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May 19, 2018

OSCAR WILDE’S NEW YORK: THE WALKING TOUR/MIXER

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO JOIN WILDE EXPERT JOHN COOPER FOR ‘OSCAR WILDE’S NEW YORK: THE WALKING TOUR AND MIXER.’

On May 19, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released from the harsh Victorian prison where he spent two years following his conviction for “gross indecency” — the result of his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas. On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Out Professionals celebrates Wilde’s release from Reading Gaol with a richly fascinating tour of Oscar Wilde’s New York.

Long before his dramatic life in London and Paris, Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, dramatist and wit, spent an entire year in America on an extended lecture tour. Nowhere did he spend more time than in New York City.

On a leafy stroll through Greenwich Village, Gramercy Park and Madison Square, Wilde expert John Cooper traces the newly minted celebrity’s path through the social and literary world of New York’s Gilded Age.

Visit historic places including houses where Wilde and his circle lived and clubs that he visited. Along the way you learn how Wilde was influenced by the period’s provocative and sensuous Aesthetic Movement and how, in turn, he influenced the society of today. Cooper’s presentation incorporates Wilde’s letters and period photographs.

Our tour ends in newly fashionable NoMad with an open-ended visit to Oscar Wilde Bar & Bistro, an elaborately designed, Victorian-style bistro.

WHAT’S UP
Tour begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. We meet at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 10th Street. Subway: N/R to 8th St. and Broadway; A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th St./Washington Square; 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R/W to 14th St./Union Square. Questions? Consult MTA Trip Planner. Tour ends at Oscar Wilde Bar & Bistro, 45 West 27th Street; refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $35. Dues-paying OP Member, just $25. The personalized nature of our tours requires us to limit the number of participants. Sorry, no exchanges or refunds. Pre-registration ends at noon Friday, May 18. Print and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS YOU
WHEN YOU JOIN OR RENEW NOW
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on our Members’ continuing support. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS admission for one to today’s Oscar Wilde Tour for just $79. Or tour and enjoy the enhanced benefits of Business Membership — just $129. All sales final. As a Member you enjoy free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. Join or renew here — and thank you!

Start: May 19, 2018 1:30 pm
End: May 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
5th Avenue & West 10th St, NY, 10014, United States

May 16, 2018

STANDOUT STAND-UPS GOLD, HOFFMAN, BIANCO, DeCARO


AN OUT PROFESSIONALS SPECIAL! EMCEE FRANK DeCARO WELCOMES EMMY AWARD-WINNER JUDY GOLD, BROADWAY’S JACKIE HOFFMAN, AND YOUTUBE SENSATION CHRISTINA BIANCO.

On Wednesday, May 16, Out Professionals invites you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for a riotous evening of big-city stand-up. To enjoy a 25% discount on admission, apply code OUTPRO (all caps) when you reserve online or by phone.

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

Revel in a top-drawer lineup of LGBT and LGBT-adjacent comics in riotous bloom, featuring the great and powerfully funny Judy Gold (Emmy Award winner from HBO, Comedy Central and her own brilliant hit solo shows).

Not to mention the outrageously hilarious Jackie Hoffman (Broadway, film and her Emmy-nominated role as “Mamacita” on FX’s “The Feud”). And YouTube’s amazing diva impressionist Christina Bianco (“The Ellen Degeneres Show,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” and “The Today Show”).

Your host? Out Professionals’ favorite funnyman Frank DeCaro (comedian, author, pop culture pundit, radio and TV personality from “The Frank DeCaro Show” and the eminently quotable film critic on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”).

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 the May edition of “Homo Comicus” is 8 p.m. sharp.

ADMISSION
Cover is just $15 — a savings of 25 percent — when you phone with code OUTPRO (all caps online). Two-beverage minimum per person; gratuity extra. Gotham Comedy Club tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable; final sale. Restriction: 18 and over. Reserve in advance at GothamComedyClub.com or phone GCC at (212) 367.9000.

ENJOY PRIORITY SEATING,
FREE ADMISSION FOR TWO!
Purchase a 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership and you and a guest enter free — a $95 value for just $59; final sale. Members of Out Professionals and OP.LYNX enjoy free admission at every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission at other OP events. 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 your free admission and priority seating.

Start: May 16, 2018 7:15 pm
End: May 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd St., New York, 10011, United States

May 9, 2018

UNDERGROUND NETWORKING AT THE DREAM DOWNTOWN HOTEL

FOR THE MAY EDITION OF OP.LOUNGE, OUT PROFESSIONALS GOES SPLASHY AND SUBTERRANEAN.

