Fifth Annual GALA ND/SMC NYC Alumni Fall Weekend November 15 – November 17, 2019

GALA ND/SMC is happy to sponsor our Fifth Annual New York City Alumni Fall Weekend from November 15 to 17, 2019.  As always, there are a number of events planned for GALA members and friends to enjoy over the weekend.

Come to one, two, or all of the events planned over the weekend!

Welcome Dinner – Friday November 15, 2019 8:00PM – Crispo (240 West 14th Street Between 7th & 8thRegistration Deadline is Tuesday Nov 12th

Start your weekend with an authentic Italian meal in the company of other ND/SMC alums.  Located in the heart of Chelsea, Crispo is one of NYC’s best kept secrets.  “As soon as you step inside Crispo, you’re engulfed by dark brick, polished wood, wrought iron, and the smell of the kind of comforting regional-Italian food you can’t help but gorge yourself on, including the tastiest spaghetti carbonara in New York City.” – Esquire Magazine

A special fixed price menu of $125/person has been prepared for our group.  Dinner will include a three-course meal of appetizers, main course and dessert served authentic family-style.  Beer & wine is also included.  To register for dinner by Tuesday November 12th, go to:  Dinner Registration


Game Watch – Saturday November 16, 2019 – The Ainsworh (East Village) – Kickoff 2:30pm

What football weekend isn’t complete without a game-watch at a local bar with other alums and friends?  Join us as we cheer on the Fighting Irish against the Midshipmen of Navy.  We will be partnering with the ND Club of NYC at The Ainsworth in the East Village (64 Third Ave).  Kickoff is at 2:30pm.  And don’t forget to wear your ND attire!  More info available here.


Celebration of Mass – Sunday November 17, 2019 11:30AM – St Francis Xavier

Come together with other NYC alums to celebrate mass at St Francis Xavier (16th st between 5th and 6th ave) at 11:30am.  We are fortunate to join the ND Club of NYC in co-sponsoring this event.  Prior registration here is encouraged (but not required) to save space for everyone.  If attendees are inclined, an optional brunch may take place following mass.


LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit – Sunday November 17, 2019 4:00PM  – Registration Deadline is Tuesday Nov 12th

GALA ND/SMC, is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit to take place on Sunday November 17, 2019.  The benefit will take place once again at Phil Donahue ’57 and his wife Marlo Thomas’ beautiful apartment overlooking Central Park. 

Join fellow alumni and friends for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and camaraderie to raise money for the student scholarship fund.  Our goal for this year’s event is to hit the five-year $250,000 target!

This will be the final year that this event will be hosted at this venue, so don’t miss out attending this truly unique and special time!  

In addition to the main event, there will be a unique opportunity to talk with host Phil Donahue ’57 at a special VIP Reception starting at 3:00pm (limited to 12 people).


After Party – Sunday November 17, 2019 – 6:30pm to ?? – Therapy

After the benefit, everyone will be headed to Therapy (348 W 52nd St.).  Food and drinks will be available.  For those who want to stay around, the drag show starts at 10:00pm.  (No prior registration is required)