Join Jessica Harris ’68 for a discussion of her new book My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir, Sunday, June 11, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Join us for a talk, tea, and book signing with noted author Jessica Harris ’68. This event is hosted by Marcia Cantarella ’68, in her New York Times-featured home on the Upper West Side.

From a review by Dayna Evans in New York Magazine: “Historian, teacher, and inimitable cookbook author Jessica Harris has spent years telling a tale about herself and the people she has known – James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Nina Simone – in her new book, My Soul Looks Back, a memoir about her life writing, editing, and eating in the West Village in the ’70s. The book, just published, is Harris’s 13th and follows a series of critically acclaimed cookbooks and culinary histories that catalogue everything from Creole flavors to African cuisine’s many mutations in America. Harris’s memoir tells her story of growing up black and middle-class in New York City, recounts her years-long relationship with Sam Floyd (James Baldwin’s best friend, who eventually died of AIDS), and examines why the West Village and the Upper West Side were homes to members of the black intelligentsia during that time. It also features a version of Maya Angelou’s recipe for ‘eight-boy curry.’” Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

RSVP WITH PAYPAL: Space is strictly limited and on a first come, first served. Click button to reserve by PayPal:

For more information on Jessica Harris and her book, visit:
Epicurious
New York Magazine
New York Times

WHAT: Tea and Book Signing with Jessica Harris ‘68

WHEN: Sunday, June 11, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

WHERE: 144 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues), New York, NY

HOW MUCH:$20 event fee—includes light refreshments prepared by Jessica Harris ’68 and Marcia Cantarella ’68. Click button below to reserve by PayPal. First come, first served.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT: Contact Marcia Cantarella ‘68 (mycantarella@gmail.com)

Celebrate May Day with Mary Patterson McPherson, President Emeritus Bryn Mawr College and Executive Officer Emeritus American Philosophical Society, Sunday, May 7, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Join the Club for its annual May Day Celebration, a College tradition since 1900! Gather at the lovely home – with two terraces – of Joan Kaye ’74 for strawberries, cream, and, of course, bubbly!

After a brief Annual Meeting, our special May Day guest, President Emeritus Mary Patterson McPherson will offer some timely remarks. We are honored to have her with us.

While the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City’s May Day is free to attend, this is also a good time to pay your annual membership dues to support the Club’s extensive and lively programming that connects alums with each other and with the College.

The 2017-2018 year basic annual membership dues are $50 ($30 for graduates of the last decade) and may be charged at http://bmcnyc.blogs.brynmawr.edu/club_dues/ or you may pay at the door. Higher dues categories of $75 and $100 and beyond will be gratefully received.

WHAT: 2017 May Day Celebration (space limited)
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
HOW MUCH: FREE. However, the Club will gratefully accept Membership Dues to help defray expenses.
R.S.V.P.: Register Online (space limited, reservations on a first come first served basis.)
Guests are welcome; however, no children under 14 can be accommodated.

Great Red Wines of the World, Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Once again we are delighted to offer a very special wine tasting from the private cellars of Bryn Mawr alums. At this formal wine tasting event, we will be enjoying the world’s notable reds including the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Brunello among others. Led by the renowned wine expert Harriet Lembeck, CWE, a Bryn Mawr alumna, the formal wine tasting will be preceded by a Champagne reception. This is an amazing and congenial opportunity to discern the difference between some of the most acclaimed varieties of red wines of the world.

Guests are welcome; tickets are very limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

WHAT:                      Great Red Wines of the World

DATE:                       April 26, 2017

TIME:                        6:30 PM Sharp

 WHERE:                   Rose Hill Historic House
203 East 29th Street (between Second and Third Avenues)
New York, NY 10016
Subway, No. 6 train to 28th Street: Third Ave Bus Nos. 101,102,103 to 28th Street.

HOW MUCH:           $120 plus PayPal processing fee of $5  (total $125)

PURCHASE TICKETS: Reserve via PayPal below.  First come first served.

Today’s Interviewing and Smart Preparation, with Director of Alumnae/i Career Services, Cori Ashworth, .Ed., CAGS, CMC — Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. For One-on-One Career Consultation Appointments, See Below.

Today’s Interviewing and Smart Preparation, by Director of Alumnae/i Career Services, Cori Ashworth, Ed., CAGS, CMC – Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For One-on-One Career Consultation Appointments, See Below

Hosted by Alex (Kaufmann) Kosslyn ’04.    There are so many interview processes these days! We will briefly review the major types and phases of the interview process; interviewing by phone, Skype, face-to-face, panels, case interviews, and videotaped. Each situation calls for some thoughtful planning and tweaking. Depending on the phase of the interview there may be subtle adjustments to consider as well.

We will also take time to practice face-to-face in triads. It is special and so helpful to have a chance to practice with friendly colleagues from your alma mater! Come with your questions so we can draw on the collective wisdom in the room.
We will have some good munchies and drinks to share.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
SPACE IS LIMITED.  CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM RESERVATION
WHERE:     Pershing Square Capital Management, hosted by Alex (Kaufmann) Kosslyn ’04.
‪888 Seventh Avenue, 42nd Floor (located between 56th and 57th Streets)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
HOW MUCH:  We kindly suggest that those attending pay their Club membership dues, if not already paid. You may now pay dues online using PayPal! Visit our membership page at: http://bmcnyc.blogs.brynmawr.edu/club_dues/


Career Coaching One-on-One Appointments

As usual, Cori will be offering 50 minute, one-on-one coaching appointments at her hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Times Square at 114 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018. These appointments can address a variety of career-related areas including career strategy, interviewing, editing or written materials, life/work balance, and planning for new careers or consulting.

Register at this link by April 10th: Career Coaching 1:1’s

Please do not hesitate to contact Cori if you would like any additional information or have any questions or concerns.
Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., CAGS, CMC
Director of Alumni Career Engagement, dashworth@brynmawr.edu 610-526-5230

RESCHEDULED: Looking at Dance, by Anna Kisselgoff ’58, former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times, Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Looking at Dance, by Anna Kisselgoff ’58, former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times, Hosted in the Kellen Board Room of Channel 13, WNET by Janice Fuld ‘88, Associate Director, WNET Education.

Anna Kisselgoff will discuss the highlights of reviewing dance during her career. Over the years, she has reviewed modern dance, ballet, tap dance, ethnic dance, rodeo, Michael Jackson and –at the 1988 Calgary Olympics — ice dancing. Her presentation will include some dance clips and also remarks on dance in earlier days at Bryn Mawr College.

Born in Paris, Kisselgoff grew up in New York City where she began studying ballet at the age of four with Valentina Belova, and later for nine years with Jean Yazvinsky, a dancer in Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College, where she was editor of The College News, she studied French History at the Sorbonne and Russian at the School of Oriental Languages in Paris. Later, she received an M.A. in European History and an M.A. in journalism at Columbia University from which she received two Distinguished Alumni awards. Before joining The New York Times, to which she continues to contribute, Kisselgoff wrote features and dance reviews as a freelancer for The New York Times’ International Edition and worked at the English desk of Agence France-Presse in Paris. Aside from writing on staff from 1968 to 2006 for The Times and elsewhere, she has taught ballet history at Yale University, a Contemporary Choreographers course at Barnard College, and lectured at Hollins University. Kisselgoff has also worked as a consultant, and wrote the foreword for Bronislava Nijinska: Early Memoirs. Kisselgoff has been awarded Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government, and the Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland.

The Club is deeply honored to have an internationally known leader in dance criticism, a critic by whose body of work many other dance critics are judged, address our gathering.

HOW MUCH: $20 event fee. Light refreshments will be served

RSVP: Click below to reserve by Paypal. Guests welcomed.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017,  7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:  The Kellen Board Room of Channel 13-WNET, 825 Eighth Avenue, (enter on 50th Street, just west of Eighth Avenue)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net

The View from Washington at the Beginning of the Trump Era, Elaine Kamarck ’72 and David Wessel, Haverford ’75 of The Brookings Institute, Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City invites you to hear Elaine Kamarck ’72 and David Wessel Haverford ’75 of The Brookings Institute. They will address the Bi-Co community at an event hosted by Sarah Reid ’74 at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in midtown.

  • What political, social and economic developments brought us Donald Trump?
  • What do Elaine and David make of the first month of the Trump presidency? What are the three or four biggest questions about actual policies (not the tweets) of the Trump/GOP Congress regime to which we will have the answers only after a year or two?
  • What are the biggest risks?

Elaine C. Kamarck is a Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies program as well as the Director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution.

David Wessel is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, the mission of which is to improve the quality of fiscal and monetary policies and public understanding of them.

Elaine Karmark is an expert on American electoral politics and government innovation and reform in the United States, OECD nations, and developing countries. She focuses her research on the presidential nomination system and American politics and has worked in many American presidential campaigns. Kamarck is the author of Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates and Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again. She is also the author of How Change Happens—or Doesn’t: The Politics of US Public Policy and The End of Government-As We Know It: Making Public Policy Work.

During the event, Kamarck will be signing and selling her latest book published in 2016, Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again. In her book, Kamarck analyzes recent presidential failures to understand why Americans have lost faith in their leaders—and how they can get it back. She explains the difficulties of governing in our modern political landscape, and offers examples and recommendations of how our next president can not only recreate faith in leadership but also run a competent, successful administration.

