Calendar of Events

March 8, 2017

EVENING-LONG HAPPY HOUR AT HELL’S KITCHEN HIDEAWAY

OP.LOUNGE, MANHATTAN’S LIVELIEST AND LONGEST-RUNNING LGBT NETWORKING SERIES, GOES WEST!

On Wednesday, March 8, Out Professionals welcomes you to The Salon at Hudson Terrace, a turn-of-the-century Hell’s Kitchen stable transformed into a few of Midtown’s most luxurious event spaces.

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Socially and professionally, has it ever been so important to connect face-to-face?

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 winter’s final edition of OP.LOUNGE, Manhattan’s liveliest and longest-running LGBT networking series.

Grab your business cards and come add to the buzz!

Winery-Tour Drawing! As you enter, pick up your free ticket for a chance to win passage for two on a festive North Fork Winery Tour on Saturday May 6, courtesy of GayTrippersNYC.com, OP’s newest event partner. Winner will be drawn randomly at 8:15 p.m.; no purchase necessary. (To enter by mail, send a postcard with your name, address, phone, and email to Out Professionals ℅ Cornucopia, 245 West 29th Street (Suite 1202), New York, NY 10001. One entry per person.)

 

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WHERE

Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street (11th-12th Avenues); elevator access. Subway: A to 42nd Street; 1/C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street.

WHAT’S UP

Out Professionals’ trademark, attitude-free networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Bud Light, $4; Wine, $8; Well Cocktails, $10.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on March 8. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES
YOUR SUPPORT AS MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Member support. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission for one to tonight’s OP.LOUNGE for just $65. As a Member, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and thank you!
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Start: March 8, 2017 6:00 pm
End: March 8, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Hudson Terrace
Address:
621 West 46th St., New York, 10036, United States

February 27, 2017

COCKTAIL NETWORKING WITH OUT PROFESSIONALS’ WOMEN!

LYNX LOUNGE, OUT PROFESSIONALS’ ATTITUDE-FREE NETWORKING SERIES FOR WOMEN, SETTLED IN AT MADISON SQUARE TAVERN.

On Monday, February 27, Out Professionals invited you to join members and friends of OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network, at the winter edition of LYNX LOUNGE, our casual, after-work networking series for women.

 

 

Start: February 27, 2017 6:00 pm
End: February 27, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Madison Square Tavern
Address:
150 West 30th Street, New York, NY, 10001, United States

February 16, 2017

GETTING UNSTUCK AT 50 — OR WHAT ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO HELP YOU CHART NEW DIRECTIONS AND SET NEW GOALS: AN ENCORE PRESENTATION BY OUT PROFESSIONALS.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, Out Professionals presents “Getting Unstuck: Life After 50,” an interactive workshop featuring Certified Life Coach James Knopf.

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Midlife is a time when many of us are required to face change personally and professionally. James Knopf can help you see it as the time 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, children to educate, partners to communicate with. And enough fear, guilt and stress to make it challenging to create an authentic new life.

Knopf aims to help you re-envision midlife 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
  • Build confidence and eliminate fears
  • 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 member of Out Professionals, James has led workshops for American Express, Citigroup, Conde Nast, HBO and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

 

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WHERE

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

WHAT’S UP

On Thursday, Feb. 16, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking, socializing, seat selection. Workshop and Q&A, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $35. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. To guarantee seating, register now. Please print and pocket a copy of your online receipt. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Thursday, Feb. 16. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER

Twelve-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s information-packed event, just $75 total. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend this and other OP seminars free! As a sustaining Member, you help Out Professionals provide vital year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here.

Start: February 16, 2017 7:00 pm
End: February 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: LGBT Community Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, 10011, United States

February 11, 2017

LGBT TOUR OF THE MET MUSEUM SPOTLIGHTS ART UNIQUELY OURS

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO ENJOY AN EYE-OPENING PRIVATE TOUR OF THE MET WITH ANDREW LEAR.

On Saturday, February 11, Out Professionals offers OP Members and friends a choice of departures of “Secrets of the Met,” a private tour of homoerotic treasures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Classicist and art historian Andrew Lear.

