May Newsletter

Howdy Ags, 
What an amazing time to be a New York Aggie. From our University climbing in the national ranks across the board in academics and athletics, to having the #1 NFL Draft Pick in representing the maroon and white, to spending and incredible evening together last month at Aggie Muster with Coach Kevin Sumlin - we're excited to have you all as a part of this community. 

For those of you that have recently joined or gotten to know us better, we are thrilled to welcome you to a very fun moment in the New York Aggie's history. Growing faster than we ever have before, we are seeing more and more people stepping up and leaning in to make this a Club that we now know has the attention of the Association of Former Students as what Club's in the future can become.  (And sometimes we make the front page of the Battalion)

This past month really gave us all the chance to see how many people are excited about what we are doing and we have so many people to thank, especially Coach Sumlin and Jacob Green for coming up and being our Muster speakers. We'd also like to thank the team at Webster Hall and Franco Vitella Catered Affairs for an incredible venue and menu, and our very own Shantanu Bansal for being our event photographer and capturing so many great moments, some of which were featured in The Eagle newspaper! (did you get some good pics that night? email them to goodbull@newyorkaggies.com.)

We've got a busy summer coming up, get out your calendar and make sure you come play with the New York Aggies as much as you can. 

Upcoming Events For New York Aggies

MAY
NYAMCCinco De Mayo
May 5th (Friday) 7-10PM
Avenida Cantina - 25 Avenue B

Where better to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than Avenida Cantina??  Margaritas, tacos, and maracas galore!  They are offering a special to the public for $50 for an appetizer, entrée and 2 hours of margaritas and Mexican beers, but they are offering it to Aggies for $40 from 7-9! Thanks Avenida!!


God's Love We Deliver - Volunteer Event
May 7th (Sunday) 1:30-5PM
God's Love We Deliver - 166 6th Avenue

If you've never had the chance to come volunteer with our Club, this a great first opportunity. Space will be limited so be sure to email activities@newyorkaggies.com to secure your spot before they all fill up!

SEC May Happy Hour- Hosted by Mizzou
May 17th (Wednesday) 6-9PM
Ainsworth Midtown-45 East 33rd St.

We showed up big to the last all SEC happy hour and this one looks to be just as much fun. 

Pizza Dinner with Aggies on Wall Street
May 18th (Thursday) 7-9PM
Lombardi's Coal Oven Pizza - 32 Spring Street

Join us for a meet and greet pizza dinner with Aggies on Wall Street during their time in the city!  Aggies on Wall Street is a competitive 2-week program where top students from Mays Business School spend time in NYC to network and develop a better understandind of the world of finance.  This is a great opportunity for the students to meet local Aggies in the industry, so please email activities@newyorkaggies.com if you have experience in finance and are interested in attending the dinner.

NYAMC May Happy Hour
May 24th (Wednesday) 6-9PM
Foxy John's - 143 East 47th St.

As the march to summer is officially beginning, come out for a great Spring time happy hour with your favorite New York Aggies. Select beers are $5 all day and wine and wells will be $7 until 7pm, so get there on the early side!

JUNE
SEC June Happy Hour- Hosted by Tennessee
June 6th (Tuesday) 6-9PM
Printer's Alley - 215 West 40th St.

More SEC fun to save the date for at this awesome new bar in midtown!

NYAMC Crawfish Boil
June 8th (Thursday) 6-9PM
Double Wide - 505 East 12th St.

Crawfish is back! Double Wide is flying crawfish in from Louisiana for us (how awesome is that?!). So get there early to make sure you don't miss out on the Mud Bugs.  Crawfish will be first come, first served day of. But, email activities@newyorkaggies.com if you would like to pre-order. 

NYAMC Picnic and Ponies
June 24th (Saturday) 12-5PM
Belmont Racetrack - Hempstead, NY

Save the date!  One of the most popular events on the New York Aggies' annual calendar, come get fancy with us on this road trip full of memories.  Tickets and additional details will be available soon.

