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When:   April 17, 2009 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where:   Stout NYC
133 West 33rd Street (between 6th and 7th Aves)
New York, NY 10001
Cost:   No Cover

Colgate, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Princeton, NYU, USC, Vanderbilt, and Yale!

Young Alumni who graduated from their undergraduate college within the last ten years!
**Drink Specials**No Cover**

RSVP NOW at http://spring2009multischool.eventbrite.com

We have the entire basement reserved for our group so just walk in the door and head downstairs to meet up with everyone. There's no better way to start your weekend - we hope to see you there!!!!


YAAMNY Explore New York: Dim Sum

When:   April 19, 2009 11:00am-1:00pm
Where:   Jing Fong
20 Elizabeth St. 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Join the YAAMNY Social Activities Committee for MONTHLY DIM SUM as part of our Explore New York series!

Location: Jing Fong
                 20 Elizabeth St, 2nd Floor
Cost:       Bill will be divided among attendees

Please RSVP at least 24 hours prior: http://yaamnydimsum.eventbrite.com/

Thanks to YAAMNY Social Activities Committee member Pam Weinstock '88 for organizing this event!


The Yale Cellos: Celebrating Aldo Parisot

When:   April 21, 2009 8:00pm
Where:   Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall
A special concert with the Yale Cellos in recognition of Aldo Parisot's 50 years on the Yale School of Music faculty. Featuring the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, a close friend of Parisot's. The Yale Cellos Aldo Parisot, director Hyunah Yu, soprano Elizabeth Parisot, piano Program Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras ...


When:   April 25, 2009 11:30am-3:30pm
Where:   PS 194, 242 West 144th Street (between Adam Clayton Powell and Fredrick Douglas Blvd.)
Cost:   0

Join CAW4KIDS and spent a Saturday afternoon engaged in a creative workshop for children ages 5-10.  The workshops are designed to build social skills, enable self expression and provide a safe and peaceful play-time for kids.  We are seeking 10 volunteers for the day between the hours of 11:30am and 3:30pm.  Meals will not be provided during the event.  The volunteers will serve as mentors during an instructor-led class.  There will be 1 mentor for every 3 kids.  The day begins with preparation and a general gathering of volunteers and the kids.  Story-time begins and each mentor will assist the children with reading a story.  Later the mentor will work with the children as they create an art project in response to the reading.  At the end of the event the art work will be on display for participants and volunteers to view.  This is a family friendly event.


YAAMNY Explore New York: Cherry Blossoms in Brooklyn

When:   May 2, 2009 12:00pm
Where:   Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Meet fellow alumni while enjoying the festivities of the Japanese cherry blossom festival, or just strolling among the enchanting blossoms and marvelous gardens. Meet the group at the Taiko Drumming performance at 12pm, we will be holding a sign! The performance is at the Cherry Esplanade Stage - be sure to pick up a map on your way in!

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. Buy your tickets at the entrance. More information and directions are on the website: http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/sakura.html

See you under the blossoms!

Be sure to RSVP WITH YOUR NAME AND YALE DEGREE TO This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  so that the organizers will know to be on the lookout for you in the park.

Thanks to YAAMNY Social Activities Committee members Elisabeth Enenbach '02 MA, '04 MPhil and J'HeaLee '88 MS, '94 PhD for organizing the event!


Photojournalist & Yale Alumna Scout Tufankjian '00 - "Yes We Can" Book Event

When:   May 2, 2009 3:00pm-4:30pm
Where:   powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Cost:   $12

The YAAMNY Educational Programs Committee, in collaboration with the Arts and Entertainment Committee, is pleased to announce. . .

an afternoon presentation at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn with photojournalist and Yale alumna Scout Tufankjian '00.

Scout's book Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History-Making Presidential Campaign is the story of Obama's historic journey from junior Senator to President of the United States. Scout was the only photographer to cover his entire nearly two-year campaign. USA Today praised "Tufankjian's arresting, often moving images." Popular Photography wrote: ". . . the quality of Tufankjian's images alone makes it a worthy photo book. The photojournalist followed Obama's campaign from its unofficial beginning to its victorious end, capturing striking, candid moments throughout."

