Calendar of Events

December 13, 2017

CAREER BRANDING AND SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS ‘BRANDING YOUR CAREER AND MARKETING YOUR BRILLIANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA,’ WITH JOHN CRANT.

On Wednesday, December 13, Out Professionals presents John Crant, Self-Recruiter® author, career coach and speaker. In a specially formatted presentation, John reveals secrets to freshening-up your career story and readying your digital self-marketing campaign for the New Year.

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Whether you are seeking a new employer or looking to move up within your present organization, discover how to control your digital brand and the perception of who you are professionally.

  • Getting your branding house in order: Creating synergy across your resume, LinkedIn, cover letter and messaging.
  • Presenting your career brand to the world: Developing social media strategies for each platform.
  • Simplify with a plan: Creating and managing your social media campaign.
  • It’s an advertising campaign that’s all about you!
  • The new you: Curator and commentator on happenings within your niche.
  • The nuanced dance: Balancing your work life while self-marketing digitally.

John Crant. As a career coach and expert on job search and career management, John has been featured in Crain’s New York Business, The Wall Street Journal and amNewYork, and on CNN, the BBC and Fox News. His Self-Recruiter® Lecture Series series is presented at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central. He is the author of the book “Self-Recruiter®: Changing The Rules.”

Self-Recruiter is a registered trademark of Provident Resource, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, join us at PwC — PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street, Room C1305. Subway: 4/5/6 or S to Grand Central Terminal. Seminar and Q&A, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Register now to guarantee seating; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on December 13. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU FOR JOINING OR RENEWING

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $75; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, enjoy tonight and other OP seminars and workshops, free! Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join, rejoin or renew here. Thank you!

Start: December 13, 2017 7:00 pm
End: December 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Address:
300 Madison Ave., New York, NY, United States

December 6, 2017

OP.LOUNGE BREAKS OUT THE HOLLY AND THE MISTLETOE!

OP.LOUNGE, THE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING CLASSIC, KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAYS AT TOWNHOUSE NEW YORK.

On Wednesday evening, December 6, Members and friends of Out Professionals get primed for the holidays at TownHouse New York, the timeless East Side duplex where “three tidy bars resemble those found in grande-dame hotels and gentlemen’s clubs” (New York Magazine).

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The TownHouse holiday experience includes “Lots of sitting areas for conversation, nice large bars and music in the background” (NewYork.GayCities.com). The lighting is soft, the drinks are strong, and “A sing-along might erupt at the stroke of a piano key” (Time Out New York).

Grab your business cards and join Members of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and scores of up-and-coming LGBT professionals tonight at TownHouse (“Cozy without crossing the line to stuffy” — New York Magazine).

 

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WHERE

TownHouse New York, 236 East 58th St., between Second and Third Avenues. Subway: 6/N/R to 59th St./Lexington Ave. E/M to Lexington Ave./53rd St. F/Q to Lexington Ave./63rd St.

WHAT’S UP

Networking and socializing from 6 p.m. All drinks $2 off; special holiday cocktail. Complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. Checkroom available.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP Member at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on December 6. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU FOR JOINING OR RENEWING

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual Membership PLUS free admission to tonight’s Holiday Party for just $59; final sale. Or enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $119. Membership provides free entry to every OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. As a Member, you help OP provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Thanks for joining, rejoining or renewing now!

Start: December 6, 2017 6:00 pm
End: December 6, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: TownHouse
Address:
236 East 58th Street, New York, 10022, United States

November 29, 2017

HELP MCCNY SUSTAIN OUR HOMELESS YOUTH IN CRISIS

FOR TWO HOURS, ONE SANDWICH AT A TIME, HELP LESSEN THE BURDEN OF HOMELESSNESS FOR LGBT YOUTH SERVED BY SYLVIA’S PLACE.

On Wednesday, November 29, Out Professionals invites you to join other public-spirited Members and friends in a two-hour sandwich-making effort.

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Under the guidance of One Sandwich at a Time, volunteers will create hundreds of nutritious sandwiches for those served by MCCNY Homeless Youth Services, whose Sylvia’s Place remains one of the city’s only shelters to accept youth directly off the street, without a referral. As a result, Sylvia’s Place has become a refuge for the underserved — transgender youth and those experiencing trauma or living with HIV/AIDS.

Founded by Erin Dinan, One Sandwich at a Time has been awarded U.N. recognition for its impact.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Sandwich-making, socializing and networking, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE

Cornucopia, 245 West 29th Street (Loft 1202), between 7th and 8th Avenues. Enter Loft 1202 through the open-air alcove opposite the elevators. Subway: No. 1 to 28th Street; 2/3/A/C/E to 34th Street Penn Station; N/R to 28th Street.

ADMISSION

$20 per person, 100% of it benefiting One Sandwich at a Time; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Capacity limited; advance registration closes at noon on November 29. Bring a hat or cap to cover your hair; we’ll supply everything else. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU FOR JOINING OR RENEWING

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS admission to tonight’s charitable event for just $75; final sale. Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and Thank You!

Start: November 29, 2017 6:00 pm
End: November 29, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Cornucopia
Address:
245 West 29th Street 12th floor, New York, NY, 10001, United States

November 15, 2017

‘TWO HOURS OF POWER’ – EVENT POSTPONED

ENCORE! OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS ‘TWO HOURS OF POWER,’ A SELF-DEFENSE DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP WITH MARTIAL ARTS’ KATHY UNGER.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Out Professionals offers an encore presentation of “Two Hours of Power,” a self-defense demonstration and workshop with Kathy Unger, an accomplished First Degree Black Belt. These days it’s smart to be empowered with the confidence and practical skills to create boundaries and respond effectively in an emergency.

