What we're about

Hello, more coming soon on the new focus of this group to expand to various ways to impact the city/state/country/world in a positive way by volunteering and/or just being a part of community driven events in NYC. We will be involved with the best volunteer opportunities NYC has to offer! We will work with various groups in NYC including New York Cares and many others. We will also be active in various activism movements, charity organizations, community service NYC, and MORE! More information coming soon, please join us!

In addition, this groups helps people get out and social with our Daily Email with various things to do in NYC. Enjoy and see you out there!

Upcoming events (5+)

The Origin Story of New York City's Public Health System Interactive Webinar

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!): https://bit.ly/NYCPublicHealthOriginTalk *** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! *** Description: Flashback to the summer of 1793. With Philadelphia under attack from an invisible enemy called Yellow Fever, a group of leading doctors in New York City got together and convinced the government to block all ships from the nation's then-capital. Realizing that quarantining would not be enough, and to control this deadly disease, the city and state began enacting sanitary protocols on a scale never before attempted — this is the story of how protecting the health of New Yorkers got its start over 200 years ago. Join our special guest hosts for a deep dive into the genesis of New York's public health system, and how the city's fight against disease would transition from purely reactive, to proactive initiatives that would serve as a model for other cities throughout the world. Led by writer, historian, and New York City tour guide Lucie Levine, our unique virtual experience will include: > How Yellow Fever led to the creation of the New York City Board of Health in 1805, and what actions they took to improve public health during the epidemic > The story of John Pintard and why he was chosen to be New York's first health commissioner in 1804 > A look at New York's most innovative public health projects of the 19th and early 20th century, including the Old Croton Aqueduct, New York City sewer system, and first public health laboratory that applied bacteriological knowledge to prevent and control disease > A discussion around some of the most notable moments in New York's public health history, such as the successful use of contact tracing to locate "Typhoid Mary" Mallon in 1907, the most notorious infectious disease carrier of the 20th century Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Lucie — any and all questions about New York's public health system are welcomed and encouraged! Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week! See you there, virtually! *Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar **For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration. ***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!): https://bit.ly/NYCPublicHealthOriginTalk *** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

Scientific Secrets for Self-Control Free Masterclass!

Click link below for full info and to get FREE access to the workshop: https://bit.ly/ScientificSecretsSelfControl *Please note that this is FREE, you will need to create an account to participate online. Your support helps keep this group going during these tough times. Message me with any questions on this. Description: Working and/or being hunkered down at home with all the covid stuff going on certainly tests our discipline to exercise, eat right, get work done, etc....so this is a good time for this workshop! We’ve all said it to ourselves at one point or another: 'If only I had more willpower, I could do the things I really want to do.' Having the mental fortitude to reach your goals, whether they concern your job, your personal finances, your skills at a hobby, or even your waistline, seems forever unattainable. But here’s the truth: Greater willpower and lasting success actually well within your reach. It all depends on an understanding of the science behind self-control. Long thought to be nothing but myth, the connection between your mind, your body, and your behaviors and emotions actually has powerful scientific evidence behind it. And once you’ve grasped the fundamentals of self-control and learned how to incorporate them into your personal life. Join our guest host, Professor C. Nathan DeWall, an award-winning teacher and expert in self-control research, for Scientific Secrets for Self-Control! Also, as a follow up to this workshop, once we get back to 'normal' offline events, we will look to have some more in-person wellness workshops where we can meet and mingle! Click link below for full info and to get FREE access to the workshop: https://bit.ly/ScientificSecretsSelfControl *Please note that this is FREE, you will need to create an account to participate online. Your support helps keep this group going during these tough times. Message me with any questions on this.

Five Points, NYC's Most Notorious 19th-Century Slum Interactive Webinar

Click link below for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!) https://bit.ly/FivePointsOnlineAugust *** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! *** Description: Today, the south end of Chinatown is defined by clean parks, bubble tea shops, and even towering courthouses — but back in the 19th century, it was internationally known as one of the world's most notorious slums, described by Charles Dickens as where "poverty, wretchedness, and vice are rife." This is the story of the former Manhattan neighborhood of Five Points, and what still remains. Join our special guests as we step back in time to explore the forgotten stories and historic remnants of Five Points, a 19th-century slum that was infamous for decades as New York City’s center of violent crime, unemployment, prostitution, gambling, infectious diseases, and filth. Led by licensed NYC guide and neighborhood expert Lloyd Trufelman, our virtual experience will include: > The history of Five Points and how it grew into one of the world's most notorious slums > A digital showcase through modern-day Chinatown to trace the stories and remnants of Five Points, including New York's oldest tenement, old churches, and even a building that once hosted rat-on-rat fights > A discussion around films and television shows based in Five Points, such as Martin Scorsese's 2002 film “Gangs of New York," and how historically accurate they really are Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Lloyd — any and all questions about Five Points are welcomed and encouraged! See you there, virtually! *Once registered, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar **For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration. ***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests Click link below for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!) https://bit.ly/FivePointsOnlineAugust *** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

Virtual Escape Quest and other fun games you can play remotely ($35 special!)

Hello, inside and looking for something fun to do online with friends, colleagues or family!? Please check out one of our new sponsors, Confetti! Their #1 most popular booked experience the VIRTUAL ESCAPE QUEST has a beautiful interface to easily play remotely or together! Spice up those stale quarantined days with this or one of their other games, Charades, Taboo or Pictionary. Use promocode "NYC" to bring all their games down to $35 for your entire team to play. Guaranteed fun time or your money back. https://fun.withconfetti.com/

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