JULY
Central Park Clean-Up- Volunteer Event
July 16th (Sunday) 10AM-1PM
Central Park

The New York Aggies are giving back!  Come enjoy the sunshine as we clean-up Central Park.  Details to come.

SEC July Happy Hour - Hosted by Texas A&M
July 18th (Tuesday) 6-9PM
Cloud Social Rooftop Bar - 6 East 32nd St.

Rooftop Happy Hour for the SEC group, hosted by yours truly. This is still a ways out there, but, since we are hosting, we wanted to make sure you all had it on your calendars! 

AUGUST
The New York Texas A&M Foundation invites you to our 3rd Annual Tailgate - College Football Kickoff!
August 19th (Saturday) 1-6PM
The Boat Basin - 401 W. 79th St.

Join us and other college football fans for a fun day of open bar*, food buffet, live music, games, and a raffle with amazing prizes!

*New this year*

  • Refer a friend for raffle tickets! For every referral who purchases a tailgate ticket with your name listed, you both get 2 extra raffle tickets.
  • Sign up to be a volunteer at the event and get a discounted tailgate ticket! Email events@nyamf.org if you wish to volunteer. 

Ticket pricing

  • Super Early Bird Ticket *Limited Quantity* - available until June 1: $45
  • Early Bird Ticket - available until July 1: $50
  • Tailgate Ticket- Available until August 19: $60
  • At the Door Ticket - available day of the event: $75

Purchase tickets and view sponsorship packages here.

Event will take place rain or shine!

$20 of your contribution per person - the value of the event - is not tax-deductible.

*Open bar limited to drinks donated by our generous sponsors, while supplies last.

Please reach out to fundraising@nyamf.org to learn more about sponsoring the Tailgate and how to make donations to the Foundation!


SEC NYC 2017 Season Kickoff
August 30th (Wednesday) 5-8PM
Ainsworth Chelsea - 122 West 26th St.

For the last 20 years the SEC Alumni in New York City have kicked off the season together on the Wednesday before the first football game of the season.  We'll have $5 draft beers, 1/2 priced wines by the glass, and $8 well drinks.  Make sure you don't  miss out on this opportunity to meet other SEC Alumni in the city as we prepare for the most wonderful time of the year... Football Season!

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The New York Texas A&M Foundation is excited to offer the following scholarships for 2017-2018:

  • One (1) $2,500.00 scholarship for a 1st year student from the Tri-State area.
  • Two (2) $750.00 scholarships for a student (any year, any residency) nominated by a New York A&M Club or New York Texas A&M Foundation member.

Eligibility requirements common to all scholarships:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, or professional school student enrolled in a degree-granting program at Texas A&M University, College Station.

Specific requirements for the $2,500.00 scholarship:

  • First year student
  • Graduate of a NY, NJ, or CT high-school

This scholarship will be paid in two equal installments. The second installment is contingent on the student obtaining a GPA of 2.50 or higher during the fall 2017 semester.

Specific requirements for the $750.00 scholarships:

  • Any year
  • Any residency

Must be nominated by a current member (in good standing) of the New York A&M Club or New York Texas A&M Foundation (Officers and Board Members of the New York Texas A&M Foundation or the New York A&M Club, and their family members are not eligible to nominate individuals for these scholarships).

The scholarship application can be found here: http://bit.ly/2nuHWkx

Application deadline is June 2, 2017; 8:00PM EDT. If you have any questions, please contact the 2017 Scholarship Committee chair, Nathan Bays, at info@newyorkaggies.com.
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Not Yet a Member of the NYAMC?  Join Us Today:

  • Representing the Aggie Network in the Big Apple! 
  • Discounts to NYAMC events
  • Exclusive football Season Drink Specials only available to official members
  • The opportunity to participate in the New York A&M Club Scholarship Fund
  • Individual Member - $35.00 HERE
  • OR get your Membership and New York Aggie's t-shirt for $45.00 HERE

It is now easier than ever: just go to our website and three clicks later, you're signed up for the next year! 

Gig Em,

Andy Ellwood '04
New York Aggie President