toll road

210 ft

Continue onto Queens Midtown Tunnel

Toll road

1.2 mi

Continue onto I-495 E/Queens Midtown Tunnel

Toll road

427 ft

Keep left to stay on I-495 E

Partial toll road

5.8 mi

Keep left to stay on I-495 E

5.8 mi

Take exit 31S for Cross Is Pkwy S

0.4 mi

Merge onto Cross Island Pkwy

4.6 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 25A for Southern State Pkwy E toward Eastern Long Is

0.4 mi

Continue onto Southern State Pkwy

3.4 mi

Take exit 17S for Hempstead Ave S toward Malverne

0.2 mi

Take Ocean Ave to Oak St in Lynbrook

1.6 mi / 5 min

Use any lane to turn right onto Hempstead Ave

0.1 mi

Continue straight onto Ocean Ave

0.9 mi

Turn right onto Lakeview Ave

0.3 mi

Turn left onto Rolling St

0.3 mi

Turn right onto Oak St

Destination will be on the right

197 ft

27 Oak St

Lynbrook, NY 11563

 


 

 From the LIE Heading Eastbound:

Take the Long Island Expressway Eastbound (I-95), to Cross Island Pkwy South

10.6 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 25A for Southern State Pkwy E toward Eastern Long Is

0.4 mi

Continue onto Southern State Pkwy

3.4 mi

Take exit 17S for Hempstead Ave S toward Malverne

0.2 mi

Take Ocean Ave to Oak St in Lynbrook

5 min (1.6 mi)

Use any lane to turn right onto Hempstead Ave

0.1 mi

Continue straight onto Ocean Ave

0.9 mi

Turn right onto Lakeview Ave

0.3 mi

Turn left onto Rolling St

0.3 mi

Turn right onto Oak St

Destination will be on the right

197 ft

27 Oak St

Lynbrook, NY 11563

For those without cars, take the Long Island Rail Road out of 
 

Penn Station

Train Hempstead 758 towards Hempstead

20 min (2 stops)

Woodside

Service run by Long Island Rail Road

Jamaica

Train Babylon 146 towards Babylon

15 min (2 stops)

St. Albans

Service run by Long Island Rail Road

Lynbrook Station

 


 

 
  We will work on arranging to have you picked up from the Lynbrook Station to Charlie's place which is a short drive away.  If we know who is coming we'll also try to coordinate car-pooling from New York City, and from New Jersey.  Call Lou at 347-886-9784 and I'll try my best to work it out. 
 
PLEASE - RSVP BY ASAP!!!


BTW, this event is 
free and is made possible by your voluntary dues payment of $25 per year.  If you haven't paid your 2018 dues, now would be a great time to do so via the website, mailing a check or by seeing Lou. If you aren't sure whether you are a 2018 member, just ask!

This looks to be yet another great pipe event of the social season, so don't miss it.  Mark your calendars, warn your spouses, and start choosing your best picnic pipes.  See you there!

More details will follow in future emails as we get closer, so just mark the date and please stay tuned!

As always...   All Are Welcome!!!

PLEASE BEGIN TO RSVP AS SOON AS YOU KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING and NO LATER than 7/28 SO WE CAN START TO PLAN FOR ENOUGH FOOD AND BEVERAGE FOR ALL!!!


  

  MARK THE DATE NOW!!!


Saturday, August 18th, 2018
(Rain Date 8/19)



If you have any doubt about joining us on 8/18, see recap and photos of last year's and past year's events  on the Photos Page of our website.

http://www.newyorkpipeclub.org/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=415823

Here's a group photo!

 

- Lou