On Wednesday, May 9, Out Professionals invites you to descend an infinity-mirrored staircase to Megu, tucked away beneath the Dream Downtown, the buzzy boutique hotel bordering the Meatpacking District and Chelsea.

A lively setting for career-building networking and socializing, Megu New York marries neon-bright hues, Japanese graphics, and antique kimonos. The refined cuisine of Megu (muh-GOO) has spawned branches in Delhi, Doha, Moscow and Gstaad.

The internet is no substitute for communicating face to face, and tonight’s in-person networking experience promises to be exceptionally lively.

Prepare to pocket some business cards and join the friendly Members of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and scores of LGBT up-and-comers.

WHAT’S UP
Purposeful networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Happy-hour prices until 8 p.m.: Beers, $6; house wines, $7; well drinks. $9. Complimentary coat and bag check; 15% off your next visit with OP discount card.

WHERE
Megu at Dream Downtown, 355 West 16th Street, east of Ninth Avenue. Subway: A/E/L to 14th St./8th Ave.; 1 or 2 to 18th St./7th Ave.; 1/2/3 to 14th St./7th Ave.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free; at the door, $5. Pre-registration closes at noon Wed., May 9; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. 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 $69. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $119. All sales final. Membership grants you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events.

Start: May 9, 2018 6:00 am
End: May 9, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Megu at Dream Downtown
Address:
355 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011, United States

May 5, 2018

NOSH-AND-WALK TOUR OF THE HISTORIC LOWER EAST SIDE

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES YOU TO NOSH-AND-WALK A NEIGHBORHOOD ONCE MORE TEEMING THAN BOMBAY.

On Saturday, May 5, Out Professionals’ unique nosh-and-walk tour lets you experience the historic Lower East Side, a neighborhood once more teeming than Bombay. From the 1880s through the 1930s, some 1.5-million Eastern European immigrants — the largest concentration of Jewish people in the world — were beginning their American lives here.

Take a step back in time with a tour of the tenements, settlement houses, home life, literary culture, and religion of early 20th century immigrants. Remnants of the institutions that improved their lives survive next door to their modern equivalents, which still strive to help people into this constantly changing neighborhood.


The afternoon’s highlights include viewing, although not entering: 


• The historic Forward Building, home to the world’s largest Yiddish newspaper
• Seward Park Library, center of reading and education for generations|
• Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first in the U.S. built by Jews of Eastern Europe
• The Tenement Museum, which dramatizes living conditions of the period
• The Educational Alliance, a settlement house started by immigrants that spawned Jewish artists and politicians of renown.

Enjoy the chance to purchase noshes (small tastes) of the foods that immigrants brought with them and that became synonymous with the Lower East Side.:

• Candy at the store whose slogan is “anything can be covered in chocolate”
• Pickles extraordinaire
• Bialys named “Best in the US”
• Doughnuts to die for
• Coffee from freshly-ground beans
• Gluten-free baked goods
• Gourmet hotel-lobby pastries
• Vintage bonus: Discover a storied source of rock ‘n roll clothes and accessories!

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.

WHAT’S UP
Tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. We meet on Straus Square, at the corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street. Subway: F train to East Broadway. Questions? Consult MTA Trip Planner. Tour ends on Orchard Street, between Broome and Delancey. Open-ended networking mixer to follow nearby; refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Noshing on your own. The personalized nature of our tours requires us to limit the number of participants. Sorry, no exchanges or refunds. Pre-registration ends at noon Friday, May 4. Print and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS YOU
WHEN YOU JOIN OR RENEW NOW
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on our Members’ continuing support. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS admission for one to today’s Nosh-and-Walk Tour for just $75. Or tour and enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $125. All sales final. As a Member you enjoy free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. Join or renew here — and thank you!

Start: May 5, 2018 2:00 pm
End: May 5, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Straus Square
Address:
East Broadway & Rutgers Streets, New York, 10002, United States

May 2, 2018

TOMORROW: NEW SITE FOR WOMEN’S ROOFTOP MIXER!

THE WOMEN OF OP.LYNX WILL NOW HOST ROOFTOP NETWORKING AT HIGH BAR, TIMES SQUARE WEST.

On Wednesday, May 2, join Out Professionals’ dynamic women’s network, OP.LYNX, for effortlessly effective networking on the terrace of High Bar, atop DoubleTree by Hilton, in Times Square West. (Our original venue encountered a last-minute licensing glitch; apologies!)

In spring, there’s nothing like a rooftop to make connecting a breeze. Come prepared with business cards and enjoy attitude-free networking at Happy Hour prices.

WHERE 
High Bar NYC, atop DoubleTree by Hilton, 346 W 40th Street (Near 9th Avenue). Subway: A/C/E/N/Q/R/W/1/2/3/7 to 42nd Street.