Kamarck is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She started at the Kennedy School in 1997 after a career in politics and government. She has been a member of the Democratic National Committee and the DNC’s Rules Committee since 1997. She has participated actively in four presidential campaigns and in ten nominating conventions—including two Republican conventions. In the 1980s, she was one of the founders of the New Democrat movement that helped elect Bill Clinton president. She served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, where she created and managed the Clinton Administration’s National Performance Review, also known as the “reinventing government initiative.” At the Kennedy School, she served as Director of Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First Century and as Faculty Advisor to the Innovations in American Government Awards Program. In 2000, she took a leave of absence to work as Senior Policy Advisor to the Gore campaign.

Kamarck conducts research on 21st century government, the role of the Internet in political campaigns, homeland defense, intelligence reorganization, and governmental reform and innovation. Kamarck makes regular appearances in the media, including segments on: ABC, CBS, NBC, the BBC, CNN, Fox News Now New England Cable News, and National Public Radio.

Kamarck received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

David Wessel joined Brookings in December 2013 after 30 years on the staff of The Wall Street Journal where, most recently, he was economics editor and wrote the weekly Capital column. He is a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, appears frequently on NPR’s Morning Edition and tweets often at @davidmwessel.

Wessel is the author of two New York Times best-sellers: In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic (2009) and Red Ink: Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget (2012.) He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one in 1984 for a Boston Globe series on the persistence of racism in Boston and the other in 2003 for Wall Street Journal stories on corporate scandals. David is a member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Data Users Advisory Committee. He teaches in the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business Global 2030 executive education program and has been a visiting journalism professor at Princeton University.

A native of New Haven, Connecticut, and a product of its public schools, David is a 1975 graduate of Haverford College. He was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University in 1980-81.  Wessel has received honoraria for speaking from NMS Management, Tudor Investment Corp., Carlyle Group and Nomura Securities International Inc.

RSVP: Reserve by PayPal Below. Limited space available on a first come, first served basis.
WHAT: Remarks from Elaine Kamarck ’72 and David Wessel H’ford ‘75
WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.
WHERE: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, 101 Park Avenue at 40th Street, New York, NY 10178 Phone: (212) 808-7800
HOW MUCH: $20. Space is limited
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net.

Revisiting Whitney M. Young Jr.’s Challenge to Architects: The 1968 AIA Keynote Address by the Executive Director of the National Urban League, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In 1968, the great civil rights leader Whitney Young, Jr. spoke to the American Institute of Architects challenging the profession to design for the poor as well as for the rich.   Whitney M. Young Jr. was the respected leader of the National Urban League, and advisor to five United States Presidents and the father of Bryn Mawr alumna Dr. Marcia Cantarella ’68.  Now, almost five decades later, a panel of distinguished Bryn Mawr alums and architectural, urban design and political leaders will discuss the advances and challenges still ahead of the profession.  Dr. Cantarella will lead the panel discussion and Professor Mindy Fullilove ’71 will be the Respondent.

For questions, contact:   Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net

bmc whitney young
WHEN:                   Wednesday, February 1, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:                  AIA reception and conference space
(536 LaGuardia Pl – just south of Washington Square, New York, NY)

HOW MUCH:        $10, includes reception and conference, guests welcome.

RSVP via PayPal:                  

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Young Alum Event: Done Is Good Ice Skating, Saturday, January 28, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Followed by Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Young Alum Event: Done Is Good Ice Skating, Saturday, January 28, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Followed by Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Done is so, so, so good! Say goodbye to 2016 and skate into 2017 with the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City! Didn’t finish your gym credit? Doesn’t matter. Come out for some festive, wintry fun at the iconic Bryant Park skating rink, followed by a bone- and soul-warming drink at Proper West. All guests are welcome; the more the merrier!

WHAT:                   Ice skating: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., followed by Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

WHEN:                   Saturday, January 28, 2017

WHERE:                  Bryant Park Winter Village and Proper West (54 W 39th St)

HOW MUCH:           Free with your own skates/$20 to rent
Skaters are encouraged to bring their own locks to store items
in lockers.
Happy Hour will offer $6 select beers, $7 house wines and $8
mixed drinks

RSVP:                     Done is Good! Skating and Cocktails with the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City

Women’s March, Saturday, January 21

On January 21st, New York City will proudly join the international community to march in support of equality and promote civil rights for every human. This historic and peaceful event is open to the public and all are welcome to participate.  Register with fellow Mawrters – an assembling location and a procession order will be coordinated with the organizers of the Women’s March. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-on-nyc-bryn-mawr-club-of-new-york-city-tickets-30860549735

ALL ARE WELCOME, INCLUDING FELLOW SEVEN SISTERS ALUMNAE, FORDS, SPOUSES, AND FRIENDS!

The Mission Statement for the March describes the purpose as follows: “[to] send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.  We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.” From WomensMarchonNYC.com

Follow Us:  Website: WomensMarchonNYC.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nycwomensmarch

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nycwomensmarch

A performance of Sell/Buy/Date followed by a talk-back with Sarah Jones ’93, Saturday, December 3 at 2:30 p.m.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Join us for a performance of Sell/Buy/Date, an exuberant new show from Tony Award-winning playwright and performer – and Bryn Mawr alumna – Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel), followed by a discussion with Sarah herself after the show.

Sarah Jones returns to the New York stage as a dazzling medley of characters in inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry. Brimming with Jones’ masterful, multicultural characterizations, Sell/Buy/Date presents an honest, moving and even humorous look at a complex and fascinating subject, all while preserving the full humanity of voices seldom heard in the theater.

Tickets are available at a reduced rate of $45 for this event, while supplies last.

For more information, visit: http://shows.manhattantheatreclub.com/sell-buy-date/

bmc Sarah Jones

RSVP:             Please email brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com in order to
access the reduced rate.

WHEN:           Saturday, December 3, 2016.  Performance starts at 2:30pm.

WHERE:        The Studio at Stage II, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City
Centre, 131 West 55th St (between 6th & 7th Avenues

HOW MUCH:  $45 per ticket, guests welcome.

Save the Date: Winning: Today’s Resumes and Interviews – a Career Event with Career Strategist and Director of Alumnae Career Services, Cori Ashworth, M.Ed, CAGS, CMC,, Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.

Resume styles evolve. We will be looking at current resume formats and editing. We will then move on, considering how to integrate strategic content effectively into your prepared interview responses. Everything is related to everything, including projecting your brand and emphasizing the right transferable skills. Reservations are limited to Bryn Mawr alumnae and further details will be available in the October e-newsletter. Event arranged by Cate Megley ‘08 and hosted by Alex (Kaufmann) Kofflyn ’04.
In addition to the career program on Thursday evening, Ms. Cori Ashworth will be available for coaching appointments Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 17 – 19. Reservation slots for these individual appointments, limited to Bryn Mawr alums, will be available in October.

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Welcome to the City, Saturday, September 24, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Anassa Kata! The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City congratulates recent graduates and invites the city’s recently arrived alumnae – from newly minted to veteran – to our annual Welcome to the City event. This year, grab a Zabar’s bagel and a drink from our mimosa bar before taking in the cityscape from a fabulous rooftop. As always with the Bryn Mawr connection, we are here for you. Only one guest per person, but you never know who you will meet! Event arranged by Sara Capasso ’11 and Larissa Rubic ’11 and hosted by Pamela Feuer ’83.

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RSVP: Online. Space is limited; RSVP REQUIRED
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Westport, 500 West 56th Street (enter on 10th Avenue between West 55th & West 56th Streets), Sun Terrace Level
HOW MUCH: Bryn Mawr Club annual membership dues gratefully received.
QUESTIONS: Sarah Capasso ’11, sarah.c.capasso@gmail.com and Larissa Rubic ’11, rissrubic@gmail.com

Private Tour of “By the People: Designing a Better America,” an Exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, with Barbara Toews (GSSWSR PhD, 2014), Saturday, October 1, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sign up to attend a private tour with Bryn Mawr Alums at the “By the People: Designing a Better America” Exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC. The tour will be led by Barbara Toews GSSWSR PhD, 2014 and visiting instructor at Haverford College, 2008-2014. The newly opened exhibit explores social justice and design concepts. There will more than 60 exhibits promoting design to improve America, including an exhibit created by an incarcerated participant in Haverford’s’ men and women in the workshops.

Space is limited; RSVP REQUIRED
Cost: $20.00 payable in advance through PayPal. Includes museum admission and PayPal fee.

WHERE: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Helen Thurston ‘74 at jclosk@earthlink.net

 

New York City Class of 2020 Summer Send-Off, Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

We welcome the Class of 2020 to the Bryn Mawr College community. The Send-Off is an excellent way for new students to meet each other, alums, current students, parents and staff.

BMC summer sendoffHosted by Karen Davidov ’79 & Henry Myerberg in coordination with the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City.

Please register online by 7/26/2016

Date: 8/2/2016, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: 1239 Broadway, Penthouse, New York, NY 10001

View Attendee List
Learn More – New York City Class of 2020 Summer SendOff

Bryn Mawr Entrepreneurs of New York Reception, Tuesday, May 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

UPDATE: The event was a great success. Here is networking in action!

BMC Entrepreneurship

Join Bryn Mawr alums engaged or interested in entrepreneurship and startups. This is a kickoff event for the Entrepreneurship Affinity Group. The Entrepreneurship Affinity Group is group of Bryn Mawr graduates who are entrepreneurs, founders, early startup employees, investors, or those interested in the subject. The goal of the group is to bring together the Bryn Mawr alum community for social and supportive events in cities around the world.

