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(8/7) Origami Earrings Craft Night

When: Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30-8:30 pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.) [3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902] Cost: $10 for supplies (discounted rate available for those who pay in advance via Cognito forms below). Everyone can come away with a couple earring pairs and decorated bobby pins. RSVP: Please register and pay in advance via Cognito forms, or email us and bring $10 cash to the event. Questions: Wendy at javabell[at]yahoo[dot]com Join us for JETAANY’s first-ever origami jewelry session, hosted by JET alumni Wendy Ikemoto and Christy Jones. Enjoy crafting with traditional Japanese origami and take home your very own pair of origami earrings and a decorated bobby pin, just in time for summer […]

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    When: Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm Where: The Cliffs at DUMBO (99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) [Directions: 5 minutes from the York Street F, 10 minutes from the High Street AC] Cost: $10 (pay on site) RSVP: Let others know you’re coming on Facebook Questions: Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org Come swing by DUMBO on July 28th for some late afternoon bouldering in the shade under the Manhattan Bridge. The $10 entry fee includes bouldering shoes, so all you need to bring is yourself, comfortable athletic clothes, water, and your sense of adventure. There are no lockers (or showers), but climbers usually leave their bags and street shoes nearby inside the fence surrounding the facility. Feel free […]
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  • (7/28) Climbing at DUMBO Boulders

    When: Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm Where: The Cliffs at DUMBO (99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) [Directions: 5 minutes from the York Street F, 10 minutes from the High Street AC] Cost: $10 (pay on site) RSVP: Let others know you’re coming on Facebook Questions: Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org Come swing by DUMBO on July 28th for some late afternoon bouldering in the shade under the Manhattan Bridge. The $10 entry fee includes bouldering shoes, so all you need to bring is yourself, comfortable athletic clothes, water, and your sense of adventure. There are no lockers (or showers), but climbers usually leave their bags and street shoes nearby inside the fence surrounding the facility. Feel free […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/07/17/8-17-meet-greet-with-the-east-japan-dream-project/"></div>When: Friday, August 17 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Who: Any JET alumni, particularly those from the Tohoku area Where:  Nikkeijin Kaikan (49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036) Cost:  $10 covers bento, beer, wine and sake. RSVP via Cognito Forms. Questions:  Email Brenda at president[at]jetany[dot]org Kenshiro Oshima from the East Japan Dream Project has invited two students from Miyagi Kensennuma High School to give presentations about their lives after the events of March 2011. They are visiting NY for a couple weeks to study English, joined by one of their teachers. They will be accompanied by their teacher and others from Japan and will be meeting with JET alumni. We’ll share stories over food, beer, sake and snacks. Feel free to RSVP for the event on Cognito Forms and see who […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/07/17/8-17-meet-greet-with-the-east-japan-dream-project/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/17) Meet & Greet with the East Japan Dream Project

    When: Friday, August 17 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Who: Any JET alumni, particularly those from the Tohoku area Where:  Nikkeijin Kaikan (49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036) Cost:  $10 covers bento, beer, wine and sake. RSVP via Cognito Forms. Questions:  Email Brenda at president[at]jetany[dot]org Kenshiro Oshima from the East Japan Dream Project has invited two students from Miyagi Kensennuma High School to give presentations about their lives after the events of March 2011. They are visiting NY for a couple weeks to study English, joined by one of their teachers. They will be accompanied by their teacher and others from Japan and will be meeting with JET alumni. We’ll share stories over food, beer, sake and snacks. Feel free to RSVP for the event on Cognito Forms and see who […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div>JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/06/10/8-15-2018-jetaany-sunset-boat-cruise/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (8/15) 2018 JETAANY Sunset Boat Cruise

