Social programming, professional networking, and lifelong connections for Vassar College graduates living and working in New York City
Social programming, professional networking, and lifelong connections for Vassar College graduates living and working in New York City
⚠️ Attention NYers! ⚠️ To help keep everyone healthy, we are POSTPONING our January events. The Recent Grads happy hour at Houston Hall will be held February 24th, and a new date for the UES Schmooze at Munchies Korner will be announced shortly. Stay safe and we'll see everyone soon!
Calling all recent grads! We're welcoming the new year and new alums next Thursday at 6:30pm at Houston Hall. Let's raise a glass to you, especially the Classes of 2020 and 2021, and your new life in NYC. Your $5 ticket includes light appetizers and an extended happy hour just for VCNY until 8pm. Register at
Our next virtual book club is this Wednesday at 7pm! Matt Bloom '86 will read from his latest novel for adults, Salt of the Nation. A discussion of the novel will follow the reading. Salt of the Nation is the story of an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey: a disillusioned gravel plant worker impulsively slugs a presidential nominee during a campaign photo-op and instantly becomes America’s most famous fugitive and newest hero. It’s the story of a contemporary America equally divided and galvanized by an ordinary man’s rash act and desperate journey. Register for the book club and purchase Salt of the Nation at While not required, we encourage all attendees to read the book before we get together.
TOMORROW NIGHT we're back: the 10th Annual Fall Fête soars from Dear Irving on Hudson high above Times Square on Thursday, November 18th. VIP Reception at 7pm for Patron, Sponsor, and Host ticket holders; 8pm for all ticket holders. Cocktail attire required. FACULTY GUESTS - Heesok Chang, Associate Professor of English. Mia L. Mask, Professor of Film on the Mary Riepma Ross '32 Chair. Justin Patch, Assistant Professor of Music. Tyrone R. Simpson, Associate Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies. Adedoyin Teriba, Assistant Professor of Art and Urban Studies. Bojana Zupan, Associate Professor of Psychological Science and Director of Neuroscience and Behavior. THE AFTERPARTY - Close out the evening with us at the Skylark, a rooftop cocktail lounge a short walk from the Fête.
Can you be in Poughkeepsie on November 16? Vassar's Hispanic Studies Department will host Rachel Elfenbein '01 to discuss her new book "Engendering Revolution: Women, Unpaid Labor, and Maternalism in Bolivarian Venezuela." The book examines Venezuela’s decision to become the first country in the world to constitutionally recognize the value of housework and enshrine homemakers’ social security. Book signing immediately after the event. Open to all at Taylor Hall 203, November 16, 5pm.
February 24, 2022, 6:30 pm - January 1, 2023, 9:00 pm
Houston Hall, 222 W Houston St, New York, NY
Calling all recent grads!

Let's raise a glass to you and your decision to join the most vibrant and dynamic hotspot south of Poughkeepsie. We're excited to welcome you to NYC, especially in honor of our 2020 and 2021 alums!

Please join us at Houston Hall in the historic West Village where we'll toast to the start of your life in New York over quality drinks and quality conversations with quality people. We can't wait to welcome you into your post-grad community, and we think you're really going to like it here.

Tickets: $5.00
Your ticket includes light appetizers and extended happy hour just for VCNY until 8:00pm ET!

COVID Precautions
In accordance with Key to NYC Guidelines, each guest is required to show proof of vaccination upon entering Houston Hall. In addition, all guests are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors.

Houston Hall is wheelchair accessible.
January 1, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Munchies Korner, 1505 3rd Ave, New York, NY
⚠️ POSTPONED! ⚠️ We’ll announce a new date soon.

Kick off the new year right! Join us for the January Schmooze at Munchies Korner, the “newest, sauciest late-night spot” on the Upper East Side. Founded by the owner of Jacques Brasserie to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Munchies Korner serves small plates, wine, and craft cocktails that are “playful new American, with an Italian-inspired twist.”

We’ll have a section of the restaurant set aside especially for us—and because they’re so nice, the Munchies folks are giving Schmooze attendees 10% OFF EVERYTHING, including their tastiest and classiest specialty cocktails.

Hope to see you there!
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