If you are not in New York, but interested in or engaged in entrepreneurship and startups, please let us know! We look forward to events around the country.

Le Pain Quotidien
340 Madison Avenue (Entrance on 44th Street)
New York, NY 10173

There is no charge for this event. RSVP to Faith Wallace-Gadsden ’05, faith@archimedesproject.com

Joint Club Event with Bryn Mawr Book Club to discuss the recent book Daughters of the Samurai

Joint Club Event with Bryn Mawr Book Club to discuss the recent book
Daughters of the Samurai with the author, Janice Nimura,
Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

BMC Daughters of the Samurai

Save the Date: Joint Club Event with Bryn Mawr Book Club to discuss the recent book Daughters of the Samurai with the author, Janice Nimura, Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

Did you know that Bryn Mawr has a sister college in Tokyo? Come to a joint Club event with the Bryn Mawr Book Club to discuss the recent book Daughters of the Samurai with the author Janice Nimura.

In 1871, the Japanese government sent 6-year-old Ume Tsuda to the United States as part of a delegation to study the role and education of American women. The youngest of the five girls in the mission, Ume eventually was the first Japanese student to attend Bryn Mawr (1889-1892). Bryn Mawr was her model and M. Carey Thomas her inspiration when she founded one of the first private institutions of higher education for women in Japan in 1900, The Women’s Institute for English Studies (Joshi Eigaku Juku). Known since 1948 as Tsuda College (Tsuda Juku Diagaku), it has maintained a close relationship with its western sister through the exchange of students.  President Emeritus Nancy Vickers visited Tsuda in 2000 to celebrate the centennial of its founding.   Daughters of the Samurai sympathetically details the difficulties and successes these young women experienced, both during their time in the United States and upon their return to Japan.

RSVP:  to Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net. Space is very limited.

For more information contact Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 P. M.

WHERE: 10 Downing Street, Apartment 5W, New York, NY 10014 – graciously hosted by Jane Engelhardt ’84

Entrance to the building is on the west side of 6th avenue between Houston Street and Downing Street.

Transportation: By subway: Closest stops are IND line to West 4th street or the IRT west side line to Houston Street. By bus: The 7th Avenue line stops at Houston and 7th/Varick. The 5 stops at Houston as well on 6th Avenue coming from downtown. By car: Parking can be hard in the village.  There are garages on Thompson Street between West 3rd and Bleecker and on West 3rd between MacDougal and 6th Avenue. Both are expensive (e.g., $30 for a couple hours).

HOW MUCH:  Bryn Mawr Club membership dues gratefully received.

May Day Celebration and Annual Meeting

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Invites you to

Celebrate May Day with Us and Attend Our Annual Meeting!

 Sunday, May 1, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

strawberry champJoin the Club for its annual May Day Celebration, a College tradition since 1900! Gather for strawberries, cream, and, of course, bubbly! Board Vice President, Pamela Feuer ’83 is hosting us in the lovely rooftop room at The Westport, an elegant building five blocks from Columbus Circle on 10th Avenue,

Attend the Annual Meeting and mingle with the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC Board and alumnae of all decades and enjoy the fabulous views.

Come hear about the Club’s past and upcoming activities, and about its mission to support the College and its New York alums.

While May Day is free to attend, this is also a good time to pay your annual membership dues to support the Club’s extensive and lively programming for alums and the College.

The 2016-2017 year basic annual membership dues are $50 ($30 for graduates of the last decade) and may be charged at http://bmcnyc.blogs.brynmawr.edu/club_dues/. You may pay at the door.  Higher dues categories of $75 and $100 and beyond will be gratefully received.

WHAT:   2016 May Day Celebration

WHEN:    Sunday, May 1, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:    The Westport 500 West 56th Street (5 blocks from Columbus Circle at Tenth Avenue) New York, NY 10019 (The 57th Street crosstown bus stops one block away)

HOW MUCH:   FREE. However, we invite you to pay your annual Club membership dues.

R.S.V.P.:   To brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com, making sure to use the subject line “May Day.” One guest may attend at $20; however, no children under 14 can be accommodated. Please include your name, graduation year, and the name of any guest. Space is strictly limited and RSVPs are on a first come first served basis, with priority to alums!

Annual Meeting 2016
at The Westport (5 blocks from Columbus Circle) 500 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City invites you to its Annual Meeting to be held at The Westport on May 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  The 10 minutes of business to be conducted consists of a report on the Club’s activities by the President of the Club, the Treasurer’s Report, and the election of Club Officers and Board Members.

Nominations of officers and members for the following positions:

President…………………………………………………………..Helen Thurston,’74
Vice President……………………………………………………Pamela Feuer,’83
Secretary…………………………………………………………..Helen Freeman,’02
Treasurer…………………………………………………………..Laura Waldrop, ’98
Young Alumnae Coordinators…………………………….. Sarah Capasso, ’11, Larissa Rubic,’11, and Amani Chowdhury, ’14
50s and 60s Membership Rep……………………………..Nancy Kirk, ’59/’60
70s Membership Rep………………………………………….Lucille Blair,’74
80s Membership Rep………………………………………….Jane Engelhardt, ’84
90s Membership Rep………………………………………….Jennifer Suh Whitfield,’98
00s Membership Rep………………………………………….Nicole Huynh,’06
Member-At-Large……………………………………………….Marlies Bull,’93
Member-At-Large……………………………………………….Janet Sachs
Career Development Representative…………………….Cate Megley,’08
Webmistress………………………………………………………Maya Amis,’79/’87
Social Media Rep………………………………………………..Faith Pilacik, ’09

Dues Form

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City provides a full range of activities for alums in New York City and receives no financial support from the College or the Alumnae Association.  Please help the Club continue to offer exciting events to Bryn Mawr Alums in New York City.  The suggested basic annual dues contribution is $50 ($30 for those from last decade), and larger amounts are welcome.

Name: _______________________________________________Class:_______

Address: _________________________________________________________

E-Mail: _________________________Telephone: ________________________

Dues:             _____ $50   _____ $75   _____ $100 or higher

_____ $30 for GOLD (graduates of last decade)

 

Proxy Voting Form for Members Not Attending the Annual Meeting

PROXY for the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City, Submitted by the Present Officers

The undersigned, whose name is (please print) ________+______________________ residing at ___________________________________________________________, being a voting member of the Bryn Mawr Club of the City of New York, hereby appoints Helen Thurston, President of the Board, with full power of substitution, as her proxy to appear and vote in her name as instructed below at the Annual Meeting of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City to be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, or at any continuation or adjournment thereof.

Nominations of officers and members for the following positions:

President……………………………………………………………Helen Thurston,’74
Vice President…………………………………………………….Pamela Feuer,’83
Secretary……………………………………………………………Helen Freeman,’02
Treasurer……………………………………………………………Laura Waldrop, ’98
Young Alumnae Coordinators………………………………Sarah Capasso, ’11,
Larissa Rubic,’11, and Amani Chowdhury, ’14
50s and 60s Membership Rep………………………………Nancy Kirk, ’59/’60
70s Membership Rep…………………………………………….Lucille Blair,’74
80s Membership Rep…………………………………………….Jane Engelhardt, ’84
90s Membership Rep…………………………………………….Jennifer Suh Whitfield,’98
00s Membership Rep…………………………………………….Nicole Huynh,’06
Member-At-Large………………………………………………… Marlies Bull,’93
Member-At-Large………………………………………………… Janet Sachs
Career Development Representative………………………. Cate Megley,’08
Webmistress………………………………………………………… Maya Amis,’79/’87
Social Media Rep…………………………………………………. Faith Pilacik, ’09
Dues:              _____ $50   _____ $75   _____ $100 or higher

_____$30 for GOLD (graduates of last decade.)

Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: ___________

Telephone: ____________________________E-mail: _________________

 Mail this proxy form to: The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City
Church St. Station
P.O. Box 2052
New York, NY 10008-2052

An Evening with Juan Williams (HC ’76), Presenting His New Book, We the People, Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 – 9:00

Bryn Mawr Club of New York City and Haverford Alumni and Parent Relations
Invite You to
An Evening with Juan Williams ’76, presenting his new book, We the People.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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The American Scandinavian Foundation
58 Park Avenue
Volvo Hall
(between 37th and 38th Streets)
New York, NY 10016
212-779-3587

Cost: $20.00 payable in advance through PayPal

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Copies of We the People will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information contact Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net
bmc juan williamsJuan Williams, a former White House correspondent at the Washington Post, where he worked for over 21 years, also has been a senior correspondent and talk show host at NPR. He is currently a political analyst for Fox News and cohost of the daily news roundtable show The Five. He writes a weekly column for The Hill, a Washington, D.C. newspaper. Williams is the author of such bestselling and critically acclaimed books as Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965; Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary; Enough; and Muzzled. He lives in Washington, D.C.
In WE THE PEOPLE: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America (Crown; April 5, 2016), acclaimed social historian, bestselling author, and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams examines the lives and ideas of people he calls “America’s Modern-Day Founders.”

Roosevelt House Guided Tour, Plus “Women Take the Lead” Exhibit, Saturday, March 19, 2:15 p.m.

