Every other month there is a 2 day fun filled meetup for the transgender and crossdressing community. I was thankful, and lucky to attend an event they had in August. Starting on a Friday evening, gals from all over the east coast converge on New Hope PA. It is pretty much 2 days of parties, shopping, dancing, restaurants, a red carpet event, and did I mention fun ? Friday it kicks off with a meet and greet which takes place inside the Roadway Inn in New Hope PA. ( See the hotel HERE ) and is followed up by a quick trip up the street for some late night dancing at The Raven ( See it HERE ). I will explain more, and give a full rundown of the event, what goes on and more details in a minute, but our story didn't start of Friday at the meet and greet, but we got the party started a night early, and were in town ready to go on Thursday !
So Thursday night we got into town and headed out into town for drinks at a place called Havana (See it HERE ) . This spot became our go- to for most of this weekend. With the weather being absolutely perfect, the outdoor deck over looking main street was the perfect place to people watch and be seen. That is the thing about New Hope PA, it is an extremely open and welcoming town, rainbow flags hang everywhere, the entire town is a safe place to hang so if your a newbie looking to venture out, a Raven weekend is a great first timer spot.
We hung around had some drinks and partied with some of the local girls from the area who were extremely friendly and ultra supportive . This was the most POPPING place in town on Thursday.
Friday, and all weekend the weather was beautiful, so around noon we headed over to The Raven pool, they have a wonderful pool area with a cabana bar, and serve food and drinks all day. We made sure to get there early because we knew all the lounge chairs would be taken up quickly.
The drinks in the cabana bar are amaze balls, perfect for summer lounging at the pool.
After a day of fun & sun at the pool we decided to head into town again to go bar hopping, and guess where we eventually wound up again ?
Yea...we wound up back at Havana's again...this time we shared some apps and had a few drinks .
So we were having so much fun we pretty much MISSED the actual meet and greet party. Friday night, as I stated earlier Friday night is the kick off event for the weekend at the Roadway Inn in New Hope , we JUST caught the very end of this event, but it was loaded with some surprises, because there was alot of gals in town who I did not expect to see ! We got there just in time for the group photo , they were taking this shot as we were pulling up fashionably late as usual LOL
After the meet & greet, the gals all head over to The Raven for some late night dancing.
Saturday was another big day and we started it as usual with a day at the pool.
In The Afternoon We All Packed In My Friends Jeep And Took A Cruise Around Town With The Top Down !
Saturday evening there is a Red Carpet event at the Cub Room ( See it HERE ) and guess what ?? We missed that too LOL... I have been to a few of the Cub Room Red Carpet events, and they ARE great, however its SUMMER and it was way too nice out to stop having fun to hang out inside. However I WILL tell you about the Red Carpet event and share some of my friends pictures who did attend. Around 5.30 the gals all get together to show off their best dresses, everyone dresses to the nines, in fancy heels, jewelry and handbags, share a drink together and snap pictures on the Red Carpet...it is alot of fun seeing every ones best dress at this event. Here are some pics....
My friend Traci...
Look who snuck in after the event was over and snapped a picture on the Red Carpet LOL....yea I was under dressed for that event LOL
After sneaking in for a pic on the carpet when the cub room was empty we rounded up some gals and headed into town again to go out for dinner . We went to a place called Vila Vito, which I highly recommend you DONT go too LOL...yea...it was pretty bad, not Olive Garden bad, but pretty close LOL....
Of coarse I never took any pictures come Saturday night during the big event at Raven, I was too busy having Fun, but basically all the gals meet up after dinner back at the Raven for a night of dancing . It is the final big bash, which goes until the lights go on, then the after parties go till the sun comes up. Maybe its good I have no pictures of this part LOL...XOXO
The Raven events are always fun though, and are a great 2 day getaway if you can make it. If you would like more information on the event, your best bet is to join the group on the website meetup.com you can find it RIGHT HERE. They also have a facebook group HERE. And if you would like a full rundown of the actual events, times, hotels, and other info HERE.
But WAIT....our weekend diddnt end !!! We stayed on Sunday too ! On Sundays at Raven they host a Tea Dance Pool Party, although not connected to the weekend Transgender event, we decided to stick around and avoid the city traffic and spent the day once again lounging by the pool and we attended the dance later in the afternoon which included a DJ playing really fun 80's music .
Then you guessed it...we topped off our evening by heading back to Havana's AGAIN to top our evening off right.
This was a really fun summer getaway. The town of New Hope is one the most trans friendly towns around, and the weekend events thrown by the Mid Atlantic Transperience Community are always a blast, if you are a newbie looking for a first time out in public experience, i recommend trying one of these weekends. .. For more information on upcoming and past crossdressing and transgender events CLICK HERE