WHAT’S UP
Rain-or-shine, outdoor-or-indoor networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Happy Hour savings until 7:30 p.m. Bottled beer: Imported, $6; domestic, $5. Wines, $8. Specialty cocktails, $9.

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

ATTEND FREE WHEN YOU
JOIN OR RENEW NOW!
OP.LYNX was founded to enhance and diversify Out Professionals membership and to create programming of special interest to lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s breezy networking event for just $65. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $125. Sales final. Membership grants you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. Join or renew here — and thank you!

Start: May 2, 2018 6:00 pm
End: May 2, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
NY, United States

April 26, 2018

FRANCE’S BEST-KEPT SECRETS: DESTINATION REDS AND WHITES

DISCOVER LESSER-KNOWN BUT EXCEPTIONAL WINES WITH OUT PROFESSIONALS — AT LE DU’S TASTINGS TOUR OF FRANCE.

On Thursday, April 26, the Out Professionals Wine Club welcomes Members and friends to Le Du’s Wines, the West Village wine shop rated Number One in New York City by Zagat.

Designed to appeal to everyone from the adventurous wine newcomer to the dedicated oenophile, tonight is paced to provide ample time for relaxed networking with other OP Members and guests.

Le Du’s tastings tour of France introduces you to these lesser-known but exceptional wines:

• Domaine FL Savennieres, a savory and robust Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley
• A white Cotes du Rhone from Domaine Gaillard, comprised exclusively of Viognier, an extremely floral white wine made from grapes grown near the village of Condrieu
• Domaine Puffeney Arbois Trousseau, a light and refreshing red from the Jura region
• Domaine Humbert Freres, Fixin, 2015. From a village in the far northern reaches of Burgundy’s Cote d’Or; one of the region’s best values
• Mee Godard Morgon 2015, a stunning wine from a new producer, reestablishing Beaujolais as one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in France

A generous sample of each wine is paired with cheese and charcuterie from Murray’s Cheese Shop, a Village favorite for 75 years.

WHERE
Dedicated to the discovery of artisanal winemakers, Le Du’s Wines is located at 600 Washington Street, between Morton and Leroy Streets in the West Village. Subway: A/C/E, B/D/F/M to West 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street; PATH to Christopher Street.

WHAT’S UP
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a welcoming glass of Chevalier Cremant de Bourgogne, a distinctive wine made like Champagne but originating in Burgundy. From 7:00 to 8:45 p.m., tastings and commentary on five additional wine pairings. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $59. Dues-paying OP Member, $49. Space limited; best to register in advance. Pre-registration closes at noon on Thursday, April 26. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!

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. A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s edition of OP’s Wine Club totals just $99; final sale. Or enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $169. Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission at other OP events. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

Start: April 26, 2018 6:30 pm
End: April 26, 2018 8:30 pm

April 25, 2018

ESCAPE THE ROOM, WIND DOWN AT A POST-CHALLENGE MIXER!

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO ENJOY THE LATEST ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE — ESCAPE THE ROOM — FOLLOWED BY A NETWORKING MIXER.

On Wednesday, April 25, Out Professionals welcomes you to the TriBeCa headquarters of Escape Games NYC for one of New York’s newest, action-packed, entertainment experiences — Escape the Room!

Overseen by an engaging host, your six-member OP team has 60 minutes to escape one of four custom-designed theme rooms by employing a strategic combination of creativity and logic. Afterwards, players from all four OP game rooms are invited to wind down from the challenge at a nearby watering hole.

Each themed game room is like a set — unsurprising, since the TriBeCa complex was curated by Broadway and Hollywood designers to provide a totally immersive experience. Escape Games NYC was awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.


WHERE

In easy-to-reach TriBeCa at 79 Leonard St., between Broadway and Church St. Subway: No. 1 to Franklin St; A/C/E to Canal St.; J/N/Q/R/Z/6/W to Canal St; R/W to City Hall; J/Z/4/5/6 to Chambers St. Questions? Consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.

WHAT’S UP
To assure that your team incorporates friends registering with you, you should all plan to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. sharp. Open-ended networking mixer to follow nearby; refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $35; dues-paying OP Member, just $25. Print and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! The personalized nature of this event requires us to limit the number of participants. Sorry, no exchanges or refunds. Pre-registration ends at noon Wed., Apr. 25. At the door, space permitting, cash is preferred.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS YOU
FOR JOINING OR RENEWING NOW!
Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS guaranteed admission for one to “Escape The Room” for just $85. Or participate tonight and enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $135. All sales final. Membership provides free entry to every month’s 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.