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When your skilled efforts at prevention and avoidance fail, will you be prepared with self-defense strategies and striking techniques? “Two Hours of Power” aims to help you trust your awareness, assess situations rapidly, and protect yourself.

With Kathy, you learn to recognize and respond to threatening behavior with strong, assertive body language and verbal self-defense skills. Role-playing and pad drills train you to strike with power, speed, and commitment. Wear comfortable clothing and active footwear.

Open to all, this Out Professionals series aims to contribute to the safety and well-being of the LGBT community.

Kathy Unger is a First Degree Black Belt in the Poekoelan system (Indonesian martial arts). Poekoelan employs fast, whip-like strikes and leverages biomechanics to gain advantage in fighting situations. Kathy has led seminars for Fortune 100 companies and educational institutions including American Express, Bank of America, NBC, NY Presbyterian Hospital, NYU and Baruch. She is also a certified personal trainer and Licensed Reiki Master Teacher.

 

 

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WHAT’S UP

“Two Hours of Power” takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue (Studio 17H), between 36th and 37th Streets. Subway: A/C/E to 34th Street Penn Station at 8th Ave.; 1/2/3 to 34th Street Penn Station at 7th Ave.; B/D/F/M/N/Q/R to 34th Street Herald Square at 6th Ave. Bus: M10, M20, M16, M34. Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $35. Dues-paying OP Member, just $25. Capacity limited; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Best to register by noon Wed., Nov. 15. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. At the door, cash preferred.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one on Nov. 15 for just $79; final sale. Membership offers you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other OP events. And it helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join now — and thank you!

Start: November 15, 2017 6:30 pm
End: November 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: Ripley-Grier Studios
Address:
939 Eighth Avenue Studio 4A, New York, NY, United States

November 14, 2017

SETBACK? OR STEPPING STONE? HOW TO MASTER ADVERSITY.

OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS KEYNOTE SPEAKER GERRY VALENTINE ON ’TURNING ADVERSITY INTO ADVANTAGE’

Why does adversity cause some people to break — and others to break records? On Tuesday, November 14, Out Professionals presents an inspiring seminar with keynote speaker, executive coach and writer Gerry Valentine to answer that question.

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Adversity is part of life. Those who know how to defy the odds and transform adversity into advantage can accomplish amazing things. At Out Professionals, Gerry Valentine shares their secrets— and his.

Starting from a difficult early life — in poverty, as an African-American, and as a gay man — Valentine earned an Ivy League degree and an MBA and built a successful career as a Fortune 100 executive. Along the way, Gerry found that some of the most difficult days in his past became the very tools he needed to excel. Turning adversity into advantage is a skill he can teach you.

Here is some of what you will learn in this highly motivating session:

  • How to change your perspective on adversity
  • How to avoid the self-defeating patterns that derail most people
  • How fear defeats creativity—and how to get back on track
  • A five-step process to turn setbacks into stepping stones

Gerry Valentine is an executive coach, speaker and writer who advises business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations on transforming a challenge into an advantage. He counsels on how to overcome setbacks, seize new opportunities, and build resilience. Before founding his company, Gerry enjoyed a long career with some of the nation’s most respected firms — companies like American Express and Pfizer Inc. — where he oversaw multi-million-dollar lines of business. He holds a BS in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from NYU. He has taught executive leadership at Colorado State University’s School of Professional Studies.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Tuesday, November 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., join us for a professional seminar and Q&A at Deloitte Consulting, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, from 49th to 50th Streets. Enter behind the famed skating rink with its gilded statue of Prometheus. Proceed to the right of the security desk and past J.Crew, direct to elevator banks. (If you enter from Sixth Avenue, go to the left of the NBC store.) A Deloitte employee will pass you through the turnstiles for access to the elevator bank for the 40th floor. You do not have to check in with security if you arrive before 7 p.m., but bring a photo ID anyway. After 7 p.m. you must check in with a photo ID at the security desk. Once on the 40th floor, just wait to be escorted to Meeting Room Empire A. Subway: B/D/F/M to Rockefeller Center/47th-50th Street; E to Fifth Ave/53rd Street.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. As a landmark building with strict security, 30 Rock requires a guest list in advance. Pre-registration is required; it closes at noon on Monday, November 13. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Sorry, walk-ins prohibited.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU WHEN YOU JOIN OR RENEW!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $75; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, enjoy tonight’s and other OP seminars and workshops, free! Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and Thank You!

Start: November 14, 2017 6:30 pm
End: November 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Deloitte Consulting
Address:
30 Rockefeller Center, New York, United States

November 8, 2017

BIG-CITY STAND-UP WITH GOLD, HOFFMAN, SARFATY, BOOSTER!

AN OUT PROFESSIONALS SPECIAL! EMCEE EDDIE SARFATY WELCOMES HBO’S JUDY GOLD, BROADWAY’S JACKIE HOFFMAN AND COMEDY CENTRAL’S JOEL KIM BOOSTER.

On Wednesday, November 8, Out Professionals invites you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for a riotous evening of big-city stand-up starring Judy Gold, far left, with Jackie Hoffman, near left. To enjoy a 25% discount on admission, apply code “OUTPRO” (all caps) when you reserve online or by phone.

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Clicking this button takes you to the Gotham Comedy Club site.

