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NYC Multi-School Alumni Party

When:   January 20, 2010 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where:   La Pomme
37 West 26th Street
(between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
Cost:   $12 until 1/10, $15 after and at the door

YAAMNY is happy to partner with The Ivy Plus Society (TIPS) to bring you this exciting social event at La Pomme. Mix and mingle with lots of Ivy League alumni at this fabulous new club in Chelsea. La Pomme has been getting great reviews, so it's a fun way to kick-start 2010!!

To RSVP and purchase a ticket, please go to: http://www.ivyplussociety.org/nyc.html


YAAMNY Fela! on Broadway

When:   January 21, 2010 8:00pm
Where:   Eugene O'Neill Theatre
230 W 49th St
New York, NY 10019

The YAAMNY Arts & Entertainment committee cordially invites you to a showing of Fela! on Broadway. We only have 4 tickets available! Register now. First come, first served. Discounted tickets are $45 before January 15, $50 after. Register at http://yaamny-fela.eventbrite.com/.

FELA! on Broadway
Enter the extravagant, decadent, rebellious world of a legendary musician. A provocative hybrid of dance and Broadway musical, FELA! features the Afrobeat music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a book by Jim Lewis and the direction and choreography of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones.

His Passion Ignited a Generation.
His Music Fueled a Revolution.
His Legacy Inspires the World.

FELA! uses stirring Afrobeat music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), to tell the story of Kuti's controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Featuring many of Fela Kuti's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's visionary staging, FELA! is the most original new musical on Broadway. Come for the music. Come for the dancing. Come awaken your soul.

Special thanks to producer Stephen Hendel '73!


Yale and Princeton - Dinner for 12 (SOLD OUT)

When:   January 22, 2010 8:00pm-11:00pm
Where:   Les Halles
411 Park Avenue South
(between 28th and 29th streets)
Cost:   TBD

This event is sold out. If you are interested in organizing a future Small Group Dinner (at either a restaurant or a potluck in your apartment), please let me know via email: This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .

Do you want to meet new people, but are tired of loud, crowded bars where you can't hear anyone talk? Here's a chance to socialize with interesting people in a more cozy, intimate setting. Join 6 alumni from Yale and 6 from Princeton at Les Halles, a french brasserie on Park Avenue South, for a lovely dinner and good conversation.


PUBLIC SERVICE/SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE - Mock Interview Session to help Immigrants

When:   January 23, 2010 9:30am-12:30pm
Where:   1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, 44th Floor, NY NY 10005
Cost:   Free


UPWARDLY GLOBAL is a great organization that helps highly-skilled immigrants and refugees reclaim their careers here in the US. Often immigrants and refugees are exiled from the mainstream workforce. Upwardly Global helps them begin their job search, develop their talent and improve their lives and the lives of others. Come join other Yale Alumni to conduct MOCK INTERVIEW SESSIONS, which can help talented immigrant professionals overcome barriers to entering the American labor market. More info about this organization can be found at: http://www.upwardlyglobal.org/.

We are looking for 15 to 20 volunteers to work together in this worthy cause.

To volunteer, or for additional info, please contact Anne Nakaoka Moss at: This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .



When:   February 1, 2010 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where:   Yale Club New York
50 Vanderbilt
New York, NY
Cost:   $10

The kick-off event will take place at the Yale Club of New York. We are looking forward to another great turn out! There will a small cover charge of $10 this year, to help cover the costs of the room, etc. We would prefer to collect the charge at the door, if possible.

See official Feb Club website for more details and advance registration: www.febclubemeritus.com


Discussion & Reception with Zeke Vanderhoek '98, creator of The Equity Project Charter School

When:   February 2, 2010 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where:   NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Pless Hall Lounge (lobby)
82 Washington Square, East
New York, NY 10003
Cost:   Suggested donation: $10.00

Due to overwhelming response, this event has reached capacity.  Thanks to all who signed up, and we look forward to bringing more events like this in the future.

