Mawrtyr Monthly Craft Night hosted by Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (Monday, October 5th at 7:00 PM)

Come one, come all! The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City is proud to launch its first Monthly Craft Night (scheduled for the first Monday night of each month).

Bring your knitting, crocheting, needle point, spinning or whatever craft you adore for a night of chatting and creative fun! This monthly zoom meeting is hosted by alum Leila Ghaznavi, Class of ’01.

Leila Ghaznavi ’01 majored in music composition and now works in fundraising and development for Carnegie Hall. A member of the board of the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC, Leila is also a puppeteer and founder of Pantea Productions, a multidisciplinary theatre production company that combines puppetry and physical theatre for unrestrained storytelling that defies gravity. In her free time, she collects more yarn than is possible to knit in one lifetime. She has also dabbled in needle point, crotchet, and mask making– transforming her sewing machine from her nemesis into an ally.

WHAT: Mawrtyr Monthly Craft Night!

WHEN: Monday, October 5th at 7:00 PM (First Monday Night of each month)

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: Free

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Leila Ghaznavi at Leilag@gmail.com.

Bi-Monthly Meet-up: Artists, hosted by Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM)

Artists from all disciplines are invited to this bi-monthly meetup to network, socialize, and mutually support and celebrate each other’s work. This bi-monthly zoom meeting is hosted by alum Leila Ghaznavi ’01.

Leila Ghaznavi ’01 majored in music composition and now works in fundraising and development for Carnegie Hall. A member of the board of Bryn Mawr Club of NYC, Leila is also a puppeteer and founder of Pantea Productions, a multidisciplinary theatre production company that combines puppetry and physical theatre for unrestrained storytelling that defies gravity. In her free time, she collects more yarn than is possible to knit in one lifetime.

She has also dabbled in needle point, crotchet, and mask making– transforming her sewing machine from her nemesis into an ally.

WHAT: Mawrtyr Bi-monthly Meet-Up

WHEN: Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM (First and Third Tuesday Night of each month)

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: Free

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Leila Ghaznavi at Leilag@gmail.com.

The Electoral Scene and Picking the Vice President: How Picking the Vice President Has Changed – and Why it Matters, a talk by Brookings Institute political expert Elaine C. Kamarck ’72, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 PM)

Join us for another informative evening with political commentator extraordinaire, Elaine C. Kamarck ’72, Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley. An expert on American electoral politics and government innovation and reform in the United States, OECD nations, and developing countries, 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. Kamarck will speak about the electoral scene and her most recent book, published July 7, 2020, Picking the Vice President: How Picking the Vice President Has Changed—and Why It Matters.

Kamarck focuses her research on the presidential nomination system and American politics including the role of the Internet in political campaigns, homeland security defense, intelligence reorganization, and governmental reform and innovation. She served in the White House (from 1993 – 1997) where she created and managed the Clinton Administration’s National Performance Review, also known as the ‘reinventing government initiative”.

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 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. In addition, she regularly appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, the BBC, CNN, Fox News Now New England Cable News, and National Public Radio.

For more information, visit:

Brookings:
Elaine Kamarck
https://www.brookings.edu/experts/elaine-kamarck/

Elaine’s Twitter:
https://twitter.com/EKamarck?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

About the Book and Order Books Here:
https://www.brookings.edu/book/picking-the-vice-president/

WHAT: Discussion of Electoral Scene and Book Talk by Elaine C. Kamarck ’72 on Picking the Vice President: How Picking the Vice President Has Changed – and Why It Matters.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 PM.

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: $10.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Helen Thurston ’74 at hthurston77@earthlink.net.

Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All, a talk by psychiatrist, urban activist, and author Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove ’71 (Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM)

“Mindy Fullilove takes us on a geographical and historical journey to Main Streets around the world. . . . This is as much a guide for the perplexed (or depressed) as it is an astonishing study for the built environment and its effects on our health, communities, politics —- and our future.” – Mara Spiegel (Co-Director, The Division of Narrative Medicine, Columbia University)

Join us for an informative evening with renowned social psychiatrist and urban activist, Mindy Thompson Fullilove ’71, as she unveils her forthcoming book Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All. Made relevant by the present ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and by the past and present history of social inequality and racism that eviscerate city neighborhoods, Fullilove’s book will address the integral role that main streets play in the health and vibrancy of cities and the interactions of their inhabitants across racial and socioeconomic divides. Amongst other topics it discusses how architects and planners can and must play a role in creating functional main streets. This is a timely and pertinent talk for us all.

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove ’71 is an American social psychiatrist, who focuses on the ways social and environmental factors affect the mental health of communities, and a professor of Urban Policy at The New School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her MS and MD degrees from Columbia University.

Fullilove has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics of poor communities and has studied the links between the environmental and individual and community mental health. Her research examines the mental health effects of environmental processes such as violence, segregation, and urban renewal.

Besides her forthcoming Main Street (New Village Press, September 2020), Dr. Fullilove has authored numerous articles and seven other books, including From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence (John Hopkins University Press, January 2020) which she coauthored with Hannah L. F. Cooper, ScD, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It (New Village, 2nd Edition 2016), and Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities (New Village, 2013)She has received many awards, including inclusion in many “Best Doctors” and two honorary doctorates (Chatham College, 1999, and Bank Street College of Education, 2002).

Professional Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association

American Public Health Association

Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects

Honorary Member, NYC Chapter, American Institute of Architects

For more information about Mindy Fullilove’s new book, visit:
https://nyupress.org/9781613321263/main-street/

WHAT: Book Talk by Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove on Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM.

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided the day of the event.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Helen Thurston ’74 at hthurston77@earthlink.net.

SAVE THE DATE Election Review with Founder and President of 314 Action, Shaughnessy Naughton ’99 (Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM)

“I do not share your view that the scientist should observe silence in political matters” – Albert Einstein, 1933.

Alums: Please join us for an evening with phenomenal founder and president of 314 Action, Shaughnessy Naughton, as she delves deeper into the results of the recent election and highlights the importance for scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in national, state and local offices.

WHAT: Election Review with political expert and President of 314 Action, Shaughnessy Naughton ’99

WHEN: Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM.

WHERERSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided the day of the event.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Helen Thurston ’74 at hthurston77@earthlink.net.

HOW MUCH: $10.

SAVE THE DATE: Virtual Summer Send-Off Party (Saturday, July 25th at 2 PM)

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE VIRTUAL SUMMER SEND-OFF PARTY!

Alumnae/i: Please join returning students and their families to welcome the class of 2024 and other new students to Bryn Mawr College at a virtual event for your region. Registration coming soon.

WHAT: SAVE THE DATE Virtual Summer Send-Off Party.

WHEN: Saturday, July 25th at 2:00 PM.

WHERE: Registration coming soon.  

HOW MUCH: Free Entry.

Tips and Support for Work in the Time of COVID-19 with Becky Ross, Senior Associate Director for Alumnae/i Career Services at Bryn Mawr College, and hosted by Isidora Armentrout ’13, Career Development Representative (Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30 PM)

COVID-19 has changed the way that we live and work, and we are navigating realities that are unknown and confusing. This event is intended to provide a forum to discuss the ways you have been impacted in your work, whether you have been furloughed or laid off, are seeking new employment and interviewing virtually, or are currently working from home. This discussion is intended to provide a space to discuss ways to navigate these new realities, and equip you with resources and connections to support you at this time.

The discussion will be facilitated by Becky Ross, Senior Associate Director for Alumnae/i Career Services at Bryn Mawr College and hosted by Isidora Armentrout ’13, the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City’s Career Development Representative.

Attendees will:

  • Learn how to access Mawrter Connect – An online alumnae/i networking experience for Bryn Mawr College. Within the platform you will be able to network with students, alumnae/I, faculty and staff, and other friends of the college. It also provides a space for sharing and referring opportunities and resources.
  • Have access to the 30-minute presentation – ‘You’ve been Laid Off – Now What?’ led by the vault.com (Please watch before meeting)
  • Discuss best practices for virtual interviewing
  • Discuss best practices for working from home while maintaining your personal and mental space/health
  • Walk away with a resource guide listing what’s available to you for coaching/development/networking/career development

Isidora Delizo Armentrout ’13 was a history major at BMC. Currently she serves as the Career Development Representative on the Board of the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC. Isidora has been working as a sales executive in the Technology industry since graduating and has worked in both San Francisco and NYC.

Becky Ross is the Senior Associate Director for Alumnae/i Career Services at Bryn Mawr College. She has more than two decades of experience in higher education career services, a commitment to student and alumni success, and has trained as a career counselor in the Counseling & Student Personal Psychology program at the University of Minnesota. She has built her career around helping individuals identify, explore and pursue their career goals.

WHAT: Tips and Support for Work in the Time of COVID-19 with Becky Ross, Senior Associate Director for Alumnae/i Career Services at Bryn Mawr College and hosted by Isidora Armentrout ’13, Career Development Representative.

WHEN: Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30 PM.

RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: Free Entry.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION/QUESTIONS CONTACT: Isidora Delizo Armentrout ’13 at isidora.armentrout@gmail.com

 

RESCHEDULED The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father, a talk by Janny Scott, granddaughter of Janet Pauling ’17 and of Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, the Main Line socialite said to have been the inspiration for Katharine Hepburn’s character in The Philadelphia Story (Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 PM)

“A poignant addition to the literature of moneyed glamour and its inevitable tarnish and decay…like something out of Fitzgerald or Waugh.” – The New Yorker

Attend an informative virtual Book Talk with author and former New York Times reporter, Janny Scott, as she discusses the creation and eventual disintegration of the 800-acre estate that inspired the play and celebrated American film, The Philadelphia Story. Her grandmother, Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, said to have been the inspiration for the character of Tracy Lord, the role that resuscitated Katharine Hepburn’s career after a period as “box-office poison.”

RSVP HERE.

Please join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City for an evening with best-selling author and journalist Janny Scott as she discusses The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father — part family history, part detective story, part tale of a vanishing class. Set on the eight-hundred-acre, Gilded Age estate that inspired The Philadelphia Story, the book is a vivid exploration of the degree to which an inheritance – financial, cultural, genetic – conspired in one person’s self-destruction.

Scott’s father, Robert Montgomery Scott, was the longtime president and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a charming eminence grise on the city’s cultural scene. Her grandmother, Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, was reputed to have been a model for the character of Tracy Lord, the role that resuscitated Katharine Hepburn’s career after a period as “box-office poison.” The Beneficiary was one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019 and one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019.

The New Yorker called The Beneficiary, now out in paperback, “a poignant addition to the literature of moneyed glamour and its inevitable tarnish and decay…like something out of Fitzgerald or Waugh.” The audiobook, narrated by the author, is available through Audible.

Janny Scott, who is also the author of A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother, was a reporter for The New York Times for fourteen years, writing about race, class, demographic change, and ideas. She was a member of the Times reporting team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for the series “How Race Is Lived in America.” In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, she and Christine Kay, a Times editor, conceived Portraits of Grief, a series of thumbnail profiles of several thousand victims, which appeared in the Times every day for months. She was previously a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey.

