Election Night – No Class

Civic engagement is sexy – whoever you vote for, please vote!

Novices and Newcomers Munch: Fall Edition

Are you new to the scene? New to the NYC area? Looking to get back into the scene after a long layoff? Just want to hang out with some fun and kinky people on a Sat night, in a safe, no pressure atmosphere with knowledgeable people to guide you if needed? Come alone or with partner(s). No admission fee to the munch, just pay for your food and drinks. We’ll be in the upstairs seating area by 7:30PM and then, we’re heading for the Leather Weather @ the Parth at 9PM.
The TES party is optional, but only open to members and their guests or munch attendees.
We will be on the second floor of the Bread and Butter Café, located at 419 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016, on the corner at 29th Street.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our Munch Code of Conductbefore you arrive.
We will be headed afterwards to the TES PARTY @ THE PARTH with a special discount… just $30 admission for attendees!
Questions? Write us at novice@tes.org.

Bondage Group: Heavy Metal, or Fun with Toys that Lock with Greg Cuffs

Rope got you in a rut? Think a clove hitch is something you’ll find in your spice rack? Join GregCuffs for an intro to metal bondage gear and a hands-on tour of selections from his extensive collection. He’ll go over safety tips and other practical concerns, then show some variations on traditional handcuff use and talk about how to start building your own collection.
GregCuffs bought his first pair of handcuffs at age 13. He has been involved in the kink and poly community for 20 years and met his wife at TES 2000. Despite his love for lockable gear, he does dabble in rope and other bondage media on occasion.

Doors open at 7, class begins at 7:30. If you will require the elevator, please call ahead: (212) 675-1390. If you will need any assistance accessing our space, please contact us at operations@tes.org.

TES Members $10 Students & Military with ID $15 Reciprocal Groups $15 Non-Members $25 Cash Only

The Leather Weather Party

It’s officially autumn and that means it’s leather weather! So put on your favorite leather gear (or pleather for our vegan friends) and come out to play!
Can’t decide what to wear? Leather and/or fetishwear are encouraged, but not required, so really, whatever makes you comfortable is fine. What’s most important is that you have fun!
There will be light snacks, but it’s BYO pumpkin spice.
But that’s not all. Join us for our pre-party munch at the Bread and Butter Café from 7:30-9pm. The munch is a GREAT way to meet people in a low-key, non-kinky setting. You’ll find more info about it [here][https://fetlife.com/events/842313]!
**8pm-2am at The Parth**
**$25 for TES members, $30 for munch attendees, $35 for other non-members**
RSVP on Fetlife
THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE PARTY.
In order to attend this party you must be:
* a TES member
* an affiliate organization member
* the guest of any of the above
* an attendee of the pre-party munch arriving with the munch leaders
If you are not yet a member, please consider becoming one today! [Click here][https://membership.tesassociation.org/] to join!!!
Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with our [party rules][https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-QSynfedvC8QpD82ZtLCpEANw5PLHKO619qq6lU01hU/edit?usp=sharing]. If you have any questions, please contact zero@tes.org
Looking for a playdate? Please check out our [official playdate thread on Fetlife!
Are you a TES member and haven’t volunteered in the last year? Why not start now? New volunteers are welcome to help us work the door, coat check, DM, as well as help with setup and cleanup, so please consider volunteering your time. Those volunteering 1 hour of their time get in for just $10, and those volunteering at least 2 hours get in free! To volunteer, please contact socials@tes.org!
Accessibility needs? Please contact socials@tes.org regarding accommodations.

Mental Health & Kink with NJTherapist

This class focuses on aspects of mental health as it relates to the practice of BDSM. The goal is to be able to apply the information learned here as one negotiates scenes/relationships with other partners, becomes more aware of how emotional wellness can affect play and how it can change the need and level of care.
NJTherapist has a Master’s of Social Work degree and is a NJ State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Currently, she’s a psychotherapist working in a small group private practice in NJ. Her areas of expertise include working with those diagnosed with PTSD, OCD, other anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, gender/sexuality issues, relationship issues, and trauma. She’s certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) but use a variety of modalities to best assist clients.

Doors open at 7, class begins at 7:30. If you will require the elevator, please call ahead: (212) 675-1390. If you will need any assistance accessing our space, please contact us at operations@tes.org.

TES Members $10 Students & Military with ID $15 Reciprocal Groups $15 Non-Members $25 Cash Only

Annual Membership Meeting and 2019 Board of Directors Elections

This meeting is held twice yearly for the purpose of conducting official organization business and giving the membership an opportunity to be directly involved in that process. The fall meeting, usually held in October, is also when officers for the organization are elected. All members in good standing are entitled to attend and participate in all of these functions.
Free and open to all members with a current membership card.
If you will need any assistance accessing our space, please contact us at operations@tes.org.

Past is Prologue: Leather Histories For Modern Kink Communities with Jewelweed

We all came from somewhere, or even a collection of somewheres. But while the roots of our communities shaped our present and our future, they don’t have to dictate them. Come learn about leather histories, oral traditions, practices, and stories that have brought us to where we are today—then practice taking what speaks to you and leaving the rest. We might stand on the shoulders of giants, but it’s now up to us to shape the worlds we want to see tomorrow.
Jewel (she & they pronouns) is a switchy bisexual polya genderqueer Jersey femme Daddy. She is Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2019. You can find them most frequently in the dungeon: co-producing NJ’s largest pansexual/queer BDSM party for the past five years with Conduit Enterprises; serving as a dungeon monitor at conventions; having tough conversations & writing policy behind the scenes; and educating on kink skills around the country! As both a sadistic Sir and a filthy boy who adores boots, singletails, rough body play, caning, roleplay, history, ethics & aesthetics; Jewel is proud to represent The Next Generation of the BDSM & leather communities: First as a TNG chapter founder & leader from 2013-15, now on-staff as International Ms Leather & Ms Bootblack’s Under-35 Liaison (since 2015).

