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Prospective Members’ Reception City House, Hall of Fame: 6pm

Meet current and prospective members, take a tour of the City House, visit the Fitness & Wellness Center and the Main Dining Room. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Hall of Fame. Invite your candidate to one of the following receptions and let them discover the benefits of membership in the NYAC.

JUNE 25TH OCTOBER 22ND MAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 24TH DECEMBER 10TH To make a reservation for you and your prospective member, please call Membership Services (212) 767-7025.

Officers and Governors


Dominic Bruzzese


Richard G. Tashjian

Vice President Treasurer Captain

John J. Lynch

Regina Conroy-Keller

Christopher O. Cassell


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Accounting and Auditing John Moran

A t h l e t i c

C l u b


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12 It’s Time for Travers Island

Board of Governors and Standing Committees

House John J. Lynch

Y o r k

The snow has gone, temperatures are inching higher and the evenings are getting longer. That only means one thing - Travers Island is ready. The gala opening banquet takes place on May 24th;

Athletics Thomas Lynch

after that, a summer of fun awaits.

Communications and Personnel James M. Carey Engineering Kevin S. Corbett

Intra Clubs Robert Valdes-Rodriguez Law Michael J. Volpe

Membership James B. Rafferty

Planning Charles P. Menges Restaurant Robert Yienger

Rooms and Renting John M. Nonna

Security and Safety/Insurance David Shakespeare Social Activities Maura Gorman Technology James Mercante


7 Editorial 8 From the Boardroom 10 Saturday Morning Program 12 Heard Around the Club 25 Sports Review: by James O’Brien

by Peter Corritori and Bob Yienger

HANDBALL by John Duggan. NYACKERS by Richard Cini.

Travers Island Peter P. Corritori, Chair Michael J. Volpe, Vice Chair

TRACK & FIELD by Curt Clausen and John Hricay. TRIATHLON TEAM by Jonathan Wells. LACROSSE by Marvin German. BILLIARDS ROOM by Frank Murphy. WRESTLING by Dave Foxen. TENNIS by Bill Fox. SKI CLUB by Andrea O’Halloran. TENNIS BULLETIN BOARD. NYAC JUNIOR PROGRAMS.

The Winged Foot

Director of Communications Publisher & Editor James J. O’Brien

Associate Director of Communications Catherine Becker

Editorial and Advertising Offices: Communications Office New York Athletic Club 180 Central Park South New York, NY 10019 Telephone: (212) 767-7060

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On the cover: Spring is here, summer is coming fast and Travers Island is ready for a season of enjoyment for all the family.

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Opening Gala Dinner and D Dance Da an anc ncece Saturday, May 24th | 6:30pm – 11pm

Travers Island’s spectacular season opener. Enjoy an elegant cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing. Dress Code Gentlemen: Jacket required Ladies: Comparable attire

$135 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

To make reservations, please call (914) 740-1100 or e-mail


by James J. O’Brien

Spring is Here he arrival of the month of May


can dine - poolside - all day long for $38!). In

means one thing - Travers Island is

mid-June comes the first of three Sunset

about to open for the season. It also

Cruises, plus Father’s Day, while towards the

means that, after a long and dreary winter,

end of that month you can enjoy a Night on

we can enjoy some of those gorgeous spring

the Bayou, Camp Out Night and the always-

days that seem unique to the north-east.

popular Sea Feast.

These are days when it’s just perfect and

Those are just the highlights. If you take a

there’s absolutely nothing better than a cock-

look through the Summer Fun Guide includ-

tail on the TI patio, a swim in the TI pool or

ed with this issue, you’ll quickly see that the

a doze on the TI lawn. It’s no exaggeration to

dreary days of winter will soon be a dim and

state that a spring or summer’s day at Travers

distant memory.

Island can make you feel as though you’ve been transported to nirvana. The team at Travers Island does not expect

That’s not to say that all of the NYAC action is taking place at Travers Island. The City House, too, will have plenty of activity.

you to reach that transcendental state without

Among the events on a near horizon is

a little assistance, however. To that end they

“Bubbles of the World,” an evening of

have put together a schedule of summer activ-

Champagne, cava, prosecco and sparkling

ities and events that offer something for the

wines from around the world that will be

entire family. First, and never to be missed, is

taking place in the glorious Main Dining

the annual TI gala opening on May 24th, an

Room. If you haven’t yet visited this renovat-

evening of dining and dancing that is elegant,

ed City House amenity, please do so. You will

fun and relaxing. That’s what happens when

not be disappointed.

old friends get together and new ones also arrive to enjoy the proceedings. With the Opening completed, the TI season

Spring and summer are here and there is a world of activity to be enjoyed at your favorite club. Best of all, you don’t have to

gets into full swing. On Memorial Day, a bar-

pick and choose; take a look through this

becue on the Patio will be irresistible. (You

magazine - then enjoy them all!

NYAC GARAGES - Special Notice

Following are parking garages at which your membership card will be honored. 200 Central Park South: Enter on 58th St. between Broadway and 7th Avenue and on Central Park South between 7th Ave and Broadway. Icon Parking, 888 7th Ave. Enter on 56th Street, between Broadway and 7th Ave, on the north side of the street. Or enter on 7th Ave. between 56th St. and 57th St. Quik Park, 125 58th Street: Between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue. NB: These garages are not owned or managed by the NYAC. MAY 2014


















Travers Island and the New MDR Magnificent Amenities for our Members Peter Corritori, Travers Island ◆ Bob Yienger, Restaurants

It’s Time for Travers Island

pool and cabanas open on May 24th,

nis professional, Marty Smith, and his tal-

ne of the annual rites of passage


offering exercise and relaxation through-

ented staff, our Junior Tennis Academy

at our club is the

out the summer. The annual

offers basic and intermediate instruction

Commissioning Ceremony at the

for juniors from late June to late August.

Island. The Island’s formal

Yacht Club will take place on May

In addition, there is a Quick Start tennis

opening will take place this

10th, marking the official start of

program for younger children. Our

year on Saturday, May 24th,

the boating season.

renowned Saturday Morning Program will

opening of Travers

There are a number of children’s

with a not-to-be-missed gala dinner dance in our

activities slated for the season. Our

starting on June 28th and running through

Ballroom. (Restaurant service

Junior Sailing Program for sailors

August 23rd. (Shuttle services will be

is available right now, howev-

aged eight to 14 at the beginner

available from the City House).

er; please check the web site

Peter Corritori

and intermediate levels begins on

Junior Rowing is not the only program

for hours of operation). Convenient shut-

June 30th; the program runs in two-week

that is new this year. We are also introduc-

tle services between Travers Island and the

segments through August 22nd. New this

ing “TI Bikes,” with bicycles available for

City House will also commence on May

summer is the addition of a Junior Rowing

rent that members and guests can ride on

24th, allowing all members to enjoy the

Program for children aged 14 to 17. Please

the nearby NYC and Westchester County

full schedule of fantastic social events and

see The Winged Foot and the Club’s blast

bike trails. If you would like to learn how

athletic activities that have been planned

e-mails for details. Offering golf, soccer,

to sail, we will be introducing an adults’

by our TI Clubhouse Manager, Joseph

rugby, sailing, tennis and swimming, our

instructional sailing program early this

Nicaj, and the TI Committee.

Winged Foot Day Camp for children aged


Chef Andrew Ladd is preparing for a

five to 14 starts on June 30th and runs

Please check the web site

host of culinary events that include Friday

through August 22nd. (Bus service is avail-

( and The Winged Foot for

night Seafood Buffets, Saturday night

able). Under the direction of our head ten-

a full list of activities and for the easy sign

Family Dinners and barbe-

up process for all our

cues on the Patio as well as

TI events. You can also

a number of diverse themed

find this, and all kinds

dining events. And, don’t

of other TI information

forget, with a great view of

by opting-in for the

Long Island Sound, cock-

regular Travers Island

tails at the Tiki Bar or on

blast e-mail. Just go to

the patio are always a great

the TI page at

way to end a fun filled day. and

With the start of the

check the “opt-in” but-

rugby season in March

ton. That’s all it takes.

quickly followed by soccer

“Few, if any, New

and lacrosse, there has been

York clubs have such a

lots of activity on the play-

pleasant summer home

ing field at TI. Our tennis

as the New York

courts opened on April 19th, while our swimming


return to TI on an even grander scale,

Travers Island is ready for another spectacular summer.

Athletic Club.” This is a quote from a New


York Times article written in 1888, the

For an added convenience, reservations

intend to take advantage of our unique

inaugural season of Travers Island. It is

for the Main Dining Room may now be

outdoor space on the 24th floor and create

truer today than it was then. This summer

made on-line through the Club’s web site.

one of NYC’s best rooftop experiences

promises to be another great season. We

Once logged in, you will find the Open

during the warm weather months.

look forward to seeing you there.