    JETAANY is setting sail on our annual sunset harbor cruise on Wednesday, August 15–on our own private boat! This is one of our most popular events, with over 100 attendees! For an AMAZING deal enjoy a 3-hour sunset cruise departing from the East Side and traveling around the southern end of Manhattan over to the Statue of Liberty and up the west side for stunning views of the New York skyline (and New Jersey). Spread the word and invite friends, family, and colleagues to join–the more the merrier! When: Wednesday, August 15, 5:50pm–9:30pm 5:50pm–6:25 pm: Check-in & boarding 6:30 pm (SHARP!): Cruise departs 9:30 pm: Cruise arrives back at the dock Who: JET alumni, friends, colleagues–all are welcome! (Must be 21+) Where: New York […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/jetaany-summer-retreat-2018/"></div>JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018 Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the third annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: EARLY-BIRD Program Fee*: REGISTER BY 6/24 Both days (with lodging): $103/person 1 day only (no lodging): $51.50/person Regular Program Fee*: register by 7/11 Both days (with lodging): […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/05/08/jetaany-summer-retreat-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (7/21-7/22) JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018

    JETAANY Summer Retreat 2018 Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Taconic Outdoor Education Center Coldspring, NY Bring yourselves. Bring your friends. Bring your kids. There’s something for everyone at the third annual JETAANY Summer Retreat! Activities, overnight lodging and all meals (lunch & dinner on Saturday and breakfast & lunch on Sunday) will be provided. We will be staying in 8-10 person cabins with shared bathrooms. Group transportation can be arranged (at an additional cost) if there is enough interest. Activities include: Hiking Boating Picnicking Low Ropes Course Campfire Sports and Games …and much more. Costs: EARLY-BIRD Program Fee*: REGISTER BY 6/24 Both days (with lodging): $103/person 1 day only (no lodging): $51.50/person Regular Program Fee*: register by 7/11 Both days (with lodging): […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/4-29-hanami-picnic-in-central-park/"></div>When: Sunday, April 29 at noon – 4:00pm Where: Central Park ~ Great Lawn (near The MET Museum ~ 82nd Street and 5th Ave) RSVP/Questions: Post on the Facebook event page or email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join your fellow JET alumni and friends for a casual picnic sitting under the sakura on the Great Lawn in Central Park. This is a free event! Just bring anything you’d want to have for a picnic – blankets, snacks, and drinks to share – plus park activities like frisbee, volleyballs, softballs for catch, or bubbles! Friends and family are welcome to join. **Check the FB event page for day-of event changes (weather, etc.)** Meeting Location: We will be picnicking on the east side of the […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/04/10/4-29-hanami-picnic-in-central-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/29) Hanami Picnic in Central Park

    When: Sunday, April 29 at noon – 4:00pm Where: Central Park ~ Great Lawn (near The MET Museum ~ 82nd Street and 5th Ave) RSVP/Questions: Post on the Facebook event page or email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Come join your fellow JET alumni and friends for a casual picnic sitting under the sakura on the Great Lawn in Central Park. This is a free event! Just bring anything you’d want to have for a picnic – blankets, snacks, and drinks to share – plus park activities like frisbee, volleyballs, softballs for catch, or bubbles! Friends and family are welcome to join. **Check the FB event page for day-of event changes (weather, etc.)** Meeting Location: We will be picnicking on the east side of the […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/14/event-report-jetaany-gala-celebrating-30-years-of-the-jet-program/"></div>Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/14/event-report-jetaany-gala-celebrating-30-years-of-the-jet-program/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Event Report: JETAANY Gala Celebrating 30 Years of the JET Program

    Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JET Program at the JETAANY Gala! What an evening it was! Both JET alumni and friends came out dressed to the nines and ready to celebrate. We are so grateful for all of you and for these 30 years of an amazing program, friendships, and for setting an example of successful grassroots cultural exchange that has impacted so many of us and continues to impact U.S.-Japan relations in meaningful and positive ways. This exciting evening started with a high-energy taiko performance by NY Taiko Aiko Kai and featured 3 original songs by the group, with special help from students of Columbia University Teachers College. Next up, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/13/call-for-2018-jetaany-executive-officer-platforms/"></div>Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 18, 2018. Contact Amber at elections@jetaany.org to submit your platform or if you have any questions. Are you interested in getting involved with the JET Alumni Association of New York?  JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms or you can fill out the google form and share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are on the JETAANY website. If you wish to be considered for […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/02/13/call-for-2018-jetaany-executive-officer-platforms/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Call for 2018 JETAANY Executive Officer Platforms!

