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    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 25 sessions
    • Rise Bar, 859 9th Avenue

    Starting in February 2018, The NYC chapter of GALA ND/SMC is kicking off their monthly alumni socials called “Third Thursday Thing”. 

    The club will meet the Third Thursday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Rise Bar in Hell’s Kitchen to enjoy lively conversation, network with old friends, and meet new alums in the area. All are welcome!

    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Aria Wine Bar (369 West 51st Street Between 8th & 9th)

    As part of the 2018 NYC Alumni Fall Weekend, start with an authentic Italian meal shared with other alums & friends.


    Located in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, Aria  is a cute neighborhood wine bar serving delicious appetizers and pasta dishes along with an extensive wine selection.  

    A special fixed price menu of $125/person has been prepared for our group.  Dinner will include a five-course meal including a meat & cheese selection, appetizers, salad, main course of various pastas and dessert.  All courses are served authentic family-style with generous portions.  Price includes all food, unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee, tax & gratuity.  Special menu requests can be made.   Please register for dinner by Friday November 2nd.  

    (Given the space constraints, we are targeting 20 people for the dinner, with a maximum number of 25) 

    Dinner will start promptly at 7:00pm.  If you wish to meet for a drink ahead of dinner, please arrive ~15 minutes prior.

    Note:  Please bring cash for any cocktails or drinks ordered during dinner beyond the beer & wine provided.

    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 46 W 16th St (between 5th and 6th Ave)

    As part of the 2018 NYC Alumni Fall Weekend, join other NYC Catholics to celebrate mass. 


    We are happy to have as our hosts the parish of St Francis Xavier, located at 46 W 16th St (between 5th and 6th Ave - directions: 

    St Francis has a very active LGBT ministry, and welcomes everyone to join in their services.

    Please plan on arriving around 11:15am so everyone can sit together.  Pews will be reserved for GALA members and guests, so please register to give us a headcount.

    Following Mass we'll be going to brunch at Almonds at 12 East 22nd St in the Flatiron District, a mere 10 minute walk from the church.  Please indicate in the registration if you might be interested.

    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 69th and 5th ave
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    GALA ND/SMC, is pleased to host the Fourth Annual NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit taking place on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 4:00pm.  Join fellow alumni and friends for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and camaraderie to raise money for the LGBT Student Scholarship Fund.

    To completion your registration, go to the "REGISTER" button at the bottom of the page.

    The benefit will be hosted once again by Phil Donahue ’57 and his wife Marlo Thomas’ at their beautiful apartment overlooking Central Park.  Since the fund’s inception, members & friends have contributed over $115,000 of the $250,000 target.  Our goal for this year’s event is $50,000.       

    Student Speaker – Joining us for the afternoon will be 2018/2019 Student Scholarship Recipient Tim Jacklich ND '20.  Tim is very excited to meet the ND NYC LGBT Alumni & Friends and share his experience as the scholarship recipient.  Tim is entering his junior year at Notre Dame, where he majors in history and Spanish. He has been active in Student Government’s Department of Gender Relations, the annual LGBTQ retreat, and the Notre Dame Glee Club.

    In addition to the main event, there will be a unique opportunity to talk with host Phil Donahue ’57 at a special VIP Reception starting at 3:00pm.

    Registration - Completed registration/payment is required prior to the event (by Wednesday 11/14, although it is expected be filled prior to that).  Discounted registration levels are offered for GALA dues paying members ($100) and for students & recent ND/SMC grads ($25 & $50 respectively).  To ensure the discounted member rate, remember to log in first.  Not a paid member, go to GALA Members and sign up.  A "wait list" will be available for non ND/SMC alums if needed and will be opened up ~ 1 week prior to the event.  Note - Unless otherwise indicated, registration is not recognized as a tax deductible contribution.

    Alumni Weekend – This fundraising event will be part of an overall NYC Fall Alumni Weekend, including the 2018 ND Shamrock Series being played at Yankee Stadium.  Additional events will be planned over the three days (Friday Nov 16 – Sun Nov 18).  For information on the entire weekend, go to 2018 Alumni Weekend.

     Scholarship Donations – Even if you are unable to attend the benefit, you can still help out by making a tax deductible donation to the scholarship fund here.

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