Witness hilarity in full bloom on one special night with the great and powerfully funny Judy Gold (HBO, Comedy Central, and her hit solo shows). And the brilliant Jackie Hoffman (Broadway, film, and Emmy-nominated as Mamacita of FX’s “The Feud”).

They’re joined by Comedy Central and Logo favorites Eddie Sarfaty, near right, author of “Mental: Funny in the Head,” and Joel Kim Booster, far right, (Conan O’Brien, @Midnight).

 

 

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WHERE

Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: No. 1 to 23rd/Seventh; C/E to 23rd/Eighth; F/M to 23rd/Sixth.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open 7:15 p.m. Showtime for this edition of “Homo Comicus” is 8 p.m. sharp.

ADMISSION

Cover is just $15 — a savings of 25 percent — when you apply code OUTPRO (all caps). Two-beverage minimum per person; gratuity extra. Gotham Comedy Club tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable; final sale. Reserve now at GothamComedyClub.com or phone GCC at 212.367.9000.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW- ENJOY 
FREE ADMISSION AND PRIORITY SEATING!

Purchase a 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership and you and a guest enter free — a $95 value for just $59; final sale. As a Member of Out Professionals and OP.LYNX, you then enjoy free admission at every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission at other OP events. Your Membership helps us provide year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join or renew now; thanks! Then email membership@outprofessionals.org to request free admission and Priority Seating.

Start: November 8, 2017 7:15 pm
End: November 8, 2017 9:45 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011, United States

November 2, 2017

ENJOY OUR SWEET 2-4-1 DEAL AT THIS HELL’S KITCHEN HOTSPOT

PRACTICE THE ART OF NETWORKING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO INVENTED IT — OUT PROFESSIONALS!

On Thursday, November 2, Out Professionals welcomes Members and friends to OP.LOUNGE, the city’s longest-running LGBT networking series. Tonight’s scene? Industry, “Voted the best gay bar by New York Magazine” (CBSlocal.com).

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Even in a world dominated by social media, nothing beats communicating face to face. That’s why Out Professionals, OP.LYNX and scores of our fast-rising young professionals are heading to Industry tonight.

As an OP partygoer — Member or nonmember, pre-registered or walk-in —you enjoy a 2-4-1 Happy Hour with top-shelf brands, specially extended until 10 p.m.

Plan to pocket a few business cards and spend a little quality time with some of the city’s friendliest, most successful LGBT professionals!

 

WHERE

Industry (“The sexiest bar in midtown, with zero attitude” — FourSquare), 355 West 52nd Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Subway: 1/C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street; B/D/F/M to 47th-50th Streets.

WHAT’S UP

Socializing and networking from 6 p.m. Everything 2-4-1, top-shelf brands included. “The drinks are stiffly poured” (NYC.COM). Happy Hour extended until 10 p.m. for Out Professionals patrons only. “Those seeking a more intimate scene will find plenty of private nooks and comfy couches,” reassures Time Out New York.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free; OP Member at the door, $5. Pre-registration closes at noon on November 2. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS YOU
WHEN YOU JOIN OR RENEW

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $59; final sale. Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join, rejoin or renew here. Thank you!

Start: November 2, 2017 6:00 pm
End: November 2, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Industry
Address:
355 West 52 St., New York, 10019, United States

October 25, 2017

TAKING CONTROL OF DECISIONS THAT SHAPE YOUR FAMILY’S LIFE

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO LEARN TODAY’S BEST PRACTICES IN FINANCIAL, ESTATE, AND TAX PLANNING FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY.

Join Out Professionals on Wednesday, October 25, for a dynamic and empowering panel discussion to learn how financial, estate and tax planning professionals collaborate to help you and your LGBTQ family take control of truly important aspects of your lives.

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Examine the stages of LGBTQ family development: Marriage and cohabitation agreements; adoption and alternative reproduction agreements; how to protect your estate through wills, trusts, healthcare proxies; and what happens if you get divorced.

Explore important tax considerations revolving around life events: LGBTQ family development — marriage, having children, buying a house, investing, and career changes.

Develop an understanding of the importance of long-term investing: discuss impactful and socially responsible investing; what you should expect from your financial advisor in 2017; and the process of comprehensive wealth management.

Alexander Fruchtman, upper left, joined his family’s practice, the Fruchtman Group at Morgan Stanley, in 2013 to address the financial needs of the next generation for new and existing clients, their families and their businesses as well as the underserved LGBTQ community. Alex assists with all facets of holistic wealth management in a strategic advisory role for matters including IRA rollovers; life insurance and long-term care; and lending, retirement and college planning. He serves as Chair of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Committee as well as a committee member of the LGBTQ alumni association of his alma mater, George Washington University.

Samantha Harris, upper right, is a CPA, a co-owner/partner of Cavalier Enterprise LLC, a family-owned tax accounting firm that provides tax preparation and bookkeeping services for individuals, corporations, and small businesses, with a focus on service and knowledge of the tax industry. Samantha has her MBA in accounting, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA).

Andy Izenson, Esq., lower left, is attorney-mediator with the boutique LGBTQ family law and mediation firm, Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, working primarily with and advocating for LGBTQ, polyamorous, and non-traditional families. Andy is a popular speaker on current LGBTQ issues, including same-gender marriage and transgender issues; the Supreme Court and the fate of LGBTQ Americans; cultural competency and sensitivity for attorneys and other professionals serving transgender and gender non-conforming clients; and opportunities for corporate leadership with LGBTQ employees. The National LGBT Bar Association named Andy one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2017.

