What we're about

~ Escape from the Ordinary ~

OUR GOAL: We aim to build a Meetup community of fun and congenial group of New Yorkers who enjoy partaking in a multitude of activities year-round and perhaps make some truly fantastic friendships along the way.

OUR EVENTS: Unlike other groups, we do not do the same tiresome events over and over and over, week after week. Here we will strive to make the most of what this great city has to offer by seeking out a diverse assortment of NEW and FUN events and activities, be it blazing a hiking trail, visit museums, enjoy a meal together, see a Broadway show or the latest movie blockbuster, learn a new skill, taking day trips or weekend trips out of the city, travel overseas ... and so much, much more ... the possibilities are endless …

WHO SHOULD JOIN THIS GROUP: New Yorkers ... or whomever else, who enjoy doing things together with a group … All are welcome regardless of age, gender, race or orientation as long as you are open to adventures and possess a positive attitude and a willingness to do new things ... we want to meet you!

****SLACKERS, COUCH POTATOES, SERIAL LURKERS ... NEED NOT JOIN*******

**NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A FACE PHOTO TO JOIN THE GROUP**

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT A DATING SITE. If you are looking for a dating site this is not it, please look elsewhere. Please respect your fellow members. Any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and person with the inappropriate behavior will be kicked out of the group.

MEETUP FEE: It is FREE to join a Meetup group. However, each group’s Organizer does pay a fee to Meetup HQ to keep the site up and running. Meetup Organizers have the option to charge a minimal fee to help defray the monthly Meetup cost. Therefore, a $1.00 Meetup fee will be collected at randomly selected events. Our organizers DO NOT make any profit from running this group.

LIABILITY WAIVER: We are not a commercial, profit-making group, nor are we a professionally guided group. You participate in our events at your own risks. Our main goal is to have fun while we are outside not to look after your safety. You have to do that for yourself. Upon signing up for any of our events, you agree that you are solely responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and you agree you will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold any event host or any other group members responsible for any injuries, mishaps or any other situation that may arise. Your attendance at our Meetups signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.

IMPORTANT GROUP RULES: A successful group is not about how many members there are in the group. It is about the quality of members in the group! We would rather have a small group of "quality members" than a huge group of "joiners" and “lurkers” who never show up to any event.

To join the group: you must have a recognizable face picture - this is not negotiable

General rsvp policy:

(1) please take the time to read through the entire description of any event posted.

(2) please only sign up if you are confident that you can make it to the event and can handle any physical requirements of the event.

(3) please note that if you no-show, or cancel last minute without an explanation, to more than 2 events you will be removed from the group.

Upcoming events (5+)

Let's Bury The Hatchet

Bury the Hatchet Axe Throwing Brooklyn

**PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY. YES RSVP ONLY IF YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU CAN JOIN US. Any NO rsvps, habitual rsvp changers and no shows are subject to removal from the group.** If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do - and perhaps release some mid-week stress - then it’s time to try Axe Throwing. What could be more fun than throwing axes at a wooden target to vent out your work frustrations? Nothing in our opinion :) PLEASE NOTE WE ARE DOING THIS EVENT AS WALK-INS. Monday to Thursday nights walk-ins pay $20.00. ABOUT AXE THROWING: The sport of axe throwing is a Canadian past time that’s becoming increasingly popular across the U.S., and now in Brooklyn, NY. Throwing hatchets is both fun and stress relieving at the same time, plus axe throwing is a great group activity whether it’s for corporate events, WHAT TO EXPECT: Bury the Hatchet’s warehouse-style space is expressly for ax-throwing. First, instructors lead one-on-one safety lessons before the 90-minute sessions get underway. Bury the Hatchet works tournament-style, letting groups of up to 12 players compete against each other in knockout rounds. Those who take a liking to the sport can go on to perfect their hatch-heaving skills in of Bury the Hatchet’s leagues. ABOUT BURY THE HATCHET: Afternoons throwing darts or playing shuffleboard are a thing of the past thanks to Bury The Hatchet, where visitors send 1.5-pound wood and metal hatchets whirling toward targets. Trained "throwing coaches" show groups how to safely handle the hatchets and throw them with accuracy before letting visitors loose to show off their skills. Group tournaments pit friends against friends in search of the elusive bullseye, with big-screen TVs to keep track of scores. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Sunday Funday and a Picnic on Governors Island

