New York


Why CryptoParty?

Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. Governments and companies don't want to respect that so we become active ourselves.

What is a CryptoParty?

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but especially ​those without prior knowledge, who haven't yet attended one.

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.

To try the programs and apps at the CryptoParty bring your laptop or smartphone.

Upcoming Events

15 July 2017 - CryptoParty Queens at Q.E.D.



  • How to purchase/use a VPN.
  • What is end2end encryption?
  • How to purchase Bitcoins.
  • What is the TOR Network?
  • Tails - what is it?
  • Signal - why should I use it?

11 Jun 2017 - CryptoParty Queens at Woodbine



  • Two-factor authentication
  • Blocking ad tracking with Privacy Badger
  • Secure communication with Signal

10 May 2017 - CryptoParty at BPL Brooklyn Heights



  • First-step security
  • Secure communication with Signal

22 Apr 2017 - CryptoParty at NYC Resistor



  • First-step security
  • How to pick a VPN
  • Tor
  • Other stuff!

26 Apr 2017 - CryptoHarlem at Harlem Business Alliance (HBA)


  • Location:, 275 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY]
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2016
  • More: TBA


  • TBA

Guest Speakers

  • Matt Mitchell

OLD: Help Desk Sessions

Have questions about digital security? Volunteers from CryptoParty NYC will be hosting office hours to advise visitors to help answer those questions and provide recommendations on what to do to protect your online privacy. These are smaller sessions than the main CryptoParty events and scheduled on weekends.

12/11 1PM - 3PM:

12/18 1PM - 3PM:

16 Mar 2017 - CryptoParty at SVA Library



  • First-step security
  • Cybersecurity for direct action and activism

23 Feb 2017 - CryptoHarlem at Harlem Business Alliance (HBA)

CRYPTOHARLEM: Secure Operating Systems subgraph, qubes os, tails A surveillance clinic in Harlem hosted by @geminiimatt

When: 2/23 6PM-9PM

Where: @ Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) 275 Malcom X Blvd.

Info: What if you could get a free secure computer to use at sensitive times or when handling sensitive data? We will be giving them out… In the form of information you can use to put a secure operating system on an 8GB USB. You connect the USB and reboot your machine into the secure operating system and you are ready to go. We will be learning about SUBGRAPH OS, QUBES OS, & TAILS OS

More info:


Tails OS Qubes OS Subgraph OS

12 Feb 2017 - UNDO - CryptoParty at Union Docs



  • All kinds of stuff!
  • More stuff!

23 Jan 2017 - CryptoParty with the Society of Environmental Journalists



  • Secure communications for Journalists
  • More!



Past Events

Past events have a separate page: NYC past events