Her first book was the runner up for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography and one of Time magazine’s top ten nonfiction books of 2011. She has appeared on The Colbert Report, Today, MSNBC, C-Span, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Leonard Lopate Show and other television and radio programs. She is a graduate of Harvard College and lives in New York City.

For more information, visit:

Janny Scott’s website

https://jannyscott.com

The Beneficiary: Details and Order Books Here

https://jannyscott.com/books/the-beneficiary/

Reviews and News

https://jannyscott.com/news/

WHAT: Book Talk by Janny Scott on The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of my Father.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 PM.

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE for the new date. A Zoom Link will be provided the day of the event.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Helen Thurston’74 at hthurston77@earthlink.net

Meet a Mawrter Series: Support for K-12 Teacher Mawrters in a Virtual World, hosted by Associate Professor of Math Education, Laura Gellert ’93 (Thursday, June 18th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM)

Welcome to the Meet a Mawrter Series where professionals can virtually communicate, network, and problem solve with each other.

Laura Gellert ’93 will be hosting this Zoom event. She is an Associate Professor of Math Education at the City College of New York. She has been coaching and supervising pre-service and in-service teachers for many years. Please join us for an engaging and exciting evening where K-12 NYS teachers will have the chance to reconnect and speak with other academic professionals.

It has been a tough time for teachers as we have had to transition to on-line teaching with little to no formal education in this type of instruction. From pre-k to 12th grade, teachers have been trying to continue to educate their students in math, science, social studies, English, ELA, and other languages. Come together via Zoom to share some of your great ideas, some of your challenges, and some of your successes.

Laura Gellert ’93 is an Associate Professor of Math Education at the City College of New York. She has been coaching and supervising pre-service and in-service teachers for many years.

WHAT: Meet a Mawrter Series: Teacher Mawrters, hosted by Laura Gellert ’93.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 18th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

WHERE: RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: Free entry.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Gellert ’93 at lmgellert@gmail.com

POSTPONED: The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father, a talk by Janny Scott, granddaughter of Janet Pauling ’17 and of Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, the Main Line socialite said to have been the inspiration for Katharine Hepburn’s character in The Philadelphia Story (Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM)

In deference to this moment of immense tragedy in our country, and in solidarity with individuals and communities fighting for justice, tonight’s virtual book talk with Janny Scott for her book “The Beneficiary” Is postponed. We will be in touch with you as soon as we have a make-up date.

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City joins other responsible and major organizations such as The Municipal Arts Society and Columbia Graduate School of Business in recognizing that this is not the time for business as usual. #BlackoutTuesday #TheShowMustBePaused

Instead, we refer you to the message the Bryn Mawr College leadership released on June 1, and note that the New York Club leadership will be reflecting on actions that we can take to strengthen our commitment to racial justice and equity.

 

“A poignant addition to the literature of moneyed glamour and its inevitable tarnish and decay…like something out of Fitzgerald or Waugh.” – The New Yorker

 Attend an informative virtual Book Talk with author and former New York Times reporter, Janny Scott, as she discusses the creation and eventual disintegration of the 800-acre estate that inspired the play and celebrated American film, The Philadelphia Story. Her grandmother, Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, said to have been a model for  Tracy Lord, the role that resuscitated Katharine Hepburn’s career after a period as “box-office poison.”

RSVP HERE.

Please join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City for an evening with best-selling author and journalist Janny Scott as she discusses The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father — part family history, part detective story, part tale of a vanishing class. Set on the eight-hundred-acre, Gilded Age estate that inspired The Philadelphia Story, the book is a vivid exploration of the degree to which an inheritance – financial, cultural, genetic – conspired in one person’s self-destruction.

Scott’s father, Robert Montgomery Scott, was the longtime president and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a charming eminence grise on the city’s cultural scene. Her grandmother, Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, was reputed to have been a model for the character of Tracy Lord, the role that resuscitated Katharine Hepburn’s career after a period as “box-office poison.” The Beneficiary was one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019 and one of NPR’s Favorite Books of 2019.

The New Yorker called The Beneficiary, now out in paperback, “a poignant addition to the literature of moneyed glamour and its inevitable tarnish and decay…like something out of Fitzgerald or Waugh.” The audiobook, narrated by the author, is available through Audible.

Janny Scott, who is also the author of A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother, was a reporter for The New York Times for fourteen years, writing about race, class, demographic change, and ideas. She was a member of the Times reporting team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for the series “How Race Is Lived in America.” In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, she and Christine Kay, a Times editor, conceived Portraits of Grief, a series of thumbnail profiles of several thousand victims, which appeared in the Times every day for months. She was previously a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey.

Her first book was the runner up for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography and one of Time magazine’s top ten nonfiction books of 2011. She has appeared on The Colbert Report, Today, MSNBC, C-Span, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Leonard Lopate Show and other television and radio programs. She is a graduate of Harvard College and lives in New York City.

For more information, visit:

Janny Scott’s website
https://jannyscott.com

The Beneficiary: Details and Order Books Here
https://jannyscott.com/books/the-beneficiary/

Reviews and News
https://jannyscott.com/news/

WHAT: Book Talk by Janny Scott on The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of my Father.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM.

WHERE: RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Helen Thurston’74 at hthurston77@earthlink.net

Digital Exhibition: A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1935-1945: co-curated by Deborah Gardner ’70 and Dr. Annie Rothstein Segan

Bryn Mawr Club of New York City’s previously sold-out event is now digital! Arthur Rothstein’s photographic glimpse into FDR’s New Deal showcases work commissioned during another time of trial for our country, when federal leadership stepped up to support the arts and encourage employment.

Deborah Gardner ’70 (an established historian at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, who oversees the exhibits tours, and house history) and Dr. Annie Rothstein Segan (a New-York based oral historian, writer, multi-media artists, editor, and daughter of Arthur Rothstein) warmly invite viewers to walk through history, learn about leadership in a time of great tragedy, and celebrate Arthur Rothstein’s work. To learn more about the Roosevelt House where Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR, and his mother lived in co-joined buildings (at 47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY, 10065) click HERE.

Deborah Gardner writes: “We were so disappointed when we had to cancel the Bryn Mawr visit to Roosevelt House because of the health shutdown. Like many organizations we have shifted to online programming which includes videos of book talks and discussions and now our new exhibit: “A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1935-1945”. This is the exhibit that you would have seen and includes the entire text and selected photos. We hope that when we reopen you will be able to visit and see all 150 beautiful photos which document a time when government stepped up to help its citizens and improve their lives”.

Dorothy Samuels ’73 is on the Advisory Board of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute of Hunter College.

After his inauguration in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought out to repair the Great Depression’s devastation on the economy and the nation’s spirit, and launched several key initiatives, under the banner of a New Deal for the American people. To document and widely publicize FDR’s efforts, Roy Stryker, the head of the Historical Section of the Resettlement Administration (later the Farm Security Administration), hired several photographers, among which was the talented and ambitious Arthur Rothstein. From 1935 through 1940, Rothstein and the other photographers worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) Photo Unit and shot some of the most significant photographs ever taken of rural and small-town America.

A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein brings an unpublished, recently rediscovered book project to light as a photographic exhibition. Although the 150 picture stories in this exhibition were created in the 1930s and 1940s, they are still pertinent today. Topics include land and water conservation, housing, race relations, internal/external migration, treatment of refugee populations and what it means to be American. Perhaps most importantly, Arthur’s picture stories visually describe the good government can accomplish when government works.

For more information, visit:

Roosevelt House
http://www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/exhibits/lens-fdrs-new-deal-photographs-arthur-rothstein-1935-1945/

The Arthur Rothstein Legacy Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/arthurrothsteinlegacyproject/

Arthur Rothstein is known as one of American’s premier photojournalists of the twentieth century. He was born in New York on July 17, 1915 and received a BA from Columbia College where he founded the University Camera Club. During his fascinating 50-year career, he created an indelible visual record of life in the United States, and opened windows to the world for the American people during the golden era of magazine photography.

Deborah Gardner ’70 is a historian at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College for 10 years, where she oversees the exhibits, tours, and house history.

 Dr. Annie Rothstein Segan, Ph.D is a New-York based oral historian, writer, multi-media artist, and editor. In addition to all of her accomplishments, she is the curator of the work of her late father, Arthur Rothstein, who was a renowned documentary photographer known for the most important influential photojournalists in American history.

 The Roosevelt House, an integral part of Hunter College since 1943, reopened in 2010 as a public policy institute honoring the distinguished legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Its mission is three-fold: to educate students in public policy and human rights, to support faculty research, and to foster creative dialogue.

WHAT: Digital Exhibition on Arthur Rothstein’s Photographic Glimpse into FDR’s New Deal.

WHERE: Digital Exhibition available on Roosevelt House Website. Click HERE to view now.

HOW MUCH: Free entry.

 

CANCELLED: Manhattan Theater Club Production, The Perplexed, with post-show discussion, directed by Lynne Meadow ’68 (Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM)

This event has been cancelled due to precautions surrounding COVID-19. If you have purchased a ticket you should receive an email shortly with more information.  

Weddings Bring
Families Together.

 For Better OR
For Worse.

 The Perplexed, a bitingly witty new play, reunites Tony winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) with MTC’s award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow ’68 (The Assembled Parties) for a night of hilarity, hijinks, and frankly, a bit of perplexity. Join us at the Manhattan Theater Club on Tuesday, March 24th for the production of The Perplexed with a post-show discussion led by award-winning Artistic Director and Bryn Mawr alum, Lynne Meadow ’68.

Two families, whose lives have been tumultuously intertwined for decades, gather in the massive library of a Fifth Avenue apartment to celebrate the nuptials of their children. Nothing goes smoothly, and as the big moment approaches, the burning question is: can everyone put aside long-smoldering jealousies and deep-seated grudges and just get through the ceremony?

Lynne Meadow ’68 has been Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) since 1972, where she has been responsible for directing and/or producing over 500 New York and world premieres. Lynne has created one of the nation’s most acclaimed not-for-profit theatres and brought MTC to the forefront of the American stage. She has accepted every major theatre award on behalf of the company; under her leadership, MTC’s productions have been awarded 23 Tony Awards, 39 Drama Desk Awards and seven Pulitzer Prizes. Lynne is a ’68 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, where she served on the Board of Trustees. She attended the Yale School of Drama and was named a Herbert Brodkin Fellow. She has taught at Circle in the Square Theatre School, Stony Brook University, Yale University, Fordham University and New York University.

For more information:

CANCELLED RSVP: Register online here. Spaces are limited; first come, first served.

WHAT: The Perplexed. Following the performance, the play’s director Lynne Meadow ’68 will host a discussion with Bryn Mawr alums.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM (Please note: The running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes with 1 intermission).

WHERE: Manhattan Theater Club, 134 West 55th Street (located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York, NY, 10019.

HOW MUCH: $72.50 per ticket. Guests are welcome.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Laura Gellert ’93 at lmgellert@gmail.com

POSTPONED: Poetry reading by Susan de Sola ’84, hosted by Nancy Kirk ’59 (Monday, April 6th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM)

This event has been postponed until October due to precautions surrounding COVID-19. If you have purchased a ticket you should receive an email shortly with more information.  

