Affiliation Culture Club

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Affiliation Culture Club captain Sondra Rapoport leading a tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Affiliation Culture Club members.

Affiliation Culture Club

The Affiliation Culture Club is an affinity club that is one of the many clubs and events hosted by the Affiliation Committee, in order to provide opportunities for NYJL volunteers to meet and enjoy the culture of New York. The group hosts several events every month ranging from afternoon teas to museum tours to evenings at the Opera. In the past two months, the group has visited the MoMA, explored the Egyptian galleries of the Met, and had afternoon tea at the Pierre. The Culture Club strives to put together events that appeal to different tastes and budgets. The current captain of the Affiliation Culture Club, Sondra Rapoport, is a Roman historian and former Head Teaching Fellow with the Classics department at Harvard University.

The Affiliation Culture Club is open to all NYJL volunteers and their guests. To get involved in any of the upcoming events, contact Affiliation Culture Club captain Sondra Rapoport.

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The tower of treats served during the Affiliation Culture Club’s afternoon tea at the Pierre.

Upcoming Events:

Affiliation Culture Club: Backstage Tour of the Metropolitan Opera
Saturday, December 5, 1:15 p.m.  

Go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at what it takes to make operatic magic at the Met! The 90 minute backstage tour offers a fascinating look at one of the world’s premiere performing arts organizations, including visits to the scenic and carpentry shops, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, and stage area. The tour begins in the Met lobby (30 Lincoln Center Plaza). Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by Tuesday, November 10. For further information please contact the Affiliation Culture Club.

Affiliation Culture Club: Afternoon Tea
Sunday, November 15, 3:30 p.m.

Spend a delightful Sunday afternoon enjoying afternoon tea with your fellow volunteers at Crosby Street Hotel (79 Crosby Street). Enjoy a scrumptious multi-course tea, with classic finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of fine teas. The cost for this tea is $42, plus gratuity. Please RSVP to the Affiliation Culture Club by November 11 to ensure accurate headcount and include any dietary restrictions.

Affiliation Culture Club: Fall Night at the Opera
Saturday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.

See Verdi’s timeless tragedy, Rigoletto, an electrifying production set in 1960 in a Las Vegas casino, at the Metropolitan Opera. The group will meet for a pre-theater dinner at the Grand Tier Restaurant, located within the Metropolitan Opera House. This promises to be a delightful evening of dining and opera in one of Manhattan’s most architecturally impressive venues. Tickets for the opera are $78.50, does not include cost of dinner. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, November 4. For further information please contact the Affiliation Culture Club.

Affiliation Culture Club: Backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera
Saturday, December 6, 1:15 p.m.

Go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at what it takes to make operatic magic at the Met! The 90 minute backstage tour offers a fascinating look at one of the world’s premiere performing arts organizations, including visits to the scenic and carpentry shops, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, and stage area. The tour begins in the Met lobby (30 Lincoln Center Plaza). Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by Tuesday, November 10. For further information please contact the Affiliation Culture Club.

Affiliation Culture Club: Holiday Afternoon Tea
Sunday, December 13, 3:00 p.m.

Take a break from midtown holiday shopping and enjoy the fabulous Christmas decorations at the Plaza while you relax with a scrumptious multi-course tea, with classic finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of fine teas in the Palm Court in the Plaza Hotel (768 5th Avenue). The cost for this tea is $60. Please RSVP to the Affiliation Culture Club by December 10 to ensure accurate headcount and include any dietary restrictions.

Affiliation Culture Club: Chinese New Year Gala Concert
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 pm

Wear your favorite red dress to ring in the Chinese New Year with the New York Philharmonic! We will be welcoming the Year of the Monkey with the music of the Spring Festival Overture and The Butterfly Lovers violin concerto. Stay tuned to the Friday Flash for more information about purchasing tickets to this event. For further information please contact the Affiliation Culture Club.

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