Social programming, professional networking, and lifelong connections for Vassar College graduates living and working in New York City
Social programming, professional networking, and lifelong connections for Vassar College graduates living and working in New York City
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One week until Book Club! Nicole Haroutunian ’03 will join us to discuss her new novel-in-stories, Choose This Now. It offers readers a tender glimpse into the inner worlds of young women on separate but kindred lives: from marriage and pregnancy to dating apps and the inner workings of NYC’s museum scene, Nicole intertwines several storylines to weave a dazzling tapestry of womanhood.

June 18th, 7pm, Zoom
Lynn Janovsky ’86 will lead the discussion

connect.vassar.edu/VCNY_NicoleHaroutunian
On Wednesday, our Salon Series returns with Professor Andrew Lemon '00 to discuss the economics of litigation. connect.vassar.edu/VCNY_AndrewLemon

On June 18th, Book Club welcomes Nicole Haroutunian '03 to discuss her latest novel, Choose This Now. connect.vassar.edu/VCNY_NicoleHaroutunian

And on June 22th, take a guided trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery. connect.vassar.edu/VCNY_TrollyTour2024
Reflect, empower, and unite with us at the 2024 NYC Pride March! This year marks the 40th anniversary of Heritage of Pride and the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

The March starts at 25th St and 5th Ave. We expect to meet between 10am and 2pm with a march time of one and a half hours.

Sunday, June 30th
Exact formation time and location will be emailed to registrants

connect.vassar.edu/VCNY_Pride2024
Kick off summer and schmooze with us at Pig Beach BBQ in Astoria / LIC! The menu features meats from the smoker, classic BBQ sides, and sandwiches, including a vegan option. There is spacious indoor and outdoor seating for any weather and trivia starts at 7pm!

Thursday, June 27th, 6pm-9pm
35 - 37 36th St, Queens

connect.vassar.edu/VCNY_BBQ2024
Join VCNY and an expert tour guide aboard Green-Wood’s trolley to explore the Cemetery’s historic landscape and most fascinating permanent residents. You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and discover much more across its 478 acres of art, history, and nature!

June 22nd, 10am, $27
RSVP by June 10th

connect.vassar.edu/VCNY_TrollyTour2024
Events
June 18, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stuyvesant Town
Join the Vassar Club of New York Book Club and the Class of ’03 in-person on at 7:00 p.m. ET, when we will welcome Nicole Haroutunian ’03 and discuss her latest book, Choose This Now, a novel-in-stories. Lynn Janovsky ’86 will lead the discussion.

We will be meeting virtually over Zoom. The meeting link will be shared with registrants.

Space is limited so please RSVP early.

We encourage you to read the book in advance to avoid any spoilers.

Choose This Now, a novel-in-stories, offers readers a tender glimpse into the inner worlds of young women who find themselves stumbling in and out of each others’ lives after a climactic college party sets them off on separate but kindred journeys as adults. From marriage and pregnancy, to dating apps and the inner workings of NYC’s museum scene, Nicole Haroutunian intertwines several storylines to weave a dazzling tapestry of womanhood. This tour de force novel transcends the bounds of time and convention to become a singular story that is as authentic as it is entertaining.

Nicole Haroutunian ’03 is an author, editor, and museum educator. Her short story collection Speed Dreaming was published by Little A in 2015, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Georgia Review, Story, Tupelo Quarterly, Pigeon Pages, and more. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Queens with her husband and daughter.

Choose This Now is available for purchase at Noemi Press.
June 22, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, New York, NY
Join VCNY and an expert tour guide aboard Green-Wood’s trolley to explore the Cemetery’s historic landscape and most fascinating permanent residents from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET.

If you have never been to Green-Wood, this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, visit the grave of one of America’s greatest artists, and much more.

Space is limited so please RSVP early, and no later than June 10.

Tickets: $27

Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aids on the trolley, arrangements must be made in advance.
June 27, 2024, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pig Beach BBQ
Join us from 6:00–9:00 p.m. ET at Pig Beach BBQ in Queens, known for its award-winning barbecue and vibrant atmosphere.

The menu features meats from the smoker, classic BBQ sides, and sandwiches, including a vegan option. Guests can order from the full bar or choose to get a craft soda, with free refills. With spacious indoor and outdoor seating, whatever the weather, it will be a great BBQ to kick off summer. Thursday nights are also trivia!

RSVPs are encouraged. Pig Beach BBQ is wheelchair accessible.
Hope to see you there!
June 30, 2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25th and 5th
The Vassar Club of New York and Vassar LGBTQIA+ alums invite you to join us to unite for the 2024 NYC Pride March. This year’s March marks the 40th anniversary of Heritage of Pride and the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

The March starts at 25th street and 5th avenue in NY, NY. We expect to meet between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ET with a march time of one and a half hours. The exact formation time and location will be emailed to registrants in advance.

Heritage of Pride’s mission is to work toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. The March, originating in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration following the Stonewall Uprising, has evolved into a powerful symbol of resilience, unity, and advocacy. Join 2 million marchers and spectators in honoring the past, celebrating the present, and continuing the fight for a brighter, more inclusive future.

Registrants will receive a Vassar pride button at the march.
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