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This OP tour explores some of the Met’s prized homoerotica, from ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting to works from the Renaissance and the present day, many expressing same-gender desire. Famous artists and subjects appear, but so do lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge is often ignored, including phallic totems from the Met’s Oceania collection.

Near “Portrait of a German Officer” (above right), a monumental painting by Marsden Hartley memorializing his lover, who died at 24, is “Gertrude Stein” (above left), a central figure in the Parisian art world, as painted by Pablo Picasso. And then there’s “The Horse Fair,” by the French artist Rosa Bonheur, who portrayed herself dressed as a man because women were barred from such events.

Andrew Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia and NYU. He is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history. For Lear’s insights on just one of the works included in our tour, visit The Gay and Lesbian Review. “Secrets of the Met” is not an official Met offering.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting masterpieces with backstories of particular interest to an LGBT audience. Each OP tour is limited to 20 persons, departs promptly, and lasts approximately two hours. Your ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 8:30 p.m. “Secrets of the Met” is not an official Met offering.

WHERE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: 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. Meet at the pharaoh at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour.

ADMISSION – BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, $45. Met Museum Member or student, $35. Quick response advised: OP Met tours typically sell out in record time. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, Feb. 10.  Please pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Sorry, no walk-ins.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one tour ticket — museum entry included — is just $95. Membership entitles you to a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing.  Choose 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. above and select the “1 Yr Individual Mbrship” option.

Start: February 11, 2017 11:00 am
End: February 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

February 8, 2017

EVENING-LONG HAPPY HOUR AT HELL’S KITCHEN HOTSPOT

OP LOUNGE, THE ATTITUDE-FREE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING SERIES, REVISITS A FORMER HELL’S KITCHEN CARRIAGE HOUSE.

On Wednesday, February 8, 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.

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In today’s business climate, it’s vital to continue making and maintaining valuable contacts. 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 your business cards and come enjoy an evening-long Happy Hour: Two-for-one draft beers and well drinks; $7 Jack Daniels cocktails; $2 off everything else.

 

 

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WHERE

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

WHAT’S UP

Out Professionals networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Two-for-one draft beers and well drinks; $7 Jack Daniels cocktails; $2 off everything else.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on Feb. 8. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door. Coat check available.

OUT PROFESSIONALS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT AS OP MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Member support. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission to tonight’s OP.LOUNGE for just $65. As a Member, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here.

Start: February 8, 2017 6:00 pm
End: February 8, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Therapy
Address:
348 West 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019, United States

February 1, 2017

JUDY GOLD TOPS COMEDY CLUB’S NEW LGBT-FOCUSED LAUGH-FEST!

JUDY GOLD HEADLINES GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB BILL FEATURING FRANK LIOTTI AND STONE & STONE, AND HOSTED BY MICHELLE BUTEAU.

On Wednesday, February 1, Out Professionals invites you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for a memorable evening of big-city stand-up headlined by award-winner Judy Gold. To enjoy a 25% discount on admission, mention or enter “OUTPRO” when you order online or by phone.

Clicking the button below will take you to the Gotham Comedy Club site.

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Judy Gold (center) is an Emmy Award-winning writer-producer. Her critically acclaimed solo shows include “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” which enjoyed an Off-Broadway run at Ars Nova. Judy appears on HBO and Comedy Central, and hosts her own weekly podcast, “Kill Me Now.”

Tonight’s laugh-out-loud lineup features Frank Liotti (far right), of HBO’s “High Maintenance” and “Bear City 2 .” Frank’s performance in the theatrical production “Cats Talk Back,” a spoof on the life of a cast member in Broadway’s “Cats,” landed him on the front page of The New York Times’s Arts & Leisure section.

Also featured: The comic stylings of Stone and Stone (twins Adam, near right, and Todd, near left). After scoring on “Last Comic Standing,” the pair has performed on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and at Friars Club roasts of Dennis Rodman, George Takei and Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi. Todd and Adam host the truTV web series “Grown Up, Grown Down,” which accompanies the show “How to be a Grown Up.”

