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Never Surrender: PINNED!

Friday, March 22, 2024 

7pm – 12am

A Secret Venue in Downtown Manhattan

A no-holes-barred night of flirty-faux-fighting fun.

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Let’s get ready to rummmmmbbbbllllle!!!!

For this round of Eutopia Rising fun and games, Pinned, we’re bringing you the glitz and glamor of professional wrestling β€” and as always, you’re the main event! Start booking your favorite matchups: Tag teams? Two-on-ones? STEEL CAGE MATCH?! (Okay, well, maybe not that last one, but the possibilities are almost endless!)

Adorn yourself in the fun, flirty, fabulous wrestling outfit of your squared-circle dreams and undertake this night of raw energy, impactful human connection, and world-class ACTION! Think spandex, latex, leather, wild makeup, masks, armbands, tassels, maybe even a cape or two?! Whatever it takes for you to look and feel your sexy, spangly best β€” do it!

In addition to the sexy fun you know and love from previous Never Surrender parties, there’ll be a (GENTLE) takedown demo, arm wrestling circuit (fun, fast rounds!), and more. 

Don’t be a heel β€” get your face (and the rest of you) to Pinned!

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NEVER SURRENDER is a recurring party that has taken several forms over several years, both live and virtual. We currently gather 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 queer-centered, gender-extravagant, and wholesome as fuck. 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.

We have a big, beautiful space to spread out in, with an open floor and lots of furniture to have fun with! Lots of beds, furniture, lush lighting, and clean facilities. And a chill room for quiet breaks.

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At 7:45 we will kick off the welcome circle where we announce our wrestler names and get acquainted, so you don’t want to 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.

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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: https://eutopia-rising.org/safety/

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We need your help to make all this beautiful magic happen!  Our events run entirely on volunteer labor and contributions from our community. That means you! 

Contact volunteers@eutopia-rising.org to find out how you can get reduced or free admission to our events. If you intend to volunteer, reach out before you buy a ticket.

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For this party we require you to be fully up to date with your COVID vaccination. We require that each of our attendees get a 2023-24 updated vaccine before attending this event in the interests of everyone’s safety, particularly the immunocompromised members of our community. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html.

We also urge all of our voyagers to get a flu shot this season. We continue to recommend a mpox vaccination for those who are eligible. We work together to keep each other safe. 

In addition to vaccination you must take a rapid COVID test on 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: https://airtable.com/shrq5j43q1C1hFYUO

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.

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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. Send your friends here so they can get in on the action: https://airtable.com/shr7RtHo2x8n0mNP3

We emailed Lunar Voyagers a link to buy tickets on February 22nd; if you’re a Lunar Voyager and you didn’t receive that email, please let us know at events@eutopia-rising.org.

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🌐 Location: Chinatown in Manhattan, close to the Canal Street 6, N, Q, R, W, J, & Z stations. Address provided two days before event.

⌚ 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 12am.

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: https://eutopia-rising.org/safety/

♿️ Accessibility Notice: This venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with the primary access route by elevator. The space will be air conditioned and filtered with recirculation.

We’re threatening you with a good time.

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Munch on February 19th

Looking for a casual way to meet other locals? Meet and greet at our Always Welcome outdoor social munch on Monday, February 19th, 2024 (President’s Day). Open to anyone, whether or not you’re an approved Lunar Voyager!

6:30 pm – 9 pm: Bryant Park, Manhattan. Meet at the steps of the NYPL on 5th Ave and 42nd St. Close to the Bryant Park B/D/F/M trains with the 5th Ave 7 train nearby. Citibike docks are available, as well as bathrooms.

This event is drop-in/drop-out; hang out for as long as you wish. Rain or shine. Dress casual (and warm!). No RSVP required. You’re invited, and you can bring a friend. Look for a Eutopia Rising sign!

Map indicating the location of the meeting, on the west side of 5th Avenue between East 41st and 42nd Streets

Our safety and etiquette rules: eutopia-rising.org/safety.

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Never Surrender: PLUG IN

Friday, January 19, 2024, 7pm-1am

An interface port in Downtown Manhattan

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We are starting the year off with an ode to cybernetic society. Attach your best enhancements and prepare to deep dive into the web so we can all hack the planet together. Dress code is whatever the word cyberpunk means to you: whether a combo of 90s grunge and metallics, futuristic Blade Runner leather, or even full-on Ghost In The Shell robotics. Get creative with it! We hope to see at least one electric sheep.

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Munches on Dec. 23rd & 30th

Looking for a casual way to meet other locals? Meet and greet at our outdoor social munches on Saturday, December 23rd and Saturday, December 30th. Both are open to anyone, whether or not you’re an approved Lunar Voyager.

Eutopia Rising logo + Outdoor Social Munch

πŸ₯™ Saturday, December 23rd, 2023, 5pm-9:30pm: Brooklyn Noosh, 988 Atlantic at Grand Ave, Prospect Heights. Food and drink available for purchase; Persian/burger restaurant. Backyard has fire pits. Close to the Atlantic Av–Barclays Ctr B/Q/2/3/4/5/LIRR and the Franklin Av C/S trains, and Citibike docks.

🍻 Saturday, December 30th, 2023, 5pm-9:30pm: Queens, Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria. Trestle, 34-02 Broadway at 34th Street, Astoria. (Updated Dec. 30th because Beer Garden was closed.) Food and drink available for purchase. Heatlamps available. Short walk from N/W subway; Citibike docks just outside.

Both are drop-in/drop-out; hang out for as long as you wish. Dress: casual. Come to either munch, or both. No RSVP required. You’re invited, and you can bring a friend. Look for a Eutopia Rising sign!

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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
7pm-midnight
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.

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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.

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