Get on wait list for this tea time


Sunday, Aug 25

3 – 5pm

Park Slope (Address Sent Via Email Two Days Before)
New York City

Aug 25

3 – 5pm
Park Slope (Address Sent Via Email Two Days Before)


What is Tea Time, exactly?


Tea Time is where five-ish strangers sit at a cafe with a Host to have a two hour conversation. It's not about anything in particular.

You're meant to know pretty much nothing about the people that come, aside from the fact that they all signed up for this — just like you. It's self-selecting in that sense.

However, it may bring you comfort to know a little something about your Host. If so, just keep reading

Meet your Host, Benny.

(It'll be helpful to know what they look like when you're looking for a group of confused strangers at the cafe.)

New York City can seem like a big, intimidating and lonely place.

It can be easy to get caught up in ourselves, our busy schedules and our habits and we can forget about the strangers we pass on a daily basis.

This city is incredible for many reasons but ultimately I think it’s amazing because of the 8.4 million people that call this place home.

So join me and let's escape the chaos, the cab horns, the iCal that runs our lives and let's return to the basics.

Let’s lose (and find) ourselves in good conversation with interesting, diverse people and make this city a little more of a family.


I find that we often find ourselves wondering how to connect with people who may not be in our direct social circles.

Sometimes we want to try and meet someone "different" or just someone new.

Tea time brings people who may not have crossed paths or may have crossed paths but not have taken the time to notice each other, together.

We connect people from across all the boroughs and across all walks of life to share their ideas and stories while connecting in a new and exciting way.

I love how tea time starts “unlikely" friendships, makes us think and reflect and offers us an opportunity to appreciate how amazing New Yorkers (from the veterans to the noobs) truly are.

What's your story?

After a childhood of mysterious journeys through the realms of reality and fantasy and having acquired a plethora of half-baked alter egos, I still don't really know where I'm from and come with a load of weird and hopefully interesting stories about my past that will hopefully keep you entertained.

I’m interested in a bunch of things including tech, development, music and cooking. I'm a sucker for indie films. Mint-flavoured water fuels me on a daily basis. And I still have my collection of teddy bears from my younger years.

Saying goodbye is hard.

What might we talk about?

You (duh!), food (cooking and eating), dreaming big dreams, female rap, being clumsy, music in general (especially anything alt or electronic), making dreams happen, social entrepreneurship, India, Madagascar, travels, "Who am I?", event planning, DJing, being a "third culture kid", learning to cook, Europe, Mali, Vietnam, tech, family, international development, the music industry, marketing/advertising, grandparents, skiing, bridging barriers, polo, Childish Gambino, horses, films, how is the world changing and how are we a part of that change, chinotto, polar bear hats, Princeton, outdoorsy stuff, parties, watersports, bucket lists, what did you wanna be as a little kid?, New York City, #swag (clothing), international news, “home”, what motivates you?, connecting people, love, mixology, speakeasies, design, the arts, photography, finding relaxation and purpose and being human. Pretty much absolutely anything.

“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” ― E.B. White