Start: April 25, 2018 6:45 pm
End: April 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Venue: Escape Games NYC
Address:
79 Leonard St, New York, NY, 10013, United States

April 18, 2018

BUILDING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY WITH INSTAGRAM

LET OUT PROFESSIONALS SHOW YOU HOW TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS WITH INSTAGRAM, THE WILDLY POPULAR PHOTO-SHARING APP.

With more than 800-million monthly users, Instagram offers your business the potential to reach, engage and build a unique and massive social media community. On Wednesday, April 18, Out Professionals presents “Boosting Your Business with Instagram.” Social media expert Charlie Conard shows entrepreneurs, consultants and small business owners how to turn Instagram into a profit center.

Conard covers such Instagram fundamentals as how to recruit followers, what to post, and when to post. At this interactive workshop you explore:

  • The pros and cons of Instagram vs. other social media platforms
  • How Instagram differs from the photo-sharing app Pinterest 
  • Which platform — Instagram, Pinterest, or a combination — suits your business, and why
  • A step-by-step plan to build an audience and optimize your Instagram presence
  • The fine art of creating attention-grabbing Instagram images
  • Why storytelling is key to your brand’s success; how to tell stories
  • Success stories: Five small businesses that use Instagram in a uniquely meaningful way
  • Follow-up: How to continue perfecting your Instagram strategies and techniques 

Become involved in this interactive workshop! If you have registered to attend and would like your business category included in examples used during the evening, email the speaker and share a little about your business and what you do.

Charlie Conard, co-founder and principal of Social Go To, helps established businesses take the next step towards success in social media. He specializes in creating social media strategies that grow audiences, increase engagement, and transform prospects into customers – an elusive goal for many. Charlie has worked with such brands as Tate’s Bake Shop, Columbia University, Columbia University Medical Center, L’Oréal, United Way, Publishers Weekly, and KitchenAid. He speaks regularly at the New York Public Library’s Small Business Resource Center, the Center for Nonprofit Success, the Data and Marketing Association, and the New York State Small Business Resource Center, with support from the Small Business Administration. Charlie currently serves as OP Board President.



WHAT’S UP

On Wednesday, April 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., an interactive workshop, “Boosting Your Business with Instagram,” featuring social media expert Charlie Conard.

WHERE
PwC — PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street, Room C1305. Subway: 4/5/6/7 or S to Grand Central Terminal.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, just $20. OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Space limited. To guarantee seating, please register in advance; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Pre-registration ends at noon on April 18. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; 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 $75. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of Business Membership ($125), and by registering in advance, attend tonight’s workshop and other selected OP seminars and workshops, free! All sales final. Membership entitles you to free entry at every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events.

Start: April 18, 2018 7:00 am
End: April 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Address:
300 Madison Avenue, New York, United States

April 11, 2018

OUT PROFESSIONALS PLAYS HOST TO LGBT HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. ALL REGISTRANTS WERE CONTACTED.

MEET LGBT LEADERS OF THE CITY’S THRIVING HEALTHCARE SECTOR AT AN INDUSTRY-FOCUSED NETWORKING MIXER IN MIDTOWN.

At a free-wheeling networking mixer on Wednesday, April 11, Out Professionals salutes the full spectrum of the Metro Area’s thriving healthcare sector. Meet like-minded providers of medical services and insurance; manufacturers of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals; innovators in medical technology, and others who facilitate our health and well-being.

The scene? TownHouse New York, the timeless East Side duplex (“Cozy without crossing the line to stuffy” — New York Magazine).

Come equipped with business cards and prepare to meet Members and friends of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our LGBT up-and-comers.

This industry-focused networking event, another in a new Out Professionals series, is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor and Medly Pharmacy.

WHAT’S UP
Networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Drinks $2 off; complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. Checkroom available.

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.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $20. Dues-paying OP Member, $10. Advance registration closes at noon on Wednesday, Apr. 11; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash preferred 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 $69; final sale. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $119. Membership guarantees you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. As a Member, you are helping us provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

Start: April 11, 2018 6:00 pm
End: April 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: TownHouse
Address:
236 East 58th Street, New York, 10022, United States

April 4, 2018

OP.LOUNGE CELEBRATES THE COMING OF SPRING

HEAD EAST FOR THE APRIL EDITION OF OP.LOUNGE, THE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING CLASSIC

New York Magazine says its three bars “resemble those found in grand-dame hotels and gentlemen’s clubs.” On Wednesday, April 4, judge for yourself when OP.LOUNGE toasts the coming of spring with a networking mixer at TownHouse New York, in Midtown East.

