NEVER SURRENDER: Magical Transformations

Never Surrender is starting the new year by taking on evil in the name of love and justice!

Saturday, January 14, 2023
A Secret Location in Downtown Manhattan

NEVER SURRENDER is a recurring party that has taken several forms over several years, both live and virtual. We returned to live events in Spring 2022 and are now gathering every other month as long as desire and circumstance permit.

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.


Have you ever secretly dreamed about having the power of the moon so you could fight monsters? Or maybe you wished you were the terrifying aliens invading Earth instead? This party is all about transforming into your ultimate magical self, whether that be someone fighting for the future of the planet or a villain looking to sow chaos and destruction. Come in your best sailor suit complete with sparkly gems or break out the leather, lace, and an intimidating cape. You get to choose which side you’re on and what your powers will be.


We are returning to our beloved downtown Manhattan venue. 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 7:30 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, and put your hopes out there. Then we set the scene: chat, exchange saucy compliments, dance, be bravely social. Get close, get friendly, maybe try out something new. There’s no pressure to do anything other than what feels right for you in the moment.


BYOB; sodas and snacks will be provided.

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:


We run entirely on volunteer labor and we need you to make this happen. Volunteers get reduced or comp admission.

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:

We strongly recommend a bivalent booster and Monkeypox vaccination if eligible. 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 it 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.


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.

πŸ’–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 β€˜yes’ or clear verbal synonym for β€˜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.

Fight for the planet or attempt to take it over. The choice is yours.