Welcome to Living on the Upper East Side - Happy Hour and Brunch group. I've been a resident of the Upper East side for a number of years, and I often find myself traveling out of my own neighborhood to meet up with friends all the time. It would be nice for me to come home after work and go to a happy hour locally or get out of bed on the weekend and not have to spend time commuting to meet friends for brunch downtown or on the west side of town. So I decided to create a group that caters to those of us between the age of 25-45 years of age who would like to get together for Happy Hours and Brunch events throughout the week and on the weekends.
Happy Hour and Brunch events will be the main types of get togethers we will host initially, but my hope is to expand by sharing events hosted by other UES groups as well. This way you will have one place to find out about events, instead of having to join 50 meetup groups to keep on top of things on the UES. If you are an organizer of another group, please contact me and I would love to place your event on our calendar. My second goal is to set up potlucks, trips to other parts of the city and out of town, cooking classes, and other events to create a greater sense of community.
As of April 1st 2016, look for all events in our calendar that say "Living on the Upper East Side - Happy Hour and Brunch(HH+B)" for get togethers that are hosted by our organizers. Our group events will never be more than 15-30 people, which should allow for diversity in the types of people you will meet but an event wont be too large that you will get lost in the crowd. We take your recommendations for favorite places in the area seriously, and hope to plan events based around your feedback. This group is for people who live on the Upper East Side.
We look forward to meeting you at one of our future events.
Living on the Upper East Side - Happy Hour and Brunch (HH+B)
Why have I been waiting so long to be accepted in to your group?
There could be a number of reasons. You not being cool enough isn't one of them. We generally keep the member count at 170 members. So we have to remove an inactive member after 6 months to let you in, or a space must open up if a member voluntarily leaves the group. We do not believe that 300-2000 member groups really serve their meetup audience well.