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Buffalo: Buffalo Women’s Rugby Masquerade Fundraiser

April 23, 2016 at Brawler’s Back-Alley Deli in Buffalo.


Join the Buffalo Women’s Rugby team for their spring fundraiser! This masquerade themed open bar will take place from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm. For $25, you will be able to indulge in beer, well drinks, and wine!

Anyone and everyone is welcome, so come out on this Saturday night and join us!

Address: 76 Pearl St, Buffalo
Buffalo Women

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New York: SUPERBOSSES – A NYC Chapter Event

March 22, 2016 at The Ayers Group in New York.


REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. Click the “Tickets Available” link for more information and online registration.

What do football coach Bill Walsh, restaurateur Alice Waters, television executive Lorne Michaels, technol­ogy CEO Larry Ellison, and fashion pioneer Ralph Lauren have in common? On the surface, not much, other than consistent success in their fields. But below the surface, they share a common approach to finding, nurturing, leading, and even letting go of great people. The way they deal with talent makes them not merely success stories, not merely organization builders, but what bestselling author Sydney Finkelstein calls superbosses. They’ve all transformed entire industries. After ten years of research and more than 200 interviews, Finkelstein has concluded that superbosses exist in nearly every industry, from the glamorous to the mundane. While superbosses differ in their personal styles, they all focus on identifying promising newcomers, inspiring their best work, and launching them into highly successful careers—while also expanding their own networks and building stronger companies. By sharing the fascinating stories of superbosses and their protégés, Finkelstein explores a phenomenon that never had a name before. And he shows how each of us can emulate the best tactics of superbosses to create our own powerful networks of extraordinary talent. Information useful to us as leaders, as CEOs, and as board members.

6:00 – 6:30 pm – Mingling Reception
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Presentation & Discussion

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on Leadership and Strategy. He is also the Faculty Director of the flagship Tuck Executive Program, and has experience working with executives at a number of other prestigious universities around the world. He holds degrees from Concordia University and the London School of Economics, as well as a Ph.D. from Columbia University in strategic management.

Sydney has published 20 books and 80 articles, with several bestsellers, including the #1 bestseller in the U.S. and Japan, Why Smart Executives Fail. His latest book, to be published, out Feb 9, 2016, is SUPERBOSSES: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman calls it “a leadership guide for the Networked Age,” while Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE, says “Superbosses gives leaders a playbook to bring out the best in their people.”

Sydney is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, and has had three books nominated for the Academy of Management’s Terry Book Award, the most prestigious such honor in the field. He is a recognized thought leader on leadership, strategy, and corporate governance, and is listed on the “Thinkers 50,” the most prominent ranking of management thinkers in the world. He is well known for his keynote speeches and television appearances, and is a regular columnist for the BBC. He has worked as a consultant and speaker for major companies around the world.

Address: 99 Park Ave, New York

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Brooklyn: Home Field Book Club Discussion with author Hannah Gersen

August 25, 2016 at The BookMark Shoppe in Brooklyn.


Join our book club discussion with author Hannah Gersen!

The heart ofFriday Night Lightsmeets the emotional resonance and nostalgia ofMy So-Called Lifein this moving debut novel about tradition, family, love, and football.
As the high school football coach in his small, rural Maryland town, Dean is a hero who reorganized the athletic program and brought the state championship to the community. When he married Nicole, the beloved town sweetheart, he seemed to have it all until his troubled wife committed suicide. Now, everything Dean thought he knew is thrown off kilter as Nicole’s death forces him to re-evaluate all of his relationships, including those with his team and his three children.
Dean’s eleven-year old son, Robbie, is withdrawing at home and running away from school. Bry, who is only eight, is struggling to understand his mother’s untimely death and his place in the family. Eighteen-year-old Stephanie, a freshman at Swarthmore, is torn between her new identity as a rebellious and sophisticated college student, her responsibility towards her brothers, and reeling from missing her mother. As Dean struggles to continue to lead his team to victory in light of his overwhelming personal loss, he must fix his fractured family and himself. When a new family emergency arises, Dean discovers that he ll never view the world in the same way again.
Transporting readers to the heart of small town America, Home Fieldis an unforgettable, poignant story about the pull of the past and the power of forgiveness.

Address: 8415 3rd Ave, Brooklyn
Home Field Book Club Discussion with author Hannah Gersen

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Henrietta: 50th Anniversary Green/Gold Weekend

June 03, 2016 at Aardvark Park in Henrietta.


Rochester Aardvarks Rugby Club is celebrating 50 years of rugby tradition this year and want to make this the biggest Green/Gold event in club history! Please reach out to as many people as you know and invite them to this monumental weekend to share great time and memories with guys from all different era’s of the club. Event’s will be as follows:

Friday Morning:
Golf Tournament Fundraiser in the morning at a golf course in the Rochester area TBD
Evening – Happy Hour social at the team bar, O’Callaghan’s Pub 470 Monroe Ave

Possible breakfast at the Elks Lodge next to our fields.
50+ Match – Rochester vs Buffalo (it’s their 50th anniversary as well.)
Traditional Green/Gold game
Food and Beer provided at the field
Presentation of our newly appointed “Inaugural 15″ Hall of Fame Nominees.
Live entertainment

There will also be merchandise for sale all the way from nice commerative Gold Jerseys to small nick nacks like keychains and beer coozies. I hope that everyone plans on attending as this is such an important year for the club and we expect a large turnout. Please don’t forget to invite your rugby friends and family to join us.

