Social Events in New York City, NY This Week

Let’s explore social events in New York City, NY happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in New York City where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in New York City

Yoga/Pilates Fusion Class in Prospect Park

Yoga/Pilates Fusion Class in Prospect Park

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Endale Arch

Bring your own yoga mat and join for an hour long yoga/pilates fusion class in prospect park! We will meet at the endale arch at 5:45pm and will walk to find a nearby spot for class together. Class will run from 6-7pm with an optional 10min stretch at the end. We will work upper body, lower body and core for \~50min and will stretch for 10-15min at the end. Just to repeat, bring your own mat!!! No(…)

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Debate: Will AI Lead to Human Extinction?

Debate: Will AI Lead to Human Extinction?

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: undefined

As research in Artificial Intelligence accelerates, there is mounting excitement over the potential this technology has to solve humanity’s problems, yet also mounting fear that the birth of a new non-human entity more intelligent than humans could lead to human extinction.

Oxford-style debates follow a structure that begins with audience members casting a pre-debate vote on the motion that is ei(…)

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Google SRE NY Tech Talk

Google SRE NY Tech Talk

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Chelsea Market

Google SRE NYC proudly announces our second Tech Talk event in 2024.
The in-person only event will take place on Wednesday, 22nd of May 2024 at 6 PM at our Chelsea Markets office in NYC. The doors will open at 5:30 pm.

We invite you to join us for an hour of short talks on Site Reliability and DevOps topics with an opportunity to meet and talk with fellow engineers over light snacks and beverages(…)

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Matchmaker’s Singles Mixer

Matchmaker's Singles Mixer

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 402 Hooper St

\*THIS EVENT IS TICKETED\* Please click [here](https://matchakerssinglesmixer.eventbrite.com/) to purchase your ticket.

Welcome to Luxury Matchmaker’s Singles Mixer, the ultimate in person event for all you singles out there! Join us for a fun-filled evening of mingling and connect with like-minded individuals looking for love. Our expert matchmaker will be on hand to help you find your perfect m(…)

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Meet My Friend – A Networking Workshop and Happy Hour

Meet My Friend - A Networking Workshop and Happy Hour

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Sour Mouse

Calling all extroverts and their introverted friends…we’ve created an event just for you!

Join [Pop Spark Agency](https://www.popspark.agency/) in partnership with [Pearl Consulting NYC](https://www.pearlconsultingnyc.com/) for a unique and FUN networking event where we’ll empower you to meet the right people, say the right things, and make the right connections to help you succeed.

If you’re th(…)

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May 2024 Video Tech NYC Meetup

May 2024 Video Tech NYC Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Vimeo

Join us for networking, drinks, pizza, and lots of great tech talks at Vimeo’s HQ!

**Date:** Thursday, May 23, 2024
**Time:** 6pm – 9pm
**Location:** Vimeo’s HQ- 330 W 34th St, Floor 10, NY, NY 10001
(Attendees will be emailed a QR code that can be scanned in the lobby)

**Speakers:**

* [Flavio Ribeiro](https://www.linkedin.com/in/flavioribeiro/), Senior Engineering Manager of Live Streaming at (…)

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Let’s read and discuss Swan Song by Robert Mc Cammon

Let’s read and discuss Swan Song by Robert Mc Cammon

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Nico Coffee

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Flatiron Social – Mixer & Tequila Tasting (Rooftop Will be Open)

Flatiron Social - Mixer & Tequila Tasting (Rooftop Will be Open)

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Loft in Flatiron

Flatiron Social is a social/networking event that is hosted in a private loft with a furnished rooftop in the heart of the Flatiron District.

Our focus is to bring business professionals together to socialize and network while enjoying an evening out in an upscale environment. Networking games will be available to help get to meet new people and start interesting discussions.

Come and join us fo(…)

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Databricks MosaicX Spotlight Meetup

Databricks MosaicX Spotlight Meetup

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Times Center

**Please register at the official page here: https://events.databricks.com/FY250522-EV-MosaicSpotlightMeetup-NYC**

MosaicX Spotlight is a technical meetup series that focuses on applying the latest GenAI research to business use cases. MosaicX Spotlight NYC will be held at [The Times Center](https://www.thetimescenter.com/), and feature researchers and engineers from [Databricks](https://databric(…)

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3DNY – WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND, LUCKY JACKS

3DNY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND, LUCKY JACKS

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Lucky Jack’s

## 3DNY – WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2024

**WHAT:**
Networking community for the Architectural Visualization & Visual Effects industries, with speakers and time to chat, enjoy & have a drink with old & new friends in the industry. We seek to explore related topics in animation, VR/AR/XR, AI, game design, metaverse technologies, traditional architecture, real estate trends, and excellence in interior desig(…)

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Brooklyn Real Estate Group In-Person Event

Brooklyn Real Estate Group In-Person Event

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Standard, High Line

Spring is in the air, and it’s ushering in an exhilarating opportunity for growth and connection in the real estate industry! We are thrilled to announce our upcoming in-person event, a vibrant gathering designed to reignite old connections, spark new ones, and create a dynamic space for networking among professionals who share a passion for real estate.

**Event Details:**

* Date: Wednesday, Mar(…)

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Lesbian Brunch & Board Games 🎉

Lesbian Brunch & Board Games 🎉

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: undefined

Hi there, friends!