Tonight’s host is Michelle Buteau (far left) co-host of VH-1’s “Big Morning Buzz,” a regular on Comedy Central and ”Best Week Ever,” and “the crazy girlfriend” on Key & Peele. Her comedy album “Shut Up,” which includes “White European People at the Beach,” is available on iTunes.

 

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WHERE

Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street (Seventh – Eighth 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.; “Homo Comicus” showtime, 8 p.m. sharp. Your money-saving advance reservation — online or by phone, with code OUTPRO — enters you in a random drawing for a private, post-show meet-and-greet with Judy Gold.

ADMISSION

Cover just $15 when you enter or mention code OUTPRO, plus a two-beverage minimum per person. Reserve now at GothamComedyClub.com or phone GCC at 212.367.9000.

JOIN OR RENEW AND ATTEND FREE!

If you’re one of the first six people to purchase a 12-month Out Professionals membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) in connection with this event, you attend free — an $80 value for just $65! As a Member, you help us continue to provide year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here and then send an email to info@outprofessionals.org.

Start: February 1, 2017 7:15 pm
End: February 1, 2017 9:45 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011, United States

January 26, 2017

TO WOO YOUR VALENTINE, PAIR SWEETS WITH WINE OR SPIRITS!

AT OUT PROFESSIONALS’ WINE CLUB, AN AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER OFFERS CLASSIC PAIRINGS WITH LI-LAC CHOCOLATES.

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

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Which wines and spirits pair well with chocolate? At this Valentine’s edition of the Out Professionals Wine Club, the shop’s founder, James Beard Award-winning sommelier Jean-Luc Le Du, walks you through six classic pairings.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., commentary accompanies generous tastings of six distinctive offerings:

  • Domaine des Billards Saint Amour 2014 (Beaujolais Cru)
  • Domaine de L’Aurage Cotes de Castillon 2012 (Bordeaux)
  • Domaine du Grapillon d’Or 1806 Gigondas 2014 (Southern Rhone)
  • Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2012 (Sonoma County, California)
  • Banyuls Domaine de la Casa Blanca 1993 (Languedoc; Dessert Wine)
  • Evan Williams Single-Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Whiskey, Aged 10 Years)

Each selection is paired with hand-crafted chocolates from Li-Lac, Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, founded in 1923.

The evening is designed to offer ample time for relaxed networking with other Out Professionals Members and guests.

 

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WHERE

Le Du’s Wines, 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 for check-in at 6:00 p.m. From 6:30 p.m. sharp to 8:00 p.m., tastings and commentary on innovative pairings. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $69. Dues-paying OP Member, $59. Space limited; safest to register in advance. Pre-registration closes at noon on Thursday, Jan. 26. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s edition of OP’s Wine Club, just $100. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing! Order here.

Start: January 26, 2017 6:30 pm
End: January 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Le Du's Wines
Address:
600 Washington St., New York, 10014, United States

January 24, 2017

‘TWO HOURS OF POWER,’ TAUGHT BY A FIRST-DEGREE BLACK BELT!

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

On Tuesday, January 24, Out Professionals presents “Two Hours of Power,” a self-defense demonstration and workshop with Kathy Unger, an accomplished First Degree Black Belt. Now more than ever, we need to be empowered with the confidence and practical skills to create boundaries and respond effectively.

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In an unforeseen emergency, 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.

This demonstration is open to all; comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear recommended.

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: Be Your Own Bodyguard” takes place on Tuesday, January 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. With your participation, this inaugural workshop can become an OP series, supporting the LGBT community and promoting safety.

WHERE

Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue (35th-36th Streets), Studio 401. 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. Or consult MTA Trip Planner.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $35. Dues-paying OP Member, just $25. Space limited. To avoid disappointment, register now. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on January 24. At the door, space permitting, cash only.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER

A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one ticket to this empowering event, just $85 total. As a Member, you help Out Professionals provide innovative LGBT programming year-round, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing.Order here.

