Small Groups

To join a SEA Small Group activity, you must be a SEA member. SEA is always looking for new group ideas and leaders (SEA members) for these groups. Please contact with your suggestions or questions. 

Architecture Study Group


This is an inquisitive and informal group who meet at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month. Each group member commits, alone or with another member, to research and lead at least one walk per year. The group focuses on Shanghai architecture/history/culture and does so in the context of interpretive walks lasting about two hours and ending with a casual lunch. No architecture degree or background is required, just a strong interest in Shanghai architecture combined with a love of walking. For more information please contact us at



International Women's Choir

The International Women's Choir meets at a member's home in Lakeville Xintiandi, every Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. This is a "no-audition required," fun group. Conductors, instrumentalists, and piano players are welcome too. Meet new friends while enjoying singing. For more information please contact us at


Leisure Biking


This group of bikers meets on a weekly basis - join the WeChat group for specific dates. We have new routes each week around the Puxi and Pudong areas. Guide and bike rentals are available. For more information please contact us at


The Puxi group meets every Friday from 10am to 1pm. The group is very social and sometimes has lunch together afterwards! Beginners are welcome! For more information contact us at


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Monday Book Club

If you are a book lover and enjoy an intellectual discussion about what you've read, this is the group for you! The book club meets monthly on the third Monday of each month at 11 AM, September through June. Location will be announced one week in advance. We meet at restaurants or coffee shops and share the responsibility of leading the discussion. For more information please contact us at

Knit, Crochet, and Natter

This informal group will meet weekly on Thursdays at a member's home. We welcome all skill levels and all fiber crafts, such as crochet, knit, tat, and embroidery. Everyone will bring their own project and supplies. We will exchange ideas, techniques, and socialize. Please contact to request to be added to this WeChat group where you will learn more. 

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