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 (3)

Connecticut Calling: New Haven Edition

Grand Central Terminal

$1.00

*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 Meetup description before you rsvp** Let’s take a day trip to NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT ... where food and culture are Ivy League ... DO YOU KNOW there's a "pizza war" going on in New Haven? Or the first hamburger was invented in New Haven? Let's go check out the city. https://www.tripsavvy.com/top-things-to-do-in-new-haven-ct-4140280 ABOUT NEW HAVEN: Founded in 1638 at the mouth of the Quinnipiac River by English Puritans, New Haven has since grown to become the “Cultural Capital of Connecticut,” and the second largest city in the state. With Yale University, a handful of theaters and museums, an eclectic mix of dining options located within walking distance of one another, and without a doubt its prime location makes it the most walkable city center between New York City and Boston. Bring your culinary and artistic appetites for a thorough sampling of the wonderful food, history, and culture this coastal city with the small-town vibe has to offer. AGENDA: we will meet at Grand Central to take the 9:02AM Metro-North to New Haven. ONE-WAY OFF-PEAK TICKET is $17.75 Once we arrive in New Haven at 11:12am, we’ll grab pizza lunch before heading on a FREE tour of YALE UNIVERSITY at 1:30PM Yale University tours are led by students offering the public a glimpse into the history and architecture of the University. The tours start at the Yale Visitor Center at 149 Elm Street New Haven, CT 06511. Hear about Yale’s rich 300-year history and aspects of student life at several of Yale’s fourteen residential colleges. The tour also includes the Gothic Sterling Memorial Library, Yale’s largest, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Constructed with more than one hundred panels of translucent marble, the Beinecke is home to one of the world’s preeminent collections of rare materials, including the Gutenberg Bible. Tours depart from the Visitor Center (149 Elm Street), cover the central campus area, and last between 1 hour and 1 hour and 15 minutes. Day's agenda remains subject to changes. Come with an open mind for adventures and whatever the day might bring. MEETUP FEE: A $1.00 Meetup fee will be collected to help defray the cost of keeping this group going. LIABILITY WAIVER: come prepared. Participate at your own risks. Hold no one liable. Etc, etc.

Volunteer for Meal Service at Senior Center

Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program

**THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT - RSVP COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED. IF YOU TAKE UP A SPOT AND THEN BAIL OUT LAST MINUTE, YOU ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE GROUP. SO PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY** Every day, seniors gather to socialize and enjoy a hot meal. The Carter Burden Network prides itself on serving restaurant-style meals made in our own kitchens and served on-site to our participants. WHAT WE'LL BE DOING: Volunteers work both in the kitchen and dining room in food preparation, meal distribution, and cleaning capacities. Hours & Locations: Volunteer hours are from 10:30am - 1:00pm Monday - Sunday at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program located in East Harlem (312 East 109th Street). WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: RSVP COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED. This event happens rain or shine! WHERE TO MEET: Meet in the cafeteria of the Carter Burden Center AFTER VOLUNTEERING: we'll go for eats and drinks and get social. About The Carter Burden Center for Aging: Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program (Covello Program) is one of NYC'S Innovative Senior Centers that provides socialization, recreation and education through a wide array of daily activities including: breakfast and lunch; exercise; dance and yoga classes; computer training; health and wellness activities; arts programs; special events & holiday parties; and other activities. Exciting day trips are also planned on a regular basis.

Day Trip to Renaissance Faire

Port Authority Bus 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.** Let's take a journey back in time to the 16th Century! 2019 marks the 42nd Anniversary celebration of the New York Renaissance Faire Where Fantasy Rules!! The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England set within the majestic groves of Sterling Forest, just 40 minutes from Manhattan. Travel back in time and join Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to an amazing 16th Century Faire. Experience this place where hundreds of brightly costumed performers take stage and fill the bustling streets with laughter! Stroll our quaint village as the music of the Renaissance surrounds you. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Meet Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobatics, magicians, jugglers, swashbucking pirates, and more. Watch a Living Chess Match and laugh at tall tales! Play a game of skill or chance. Browse the Marketplace featuring over 100 artisans offering the finest in handmade wares. This weekend is Pirates weekend at Ren Faire. http://renfair.com/ny/special-events/ Faire operates rain or shine. NOTEWORTHY: Shortline Bus offers a full package to Ren Faire. https://web.coachusa.com/shortline/booking.asp?action=ProductDetail&TRP=1&productId=3167 Package Price: $54.50 and includes: Round-trip bus transportation, admission to The New York Renaissance Faire and FREE Program Tour Timetable: Bus Departs From Port Authority (42nd St. & 8th Ave.), 4th floor at 10:00 am Returns bus departs Faire promptly at 6:45 pm to get back to New York City at 8:00 pm.

Past events (9)

Let's Go to the Queens Night Market

111th Street 7 line station

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