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New Year’s Spirits with the SMPS-NY NJ Affiliate

January 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

New Year’s Spirits with the SMPS-NY NJ Affiliate

Get ready for games, crafting, and passing out on the coat pile!

With Zoom fatigue at an all-time high, the SMPS New York NJ Affiliate wants to kick off 2021 with a different type of virtual gathering. Let’s be honest, all the pots and pans in the world couldn’t push out the chaos of this past year, so we decided to ring in the new year with some pre-2020 nostalgia, instead. 

What’s more nostalgic than a good old fashioned house party? We’re talking 90’s teen movie style – red cups strewn across the floor, pong balls in the fish tank, someone sleeping in the bathtub type of blowout. We’re speaking metaphorically of course, but with a year like 2020, those visuals don’t sound that bad, right?

Join us on Wednesday, January 6th at 5:30 PM for our Annual January Spirits, Virtual House Party Addition. The nights festivities will consist of four activity rooms– partygoers will choose two different fun activities to virtually partake in! And like any good adult game night, don’t forget to bring your favorite cocktail! Check out the full activity room descriptions below!

2021 Marketing Vision Boarding

The past year left us scrambling to adapt in an ever-changing, unpredictable environment. Take control of 2021 by creating a digital vision board to help imagine and manifest what you hope to achieve in the new year (in your career or otherwise!). There are no branding guidelines to follow and no targeted personas to cater to – what you create is entirely up to you!

Marketing Obstacle Course

A surprise proposal, last-minute edits, an unresponsive subconsultant, a stalled rebrand… these are just some of the challenges that marketers within the A/E/C industry can experience on a day-to-day basis. If you’ve ever found yourself struggling through these crises or would like some insight into handling these tricky situations, join us in the Marketing Obstacle Course Room – we’ll be spinning the wheel of chance to determine our marketing task and its corresponding obstacles, and we’ll navigate and talk through solutions as a team!

New Year’s Trivia

What’s a house party without some party games? Kings, Cards Against Humanity, Beer Pong, and so on. A lot of these staple activities may be a little hard to execute virtually, so we’re going with the next best thing, trivia! 2020 has given us a lot of material for this, so buckle up! (Hint: Google Lifetime Movie Colonel Sanders, you will not be disappointed)

The Lost Items of 2020 Scavenger Hunt

Let’s start off the new year with some exercise! What better way to get the blood pumping than racing through the comfort of your own home for random items collected throughout 2020. From office supplies to leftover holiday decor, show and share via your camera to gain points. Find the most difficult items on the list and win the most points! Winning team gains bragging rights for being the best finders. 

2021 Spirits Charity Drive – Bridges Outreach, Summit NJ

This year we are highlighting Bridges Outreach in Summit, NJ, an organization that provides brown bag meals, toiletry kits, clothing, socks, and underwear to those in need living in Newark, Irvington, and New York City. Since COVID-19 has made in-person giving a bit difficult, we recommend making an online donation or buying something off of their Amazon wishlist. Click Here for more details!

Questions? Please contact Kimberly Graham kgraham@rscarchitects.com.


Spirits with SMPS-NY gatherings attract a mix of marketing and business development professionals from architecture, engineering, construction, and specialty consultant/vendor firms. Attendees include marketers who are new to the industry looking to make new contacts, as well as seasoned pros with constructive insight to share. The event is open to both members and non-members.

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January 6
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Virtual Meeting
NY United States



Registration is free

Who Should Attend

  • Administrative
  • Business Developer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Marketing Director
  • Partner/Principal
  • Vice President
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • President/CEO
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Design Firms
  • Owners
  • Human Relations/Human Resources