• 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 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, November 4th, 2021

    Time: 6pm-10pm

    Location: Hudson Eats food court at Brookfield Place

    225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

    Accessible by many trains:

    1 to Chambers Street

    2/3 to Park Place

    E to World Trade Center

    R/W to Cortlandt Street

    A/C/4/5/J/Z to Fulton Street


    From the main atrium of Brookfield Place (the large glass enclosure facing the waterfront/marina) take the escalators up to the food court. At the top, you'll see Sprinkle cafe. We usually gather by the tables directly between the cafe and the windows (above). If those aren't available, there are more tables that we'll opt for a few feet further, next to Chop't. 

    Covid-19 Precautions
    Hudson Eats has super high ceilings inside as well as ample outdoor and waterfront seating, so we'll be able to gather in whichever locations we prefer. If the group opts to venture outside, I'll make a note within this event so you can follow along.

  • Meet Your Host, Steve Dean


    I'm an NYC-based community builder. 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 new norms for modern dating and relationships. Definitely follow the action via the links below, and send your friends my way, especially if they have fun challenges that my collaborators and I can tackle!


    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 5 years!


    Please help me continue to create events like this.
    Buy me dinner? Coffee?

    Donations keep me fed and happily caffeinated.


    You can venmo @stevenmdean (or Paypal, or Cash app).