Our next Book Club welcomes Thomas Beller ’87 for a discussion of his latest book, "Lost in the Game: A Book About Basketball". Part journalistic account, part memoir, Lost in the Game charts the game's inexorable gravitational hold on those who love it.
Tuesday, June 13th, 7pm, Stuyvesant Town. Exact location will be shared with registrants.
Congratulations to the Vassar Class of 2023! And welcome to a family of 41,000 alums around the world and, of course, right here in New York City.
We'll see you tonight for our 101st Annual Meeting! 3 West Club, 51st Street and 5th Avenue, starting at 6:30pm. Vassar's Professor Molly McGlennen and Clifton Matias of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council will be discussing the past, present, and future contributions of Indigenous peoples to the place we now call New York.
On Tuesday, our 101st Annual Meeting will welcome Vassar's Professor Molly McGlennen and Clifton Matias of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council http://connect.vassar.edu/VCNY_AnnualMeeting2023
On June 8th, kick off summer with us at Sixpoint Brewery at City Point
And save the date! On November 16th, the Fall Fête returns to the Lotos Club
Summer is right around the corner! Ring in the warm weather with us at Sixpoint Brewery's new taproom at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn. They pour a full lineup of Sixpoint beers. Ciders, spirits, and a menu of appetizers, sandwiches, and pizza are available as well.
Thursday, June 8th, 6pm. 445 Gold Street, Brooklyn
June 8, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sixpoint Brewery at City Point (445 Gold Street, Brooklyn)
Ring in the warm weather at Sixpoint Brewery's new taproom at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn! They pour a full lineup of Sixpoint beers, along with beer and cider from sister brands Southern Tier Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company, and Bold Rock Hard Cider, plus spirits from Southern Tier Distilling Company. A from-scratch beer-inspired menu of appetizers, sandwiches, and pizza is available as well.
We have reserved a few high tables in the back corner near the kitchen area where we will have ample space to stand and mingle or take a seat. The bar is located on the lower level of City Point BKLYN next to the entrance to Trader Joe’s. There is an elevator (closer to the Albee Square entrance of the building) and escalator to access the lower level of City Point.
June 13, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us in welcoming Thomas Beller ’87 and discussing his latest book, Lost in the Game: A Book About Basketball. Lynn Janovsky ’86 will lead the discussion.
Thomas Beller ’87 (Brewers Basketball!) is the author of J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist (winner of New York City Book Award for Biographer/Memoir), Seduction Theory, The Sleep-Over Artist, and How to Be a Man: Scenes from a Protracted Boyhood. In addition to his writing, Beller has edited several anthologies, including two drawn from his website, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. He teaches creative writing at Tulane University and lives in New York and New Orleans with his wife and two children.
About the Book:
For players, coaches, writers, and fans, basketball is a science and an art, a religious sacrament, a source of entertainment, and a way of interacting with the world. In Lost in the Game, Thomas Beller ’87 entwines these threads with his lifetime's experience as a player and journalist, roaming NBA locker rooms and city parks as a basketball flaneur in search of the meaning of the modern game. He captures the magnificence and mastery of today's most accomplished NBA players while paying homage to the devotion of countless congregants in the global church of pickup basketball. He shares his own stories from the courts, meditating on basketball's role in city life and its impact on the athlete's psyche as he moves from youth to middle age. Part journalistic account, part memoir of a slightly talented player whose main gift is being tall, Lost in the Game charts the game's inexorable gravitational hold on those who love it.