There’s no substitute for communicating face to face, and tonight’s networking experience promises to be exceptionally friendly and relaxed. TownHouse New York offers “Lots of sitting areas for conversation, nice large bars and music in the background” (GayCities.com).

Prepare to pocket some business cards and head East to join Members of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and scores of LGBT up-and-comers.

WHAT’S UP
Purposeful networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Drinks $2 off; complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. Convenient checkroom.

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.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free; at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on Wednesday, April 4; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! NOTE: If you registered for the March edition of OP.LOUNGE — a casualty of Nor’easter Quinn — we have automatically registered you for this April edition. Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

TOUT 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 $69. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $119. All sales final. Membership grants you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

Start: April 4, 2018 6:00 pm
End: April 4, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: TownHouse
Address:
236 East 58th Street, New York, 10022, United States

March 29, 2018

WOMEN’S NETWORKING – POSTPONED TO 5/2

POSTPONED DUE TO VENUE CHANGE  > MAY 2 AT THE ATTIC ROOFTOP

On Thursday, March 29, join Out Professionals’ dynamic women’s network, OP.LYNX, and drink in the skyline from the enclosed rooftop terrace of The DL, 95 Delancey Street at Ludlow Street.

Enjoy camera-worthy views of the Williamsburg Bridge as you rub shoulders with some of the city’s most fascinating women professionals.

Come prepared with business cards and enjoy attitude-free networking at Happy Hour prices.

WHERE
The DL, 95 Delancey Street at Ludlow Street. Subway: B/D to Grand; F to Delancey; J/M/Z to Grand. Bus: M15.

WHAT’S UP
From 6 to 9 p.m., networking and socializing on The DL’s enclosed third-floor terrace. Retractable roof, but sorry, no elevator. Happy Hour prices until 8 p.m.: beers, $6; wines, $7; well drinks, $8.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $15. Dues-paying OP Member, free with advance RSVP. Dues-paying OP Member at the door, $10. Online registration closes at noon on Wednesday, March 28. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

ATTEND FREE WHEN YOU
JOIN OR RENEW NOW!
OP.LYNX was founded to enhance and diversify Out Professionals membership and to create programming of special interest to lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s networking event for just $65; final sale. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $125. Membership grants you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. As a Member, you help us provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Join or renew here — and thank you!

 

 

Start: March 29, 2018 6:00 pm
End: March 29, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: DL
Address:
Delancy St, New York, NY, 10002, United States

March 14, 2018

HOMO COMICUS – STAND-UPS YASHERE, LIOTTI, EL-HUSSEINI, STONE & STONE

AN OUT PROFESSIONALS SPECIAL! EMCEE MIZ CRACKER WELCOMES GINA YASHERE, EMAN EL-HUSSEINI, FRANK LIOTTI, STONE & STONE. THAT’S GENDERTAINMENT!

On Wednesday, March 14, Out Professionals invites you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for a riotous evening of big-city stand-up. To enjoy a 25% discount on admission, apply code “OUTPRO” (all caps) when you reserve online or by phone.


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

The marvelous Miz Cracker, center, hosts ​a gaggle of great LGBT and LGBT-adjacent comic​s​, including brilliant Brit wit Gina Yashere, far right, the British correspondent on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), “The Tonight Show” (NBC), and a​ Top Ten on “Last Comic Standing” (NBC).

Joining them are Eman El-Husseini, third from left, of “Laugh Out Loud” (CBC) and “Comedy Now!” (CTV). Frank Liotti, far left, ​of HBO’s “High Maintenance” and “Bear City 2.” And ​Stone & Stone​, near left and near right, of “Gotham Comedy Live” (AXS) and the semi-finals of “Last Comic Standing” (NBC).

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 phone with code OUTPRO (all caps online). Two-beverage minimum per person; gratuity extra. Gotham Comedy Club tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable; final sale. Restriction: 18 and over. Reserve in advance at GothamComedyClub.com or phone GCC at (212) 367.9000.

ENJOY PRIORITY SEATING,
FREE ADMISSION FOR TWO!
Purchase a 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership and you and a guest enter free — a $95 value for just $65; final sale. Members of Out Professionals and OP.LYNX enjoy free admission at every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission at other OP events. 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 your free admission and priority seating.

Start: March 14, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 14, 2018 9:45 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd St., New York, 10011, United States

March 10, 2018

HISTORIC GRAND CENTRAL: THE OP WALKING TOUR AND MIXER

OUT PROFESSIONALS OFFERS AN IN-DEPTH TOUR OF A MIDTOWN ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL.

On Saturday, March 10, you are invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals for an enduringly popular offering in our City Secrets Series: “Historic Grand Central: The Walking Tour and Mixer.”

