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April 2005 YAAMNY Newsletter

The Rude Mechanicals Annual Gala Benefit

When:   April 7, 2005 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where:   Tribeca Film Center (formerly the Screening Room)
Cost:   $50
The Rude Mechanicals Theater Company Annual Gala will have lots of bands and specials guests as well as an awesome silent auction and open bar. Don't miss this fun party!

New York Cares Spring Volunteer Day

When:   April 16, 2005 9:00am-2:00pm
Where:   Volunteer Site TBD
Join the Yale Alumni team for New York Cares Spring Volunteer Day. This is a great day to get out and do community service and get to see fellow alumni. To sign up for the Yale team, visit the and click on Hand On New York Day ...

Cabaret Night with Aasif Mandvi

When:   April 20, 2005 7:00pm
Where:   The Yale Club of NYC
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
across the street from Grand Central, between 44th and 45th Streets
Cost:   $10 cash per person, with a one drink minimum (cash bar available)
Aasif Mandvi presents a hilarious one-man show, a collection of pieces that tackles thirty years, three continents, American cowboys, Islam, girls, British boarding schools, and…the eternal quest to become the Fonz! Mr. Mandvi won the Obie Award for his critically acclaimed one-man show "Sakina’s Restaurant." His other New York ...

The Quartet for the End of Time: A New York Philomusica Discovery

When:   May 12, 2005 8:00pm-10:00pm
Where:   Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Cost:   Tickets $35, $30 seniors, $17.50 students
New York Philomusica Chamber Ensemble concludes its 33rd season with Olivier Messiaen's masterpiece, the Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time), and Beethoven's last and greatest piano trio, Piano Trio No. 6 in B-flat, Opus 97, “Archduke” . With pianist Rieko Aizawa and special guest artist, ...

It's My Park! Day

When:   May 14, 2005 10:00am-3:00pm
Where:   Over 150 parks throughout NYC!
You can get involved in planting, painting restoration and clean up projects and enjoy free events in a neighborhood park near you! Organized by Partnerships for Parks, It's My Park! Day brings thousands of volunteers to more than 150 sites in all five boroughs. New Yorkers come together to care ...

"Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America" Book Reading

When:   May 16, 2005 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where:   BARNES & NOBLE at 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street.
MARK OPPENHEIMER JE'96 PhD'03 will read from his new book, "Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America," the true tale of his voyages across America attending bar and bat mitzvahs and interviewing all the participants—from New York to rural Louisiana to the dep reaches of ...

World Premiere concert

When:   May 20, 2005 8:00pm-10:00pm
Where:   Alice Tully Hall, New York, New York
Concert by soprano Jama Jandrokovic, featuring The world premiere of "Five Lovers" by American composers Lori Laitman (Yale '75), Luna Pearl Woolf and 2004 Pulitzer Prize recipient for music, Paul Moravec. (pianist Andrew Rosenblum, Yale '08, will be accompanying Ms. Jandrokovic) For more information, please visit

Dwight Hall at Yale On-line Auction

Get really great deals on vacation get-aways, art, tours, sports events, and much more and give to a great cause! Visit the Dwight Hall at Yale on-line auction now: If you are going to be in the New Haven area - Come to the Dwight Hall Reception and Live Silent Auction on Thursday, April 21st ...

Yale Records Top Academic Progress Rate

Yale recorded the highest academic progress rate (APR) out of 326 Division I schools in data recently released by the NCAA. The APR, a numerical representation of whether a school's athletes remain at the school and stay academically eligible until graduation, is part of a new program designed to hold college athletics to a higher academic standard. Yale's score of ...

Yale Looking for Next Handsome Dan

The Yale Athletic Department is looking for the next bulldog to assume the role of mascot as Handsome Dan XVI. Yale, still mourning the passing of Dan XV, a.k.a. Louis, this winter, has decided to comb New England in search of his successor. Bulldogs interested in becoming the next Handsome Dan should have their owners submit an essay ...


It pays to root for the hometeam - here's the word from the winter volleyball team: --- March 28, 2005 Hello Team, I’d like to congratulate everyone who played on Thursday night (Pam, Meghan, Ron, David and I) for two well fought contests. Even though we were playing one player short we managed to win the B division championship (15 ...

