How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
The expat community here in New York is not as tight-knit as in some cities. However, there are many organizations for those interested in meeting others with similar interests or backgrounds. These include Chambers of Commerce; golf, tennis and other sports clubs; newcomers' clubs; clubs for parents and the like. Most of these groups will have subdivisions that address different needs.
Most expats socialize with neighbors, colleagues, friends or family from home. Many find friends at the nearby country club or social club. Places of worship are another good place to meet people. The local Chambers of Commerce and foreign consulates are great places to start gaining resources in your search for social connections within the community. There are also a large number of professional and social club activities listed in local newspapers.
The best way to meet singles is to attend special interest clubs such as bike riding, dancing, gardening, etc. There are many singles clubs listed by special interest in local newspapers. New York's many bars and nightclubs are great places to meet other singles as well. There are comprehensive listings of both clubs and venues in Time Out New York and New York magazines.
Accompanying partners can often network through social clubs or through schools if they have children.
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