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Second Annual Yale New York BENEFIT SOIREE!

Second Annual Yale New York BENEFIT SOIREE! Mix and Mingle at the Second Annual Yale New York BENEFIT SOIREE! Join New York's community of notable Yale alumni for an unforgettable evening of merriment, food, and drink in the gorgeous glass and steel atelier in the sky designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano in the New York ...

Community Builder Award from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice


This is a pioneering study that will insure that children, from whom we demand responsibility and accountability, will be also be treated accordingly without unjust punishment. I salute the Yale group, with our own Craig Levin's (B.A.'87) , in this effort -- Cornell Brooks (YLS '90), Senior Counsel & Policy Director, NJISJ


We are delighted to announce that the Juvenile Justice Reform Task Force of the YAAMNY Public Service/Social Justice Committee has been awarded the Community Builder Award from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (the Institute).  The Task Force has been collaborating with the Institute and the Public Catalyst Group to advocate for reform of New Jerseys juvenile waiver laws.

The Task Force is a multidisciplinary task force whose mission is to:

(i)            advocate for reform of the juvenile justice system; and
(ii)           assist at risk juveniles in obtaining access to social services and resources (whether they be federal, state or local) and (B) assist juveniles who have been adjudicated as delinquent in gaining access to these resources both while in secure facilities and thereafter in an attempt to prevent recidivism.

The Institute is a Newark-based urban research and advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of New Jersey's urban areas and residents whose work is to identify, analyze and address the underlying causes of social and economic disparities and to challenge the barriers that constrain cities and their residents from achieving their full potential.

The Institutes Executive Director, Cornell Brooks, is an alumnus of Yale Law School (YLS 90), and its Senior Counsel & Policy Director, Craig Levine, is an alumnus of Yale College (B.A. 87).

The Task Force will receive the award at the Institutes annual gala in the spring where the Institute will also be presenting Jon Corzine with the Amy and Alan Lowenstein Social Justice Award, and Larry Goldman (CEO of NJPAC) with a Lifetime Community Achievement Award.

For more information about the Task Force, please contact Karin Weiner  at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

Register for Winter Events Now!

Learn about cutting edge design during an intimate studio visit.  Meet high school students at a service event in the Bronx.  Share a feast in Chinatown.  Reach out to a best-selling author or join our development committee.  These are just a few ideas for how to connect with fellow Yale alums in the upcoming weeks.

Happy winter!


A Big Thank You to Yale Alumni in New York!

Dear Yalies in New York! 

Many thanks to all of you who joined us recently at some of our fabulous events.  YAAMNY's mission is to connect Yalies in New York and in the past two years we organized or collaborated on 140+ events, which is more than in the preceding 15 years combined!  In fact, we just won the first AYA Board of Governors Award for Excellence in the category of Outstanding Major Cities for our leadership in alumni outreach and community impact. 

YAAMNY is all-volunteer, does not charge any membership fees and welcomes all Yale alumni to its programs.  We hope you will consider a tax-deductible donation so that we can continue to produce an innovative array of activities and opportunities for alumni to connect not only with one another, but also with the vast resources of New York City and Yale in a way that makes a real impact in the local community.  Click on the button to donate or send us a check at the address listed below.donate button - click here

Please consider a gift of any size. Our growing programs reflect the diverse interests of our constituency -  educational speakers and panel discussions, volunteer opportunities, career networking events, singles nights, family-friendly activities, art gallery tours, informal happy hours, and more.   If you have enjoyed some of our events and programs and would like to see more, this is your chance to contribute and MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Any contributions, large or small, would be greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the YAAMNY board, I thank you for your ongoing interest in and support of YAAMNY. Please know that your tax deductible gift of whatever size will have an impact!


