On Thursday, December 10th, AABANY held its annual Holiday Party on Remo. The Remo event room was decorated with a holiday theme, including holiday character-themed table names and a crackling fireplace in the background. More than 30 AABANY members signed on to Remo to celebrate the holiday season.
To kick off the celebration, President Sapna Palla thanked everyone for coming and wished everyone happy holidays. She also took the opportunity to encourage everyone to join AABANY’s Virtual Gala being held on February 24, 2021 to recognize our Virtual Gala award honorees, Frank H. Wu, President of Queens College, City University of New York, and Sneha Desai, Deputy General Counsel of BASF.
Throughout the night, guests were able to move from table to table and talk with different people. Many guests enjoyed the optional Holiday Wine & Cheese Gift Basket or Hot Chocolate & Treats Gift Basket they ordered through AABANY.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to join us virtually to celebrate the season. AABANY wishes everyone happy holidays!
On Friday, December 13, AABANY held its Annual Holiday Party once again at rent24, the site of last year’s holiday party. The venue, near Bryant Park, serves as a co-working space during the day. Over 100 AABANY members and their guests took over rent24 on Friday night to celebrate the holiday season. We enjoyed a variety of Korean dishes plus sushi and sashimi. A well-stocked bar staffed by two bartenders kept the drinks flowing. Many AABANY Board Officers and Directors were in attendance, along with several Committee Co-Chairs.
Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair Karen Yau addressed the attendees to ask for donations to the Pro Bono Clinic. Karen thanked her fellow Co-Chairs and Pro Bono Clinic supporters for all they have done to make a positive difference in the lives of many low-income Asian American New Yorkers who were in need of quality legal services but were barred by cultural, linguistic or financial barriers. Karen encouraged attendees to text-to-donate via a Give Lively account set up by AALFNY, the 501(c)(3) affiliate of AABANY. We projected on a wall the Give Lively site showing progress of donations. By the end of the party, we were able to raise another $900 to exceed $2500 in donations, reaching the 10% mark of our $25,000 goal.
We thank all the donors for their generous donations, and we encourage everyone to continue giving between now and the end of February. We are aiming to reach our goal by the time of the 2020 Annual Dinner. You can give now by sending a text to 44321 with the word “APAPROBONO.” Please help us reach our goal during this season of giving.
Thanks to Vice President of Programs and Operations David Sohn for leading the organization of the holiday party. Thanks also to our volunteers, Bryan Cheah and Grace Kang, our intern, Jessie Rong, and our Administrative Assistant, Margaret Langston, for all their assistance to make the party a success. And, of course, thanks to all our members for your support of AABANY, its mission and our community in 2019.
Happy holidays, everyone!
Thanks to all those who came out to AABANY’s Annual Holiday party on December 10, 2014 at Smithfield NYC. With over 100 people, many gathered to kickoff the holiday season, catch up with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy some good food and drinks.
Our many members and friends looked absolutely spectacular. To view the photos, please see the above slideshow. These photos can also be found on our Facebook page. If you made it out, please feel free to tag yourself and your friends.
Special thanks to Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair David Sohn for organizing this lovely evening, Smithfield NYC for graciously accommodating us, and all of you who make the year worth remembering.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the AABANY Holiday Party on Dec. 6 at Kristalbelli. Many members and friends gathered to kick off the holiday season, filling up nearly the entire space on the second floor. We kicked off the AABANY drive to 1,000 paid members campaign and collected donations for Typhoon Haiyan Relief. Donors received free tickets to the Joint Bar Holiday Party taking place that same night at Copacabana. They also had their business cards entered in a raffle drawing for two All-Access tickets to a Nets game at the Barclay Center in January. The prize was donated by our party sponsor, Hudson Court Reporting. Thanks to Hudson for sponsoring! The Holiday Party ended around 9 pm and a number of the attendees headed over to the Joint Bar Holiday Party at the Copacabana, not letting the rain get in the way of continuing the holiday celebrations.
KALAGNY’s 2012 Holiday Party will take place at MK Karaoke Lounge in the heart of Koreatown. This year’s party will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. We have reserved the entire lounge for our special, private event, so we hope you will join us as we ring in the holidays. We will provide delicious finger food and unlimited karaoke in both private rooms as well as the main lounge. This free event is open to KALAGNY members and guests (non-lawyers are encouraged to attend). We look forward to celebrating with you while looking forward to another great year of KALAGNY events.
Details: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. MK Karaoke Lounge 11 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor between 5th and 6th Ave. (map)