NYC has a huge Burning Man community, and however you like to burn, there's others to meet and connect to.
Email: We have regional mailing lists which can help keep you informed
Social Media: There are social media groups focused on NYC Event
We have a weekly happy hour (every wednesday, no matter what!) that has programming discussing various features and can be a great place to ask questions to a variety of experienced burners.
There are many events around the city that burners are doing year round; you should see them posted on the channels above.