What we're about

Take a moment to get to know us:

We're a cross section of good people connected to Park Slope in one way or another. It's a fantastic neighborhood and we try to take advantage of all it has to offer. We're social and try different things from happy hours, game nights, BBQs, trivia, you name it. Seriously, come to a meetup and name an idea, we'd love to hear it!

This group isn't run by a club promoter or anyone looking to make a random buck. If you're familiar with other groups in NYC, it can be pretty annoying to see RSVPs showing 4 actual people and a head count of 200. It also can be annoying to see a 25$ admission fee for the privilege to purchase $10 drinks. We are not that. That said, if you're hell bent on showing your gratitude, feel free to buy a drink for the organizer or round of shots for everyone.

See you there!

- Bill

Upcoming events (3)

Happy Hour

Logan's Run

Our monthly happy hour meetup. Come out for the drinks and good local and not-so-local peeps! For first timers, there really is no "late." Just show up at some point in the time range and you should be able to grab at least one drink with people.

Board Gameday--Game of Thrones? (Last board game meetup till Sept)

Our meetup's own exciting season finale! Next board game meetup will be in September. You make a deal with House Greyjoy to attack in the North--but will they honor your agreement? Do you trust House Stark to ally with you? What trick do the Lannisters have up their sleeves? And what of the wall--are all the houses supporting enough? This is my own design and a game I've been working on for a year with the meetup in mind. Which is to say it can accommodate a lot of people at once. PS: No spoilers for those, like me, feverishly binging their way through the first seven seasons... And if we don't get a lot of people? I've always got plenty of other games! **NOTE ABOUT THE BAR: The owner has said he is happy we come and we are very welcome at the bar. I think we're good about this stuff for the most part but he just asked us to keep a few things in mind: - Everyone should support the bar by buying a drink - Try not to use tables we're not sitting at (my suitcase, your bags and jackets, etc.) - Keep the aisle to the back free--be mindful of how we're sitting and taking up the aisle - They cannot turn down the music - Outside food is welcome provided we cleanup He has interacted with several meetups and they've not always been a positive experience for the bar so it wasn't necessarily directed at us specifically. He just wanted to be clear with Meetup groups moving forward. For those who were attending the meetup before we started hosting at Skylark may know that they have been the most welcoming bar we've hosted at. So I definitely want to make sure we keep up a good relationship. I think we do bring them a fair amount of business on what would otherwise be quiet afternoons but I also want to make sure we keep our positive relationship. That is all.** As usual, we'll start off with some more "serious" board games and end with quick, lighter games after 4pm. And, as usual, it's all for charity! All you'll need is a fun, competitive spirit and a $3 donation for the Impact Network. The organization is improving teaching methods and bringing technology to rural Zambian schools. Each $3 donation pays for a student to go to school for a month. Check out this video to learn more about the organization you're supporting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6qtqzteJ78 And we've even gotten a shout-out (https://mailchi.mp/2662bc7a842a/impact-network-donor-spotlight-william-quinn?e=eeefb2d930) for our efforts over the years! Regulars and myself will happily and patiently explain these games to anyone who joins. If games are underway when you arrive, get a drink, grab a chair, sidle up to a group in progress and watch the stories unfold... As new people arrive, you'll be able to start another game. Noon? Really? I know, it's super early for a weekend but we'll be there for at least several hours so show up whenever your bedroom stops spinning and you can comfortably handle the thought of beer. Rules I do want to mention a couple important things. Everyone is expected to be respectful. Any harassment will not be tolerated. Also, my games are my babies. So, like any good parent, I'm highly protective of them--especially my favorites (don't tell them I have favorites). Please treat the games well. Don't bend the cards and be mindful of drinks and food. Also, we've created a culture of gracious winners and losers so remember the games are all in good fun. Lastly, games are harder to explain then you might think so be patient with the anyone trying.

Game Night--Lie to Strangers

Skylark

Ever wonder if you'd make a good spy? Let's play some easier games of bluffing and lying. (Like we do every board game meetup!) Lie through "The Resistance" and "Spyfall" or bluff through "Coup" and "Love Letter." All pretty easy games--Five minute rules explanation or less--and you're up and running! It's a surprisingly good way to have fun with new people. (Also, have you ever seen the Jean Dujardin OSS-117 movies? So funny. And I will keep putting up pictures from that series until someone asks me about them.) In short, think of these as the mischievous, smirking younger cousin of your parents' traditional, wholesome party games. (Looking at this a year later, this is an awkward metaphor. But you get what I'm saying...) * There is trivia at 7 or 8 so if the meetup is still going strong then, we may need to relocate The Resistance to Commonwealth a short block away. **NOTE ABOUT THE BAR: The owner has said he is happy we come and we are very welcome at the bar. I think we're good about this stuff for the most part but he just asked us to keep a few things in mind: - Everyone should support the bar by buying a drink - Try not to use tables we're not sitting at (my suitcase, your bags and jackets, etc.) - Keep the aisle to the back free--be mindful of how we're sitting and taking up the aisle - They cannot turn down the music - Outside food is welcome provided we cleanup He has interacted with several meetups and they've not always been a positive experience for the bar so it wasn't necessarily directed at us specifically. He just wanted to be clear with Meetup groups moving forward. For those who were attending the meetup before we started hosting at Skylark may know that they have been the most welcoming bar we've hosted at so I definitely want to make sure we keep up a good relationship. I think we do bring them a fair amount of business on what would otherwise be quiet afternoons but I also want to make sure we keep our positive relationship.** Do you like more complex board games? Be sure to check out my earlier meetup from 12-3. All you'll need is a fun, competitive spirit and a $3 donation for the Impact Network (learn more here (http://www.impactnetwork.org/)). And learn about our efforts in a recent Donor Spotlight: (https://mailchi.mp/2662bc7a842a/impact-network-donor-spotlight-william-quinn?e=eeefb2d930) Regulars and myself will happily and patiently explain these games to anyone who joins. If games are underway when you arrive, get a drink, grab a chair and sidle up to a group in progress. A new game will no doubt be starting soon. “But” you say “you guys play games I've never heard of. They must be long and complex.” Not at all! We got all the long complex games out of our system earlier, now we're ready for quick, light games. They are super easy to understand and a TON of fun to play. Sure, they're new and you might not of heard of them but don't let that deter you from a good time. In particular, we'll be playing games that encourage socializing and everyone’s favorite, lying! What will we play? Here's an overview of our Meetup's favorite game: The Resistance! (If you don't follow, don't worry--I love explaining this game anyway.) https://vimeo.com/165912969 Gaming Guidelines Now, I do want to mention one thing that is important. My games are my babies. So, like any good parent, I'm highly protective of them--especially my favorites (don't tell them I have favorites). Please treat the games well. Don't bend the cards and be mindful of drinks and food. Also, we've created a culture of gracious winners and losers so remember the games are all in good fun. Lastly, rules are harder to explain then you might think so be patient with the anyone trying.

Past events (480)

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair

Commonwealth

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