Start: January 24, 2017 6:30 pm
End: January 24, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: Pearl Studios
Address:
500 Eighth Avenue Studio 401, New York, NY, 10018, United States

January 18, 2017

CITY’S REAL ESTATE COMMUNITY MINGLES AT ROOFTOP HIDEAWAY

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, BROKERS, CONTRACTORS AND DEVELOPERS TO NETWORK ON DELANCEY AT LUDLOW.

On Wednesday, January 18, Out Professionals showcases the full spectrum of the city’s thriving real estate industry — like-minded architects and designers; agents, brokers and mortgage specialists; contractors and developers. Join them at The DL, Delancey Street’s hidden rooftop gem.

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Enjoy camera-worthy views of the skyline and the Williamsburg Bridge, stimulating conversation, and the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the city’s most interesting LGBT professionals. 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.

Special thanks to event sponsor and Lifetime OP Member Jacob Miles of Halstead Property, one of the largest and most visible residential real estate brokerage firms in New York.

 

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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

Networking and socializing on the third floor’s enclosed terrace from 6 to 9 p.m. Retractable roof, but sorry, no elevator. Happy Hour specials until 8 p.m.: domestic beers, $4; Prosecco, wine, imported beers, $5; well drinks, $6.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $20. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, $10.. Print and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one tonight, just $75 total. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: January 18, 2017 6:00 pm
End: January 18, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: The DL
Address:
95 Delancey Street, New York

January 11, 2017

OP.LOUNGE IN HK CELEBRATES SUPPORT BY GREY NEW YORK

SPONSORSHIP OF OUT PROFESSIONALS BY GREY NEW YORK IS FOCUS OF YEAR’S INAUGURAL OP.LOUNGE IN HK.

On Wednesday, January 11, you are invited to celebrate the announcement by Grey New York (@GreyNewYork) of its Major Sponsorship of Out Professionals. “Famously Effective Since 1917” and voted Global Agency of the Year by Adweek in 2015, Grey ranks among the world’s top advertising and marketing organizations.

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This edition of OP.LOUNGE, our attitude-free networking series, takes place in Hell’s Kitchen at Industry, “Voted the best gay bar by New York Magazine and Village Voice” (CBSlocal.com). Tonight those in the city’s thriving communications industry — Advertising, Branding, Broadcasting, Film, Internet, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Video — are invited to wear distinctive badges.

Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our young and fast-rising LGBT professionals come together here tonight. Grab some business cards and join in!

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WHAT’S UP

Socializing and networking from 6 p.m. Everything 2-4-1, top-shelf brands included, with Happy Hour extended until 10 p.m. for Out Professionals patrons only. “The drinks are stiffly poured” — NYC.COM.

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.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on Jan. 11. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

As a not-for-profit, Out Professionals relies on its Members for support. You can enjoy a 12-month individual OP membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission to tonight’s OP.LOUNGE for just $65. As a Member, you help us provide innovative LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing, year round. Join here.

Start: January 11, 2017 6:00 pm
End: January 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Industry
Address:
355 West 52 St., New York, 10019, United States

December 7, 2016

ENJOY THE AMBIANCE OF A LONDON CLUB IN MIDTOWN!

OP.LOUNGE, THE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING CLASSIC, TAKES OVER TOWNHOUSE FOR AN EARLY-SEASON HOLIDAY PARTY.

On Wednesday evening, December 7, Members and friends of Out Professionals get primed for the holidays at TownHouse, the timeless East Side duplex where “the three tidy bars resemble those found in grand-dame hotels and gentlemen’s clubs” (New York Magazine).

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Ours exclusively between six and nine, TownHouse New York offers “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 our 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/Q/R to 59th St./Lexington Ave. E/M to Lexington Ave./53rd St. F train to Lexington Ave./63rd St. (Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.)

WHAT’S UP

Networking and socializing from 6 p.m. All drinks $2 off; special holiday cocktail. Complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. Checkroom available. Note: $20 credit-card minimum; ATM on premises.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP Member at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on December 7. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission to tonight’s Holiday Party, just $65 total. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: December 7, 2016 6:00 pm
End: December 7, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: TownHouse
Address:
236 East 58th Street, New York, 10022, United States

December 3, 2016

CATCH THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT ON OUR TOUR OF XMAS WINDOWS!