James White, Moderator, lower right, joined OppenheimerFunds as Head of Diversity & Inclusion in September, 2015. He is tasked with leading the execution and ongoing development of a multi-year strategy to establish inclusion as a core value and competitive advantage for the firm. James began his career at Merrill Lynch, spending 15 years in Human Resources, primarily in Talent Management. In 2010, he joined Credit Suisse as the Investment Banking Human Capital Project Lead, before joining the Diversity & Inclusion team in 2013. James serves on the PFLAG Business Advisory Board and was recently elected President of the Board of Directors of Amas Musical Theatre, which amplifies the voice of diverse communities through the performing arts.

Evening sponsored by OppenheimerFunds.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, doors open at 6 p.m. for networking; complimentary beverages and snacks. Program and Q&A, 7 to 8 p.m. Networking and socializing, 8 to 9 p.m.

WHERE

OppenheimerFunds, 225 Liberty Street, Brookfield Place. Located in Lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City and bordered by West Street, the Hudson River, Vesey and Liberty Streets. Subway: E to World Trade Center (WTC); C to Chambers Street; 2/3 to Park Place; N/R to Cortland Street; 4/5 to Fulton Street.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance registration ends at noon Tuesday, Oct. 24. Show photo ID at sign-in table outside second-floor Security Desk (near Hudson Eats on south side of the Winter Garden’s palm tree court), then proceed to the 12th Floor. Walk-ins welcome; cash preferred at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU FOR JOINING OR RENEWING

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $75; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend tonight’s and other selected OP seminars and workshops, free! Membership offers free admission to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to a full range of other year-round LGBT programming. Join now — and thank you!

Start: October 25, 2017 6:00 pm
End: October 25, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: OppenheimerFunds
Address:
225 Liberty Street, New York, United States

October 18, 2017

OP AND AGENCY SPONSOR GREY SALUTE BRANDS & MARKETING

OUT PROFESSIONALS AND AGENCY SPONSOR GREY INVITE YOU TO NETWORK AT OUR INAUGURAL BRANDS AND MARKETING MIXER.

On Wednesday, October 18, Out Professionals and agency sponsor Grey invite you to focus on the world of brands at a celebratory networking mixer. “Famously Effective Since 1917” and voted Global Agency of the Year by Adweek in 2015, Grey ranks among the world’s top advertising and marketing organizations.

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Major brands impact society and pop culture. Emerging brands embody innovation and cultural behaviors. Personal branding allows us to market ourselves to the world.

Branding embodies the excitement of business — creativity, storytelling, community-building. It plays a key role in politics, on social media, in mobile technology and even in an individual’s self-presentation.

Come network with those who make brands their business — or who simply want to join the conversation!

Special thanks to Grey for its financial support of Out Professionals, the nation’s leading LGBT networking organization.

 

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WHERE

The Black Door, 127 West 26th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. “Since 2002, the Black Door has built a quiet reputation as a stylish but low-key hangout for a crowd that doesn’t need a velvet rope.” Subway: No. 1 and R/W to 28th Street, F/M to 23rd Street.

WHAT’S UP

Networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. The first 100 guests enjoy a beverage compliments of Grey.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $20; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, $10. Grey employees, apply registration code. Advance registration closes at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 17; please print and pocket a copy of your online receipt. Cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our Individual and Business Members. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) plus free admission tonight for just $69; final sale. Membership provides free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other OP events. And it’s what helps OP provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

 

Start: October 18, 2017 6:00 pm
End: October 18, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: The Black Door
Address:
127 West 26th Street, New York, NY, 10001, United States

October 17, 2017

FILLING THE NEW-BUSINESS PIPELINE WITH WINNERS!

ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH EXPERT EVAN HOROWITZ SHOWS YOU HOW TO ACQUIRE MORE AND BETTER CLIENTS — WITH LESS STRESS.

On Tuesday, October 17, Out Professionals presents Business Advisor Evan Horowitz with proven ways to attract the clients who provide the best prospects for your business.

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You want more clients — and better clients. But as an entrepreneur wearing many hats, attracting them can prove a tall order. How exactly can you grow your business faster? And how can you boost your effectiveness and reduce the stress of business development?

Having mentored hundreds of businesses, Evan Horowitz knows how you can quickly acquire more of the clients you want. He has mapped out common traps that can hold back even the savviest entrepreneurs. Evade these traps, and you dramatically increase the effectiveness of the time you spend on new-business marketing.

If you’re ready to increase the number and quality of clients you want, with less stress, make sure to catch this interactive workshop.

From this content-packed session, you discover:

  • The commonest mistakes even seasoned entrepreneurs make in seeking clients — and how to overcome each one.
  • How to identify the biggest sticking point in your personal business-development process.
  • How to optimize marketing efforts to spend your time more efficiently.

Evan Horowitz has helped countless entrepreneurs break the mold and beat the odds to make more money — and sleep better. His clients tend to be driven, successful people, operating the biggest business they’ve ever run. No surprise if they don’t always know exactly where to head, or how to get there the fastest. Evan brings a diverse skill set to his role as Entrepreneurial Growth Expert: Harvard MBA; seasoned business manager (Macy’s, Samsung, Silicon Valley); business advisor, with his own consulting firm; and human performance hacker with a revolutionary personal development program. He invites you to subscribe to his free monthly Bite-Sized Business Tips at www.EvanHorowitz.me

Special thanks to our venue sponsor:

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Tuesday, October 17, join us at PwC — PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street, Room 22301. Subway: 4/5/6 or S to Grand Central Terminal. Interactive workshop and Q&A, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Register now to guarantee seating; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Pre-registration ends at noon on October 17. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU FOR JOINING OR RENEWING

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $75; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend tonight’s and other selected OP seminars and workshops, free! Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and Thank You!