My Luu '96
Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York


address for tax-deductable donations:

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Written by and Starring DANIEL BEATY

Six characters.  Three generations. One unforgettable performance!  Obie Award-winning Daniel Beaty uses his extraordinary talents as an actor, poet, writer, showman and true story-teller to bring to life an entire cast of poignant and heart-breaking characters whose personal journeys are known to us all.  Their stories are told with poetry, power and at times near-evangelical flourishes.  Through the Night is a timely and inspiring story full of possibility and hope.  Book now to secure your seats to the most extraordinary and moving theatrical event of the season! Daniel Beaty has an incredibly unique and soulful voice that needs to be heard, not to be missed.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit and use code: DBLAST. THROUGH THE NIGHT

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YaleWomen is all inclusive and seeks to join Yale alumnae through various events and programming. We welcome your ideas and interests. Please opt in to receive focused messages regarding YaleWomen NYC events and gatherings by responding to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript and put "Add me" in Subject line. 

We will continue to post events on YAAMNY also.

Upcoming events: Nov. 9th visit to Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

Dec. 6th first in dinner series "How She Does It"

Dec. TBA financial lunch 

Jan. TBA Cocktail reception

Jan. TBA Meeting featuring an alum who is a career coach

Back to School: Two Exceptional Book Talks for Yale Alumni in NYC

Two exceptional book events for Yale alumni in New York are coming up soon!  Hear Ron Chernow '70, winner of the National Book Award, speak about his highly acclaimed new work Washington, A Life on Nov 3.  And learn from Yale Prof. Ian Ayres '81, NY Times best-selling author of Carrots and Sticks, about the science and practice of meeting personal goals on Oct 26.

We bring you both gatherings in the Mies van der Rohe and Phillip Johnson's landmark Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue, one of the finest and most elegant examples of curtain-wall architecture in the world. 

Register for Fall Events Today!

A NY Times best-selling author, a distinguished Yale professor of behavioral economics, singles night, volunteering, fellow alums interested in mixing and networking ... Join us this fall in celebrating and supporting our growing community for all Yale alumni in New York!

Promote your event, job listing or housing ad on our site, Facebook page and Twitter.

Anna Maslakovic '88, Co-editor ( This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript )

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Benefit Soiree Acknowledgements

We wish to thank the over 200 alumni and friends who joined us at our first Yale New York Benefit Soiree! A great time was had by all

Marathon Trip - Flight Options to the Czech Republic and Poland

Here are some flight options to/from the Czech Republic and Poland from New York City. Feel free to contact Julie for flights and fares from other locations (be sure to menton you're with the Yale Eli Running Association) or, if you prefer, feel free to purchase your own tickets online or through another agency.

CLICK HERE for full flight details

YAAMNY Co-Ed Soccer!

Were organizing a YAMMNY soccer team for Zog Sports spring season in Manhattan for Yale alumni, friends, and family!

Zog Sports offers a fun, recreational league; 8 on 8, 5 men and 3 women on the field at all times; played on a short field with a goalie and real goals.  We will be registering in the Casual Division, which Zog defines as Played before? Not a bad athlete? This is the happy middle ground.  Games are played on various field throughout Manhattan.

Interested?  Please contact Mike at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

For more detail about the league...  (but sign up through the e-mail above)

Volunteer for YAAMNY Sports!

Volunteer for YAAMNY Sports!  YAAMNY is looking for Sports volunteers to help organize sports events in NYC for Yale alumni, friends, and family.

Yale football/hocket/basketball games in Manhattan; trips to Princeton/Yale/The Game, plus group trips to see the Yankees/Mets/Knicks/Rangers. Also looking to coordinate Yale alumni participation in co-ed organized sports - Yale teams for softball, basketball, soccer, etc!

We're looking for energetic volunteers to lead teams and help coordinate events. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Mike Jacobs at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

YAAMNY Webmaster / Bloggers Needed

YAAMNY Webmaster / Bloggers Needed

Looking for an energetic and tech-savvy Yalie to help run the web site. No programming experience needed, the site is maintained through a content management system with a WYSIWYG interface - anyone who has ever worked on a blog would be a great candidate. Looking for someone with a few hours to spare each month to help keep the site and newsletter running well.  

