August 24, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Los Feliz, 109 Ludlow Street Rivington St And Delancey St, New York, NY
This month’s Schmooze brought to you by Miranda Robertson ‘08 and Brian Farkas ‘10! We’re heading back to Los Feliz for our sixth Lower East Side summer night filled with margaritas and guacamole. Join us as we toast to the summer season, and to the alma mater that connects us all. The downstairs private room is reserved for VCNY, with happy hour drink prices extended through 8 p.m. Delicious food is also available for purchase. 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! Tag your photos #VCNYSchmooze to share the fun!
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.
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!
July 18, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
This month’s Schmooze brought to you by Kyle DeAngelis ‘15 and Alexa Levine ‘15! For the first time in the history of VCNY, we’re heading to Hoboken, NJ! This lively city (once home to Frank Sinatra) is full of amazing views, vibrant bars and delicious eateries. Located just 5 minutes walking distance from the Path Train and Hoboken Terminal, Wicked Wolf Tavern is a Hoboken hot spot with waterfront views of the NYC skyline. If you’ve never been to Hoboken, don’t miss this opportunity to venture out. VCNY Specials: Enjoy extended happy hour drink specials including $5 appetizers, and $3 well mixers, draft beers and wines in a reserved space for VCNY. Directions: From Path Stations located in Manhattan at 33rd St., 23rd St., 14th St., 9th St. and Christopher St., take the Path Train to Hoboken Terminal. From NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal, take NJ Transit Bus 126 toward Hoboken Terminal. From NYC Penn Station, take the NJ Transit train toward Hoboken Terminal. 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! Tag your photos #VCNYSchmooze to share the fun!
July 7, 2017, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yankee Stadium, One E 161st Street, Bronx, NY
Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Yankees What says Summer Friday better than a game of baseball? Use the Vassar Club of New York as as your excuse to leave the office early and head up to Yankee Stadium! This year, we’ve secured access to the Budweiser Party Deck before the game for 90 minutes of food and drinks before we head to our seats for the first pitch. As if you needed more incentive to get there at 5pm, the first 18,000 guests at the stadium receive a Yankees Beach Towel courtesy of Delta Air Lines! (Warning: wearing a Vassar Brewers hat may give off the impression you aren’t rooting for the home team. But we’re okay with it.) 5:00pm - Gates Open 7:05pm - First Pitch All are welcome, so bring your non-Vassar friends, too. Tickets are $75 per person and include: - 90 minutes of food, draft beer and nonalcoholic beverages starting when gates open - Nathan’s hot dogs, burgers, garden salad, imported and domestic draft beer and Pepsi products. - Seats located in Section 414 or 426. Reserve your spot(s) now! Tickets will be distributed electronically to all registrants as Yankee Stadium has adopted mobile ticketing. Transit Directions and Driving Directions/Parking Info can be found on the Yankees website. Please be mindful of the Yankee Stadium Security Policy while planning your attendance.
June 21, 2017, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St, Brooklyn, NY
VCNY is heading to Threes Brewing in Gowanus! Cited as one of “NYC’s Best Craft Beer Bars” (Travel Pulse) and one of the “Best New Breweries in America 2016” (Thrillist), the Schmooze at Threes will feature a culinary collaboration between Nom Wah Nolita and the Meat Hook, as well as exciting drink specials. 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 Marie Dugo ’11 or Stephanie Goldberg ‘14 at Tag your social media posts #VCNYschmooze to share the fun.
June 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY
Join us at the Washington Square Hotel, courtesy of CEO Judy Paul '78. In 1871, the Japanese government sent five young girls to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors―Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda―grew up as typical American schoolgirls. (Sutematsu Yamakawa attended Vassar!) Upon their arrival in San Francisco they became celebrities, their travels and traditional clothing exclaimed over by newspapers across the nation. As they learned English and Western customs, their American friends grew to love them for their high spirits and intellectual brilliance. The passionate relationships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan―a land grown foreign to them―determined to revolutionize women’s education. Based on in-depth archival research in Japan and in the United States, including decades of letters between the three women and their American host families, Daughters of the Samurai is beautifully, cinematically written, a fascinating lens through which to view an extraordinary historical moment. Tickets: $10 Space is limited! Interested in joining the VCNY Programming team to help plan fantastic events, like Book Club? Let Marie Dugo ’11 and Stephanie Goldberg ’14 know at! Feel free to also reach out with any questions about this event.
June 3, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, 941 North St, Greenwich, CT
Join the Vassar Club of New York and the Vassar Club of Hartford as we venture to Connecticut for an afternoon full of nature and art at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center. Thanks to Justin Connor ‘04, VCNY and VC Hartford attendees will enjoy a tour guided by Foundation Director Allison Brant. The current exhibition is Animal Farm and alumnae/i are welcome to spend the afternoon exploring the Center’s beautiful grounds. Admission is free, but please still register! Friends and family are welcome as well. Host Committee: Justin Connor ‘04 Fanny Greber ‘70 Directions from NYC by Public Transit: Take the Metro North New Haven Line from Grand Central Station to Greenwich. Trains depart twice an hour and travel time to Greenwich is approximately 50 minutes. As train schedules are subject to change please check for the most up to date scheduling information. Cabs are available at the train station. Local taxi number is: Greenwich Taxi (203) 869-6000. Uber is also available. Directions from NYC by Car: From the Merritt Parkway: Take the Merritt Parkway to CT Exit 31: North Street. Make a right onto North Street and proceed for 2.8 miles. Turn left at #941 North Street for parking at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center. From Interstate I-95: Take I-95 to Exit 3: Arch Street/Greenwich, CT. Make a left onto Arch Street and proceed under the railroad trestle. At the light continue straight until you reach a fork, make a right. Cross over Greenwich Avenue and then Mason Street. At light at Millbank, turn left onto Millbank and follow that street to the end. At intersection with Route 1/East Putnam Avenue, cross Route 1/East Putnam onto North Maple Avenue. Bear right onto North Street and proceed for 6.8 miles. Turn left at Hurlingham Drive on North Street for parking at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.