Events
Upcoming
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
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.
Past
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.
April 30, 2022, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Central Park, New York, NY
The Vassar Club of New York is pleased to be part of Vassar Serves, an opportunity for Vassar alums everywhere to come together and demonstrate our spirit of service.

This year’s Day of Service highlights food insecurity. To engage with this topic, VCNY will be meeting in Central Park for a picnic and food drive.

Please bring non-perishable and non-expired goods that we will be donating to Kingsbridge Heights Community Center following the event. You can see the list below for some of the most-wanted items.


Donation Goods to Bring:

Canned corn, 15oz cans
Fruit cocktail, 15oz cans
Tomato sauce, pasta sauce, 15oz cans
Cereals, 14oz–20oz boxes: Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, All Bran, Cheerios, Rice Crispies, Wheaties, Kashi Go, Shredded Wheat
Dry pastas, 16oz packages: Penne, Spaghetti, Rotini, Farfalle, Fusili, Ziti
Soy or almond milk, shelf-stable 1-quart unsweetened boxes
Unopened adult diapers, sizes small–large
Unopened diapers, sizes 1–6
Baby Wipes, Clorox Wipes, Hand Sanitizer


We will have light refreshments, but please pack a lunch and/or snacks to share. Feel free to bring games to enjoy with Vassar friends!

All Vassar alumnae/i, friends, and family are welcome to participate.
April 21, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
E's Bar, 511 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
The Schmooze heads west! Join us at one of our favorite watering holes, e's Bar at 85th and Amsterdam, on Thursday, April 21st, starting at 6pm.

We’ll be at the booths in the back area, where Happy Hour runs until 7pm. Drink specials include draft beers and well drinks for $6.50, glasses of wine for $7.50, and “beer and a shot” combos for an unbeatable $9.50. E’s also features an expansive food menu and an exciting variety of board games.
March 27, 2022, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Straus Square
Join the Vassar Club of New York as we team up again with the Bowery Boys Walks for our first in a series of New York City borough food tours. Explore the culinary legacy of the neighborhood that changed America on this food tour through the historic Lower East Side. From pushcarts to pickles, discover where you can still nosh on traditional favorites that capture an original taste of New York City. Get ready to visit classic New York businesses and savor a wide range of foods from bialies and empanadas to pickles and dumplings

Bowery Boys Walks History Tours bring the fun of the hit Bowery Boys Podcast into the streets with small group in-person tours. Along with our tour guide, we will also be joined by Craig Nelson ’95, who currently manages in-person and virtual tours with Bowery Boys Walks.

The tour will be fully outdoors, but as we will be walking close together in a group, we request that you be fully vaccinated if signing up for this program.

Cost: $30. Includes a curated tour of iconic food establishments. Food purchases not included.

The tour begins at 11:00am EDT. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early so we can start on time.
March 3, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Munchies Korner, 1505 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Kick off the new year right! Join us for the March Schmooze at Munchies Korner, the “newest, sauciest late-night spot” on the Upper East Side. Founded by the owner of Jacques Brasserie to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Munchies Korner serves small plates, wine, and craft cocktails that are “playful new American, with an Italian-inspired twist.”

We’ll have a section of the restaurant set aside especially for us—and because they’re so nice, the Munchies folks are giving Schmooze attendees 10% OFF EVERYTHING, including their tastiest and classiest specialty cocktails.

Hope to see you there!