The program will include a talk and Q&A session with an informal reception to follow. Friends and family are welcome. Space is limited! To register and view event details, go to: http://scout-tufankjian-yeswecan.eventbrite.com

For any questions regarding this program, please e-mail the Educational Programs Committee at: This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .


Connect with Yale in New Haven!

When:   May 2, 2009 8:30am
Where:   On the Yale campus
Cost:   $15 / $45

The Association of Yale Alumni invites you to an extraordinary opportunity for alumni in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the New York City area: "Connect with Yale," a one day festival of faculty lectures, family activities, and facility tours. Extraordinary because of the wealth of activities and because the AYA is extending this opportunity to you at an incredibly affordable price: $15 for the day - or $45 if you include breakfast, lunch and an afternoon reception in Yale Commons.

As Yale historian George Pierson famously quipped, "Yale is at once a tradition, a company of scholars, and a society of friends." Come enjoy the tradition, listed to the scholars, and join your friends on May 2nd. Come for one event, or come for all!

Click here for full program details and to register. We hope to see you there!


When:   May 6, 2009 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:   The Westin Times Square
270 West 43rd Street at 8th Avenue, New York, NY
Cost:   No charge

The Association of Yale Alumni, the Yale Black Alumni Association and the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York invite you to

The Frank Austin Gooch Lectureship
"Next Generation Leadership in the New Millennium: The Future of Civil and Human Rights"
Benjamin T. Jealous
, President of the NAACP

Please join fellow alumni, students and friends to hear from one of the nation's dynamic young leaders who, at the age of 35, is the youngest person to lead the 100-year-old civil rights organization. Light Reception 6-7, followed by lecture and Q&A from 7-8

RSVP by April 30
Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. RSVP today to Linda Memmott at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript or 203-432-4699. Please include your name and Yale degree and any guest names.


When:   May 14, 2009 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where:   Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, 61 West 23rd Street (b/w 5th & 6th Aves)
Cost:   $35.00

Have you ever wanted to open a restaurant, start your own business, or manage your own brand? If so, don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine and dish with one of Forbes Magazine's 40 Under 40! Kenny Lao, Brown '98, founder of Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, his partner and fellow NYU Stern School of Business alum David Weber, Yale '99 have garnered national attention for the unique dumpling bars (and dumpling trucks) that have sprouted up all around New York City. Together, Kenny and David will share their experiences in business, marketing practices, getting through tough times and how they turned their personal passions into a business and culinary success! Learn what it takes to launch a new business and succeed in one of the toughest restaurant markets.

Join us for an evening of complimentary beer, dumplings and other dishes, and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs! This event is open to alumni, current students, family, and friends.

Yalies make up more than half of the 60 folks who have registered thus far. There is space for 80 attendees, so use this link to register before tickets sell out.

This event is co-sponsored by the following organizations:
Brown University's Entrepreneurship Program
Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York
NYU Stern School of Business



When:   May 16, 2009 9:00am
Where:   throughout the New York City Area

The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK is proud to partner with the YALE CLUB of NYC and the Association of Yale Alumni to sponsor YALE DAY OF SERVICE, on May 16, 2009.

Click here to go to the main Yale Day of Service website to register

On this day, thousands of Yale Alumni, family members and friends will gather to volunteer for meaningful events and projects stemming from the laborious (sprucing up parks, planting gardens & painting) to the more intellectually stimulating (reading books to children, assisting with job applications & college applications) throughout the New York City Area as well as around the globe.

As an additional incentive, there will be prizes for several lucky volunteers whose names are drawn by activity leaders on May 16. Prizes include:
   * an iPod Shuffle (donated by YAAMNY)
   * one free night at the Yale Club of New York City, including breakfast (donated by the Yale Club of New York City)
   * a dinner for two at Bay Leaf Indian Brasserie (donated by Uday Gupta, Yale SOM '08)

If you cannot donate your time or talent at one of the many Yale Day of Service volunteer activities, please consider a tax-deductible gift to sponsor another alum at sites that need supplies or fundraising. Go to http://yaamny-donation.eventbrite.com/ to make a contribution.

Sign up now! Click on the link above for all the details.


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