Yale Men's Tennis Team at Columbia

When:   April 15, 2005 2:00pm
Where:   Columbia's Dick Savitt Tennis Center
218th Street and Broadway
Cost:   N/A
The Yale men's tennis team heads to Columbia for a key Ivy League matchup.

Yale Softball Team at Columbia

When:   April 16, 2005 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where:   Columbia athletic field
218th Street and Broadway
Cost:   N/A
The Yale women's softball team heads to New York to play Columbia in a doubleheader.

Yale Track and Field Teams at Heptagonals

When:   May 7, 2005 9:00am-5:00pm
Where:   Wien Stadium
218th Street and Broadway
Cost:   N/A
The Yale men's and women's track and field teams compete in the two-day Heptagonal Championships May 7 and May 8, hosted by Columbia.

Yale Cabaret Seeks Pro Bono Lawyer

The Unoffical New York Yale Cabaret (UNYYC) is seeking a lawyer to help us become a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. We are all alums of the Yale Drama School and are planning our first season to begin this fall. Call Heidi Seifert D'85 at (212) 645-7716.

$400 Office Space - Creative Professionals Loft

18 w. 27th "Tin Pan Alley" - 10th Floor
$:$400 per mo. high speed internet and utilities INCLUDED
$400 Office Space on Tin Pan Alley Looking for two new members to rent office space in our 2,000 sq foot office loft with 8 other independent creative professionals including writers, designers, artists and an architect. Great building - 12 foot ceilings, tremendous light, views of Empire State Building, ...

Southampton Summer Sharehouse

$:$1850 half / $3500 full
Beautiful home in the village, biking distance to the beach. 12 to 14 people (max) per weekend, ages 25 to 35. Single professionals with interesting backgrounds: hotel developer, lingerie designer, magazine editor, hedge fund partners, attorneys, etc. Partying, yes. BBQing, yes. Sunbathing, of course. Intelligent conversation, yes. Come to our ...

May-June Sublet in Park Slope

Park Slope (North)
Jr. 1-Bedroom available to sublet May-June (dates are somewhat flexible). Apartment is in a brownstone on a beautiful tree-lined street (Carroll) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The neighborhood is a great mix of young people and families with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and bars nearby. Prospect Park is only a ...

looking for a rooommate

West 49th St., b/n 8th and 9th Ave.
Looking for someone aged 24-35 to share cute, two-bedroom apartment in Midtown Manhattan (west 49th, between 8th and 9th). Doorman, elevator building with laundry. Steps from A/C/E trains and close to 1/9 and N/R trains. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, spacious kitchen with new dishwasher and living room. Excellent value: $1200/month ...

Master Bedroom in 3Br Available May 1

Midtown (West 50's)
$:$1350 - Includes utilities
$1350 - Includes utilities: gas/electric, high-speed wireless internet, cable TV, and phone as well as bi-monthly housekeeper. Fully furnished master bedroom contains queen bed, desk, dresser, armoir, closet, TV, air conditioner, carpeted floors, high ceiling. Also has three large windows and lots of light. Bathroom is shared with one other ...

Manhattan sublet needed starting May 15, 2005

Manhattan sublet wanted May 15-Nov 15 (ideally in Midtown/UES). 1BR preferred/studio considered, either furnished or unfurnished. Single SOM grad who will be commuting to Westchester during week..

Summer 2005 Sublet Needed

'96 grad and wife seeking furnished 1-bedroom anywhere in downtown Manhattan (i.e. below Union Square) from mid-May to end of August. We are non-smokers and hope you are too. We have a 5-yr old Cocker Spaniel - totally house-trained.

Artists looking for Raw or Loft Space

Young alumni coming to NYC from sunny Atlanta, GA, trying to give it a go in the big, scary art world. Trying to find raw, loft, warehouse or other suitable space (friendly to one intelligent, good looking dog) to call home. Willing to forgo heat, A/C, internet, proximity, some safety (mom might be mad) can only afford 1300.

Teacher Quality Panel

When:   April 7, 2005 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where:   NYU Wagner, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette and Houston, 2nd Fl. Jersey Conf. Room
How do we measure teacher quality? What is the impact on student achievement? What can we do about it? Panelists Jane Ashdown Ph.D Director, Ruth Horowitz Center for Teacher Development Steinhardt School of Education Morty Ballen Founder and Director Explore Charter School Dara Barlin The New Teacher Center of ...