• Hygge NYC

    low-key gatherings for the socially curious


    Hygge ("hue-guh"): a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being


  • What are Hygge Gatherings?

    Hygge is modeled after renaissance-style salon gatherings.


    Each gathering is an open invitation to the creatives, changemakers, technologists, nomads, entrepreneurs, and other kindhearted, delightful, and coastally curious people you think we should all meet.


    We'll have dinner, talk passions and projects, and meet those who can help. To make conversations with strangers easier and more fruitful, keep an eye out for our hand-written 'questions to spark authenticity' sprinkled on sticky notes across the tables.


    The force behind this event is passion, not business.

    We're here to make friends, not contacts.

    We believe everyone can teach us something.

    We are gathering to help one another do the most possible

    good with our projects, adventures, and connections.

    This is not a startup or networking meetup.

    It's an informal get-together of people seeking meaningful conversation and purpose-filled action in their lives.


    We hope to help you find it here.


    PS - We have a Facebook group

  • Event & Venue Details

    Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023

    Time: 6pm-11pm


    👉 RSVP HERE 👈

    From the main atrium of Brookfield Place (the large glass enclosure facing the waterfront/marina) take the escalators up to the food court. When you get to the top, keep walking straight ahead until you see the Chop't and/or Dos Toros, then look to the right and you should see us. We usually gather by the tables directly between those food stalls and the windows (above).



  • Meet Your Host, Steve Dean


    I'm an NYC-based community builder, dating industry consultant, relationship coach, entrepreneur, and diehard superconnector. Creating deep, authentic connections across communities is what I do. It’s what I live for. I host salons, dinners, meetups, webinars, and coworking sessions across multiple cities in order to bring people together from all over the world to share their stories and build new friendships, startups, and movements.


    📱My Work

    For the last 10 years, I've been a consultant to the entire dating industry, helping founders build and launch new apps, and coaching individuals through the complex world of dating and relationships. You can hire me to consult, coach, speak, or lead a workshop anytime through my website, Dateworking.


    🎧My Podcast

    I've been using my Dateworking podcast as a glorious excuse to talk to all my favorite experts and founders who focus on the art and science of human connection, sexuality, dating, relationships, and personal development! Listen here!


    🚀My Projects

    I've recently begun collaborating with other dating experts to produce dating & relationship insights, fun statistics, events, founder interviews, and live shows! My personal mission is to develop a new lexicon and better norms for modern dating and relationships.


    Subscribe to my newsletter of dating industry insights.

    Read my latest writings on my blog.

    Follow my news, events, and founder interviews on Facebook and Instagram.

    Support my connective efforts through Patreon.

    Hire me to advise your dating business or personal dating life.

    Connect with me on Instagram, Medium, Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn.

  • Support Hygge!

    I've kept Hygge completely free for the last six years! Please help me continue to create events like this.


    Buy me dinner? Coffee?


    You can venmo @stevenmdean

    (or Paypal, or Cash app).

  • Questions? Feedback?

    Something you want to see for a future Hygge?

    Leave me an email below, or connect with me anywhere.

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