I wanted to mention this before I forget. The Pandora meet-up was held at a really cool place that I'd never heard of - the Housing Works Used Book Cafe. The Used Book Cafe is a completely volunteer book store that sells only donated books. The end point is "100% of profits go to Housing Works, which is a non-profit organization that provides housing, health care, job training, advocacy, and more to homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS." If you're looking for a way to help out the a good cause beyond just cutting a check, you can donate books or donate time directly at the book store. It's also great place to hold an event, as the Pandora meet-up proved, with a coffee shop, open area, and a good sound system.
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