ESCAPE MONDAY: Creating Your Dream Career (You May Not Know Existed)
Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

ESCAPE MONDAY: Creating Your Dream Career (You May Not Know Existed)

  • TBA

ESCAPE MONDAY: Creating Your Dream Career (You May Not Know Existed)

With Michelle Ward, aka The When I Grow Up Coach

Hate your job but have no idea how to turn your passions into profit?

Feeling stuck figuring out how to use your skills to pay the bills and have fun doing it?

After going through her own career change from musical theater actress, to office assistant, to one of the most sought after career coaches for creatives, Michelle Ward has helped hundreds of people figure out what they really want to be when they grow up.

We’ll also hear from some special guests who’ve carved creative careers out of passion projects, hobbies, and things they always loved to do but never thought anyone would pay them money to do it.

It’s time to love Mondays again!

 

AGENDA

7:00pm Doors Open for mingling and drinks

7:30pm Program Starts

8:30-8:45pm Audience Q&A

8:45-9:30pm Mingling


ABOUT MICHELLE WARD

Michelle Ward, PCC, has been offering dream business guidance for creative women as The When I Grow Up Coach since 2008. You may have seen or heard her in New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Etsy, Newsweek, Freelancers Union, The Daily Beast, USA Today, the Forbes Top 100 Websites for your Career list or 100+ other media outlets. She's the co-author of The Declaration of You, which was published by North Light Books, and the teacher of Create Your Dream Career and Ditch Your Day Job, which were watched by tens of thousands of people live on CreativeLive. Discover and achieve your dream career at whenigrowupcoach.com.

Travel & Transformation
Jun
25
5:30 pm17:30

Travel & Transformation

  • New York New Church

“The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page.”

- SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO

JOIN US FOR OUR JUNE SPIRITUAL SALON: TRAVEL & TRANSFORMATION

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Summer is here and adventure beckons. Whether you're planning a weekend summer getaway, a summer sabbatical, or just a new way of looking at your own backyard, join us for an evening discussing the transformative power of travel.

We'll have special guests share a few of their adventures and wisdom as well as musical performances.

Snacks and wine included.

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Escape Monday: Become a Globetrotter
May
22
7:00 pm19:00

Escape Monday: Become a Globetrotter

  • The Farm Soho

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DESCRIPTION

Dream of working from sandy beaches? Or have your conference calls in between gelato breaks in Rome?

Whether you want to be a digital nomad, or have a home base and travel more often, this event is for you!

We'll hear from special guests who have made travel a priority, if not their fulltime job.

What you'll learn:

  • The good and bad of being a nomad
  • How to travel often while having a homebase
  • Tips for starting your travel blog or side hustle
  • The real story behind those pretty Instagram photos
  • Inspriting stories for people who travel on very small budgets

7pm Doors open for drinks and connecting with like minded folks
7:30pm Programming begins

LEE ABAMONTE

Lee Abbamonte has been to every country in the world plus both the geographic north and south poles. Lee is a highly successful multimedia travel entrepreneur, writer and speaker who appears regularly on national tv and in national publications as a travel expert.

CHRISTINE AMOROSE

When she's not selling ads and branded podcasts at Gimlet Media or playing with her pug, Christine Amorose runs a travel and lifestyle blog called CestChristine.com. She's originally from California and based in Brooklyn, but travels regularly with a combination of self-funded trips, press trips, and sponsored posts.

JESSICA PARKER

Jessica Parker is a public relations and marketing expert, specializing in travel and hospitality. Over the course of her nine years in New York City, she has worked for top brands such as Singapore Airlines, Expedia, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, IHG, and Hilton Luxury Brands. She also contributed to the successful launch of Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. While she has broad experience in big brand names, she is also extremely scrappy and knows how to achieve maximum value for her clients on limited budgets.She has built an amazing media and industry network, and now heads up the largest travel community group in NYC called Travel Massive NYC. More about her at www.TripWhisperer.NYC or @TripWhisperer.

