convivial kən-ˈviv-yəl , -ˈvi-vē-əl adjective
: occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
The word convivial has appeared in 41 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Aug. 6 in “The New Yorkers Are Coming. Can Springsteen’s Jersey Shore Survive?” by Devorah Lev-Tov:
For many like Mr. Miller, it’s the convivial, laid back atmosphere that makes the New Jersey beach experience preferable to that of, say, the East End.
“I feel like in the Hamptons, you’re either at a pool party or you’re sort of secluded, but on the Jersey Shore, you have the boardwalks,” Mr. Miller said. “So everybody comes to the boardwalk at night to go to the restaurants and shops and hear music; everyone’s convening together.”