    Fill out the google form or e-mail a platform by Sunday, March 18, 2018. Contact Amber at elections@jetaany.org to submit your platform or if you have any questions. Are you interested in getting involved with the JET Alumni Association of New York?  JETAANY is looking for leaders, organizers, and awesome alumni to help grow the chapter. We are accepting platforms or you can fill out the google form and share what makes you a good candidate and how you can take JETAANY to the next level. Available positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Positions are held for one year starting April 1 and ending March 31 the following year. Position descriptions are on the JETAANY website. If you wish to be considered for […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/25/2-24-japan-a-mania-2018/"></div>When: Saturday, February 24, 2018  at 10:30am-3:30pm Where: Big Brother Big Sisters of NYC [40 Rector Street 11th Floor] RSVP: Sign up via this form by Monday, February 12. Cost: Free! Come share your experiences in Japan with local NYC youth. At this annual event with Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC, we introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to kids and their “bigs” while having fun and reminiscing about our days in Japan. Activities including: Kimono Fitting | Origami | Japanese Writing | Chopstick Challenge | Making Onigiri | Yosakoi (Japanese Dancing) and more! Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org.  <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/25/2-24-japan-a-mania-2018/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/24) Japan-a-Mania 2018

    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018  at 10:30am-3:30pm Where: Big Brother Big Sisters of NYC [40 Rector Street 11th Floor] RSVP: Sign up via this form by Monday, February 12. Cost: Free! Come share your experiences in Japan with local NYC youth. At this annual event with Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC, we introduce different aspects of Japanese culture to kids and their “bigs” while having fun and reminiscing about our days in Japan. Activities including: Kimono Fitting | Origami | Japanese Writing | Chopstick Challenge | Making Onigiri | Yosakoi (Japanese Dancing) and more! Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org.  

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/06/2-7-ice-skating-in-bryant-park/"></div>When: Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm-8:30pm Where: Bryant Park (Between 40th and 42nd Streets & 5th 6th Ave) 5th Ave station [7 train] 42nd St – Bryant Park station [B,D,F,M trains] Cost: Admission Free Skate Rental $20 Small Bag Check $12 Large Bag Check $15 Lock Purchase $10 **Bring your own lock if you have one. Lockers are free but you need to buy a lock if you don’t have one.** Inside the Skating Pavilion lockers are free of charge. Locker size is 1 square foot, which fits one pair of shoes and a small personal item. Locks are available for purchase ($10). Bag check is also available for a fee. Small bag check is suitable for 2-3 people, and […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2018/01/06/2-7-ice-skating-in-bryant-park/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (2/28) Ice Skating in Bryant Park

    When: Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm-8:30pm Where: Bryant Park (Between 40th and 42nd Streets & 5th 6th Ave) 5th Ave station [7 train] 42nd St – Bryant Park station [B,D,F,M trains] Cost: Admission Free Skate Rental $20 Small Bag Check $12 Large Bag Check $15 Lock Purchase $10 **Bring your own lock if you have one. Lockers are free but you need to buy a lock if you don’t have one.** Inside the Skating Pavilion lockers are free of charge. Locker size is 1 square foot, which fits one pair of shoes and a small personal item. Locks are available for purchase ($10). Bag check is also available for a fee. Small bag check is suitable for 2-3 people, and […]

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    With the generous support of a Sasakawa USA grant, JETAANY launched a monthly webinar series in 2017, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Below are summaries of our past webinars. Information about upcoming webinars is available here. “Getting Into International Work With the U.S. Government” (January 4, 2018) This webinar provided an introduction to international opportunities with the U.S. government, including Peace Corps, Fulbright, USAID and the U.S. Department of State. The presenters, Brenda McKinney and Luther Flagstad, met while serving on the National AJET Council together in 2008 and now both reside in New York City where they work in law and policy. This session especially focused on opportunities at USAID, the U.S. State Department, the United Nations, with […]
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  • JETAANY Webinar Series: Past Sessions