After an insider’s tour of this national historic landmark, you’re welcome to unwind among new friends under the vaulted ceilings of the venerable Grand Central Oyster Bar.

A majestic Beaux Arts rendition of a classical form, New York’s Grand Central Terminal rivaled the Eiffel Tower as one of the turn-of-the-century’s most dramatic architectural achievements. It symbolized the exploding intellectual and commercial reach of what was then the world’s second largest city.

Highlights of our tour include:

  • A briefing on the tragedy that led to the terminal’s creation
  • An outline of the ingenious design scheme that moves people and possessions
  • The terminal’s history-making role in landmarking New York City’s architectural heritage
  • The legendary Campbell Apartment, once the private salon of ’20s mogul John W. Campbell
  • The historic roles played by Commodore Vanderbilt, Whitney Warren and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • A visit to the Whispering Arch

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.

WHAT’S UP
Tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. We meet at 89 East 42nd Street, under the Park Avenue Viaduct and just inside the entrance to Grand Central Terminal. Subway: 4/5/6/7/S to 42nd Street/Grand Central. Open-ended mixer begins about 4 p.m. in the Grand Central Oyster Bar; refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $30; sorry, no exchanges or refunds. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Print and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! The personalized nature of our tours requires us to limit the number of participants. Pre-registration ends at noon Friday, March 9. At the door, space permitting, cash only.

TOUR FREE WHEN YOU JOIN OR RENEW NOW
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on your continuing support. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission for one to “Historic Grand Central: The Walking Tour and Mixer” for just $75; final sale. Or enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $125. 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 or renewing now!

Start: March 10, 2018 2:00 pm
End: March 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Grand Central Terminal
Address:
89 East 42nd St., New York, 10168, United States

March 7, 2018

OP.LOUNGE – CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Due to the worsening forecast, we are cancelling OP Lounge for Wednesday, March 7th. If you bought a ticket, your registration will be automatically transferred to Wednesday, April 4th.

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THIS MONTH, OP.LOUNGE, THE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING CLASSIC, GOES EAST.

On Wednesday evening, March 7, join Members and friends of Out Professionals for attitude-free networking at the timeless East Side duplex that New York Magazine characterizes as “Cozy without crossing the line to stuffy.”

Nothing beats communicating face to face, and tonight’s OP networking experience promises to be exceptionally friendly and relaxed. TownHouse New York offers “Lots of sitting areas for conversation, nice large bars and music in the background” (GayCities.com).

Prepare to pocket some business cards and head east to join Members of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and scores of LGBT up-and-comers.

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. the timeless East Side duplex characterized by New York Magazine as “Cozy without crossing the line to stuffy.”

WHAT’S UP
Networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Drinks discounted $2; 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 March 7; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. 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 Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $59; final sale. Or enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $119. Membership provides free entry to each month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission at other OP events. As a Member, you help OP provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round.

Start: March 7, 2018 6:00 pm
End: March 7, 2018 9:00 pm

March 3, 2018

HIGH STYLE AT THE MET MUSEUM, WITH PROFESSOR ANDREW LEAR

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES YOU ABOARD PROFESSOR ANDREW LEAR’S NEWEST PRIVATE TOUR, ’FASHION PLATES OF THE MET.’

On Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m., Out Professionals invites you to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore the changing styles of beauty — and the astonishing lengths to which people have gone to attain it. Your expert companion? Professor Andrew Lear, four-time winner of the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching.

Lear’s “Fashion Plates of the Met” opens your eyes to some of the most fascinating, bizarre and painful things people have done throughout history to look impressive, alluring and downright amazing.

From the grand hairdos of Imperial Rome to the outrageous wigs of the court at Versailles; from gold ear spools in pre-Columbian America to neck rings in Africa and Southeast Asia; and from 300 years of torturous corsets to 3000 years of artful cosmetics, the history of fashion is on dazzling display at the Met.

Professor Lear looks at women’s fashion from head to toe, as well as inside out. (Just what did Victorian women wear underneath those giant hoops?) He looks at men, too—with their powdered wigs, white makeup, foppish ruffs and of course, those eyebrow-raising codpieces.

He goes beneath the surface to get to the real story: the political, social, and even medical currents that shaped fashion and how it changed:
• Why did French courtiers wear foot-high wigs in the 17th century?
• Were beauty spots really used to cover up syphilis?
• How did bicycles affect the way women dressed in the closing years of the 19th century?

Professor Andrew Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia and NYU. Lear is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history, and the winner of the Travel Industry’s 2016 Travvy Award for best escorted tour operator, LGBT; and the Luxury Travel Guide’s 2016 LGBT Tour Operator of the Year.

