What we're about

Hey everyone! I'm starting this group for folks who want to explore the bars, restaurants and other activities that Long Island City has to offer. I've found that a lot of my friends in Manhattan and Brooklyn don't necessarily want to trek out to Queens on a regular basis (even though it's only one subway stop!), so would like to meet some other people who live in the area to explore our rapidly-growing neighborhood together!

I actually started another LIC group years ago when I first moved to the city, but handed it off to another group member 4-5 years ago when I'd gotten busy with work... it's since changed hand a couple times and unfortunately seems to have become fairly inactive now (no meetups in the last ~ 6 months). Hoping a fresh start with a new group with all active members and more frequent events will get everyone motivated to come out and get to know each other!

Sample events may include - trying the already existing and newly opened bars & restaurants around the area, exploring the local cultural atractions (Noguchi Museum, The Secret Theatre), comedy nights, activities (indoor climbing at The Cliffs), enjoying our outdoor spaces (Anable Basin, rooftops), parks, etc.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!!

Upcoming events (5+)

Drink & Doodle

The Local NYC

Come join us for drink & draw night at The Local! Each Tuesday, they have large paper they roll out on the bar and tables so you can tap into your crafty side and create some fun drawings & doodles while also enjoying your drinks. They have also offered our group a drink special... mention you are with the LIC Meetup group and enjoy $4 draft beer/wine and $5 well drinks! Looking forward to checking this spot out!

suSHI on the Waterfront


Pardon my corny pun with the event title. Come join us for dinner at SHI on Center Blvd by the LIC Waterfront. Note that although the restaurant offers a broad selection of sushi, they do have a variety of other options, as well, for those who prefer their food fully-cooked. Menu can be found here: https://www.shilic.com/menu Capping this one at 12 to make sure we don't end up with too huge of a group for seating. If your plans change, please update your RSVP as soon as possible so someone else can snag your slot!

Take Root at Green Space Studio

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Let's mix it up and try something a bit different and outside what most of us typically do on a weekly basis... let's check out a dance performance at Green Space Studio Advance tickets are available for $15 here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UBGYPHZVBWPB8 Or if it's not sold out, $20 cash or $22 credit card at the door From the online description: Take Root is a monthly curated series that supports dance makers by providing an opportunity to present a paired evening of work. For March 15, 2019 @ 8:00pm Curated by Chris Ferris DeLucia Benson Dance Six Degrees Dance More info on each here: https://www.greenspacestudio.org/marc

9th Annual Queens World Film Festival - Opening Night

Museum of the Moving Image

NOTE: Please purchase advance tickets via BrownPaperTickets here if you'd like to attend: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4066188 From the online description: Join us at the Museum of the Moving Image for the Opening Night of the 9th Annual Queens World Film Festival! Opening Night Short Program: WORLDLY VISION - Seven films that take us from the profane to the sublime, from the forbidden to the celebrated, reminding us that IDEAS are welcome in Queens. Networking and photos begin at 7pm - you are more than welcome to come early and participate in this early session. The actual program starts at 7:30pm (I will be arriving around 7:30 due to coming from work!)

Past events (4)

Games & Drinks at Break Bar & Billiards

Break Bar And Billiards

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