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NYC: Italian Lessons and Happy Hour at Emergency USA
written by Natasha, 8/31/17 1:19pm
edited by Natasha, 4/19/18 12:14pm

Join fun, multi-media Italian Lessons: Beginners (3-4:30 PM) and Intermediate (4:30-6 PM) - LAST until October 2018. RSVP REQUIRED to for BUILDING ACCESS. $10 donation to Emergency USA charity. No experience required


What: Fun Italian Lessons - Beginners (3.00-4.30 pm) and Intermediate (4.30-6.00 pm) at EMERGENCY-USA (non-profit providing medical care to global survivors of war and poverty) 


When:  Sunday, April 22, 2018

                        Italian Lesson 3.00 -  4.30 PM (for beginners - no prior Italian study required)

                        Italian Intermediate Conversation 4.30 – 6.00 PM 


Where:   EMERGENCY USA Offices 31 W 34th Street, Suite 8008New York

                  FOR BUILDING ACCESS please RSVP to Elie Rubenstein (

Cost: $10 donation to Emergency USA charity.  (Done on-line with receipt for tax-deduction)

Rsvp: RSVP REQUIRED to!  To GAIN ACCESS TO THE BUILDING please RSVP to Ellie Rubenstein (Executive Director, EMERGENCY USA) at - If you are a "maybe" please RSVP FOR ENTRY (and no show if you can't attend). And bring photo ID. 



Join Yale GALA, Inc., Dr. Diana Silverman (Princeton '88, Columbia Ph.D. Italian) and EMERGENCY-USA for a fun, multi-media Italian Lessons - Beginners (3-4:30 PM), and Intermediate Gathering for Italian Speakers (4-30-6 PM) - some months on Sundays. This is the last lesson until October 2018.  

First, Dr. Silverman will lead us on an exciting culture-based Italian language lesson, with architecture, photography, music, and paintings as the basis of our exercises.   No Italian experience is necessary, and, by incorporating the arts, Dr. Silverman designs the lessons to be engaging and enriching to students at diverse levels of Italian study.  Every lesson is self-contained and requires no prior Italian study.


Following the Italian lesson, there will be an Italian Speakers’ Happy Hour for everyone.


The book for the lesson is Stellare: Learning Italian with Cultural Stars (by Diana Silverman).  The book is sold online (including Amazon) and will be available on Sunday for $14; all profits from the book are assigned to EMERGENCY USA to fund medical care for refugees in Sicily.


Dr. Silverman’s Italian lessons will take place every month in the Fall and Winter at the offices of EMERGENCY USA (dates TBA).


These events are organized by Emergency USA and proudly announced by Yale GALA, Inc. and FFR/Princeton BTGALA.  The lessons themselves are mixed gay and straight events.  


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