Governors Island Ferry

*PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY. YES RSVP ONLY IF YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU CAN JOIN US. Any NO rsvps, habitual rsvp changers and no shows are subject to removal from the group.** Let's get outside and head to Governor's Island and do a picnic. So please bring something to share with the group. In addition to picnic we'll partake in various forms of fun and frolic. There are LOTS of things to see and do on the Island. https://govisland.com/things-to-do Walking tours led by Park rangers; hiking; biking; or just plain relaxing at Hammock Park. You can do as much or as little as you want. ****** Governor's Island is FREE and open to the public. Ferries to Governor's Island are FREE before 12NOON.********************* The Easiest Way To Get Away: Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise. GETTING THERE: take 1 train to South Ferry OR 4/5 train to Bowling Green OR R train to Whitehall station. Then walk over to the Governor's Island ferry terminal building. We'll take the 12PM ferry over to Governor's Island You can also pick up the ferry from BROOKLYN. Ferry schedule: https://govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry

Breweries of the Bronx Trolley Tour (Must Purchase Ticket In Advance)

**PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY. YES RSVP ONLY IF YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU CAN JOIN US. Any NO rsvps, habitual rsvp changers and no shows are subject to removal from the group.** **Please sure to read through Meetup write-up below before you rsvp** **THIS MEETUP REQUIRES PREPAYMENT. To maintain RSVP integrity, all interested rsvps are WAITLISTED until you confirm you have actually bought your ticket. ** Woodlawn Cemetery partners with The Bronx Historical Society for this one-of-a-kind tour. Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place to many notables and their families who have contributed to a beer-brewing legacy in The Bronx dating back to the 1850s. These mostly German families have made their impact in communities such as Melrose, Morrisania, Mott Haven, and other areas in the South Bronx. To celebrate this legacy, this tour will take participants on our Woodlawn Trolley, beginning at Woodlawn Cemetery and then on to the borough’s newest breweries and beer halls. The Bronx County Historical Society will lead the tour. The tour starts and ends at the Jerome Avenue entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery. There will be a one-hour lunch break in in Little Italy (Arthur Avenue). Lunch is not included. Price: $40, or $35 for members of Woodlawn Detail and link to purchase your ticket: https://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=471 Please note money goes to Woodlawn so you are subject to their cancellation policy. GETTING THERE: Woodlawn is located directly across the street from the Woodlawn stop on the IRT #4 subway (last stop). Free parking available in Woodlawn Cemetery. LIABILITY WAIVER: Come prepared. Participate at your own risks. Hold no one liable. Etc. Etc.

Let's Visit a Persian Garden

Grand Central Terminal

**PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY. YES RSVP ONLY IF YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU CAN JOIN US. Any NO rsvps, habitual rsvp changers and no shows are subject to removal from the group.** **Please be sure to read through the Meetup write-up before you rsvp!** Who knew the finest Persian garden in the entire Western Hemisphere is located right in Westchester, New York? About Untermyer Park: Untermyer Park (also known as Untermyer Gardens, previously part of an estate known as Greystone) is a historic park of 43 acres, situated in Yonkers, just north of New York City, on a hillside above the Hudson River and features a rock garden, a "Grecian garden" (actually a Persian Paradise garden), a small Grecian-style amphitheater, a classical pavilion, pergola, statuary, and a view of the river. The Untermyer Gardens were developed during the first 40 years of the 20th century, when the area now enclosed by the park was part of an 150-acre site that was the estate of the lawyer and civic leader Samuel Untermyer. Set high above the Hudson on his former estate, they are one of the more fanciful and elaborate walled gardens ever planted in America. GETTING THERE: we'll meet at Grand Central to take the 12:20PM train to YONKERS. One-way off-peak ticket from GC to Yonkers is $8.25. From Yonkers station, we'll pick up the Westchester Bee Line bus to Untermeyer Gardens. LIABILITY WAIVER: come prepared. Participate at your own risks. Hold no one liable. Etc. Etc.

Past events (5)

Let's Volunteer to Deliver Meals to the Elderly

Burden Center For the Aging

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