Start: October 17, 2017 6:30 pm
End: October 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Address:
300 Madison Avenue, New York, United States

October 14, 2017

‘THE VILLAGE MACABRE,’WALKING TOUR AND MIXER

OUT PROFESSIONALS ANTICIPATES HALLOWEEN AT THE GHOSTLY GREENWICH VILLAGE SITES OF MURDERS, HAUNTINGS AND MISSING PERSONS.

On Saturday, October 14, you are invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network… and some of our newest, up-and-coming young professionals for “Greenwich Village Macabre,” the walking tour and mixer.

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Death lies in plain view — if you know where in the Village to look, and what to look for.

  • The 19th century Jewish graveyard
  • Newgate Prison
  • Hangings, and the hangman’s house
  • The murdered architect
  • The haunting artist
  • America’s most famous missing person
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s home, and his inspiration for “The Raven”
  • The day the music died

Afterwards we adjourn to Julius,’ a favorite hangout of writers Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. One of Manhattan’s oldest bars, this was the site of the 1966 Sip-In, at which activists challenged the New York State Liquor Authority’s regulation prohibiting bars and restaurants from serving homosexuals.

Out Professionals’ private Walking Tour/Mixer Series is designed for us — and you — by Joyce Gold History Tours of New York. Joyce teaches Manhattan history at New York University and the New School.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Tour begins at 5 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. Meet at the Washington Square Arch, Fifth Avenue and Waverly Place, one block south of 8th Street. Subway: A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th Street; N/R to 8th Street/NYU. (Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.) Open-ended mixer begins about 7 p.m. at Julius’, 159 West 10th Street at Waverly Place; Happy Hour refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Print and pocket a copy of your online registration; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, Oct. 13. Cash only at the door, space permitting.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission for one to “Greenwich Village Macabre” for just $75; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other LGBT programming all year long. Join here — and thank you!

Start: October 14, 2017 5:00 pm
End: October 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Washington Square Arch
Address:
Washington Square North, New York, NY, United States

October 10, 2017

OP.LYNX WOMEN, REIGNITE YOUR NETWORKING MOJO!

OP.LYNX GIVES YOUR BUSINESS A BOOST BY APPLYING THE STRATEGIES OF SPEED DATING TO NETWORKING!

On Tuesday, October 10, OP.LYNX, the dynamic women’s network of Out Professionals, hosts a unique, one-on-one networking event designed for women entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, consultants and sales professionals.

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Tonight you get stress-free face time with every woman in the room.

What do you do? Who are your clients?

What’s new in your field? What benefits can you provide? Which challenges can you help with?

Exchange business cards. (Bring plenty — you’ll need them!)

Then — as with musical chairs — move on to the next chair and repeat.

See? This is no boring business event where you’re lucky to meet one or two women. You meet a whole roomful of LBT women professionals, one by one. And you get more than a minute to spin it!

The goal for this two-hour event is to enrich our circle of LBT women professionals, offer our services to new friends, and promote each other to our existing circles

Special thanks to our venue sponsor:

 

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WHERE

New York Life, 420 Lexington Avenue, between 43rd and 44th Streets; 15th floor. Subway: 4/5/6/7 to Grand Central Terminal. For easy access from terminal: Enter building through the Graybar Passage, near Track 11.

WHAT’S UP

Organized, focused networking from 6 to 8 p.m. Allow time for lobby security; photo ID required. Non-alcoholic refreshments.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $15. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. Dues-paying OP Member at the door, $10. To guarantee seating and help us plan, pre-register here; sorry, no exchanges or refunds. Print and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Pre-registration closes at noon on Monday, October 9.

ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
IN OP.LYNX AND OUT PROFESSIONALS

Founded to increase and diversify OP membership and create programming of special interest to lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, OP.LYNX invites you to consider the many benefits of Membership in the nation’s leading LGBT networking organization. A 12-month individual OP membership (new or renewal) PLUS guaranteed admission to tonight’s event totals just $65; final sale. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing! Join here.

Start: October 10, 2017 6:00 pm
End: October 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: New York Life 15th floor
Address:
420 Lexington Ave., New York, NY, United States

October 5, 2017

FALL’S FIRST OP.LOUNGE, NEAR MANHATTAN’S ‘TOWN SQUARE’

OUT PROFESSIONALS TAKES OP.LOUNGE, ITS FRIENDLY, ATTITUDE-FREE NETWORKING SERIES, TO BRYANT PARK.

On Thursday, October 5, Members and friends of Out Professionals head to Bryant Park, in the heart of Midtown. Sometimes thought of as Manhattan’s Town Square, this urban oasis is surrounded by iconic skyscrapers and mushrooming hotels. One of the newest welcomes fall’s first OP.LOUNGE.

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Even in a world dominated by social media, nothing beats communicating face to face. That’s why Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of LGBT up-and-comers are getting together tonight. Grab some business cards and come add to the buzz!

 

 

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WHERE

Bryant Park Lounge, tucked away on the third floor of the Residence Inn by Marriott, 1033 Sixth Avenue, between 38th and 39th Streets. Subway: B/D/F/M to 42nd Street/Bryant Park or to Herald Square; 1/2/3/7/N/Q/R/S to 42nd Street/Times Square. A/C/E to 42nd Street/Port Authority. (Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.)

