Theatre EastTheatre East will present former Yale Instructor Elizabeth Parrish, who inspired countless actors including Meryl Streep and Henry Winkler and performed in more than 30 productions at Yale Rep, with the Laurette Taylor Award on May 28 at Ramscale Studio South in the West Village Highline district.

The benefit, co-sponsored by YAANY, starts at 7pm with an exclusive cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 8pm. The award will be presented to Ms. Parrish by Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black), along with tributes from Meryl Streep, Tom Oppenheim and others.

Yale alumni get a 10% discount off of ticket prices; use YAANY as the code when prompted.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or email

Theatre East Benefit

Celebrate the holiday of Shavuot in a convivial setting with fellow Yalies from across generations on Sunday night, May 24. This will be a great opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones over a delicious kosher dinner at a Yale alumnus’ apartment on the Upper West Side. All are welcome!
Thanks to generous underwriting from AYA, an all inclusive kosher dinner with wine is just $18 in advance. Pre-registration closes on Thursday, May 21.
(Meal will be fish and dairy, but please indicate any additional dietary restrictions when you register).
Special thanks to Yaron Schwartz ’11 for hosting this event at his apartment on the Upper West Side. More details to follow.  Address will be provided with reservation confirmation.

YAANY, the Yale Latino Alumni Association, the Grad School Alumni Association, and Yale GALA (Yale University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alumni Association) proudly invite you once again to join the official Yale team for the annual AIDS Walk New York on Sunday, May 17th, 2014 as part of the Yale Day of Service. We’re excited to walk and talk with you!

AIDS Walk New York 2015The team is open to all Yale alumni and their families and friends. You can walk and join our group by visiting our team page on the AIDS Walk NY site, clicking Join Our Team, and registering for your profile.

We encourage you to save the date and sign up early, especially if you’re walking in order to have plenty of time to raise funds.

For more information on volunteering, donating, or joining the team please stay tuned to the Upcoming Events page, or contact Benjamín González ’09 at bcgonzalez(at)aya(dot)yale(dot)edu.

The Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) and
Eli’s Mishpacha – Yale’s Jewish Alumni Group
invite you to attend an


A day of inspiring discussions about how
involvement and leadership in the Yale alumni community
can enrich the lives of participants
and drive meaningful change locally and globally.

Sunday, April 19
9 am – 5 pm (breakfast and lunch will be served*)
Midtown, Manhattan

We invite all alumni who are interested in developing volunteer leadership skills and programming strategies for their alumni communities to join us.

Free Registration and Details:

Tentative Schedule for the day:

9am – Continental breakfast* and socializing

9:30 – 10:15 am – AYA Strategic Plan: Ambassadors for Yale

10:15 – 10:45 – Yale SIGS – Shared Interest Groups
- Eli’s Mishpacha
- Other SIGs TBD

10:45 – 11:15 Morning Break

11:15 – 12:30: Mission
- Discerning mission and identifying priorities
- “Club” vs. nonprofit dynamics

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch* and socializing

1:30 – 2:15: Volunteer Motivation and Management
- Why alumni volunteer—needs and expectations
- Recruitment and retention strategies
- Succession planning

2:15 – 3:30: Programming Ideas Break-out discussions:
- Community Service / Yale Day of Service
- Networking/Social
- Lifelong Learning
- Ritual/Holiday/Family

3:30 – 4pm Afternoon Break

4 – 5:00pm – Open Discussion and Wrap-up

*Kosher options will be available

Eli's Mishpacha Logo

You are invited to join Nobel Prize-winner and Yale Sterling Professor of Economics Robert Shiller for a discussion on Irrational Exuberance.” The revised, updated, and expanded third edition of his New York Times bestseller cautions that signs of irrational exuberance among investors have only increased since the 2008-09 financial crisis. With high stock and bond prices in the United States, and rising housing prices in many countries, the post-subprime boom may well turn out to be another illustration of Shiller’s influential argument that psychologically driven volatility is an inherent characteristic of all asset markets. Copies of Professor Shiller’s book will be available to purchase with your registration at 40% off the publisher’s price. All books will be signed by Professor Shiller at the event.

You’ll also have a unique opportunity to discuss these issues in a global context with MBA students from around the world. Students from Global Network for Advanced Management School’s will be in New York as part of Global Network Week, which gives MBA students the opportunity to pursue intensive study at schools including Yale SOM.

