The Dave Diaries: Funny Stories From 22 Years of NYC Social Event Planning

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  • 03/28/2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

After planning social events and gatherings in NYC for over 22 years you can imagine we have some pretty funny stories to tell!  Join NYSN founder Dave Cervini for a casual storytelling night where he will share some of his favorite memories that include funny, shocking, heartwarming and some not so nice things that have happened over the years.


So, think about it, almost 22 years and thousands of events that bring people together who are from all over our city, country and the world, who now live, work or play in NYC!  This makes for some interesting stories!

Add to that all the reasons why people come out (to make friends, network, connect, find true love, hook up, try something new, do something they love or are just bored of what they are doing) and you have an entire book of fun, sad, heartwarming and disgusting stories  that will make you laugh and cry!

Dave has had the honor of touching over a million people in the last 20 years with the activities that he has been involved with.  Most of it has been a great experience. But he never realized that he would also have to become a psychologist as well as an event planner when dealing with all these people!

What to expect:

-This is not a theater, it is a lounge

-This is NOT a comedy show but a story telling hour

-Doors open at 6:30pm for socializing, appetizers and cocktails.

-Fun ice breaker game so you get to meet others at the show.

-At 7pm you can find a seat or hang by the bar as we will get things going.  Seating is on a first come first served basis. Following the show you can hang with the people from The Great Debate Party or head over to our New Members Party at Stout (for free)

-The storytelling will last about 75 minutes where I will share how I got to be here as well as all the amazing things I have experienced over the years of planning these events which have resulted in..

The Good

  • Amazing friendships and connections
  • 90 marriages
  • Awesome adventures throughout NYC and the world.
  • Hundreds of thousands of dollars and volunteer time given to charities.
  • Once in a lifetime experiences.
  • Lasting memories!

and The Bad…

  • The Bad events
  • The Socially awkward moments and people
  • Gossiping and fights
  • Hookups and breakups
  • The Dumb things we do when alcohol is involved
  • Lasting memories!
Admission includes: room rental, light appetizers, show

Please note that this evening will contain graphic language and adult topics and situations.  Everything that will be presented actually happened!  I won’t embellish on any story to make them more funny as they are already funny and unbelievable enough!

Can I come alone?  Yes 98% Of those attending will likely come on their own.  Feel free to bring guests if you would like.  Our staff will be on hand to welcome you and introduce you to others in the group.

Dress code: keep in nice and neat!

What is the atmosphere like?    It is not a theater with formal seating.  There are plenty of cocktail tables for you to sit at. There will also be space at the bar.

What happens after the show?  We will stay at The Playwright and mix with the people from the Great Debate Party or head over to the New Members Party at Stout for free.

Cost: $15  (VIP members $5) Covers the room rental/set up and staff fees