Our son starts school at Ithaca College in late August in a program that admits about 20 kids a year. Wanted to host a gathering of us parents who have already connected on Facebook as a support group. The house we’re staying at can accommodate about 10 of us (i.e., five cars), but I’m expecting this crowd to be approximately 20 - 30 people. This would be a simple affair: order a sandwich tray from Wegman’s, have an ice chest full of ice, then tell everyone to bring their drink of choice. A picnic bench in the park would be sufficient for this, though I know that consumption of alcohol on public grounds is frowned upon, and besides, I’m not a citizen of Ithaca thus assume I couldn’t reserve a spot. Hesitant to call a hotel to rent out a meeting room because of cost. Anyone have any suggestions?