I just recently discovered this group. It is a cross between a networking event and a hang out for freelancers to socialize. The meeting was held in a conference room in a shared work space, similar to We Work. The place had a very funky, artistic vibe to it. This was also reflected in the people who attended. It was a creative dominated meeting. Copywriters, graphic designers, marketing and branding experts and not one financial analyst in sight.
The speaker was a veteran of the marketing game for over 30 years, having worked for some of the biggest agencies before striking out on her own. She gave a great presentation on the differences between sales and marketing and was very giving of her, time, knowledge, and experience. I learn a great deal!
This group is a small one, but growing. I would definitely recommend checking them out if you are near the Brooklyn area and go stir crazy from working alone. They are a very supportive and fun group.
And getting out, even if it’s for a few hours, is important for all freelances (myself included).