What we're about

Life starts at 40! Our group is for those socialites, who would like to go out and network/make friends. We organize different events and activities, to facilitate that.

Upcoming events (5+)

Open Bar & Seminar (Free but RSVP required)

Location visible to members

After hosting successful events, I always think that we could have done better and relate it to our day to day life and make it educational. In this connection, I wanted to show off my investment and trade hat and organize series of Happy Hours around Investment & Trade. We will have speakers from different sectors and industries, at each Happy Hour. At this particular event, the speakers will discuss retirement savings with an overview of annuities and how they can be used in retirement. Topics will include: - Today’s retirement savings challenges and approaches - Sources of income in retirement - Annuities and how they can be utilized for retirement savings and income • RSVP is required. The address will be sent to members who RSVPed, before the Event. Enjoy!

Generation Xers (30s & 40s) Happy Hour

Paddy Barry's Irish Pub and Restaurant

** THIS EVENT IS ONLY FOR 30s and 40s - BY HUGE POPULAR DEMAND** ABOUT THE EVENT This is where Food, drinks and ambience perfectly meet. We gather, grip, and grin. I organize this with my other Meetups and you will get to mingle with many insanely friendly socialites. Paddy Barry's make me feel loved and honored, by naming, one of my favorite cocktails, after me - MerTini:) It will be one of the featured cocktails. METRO & PARKING INFO : The opening of the Silver Line Metro Station made the Tysons Corner very accessible. To get to the Restaurant, you just have to cut through the Mall and take the exit by Bloomingdale's. Then walk a block to Leesburg Pike. Closest Metro Station is Tysons Corner. Also, please take into account Metro's Weekend Track Work & Service Adjustments. Please check it on http://www.wmata.com/ and plan accordingly. Parking is free! They have more than 200 slots in the building.

Masquerade Ball

Embassy of France (La Maison Francaise)

$104.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from the Eventbrite link (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masquerade-ball-at-the-embassy-of-france-tickets-51625031860). RSVPing only on the Meetup page, doesn't allow you to attend the Event. ABOUT THE EVENT Almost 625 years ago, in 1393; Charles VI of France held the first masquerade ball in the world. Since then the Masquerade Ball began as part of Europe’s carnival season. Less high society and more cirque du célébration, villagers would gather in masks and costumes to take part in elaborate pageants and glamorous processions. Quickly spreading across France like wildfire, some of the most notorious balls of the day would be held to celebrate Royal Entries: the grand occasion of welcoming kings and queens into their cities. In commemorating this occasion, you are cordially invited to join us celebrate this French tradition on a French soil. The night is filled with French food, open bar, dancing and many more! DRESS CODE : We expect gentlemen to range from creative black tie to tuxedo, while ladies range from stylish cocktail attire to flax dresses and gowns. TICKET TYPES : I. VIP (Enters at 7:00 pm): Ticket Price Includes: - Early Admission to the Ball - Freely Flowing Champagne Reception with a mesmerizing piano bar - French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages - Dinner Menu: Mesclun Salad Charcuterie Platter Cheese Platter Bread Assortment Fillet of Salmon Saffran Sauce Chicken, Chicken Forestière Green Beans Rice - Dessert II. GENERAL ADMISSION (Enters at 8:30 PM) Ticket Price includes: - French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages - Dessert Buffet Vanilla Choux Cannelés Crunchy Chocolate Bar Bavarois Cheesecake Macaroons Masquerade Contest : What is the a Masquerade Ball without a Masquerade contest? Our hosting team will pick three winners and give out prizes. Dance With DJ: Washington's top DJs spins the best French, American, Euro, Retro, Swing and Top 40 songs. Hits like Chez Moi will be featured. A spectacular light display will fill the embassy and the dance floor to add that special late night French touch! Note: This is primarily a stand up, buffet style reception with limited seating throughout the evening. If you have any special needs, please email ([masked]) in advance. PARKING For security reasons, there will be no parking on the Embassy's premises. Public parking is available on Reservoir Road. However, we highly advise you to use a ride-sharing service. Payment Instructions : 1. You should login from a PC to see the 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button. 2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for. 3. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card". 4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal. Refund & Ticket Resell All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a message letting us know the full name of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event.

Beer Tasting

Needs a location

$35.00

To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from Eventbrite link ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-tasting-tickets-25652206440#tickets ). Beer Aficionados, here we come to address your call! Ten different types of beers will be featured - IPA, PALE ALE, LAGER, AMBER, GOUZE, STOUT, PORTER,....... This is a BEER tasting night, where we pour TEN DIFFERENT types of delicious beers for hours, we get educated on the beers by top notch experts from the industry. On top of that, we socialize and mingle with many like minded beer lovers through out the evening. Ticket price increases to $ 45 on June 8th, to $ 55 on June 29th and to $ 65 on July 11th, 2016. Payment Instructions : 1. You should login from a PC to see the 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button. 2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for. 3. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card". 4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal. Refund & Ticket Resell All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to those who RSVPed 'YES' advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a "message" through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event. METRO & PARKING INFO : The Gryphon is half a block from DuPont Circle Metro Station. Please take 'DuPont South' Exit. Check it on http://www.wmata.com/ and plan accordingly. Street parking might be difficult. However, if you plan to drive, there is a PMI Parking Garage (1725 Desales St. NW, Washington DC 20036), $ 20 for 12 hours. It is a 24 hour and 7 days garage.

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