Doors open at 7, class begins at 7:30. If you will require the elevator, please call ahead: (212) 675-1390. If you will need any assistance accessing our space, please contact us at operations@tes.org.

TES Members $10 Students & Military with ID $15 Reciprocal Groups $15 Non-Members $25 Cash Only

Hypno Group: Finding your (Hypnotic) Voice with Captain Mike

Stay tuned for more info!
Doors open at 7, class begins at 7:30. If you will require the elevator, please call ahead: (212) 675-1390. If you will need any assistance accessing our space, please contact us at operations@tes.org.

TES Members $5 Students & Military with ID $10 Reciprocal Groups $10 Non-Members $20 Cash Only

Bedlam

BEDLAM is an event that goes back to our roots – a straightforward Fetish Party without the trappings of themes or distractions, where play takes priority.

The name comes from our founder’s memory of fetish parties like this, the beauty of Dominance and submission that was misunderstood and even reviled by the vanilla world outside the doors.

Ultimately, however, the party is still in its nascent form and it will be up to you, our attendees, to make it what it will be.

~First Friday of every month (since December 2015)
~9pm – 3am
~18 y/o to attend
~$20 per person for everyone
~The venue does not sell or serve alcohol – they do however, sell and serve water, soft drinks, energy drinks & chocolate chip cookies for the littles 🙂

Address: 250 W 26th St (btw 7th & 8th Ave) Manhattan NY.

BEDLAM takes place in clean 5, 000 Sq Ft Dungeon with over 30 pieces of equipment including but not limited to:
-Prison Cells
-Suspended Cages
-Bondage Chairs
-Bondage Tables
-St. Andrew Crosses
-Spreader Bars
-Spanking Benches
-Suspension Frames
-Suspension Tripods
-3 Additional Suspension Tripods will be provided by our Resident Riggers & BEDLAM – with a total of 7 suspension points throughout the Dungeon.

Bedlam’s monthly resident players are specialized in:
-Rope Bondage Suspension
-Fire Play
-Needle Play
-Wax Play
-Impact Play
**Resident players are open to volunteers wanting to experience one or all of the above 🙂

Body Painter on premises 🙂

Ambiance provided by BEDLAM

Music provided by: DJ TwiZted BrotherZ

On Premises:
• Dungeon Monitor –as we promote Safe, Sane & Consensual Play
• Security – to make sure all guest feel safe from unwanted behavior
• BDSM Educator – to answer any questions the new & curious might have
• BEDLAM Ambassador – to welcome 1st time visitors while showing them around the Dungeon
• Founder/ Host – to make sure everything runs smoothly, while everyone is having fun 🙂

BEDLAM’s FAQ HERE

BEDLAM’s Location HERE

BEDLAM’s Volunteering HERE

Your Host & Problem Solver 😉
Master Vito

Bedlam

BEDLAM is an event that goes back to our roots – a straightforward Fetish Party without the trappings of themes or distractions, where play takes priority.

The name comes from our founder’s memory of fetish parties like this, the beauty of Dominance and submission that was misunderstood and even reviled by the vanilla world outside the doors.

Ultimately, however, the party is still in its nascent form and it will be up to you, our attendees, to make it what it will be.

~First Friday of every month (since December 2015)
~9pm – 3am
~18 y/o to attend
~$20 per person for everyone
~The venue does not sell or serve alcohol – they do however, sell and serve water, soft drinks, energy drinks & chocolate chip cookies for the littles 🙂

Address: 250 W 26th St (btw 7th & 8th Ave) Manhattan NY.

BEDLAM takes place in clean 5, 000 Sq Ft Dungeon with over 30 pieces of equipment including but not limited to:
-Prison Cells
-Suspended Cages
-Bondage Chairs
-Bondage Tables
-St. Andrew Crosses
-Spreader Bars
-Spanking Benches
-Suspension Frames
-Suspension Tripods
-3 Additional Suspension Tripods will be provided by our Resident Riggers & BEDLAM – with a total of 7 suspension points throughout the Dungeon.

Bedlam’s monthly resident players are specialized in:
-Rope Bondage Suspension
-Fire Play
-Needle Play
-Wax Play
-Impact Play
**Resident players are open to volunteers wanting to experience one or all of the above 🙂

Body Painter on premises 🙂

Ambiance provided by BEDLAM

Music provided by: DJ TwiZted BrotherZ

On Premises:
• Dungeon Monitor –as we promote Safe, Sane & Consensual Play
• Security – to make sure all guest feel safe from unwanted behavior
• BDSM Educator – to answer any questions the new & curious might have
• BEDLAM Ambassador – to welcome 1st time visitors while showing them around the Dungeon
• Founder/ Host – to make sure everything runs smoothly, while everyone is having fun 🙂

BEDLAM’s FAQ HERE

BEDLAM’s Location HERE

BEDLAM’s Volunteering HERE

Your Host & Problem Solver 😉
Master Vito