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Welcome to Conscious Cocktails Gatherings intellectual salons

About Us

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Who we are and what we do:

Hope to see you soon. Be curious!

Here’s What We’re Up To Now:

Conscious Cocktails Gatherings are enlightening, engaging, and inspiring intellectual salons for women. Each get-together is a thoughtfully curated, intimate, spirited multi-sensory experience incorporating music, literature, and art  to immerse you in the subject at hand. 


No required reading, just be curious and open! We’re intellectual, but we’re relaxed.


Our evenings will nurture your mind and spirit while you connect and share with others - IRL. Signature cocktails and mocktails round out the experience quite nicely, we think!


Conversations are designed around interesting, open-ended questions to spark ideas. And women who are experts in the topics gently moderate each discussion, to ensure that the dialogue stays on course, that everyone is heard, and to add valuable input throughout.


As for the rest of us amateurs? Conscious Cocktails Gatherings is founded firmly on the belief that everyone’s life experience is significant, and everyone is worthy of contributing to the conversation. And we’re committed to bringing diverse perspectives to the table.


We aim to limit our gatherings to small groups of women who, for a few hours, come together for a shared purpose; we’ll schedule additional sessions on a topic as appropriate. Evenings will also allow some time to chat with others over a cocktail or mocktail, and process the experience while you listen to the evening’s soundtrack.


Upcoming planned events will be posted below, and on FB & IG. We’re also happy to curate a custom Gathering for you and your friends.


Come gather with us!

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Here’s What We’re Up To Now:

Hope to see you soon. Be curious!

Here’s What We’re Up To Now:

Due to the current need for social distancing, we’re holding off on scheduling any upcoming Gatherings. We can’t wait to do more—we have so much to share! 


Instead, Rachel Arturi Pruzan, Conscious Cocktails Gatherings’ founder, is busy writing musings and stories about her life in quarantine. Check out the “Corona Chronicles”  by hitting the button below.


Past Gathering topics have included healing through the arts and mentorship, racial justice and allyship, the mental load of motherhood, fashion and feminism through the decades, female sexuality, humanity and AI, and more...

Follow/like us on FB/IG or contact us so you don’t miss out on future Gatherings.

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Hope to see you soon. Be curious!

Hope to see you soon. Be curious!

Hope to see you soon. Be curious!

Side effects may include: growth, connection, and stimulating adult conversation. 


All artwork on this site is by Cheryl Rebele Rosen, all rights reserved. 

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17 Park Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040

(917) 626-4100