The East River Community (ERC) is a federation of land holding and artistic groups located on the Sansara continent in Second Life, centered around the Free Town of Helvellyn. It was originally founded in 2006 as a sailing friendly community with the MBYC Community Land Trust group. Sailing activities are still part of the community charter.

Our intent is to create an open, collaborative, convivial space where we can grow our personal projects and form new relationships, friendships, partnerships, and organizations. The community encourages residents and non residents to collaborate and be involved. The community offers its resources to anyone willing to start business and cultural initiatives.

Our intent is to also enhance the Second Life Mainland experience by demonstrating that an attractive residential and commercial environment can be created purely through resident action. Additionally, the beach and recreational areas have been equipped with a variety of free-access zero-cost boating and water activities, that provide a rich new user destination.

The ERC offers to its residents and visitors art galleries, a cafe, public venues, nice scenery, a vast area to explore, shopping and residential areas, music concerts, nautical and community events, a safe harbor for Mainland cruises.

Our aims are:

  • sponsoring arts and cultural activities
  • establishing partnerships with relevant Second Life cultural organizations
  • providing a balanced, coherent and aesthetically pleasing environment.
  • promoting sailing activities

We believe in freedom, respect and solidarity.

We are a community!

If you are a resident of Second Life click here to visit the East River Community in Second Life