    With the generous support of a Sasakawa USA grant, JETAANY launched a monthly webinar series in 2017, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Below are summaries of our past webinars. Information about upcoming webinars is available here. “Getting Into International Work With the U.S. Government” (January 4, 2018) This webinar provided an introduction to international opportunities with the U.S. government, including Peace Corps, Fulbright, USAID and the U.S. Department of State. The presenters, Brenda McKinney and Luther Flagstad, met while serving on the National AJET Council together in 2008 and now both reside in New York City where they work in law and policy. This session especially focused on opportunities at USAID, the U.S. State Department, the United Nations, with […]

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    When: Monday, December 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Cost: Pricing will be announced once location is confirmed RSVP/Questions: via Facebook, or email Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Did you enjoy our Nihongo Dake Mini golf on July 13th? Then join us for a fun night of Nihongo Dake billiards! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome! This doesn’t have to be a Nihongo DAKE event, it can be a Nihongo SUGOSHI event, the point is that you try to use what you know 🙂
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  • (12/5) Nihongo Dake Billiards

    When: Monday, December 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: TBD (check Facebook for updates) Cost: Pricing will be announced once location is confirmed RSVP/Questions: via Facebook, or email Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Did you enjoy our Nihongo Dake Mini golf on July 13th? Then join us for a fun night of Nihongo Dake billiards! Feel free to invite nihonjin friends- it’s always great to have a mix of native and nonnative speakers. All levels of Japanese welcome! This doesn’t have to be a Nihongo DAKE event, it can be a Nihongo SUGOSHI event, the point is that you try to use what you know 🙂

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/21/1218-nomunication-at-kenka/"></div>When: Monday, December 18, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Where: Kenka [25 St Marks Place btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues, New York, New York 10003] Cost: Pay for your own drinks & food RSVP: via Facebook Questions: Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Feeling nostalgic for some buta kimchi? Or yakisoba? How about in a retro-styled Japanese tavern on St. Marks? The last time we went to Kenka for some ノミュニケーション (Nomunication), we had a fun night out with our JLGC colleagues, so before we close out 2017 and everyone goes home or away for the holidays, lets do it again!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/21/1218-nomunication-at-kenka/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/18) Nomunication at Kenka

    When: Monday, December 18, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Where: Kenka [25 St Marks Place btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues, New York, New York 10003] Cost: Pay for your own drinks & food RSVP: via Facebook Questions: Alex at careerdev[at]jetaany[dot]org Feeling nostalgic for some buta kimchi? Or yakisoba? How about in a retro-styled Japanese tavern on St. Marks? The last time we went to Kenka for some ノミュニケーション (Nomunication), we had a fun night out with our JLGC colleagues, so before we close out 2017 and everyone goes home or away for the holidays, lets do it again!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/21/1211-origami-wine/"></div>When: Monday, December 11, 7pm – 9pm Where: 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 (attendees will be sent more details via email after they RSVP) Cost: BYOB and/or a few dollars to offset costs of paper and those who bring wine to share (post what you’re bringing on Facebook so we can coordinate!) RSVP/Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org by noon on Monday, December 11. Join your fellow JET Alumni and FOJs (Friends of JET) for a night of origami and wine. Make cranes and special origami for the Japanese holiday of setsubun! We will provide some paper and instructions–you bring the wine (or a few dollars to offset costs). Please RSVP by noon on Monday to Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org to […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/21/1211-origami-wine/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/11) Origami & Wine

