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NEVER SURRENDER: Life, The Universe, and Everything

Your favorite chill queer-centered play party is going to the Play Space at the End of the Universe. Power up the improbability drive and don’t forget your towel. Share and Enjoy. 

About this event

NEVER SURRENDER is a recurring party that has taken several forms over several years, both live and virtual, before going on an extended hiatus some time ago. But it was never gone, never forgotten. Now, we return to life, and to a live event, with the same good vibes we’ve always had.

We are a place to play, to feel safe, and to reconnect. We are a chill space for good times with good people. We are a party and a protest, a ritual and a revel. We are a circle of love spitting naked defiance at a world in crisis.

Make loud noises. Leave lipstick traces. Make memories. Talk, play, show off, or just be a witness to the magic. Come as whatever gender you are, wear whatever makes you happy.


Several of our Voyagers, volunteers, and organizers, by sheer cosmic coincidence, are celebrating their 42nd birthdays this year – just like the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy itself! What better way to come together and commemorate the occasion, than to throw a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-themed play party?!


Get weird, wild, and planetary with your costume! Be a galactic glam rock star, a hyperspace hitchhiker, or a robot with all the right attachments. Or wear a soiled bathrobe and complain about the lack of tea. It’s a real big universe, there’s room for everyone in it. The real trick though, is to reach your own explosive conclusion at the same time the universe inevitably does…


We are returning to our beloved downtown Manhattan venue. After the success of our event in July we are once again using the full available floor, with plenty of space for coats and costume changes, cuddling areas, and of course play rooms.


Around about 7:45 we will kick off the welcome circle and get acquainted, so don’t miss it. It’s an opportunity to introduce yourself, share your intentions, put your hopes out there. Tell us where, in all of the infinite vastness of space and time, you’d like to pop off and visit for a casual brunch. 

Then we set the scene: chat, exchange saucy compliments, dance, be bravely social. Get close, get friendly, maybe try out something new. Or just see what it feels like to be in a room with people again. There’s no pressure to do anything other than what feels right for you in the moment.


BYOB; sodas and snacks will be provided. There will probably not be tea.

Please know your limits and take a break and/or ask for help if you become too intoxicated to play safely or give consent deliberately. Be aware of your compromised abilities when undertaking activities, particularly new to you or your partners.

Please read our full rules for safety and party etiquette:


Reduced or comped admission opportunities available for volunteers and staff.

Contact for details.


For this party we require you to be fully up to date with your COVID vaccination as currently defined by the CDC, including eligible boosters:

In addition to vaccination you must take a rapid test the day of the party, before you arrive at the venue. Please take a photo of your negative test and submit it to us in advance, or be prepared to show at the door.

Please submit your vaccine record using this form when you buy your ticket:

If you are feeling at all unwell on the day of the event, please stay home. Just let us know, and we’ll be happy to offer you a full refund, and our thanks for keeping others safe.

For any questions regarding our health and safety policy, please email, your resident RN.


Please note: this event is exclusively for Eutopia Rising lunar voyagers!

Do not buy a ticket if you have not been approved! You will not be admitted and your admission will not be refunded. If you are planning to come as part of a couple or group, ALL members of your party must fill out an application and be approved separately. If you’re not yet on our list, now’s the perfect time:


🌐 Location: Just off the 14th street F/M stop in downtown Manhattan. Address provided with ticket confirmation email.

⌚ Time: Doors open at 7pm and will be staffed until 9pm. If you need to enter (or re-enter) the space later than that, please make contact with someone on staff in advance. The party ends at midnight.

💖Consent Policy: Consent is paramount. Respect for other people’s boundaries and wishes is key to creating a safe and comfortable space where people can open up and be their happiest, sexiest selves. Consent for any play, physical or verbal, is required. A verbal ‘yes’ or clear verbal synonym for ‘yes’ indicates consent. This also means asking permission for specific activities before attempting to initiate.

Please read our full rules for safety and party etiquette:

♿️Accessibility Notice: Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible. Guests will need to be able to climb two flights of stairs to reach the space — the building does not have an elevator. We apologize that we are not able to better accommodate all interested folk with this event.

Don’t panic.