Susan de Sola ’84 – who won the 2018 Frost Farm Prize for her poem, Buddy, which is partly set at Bryn Mawr College – will read from her collection, Frozen Charlotte: Poems, published in 2019 to critical acclaim. She lives near Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and will be visiting the United States to lead a workshop at the West Chester Poetry Conference in Pennsylvania and to be a featured poet at the Newburyport Literary Festival in Massachusetts. She will bring copies of Frozen Charlotte: Poems for sale.

For more information, visit:

www.susandesola.com

 https://www.inquirer.com/philly/entertainment/arts/bryn-mawr-alum-wins-prestigious-frost-farm-poetry-prize-west-chester-conference-robert-frost-20180608.html

https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2020/winter/frozen-charlotte-poems-susan-de-sola

 https://www.wcupa.edu/arts-humanities/poetry/poetryConference.aspx

 http://www.literarymatters.org/12-2-everything-is-light-frozen-charlotte-by-susan-de-sola/

POSTPONED RSVP: Register online here. Spaces are limited; first come, first served.

WHAT: Poetry reading by Susan de Sola ’84.

WHEN: Monday, April 6th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

WHERE: At the lovely home of Nancy Kirk ’59. Address provided upon registration.

HOW MUCH: $10.00. Light Refreshments will be served.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Helen Thurston’74 at Hthurston77@earthlink.net

POSTPONED: Wellness Workshop: Ayurveda and Vibrational Energy Healing with Ruchi Shah ’08 and Glendy Yeung, Smith College ’97 (Tuesday, May 12th from 6:45 – 9:00 PM)

This event has been postponed due to precautions surrounding COVID-19.The BMC Club of NYC is hosting its very first wellness workshop! Come for an evening immersion of Ayurveda led by Ruchi Shah ’08, followed by a healing vibrational energy session from Smith’s Glendy Yeung ’97.

Ayurveda translates into “Science of Life” with “Ayus” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge or science. It is the oldest dated medical science in the world and a sister science to yoga, and it means living “the truth of you”. Ruchi will share her knowledge on how to promote healing and balance for the mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda is a tool that allows us to live in tune with nature despite modern life throwing us off balance. She believes in promoting wellness instead of treating illness, finding the root cause of an ailment rather than merely treating the symptoms so that the body is holistically and systemically healed from within. In this workshop, you will learn how to recognize mind and body imbalances in your daily life and how to balance them for optimal well-being.

This sound session functions as tune-up for the body, where soundscape created by healing instruments will be used by Glendy to attune your being. She will be using crystals alchemy bowls, tuning forks, Shruti and other instruments. These co-creative meditative experiences provide reset of your mental-emotional state, bring clarity to the mind, nourishment to the emotions and rejuvenation to the physical body. Additional energy healing principles will be applied to further anchor in energy that encourages access to higher state of consciousness. Sound, as vibration, has the property to be used as medicine to help our bodies shift our vibration and thus perception and reality to provide relief. Vibrational “muscle” can be built up with recurring immersion in sound, which helps developmental and emotional resilience and lower the threshold to stress.

Please bring BOTH your own yoga mat and blanket. We will have some on hand, but it is recommended that you bring your own.

For more information visit:

Infinite Being Ayurveda: www.ibveda.com

Vibrational Wellness https://www.glendyyeung.com/

Ruchi Shah ’08 is an independent Ayurvedic health consultant and wellness coach based in Greenwich, CT. She received her degree from Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda with a focused 650-hour training. She currently provides consultations and lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband and two children.

Glendy Yeung graduated from Smith College in ’97 and practices Vibrational Wellness in New York City to bring people from the state of stress to clarity, focus and resilience. She alchemizes energy healing principles and tools from many disciplines, and teaches ways to improve the way we experience ourselves and the world around us, be it physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.

 POSTPONED RSVPRegister online here. Spaces are limited; first come, first served.

WHAT: Wellness Workshop: Ayurveda and Vibrational Energy Healing!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 12th from 6:45 – 9:00 PM. (Please arrive by 6:45 for registration. The program promptly begins at 7:00 PM).

WHERE: The Westport, located at 500 W 56th Street, New York, NY, 10019 (ENTRANCE on 10th Avenue between West 55th and West 56th Streets). Please check in with concierge for directions to the workshop location.

HOW MUCH: $25.00.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ruchi Shah at ruchi@ibveda.com

POSTPONED: Bryn Mawr College Associate Professor Qinna Shen on mathematician and German Jewish refugee given a home at Bryn Mawr, Emmy Noether, introduced by Richard M. Weiss and organized by Evie Rich ’54 (Tuesday, March 10th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM)

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone tomorrow night’s lecture on mathematician Emmy Noether with professor Qinna Shen. We apologize for the inconvenience. A makeup date has not yet been scheduled, but we will announce it as soon as we can.

Are you ready to learn about a German Jewish refugee buried in the Cloisters at Bryn Mawr College, who was considered to be the most influential and important women in the history of mathematics by Albert Einstein, Jean Dieudonne, Pavel Alexandrov and Norbert Wiener?

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an informative evening on March 10th as Tufts University distinguished professor of mathematics, Richard M. Weiss, will explore the extraordinary mathematical life of Amalie Emmy Noether and introduce Bryn Mawr Associate Professor, Qinna Shen, who will review her research and publication, Refugee Scholar from Nazi Germany: Emmy Noether and Bryn Mawr College. 

 

This enriching and empowering discourse explores Emmy Noether’s remarkable life, as it follows her resilient career in a time where women were excluded from academic positions, her dismissal from the University of Gottingen with the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime which nearly derailed her career, and her escape from Germany with the help of the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars and Bryn Mawr College’s President, Marion Edwards Park. 

 

Qinna Shen delves deeper into Emmy Noether’s time at Bryn Mawr College, as her research weaves through the correspondence between Marion Park and Emmy Noether, Emmy’s decision to reject a position at the University of Oxford for the small women’s college which she later confided to a colleague was the “happiest [time] in her whole life”, and the narrative of tolerance and antisemitism issues that surrounded Bryn Mawr College’s second president, M. Carey Thomas. 

 

Amalie Emmy Noether, commonly known as Emmy Noether, was a phenomenal woman who defied expectations and made significant contributions to the field of mathematics, specifically in abstract algebra and topology. Her research and teachings inspired many rising mathematicians to develop their own contributions in the field of mathematics.

 

Qinna Shen is Associate Professor of German at Bryn Mawr College. Her research interests concentrate on the areas of 20th-century German studies, film studies, and transnational studies with a focus on Sino-German relations. She authored The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films (2015) and co-edited Beyond Alterity: German Encounters with Modern East Asia (2014). Currently she is working on her second book on the Sino-German Mediascapes during the Cold War.

 

Richard M. Weiss is the William Walker Professor Emeritus at Tufts University, where he was chair of the Math Department for nineteen years. Professor Weiss is a fellow of the American Mathematics Society and the recipient of a Humboldt Research Prize and a Simons Collaboration Grant. He is the author of five books and over seventy articles in the field of group theory, the mathematical study of symmetry.

POSTPONED: RSVP by March 3: Click here to register.

WHAT: Bryn Mawr College Associate Professor Qinna Shen on Mathematician and German Jewish Refugee given a home at Bryn Mawr, Emmi Noether, organized by Evie Rich ‘54

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10th – Reception: 5:00–6:00 PM and Program: 6:00–8:00 PM.

WHERE: Ingrid Daubechies Auditorium (IDA) of the Simons Foundation’s  Flatiron Institute, 162 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10010.   Entrance on W 21st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

HOW MUCH: FREE.  Reservations required by March 3, 2020

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT: Evie Rich at erich@nycada.org

SOLD OUT! Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, a talk by Roger McNamee, former Bryn Mawr College trustee and son of the late Barbara Cooley McNamee Dudley ’42, hosted by Joan Kaye ’74 – with inspiration from Caroline Connelly Sloss ’10 (Tuesday, February 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM)

This event is sold out!

Join us for a fascinating evening with Roger McNamee, a well-known tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, former Bryn Mawr Board Member, frequent guest on “Squawk Alley” on CNBC, and now the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.

As an investor in Silicon Valley for 35 years, Roger McNamee has mentored many tech leaders and helped establish numerous startups, but nothing made him prouder than being an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in Facebook. That is, until multiple rude awakenings forced him to see the destruction the company was causing on a political and social climate. Now Roger McNamee is devoted to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy.

In this enthralling yet disturbing personal narrative, Roger McNamee provides a masterful explication of the company, the dangers of the dark side of social media, and the forces that have conspired to summon the darker angels of our nature and whip them into a frenzy.

For more information:

TIME magazine cover story about Zucked:

http://time.com/magazine/us/5505429/january-28th-2019-vol-193-no-3-u-s/

New Yorker profile:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/02/big-techs-big-defector

Roger McNamee served on the board of Bryn Mawr College from 2000 to 2008. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. for the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is the son of the late Barbara Cooley McNamee Dudley ’42 president of the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association from 1969 to 1973 and trustee of the College from 1973 to 1986. Other family connections at Bryn Mawr include Caroline Connelly Sloss ’10 and Dardis McNamee ’70.

Roger holds four U.S. patents related to live broadcast of video to mobile devices.

RSVP: Register online here. Space is limited. This event is sold out. Click registration link for waitlist.

WHAT: Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

WHERE: At the lovely home of Joan Kaye ’74 on the Upper East Side. Address provided upon registration at the link above.

The Women’s March on NYC (Saturday, January 18th at 10:00 AM)

Here are some great shots from the 2020 March!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Women’s March on NYC is back!

March with Bryn Mawr and other Seven Sisters alums this January in support of equality and civil rights for all at the 2020 Women’s March on NYC on January 18th, 2020!

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City will be participating and leading the other Seven Sisters. Any and all are welcome, regardless of their affiliation with the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City. Please march with us in solidarity.

Meet us at 10:00 AM in front of the Beacon Theater (located at 2125 Broadway between 74th and 75th St). We’ll start marching at 10:30 AM.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-womens-march-on-nyc-2020-tickets-85510093993

WHAT: March with Bryn Mawr Club of NYC and other Seven Sister alums at The Women’s March on NYC.

WHEN: Saturday, January 18th. We will meet at 10:00 AM and walk to the lineup together at 10:30 AM.

WHERE: The Beacon Theater (located at 2125 Broadway between 74th and 75th Street).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General March Information:

Route: There will be a rally at Columbus Circle at 11:00 AM. The march itself will begin at 11:30 AM.

Signs: Signs and banners are encouraged with a few caveats. New York City prohibits any signs that use poles, sticks, or handles as they can become weapons. Also, the March organizers would like to remind participants that children and media will be present. Keep it clean and keep it on message. Be creative!

We will have Bryn Mawr banners and will likely have a Seven Sisters banner. If you are representing a different school please bring something to identify yourself! We want this to be as inclusive as possible.

Weather and clothing: Right now, the forecast is in the mid-30s and clear. As the route is fairly long and there will be periods of standing be sure to wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes.

Thank you and we can’t wait to see you on the 18th!

