How about something like a "Chinese Auction" held in a Bklyn restaurant, perhaps Sheepshead Bay. Member donate items and or try to solicate some from businesses, all proceeds benefit an animal shelter tbd.
I wanted to start a meet-up group for those of you who are usually embarassed to go out with your friends and start talking about what matters most in your lives... your feline companions. I know that personally whenever I am with my fellow crazy cat friends, all we end up talking about is our animals and the adorable and funny things they do - not to mention the animal welfare world in general (as well as our jobs, social lives, etc... we have not totally lost it (yet) to the animal world). I would love to start a group where we meet once a month at someone's home/apartment to hang out, eat yummy food, meet your unique and charming animals, and get to know the coolest cat people in NYC! If you are a true crazy cat lady/man and your house/clothing smells like an animal shelter - please clean up your act before joining our group (your kitties would appreciate this too!).