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Join the Club for a tour of the Roosevelt House with Curator Deborah Gardner ’70. The former double residence house of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, now owned by Hunter College, offers visitors an opportunity to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. The exhibit Women Take the Lead: From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Eleanor Roosevelt, Suffrage to Human Rights shows original and important treasures from the Women’s Suffrage Movement, some unseen for a century. It features about 75 rare posters, broadsides, pamphlets, books, and manuscripts that were actually used in the early 20th Century to promote voting rights for women. We will have the unique pleasure to be joined by Ms. Grania Gurievitch, whose family was close to the Roosevelts and who will share her personal reminiscences of Mrs. Roosevelt. This event was made possible by Dorothy Samuels, ’73, who serves on the External Advisory Board of the Roosevelt House and is a Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice.

Total cost for admission and the tour is $20.00. You may preregister via PayPal below, or pay at the door.

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For more information about the house and exhibit, visit: http://www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/rh-news/women-take-the-lead.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!

Register by PayPal:

Managing Up — with Cori Ashworth M.Ed., CAGS, CMC, Career Strategist and Director of Alumnae Career Services, Monday, March 7, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

bmc cori ashworth formalManaging your career is so important, and a big part of that is related to your direct manager and senior manager as well. It can also be related to mentors or sponsors! If you know how to assess the organization, and the management styles and individual preferences, you can position yourself for success and more effective movement in your career.

Bryn Mawr Director of Alumnae Career Services Cori Ashworth will offer guidelines for effective management and building smart, cordial relations with your manager, as well as offer coaching on particular situations that may be arising for you at your current location.

Come and join us for an evening of learning and substantive BMC discussion that you can apply directly and immediately. We will have good munchies to sustain our energy for the evening!

Please contact the Alumnae Association to register.

For more information contact Helen Thurston ’74 @ jclosk@earthlink.net

WHAT: Managing Up with Cori Ashworth M.Ed., CAGS, CMC

WHEN: Monday, March 7, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: This event is hosted by Jane Engelhardt ’84 at Debevoise & Plimpton, 919 Third Avenue, just east of 55th Street. Please make sure to bring a photo ID.

HOW MUCH: Voluntary donations of $20 as well as Bryn Mawr NYC Club dues will gratefully be accepted.

Individual One-on-One Career Coaching:

The one-on-one career coaching appointments with Cori Ashworth have all been filled. We will announce future opportunities when Cori next visits the New York Club. The College website has contact information for Cori Ashworth.

Reception for President Emeritus Nancy Vickers, Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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This event is sold out! Nobody will be admitted without a confirmed registration. If you would like to be on the wait list, please contact the Alumnae Association at bmcalum@brynmawr.edu.

Join us for a festive reception for Nancy Vickers, President Emeritus, Bryn Mawr College, hosted by Elizabeth V. Warren, ’72, a Trustee of Bryn Mawr College, on Wednesday, January 27, from 6:30 – 9:30. President Vickers will be offering some remarks on the joys of reading Dante with eagerly engaged Bryn Mawr alumnae.

For more information, contact Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net

Portfolio Wine Tasting: The Wines of Loubaton Imports, Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Four wineglasses with different colors of wineOrder your tickets to the Loubaton Wine Tasting via PayPal below.

Please let us know attendee name(s) and class year as appropriate for all registrants.

If you have to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible.

Contact Helen Thurston (Jclosk@earthlink.net) to provide attendee names and class years, and Alice Loubaton (alice@loubatonimports.com) for further information on wines.

Confessions of an All-Night Classical DJ – Nimet Habachy ’67, Hosted by Nimet and Suzan Habachy ’54, Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Confessions of an All-Night Classical DJ, or how Bryn Mawr prepared me for a career keeping New York’s insomniacs company along with Beethoven and Mozart and Bach and…….

Scheherazade spun tales for a sultan for a mere 1001 nights: Nimet Habachy has been spinning records, tapes and discs for over 7001 nights for New York’s insomniacs and is still counting. How did a woman who grew up in Cairo, Egypt become the all night classical DJ for WQXR radio? Upon arrival in America, Nimet took one look at the Siamese children in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s the King and decided that all she wanted was to be one of them. Hopelessly wrong for the part, she settled for a starring role as Benjamin Franklin in a jingoistic school play, and went on to work backstage at an opera house, in Summer Stock, and on the radio. Come and hear one of the world’s most fascinating classical DJ’s, who has had a successful career in a field so often dominated by men.

Nimet received a BA in French from Bryn Mawr College and an MFA in Theater from Columbia University. Her first official job was cleaning books in the National Library in Florence after the floods in 1966 and later spent 7 years working for the New York City Opera as Assistant to the Company Manager and Language coach for French and Italian.

In 1980, Nimet took and flunked the announcer’s audition for WQXR, the radio station of the New York Times. Her accent, it was alleged, was too English. She perfected an eastern seaboard accent, whatever that is, re-auditioned and was accepted on the reserve list. She became the host and programmer of WQXR’s New York at Night, which was broadcast live from midnight till 5:30 a.m. for 26 and a half years. Nimet is once again doing the night shift three times a week on the “new” WQXR. She is also continuing her career as a writer, interviewer and free lance lecturer based in New York City. Nimet will be speaking on Rigoletto and Manon Lescaut next season for the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 @ jclosk@earthlink.net. Please provide name and class year.

WHAT:   Confessions of an All-Night Classical DJ

WHEN:   Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Home of Nimet Habachy ’54

HOW MUCH:   Light refreshments will be served.

Suggested donation $20. Voluntary dues and contributions for the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City will be welcomed.

MORE INFO:   For more information, contact Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net by Thursday, October 29

Welcome to the City Tea for 2005 to 2015 Graduates – Hosted by Marcia Young Cantarella ’68, Sunday, October 18, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Every year, local Bryn Mawr College alumnae clubs host informal gatherings to welcome our most recent graduates to the Bryn Mawr alumnae community. Welcome to the City provides opportunities for alumnae of the last decade to reconnect with classmates, network, and to make new friends. Come meet the Board of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City, and enjoy tea and conversation as well as job networking advice.

This year’s New York City Club gathering will be a Tea on Sunday, October 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by Marcia Young Cantarella ’68 in her gracious apartment once featured in the New York Times. Marcia’s home is on Manhattan’s Upper West Side which is accessible to many forms of public transportation. (www.cantarellaconsulting.com )

WHAT:   Welcome to the City Tea for 2005 to 2015 Graduates

WHEN:   Sunday, October 18, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:   The Apartment of Marcia Canterella ’68
144 West 86th Street – between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York, NY 10024

Public Transportation:

Subway

# 1 to Broadway and 86th Street

C line to 86th and Central Park West

Bus

M 10 Central Park West

M 86 Amsterdam or Columbus

M 11 & 7 Columbus Ave. – going downtown

M 11 & Amsterdam Ave. – going uptown

M 104 Broadway

HOW MUCH:  Free – though voluntary dues and contributions for The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City will be welcomed!

RSVP:   Contact Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association

MORE INFO:   For more information, contact Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net

SAVE THE DATE: CAREER & NETWORKING EVENT AUGUST 26th WITH CORI ASHWORTH , M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C., Bryn Mawr Alumnae Career Program Manager

Join us for an intimate and hands-on training evening workshop on Negotiations led by Career Strategist, Cori Ashworth at the google Corporate Campus in Manhattan. Come and develop frameworks and capabilities applicable to any career while enjoying refreshments with alumnae.

Negotiations go on all the time, from little agreements at work to major discussions as you take a new position at a new organization. It is well documented that women do not negotiate as well as they might to advance their careers. With this in mind, we will review the Harvard model for negotiations that can be broadly applied to many situations; for benefits, for fostering win/win solutions working with colleagues, and overall strengthening your ability to find that sweet spot for an agreement that favors you. Armed with this approach, you can create stronger momentum for your career. Save the date for the evening of August 26th. Substantial munchies will be offered for sustenance.

Career Coaching with Cori Ashworth M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C., Bryn Mawr Alumnae Career Program Manager

— As part of the career outreach to alumnae, the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association will also be offering a full day of hour-long, one-on-one career coaching 50 minute appointments with Cori on August 27th and 28th from 9-5.

Look for the Alumnae e-calendar on July 30th to sign up for these meetings. Additional information and appointment sign-ups will be circulated on July 30th in the Alumnae e-calendar.

Tour of Carnegie Hall, Tuesday, June 23, 6:00 p.m.

Bryn Mawr alumna Susanna Prough ’99 will lead a tour of the famed concert hall and venue. Susanna currently works at Carnegie Hall as Director of Capital Projects and will give us an insider tour of the building, complete with historical highlights of its 124-year history.The tour will last an hour and a half.

The tour is limited to 15 participants; reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP via PayPal and the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC website.

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WHAT:   Insider’s Tour of Carnegie Hall

WHEN:   Tuesday, June 23, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:   881 Seventh Avenue (NE Corner of 56th Street)
New York, NY

HOW MUCH:   $20 fee. Register via PayPal:

We would be very grateful if you would take this opportunity to renew your BMC NYC membership (the new fiscal year started June 1). Pay dues via PayPal:

Membership Dues: $30 (last decade), $50, $75, $125, Other

 

 

MORE INFO:   For more information, contact Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net.

 

Annual Meeting 2015, Thursday, May 28, 6:30 p.m.

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Save the Date! The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City invites you to its Annual Meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at The Culture Center. The business to be conducted consists of a report on the Club’s activities by the President of the Club, the Treasurer’s Report, and the election of Club Officers and Board Members. Refreshments provided. Please join us for this special evening! Meet Board Members and Officers and mingle with fellow alumnae!

 

 

WHAT:   Annual Meeting

WHEN:   Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:   The Culture Center

410 Columbus Avenue

New York, NY 10024

HOW MUCH:  Dues and contributions to support the work of the Club will be gratefully accepted.

