What we're about

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This is a a group for people who live and work on LI, temporarily or long-term, but who recognize we are in one of the greatest metropolitan areas in the world. It's for people who are creatures of the city, with all its diversity, possibilities, opportunities, and excitement. To be sure, we will make excursions into the city--and that includes Queens and Brooklyn as well as Manhattan...and let's not forget the Bronx and Staten Island as well. However, we will get together here on Long Island too, in the interest of promoting convenience and encouraging inclusion by people whose budgets may not allow them to take trips to the city as frequently as they'd like. The point of this group is as much to allow meeting, forming friendships, and having fellowship with others whose hearts belong in the city, as it is to take trips into the city for all that it offers.

Examples of trips to the city might include entertainment/cultural outings, intellectual pursuits, and social justice and human rights entreaties. There will be options to suit most anyone! We might attend an improv comedy night with the Upright Citizens Brigade, attend the Museum of Modern Art, join a march or demonstration to promote social justice, human rights, or other progressive cause, walk along the Highline Park and visit a brewpub or vegetarian eatery, frolic or picnic in Central Park or in Brooklyn, attend professional sporting event, or take a tip from Time Out New York, the Village Voice, the New York Press, the Indypendent, the NY Times, the NY Daily News, or some other suggestion source.

Long Island events may include a potluck, movie outing, dining option, winery tour, dance night in Huntington or some other locale, etc., with tips taken from the LI Press, Newsday, News 12 LI, Long Island Pulse Magazine, and other sources. The options are endless, but linking them all are progressive-minded people open to try new things. Our homes and travels may be on LI, but our hearts and minds belong to NYC, wandering from Greenwhich Village to the Lower East Side to Brooklyn and beyond!

Upcoming events (4+)

VIP Singles Party (30s & 40s)

The Wilson NYC

$15.00

*TO ATTEND GET TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/vip-singles-party-30s--40s/dates/ (Vaccinated Only Event and this event will be operating at a limited capacity. As such, tickets will sell out fast.)

We are excited to be back at one of our favorite party venues; The Wilson Lounge located within the Innside Hotel.

Don’t let any more time pass by without getting out there again to meet other singles who want to meet you. Join dozens of other single members and friends for a fun and casual evening of socializing, mixing, mingling, games, prizes food and drinks.

We'll be bringing together singles (30s & 40s) from the tri-state area that are looking to expand their social circles in a fun and friendly atmosphere and not a jam packed nightclub where you get lost in the crowd. If you are new to the city or looking to make connections, this event is for you!

What to expect:
* We have private sections reserved for members and friends who have been fully vaccinated.

* Everyone will be given a name tag and game pieces to play some of the many ice breaker games that we will have planned for the evening.

* A food and drink menu is available.

* Music will be played at conversational levels.

FAQs
Is there a dress code? No hats, sweats, t-shirts etc. Jeans ok. Dress stylish.

Can I come alone? Most come on their own. If you don't know anyone, the ice-breakers will help you meet others. Come alone or bring a friend - either way you'll feel comfortable and have a great time.

How many members will be attending? This is a multi-Meetup event. This page only shows a very small portion of the actual attendees.

Ages? 30s & 40s

Covid Protocol? This event is for fully vaccinated only. No masks required.

*PURCHASE TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/vip-singles-party-30s--40s/dates/

*Limited # of tickets available for $20. Price will go up to $25 as event gets closer. No tix sold at door.

Midnight Yacht Party Cruise

The Jewel Yacht

*GET TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/nyc-yacht-party-cruise/dates/ (*Tickets will NOT be sold at door as it will be sold out by then. Price goes up as as space becomes limited, so get yours today!)

Join us on a fun and safe midnight party cruise through NYC and sail by the Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, and the beautiful New York City Skyline on this spacious vessel to let loose late night on a 100 ft, 2-deck private yacht!

***Sanitizing stations + Temperature readings upon entry so we can create a safe haven for our attendees***

Join us on the hottest Yacht Cruise with the best DJs while enjoying the the NYC Skyline! Take in the sights while you enjoy music and drinks for the night. Grab your friends or come alone and get ready to enjoy an experience you won't forget!