Table reservations feature on the home

- Peter Corritori

page. The objective of the NYAC’s Board of

The Restaurant Committee is also working with Travers Island Chairman, Peter Corritori, on some enhancements at TI

Dining Delights

Governors is to encourage all members

this summer. Our collective goal is to max-


and their guests to take advantage of this

imize food and beverage offerings and to

incredible Club experience. I can think of

create distinctive options for members and

no other space in New York City as spec-

their guests that include fine dining, casual

n January 15th, the day after joining the Board of Governors as Restaurant Chairman, I was

tacular as our Club’s Main Dining

given a very exciting task

Room. Please bring your families,

- the grand opening of the Club’s magnificent new Main Dining Room. The re-design came under the stewardship of the chairman of the Restaurant Renovation Committee, Gerald

Bob Yienger

Padian, along with the former Restaurant Chairman, Charles Paulos. The Room now includes a beautiful new bar, a roaring fireplace and an intimate lounge seating area where members and their guests can gather while enjoying the incredible views of Central Park. MDR Chef Scott Riesenberger has introduced enticing new menu selections while keeping available several Club favorites. Dining Room Manager, Roger Rice, has executed a new level of service to the delight of all who have had the opportunity to experience this fantastic Club amenity since mid-January. The new MDR is now the place for breakfast and for a terrific brunch on Sundays. The dress code has been relaxed in the MDR for all meal periods. (Jackets for men are still required; however, a tie is no longer necessary).

dining and outdoor dining venues. The key to success in all of the Club’s

friends and clients to this memorable

food and beverage operations is to exceed

new destination and let me, General

the expectations of our members and their

Manager Roger Simon or Director of

guests, to continue to expand usage and,

Food and Beverage Jim Cirillo know

therefore, to increase top line revenues. As

your thoughts. We are committed to

such, our management teams, the

making this an amenity that our entire

Restaurant Committee and your Board of

membership will enjoy for years to

Governors are committed to continuous


improvement, something that is assisted by

There are several other projects that we

our membership’s feedback. So, I encour-

are currently focusing on at the City

age you to use your club on a regular basis

House. This includes making a noticeable

and tell us what you think. This includes

distinction between the Tap Room and the

taking advantage of our fabulous meeting

Main Dining Room so that our members

rooms, social spaces and excellent catering

can make choices as to their dining and

services at the City House.

relaxation experiences. We are working to

Like the MDR, the ninth floor Lounge

make the Tap Room a more casual option

has to be one of the most breathtaking

with a more simplified, focused menu, the

rooms in New York City and our variety

ideal choice for members and their guests

of meeting venues can accommodate

who are “on the go.” Additionally, we

events of all sizes. Director of Catering and Special Events, Lisa Hollman, will do an excellent job in taking care of every detail. The Restaurant Committee looks forward to working with the Board of Governors, the Club’s management team and you, our members, to make all of the NYAC’s restaurant and food and beverage operations the best that they can be. - Bob Yienger

MAY 2014


Saturday Morning Program

By Larry Kapfer

A Fun-Filled Season Ends s the winter SMP season drew


Boys 6 years: Alex DiFlorio, Jack Get-

to a close at the City House,

tinger, Arjun Rao. Boys 7 years: Lucas

late February and early March

Calzavara, Michael Botti, John Smithie.

were busy times for the girls and boys

Boys 8 years: Morgan Sheehan, Simon

who participate in the Saturday Morning

Vullez, Oliver Vullez. Boys 9 years:

Program. The children enjoyed a number

Kevin Juzeniw, Nicholas Gettinger, Jack

of special events, competitions and social

Powers. Boys 10 years: Leonard Burnet,


Kennedy Mensah, Marc Boorady. Girls

Millrose Games

6 years: Katherine Corr, Viviana


Wright, Reina Merille. Girls 7 years:

elay teams from the SMP competed

Sofia Robb, Grace Klaus-

at 107th NYRR Mill-

rose Games on February

ner, Rani Burnett/Ella

15th. The competitions

Giles (tie). Girls 8 years:

were held at the New Bal-

Claire Didden, Celia Pow-

ance Track and Field Center

ers, Brooke Klausner/Sofie

at the Armory on 168th

Curtis (tie). Girls 9 years:

Street. For more than a cen-

Jenny Albert, Piper

tury, the Millrose Games

Gilliam, Jasmine Rao.

has been the pinnacle of in-

Girls 10 years: Annie

door track, featuring

Brewer, Claire Morriss,

Olympic and world champi-

Margo Wiehagen-Phillips.

ons. The SMP teams com-

Girls 11 years: Noa Gilad,

peted in the NYRR youth girls

Olivia Huber, Katy Haggerty.

and boys 4x200m relay races.

Girls 13 years: Patty Haggerty, Suneil Jeter.

One of NYAC competitors in the youth relays was an out-

Eight Ball Tournament

standing young lady named


n March 1st, the very

Caroline Pickering. Caroline

popular SMP 8-Ball

was the newest member of the

Tournament was held in the

team and she ran the first leg of

Billiards Room following the

the race. Showing tremendous

morning athletic programs.

fortitude, Caroline was com-

The single elimination tourna-

peting in the Millrose Games only a few days following the sudden and untimely passing of her father, Andrew Pickering.

SMP Triathlon

ment featured a crowded field,

he competition was held on February

consisting of 16 teams of parents and chil-

1st at the City House and was very ex-

dren competing for the prizes. All partici-


citing with the girls and boys competing

pants were treated to a delicious buffet

within their age groups in swimming, run-

lunch and beverages. At the end of the com-

from the start, enjoying the camaraderie of

ning and cycling. We congratulate the fol-

petition the Father/Son team of James and

all NYAC members and the activities of-

lowing winners by age group and finishing

Harry Murphy had defended their title by

fered by the Club. Together, they had swam

position (1st, 2nd, 3rd): Boys 5 years: Vin-

defeating Damien and Claire Didden in a

in the Father/Daughter relay during “All

cent Smario, Jack Kean, Beckett McSween.

close match. We are grateful and would like

Both father and daughter took to the SMP

Sports Youth Day” at Travers Island. We

to thank our Billiards Room Manager,

commend Caroline for her efforts and the

SMP Calendar

honor she gave her father by being strong

SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH SMP at Travers Island begins

and running the race with her team. 10

Ahmed Aly Elsayed, and NYAC Intra Clubs Coordinator, Liana Iglesias. A wonderful time was had by all participants. ▲ THE WINGED FOOT

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t’s been a long, hard winter - but that was then; this is now!

And, now means that it’s spring and spring means that it’s TI time! There’s the swimming pool and the Tiki Bar and tennis and Pasta Nights and Sunset Cruises and sailing and so

many junior programs for the kids that the summer just won’t be long enough. Of course, it never is, so the time to start enjoying all that Travers Island has to offer is right now!

Details of opening times, events and programs can all be

found in the Summer Fun Guide included in this issue. Plus, you can visit the web site ( and follow our social media postings (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -

@newyorkac). Summer is here! Travers Island is calling! ▲

It’s Travers Island Time!

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Elite Athletes, Golf and a whole lot more


The Athlete’s Fund In the 15 years since its inception, countless members have enjoyed the NYAC Athlete’s Fund Golf Tournament, taking place each year at the celebrated Winged Foot Golf Club. In so doing, those members and their guests have also lent their support to a startling array of extremely worthy causes.


t is an accepted fact of life at the New York Athletic Club that top class athletes, and those aspiring to be, enjoy unwavering support. That’s how it has been since the Club’s founding in 1868 and that’s how it will remain. The

Athlete’s Fund exists, in large part, to further that mandate, providing funding especially in Olympic years - for Club athletes at the highest level. While the Club’s and the Fund’s focus is firmly on its athletes during an Olympic year, it should never be forgotten that there are many organizations that benefit from the Club’s largesse and that are an essential element in the raison d’etre of the Athlete’s Fund. Indeed, those taking part in the 2014 NYAC Athlete’s Fund Golf Tournament (scheduled for Monday, August 18th) may take considerable pride in the fact that, not only are they contributing to the wellspring of Club athletes, they are also making a significant difference to the 26 worthy organizations that will receive donations from the Fund every year. Many of those organizations will be well known to members and have received donations over several years: the Special Olympics of Connecticut, the Police Athletic League, the Achilles Track Club and the Ronald McDonald House New York, among them. Other organizations are more recent beneficiaries: the Brooklyn Bandits, providing opportunities for inner city children to play baseball; the V Foundation, founded by Jim Valvano and dedicated to finding a cure for cancer; Figure Skating in Harlem, seeking to help young inner city girls grow in confidence, leadership skills and academic accomplishment; and the Armory Foundation, the nation’s premier indoor track and field facility located at 168th Street in upper Manhattan. This is the tip of the iceberg in terms of the commitment that the Athlete’s Fund makes to worthy causes. The full list of organizations may be found at Suffice it to say that, in the past seven years, the Fund has distributed more than $800,000 in addition to those amounts provided to

the Club’s elite athletes. In 2014, the figure will be still more. If you would like to see tangible evidence of the impact that these donations make, pay a visit to the NYAC room at the Ronald McDonald House - better still, volunteer - or attend one of the events organized by the Beat the Streets program (wrestling programs for inner city kids) or the Wendy Hilliard Foundation (gymnastics for young boys and girls) or the Inner City Handball Foundation. The list is seemingly endless and the impact incalculable. So, if you thought that playing golf at Winged Foot was simply one of the most thrilling days you’ll ever have, you may be correct; but, you can also take pride in the fact that, with every stroke, you are enabling your club to make a difference in more young lives than you could ever conceive. Details of how to sign up for this year’s Athlete’s Fund Golf Tournament may be found at Or contact Carolina Valerio at (212) 767-7042 or e-mail 16



Mother’s Day Main Dining Room in the

Sunday, May 11th 1pm – 5pm Enjoy a delicious dinner in the City House Main Dining Room with family and friends. To make reservations and for more information, please call (212) 767-7080. Dress Code Gentlemen: A jacket and tie are preferred Ladies and children: Comparable attire

Cancellations must be received 48 business hours in advance of the event. A charge will apply for later cancellations and no-shows.






