Fellow FA member and Long Island University professor Chris League is scheduled to impart type theory upon the common herd of Scala on the evening of July 12. Perhaps you would like to attend that event (http://www.meetup.com/New-York-Scala-Enthusiasts/calendar/13415790/)? (Its $5 fee includes pizza and beer.)
After this learning we will descend upon a nearby tavern to celebrate our fleeting understanding of The Monad--and obliterate it as quickly as possible with intoxicating spirits. If you are already in a position to bring conversations to a halt by demonstrating a deep understanding of all corners of functional theory, feel free to attend this unwinding session only.