WHAT’S UP

Networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes October 5 at noon. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our Individual and Business Members. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) plus free admission tonight for just $59; final sale. Your Membership provides free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other OP events. And it’s what helps OP provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

Start: October 5, 2017 6:00 pm
End: October 5, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Bryant Park Lounge at Residence Inn
Address:
1033 Sixth Avenue, New York, United States

September 27, 2017

SEASONAL SPECIALTIES FROM A SEASONED STORYTELLER/CHEF

OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS FARM-TO-TABLE ADVOCATE JONATHAN BARDZIK — CHEF, STORYTELLER, PUBLISHED AUTHOR.

“Everybody eats,” points out farm-to-table advocate Jonathan Bardzik. This helps explain why his cooking demonstrations, teaching dinners, team-building events and conference presentations are a hit with diverse audiences across the country. On September 27, Jonathan prepares farm-fresh dishes for his Out Professionals audience, offering tasting samples and providing recipe cards.

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Since 2011, when the Washington-based Bardzik turned a passion for seasonal cooking into his profession, he has headlined a video series and more than 250 live events, developed 700 recipes and published three cookbooks — the brand-new “Fresh and Magical Vinaigrettes” and an earlier pair, “Seasons to Taste” and “Simple Summer.”

On September 27, discover why his cooking demonstrations continue to delight audiences at mid-Atlantic farm markets. With storytelling and humor, Jonathan demonstrates the ease of creating dishes quick enough for a midweek meal and special enough for your next dinner party.

Jonathan Bardzik draws inspiration from the seasonal, local ingredients he grew up with and finds today at Washington’s historic Eastern Market. He exploits garden-fresh flavors, creating farm-fresh meals for friends and family, and helping others find joy in their own kitchens.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., Jonathan Bardzik demonstrates the preparation of farm-fresh dishes, providing tasting samples and recipe cards. At 8:30 p.m., book sales and book signing.

WHERE

The handsomely reimagined LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $20; sorry, no exchanges or refunds. Dues-paying OP Member, $15. You can help us by pre-registering before noon on September 27. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one on September 27 for just $69; final sale. Your Membership provides free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other OP events. And it helps OP provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join now — and thank you!

Start: September 27, 2017 7:00 pm
End: September 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: LGBT Community Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, 10011, United States

September 19, 2017

EXCLUSIVE COCKTAIL-HOUR VISIT TO SALMAGUNDI CLUB

OUT PROFESSIONALS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS VIEW THE AWARD-WINNING ART OF ANTHONY SANTOMAURO AT THE SALMAGUNDI CLUB, ON FIFTH AVENUE.

On Tuesday evening, September 19, you are invited to join Out Professionals Members and friends at Salmagundi Club, since 1871 a center for American representational art. For one night only, the club’s main gallery will house art by the award-winning artist Anthony Santomauro.

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Anthony Santomauro is a Member Artist of the Salmagundi Club, where Members have included Childe Hassam, Reginald Marsh, Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and Gibson Girl creator Charles Dana Gibson. The club’s honorary members have included Sir Winston Churchill, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Cadmus and Al Hirschfeld.

The Italianate 1853 brownstone that houses Salmagundi Club was designated a historical landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1969. In 1975 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Some other discoveries on your visit to Salmagundi:

  • Framed palettes of famed American landscape painters George Inness and John Francis Murphy
  • Leaded glass panels by John LaFarge and Louis Comfort Tiffany
  • The design by Lumen Winter for the emblem worn by the crew of the Apollo XIII space mission

Anthony Santomauro works in pastels and acrylics. He is the recipient of prestigious awards from South Carolina’s Sumter Artists Guild, Connecticut Classic Arts, Silvermine School of Art and the Salmagundi Club, where is is a Member Artist. Anthony is a former board member and officer of Salmagundi Club, a member of Easton Arts Council and a Member of Out Professionals.

Image: Detail of Jorge 1. Artist: Anthony Santomauro. Medium: Acrylics on canvas. Dimensions: 30 x 24 in.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Cocktail-hour visit to the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street. Subway: 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R to 14th Street/Union Square; 1/2/3/B/D/F/M/PATH to 14th Street; N/R to 8th Street/NYU. Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $39. Dues-paying OP Member, $29. Wine, soft drinks and gratuity included. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance registration closes at noon on Tues., Sept. 19. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Business casual. Capacity limited. At the door, if available, cash preferred.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on Membership support. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS admission for one on September 19 for just $89; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to our other year-round LGBT programming.
Join here — and thank you!

Start: September 19, 2017 6:30 pm
End: September 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: Salmagundi Club
Address:
47 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, 10003, United States

September 18, 2017

NETWORK AS YOU DINE WITH OP’S WOMEN PROFESSIONALS!

THIS LATIN HOTSPOT ON BROOKLYN’S DINING-DESTINATION STRIP WELCOMES YOU TO AN EVENING OF WOMEN’S DINNER NETWORKING!

Monday, September 18, Out Professionals invites you to join members and friends of OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network, in Park Slope for an attitude-free evening of dinner networking.

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The scene? Bogota Bistro, the warmly welcoming Colombian/Pan-Latin restaurant on Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn’s famed dining-destination strip. Owners George Constantinou and Farid Ali Lancheros, partners in life as in business, pride themselves on Bogota’s 10-year tradition of serving the choicest foods and beverages of Colombia and Latin America.

Register now to enjoy an evening of fine food and one-on-one networking. Then plan to pocket a few business cards and spend a little quality time with some of the city’s most fascinating women professionals!