Join us for a relaxed and welcoming afternoon of good ol’ fashioned brunch (& board games!). Whether you’re new to the NYC or just looking to expand your social circle, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect with other LGBTQ+ women in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

This event is hosted by New York Lesbian Social Hour. Come prepared to meet new people in our c(…)

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RevX NYC: Financial Services Edition

RevX NYC: Financial Services Edition

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Convene

Join us at RevX NYC: Financial Services Edition for the 2024 enterprise AI event. This one-day, free event will bring together data science and IT leaders together for a day of industry-led Banking, Insurance, and Financial Services sessions to help leaders improve portfolio performance and customer experience while de-risking and industrializing AI and GenAI at scale — fast, cost-effectively, and(…)

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Friday Drinks: Make New Friends in NYC

Friday Drinks: Make New Friends in NYC

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: New York

**Please sign up for this event at joinvibend.com**. Location will be revealed later!

## Offline.

Making new friendships in NYC isn’t easy. Countless apps promise a lot but rarely deliver. Vibend matches you with a group of like-minded people you meet directly in real life, so you can immediately get a sense of how well you connect.

## Always in a group.

Meeting new people can be scary. Vibend(…)

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AI Millionaires Meetup: May Edition

AI Millionaires Meetup: May Edition

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

Originally planned for May 4th, we have now rescheduled to May 24th, 2024

Join the AI Millionaires community on May 24th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for an engaging celebration of all things AI! This special event will bring together AI founders, company leaders, and job seekers for an evening of valuable insights, networking, and career opportunities.

**Event Agenda:**
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Arrival an(…)

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Tech Gather NYC May Meetup

Tech Gather NYC May Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Irish American Pub

Tech Gather NYC’s May meetup is for anyone and everyone in NYC Tech.

New to Tech? Welcome!

15 years in? Come on down!

Just got to the city? Get to know the techies here!

Been here forever? Grab your “Pizza Rat” headband and welcome the newbies.

Be you Product, UI, Coder or Solutions or any of the buzz terms our industry throws out there, come unwind at a chill Irish pub on Fulton with cheap d(…)

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Filmmaker Networking Event

Filmmaker Networking Event

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Grand Central Terminal

The purpose of this Meetup group is to network and collaborate with other passionate filmmakers in the space. Our studio is currently working on a few film projects and looking for other ambitious people to collab! Feel free to bring some of your own projects and ideas to this very warm welcoming group of filmmakers.

Any day could be the one that turns your life around.(…)

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Brooklyn Heights Women’s Book Club Monthly Meetup

Brooklyn Heights Women's Book Club Monthly Meetup

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Park Plaza Restaurant

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Tech and Business Networking | Elevating Your Potential

Tech and Business Networking | Elevating Your Potential

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 5th&Mad

Strive welcomes you to ‘Tech and Business Networking’, NYC’s hottest networking event! We are set in the perfect central location near Bryant Park in Manhattan for all to join.

Are you interested in tech and business? Want to elevate your career? Meet Consultants, Analysts of all types, Bankers, Software Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and more who are active in the space or are eager to get started.

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The Power of Podcast Promo Swaps with Lauren Passell

The Power of Podcast Promo Swaps with Lauren Passell

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Standard, East Village

🔥 **We are delighted to welcome Lauren Passell who’s going to share some podcast marketing magic with us, and talk about one of her favorite topics: podcast promo-swaps!** 🎙️

Lauren Passell is founder and CEO of Tink Media. She is the curator of [Podcast The Newsletter](https://podcastthenewsletter.substack.com/) and [Podcast Marketing Magic](https://podcastmarketingmagic.substack.com/) and wri(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in New York City is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in New York City on Nycgo.com, Eventcruisesnyc.com, or Timeout.com.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

InterNations NYC May Newcomers Rooftop Social

InterNations NYC May Newcomers Rooftop Social

◦ When: Monday, May 27th

◦ Where: K32 Rooftop Bar

🌟 Welcome to the InterNations New York Community! 🌟

Come join us for a fun time making new connections at a wonderful rooftop bar!

What to expect:

✔️ Meet new members
✔️ Build your social and professional network
✔️ Learn more about the InterNations platform

📅 RSVP and let’s make the magic happen!

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🌺🌴Rooftop Luau 🌅🍹

🌺🌴Rooftop Luau  🌅🍹

◦ When: Wednesday, May 29th

◦ Where: Althea’s Hideaway

🆕New Venue Alert!

☀️ Rooftop season is back! You’re invited to our Sunset Shindig: A Hawaiian Luau Rooftop Bash!

Escape the city grind of the city and join us for an unforgettable rooftop party on the West Side Highway where we’re bringing the aloha spirit to NYC.

This rooftop oasis boasts stunning Hudson River views, the perfect place to unwind with some aloha vibes.

Dress in your favori

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🌟InterNations NYC Bohemian Rhapsody Fashion Show 🌟

🌟InterNations NYC Bohemian Rhapsody Fashion Show 🌟

◦ When: Wednesday, Jun 5th

◦ Where: Skinos

After the resounding success of our last event, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re returning to host at Skinos once again. But this time, we’re taking things up a notch. We’re proud to present to you an evening of extravagance with the Bohemian Rhapsody Fashion Show by Studio Swaitlo.

Join us for an unforgettable experience as we showcase the latest creations from Studio Swaitlo. Prepare to be

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