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Happy Mid-Summer!

Cool off over drinks at a rooftop party with fellow Yalies and MIT and Penn alum.  Or, if art is your pleasure, join us for the amazing LUSH LIFE exhibition recently featured in the NY Times, a museum tour of the best Hispanic collection outside of Iberia, an art crawl through 20 galleries, or a unique creative volunteer opportunity -- all in the next two weeks!   Keep up on these and other events on Twitter, where you can find us under YAAMNY.

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LUSH LIFE Art Tour with Art Advisor Jennifer Weissbach

When:   July 17, 2010 1:45pm-4:45pm
Where:   Lower East Side and Chinatown Galleries
Cost:   $35

YAAMNY is excited to bring you an amazing opportunity.  LUSH LIFE is a new, exciting exhibition creating a lot of buzz in the art community, and was recently featured in the NY Times. Curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, LUSH LIFE takes place at nine Lower East Side galleries and adopts Richard Price's 2008 novel to title and organize the exhibition. For more information and to register, click here.  


YAAMNY Artlog Lower East Side Crawl

When:   July 22, 2010 6:30pm
Where:   Lehmann Maupin Gallery
201 Chrystie Street, NYC

Meet other art lovers including other young professionals from Yale, PENN & Columbia at the Artlog Lower East Side Art Crawl. Yale alumni get a special art crawl reception from 6:30-7:30pm where they can enjoy free drinks and meet one another before visiting over 20 galleries and the New Museum.  Tickets are limited, so register now!


YAAMNY Party with Penn and MIT Alumni

When:   July 22, 2010 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where:   Highbar
251 West 48th Street
Cost:   Free

YAAMNY has partnered with Penn and MIT to bring you this summertime alumni party. We'll meet on the rooftop of Highbar at 251 West 48th Street to enjoy beautiful views, delicious cocktails and good conversation. This event is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and meet new NYC people. The event is free, but please click here to register.


YAAMNY: A Visit to the Hispanic Society of America

When:   July 24, 2010 11:00am-12:00pm
Where:   Hispanic Society of America, 613 W 155th St
Cost:   Early $7; Regular $10

Join the Educational Programs Committee and the Arts & Entertainment Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York (YAAMNY) for an intimate guided tour of the Hispanic Society of America.  The art and artifacts collections at this free museum are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside the Iberian Peninsula.  The available number of tickets is strictly limited.  Register here today! 


Volunteer Opportunity at Summer Institute of the Arts

When:   July 26-August 6, 2010
Where:   MS 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology

The Summer Institute for the Arts (SIA) offers a unique community service opportunity for Yale alumni to work with students in the Arts. We need volunteers to mentor, provide and/or assist with creative workshops, and facilitate field trips/ chaperone middle school students who would otherwise not have the opportunity.  This program is co-sponsored by the Yale Black Alumni Association and YAAMNY.


POSTPONED!! Crafting Your Personal Narrative

When:   August 3, 2010 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:   Office of: Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP
437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Cost:   $30 before 7/23, $40 afterwards

YAAMNY is pleased to partner with Sasha Grinshpun (BR96), executive coach and career architect, to bring you this unique personal branding workshop. How do you describe what makes you unique and compelling? Learn to use personal narrative to stand out in the crowd whether it's with prospective employers, prospects, customers, associates, or donors.


YAAMNY: Volunteer with TASC College & Career Fair

When:   August 6, 2010 10:00am-2:00pm
Where:   NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
Cost:   N/A

Want to inspire a young person, serve as a role model and have fun?  YAAMNY is partnering with The After-School Corporation (TASC) for this week's College & Career Fair, which will be attended by hundreds of high school students.  Volunteer for a couple of hours -- review resumes, do mock interviews, and serve on career panels -- and make a difference in a young person's life.  


NYC-based Yale Alumni Trip to Costa Rica, August 21-29

When:   August 21-29, 2010
Where:   Costa Rica, including Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Manuel Antonio National Park
Cost:   600+

Join NYC-area Yale alumni for an adventure trip to Costa Rica on August 21-29! Enjoy 8 days of kayaking, biking, zip lining, caving, volcano hikes, hot springs, pristine beaches and more! All alumni (from Yale College as well as the graduate/professional schools), family and friends are welcome to join.  For full trip details and registration directions, click here.


YAAMNY Arts Committee Meeting

When:   July 18, 2010 2:00pm
Where:   Cosi (21 St & Park)

The YAAMNY Arts Committee provides a forum where alumni can learn from leading practitioners in the world capital of fine and performing arts and support those in the entertainment industry. 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.  Please RSVP to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .


YAAMNY Board of Directors & Committee Chairpersons

My Luu President | Rosa Balestrino Secretary | Tracey Ober Treasurer | Anna Maslakovic Alumni Outreach | Sibile Morency Arts & Entertainment | Audrey Leibovich - Pam Weinstock Career Networking & Social Activities | Lisa Lee - Anne Nakaoka Moss  Development | Chad Berkowitz  Educational Programs | Stephen Scher Graduate & Professional Schools Alumni Relations | Andrew Burgie - Jeremy Leeds - Karin Weiner Public Service & Social Justice

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Thanks for your interest in YAAMNY. Join us at an event soon!

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