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n March 4th, American Legion Post 754 hosted its third annual Hope for the Warriors Casino Benefit. This was a well attended, highly successful funfilled evening, raising nearly $40,000 to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members and their families. Though our wars in the Middle East are coming to an end, the needs of those who have served and sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty continue. Never to be forgotten, enhancing the quality of life of our returning service members and restoring a sense of self, family and hope is the mission of Hope for the Warriors. Your on-going, year round support is necessary to continue these very vital programs, and we especially appreciate the ongoing support of our sponsors for this terrific event. Also honored during the evening was New York Athletic Club Past President Colin Neill, who was recognized for his and the Club’s ongoing support for our nation’s veterans. From the lobby of the City House, it is evident to see the Among those enjoying the Hope for the WarNYAC’s support of those who have served in our riors evening at the City House were (L to R) Marc Lawson, NYAC Past President Colin Neill nation’s conflicts. American Legion Post 754 has and Nicholas Younker. continued that long tradition with ceremonies on Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day plus our topical second Tuesday dinners and receptions in the Legion Room on the 12th floor. These have recently included four Medal of Honor recipients, General Ray T. Odierno for the US Army Birthday, and many other accomplished guest speakers. This year marks the 95th Anniversary of the founding of the American Legion and Post 754 at the New York Athletic Club as one of the original posts. On Tuesday, October 14th, this anniversary will be remembered at a gala dinner party and will feature one of the newest New York Athletic Club members, General David H. Petraeus. Please make sure to add this event to your calendar and    plan attendance at what should be a very memorable evening for members of the NYAC and their guests. ▲



In Memoriam

he NYAC offers condolences to the families and friends of the following members, recently deceased, who will be sadly missed.

ANN CIARDULLO, Associate Broker NYAC member Cell 631.903.0269 Direct 631.907.8470


Thomas Connolly, MD, Senior member, elected 1965, deceased March 17th, 2014. Msgr., Edward Donnelly, Special member, elected 1966, deceased March 19th, 2014. Albert E.Donor, Senior member, elected 2001, deceased February 7th, 2014. Henry Goldsmith, Special member, elected 1985, deceased January 29th, 2014. Peter M. Groeschel, Senior member, elected 1959, deceased February 25th, 2014. Ralph. R.J. Ianuzzi, Non-Resident member, elected 2006, deceased September 13th, 2013. Bernard Lepkofker, Athletic member, elected 1969, deceased March 17th, 2014.

















hen long-time Club member, Harold “Whitey” Hendrickson passed away last year, the loss was deeply felt by the legions of individuals that he touched in the course of a remarkable life. Amidst all the tributes and eulogies from a spectrum of individuals and organizations, one theme was common: positivity. All who came in contact with him - and there were many - were struck by his dynamism, his never-say-die attitude. “impossible” was not in his vocabulary. Whitey waited until he was 62 years old to obtain his Master’s degree, then opted for a career change, moving from sales into teaching. Although he never played the

game of lacrosse, he founded the Long Island-Metropolitan Lacrosse Chapter and, ultimately, was inducted into the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He also founded the soccer and lacrosse programs at the NYAC. Many were not surprised by his license plate; it read “PPP” standing for “positive people person.” Whitey committed some of his core beliefs to print, leaving them after him as tangible lessons. His words, originally intended for his students, are apposite for all and worth repeating: “What’s in a word? Write these down, as your great days begin. Character, dignity, tolerance, respect, discipline, pride, courage, self-esteem, dedication, desire, ambition, enthusiasm, hard work, smart work, education, friends, teachers, family. These words should be in your thoughts on the road to a wonderful life.” The mark of a great individual is the capacity to inspire others to greatness. By that benchmark, Whitey Hendrickson was a great man.




Did You Know....?

Remembering Whitey Hendrickson

Whitey Hendrickson


...That the top four floors of the City House were (supposedly) built at the urging of Robert Ripley (who also paid for their construction) because he wanted a place in which to indulge his passion - handball. At least that’s the legend. ...That the NYAC’s original emblem was a trefoil, very similar to a shamrock or cloverleaf. Early photos of NYAC athletes show the emblem prominently. The current winged foot emblem was designed by celebrated architect, Henry Ficken, also an accomplished high jumper. Ficken was grandfather of Fred Gwynne, aka Herman Munster. ...That NYAC co-founder, Henry Buermeyer was a Civil War veteran, suffering wounds at the battles of Antietam (1862) and Spotsylvania Courthouse (1864), almost losing a leg. After leaving the Army, he concentrated on athletics, excelling in gymnastics, shot putting, wrestling and boxing. He was the first heavyweight boxing champion in the USA and the first to officially score a knockout in Madison Square Garden. His wife, Mary, was among the first women in the USA to ride a bicycle.

Memorial Day BBQ Monday, May 26th: 12pm – 8:30pm

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SPORTS REVIEW Playing Hardball The NYAC’s 43rd Annual Burt Kossoff Handball Tournament


he 2014 Burt Kossoff Handball Tournament was held in the City House over the first weekend of March. This year the tournament was held in conjunction with the R48 Men’s and Women’s Pro Stop. It was an incredible weekend of top notch handball capped off by the NYAC’s most dominant player and current world champion, Paul Brady, capturing the Men’s Pro Division in an epic 11-6 tie breaker over his fellow Irishman Robbie McCarthy. Brady arrived in New York having not played a tournament singles match in nearly nine months and was clearly not the Paul Brady handball fans have seen for the past nine years. Appearing vulnerable at times, he mixed incredible shots with uncharacteristic errors and lapses; but in his quarter-final and semifinal, and with his win in the final, Brady demonstrated steely resolve and proved that, even without his best game, he can find a way to win – the mark of a true champion. Our newest team member, John Iglesias, had an outstanding tournament, earning wins over WPH #3 seed, Sean Lenning, and WPH #1 seed, Luis Moreno, to finish a very credible sixth in the Pro division. A graduate of handball powerhouse, Lake Forest College, John has demonstrated vast handball potential since his teens; look for him to continue to rise up the tour rankings. The women’s Race for Eight Pro Stop produced one of the deepest fields in recent memory. The NYAC’s top female player, Tracy Davis, advanced to the finals where she ran into the number one ranked player, Catriona Casey who had travelled from Cork, Ireland. Casey imposed her all-around game and steady play on Davis, building big leads in both games. Davis pushed Casey at times with low power serves and fly kills; but, Casey’s percentage game and precise shot making was too much for the NYAC woman, resulting in a compre-

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The NYAC’s Tracy Davis (L) enhanced her reputation as one of the top female players in the country, but had to give best to Catriona Casey, who traveled from Ireland to go head to head in the NYAC tournament.

hensive 21-12, 21-3 victory. The Killers’ club members featured in many divisions. Of particular note were Paul Williams (50 singles semi-finalist); Jim Normile, Phil Clifford and Gerard Pagello (60 singles); Vern Hayden (70 single semifinalist); and the resilient team of Tom Carr and Jerry Klarman (70s doubles). Special thanks to the NYAC Banquet department for their non-stop hospitality and for hosting a five-course formal banquet on Handball Trivia Saturday Can you name the evening, an NYAC’s first nationally event which ranked handball player? has been Answer: Robert Ripley, described as of “Believe It or Not” fame was the NYAC’s one of the first nationally ranked greatest player. Ripley finished nights in third in the 1924 fourhandball. The wall nationals tournament was one of the most professional and efficiently run Pro Stops thanks to the help of NYAC Killers’ Club president, Tom Smario. Special mention also to Phyllis Kossoff for her continued support. Thanks to the entire WPH staff including David Vincent and David Fink for live webcasting the entire event. - John Duggan 26

inally, the new season is about to begin. On May 8th, we return to Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough-on-Hudson, NY. This is one of my favorites; a challenging course with spectacular views of the lower Hudson Valley. Later in the month, on the 20th, we return to Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY. Wykagyl is another great course that was once home to the LPGA tour. On June 10th, we will move to the Trump National course in Bedminster, NJ. In 2012 and 2013, we played the “New Course.” This year we will tee it up on the “Old Course” - a real treat. In addition to three great golf courses, you’ll be treated to good food and a chance to renew friendships or make new ones. If you missed to cutoff date (April 24th) to sign up for the Net Match Play tournament, there still might be an opening or two. The first matches will be played at the Sleepy Hollow CC outing on May 8th. So, you have to hurry. If you are interested, email Richard Cini at Here’s a tip. When you compete in a USGA, regional golf association or clubsponsored tournament, you should post your score as a tournament score. For NYACKERS, that would include matches played in the Net Match Play competition and those rounds played in the President’s and Vice-President’s Cups. Regular outings, casual matches or weekly club “tournaments” are not considered tournaments for handicap-posting. Here’s another tip on posting scores for handicap purposes. You’re playing golf with your friends and you shoot a 90. What did you actually shoot and what score do you post on the GHIN system for your handicap index? Well, you shot a 90 so settle up the Nassau bets based on your 90; however, you may not be able to post that 90 for handicap purposes. For example, you have a course handicap of 16 and had an 8 on the fifth hole. Sorry, you can’t post a 90 for handicap purposes. You first have to adjust your score under the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) rules. Since you have a 16 course handicap, you are