COME WINDOW-HOPPING WITH OUT PROFESSIONALS ON A SPECIAL HOLIDAY TOUR DESIGNED FOR US BY WALK ABOUT NEW YORK.

On Saturday, December 3, Out Professionals invites you to relive the joys of holidays past at “Holiday Window-Hopping,” a spirited tour of the most storied of Midtown’s Christmas windows — original works of art soon to disappear.

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This private tour is designed for us by Walk About New York. We begin at Lord & Taylor, the oldest luxury department store in North America. Then we’re off to Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, Van Cleef & Arpels, Barneys and Bloomingdale’s.

Afterwards, you’re welcome to unwind among new friends at Jacques Torres (“Mr. Chocolate”), 110 East 57th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues.

Some of the tour’s surprises:

  • Which technological advancement led to window shopping?
  • Which store puts its windows in place using hydraulic lifts?
  • Which popular toy began by livening up a window display?
  • Which well-known Christmas character got its start in a window?
  • Which artist inconceivably created windows for the late Bonwit Teller?

Tour Director Phil Desiere, founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a tour guide. In addition to conducting tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park and Greenwich Village, Phil developed OP’s new tour of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Saturday, December 3, we meet at 10:45 a.m. on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, diagonally opposite Lord & Taylor, a National Historic Landmark. Subway: B/D/F/M to 42nd Street Bryant Park; D/F/N/Q/R to 34th Street Herald Square. (Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.) Tour begins 11 a.m. sharp and takes place rain or shine. It involves stairs and use of your MetroCard. Afterwards, unwind at chocolatier Jacques Torres, 110 East 57th Street; refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Please print and pocket a copy of your online receipt. The personalized nature of our tours requires us to limit the number of participants. At the door, if available, cash only.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS admission for one to “Holiday Window-Hopping: The Walking Tour and Mixer” totals just $75. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: December 3, 2016 11:00 am
End: December 3, 2016 1:30 pm
Venue: Diagonally Opposite Lord & Taylor
Address:
Fifth Ave. at 38th St., New York, NY, United States

December 1, 2016

HOW TO LEARN TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS ‘UNLEASHING YOUR INNER INNOVATOR,’ WITH ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTANT YONATHAN FEFFER.

On Thursday, December 1, Out Professionals presents “Unleashing Your Inner Innovator,” a creative workshop on outside-the-box thinking featuring NYU Adjunct Professor Yonathan Feffer.

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According to Feffer, an organizational consultant and executive coach, “You won’t find a business person who doesn’t claim to be for innovation. But in practice, creative thinking can appear disruptive and even risky — something to stifle instead of cultivate. It’s important that innovation be well managed if it’s to improve your bottom line.

“I’ve based this workshop on research into the management of creative thinking, and I’m including ready-to-use assessment tools. We will discuss — and experience — cognitive biases and blind spots, and group and organizational dynamics that limit creativity and hinder decision-making.”

A few of this workshop’s timely and provocative topics:

  • What constitutes innovation, and what are the five most common barriers to unleashing it?
  • What role can creative thinking play in increasing efficiency, uncovering new business opportunities, tackling complex business issues, and reimagining your career?
  • What are seven critical tools or techniques to enable you, your team, and your organization to maximize the potential for innovation?
  • What are three steps you can take immediately to break through barriers and unleash your own inner innovator?

Yonathan Feffer is an organizational consultant and executive coach. As a consultant and NYU Adjunct Professor, he focuses on such issues as team dynamics, organizational culture, effective communication, leadership and motivation, and employee engagement. Before earning his MBA from Columbia Business School, Feffer worked as a social entrepreneur, managing mission-driven organizations. He co-founded Israel’s gay youth organization (IGY) and played a leading role in designing and lobbying for the Tel Aviv LGBT Community Center – the only center of its kind in the Middle East.

