My name is Ben Rosset, I'm a DC-based designer, and the author of an upcoming release by Nevermore Games. (www.nevermoregames.com)
I'll be in New York City having a general gaming / playtest night on Saturday, May 5th, at a friend's apartment in Manhattan at about 7:30pm. I'd love to meet any designers in the area. We'll be playing published games, as well as testing a couple of prototypes for new games we are working on. You can also bring a game you are working on, though I can't promise it will get on the table.
Let me know if you are interested in joining us and I can share the details.
P.S. My game is not on their website yet, in case you look for it. Its tentatively called The Market, although the final title will likely change. Its an Economic set collecting card and board game with a unique supply and demand market mechanism. Follow me or Nevermore Games on Twitter for updates.