ESU New York City Branch

Message from the ESU NY President

The New York Branch welcomes fall with a full schedule of events and activities for members and friends to enjoy throughout the upcoming months. Take a look at our newsletter to the right for a full list of events through the end of October. 

In addition to the ESU New York's regular Monday evening British Cinema Night Screenings, British Mystery Book Club Discussions and ESU Players Readings, the Branch is sponsoring a tour of the personal effects of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan up for auction at Christie's in mid September and two lectures, one each in September and October, by Branch members.  In September, Barry Moreno will lecture on Ellis Island's Secret History, while Robert Naud will give a talk entitles Lights, Camera, Madison Avenue: The Golden Age of Advertising. Again this year, The Victorian Society New York will hold is lecture series at the ESU at 144 East 39th Street on Thursday evenings. 

Looking to November and beyond, please save November 2 for an evening at the theater when we will attend a performance of How the Other Half Loves at the Amateur Comedy Club; the evening of November 3 for a Reception honoring and welcoming Antonia Romeo, the new British Consul General in New York; and December 8 for the Branch Yuletide Party.

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News And Events

Annual Yuletide Party


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ARNIC Thanksgiving Party

On November 21, English-Speaking Union hosted a special Thanksgiving feast to introduce 80 members of its ARNIC program and guests to the most iconic of American traditions. Three ARNIC alumni, Mohamed Berrakaoui, Leo Borello, and Alyona Glushchenkova, spoke, thanking Dr. Romay for his support, and shared their paths to success in the US.


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Thanksgiving Party


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Special Member Event


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Branch Lecture


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