Starting next week (Jan 1, 2013) Jay House Samios will be hosting a series of Meet & Greet events in a few cities in the US in the next few months. These events are an opportunity to meet and and talk about upcoming activities and plans for the organization.
Anyone is welcome but we do ask that you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know who is coming. Read below for the schedule so far
January 1st, 2013, 2:00-4:00pm
Bay Area, CA
I will make very brief remarks, and then be available for questions and conversation at the home of Lise Liepman and George Chittenden in Albany, CA. Lise & George have an informal gathering on New Year's Day, a lovely way to start the year, after a great party at Ashkenaz the night before, and they have happily agreed to host us as part of the celebration.
Please note that I will also be attending the New Year’s Eve Party at Ahskenaz in Berkeley if you can’t make it to the Meet & Greet, but still want to say hello. Details on the NYE party are available here: http://www.ashkenaz.com.
January 19, 2013, 2:00-4:00pm
Join me in Brooklyn on the Saturday afternoon of Golden Festival at the home of Sarah Alden as I make very brief remarks. I will then be available for questions and conversation. Then head back to your base for a "disco nap" before returning to the Grand Prospect Hall for night two of the only music and dance festival of its kind in New York. Celebrating 28 years of live Balkan, Roma ("Gypsy") music and beyond, the Festival is hosted by Zlatne Uste Brass Band and features dozens of live bands playing on FOUR (!) stages. It's an amazing event that I encourage you to attend if at all possible. Tickets are available at http://goldenfest.org/tickets/.
I will also be present at Golden Festival, staffing the EEFC's table there (when I am not dancing, of course!) so you can also look for me there.
Other events coming up include Seattle on Mar 15, and Chicago on the weekend of Mar 22; plus Boston later in the spring. More details to come.