New York City Young Professionals

Updated:Oct 21,2014

YP Life is Why Kick-Off Party
Thursday, October 23
7:00 - 11:00 PM
The Common Ground
206 Avenue A

Fall 2014 Young Professional's Kick Off Event
Name(s) of Attendee(s):
Volunteering at New York City Food Bank
Wednesday, November 12
1:00 -- 3:30 pm
Repack in Hunts Point - Sort food and health supplies into boxes at their Food Distribution Warehouse. These boxes are in turn shipped directly to food pantries and community kitchens throughout the five boroughs supplying 400,000 meals to New Yorkers each day.

Peloton Cycle Event
Thursday, November 13
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Ride with the YPs at the prestigious and innovative Peloton Cycle. A riding experience that is particularly rich, fun and motivating. Most importantly, this ride is in honor of the American Heart Association's Young Professionals.

Volunteering at NYP Children's Hospital
Tuesday, December 2

1:30 - 4:00 pm
New York Presbyterian Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility specializing in pediatric care. It is one of the top-rated facilities in the country with a tradition of pioneering achievements in pediatric medicine and surgery. Please come with us to spend the afternoon visiting these children and their families, while doing arts and crafts!

Meet the Experts Panel
Tuesday, December 9

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Join the Young Professionals from prestigious NYC Hospitals who are experts in their fields for an interactive panel.

Lecture on Exercise & the Body
Tuesday, January 13

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Discuss the proven benefit, or possible harm, of exercise on cardiovascular health. Is there a "best" way to exercise for cardiovascular benefit?  Are there any types of exercise that should be avoided? What is the data behind exercise being good for the heart?

Heart Month Celebration
TBD - February 2015

Red Ball Celebration
TBD - May 2015

About the American Heart Association
Young Professionals

The New York City Young Professionals are a group of New York City 20 and 30-somethings that move, talk, and take action—fast, while texting, Facebook’ing and Tweeting. We’re not recommending any of those activities while walking but, we know it happens. #getphysical. This group is committed to making heart and stroke health and prevention a trending topic not just on Twitter but on the minds of all New Yorkers.

These will rock your socks—that’s a promise.
Social Events: The Young Professionals host approximately 3 social events annually:
  • Fall 2014 Young Professional's Kick Off Event
    7:00 - 11:00 PM
    The Common Ground
    206 Avenue A
  • Annual Heart Month Celebration in February
  • Red Ball
Meeting Calendar:  The Young Professionals also host monthly meetings that inform and educate about various mission components of the American Heart Association. Check out our newsletters to see what the American Heart Association Young Professionals are talking about!

2012/2013 Meetings:
Volume 1 Issue 1 (PDF)
Volume 1 Issue 2 (PDF)
Volume 1 Issue 3 (PDF)
Volume 1 Issue 4 (PDF)
Volume 1 Issue 5 (PDF)
Volume 1 Issue 6 (PDF)
Volume 1 Issue 7 (PDF)
Volume 1 Issue 8 (PDF)

Heart disease and stroke are the country’s No.1 and No. 3 causes of death, killing nearly one million people each year. If they were on Twitter, they’d give Kim K a run for her money. In New York City alone, cardiovascular disease kills one person every 33 seconds. #itdoesn’thavetobethatway

By 2020, the American Heart Association’s goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. This goal is as integral to what we do as Mariah Carey is to Christmas tunes—it’s a big deal and with it, we can change what heart disease looks like nationwide.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
The American Heart Association Young Professionals has many opportunities available for corporate sponsorship. All sponsorship opportunities are customizable.

If you have any questions about the Young Professionals or how to get involved, please feel free to contact Tara Kleshefsky at 212-878-5907 or

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Past Events
Benefitting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

YP February Heart Month Celebration
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Mister H at 9 Crosby St, Inside the SoHo Mondrian
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

YP Happy Hour
October 9, 2013
Penn 6
132 West 31st Street
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

2013 Young Professionals Red Ball
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Crimson, NYC
915 Broadway
New York, NY
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Annual Heart Month Celebration
Thursday, February 7, 2013
40/40 club NYC
6 West 25th Street
New York, NY  10010
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Young Professionals Fall Happy Hour
November 14, 2012
Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge
5 East 38th St, New York, NY 10016
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

2012 Young Professionals Red Ball
Tribeca Rooftop Three Sixty
10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY 10013
Monday, April 30, 2012
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

2012 Young Heart Awardees
Kate Coyle
Robert O. Roswell, MD, FACC, FACP
Olajide Williams, MD

The Annual Heart Month Celebration
The Ace Hotel
20 West 29th Street, New York, NY
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Mingle and Jingle
The Hill
416 3rd Avenue (between 29 and 30)
Thursday December 1, 2011
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

2011 Red Ball
The Classic Car Club
250 Hudson Street, NYC
Wednesday June 22, 2011
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

2011 Young Heart Awardees
Arash Salemi, M.D.
Michael Argenziano, M.D.
Maja Zaric, M.D.

2011 Annual Heart Month Celebration
The Ace Hotel
20 West 29th Street, NYC
Wednesday February 16, 2011
7:30 -10:00 p.m.

2010 Red Ball
Manhattan Penthouse
80 Fifth Avenue
May 12, 2010
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

2010 Young Heart Awardees
William Borden, M.D.
Jonathan Chen, M.D.
Johanna Fifi, M.D.
Newsha Ghodsi, M.D.
Rafael Ortiz, M.D.
Harmony Reynolds, M.D.
Suzanne Steinbaum, M.D.

Young Professionals Executive Board
o Lawrence Phillips, President
o Aparna Balaraman, Membership Chair
o Sally Wong, Mission Chair
o Ellie Boldenow, Social Chair (Fundraising)
o David Rodriguez, Social Chair
o Brooke Biethan, Communications Chair


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Join us in 2013 for our annual gala. Date and more information coming soon!