Join the Educational Programs Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York (YAAMNY) for a discussion and reception with Zeke Vanderhoek, Class of 1998, founder and principal of The Equity Project Charter School.

The Equity Project (TEP) is a charter school that opened in September 2009 located in Washington Heights, New York City. One of TEP's defining features is its teacher compensation - TEP teachers are paid a salary of $125,000 and can earn a significant annual bonus based on school-wide performance.

Mr. Vanderhoek began his educational career as a 6th and 8th grade teacher at I.S. 90, a public middle school in Washington Heights. He has a B.A. from Yale University and a Masters in Philosophy & Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. He was the founder of Manhattan GMAT, a national GMAT test-preparation company.

The discussion will be moderated by urban sociologist Dr. Pedro Noguera, professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU. Dr. Noguera is also the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the co-Director of the Institute for the study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS).

This will surely be a lively event on school reform that you do not want to miss. Click here to register: http://tepcharterschool.eventbrite.com.


Yale 80s-90s Small Group Dinner

When:   February 3, 2010 7:00pm
Where:   Fig & Olive, 808 Lexington Avenue between 62nd and 63rd.
Cost:   $48

Do you want to meet new people, but are tired of loud, crowded bars where you can't hear anyone talk? Here's a chance to socialize with interesting people in a more cozy, intimate setting.

For our second small group dinner, we are taking over all 16 spots at the beautiful communal table at Fig & Olive, a Michelin Guide recommended Mediterranean restaurant. A $48 prix fixe dinner (tax and tip included, drinks extra) will include an appetizer, entree and dessert. This dinner will be for folks from the classes of the 80's and 90's. Come join us!

Please RSVP at http://80s90sdinner.eventbrite.com/


YEI/ Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors in NYC/ YAAMNY: An Entrepreneurial Evening & Networking Event

When:   February 3, 2010 7:00pm-10:00pm
Where:   Haven, 244 East 51st St., between 2nd and 3rd (take the 6 subway to 51st)
Cost:   $10 donation

This month's event will get back to our traditional format -- instead of a speaker or panel, we'll get together to mingle, network, and share ideas at Haven, a relaxed (and unique!) Yale-esque cocktail lounge in Midtown. We've arranged a drink special, plus a selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres. A $10 donation will be asked for at the door to cover expenses.

RSVP HERE: http://meetup.com/yalenyc/calendar/12369005/


JOBNOB NYC Happy Hour Networking Event

When:   February 9, 2010 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where:   Public House NYC
140 E 41st Street
New York 10017
Cost:   Free

YAAMNY is excited to offer you this new "networking with start-ups" opportunity organized by JOBNOB:

Jobseekers need work. Startups are cash strapped. Mingle and find a solution!

Come "Jobnob" with cool new start ups and talented job seekers at this informal networking happy hour where you can find startup jobs. Be flexible on commitment and compensation - bootstrapped startups may be offering *alternative compensation: reduced rates, equity, internships, part time, etc. There will be alumni and entrepreneurs from many schools, including UPenn, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Rutgers, Yale SOM, and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Companies start pitching at 5pm.

Event is free, but please register here.

*Legal Disclaimer: Jobnob Happy Hour events and www.jobnob.com are for networking informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Please be sure to check with an employment attorney and abide by all federal, state and local laws.


YAAMNY After Hours at Museum 52 with Daphne Fitzpatrick

When:   February 9, 2010 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where:   Museum 52
4 East 2nd Street at Bowery
Cost:   $15; $20 after February 5

The YAAMNY Arts & Entertainment Committee in collaboration with Insider Expeditions presents After Hours at Museum 52 with Yale School of Art Faculty Daphne Fitzpatrick.

