Calendar of Events

July 11, 2018

ROOFTOP NETWORKING ON THE TERRACE AT HIGH BAR

SUMMER NETWORKING AT OP.LOUNGE IS LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!
There will never be a substitute for communicating face to face, and Out Professionals’ first mixer of the summer promises to be exceptionally relaxed.

On Wednesday, July 11, join us for effortlessly effective networking and socializing on the terrace of High Bar, atop DoubleTree by Hilton, in Times Square West.

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

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.

WHERE

High Bar New York, atop DoubleTree by Hilton, 350 West 40th Street. Subway: A/C/E/N/Q/R/W/1/2/3/7.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying Member of Out Professionals, free. Dues-payer at the door, $5. Pre-registration closes at noon on July 11; 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!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our loyal Individual and Business Members. Why not join them? Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s breezy mixer for just $65. Or network, socialize and 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. All sales final. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

Start: July 11, 2018 6:00 pm
End: July 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: High Bar
Address:
350 W 40th St, New York, 10018

July 10, 2018

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEAD AS OTHERS ARE LOSING THEIRS

AT OUT PROFESSIONALS, DIAN KILLIAN OUTLINES PRACTICAL WORKPLACE STRATEGIES FOR KEEPING YOUR COOL UNDER STRESS.

On Tuesday, July 10, Out Professionals presents “How to Cool Down in a Hot Situation: Four Steps Towards Clarity, Relief and Connection,” an interactive workshop with coach, trainer and consultant Dian Killian, PhD.

Do you ever get so irritated that you just give up or shut down? Or respond in a way that is less than effective?

In this interactive program, you learn how to manage yourself in trying situations. Discover how to get quickly to the core of what matters for you and others. And create better outcomes for everyone involved.

Past participants have called Killian’s program “profound” and “…very useful for my relationships in the workplace.” It offers “tremendous insight … and tools for separating out the many different things going on when two people try to communicate.”

This Out Professionals workshop is designed to help you transform any situation into one marked by greater insight, connection and trust. The result? Your awareness increases and your options widen.

Dian Killian helps you discover how to:
• Identify on a core level what’s bothering you, so you can be more proactive in meeting your needs
• Better self-manage your reactions, so you can be more skillful in your response
• Discover what is driving the situation for the other party, so you can more easily find win-win solutions
• Gain insight into how demands (should’s, ought’s, have-to’s) play into unhelpful reactions, such as anger
• Harness the distinction of Cause versus Stimulus, to master any situation and proceed proactively to next steps

Who will this program interest? Anyone wanting greater choice, self-mastery and awareness in responding to challenging people and situations. Once you have achieved this, you can more effectively meet your own needs.

Dian Killian, PhD is a certified professional Life Coach specializing in communication, team work and collaboration. The co-author of two books, “Connecting Across Differences: How to Find Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime” and “Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York,” she is also a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication. Dian appears regularly at the 92nd Street Y and the Omega Institute, and works in-house with organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

WHAT’S UP

On Tuesday, July 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., an interactive workshop, “How to Cool Down in a Hot Situation,” featuring coach, trainer and consultant Dian Killian, PhD.

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. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Space limited. To guarantee seating, it’s best to register in advance. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Pre-registration ends at noon on July 10. 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 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. Thanks in advance for joining or renewing!

 

Start: July 10, 2018 7:00 pm
End: July 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Address:
300 Madison Avenue, New York, United States

EVENING-LONG HAPPY HOUR AT MIDTOWN EAST FAVORITE

OP LOUNGE, THE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING CLASSIC, TAKES A SUMMERY TURN TO TURTLE BAY.

On Wednesday, August 8, ascend the stairs to the upper lounge at Atwood, popular sports bar and lounge in the cosmopolitan Midtown East neighborhood known as Turtle Bay. Filled in after the Civil War, the bay became a site for shipbuilding and is now home to the United Nations.

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 August’s edition of our monthly networking series, OP.LOUNGE.

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

WHAT’S UP
Effortlessly effective socializing and networking from 6 to 9 p.m. Draft beers. $7; wines, $8; well drinks or tonight’s specially crafted Out Pro cocktail, $10.

WHERE
The spacious second-floor lounge and compact outdoor space — ours exclusively — at Atwood, 986 Second Avenue (52nd-53rd Streets). Subway: Lexington Avenue/51st-53rd Streets (4, ​6, <6>​, E, ​M); Lexington Avenue/59th Street (4/5/N/R/W); Grand Central/42nd Street (4, ​5, ​6, <6>​, 7, <7>​​, S). Questions? Consult MTA Trip Planner.

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., Aug. 8. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

FREE ADMISSION TONIGHT
WHEN YOU JOIN OR RENEW!
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our loyal Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $65. Or network, socialize and enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $125. All sales final. Membership guarantees 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: July 10, 2018 8:00 am
End: July 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Atwood Lounge
Address:
986 Second Avenue, New York, NY, 10022, United States

June 19, 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 Tuesday, June 19, 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
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, to get out the word, provide the fixings and benefit One Sandwich at a Time. Bring a hat or cap to cover your hair; we’ll supply everything else. Capacity limited; advance registration closes at noon on June 19, or when the event is full. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. 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 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!

