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Welcome to Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society!
Founded in 1980, Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society is a not-for-profit, community-based organization for LGBT people in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state region who enjoy participating in non-competitive outdoor activities. The purpose of the club is to organize various outdoor and cultural activities and to enjoy the great outdoors with each other!

Learn about Sundance through photos and articles in our newsletter:

Go to 'More' and click on 'Files' to see recent issues of the "Crosswinds", the Sundance newsletter.

Our Mission Statement

    To provide non-competitive outdoor activities for the enjoyment of GLBT people.

    To foster the meeting of like-minded people and encourage a sense of community.

    To encourage an appreciation and respect for the natural world.

    We're a  fun, inclusive and friendly club that's been around since 1980! Everyone is welcome.

    There are well over 100 outings organized each year. Some examples of outings are:

    Hiking in the Catskills

    Bike riding in the Hamptons

    Paddling the Hackensack on an Ecotour

    Visiting the Museum of Modern Art

    Cross-country Skiing in Vermont

    Backpacking in the Adirondacks

    Canoeing in Canada

    Camping at an LGBT Campground

What are some special advantages that Sundance offers over other venues?

    We’re an all-volunteer organization. No one gets paid for anything they do in Sundance.

    We offer lots of outings, in great variety - There are events for all levels - easy to advanced.

    We’re a full service organization: Leaders are well organized and plan everything for their outing, from recommending equipment to helping to arrange carpools, to planning the trip.

    Sundance can front any deposits needed by outing leaders (e.g. for outfitter costs).

    Camaraderie of a club: Over time, as you attend more outings, you’ll meet and get to know members. Many members have formed life-long friendships in our club.

    Consistency and reliability of the outings: All outing submissions go through a review process and are vetted by Team Captains and our Outings Director.

    We have a lot of experience in handling unforeseen events that come up on outings (these are documented in our member/ leadership handbook.)

    The club funds leadership safety training courses for leaders each year.

    Sundance is incorporated with the State of New York. As a result, we adhere to NYS’ laws governing not-for-profit corporations, such as holding elections and maintaining financial records, and maintaining a fully staffed Board of Directors.

    Our mailing address is:

    Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society
    208 W. 13th St.
    New York, NY 10011-7702

We're 732 Sundancers

Membership is open to everyone

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:45 AM

    Seal Watching Cruise, Freeport, Long Island

    13 Sundancers attending
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017 10:00 AM

    Mt. Taurus Day Hike (Cold Spring, NY)

    6 Sundancers attending
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    9 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, April 21, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:30 AM

    Long Path Hike and Trail Maintenance

    3 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, April 28, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:45 AM

    Day Hike of Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, Long Island

    6 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, May 26, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, June 2, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, June 9, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, June 30, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, July 7, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, July 14, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, July 21, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
  • Friday, July 28, 2017 8:30 AM

    Prospect Park Early Spring Birding

    1 Sundancers attending
 
Founded Sep 21, 2012

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Organizers:

Sundance Organizer, Gene Burke, George Hyros, Jimmy, Kathy McGuire, Marianne, Paul, Peter W. Smith, Richard, Robert Roselund
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