    When: Monday, December 11, 7pm – 9pm Where: 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 (attendees will be sent more details via email after they RSVP) Cost: BYOB and/or a few dollars to offset costs of paper and those who bring wine to share (post what you’re bringing on Facebook so we can coordinate!) RSVP/Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org by noon on Monday, December 11. Join your fellow JET Alumni and FOJs (Friends of JET) for a night of origami and wine. Make cranes and special origami for the Japanese holiday of setsubun! We will provide some paper and instructions–you bring the wine (or a few dollars to offset costs). Please RSVP by noon on Monday to Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/21/128-bonenkai-2017/"></div>JETAANY and its sub-chapters Philly and Pittsburgh will be hosting bōnenkai celebrations the second weekend of December! Please check Facebook (via the following links) for details about the Philly Bōnenkai and the Pittsburgh Bōnenkai, which will both be on Saturday, December 9. Detailed information on JETAANY’s event in NYC is included below! When: Friday, December 8, 6:30pm – 9pm Where: Wagamama (210 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010) [between W 25th and W 26th St | near Madison Square Park] Cost:  Earlybird [until 12/1]: $20.76 Regular [until 12/7]: $25.87 RSVP: Sign up and buy your ticket here! **Sold out!** Questions? Contact Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org Come join JETAANY at the annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2017 over good food, […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/21/128-bonenkai-2017/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Bōnenkai 2017 + Open Board Meeting! [Sold out!]

    JETAANY and its sub-chapters Philly and Pittsburgh will be hosting bōnenkai celebrations the second weekend of December! Please check Facebook (via the following links) for details about the Philly Bōnenkai and the Pittsburgh Bōnenkai, which will both be on Saturday, December 9. Detailed information on JETAANY’s event in NYC is included below! When: Friday, December 8, 6:30pm – 9pm Where: Wagamama (210 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010) [between W 25th and W 26th St | near Madison Square Park] Cost:  Earlybird [until 12/1]: $20.76 Regular [until 12/7]: $25.87 RSVP: Sign up and buy your ticket here! **Sold out!** Questions? Contact Andy at events[at]jetaany[dot]org Come join JETAANY at the annual Bōnenkai! Let’s celebrate the end of 2017 over good food, […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/21/1130-make-your-own-nengajo/"></div>When: Thursday, November 30 at 6:30-8:30pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $7 for refreshments, supplies, 2 cards, and either one bookmark or luggage tag. RSVP/Questions: Wendy at president[at]jetaany[dot]org Tis the season to spend time with friends, keep warm, and prep nengajo! Do all three on Thursday, November 30th with fellow JETs and friends of JET as we create nengajo in the impressive but easy style of oshibana, or pressed flowers. We will also make our own luggage tags! Please bring $7 for supplies and refreshments. Check for updates and see who’s coming on Facebook!<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/11/21/1130-make-your-own-nengajo/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (11/30) Make Your Own Nengajo

    When: Thursday, November 30 at 6:30-8:30pm Where: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR, N.Y.), 3 Park Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016-5902 Cost: $7 for refreshments, supplies, 2 cards, and either one bookmark or luggage tag. RSVP/Questions: Wendy at president[at]jetaany[dot]org Tis the season to spend time with friends, keep warm, and prep nengajo! Do all three on Thursday, November 30th with fellow JETs and friends of JET as we create nengajo in the impressive but easy style of oshibana, or pressed flowers. We will also make our own luggage tags! Please bring $7 for supplies and refreshments. Check for updates and see who’s coming on Facebook!

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    JETAANY has launched a webinar series and is hosting sessions monthly, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Here’s what we have planned next!   “Film-Making and Nourishing Japan: How to Turn Your Passion into a Tangible Project” When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 2pm – 3pm EST RSVP: Register here. Questions: via Facebook, or email webinars[at]jetaany[dot]org Not sure how to capitalize on your passions? Want to do more with your experiences abroad, but not sure where to start? In this webinar, Alexis Agliano Sanborn will discuss the process of taking your ideas and passions from project ideas to reality. As an independent researcher, community organizer, and artist, Alexis will frame this discussion in the context of her upcoming documentary, Nourishing Japan, which […]
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  • JETAANY Webinar Series