permitted to post no more than a 7 on any hole. So, you have to reduce your score from 8 to 7 on the fifth hole for handicap posting purposes only, and post a score of 89. To learn more about ESC, go to the Metropolitan Golf Association web site - click on “Handicapping” on the main menu bar and select “Post Your Score.” If you liked what you have just read, why not make the NYACKERS your golf club. Whether you already belong to a private club or not, NYACKERS membership makes sense. There are no initiation fees, bonds, minimums or assessments; you only pay when you play. There is no obligation or pressure to play in a certain number of outings. Our 2014 schedule can be found on the NYAC web site, under NYACKERS in the Intra Clubs tab. If NYACKERS membership interests you, contact Liana Iglesias, Intra Clubs Coordinator, at (212) 767-7168 or - Richard Cini

Track & Field

From Poland to the Heights


he early months of the year offered ample opportunity to see our T&F athletes in the arena, on television, and on the roads of New York City. Coming off the high of the Millrose Games held at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center in Washington Heights (one Millrose Games record, three champions, and 10 podium athletes, including a relay squad), the team hoped for similar success the very next weekend (February 21st23rd) from our 12 athletes competing at the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM. Adding to the drama were Team USA slots for the top athletes for the World Championships in Sopot, Poland in early March. By the Sunday evening conclusion to the Meet, the NYAC had added five national champions to its All Sports Dinner invitation list. Standing atop the podium were Amanda Smock (triple jump), Tim Seaman (one mile race walk), Mary Saxer (pole vault), Gwen Berry (weight throw), and Michelle Carter (shot put). Mary Saxer and Michelle Carter, by virtue of their Championship status and having attained


the necessary qualifying standards, earned trips to Poland, as did Jeneva McCall (shot put) due to her second place position. Also on the Albuquerque podium were Jake Freeman (weight throw), Jeneva McCall (weight throw) and Miranda Melville (one mile race walk). Hurdler, Jeff Porter, missed the 60m national title by 0.009 seconds, placing fourth in the closest of photo finishes. Adding to the heartbreak, the USA champion went on to win the World Championship gold medal. In Poland, the three ladies all attainted top 10 finishes: Carter 5th, Saxer and McCall 8th. As the indoor track season concluded, the NYC road racing season got off to a chilly but exciting start. Our first team race was the Washington Heights 5K, which drew nearly 6000 participants. The results brought team and individual wins for the NYAC. The men’s scoring team was led by overall winner, David Nightingale, and included Gian Caccia, Thomas Young, James Kelly and David Knowles. (Young, Kelly and Knowles were making their team racing debuts for the NYAC). Meanwhile, Nicole Schappert broke the tape on the female side and led a first place scoring team that included Delilah DiCrescenzo, Esther Erb, Liz Costello and Jeanna Composti. Two weeks later, another big group came

out for the NYC Half Marathon, a race that drew 20,000 participants. Olympians Lisa Stublic (fourth place) and Meb Keflezighi (10th place, 2nd USA) led 46 registered NYAC runners on the Central Park to Water Street route (which goes right past the City House). Standouts included Sarah Cummings (1:14), Esther Erb (1:14), Liz Costello (1:16), Emily Mareb (1:16), Alex Cadicamo (1:18), Caitlin Phillips (1:19), Jeanna Composti (1:19), Julia Mallon (1:19), Jeff Eggleston (1:03), Paolo Natali (1:07), James Kelly (1:07) and Thomas Young (1:08). Keep up with the latest results and news on Twitter by following @nyactrack_field. There will be much to report as we head to the outdoor track season. - Curt Clausen & John Hricay

Triathlon Team

Updates from the Tri Team


he NYAC’s Gwen Jorgensen ran to a first place finish at the 2014 Mooloolaba (Australia) ITU World Cup Triathlon opener on March 15th. Gwen, who finished fourth in the ITU World Triathlon Series

rankings in 2013, clinched her victory in 59 minutes and 55 seconds on the 750m swim, 20K cycle, 5K run course. This was Gwen’s first World Cup since 2012, when she won in Banyoles, Spain, before turning her focus exclusively to the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2013. In Australia, Gwen had surged to the front of the field by the 2.5-kilometer mark of the run. She logged the fastest split of the day in that segment (16:32) to reach the tape a clear winner. Also in action in Mooloolaba were three new members of the NYAC team: Ben Kanute, William Huffman and Tommy Zaferes. Tommy was unable to finish the race due to a crash on the bike leg. Joe Maloy, also in his first year on the roster, was scheduled to take part but was unable to start due to a foot injury. In Sarasota, FL on March 18th, a mixed US team comprising Jarrod Shoemaker (NYAC) and Eric Lagerstrom (NYAC), plus Kaitlin Donner and Sara McLarty, placed second at the first ever PATCO Mixed Relay Pan American Championships. Each




Michelle Carter claimed a US indoor shot put title in February. Photo by Victor Sailer/PhotoRun.

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team member completed a 350m swim, a 6.4K cycle and a 2K run before handing off to the next athlete. Team USA1 posted a total time of 1:26:32 to claim the silver medal. Team Canada1 claimed the win with a time of 1:25:56. The day before the relay, Ben Kanute, Lukas Verzbicas, Lagerstrom and Shoemaker all finished in the top 10 of the Sarasota PATCO Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20K cycle, 5K run) while Rebeccah Wassner placed 10th in the women’s race. On March 1st in Clermont, FL, the NYAC triathlon team opened its 2014 season with the PATCO Clermont Pan American Cup (750m swim/20K cycle/5K run). William Huffman led the NYAC contingent with a third place finish, while Verzbicas and Shoemaker were ninth and 10th, respectively. Rebeccah Wassner raced to a sixth place finish in the women’s elite competition. Matt Chrabot earned an impressive second place finish at the Ironman 70.3 Panama on February 16th. Racing under extremely hot and humid conditions, Matt covered the 1.2 mile swim/56 mile bike/13.1 mile run in 3:42:12. Laurel Wassner also raced the 1/2 Ironman distance in a time of 4:40:05 for a 12th place finish. - Jonathan Wells


Golden Girl


he precise crack of a stick on stick check followed by the sound of a lacrosse ball being scooped and carried with great speed into the attacking area is how most opponents experience a day of competition with Grace Golden of the NYAC women’s lacrosse team. Success in lacrosse is a path that can take many different directions. Grace Golden was no exception. “I had a later start playing lacrosse than most,” she explains. “At first, I did not really like lacrosse and concentrated on soccer. Then something clicked and I was more comfortable in the game. From the seventh through ninth grades I was a goalie. In the 10th grade, I transitioned to the field, playing with Danielle Gallagher’s Liberty Lacrosse program. From that moment on, I knew that lacrosse was what


Grace Golden, a star of the US and NYAC women’s lacrosse teams. Photo by John Strohsacker.

I wanted to pursue. I chose to go to the College of William & Mary because I knew that it would challenge me both academically and athletically. It turned out to be a great decision.” Recognized in her senior year at W&M as IWLCA First Team All American and a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist (the Heisman of Trophy of Lacrosse), few coaches were surprised that Grace was invited to try out for the US women’s lacrosse team. The only person who was surprised was Grace herself. “I will never forget the number that I wore that first tryout - 11 - and the indescribable feeling when my number was called. To be able to have the letters USA on my uniform has been an amazing feeling. I feel blessed to have had the support from my family and coaches throughout my career to get to this point. I do not take it granted for a second. “Pursuing a marketing career in New York, playing and training for the national team, has taken a lot of careful time management and determination. It’s very different at this level when you are out of a college environment, where everything is planned out for you as a player. What time you practice, when and what you do to train, what you eat nutritionally, access to




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sports medicine - all that is now my responsibility. Being able to play for the NYAC and train with some of the best players has made a significant difference in helping me stay at the national level. To those young girls who start out playing and become frustrated, try playing a different position, try playing a different sport, the more you play, the better your skills will become and the more fun you will have. Different sports work different muscles and skills and make playing interesting. Most importantly, have fun. That’s what happened to me and it changed my life.” Grace and her team mates can be seen playing this spring at Travers Island and in several tournaments this summer. - Marvin German

