The Third Annual Wheatley School Alumni Association NYC Lunch will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, from 12:30 to 2:30 at El Quijote Restaurant, 226 West 23rd St., New York, NY, 212-929-1855.
The “suggested contribution” is $40 per person (what we are being charged), which includes a buffet of Spanish food from 1:00 to 2:30, unlimited sangria, tax, and tip………in other words, everything (there’s a “cash bar” if your “everything” includes the hard stuff).
The location is between 7th and 8th Avenues, in the same building as the Chelsea Hotel (or right next door), a stone’s throw from the 7th (IRT) and 8th (IND) Avenue Subway lines’ 23rd Street stops. All three streets, (7th, 8th, and 23rd) also have bus service.
As was the case in 2013 and 2014, I’ll “play banker.” Please mail a check made out to me to 111 Worth Street, Apt. 17, New York, NY 10013, or bring a check (preferred) or cash to the event itself (please, no plastic, bitcoins, Apple Pay, or whatever). If you are a little “under” that’s OK, everybody is welcome, whatever his or her financial situation. On the other hand, if you want to throw in a little extra, that will help subsidize the “under-payers” and whatever tip I’ll give to the banquet manager. Yes, it’s all loosey-goosey and on the honor system.
Unlike last year, when Donna Kenton and Marianne Lamitola Downey held sway at the check-in table, this time you can just waltz right in and start having fun (I’ll bring nametags).Twenty-two people attended the first iteration of this event, and fifty-three were present last year.
Please RSVP ASAP, whether you plan to attend or not. My records indicate that you attended the first or second such event, or at some point indicated a general interest in such events (yes, you are special). Depending upon the response to this e-mail, I’ll invite other graduates who live or work in or near NYC. All graduates and their guests are welcome.
Art Engoron '67, Tel: 646-872-4833
We met at the Trattoria Tre Colori in January 2014.
Luncheon 2014-01-09: What happened? Who was there?
First Lunch: Jan 15, 2013 NYC