If you’re a long-time reader, you may have noticed there haven’t been any recent posts about the casual monthly get-togethers for Upper West Siders who work from home.
MUW reader @wiljr started organizing the effort last year and the “meetings” served as a great opportunity for people in the neighborhood who are self-employed, telecommute, freelance, or otherwise work from home to get out and meet people in similar situations from around the UWS.
I attended a few of the gatherings and got to meet some really interesting people working across a variety of fields. There was networking and the exchange of professional ideas, but it’s also very much a social event for people who don’t otherwise have a water-cooler to congregate around.
Wil had to step down as organizer and there hasn’t been a gathering since the summer, but MUW reader @jmagNYC (Jennifer Maguire Coughlin) has picked up the reigns and “UWSWFH” returns once again this Wednesday (11/14).
Details are available via Eventbrite. If you can RSVP, great. If not, feel free to just show up.
The action goes down from 4:00 – 6:00 pm (and possibly later) at The Dead Poet (450 Amsterdam, between 81st & 82nd).
There’s no obligation to arrive by a certain hour or stay for any predefined length of time — it’s a pretty casual affair.
If you work from home and live in the neighborhood, stop by for a beer or soda (or bring your own coffee like Jen does) and a break from the monotony of sitting at “the office” alone all day.
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