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AKA Autumn Hike

Who

When

October 14, 2023 11:00 AM
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3:00 pm

Where

Washburn Trail on Bull Hill Parking Lot (3011 NY-9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516)

Price

RSVP

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🍂The air is getting crisp and leaves are getting crunchy. Join us on Saturday, October 14th 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!

AKA Birth Country Debrief

Who

When

September 30, 2023 3:30 PM
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6:00 pm

Where

Cre8ive NYC, 134 W 29th St Floor 2, Studio 2-2, New York, NY 10001

Price

RSVP

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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.

AKA Mets vs Reds game (free tickets for members!)

Who

When

September 16, 2023 7:10 PM
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9:40 pm

Price

RSVP

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☀️ 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! ⚾️

AKA September Happy Hour

Who

All are welcome, no RSVP needed. Just show up.

When

September 14, 2023 6:00 PM
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9:00 pm

Price

Pay your own way

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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.

AKA Annual Picnic!

Who

Adoptees, Friends, and Family

When

June 10, 2023 11:00 AM
to
3:00 pm

Where

South West corner of Prospect Park near Machate Circle (diagonal from TD Bank)

Price

Free!

RSVP

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RSVP

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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

AKA May Happy Hour

Who

Adoptees and friends

When

May 18, 2023 6:00 PM
to
8:30 pm

Where

Price

$2 off all well drinks and glasses of wine until 7PM (https://www.bedfordfallsnyc.com/event/happy-hour/)

RSVP

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Hello, friends! Join us at Bedford Falls in the UES for this month’s Happy Hour! We look forward to seeing new and old faces alike as well as friends of adoptees. Also, make sure to save the date for our picnic next month on June 10th from 11AM-3PM. That’s all for now, folks!

AKA Foundations Fireside Chat

Who

Adoptees Only

When

May 6, 2023 4:00 PM
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5:30 pm

Price

Free

RSVP

Required

RSVP

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Also-Known-As is excited to host this chat with our organization’s Founder, Hollee McGinnis! As our community continues to grow organically, we want to take a moment to share more about our foundational roots to help continue to propel us into a sustainable long-term future. With it being both AANHPI Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, Hollee will share more about her experience of founding Also-Known-As, racial reckoning and what has led her to the impactful and wide-reaching work she leads today.

AKA April "Found" Q&A Event

Who

Adoptee-Only

When

April 18, 2023 7:00 PM
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8:00 pm

Where

Zoom (Link will be sent out day-of)

Price

Free

RSVP

Required

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What do you think of when you hear the word “Found”? Also-Known-As is excited to host a Q&A with Lily Bolka (IG: @lilybolka) and Sadie Mangelsdorf (IG: @sadiemangelsdorf), two Chinese transracial adoptees from the documentary, Found. This adoptee-only online event will allow Lily and Sadie to share their experiences with returning to their birth country beyond what is seen in the film. We will explore their relationships with each other, their adoptive identities, and what “found” means to them. There will be time at the end for audience questions.

Lily Bolka - Lily is 23 years old and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a proud Cowboy and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Accounting. Lily loves hanging with her friends, watching “Modern Family” and enjoys a good, fruity cocktail loaded with festive garnishes.

Sadie Mangelsdorf - Sadie is 18 years old and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She loves being active and does yoga and goes running. She also loves going out with friends, cooking, and baking. Sadie is a cat lover; her cats’ names are Thomas and Mitski. True to her adoring spirit for felines, she is a proud Wildcat at University of Arizona.


AKA April Social Event: Paint n Sip

Who

When

April 15, 2023 4:00 PM
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6:00 pm

Where

Price

$40/person for the class via Venmo @alsoknownas

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RSVP

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RSVP by Thursday April 13th!

Let your artistic creativity sore with Also-Known-As as we head over to The Paint Place for a late afternoon paint n’ sip. The Paint Place will provide everything we need for this event; however, all alcoholic beverages are BYOB. Please limit to wine, beer, or hard seltzers, and feel free to also bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Afterwards we will grab a bite and beverages locally. With only 25 spots available, please fill out the RSVP google forms and pay $40 to @alsoknownas via Venmo. Only then will your RSVP be submitted. We can’t wait to see you there!

Virtual Tea Time

Who

Adoptees Only

When

April 12, 2023 7:30 PM
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8:30 pm

Price

RSVP

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SAVE THE DATE! Also-Known-As, Chinese Adoptee Alliance, IAMAdoptee and Adoptees of South America + Extended Latin America are excited to present Tea Time with adoptee scholar Hollee McGinnis, MSW, PhD to share more about “Mapping the Life Course of Adoption Project (MAP)”.

MAP is a national adoptee-led and community-engaged project aimed at mapping the life course of adoption in adulthood and the role of adoptee-led groups/connections as a resource for thriving adulthoods.

We encourage you to join us to support Hollee and her team’s efforts in order for all adoptees to leverage their findings for generations to come.

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW HERE:

https://www.caare-research.org/updates/take-the-survey-mapping-the-life-course-of-adoption-project-launch