Join Yale School of Art Faculty Daphne Fitzpatrick for an intimate after-hours discussion and aperitif at Museum 52, a critically acclaimed contemporary art gallery on the Lower East Side. Fitzpatrick's work centers on the changing urban environment, as seen from the wandering vantage point of a dandy. In large sculptures, photographs, video and installation, she fuses a morning-after feeling with a keen sense of craft. Ms. Fitzpatrick attended the School of Visual Arts and the Whitney Studio Program. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Bellwether, New York and La Galleria at La MaMa, New York. Her work has been exhibited widely at venues including The Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle and the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She has written for publications including Artforum, and she is the recipient of grants from Art Matters and the Jerome Foundation.

Enjoy the work on display, and a lively discussion of Ms. Fitzpatrick's methods and motives. Early registration $15, or $20 after February 5. Space is limited, and we expect this exclusive, after-hours event to sell out. Register today at http://yaamny-fitzpatrick.eventbrite.com/.


FEB CLUB EMERITUS: Central Park Party

When:   February 9, 2010 7:00pm-10:00pm
Where:   The Arsenal
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Cost:   $10

Join us for a cocktail in a unique NYC space - Central Park's historic Arsenal, in front of the Zoo. The Arsenal, home to the Department of Parks & Recreation since 1934, was built in the 1850s to store munitions, and we trust that Feb Club will be the most explosive event in the building's history. Since the building is an office, we will start at 7pm and wrap up at 10pm to allow the dust to settle before morning.

To RSVP and purchase ticket, go to www.febclubemeritus.com


YAAMNY Arts Performers Round-Up Tryouts

When:   February 13, 2010 12:00pm
Where:   Pane e Vino Ristorante
174 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Heads up all you actors, singers, singer-songwriters, musicians, comics... in a word, performers out to make your mark in the Apple. In line with our mandate to bring creative arts folk together, YAAMNY Arts/Entertainment is planning a series of performance parties. We have secured the use of a large pleasant space in Brooklyn, complete with a piano, excellent PA system - and inexpensive food and drink, and will hold an organizational meeting and tryouts for our first Performers' Round-up on Saturday, February 13th. If you want to participate in the round-up, please join us on for this meeting and be ready to give us a sample of what you can do. Performers must limit themselves to 10-12 minutes.

The actual YAAMNY Arts Performers' Round-Up will be in April, details to be posted on the YAAMNY website soon. After the performance there will be time for informal networking. And you don't have to be on stage to come to the performance; just be ready to enjoy yourself and meet alumni/ae in all the arts, all ages, all stages of their careers.

Please notify me ASAP ( This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript ) if you will be joining us on February 13 for try-outs, and tell me what type of performer you are.


Reception for All Alumni with Poet Elizabeth Alexander '84 - FREE event

When:   February 23, 2010 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:   The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York
Cost:   FREE

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to invite you and your guest to a reception hosted by Jon Butler, Dean of the Graduate School, featuring a conversation on poetry with Elizabeth Alexander '84, Professor, African American Studies, American Studies and English.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar
Professor Alexander's talk will begin at 7:00

R.S.V.P. by February 18 to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript   or (203) 432-7730
Space is limited

Elizabeth Alexander ’84 BA was invited by President Barack Obama to compose and read a poem at his inauguration on January 20, 2009. She is the author of four books of poems, The Venus Hottentot (1990), Body of Life (1996), Antebellum Dream Book (2001), and American Sublime (2005, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), and a collection of essays on African American literature, painting, and popular culture, The Black Interior (2004). Professor Alexander is an inaugural recipient of the Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship for work that “contributes to improving race relations in American society and furthers the broad social goals of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954.” She earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania, and is now chair of the Yale Department of African American Studies.


Art Internships for Yale Students Wanted: POST HERE! Deadline 2/26/10

Yale Undergraduate Career Services (UCS) is seeking to develop an extensive database of exceptional summer internship opportunities offered by alumni and other professionals working in the arts industry through a new media project entitled Arts Notable Internships.