Follow the March on Social Media:

SOLD OUT! Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work — Exhibition Tour by Curator and Collector Lisa Unger Baskin. Preceded by Grolier Club tour with Catherine D. Vanderpool ’66, January 31, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Join us for a tour of the Grolier Club, with member Bryn Mawr alum Catherine Vanderpool ’66, followed by a special exhibition tour by the collector and curator Lisa Unger Belkin.

Grolier Club

Women’s work. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations traditionally associated with women—such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those assumptions and makes the true breadth of women’s contributions visible. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, collector and political activist Baskin reveals what has been hidden—that women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in. Over the course of forty-five years, Baskin acquired more than 11,000 printed books, thousands of manuscripts and photographs, and artifacts ranging from an anti-slavery token to Virginia Woolf’s writing desk. In 2015, Baskin placed her collection at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University so that it might be used by scholars, students, and members of the public. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue provide a first glimpse of the diversity and depth of the collection, revealing the lives of women both famous and forgotten and paying tribute to their accomplishments.”

The Grolier Club
Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean Grolier (1489 or 90-1565), the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club’s objective is to promote “the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper.”

Catherine D. Vanderpool ’66 served as Executive Vice President of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and President of the Gennadius Library until her retirement (2007 and 2010 respectively). She continues to work as an independent scholar with particular focus on Roman portrait sculpture in the American School’s Corinth Excavations. She holds her PHD from Columbia University.

Lisa Unger Baskin, born in Brooklyn, educated in New York City public schools and Cornell University, is a political activist, book dealer, and collector. She is on the faculty of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and the board of the David Ruggles Center for History and Education.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/five-hundred-years-of-womens-work-exhibition-at-the-grolier-club-tickets-85259119321

(Please note, this event has a wait list. If you are interested in attending, please click the ticket button on the EventBrite page and join the wait list).

For more information, visit: https://www.grolierclub.org

WHAT: Private tour of The Grolier Club with member Catherine Vanderpool ’66, followed by tour of Women’s Work with Lisa Unger Baskin, collector and curator.

WHEN: Friday, January 31, 2020 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

WHERE: The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY, 10022

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE: 10

HOW MUCH:
 $20.00 (includes both tours). Family and friends are welcome.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Vanderpool ’66 catherinevanderpool@gmail.com

Seven Sisters Holiday Party with Exclusive Richard K. Tsao Trunk Show and Sale – Sunday, December 15, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to stop by on a winter’s day at the Seven Sisters Holiday Party, hosted by The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City. You are cordially invited for champagne, wine and light refreshments at the gracious Park Avenue and 64th Street apartment of our hostess, Gurdon Metz. Check out the festive Park Avenue holiday decorations and then gather with your fellow alums and relax in the warmth of the camaraderie of the Seven Sister community.

While partying and socializing, you will be able to browse and purchase the beautiful silk fashions of Richard K. Tsao as featured and sold at MoMA, Metropolitan Opera, and Asia Society. Each of Mr. Tsao’s handcrafted pieces are artisanally woven from Thai silk, blending rich jewel tones with tropical hues to create fashion masterpieces that embrace style and fun. Additionally, the talented Mr. Tsao will be present to consult on the best fit and to answer all questions about his collection.

Party, socialize, relax and shop all at once with other festive Seven Sister alums. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to scholarship.
RSVP: Register online. Friends and family are welcome.

WHEN: Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

WHERE: At the lovely home of Gurdon Metz ’52 on the Upper East Side.

HOW MUCH: Free Admission. Specially Discounted Prices on Richard K. Tsao fashions.

 

An Evening with Lee Durrell ’71, PhD, MBE, The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Wednesday, November 6, 7:00-9:00 PM

This Event is SOLD OUT!

Would you like to meet the grandmother of the tortoise? An inspiring Mawter who advocates for the animals, the ecosystems and our environment? An extraordinary woman who became a member of the British Empire (MBE), a prestige granted by the Queen of England, and a passionate animal lover who married her hero, Gerald Durrell?

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City proudly invites you to attend an evening with Lee Durrell ’71, hosted by Janice Fuld ’88 at the WNET Board Room in Midtown West. This widely celebrated and illustrious alum will present guests with a rich evening full of interesting stories. Durrell will speak about her acclaimed work and its eye-opening history, educate guests with her vast wealth of knowledge, and recount memorable experiences, such as receiving four tarantulas from her late husband as a joyous anniversary gift.

Lee Durrell is an American naturalist, author, zookeeper, television presenter, and Mawrter. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee where she began developing an interest in animals at an early age. As her interests grew, she studied philosophy at Bryn Mawr College and later earned a doctorate in zoology at Duke University where she met her late husband, Gerald Durrell. Together this power couple worked to rescue species on the brink of extinction, co-authored several books, and became the first western television unit to film the wildlife of the Soviet Union in Russia during 1984.

In addition to her impressive knowledge and skill set, Lee launched a recovery program for the world’s largest tortoise (earning her the nickname the Grandmother of the tortoise), took over The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (where she currently maintains a key position on the Board of Trustees), learnt how to fly and occasionally transported animals for the trust, donated a large collection of rare animals to the National Museum of Scotland to aid in genetic research of those species, and currently acts as a consultant for the ITV/PBS series, The Durrells in Corfu, based on her late husband’s writings about his colorful family.

RSVP: Click here to reserve a spot. Limited space available – first come, first served.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Please be prompt, but no early admission.

WHERE: Located at the Board Room of WNET (825 Eighth Avenue, between 49th and 50th Street, New York, NY, 10019)

HOW MUCH: $20. Light refreshments will be served, and guests are welcome to attend.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net

Exhibition Tour: New Codes to Follow, Prints by Gordon House, 1957-1986 | Thursday, October 17, 4:00-5:30pm

Join curator Josephine Rodgers ‘01 for a behind-the-scenes tour of Columbia University’s working state-of-the art LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies and the exhibit New Codes to Follow: Prints by Gordon House, 1957-1986​.  Opening reception to follow.

The exhibition considers the career of British artist Gordon House (1932–2004) through a focused survey of the artist’s screenprints, etchings, and lithographs. Breaking boundaries between typography and fine art compelled House to collaborate with artists—including Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton—when designing album covers for the Beatles and establishing his reputation in 1960s. A key group of prints from this period will be on display in New York City for the first time.

RSVP to Josephine Rodgers  at   jodiwrodgers@gmail.com

For more information visit:

https://arts.columbia.edu/events/new-codes-follow-prints-gordon-house-1957-1986

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arts/neiman/

For questions, and to RSVP, contact:  Josephine Rodgers ’01,  PhD at  jodiwrodgers@gmail.com

WHAT: LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies Gallery and Studio Tour of Gordon Exhibition. Opening Reception Following

WHEN:  Thursday, October 17, 2019, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

WHERE:          Gather at ground floor gallery
Dodge Hall
Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/arts/neiman/contact.html

West Side, take No 1 Subway or No. 104 Bus to 116th Street
East Side, take the No 4 Bus to Broadway and 116th Street

HOW MUCH:   Free!  Guests welcome.

Book Reading and Talk by Elizabeth Mosier ’84 | Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Book Reading and Talk by Elizabeth Mosier ’84 on Excavating Memory: Archaeology and Home, hosted by Jackie Silberman ’59 and in conjunction with the Bryn Mawr Book Club.

Researched over seven years, much of it spent processing colonial-era artifacts at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park Archaeology Laboratory, Elizabeth Mosier uses archaeology as a framework to explore personal material including her mother’s memory loss, layering shared experience in creating family and community narratives and exploring the role artifacts play in historical memory.

A graduate of Bryn Mawr and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, Ms. Mosier’s nonfiction has been selected as notable in Best American Essays and appears widely in journals and newspapers including Cleaver, Creative Nonfiction, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Poets and Writers. She writes the “Intersections” column for the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin. ​

Seating is limited; first come first served.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 6:30- 8:30 PM

WHERE: Upper East Side apartment of Jackie Silberman ’59 and in conjunction with the Bryn Mawr Book Club

HOW MUCH: Admission is $20 and includes wine and light refreshments. Please register via Eventbrite.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucile Blair ’76 at lcblair1995@gmail.com

Meet a Mawrter: Tech | Thursday, October 10, 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Grow you network and mingle with equally ambitious attendees in Tech. Hear honest stories of success from women who will inspire your own career. Hosted by Izzie Delizo Armentrout’13 and her company Box.

Women represent 25% of the tech industry and more Bryn Mawr alums continue to enter the industry in a number of different roles. This event will feature a panel of Bryn Mawr alums and other women working in the industry, and explore how they have navigated their careers, as well as the challenges they face today. The panel will be followed by a networking reception.

Panelists include:

  • Priya Pappu ’09 – Chief of Staff, North America Services at Salesforce
  • Jessica Lin – Co-founder & General Partner, Work-Bench
  • Lauren Collet – Director Mid-Market Sales, Box
  • Grace Kung ’10 – Product Manager, Grubhub

Becky Ross, Senior Associate Director for Bryn Mawr Alumnae/i Career Services will also be in attendance to share updates from the College.

Non-alum tech industry women welcomed

RSVP: Click here to reserve on Eventbrite.

WHEN: October 10, 2019 from 6-8:30 PM

WHERE: Box, 386 Park Avenue South, 3rd floor, New York, NY

​​HOW MUCH: Admission is $20 and includes cocktails and light refreshments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Izzie Delizo Armentrout ’13 at izzie@box.com

Welcome to the City for recent graduates Hosted by Marcia Young Cantarella ’68, Saturday, October 5

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 recent 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 Saturday, October 5th from 4:00 P.M.  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 )

WHEN:   Saturday, October 5, 2019    4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

WHERE:    The apartment of Marcia Canterella ’68, Upper West Side

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

WHAT’S AVAILABLE: Tea and wine will be served with light refreshments

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 & 7 Amsterdam Ave.  going uptown
M 104  Broadway

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The View from Washington, with Elaine Kamarck ’72 — Thursday, September 26, 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

Bryn Mawr Club of New York City invites you to hear Elaine Kamarck at an event hosted by Sarah Reid ’74 at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in Midtown.

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.
An expert on American electoral politics and government innovation and reform in the United States, OECD nations, and developing countries, Elaine 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.

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.

RSVP: Click here to reserve by Eventbrite. Limited space available – first come, first served.
WHAT: Remarks from Elaine Kamarck ’72
WHEN: Thursday, September 26 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Please be prompt, but no early admission.
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.

American Folk Art Museum tour of Made in New York City, Wednesday, June 12, 5:30-7:00 PM

A private tour of Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art led by Elizabeth V. Warren ’72, a trustee of both the American Folk Art Museum and of Bryn Mawr College.  This is a special opportunity to see an important exhibit with the curator who designed it!

Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century.  Many of the objects associated with the American heartland were actually manufactured and used in New York City by artists and artisans.  In the tradition of self-taught artists around the world, they learned their skills by joining family businesses, apprenticing to masters, or by teaching themselves the expertise needed to produce pieces considered among the core expressions of American folk art.  The exhibition draws on the collections of a number of New York City museums, including the American Folk Art Museum, The New-York Historical Society, and historical societies and museums in all five boroughs, as well as private collections.

There will be a reception with wine and light nibbles following the tour.