MONICA McCARTHY (Moderator)

Monica McCarthy is a community engager, philosopher, writer, and travel enthusiast. She is the Head of Growth for Escape The City NYC, the Events and Programming Director for Impact Hub NYC (an events and co-working space in TriBeCa focused on social good), and the Community Engagement Director for New York New Church where she hosts interfaith salons. Monica previously founded Cheshire Parlour, a monthly philosophic dinner salon, and was the Community Impresaria for Holstee where she first created her popular "Write Your Manifesto" course. Monica has hosted hundreds of workshops, panels, dinners, campfire chats, and roundtables that grow community while offering opportunities for more meaningful dialogues and deeper connections. She has travelled to over 40 countries on 6 continents, but mostly just for fun.

Special thank you to our host: The Farm SoHo, a stunning co-working and events space!

* Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for cancelleations within 5 days prior to the event

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Art, Money, God: Economic, Cultural, & Spiritual Power In A New Era
May
21
5:30 pm17:30

Art, Money, God: Economic, Cultural, & Spiritual Power In A New Era

  • New York New Church

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“ART IS THE LIE THAT ENABLES US TO REALIZE THE TRUTH.” - PABLO PICASSO

What is the role of art in a society that worships money?

Join us for an enlightening and enlivening evening of music, conversation, and connection. 

We'll hear from artists and community leaders who are changing the way we value the arts and actively engaging stakeholders, gamechangers, and communities to unite under the vision that art is a spiritual, political, and human act.

What to expect:

5:30pm Doors open for music and mingling

6:00pm-6:20pm Keynote by Elizabeth Maxwell

6:20pm-6:45pm Panel with guest artists

6:45pm-7:00pm Breakout group discussion

7:00-7:30pm Music performance by The Charade

* drinks and nibbles included

About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Maxwell is a writer, producer, performer, thinker, and hopelessly optimistic human being. Born into a family of jazz musicians in New Orleans, Elizabeth has a double undergraduate degree from Louisiana Scholars’ College in Humanities/Social Thought and Theatre/Dance. She currently runs the year-round national event series for SOCAP, the industry’s leading conference on the social capital markets and impact investing. She is also the Chief Dot Connector with the people-powered, non-governmental U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, current board member and former Artist Director of the international Art Monastery Project, and an active part of the Impact Hub network for social innovators. Based in Philadelphia, Liz can most frequently be found somewhere between progressive convenings, daytime dance parties, and scheming about strategic responses to our new era.

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Fireside Chat With Gretchen Rubin
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

Fireside Chat With Gretchen Rubin

  • New York New Church

Life is short. Do work that matters to you.

Join us for a Campfire Chat with New York Times bestselling author and popular public speaker, Gretchen Rubin, as we explore how our habits contribute to our happiness in our work, life, and relationships.

If there's something you want to make happen, you won't want to miss this event!

And the really great news: all tickets come with a free copy ofBetter Than Before!

Escape helps talented professionals escape unfulfilling jobs and transition into the new world of work. We believe that life is all about doing stuff that makes you tick, work that you love, and projects that you’re passionate about.

 

Tickets available here

April Spiritual Salon: Awake & Spring
Apr
9
5:00 pm17:00

April Spiritual Salon: Awake & Spring

  • The New York New Church

A monthly in-person conversation series exploring how mindfulness and spirituality can be useful in our everyday lives.

Join us for our April Salon where we'll tap into our inner activist for ourselves, our communities, and the world around us. 

We'll shake off those winter blues with guided meditation, a dialogue on the role of mindful social justice, and finish the night with live music.

Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Donations welcomed. 

Please note: this is a judgement free zone and people of all faiths are welcome.

RSVP HERE.

March Spiritual Salon: Mindfulness & The Muse
Mar
19
5:00 pm17:00

March Spiritual Salon: Mindfulness & The Muse

  • New York New Church

A monthly in-person conversation series exploring how spirituality can be useful in our everyday lives.

