What we're about

We are local explorers that venture into our own backyard...the Five Boroughs of New York City. We will visit historical landmarks, forgotten places, well-known places and go off the beaten path. If you love urban exploration or were just curious to see what was in your own town, this group is for you!

Membership is free and all is welcome!

Looking for Borough experts, Assistant Organizers and Event Organizers!

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Upcoming events (4+)

The Great Global Mystery & Scavenger Hunt (Online)

Online event

*TO ATTEND REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/murder-mystery--scavenger-hunt/dates/ (Online game limited to 20 people and this sells out quickly. Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a small portion of the total members attending).

Try something a little different and join our very popular Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - from the comfort of your own home! It's an awesome alternative to going out and a great way to meet and socialize with others in a fun and unique way - online!

You will be teamed up with others to try and help solve the mystery through collaboration and online searches. No experience or prior knowledge is needed.

What to expect:
* When you log in you will be randomly put onto teams with other fun members and friends. If you have friends that you’d like to play with just tell the host at the beginning.

*Once the teams are set our host will describe the situation and give you the clues you will need to follow to help solve the mystery.

*All clues are found through online searches. Each team will decide how to approach getting the clues.

*At the end of the allotted time, the team with the most points or that solves the mystery wins!

The story:
Yuki and Antonio are members of Meetup. They met at one of the events and plan to get married. The trouble is that Yukki’s ex-boyfriend (Billy) is not ready to let her go and plus he gave her a very expensive pendant and he wants it back! He will go to the ends of the earth to stop the wedding and get his gift back!

Follow the story of Yuki and Antonio as they travel the world to try and outsmart Billy while trying to tie the knot. You will be teamed up with other members of the group and given clues to find the famous places they run to and the things they did. In the end you will need to solve the mystery of what finally happens to Billy and the pendant.

How it works:
Register for a ticket and we will send you the Zoom link DAY OF THE EVENT (if you don't see it, please check your spam folder). Once logged in your host will explain the rules and randomly split you into teams (unless you have a team already). If you are registering with someone that will be sharing your Zoom log in please select 2 tickets (or more if you have multiple people playing with you).

What do I need?
Computer with webcam or tablet/smartphone

Can I attend alone?
Right now 95% of those participating attend alone.

How many are expected?
This is a multi-group event so don't pay attention to RSVPs. Most of our virtual events have up to 20 participants unless otherwise specified.

How much?
$15-$20 depending upon how early you register (and # of spots are available)

Winter Wine Tasting (w/ Comp Appetizers)

Sesamo (formally Crispin's) - Italian Restaurant Hell's Kitchen NYC

*TO ATTEND GET TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/wine-tasting/dates/ (*For your safety, this event will be operating at a limited capacity so will sell out quickly. Price goes up as as space becomes limited, so get yours tickets today!)

Join us for a one-of-a-kind wine tasting social! Mingle with like-minded vaccinated wine enthusiasts who are looking to make new connections both personal and social!

At 7pm you will receive high exquisite quality light bites for sharing among the group prepared by the master chef! From 7-8pm a professional sommelier will guide you through a taste of 4 superlative wines in a professional presentation! In addition there will be a specialty menu prepared that will be discounted just for our group!

Sesamo’s a wine bar that lends a touch of metropolitan sophistication to the heart of Hell’s kitchen. Offering a unique fusion of Manhattan-Italian influenced cuisine with world class seafood and wine, it is no wonder why this chic and classy venue is always brimming with patrons.

What to expect:
* Complimentary tasting of 4 delicious Malbec wines 7pm-8pm
* High-quality audience interactive wine presentation
* Complimentary premium light bites at 7pm
* Specialty discounted menu prepared just for this event
* Amazing ambiance and product at top-rated Italian Restaurant
* Wine enthusiast crowd ready to mingle and make new connections


Can I come alone? Yes about 90% will attend on their own.

Do I need to know about wine? No, most come for socializing, learning and the enjoyment of wine.

What's dress code? Wear what you had on at work. It is a casual and comfortable atmosphere.

What are the ages? 21 and over. We'll have a good mix of ages, mostly 20s-50s. Everyone always seems to find people in their peer group to hang and taste with.

Do I have to buy in advance? Yes. Space is limited and this will sell out. An RSVP alone will not hold your spot.

How much to attend? $39 (goes to $49 as event gets closer).

For more fun events:
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Speed FRIENDING - Expand Your Social Network (Online)

Online event


*TO ATTEND REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/speed-friending/dates/ (*Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a very small portion attending. We have at least 20 registered.)

Make new friends and add to your social network - all from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Many of us are now looking to make new friends and find new ways to socialize. Virtual Speed Friending allows you to meet new people and make new friends nationwide - in a fun and safe environment!

We will take all of the participants and break them up Virtually into smaller groups of 3-4 people. You will be in a private online room (for 5-10 minutes) with just your small group (you can see and hear others in your group). The host will provide an ice breaker question. At the end of each round, you will have an opportunity to share contact information privately with people you felt connected with. The groups will then be mixed up again and you will continue to meet more people.

*If you purchased a ticket, don't worry if it says "Unpaid" next to your RSVP. That's just a Meetup glitch. All paid attendees will get Zoom link day of the event. If you do not receive by the afternoon on the day of event, please message the organizer. Cost: $15- $20 depending on how early you register.

Adult Friendly Feud (+ Dirty Minds Online Game Night)

Online event

*TO ATTEND GET TICKET AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/friendly-feud/dates/ (This is a multi-group event and we've already received a good # of registrations so don't pay attention to the RSVPs on one group.)

This is the ADULT version of our very popular Friendly Feud game. There is nothing X-rated, but some of the questions would be considered R-rated or involve adult themes.

We'll also be playing Dirty Minds - the World’s cleanest dirty game. See how highly suggestive clues will lead to the most innocent of answers, only to find out how much dirt is in your head. Get your mind out of the gutter to be the winner of this game!

This completely online event will be LIVE and you will be able to see and hear the other participants while playing. In addition you will get to meet and interact with other participants.

At game time, your host will read off several survey questions on a variety of topics. Your goal is to come up with the number one answer to each question and write it down on your paper. Once the round is over (about 6 questions), we will go through the answers and determine who had the highest score for the round. The winners will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize at the end of the event. Prizes will be an Amazon Gift card!

Zoom link will be emailed to you day of the event.

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