Click here to RSVP. Registration is limited.

Guests are welcome.

For more information visit:   https://folkartmuseum.org

For questions, contact:   Rebecca Hahn ’07, beckyhahn1@gmail.com

WHAT: American Folk Art Museum tour of Made in New York City

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 5:30-7pm

WHERE: American Folk Art Museum:    2, Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th Street

HOW MUCH:           $20 for the tour.

Guests welcome

Docent led tour at China Institute Gallery – Art of the Mountain, Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 PM

Enjoy a private docent led tour of the exhibition: Art of the Mountain at The China Institute Gallery. This event will be hosted by China Institute Trustee Yvonne Wong ’62, and we will be greeted by Gallery Director Ms. Willow Hai before our tour. The beautiful exhibition explores how mountains have played a crucial role in Chinese culture and legends; they are considered to be the pillars that hold up the sky. This exhibit, which displays more than 60 photographs by 25-odd photographers, is split into three sections: Lofty Mountains covers the geography, history, legends and cultures associated with famous Chinese mountains; Pure Sound encompasses the impact of Chinese landscape painting on contemporary photography; and New Landscape Photography expands beyond photography to post-photographic visual effects that examine the role of mountains in society.

The China Institute & Gallery is a cultural institution that hosts diverse programming including art exhibitions, performing arts, film, lectures, culinary circle, corporate programs, school of Chinese language and culture. The Gallery is New York’s only noncommercial exhibition space dedicated solely to Chinese art and internationally renowned for its authentic, authoritative first-class thematic exhibitions in such areas as calligraphy, painting, ceramics, bronzes, decorative art, folk art, architecture, photography, textiles and contemporary art, covering 5,000 years of Chinese history. China Institute is a unique opportunity for visitors to appreciate traditional and contemporary Chinese art and culture.

Click here to RSVP. Space is limited.

Guests are welcome.

For questions, contact: Leila Ghaznavi ’01 – leilag@gmail.com

WHAT:          Docent led tour at China Institute Gallery – Art of the Mountain

WHEN:          6:00 PM, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

WHERE:       China Institute Gallery, 100 Washington St, New York, NY 10006

HOW MUCH:           $20

Bryn Mawr Club of NYC Annual Meeting — Strawberries & Cream Reception and Professor Michelle M. Francl, Tuesday, May 14, 6:45 to 8:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this May event, please join the Club for a brief Annual Meeting and a strawberry and cream reception – a May Day tradition! Then we will welcome one of Bryn Mawr’s most beloved professors, Michelle M. Francl, who will present A Brief History of Water in the Universe – Where did the water on earth come from? Did it coming crashing in on meteorites, or was it built into the planet from the start? How long has water been a part of the universe?

“Dr. Francl is hands down the best professor I’ve had at Bryn Mawr. She is so easy to talk to and super approachable.” From a student on Rate My Professor.

Michelle M. Francl is the Frank B. Mallory Professor of Chemistry and chair of the chemistry department at Bryn Mawr College, where she has been on the faculty since 1986. She is also an adjunct scholar at the Vatican Observatory. A quantum chemist, she has published in areas ranging from the development of methods for computational chemistry to the structures of topologically intriguing molecules. Her lectures are accessible, fun and welcoming!

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City appreciates your membership dues, which support ongoing activities of the Club for alums in the New York region. To pay your membership dues for 2019, please visit this link.

This event is hosted by Nancy M. Heiser, CIMA®, PMP, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Click here to register.

For questions, contact: Helen Thurston ’74 at hthurston77@earthlink.net

WHAT: A Brief History of Water in the Universe, Professor Michelle M. Francl

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

TIME: 6:45 – 8:30 PM Updated Time!

WHERE: UBS Financial Services Inc.
200 Park Ave, 18th Floor, the Metropolitan Life Building at 44th Street
New York, New York 10166

HOW MUCH: Free – Strawberries and Cream will be served.  This event is now Free!

Guests welcomed

No children under 18 permitted

NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS: Carnegie Hall Family May Day and Central Park Picnic, Saturday, May 11, 1:00-4:00 PM

THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS

Join us for a festive family friendly May Day celebration! Hosted by Bryn Mawr Club of NYC board member Leila Ghaznavi, ’01, this celebration will start with a picnic in Central Park featuring strawberries and cream, sparkling cider, apple juice, and other delicious treats. Gather at 1:00 PM at the Heckscher Playground in Central Park. Please note that seating is limited in the park so a picnic blanket is suggested!

The fun continues with a short jaunt to Carnegie Hall to enjoy Carnegie Hall’s Family Concert: My City, My Song. In this kid focused performance vibrant New York City–based artists create a colorful, participatory experience that provides children with the opportunity to discover music from different parts of the world that can be found right in their own city. Brianna Thomas sings jazz standards, father-daughter duo Juan Gutiérrez and Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera (with fellow musicians from Los Pleneros de la 21) share the percussive rhythms of Puerto Rican bomba and plena music, and Fabiana Masili brings the spirit of Brazil’s Carnival. 

Free pre-concert activities take place in Zankel Hall one hour before the performance, and will prepare you and your child to sing and dance along with the artists. So we will leave Central Park to be at Carnegie Hall by 2:15 to take part in the festivities!

For ages 4–10. Younger children may join for picnic but the concert may not be to their taste.

WHAT:  Bryn Mawr Family May Day Event!

WHEN:  Saturday May 11, 2019 at 1:00-4:00 P.M.

WHERE: Central Park/Carnegie Hall

HOW MUCH:
$25 – Concert and Picnic per Adult.
$12 – Concert and Picnic per Child
$15 – Picnic only per Adult
$12 – Picnic only per Child

RSVP: Register ONLINE

EVENT TIMELINE:  1:00 Meet at Heckscher Playground in Central Park
(Mid-Park from 61st to 63rd Streets)

2:00 leave Picnic area for Zankel Hall

2:15 Zankel Hall pre-concert activities

3:00 My City My Song concert in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Leila Ghaznavi ’01 at leilag@gmail.com

SOLD OUT: The Cake, Directed by Lynne Meadow ’68, Manhattan Theatre Club, Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 PM

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!

We have reserved a block of tickets on March 26 for The Cake, written by Bekah Brunstetter (This is Us) and directed by Bryn Mawr alumna (and MTC Artistic Director) Lynne Meadow ’68. Following the performance, the play’s Lynne Meadow will host a talkback with Bryn Mawr alums.

All is going well for Della (Debra Jo Rupp, “That 70s Show,” “This Is Us”). Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all. This emotional and deliciously funny play was created by Bekah Brunstetter (“This is Us”), and is staged by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow ’68.

Click here for The Cake Video

Lynne Meadow ’68 has been Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) since 1972, where she has been responsible for directing and/or producing over 500 New York and world premieres. Lynne has created one of the nation’s most acclaimed not-for-profit theatres and brought MTC to the forefront of the American stage. She has accepted every major theatre award on behalf of the company; under her leadership, MTC’s productions have been awarded 23 Tony Awards, 39 Drama Desk Awards and seven Pulitzer Prizes.  Lynne is a 1968 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, where she served on the Board of Trustees. She attended the Yale School of Drama and was named a Herbert Brodkin Fellow. She has taught at Circle in the Square Theatre School, Stony Brook University, Yale University, Fordham University and New York University.

For more information visit:   https://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2018-19-season/the-cake/

For questions, contact:   Laura Gellert ’93, lmgellert@gmail.com

WHAT:          The Cake

WHEN:          Tuesday, March 26, at 7:00 PM

Following the performance, the play’s director Lynne Meadow ’68 will host a talkback with Bryn Mawr alums.

WHERE:       Manhattan Theater Club at 131 W 55th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York, NY 10019

HOW MUCH: $67.50 per ticket. Guests welcome

RSVP:            Online. Seats are limited and first come first serve.

SOLD OUT: Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Faculty Lecture Series: Professor William Dunham on Bertrand Russell and Bryn Mawr, Sunday, March 3, 4:30-6:00 PM

This event is sold out!

A renowned Renaissance Weekend speaker, and presently a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Professor Dunham’s fascinating and humorous talk on Bertrand Russell and his connections with Bryn Mawr will be of interest to alums of all decades. We are grateful to Ellen Keiser Farren ’71 for hosting this event in her lovely apartment on 79th and West End Avenue.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a mathematician, philosopher, social activist, anti-war protestor, devout atheist, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. For most of the 20th century, he was recognized as the world’s foremost public intellectual. More to the point, he had a long and deep connection to Bryn Mawr College. In this talk, Professor Dunham describes that connection, focusing especially on Russell’s controversial 1896 visit to campus, when he managed to shock the staid Quakers who had founded the College a little over a decade before. His story provides a glimpse of the Bryn Mawr College of long ago.

NOTE: This talk is entirely math-free!

William Dunham is a math historian presently a visiting professor at Harvard University. Professor Dunham has recently taught a class on this subject at Bryn Mawr. Over the years, Dunham has written four books on the history of mathematics and is featured in the Teaching Company’s DVD course, “Great Thinkers, Great Theorems.” After retiring from a 22-year career at Muhlenberg College, Dunham has held visiting positions at Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania. In retirement, he has enjoyed being a Research Associate in Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College.

 

RSVP:           Online SPACE IS LIMITED, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

WHAT:          Professor William Dunham’s talk on Bertrand Russell and Bryn Mawr College

WHEN:          Sunday. March 3, 2019, 4:30-6:00 PM

WHERE:        The home of Ellen Keiser Farren ’71 at West End Avenue and 79th Street. Complete address will be provided upon registration.

HOW MUCH:     $20 fee

Guests welcomed

No children under 18 permitted

RSVP:  Online SPACE IS LIMITED, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

Light refreshments will be served.

For questions, contact:   Helen Thurston ‘74 at hthurston77@earthlink.net

 

Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Winter Celebration & Welcome to the City, Thursday, January 31, 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for a lively social occasion with wine, savory and sweet snacks, socializing and networking with fellow alums! This year’s winter celebration will be taking place in the New Year. Come and party at the top of a skyscraper with dazzling city views!

There will be a Lizard craft table to welcome new BMC students!

We will also be welcoming new Bryn Mawr College alumnae to the Club. 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 recent alumnae of the last decade to reconnect with classmates, network, and to make new friends, as well as meet the Board of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City.

WHAT: Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Winter Celebration & Welcome to the City

WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 6:30-8:30 PM

WHERE: The Rooftop Party Room at The Westport Apartments, 500 West 56th Street (Entrance is on 10th Avenue between 55th & 56th Streets, just 5 blocks from Columbus Circle. If taking a car service give the address 845 10th Avenue.)

HOW MUCH: $25 per person for wine and food

Free for BMC classes of 2017 and 2018

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-celebration-welcome-to-the-city-tickets-53866171168

For further information, please contact Rebecca Hahn, beckyhahn1@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “Winter Party.” Guests are welcome, but no children under 18 can be accommodated. Space is limited and RSVPs are on a first come first served basis, with priority to alums.

Dues and contributions for the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City will be welcome.