* Live DJ & Dance Floor (DJ Plays All The Best Party Music)
* All Ages (21 & Over) Are Welcome To Attend
* About 75% Come Alone So Don't Worry If You're Coming By Yourself
* 2 Fully Stocked Bars So You Can Enjoy Amazing Cocktails

• The boat will sail rain or shine! The boat has two levels. Both levels have covered outdoor areas. Boarding starts at 11:45pm and boat departs around midnight!

• There is paid parking at the marina, or you can try to find parking on the street.

• No specific dress code but we suggest "neat casual"

*PURCHASE TIX HERE (NOT sold at door. Ticket price will go up as space becomes limited so get tickets ASAP and save $$) - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/nyc-yacht-party-cruise/dates/

Little Island Singles Date Walk (Hottest new spot in NYC!) 20-40s

*To Attend Get Tickets At - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/little-island-date-walk/dates/ (Very limited # of spots so get your tickets ASAP. This event sells out quickly!)

Little Island is NYC's newest and hottest attraction! The park provides a one-of-a-kind relationship between nature and art—a break from urban life and a connection to spontaneity and joy. This is the perfect location for our latest singles Date Walk!

We'll make several stops along the park so that people can take pictures and admire the beautiful views. We'll circle the island a couple of times and then afterwards, we'll continue the walk along the Hudson River.

Our singles walks are an extremely popular way to meet others in a safe, outdoor setting. Enjoy a fun way to meet others while getting some fresh air and exercise. This event very casual and non-awkward + our host will help to make introductions.

During the walk, you will randomly be paired with other singles in the beginning then rotate at designated times so that you get to meet everyone participating. Afterwards, you're welcome to hang out and exchange contact info with others.

FAQs:
Where to meet? Exact meeting location with host contact info will be sent to all paid attendees day of the event.

How many will attend? We are limiting the # of attendees so that there's enough room for everyone to feel comfortable.

What if rains? We will email attendees a new date.

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

Ages? 20s-40s. We usually get a good mix and balance genders as much as possible.

How much? $19-$25 depending upon when you get ticket and spots left

Paint In Central Park!

East Pinetum

$35.00

*TICKETS - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/paint-in-the-park/dates/
(*Prepay Only Event. For your safety, this event will be operating at a limited capacity so will sell out quickly. All Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.)

Come join us in a creative, social, and safe setting. We will be painting in Central Park! Please bring a mask (if not vaccinated) and something to sit on. We will be limiting this to small groups so that we are able to safely distance.

Included: a pre-sketched canvas, unlimited painting materials (brushes, acrylic paints etc.) and a take home bag. No smocks so please dress appropriately.

This is a BYOB so bring your drinks & snacks - have yourself a picnic while getting instruction for painting! If you are bringing certain types of "drinks", please be discreet in Central Park 🙂

What to expect:
• Step-by-step, group-oriented painting instruction, which is designed to simultaneously entertain and enlighten our members.
• We'll have a professional artist guide you through a featured painting that is yours to keep and proudly display. And don’t worry — no experience is necessary.
• 2 hour course lead that teaches you the art of mixing colors, blending and painting techniques.
• All supplies provided - 12x16 pre-sketched canvas, unlimited acrylic paint (water based), brushes, and aprons.

Directions:
We are located in a cul-de-sac at PINETUM EAST IN CENTRAL PARK. If approaching from the east side head into the park on East 84th and 5th Ave. Walk up the path (the Met Museum will be on your left side) and cross over the bike lane. Continue straight until you see our painting party sign on an easel on your right. Take a right turn and walk down the hill.

If you are traveling from the west side we are located east of the basketball courts. Walk east on the path past the courts: You will pass the PINETUM EAST SIGN. Continue until you see our painting party sign on an easel. Take a left turn and walk down the hill.

FAQs:
What if it rains? We will email attendees a rain date.
Can I still attend If I don't know how to paint? Yes, there's no experience necessary.
Can I come alone? Yes, about 80% come on their own.
Is this age specific? No, all are welcome.

*How do I attend? RSVP w/ group and register here - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/paint-in-the-park/dates/

*PREPAY ONLY EVENT. $35-$45, price goes up as the event date gets closer. This event will sell out. Can't purchase at the door.

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