Calendar Highlights

    • YBAA-Chicago Joint Holiday Party December 18th 05:30 @ Velvet Lounge

      The Chicago Black alumni associations of Harvard, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, and Yale are hosting a joint holiday party on Thursday December 18th at Velvet Lounge. Come mix, mingle, and network with other Chicago Black alums in a fun, laid back atmosphere and celebrate the holidays!

      You can also bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child under 12 (or a cash donation) to help support Toys for Tots.

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    • YBAA-Bay Area Winter Event: Shades Tour Jam January 9th 07:00 @ The Town School for Boys

      Shades is coming to San Francisco and the Bay Area chapter of YBAA will be attending one of their performances. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and Shades alumni. Please RSVP to for dinner nearby before the concert.

      More about Shades: Shades is a coeducational, entirely undergraduate run non-profit organization founded in 1988 to celebrate music of the African Diaspora and the African-American tradition. We sing everything from traditional spirituals and folk songs to jazz and R&B. A central aspect of our mission is to educate about the music we sing and tradition we celebrate, and we frequently come to schools to share our music as well as discuss our experiences as Yale students.

      It is our objective to offer a unique, musically excellent, and spiritually enriching performance experience to audiences at Yale University and beyond. In addition to mastering the style of our music, we develop an appreciation of its history and roots in order to educate audiences about our music’s lineage. Since its founding, the group has traveled globally to locations as far as Costa Rica, Ireland, and Japan; among the group’s many experiences are performing at the White House, singing backup for Lenny Kravitz, and singing for the enthronement ceremony of Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi, King of the Royal Bafokeng Nation in Phokeng, South Africa for an audience of over 20,000 – including former President Nelson Mandela and the royal family of Botswana.


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News & Announcements

YBAA Has Your Holiday Spirits Covered!

YBAA is pleased to announce a special partnership this holiday season with Esterlina Vineyards in Sonoma County, CA.   Out of the more than 10,000 wineries in the U.S., fewer than 20 are African American owned. The Sterling brothers own two of them: Esterlina Vineyards and Everett Ridge.The wineries are now in their third generation […]

December 11, 2014  Comments Off

Esterlina Wines “Tasting Notes”

Merlot & Riesling pairing ($46), featuring: 2011 Esterlina, Cole Ranch Merlot: 2011 was not a typical growing year, but the colder harvest did not deter us from making some truly interesting wines; this Merlot is no exception. This is a wine that wants some time, if not in a cellar, then in a decanter for […]

December 11, 2014  Comments Off

Naming the new residential colleges

Yale President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D. recently invited alumni to submit suggestions for the names of the two new residential colleges that are expected to be completed by 2017. More information on the colleges is available on the Yale Alumni Magazine, in an article published October 8 and on the Yale website.   Do you […]

November 19, 2014  Comments Off