NYC Secular Solstice this year will be on December the 21st, Saturday Night, in the Ida Long auditorium at Hunter College. That weekend, from Friday December 20th to Monday December 23rd, we'll be hosting weekend long rationalist community get-together with accommodations for those who are visiting.
For nearly a decade, a secular solstice has been held in New York, greeting the longest night with song and community. For two years, the East Coast Rationalist Megameetup has been organized by Taymon and Michael in NYC to extend that sense of community for the whole weekend. Well, once is a good idea, twice is a successful replication, and the third time is a habit.
If you need a place to stay, we've rented a big house together. We're pricing the sleeping arrangements at $110 per person, and the other costs (for the activities listed below) at $25 per person, for a total cost of $135.
If you already have accommodations and would like to join in the events and festivities but not sleep over, please register as well! Again, the megameetup-only cost is $25 per person, much of which is for food.
Registration for the megameetup does not include solstice tickets, so make sure to get those separately.
The full schedule of events for the weekend is being put together, but we will be hosting:
- three meals: Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast
- Secular Solstice afterparty on Saturday night
- an unconference on Sunday
Of course, there will also be plenty of time for social mixing.
We do have a little more space than we'd thought (or rather, having reminded myself how many people we had last year, I realized I was being overly conservative) but we are low on sleeping space especially Saturday night. I'll be keeping an eye on registration, but there's a chance if you register for an overnight stay now that you'll get an email from me within a day refunding the ticket and expressing that we did run out of space. We have much more space for people just coming for the meals and events.
After you register, you should receive an email with the details. This is a manual process, so don't be surprised if it takes until evening EST.
Anyone who would like to attend but cannot afford $135 should contact me directly for arrangements.
After registering, please use one of the two buttons beneath to pay and finalize! Please remember to get your Solstice tickets separately.