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Good news — Erin and I secured a location for our New York City meet-up. However, in order to get the space we had to go for a morning meet-up instead of an afternoon meet-up.
The location is a dance rehearsal studio on 54th St between 8th Ave and Broadway in Midtown. It’s just a few doors east of Studio 54. It should be conveniently located for most people who want to attend, since there are several subway stations within a few blocks.
Here are the details:
Saturday, October 20th, 9:30-11:30am
Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St. (between 8th Ave and Broadway), 12th floor, Penthouse 1
Here’s a link to a Google Map.
There are several subway stations within a few blocks of the meet-up:
- 7th Ave and 53rd St (E, B, D)
- 57th St and 7th Ave (N, R, Q, W)
- 50th St and Broadway (1)
- 50th St and 8th Ave (C, E)
- 59th St and Columbus Circle (A, C, B, D, 1)
Finding the room
Enter the building from the south side of 54th St (it’s roughly equidistant between 8th Ave and Broadway). You may have to sign in at the front desk and show your ID if there’s a guard there. Take the elevator to the 12th floor. When you exit the elevator, follow the hallway around to the left until you see a staircase on your left. Go up the stairs one flight to the top floor. At the top of the stairs, you’ll see a reception desk to your right. If there’s someone there, you can tell her you’re there for the “Pavlina meet-up” and she’ll point you to the right room. Or you can just head left from the top of the stairs, and you’ll see Penthouse 1 at the end of the hall (labeled PH1 on the double doors). Walk right in and say hi.
Despite a potentially high turnout, we’re still doing this as an informal meet and greet. Feel free to pop in for a few minutes any time between 9:30 and 11:30 am, or stay for the whole 2 hours. Please introduce yourself to others in the room, and meet some fellow personal growth enthusiasts. We only have the room for a limited time, so please don’t head to the room any earlier than 9:20ish.
Please keep in mind that if a lot of people show up, Erin and I may not be able to spend much time with each person one-on-one, but we’ll try to move around and talk to as many people as we can. We’re very friendly, so please do walk right up and say hi. We’re happy to answer quick questions, but it isn’t likely we’ll have time for deep one-on-one conversations.
We’ll only be able to get about 40 chairs, which will probably be set up around the outside edge of the room. But there will be lots of standing room in the middle. Again, the point is to walk around, mingle, and meet people, but if you want to sit and talk for a while, there should be some chairs for that. Because there may be other people coming in and out of the other studios for various rehearsals, we need to stay in the room and not spill out into the hallways during the meet-up.
Since this is a dance studio, please don’t bring any food or drink up to the room except for maybe a water bottle. There is a one-person bathroom right next to the meet-up room as well as larger bathrooms down the stairs on the floor below.
This is 100% free. We’re not going to request donations or anything like that. There was a nominal cost for the room which Erin and I are happy to cover.
Erin regrets she won’t be available to do any in-person readings for the remainder of the trip. We just don’t have enough time to fulfill all the requests that keep coming in.
A huge thanks to Robin Sayers for the subway passes and for working so hard to find us a place, Jonathan Fields and Sonic Yoga for helping us find this location and to Shetler Studios for hosting us, as well as to everyone else who offered advice and suggestions.
Hope to see you there!