Billiards Room

Phantoms in the Room


dorning the walls of the NYAC Billiards Room are the names of players, some long gone, some who still regularly frequent the Room. There is

an incredible sense of history and nostalgia about the place. It is clearly a room where functional tradition is key. On Wednesday, March 5th, the Billiards Room buzzed with members both on and off the felt, all of them vying for a spot in the finals of a team 8ball event. The night was an important one, marking the inaugural event of NYAC pool champion, Dr. Louis Pannullo, who recently became President Enjoying a fine evening in the Billiards Room were (L to R) Louis Pannullo, David Cohen and three-time world of the New York Club Billiards straight pool champion, Thorsten Hohmann. Association (NYCBA), founded 20 years world champions such as Mr. Hohmann. ago by NYAC KGT members along with Food and drinks were ample as a mass of their cohorts at the Metropolitan and spectators watched the 14 teams fight it University clubs. out. The game was 8-ball. Teams were The NYCBA represents a conglomerate partners, friends, or strangers, who had of billiards enthusiasts from the various their eyes on the coveted cue prizes. The New York City private clubs. It is a social rules were simple: you shot until you group for those who are interested in meetmissed; coach your partner if need be; call ing new friends and sharing their neveryour pocket; bad hits resulted in ball-inending love of the game. hand; double elimination in a race to three. The NYCBA hosts billiards events As the night progressed, several personalithroughout the year. This event was graties from the city’s vast infrastructure of ciously visited by world straight pool and talent showed up. Philip Fisher, worldnine ball champion, Thorsten Hohmann. renowned concert pianist, entertained playHohmann, who ers and spectators while they watched, won both events waited, or shot. Towards the end of the in 2013, is now evening, two stars from The Phantom of considered the The Opera, Jeremy Stolle (Phantom undergreatest living study) and Satomi Hofmann (Madame player. Giry) graced the room, not only with their Throughout the presence, but also their singing abilities. evening he perIt was a wonderful evening and it will, formed trick hopefully, usher in more friendly competishots, signed tion amongst clubs from all over the city, autographs, and while also diverting some of New York gave lessons to City’s wonderfully talented population to those in need of come and enjoy the events and share their pointers. talents with the members of the NYAC. The evening The winners? Well, the field was large was supported by enough that the tournament could not be Lucasi Cues, completed in one night. Part two will take which donated place after this goes to press. Stay tuned for two custom pool the results. Please send comments to cues, valued at over $2000, as - Frank Murphy prizes for the winners. Lucasi cues Wrestling have been the standard in the World Cup Wrestling industry for over he 2014 men’s and women’s 20 years, and freestyle World Cups were held have been the cue over the weekend of March 15thof choice for 16th. The men’s event was held at the Los




Angeles Forum in Los Angeles, CA as the women competed in Tokyo, Japan. The top 10 teams in the world compete in the World Cup to see which country is the best on our planet. Teams competing in the men’s division included (in order of their finish) Iran, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Mongolia, India, Turkey, Japan, Georgia and Armenia. In the women’s group (also in order of finish) were Japan, Russia, China, Canada, Mongolia, USA, Hungary and Ukraine. Eight weight classes were contested as NYAC athletes made up half of the US line up. NYAC athletes on the men’s team were Angel Escobedo (57kg), Reece Humphrey (61kg), Jimmy Kennedy (61kg), Brent Metcalf (65kg), JD Bergman (97kg) and Kellen Russell as first alternate at 65kg. On the women’s team, NYAC wrestlers included Alli Ragan (58kg), Veronica Carlson (69kg) and Adeline Gray (75kg). Metcalf and Gray went undefeated for the weekend. Metcalf defeated Armenia, India, Iran, Turkey and Ukraine while Gray dominated opponents from Mongolia, Japan, Hungary and China. Both wrestlers were selected as World Cup champions as a result of their performances. The US men’s team lost a very close match to defending world champion, Iran, in the final pool match, 5-3, finishing third with a dominating performance over Ukraine in the bronze medal bout. The women’s team had several close matches and almost beat eventual champion Japan, but fell short, 5-3. There were several extremely exciting matches over the course of the weekend as many of the teams participating have been battling with each other for eons. China vs Japan, India vs Iran, Russia vs Mongolia, Turkey vs Armenia and, perhaps the most intriguing, Russia vs Ukraine all competed against each other. All the athletes, regardless of winning or losing, had a huge amount of respect for each other as they know how much time and effort their opponents put into the sport that they all love so much. To see all the results go to The Greco Roman World Cup will take place in Tehran, Iran from May 15th-16th. Robbie Smith (130kg), Ben Provisor (80kg) and Kendrick Sanders (71kg) will lead the

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charge for team USA and the NYAC. Next up for our team is the US Open national championships, which includes all three Olympic styles of wrestling, men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and men’s GrecoRoman. Last year, the NYAC won both the men’s and women’s freestyle championships and finished a very close second to Army in the Greco-Roman competition. After our performance at the World Cup and other overseas tournaments, we are hoping to repeat our victories in men’s and women’s freestyle events and take the Greco division, as well. Thanks again to all for the continued support of our team. - Dave Foxen


Time for Tennis


he tennis community is excited about the beginning of the 2014 Travers Island tennis season. One highlight this spring will be the NYAC’s first annual Ladies’ Invitational. Elia Clemente, head of the tennis committee, describes this opening event as a “terrific way to bring players from clubs in the Westchester area to the NYAC to play a relaxed round robin while tuning up their match skills.” This year, the women’s USTA teams have expanded to include over 80 women playing on eight teams ranging in skill level from those just learning the sport to more

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experienced 3.5 players, including one senior team. On the MITL front, there are seven teams with over 70 players and, in the Hudson Valley League, there are two teams totaling 24 players. Many thanks to the women who have volunteered to captain this year: Nancy Kaplan, Julietta DiPaola, Mary Curto, Michelle Urbinati, Angela Kapfhammer, Debbie Urbinati, Sylvia Iskander, Kelly Griffin, Ericka Connor, Julianne Bertagna, Colleen Zale, Gina Volokhine, Tyson Stephens and Mary Heffner. This year’s summer program promises to


feature a number of fun socials, including the popular Mojito and Sangria nights, and a variety of ladies’ club tournaments. For new members interested in learning more about the ladies’ tennis program, please contact the co-chairs of ladies’ tennis, Elaine Chang and Sally Connolly. Since we are at the beginning of the season, it’s appropriate to talk about tennis rules and etiquette. The International Tennis Federation is the governing body of the game of tennis and its duties and responsibilities include determination of the ITF Rules of Tennis and The Code. is where you can read them. It is your responsibility to know the rules. Etiquette (The Code) is equally important. When a serve hits a player’s partner who is standing at the net, is it a let, fault or loss of point? Likewise, what is the ruling when a serve, before touching the ground, hits an opponent who is standing behind the baseline? The answers to these questions are obvious to anyone who knows the fundamental rules of tennis; but, it is surprising the number of players who don’t

know them. All players have a responsibility to be familiar with the basic rules and etiquette of tennis. It is unfortunate when a player makes a decision in accordance with a rule and the opponent says, “I’ve never heard of that rule!” The old adage, “Ignorance is bliss’ certainly doesn’t apply here. The Code covers the unwritten rules of behavior that players should follow. By applying both The Rules and The Code, along with a sprinkle of common sense, matches should be more fun and competitive! A wise tennis sage once said about a ball that lands very close to the line, “If it’s not definitely out, it’s definitely in!” - Bill Fox

Ski Club

Stupendous Okemo


ld Man Winter needs no introduction after the winter of 2014; but, NYAC Ski Club members caught the old man sleeping on President’s Weekend when they awoke to balmy 50 degree temperatures at Okemo Mountain, VT. Thermals and sweaters stayed in our suitcases and we ventured out in single layers under the bright blue sky. The conditions on Okemo’s 655 acres of terrain were outstanding. There Recently Updated - New kitchen, bathrooms were 57 inches of

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packed snow and all 100 trails were open. The first of our group texts was sent by our trip captain, Amy O'Halloran, from atop Okemo’s 2200 vertical drop. It read: “Best conditions of the season. Stupendous.” Members appreciated the equal amounts of novice, intermediate and advanced trails of Okemo. The vastness of Okemo gave many members the privacy they were looking for. We marveled at the sights and sounds that the quick thaw brought, stopping on several runs to listen to the crackle of the tree icicles melting during the temporary unraveling of winter. Lift lines were surprisingly short for a holiday weekend. Our accommodations were ski-in/ski-out with the main lift just steps away from our rooms, spa and dining. The sun continued to shine after lunch. Some of us stayed on the wide open groomers, while others preferred the western style glades. Saturday night found us at the Killarney Pub at the base of Okemo, in the village of Ludlow. We rang in St. Patrick’s Day early with authentic Irish fare and craft beer. Sunday gave us the same blue skies with a few clouds. We basked in the continued reprieve from winter. After saying our goodbyes late that afternoon, a final group text went around: “Temperatures to plunge 30 degrees tonight.” Yes, indeed, old man winter had given us a pass. - Andrea O’Halloran

