Mad. Sq. Musichostsits FREE outdoor concert seriesMad. Sq. Music: The Oval Lawn Serieson Wednesday evenings from June 19 to August 7. Just the excuse we need to visit Madison Square Park and enjoy great music, great food, great art!
Suzanne Vega kicks off the series. Vega is an American singer-songwriter of rare poetic genius and emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed the world with a clinically poetic eye,” Suzanne’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. Vega’s musical influences and favorites include Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Laura Nyro and The Smiths.
Her profound insight into the basics of human existence has earned her followers of all ages and walks of life. Vega was a staple at Lilith Fair since she performed as the very first artist and continued to frequent the festival throughout her career. Suzanne’s neo-folk style has speared the female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, and the Indigo Girls. Vega has continued to top the Billboard charts and won a Grammy Award for best album package including album cover, graphic arts and photography in 1990 for Days of Open Hand. Vega is “widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation,” (Biography Magazine).
Please RSVP here if you want to meet up for this event. The performance runs from 7:00 - 10:30p, but let's meet up at 6:30p. There is so much to do in Madison Square Park -- grab food at the Shake Shack or Fatty Cue, have a picnic, climb the magnificent ORLY GENGER: RED, YELLOW AND BLUE art exhibit (http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-orly-genger). Bring a blanket or towel to sit on.
You spend your days being serious, responsible, professional.Maybe you have a stressful job, have bills to pay, have people who depend on you. BEING A GROWN-UP IS HARD WORK!! Every now and then, we need a play date - whether it be for just an hour or evening - to reconnect and relax.
"There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do." -- Amy Poehler
SILLY DATE! NEW YORKis a good clean fun Meetup group in New York City for singles and their friends. Members are fun, friendly, independent and are interested in getting together to meet new people, make new friends, try different things, share some laughs, and cut loose in a laid-back and supportive environment.
There is no typical meetup. Our volunteer organizers post meetups based on their individual interests, but members can submit event ideas too.
Some past/sample events:
MUSEUMS (Geek Day; American Museum of Natural History, MOMA, New Museum, Morgan Museum, Museum of Moving Image, Brooklyn Museum) * STANDUP / IMPROV COMEDY (Whiplash/ PIT, ASSSSCAT 3000/ Upright Citizens Brigade, Laughing Devil, Chopschtick; Joe Wong, Steve Hofstetter; Daniel Kitson) * MOVIES/FILMS (Veronica Mars, The Muppets, Harold & Kumar, Studio Ghibli / Miyazaki, Jiro Dreams of Sushi; RiverFlicks, Tribeca Film Festival; IFC, Landmark Sunshine, Angelica, Film Forum) * PICNICS (Central Park, Roosevelt Island, Highline) * THEATER AND PERFORMANCE (Broadway, The Heiress, Once the Musical, Here Lies Love, National Theatre Live / NT Live, Drum Corps International / DCI, Shakespeare in the Park, The Moth, Puppet Playlist, Fringe Festival/ FringeNYC, The Secret City; St. Ann's Warehouse, Barrow Street Theater, Public Theater, BAM, NYU Skirball, Symphony Space) * DANCING (Contra Dance, Barn Dance, Hula Dance) * SINGING (Greenwich Village Caroling Walk, Grace Church Choral Society, West Village Chorale, Karaoke) * LIVE MUSIC (Bell House, Jalopy, Rockwood Music Hall) * FOOD (Cheap Eats, Ethnic Eats, Food Trucks, IKEA, Fine Dining; Vanessa's Dumplings, Nam Pang, Marumi, Gyu Kaku BBQ, Grand Sichuan, Szechuan Gourmet, Taste of Persia, Modern Bar Room @ MOMA) * CREATIVE (Puppet Kitchen) * OUTDOORS (Central Park Ice Skating, Manhattan Wonderwalk, The Great Saunter; High Line, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor) * LOCAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS (Japan Day, Cherry Blossom Festival, Jazz Age Lawn Party, Union Square Holiday Market, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Coney Island Mermaid Parade) * TRAVEL/ DAY TRIPS (Beacon NY, Cold Spring NY, Ridgewood NJ; Governor's Island, Staten Island)
Events start with a rough plan, but once attendees arrive.... we improvise!
JOIN AS MEMBER! To be a member, please submit a representative photo and tell us a little about your work/play/ shy/outgoing/ introvert/extrovert self and any silly/serious /quirky/geeky interests. Every new member is a future friend so we want to get to know you!
ATTEND A MEETUP!Check out our event calendar. Events with an 'EVENT HOST' are confirmed and someone has volunteered to be an Event Host i.e. contact point to manage communications and greet attendees. Events with a 'FYI ONLY' or 'TENTATIVE' are suggested on a "see ya there, maybe" basis until someone steps up as Event Host.
SUGGEST AN EVENT! Have an event you are planning to attend and looking for others to join you? Suggest it and offer to 'host' it! Being an Event Host is easier than it sounds and a great way to support groups, organizations, interests you care about, as well as a great way to meet more people and make new friends.
To foster friendly and supportive "non-scene" singles-friendly community, members agree to be respectful of each other. Behavior that makes others uncomfortable will not be tolerated. Bad behavior is reason for removal from group and includes:1) disparaging comments concerning age, race, sexual orientation, religion, politics, economic situation, 2) overtly sexual or aggressive advances toward another member, 3) expressions of extreme indecency, hatred, pornography, fetishism, criminality via group website, email, in person.
Members agree to be considerate and courteous to Event Hosts, who agree to lead on a non-paid volunteer basis. RSVPs of "Yes" should be honored. Same-day no-shows will not be tolerated and is reason for removal from group. Lateness and cancellations should be communicated to Event Host.
Members agree to participate in events at their own risk and will not hold Group Organizer(s) or Event Host(s) responsible for any incidents or damages.
To keep the group diverse and events as relaxed as possible, there is intentionally no fee to join and to RSVP, except when there is venue charge eg. museum admission, movie ticket, etc. However, should you enjoy your experience, please consider helping to defray our fixed Meetup costs (currently $144/yr) by using our Sponsors links when making purchases.