    JETAANY has launched a webinar series and is hosting sessions monthly, in cooperation with other organizations and JETAA chapters. Here’s what we have planned next!   “Film-Making and Nourishing Japan: How to Turn Your Passion into a Tangible Project” When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 2pm – 3pm EST RSVP: Register here. Questions: via Facebook, or email webinars[at]jetaany[dot]org Not sure how to capitalize on your passions? Want to do more with your experiences abroad, but not sure where to start? In this webinar, Alexis Agliano Sanborn will discuss the process of taking your ideas and passions from project ideas to reality. As an independent researcher, community organizer, and artist, Alexis will frame this discussion in the context of her upcoming documentary, Nourishing Japan, which […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/18/1028-ages-of-enchantment-free-ticket-offer-for-jetaany/"></div>When: Saturday, October 28, 6:30-9pm (ticket pick-up an hour before curtain) Where: Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990) Cost: FREE for the first 30 to sign up! RSVP: via the Google form (below or here) by noon on Monday, October 23 [FULL! Waitlist only.] Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Through JETAANY, Japan Performing Arts Cultural Repertoires is graciously offering 30 complimentary tickets to “Ages of Enchantment” for JET Program alumni and friends in the NY area! The event is a a showcase of Japanese performing arts and culture, featuring the enchanting dance styles of Iwami Kagura and Nihon Buyo, a world-acclaimed Bunraku puppet troupe and a fashion show of wedding kimonos. The show is presented […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/18/1028-ages-of-enchantment-free-ticket-offer-for-jetaany/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/28) [WAITLIST] “Ages of Enchantment” – Free ticket offer for JETAANY!

    When: Saturday, October 28, 6:30-9pm (ticket pick-up an hour before curtain) Where: Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990) Cost: FREE for the first 30 to sign up! RSVP: via the Google form (below or here) by noon on Monday, October 23 [FULL! Waitlist only.] Questions? Email Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Through JETAANY, Japan Performing Arts Cultural Repertoires is graciously offering 30 complimentary tickets to “Ages of Enchantment” for JET Program alumni and friends in the NY area! The event is a a showcase of Japanese performing arts and culture, featuring the enchanting dance styles of Iwami Kagura and Nihon Buyo, a world-acclaimed Bunraku puppet troupe and a fashion show of wedding kimonos. The show is presented […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/13/1202-karaoke-marathon/"></div>When: Saturday, December 2, 1pm-8pm (Come late, leave early – you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: KaraokeDuet 48 (304 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017) Cost: $14/person RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at alexeisensei@gmail.com by 11/27 and see who’s going on Facebook. Let’s enjoy a karaoke marathon! Please RSVP by Monday, November 27 if you plan to attend, so we can reserve an appropriate size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did we mention some drinks are 50% off? All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends, JETs, and friends of JET alike! Note: You can bring your own food, but not drinks (you can get drinks at the bar […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/10/13/1202-karaoke-marathon/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (12/2) Karaoke Marathon!

    When: Saturday, December 2, 1pm-8pm (Come late, leave early – you don’t have to stay the entire time!) Where: KaraokeDuet 48 (304 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017) Cost: $14/person RSVP/Questions: Email Alexei at alexeisensei@gmail.com by 11/27 and see who’s going on Facebook. Let’s enjoy a karaoke marathon! Please RSVP by Monday, November 27 if you plan to attend, so we can reserve an appropriate size room. Huge selection of English and Japanese songs, and other languages are available too. Did we mention some drinks are 50% off? All are welcome, so feel free to invite friends, JETs, and friends of JET alike! Note: You can bring your own food, but not drinks (you can get drinks at the bar […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/09/25/1029-volunteer-at-obake-family-day/"></div>When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="http://jetaany.org/2017/09/25/1029-volunteer-at-obake-family-day/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (10/29) Volunteer at Obake Family Day at Japan Society [sign up by 10/15]

    When: Sunday, October 29, 9:45am-3pm Where: Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) RSVP: Sign up here by Sunday, October 15 Questions? Contact Nikki at communityservice[at]jetaany[dot]org. Halloween meets a traditional Japanese festival at this eerie and exciting event for kids. This year’s bash, Spirits of the Misty Sea, will highlight traditional tales of Japanese ghosts and goblins. JETs are invited to help work the activities which include a puppet performance on the mainstage, traditional Japanese games, arts & crafts, face-painting, a haunted adventure tour and more! A bento lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Costumes are encouraged! More Information: http://www.japansociety.org/event/obake-family-day-spirits-of-the-misty-sea

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