 

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WHAT’S UP

Dinner networking and socializing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the prix fixe menu: Chips and Dip Sampler; choice of appetizer (Platanos Con Queso, Chicken Empanadas); choice of entree (Arroz Con Pollo, Fish Tacos, Pernil); Churros dessert pastries! Happy Hour prices on cocktails, beers and wines by the glass; bottled wines, 50 percent off. NOTE: Bar is cash only, sorry, no credit cards.

FULL, SIT-DOWN DINNER

Pre-registered nonmember, $65, service and tax included. Pre-registered, dues-paying Member of OP/OP.LYNX, just $55. Drinks on your own. Registration closes at noon on Friday, September 15. Sorry, no walk-ins.

WHERE

Bogota Latin Bistro, 141 Fifth Avenue at St. John’s Place, six short blocks from Brooklyn’s humming Barclays Center. SUBWAY: 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R to Atlantic Terminal/Barclays Center, Brooklyn. Stroll down Fifth Avenue towards  St. John’s Place and Bogota. Or transfer at Barclays Center to the R local and travel one stop to Union Street, exiting at the corner of Union Street and Fourth Avenue. Cross Fourth and head toward Fifth Avenue, taking a left on Fifth and continuing three blocks. BUS: The B63 runs along Fifth Avenue from Bay Ridge to Red Hook and stops a half-block from Bogota.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER

Founded to increase and diversify OP membership and create programming of special interest to lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, OP.LYNX invites you to consider the many benefits of membership in the nation’s leading LGBT networking organization. A 12-month individual OP membership (new or renewal) PLUS guaranteed admission to tonight’s event totals just $100. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing! Order here.

Start: September 18, 2017 6:30 pm
End: September 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: Bogota Latin Bistro
Address:
141 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11218, United States

September 16, 2017

TOUR THE CITY’S NEWEST CULTURAL DESTINATION

OUT PROFESSIONALS TOURS NEW YORK CITY’S DAZZLING NEW $4.5-BILLION ART MUSEUM — THE SECOND AVENUE SUBWAY.

On Saturday, September 16, join Out Professionals for a private tour of the new Second Avenue Subway’s remarkable art collection. With a single swipe of your MetroCard, experience the visual excitement created at a cost of $4.5 million, out of an overall budget of $4.45 billion.

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From a pool of more than 300 high-profile applicants, the MTA Arts & Design public arts program assigned each of four artists a new or renewed station (63rd, 72nd, 86th or 96th Street) for a major installation.

Chuck Close. The celebrity photorealist created 12 “Subway Portraits,” each nearly nine feet high. Subjects include artists Cindy Sherman and Kara Walker, and musicians Lou Reed and Philip Glass.

Vik Muniz. The Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist created “Perfect Strangers,” life-size mosaic portraits of real New Yorkers — a hand-holding gay couple, a mother with toddler and stroller, a subway saxophonist, a sari-wearing woman with cellphone.

Jean Shin transformed archival photos of the dismantling of the Second and Third Avenue elevated lines that served the Upper East Side until the 1940s and 1950s. “Elevated” turns these images into shimmering, partly transparent photographic murals in ceramic tile, glass mosaic and laminated glass.

Sarah Sze (pron. ZEE), who represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2013, chose to create an environmental work of art. “Blueprint for a Landscape” lines walls with nearly 4300 brilliant porcelain tiles.

A hint of what you’ll learn on September 16:

  • Why have traditional subway tiles been abandoned?
  • Which stations have artist self-portraits?
  • What is the story behind the two men holding hands?
  • How are the artists’ images integrated into the walls?
  • What are the mottos used in the stations?

Phil Desiere, founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a tourist guide and is a member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC). Besides conducting tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park and Greenwich Village, Phil develops and leads tours of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.

 

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WHERE AND WHEN

On Saturday, Sept.16, we meet on the southwest corner of Second Ave. and 94th St. Tour takes place rain or shine, involves stairs and begins at 3 p.m. sharp, with a swipe of your MetroCard. To avoid delaying other tour-goers, please pre-fill your MetroCard with a minimum of $2.75. Tour ends at Lexington Ave. and 63rd St. Open-ended mixer to follow nearby; refreshments on your own.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION ADVISED

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying Member of Out Professionals, $20. To avoid disappointment, register before 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants; sorry, no refunds or exchanges.   Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our Individual and Business As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one to today’s private tour for just $75; final sale. OP Membership provides free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other LGBT programming all year long. Join here — and thank you!

Start: September 16, 2017 3:00 pm
End: September 16, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Street corner
Address:
SW Corner of Second Ave. and 94th St., New York, NY, United States

September 13, 2017

JOIN OUR GROUP AT THERAPY, THE HELL’S KITCHEN CLASSIC

NETWORK AND SOCIALIZE AT OP.LOUNGE, WHERE YOU’RE GUARANTEED TO MEET OUT PROFESSIONALS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.

On Wednesday, September 13, Out Professionals takes over the upper lounge at Therapy, the slyly named Hell’s Kitchen hideaway described by The New York Times as “Solid and cozy; short on ostentation.”

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In today’s business climate, it’s vital to make and maintain valuable contacts. That’s why Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of LGBT up-and-comers are getting together tonight at the September edition of OP.LOUNGE.

Grab some business cards and come enjoy an evening-long Happy Hour!

 

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WHERE

The intimate upstairs lounge — ours exclusively — at Therapy, 348 West 52nd Street (Eighth-Ninth Avenues). Subway: The No. 1 or C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street; B/D/F/M to 47th-50th Streets.

