Wondering what to do for dinner after conference hours? If you want to enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and conversation with fellow conference attendees, the Dine-Around Committee has you covered! The committee members have selected some of their favorite restaurants and will take care of reservations, all you have to do is sign up for a memorable meal with friends and soon-to-be-friends.
Dine-Around participants are responsible for the cost of their meal, drinks, and associated tip.
Email [email protected] to join a Dine-Around.
The host decides on the number of participants; once that maximum has been reached, the group will close.
If you wish to be put on a Waiting List for a closed Dine Around, please email [email protected]
DINE AROUND #1: Grand Central Station’s Oyster Bar
Lower level Grand Central Terminal
Price range: $40-$50 | Group size: 8 people
Host: Maurine Kelly
The Oyster Bar first opened its doors in 1913 on the lower level of Grand Central Terminal. For over one hundred years, The Oyster Bar has served the freshest seafood to New Yorkers, celebrities and dignitaries, alike. The Oyster Bar & Restaurant with its high, vaulted ceiling and the architectural grandness of an age gone by has an ambiance now that makes it different from any other restaurant in the world.
Maurine Kelly, PhD, FIPA, is a Training and Supervising Analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society and President of the Component Society, Contemporary Freudians in APsaA, (CFIA)
DINE AROUND #2: Emporium Brasil
15 West 46th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Price range: $36 | Group size: 20 people
Host: Margo P. Goldman and Anna Schwartz
This dine-around is hosted by APsaA’s Psychotherapy Department, and welcomes practicing psychoanalytic therapists, trainees, faculty and training directors. Please join us for terrific authentic Brazilian food in the heart of Manhattan’s “Little Brazil,” to share experiences and ideas about current psychotherapy practice and training.
Margo Goldman is a psychoanalytically oriented psychiatrist practicing in Andover, Massachusetts. She served on APsaA’s Committees on Confidentiality, Government Relations and Insurance, and currently co-chairs APsaA’s Psychotherapist Associates (PA) Committee.
Anna Schwartz is a psychoanalyst who directs the adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She practices in N.Y.C., teaches at Columbia University’s psychiatry residency program and co-chairs APsaA’s Committee on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Programs (COPPTP). Both Anna and Margo are strongly committed to supporting the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy via education, training, outreach and networking.
DINE AROUND #3: Paola’s
1295 Madison Avenue (Between 92nd and 93rd Streets)
Price range: $48-$74 | Group size: 10 people
Host: Navah C. Kaplan
A neighborhood gem on the tony Upper East Side, Executive Chef Paola Bottero and her son Stefano provide an authentic Italian dining experience with the foods of Rome. Having immigrated to America from Rome at age 16, Paola brought with her the traditions of the Italian kitchen and the embracing hospitality of the Italian home. Partner and Front Manager Stefano Marracino adds youthful enthusiasm and cordiality to the experience. Together, they are committed to the freshest ingredients and the truest interpretations of La Cucina Italiana. The historic Carnegie Hill location is a European-like enclave neighboring “Museum Mile”, sophisticated shops and prestigious schools.
Navah C. Kaplan is a former president of the APsaA Candidates’ Council. She is on the faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and co-directs the NYPSI Fellowship program. She has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy on the Upper East Side.
DINE AROUND #4: Sinigual
640 Third Avenue and 41st Street
Price range: $30 | Group size: 8 people
Host: Tim Rayner
Sinigual strives to create a uniquely elevated experience of traditional Mexican cuisine. Their cantina artfully prepares every drink with premium ingredients and their exhibition kitchen lends an energetic ambiance to the space. They have a revolutionary approach to Mexican dining.
Tim Rayner is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in San Diego, CA. He is on the Executive Committee of APsaA, serving as the Lead Councilor of the Executive Council. He first hosted a dine-around at the most recent Annual Meeting in San Diego, and found it to be a wonderful supplement to the business and scientific offerings of our meetings.
DINE AROUND #5: Wheeltapper Pub
141 E 44th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
Price range: $10-$40 | Group size: 20 people
Host: First time attendees
Join other first time attendees for an informal meal at Wheeltapper Pub directly following the First Time Attendees Gathering. Continue the party at this warm, friendly bar lounge located just one block away from the Grand Hyatt Hotel.