March 18, 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Princeton Club of New York, 15 W 43 Street, New York, NY
Looking for some career guidance? Does your résumé need some polish? Is your job search stalled? Vassar’s greatest resource is its loyal, accomplished alumnae/i body. At our fourth annual Career Mentoring Day, senior-level Vassar graduates in four broadly defined industry sectors—legal services, 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. Confirmed mentors include (with more being added each day!): Robert Benjamin ’77, Wiggin and Dana LLP Daniel Biller ’06, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Joseph Castilla '11, CIFC Asset Management Hee Cho Moon ’89, JP Morgan Chase Amanda Croushore, U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.) Ellie Damashek '09, Trendwatching Jim Gaines '84, Garden School Natania Gazek '09, Mercer Robert Green ’90, The Ripple Collective Jesse Hoberman-Kelly ’02, The Law Offices of Jesse Hoberman-Kelly Carrie Holland ’08, McKinsey & Company Lauren Hunter '02, JP Morgan Chase Charles Manning ’06, The Daily Front Row Jared Mayer ’07, Confido Holdings, LLC Ian Patrick ’07, Lower East Side Tenement Museum Martha Pinson ’70, Independent Producer Tara Pyle ’06, L'Oréal Whitney Rosenberg ’89, Bruce Museum Jonathan Rubin '86, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP Trey Sandusky ’89, New York State Supreme Court Kilian Schalk ’92, PurpleGray Consulting Susan Sharer ’00, Prospect Park Alliance Amory Sharpe ’88, Japan Society Alex Stein '05, Viacom Josh Wiener ’85, Silverlining Interiors, Inc. Tickets: $20 per session. **Space is limited so register now!** Session 1: Legal Services / Business & Finance, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Session 2: Lunch + Job Search Insights, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Session 3: Media / Nonprofits, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
February 1, 2018, 11:30 am - February 2, 2018, 3:00 pm
New York Common Pantry, 8 E 109th St, New York, NY
One of VCNY’s New Year’s resolutions is to give our time and help our fellow New Yorkers. With great thanks to Joshunda Sanders ’00, we kick off 2018 at New York Common Pantry, and help pack groceries for families in need. New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. We invite you to join us in volunteering for a few hours on February 1 or 2, or both days! There are only 10 volunteer spots available each day. Participation is free, but please register via the registration button below. Thank you for doing your part as a member of the Vassar and New York City communities!
January 30, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
475 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016-6902, United States
Embrace health and wellness in 2018! Join Vassar College alumnae/i who work in health and wellness fields for an evening of networking, light refreshments, and engaging discussion. Experts in the areas of mindfulness, yoga, nutrition, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and nonprofits will discuss timely issues in their fields, what led them to their current careers, and advice for pursuing health and wellness in your personal and professional life. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with one another and to speak directly with our panelists. Start your New Year on the right foot with this stimulating event! Panelists: Staley Cayce Sednaoui ’80, MS, Functional Nutrition Consultant Kaitlyn Hipple ’07, Yoga Instructor April Dawn Klemm Shinske ’99, Senior Director, Executive Communications, American Heart Association | American Stroke Association Michael D. Malone ’88, Esq., President / Administrator, Filosa Facilities Ben Silverbush ’02, DPT, CKTP, Clinic Director, Metro SportsMed Physical & Occupational Therapy Nina Smiley ’73, PhD, Director of Mindfulness Programming, Mohonk Mountain House Moderator: Tatiana Kaletsch ’85, CWWS, CWWPM, BCC, Corporate Employee Wellness Specialist Program: 6:00–6:30pm: Networking reception with light refreshments 6:30–7:15pm: Panel discussion 7:15–7:30pm: Q&A 7:30–8:00pm: Networking reception with light refreshments Tickets are $20 and guests are welcome.
January 26, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
The Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, New York, NY
Are you ready, kids?! Ay, ay captain! VCNY is headed to Bikini Bottom for a special showing of one of Broadway’s newest musical hits, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical. Starring two of Vassar’s own—Ethan Slater ’14 as SpongeBob SquarePants and Lilli Cooper ’12 as Sandy Cheeks—SpongeBob has been fondly dubbed “a brilliant reimagination of the beloved Nickelodeon series.” Following the performance, VCNY will be joined by Ethan and Lilli for a talkback to hear about their journey to Broadway and the golden pineapple. Three types of tickets are available for purchase: $87 – Front Mezzanine $60 – Rear Mezzanine $50 – Balcony All tickets include admittance to the post-show talkback and a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. A VCNY representative will be onsite the day of the performance to distribute tickets. For accessibility accommodations, please contact VCNY Deputy Programming Chair Stephanie Goldberg ’14 at 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.
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.