QUESTIONS:   Please RSVP to Liana.Sterling@gmail.com by May 22nd. Attendees must RSVP.

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MAY DAY 2015 – Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City for our annual celebration of May Day, graciously hosted by Suzan Habachy ’54.

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WHAT:                  May Day Celebration

WHEN:                 Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

HOW MUCH:         Dues and contributions to support the work of the Club will be gratefully accepted.

RSVP:                     Please RSVP to Liana.Sterling@gmail.com by April 27th. Space for this event is very limited and will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. Attendees must RSVP.

Book Event: BOOKMARKED: Reading my Way from Hollywood to Brooklyn, By Wendy Westbrook Fairey ’64, Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The event is hosted jointly by Wendy Fairey and by John Major, Haverford ’64, at his spectacular Chelsea loft recently featured in The New York Times.

BOOKMARKED(Arcade/Skyhorse Publishing) is a memoir of a life of reading. As the daughter of Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham—F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lover in the last years of his life—Wendy Fairey began as a child reading the books Fitzgerald had assembled for her mother and escaped into the landscape of classic English novels. She felt akin in sensibility and aspirations to David Copperfield, worried she was as plain as Jane Eyre, and craved the panache of Becky Sharp. Bookmarked also touches on books encountered at Bryn Mawr that helped to shape her as a reader, a scholar, and a person.

Wendy W. Fairey holds a doctorate from Columbia University and teaches English literature and creative writing at Brooklyn College, where she was also formerly a dean. She is the author of One of the Family (Norton 1992), a family memoir, and Full House (SMU Press 2002), a collection of linked stories. Fairey is married to Mary Edith Mardis with whom she lives in Manhattan and East Hampton. She has two children and four grandchildren.

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WHAT:   BOOKMARKED: Reading my Way from Hollywood to Brooklyn, By Wendy Westbrook Fairey ’64

Book reading, signing, reception – light refreshments will be served.

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:   144 W. 27th Street, Apt 5F
New York, NY 10001

The building is between Sixth and Seventh Avenues; closest subway stop is 28th Street and 7th Avenue on the no. 1 line; 28th Street on the Broadway line (N and R trains) is also pretty convenient. Slightly further away but still at walkable distance are 23rd Street and 8th Avenue (C and E trains) and 23rd Street and 6th Avenue (F train). 5th Floor

HOW MUCH:   Free—but of course, the chance to get the author’s dedication in your own book copy is a wonderful opportunity!

RSVP:   RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net by May 15

Bordeaux Wine Tasting: Selections from a Great Private New York Wine Cellar, Thursday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT: For wait list please e-mail Helen Thurston jclosk@earthlink.net with your name and class year.

Please come to a very special red Bordeaux wine tasting conducted by Harriet Lembeck, President of the Wine & Spirits Program, in her historic town house. Thanks to a generous Bryn Mawr alumna donor, a selection of great Bordeaux will be offered. Led by the renowned wine educator Harriet Lembeck, CWE, also a Bryn Mawr alumna, the formal wine tasting will compare top chateaux from both the right bank and the left bank of Bordeaux. Guests are welcome; tickets are very limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Proceeds of this event will support the work of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City.

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WHAT:   Bordeaux Tasting: Selections from a Great Private New York Wine Cellar

WHEN:   Thursday, May 7th at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Rose Hill Historic House
203 East 29th Street (between Second and Third Avenues)
New York, NY 10016
Number 6 subway train or Third Avenue bus numbers 101,102,103 to 28th Street

HOW MUCH:  $120 ($115 plus PayPal fee of approximately $5). First come, first served. Click here to register via PayPal:

QUESTIONS:    Contact Helen Thurston ’74 jclosk@earthlink.net for more information.

A SPECIAL CURATED VISIT TO YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, near Union Square, Led by Bryn Mawr Alumna Bonni-Dara Michaels ’77, Collections Curator at Yeshiva University Museum, Sunday, March 15, 1:30– 2:30 (or 3:00) p.m.

Join Bonni-Dara Michaels ’77 for a specially curated tour of three fascinating exhibits at Yeshiva University Museum located just off Union Square in Manhattan. The exhibits are:
Echoes of the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld
Modeling the synagogue from Dura to Touro
Shabbat – Inside and Out

RSVP to Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net  AND register at the link below by March 11, 2015.

For more information including travel instructions visit: Yeshiva University Museum’s webpage at www.yumuseum.org

Suggested donation of $20 to cover museum admission, a small contribution to the Club and PayPal fees.

Click HERE to pay by PayPal

A DAY OF BEAUTY at Rouge New York hosted by Rebecca Perkins BMC ’02, Founder, Saturday, January 24, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Rebecca Perkins BMC ’02, makeup artist in film and television and co-founder of the makeup salon, Rouge New York will once again host us for a day of beauty services. Individual services from the menu at http://www.rougeny.com/services/ and a special event deal will be available for attendees. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Pamela Feuer ’83 with questions at pf2121@nyc.rr.com

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WHAT:   A Day of Beauty

WHEN:    Saturday, January 24, 11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Rouge New York
130 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012
(between Houston St and Prince St, Soho)
http://www.rougeny.com

HOW MUCH:
Individual beauty service costs and gratuities payable to Rouge NY

Bryn Mawr Club of NYC dues and voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted

RSVP: 

RSVP to Pamela Feuer ’83 at mailto:pf2121@nyc.rr.com

BOOK SALON SERVICES directly online at http://www.secure-booker.com/Rougeny/MakeAppointment/Search.aspx Use PROMO CODE: BMCRouge

Special Evening at HERE Featuring a Performance of The Scarlet Ibis, Tuesday, January 13, 7:00

A special reception with food, wine and conversation will follow the performance!

Inspired by the 1960 short story by James Hurst, The Scarlet Ibis is a new American opera that explores the pain and wonder of childhood. The piece fuses singers, puppets, and nimble, multimedia stagecraft to evoke a primal, dreamlike landscape where two brothers struggle over the meaning of normal.

Home to New York City’s most imaginative live performance experiences, HERE produces work that is affordable, challenging and alternative. They give audiences the chance to be part of something new and fresh. This eclecticism makes HERE undefinable at its core, and entirely unforgettable. HERE is proud to have Bryn Mawr alum Bethany Haynes lead their efforts as their esteemed Board Chair.

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WHAT: Special evening at HERE with a Performance of The Scarlet Ibis, followed by a reception.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 13, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: HERE
145 Sixth Avenue
Entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street

RSVP: To buy tickets, click here and choose the “Bryn Mawr Club” $50 Ticket Option.

Holiday Party and Richard Tsao Trunk Show, Saturday, December 6, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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Mingle with friends and enjoy wine and nibbles at the beautiful Park Avenue apartment of Gurdon Howells Metz ’52. See Richard Tsao’s lovely and colorful creations — and pick up gifts for yourself or someone special. NEW designs at attractive prices!

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Richard Tsao designs are shown at august venues such as the gift shops of the Metropolitan Opera, Asia Society and Museum of Modern Art. The Club is thrilled to bring his designs, including those specially created for us, to our guests at a range of prices to suit all. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City to support the work of the Club on behalf of the College.

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WHAT: Holiday Party and Richard Tsao Trunk Show

WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 12:00 – 6:00 PM

WHERE: Apartment of Gurdon Howells Metz ’52
580 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

6 Train at 68th Street; F Train at Lexington Avenue & 63rd Street; Bus Numbers 1, 3, 4, 98, 101, 102, 103

RSVP: RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net

Summer Soiree – In Brooklyn! Thursday, August 2, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Mix and mingle indoors and out with your fellow Mawrters over summer cocktails and Brooklyn tunes – Rain or Shine!
Hosted by Jennifer Suh Whitfield ’98

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WHEN:   Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Rain or Shine

WHERE:   32  1st Place (Between Henry and Clinton Streets) Brooklyn, NY 11231 Subway: F and G train to Carroll Street

HOW MUCH:   There is no charge for this event, which is generously hosted by Jennifer Suh Whitfield ’98.

Membership dues and voluntary contributions to support the work of the Club will be gratefully accepted.

RSVP:   Reply to Liana.Sterling@gmail.com by August 15. Please include class year.

Private Screening and Reception: The Powerbroker, Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights at Channel 13 Studios, Lincoln Center, Tuesday, June 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

power brokerCome see a one-hour documentary, excellently produced and fascinating about a remarkable man who worked behind the scenes, advised presidents, and moved the needle in a difficult time. His daughter, Marcia Young Canterella ’68, will lead a Q & A after the screening and there will be a reception with light refreshments and drink. The WNET Channel 13 studios will host us and you will enjoy being in the midst of Lincoln Center where the city’s cultural and artistic leaders gather.

This year is the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the Club is delighted to host this documentary with the involvement of Marcia Cantarella. With a fascinating career in education, she has served as Associate Dean at Hunter College, a Dean at Princeton University and part of the Dean’s staff at New York University’s College of Arts and Science. She is the author of I Can Finish College and advises on inclusion and educational matters.

For more information on the film, see the article in the New York Times.

RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net. Please include class year.

The Club Welcomes Hanna Holborn Gray ’50 to its May Day Celebration, Sunday, May 4

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Please join the Bryn Mawr Club for a very special May Day Celebration! Strawberries, Cream, and Critique: Education and its Discontents, with Dr. Hanna Holborn Gray.

