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Tours in the city, hiking day trips, happy hours, and more! Our events are carefully planned and easy to join -- meet some incredible people while having fun.

We have been coordinating events for over 17 years and we are excited to have you!

Don't worry about coming out alone, that's what many do... and you’ll walk away with new friends. You will always have a host to greet you and introduce you to other members at our events.

**Some events listed are run by other meetup partners. For a full list of New York Social Network’s events, see: www.NewYorKSocialNetwork.com (http://www.newyorksocialnetwork.com)

Upcoming events (4+)

Overnight Camping Option: Headless Horseman Hayride, Pumpkin Picking, Dinner

Take the 10:45am Metro North Train from

Get Tickets Here: https://newyorksocialnetwork.com/events/headless-horseman-hayride-pumpkin-picking-dinner-day-trip-only-3/

RSVPs on MeetUp only represent a portion of those ACTUALLY attending. How many attending? Who's Going to be there? What can I expect? Any questions email [masked]

Cost: $235

The Headless Horseman Hayride has been voted the #1 haunted attraction in the country for several years! The experience takes place over hundreds of acres of farmland that has been converted into a scary Halloween must do! The hayride features hundreds of actors in amazing makeup, professionally crafted sets, the hayride, 3 haunted houses, a corn maze and a fun haunted village. This will get you in the Halloween spirit for sure and enjoying it with a group makes it even better! Read on for more details!
Join us for the hayride and all the fun plus hang at our private campsite that night at the bonfire!

What to Expect:
-The entire hayride experience takes place on the farm. You will be outside much of the time.
-The scary stuff is meant to be fun not disgusting.
-In some cases people will jump out of corners but they will never touch you
-The group will take the 10:45am Metro-North train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie where your guide will pick you up.
-From the train station we will head to a local pumpkin farm to pick up jack-o-lanterns, apples and more.
-We will visit a local winery
-After the winery we will enjoy a catered buffet dinner at our private campsite by the river near the Hayride.

Dishes will include:
-Grilled Chicken
-Vegetarian Chili
-Baked Fish
-Mixed veggies
-Salad
-Beer, wine and soda included.

Following dinner we will go to the Headless Horseman Hayride

Camping will include: late night cocktails, bonfire with s’mores, tent rental, all equipment, breakfast Sunday morning. transportation back to train.
You may also drive to meet the group. If you plan to drive, please contact Dave at [masked]

Can I come alone? Yes, 95% of those attending will likely come on their own.

What if it rains? The Headless Horseman is in control of the attraction. There are NO refunds. You will get a voucher from the attraction only to attend on another date which you will need to get to on your own.

What is included: transportation to and from Poughkeepsie train station and all attractions. Tickets to the Headless Horseman Hayride (which are not cheap), wine tasting at a winery, buffet dinner with beer, wine and soft drinks,late night cocktails, bonfire with s’mores, tent rental, all equipment, breakfast Sunday morning. transportation back to train. all taxes and tips

What to wear: Dress for the weather.

What is not included? train fare, anything you purchase at Pumpkin farm

Hosted by Dave Cervini's http://www.NewYorkSocialNetwork.com/ and several partner MeetUp groups. Don't worry about coming out alone, that's what many do... you will always have a host to greet you and introduce you to other members at our events.

Get Tickets Here: https://newyorksocialnetwork.com/events/headless-horseman-hayride-pumpkin-picking-dinner-day-trip-only-3/

Governors Island Fall Colors Scavenger & History Hunt + Pumpkin Point

Meet at The Battery Maritime Building

Get Tickets Here: https://newyorksocialnetwork.com/events/governors-island-scavenger-history-hunt-4/

RSVPs on MeetUp only represent a portion of those ACTUALLY attending. How many attending? Who's Going to be there? What can I expect? Any questions email [masked]

COST: $30.00

Please note that we will follow COVID-19 precautions at this event.

