A Fun-Loving Social Club... For Everybody? Well, That's Refreshing!

by Guest of A Guest · June 27, 2023

    Somehow, even in a city of over 8 million, meeting new people is still easier said than done...  

    New Yorkers tend to frequent the same places... in the same packs, making it a touch difficult to break through to new groups and circles. You know, short of throwing yourself blindly into some random group's bar-side chat on the off chance it'll turn into a meaningful enough exchange that maybe, just maybe, you'll all stay in touch.

    Rough, we know.

    So what's a socially curious, fun-loving city slicker to do?

    Whether you're new in town, interested in opening up your orbit, or looking for something more specific, Shaka Club is New York's best kept secret. For years, the city’s most interesting 20- and 30-somethings have turned to Shaka to curate their social lives through the club’s weekly parties, happy hours, special happenings, and more at some of the hottest spots in town.

    As these in-the-know New Yorkers have figured out, you never again have to waste time scouting out calendar items where you might find what you’re looking for. With Shaka, you can open the app and sign up for events where you’re guaranteed to meet people you’ll like in the perfect setting at the push of a button.

    The best part? Shaka is all about providing exclusive invites at an inclusive price, so their events tend to cost less than $20. And, while historically you needed to sign up for membership to attend their events, those of you with commitment issues (let’s be honest… in New York, that’s most of us) are in luck! Starting this season, Shaka is opening up a selection of their most popular events each month to anyone whose general application to the club has been approved – not just those on membership plans.

    What does that mean for you? Getting access to quality social plans whenever you want is as easy as filling out a quick, simple form. Once your submission is approved, you’ll be immediately plugged into their wonderfully warm group of fun-loving people like you! This summer alone, you’ll be able to rub elbows with them at events like a Rooftop Summer Soirée at Soho's stylish Bar Hugo, a Private Yacht Party setting sail around New York Harbor, a July Fourth Bash at East Village 70s-themed favorite Ding-A-Ling, and more!

    Oh, and if you know the struggle of trying to coordinate attendance with friends or just want to, you know, branch out on your own for a change, you never have to worry about coming solo to one of these shindigs – that’s the vibe. Twin sisters and Shaka Club co-founders Caitlin and Kelly Stefanick (now joined by younger brother Ryan, making this a fab family affair) experienced the frustrations of navigating the New York social scene firsthand, which is why they left their jobs at J.P. Morgan and Millennium Management to create this easy way for you to change it up and meet the people you want to.

    So drop in here and there by purchasing one-off entry to whatever events strike your fancy, or upgrade to membership for access to their full social calendar, exclusive discounts, special activities, and all of the other perks you’d expect from the top social club in town.

    New York's too fun to feel left out.

    So what do you say, want to hang?

    [Photos courtesy Shaka Club]