 

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WHERE

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

WHAT’S UP

On Thursday, December 1, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking, socializing, seat selection. Workshop and Q&A, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. To guarantee seating, register now. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on  December 1. Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER

A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one ticket to this information-packed workshop, just $75 total. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend this and other OP seminars free! Join here.

Start: December 1, 2016 7:00 pm
End: December 1, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: LGBT Community Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, 10011, United States

November 30, 2016

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 30, 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, to get out the word, provide the fixings and benefit One Sandwich at a Time. Capacity limited; pre-register here. Bring a hat or cap to cover your hair; we’ll supply everything else.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER

A 12-month individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a holiday gift) PLUS admission for one to this charitable event, just $75 total. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: November 30, 2016 6:00 pm
End: November 30, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Cornucopia
Address:
245 West 29th Street 12th floor, New York, NY, 10001, United States

November 15, 2016

TUESDAY MORN, TRADE LEADS IN MURRAY HILL!

OP’S TUESDAY MORNING GROUP MEETS ON PARK AVENUE IN MURRAY HILL, AND THERE’S ROOM FOR YOU!

Are you responsible for building your own client base? You can benefit from new contacts by enrolling in our Business Development Breakfast, a successful networking series for OP business owners, consultants and those in private practice.

This friendly group of New York City professionals meets biweekly to share inspiration, benefit from advice, and trade referrals. Consistent attendance is what makes it work.

Our Tuesday morning group now has openings for Out Professionals Members in business sectors different from those of existing members. (Current members represent such fields as residential and commercial real estate, consulting, technology, design, law and accounting.)

The group meets in Murray Hill — Park Avenue and 33rd Street — and admission is by invitation. For details, e-mail info@outprofessionals.org.

Bring plenty of business cards — you’ll need them!

Start: November 15, 2016 8:00 am
End: November 15, 2016 9:00 am

November 12, 2016

OP GOES UNDERGROUND: SUBWAY ART TOUR AND MIXER!

OUT PROFESSIONALS’ SUBWAY ART TOUR AND MIXER IS DESIGNED FOR US BY WALK ABOUT NEW YORK.

On Saturday afternoon, November 12,  join Out Professionals on a private Subway Art Tour designed for us by Walk About New York. Following the tour, you’re welcome to unwind among new friends at a nearby watering hole.

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With a single swipe of your MetroCard, travel from the eastern edge of Greenwich Village uptown to Central Park West and then back again to Chelsea. In between, have your eyes opened to a treasure trove of art that few New Yorkers take the time to notice — but that has been a distinguishing feature of our subway system since the first train set off from City Hall Station in 1904.

The artists’ preferred medium has always been glazed mosaic tile, characterized by its brilliance and durability. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s extensive art collection is managed by its Arts and Design department.

Subway art is not limited to station walls and passageways. Inside cars, vivid illustrations and a “Poetry in Motion” series engage passengers. Musicians and puppeteers perform in subway corridors and — to the dismay of many — on platforms and in subway cars.

Tour Director Phil Desiere, founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a tour guide. In addition to conducting tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park and Greenwich Village, Phil develops and leads tours of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.

 

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WHAT’S UP

A three-hour private Subway Art Tour with Phil Desiere. Open-ended mixer to follow nearby; refreshments on your own.

WHEN AND WHERE

On Saturday, November 12, we meet at 12:40 p.m. in front of Staples, 5 Union Square West. Subway: L to 14th Street; 4/5/6/N/Q/R to 14th Street Union Square. Tour takes place rain or shine, involves stairs and begins with a swipe of your MetroCard at 1 p.m. sharp!

ADVANCE RESERVATION ADVISED!

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20. Dues-paying Member plus one guest, just $45. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants.  To avoid disappointment, register before 11 p.m. on Friday, November 11. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one to OP’s Subway Art Tour totals just $75. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: November 12, 2016 1:00 pm
End: November 12, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Staples
Address:
5 Union Square West, New York, NY, 10003, United States

November 10, 2016

KATE CLINTON HEADLINED POST-ELECTION LAUGH-FEST

KATE CLINTON TOPPED THE BILL AT GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB, FEATURING ADAM SANK AND GINA YASHERE, AND HOSTED BY MICHELE BALAN.

