ESU New York City Branch Photo Gallery

The Sinking of the Lusitania with Diana Preston

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Yuletide Party

On December 8, 2016, spirits were high as our Branch members and friends from the British Schools and Universities Club of New York celebrated the holiday season in style at the annual Yueltide Holiday Party. Guests convened in the ESU Garden Room for what turned out to be a festive and merry occasion.  The Garden Room itself was turned into a winter wonderland filled with festive lights, a beautiful tree, and holiday music all of which set the mood.  The evening started with light hors d'oeuvres and a tipple or two from the bar to warm the guests as they entered.

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Yuletide Party

This year's Yuletide Party was held in partnership with The British Schools and Universities Club of New York. We tucked in to a delicious 3 course festive dinner and exchanged "white elephant" gifts before being treated to some caroling by Pace High School students. A very merry time was had by all. To view the rest of the photographs please click here.

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Tour of President and Mrs. Reagan's Private Collection at Christie's

This September we enjoyed a fabulous evening at Christie's, where President and Mrs. Reagan's personal belongings were showcased. The private tour gave us insight into the fascinating and often amusing stories behind some of these iconic items. This included President Reagan's cowboy boots, pieces of Mrs. Reagan's jewelry, furniture and personal gifts such as paintings by Frank Sinatra, which he had gifted to the couple. We finished the evening off with a glass of prosecco or two and some nibbles at Morrell's wine bar.

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Abel Garcia Preforming at the ESU National Shakespeare Competition Finals 2016

Abel Garcia represented New York at the ESU National Shakespeare Competition making it to the finals of the competition.

Photos by Elena Olivo.

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2016 NYC Shakespeare Competition Finals

The finals of the 2016 ESU New York Branch Shakespeare Competition were held at The Morgan Library & Museum. Abel Garcia from Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts took 1st place, Na'Shay Kelly from Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts took 2nd placeand Esther  Ritchin from White Plains High School took 3rd place. 

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The Sinking of the Lusitania with Diana Preston

Author Diana Preston recounted both the personal loss and political relevance of the sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania by a German submarine on May 15, 1915 – an  attack on civilians which became a major factor in America's entry into World War I in the spring of 1917. 

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Kensington Palace Revealed with Dr. Lee Prosser

Dr. Lee Prosser traced the 300-year history of Kensington Palace – both its glorious architectural history and noted inhabitants, including Diana, Princess of Wales. 

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To Marry an English Lord

Addressing a standing-room only crowd in the Garden Room of the ESU, To Marry an English Lord author Carol Wallace truly offered what Julian Fellowes (creator of Downton Abbey)calls "a marvelous and entertaining study of the American girls who came over to England, mostly between 1890 and 1914, to marry into the British aristocracy." 

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2014 NYC Shakespeare Competition

The 2014 NYC finals were held on March 4th at the Morgan Library & Museum. Regan Sims of Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, won the competition. Jordan Mayo of the Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts placed 2nd, and Chiara Mannarino of the Marymount School of New York placed 3rd.  Other finalists included:  Abigail Bowman (Millennium High School); Martin Bernstein (Hunter College High School); Gerri Ferreyra (Preston High School); Ryann Garcia (Maspeth High School); Alex Mendez (Fort Hamilton High School); Firozah Najmi (Academy of American Studies); Adam Orme (Saint Ann's School); Ali Rosenthal (Trinity School); and Kingsley Udoyi (The Scholars' Academy).

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Fall Members Reception

We welcomed autumn with a reception at the ESU. Members and friends met Branch Board candidates, learned about Branch support for the Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center (ARNIC) and got a chance to mingle with ARNIC members.  Good times were had by all. 

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2013 NYC Shakespeare Set Free Institute

Teachers attend the 2013 Shakespeare Set Free Institute in New York City, July 2013 and learn performance-based approaches to teaching Shakespeare.

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2013 New York City Shakespeare Competition

High school students perform monologues, sonnets and cold readings at the 31st annual ESU New York City Branch Shakespeare Competition at The Morgan Library & Museum on March 5, 2012. 

Photos by Peter Cofresi.

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Shakespeare Set Free Institutes 2012

Teachers attend the 2012 Shakespeare Set Free Institute in New York City, July 2012 and learn performance-based approaches to teaching Shakespeare.

Photos by Elena Olivo.

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2012 New York City Branch Competition

High school students perform monologues, sonnets and cold readings at the 30th annual ESU New York City Branch Shakespeare Competition at The Morgan Library & Museum on March 9, 2012. 

Photos by Peter Cofresi.

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Kristina Reyes Performing At The 2012 ESU National Shakespeare Competition Semi Finals

Kristina Reyes represented the New York Branch in this year's ESU National Shakespeare Competition held at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 23, 2012.

Photos by Elena Olivo. 

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