Come and celebrate May Day with your college friends and a legendary academic leader who once said, “The greatest danger, large because also least tangible and most wasting, would be to engage in an apparently principled descent to decent mediocrity.”

hanna holborn grayHanna Holborn Gray ’50 is known for her leadership in many fields: academic, administrative, intellectual and institutional. She is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, and the 1997 M. Carey Thomas Award among many others. Born in Germany, and raised in New Haven after her family sought exile form Nazi Germany, she entered Bryn Mawr College at 15, and upon graduation travelled to Oxford as a Fulbright scholar. After receiving her PhD degree from Harvard in 1957, she taught there for several more years, being promoted to assistant professor in 1959.

She met her husband Charles Montgomery Gray in a Renaissance history seminar while both were graduate students at Harvard. Hanna Gray received tenure at the University of Chicago in 1964, and taught Western Civilization as well as other graduate and undergraduate classes on Renaissance and Reformation Europe. She is an academic scholar of renown with special interests in the history of humanism, political and historical thought, church history and politics in the Renaissance and the Reformation.

Gray rose to prominence as an administrator after she was appointed to a committee to investigate whether a professor had been denied tenure because of her gender and political sympathies. Recognition of Gray’s administrative acumen led to her being named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University in 1972, one of many appointments she was to hold as the first woman in a position. Gray’s reputation as an administrator was enhanced at Yale where she was provost and professor of history from 1974 to 1978, and then served as acting president for 14 months.

Returning to the University of Chicago as President in 1978 in a time of deficits and retrenchment, with balancing the budget one of her first tasks, Gray worked to strengthen the University’s historical commitment to scholarship. The problems to be faced were real: erosion of material resources, inflation, changing demographic trends, shifting policies and attitudes of external sources of support, and narrowing opportunities for young scholars. But the greatest danger, she said in her inaugural address, “would be to engage in an apparently principled descent to decent mediocrity.”

After planning and presiding over a year-long celebration of the University’s hundredth anniversary, Gray retired at the end of June 1993, making her 15-year tenure as president the third longest, and one of the most productive, in the history of the University, where she now holds the position of President Emeritus.

Gray’s most recent publication is Searching for Utopia: Universities and Their Histories, published by the University of California Press in 2011.

The information above is excerpted, with editing, from the University of Chicago’s Office of the President website which cites the The University of Chicago Centennial Catalogues, Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library, with additional information provided by the University of Chicago News Office.

More information can be found on Hanna Gray’s biography on the University of Chicago’s History Department’s website.

WHAT:   May Day Party and Talk by Hanna Holborn Gray ’50

WHEN:   Sunday, May 4, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:   The home of Dr. Eugenie Birch ’65
765 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

HOW MUCH:   While this event is free, we ask that you consider Club membership dues to support NYC alumnae activities. And if you would consider a contribution to support a Bryn Mawr College summer internship in New York, we would be grateful!

RSVP:   RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net by April 25. Please include class year.

Photos from the event are here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152086832093176.1073741827.146589958175&type=1

The Parthenon, the Elgin Marbles, a Hellenistic Mummy, Euripides and a Mystery! Reception, Lecture, and Book Signing by Joan Bretton Connelly, Tuesday, April 8, 6:15 – 9:15 p.m.

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Note that the starting time was incorrect in an earlier version of this post.
It is 6:15 p.m.

The Parthenon Enigma, by Joan Breton Connelly, has just been released to excellent reviews, including those in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Come learn about the darker side of sunny ancient Greece in the beautiful Park Avenue apartment of Blaikie (’51) and Bob Worth. Blaikie’s mother was Eleanor Marquand Delanoy’19 and Bob’s was Jane Richards Worth ’23.

Thanks to a once-lost play by the great Euripides (the discovery of which, in the wrappings of a Hellenistic Egyptian mummy, is only one of this book’s intriguing adventures), Connelly has uncovered a long-buried meaning, a story of human sacrifice set during the city’s mythic founding.

Marshalling a breathtaking range of textual and visual evidence, full of fresh insights woven into a thrilling narrative that brings the distant past to life, The Parthenon Enigma is sure to become a landmark in our understanding of a civilization from which we claim a cultural descent.

A former Bryn Mawr College Trustee and Assistant Dean, Joan Bretton Connelly earned a M.A. in Classics in ’79 and a Ph.D. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology in ’84. Professor Connelly is a Professor of Classics at New York University. She is presently a Trustee of the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study; Princeton Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London; the Royal Geographical Society, the Explorers Club; the Society of Women Geographers; member Archaeological Institute of America; Oxford Philological Society; Pilgrims of the United States.

enigmaWHAT:   Greek Mysteries – The Parthenon Enigma:

Reception, lecture and book signing

WHEN:   Tuesday, April 8, 6:15 – 9:15 p.m. Professor Connelly will arrive for her talk at 7:15 p.m.

WHERE:   The home of Bob and Blaikie Worth ’51

1220 Park Ave – Near 96th

New York, NY 10128

HOW MUCH:  While this event is free, we ask that you consider Club membership dues to support NYC alumnae activities. And if you would consider a contribution of $20 to support a Bryn Mawr College summer internship in New York, we would be grateful!

RSVP:   RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net by April 4. Please include class year.

The Double Life of Paul de Man, by Evelyn Barish ’56 – Literary Party, Reception, and Book Talk, Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Come Celebrate! The Club invites you to a very special gathering, in the private offices of legendary literary agent Georges Borchardt and co-hosted by the equally legendary editor Bob Weil to mark the publishing of The Double Life of Paul de Man, by Evelyn Barish ’56, a professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and its College of Staten Island.

barishEvelyn Barish ’56 has authored a riveting biography of the iconic, immensely charming and powerful intellectual Paul de Man, a Yale University professor. His world-wide renown and influence, including the invention of the influential the theory of deconstructionism, concealed a shameful past including Nazi collaboration and anti-Semitic writing. How could this man be so prominent, so famous, so academically and intellectually dominant, yet hide his past so successfully? The Double Life of Paul de Man has been called “unstoppably addictive” by Cynthia Ozick, and praised as “stunning… an astonishing expose” (Booklist) and as “an extraordinary story of a complex personality presented with a wise dose of irony and respect” (Kirkus)

You will find this book and its making revelatory; you will see why two of New York’s great literary agents and editors have championed this book, and you will be inspired by and amazed at the story of Evelyn Barish, an impressive Bryn Mawrter whose research ranged over two decades, four countries and three languages.

One of the great presses of the early twentieth century, Liveright published William Faulkner, E.E. Cummings, Hart Crane—and Anita Loos’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. In 2012, a revived Liveright under Bob Weil—already responsible for such books as Annette Gordon-Reed’s The Hemmingses of Monticello—inaugurated its first original list in four decades, with new works by Gail Collins, R. Crumb, J.G. Ballard, and Jim Holt.

Georges and Anne Borchardt co-founded the New York-based literary agency, Georges Borchardt, Inc., in 1967. Georges Borchardt introduced to American readers major works by Roland Barthes, Samuel Beckett, Pierre Bourdieu, Gilles Deleuze, Marguerite Duras, Franz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Eugene Ionesco, Jacques Lacan, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jean-Paul Sartre, Elie Wiesel and Monique Wittig. In 2010, he was awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Georges Borchardt, Inc. today is primarily an agency for English language writers, and currently represents over 200 authors including eight Pulitzer Prize winners and two Nobel Prize winners. The agency represents novelists and nonfiction writers as well as several major literary estates.

Click these links for more information about Evelyn Barish, Georges Borchardt, and Bob Weil.

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WHAT:   A special literary party, reception, and talk celebrating publication of The Double Life of Paul de Man

Wine and cheese will be served.

WHEN:   Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:    The private offices of
Georges Borchardt
136 East 57th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10022

HOW MUCH:   Free, but contributions of $20 to support a Bryn Mawr College New York summer intern will be gratefully accepted.

RSVP:   RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net. Please include class year.

Careers, Creativity and Beauty at Rouge New York, hosted by Rebecca Perkins ’02, Founder and Head Make-up Artist, Saturday, March 22, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

rougeRebecca Perkins BMC ’02, makeup artist in film and television, will discuss her path to realizing her dreams and starting her own creative business—Rouge New York. Rebecca will host us at her new makeup salon in Soho and discuss her career path, triumphs and pitfalls. Then her creative staff will be ready to help you look your best! Beauty Service appointments from the Rouge New York menu http://www.rougeny.com/services/ will be available for up to 24 alumnae. Complementary individual eyelash application with another service at regular price! Come learn, mingle and get yourself ready for all your weekend activities!!

WHEN:   Saturday, March 22, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

WHERE:    Rouge New York
130 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012 (between Houston St and Prince St, Soho)

http://www.rougeny.com

1 Train to Houston St, C Train to Spring St, N Train to Prince St or D Train to Broadway-Lafayette

HOW MUCH:  Individual beauty service costs and gratuities payable to Rouge New York.

Voluntary donations to the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City to help fund student summer internships will be gratefully accepted.

RSVP:   RSVP and make appointments with Pamela Feuer ’83 at pf2121@nyc.rr.com by March 19. Please include your class year and a telephone number for appointment confirmation.

