Welcome to the NYC Club Social Events page. As alumni, we want to continue having a variety of engaging activities that span many different demographics and interests. Here you will find information on upcoming events and past events.
If you wish to become involved in helping to plan our group’s fun events, please contact social committee co-chairs Kevin Romero at email@example.com or Liam Dacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCAA Basketball Game Watch – Boxers Chelsea – Date TBD
March Madness is almost here! Both the ND men’s and women’s teams are once poised to be in the NCAA post-season tournament. The NYC Club will be hosting a game watch in March to cheer on the Fighting Irish once again at Boxers (Chelsea). Stay tuned for the exact date/time. In the meantime, keep on rooting for the IRISH!
Full of Grace – Journeys of LGBT Catholics – March 24, 25, 27 – 7:00PM LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
Full Of Grace – Journeys of LGBT Catholics is a docudrama that explores the intersection of faith and sexual identity through the first person accounts of LGBT Catholics. The play is composed entirely of interviews from over 50 individuals including clergy, religious and lay people spanning in age from 19-85 from across the United States. The play explore themes such as inclusion and exclusion, self-acceptance and shame, integrity, family, relationships, and marriage as well as individual experiences of God and Church. These are the untold stories of disciples seeking a place at the table and the fullness of life to which God calls them. One of our own, David Pais ’72, is featured as one of the stories!!
For tickets and more information, go to: Full of Grace
LGBT Alumni Mixer in Harlem – Wednesday April 12, 2017, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
In partnership with the IVY League LGBT Alumni Network, join other LGBT alums in Harlem for another special alumni mixer at the beautiful Sexy Taco. Past events here were tremendous successes! With a nod to San Franciso street food, there is a nice reincarnation of La Bodega with lots of room to move around and socialize. Expect to have happy hour prices for the entire event!
St Patrick’s Day Celebration – Rise Bar – Friday March 17, 2017
A group of about 15 alums met at Rise to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. You can tell by the pics everyone was “getting on their green”.
St Patrick’s Day Parade – Sunday March 5, 2017 – Queens
On Sunday March 5th, a hearty group of NYC alums marched with other Irish LGBT organizations in a St Patrick’s Day parade sponsored by St Pat’s for All. Even though it was cold, everyone was bundled up and enjoyed the day.
The St. Pat’s for All parade celebrates the diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York. After the parade we all gathered at a local watering hole to warm up. The parade even made the local news: Spectrum News NY1.
GALA ND/SMC NYC Christmas Party – December 15, 2016
Over 30 members of the GALA ND/SMC NYC Community gathered for a Christmas Party on a cold, blistery evening. A gay and festive time was had by all. The party was hosted by Kevin Romero ’03 and his husband Philip Maziarz in a beautiful lounge at their building. Through everyone’s generous participation in the raffle over $600 was raised for the LGBT Student Scholarship Fund.
The Raffle Winners
Second Annual New York City Alumni Fall Weekend – September 30 to October 2, 2016
GALA ND/SMC sponsored our Second Annual New York City Alumni Fall Weekend from September 30 to October 2, 2016. There were a number of planned events for GALA members and friends to enjoy. For a recap of the main events, go to 2016 Scholarship Benefit and LGBT Pilgrimage of Mercy. In addition, a game-watch was held at Boxers for the ND/Syracuse football game played that weekend. Everyone enjoyed hanging during the game (and even watching some of it).
Summer Social – Wednesday July 27, 2016 Boxers (Hells Kitchen)
A group of alums met at at Boxers in Hell’s Kitchen on Wednesday evening July 27th. The group enjoyed 2 for 1 happy hour prices while getting out of the hot summer heat. Everyone made it up to the rooftop to enjoy the cooler temperatures as the sun was setting.
Alumni Events at NYC Pride
GALA members attended two Pride events in partnership with the Ivy League LGBT Alumni network. The first event was a visit to the Metropolitan Museum on Friday June 24 featuring the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus. The second Pride event was a “Mixer” at the Yale Club on Tuesday June 28th. Both were extremely fun and entertaining.
ND/SMC LGBT Alumni Social at Rise – Thursday May 12, 2016
Over 30 alums and friends gathered for a few cocktails on May 12th at Rise Bar (859 9th ave). Judging by the pics, everyone had a great time. As a special prize, tee shirts were given out to the first 10 people that attend including the 2016 version of “The Shirt” and GALA ND/SMC ones.
NCAA Sweet Sixteen ND Men’s Basketball Game Watch – Saturday March 25,2016
GALA hosted a game-watch for the Notre Dame men’s basketball game against Stephen F. Austin in the Sweet Sixteen round. A group of fellow alums and friends got together at Boxers Chelsea for the win.
New York City Fundraiser – November 12, 2015
GALA held it’s premier event of the 2015 fundraising campaign in New York City. The host for the event was Phil Donahue, ND alum (class of ’57), GALA board member and a celebrated talk show host of The Phil Donahue Show which ran for 29 years. The event took place on Thursday November 12th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Phil and Marlo’s penthouse home overlooking Central Park.
The evening included cocktail and hors d’oeuvres and featured a video of stories from current students and how GALA has worked to improve their experience on campus.