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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.

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคผโœจ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคผโœจ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคผโœจ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคผโœจ

Letโ€™s get ready to rummmmmbbbbllllle!!!!

For this round of Eutopia Rising fun and games, Pinned, weโ€™re bringing you the glitz and glamor of professional wrestling โ€” and as always, youโ€™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 โ€” do it!

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

Donโ€™t be a heel โ€” get your face (and the rest of you) to Pinned!

๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ†š๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ†š๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ†š๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ†š๐Ÿคจ

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.

๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽค

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. Itโ€™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.

๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿฅค ๐Ÿฌ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿฅค ๐Ÿฌ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿฅค

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/

๐Ÿชœโ›“๏ธ๐Ÿช‘๐Ÿชœโ›“๏ธ๐Ÿช‘๐Ÿชœโ›“๏ธ๐Ÿช‘๐Ÿชœโ›“๏ธ๐Ÿช‘
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.

๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’‰

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 weโ€™ll be happy to offer you a full refund, and our thanks for keeping others safe.

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘๐ŸšซโŒ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘๐ŸšซโŒ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘๐ŸšซโŒ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘๐ŸšซโŒ๐Ÿšซ

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.

๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘๐ŸšซโŒ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘๐ŸšซโŒ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘๐ŸšซโŒ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ›‘๐ŸšซโŒ๐Ÿšซ

๐ŸŒ Location: Chinatown in Manhattan, close to the Canal Street 6, N, Q, R, W, J, & Z stations. Address provided two days before event.

โŒš 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.

๐Ÿ’– Consent Policy: Consent is paramount. Respect for other peopleโ€™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 โ€˜yesโ€™ or clear verbal synonym for โ€˜yesโ€™ 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/

โ™ฟ๏ธ 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.

Weโ€™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 youโ€™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. Youโ€™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

๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ”Œ

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

๐Ÿฅ™ 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 Avโ€“Barclays Ctr B/Q/2/3/4/5/LIRR and the Franklin Av C/S trains, and Citibike docks.

๐Ÿป 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: MONSTROUS

Friday, November 10, 2023

7pm-1am

A summoning circle in Downtown Manhattan

โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿง›โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿง›โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿง›โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿง›โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿง›โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿง›โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ

Itโ€™s starting to get cold, why not warm up in the monster’s den? Shed your mortal selves and leave human pleasantries behind and join us for a night of debauchery and carnal pleasures.

This fall in NYC get ready to experience a monstrously sexy time at a wonderfully wicked space, with guests and ghouls ranging from the most ravenous of werewolves, to the fanged and fierce vampires, all the way down to the beasts circling the pits of the 9th circle. Bask under the light of a full moon at this beastly bacchanalia, where we always ask before entering. Be sure knot to miss out on this monsterfucker extravaganza, where your worst nightmares are also your darkest pleasures. 

๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆด

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NEVER SURRENDER: The Black & Pink Ball

Friday, May 12, 2023
7pm-1am
A Secret Location in Downtown Manhattan

Come on Barbie, letโ€™s go Gothy 

Voyagers: Check your email for the registration link!
Not yet an approved Lunar Voyager? Apply now!

๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ–ค

Get in, dolls, weโ€™re doinโ€™ hot goth bimbo shit. 

We see a pink door and we wanna paint it black. Black like shiny boots and stiletto pumps. Black like mascara running down your cheeks. Black like coffee at midnight. Black like whips and lips and the void of space and the hole in your soul. Black like the future. 

Pink like Barbieโ€™s DreamCar riding off to the plastic sunset. Pink like a latex revolution. Pink like the tongue that goes down, maybe. Pink like the lips around your, maybe. Pink like the skin that’s under, baby. Pink where it’s deepest inside, crazy. 

Wear your colors and get your ass to The Black & Pink Ball.

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ–ค

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The Great Brooklyn Boink Off : Series Two

Saturday, March 11th, 2023
3 – 9 pm

Bring your buns to the gingham altar at the cityโ€™s longest-running competitive baking-themed daytime play party, back at last!

๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿฅง

We are inviting the cityโ€™s most promising boinkers to join us under the tent for the long-awaited next sensational season of Brooklynโ€™s most famous underground baking-show-themed competitive daytime sex party.

Eutopia Rising is back with our unique blend of games, fun, puns, and sticky buns. Expect icebreaking entremets, scandalous signature moves, tricky technical challenges, and mouth-watering showstoppers. We will have hosts, judges, and prizes that will be given out throughout the day to our star boinkers. All you need to bring is your delicious self.

Voyagers, watch your email for the ticket link!

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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.

๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒŒ

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.

โญโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Žโญโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Žโญโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Žโญโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Žโญโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Žโญโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Žโญโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Žโญโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ž

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NEVER SURRENDER: Underworld

Saturday November 19, 2022
7pm – midnight
A Secret Location in downtown Manhattan

Voyagers: Check your email for the registration link!
Not yet an approved Lunar Voyager? Apply now!

Your favorite queer-centered play party is going down. Way down. 

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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Coronavirus Update #3

Going on 30 months into a pandemic, Eutopia Rising continues to hold high standards for how we keep each other safe. We seek to balance social, emotional and physical need with input, disability awareness and medical understanding in an evolving set of practices to minimize harm. We hosted virtual events throughout 2020 and 2021 as long as we had capacity, and very carefully resumed in-person events in October 2021.

Hereโ€™s what we are doing:

  • Solar events are held outdoors when possible, and when held indoors are well-ventilated, masks and distancing expected.
  • Attending Lunar events like Never Surrender requires full vaccination forย COVID-19ย asย defined by the CDC, but our requirements exceed those currently recommended by the agency. Voyagers must test negative on a rapid antigen test in the 24 hours prior to the event, must feel well without cough, runny nose, fatigue, body ache, fever, etc., and have no recent exposures to anyone with a confirmed positive test. All attendees must arrive masked, and anyone who arrives without submitting a current test result through our secure form will be asked to take a test and remain outside until the results are negative.
  • Due to limited availability of Monkeypox vaccines, we do not yet require vaccination to attend. However, we do ask that nobody attend Lunar events with symptoms such as rash, lesions, fatigue, body aches, swollen lymph nodes, or fever. We take additional hygiene precautions with skin and fluid contact in mind.
  • We offer full refunds on event tickets in the case of a positive result on a rapid antigen test, potential exposure to anyone with a confirmed positive test result, development of concerning symptoms, or any other reason that a voyager believes they should stay home for their own safety or that of our community. Please contact us atย events@eutopia-rising.orgย to request a refund on your event ticket.
  • A key element of keeping each other safe is open and honest communication around health and risk factors. We discuss and model how to have these conversations in a positive, non-judgemental way during our events, and we strongly encourage voyagers to be proactive about their concerns. Safety monitors and event staff will be introduced at the beginning of each event. We also reach out to all event attendees afterwards for feedback and remind them to contact us if they test positive after one of our events. For any concerns before or after our events, we can be reached at events@eutopia-rising.org.
  • If you would like to stay connected to what we currently have going on, we encourage you to join us on the Eutopia Rising Community Discord. This is a great way to check out our community, even if youโ€™re not yet ready to become a voyager. Anyone may join who can follow the code of conduct, and it has been a transformative space for connecting and supporting each other.
  • If you would like to support the continued work of our brave crew of voluntqueers, please consider contributing to our Patreon.

We will survive and thrive, and we are going to do it together.