Yours in Rugby,
Kevin Barton
Club President

Address: 3625 E Henrietta Rd, Henrietta
50th Anniversary Green/Gold Weekend

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New York: FIFA Interactive World Cup – Grand Final 2016 – Final Showdown

March 22, 2016 at Apollo Theater in New York.


The stars of virtual soccer are coming to New York City for the largest esports tournament in the world, the FIFA Interactive World Cup!

In a thrilling two-hour live TV show, the Apollo Theater will transform from home of the Kings and Queens of the music world to become the Palace for the ruler of #FIFA16. Hosted and analyzed by famous commentators, and featuring guest appearances from sporting greats, this is your chance to witness the crowning of the new next #FIWC Champion.

The winner of #FIWC16 will not only take home the prestigious title but also 20,000 USD in prize money and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the world’s best football players at the FIFA Ballon d’Or in Zurich, Switzerland.

Get your tickets for this momentous event before it is too late, and discover for yourself the remarkable skills of the best FIFA16 players on the planet.

Address: 253 W 125th St, New York
FIFA Interactive World Cup - Grand Final 2016 - Final Showdown

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Astoria: Headliner’s Ball

March 15, 2016 at QED: A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria.


Join us every third Tuesday of the month as “Headliner’s Ball” features one headlining act doing a 30 minute set with two feature acts before. We have the best up and coming as well as some of the top veteran comics on the New York scene each and every month.

Headliner: Jacob Williams

In 2012, Jacob made his national television debut as a stand-up comedian on America’s Got Talent (NBC) and advanced to the Semifinals. He has been a cast member on Wild ‘N Out (MTV) since 2013. Jacob also performed stand-up for a Wild ‘N Out comedy special and provides the voice of a lead character in the animated mini-series Football U (MTV Other). He was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2015. In 2016, Jacob will make his Comedy Central stand-up and acting debut on Adam Devine’s House Party.

Jacob currently lives in New York City where he performs regularly when he is not on tour at comedy clubs and colleges across America

Aaron Kominos-Smith
Sydnee Washington

$7 in advance/ $10 Day of the Show.

*Lineups subject to change

Address: 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria

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Rochester: Healthy Edge presents the Ontario Beach Family Health, Fitness Sports & Music Festival

August 13, 2016 at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester.


The Ontario Beach Sports & Music Festival merged with the 3rd annual Healthy Edge Fitness Festival.
Something for the entire family and activities for all ages 2-102.
Pickle Ball, Beach Volleyball, Polevaulting, Beach Rugby, Bells on the Beach, Yoga, Zumba, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Functional Fitness, Foam Darts and more! Health, Fitness and Wellness vendor expo with food trucks and live music too!

Address: 4799 Lake Ave, Rochester
Healthy Edge presents the Ontario Beach Family Health, Fitness Sports & Music Festival

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Rockville Centre: Meet Nowhere Girl Author

May 03, 2016 at Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine in Rockville Centre.


Nowhere Girl is a thriller about sixteen-year-old Savannah Martino who is strangled to death in an abandoned house. The police rule Savannah’s murder a random attack of opportunity, which prompts the small New Jersey town to instigate a curfew and cancel football games. Isolated and afraid, Savannah’s sister, Cady, continues to communicate with Savannah through dreams. Cady knows Savannah in ways no one else knew: The beautiful, ethereal twin everyone thought was an angel was actually on the road to self-destruction. Strecker resides in Essex, Connecticut, with her husband and two children. Her first novel, Night Blindness, was an IndieNext pick. She holds a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy. Nowhere Girl is her second novel. We ask that any books you want autographed by the author be purchased at Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine. (Can’t make the event? Call ahead with your credit card number and we will ship a copy to you.) If you purchased the book prior to the event, please make sure you have your receipt. Register for this event by calling 516-764-6000.

Address: 110 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre
Meet Nowhere Girl Author

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New York: JOCKATHON Gay Sports Networking Party Wed 3/9 FREE

March 09, 2016 at Dave & Buster’s Times Square in New York.


You are invited to JOCK-A-THON, the famed Gay Sports Networking Party (10th Anniversary Edition) at Dave & Busters, 234 W 42 St, 3rd fl.
Cost: FREE
Register: www.jockathonball2016.eventbrite.com

TheMenEvent and Out of Bounds proudly present the 10th Anniversary of JOCK-A-THON, a gay sports-themed huge schmooze fest were all gay team members can meet other sport’s members, jock supporters and admirers for a giant mix and mingle pn Wed 3/9 from 6-9pm at Dave and Busters in TImes Square. Register: www.jockathonball2016.eventbrite.com

Featuring No Cover, Half Price Arcade Games, Happy Hour Specials (’till 7:30pm), Free Raffle Prizes, Hundreds of Hot Jocks from NYC’s Hottest Gay Sports Teams/Leagues* including:
Big Apple Softball
Braking Aids
Cheer NY
Cycle for a Cause
Front Runners
Gotham Knights Rugby Club
Jersey Out Bowling
Knockerbocker Sailing
Metropolitan Tennis
NYC Gay Basketball
NYC Gay Hockey
NYC Gay Flag Football
NY Gay Pool League
NY Ramblers Soccer
Out Cycling
Ski Bums
Team NY Aquatics
Village Dive Club
(More teams to be announced)

Address: 234 W 42nd St, New York
JOCKATHON Gay Sports Networking Party Wed 3/9 FREE

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