Appetizers and beverages will be served and networking time will be provided at the beginning and end of the event.

When: March 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Manhattan Penthouse, 80 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Cost: $25 per person (beverages and appetizers included), $18.50 if you would like to purchase a book ahead of time
Sponsors: Yale School of Management, Yale SOM Alumni Association & Yale Alumni Association of New York

To Register click here

Frank Raffaele of COFFEEDFrank Raffaele (YC ’95) of COFFEED goes by many names at the company: founder, CEO, head coffee dude, and more. By this spring, he may have another name when the newest COFFEED location opens in Fort Tryon Park at the historic building that houses New Leaf Restaurant.

COFFEED Roasters is a for-profit coffee group that supports various social missions: on average, 10 percent of drink revenue and 5 percent of food revenue is earmarked for local charitable causes. COFFEED’s commitment to local charities and communities will continue at the New Leaf location by supporting the New York Restoration Project and the Fort Tryon Park Trust, both of which help to maintain the park where the  new branch is located.

If you have attended YAANY’s celebrated Foodtober urban rooftop farm tours in the last two years, then you may remember Frank greeting guests at the Long Island City location of COFFEED on the ground floor of the Brooklyn Grange farm. He is a friendly entrepreneur who was raised in Brooklyn and Queens, and is now serious about leading COFFEED mindfully as a profitable company that keeps charitable giving at the forefront of its mission.

YAANY is proud to spotlight COFFEED and its many achievements. Frank and his company’s admirable work includes committing to serve only single-origin coffees sourced via fair or direct trade, sourcing food from the local area, and promoting sustainability at every step of their products’ journeys from farm to cup or plate.

This post is a part of our YAANY Profile series where we feature organizations, annual events, and members that partner with YAANY to develop a strong and vibrant alumni community in NYC-metro area. Stay tuned to our homepage blog for more.

Join YAANY and fellow alumni as we co-host an evening of networking with Vanderbilt alumni and AlphaSights, one of the fastest-growing information services firms in the world.

AlphaSights is in the business of making connections, and they are looking to connect young alumni from Yale and Vanderbilt at this networking event featuring a brief address from the Managing Director of AlphaSights NY, Stirling Cox. An alumnus of the London School of Economics, Harvard Business School, JP Morgan and Bain & Company, Stirling Cox will address the attendees about how to determine their ideal career paths, and when to know if you’re ready for entrepreneurship. Light food and beer/wine will be served.

Register on our EventBrite page or below:

Yale Alumni Hosts:

Justin Chukumba, Class of 2010

Neena Deb-Sen, Class of 2010

Alexandra Osborn-Jones, Class of 2014

Mindy Yuan, Class of 2014

“How have I helped someone today?” That’s the question Yale alumna Sonia Sotomayor ’79 J.D., associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, says she asks herself daily. Join YAANY and Honorary Chair of the Yale Day of Service 2015  Justice Sotomayor in answering that question this year by volunteering at the Yale Day of Service on Sunday, May 9, 2015.

Photo, collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

Earth, Sky, & the Elements - Storytime and African Dance
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
300 Central Park West (community room)


Join us for the first in a series of playgroup workshops with story time, dance, and creative movement! Each workshop will explore a different theme and dance style. This month, we start off the series with African-based movement and themes from nature.

The workshop is designed for ages 2 to 4, but all ages are invited. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Family and friends of alumni are welcome. To sign up, please contact Remy Shaber TD ’98 at There is no cost to participate.

The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of New York is proud to join the Prospect Park Volunteer Corps for MulchFest 2015.

We are looking for 20 volunteers to assist Prospect Park staff in collecting and processing discarded holiday trees and wreaths for chipping and mulching done by park staff.  The resulting mulch would then be spread around designated locations in the park and distributed to the public by volunteers.

WHEN: Saturday, January 10, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (shifts may be available, depending on response)

WHERE: 3rd Street entrance at Prospect Park (intersection of 3rd Street and Prospect Park West, near the famous Litchfield Villa )

Please contact  Andrew Burgie at  to be added to our volunteer list.

IMPORTANT:  Please RSVP by Friday, January 2nd, so we may determine volunteer logistics.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Astrid Andre and Andrew Burgie

Co-Chairs, YAANY Public Service/Social Justice Committee