Hell Week Happy Hour – GOLD* Classes, Friday, February 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

happy hour

Come mingle and celebrate Hell Week (or not!) with fellow Young Alums at the delightful Part Avenue Tavern. Co-hosted with the Alumnae Association. (*Graduates Of Last Decade)

WHEN:   Friday, February 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:    Park Avenue Tavern 99 Park Avenue, between 39th & 40th Streets New York, NY 10016

RSVP:   Contact Alumnae Association

Industry Panel: Technology Employment in NYC, Moderated by Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C., Director of Alumnae Career Engagement, Thursday, February 20, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

tech people

All types of companies need technology and systems support, and opportunities in “TECH” continue to proliferate and offer new options to those seeking work.

Come and hear from four BMC alumnae from different companies and industry segments. We will be discussing what the trends are and new options that are developing in this area of work. If you have considered working in a technology company or in a company with tech as part of operations then this is a great program for you to attend!

Cori Ashworth, Bryn Mawr College Director of Alumnae Career Engagement, will be our moderator for this interesting discussion.

Our speakers include:

Jen Bonczar ’11, Google
Frances Nobay ’94,
TIAA-Cref
Karen Blumberg ’95, The School at Columbia
University

Ashley Gavin ’10, Girls Who Code

This event is hosted by Sarah Reid ’74, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Partner and Member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN:   Thursday, February 20, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Offices of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
101 Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016

RSVP:   Contact Alumnae Association Online by February 18

Career Coaching Appointments with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C., Director of Alumnae Career Engagement, February 20 – 22

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The schedule for one-on-one career coaching appointments is full as of  this email invitation. If you did not sign up for an appointment and  want to coach with Cori, please get in touch with her at dashworth@brynmawr.edu.She will be happy to work with you to make arrangements for an appointment by phone or Skype.

In addition to the panel discussion, as part of the Alumnae Association’s career programming, Cori will be offering 50 minute appointments for career coaching on the 20th, 21st, and a few on Saturday morning, February 22nd. These appointments will be offered at her midtown hotel location. Alums should plan to arrive about 5 minutes early to check in at the front desk.

Career coaching appointments can address a variety of subjects, including: planning a career search, changing careers, developing a solid brand, reentering the workforce, planning for retirement, improving your work presence, interviewing, resumes, work-life balance and other related topics. Appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis.

WHEN:   Thursday, February 20 – Saturday, February 22

WHERE:   SpringHill Suites, Midtown Manhattan/Fifth Avenue 25 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018

RSVP:   Contact Alumnae Association by February 18

Holiday Party and Richard Tsao Trunk Show, Saturday, December 7, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

tsao bannerMingle with friends and enjoy wine and nibbles at the beautiful Park Avenue apartment of Gurdon Howells Metz ’52. See Richard Tsao’s lovely and colorful creations – and pick up gifts for yourself or someone special. NEW designs at attractive prices!

Richard Tsao designs are shown at august venues such as the gift shops of the Metropolitan Opera, Asia Society and Museum of Modern Art. The Club is thrilled to bring his designs, including those specially created for us, to our guests at a range of prices to suit all. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City to support the work of the Club on behalf of the College.

tsao scarves tableWHAT:   Holiday Party and Richard Tsao Trunk Show

WHEN:   Saturday, December 7, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Apartment of Gurdon Howells Metz ’52
580 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(Between 63rd and 64th Streets)

6 Train at 68th Street; F Train at Lexington Avenue & 63rd Street;
Bus Numbers 1, 3, 4, 98, 101, 102, 103

RSVP:    Please RSVP to brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com

Annual Meeting and Presidential Visit to New York, Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join Interim President Kim Cassidy as she shares news from the campus and the College’s curricular innovations that are preparing today’s students for the world of tomorrow. Learn how these innovations are coming to life as Professor of the History of Art Steven Levine and Curator and Lecturer in History of Art Brian Wallace showcase their course on curating contemporary art—part of Bryn Mawr’s exciting multidisciplinary 360° program.

High Line Walk with Club Board Member Lucille Blair, Sunday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. – Noon (Approximately)

high line

We will meet as a group at the stairs to The High Line (elevator is available) on 23rd Street and 10th Avenue on Sunday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. and walk south to Gansevoort Street. We will discuss the High Line’s history as we explore its art installations, plantings and views.

The High Line, a public park built on an elevated freight rail line along Manhattan’s West Side, is owned by the City of New York with a “path” that meanders between West 30th Street and Gansevoort Street. Running through three of Manhattan’s neighborhoods – Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton, West Chelsea and the Meatpacking District – The High Line was built in the 1930’s when these neighborhoods were defined by their industrial and transportation roles. Now these streets are home to galleries, hotels, boutiques and restaurants. We will experience a remarkable urban – and almost pastoral – transformation of a once active then abandoned rail line above the streets of New York.

WHEN:   Sunday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

WHERE:   23rd Street and 10th Avenue

HOW MUCH:   $20.00 Donation to the Club. Click HERE to pay by PayPal

R.S.V.P.:   RSVP to Lucille at lucillecblair@yahoo.com

Welcome to the City 2013, Saturday, October 5, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for our annual event to welcome the Class of 2013, the newest members of the Bryn Mawr alumnae community! Refreshments will be served.

Every year, local BMC alumnae clubs host informal gatherings to welcome our most recent graduates to the Bryn Mawr alumnae community. This year’s Welcome to the City provides opportunities to reconnect with classmates, network, and to make new friends. Don’t miss this great opportunity to socialize and network. Alumnae from the classes of 2009 – 2013 are invited to the event, however all classes are welcome, especially newcomers to the city.

WHEN:    Saturday, October 5, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Home of Marcia Young Cantarella ’68
144 W 86th Street – Apartment 4B
New York, NY 10024-4028

R.S.V.P.:   Please RSVP by calling the Alumnae Association at 610-526-5227 or 800-BMC-ALUM

Meet Bee Ridgway – Book Talk & Signing, at the San Remo, Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.

River of No Return

Please join us for a reading and talk on The River of No Return, a novel written pseudonymously by Bryn Mawr English professor Bethany Schneider. The book has been described as a remarkable medley of historical fiction, romance, adventure, and fantasy, and has debuted to rave reviews including in the Washington Post, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly. Come, listen, and meet with fellow Mawters in a gracious New York apartment. Refreshments will be served.

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Professor Schneider, who has taught in the English Department since 2001, has published widely on the 19th century literatures of the United States, and is a two-time recipient of Rosalind Schwartz awards for excellence in teaching. She will discuss how her love of literature, teaching and creative writing coupled with her students’ interests interest and inform each other to create an enjoyable best seller. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE READ the BOOK BEFORE THE MEETING.

“A wonderful first novel…Ridgway spins an intricate narrative in elegant prose that combines the best of various genres – spy thriller, historical romance, science fiction, fantasy. Throughout, her juxtaposition of past and present is dazzling and often amusing…The River of No Return has the feel of an instant classic.” – Washington Post

WHEN:   Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:   The Apartment of Laura Goldberg, daughter of Nancy Schwartz Goldberg ’57
The San Remo
145 Central Park West (between 74th and 75th Streets) – Apartment 8B
New York, NY 10026

R.S.V.P.:   Please RSVP to Melissa Pesce by Monday, September 16 at melissa.pesce@gmail.com or 914 671 6620.

Donations of $20 to support a Bryn Mawr Summer Internship gratefully received.

Theater Outing to THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m.

Bountiful

Come see Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful featuring the unforgettable Cicely Tyson. The Club has secured excellent orchestra seats, and all stars are scheduled to perform. The tickets are priced at $107, which includes a $20 contribution to the Club and are normally priced at $132. Thanks to Abigail Rose Solomon, daughter of Linda Newman Schapiro ’63, for assisting in arranging these tickets.

TONY AWARD WINNER!

Best Actress, Cicely Tyson

DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER!

Best Actress, Cicely Tyson

Outer Critics Circle Award WINNER!

Outstanding Actress in a Play, Cicely Tyson

“FIRST RATE. YOUR HEART WILL SING.” –Associated Press

“UNFORGETTABLY EXCELLENT. I’VE NEVER BEEN MORE DEEPLY MOVED
BY A THEATRICAL PRODUCTION OF ANY KIND.” -Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL IS WITHOUT A FLAW!” -Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“CICELY TYSON IS SUBLIME.” -Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

“CUBA GOODING JR. TRIUMPHS!” -Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

“VANESSA WILLIAMS IS OUTSTANDING.” -David Cote, Time Out New York

Tickets are very limited. Please purchase using the PayPal button on our website.

For wait list or other information, please contact Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net

WHEN:    Wednesday, June 26. 6:30 ticket pickup outside box office for a 7:00 curtain. Look for alumna with Bryn Mawr Club sign. Tickets for latecomers will be left at box office.

WHERE:    Stephen Sondheim Theatre
124 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

HOW MUCH:   $107, which includes a $20 contribution to the Club. (These tickets are normally $132.)

R.S.V.P.:   Please purchase tickets via PayPal:

Theater Outing to see Ann – The Ann Richards Play with Holland Taylor, NEW DATE: Thursday, June 27, 7:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Sadly, this show will be closing before the original date for which we secured tickets.
We have obtained tickets for
Thursday, June 27, which can be purchased below.

Ann Richards Play

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City has secured a very limited number of tickets to see this funny, heartwarming and fascinating play about the Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas that is acted by the Tony-Award nominated actress Holland Taylor.

Please join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City for our summer theater outing to see Ann – The Ann Richards Play. Ann takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who dedicated her life to enriching the lives of her constituents, friends and family. The play runs two hours with one intermission.