2019 Women’s March on NYC Alliance, Saturday, January 19, 2019

2019 Meetup with Seven Sisters and other friends!

Please note that the New York City march is run by the Women’s March on NYC Alliance and is not associated with the national Women’s March organization. The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City and the Women’s March on NYC Alliance do not support any form of discrimination, including anti-Semitism, homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia or white supremacy. We are joining such groups as JCC New York and other Seven Sisters.

Any and all are welcome to march with us, regardless of their affiliation with Bryn Mawr or the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City. Please bring your partners, friends, children, etc. We want this to be a big, joyous group. We want to be joined by members of other BMC alumni groups, Seven Sisters, Haverford alums, EVERYONE!

Meet us at 10:00 AM in front of the Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway between 74th and 75th St. We’ll start walking at 10:30 AM.

General March Information:

Route: Marchers will line up along Central Park West between 62nd and 82nd St. The main entrance will be 71st St. and Central Park West. A rally will take place on 61st St. and Central Park West between 11:00 and 11:30am. After the rally, we will march south around Columbus Circle, east on 59th St. then south on 6th Ave. The march will have 3 exits along 45th, 44th, and 43rd St.

A map can be found on the March’s FAQ page: https://womensmarchalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/March-Map-JPG.jpg

Signs: Signs and banners are encouraged with a few caveats. New York City prohibits any signs that use poles, sticks, or handles as they can become weapons. Also, the March organizers would like to remind participants that children and media will be present. Keep it clean and keep it on message. Be creative!

We will have a Bryn Mawr banner. If you are representing a different school please bring something to identify yourself! We want this to be as inclusive as possible.

Weather and clothing: Be sure to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. As the route is fairly long and there will be periods of standing, be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

For more info about the Women’s March ON NYC Alliance see: https://womensmarchalliance.org/2019-womens-march-on-nyc

Let us know you will be joining us: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-2019-tickets-54606620873

For questions, contact: Helen Freeman ’02, hfreeman520@hotmail.com

WHAT: 2019 Women’s March on NYC Alliance

WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019. Meet at 10:00 AM; we’ll start walking at 10:30 AM.

WHERE: Meet in front of the Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway between 74th and 75th Streets.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-2019-tickets-54606620873

An Evening at HERE and Leah Coloff’s ThisTree, a world premiere in the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival, with HERE Chair Bethany Haynes ’98, Friday, January 11, 7:30 PM

About the Show:

ThisTree weaves together a poetic narrative of Leah’s family history and her own struggle to start a family, with her blues, rock, and non-traditional cello singing and playing. Accompanied by an all-female band and surrounded by a lush video design, the piece is moving and poetic. Leah is also the first artist to benefit from HERE’s new Fund for Women Artists to give women artists additional support as they mount a full production on our stages.

About the Artist:

“Leah Coloff, accompanying herself on the cello — first with a pizzicato figure, then with a quick, repeating arpeggio — sings “The Soul Selects Her Own Society” with a combination of artful angularity and a rock inflected assertiveness.”— Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

About HERE:

Home to New York City’s most imaginative live performance experiences, HERE produces work that is affordable, challenging and alternative. We give audiences the chance to be part of something new and fresh. Our artists work across disciplines, disrupting conventional expectations as they cast new molds of collaborative works. This eclecticism makes HERE undefinable at its core, and entirely unforgettable. HERE is proud to have Bryn Mawr alum Jennifer Suh Whitfield ’98 and Chair Bethany Haynes ’98 as leaders in our community.

WHAT: An evening at HERE and Leah Coloff’s ThisTree, a world premiere in the 2019 PROTOTYPE Festival.  We will be joined by HERE Chair Bethany Haynes ’98.

WHEN: Friday, January 11, 7:30 PM Curtain.

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

HOW MUCH: $75, $45 and $30

To RSVP and arrange tickets, please contact HERE’s Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events, Auburn Hicks at 212-647-0202, ext. 327 or auburn@here.org

Tickets are limited — so RSVP soon!

 

Career Advising ‘Sip & Shop’ with Becky Ross, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00-8:30 P.M.

Join us as we introduce Becky Ross, Bryn Mawr College’s Senior Associate Director for Alumnae Career Services, to the NYC community with a Sip & Shop event at MM. LaFleur. Learn more about what’s new in career services at Bryn Mawr and enjoy a private shopping experience with an MM. LaFleur stylist!

WHAT: Career Advising ‘Sip & Shop’ with Becky Ross

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00-8:30 PM

WHERE: MM. LaFleur Bryant Park Showroom, 130 W 42nd St, 13th Floor

HOW MUCH: The cost of this event is included under annual club membership dues ($30 for GOLD: Graduates of the Last Decade, $50 for all other alumnae). Please be sure your dues are in for this year prior to attending! Each attendee will also receive a $50 MM. LaFleur gift card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP to Https://www.eventbrite.com/e/career-advising-sip-shop-with-becky-ross-tickets-50974278439

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 
https://www.brynmawr.edu/lilac/alumnaei
https://mmlafleur.com/ 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Cate Megley ‘08 catemegley@gmail.com and
Larissa Rubic ‘11 larissarubic@gmail.com

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Welcome to the City for the Graduates of 2008 to 2018, Hosted by Marcia Young Cantarella ’68, Sunday, October 14, 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER IN THE FALL.

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 recent 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 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM 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)

WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
WHERE: The apartment of Marcia Cantarella ’68 (Address provided in email confirmation you will receive after registering.)
RSVP: Online
HOW MUCH:Free − though voluntary dues for The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City to support programming will be welcomed!
WHAT’S AVAILABLE: Tea will be served with light refreshments.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
Subway:    1 to Broadway and 86th Street
Bus:
M 10 Central Park West
M 86 Amsterdam or Columbus
M 11 & 7 Columbus Ave. – going downtown
M 11 & 7 Amsterdam Ave. – going uptown
M 104 Broadway

Book Launch of No Peacocks! by Robin Newman ’89, Hosted by Liza Royce Agency and Corner Bookstore, Thursday, September 6, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

About No Peacocks! − Inspired by the real-life beloved peacocks living on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, No Peacocks! is a story of friendship and teamwork, with a mild sprinkling of fowl behavior.  Written for children and situated in New York locales.

Raised in New York and Paris, Robin Newman is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (class ‘89, as is her twin sister, Hilary, and her step-sister, Vanessa Rule ‘91, and soon to be her niece, Isabelle Rule Becker ’22), and the City University of New York School of Law. She’s been a practicing attorney and legal editor, but she prefers to write about witches, mice, pigs, and peacocks. She’s the author of the Wilcox & Griswold Mystery Series, The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake and The Case of the Poached Egg, and Hildie Bitterpickles Needs her Sleep. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, National Writing Project’s Writers Council, and the Bank Street Writers Lab. She lives in New York with her husband, son, goldfish, and two spoiled English Cocker Spaniels.

WHAT:   Book Launch of No Peacocks! by Robin Newman ’89. Hosted by Liza Royce Agency and Corner Bookstore
WHERE:   Corner Bookstore (1313 Madison Avenue, at 93rd Street, New York)
WHEN:   Thursday, September 6, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
HOW MUCH:   Free.
RSVP: Online

Summer Send-Off Party, Tuesday, July 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Come and welcome the BMC class of 2022 at a Send-Off Party for NYC-area students and their families!

The Summer Send-Off welcomes incoming students to the Bryn Mawr College community. It’s a great way for new Bryn Mawr students and their families to meet each other as well as alumnae, current students, parents, and staff.

Graciously hosted by Nora Lavori ’71 P’03 and Liana Sterling ’03 in coordination with the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City.

For more information, and to register, click here.

CANCELLED: An Exploration of Craft Beer, Thursday, July 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Let’s go on an adventure without leaving the comfort of NYC! To whet your palate, you’ll be welcomed into the event with a custom cocktail featuring Hudson Valley Shiso Farm’s Red and Green Shiso Syrup™. Aki Snyder ’11 and her family will introduce us to the unique, sweetened botanical flavor of shiso.

Then, we’ll move into the main event! Thanks to the generous donation of Nicole Huynh ’06 and her partner, Mike Randolph, they will guide our group on a tour of craft beer ranging in styles from classic Belgian Lambics to English Barleywines, and everything in between. You’ll be presented with a selection of at least 10 different craft beers, and we’ll discuss the flavors of each beer, their aroma, what makes them unique, and what happens to beer as it ages. (Yes, some really can!)

For further information, contact Nicole Huynh ‘06 by emailing the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC at brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com. Please use subject line “Beer Tasting.”

WHEN: July 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
COST:  $100
RSVP:  Register via Eventbrite.

Register via Eventbrite. Tickets are first come, first serve. Alums are welcome to invite guests, but we cannot accommodate anyone under 21 years old.

 About The Hudson Valley Shiso Farm

The Hudson Valley Shiso Farm is a small eco-friendly and organic company that specializes in the production of Japanese shiso syrup. Established in 2013, Hudson Valley Shiso Farm’s mission is to introduce and promote shiso, a unique and healthy herb, to a wider health-conscious community by creating carefully handcrafted Shiso products. It is rich in antioxidants, as well as vitamins, and has been used as a homeopathic treatment for digestive disorders, asthma, coughs, colds, and pain. Hudson Valley Shiso Farm also hopes to create a greater appreciation for this versatile and aromatic Japanese herb. To learn more about them, visit their website http://www.shisojuice.com.

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Summer Cocktails & What’s New in Alumnae Career Services, Wednesday, August 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This event will be rescheduled.

Join us for summer cocktails and meet our new Senior Associate Director for Alumnae Career Services, Becky Ross. We’ll share some exciting new career services programs launching this year and welcome your ideas for future programs and events.

Co-hosted by the Bryn Mawr Club of New York and LILAC | Career and Professional Development.

Becky will also be offering one-hour 1:1 coaching appointments on August 15-16. These sessions can cover a range of topics including job search and networking strategies, work/life balance, re-entering the workforce, shifting your focus in work, or other related career concerns. Appointments will be held at her hotel and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

WHAT: Summer Cocktails & What’s New in Alumnae Career Services
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: The cocktail reception location will be shared soon; coaching appointments will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel at 45 East 45th Street.
HOW MUCH: There is no charge for this event.

To register for coaching appointments, use Handshake:

  1. Go to https://brynmawr.joinhandshake.com/login
  2. Log in:
    1. Your username should be the preferred email address which the College has on file for you (alums 1982-2017 were uploaded in Jan/Feb of this year; if unsure of email username, contact Becky Ross)
    2. You will be prompted to set your password (if you have never used Handshake before); follow on-screen prompts
  3. Once logged in, under the “Career Center” menu select “Appointments” to schedule a session
    1. Click “Schedule a New Appointment”
    2. Select “Alumna/us – more than one year”
    3. Select “Alumnae/i in NY 1:1 In-Person Coaching” from the menu of Appointment Types
    4. You will be taken directly to August 15 and can also see that August 16 has appointments available.

Please contact Becky Ross if you have problems registering.

Funny Women: Comedy Night, Monday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.

Mondays are hard. Switch things up with an evening of laughs and good company! Join The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City and the New York Comedy Club for a night to remember featuring a spectacular lineup featuring Emma Willmann of Simmons College, and our very own Ashley Gavin ’10

Ashley Gavin is a New York based, nationally touring comedian. Her comedy has been featured on Hulu, FOX, AXS TV, SiriusXM Comedy, and more. Ashley is best known for her hard-hitting, intelligent, and sometimes absurd social commentary about feminism, gender, sexuality, class and more.

