This city is an addiction.
— Timothy Leary
New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village—a visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying, the way is up!
— E.B. White
When I left the West Coast I was a liberal.
When I landed in New York I was a revolutionary.
— Jane Fonda
New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ideas matter in New York. I am certain that more conversations in New York are about ideas than anywhere else. Not just vague theories, but ideas that New Yorkers have the will, and the clout, to do something about.
— David Frost
The Vassar Club of New York is a private club for Vassar College graduates that provides social programming, professional networking and lifelong connections for alumni living and working in New York City.
News
February 21, 2017

If you haven't visited the 2nd Ave. subway, now's your chance! See you there!

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February 17, 2017

Tour the Armory Show at Pier 92! Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. Meet at Pier 92, Art Tour Desk Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street� New York City Mary-Kay Lombino The Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and Evie Joselow, PhD, Vassar College, class of 1983 Art Historian and Fine Art Appraiser Invite You to a Special Members Only Event! Enjoy a private highlights tour of the Armory Show—Modern hosted by Evie Joselow and Mary-Kay Lombino. Dr. Joselow is a distinguished art historian, writer, and professor, and has spent her entire career working in various capacities in the art world. She is the owner of The Art of the Appraisal—an independent firm based in New York City—and has been involved with The Armory Show for many years. This year, we are pleased to announce that Jarrett Gregory, Vassar College, class of 2005, curator of the Armory Show’s 2017 Focus section will join us. Gregory has graciously agreed to address our group with comments on her curatorial vision for Focus. The Focus section encompasses twelve solo presentations of new or rarely seen work by some of today’s most relevant and compelling artists. “Each artist demonstrates an acute awareness of his or her local conditions as well as the failing structures, conflicts and ideologies that define our era,” says Gregory. “This project emerged from conversations with artists during trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Moscow, where I witnessed, among other things, the aftermath of widespread social and economic failure. Following this research, power structures have been at the forefront of my mind.” Highlights include new works by American-born Pakistani artist Amna Asghar whose work reflects on the exchange of imagery between East and West; Deana Lawson’s striking photographs, which investigate the body’s ability to channel personal and social histories; a video and installation by Mathilde Rosier; collaborative experiments by Koki Tanaka, who represented Japan in the 55th Venice Biennale; and a new project by Moscow-based artist Anna Titova. The Armory Show, housed in Piers 92 and 94 along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s west side, is the largest art fair in New York and one of the principal annual art events in the international art market calendar. Visited by tens of thousands of people each March, the Armory has for almost two decades been the showpiece for some of the world’s most important modern and contemporary art galleries. Included in this event are early admission and all-day passes to the fair as well as tickets for the sister fair VOLTA which takes place on Pier 90. R.S.V.P. by Friday, February 24 By phone: Francine Brown at (845) 437-5237 Email: frbrown@vassar.edu Members and their guests are free. Due to space limitations, we ask that you please limit your guest to one person. Reservations include your entry to the show. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Guests may join as Members and attend this event. Graduated in the last 10 years? We have a special offer! Join the museum for $20 for a year, and attend this event. For information on membership benefits please visit http://fllac.vassar.edu/membership/

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February 16, 2017

Mark your calendars and pick up a copy of Mary McCarthy's '33 THE GROUP!!! Registration will open soon!

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February 11, 2017

Take a break from Saturday binge watching and view this video of our 2016 Fall Fete. Thanks to Christopher Smith & co. for capturing our evening at the Museum of the City of New York so beautifully!

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February 10, 2017

Get out of the cold and join us at our next schmooze!

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Events
Career Mentoring Day: Individual Professional Advice from Vassar Alumnae/i

March 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Princeton Club of New York, 15 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Vassar’s greatest resource is its loyal, accomplished alumnae/i body. At this event, senior-level Vassar graduates in four broadly defined industry sectors—law, media, business/finance, and nonprofits—will be available to sit down with fellow graduates to engage in informal one-on-one conversations. These conversations can be used for résumé review, career trajectory advice, or general networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to sit with multiple professionals in each industry. Each session includes food and drink. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to build and leverage your Vassar network. Session 1: Legal Services / Business & Finance, 10:00am–12:00pm Session 2: Lunch + Job Search Insights, 12:00–1:00pm Session 3: Media / Nonprofits, 1:00–3:00pm Tentative Mentors (with more being added each day!): Dana Archer-Rosenthal ’83, Hester Street Collaborative Audrey Berman Tannen ’83, EIS Housing Resource Center Liz Cole ’90, NBC News Andrea Dalton Lee ’89, Friess Associates Margaret Files ’08, Ad Council Russell Goldman ’02, The New York Times Robert Green ’90, The Ripple Collective Greg Kantrowitz '08, Citi Nick Lehmann ’06, J.P. Morgan Lindsay Lewis ’03, Law Offices of Joshua L. Dratel, P.C. Leyda Mata ’94, OmniVere Christopher Oldi ’02, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Matt Ortile ’14, Buzzfeed Ian Patrick ’07, Family Equality Council Martha Pinson ’70, Movie and Television Producer Gary Schweitzer '07, HSBC Diego S. Segalini ’02, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Susan Wadsworth ’58, Young Concert Artists Tickets: $20 per session. **Space is limited so register now!** http://connect.vassar.edu/s/1654/alumni/social.aspx?sid=1654&gid=2&pgid=2683&cid=4536&ecid=4536&crid=0&calpgid=383&calcid=1000 Questions? Email Brian Farkas ’10, Vassar Club of New York President, at bdfarkas@gmail.com.