January 11, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, 919 3rd Ave, New York, NY
President Trump's administration has proposed significant legislative and administrative changes across many areas of American government. These shifts could have profound legal impacts on immigration, criminal justice, the financial system, the judiciary, and national security, among other areas. Please join us for a fascinating discussion with a panel of Vassar alumnae/i attorneys, each with expertise in a different field of law, who will analyze the current legal environment. Speakers: Heather Yvonne Axford ’03, Senior Staff Attorney, Central American Legal Assistance Robin Charlow ’71, Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law Ezekiel Edwards ’95, Director, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project Ryan Lester ’97, Vice President, Global Compliance Division, Goldman Sachs Charisma L. Troiano ’06, Press Secretary, Brooklyn District Attorney's Office This evening is part of an ongoing series of professional networking events designed to bring the Vassar community together around substantive areas affecting one or more professions. Following the panel discussion, alumnae/i will be invited to mingle over food and drinks. Questions? Contact Brian Farkas ’10, President of the Vassar Club of New York, at
December 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sing Sing Ave.A, 81 Avenue A, New York, NY
VCNY is headed back to the Lower East Side for a song-filled evening of fun and courage! Come prepared with your favorite Top 40 hits and nostalgic guilty pleasures, or just enjoy the show as your fellow alums grab the mic. Happy hour specials include $4 well liquor, wine and beer, and $10 pitchers of beer. 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 Programming Chair Marie Dugo ’11 or Deputy Chair Stephanie Goldberg '14 at Tag your social media posts #VCNYschmooze to share the fun.
November 16, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Therapy NYC, 348 W 52nd St, New York, NY
This month’s Schmooze is brought to you by Nana T. Baffour-Awuah ’14 and Stephanie Goldberg ’14! Last summer we promised you a summer send-off schmooze to remember; this November join us back at Therapy as we embrace fall in style! Come hang at Therapy, Hell’s Kitchen’s trendiest bar & lounge, where the drinks are still delicious, the food is even tastier and the good times never stopped rolling. (PS: If you stay out late enough, you might even catch a drag show or two! You have been warned...but if you stayed late enough last time, you know you definitely want to stay for it again!) VCNY Specials: Drinks are 2-for-1, or get a free drink with any appetizer you buy. If you’re in the mood for Jack Daniels or a Grey Goose cocktail that’s a cool $7. ***We have the upper level lounge to ourselves until 9pm.*** 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! Invite us to your neighborhood by sending venue suggestions to Marie Dugo ’11 or Stephanie Goldberg '14 at
November 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY
Edna St. Vincent Millay '17 is a legend. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and is one of Vassar's most distinguished alumnae. (She was also a regular contributor to the Vassar Miscellany!) This month, to honor the 125th anniversary of Millay's birth, we'll be reading the biography "Savage Beauty" by Nancy Milford. Lorrie Moore called Savage Beauty “original and spellbinding," Amanda Foreman deemed it "irresistible," and Toni Morrison added that it's a "compelling, keenly perceptive life of Edna St. Vincent Millay— with its own ‘savage beauty.’" This promises to be the perfect read to celebrate the first year of the VCNY Book Club! Tickets are just $10. Space is extremely limited, and Book Club birthday treats will be provided! We encourage you to read Millay's poetry as well. There are several published collections available, and many of her poems are accessible online. Learn more about Millay:
October 26, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lotos Club, 5 E 66th St, New York, NY
Join the Vassar Club of New York for one of our favorite autumn traditions. Just days before Halloween, enjoy an elegant masquerade ball with your fellow Vassar graduates, featuring a selection of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and more. Masks and decorations will be supplied, though guests are encouraged to bring their own. Cocktail attire is required. RSVP by October 16, 2017 (tickets required:
October 6, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas St, New York, NY
The Vassar Club of New York is pleased to announce a special preview at the new Flea Theater, with our host, Flea Producing Director Carol Ostrow ’77! Based on true events, actor and playwright NSangou Njikam leads us on a lyrical ride to discover what it really takes to freestyle in Syncing Ink. Directed by Artistic Director Niegel Smith, Syncing Ink will open The Sam, the Flea’s new space. We hope you can join us for a fantastic night! Join us for complimentary pre-show drinks at 6:00 PM and a post-show talkback with the cast directly following the performance. Show run time is approximately two hours. All the tickets will be available day of the performance. Upon arrival at the theater, please state your name and “Vassar Club of New York.” Tickets are $40. Space is limited, so register now! Interested in joining the VCNY Programming team to help plan fantastic events? Talk to Marie Dugo ‘11 or Stephanie Goldberg ‘14 (! Feel free to also reach out with any questions about this event.