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Attention, Attention! Announcing... The New York Pipe Club's Ninth Annual Summer BBQ

Published on 7/9/2017







New York Pipe Club's


Ninth Annual


Summer BBQ - Picnic

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

Saturday's Weather Looks to be 

THIS - Saturday


August 26th

(Rain Date - 8/27)





  Saturday's Weather Looks Incredible, WE ARE ON! 



Final Announcement - ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!! It's time to do it again!  It is my pleasure to announce the New York Pipe Club's 2017 Summer BBQ - Picnic, our 9th Annual Event!!!  This year, 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 two year's events, which were both 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 third 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 two 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 to east to the southern shore of sunny Long Island!  What a time we had over the last two 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 26th


The BBQ gets  fired up  on the 26th - 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!


I'll try my best to procure a complimentary pipe and tobacco pairing for this year’s event.

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 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 and maps 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. 

Charlie's Address:
Charles Pilnacek

27 Oak Street
Lynbrook, NY 11563

IMPORTANT: For those driving, we need you to bring a folding chair or two.  Charlie has a limited number of seats so additional seating would be much appreciated.


Also, in keeping with tradition, I'm looking to come up with a theme for this year's event, as we have tried to match pipe and tobacco with some sort of theme over the last seven years and I'm hoping you can help me with some suggestions. 



THIS - Saturday, August 26th, 2017

BTW, this event is free and is made possible by your voluntary dues payment of $25 per year.  If you haven't paid your 2017 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 2017 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!!!

Charlie's place is an easy drive for our New York and New Jersey members and a short ride for those from elsewhere.  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 Heading Eastbound:

Drive 25.2 miles, 1 h 27 min

Lincoln Tunnel to 27 Oak Street, Lynbrook, NY 11563

Here's a link to the directions and map page: Ave %26 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018/27 Oak St, Lynbrook, NY 11563/@40.7258552,-73.896766,12z/data=!4m15!4m14!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c259ad52823b03:0x743ad9d597d6e5c1!2m2!1d-73.9940357!2d40.7565386!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c264af8792d391:0x59e4a6c6bd1afb2e!2m2!1d-73.6653381!2d40.6620582!3e0!5i1

Lincoln Tunnel  -  Continue to Queens Midtown Tunnel

Get on I-495 E

Continue on I-495 E. 

Take Cross Island Pkwy South to Southern State Pkwy to Hempstead Ave., (17S from Southern State Pkwy).  

Take exit 17S for Hempstead Ave S toward Malverne

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

I'm hoping you all have a cellphone with GPS or a GPS device - getting to Charlie's is really easy.


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

Penn Station

Train Hempstead 758 towards Hempstead

20 min (2 stops)


Service run by Long Island Rail Road


Train Babylon 146 towards Babylon

15 min (2 stops)

St. Albans

Service run by Long Island Rail Road

Lynbrook Station



Saturday, August 26th, 2017 - Weather Looks to be OUTSTANDING!!!







If you have any doubt about joining us on 8/26, see recap and photos of last year's event on our website.

Here's a group photo!


- Lou