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Never Surrender: Slumber SoirΓ©e!

NEVER SURRENDER:
SLUMBER SOIRÉE

Friday, May 31st, 2024

7pm-1am

A Secret Venue in Downtown Manhattan

A Pride Eve Pillow Party!

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Step into a world of iridescent dreams and cozy cuddles as we kick off June in style with our Pride Eve Pillow Party! 

Picture this: a cozy haven filled with blanket-forts, laughter, and your friends in your sexy pajama best. Eutopia Rising is hosting the ultimate kinky dreamland, where warm whispers give way to sensual play & thoughtful games. The dress-code is the comfiest thing you own, so why not join us and relax before we go all-out for Pride?

Round up your besties and join us for a night of queer magic that will leave you feeling both empowered and relaxed. Be drawn to the Cuddle Corner, where friends old and new gather in pillowed comfort! Join our Game Circle, a testament to the power of play, and experience the thrill of imagination among allies! Consent-forward games like Kiss & Tell and a modified Spin the Bottle await, along with the delights and dalliances of the play party you know and love from Eutopia Rising!

Be part of a beautiful expression of love and solidarityβ€”a night filled with laughter, love, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

GET COZY TOGETHER for the SLUMBER SOIRÉE, on May 31st!

πŸ₯³ 🧺 😻 🌠 πŸŒƒ 🌈 😌 🌈 πŸŒƒ 🌠 😻 🧺 πŸ₯³

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TUESDAY 5/28 Pre-Party Munch

Eutopia Rising Outdoor Social Munch

It’s Party Week! Join new and old friends at our outdoor Always Welcome Munch on Tuesday, May 28th. This event is drop-in/drop-out; hang out for as long as you wish. Dress casual (and weather appropriate). No RSVP required. You’re invited, and you can bring a friend. Look for a Eutopia Rising sign!

Open to anyone, whether or not you’re an approved Lunar Voyager!

6:00 pm – 8 pm(ish): 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.

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Our backup Rainy Day location will be Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14th St, New York, NY 10009 and an update will be posted on Discord and Instagram the night before if the forecast looks poor.

Please note: For indoors events, we require you to be fully up to date with your COVID vaccination (see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html ). 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.

In addition to vaccination you must take a rapid COVID test on the day of the munch, before you arrive at the venue. Please take a photo of your negative test and be prepared to show it to a host on arrival, while masked.

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Whether rain or shine, if you are feeling at all unwell on the day of the event, please stay home. Otherwise, we’re excited to see you there!

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Munch on March 18th – and other get-togethers!

The next installment in our Always Welcome munches will be held on Monday, March 18th at 6pm! We’ll be meeting at Pioneers Bar on 138 West 29th Street, Manhattan. The location is a dive bar with pool tables and giant Jenga games available. The space is large and wheelchair/walker accessible, and there are 3 gender-neutral bathrooms. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks are available; the menu is up on their website. Bring a mask and good vibes!

See below for our COVID vaccination and testing rules. Dress casual. You’re invited, and you can bring a friend. Open to anyone, whether or not you’re an approved Lunar Voyager! Look for a Eutopia Rising sign!

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

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For this indoors event, we require you to be fully up to date with your COVID vaccination (see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html ). 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.

In addition to vaccination you must take a rapid COVID test on the day of the munch, before you arrive at the venue. Please take a photo of your negative test and submit it to us in advance at https://airtable.com/shrq5j43q1C1hFYUO , or be prepared to show it at the door.

Please submit your vaccine record using this form when you decide to come: https://airtable.com/shrq5j43q1C1hFYUO

If you are feeling at all unwell on the day of the event, please stay home.

Eutopia Rising Social Munch

Dinner, museums, parks, and more

In the “excursions” channel on our Discord, we’re planning other informal get-togethers, like:

Come chat and join in!

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Volunteer to make PINNED! happen

Never Surrender: PINNED! (March 22nd) is seeking volunteers!

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You could be a champion
Volunteer today!

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, save money, and help make sure our events can continue to run.

If you’re a Lunar Voyager, you’re welcome to volunteer. Available shifts include setup, doors, safety monitoring, and teardown. Each shift will allow plenty of time to enjoy the party while enjoying half-price or FREE admission. We’ll train you! Details below.

If you’d like to join the team or have any questions, please reach out to volunteers@eutopia-rising.org before you buy a ticket. See you in the ring!

Details

Our parties are entirely volunteer-powered, so you’ll be key to making it all happen. As an extra incentive, we also offer our volunteers a code for 50% off a ticket for commitment to a 1 hour shift, and 100% off a ticket for a 2 hour or more commitment.

Lunar Voyagers only!

Our available volunteer shifts for this party are:

Load-in & Set-up: Arrive at our space in Lower Manhattan at 5pm on the day of the party to set up and decorate the space. You should be prepared to lift and carry ~30lbs, and you probably want comfortable clothes/shoes (don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to change). The Setup Lead will let you know what to do. (This is a 2-hour shift and qualifies for a fully comped ticket.)

Doors: You and a partner will check tickets and vaccine records/COVID tests at the entrance to the space. You will also ask folks in line to read the rules, and give them a brief orientation to the space. You will be provided a laptop and can easily sit for this shift, if you’d like. The Volunteer Lead will show you how check-in works. (one-hour shifts, starting at 7pm and 8pm)

Safety Monitor: With a partner, you will help attendees navigate the space and their interactions safely. Generally, this involves being available to answer questions, staying aware of what scenes are happening, and checking in with folks if something seems off. Strong visual and auditory acuity is required in this role. Whether or not you have prior experience, there is a mandatory meeting for all Safety Monitors with our Safety Lead at 7:30pm. There you will learn the ins and outs of the space, who your fellow staff are, and how you will work together. (one-hour shifts, starting at 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm)

Tear Down: When the party ends, we have 1 hour to clean up and go home. You will help us pack up our supplies and clean the space. As with load-in and set-up, you should be prepared to lift and carry ~30lbs, and you probably want comfortable clothes/shoes. The Tear Down lead will let you know what to do. As an extra incentive to stay late, a one-hour shift on teardown counts double! (one-hour shift, midnight-1am)

Please reach out to volunteers@eutopia-rising.org to ask questions or sign up! Thanks!

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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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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: MONSTROUS

Friday, November 10, 2023

7pm-1am

A summoning circle in Downtown Manhattan

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It’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. 

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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, let’s go Gothy 

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

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Get in, dolls, we’re doin’ 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 Barbie’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.

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