What we're about

Our sister groups https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/join https://www.meetup.com/SocialNewYork/Join

The Social FUNdation™. This meetup group was initially established Oct 2002. Making this the oldest known Meetup group in New York City or the world.

This group has a long and storied history. And the story continues. Be part of it. Have your tales of debauchery mingle with ours.

This group dates to the earliest meetup group created. It's the oldest group in NYC. It's the funnest one!

This group is not about being sad or alone. It's about being positive and awesome. Come inside and join us in the party. The gang is all here and all that's missing is you.

(quick legal note: this group name and all derivations are ™ Trademarked and protected. Unauthorized used is NOT permitted. This group is part of a confederation of groups. You may NOT start a chapter without express permission. There is no charge or fee to be part. The group must be for the most part "non-profit." You may not charge organizers to list events. The group may NOT be a promotional front, or a venue for one person or entity. The group must be diverse and open Chapter Guidelines may be obtained by clicking the "Contact the Organizers" button)

The mission of this group is its name.

The New York Social FunDation (get it?)

This group aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before.

New York is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!

Think of this group as Summer Camp, . . . but for adults. Most events are free. There are a few that cost. Those do make enough to cover the Meetup fees. We do extend out to lots of other organizers, as a good community is made of many and diverse voices and people. If you are interested in posting an event send a note and we will see what can happen

This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!

There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.

Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.

Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!

In the interest of making events successful . . . We will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.

Here are the basics of group rules.

Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.

Avoid Put Downs.

Speak For Yourself.

Listen To Others.

You Have The Option To Pass.

Expect Unfinished Business.

While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.

The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.

IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.

The rules simplified.

• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)

• No outside links

• Great Copy

• Great Pix

• 4 weeks notice is best.

• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community.

Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?

Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.

If so then you may be looking for us!

We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .

Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.

We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.

A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.

Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?

So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.

By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.

Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA

And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).

Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.

What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.

This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?

Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.

Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.

We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.

Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.

So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.

If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg

This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke

And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +

left eclectic couple couples mel town mixing jason la professionals business lovers lover exercise referral hike boating boat hollywood adventurers ballet eow tips asian downtown dtla ladies lady socal oc orange county english esl korean strategy jewish yid yiddish jew hebrew catholic healthy california connect hot christian cute beach wednesday ivy south bay pasadena woodland hills men man male gay european realities parents americans newly inland empire southern thai japanese chinese vietnamese filipino service empowerment females female law badminton mountain biking cooking book zandra sub-culture holes-in-walls hidden haunts seminars art classes, 3,000 jan 2017 boutique twist organized welcome boxing line camping archery trivia architecture classes burlesque baseball beat flee kyaking chi early morning adventures skin walls deserts small venues farmers trips written spoken word soooo losangeles los angeles ucla usc cantonese westside west ass artistic arts citizen cook crafting dances dinning learning festival foodie girl jews mens organization snowboardingsocal tip wall hong kong

NY is made up of MANY smaller cites. Those living ANY of those cities are of course welcome in the group. They include: . . .

¡ -

Friends

Fiends

Upcoming events (5+)

Ladies Only Networking Night (Comp Appetizers, Drink Specials, Ice Breakers)

*PREPAY TO ATTEND (NOT sold at door) - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/ladies-networking-night/dates/ Ladies - If you are looking for a fun and interesting way to meet other fabulous females in and around NYC for friendship, business, etc. this Meetup is for you! This event is for our ladies only! The night will feature complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and several structured activities designed to bring you together with other like-minded female professionals. This will be hosted by one of our female co-organizers. She will organize several ice-breaker style activities to connect you with others who have similar interests and goals. What is included? • Complimentary Light Appetizers while they last • Drink Specials • Ice Breaker Games • Meetup host on hand to welcome and introduce you to others • Music will be played at conversational levels FAQs: How many will attend? This is a multi-group Meetup. Don't go by the RSVPs you see in this group alone. Based on pre-sales, we expect 30+ women to attend. Can I come alone? Yes. 95% of those attending will be coming on their own. This is a great way to network, connect and make new girlfriends! Will any men attend? No. This is just for women. What is the dress code? We just suggest "neat/business casual". Whatever you wear to work that day is fine. *How do I attend? RSVP & purchase ticket in advance - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/ladies-networking-night/dates/ *Limited # save $5 by using discount code "5". $10-$20 depending upon how early you purchase. NOT sold at door.