•    Promote your internship to Yale students
•    Help Yalies find great internships in the arts
•    Internships do not need to be Yale exclusive
•    Posting is simple

Post and send your internship opportunity using the Internship Posting Form.

UCS asks all potential employers to submit their internship information by February 26, 2010 as an effort to inform students of all internship opportunities before spring break.  Please contact Lori Ferrara, Internship Program Coordinator, at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript or by phone at 203.432.0800 for comments or questions.


FEB CLUB EMERITUS: Upper West Side Party

When:   February 26, 2010 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where:   Upper West Side....details to follow.
Cost:   $20

The UWS party was the first Feb Club Emeritus party!  Check out the Feb Club website for more details:




When:   February 28, 2010 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where:   Brooklyn...details will be available soon.
Cost:   $0

The Brooklyn party ends the month!  It will be fun, hip and happening.

Check the Feb Club website for more information:  www.febclubemeritus.com


Yale Day of Service

When:   May 15, 2010 9:00am
Where:   Various sites around NYC. Start and end times vary by project; some projects held on May 1 and May 22.

The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK is proud to partner with the Yale Club of New York City and the Association of Yale Alumni to sponsor the Second Annual YALE DAY OF SERVICE, on May 15, 2010 (or for certain specified events May 1, May 7, May 16 or May 22 - please click on the Day of Service link below for more details).

On this day, thousands of Yale Alumni, family members and friends will gather to volunteer for meaningful events and projects ranging from the labor intensive (sprucing up parks, planting gardens & painting) to the more intellectually stimulating (reading books to children, assisting with job applications & college applications and tutoring) throughout the New York City Area and around the globe.  During the first global Yale Day of Service (2009), we had the pleasure of helping over 500 Yale Alumni & their family & friends serve at approximately 20 sites throughout the area.

Among the possible activities are park clean-up activities, tutoring, planting gardens, teaching tennis, various walks and assisting with job and college applications. This year we have added more sites including additional child-friendly sites, we have a broader range of activities and have activities on various dates throughout the month of May to allow alumni to participate on the day that best suits them.  Our first event as part of this year's Day of Service, at the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, was very well attended with 26 volunteers and 50 children. Mayor Dinkins gave an inspirational introductory speech at this event.It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Click here to learn more and register for a Yale Day of Service site in your area.



Public Service/Social Justice Committee Meeting

When:   February 16, 2010 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where:   Ashiya Sushi, 167 1st Avenue (between 10th and 11th Streets)
Cost:   1/2 price sushi

PLEASE NOTE - DATE CHANGE due to inclement weather (NOW FEB 16)

We wish to invite you to the upcoming Public Service/ Social Justice Committee meeting to discuss many great opportunities for alum to engage in meaningful service projects and advancing social justice.

We are particularly interested in discussing and organizing a fundraiser for the children of Haiti. We ask all alumni to consider donating to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund (www.clintonbushhaitifund.org), Doctors without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org), the United Nations Children's Fund (www.unicefusa.org) or the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org).

The agenda is as follows:
1. Report on January Projects (soup kitchen and mock interview session)
2. Discussion of upcoming events -- considering Haiti Fundraiser
3. Selection of April Project
4. Update regarding Day of Service
5. Social Justice Project Update
6. Discussion of YAAMNY Charity Ball Fundraiser
7. Final Comments


YAAMNY Arts & Entertainment Commitee Meeting

When:   February 28, 2010 2:00pm
Where:   Cosi (21 St & Park)

The YAAMNY Arts & Entertainment Committee strives to provide a forum where alumni can enjoy, share in, and learn from leading practitioners in the world capital of fine and performing arts, and support alumni in the arts, through regular presentations and events that will offer opportunities for networking and performance. Whether you have won a Pulitzer and travel by limousine or are pushing cabs between auditions, come share your ideas and help create a resource to assist us all in our work.

All are welcome. Please RSVP to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .

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