Events
Upcoming
July 7, 2017, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yankee Stadium, One E 161st Street, Bronx, NY
Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Yankees What says Summer Friday better than a game of baseball? Use the Vassar Club of New York as as your excuse to leave the office early and head up to Yankee Stadium! This year, we’ve secured access to the Budweiser Party Deck before the game for 90 minutes of food and drinks before we head to our seats for the first pitch. As if you needed more incentive to get there at 5pm, the first 18,000 guests at the stadium receive a Yankees Beach Towel courtesy of Delta Air Lines! (Warning: wearing a Vassar Brewers hat may give off the impression you aren’t rooting for the home team. But we’re okay with it.) 5:00pm - Gates Open 7:05pm - First Pitch All are welcome, so bring your non-Vassar friends, too. Tickets are $75 per person and include: - 90 minutes of food, draft beer and nonalcoholic beverages starting when gates open - Nathan’s hot dogs, burgers, garden salad, imported and domestic draft beer and Pepsi products. - Seats located in Section 414 or 426. Reserve your spot(s) now! Tickets will be distributed electronically to all registrants as Yankee Stadium has adopted mobile ticketing. Transit Directions and Driving Directions/Parking Info can be found on the Yankees website. Please be mindful of the Yankee Stadium Security Policy while planning your attendance.
July 18, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
This month’s Schmooze brought to you by Kyle DeAngelis ‘15 and Alexa Levine ‘15! For the first time in the history of VCNY, we’re heading to Hoboken, NJ! This lively city (once home to Frank Sinatra) is full of amazing views, vibrant bars and delicious eateries. Located just 5 minutes walking distance from the Path Train and Hoboken Terminal, Wicked Wolf Tavern is a Hoboken hot spot with waterfront views of the NYC skyline. If you’ve never been to Hoboken, don’t miss this opportunity to venture out. VCNY Specials: Enjoy extended happy hour drink specials including $5 appetizers, and $3 well mixers, draft beers and wines in a reserved space for VCNY. Directions: From Path Stations located in Manhattan at 33rd St., 23rd St., 14th St., 9th St. and Christopher St., take the Path Train to Hoboken Terminal. From NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal, take NJ Transit Bus 126 toward Hoboken Terminal. From NYC Penn Station, take the NJ Transit train toward Hoboken Terminal. The Schmooze is a great opportunity to converse and connect with alumnae/i in a warm and casual environment. There’s no cost to attend, so just show up and hang out! Tag your photos #VCNYSchmooze to share the fun!
Past
June 21, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St, Brooklyn, NY
VCNY is heading to Threes Brewing in Gowanus! Cited as one of “NYC’s Best Craft Beer Bars” (Travel Pulse) and one of the “Best New Breweries in America 2016” (Thrillist), the Schmooze at Threes will feature a culinary collaboration between Nom Wah Nolita and the Meat Hook, as well as exciting drink specials. As always, the Schmooze is a great opportunity to connect with alumnae/i in a casual environment. There’s no cost to attend and hang out! Invite us to your neighborhood by sending venue suggestions to Marie Dugo ’11 or Stephanie Goldberg ‘14 at vassarclubny@gmail.com. Tag your social media posts #VCNYschmooze to share the fun.
June 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY
Join us at the Washington Square Hotel, courtesy of CEO Judy Paul '78. In 1871, the Japanese government sent five young girls to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors―Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda―grew up as typical American schoolgirls. (Sutematsu Yamakawa attended Vassar!) Upon their arrival in San Francisco they became celebrities, their travels and traditional clothing exclaimed over by newspapers across the nation. As they learned English and Western customs, their American friends grew to love them for their high spirits and intellectual brilliance. The passionate relationships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan―a land grown foreign to them―determined to revolutionize women’s education. Based on in-depth archival research in Japan and in the United States, including decades of letters between the three women and their American host families, Daughters of the Samurai is beautifully, cinematically written, a fascinating lens through which to view an extraordinary historical moment. Tickets: $10 Space is limited! Interested in joining the VCNY Programming team to help plan fantastic events, like Book Club? Let Marie Dugo ’11 and Stephanie Goldberg ’14 know at vassarclubny@gmail.com! Feel free to also reach out with any questions about this event.
June 3, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, 941 North St, Greenwich, CT
Join the Vassar Club of New York and the Vassar Club of Hartford as we venture to Connecticut for an afternoon full of nature and art at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center. Thanks to Justin Connor ‘04, VCNY and VC Hartford attendees will enjoy a tour guided by Foundation Director Allison Brant. The current exhibition is Animal Farm and alumnae/i are welcome to spend the afternoon exploring the Center’s beautiful grounds. Admission is free, but please still register! Friends and family are welcome as well. Host Committee: Justin Connor ‘04 Fanny Greber ‘70 Directions from NYC by Public Transit: Take the Metro North New Haven Line from Grand Central Station to Greenwich. Trains depart twice an hour and travel time to Greenwich is approximately 50 minutes. As train schedules are subject to change please check www.mta.info for the most up to date scheduling information. Cabs are available at the train station. Local taxi number is: Greenwich Taxi (203) 869-6000. Uber is also available. Directions from NYC by Car: From the Merritt Parkway: Take the Merritt Parkway to CT Exit 31: North Street. Make a right onto North Street and proceed for 2.8 miles. Turn left at #941 North Street for parking at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center. From Interstate I-95: Take I-95 to Exit 3: Arch Street/Greenwich, CT. Make a left onto Arch Street and proceed under the railroad trestle. At the light continue straight until you reach a fork, make a right. Cross over Greenwich Avenue and then Mason Street. At light at Millbank, turn left onto Millbank and follow that street to the end. At intersection with Route 1/East Putnam Avenue, cross Route 1/East Putnam onto North Maple Avenue. Bear right onto North Street and proceed for 6.8 miles. Turn left at Hurlingham Drive on North Street for parking at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.
May 31, 2017, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave, Astoria, NY
VCNY is headed back to Astoria! Join us as we revisit one of New York’s finest relics, a century-old beer garden. Select from an array of authentic brews, and mingle with friends in the garden. Enjoy an extended happy hour just for VCNY through 8 PM, including $4 mugs of craft beer and $5 glasses of wine, as well as specials on a variety of foods throughout the evening. As always, the Schmooze is a great opportunity to connect with alumnae/i in a casual environment. There’s no cost to attend and hang out! Invite us to your neighborhood by sending venue suggestions to Marie Dugo ’11 or Stephanie Goldberg ‘14 at vassarclubny@gmail.com. Tag your social media posts #VCNYschmooze to share the fun.
May 8, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3 West Club, 3 W 51st St, New York, NY
In recent years, college campuses have become key sites of controversy and conflict in the American political imagination. But how ideas of political correctness or "safe spaces" become manifest on a day-to-day level is often more complex than how it’s represented in the media. Hua Hsu, professor of English and director of the American Studies Program, will share insights on these issues and experiences from the classroom. Join us for the Vassar Club of New York's 95th Annual Meeting. 6:30 p.m., Reception (hors d’oeuvres & cocktails served) 7:00 p.m., Program Tickets: $15 Reservations are requested by May 1 (strict capacity)