WHAT’S UP

Out Professionals networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Two-for-one house drinks and draft beers; $7 Tito’s Vodka cocktails; $2 off everything else.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Pre-registration closes at noon Wednesday, Sept. 13. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door. Coat check available.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission tonight for just $65; final sale. Membership assures you of free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other OP events. The loyalty of our Members is what allows OP to continue providing a full range of year-round LGBT programming. Join now — and thank you!

Start: September 13, 2017 6:00 pm
End: September 13, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Therapy
Address:
348 West 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019, United States

August 19, 2017

‘GUARDIAN OF THE HARBOR,’ WALKING TOUR AND MIXER

OUT PROFESSIONALS’ MIDSUMMER ADVENTURE WHISKS YOU TO THE IDYLLIC URBAN OASIS OF GOVERNORS ISLAND.

On Saturday, August 19, begin your trip through time with a brief and breezy ferry ride from the tip of Manhattan to Governors Island, long off limits to New Yorkers.

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Soon you’re nestled under a canopy of century-old trees, wandering among stately old brick buildings and enjoying Instagram-worthy views of the Lower Manhattan skyline less than 1000 yards away.

In Dutch and British colonial times, Governors Island was pasture, timberland, game preserve and summer resort. For nearly two centuries after the American Revolution it served as guardian of the harbor and was in continuous military use.

Today it’s a National Monument, where well-tended lawns play host to Revolutionary War re-enactments and contemporary art installations. Governors Island parkland is undergoing a stunning reinvention by a Dutch landscape architect, Adriaan Geuze.

On Saturday, August 19, join Members and friends of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network… and some of our up-and-coming LGBT professionals, for “Guardian of the Harbor: The Walking Tour and Mixer.” Afterwards, unwind, socialize and network at Fraunces Tavern (1762), where Washington bid farewell to his officers.

Out Professionals’ private Walking Tour/Mixer series is designed for us by Joyce Gold History Tours of New York. August’s “Guardian of the Harbor” is an all-time favorite of hers and ours. Joyce teaches Manhattan history at New York University and the New School.

Tour highlights include:

  • Castle Williams, a circular fort built in the years leading up to the War of 1812 to help protect New York City from naval attack
  • Spectacular, Instagram-worthy views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and New York’s harbor

 

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WHERE

We meet between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. (not a minute later!) at the light-green Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street. Check in under the rainbow umbrella near the Governors Island slip, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry terminal. Subway: 1 to South Ferry; 4/5 to Bowling Green; R to Whitehall Street. Consult MTA Trip Planner and allow for delays due to weekend construction.

WHAT’S UP

Tour takes place rain or shine. (Note: Bags subject to search by security personnel. Outside alcoholic beverages prohibited and will be confiscated.) Open-ended mixer begins about 4 p.m. at Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street at Broad Street, NY 10004, a few minutes’ walk from the South Street ferry terminal. Refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30, roundtrip ferry fare included. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance ticket sales end at 9:00 a.m. the morning of the tour. The personalized nature of our tours requires limiting the number of participants. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission for one to “Guardian of the Harbor: The Walking Tour and Mixer” for just $75; final sale. By preregistering, Members enjoy free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other LGBT programming all year long.
Join here — and thank you!

Start: August 19, 2017 1:30 pm
End: August 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Battery Maritime Building
Address:
10 South Street, New York, 10005, United States

August 15, 2017

HOW TO ACHIEVE BUSINESS GOALS WITH ACTORS’ TOOLS.

OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS ‘BUSINESS AS PERFORMANCE,’ AN INNOVATIVE CAREER WORKSHOP WITH YUVAL DAVID.

On Tuesday, August 15, Out Professionals invites you to take part in “Business as Performance,” an interactive workshop on personal branding and presentation skills, led by acclaimed actor Yuval David.

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Using goal-oriented communication techniques developed during a career in film, television, theatre and voice-over work, Yuval aims to enhance self-awareness and build the self-confidence that comes with delivering a polished pitch or presentation.

When you see an actor deliver a message with conviction, each word and gesture is part of that message. Using the same skills actors use in performance, a business person can learn to demonstrate conviction, communicate sincerity, and be in-the-moment in changing scenarios.

By considering what your audience actually sees and hears, you gain a sense of which habits — vocal tone, gesture, weight shift, postural alignment — may fail to reinforce the impression you want to give.

Through exercises and games, you learn to enhance your communication skills by exploring the roles of voice and physicality. You learn how to focus on breathing techniques, projection and tonality, along with improving posture and gesture.

This immersive, interactive workshop is designed to help you:

  • Increase self-awareness, gain self-confidence
  • Learn to present and pitch in a way that is authentic and empowering
  • Communicate assurance and build trust
  • Connect quickly, interact memorably and follow up effectively.

Yuval David has an enviable record of accomplishment in film, television, theatre and voice-over work, where he is known for memorable performances resulting from bold choices. Using the tools of an actor, Yuval leads workshops on self-presentation in professional and personal environments. In addition to performing artists, his students include those in business, law, finance, politics and education. Acquiring techniques developed through performance and personal branding, his clients benefit from enhanced self-awareness, a keener focus on goals, and the self-confidence that accompanies polished presentation skills.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Tuesday, August 15, join us at PwC – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street. Subway: 4/5/6 or S to Grand Central Terminal. Interactive workshop and Q&A, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member,  just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Register now to guarantee seating; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on August 15. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU FOR JOINING OR RENEWING

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $75; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend “Business as Performance” and other selected OP seminars and workshops free! Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing.  Join here — and Thank You!

Start: August 15, 2017 6:30 pm
End: August 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Address:
300 Madison Avenue, New York, United States
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