Emma Willman (Simmons ‘08) made her Network TV debut last year on The Stephen Colbert show and has since then taken the world by storm performing on an upcoming Netflix special and starring on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on The CW. Emma discusses her upbringing in a rural town in Maine, living with dyslexia, and experiences as a gay woman.

Purchase tickets using Offer Code “BMC” here: https://newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/smash-gold-comedy-2018-06-25

(General Admission = $25; with Offer Code = $5! Limited tickets will be available for purchase with this Offer Code, so get yours ASAP!)

Hosted by The Bryn Mawr Club of New York’s Young Alum Rep Amani Chowdhury ’14.

7 Sisters Students/Alums and Guests are encouraged to join!

For more information visit:   https://www.facebook.com/events/238782603341254/

For questions, contact:   Amani Chowdhury ’14 – chowdha1@gmail.com

WHAT: Funny Women: Comedy Night
WHEN: Monday June 25th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM (arrive 15-20 minutes early for best seats!)WHERE: New York Comedy Club (241 E 24th Street New York, NY 10010)
HOW MUCH: $ 5 with code “BMC”

A limited number of tickets will be made available for this Offer Code – be sure to get yours ASAP.

Guests welcome!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amani Chowdhury – chowdha1@gmail.com

Seven Sisters LGBTQ Happy Hour, Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 p.m.

Join LGBTQ alums from the other Seven Sisters colleges for an evening of networking and community. Co-sponsored by the Wellesley, Mount Holyoke, Seven Sisters Alumnae Association, and Bryn Mawr Clubs of NYC.

WHEN: June 6, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dirty Precious, 317 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

COST: Pay As You Go.

RSVP: Click on link to RSVP here   https://newyorkcity.alum.wellesley.edu/article.html?aid=388

 PLEASE NOTE: This event will close for registration on June 4th. If you would like to RSVP after that date, please contact us at wcnewyork@wellesley.edu.

Visit the event on Facebook!

If you have questions about the event, or have trouble registering, please contact us at wcnewyork@wellesley.edu.

Basil Twist’s SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, Backstage Tour & Reception at the HERE Theater, Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 p.m.

Please join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City for a special evening at HERE and Basil Twist’s SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE. The performance is Followed by a Backstage Tour and Special Reception with food, wine, and conversation in HERE’s Lounge with Club board members and HERE board member Bethany Haynes ’98.

About the Show
Twenty years ago in 1998, Basil Twist debuted his boundary-breaking response to Berlioz’s 1830 “Symphonie Fantastique” to universal acclaim, inaugurating HERE’s intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre and Dream Music Puppetry Program. In the two decades since Symphonie Fantastique’s premiere, Basil Twist has become an internationally recognized artist in opera, ballet, and on Broadway, and has won countless awards including the illustrious MacArthur Fellowship. Twist will revisit his legendary masterpiece as part of HERE’s 25th Anniversary Season- upon its 20th Anniversary. In this revival, accompanied live by a virtuosic pianist Christopher O’Riley playing the exquisite Liszt transcription, Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water stage. For the many who never saw it, and for those who relish seeing it again and again, the return of this tour de force to HERE is the event of the season.

“I found myself slipping into a fugue of irrational, unadulterated joy…. Anyone seeking pure, thought-exorcising escapism — the kind provided by acid trips and dreams of flying — need only plunge into the churning waves of Symphonie Fantastique.”
— BEN BRANTLEY, THE NEW YORK TIMES

About HERE
Home to New York City’s most imaginative live performance experiences, HERE produces work that is affordable, challenging and alternative. We give audiences the chance to be part of something new and fresh. Our artists work across disciplines, disrupting conventional expectations as they cast new molds of collaborative works. This eclecticism makes HERE undefinable at its core, and entirely unforgettable. HERE is proud to have Bryn Mawr alum Bethany Haynes lead our efforts as our esteemed Board Chair.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: 145 Sixth Avenue, Entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street
COST: Tickets are $50 or $80. To purchase tickets please contact Liene Camarena Fogele at 212-647-0202, ext. 326 or liene@here.org. Please respond by May 12 to ensure a spot.

For any questions, please contact: Jennifer Suh Whitfield ’98, jennifersuh@gmail.com , 917-828-1617

May Day Celebration & Bryn Mawr Club of NYC Annual Meeting, Sunday, May 6, 1:30 p.m.

The event is sold out; please click here to be added to the waitlist.

Join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City for its annual May Day Celebration, a College tradition since 1900! Gather at the lovely home – overlooking the mighty Hudson River and Fredrick Law Olmstead’s Riverside Park – of former Bryn Mawr College Trustee, Donald Gellert, Elaine Koss and Laura Gellert ’93. (Fun Fact: The Gellerts’ home was formerly owned by baseball legend, Babe Ruth!)

Come hear about the Club’s past and upcoming activities, and about its mission to support the College and its New York alums, all while enjoying strawberries & cream, and of course, some bubbly!

While the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC’s May Day is free to attend, this is 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 2018-2019 fiscal year annual membership dues are $50 ($30 for Graduates of the Last Decade). You may pay at the door, or via the Eventbrite link below.

WHAT: May Day & Brief Annual Meeting of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City
WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Home of Former Bryn Mawr College Trustee Donald N. Gellert and Elaine Koss, at Riverside Drive and 83rd Street.
COST: Free; Annual Membership Dues will be gratefully accepted to help defray expenses.
Register online via Eventbrite.

Space is limited. Reservations accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Guests are welcome but we cannot accommodate any children under 14 years of age.

•What Next? Action Now! How America is Engaged — featuring Dorcas Davis ’03, Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m.

 Scenes from the Event:

Whether you turn on your TV, look at social media or open a newspaper, it is clear that this nation is in a moment of mass action. In this past year alone, millions have come out in protest – many for the first time. Join us for a dialogue about American activism today with March for Racial Justice co-founder and co-chair Dorcas Davis, ’03. We will learn more about the March for Racial Justice and the journey of building a national march. In addition, we’ll discuss the integral part activism and organizing plays in our discourse and the multitude of ways people become involved in causes they support. This is a non-partisan and non-political discussion focused on racial and social justice — which includes women’s rights.

About Dorcas Davis ‘03
Dorcas Davis ’03 is the National Director of Strategic Projects for the Posse Foundation* and the Co-Founder and National Co-Chair of the March for Racial Justice (M4RJ).

Since 2001, when President Emeritus Nancy J. Vickers initiated Bryn Mawr/Posse Foundation partnership, Posse students from Boston, and recently from Houston, have benefited from the excellent Bryn Mawr education, in addition to bringing energy and diversity to the campus community.

Presently the National Director of Strategic Projects for the Posse Foundation, Dorcas Davis is an activist, facilitator, educator, writer and artist. While a studying at Bryn Mawr, Dorcas was part of the selection team that chose Bryn Mawr’s first Posse. She has worked locally, nationally and internationally, consulting for organizations devoted to equity and social change through capacity-building, training, dialogue and education. At the core of her life and work is a commitment to community, our shared liberation and future.

Dorcas began her call to activism as an advocate for students and parents while working as a teacher and facilitator. Her call to activism was heightened after her father was assaulted by police officers. She co-founded the March for Racial Justice as a response to the racial inequity and injustice in the US justice system.

The March for Racial Justice saw tens of thousands of people gather in Washington, DC, New York and 16 other locations across the US. The march was in direct response to the not guilty verdict rendered in the June 2017 trial of Philando Castile in Minnesota. The March for Racial Justice holds firm that the human and constitutional rights of all people should be upheld and affirmed.

She is also the Founder and was Executive Director of Smiling Down Productions – an arts and education company. She is a proud graduate of Bryn Mawr College and has a Masters in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York – School of Professional Studies.

* The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. The Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. The Foundation’s partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. With a Posse partnership since 2001, Bryn Mawr College is proud to have hosted the very first women’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Posse in the fall of 2013.

WHEN: Thursday, April 5, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: WNET, The Kellen Board Room of Channel 13, 825 8th Avenue @ 50th Street
COST: $20 per person. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP by registering online.

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

•Meet Carrie La Seur ’93, Author of The Weight of an Infinite Sky, Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.

Graciously hosted by Marcia Cantarella ’68, the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC and the Bryn Mawr Book Group are honored to jointly host a gathering featuring Carrie La Seur ’93, who will discuss her path as a writer and her first two novels, The Home Place (William Morrow 2014) and The Weight of an Infinite Sky (William Morrow 2018). The books chronicle the dramas of rural and small town life in La Seur’s home state of Montana, drawing on her experience as an environmental lawyer with issues ripped from the headlines, including coal surface mining. La Seur’s Bryn Mawr education is apparent in her work; she introduces, for example, the plot of Hamlet into the storyline of Infinite Sky. Light hors d’œuvres and wine will be served.

For more information about Carrie La Seur and her work, visit: http://carrielaseur.com/.

Copies of Carrie’s 2 books are available for pre-purchase on the registration checkout screen.

For questions, contact Marcia Cantarella ’68 at mycantarella@gmail.com

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Home of Marcia Cantarella ’68, 144 West 86th Street (b/w Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)
COST: $10 for Bryn Mawr Book Group Members; $20 per Bryn Mawr College Alums and Guests
RSVP by registering online.

For questions, contact Marcia Cantarella ’68 at mycantarella@gmail.com

Careers in Branding and Marketing: A Panel Discussion, Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.

Are you thinking about a career in marketing? Are you curious about the different areas of specialty? And, by the way – what is up with all of that crazy jargon?! Our distinguished panel of marketing professionals with discuss topics such as:

  • Business to Business and Business to Consumer
  • Consumer expectations (e.g., service, accessibility, communications)
  • Branded retail experience in the post-Amazon reality
  • Media consumption (mobile, social, video)
  • Client engagement and client experience
  • Democratization of the brand – crowd-sourcing versus brand authority/control
  • Career trajectories

Our panelists for the evening will be Jessica Bass Kirk ’91, Head of Business Development at Harkess Ord; Nidhi Kohli ’96, Head of Media – Fashion, Watches & Fine Jewelry at Chanel; and Cate Megley ’08, Brand Strategist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. The panel will be moderated by Nicole Huynh ’06, Executive Director, Marketing at MSCI*. This event is hosted by Alex Kosslyn ’04.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

WHERE: The Offices of Pershing Square Capital, 888 Seventh Avenue @ 57th Street, 42nd Floor (Please check in at lobby desk upon arrival.)

COST: $20 per person

R.S.V.P. via Eventbrite by February 23. Space is limited and reservations will be on a first come first served basis.

For further information, contact Elaine Francolino ’75 by phone at 347-563-3029, or by emailing the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC at brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com . Please use subject line “Career Panel.”

Our Panel:

Jessica Kirk ‘91 (panelist) leads Americas business development for Harkess Ord, the global brand implementation firm. Prior to Harkess Ord, she was at Siegel+Gale, the Corporate Executive Board, and Gerson Lehrman, supporting brand strategy, business growth, and technology best practices. Jessica has been published in Forbes and CMO Essentials. She majored in English at BMC and is an active volunteer with the American Red Cross and a member of Actors Equity.

