Archive for April, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/07/430-the-return-on-japan-a-mania/"></div>Note: Thanks so much to everyone who’s already generously volunteered! While we have enough people for this Saturday’s event, stay tuned for upcoming community service events. Date: Saturday, April 30 Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters, 223 E. 30th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves) For more information: Email Katrina Barnas at kb2192@columbia.edu Back by popular demand – join fellow JETs as we teach NYC kids about Japanese culture in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and NY de Volunteer. Volunteer to show off your origami, katakana or kimono tying skills. Or just come and help with crowd control as last year we had over 60 kids and their bigs and expect more this year!<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/07/430-the-return-on-japan-a-mania/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (4/30) The Return on Japan-a-mania – SPOTS FILLED!

    Note: Thanks so much to everyone who’s already generously volunteered! While we have enough people for this Saturday’s event, stay tuned for upcoming community service events. Date: Saturday, April 30 Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters, 223 E. 30th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves) For more information: Email Katrina Barnas at kb2192@columbia.edu Back by popular demand – join fellow JETs as we teach NYC kids about Japanese culture in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and NY de Volunteer. Volunteer to show off your origami, katakana or kimono tying skills. Or just come and help with crowd control as last year we had over 60 kids and their bigs and expect more this year!

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/07/51-sakura-matsuri-at-the-brooklyn-botanical-garden/"></div>Join JETAANY for a fun day of Japanese cultural activities and hanami under the cherry blossoms in Brooklyn! Date: Sunday, May 1 Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Brooklyn Botanical Garden (Click HERE for directions.) Meeting Location: Picnicking near the main tent in the Cherry Esplanade where all the performances will take place. When facing the big tent we will be inside the gated area towards the back on the left hand side. (Click HERE for a map.) RSVP: Not mandatory but if you’d like contact phone numbers, email Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org. Events will include: Taiko, Marital Arts, Butoh Dance, Cosplay Fashion Show, Anime Stand-up Comedy, Tea Ceremony, Yosakoi Dance, Bonsai Displays and a performance from J-pop big […]<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/07/51-sakura-matsuri-at-the-brooklyn-botanical-garden/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/1) Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

    Join JETAANY for a fun day of Japanese cultural activities and hanami under the cherry blossoms in Brooklyn! Date: Sunday, May 1 Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Brooklyn Botanical Garden (Click HERE for directions.) Meeting Location: Picnicking near the main tent in the Cherry Esplanade where all the performances will take place. When facing the big tent we will be inside the gated area towards the back on the left hand side. (Click HERE for a map.) RSVP: Not mandatory but if you’d like contact phone numbers, email Monica Yuki at president@jetaany.org. Events will include: Taiko, Marital Arts, Butoh Dance, Cosplay Fashion Show, Anime Stand-up Comedy, Tea Ceremony, Yosakoi Dance, Bonsai Displays and a performance from J-pop big […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/06/april-5-fundraiser-a-success/"></div>The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with NY de Volunteer, raised approximately $10,700 during our three-hour Fundraiser for Japan on Tuesday night at Slate in Midtown! There were 300 people in attendance who purchased nearly $4000 worth of raffle tickets! It was a fun-filled night attended by JET Alumni, college students, Japanese expatriates living in New York, and members of the Japanese press.   The event started promptly at 6:30, with many attendees arriving early. By 7:00 pm, there was already a line outside Slate. In attendance were reporters from Fuji TV, TV Tokyo, NHK, Bi-Daily Sun New York, and the Asahi Shimbun who took footage and interviewed guests. NHK aired a noon-time report on April 6, 2011 […]<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/06/april-5-fundraiser-a-success/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    April 5 Fundraiser Raises Over $10,000!

    The JET Alumni Association of New York, in partnership with NY de Volunteer, raised approximately $10,700 during our three-hour Fundraiser for Japan on Tuesday night at Slate in Midtown! There were 300 people in attendance who purchased nearly $4000 worth of raffle tickets! It was a fun-filled night attended by JET Alumni, college students, Japanese expatriates living in New York, and members of the Japanese press.   The event started promptly at 6:30, with many attendees arriving early. By 7:00 pm, there was already a line outside Slate. In attendance were reporters from Fuji TV, TV Tokyo, NHK, Bi-Daily Sun New York, and the Asahi Shimbun who took footage and interviewed guests. NHK aired a noon-time report on April 6, 2011 […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/06/45-fundraiser-for-japan-donors/"></div>A special thanks to the many donors who helped make the April 5th Fundraiser for Japan a success! Kit Lai Hotel du Village Akira Tokuda Mie Ikeda Justin Tedaldi Carleen Ben Alexei Esikoff Tristan Childs Lisa Benson Ed Barnas Photography Cindy Hoffman Japonica Spot Dessert Bar Lynda Zumba Anti-Gravity Yoga Yova Design      <!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/06/45-fundraiser-for-japan-donors/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    4/5 Fundraiser for Japan Donors

    A special thanks to the many donors who helped make the April 5th Fundraiser for Japan a success! Kit Lai Hotel du Village Akira Tokuda Mie Ikeda Justin Tedaldi Carleen Ben Alexei Esikoff Tristan Childs Lisa Benson Ed Barnas Photography Cindy Hoffman Japonica Spot Dessert Bar Lynda Zumba Anti-Gravity Yoga Yova Design      

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/06/jetaany-fundraiser-on-nhk/"></div>A segment on yesterday’s Fundraiser for Japan aired on NHK at 11:05am and again at 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 6th (Japan time) which featured interviews JET Alumni living in New York offering words of encouragement to Japan. (video of the segment can be viewed here) Thank you to everyone who attended last night and demonstrating so proudly how much Japan means to JET Alumni all over the world.<!-- 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="https://jetaany.org/2011/04/06/jetaany-fundraiser-on-nhk/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JETAANY Fundraiser on NHK

    A segment on yesterday’s Fundraiser for Japan aired on NHK at 11:05am and again at 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 6th (Japan time) which featured interviews JET Alumni living in New York offering words of encouragement to Japan. (video of the segment can be viewed here) Thank you to everyone who attended last night and demonstrating so proudly how much Japan means to JET Alumni all over the world.

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