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Junior Program he 2014 Tennis Program Men’s Tennis Tournaments May 3rd MITL pre-season practice 4pm-5:30pm May 10th B and C Singles 11am at Travers Island opens May 17th Spring Classic Tournament 4pm May 24th Centennial Doubles 11am on Saturday, April 19th May 20th Afternoon clinics begin 3:30pm-5:30pm June 7th B and C Doubles 11am and runs through Sunday, May 31st Junior Quickstart Clinics June 14th Club Championship October 13th. We have eight 9am, 10am, 11am Mixed Doubles 11am Hydro courts, seven Har-Tru June 16th Junior Academy begins 11:30am-3pm June 21st Father/Son Doubles 11am courts and three lighted all June 23rd MITL Summer practice begins July 12th A Singles 11am weather Deco-Turf courts. Our 10am-11:30am July 26th A Doubles 11am tennis facility also includes a June 23rd Club Championships TBA Aug 9th Club Championship Singles 11am Tennis House with a sport Aug 5th Grand Slam Tournament Series TBA Aug 23rd Club Championship Doubles 11am shop, changing locker and Sept 6th Member/Guest Doubles 11am shower rooms, and a snack bar Adult Clinics Ladies’ Tennis Tournaments that overlooks the Long Island Men Saturdays & Sundays 8am-9am 9:30am Sound. Our comprehensive pro- May 9th Kick-Off Scrambles Ladies Thursdays to Sundays 9am-10am May 31st & June 1st Championship Singles 9am grams include numerous Club Mixed Co-Ed Scrambles Saturdays & Sundays June 7th Member/Guest Doubles 12pm and USTA leagues, tourna10am-11am June 14th Club Championship ments, instructional group clinCardio Co-Ed Tennis Saturdays & Sundays Mixed Doubles 11am ics and lessons, round robins, 11am-12pm June 21st Member/Guest rain date 12pm and socials. NYAC members July 11th Team Round Robin & luncheon 9:30am can sign up for a tennis memJuly 19th & 20th Club Championship Doubles 9am Friday Night/Family Night - All Players Welcome bership and enjoy unlimited Every Friday 6:15pm - 7:45PM August 7th Mojito Night Scrambles 6pm tennis for the season, or pay a Children ages 4 to 10 have tennis instruction with the Sept 4th Sangria Night Scrambles 6pm pros. Adults play a round robin with the pros. daily fee. Please call the Tennis Sept 20th Fall Scrambles 12pm House at (914) 740-1112 or email for all Socials July 4th Red, White and Blue Mixed Doubles Round Robin, 11am tennis inquiries. July 19th Whites Party, 6:30pm Sept 20th Fall Dinner Dance & Awards Dinner, 6:30pm


The Woodmere Club announces an exclusive Golf Program for NYAC members. As one of the oldest courses on the south shore of Long Island, golf has always been a traditional pastime at the Woodmere Club. Our championship 18-hole, par 70 course was redesigned by the legendary Robert Trent Jones in 1954. The water, wind, mature trees and secluded setting all help make the course continually different and exciting to play. The natural terrain, well-placed bunkers, water hazards, high rough and slick greens present a dynamic challenge for even the most accomplished golfer or player. Members of NYAC will be able to utilize the Golf Course and Dining Facilities (only when you play golf). For details and to arrange a tee time please call the club at 516-295-2500, ext 272. For Directions and Club information visit our website at: .

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N YA C J u n i o r P r o g r a m s Saturday Morning Program at Travers Island


unior Programs at the NYAC are expanding, offering ever more new

June 28th-August 23rd Saturdays, 8:30am-11:30pm Boys and Girls Ages 7-16 The SMP at TI has been a huge success since its inception a couple of years ago. Team handball, soccer, rugby, gymnastics, track and field, lacrosse, basketball and physical fitness are all on the agenda, in addition field trips, outings to ball games and all kinds of other exciting adventures. Its the perfect summer of fun for your kids.

and exciting opportunities for your

children. (There are still more junior programs in the works; details can be found at Following are three junior programs that are certain to be extremely popular in the coming months.

Junior Squash Clinics at the City House Fridays, 3:15pm-4:15pm, Saturdays, 12pm-1pm.

Junior Sailing at Travers Island

Boys and Girls Ages 8-13

June 30th to August 22nd. Two-week, four-week and six-week options. Boys and Girls Ages 8-17 From beginners to racers, this exciting program will teach your child all the skills that they need to have fun and be safe on the water. Sessions begin on June 30th, July 14th, July 28th and August 11th.

The NYAC houses some of the best squash courts in New York City, including a doubles court, with top level playing professionals from around the world. The Junior Squash clinics are focused on skill development and strategy, and offer your child the opportunity to play against other children of their own age. Each session focuses on various playing objectives, while also exposing children to a fun and enriching sport.

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running, stepping or lifting weights at

3) Using Machines - There are often limits on

the gym; but, try to remember that

how long you may use a machine, especially

you’re sharing the equipment and space with

during peak hours. We have a few treadmills

others. This means that good manners are

that are pre-set for a maximum of 30 minutes.

imperative and proper gym etiquette is manda-

If you see that others are waiting for machines,

tory. Here are a few things to bear in mind.

please be respectful and limit your exercise time

1) Appearance - Men should not go topless and

to 30 minutes.

women should not wear a sports bra without a

4) Take turns - Use your discretion. Some gym

shirt over it. In the City House, if you have any

users may be in the midst of a specialized rou-

confusion about this, you can always refer to

tine; so, if they appear to be just standing near a

rules and regulations of gym use that are posted

particular machine, it is always polite to ask

on the walls. Also be sure to wear socks to help

before jumping in.

absorb sweat and odor as well as being sure

5) Cleanliness - Please clean up after yourself. You will notice that we have placed stickers on

that your apparel is safe for your workout. 2) Hygiene - Be considerate to those around you and apply

the cardio machines that say “Please wipe down machine after

deodorant before you workout; but, try not to load up on heavy

use.” It is important that you wipe down any area on which you

perfumes and colognes; some scents can be offensive and dis-

may have perspired. This, in fact, applies to any equipment in the gym – weight machines, mats, accessories, etc. Also, please drop towels in the bins located at both ends of the gym. 6) Put equipment away - When you have finished using equipment such as dumbbells, stability balls, medicine balls, plyo boxes, jump ropes, etc., please return them to their proper places so that other members can find them easily. 7) Being sanitary is key - Do not walk around the gym in flip flops or bare feet. This is dangerous and unsanitary. Walking barefoot spreads germs as well as placing you in jeopardy of contracting something. 8) Leave your cell phone in your locker - The NYAC has a poli-

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The Junior Tennis Academy is the New York Athletic Club's popular summer tennis program at Travers Island for members' children ages five to 15. Participants of all skill levels are welcome Monday, June 16th to Friday, August 22nd Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 3pm $69 per full day $40 per half day $310 per week (full days) $200 per week (half days) $595 for two weeks (full days) $1080 for four weeks (full days) Includes all fees and lunch

For more information, please call the Travers Island Tennis House at (914) 740-1112 or e-mail You may also visit and click on the Travers Island Junior Programs tab to register.

Social Circle Stout Club

the night, the classic original Old Speckled Hen won the Stout members’ vote, narrowly beating out the Old Speckled Hen Have a Hen Gravity Pour. s winter neared its long awaited To enjoy your own pint of this English end, the Stout Club gathered to gem, head to the Tap Room and ask for celebrate its first session of 2014 the Stout Club Tap, or just put on your with its second annual “Blue Blazer, best British accent Billiards and and say Ol’ Beer” night. Speckled ’En. To make it a To give the full full English experience of a experience in night in an the heart of English Billiards New York, the Hall, the fine beer served chefs of the was Old NYAC prepared a Speckled Hen. lemon chicken Oliver which even won a Chris Judge presents the prized trophy to Joe McHugh, winBurkat from ner of the Stout Club’s Blue Blazer, Billiards and Beer billiards vote to be served Total Beverage tournament. Looking on (L to R) are Joe Lentini, Billiards in the Tap Room. Room Manager Ahmed Elsayed and co-winner Andy Foley. gave the full That voter did not house a fare too well in the billiards tourdetailed history of the brewery. In nament in which Andy Foley and a nutshell, Old Speckled Hen is Joe McHugh defeated now twoan English ale from the Moreland time runners-up Greg Judge and Brewery, now owned by Greene Chad Jendsen. Next to the Old King Brewery. Old Speckled Hen Speckled Hen, the biggest success was first brewed in 1979 in was that no one took home the wrong Abingdon, Oxfordshire, to commemorate blue blazer this year, although Stout Club the 50th anniversary of the MG car factoco-founder, Chris Judge, had his seemingly ry there. Yes, a beer brewed to celebrate a walk away during his display of billiards car; how times have changed! Old prowess. Good thing he handed out the Speckled Hen took its name from an MG name tags for everyone’s coat. car which was used as a runaround for The Stout Club looks forward to its secworkers in the MG factory. Over years of ond session in May where another night of service, the car became covered in flecks of toasts and new beer experiences await. paint, gaining it acclaim in the town and Cheers - Your Stout Club Officers earning it the nickname “Owld Speckled


’Un,” translated into Old Speckled Hen. Fast forward 35 years and Old Speckled Hen is served in 20 countries including the USA. One thing to note is that the beer’s innovative gravity pour is only dispensed at a few establishments in NYC because once it is tapped it must be finished within 48 hours. On this night, the gravity pour was completed in less than three hours, a little slow for the Stout Club, but they were enjoying every ounce. At the end of


Wine & Food

Terrific Tommasi


his month’s selection is unusual in the sense that it is a wine made using a non-native varietal produced by a vintner that gained critical acclaim for their successful venture in another region of the country. The 2010 Tommasi Poggio al Tufo Cabernet

