Our teen group, Youth of Ethical Societies (YES), hosts an annual event known as the YES Pasta Dinner. The event started in 1994 and has been a fun tradition ever since. The teens plan the entire event, which is open to Society members, friends, and the public. Volunteers help cook a delicious buffet-style menu. A feature of every Pasta Dinner is great entertainment, including bands, singers, dancers, artists and more.
A representative from a social action organization speaks at every Pasta Dinner. Past speakers include Amnesty International, Human Rights Campaign, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Food Not Bombs, LI Coalition for the Homeless, S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, LI Jobs With Justice, Vision Long Island, and many others.
Proceeds from the event are split between the speaker’s organization and the YES group.