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September 24, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Outside Clark Street 2/3 Station
Join us as we once again team up with the Bowery Boys Walks for a historical tour.

We begin in Brooklyn Heights, where we’ll explore charming streets and hear about legendary Brooklynites who have called this district home. We’ll continue to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Fulton Ferry Landing with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.

We’ll then tour DUMBO, an industrial wasteland transformed into one of NYC’s trendiest districts. After exploring its history and architecture, we’ll end at Time Out Market, home to 23 of NY’s finest food vendors.

Along with our tour guide, we will be joined by Craig Nelson ’95, a freelance writer, editor and project manager, and officially licensed New York City tour guide. He currently manages in-person and virtual tours with Bowery Boys Walks.

The tour will be fully outdoors. As we will be walking close together, we request that attendees be fully vaccinated and boosted.

Cost: $30

Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early so we can start on time.
August 27, 2022, 12:00 pm - September 24, 2022, 4:00 pm
Fort Greene Park, New York, NY
Mark your calendars and break out the picnic blankets! After a successful launch last year, we are back in Fort Greene for our second annual VCNY picnic!

This family- and pet-friendly event is a great way to catch up with longtime Vassar friends and make new ones. We will have some light refreshments but please pack a lunch and/or snacks to share.

Since we can’t control the clouds or rains, expect this event to be “ON” if it is sunny and above 70°F. Otherwise, keep an eye out for a rain-date announcement. Either way, we know there will be a lot going on this weekend in New York and hope you can stop by with your family-of-choice to say hello. Bring friends, kids, pets—all are welcome! Find us by the Vassar balloons.

Time: 12:00pm ET

**We hope to find a spot in the middle of the park by the east entrance (along Washington Park, which is the street that runs along the east edge of Fort Greene Park). If you are driving, we recommend circling around for parking spots under the BQE or try any of the garages in downtown Brooklyn.

Please email newyork@vassarclub.org if you have any questions or need any accommodations.
June 14, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stuyvesant Oval, New York, NY 10009, United States
Please join our Book Club in-person at 7pm Eastern time, when we will chat and compare notes on Nanny Dearest, a new novel by Flora Collins ’16. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Janovsky ’86. We encourage you to read the book in advance to avoid any spoilers.

As we will be meeting in-person, we request that attendees be vaccinated and boosted. We will be meeting outside in Stuyvesant Town (with indoor space available in case of rain; exact location and directions will be shared with those who register). Space is limited; please register early.

Nanny Dearest is available at your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Strand Books, and Bookshop.org. In this compulsively readable novel of domestic suspense, a young woman takes comfort in reconnecting with her childhood nanny, until she starts to uncover secrets the nanny has been holding for twenty years.

Flora Collins ’16 was born and raised in New York City and has never left, except for a four-year stint at Vassar College. When she's not writing, she can be found watching reality shows that were canceled after one season or attempting to eat soft-serve ice cream in bed (sometimes simultaneously). Nanny Dearest is her first novel, and draws upon personal experiences from her own family history.
June 8, 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harlem, NY (Address to be shared with registrants)
The VCNY and AAAVC welcome you back in-person to our Salon Series with James Cantres ’08, Assistant Professor of Africana, Puerto Rican, and Latino Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York


“Blackening Britain: Radical Responses to the Limits of Citizenship at the End of Empire”


You are invited to join us on at 7pm Eastern for this salon hosted by Jeff Goodman ’82.

Our discussion will explore the meanings of citizenship and unbelonging for Black Caribbean radicals in Great Britain in the late 1960s through examining their activist mobilizations and intellectual innovations.

Dr. Cantres will be introduced by AAAVC member Lily Ngaruiya ’15. His book, Blackening Britain: Caribbean Radicalism from Windrush to Decolonization, is currently available for sale.


Tickets are $30. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Readings will be sent to registrants one week before the event.


Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP by June 1st.

We kindly ask that guests are limited to Vassar alumnae/i only. For the safety of all, guests will be asked to show proof of full vaccination.


Register at https://connect.vassar.edu/s/1654/2/16/interior-ai.aspx?pgid=6095
May 10, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3 West Club
You are cordially invited to the Vassar Club of New York's 100th Annual Meeting. We'll be in conversation with Adedoyin Teriba, Assistant Professor of Art and Urban Studies. Teriba joined the Vassar faculty in 2019 and teaches the history of modern and contemporary architecture & urbanism. The Meeting will be held in 3 West Club's ninth-floor Solarium with stunning views of St. Patrick's Cathedral.


Tickets: $25.00
Includes 2 drink tickets and passed hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will be available.


Adedoyin Teriba teaches the history of modern and contemporary architecture & urbanism at Vassar. He took bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture at the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria and the University of Oklahoma respectively. He took a PhD in the history of modern architecture at Princeton University. Professor Teriba joined the Vassar faculty in 2019 and offers courses on the experience of architecture and space in the modern era; "critical regionalism" and architecture; modern and contemporary architecture in West Africa and intersections between industrial design and modern & contemporary architecture.


COVID Precautions:
NYC has discontinued the Key to NYC vaccination requirement for indoor dining as of March 7. Please contact 3 West Club directly if you have any questions about their current policy.


Accessible Features and Amenities:
The Solarium is located on the 9th floor.
- There is one step at the entrance of the building, but a temporary ramp is available for accessibility.
- There is an accessible route to the elevator from the front desk and guest rooms.
- Parking is available nearby, including a parking garage 1 block away.