Calendar of Events

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

January 31, 2018

FIND OUT WHAT ROLE YOU CAN PLAY AT OUT PROFESSIONALS!

IT’S A NEW YEAR — TIME TO LEARN WHICH OUT PROFESSIONALS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY HAS YOUR NAME ON IT!

On Wednesday, January 31, Out Professionals welcomes you and other prospective volunteers to an after-work get-together at a snug penthouse just off Union Square. In an un-pressured atmosphere, find out which volunteer role might offer you the best fit and the right degree of involvement at the nation’s leading nonprofit LGBT networking organization.

Think you’d enjoy greeting arrivals at Out Professionals’ metro area events? Or does your experience suggest a readiness for the role of an Out Professionals board member? To find out, join us on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

We’ll be prepared to answer any questions you have, including these:
. What roles at events does OP have for occasional volunteers?
. How can I support the organization outside of events?
. What are the responsibilities of an OP Ambassador?
. How can I help plan an event for Out Pro?
. How do I share my expertise on a topic of interest to LGBT professionals?
. How do I pledge the Out Pro board of directors?
. How can I get my company involved as an OP Sponsor?
. What benefits does a sponsoring business receive for its financial support?
. What kinds of benefits do volunteers receive?

Founded as a nonprofit in 1983, Out Professionals is celebrating our 35th Anniversary in 2018. That makes it a great time for you to get involved. On Jan. 31, find out how you can help Out Pro continue to evolve, grow, and serve the LGBT Community in Metro New York.

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WHAT’S UP
Informal get-together to learn about OP volunteer opportunities, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Complimentary wine and snacks. Want to get involved but cannot make it on the 31st? Email membership@outprofessionals.org and tell us what you’d like to know more about.

WHERE
14 East 17th Street, Penthouse; between 5th Avenue and Union Square West. Subway: 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R/W to 14th Street/Union Square.

ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION
Free admission with RSVP. Pre-registration closes at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

JOIN, REJOIN OR RENEW NOW!
Out Professionals is a Member-supported organization. Dues provide the resources to create the full range of LGBT programming that continually attracts new professionals to network with. Still just $65, Individual Membership provides discounted access to 12 months of events. At $125, Business Membership offers enhanced benefits, including free admission with pre-registration to monthly seminars and workshops. Thanks for joining, rejoining or renewing in 2018!

Start: January 31, 2018 6:30 pm
End: January 31, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: Residence of Carl Pritzkat and Tony Travostino
Address:
14 East 17th Street, Penthouse, New York, NY, 10003, United States

January 25, 2018

HOW TO START A PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE

BUILDING THE CONNECTIONS YOU WANT BEGINS WITH A FEW CONVERSATIONAL BASICS. LEARN THEM AT THIS INTERACTIVE, OUT PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP!

According to organizational consultant Jennifer Pawlitschek, “Your best opportunity to connect with someone is often immediately on meeting them.” In those fleeting moments, how can you establish immediate rapport? Find out at Out Professionals on Thursday, November 16, when Jennifer presents “How to Start a Good Conversation with Anyone.”

What questions can you ask that would be the most engaging? How can you be sure you won’t forget a name? Because Jennifer aims to forestall any initial awkwardness or uncertainty, this workshop will free you to start building the business and personal connections you really want.

Tonight’s interactive workshop lets you:

  • Pick up rapport-building techniques that create a sense of warmth
  • Learn conversational strategies aimed at drawing anyone out
  • Acquire listening techniques to help you connect – and make others feel connected to you
  • Discover mnemonics and other strategies to help you remember names

Jennifer Pawlitschek is an organizational consultant and executive coach. Her firm, LCI Consulting, focuses on empowering individuals, teams and organizations with the leadership and communication skills that lead to innovation. Jennifer specializes in presentation skills, effective conversations, leadership and team building, and lateral thinking/innovation. Her work with internationals has been featured in The New York Times. She leverages her background in the performing arts to “gamify” training to maximize learning and make it fun. Jennifer is a Business Member of Out Professionals.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Thursday, Jan. 25, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., an interactive workshop, “How to Start a Good Conversation with Anyone,” with Jennifer Pawlitschek.

WHERE

PwC — PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street, Room C1305. Subway: 4/5/6 or S to Grand Central Terminal. Workshop 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! Pre-registration ends at noon on Nov. 16. 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! As a Member, you help provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Thanks for joining, rejoining or renewing now!

Start: January 25, 2018 7:00 pm
End: January 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Address:
300 Madison Ave., New York, NY, United States

January 24, 2018

OUT PROFESSIONALS PLAYS HOST TO LGBT HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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, January 24, 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.

Tonight’s scene is the Hell’s Kitchen classic Industry, where drinks are two-for-one from 6 to 9 p.m.

