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.
October 5, 2017, 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York, NY
Join us for a hands-on workshop at Japan Society and learn the basics of shodō, the art of Japanese calligraphy, from Master Biho. No prior experience with Japanese or Chinese characters is needed, and all levels are welcome. All materials will be provided on site. Tsuyoshi Takemori (Master Biho) has over 30 years of teaching experience in Japanese Calligraphy and has served as the Director of Calligraphy for the Kampo Cultural Center in the US. Recently, he has worked at the Japan Calligraphy Center International. He holds a bachelor's degree in Literature from Ryukyu University in Okinawa, Japan. Tickets are $20.00. Space is extremely limited, so register now! Interested in joining the VCNY Programming Committee to plan innovative events for alumnae/i in the tri-state area? Let Marie Dugo ’11 and Stephanie Goldberg ’14 know at! Feel free to contact the Club with any questions about our events or ways to get involved.
September 28, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Duke's, 560 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016
This month’s Schmooze brought to you by David Stern ‘02! Before hopping on your train out of Grand Central, meet us a short walk away at Duke’s Original Roadhouse for good food and good company. VCNY specials include half off on select appetizers, beers, specialty drinks and well drinks, and $5 select shots. 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 your friends and see who’s coming on Facebook. Tag your photos #VCNYSchmooze to share the fun!
September 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY
Last year we were fortunate to host Karin Tanabe ‘02 for a fascinating discussion about her wildly successful third novel, “The Gilded Years.” In fact, that event was the inspiration for Book Club! We are thrilled to be joined by Karin once again as she leads a conversation about her new novel, “The Diplomat's Daughter.” While many Americans associate World War II with a parent or grandparent who fought bravely in Europe, Karin’s understanding of the war began with stories of her Japanese father running from American bombs. These memories, as well as those of family friends who were interned in a war relocation center, piqued Karin's curiosity and spurred her to write a love story born out of one of the most unlikely places--a mixed-race internment camp. “The Diplomat's Daughter” is a captivating and informed tale of three young people divided by the horrors of WWII and their journey back to one another. Hurtled together by war, passion and extraordinary acts of selflessness, the paths of these three remarkable young people will collide as the fighting on the Pacific front crescendos, in Karin’s portrait of a turning point in history. Tickets are just $10. Space is extremely limited, so register now!
August 31, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY, One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St, New York, NY
Join the Vassar Club of New York for a summer evening at the top of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. After more than a decade of construction, One World Trade Center reaches 1,776 feet into the sky (slightly taller than Jewett). The Observatory is located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors. The space offers unparalleled views of New York City’s skyline and harbor. Vassar will be the first college or university to have exclusive access to this iconic New York tower. Your $50 ticket includes admission to the top, as well as two complimentary drinks from the bar. Food will also be available for purchase. Space is strictly limited (and going fast!), so please reserve your ticket quickly.