The Novice & Newcomers Munch is held every other month before our play parties. These informal “munches” are a chance to get together with fellow kinksters and get to know each other outside of regular TES classes or SM parties. After the munch, TES volunteers will lead anyone interested to the party. Feel free to join if you feel like it, or don’t – it’s entirely up to you. Anyone who doesn’t feel like attending the party is welcome to stay and keep socializing.
Munch times and locations will be posted on the event calendar, so STAY TUNED!!!
What is a Munch? We meet at a “vanilla” (non-BDSM), yet alternative lifestyle friendly, diner in NYC. You can just walk in and head to the back room of the diner or tell the person at the register that you are “with TES” and they will bring you to us. We usually get a crowd of 30 – 40 people which includes some long time TES Members and Friends mixed in. You can come at any time and pull up a chair, sit down and order a snack or some dinner and either make some new friends or just sit and listen to the conversation. That’s up to you.
What do I wear? It really varies. At the diner, everyone should be in “vanilla” clothes, so as not to disturb anyone not with our group. If there is a party that night, many people wear casual clothes and bring their party clothes to change into at the party location, or wear what they plan to wear that night and just “cover it up” a bit. While it’s perfectly acceptable to be a little flashy (after all this is NYC) you’ll probably feel most comfortable changing at the club or party if you plan on wearing full fetish gear!
What are the rules? What will be expected of me? Please look over our Novice & Newcomers Munch Code of Conduct. If you have any questions, need any assistance or clarification, please ask one of the munch hosts.
Remember… don’t be shy, we’re here to help! If you have any further questions, please email us at Novice@TES.org.