WHEN:   Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6:30 ticket pickup outside box office for a 7:00 curtain. Look for alumna with Bryn Mawr Club sign. Tickets for latecomers will be left at box office.

WHERE:    Lincoln Center Theater – Vivian Beaumont Theater
150 West 65th Street, Between Broadway and Amsterdam
New York, NY 10023

HOW MUCH:    $105 per ticket, which includes a $20 donation to the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC

R.S.V.P.:   Please purchase tickets via PayPal:

Career Coaching with Cori Ashworth, Friday, August 9 and Saturday August 10 (by appointment)

As part of our career outreach to alumnae, the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association will also be offering a full day of hour-long, one-on-one career coaching appointments with Cori Ashworth, on Aug. 9th and Aug. 10th at her midtown hotel. Alums should plan to arrive about 7 minutes early go to the front desk, show formal identity, and be shown to the designated conference room. Appointments will be 50 minutes long and start on the hour running from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ending at 5:00 p.m.

Career coaching appointments can address a variety of subjects, including: planning a career search, changing careers, developing a solid brand, reentering the workforce, planning for retirement, or work-life balance.

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10 by appointment

WHERE: Marriott Courtyard
866 Third Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10022
212-644-1300

HOW MUCH: Free, although donations are suggested. Refreshments will be served.

R.S.V.P.: RSVP online

“Managing Your Career Smartly” with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C. Director of Alumnae Career Engagement at Bryn Mawr College, Thursday, August 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Please join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City for its latest career event, with Cori Ashworth of the Bryn Mawr Career Development Office. People change jobs a lot these days, and so managing your career is your responsibility and there are smart ways to do this for maximizing your career potential.

We will discuss the elements of managing this process, emphasizing the many ways to network, refine brand, and integrate multiple forms of outreach. We will provide additional time for questions and answers and discussion with participants.

WHEN: Thursday, August 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Offices of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

HOW MUCH: Free, although donations are suggested. Refreshments will be served.

R.S.V.P.: Please RSVP online by August 5

 

Book Talk: Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City, by Constance Rosenblum ’65, Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.

Constance Rosenblum ’65, a New York Times reporter and former editor of the City section, will discuss her new book, Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City, just published by NYU Press. The book, a collection of expanded versions of her Habitats column, published in The Times, offers 40 vivid and intimate stories about how New Yorkers really live in their brownstones, their apartments, their mansions, and their lofts, and as a whole presents a rich, multi-textured portrait of what it means to make a home in the world’s most varied and powerful city. This event will appeal to anyone interested in New York, its rich history, and the people who live here.

“The tales of luck or hard work that resulted in the securing of perfect tiny shoebox apartments, rehabbed brownstones, and converted industrial spaces provide a frisson of envy that keeps us reading; it’s the same urge that has us gaze up at lighted windows from the sidewalk below and wonder if someone else’s house, and thus, their very existence, is better than our own. Rosenblum’s profiles are a celebration of New York.” – Publishers Weekly

Books will be available for sale and for signing by the author, and refreshments will be served.

For more information on the book, go to http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookid=8429Habits Rosenblum

WHAT:   Book Talk: Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City, by Constance Rosenblum ’65

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Home of Elizabeth Holloway and Jim Kafadar

350 Bleecker Street, Apt 6E (between Charles and 10th Street)

(ring buzzer no. 21 if doorman is on break)

New York, NY 10014

212-645-2737

Christopher Street subway stop on the 1 train, West 4th Street stop for the A, B, C, D, E, F and M trains.

HOW MUCH:   Free. Donations toward Bryn Mawr internships gratefully accepted.

R.S.V.P.:   RSVP with name and class year by May 18th to brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com, making sure to write “Habitats” in the subject line.

Bi-College Spring Happy Hour, Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Please join fellow Bryn Mawr and Haverford alums at B Bar in the East Village on Wednesday, June 5. Enjoy drinks and conversation in their outdoor garden area—take in the warm weather while catching up with your classmates!

bbarWHAT:   Bi-College Spring Happy Hour

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-8:30

WHERE:   B Bar
40 E 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
http://bbarandgrill.com

HOW MUCH:   There is no charge for this event, but guests are responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks.

R.S.V.P.:   Please RSVP to Melissa Pesce by Wednesday, May 29 at melissa.pesce@gmail.com

Connection: Third Annual Egyptian Craft Sale to benefit Schools for Cairo’s Poorest Women

Support two schools in Moqattam, Egypt, for desperately poor girls and women who turn Cairo’s trash into Beautiful Things: Rugs, Quilts, Purses, Stationery and Embroidered Cards. Women’s marginalization and poverty has increased considerably, so come shop to help Suzan ’54 and Nimet ’67 Habachy keep the schools open and dreams for a better life alive.

Items for sale are based on recycling.  There is paper from Cairo’s office trash, embroidered cards and attractive stationery items, and quilts and rugs, potholders and purses made from remnants from the textile mills of Egypt.  Proceeds from the sale of these items, keep the schools open.

WHAT:   Third Annual Egyptian Craft Sale to benefit Schools for Cairo’s Poorest Women

WHEN:  Tuesday through Thursday, May 7 – 9, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church – Christian Education Center (church lower level)

7 West 55th Street (between 5th/6th Avenues), New York, NY

51st Street stop on the 6 train, 57th Street stop on F train

HOW MUCH:   Free to Attend – Reasonable to Shop!

R.S.V.P.:   No RSVP Necessary.
For information, contact Virginia Kassel ’54 (virkassel@aol.com)

May Day Celebration, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the annual BMCNY May Day celebration! We’ll party on the traditional strawberries and cream with bubbly, catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and network with all! Mawrters of all classes welcome, as well as guests, (but please, no children under 14). Light Refreshments will be served.

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WHAT:   May Day Celebration

WHEN:   Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:   The lovely terraced, landscaped penthouse apartment of Nadine Zamichow ’47

HOW MUCH:   Free of charge, with Suggested Donation of $20.

R.S.V.P.:   RSVP with your name, class year, and names of any guests to brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com, making sure to put “May Day” in the subject line.

Connection: A Tea to Celebrate the Life of Geraldine E. Rhoads ’35, Thursday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Please join your fellow alumnae for a tea in honor of former editor of Woman’s Day Geraldine Rhoads. Miss Rhoads graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1935. Read more about the life of Geraldine Rhoads here.

WHAT:   A Celebration of the Life of Geraldine E. Rhoads ’35

WHEN:  Thursday, March 21, 3:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:   The Harvard Club of New York City
(The Biddle Room – 3rd Floor)
27 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-6600

R.S.V.P.:    212-873-6288 or rhoadsge@aol.com by Monday, March 11, 2013

Celebrate Bryn Mawr’s Award Winning Math Department – A Scintillating Talk with Professor Victor Donnay of Bryn Mawr College, Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Victor Donnay, Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College, will talk about the department’s longstanding success in supporting and encouraging women to study mathematics, recently recognized by the American Mathematics Society which awarded Bryn Mawr its 2012 Exemplary Mathematics Department Award. He will also discuss his methods of using sustainability to draw students into mathematics and provide them with hands-on opportunities to see how the math they learn in class can connect to issues they care about in the world. Professor Donnay is known as a fascinating teacher

Professor Donnay will be introduced by Laura Gellert ’93, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at The City College of New York School of Education and former Teacher of Mathematics at The Brearley School.

Biography

Victor Donnay is Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College supported by the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Change Master Fund. He received his Ph.D. from New York University’s Courant Institute with research focusing on chaotic dynamical systems. He has a deep interest in issues of mathematics education and in finding ways to bring the beauty of mathematics to a wider audience. He has been a Primary Investigator on several National Science Foundation funded grants involving K-16 math and science education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teacher preparation. These grants have had a common theme developing multi-institutional partnerships.

There is no charge for this event. Friends are welcome, especially those considering an undergraduate career at Bryn Mawr.

WHAT:  Celebrate Bryn Mawr’s Math Department – A Talk with Professor Victor Donnay

WHEN:   Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Program begins promptly!

R.S.V.P.:   RSVP to Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net by April 4.

Smart Job Search and Closing the Deal Well with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Thursday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.

It’s not too late! There is still space available for this event. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Are you wondering how to complete a hiring process most positively? You work to get to this point, and then want to negotiate most effectively. We will briefly review the steps in the search for a good job and concentrate on the final phases: how to interview well with senior management, how to follow through, and then once the offer is made, how to seal the best deal for you. Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C., Bryn Mawr Alumnae Career Program Manager, will facilitate the discussion. There is no charge for this event, and refreshments will be served.

WHAT: Smart Job Search and Closing The Deal Well

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Offices of Channel 13
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

WNET’s offices are on the 14th floor of the Worldwide Plaza Building at 825 Eighth Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets. Do not enter the building in the 8th Avenue entrance. Instead, enter via the west side of the building. You can get to the west entrance by starting at the corner of 8th Avenue and 50th Street, walking west on 50th Street, (toward 9th Avenue), and making a left when you see a big courtyard on your left. (If you get to New World Stages Theater, you have gone too far.) When you enter the courtyard, the entrance to the Worldwide Plaza building will be on your left (across the courtyard from Bally’s Sports Club). Enter the building and tell security you are here going to WNET on the 14th floor. Go to the elevator bank and select “14” as your floor and then you will be directed to an elevator which will take you to the 14th floor. When you get there, tell security you are there for the Bryn Mawr College event.
R.S.V.P.: RSVP to Janet Sachs, jlsachs@hotmail.com