On August 17th, AABANY members and their family, friends, and pets gathered at the Heckscher Picnic Area in Central Park for the AABANY Annual Picnic. The weather was fantastic the entire day, and everyone enjoyed mingling and connecting with old and new friends.
Attendees sampled an assortment of delicious dumplings and sandwiches from Vanessa’s Dumpling House, as well as fruit, baos, cupcakes, and pizza brought by the attendees. Various drinks and snacks were also provided for all attendees.
We occupied the picnic area from roughly 11 am until 4 pm, with most people coming between noon and 3 pm. We had to take two group photos because after we took the first photo, around 1:30 pm, more people showed up who were not part of the first photo.
Special thanks to the Young Lawyers Committee, and the co-chairs, Cynthia Lam, Darley Maw, and Ada Wang, for planning and organizing this fun event! Thanks also to the Litigation Committee for co-organizing the event. Thanks to everyone for coming and spending part of your Saturday with us at the Annual Picnic. To learn more about the Young Lawyers Committee, click here. To learn more about the Litigation Committee, click here.
On August 9th, AABANY members and their family and friends gathered around the Great Lawn in Central Park for the annual AABANY Summer Picnic. The weather was perfect on this Sunday afternoon for everyone to relax, toss around frisbees and baseballs, and enjoy food.
Attendees enjoyed delicious Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, catered by Saigon Sandwiches located on 369 Broome Street in Chinatown. An assortment of drinks and snacks were also provided.
Special thanks to the Young Lawyers Committee, Tax Committee, and Litigation Committee for planning and organizing this fun event!
If you were unable to attend, be sure to look out for this annual picnic next year!
Write-up & collage by Anna Chen.
On Saturday, August 16, AABANY and KALAGNY joined their Annual Picnics together for the first time to great success. Additional first for an AABANY picnic: banh mi sandwiches (versus a 6-foot sub) and bocce ball (versus tug of war and chubby bunny). Friends and family from AABANY and KALAGNY alike met in Central Park by the Diana Ross playground for a day of leisure. The weather was ideal for a relaxing picnic. At least we didn’t get rained out, like we did last year and the year before. Members, friends, family (and even a pet) from both AABANY and KALAGNY were present. The picnic ran from noon until about 5 pm, and the photo taken at around 3 pm included some sixty attendees. Thank you to KALAGNY for co-hosting, our Young Lawyers and Litigation Committees for organizing, and all who attended to make the day a true family outing.
KALAGNY is going biking in New York City’s Central Park on Saturday, November 2, 2013 starting at10 a.m. Come out and bike with us, then join us for lunch. Every participant must provide their own bicycle. Helmets will be required for participants who are 14 and under but everyone is strongly encouraged to wear one. Please RSVP by noon on Thursday, October 31, 2013 to receive detailed (and rain check) information about this event. Click here to sign up.
On Saturday, July 28, 2012, over 60 attorneys, law students, family and friends joined AABANY for its 5th Annual Picnic in Central Park. This year, the picnic was held at the Great Hill, one of the highest points in the Central Park, located near 105th Street and Central Park West. The Great Hill was a wonderful location for the picnic as AABANY members, family and friends were able to mingle and comfortably enjoy delicious sandwiches, snacks and drinks in a peaceful setting.
AABANY’s Annual Picnic has become a fan-favorite event and provides an opportunity for members to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Experienced attorneys could be heard trading recent “war stories” while law student graduates were heard sharing their post-bar exam stories following this past week’s exams. As expected, rain cut the picnic short but AABANY quickly moved its event indoors to the nearby Village Pourhouse. Thanks to AABANY’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, many attendees immediately learned that AABANY was moving to its alternative location. At the Village Pourhouse, members enjoyed hot appetizers and cold drinks in a private section of the bar and continued socializing until the early evening.
Some recognizable AABANY members who attended the picnic and happy hour were former Presidents Andy Hahn and Linda Lin, current President Jean Lee, Executive Director Yang Chen as well as several AABANY directors and committee chairs. The annual picnic was co-sponsored by the Litigation, Student Outreach, and Young Lawyers Committees, and the committee co-chairs would like to thank the members of their planning committee (Thomas Hou, Amy Luo, Amy Ngai, Anthony Nguyen, Jennifer Nguyen, and Rebecca Ulich) for their help in organizing a wonderful summer event.