Over the many months of hosting these Meetups and getting feedback, I've found out what is really important for our membership, and what is not.
In a nutshell what I've found is that a lot of people would like to get out on a regular basis, in a safe environment, and not only get to meet new people, but to also see familiar faces and catch up with friends made along the way. So, I spent a huge amount of time and effort trying to figure out how to do a recurring event like this and I think I've got it-
I am very happy to announce - in conjunction with Charles Clawson, the Founder and manager of the super popular "Boat Party on the Spree" - a new regular Wednesday get together in the "Soda Club" in the Kulturbrewerai in Prenzlauer Berg!
Normally this is a multi-floor / multi room place that parties on the weekend, but they are going to let Charles use them for his weekly[masked] person event (now in its 9th year running). He'd like us to join him too. There is always going to be a large crowd of friendly people there from his list of regular (so don't just go by the RSVP count here) and we can probably initially have our own area to circle up in before spreading out and meeting everyone else.
As you may know, Charles' event also has a language component to it and he and I are working together to beef this up and make it even better. We're looking at having teachers walking around fostering conversation in different languages and if you'd like to practice something, just join a group. This would be in the 7pm - 8pm timeframe give or take.
And as the night wears on, we'll either have our own performers there to play for us (just like on the Boat or at Ressort) or let the club turn on their regular music - this will be a work in progress. Please feel free to provide feedback about any of this as it will be listened to and acted on!
Considering the location, Charles' history, our attendance, the language component, and the never ending supply of new people with new energy and ideas, this is going to soon become a Berlin Institution!