Rooftop Fashion Networking Party (Drink Specials, Fashion Show, DJ)

Sky Room Times Square :: NYC's Highest Luxury Rooftop Bar & Lounge

*PAY ONLINE - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/skyroom/dates/ *Must purchase in advance. Not sold at door. The warmer weather is finally here so join us for this fun, friendly networking event with a free fashion show. Bring business cards and meet, mix and mingle with up to 100 tri-state professionals. There will be host on hand to facilitate networking and make sure everyone is engaged! * Breathtaking views of the NYC skyline * Free Fashion Show at 9:30pm * Drink & Food Specials * DJ Spinning from 7-Midnight We will have a private area reserved for our group at this luxurious rooftop/penthouse with breathtaking views of the city! We'll have food & drink specials, DJ and after party with a fashion show! THIS IS A MULTI-MEETUP GROUP EVENT. UP TO 100 MEMBERS WILL BE ATTENDING. THE RSVP LIST ON THIS PAGE IS ONLY A VERY SMALL PORTION OF ACTUAL ATTENDEES. Typically 75% of Attendees Come Alone (25% bring friends). Suggested Age Range: 21-55 Dress Code: Neat, Professional and/or Stylish - No t-shirts, shorts, sneakers, tank tops, baseball caps or gym attire. Nice jeans ok. *PAY HERE - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/skyroom/dates/ *Prepay Only Event. Limited # available for $15. Price goes up to $30 as event gets closer.

Rooftop Fashion Networking Party (Drink Specials, Fashion Show, DJ)

Sky Room Times Square :: NYC's Highest Luxury Rooftop Bar & Lounge

*PAY ONLINE - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/skyroom/dates/ *Must purchase in advance. Not sold at door. The warmer weather is finally here so join us for this fun, friendly networking event with a free fashion show. Bring business cards and meet, mix and mingle with up to 100 tri-state professionals. There will be host on hand to facilitate networking and make sure everyone is engaged! * Breathtaking views of the NYC skyline * Free Fashion Show at 9:30pm * Drink & Food Specials * DJ Spinning from 7-Midnight We will have a private area reserved for our group at this luxurious rooftop/penthouse with breathtaking views of the city! We'll have food & drink specials, DJ and after party with a fashion show! THIS IS A MULTI-MEETUP GROUP EVENT. UP TO 100 MEMBERS WILL BE ATTENDING. THE RSVP LIST ON THIS PAGE IS ONLY A VERY SMALL PORTION OF ACTUAL ATTENDEES. Typically 75% of Attendees Come Alone (25% bring friends). Suggested Age Range: 21-55 Dress Code: Neat, Professional and/or Stylish - No t-shirts, shorts, sneakers, tank tops, baseball caps or gym attire. Nice jeans ok. *PAY HERE - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/skyroom/dates/ *Prepay Only Event. Limited # available for $15. Price goes up to $30 as event gets closer.

Our Summer Luau and Dance Party at 230 Fifth, Free Admission (REAR Elevators)

Aloha Everyone! Summer is in full swing so it's time to announce one of our most popular events, our annual Summer Luau @ 230 Fifth! Last year's Luau was great so we're back again, based in the enclosed Penthouse Lounge. In addition, we will have full access to the Rooftop Garden, with Manhattan's most spectacular view! The Date: Friday, August, 23rd from 6-11PM. The Location: 230 FIFTH (west side of Fifth Avenue between 26th & 27th Streets) The Details: *Free Leis* for those not already wearing them as a fashion statement! *DRINK SPECIALS* $7 draft beer! $8 red & white wine! $9 Mai Tai's! $9 well drinks! *Umbrellas* for your umbrella drinks! *Umbrella Drinks* for your umbrellas! FREE ADMISSION! *Dancing to all your favorite tunes with DJ CeeGoods! Since 230 FIFTH's opening in May of 2006: . Voted #1 most popular night life venue in Manhattan by ZAGAT · Voted #2 Best New Bar/Lounge in the United States by CitySearch · Voted #1 thing "To Do" in New York by Spur, Japan's leading fashion magazine The Rooftop Garden at 230 FIFTH The Food at 230 FIFTH Besides offering a full bar, 230 Fifth also offers a full kitchen menu (serving food from 4 PM – Midnight), created by renowned chef John Benedetti who has been featured numerous times in The New York Times Dining Out section. I'll add more details as I have them so stay tuned! For more info: [masked] Or call/text:[masked] See you there! Andy

Past events (313)

Friendly Feud - Survey Says... Don't Miss This Meetup!

The Bryant Park Lounge (Residence Inn Marriott - Times Square)

Photos (3,400)