Sauvignon outshines these questionable credentials and, at $18, delivers excellent cost performance. Tommasi vintners is a family-run company established in 1902 in the northeastern Italian region of Verona, producing local specialties such as Amarone, Recioto, Valpolicella, Pinot Grigio and Soave among others. In 1997, they started an initiative to expand their portfolio, and acquired estates in Tuscany and Puglia. The estate located in the Maremma district of Tuscany is named Poggio al Tufo, which translates as “knoll of tuffs” in acknowledgement of the soil rich with rocks made from volcanic ash. While the estates in Verona and Puglia feature native grapes, Poggio al Tufo harvests non-native grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante Bouchet in addition to local favorites Sangiovese and Vermentino. The wine is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown from their south-facing Rompicollo vineyard. Because the wine is made exclusively using nonnative grape varietal, Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon is given the IGT designation. Although the IGT designation loosely translates as “table wine,” it is not an indication of inferior quality, evidenced by the fact that Super Tuscan wines also receive this designation. This wine undergoes 10 days fermentation in stainless tank followed by 12 months aging in a Slovenian oak. The 2010 vintage is notable for its very soft and somewhat ripe approach that evolves into a slightly tannic and dry finish. The balanced flavor shows blackcurrant, cherries and licorice, complemented by hints of spices. The flavor profile should appeal to fans of both Old and New World-styled wines. 2010 Tommasi Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon is an ideal accompaniment to lighter meat dishes such as veal rollatini and nutty cheeses such as Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano. - Kiyoshi Shinozaki


Fine Arts Club

Garden Party


n May 17th, the Fine Arts Club will host a tour of the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. We will meet at 1pm at the “Levy Visitor’s

we will go to a restaurant nearby on Arthur Avenue. For reservations and more information please contact Liana Iglesias, Intra Clubs Coordinator, at (212) 767-7168 or e-mail For any other questions about event details, please e-mail the Fine Arts club at - Bernie Gawley

Mercury Society

It’s Party Time!


pring is here and that means the Mercury Society committee is getting ready for our Summer Terrace Parties on the ninth floor. It’s time to dust off those seersucker pants, sports coats, and floral dresses The NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx will receive a visit from for this year’s parties. the Fine Arts Club on May 17th. We’re excited to announce a Hawaiian theme for our first Terrace Party Center” just beyond the Conservatory of the year, on Thursday, June 5th. Our Gate, which is the entrance to the second Terrace Party, the White Party, will Botanical Gardens. Our tour will combine see its return to the summer rotation on visits to the Azalea and Rhododendron Thursday, July 17th. The Back to School Gardens and the exhibit, Party will make an encore appearance on “Groundbreakers: Great American Thursday, Gardens and the women who designed September 18th. them.” This year we’ll Because we are going in mid-May, the have a prize for azaleas and rhododendrons should be in best dressed at full bloom and absolutely beautiful. Cost each of the events. to FAC members and their guests is $45 All of the Terrace per person. Reservations will be taken up Parties start at 7pm to Friday, May 9th, because of the prepaand include a full ration involved in organizing the tour open bar with speguides to take us around. After the tour

cialty themed beverages, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ and dancing. A champagne welcome for new and prospective members 45 years and younger will be on June 5th at 6:45pm. Tickets for each party are $65 for Mercury Society Members and $75 for guests. To purchase tickets, log on to and receive an electronic confirmation. You may also e-mail, or call (212) 767-7168. To receive e-mail notifications from the Mercury Society, please e-mail and we will add you to the distribution list. This winter we held a post workout social at the Club for members-only, in addition to our annual St. Paddle’s Day event at Travers Island. Both sold out and were huge successes. Here is a schedule of events for 2014: Thursday, June 5th - Hawaiian Luau Thursday, July 17th - The White Party Thursday, Sept 18th - Back to School Saturday, Oct 18th - Far Hills Hunt October, TBD - Long Island Wine Tour Thursday, Dec 4th - Jingle Bell Rock Wed, Dec 31st - New Year’s Eve Party - Casey Sullivan

Ballroom Dance Club

Giddyap Pardner


ctually, you don’t need a partner because in May we will be doing line dancing, as in the “Texas Two Step” and the “Electric Slide”. There are many variations and we’ll soon find out what Eva, our professional instructor, has in store for us. Since the 1980s, the cowboy image of Stetsons, boots and big belt buckles has lost its hick image and has become fun for all age groups. Today there are country music clubs in almost every American town, and at many social events you find partiers “stretchin’ denim” to country and western music. These May sessions should be great fun and a nice contrast to the more formal ballroom dances. For sure, some of us will dress for the occasion. We will have light refreshments, a signature bar and a really fun group. So come on down y’all. Don’t just sit there, dance to the music. - Gary Nave

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Sunday Brunch 11:30am – 3pm

Amazing menu | Delicious drinks | Live music Spectacular views of Central Park MDR Dress Code Gentlemen: Jacket required, tie optional Ladies: Comparable conservative attire For reservations, please call (212) 767-7080 or visit and click the OpenTable link.

MAY 2014

CLUB EVENTS Kentucky Derby Party

Saturday, May 3rd 4:30pm-7:30pm Watch the Kentucky Derby at the City House in the Main Dining Room and enjoy irresistible cocktails and an appetizing menu. Prizes will be awarded for best hat and outfit. For more information and to make reservations, please call (212) 767-7044.

Celebrate Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 11th Treat Mom to a delicious dinner in the City House Main Dining Room or to an elegant brunch in the Travers Island Ballroom. You can also have dinner in the TI Casual Dining Room and enjoy the views of the Long Island Sound. For MDR reservations, call (212) 767-7080. For TI reservations, call (914) 740-1100 or e-mail

Bubbles of the World

Thursday, May 15th 6:30pm Sample Champagne, cava, prosecco and sparkling wines from different regions from around the world. Chef Steven DeBruyn and Chef Zacarias Tolentino create regional food pairings for each tasting. To make reservations, please call (212) 767-7044. $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

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Invite a Candidate

Wednesday, May 28th 6pm Invite a friend, business colleague or family member to attend our next Prospective Members’ Reception. Meet current members, take a tour of the City House, see the new Main Dining Room and enjoy cocktails in the Hall of Fame. To make a reservation for you and your prospective member, please call (212) 767-7025.

Don’t Forget Rockin’ ’50s Party at TI

Saturday, June 7th 5:30pm - 9:30pm Rock the night away on the Travers Island Patio while enjoying delicious food and drinks. Live music, food stations, malts and shakes. For information, call (914) 738-2700 x1280. $32 per adult; $15 per child under 12, plus tax and gratuity.

Beefsteak and Boxing

Wednesday, June 11th 6pm Come to the City House for a one of a kind event featuring exciting bouts and a beefsteak dinner. For information and reservations, please call (212) 7677093. $135 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

TI Gala Opening

Sunset Cruise at TI

Memorial Day BBQ at TI

Sponsor Your Spouse

Saturday, May 24th 6:30pm-11pm Come to Travers Island’s spectacular season opener. Enjoy an elegant evening with cocktails followed by dinner and dancing. To make reservations and for more information, please call (914) 740-1100. $135 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Monday, May 26th 12pm - 8:30pm Begin the summer with a day-long barbecue on the Patio (lunch through dinner) and relax by the pool for a day of fun in the sun. Rides and activities for children of all ages. For more information and to make reservations, please call (914) 740-1100.

Friday, June 13th 5:30pm - 9:30pm An extraordinary evening awaits you. A scenic boat tour of the Long Island Sound while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and Champagne. For more information and to make reservations, please call (914) 7382700 x1280. $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. You can sponsor your spouse for membership with a reduction of 50% off the Resident member’s dues and no initiation fee. Also, new Resident members enjoy free athletic facilities at the City House and TI for one year (excludes the Yacht Club). For details, call Carolyn Gleason at (212) 767-7062.

NYAC Gift Certificates

Surprise your relatives, friends or business associates with a gift certificate to stay at the NYAC. Call (212) 767-7009 and a personalized gift certificate will be prepared for the room type of your choice.