Nidhi Kohli ’96 (panelist) is the Head of Media – Fashion, Watches & Fine Jewelry at Chanel, Inc. Prior to this, she worked at Tiffany & Co. where she directed development of media plans across the US, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico. Nidhi began her career in media on the ad agency side, at The Media Edge and J. Walter Thompson. A sociology major, she serves on the board of South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), an organization that creates a more inclusive society through documenting, preserving and sharing stories of South Asian Americans’ unique and diverse experiences.

Cate Megley ‘08 (panelist) is a brand strategist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. She is currently focused on developing a unique and differentiating brand idea for the bank. Other passion projects include client research and the development of original art objects featuring young artists from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. Prior to financial services, Cate founded a specialty catering and events business (Amuse Your Bouche) and managed a variety of New York City restaurants. Cate majored in the Growth and Structure of Cities at BMC and worked for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. As board member of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City, Cate serves as the Career Development Representative. She is actively engaged with LILAC to re-imagine career development support and networking opportunities for alumnae.

Nicole Huynh ‘06 (moderator) is an Executive Director in the marketing department at MSCI where she is responsible for all marketing efforts related to the wealth management client segment, as well as leading the corporate value proposition and brand initiative. Prior to working at MSCI, Nicole was the Head of High Net Worth Marketing at the investment manager, Neuberger Berman, and the Global Head of Marketing Strategy and Operations at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Nicole was a dual-major in History of Art and Political Science at BMC. She is an active volunteer with alumni engagement activities at BMC and is the Co-Chair of Communications of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City.

The View from Washington: One Year into the Trump and G.O.P. Era, Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bryn Mawr Club of New York City invites you to hear Elaine Kamarck ’72 and David Wessel, Haverford ’75 both of The Brookings Institution. They will address the Bi-Co community at an event hosted by Sarah Reid ’74 at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in Midtown. Some topics they will be covering include:

  • What do Elaine and David make of the first year 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 a year or two from now?
  • How are our institutions standing up to the test that Trump presents?
  • What are the biggest risks?

Click here to reserve by Eventbrite. Limited space available on a first come, first served basis.

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 Kamarck 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.

David 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, Conn., 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.

 RSVP:           Click here to reserve by Eventbrite 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 22, 2018, 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.

Happy Friday Happy Hour, Co-Hosted with the Bryn Mawr GOLD Committee, Friday, February 16, 6:00 p.m.

Join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City and the Bryn Mawr Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Committee on Friday, February 16th celebrate with a Happy Friday Happy Hour (formerly known as Hell Week Happy Hour)!

Reconnect, meet and celebrate with your fellow Bryn Mawr College GOLD and GOLD+ alums. Everyone is welcome!

WHEN: Friday, February 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: 61 Local (61 Bergen St Brooklyn, NY)
COST: Free! (Cash bar will be availale)
RSVP by registering online.

Contact Amani Chowdhury ’14 with any questions at chowdha1@gmail.com.

Bryn Mawr Club of NY: Women’s March on New York 2018

PHOTOS FROM THE MARCH:

On January 20th, New York City will once again join the international community to march in support of equality and promote civil rights for every human. The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City will be participating. Join Us!

Any and all are welcome to march with us, regardless of their affiliation with Bryn Mawr or the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City. Please bring your partners, friends, children, etc. We want this to be a big, joyous group. We want to be joined by members of other BMC alumni groups, Seven Sisters, Haverford alums, EVERYONE!

We will meet up at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, Between 74th and 75th Streets. We’ll start walking at 11:30. Check here or on the Eventbrite page for further updates.

Click here to sign up via Eventbrite

GENERAL MARCH INFORMATION:

Route: The main entrance point will be between at 72nd & Central Park West. The rally (starting at 11:30EST) will be at Central Park West & 61st/62nd Streets. The full block in front of the stage (61st to 62nd on Central Park West) will be reserved for those with disabilities. The march (starting around 12:30EST) will go past Columbus Circle, East on 59th Street, and South on 6th Avenue with exits at 45th/44th/43rd streets. A map can be found on the March’s FAQ page: https://womensmarchalliance.org/2018wm-faq/

Signs: Signs and banners are encouraged with a few caveats. New York City prohibits any signs that use poles, sticks, or handles as they can become weapons. Also, the March organizers would like to remind participants that children and media will be present. Keep it clean and keep it on message. Be creative!

We will have Bryn Mawr banners and will likely have a Seven Sisters banner. If you are representing a different school please bring something to identify yourself! We want this to be as inclusive as possible.

Weather and clothing: Right now, a week out, the forecast is in the high 30s-low 40s and clear. As the route is fairly long and there will be periods of standing be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Thank you and we can’t wait to see you on the 20th!

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Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Winter Celebration, Thursday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.

A social occasion with wine, sweets, socializing and networking with fellow alums. Come and celebrate at the top of a skyscraper with dazzling city views! For those inclined, there will be a special table for Lizard (aka Flower Day cards) making for next year’s regional freshmen.

As a wonderful feature, we’re excited to have Kierstin Gray ’01 perform at our gathering.

Dynamic songwriting, dazzling acoustic guitar chops, vocals that hit the sweet highs of pop and limbo the lows of the blues… This is Kierstin Gray. Audiences across the country and the world have turned out to see this refreshing artist.

 Live shows have it, and the depth of this singer-songwriter’s melodic range, command of her instrument, and on-stage presence illustrate that Kierstin surely has that undeniable “thing” that people recognize as star quality. Within a few notes, one instantly bears witness to the wiles of an alluring storyteller. Pop, blues, ballads, classic soul — and even country — are represented through Kierstin’s interpretations. In spite of an era when marketing labels divide and conquer musical devotees, Kierstin Gray’s music appeals to the song lover within everyone.

WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

WHERE: The Rooftop Party Room at The Westport Apartments (500 West 56th Street. Entrance is on 10th Avenue between 55th & 56th Streets, just 5 blocks from Columbus Circle)

COST: $20 per person for wine and sweets.

R.S.V.P. via Eventbrite by Sunday, January 7, 2018. Space is limited; first come, first served.

For further information, please contact Helen Thurston ‘74 at brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “Winter Party.” Guests are welcome, but no children under 18 can be accommodated. Space is limited and RSVPs are on a first come first served basis, with priority to alums

My Life in Science: Dr. Susan Band Horwitz ’58, Saturday, November 4, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Come enjoy an afternoon with other Mawrters and hear one of Bryn Mawr’s most distinguished and globally honored alumnae talk about a life in science. An engaging speaker, Susan Band Horwitz Ph.D. will discuss her career and her research, including her contributions to the development of Taxol, that directly affect millions of women and cancer patients throughout the world. Dr. Horwitz is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. This event is hosted by Joan Kaye ’74 in her beautiful apartment.

Dr. Horwitz began investigating Taxol in 1977, after its isolation from the bark of the Pacific yew tree, Taxus brevifolia. Her pioneering studies led to clinical trials of the drug in the mid-1980s. Taxol is now involved in first line treatment of a number of cancers. Maintaining a continuing interest in natural products as a source of new drugs for the treatment of cancer, Dr. Horwitz has launched countless careers from her own laboratory and inspired innumerable others to embrace questions that change the way scientists think about fundamental aspects of cell biology.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s largest organization dedicated to cancer research, awarded Dr. Horwitz its Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research in 2011.   “Dr. Horwitz has had a direct impact on millions of cancer patients around the world through her work in understanding the mechanisms of action of paclitaxel (Taxol) and other cytotoxic drugs,” said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. “Her remarkable career and pivotal scientific contributions have influenced our understanding of how cancer drugs work and how to translate that knowledge into improved strategic treatments.”

Dr. Horwitz holds the Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research and has authored more than 300 publications, advancing knowledge of antitumor drugs and mechanisms of drug resistance. She has received numerous awards including the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor; the C. Chester Stock Award from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; the Bristol-Myers Squibb Cancer Distinguished Achievement Award; The Barnard Medal of Distinction; and the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize from Harvard Medical School. She received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Université de la Méditerranée in Marseilles, France.

Dr. Horwitz is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine and American Philosophical Society. She served as president of the AACR from 2002-2003.

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: 515 E 89th Street. Apt. 6A (between York & East End Avenues)

 COST: $20 per person

 RSVP via Eventbrite. (Space is limited and reservations will be on a first come first served basis.)

 For questions, contact: Helen Thurston ’74 at jclosk@earthlink.net

Guests are welcome; however, no children under 14 can be accommodated.

GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Month Happy Hour, Thursday, October 12, 6:00 p.m.

Every year, the College celebrates GOLD Month in October. GOLD Month is a celebration of our young alumnae/i and their connection to Bryn Mawr. This year the Bryn Mawr Club of NYC is happy to partner with the NYC members of the GOLD Committee, Aheli Purkayastha ’09, Tina Chang ’15, and Margaret Hurley ’17 for a night of drinks, snacks, and socializing in celebration of GOLD Month.

 This event is open to ALL alums, lovingly called GOLD+.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP by registering online.

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

 For questions, please contact Larissa Rubic ’11 and Nicole Huynh ’06 at brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com.

Alumnae Career Counseling – One on One Appointments with Cori Ashworth, Tuesday, October 24 – Thursday, October 26

All coaching spots are full. If you wish to be on the waiting list, please contact Cori Ashworth at the email below.

Back by popular demand, career consultant Cori Ashworth, M. Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.is continuing to work with Bryn Mawr College alums for coaching and counseling. This is a free service of the College for alums.

On October 24, 25, and 26 in midtown Manhattan, Cori will be offering 50 minute, one-on-one coaching appointments. Topics for discussion can include career strategy, changing fields, reentering the workforce, work-life balance, planning for retirement, job search, and a host of other career related topics.

Please treat this as a business commitment and avoid making last minute changes. Cancellations should be made well in advance so that wait-listed alumnae can participate.

RSVP: coricoachbmc@gmail.com

Please provide several times that you can meet over the 3 days so she can accommodate as many alumnae as possible. Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 9-5, Thursday 9-12.

For questions, contact Cori directly at coricoachbmc@gmail.com.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24 – Thursday, October 26

WHERE: Springhill Suites, just west of 5th Avenue, at 25 West 37th Street, NYC

The Bryn Mawr Club of NYC’s Annual Welcome to the City Event, Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00 PM

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 the Class of 2017 to reconnect with classmates, network, and to make new friends. Come meet the Board of The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City, enjoy some drinks and apps, and connect with alums in the area. All class years are invited.

Where: Fiddlesticks Pub (56 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY)

Date: Tuesday, September 19

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

RSVP by Thursday, September 14 by registering via Eventbrite.

  • Members of the Class of 2017 will be guests of The Bryn Mawr Club of NYC, which includes 2 drinks and appetizers. Cash bar will be subsequently available.
  • Members of the Class of 2016 and older will be charged $25, which includes 2 drinks and appetizers. Cash bar will be subsequently available.

For further information, please contact Nicole Huynh ’06 at brynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com.

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

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