This year, Narcon (the Annual National Association of Rocketry Conference) will take place in Connecticut, well within striking distance for NYC rocketry people. I plan on attending, if at all possible. There are several really interesting talks planned for Saturday. The host club appears to be CATO 581: I often fly with this group, in addition to a New York rocketry club.
The highlight of the conference for me has to be the talk on Saturday about the Sugar Shot to Space project.