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May/June 2014


Monday 12th

KGT - Snooker Singles Championship Tournament Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm

Tuesday 13th

Thursday 1st Friday 2nd

Runners’ Club - Margarita Party, City House, 7pm-10:30pm

Saturday 3rd

Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 10am-12pm Kentucky Derby Party - City House, MDR, 4:30pm-7:30pm Junior Program Open House - TI, 10:30am-1pm

Sunday 4th

Ice Hockey Intra Club - Game, Chelsea Piers, 5:30pm

Monday 5th

Dance Club - Two step/line dancing, City House, 6:30pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Swimming & Water Polo Intra Club - Adult swim clinic, City House Aquatic Center, 8pm-9pm

Tuesday 6th

Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm Book Club - Meeting, City House, 7pm-10pm

Wednesday 7th

Twilight Rooftop Yoga - City House, Solarium, 6:30pm-8pm SOCIALites - Drinks in the MDR, 7:30pm-9:30pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm - 8pm Chess Club - Weekly Meeting and Competition, 7:30pm Runners/Tri Club - Central Park Run, 58th St. Ent., 7pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 5:30pm - 7pm Table Tennis - Gymnasium, 7pm - 9pm

Thursday 8th

KGT - Snooker Singles Final NYACKERS - Sleepy Hollow Country Club golf outing Anglers - Spring Cocktail Party/Awards, 6pm-8:30pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm

Friday 9th

Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5pm - 7pm

Saturday 10th

Yacht Club - Commissioning Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 10am-12pm

Sunday 11th

Mother’s Day Brunch - Travers Island, 11am-3:30pm Mother’s Day Dinner - Travers Island, 6pm-8:30pm Mother’s Day Dinner - City House, MDR, 1pm-5pm Ice Hockey Intra Club - Game, Chelsea Piers, 8:30pm

Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm American Legion - Meeting and Dinner

Wednesday 14th

QCC - Monthly Collation, 10th floor, 6pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Chess Club - Weekly Meeting and Competition, 7:30pm Runners/Tri Club - Central Park Run, 58th St. Ent., 7pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 5:30pm-7pm Table Tennis - Gymnasium, 7pm-9pm Twilight Rooftop Yoga - City House, Solarium, 6:30pm-8pm

Thursday 15th

Knights of the Bath - Meeting, 4th floor, 6pm-8pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm

Special Events in the MDR

Thursday, May 1st Quintessa & Flowers Wine Dinner, 6:30pm. Master sommelier, Larry Stone, hosts an evening featuring wines from Quintessa and Flowers Vineyards. Thursday, May 15th Bubbles of the World, 6:30pm A pouring of Champagne plus cava, prosecco and sparkling wines from different regions of the world. Traditional food accompaniments.

Thursday, June 26th East End Wines and Local Shellfish, 6pm Learn about the wines of Long Island’s East End with a comprehensive overview of the region’s micro-vineyards. Fresh seafood completes the evening.

Friday 16th

Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5pm-7pm

Saturday 17th

Yacht Club - 105th Stratford Shoal Distance Race Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 10am-12pm Fine Arts Club - Tour of NY Botanical Gardens, 1pm

Sunday 18th

Ice Hockey Intra Club - Game, Chelsea Piers, 7pm

Monday 19th

Ballroom Dance Class - Hustle, City House, 6:30pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday 20th

NYACKERS - Wykagyl Country Club golf outing Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm

Wednesday 21st

Twilight Rooftop Yoga - City House, Solarium, 6:30pm-8pm Women’s Initiative Cocktail - City House, MDR, 6pm-8pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Chess Club - Weekly Meeting and Competition, 7:30pm Runners/Tri Club - Central Park Run, 58th St. Ent., 7pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 5:30pm-7pm Table Tennis - Gymnasium, 7pm-9pm

Thursday 22nd

Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm

Friday 23rd

American Legion Post 754 - Memorial Day Services & Luncheon, 11am Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5pm-7pm

Saturday 24th

Opening Gala Dinner & Dance - Travers Island, 6:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 10am-12pm

Monday 26th

Memorial Day BBQ - Travers Island, 12pm-8:30pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 6pm-8pm

Tuesday 27th

Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm

Wednesday 28th

Prospective Members’ Reception - City House, 6pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Chess Club - Weekly Meeting and Competition, 7:30pm Runners/Tri Club - Central Park Run, 58th St. Ent., 7pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 5:30pm-7pm Table Tennis - Gymnasium, 7pm-9pm Twilight Rooftop Yoga - City House, Solarium, 6:30pm-8pm Ice Hockey - Game, 10pm

Thursday 29th

Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm

Friday 30th

Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5pm-7pm

Saturday 31st

Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 10am-12pm


Monday 2nd

Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Chess Club - Weekly Meeting and Competition, 7:30pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 5:30pm-7pm Table Tennis - Gymnasium, 7pm-9pm

Swimming & Water Polo Intra Club - Adult swim clinic, City House Aquatic Center, 8pm-9pm

Tuesday 3rd

Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm Book Club - Meeting, City House, 7pm-10pm

Wednesday 4th

Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Chess Club - Weekly Meeting and Competition, 7:30pm Runners/Tri Club - Central Park Run, 58th St. Ent., 7pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 5:30pm-7pm Table Tennis - Gymnasium, 7pm-9pm SOCIALites - Drinks in the MDR, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Thursday 5th

Mercury Society - Hawaiian Luau, City House, 7:30pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm

Friday 6th

Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5pm-7pm

Saturday 7th

The Rockin’ ’50s - Travers Island, 5:30pm-9:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 10am-12pm

Sunday 8th

Ice Hockey Intra Club - Game, Chelsea Piers, 5:30pm

Monday 9th

Ballroom Dance Club - Party, City House, 6:30pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Chess Club - Weekly Meeting and Competition, 7:30pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 5:30pm-7pm Table Tennis - Gymnasium, 7pm-9pm

Tuesday 10th

Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm NYACKERS - Trump National Club golf outing (old course) American Legion - Meeting, dinner and election of officers

Wednesday 11th

Beefsteak & Boxing - City House, 9th floor, 6pm Judo Workout - Judo Room, 7th floor, 6:30pm-8:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5:30pm-8pm Chess Club - Weekly Meeting and Competition, 7:30pm Runners/Tri Club - Central Park Run, 58th St. Ent., 7pm Badminton - Gymnasium, 5:30pm-7pm Table Tennis - Gymnasium, 7pm-9pm Fine Arts Club - “Machine Made” book event, 6:30pm

Thursday 12th

Badminton - Gymnasium, 6pm-10pm QCC - Monthly Collation, Travers Island, 6:30pm

Friday 13th

Sunset Cruise - Travers Island, 5:30pm-9:30pm Boxing Conditioning Class - Boxing Room, 5pm-7pm

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Pocket Guide NYAC Facilities Directory

Aquatic Center - 3rd Floor (212) 247-5100 x7353/5 Monday - Friday 5am - 8:45pm Saturday 7am - 6:45pm Sunday 9am - 5:45pm Billiards Room - 10th Floor Monday - Friday Boxing Room - 7th Floor Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday Boxing team training: Monday & Wednesday Card Room Monday - Friday

3:30pm - 11pm 6am - 9pm 7am - 8pm 9am - 6pm 6pm - 8pm 3pm - 10pm

Communications Center Lobby (212) 767-7195 Open daily from 7am to 11pm Attendant on duty Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm; Sat & Sun: 9am - 4pm

Fitness & Wellness Center - 4th Floor (212) 767-7110/1 Mon-Thurs: 6am - 9pm; Fri: 6am - 8pm; Sat & Sun: 9am - 6pm Gift Shop (Lobby) (212) 767-7138 Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm Saturday 10am - 6pm

Gymnasium - 6th Floor (212) 247-5100 x7342 Monday - Thursday 5am - 10pm Friday 5am - 9pm Saturday 8am - 8pm Sunday 9am - 6:30pm

Handball/Racquetball - 21st Floor (212) 767-7145 Monday - Friday 9:30am - 8pm Saturday 8am - 8pm Sunday 9am - 7pm Attendant on Duty: Tues, Wed & Thurs: 12pm - 8pm Library - 9th Floor Monday - Saturday Sunday

8am - 11pm 9am - 7pm

Ladies’ Locker Suite - x7343 (212) 247-5100; Lounge x7341 Same hours as Men’s Locker Floor (below)

Men’s Locker Floor - 5th Floor (212) 247-5100, Cage x7345; Sport Shop x7349 Monday - Thursday 5am - 10:30pm Friday 5am - 9:30pm Saturday 7am - 8:30pm Sunday 9am - 7pm Squash Courts - 7th Floor (212) 767-7105/6 Monday - Friday 6am - 9:30pm Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6pm

Restaurant Services City House

Main Dining Room - (212) 767-7080 Breakfast Mon - Fri: 7am - 10:30am Sat & Sun: 7:30am - 10:30am Brunch Sunday: 11:30am - 3pm Dinner Wednesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Lounge Wed - Sat: 5pm - 11pm. Sun: 11:30am - 3pm Tap Room (212) 767-7166: Lunch Sun - Fri: 12pm - 5pm Saturday: 12pm - 3pm Dinner Mon - Fri: 5pm - 9:30pm Sun: 5pm - 9pm Bar Service Mon-Fri: 12pm - midnight Saturday: 11am - 7pm Sunday: 12pm - 9pm

Room Service (Ext. 7310): Breakfast Mon - Fri: 7am - 10:30am Sat & Sun: 7:30am -11am All Day Dining Daily: 12pm - 9pm

Cocktail Lounge Lobby, (212) 247-5100 x7380: Tuesday - Saturday: 5pm -12am

Travers Island

TI dining hours will change effective May 24th. Check the Summer Fun Guide and for details. Casual Dining Room Brunch Sunday: 11am - 2:30pm Lunch Saturday: 12pm - 3pm Dinner Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Cocktail Lounge Friday: 5pm - 12am Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Saturday: 12pm - 12am

Tiki Bar on the Lawn - Opening May 24th Patio/Grill Room - Opening May 24 Tennis Snack Bar - Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 5pm Yacht Club Office Yard

Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4pm Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4pm

Fitness Center: The temporary Fitness Center is open for Club members. Monday - Friday: 6am - 9pm. Saturday & Sunday: 6am - 6pm

Fitness Classes

For the monthly schedule of fitness classes at the City House and Travers Island, please go to

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