Would you like to experience a slice of island life? Hop on an 8 minute ferry ride and enjoy Governors Island—no passport or vacation days required!

Governors Island is 172 acres of urban bliss complete with forts (yes, forts! This used to be an Army base!), rolling hills and stunning views of New York City and amazing fall foliage. Governors Island is at the heart of New York Harbor nestled between Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront.
We’ve got a cool way for you to explore it. Two words—Scavenger Hunt!

Come meet new people and journey through dozens of unique historic buildings and outdoor spaces! Discover the rich arts and culture of the island and breathe fresher air and stretch your arms wider than allowable on the rush hour 6 train.

As an added bonus you are invited to stay on the island after the hunt to enjoy Pumpkin Point, a special fall festival running that weekend.

How It Works:
We will meet at The Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street at 11:00 am and we will take the ferry over together. We have your ferry ticket! NO NEED to reserve on your own.
Come alone or with friends, we will set up the teams!
Each team will have 90 minutes to find as many clues as they can on the island (clues will be in historical markers, wildlife, tourists, statues and hidden secrets.
At the end, each team will end at a specific location to see which group has uncovered the most clues to win prizes!
After the prizes are awarded, you will have an hour to enjoy the island before we head back to the ferry/Manhattan!

COVID-19 Protocols: Mixed Group

This event is open to vaccinated and non vaccinated members.
We will take temperatures upon arrival
If you think you have been exposed or have recently tested positive please do not come.
If there is a mix of vaccinated and non vaccinated participants we will ask that masks are worn while in close proximity to others or in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of the venue or location of the event.
In some cases we may separate the group for portions of the event so that those who are vaccinated can enjoy a mask-less experience.

What if it rains?
Refunds will be given if the event is canceled due to rain.

Is this going to be hard or do I need experience? No this is a fun hunt designed to make the clues easy to find.

Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You are welcome to bring as many nonmember guests, friends & coworkers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.

Do I need a ticket? Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list at the door. If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment. If registering with a voucher follow the instruction on the voucher. If you registered and paid a confirmation email will be sent to you when you registered and on the day of the event.

Dress Code: Dress for the weather you will be outside for 90 minutes

Hosted by Dave Cervini's http://www.NewYorkSocialNetwork.com/ and several partner MeetUp groups. Don't worry about coming out alone, that's what many do... you will always have a host to greet you and introduce you to other members at our events.

Get Tickets Here: https://newyorksocialnetwork.com/events/governors-island-scavenger-history-hunt-4/

D.I.A. Museum And Beacon Village Day Trip: Vaccinated Only

Take the 9:45am Metro North Train

Get Tickets Here: https://newyorksocialnetwork.com/events/dia-museum-day-trip-beacon-ny-vaccinated-only-2/

RSVPs on MeetUp only represent a portion of those ACTUALLY attending. How many attending? Who's Going to be there? What can I expect? Any questions email [masked]

Cost: $40 includes : Museum admission and host expenses only.

The DIA Museum in Beacon, NY presents a collection of installation art from the 1960s to the present on the site of the converted Nabisco factory near the shores of the Hudson River. Join a small group of NYSN members for an awesome day out of the city as we explore the museum and the town of Beacon. Please note that as per the museum policy this event is open to members who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

How it works:
Take the 9:45am train from Grand Central or drive to meet the group at the museum at 11:45am.
Your host will meet you at the museum and arrange for the group to enter.
We will start out in the café for anyone who needs a snack.
After about 2 hours of exploration the group will walk over to the main street of Beacon, NY and check out all the cool shops, galleries and cafes.
YOU MAY STAY WITH THE GROUP OR EXPLORE THE COLLECTION ON YOUR OWN THEN REGROUP.
You can spend as long or as little time as you would like in town.
COVID-19 Protocols: Vaccinated (at least one dose)

This event has been posted as a Vaccinated Only event. (one shot is acceptable)
You will need to show your vaccination card or Excelsior app upon arrival. (phots are accepted)
As per the museum policy, facemasks will be required when inside the building.
If you do not have proof of vaccination you will not be admitted. No refund.

