Third Annual GALA ND/SMC NYC Alumni Fall Weekend September 22 – September 24, 2017

GALA ND/SMC is happy to sponsor our Third Annual New York City Alumni Fall Weekend from September 22 to September 24, 2017.  Similar to last year, there will be a number of planned events 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 September 22, 2017 7:30PM – Crispo (240 West 14th Street Between 7th & 8th)

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 $67/person has been prepared for our group.  Dinner will include a three-course meal of appetizers, main course and dessert served authentic family-style.  To confirm reservations, please register for dinner by Tuesday 9/19Register Here.  (A minimum of 10 people is required for this event)


Game Watch – Saturday September 23, 2017 – Boxers (Chelsea) – Kickoff 8:00pm

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 Spartans of Michigan State.  As with previous game watches, Boxers in Chelsea (37 West 20th St) will be the venue.  Kickoff is at 8:00pm.  And don’t forget to wear your ND attire!


Celebration of Mass – Sunday September 24, 11:30AM – St Francis Xavier (W 16th St)

After the festivities of the weekend, come together with other NYC Catholics to celebrate mass.  We are happy to have as our hosts the parish of St Francis Xavier, located at 46 W 16th St (between 5th and 6th Ave).  St Francis has a very active LGBT ministry, and welcomes everyone to join in their services.  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 September 24, 2017 4:00PM

GALA ND/SMC, is pleased to announce the Third Annual NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit to take place on Sunday September 24, 2017.  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 $50,000.

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).

For more information, including registration, go to:  NYC LGBT Scholarship Benefit  (All attendees must be registered ahead of time and space is limited)


After Party – Sunday September 24, 2017 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm – Therapy

After the successful scholarship benefit, relive the highlights from the weekend in a casual setting.  Everyone will be meeting at 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.