Archive for July, 2009

  • Time to let loose and have a drink. Come and chill with the JETAANY gang! There’s a Wii!!!!! You know you want to come show off your virtual chops. Date: July 29, 6pm Place: Whiskey River 575 2nd Ave and 32nd street. We have a private room with access to the patio and a Wii JETAANY Special $3-$4 draft beers $4 well drinks $10 for a bucket (includes 6 PBRs, Rolling Rock, or Natty)<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    July Happy Hour

    Time to let loose and have a drink. Come and chill with the JETAANY gang! There’s a Wii!!!!! You know you want to come show off your virtual chops. Date: July 29, 6pm Place: Whiskey River 575 2nd Ave and 32nd street. We have a private room with access to the patio and a Wii JETAANY Special $3-$4 draft beers $4 well drinks $10 for a bucket (includes 6 PBRs, Rolling Rock, or Natty)

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  • Welcome to another installment of Nihongo Dake Dinner! Available for anyone who wants to speak or try to speak Japanese and at the same time meet fellow JET’s and Japanese in the NYC area. Last month was a hit so we decided to spice it up a bit with Mexican?! Come on, we all know when you were in Japan you dreamed of eating great Mexican food. Date and Time: July 28th, 7pm Cost: $25 that covers food, with an assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Happy Hour 7-8pm $4 draft beers, $6 margaritas Location: Rodeo Bar 375 3rd avenue (on the corner of East 27th Street and 3rd Avenue) Click on the link below to reserve your spot! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6396646<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Nihongo Dake Dinner

    Welcome to another installment of Nihongo Dake Dinner! Available for anyone who wants to speak or try to speak Japanese and at the same time meet fellow JET’s and Japanese in the NYC area. Last month was a hit so we decided to spice it up a bit with Mexican?! Come on, we all know when you were in Japan you dreamed of eating great Mexican food. Date and Time: July 28th, 7pm Cost: $25 that covers food, with an assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Happy Hour 7-8pm $4 draft beers, $6 margaritas Location: Rodeo Bar 375 3rd avenue (on the corner of East 27th Street and 3rd Avenue) Click on the link below to reserve your spot! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6396646

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  • Attention visual artists: We are organizing an exhibition this fall to showcase JETAANY talent. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, whether is be sculpture, painting, photography, or mixed-media, please send an artist biography and 3-5 images of your work to: artsandculture@jetaany.org.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Visual Arts Talent Needed for Art Showcase

    Attention visual artists: We are organizing an exhibition this fall to showcase JETAANY talent. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, whether is be sculpture, painting, photography, or mixed-media, please send an artist biography and 3-5 images of your work to: artsandculture@jetaany.org.

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  • Do you live in upstate New York and wish you had more contact with other former JETs in the area? Feeling left out because you’re far from the JETAANY hub in Manhattan? My name is Kate Chevarley (ALT in Niigata-ken, 2004-2006), and I will be moving to Ithaca in August to begin my MBA at Cornell. After my time on the JET Program, I worked as a fundraiser for two and a half years at Harvard Medical School and served as Treasurer of the New England JET Alumni Association. I will be launching a new Finger Lakes subchapter upon my arrival in Ithaca and hope to connect with other ex-JETs in the area!  Potential events include nihongo-dake dinners, hanami, wine […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    JETAANY Finger Lakes Chapter

    Do you live in upstate New York and wish you had more contact with other former JETs in the area? Feeling left out because you’re far from the JETAANY hub in Manhattan? My name is Kate Chevarley (ALT in Niigata-ken, 2004-2006), and I will be moving to Ithaca in August to begin my MBA at Cornell. After my time on the JET Program, I worked as a fundraiser for two and a half years at Harvard Medical School and served as Treasurer of the New England JET Alumni Association. I will be launching a new Finger Lakes subchapter upon my arrival in Ithaca and hope to connect with other ex-JETs in the area!  Potential events include nihongo-dake dinners, hanami, wine […]

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  • Calling all JET professionals! Do you remember the frustrations of reverse culture shock and having to find a job when you returned from JET? We would like to form team of JET Alumni who can attentuate the returning process by being a Peer Mentor. As a Peer Mentor, you will be matched with a returning JET in either career interest or location and you will be essentially a Big Brother or Big Sister to a returning “little.”  Especialy in this traumatic economic environment, Peer Mentors will be an excellent resource for information as well as a way to connect our kohai to the JET community and to their residential community. If you have any interest in helping out, please contact […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Become a Peer Mentor for a Returning JET

    Calling all JET professionals! Do you remember the frustrations of reverse culture shock and having to find a job when you returned from JET? We would like to form team of JET Alumni who can attentuate the returning process by being a Peer Mentor. As a Peer Mentor, you will be matched with a returning JET in either career interest or location and you will be essentially a Big Brother or Big Sister to a returning “little.”  Especialy in this traumatic economic environment, Peer Mentors will be an excellent resource for information as well as a way to connect our kohai to the JET community and to their residential community. If you have any interest in helping out, please contact […]

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  • Update: Studio Square Beer Garden is in Long Island City, not Astoria. Remember the good old days in Japan when you could drink on a Sunday (correction, we meant Saturday) afternoon just because you can and not feel guilty about it? Well, now’s your chance. Come join other JETs and prospective JETs in a revisit to an old Japanese custom. 🙂 When: July 11, 1pm Where: Studio Square 35-33 36th St Long Island City Astoria, NY 11103 (718) 383-1001 www.studiosquarenyc.com Thoughts/concerns/questions? Contact Amber at secretary@jetaany.org.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    LIC Beer Garden

    Update: Studio Square Beer Garden is in Long Island City, not Astoria. Remember the good old days in Japan when you could drink on a Sunday (correction, we meant Saturday) afternoon just because you can and not feel guilty about it? Well, now’s your chance. Come join other JETs and prospective JETs in a revisit to an old Japanese custom. 🙂 When: July 11, 1pm Where: Studio Square 35-33 36th St Long Island City Astoria, NY 11103 (718) 383-1001 www.studiosquarenyc.com Thoughts/concerns/questions? Contact Amber at secretary@jetaany.org.

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  • July 4th, 11am-11pm Come celebrate the Fourth by touring the city with your fellow JETs. Line up of activities 11am: Meet at Coney Island to watch Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (starts at noon) 1:30pm: Lunch at Famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge 3:30pm: Free Concert at Battery Park by Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band with Jenny Lewis 6pm: Dinner (place TBD) 9:20pm: Fireworks on the Hudson If you are interested, please contact Amber at secretary@jetaany.org for more information. Hope to see you there!<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

    Independence Day of Fun

    July 4th, 11am-11pm Come celebrate the Fourth by touring the city with your fellow JETs. Line up of activities 11am: Meet at Coney Island to watch Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (starts at noon) 1:30pm: Lunch at Famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge 3:30pm: Free Concert at Battery Park by Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band with Jenny Lewis 6pm: Dinner (place TBD) 9:20pm: Fireworks on the Hudson If you are interested, please contact Amber at secretary@jetaany.org for more information. Hope to see you there!

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