Mary Garcia

Mary Garcia

Mary Garcia (she/her) is Meetup’s Content Manager and editor of the Community Matters blog. When she’s not writing, Mary organizes a swamp fiction book club on Meetup. Find her on LinkedIn.

Maximize Family Fun Time

Animal experts, portrait painting, homemade drums, and more: Fresh ideas and awesome activities for your next kid-friendly gathering.

How to Step Up Your Food Game

Ready to make an impression at your next party? You’ve come to the right place.

Rethink the Possibilities of Wellness with MasterClass

From guided group meditation to “relational intelligence,” get the skills and inspiration you need to make the most of your fitness regimen.

Celebrating Pride on Meetup

These Meetup groups are building supportive, inclusive, and fun communities for LGBTQ+ members worldwide all year long.

Making Friends in a New City: A Q&A with Common

We chatted with Madison Moose-Barrington, a community-building expert at Common co-living spaces, for tips on sparking friendships in a new town. Read on for advice on meeting people after a long-distance move.

Building Trust in Tech: A Q&A with Jaira Romero

Jaira Romero founded two online communities to help women and people of color find remote tech positions. Hear Jaira’s advice for advancing your career in this Q&A with Meetup.

The Sailing Event That Changed My Life: A Q&A with Carol Hink

A snap decision to attend a Meetup sailing event around the San Francisco Bay led Carol Hink to a new cure for burnout and tight-knit community.

7 Podcasts on Community Building for Your Next Road Trip

Got a long drive planned? Break up the road tunes with these essential podcasts on community building.