Saturday, September 27, 2008


The following is from the fabulous folks with Polyamorous NYC who are about to hold the biggest polyamory pride weekend-long celebration ever held next weekend. If you're in the northeast, travel by Amtrak may be both convenient and affordable. Fuel prices don't seem to have impacted Amtrak like they have the airline industry and prices at the pump.

Birgitte writes:

Our POLY PRIDE WEEKEND is only one week away and things are really heating up, folks. We have had an explosion of media requests recently and hope that all of this added attention will help create awareness about polyamory. We are expecting the largest crowds by far this year and hope that you can join us!

Whether you are poly-friendly, poly curious or polyamorous, POLY PRIDE WEEKEND will be a place to meet like-minded people as well as hear top poly and relationship experts and some great talent. Mark your calendars now, for a weekend of events not to be missed!

If you wish to purchase heavily-discounted advanced tickets and haven’t already done so, please do. Our ticketed events have an attendance ceiling and we won’t be able to accommodate you if we are sold out.

See event descriptions below. Save between one-third and one-half off the admission price and purchase online here.

We can also use some more great volunteers for our events. Volunteering is one of the best ways to actively network with other polyamorous people and get involved with an organization that is growing by leaps and bounds! Volunteering can be a powerful and life-changing experience. If you are interested in helping us with our events, please email Lyndell Moore, our POLY PRIDE Producer.

Here is a breakdown of our POLY PRIDE WEEKEND EVENTS:

Friday, October 3rd, 2008 from 7:30-10p.m.

The Super Massive Cuddle Party is on Friday night, October 3rd from 7:30-10p.m. (doors close at 8p.m. and late-comers will not be admitted) at the LGBT Center at 208 West 13th Street(between 7th and 8th Avenues) in room 101. We are expecting to break our record from last year of hosting the largest-ever official Cuddle Party in the world! Yes, will be a party with everyone in their pajamas but, a whole lot more. Besides being a great event to network and meet like-minded adults, it is also a powerful communication and boundaries workshop. Yes, I have actually seen these parties be transformational experiences for people as well as an amazing space to make new connections, etc. If you haven't ever experienced an official Cuddle Party, than this is the one to go to....if you are a Cuddle Party regular, than this is the motherload of all Cuddle Parties. For more info about what a Cuddle Party is, log onto:

Saturday, October 4th from 12-6p.m

The (FREE) POLY PRIDE DAY Rally and Picnic in Central Park is on Saturday, October 4th from 12-6p.m. on the Great Hill(entrance on 106th Street and Central Park West). We are expecting to have the lawn filled with poly curious, poly-friendly and polyamorous people all coming together to experience an historic day of dynamic poly speakers and talent from across the country. The Rally will start promptly at noon. This one-of-a-kind-event is only happening in New York, folks and POLYAMOROUS NYC has organized a speaker and talent line-up that the polyamory movement has never before seen together in one place. If you have already been to a POLY PRIDE event in past years, get ready for something extraordinary and if you haven't ever been to our POLY PRIDE DAY and want to see the future of the exploding Alternative Relationships and Polyamory Movement, than this is your event. For more info about all of our speakers and entertainment acts, log on to our website at:

Saturday, October 4th 9p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

The POLY PRIDE DAY AFTER-PARTY on Saturday, October 4th will be from 9p.m. until 1:00 a.m. will be at The River Room at River Place, 650 West 42nd Street. It's an exciting loft-style venue overlooking the Hudson River with a romantic indoor/outdoor space, a multitude of saucy cabaret and entertainment acts and a slammin' DJ to dance to.....Possibly the largest poly-friendly, poly-curious, polyamorous party of it's kind in New York City. If you ever wondered where all those great poly people in the New York area and beyond are, discover them at this event. We are expecting close to 300 attendees and yes, there will be no better place in town to meet like-minded poly people than this event.

Sunday, October 5th will be from 12:30-2:30p.m

The (FREE) Read and Sign Event on Sunday, October 5th will be from 12:30-2:30p.m. at the famous and infamous, Bluestockings Bookstore on 172 Allen Street(between Stanton and Rivington).

Folks, this will be the biggest POLY Author Read and Sign event ever! and no where else will you get this many important poly authors from across the country(including Puerto Rico) all assembled in the same place reading from their books. POLYAMOROUS NYC is seriously proud to have all of these important authors all in one place for the first time ever! We would love you to join us for this dynamic event. Admission is free! (if you want to make a contribution to the hat, though, it would be greatly appreciated).

Meet and hear from authors of some of the most prominent books about polyamory out today. Sensual recollections, practical insights, and recounting of history are just three of the aspects of polyamory to be explored through readings and honest discussion: Authors Serena Anderlini, Peter Benson, Kelli Dunham, Barbara Foster, Jaime Grant, Cunning Minx, Leanne Wolfe, Jenny Block and Tristan Taormino read from their fiction and nonfiction writings. Highlights include selections from Taormino's new book Opening Up: A Guide to Creating & Sustaining Open Relationships and anticdotes from Block's nationally recognized book Open: Love, Sex & Life in an Open Marriage.

I hope that you all can join us!

Passionately Yours,
Birgitte Philippides
Polyamorous NYC

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