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Sapphic Literary Speed Dating at B&N Union Square

February 10 @ 7:00 pm

$5

The staff of GO is thrilled to reactivate our live events calendar and weekly party roundups as we continue to serve our community by presenting the best in arts, entertainment, and nightlife event listings for our readers. However, especially given the Omicron variant, we adamantly recommend that all who consider venturing out to any public event continue to intelligently and carefully assess any risks involved in attending such events. GO recommends regularly checking CDC guidelines and updates regarding Covid-19 and strongly encourages our readers to vet any venue or event’s Covid-19 protocols before attending. There is nothing we care more about than the safety and health of our beautiful community members and the safety and health of their friends and loved ones. Please join us by continuing to do your part in stopping the spread of this virus.

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**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CHANGING COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS**

Join Barnes & Noble – Union Square on February 10th, 2023, for our first Sapphic Literary Speed Dating event! We’ll provide fun book-themed conversation starters, so come ready to discuss your favorite reads, make some friends, and maybe find that special person.

This event is open to all sapphic people. It is a trans and nonbinary -welcoming space, and intolerance will not be permitted. No men, please.

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**Due to Covid-19, masks are highly recommended.**

To make this event safe and enjoyable for all attendees, please read the below guidelines ahead of buying a ticket, so you know what to expect on the day. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no access to the event for non-ticketholders.

  • Barnes & Noble reserves the right to make new rules and orders in its sole discretion with regard to COVID-19 at any time and any person not abiding by the Barnes & Noble directives will be refused entrance or directed to leave the premises.

TICKETING INFORMATION

  • $5 Gift Card Admission – $5.00 (Admission + one $5 B&N Gift Card): **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
    • One $5 B&N Gift Card.
    • Admission to the event space.
  • Due to Covid-19, masks are highly recommended.
  • Due to health and safety and space limitations, those without a ticket will not be permitted into the event space.
  • Please arrive by 7 PM in order to secure your spot in the event space. Late arrivals may have to wait to join the fun.

GUIDELINES

  • Ticket holders will be admitted into the event beginning at 6:30 PM the day of the event. Please have a copy of your ticket available (either printed out or on your phone) for check in.
  • Attendees will have 5 minutes to chat with someone before hosts signal to switch. This will allow for approximately 12 dates per person. There will be a brief amount of time for attendees to mingle, too.
  • You will be notified via email about any potential matches by a representative from Barnes & Noble Union Square 5-7 days following the event. If you do match with someone, we will share your email address with them.
  • In order to attend this event, ticket holders should:
    • Have not had any contact in the last 14 days with a confirmed COVID- 19 patient.
    • Not be subject to a quarantine order.
    • Not traveled in the past 14 days to any state or country that New York has designated as an area requiring isolation upon returning to the state.
    • At the time of the event, have not experienced in the last 72 hours any body temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or any new symptoms associated with COVID-19. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and/or diarrhea..
  • Due to health and safety and space limitations, those without a ticket will not be permitted into the event space.
  • All event guidelines are subject to change.
  • If you have any additional questions, please call the store directly at: 212-253-0810.

Please note that Eventbrite is the only authorized dealer for this event. Each person must have a ticket to enter.