On Thursday, November 10, Out Professionals, invited you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for an unforgettable evening of big-city stand-up headlined by Kate Clinton.

Start: November 10, 2016 7:15 pm
End: November 10, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011, United States

November 2, 2016

ATTITUDE-FREE, AFTER-WORK MIXER IN THE HEART OF HK!

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

On Wednesday, November 2, Out Professionals welcomes you to Industry, “The sexiest bar in midtown, with zero attitude” (FourSquare), for OP.LOUNGE, our popular networking series.

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According to CBSlocal.com, the sprawling, 4000-square-foot Industry has been “Voted the best gay bar by New York Magazine and Village Voice.” “Those seeking a more intimate scene will find plenty of private nooks and comfy couches,” reassures Time Out New York.

Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our young and fast-rising LGBT professionals are all coming together here tonight. Grab some business cards and join in!

 

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WHAT’S UP

Socializing and networking from 6 p.m. Everything 2-4-1, top-shelf brands included, with Happy Hour extended until 10 p.m. for Out Professionals patrons only. “The drinks are stiffly poured” — NYC.COM.

WHERE

Industry, 355 West 52nd Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. 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. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on Nov. 2. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

Treat yourself to a 12-month individual OP membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission to tonight’s OP.LOUNGE  — just $65. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: November 2, 2016 6:00 pm
End: November 2, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Industry
Address:
355 West 52 St., New York, 10019, United States

October 29, 2016

FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THE FAMOUS AMONG US

OUT PROFESSIONALS’ HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE ROAMS GREEN-WOOD, LANDMARKED RESTING PLACE OF THE FAMOUS SINCE 1838.

On Saturday, October 29, Out Professionals roams Brooklyn’s Green-Wood, an urban oasis of camera-worthy art, architecture, and landscape design, designated a National Historic Landmark.

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Timed for fall foliage and designed by Walk About New York, this unique tour highlights the resting places of noted gay men and lesbians, including:

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (“Believe it or not, I can actually draw.”)
  • Composer Leonard Bernstein (“Candide,” “West Side Story”)
  • Lyricist Fred Ebb (“Cabaret,” “Chicago”)
  • The 19th-century Liberace, composer/virtuoso Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  • Dr. Richard Isay, crusading psychiatrist and gay-rights advocate
  • Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter Paul Jabara (“Last Dance”)
  • Violet Oakley, path-breaking muralist and stained-glass artist
  • Sculptor Emma Stebbins, creator of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain

According to Walk About New York’s founder, Phil Desiere, “Because of the ground we cover and the hilly terrain, I’d call this more of a hiking tour than a walking tour. Travel light and wear comfortable shoes.” The tour ends with a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, designed by Warren and Wetmore, creators of Grand Central Terminal.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Tour takes place rain or shine. We meet between 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. (not a minute later!) at Green-Wood’s iconic brownstone gate at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Brooklyn. Subway: R train to 25th Street. (Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.) Turn right on exiting; walk one block uphill to the Gothic brownstone gate.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants.  To avoid disappointment, register before 11 p.m. on Friday, October 28. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one to “Green-Wood: The Walking Tour” totals just $75. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: October 29, 2016 1:30 pm
End: October 29, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Green-Wood Cemetery
Address:
500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11232, United States

October 24, 2016

COCKTAIL NETWORKING WITH OUT PROFESSIONALS’ WOMEN!

LYNX LOUNGE, OUT PROFESSIONALS’ ATTITUDE-FREE NETWORKING SERIES FOR WOMEN, SETTLED IN AT MADISON SQUARE TAVERN.

On Monday, October 24, Out Professionals invites you to join members and friends of OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network, at the autumn edition of LYNX LOUNGE, our casual, after-work networking series for women.

 

Start: October 24, 2016 6:00 pm
End: October 24, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Madison Square Tavern
Address:
150 West 30th Street, New York, NY, 10001, United States
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