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
Stuyvesant Town
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.
May 16, 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3 West Club, 3 W 51st St, New York, NY
Vassar Professor Molly McGlennen ( will be in conversation with Clifton Matias (Kichwa / Taino) of Redhawk Native American Arts Council (

Tickets: $25.00
Each registrant will receive 2 drink tickets, as well as enjoy a variety of passed hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will be available.

Registration is limited!

Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm ET

VCNY Board Nominations!
Looking for ways to give back to Vassar? Join the VCNY Board. The only requirements are your passion and commitment. To express your interest or to nominate someone else, please contact Kat or Diego at [email protected].
April 20, 2023, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jackdaw, 213 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003-2702, United States
The Vassar Club of New York is organizing a Finance and Consulting Meetup at 6:00 p.m. EDT at Jackdaw, just blocks away from the 14 St–Union Sq station!

Whether you're a young professional, recent graduate, or just looking to relive your college days, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

We'll have tables reserved for us with Happy Hour running until 8 p.m. Drink specials range from beers starting at $5 to delicious Old Fashioneds for just $8. Jackdaw also offers a mouthwatering array of bites to order alongside!

And the best part? You won't have to work on any presentations, spreadsheets, or PowerPoints. Just relax, have a drink, and enjoy the company of your fellow Vassar alums.
April 13, 2023, 9:00 pm - April 20, 2023, 9:00 pm
Brandy's Piano Bar, 235 E 84th St, New York, NY
Hidden away on a side street in the most unlikely of places, Brandy’s is one of the Upper East Side’s best-kept secrets. This intimate spot has showcased live talent every night for over 35 years, including Vassar’s very own Lauren Mufson ’86.

Please join us for an intimate (Brandy’s is small!) evening of socializing and song. We will only have a small table reserved for VCNY, so get there early (8:30ish EDT) to get a seat at the table. Of course, we can spread out if needed and fill up the 68-person capacity. Once the music starts at 9:30, people can make requests and even sing if they feel inspired!

Please note, there is no cover charge, but there is a two-beverage minimum.

Space is limited, so please register in advance.

About Lauren Mufson ’86:
Lauren starred as Donna Sheridan on Broadway and in the North American Touring Company of Mamma Mia!

Off Broadway: Kari Florin’s The Porch (Altered Stages) and Voices of Swords (Urban Stages), A New Brain (Lincoln Center), Elizabeth Swado’s Groundhog (MTC), Kabbalah (BAM Next Wave Festival), many workshops and readings including work at NYMF, MTC, Eugene O’Neill Center, Circle Rep Lab, and Public Theater. World premiere of The Bandstand (Paper Mill Playhouse), Loving Leo (Weston Playhouse), The Happy Time (Musicals Tonight), The Book of Candy (Playwright’s Theater of NJ), The Predators’ Ball performed in Florence, Italy (music by Jason Robert Brown), Kiss of the Spider Woman (world premiere dir. Harold Prince), regional appearances in Mamma Mia! (Maine State Music Theater), Man of La Mancha (as Aldonza at the Olney Theater Center), Smokey Joe’s Café (Gateway Playhouse), World Goes Round, No Way To Treat A Lady, Side By Side By Sondheim (Florida Studio Theater), Elizabeth and Jane Eyre (Asolo). TV: Law and Order: SVU, Rosie O’Donnell Show, Unsolved Mysteries.

Lauren teaches private voice lessons and is available for concerts, private parties, and corporate events. For details, visit
April 4, 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stuyvesant High School, 345 chambers street, New York, NY
Three years after the word COVID entered our vocabularies, we've seen a profound impact of the virus on the world of education. Our panel of alums will discuss their wide-ranging experiences on both the policy and practice sides. We'll explore what has worked well, where we are continuing to come up short, and patterns they're seeing that are here to stay.

6:30–7:00 p.m. EDT: Networking and Refreshments
7:00–8:00 p.m. EDT: Moderated Panel with Q&A
8:00–8:30 p.m. EDT: Networking and Refreshments

Ticket Cost: $10

Max Familian ’09, Senior Director of Citywide Strategy at NYC Department of Education
Elizabeth Skog ’91, 3rd Grade Teacher at PS 9
Mavis Smook ’74, Special Ed Teacher at District 75
Rachel Zweig ’14, Theater Teacher at PS 889/MS 890

Alejandro Montoya ’12, Regional Superintendent of Operations at Uncommon Schools

RSVP: Please register by March 28
March 28, 2023, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New York City
Please us via Zoom where we will chat and compare notes on Cyclorama, a novel by Adam Langer ’88. A discussion of the novel, moderated by Lynn Janovsky ’86, will follow the reading. Please register to receive the link to this Zoom meeting. We encourage you to read the book in advance to avoid any spoilers.

Register at

About the author:
Adam Langer ’88 is the author of a memoir and five novels including the international bestsellers Crossing California and The Thieves of Manhattan. He is the executive editor of the Forward, a frequent contributor to the culture pages of the New York Times, and host and creator of the podcast Playing Anne Frank.

About the book:
At the dawn of the Trump administration and the #MeToo movement, a group of old friends in the Chicago suburbs are drawn back to the heart-wrenching traumas they experienced as teenagers in the 1980s when they performed in an abusive director’s high school production of The Diary of Anne Frank. A timely and deeply relatable story about how the dramas of our high school years have shaped the way we live today, Cyclorama blends the sophistication and scope of a Robert Altmanesque ensemble drama with the nostalgic heart of a John Hughes-era coming of age comedy.