Come equipped with business cards and expect 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, one of a new Out Professionals series, is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

WHERE

Industry (“The sexiest bar in midtown, with zero attitude” — FourSquare), occupies 4000 square feet at 355 West 52nd Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. “Those seeking a more intimate scene will find plenty of private nooks and comfy couches” (Time Out New York). Subway: Number 1/C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street; B/D/F/M to 47th-50th Streets.

WHAT’S UP

Relaxed socializing and networking from 6 p.m. Everything 2-4-1, top-shelf brands included, until 9 p.m. “The drinks are stiffly poured” (NYC.COM).

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $20. Dues-paying OP Member, $10. Advance registration closes at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 24; 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, 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 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, rejoining or renewing now!

Start: January 24, 2018 6:00 pm
End: January 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Industry
Address:
355 West 52 St., New York, 10019, United States

January 18, 2018

OP.LYNX WOMEN, REIGNITE YOUR NETWORKING MOJO!

WOMENS
NETWORKING

Start: January 18, 2018 6:00 pm
End: January 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: New York Life
Address:
420 Lexington Ave. 14th floor, New York, 10017, United States

January 10, 2018

NETWORK YOUR WAY INTO DINNER AT 7 EAST 36TH STREET

OP.LOUNGE, THE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING CLASSIC, WELCOMES YOU TO MIDTOWN’S $6 WINTER WARM-UP.

After work on Wednesday, January 10, Out Professionals invites you to adjourn to Midtown’s 5th&Mad for the gastropub’s justly celebrated Happy Hour: A choice of wines, well drinks and beers — just $6.

At that rate, you may well network your way into a casual dinner right on the premises!

Plan to grab some business cards and join Members of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and scores of LGBT up-and-comers tonight in the upstairs lounge at 5th&Mad, conveniently located just a couple of blocks from the Empire State Building.

WHERE
5th&Mad, the spacious, bi-level gastropub at 7 East 36th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues. Subway: 4/6/6X to Lexington Ave./33rd St.; B/D/F/M/N/Q/R to 34th St./Herald Square; S to Grand Central/42nd St.

WHAT’S UP
OP.LOUNGE networking and socializing from 6 p.m. Celebrated $6 Happy Hour until 8 p.m.: Draft or bottled beers, house wines or well drinks, just $6.

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

FREE ADMISSION 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 guarantees free entry to every OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. As a Member, you help provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Thanks for joining, rejoining or renewing now!

Start: January 10, 2018 6:00 pm
End: January 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: 5th & Mad
Address:
7 E 36th Street, New York, 10016, United States

December 19, 2017

EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY VISIT TO THE PLAYERS CLUB, GRAMERCY PARK

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES YOU TO THE PLAYERS, THE PRIVATE GRAMERCY PARK CLUB, EXTRAVAGANTLY DECORATED FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

On Tuesday evening, December 19, Members and friends of Out Professionals enjoy a full open bar during a memorable holiday visit to The Players, the private club founded in 1888 by legendary American actor Edwin Booth.

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Purchasing a Gramercy Park mansion, Booth commissioned Stanford White, acclaimed architect of the Gilded Age, to turn it into a club “for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts.”

Members have included John Barrymore, Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon and Gregory Peck. In 1989 Helen Hayes became the first woman elected to membership. Recently the club’s roster has boasted Tony Bennett, Jimmy Fallon, Ethan Hawke, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Christopher Plummer and Kevin Spacey.

Edwin Booth was portrayed by Richard Burton in Moss Hart’s elaborate 1955 biopic, “Prince of Players.” A bronze statue of Booth as Hamlet presides over Gramercy Park, Manhattan’s only private park. Reportedly the city’s oldest club still in its original clubhouse, The Players was named a National Historic Landmark in 1962.

A few highlights of your holiday visit:

  • The pool table where Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) played pool with other founders of The Players.
  • A visit to rooms where actors met secretly in 1913 to form Actors Equity Association.
  • A portrait of stage and screen actress Nance O’Neil, whose intense friendship with the notorious Lizzie Borden fueled rumors of a lesbian relationship.
  • Edwin Booth’s bedroom, with the skull he saluted in his famous 100 consecutive performances as Hamlet.
  • A small portrait of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Edwin’s younger brother — the only evidence of their relationship that the devastated Edwin would keep.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Extravagantly decorated for the holidays, the Players Club is housed in a stately 1847 Gothic Revival townhouse at 16 Gramercy Park South. Its entryway gaslights are among the few still operational in the city. Subway: 6 to 23rd Street or 4/5/L/N/Q/R to Union Square (a 15-minute walk). Tours of the interior depart at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.

 

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $79, which includes a holiday contribution towards OP’s year-round operations. Dues-paying OP Member, $59. Full open bar. Business casual. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance registration closes at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Capacity limited. At the door, if available, cash preferred.

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 $119; final sale. Or enjoy the party and the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $169. Membership provides free entry to every 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. Thanks for joining, rejoining or renewing now!

Start: December 19, 2017 6:30 pm
End: December 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: The Players Club
Address:
16 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY, 10003, United States

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
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