Sylvia’s Place: http://www.mccnycharities.org/hys.html

Start: June 19, 2018 6:00 pm
End: June 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Cornucopia
Address:
245 West 29th Street 12th floor, New York, NY, 10001, United States

June 14, 2018

ROSE IS THE NEW PREFERENCE OF PARISIANS. TASTE WHY.

DISCOVER YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER ROSE WITH OUT PROFESSIONALS — AT THE CITY’S NUMBER ONE WINE SHOP.

In Paris today, rosé is bigger than white wine. Taste some of the reasons why on Thursday, June 14, when the Out Professionals Wine Club meets at Le Du’s Wines, the West Village shop rated Number One in New York City by Zagat.

Designed to appeal to everyone from the adventurous wine newcomer to the dedicated oenophile, an evening at the Out Professionals Wine Club is paced to provide ample time for relaxed networking with other OP Members and guests.

At this month’s tastings class, Le Du’s director of education, Lewis Kopman, guides you through a canny selection of rosé wines, the favorite warm-weather choice in Paris and in New York.

  • Fleur de L’Amaurigue Provencal Rosé 2017
  • Gassier la Pas du Moine Sainte-Victoire Rosé 2017
  • Chateau Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2017
  • Bedrock “Ode to LuLu” Rosé 2016
  • Dominio Del Aguila Clarete 2013

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. Questions? Consult MTA Trip Planner.

WHAT’S UP
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a welcoming glass of the effervescent Escudo Real Vinho Verde Rosé 2017. 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, June 14. 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 $89. Or enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $159. Sales final. Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission at other OP events. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

 

 

Start: June 14, 2018 6:30 pm
End: June 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Venue: Le Du's Wines
Address:
600 Washington St., New York, 10014, United States

June 9, 2018

THE WEST VILLAGE, CENTER OF CULTURE & COUNTER-CULTURE

OSCAR WILDE TOURS INVITES OUT PROFESSIONALS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS ON A PRIDE-TIME TOUR OF THE HISTORIC WEST VILLAGE.

On Saturday, June 9, Members and friends of Out Professionals celebrate Pride with an exploration of the West Village, historic home of LGBT culture and counter-culture. Today’s walking tour and mixer is led by Professor Andrew Lear, four-time winner of the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching and founder of Oscar Wilde Tours.

On this Pride-time history walk, you discover where legendary LGBT achievers — including Berenice Abbott, Merce Cunningham, Harvey Fierstein and Herman Melville — have lived, worked and loved.

The West Village is famed as the home of gathering places with gay history, including Off Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theater and the former speakeasy Chumley’s, closed for a decade and recently reopened as an upscale restaurant.

. Visit the scene of the Sip In, an early gay rights protest
. Enter gay New York’s most famous bathroom
. Visit the city’s new AIDS memorial
. See where James Baldwin wrote “Giovanni’s Room”
. Hear the story behind New York’s narrowest house — and the bisexual woman poet who lived there

Afterwards we adjourn to the Grove Street home of Big Gay Ice Cream.

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
A private, rain-or-shine exploration of the rich LGBT history of the West Village. Meet at 12:45 p.m. in front of Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue South. Subway: 1 train to Christopher Street; A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th Street; PATH to 9th Street. Tour begins at 1:00 p.m. sharp. Open-ended mixer at about 3:00 p.m. at Big Gay Ice Cream, 61 Grove Street. Refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Please print and pocket a copy of your online registration; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, June 8. Cash only at the door, space permitting.

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 private 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: June 9, 2018 1:00 pm
End: June 9, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Stonewall Inn
Address:
53 Christopher Street, 10014

June 6, 2018

CAREER-BUILDING NETWORKING AT OP.LOUNGE, PRIDE EDITION!

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

On Wednesday, June 6, Out Professionals welcomes you to the Pride Edition of OP.LOUNGE, our pioneering networking series. Tonight’s scene? Industry, 4000 square feet of industrial chic in the Pride Zone — Hell’s Kitchen.

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.

Drinks are two-for-one — top-shelf brands included. Purchase a Pride Edition Membership in Out Professionals now or at the door and enjoy free admission and your first drink on us!

WHAT’S UP
Relaxed socializing and networking from 6 p.m. Everything, top-shelf brands included, is 2-4-1, with Happy Hour extended until 10 p.m. for Out Professionals patrons.

WHERE
Industry, “The sexiest bar in midtown, with zero attitude” (FourSquare), 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.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free; at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on Wednesday, June 6; 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. Purchase an Individual Membership (12 months, just $65) in advance or at the door — enjoy free admission and a free drink. Or opt for the enhanced benefits of an OP Business Membership (12 months, $125) in advance or at the door — enter free and enjoy a free drink. All sales final. Membership grants you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events.

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

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
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