The third #NYCSciTweetUp was a huge success! Thanks to all who came out to The Peculier Pub. It was a pleasure seeing so many new faces mingling with familiar ones!

What is the tweetup, you ask? It's an informal monthly (or so) gathering for the science community in New York City. As Story Collider's Ben Lillie remarked, "It's a world where hip science people get together to drink and party."

The #NYCSciTweetUp is open to anyone with an interest in science, science communication, science education, science writing, blogging, online social networks and science journalism. Seriously. If you are a science/health/environmental writer, journalist, blogger, tweeter, teacher, student, researcher, communicator, observer, or fan you're more than welcome to join us. The event—or TweetUp if you will—began as a means of connecting the online science community offline, which is why it bears a hashtag in its name.

If you're interested in learning more, Bora Zivkovic wrote a handy short FAQ-type post titled, What Is: #NYCSciTweetUp.

If you missed it, never fear. There will be another one at the end of September. To stay informed about upcoming events and to remain connected to the #NYCSciTweetUp community, you can:

And finally, if you're affiliated with a NYC bar (or would like to recommend one) in the West Village interested in hosting a group of savvy, smart folks for an evening of science and beer, please drop me a line via the contact link above.

Image credit originally courtesy of Courtney Lewis, with many thanks.