The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 2,000 members in the tri-state area. JET Alumni have all lived and worked in Japan as English teachers in the Japanese Public School System. JETAANY’s mission is to assist returning JETs with acclimating to life and work in New York, foster education and understanding of Japanese culture and strengthen the ties between JET alumni and the Japanese community. We do this through a wide variety of social, cultural, professional and athletic events throughout the year.
Support the JETAANY Gala
When: Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm – 2:00pm Where: Central Park (check Facebook for details later) Cost: FREE! RSVP: via Facebook Questions? Email Andy at community[at]jetaany[dot]org. Join us for a casual stroll through Central Park while taking some beautiful pictures of the fall colors. Bring your camera / smartphone / Polaroid and let’s capture the signs of the season. Afterwards, we can show off our new pictures over coffee/tea/snacks. More details including meeting location to come! Questions? Contact Andy at community[at]community[dot]org
When: Monday, November 5 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm Where: Korzo [ 667 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (between 19th & 20th Streets)] Cost: Each person pays for their own food & drinks (sample recent menu) RSVP: via Google Forms by Thursday, November 1 Questions? Contact Ronda at secretary[at]jetaany[dot]org. Starting in November, JETAANY will be launching a monthly meetup! How’s this different from the events we usually host? That depends on you! Each month’s meetup will be hosted by a different JETAANY member at a location of their choice. The host, place, and time will change, but the day will stay the same. To kick things off, Ronda (JETAANY’s Secretary) will be hosting the November meetup at her favorite restaurant, Korzo […]
When: Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm – 9:15pm [Arrive after 6:30pm; film will begin at 7:00pm] Where: A private residence in the Chelsea neighborhood (address will be emailed to attendees the day prior to the event) Cost: $6 RSVP: Sign up via Cognito forms by noon on Tuesday, November 13 Please join JETAANY for a private screening of Life Goes On (Ichiyou Raifuku, in Japanese). The screening will be held in a comfortable, private residence. Light snacks (popcorn and chips) will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own dinner and beverages. This film has been very well received by audiences at other chapters’ screenings across the U.S. and adds a new chapter to the story of Tohoku, to those […]
When: Sunday, October 28. Event runs from 11am – 4pm, with three volunteer shift options. Full shift: 9:30 AM – 5 PM AM shift: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM PM shift: 1 PM – 5 PM Where: Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York, NY RSVP: Sign-up by Sunday, October 15. Please email Pauline Noyes at PNoyes@japansociety.org with your top 2 activity preferences and the time you can volunteer (full shift, AM shift, PM shift) Explore Japan’s ghost world this Halloween! Party with kooky yokai and shape-shifting obake creatures in this family-friendly spookfest. Kids of all ages can come in costume and enjoy the thrills and chills of Halloween and the delights of fall festival—Japan-style!—with a live foley performance, spooky […]
When: Saturday, October 13th at 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Reception to follow) Where: Nippon Club (145 West 57th street) Cost: FREE! RSVP: via Google Forms by Thursday, October 4 On Saturday, October 13th, we will be hosting our annual Career Forum to advise JET alumni about effectively marketing their professional skills. You will be able to hear from local JET Alumni working in a variety of fields, and have the opportunity to meet with organizations, recruiters, and companies interested in hiring JETs. Whether you want to stay in education, use Japanese in the workplace, or do something totally different from JET, this event is perfect for you. Presentation Topics Will include how to write effective resumes to make the […]