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Message from the New York Branch

Dear Fellow New York Branch Members,

Our fall season was quite eventful, characterized by some unexpected and welcome events. These included two lectures on Art Deco architecture in Great Britain and Australia in conjunction with the Art Deco Society of New York, a cabaret evening at the Algonquin with Steve Ross organized by Elizabeth Sharland Jones, an Amateur Comedy Club performance of Noises Off! and a related reception.  Before November is over, we will have had a lively evening recording a podcast talk for national distribution featuring Randy Cohen and Peter Gilliver, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary

As the season draws to an end, and as has been our custom, we are now gearing ups for our end-of-year Yuletide Party.  Again this year, we are collaborating with The British Schools & Universities Club, and the Yuletide Party will take place here at the English-Speaking Union, 144 East 39th Street.  The festivities begin at 6:00pm and feature an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, caroling, a panto, and a "white elephant" gift exchange.  We hope to see you then! 

In the meantime, gatherings, open to all, of the Branch Mystery Book Club as well as readings and staged reading of famous plays under the auspices of the ESU Players continue to take place at the ESU.  Check the sidebar to the left for details.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-The New York Branch


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