This is a a group for people who live and work on LI, temporarily or long-term, but who recognize we are in one of the greatest metropolitan areas in the world. It's for people who are creatures of the city, with all its diversity, possibilities, opportunities, and excitement. To be sure, we will make excursions into the city--and that includes Queens and Brooklyn as well as Manhattan...and let's not forget the Bronx and Staten Island as well. However, we will get together here on Long Island too, in the interest of promoting convenience and encouraging inclusion by people whose budgets may not allow them to take trips to the city as frequently as they'd like. The point of this group is as much to allow meeting, forming friendships, and having fellowship with others whose hearts belong in the city, as it is to take trips into the city for all that it offers.
Examples of trips to the city might include entertainment/cultural outings, intellectual pursuits, and social justice and human rights entreaties. There will be options to suit most anyone! We might attend an improv comedy night with the Upright Citizens Brigade, attend the Museum of Modern Art, join a march or demonstration to promote social justice, human rights, or other progressive cause, walk along the Highline Park and visit a brewpub or vegetarian eatery, frolic or picnic in Central Park or in Brooklyn, attend professional sporting event, or take a tip from Time Out New York, the Village Voice, the New York Press, the Indypendent, the NY Times, the NY Daily News, or some other suggestion source.
Long Island events may include a potluck, movie outing, dining option, winery tour, dance night in Huntington or some other locale, etc., with tips taken from the LI Press, Newsday, News 12 LI, Long Island Pulse Magazine, and other sources. The options are endless, but linking them all are progressive-minded people open to try new things. Our homes and travels may be on LI, but our hearts and minds belong to NYC, wandering from Greenwhich Village to the Lower East Side to Brooklyn and beyond!