What we're about

We're an awesome group of people who like "life out loud", despite obstacles like shyness, social anxiety, or even negativity. This is a “General Interest Meetup Group”

This is a general interest meet up group (with a slight lean towards geek). We get together for every kind of positive social activity -- karaoke, board games, movies, 5k walk/runs, craft nights, trivia competitions, and a whole lot more.

We are a group of open-minded, fun, positive, friendly, respectful, and supportive people who come from all walks of life. No matter what your background, we want to meet you. We want you to meet each other. We all have value as human beings, so let’s share that value with one another. The more diverse our group is, the more fun we will all have!!

Who Are The Organizers:

Groups like ours come about from Event Organizers that have grown and expanded their minds through the meetup experience. We are or have been Event Organizers, Organizers or Assistant Organizers in other Meetup groups and now have ideas and direction of our own that we would like to share with members of our group, The Leadership Team (https://www.meetup.com/GTBNYC/members/?op=leaders) along with you, the members, will share ideas and shape the future of this group. Together let's make our group the best one on Meetup.

Post suggestions, reach out to organizers, comment and criticize, constructively, of course, let us help each other to make this the best experience for all of us. The Leadership Team (https://www.meetup.com/GTBNYC/members/?op=leaders) is here to assist you and answer any questions.

But, we all maintain that the strength of the group is YOU, the members!!

Our Events:

We do events throughout the five boroughs of New York City and beyond. Our events range from a simple walk in the park to flying through a canopy of trees on a zip line, to trying out new cuisines, and much more. We may even spend an entire weekend away, either hiking/camping or going on a getaway. The events will range in the number of attendees allowed, dependent upon what type of event. If the event will involve alcoholic beverages, you must be 21 or older to RSVP to that event.

Don't worry about coming out alone, that's what most of us have done and still do... we'll make sure that you feel welcome, have fun and hopefully go home having had a memorable time.

Upcoming events (2)

Let's go to a Massive Multi-group Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

Let's go to the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights. After 2 years of being on hiatus, the Medieval Festival is back. Join us for the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park! This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

This will be a multi-group event with the following Meetup groups attending:
Practice Photography
NYSP+ (New York Street Photography Plus)
#1 New York Shyness and Social Anxiety Meetup Group

There will be a large number of RSVPs and probably a large number of members actually attending. You can expect the main group to break up into smaller groups. All we ask is that you enjoy yourselves. This is a great opportunity to make connections, mingle, and get to know other members. If you as an attendee feel comfortable exchanging information with each other for the purposes of communication during the event, please feel free to do so.

The festival includes thrilling jousts between knights on horseback, jesters, stage performances, arts, crafts, mead, and of course the turkey leg yum. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of The Met Cloisters and the Hudson River during autumn. Fun times for all and plenty of subjects to practice your photography on. This free event is produced by NYC Parks and the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation with support from the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

For further information or questions, message or text Angel B (646)[masked]

Hex and Co. Game Night! (UPPER EAST SIDE LOCATION)

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Let's play board games at Hex and Co on the Upper East Side on a TUESDAY Night!

There is a $10 entry fee to play at Hex & Co. ($5 if you are a student). Hex & Co has a whole wall of games and also has a cafe-bar serving food and drinks!

NEW for this event: We have to pay GTBN's semi-annual dues to Meetup.com. This event will be a "Fundraiser" to pay the cost of the dues! When you RSVP, Meetup will charge you a $2 fee which will go towards paying our dues. This fee will NOT be refunded if you are unable to attend.

As always, if you cannot come, please update your RSVP so that someone else can come! (As best you can; I understand that stuff comes up last minute!)

Covid-19 Warning/Disclaimer: The event is INDOORS (please take precautions such as social distancing and mask wearing). Attend at your own risk and be on your best disease prevention behavior!

Past events (95)

Draw Jam - Open Mic and Art!

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