Monday, July 22, 2019


Show up to any of the events below and you are guaranteed to see at least one friendly face you know! Scroll down to see all the event listings and click on any event to see more information. Hope to see you soon!


Plan ahead to join us at one of these unique NYC events. Click on an event for details and to view links for more information or to purchase tickets.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Week of July 15th, 2019

Wednesday, July 17th: le Diner en Blanc

Months of preparation culminated in a spectacular -if short-lived- DEB 2019 for the members of the New Amsterdam Exterior Portable Dining Society (NAEPDS) or the maniacs, as I like to call them. The Dinner in White should have been called the Dinner in Wet: the evening was interrupted by biblical rains and storms, but the intrepid revelers took it all in stride as we broke down in 5 minutes what had taken us months to gather and painstakingly set up.

Gothamist: Link
Daily Mail: Link

Elena's stunning photo album on Dropbox: Link

Photo credit: Elena Martynova

Photo credit: Eric Vitale Photography

Photo credit: Stephen Adams

Photo credit: Eric Vitale Photography

Photo credit: Stephen Adams

Photo credit: Eric Vitale Photography

Photo credit: Stephen Adams

Photo credit: Stephen Adams
Photo credit: Elena Martynova

Saturday, July 20th: Depeche Mode Cruise

In stark contrast to the Dinner in White, the dress code on the annual DM cruise on NY's Circle Line was mostly black. DJ Lisa Shred spun an all Depeche Mode repertoire in the air-conditioned deck. Another DJ delivered Electro / Synthpop/ Nu Wave stuff to the outdoor decks, and despite the grueling heat, people danced and danced.

I still have lots of questions about the evening. Mostly, why was I wearing a sweater around my waist in 107 degree heat index weather? What Santa Claus was responsible for gifting us the cool light-up flashy necklace things, and where can I get a dozen of them?

Official photo album here: Link

Photo credit: Terry Jones

Photo credit: Terry Jones

Monday, July 8, 2019

Week of July 8th, 2019

Sunday, July 14th: Bastille Day Ball

French expatriates and francophiles gathered at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park to celebrate Bastille Day. This elegant festive gathering was thrown by the French Consulate of NY in cooperation with CAFUSA and a number of French corporate sponsors. Luckily, one of the sponsors was Moet Hennessy, so lots of delicious bubbly was on hand!

French Consulate photo album: Link (Need access to flicker account to view.)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Week of June 24th, 2019

Tuesday June, 25th: Midsummer Night Swing

Our annual tradition of attending Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing continued for the 2019 season. A few soggy nights and infernal heat couldn't stop our dancers from celebrating one of our favorite summer events.

LC photo album: Link

Photo credit: LC Midsummer Night Swing

Monday, June 17, 2019

Week of June 17th, 2019

Wednesday, June 19th: Scottish Dance Practice

An energetic and lively dance lesson was followed by a glass or two at the Tailor Public House. A good time was had by all.

Sunday, June 23rd: N.A.E.P.D.S. Pastiche Regatta

Fashionable and nautical friends gather at the lake in Central Park to have lunch aboard boats. Our little fleet consisted of 3 very well-outfitted boats for a Pastiche Regatta worthy of the Thames. Info and additional photos here.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Week of June 3rd, 2019

Tuesday, June 4th: Sundown Sessions Rooftop Party

The event on the rooftop of the Aliz NY Hotel fêted the members of GenX. These recurring parties aim to bring together people in a lovely setting around NYC.

Saturday, June 8th: Day-Trip to Wave Hill

A small group of intrepid urban explorers took a tour of Wave Hill public gardens and grounds in Riverdale, NY. The jaunt was topped off by a well-deserved meal at Jake's Steak House.