Not the Rose Garden, the Beer Garden: Barack Obama, Skip Gates, and Cambridge police officer James Crowley will sit down Thursday at the White House picnic table for some brews and conversation. The picnic table appears to be a favorite site for White House reconciliation: Obama and Hillary Clinton were spotted there earlier this year. It’s located outside the Oval Office, near the first daughters’ swing set. Crowley's bringing his family. Obama will bring the beers.