Interested? Please e-mail Mike Jacobs at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

Yalie from class of '08 launches new blog about Luxury & Philanthropy

Please visit: This blog was recently created to catalog, examine and celebrate what luxury brands are doing to make a difference. It also calls on consumers to demand "Brand Philanthropy" and reward brands which are aiming not only for financial profits, but also for social profits.   Brand ...

Happy New Year from the YAAMNY Board!

Greetings!   Hope your 2009 is off to a great start.   The Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York (YAAMNY) welcomes those who moved to the area this past year (in which case, you are receiving this newsletter for the first time).   This month we have a great line-up ...

IMPROV and POLITICAL NOVELS classes by Bob Lamm

Classes on THE JOY OF IMPROV and on CLASSIC POLITICAL NOVELS taught by Bob Lamm.  Bob Lamm--a member of the class of 1969 and a Visiting Lecturer at Yale in 1978 and 1980--will be offering two classes this fall and winter at the City University of New York Graduate Center ...

Young Opera Series Goes Live

Hot for opera in the city? Check out a new series Kevin Lezak '93 has been making with fellow Yalie Dan Goldman '93.  It's for PBS and New York's own, Channel thirteen -- all for art, rarefied, splendorous and lovely.  New episodes will be posting every week throughout the summer....

YAAMNY March 31, 2008 Leadership Reception

Photos by Jim Davoust!

Support Dwight Hall!

Support Dwight Hall!  Support Dwight Hall with this exciting chance to win a vacation for four to Tortuga Bay Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  Enjoy a week in a private villa at this luxurious small resort on the east coast featuring a wonderful golf course and spa, with a prize value ...

Lisa Kereszi MFA '00 Book Release today for Fantasies

Lisa Kereszi MFA '00 Book Release today for FantasiesFantasies by Lisa Kereszi, essay by Lynne Tillman Book release today, March 1st, by Damiani Editore through Distributed Art Publishers Available at          

Be a Better Bulldog, Join the YAAMNY Public Service / Social Justice Committee

The Public Service / Social Justice Committee of YAAMNY is committed to promoting public service and advancing social justice while fostering and strengthening alumni relations. Thus, we are asking alumni for proposals and news about your activites that incorporate the need for volunteers to promote public interest and social justice initiatives in the area....

Want to Interview the Next Generation of Yalies?

Did you enjoy your many years at Yale and have an interest in sharing your Yale experience with others? If so, then you should consider becoming a part of the Bronx Yale Alumni Schools Committee (Bronx YASC). We offer you the unique experience to meet and interview high school students.  If you are interested in being part of the Bronx YASC, please contact Dr. Mill Etienne (SM '98) at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript Say CYAN sent you!

Via YDN: Yale Latinos Unitied Organization

Latinos push for united organization - via YDN [LINK]    Vivek Kembaiyan Contributing Reporter Published Friday, October 12, 2007 After 30 years of development, the Latino community at Yale is reaching a major milestone this weekend with a move toward organizing alumni on a national scale. An interim National Latino ...

YAAMNY Dec 12 Holiday Social Photos

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Jewcy has arrived

What matters now.

Unofficial NY Yale Cabaret is a hit!

The Yale Cabaret has arrived in NY at its new home at the West Bank Cafe at 407 W. 42nd St. raves: The Unofficial New York Yale Cabaret has demonstrated in less than a full season more creativity, ...

Yale Undergrads working to stop genocide

Dear YAAMNY, Hello, I am a current student at Yale from the New York area. I am also an active member of a student organization called STAND - Students Taking Action Now: Darfur. We are working towards ending the genocide ...

Academic journal at Yale

Dear Yale alumni, This spring term, Yale University is premiering an undergraduate publication whose presence has so far rather conspicuously been missing: an interdisciplinary scholarly magazine. Titled ‘Symposium,’ our publication is an academic journal, loosely modeled on the Yale ...

Krista Madsen's ('95) Brooklyn wine lounge

Krista Madsen's ('95) Brooklyn wine lounge has recently celebrated its grand opening. A cozy art bar featuring New York wine, beer and talent, Stain is open daily from 5 p.m. until 2ish a.m. There's a big garden (smoking ...