WHAT’S UP
Limited to 20 persons, today’s tour departs promptly at 1 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. Your Out Professionals ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 9 p.m. “Fashion Plates of the Met” is not an official Met offerings.

WHERE
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: Q/4/5 to 86th Street, 6 to 77th Street. Ascend the main staircase and enter the Great Hall. We meet to the right, beside the 10-foot-tall Egyptian statue of a seated pharaoh. NOTE: Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk from the subway. Expect weekend crowds. Plan to meet at the pharaoh at least 15 minutes before tour departure.

ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION
Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, Met Museum member or student, $45. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, March 2. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Walk-ins accommodated on a standby basis.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW — TOUR FREE!
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 a ticket to “Fashion Plates of the Met” — museum entry included — for just $99; final sale. Membership provides free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and reduced admission at other OP events. And it helps OP provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

www.OscarWildeTours.com

Left, “Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott” 1778, by Thomas Gainsborough. Center, “Young Man with a Greyhound” 1570s, by Paolo Veronese. Right, “Saint Justina of Padua” 1490s, by Bartolomeo Montagna.

Start: March 3, 2018 1:00 pm
End: March 3, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

February 27, 2018

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOU?

BEFORE YOU SELL OR BUY, OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO HEAR THE INSIDERS’ OUTLOOK FOR RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE IN NYC.

On Tuesday, February 27, Out Professionals welcomes Members and friends to Halstead Property’s Park Avenue boardroom for expert analysis of the outlook for residential real estate in 2018 and beyond.

Hear a diversity of opinion on vital topics:

  • What’s the current temperature of the city’s residential real estate market?
  • Given the current supply of condos and co-ops, are we in a seller’s or a buyer’s market?
  • How will the new federal tax plan impact the market?
  • Which other factors are likely to offer threats or investment opportunities?
  • Where should the smaller real estate investor be looking for best buys?

Tonight’s distinguished panelists include:

Richard Grossman, LEFT. As President of Halstead Property, Richard works closely with Chief Executive Officer Diane M. Ramirez to form the Executive Committee of Halstead Property. He also oversees the day-to-day operations of Halstead’s Village and SoHo offices.

Peter Chace, INSIDE LEFT, Senior Home Lending Advisor, Chase Bank. Peter joined Chase’s Manhattan Residential Lending Division in 2010 and has helped hundreds of clients to purchase and refinance Coops, Condos and 1-4 family homes in the NY Metropolitan area and throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Chase, Peter was Emigrant Savings Bank’s Marketing Vice President. He is active as a Member of Out Professionals.

Jill E. Sodafsky, Esq., INSIDE RIGHT, Owner and Sole Proprietor at The Law Office of Jill E. Sodafsky, Esq. She has practiced law since 2005 and founded her firm in 2015, focusing on Residential Real Estate in New York. Jill is an Out Professionals Member.

Moderator Jacob E. Miles, RIGHT, Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker. Halstead property awarded Jacob the “Rising Star Award” in 2015 and the “Most Placed Outbound Introductions Award” in 2016. Jacob is a Lifetime Member of Out Professionals.

Special thanks to host:


 

WHERE
The Boardroom, Halstead Property; 499 Park Avenue at 59th Street; New York, NY 10022. Subway: 4/5/6/N/R/W to Lexington Ave./59th St.

WHAT’S UP
Doors open at 6 p.m. for networking, socializing; open bar, light hors d’oeuvres. Panel and Q&A, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $20; dues-paying OP Member, $10. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on Wednesday, April 22. Because of building security protocol, advance ticketing only and no sales at the door.

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 for one tonight for just $69; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($119) and by registering in advance, attend this and other OP seminars and workshops, free! Join here — and thank you!

Start: February 27, 2018 6:00 pm
End: February 27, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: Halstead Property
Address:
499 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10022, United States

February 21, 2018

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, February 21, Out Professionals invites you to join other public-spirited Members and friends in a two-hour sandwich-making effort.

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.

WHAT’S UP

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

WHERE

Metrosource at Davler Media Group, 10th floor; 498 Seventh Avenue, between 36th and 37th Streets. Photo ID required. Subway: 1/2/3/A/C/E to 34 St/Penn Station; 7/N/R/Q to 42 St/Times Sq. Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.

ADMISSION – DONATION 

$20 per person, 100% of it benefiting One Sandwich at a Time; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Capacity limited; pre-registration closes at noon Tues., Feb. 20. 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
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 admission to tonight’s charitable event for just $69; final sale. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $119. Membership grants you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. As a Member, you help us provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Join or renew here — and thank you!

