We took to the streets in NYC to host a Socality Community Event. We had over 150 people show up, most of them strangers to one another but by the end of the day many felt like family. We met at Birch Coffee in Manhattan and then hit it out across the Brooklyn Bridge making our way over to Dumbo Park. The afternoon would gather a variety of creatives and artists who over conversation and creating together would enter into newfound friendships.
After the event we went for dinner at the The Meatball Shop. This cool NYC eatery was an awesome to host our group and even gave us some free drinks and appetizers. Check them out. The food is SO good!
Through our conversations, one thing we had heard from many New Yorkers is that even in a city as large as New York, it can be very easy to be lonely, and to get lost in the crowds and feel disconnected. You may be surrounded by thousands of people but that doesn’t automatically equal community. Community and authentic relationships need to be cultivated around you. You have to invest into relationships, making time to get to know others around you. This means asking questions and spending time listening to the stories behind the person.
Whether you live in a small town or the largest city in the world, everyone is looking to be known. Take time to reach out with the knowledge that we are more alike than we are different. In the end, we are all looking for the same thing.
Watch our Video recap of our time in NYC. In other news we will be back NYC…next time bigger and better! Don’t forget to join your local Facebook group. You can find the NYC group and all the others here!