We are thrilled to announce the unpausing of several monthly live/outdoor dens with the ongoing vaccine rollout, city reopenings, and indoor/outdoor requirements. However, the majority of our partner located live/indoor dens remain on pause or are open with limited guest services. We continue to monitor their status while hosting virtual dens and exploring new collaborations (details in below Monthly Den Schedule).
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132 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, in Chelsea
First Friday each month, 12:00pm-2:00pm
*Due to COVID-19 and City Relief offering outdoor social services only, April 2020 through 2021 dens will
remain on pause or until indoor events are safe to hold.
296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001, in Chelsea
Second Wednesday each month, 10:30am-12:30pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen offering outdoor boxed meal distribution only, March
2020 through 2021 dens will remain on pause or until indoor events are safe to hold.
209 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, in Chelsea
Last Wednesday each month, 1:00pm-2:00pm (Virtual/Public/10 Guests)
**Due to COVID-19 and New York Public Library closing all locations in March 2020 and offering
mobile/online services, monthly virtual den will take place from February 2021 on. Register here.
The November den will take place on November 17th, Third Wednesday, 12:00pm-1:00pm due to
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012, in Soho
Last Saturday each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Housing Works' Bookstore is open with limited services and Cafe remains closed,
March 2020 through 2021 dens will remain on pause or until indoor events are safe to hold
1575 Newton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113, in the East Village
Second Saturday each month, 9:45am-11:45am, live/outdoor den resumed in June 2021.
320 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101, in Bankers Hill
Last Sunday each month, 1:30pm-3:30pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Ladle Fellowship providing outdoor boxed meal distribution only, March 2020
through 2021 dens will remain on pause or until indoor events are safe to hold.
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, in Downtown
Second Tuesday each month, 12:00pm-1:00pm (Virtual)/Public/10 Guests)
*Due to COVID-19 and San Diego Public Library offering guests limited indoor services/paused events,
1830 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, in Downtown
Third Thursday each month, 9:30am-10:30am (Virtual/Private/1 Volunteer)
*Due to COVID-19 and Mary's Place Women's Day Center offering limited indoor partner/volunteer
programs, virtual dens will be held July 2020 through December 2021. View event/volunteer details here.
318 2nd Avenue, Extension South, Seattle, WA, 98104, in Downtown
Last Monday each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm
*Due to COVID-19 and Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Men's Shelter temporarily pausing all live guest
programs, March 2020 through 2021 dens will remain on pause or until indoor events are safe to hold.
1750 152nd Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98007, in Overlake
First Wednesday each month, 1:00pm-2:00pm, live/outdoor den launched in June 2021.