Start: February 21, 2018 6:00 pm
End: February 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Davler Media / Metrosource
Address:
498 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States

February 14, 2018

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, February 21, Out Professionals invites you to join other public-spirited Members and friends in a two-hour sandwich-making effort.

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.


WHAT’S UP

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

WHERE
Metrosource at Davler Media Group, 10th floor; 498 Seventh Avenue, between 36th and 37th Streets. Photo ID required. Subway: 1/2/3/A/C/E to 34 St/Penn Station; 7/N/R/Q to 42 St/Times Sq. Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance. Please note that this venue may change to a location near this one. Be sure to pay attention to the email you use to register for a reminder and notice.

ADMISSION – DONATION
$20 per person, 100% of it benefiting One Sandwich at a Time; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Capacity limited; pre-registration closes at noon Tues., Feb. 20. 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
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 admission to tonight’s charitable event for just $69; final sale. Or enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $119. Membership grants you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. As a Member, you help us provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Join or renew here — and thank you!

Start: February 14, 2018 8:00 am
End: February 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Davler Media / Metrosource
Address:
498 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States

February 13, 2018

GETTING UNSTUCK AT 40 — OR WHAT ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

 

OUT PROFESSIONALS OFFERS AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO HELP YOU CHART A NEW LIFE PATH AND SET NEW GOALS.

On Tuesday, Feb.13, Out Professionals presents Certified Life Coach James Knopf with an interactive workshop, “Getting Unstuck at 40 — Or What About Right Now?”

You’re at a time when many of us face change personally and professionally. James Knopf can help you see this as an opportunity to embrace change and find the courage to create a new life path.

After fulfilling requirements you saw earlier as your responsibility — establishing a career, creating a circle of friends, entering into long-term relationships — you may now be drawn to a different kind of life.

But there are bills to pay, partners to communicate with, perhaps children to educate. And enough fear, guilt and stress to make it challenging to create an authentic new life.

Knopf aims to help you envision this as a time of growth, change and evolution.

He wants to help you explore untapped passions and learn to express yourself in ways truer to who you are now. The goal? Reaching your full personal and professional potential.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Identify and take action to achieve your goals
  • Enter new arenas, meet new people
  • Build confidence and eliminate fears
  • Learn how to ask for help
  • Get unstuck and become more effective
  • Build a support network and “play better” in life

James Knopf is a certified professional Life Coach specializing in career, relationship and executive coaching. He holds a graduate degree with certification in leadership coaching and team-building from George Washington University, as well as a B.A. in Communications and Sociology from Tulane University. A Business Member of Out Professionals, James has led workshops for American Express, Citigroup, Conde Nast, HBO and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

VENUE SPONSOR

 

 

WHAT’S UP

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., “Getting Unstuck” at Deloitte Consulting, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, from 49th to 50th Streets. Enter behind the skating rink’a gilded statue of Prometheus. Proceed to the right of the security desk and past J.Crew, direct to the elevator banks. (Entering from Sixth Avenue, go to the left of the NBC store.) A Deloitte staffer will pass you through turnstiles to elevators to the 40th floor. No need to check in with security if you arrive before 7 p.m., but bring a photo ID anyway. After 7 p.m., security check-in with photo ID is mandatory. Once on the 40th floor, wait for an escort 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 prohibits walk-ins and requires our guest list in advance. Pre-registration closes at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!

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 $69; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($119) 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 here — and thank you!

 

Start: February 13, 2018 7:00 pm
End: February 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: Deloitte Consulting
Address:
30 Rockefeller Center, New York, United States

February 7, 2018

FRIENDLY FACE-TO-FACE NETWORKING AT HELL’S KITCHEN HOTSPOT

OP LOUNGE, THE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING CLASSIC, REVISITS THIS FORMER HELL’S KITCHEN CARRIAGE HOUSE.

On Wednesday, February 7, ascend the stairs to the upper lounge at Therapy, the slyly named Hell’s Kitchen watering hole housed in a former carriage house. “Solid and cozy; short on ostentation” — The New York Times.

In today’s business climate, it’s vital to continue making and maintaining contacts that count. That’s why Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our own, up-and-coming LGBT professionals are getting together at February’s edition of OP.LOUNGE.

Grab a handful of business cards and come enjoy an evening-long Happy Hour!

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

Friendly, attitude-free socializing and networking from 6 to 9 p.m. Two-for-one house drinks and draft beers; $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 Wed., Feb. 7. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door. Coat check available.

FREE ENTRY TONIGHT WHEN
YOU JOIN, REJOIN, OR RENEW

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 tonight 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: February 7, 2018 6:00 pm
End: February 7, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Therapy
Address:
348 West 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019, United States
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