In our March salon we'll explore the relationship between mindfulness (via meditation or prayer) and creativity. 

Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Donations will go to support Lennox Hill Neighborhood House's Women’s Mental Health Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory: www.lenoxhill.org

Please note: this is a judgement free zone and people of all faiths are welcome.

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World Escape Day
Mar
6
6:30 pm18:30

World Escape Day

  • Impact Hub NYC

Be part of the movement.

Join us in New York City on Monday 6 March to challenge the status quo.

All too often, Mondays are dreaded for the return to the office and a dreary week ahead. We want this Monday to be one that inspires us to rethink our work and our futures. Join us, because you and others who are motivated and determined to take back their Mondays can change the world!

Come explore the art of career experimentation, and how small steps can lead to big change. Get motivated, learn practical ways forward, and meet like-minded professionals in New York City who will help you make different possible. This event is about rejecting unfulfilling work, finding direction, making brave career changes, and building businesses with others who want more from Mondays.

I'll be hosting Campfire Chats with Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, and Willie Jackson, founder of Abernathy magazine and CTO for Seth Godin.  

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February Spiritual Salon
Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

February Spiritual Salon

  • New York New Church

JOIN OUR FEBRUARY SPIRITUAL SALON

A monthly in-person conversation series exploring how spirituality can be useful in our everyday lives.

In our February salon we'll discuss the ways in which we can go beyond a sermon and become more involved in our communities.

Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Ticket sales will go to support Lennox Hill Neighborhood House's Women’s Mental Health Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory: www.lenoxhill.org

Please note: this is a judgement free zone and people of all faiths are welcome.

Learn more about us at NewYorkNewChurch.org

Love, Sex, and Romance Panel Discussion
Feb
15
6:00 pm18:00

Love, Sex, and Romance Panel Discussion

  • Impact Hub NYC

Moderating Panel

Following closely on the heels of Valentines Day, Australian authors Rachel Hills and Skye Cleary will unpack the sociology and philosophy of love, sex, and romance, looking beyond the kind of click-bait that tends to dominate relationship advice in the internet age. Join us for a conversation in which we explore and expose some of the myths, fantasies, and unspoken assumptions we hold on to with our most intimate relationships.

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Spiritual Salon
Jan
31
6:30 pm18:30

Spiritual Salon

  • The New York New Church

Church without the church. 

Join us for an evening to gather and discuss what you have found to be missing from NYC spiritual communities and and to share some ideas for ways in which you might feel more inspired and more deeply connected with a community in 2017 and beyond. All are welcome. Wine and light refreshments will be served. 

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100 Days Of Impact Happy Hour
Jan
23
6:00 pm18:00

100 Days Of Impact Happy Hour

  • Impact Hub NYC

On Monday, January 23rd, Impact Hub NYC will launch “100 Days of Impact” in partnership with organizations working on the issues that will be most impacted by the agenda of the new administration.

To kick us off we're hosting a 100 Days of Impact Happy hour from 6-8pm.

Come meet some of the 70 organizations who are hosting workshops and learn more about how YOU can have an impact yourself.


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100 Days of Impact
Jan
23
May 1

100 Days of Impact

  • Impact Hub NYC

Producing and Hosting

"100 Days of Impact" is 100 days of free workshops running Jan 23rd – May 1st in direct response to Trump's first 100 days in office. These workshops are meant for people to learn about an issue that will be impacted by the Trump administration's policies, what is being done to fight back, and how individuals can help. Workshops are offered Monday – Friday, noon – 1pm at Impact Hub NYC. 

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Don't Agonize, Organize
Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

Don't Agonize, Organize

  • Wix Lounge

I'll be moderating this panel produced by Lean In NYC which includes DeNora Getachew (Generation Citizen), Maria Yuan (Issue Voter) and Julene Allen (Lean In Women of Color).

 

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