On Friday, December 14, AABANY held its Annual Holiday Party, this year again at Pranna Lounge. Over 100 AABANY members and friends were in attendance to celebrate the holiday season over drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres. AABANY participated in the joint fundraising effort undertaken by SABANY, KALAGNY and MuBANY to collect money for the Food Bank For New York City to aid in Hurricane Sandy relief. We raised online and onsite over $700. Thanks to all who contributed. We conducted a drawing of those who submitted donation forms and we congratulate Kim Le, who received free admission to next year’s Fall Conference, and Lauren Lee, who received free admission to next year’s APA Heritage Month performance. We also distributed the notice of Annual Meeting and collected proxies.

After the official end time of 9 pm, we still had a sizeable crowd and around 9:30 pm, the management turned on the lights as a not-so-subtle hint for our group to take the party elsewhere. Because Pranna is so close to K-town, many of the party-goers walked over to continue the celebration at their favorite K-town bar or restaurant.

Thanks to all who came! Happy Holidays, everyone!