NYMASA was revived in 1996. With over 400 members, NYMASA is dedicated to fostering a sense of community among American Studies scholars, inside and outside of the academy, from all disciplines, who live or work in the New York Area.

NYMASA sponsors at least one general event each semester, and produces a newsletter, The Metro, which lists upcoming American Studies opportunities within the region. We also sponsor reading groups, writing groups, and field trips -- that is, visits to performances or exhibits, with a talk and/or discussion afterward.