Not Included: Train fare, food, etc.

About DIA Beacon:
Dia Beacon’s expansive spaces are well suited to the needs of large-scale installations, paintings, and sculptures. In keeping with Dia’s history of single-artist, site-related presentations, each gallery was designed specifically for the art it contains. This includes Andy Warhol’s 1978–79 multipart work Shadows, displayed in a single installation measuring approximately 350 linear feet; selections from Dan Flavin’s series of fluorescent light Monuments to V. Tatlin . Richard Serra’s monumental steel sculptures, Torqued Ellipses; and Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West (1967/2002). The ideal viewing conditions created by reflected north light from more than 34,000 square feet (3,200 m2) of skylights are especially evident in the galleries devoted to the paintings of On Kawara, Agnes Martin, Blinky Palermo, and Robert Ryman.

Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You are welcome to bring as many nonmember guests, friends & coworkers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.

Do I need a ticket? It is always best to print out the ticket confirmation or save it on your devices as proof of purchase especially if you have purchased your ticket on the same day as the event..

Dress Code: Casual, wear comfortable shoes. If you plan to explore Beacon, dress for the weather.

How will I find the group? We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.

Hosted by Dave Cervini's http://www.NewYorkSocialNetwork.com/ and several partner MeetUp groups. Don't worry about coming out alone, that's what many do... you will always have a host to greet you and introduce you to other members at our events.

Get Tickets Here: https://newyorksocialnetwork.com/events/dia-museum-day-trip-beacon-ny-vaccinated-only-2/

Paint In Central Park!

East Pinetum

$35.00

*TICKETS - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/paint-in-the-park/dates/
(*Prepay Only Event. For your safety, this event will be operating at a limited capacity so will sell out quickly. All Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.)

Come join us in a creative, social, and safe setting. We will be painting in Central Park! Please bring a mask (if not vaccinated) and something to sit on. We will be limiting this to small groups so that we are able to safely distance.

Included: a pre-sketched canvas, unlimited painting materials (brushes, acrylic paints etc.) and a take home bag. No smocks so please dress appropriately.

This is a BYOB so bring your drinks & snacks - have yourself a picnic while getting instruction for painting! If you are bringing certain types of "drinks", please be discreet in Central Park 🙂

What to expect:
• Step-by-step, group-oriented painting instruction, which is designed to simultaneously entertain and enlighten our members.
• We'll have a professional artist guide you through a featured painting that is yours to keep and proudly display. And don’t worry — no experience is necessary.
• 2 hour course lead that teaches you the art of mixing colors, blending and painting techniques.
• All supplies provided - 12x16 pre-sketched canvas, unlimited acrylic paint (water based), brushes, and aprons.

Directions:
We are located in a cul-de-sac at PINETUM EAST IN CENTRAL PARK. If approaching from the east side head into the park on East 84th and 5th Ave. Walk up the path (the Met Museum will be on your left side) and cross over the bike lane. Continue straight until you see our painting party sign on an easel on your right. Take a right turn and walk down the hill.

If you are traveling from the west side we are located east of the basketball courts. Walk east on the path past the courts: You will pass the PINETUM EAST SIGN. Continue until you see our painting party sign on an easel. Take a left turn and walk down the hill.

FAQs:
What if it rains? We will email attendees a rain date.
Can I still attend If I don't know how to paint? Yes, there's no experience necessary.
Can I come alone? Yes, about 80% come on their own.
Is this age specific? No, all are welcome.

*How do I attend? RSVP w/ group and register here - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/paint-in-the-park/dates/

*PREPAY ONLY EVENT. $35-$45, price goes up as the event date gets closer. This event will sell out. Can't purchase at the door.

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