Announcing an unofficial and improvised TED-flavored meet-up on the new public Lincoln Center Lawn on Thursday, September 9. The meet-up starts about an hour before sunset and goes until they kick everybody off. Come join us for friends, fun and back-to-school sympathy. Please consider bringing at least two of the following: a little drink, a little food (maybe apples and honey for a sweet Rosh Hashanah?), a musical instrument, a spouse, a lover, a pal, a stranger, your kids, your folks, your posse, not your doggy (sorry!), a TED Talks fan, an activity, a talent and a beach towel and/or picnic blanket worth spreading.

This link is being sent out to New Yorker buddies old and new from among TED, TEDActive, TEDxEast, TEDxGotham, TEDxBrooklyn, TEDED, JED and anyone else we can think of. If you feel like we've missed somebody, absolutely pass it along. TED virgins and walk-ins encouraged. Please feel free to tweet this notice, post it or blog it. No RSVP, no questions, no nuthin'--just come if you can, when you can. If it rains...that SUCKS.

--Amy (TED Prize Director), Kelly & Rives (TEDActive co-hosts)