Karaoke City (22 W 32nd Street. 7th Floor. New York, NY 10001)
Join us for a night of gathering, delicious food, raffles and karaoke as we raise a glass to 2023. Come one, come all! Everyone is welcome. Whether it's your first holiday party or your 28th, we're excited to get in the festive spirit with you.
📍 Where: Karaoke City (22 W 32nd Street. 7th Floor. New York, NY 10001)
🔔 Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
🥘 Food Catered by Bulbap Grill.
🎤 Two private karaoke rooms.
🎟️ RSVP: Required to help us plan effectively! Click here or use the button above!
Cost: Free for members | $45 for non-members
Not a member yet? Join us.
🎶 Let’s ring (and sing) in the new year. You’re not going to want to miss this one!
Join Also-Known-As and the Asian American Writers' Workshop in person to celebrate When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology, edited by Nicole Chung and Shannon Gibney.
The first of its kind, When We Become Ours is a powerful and poignant story collection written by and for adoptees in a variety of styles and genres. Our celebration will feature a reading plus thoughtful discussion with contributors Rebecca Carroll, Lisa Nopachai, Matthew Salesses, and Eric Smith, moderated by Lily Philpott.
This in-person event will also be live-streamed for folks who are outside of the NYC area. RSVPs are required for all attendees and there is an in-person limit of 50 max. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL IN-PERSON ATTENDEES.
This event is graciously sponsored by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Books will be available for purchase and signing, thanks to Yu and Me Books.
“An emotion-filled collection.” —Kirkus Reviews
Two teens take the stage and find their voice . . .
A girl learns about her heritage and begins to find her community . . .
A sister is haunted by the ghosts of loved ones lost . . .
There is no universal adoption experience, and no two adoptees have the same story. This anthology for teens edited by Shannon Gibney and Nicole Chung contains a wide range of powerful, poignant, and evocative stories in a variety of genres.
These tales from fifteen bestselling, acclaimed, and emerging adoptee authors genuinely and authentically reflect the complexity, breadth, and depth of adoptee experiences. This groundbreaking collection centers what it's like growing up as an adoptee. These are stories by adoptees, for adoptees, reclaiming their own narratives.
With stories by: Kelley Baker, Nicole Chung, Shannon Gibney., Mark Oshiro, MeMe Collier, Susan Harness, Meredith Ireland, Mariama J. Lockington, Lisa Nopachai, Stefany Valentine, Matthew Salesses, Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom, Eric Smith, Jenny Heijun Wills, and Sun Yung Shin. Foreword by Rebecca Carroll and afterword by JaeRan Kim, MSW, PhD.
265 West 37th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (2nd Floor. Room 206.)
🍂 During this season of togetherness and gratitude, we invite our Also-Known-As family to gather for a shared homemade meal, plus professional group portraits of chosen family. 🍗
Bring your favorite dish and anyone part of your “family” unit (biological, adoptive, chosen or anything in-between!), or join us solo to make new connections. 📸
We will also be illustrating bags for @HeartofDinner, a local NYC non-profit whose mission is to directly address food insecurity and isolation experienced by Asian American seniors. Learn more at heartofdinner.org📸
Washburn Trail on Bull Hill Parking Lot (3011 NY-9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516)
🍂The air is getting crisp and leaves are getting crunchy. Join us on Saturday, November 11th as we venture up to Cold Spring, NY for a group hike on the Bull Hill Short Loop. With many beautiful overlooks of the Hudson Valley, this trail isn’t one to miss. Afterwards we will indulge in sweet treats from MooMoo’s Creamery in the heart of Cold Spring. 🍦For more details and to RSVP, please click here or the button above. Happy trails!
1270 6th Ave - 9th Floor
The topic of “family” can conjure up a lot of mixed emotions for adoptees and adoptive parents; with the holiday season quickly approaching, we recognize that this time of year means family time for some, but not for all.
On Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm, we will be hosting a unique, intimate event that will create an arena for adult adoptees and parents of adoptees to practice difficult conversations.
Adoptees and adoptive parents will be partnered 1-on-1, round-robin style, and will have the opportunity to tackle topics in a SAFE space they may not normally feel comfortable bringing up with family members, such as: “Why don’t we live in a diverse area with people who look like me (adoptee)?” or “What worries you about doing a Birth Family Search?”
This event is only open to adult adoptees and adoptive parents via RSVP form (link in bio). Space will be limited.
Jackdaw (213 2nd Ave, New York, NY)
You asked, we answered! Coming off the success of our September kickoff happy hour, we’re sneaking in another opportunity to come together with friends old and new! Grab your favorite fall beverage with us on 10/26 at Jackdaw. Look for our reserved tables in the back, and don’t miss happy hour specials ’til 7pm plus their full food menu. Newcomer? Ask for a board member to help make some intros!
Cre8ive NYC, 134 W 29th St Floor 2, Studio 2-2, New York, NY 10001
Have you recently made a trip to visit your birth country and need to debrief? Have you thought about visiting your birth country and are curious about what it might be like? This forum will highlight the experiences of several panelists who have recently traveled to their birth countries. It will allow others who have visited their birth countries an opportunity to debrief, and it will also give those who are curious about visiting their birth countries the chance to ask questions.
Please RSVP here or using the button above. We only have 24 spots available.
☀️ As we wrap up the summer days, let’s go watch some double plays! For current members in good standing, Also-Known-As is offering FREE TICKETS to the Mets vs Reds baseball game on Saturday, September 16th @ 7:10pm. 🎟️
Not a member yet? Don’t worry. Join today!
“There’s no crying in baseball”, but these tickets are first come, first served as we do have a limited quantity to give away.
In order to secure your ticket(s) please RSVP by clicking here or the button above. We will confirm no later than Wednesday 9/13 if you were granted the requested tickets.
Play ball! ⚾️
Also-Known-As friends! We're *back* and excited to kick off this upcoming year of programming with our first Happy Hour, hosted by our amazing Advisory Committee (made up of past board members and community leaders)!
Attend for a chance to win epic raffle prizes! Proceeds will fund priority programming and initiatives.
South West corner of Prospect Park near Machate Circle (diagonal from TD Bank)
It’s that time of year! Our Annual Friends and Family Picnic will be on June 10th from 11am-3pm. This is a **FREE** event and we welcome both new and familiar faces. We will have delicious food, drinks, and fun raffle prizes. Come one, come all as we kick off Summer 2023!
Rain Date Saturday, June 17th 11am-3pm