The Annual Meeting of The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City and a Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows with President Emeritus Mary Patterson McPherson Ph.D. ’69 Rachel Jean-Baptiste ’94, Associate Professor of History, UC Davis Jomaira Salas Pujols ’13, doctoral candidate, Rutgers University Danielle Carr Ramdath, Sr. Assoc. Dean, Academic Engagement, Williams College and former Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr (Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00 PM)

 

This spring welcomes the 30th Cohort of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows at Bryn Mawr College.  To celebrate this three-decade milestone, President Emeritus Mary Patterson McPherson Ph. D. ’69, and Danielle Carr Ramdath, who were involved in working with the program at Bryn Mawr, will be joined by Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Rachel Jean-Baptiste ’94 and Jomaira Salas Pujols ’13. This program will be proceeded by brief Annual Meeting of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program supports increased diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. This goal is achieved by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction. Bryn Mawr is proud to have been a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship institution since the beginning.

“A vibrant and dynamic democracy requires an educated, engaged, and informed citizenry. …. intentional programs designed to promote diversity are needed to maximize the development of talent, encourage full participation, and secure the benefits of democracy. We remain committed to both diversity and democracy. — Earl Lewis, former president, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Mary Patterson McPherson ’69 is President Emeritus of Bryn Mawr College (President 1978 – 1997), former Vice President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (1997 – 2007); and Executive Officer Emeritus of the American Philosophical Society (2007 – 2012). She received her AB and LLD from Smith College, an MA from the University of Delaware and a PhD from Bryn Mawr College. McPherson holds numerous honorary degrees. Before joining Bryn Mawr College as an assistant and fellow in the department of philosophy in 1961, she was an instructor in philosophy at the University of Delaware (1959-1961). At Bryn Mawr she served as assistant dean of the college (1964-1968), associate dean and lecturer in philosophy (1969-1970), dean of the undergraduate college, deputy to the president and associate professor of philosophy (1970-1978).

She currently serves on the board of directors of the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, at Villanova University. She has also served previously on the boards of numerous other institutions, organizations, and companies, including Amherst College, Smith College Central European University; The Agnes Irwin School; Shipley School; The Brearley School; and Exeter Academy; the Spencer Foundation; the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation; JSTOR; The Brookings Institution; The National Humanities Center; The Carnegie Corporation and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; The Teagle Foundation; The Philadelphia Contributionship; Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions; Goldman Sachs Asset Management; and the Dayton Hudson Corporation. She is a member of The American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the trustee emerita of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Rachel Jean-Baptiste ’94 is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Faculty Director of the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advancement at University of California Davis. Her research focuses on the history of race, citizenship, gender, sexuality, and colonialism in Francophone Africa. She is the author of Conjugal Rights: Marriage, Sexuality, and Urban Life in Colonial Libreville, Gabon and articles that have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Women’s HistoryJournal of the History of Sexuality, and the Journal of African History. She has also worked with K-12 schools in the USA and France and non-profit organizations in achieving diversity, equity, and global literacy goals. Jean-Baptiste is a member of the Bryn Mawr College Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Cohort 4.

Jomaira Salas Pujols ’13 is a doctoral candidate in the department of Sociology at Rutgers University where she studies race, place, education, and Black girlhood. At the intersection of youth work and research, her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Pujols, a Posse scholar, majored in sociology and minored in education. She also served as a Young Alumna Trustee from 2016-2019 and co-chaired the board’s working group on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She will join the faculty at Bard College as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in fall 2022.  Pujols is a member of the Bryn Mawr College Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Cohort 22.

Danielle Carr Ramdath is a native of Washington, D.C. Ramdath earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Beloit College and her doctorate in mathematics from Duke University. As a National Science post-doctoral fellow, Danielle studied at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. She then began her teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. From 1999 to 2007, Ramdath served as a Program Officer in Higher Education at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her duties included program development in the Liberal Arts College program area as well as directing the Historically Black Colleges and Appalachian Colleges program areas. From 2007 to 2020, Ramdath served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty, Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Dean of the College at Smith College. On October 15, 2020, Danielle assumed the role of Senior Associate Dean for Academic Engagement at Williams College. Danielle has one daughter (a softball player) in high school and loves to walk her dog.

Mary Patterson McPherson ’69 is President Emeritus of Bryn Mawr College (President 1978 – 1997), former Vice President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (1997 – 2007); and Executive Officer Emeritus of the American Philosophical Society (2007 – 2012). She received her AB and LLD from Smith College, an MA from the University of Delaware and a PhD from Bryn Mawr College. McPherson holds numerous honorary degrees. Before joining Bryn Mawr College as an assistant and fellow in the department of philosophy in 1961, she was an instructor in philosophy at the University of Delaware (1959-1961). At Bryn Mawr she served as assistant dean of the college (1964-1968), associate dean and lecturer in philosophy (1969-1970), dean of the undergraduate college, deputy to the president and associate professor of philosophy (1970-1978).

She currently serves on the board of directors of the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, at Villanova University. She has also served previously on the boards of numerous other institutions, organizations, and companies, including Amherst College, Smith College Central European University; The Agnes Irwin School; Shipley School; The Brearley School; and Exeter Academy; the Spencer Foundation; the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation; JSTOR; The Brookings Institution; The National Humanities Center; The Carnegie Corporation and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; The Teagle Foundation; The Philadelphia Contributionship; Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions; Goldman Sachs Asset Management; and the Dayton Hudson Corporation. She is a member of The American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the trustee emerita of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Rachel Jean-Baptiste ’94 is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Faculty Director of the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advancement at University of California Davis. Her research focuses on the history of race, citizenship, gender, sexuality, and colonialism in Francophone Africa. She is the author of Conjugal Rights: Marriage, Sexuality, and Urban Life in Colonial Libreville, Gabon and articles that have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Women’s History, Journal of the History of Sexuality, and the Journal of African History. She has also worked with K-12 schools in the USA and France and non-profit organizations in achieving diversity, equity, and global literacy goals. Jean-Baptiste is a member of the Bryn Mawr College Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Cohort 4.

Jomaira Salas Pujols ’13 is a doctoral candidate in the department of Sociology at Rutgers University where she studies race, place, education, and Black girlhood. At the intersection of youth work and research, her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Pujols, a Posse scholar, majored in sociology and minored in education. She also served as a Young Alumna Trustee from 2016-2019 and co-chaired the board’s working group on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She will join the faculty at Bard College as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in fall 2022.  Pujols is a member of the Bryn Mawr College Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Cohort 22.

Danielle Carr Ramdath is a native of Washington, D.C. Ramdath earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Beloit College and her doctorate in mathematics from Duke University. As a National Science post-doctoral fellow, Danielle studied at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. She then began her teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. From 1999 to 2007, Ramdath served as a Program Officer in Higher Education at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her duties included program development in the Liberal Arts College program area as well as directing the Historically Black Colleges and Appalachian Colleges program areas. From 2007 to 2020, Ramdath served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty, Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Dean of the College at Smith College. On October 15, 2020, Danielle assumed the role of Senior Associate Dean for Academic Engagement at Williams College. Danielle has one daughter (a softball player) in high school and loves to walk her dog.

Annual Meeting of the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City (Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00 PM)

Please join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City for its 2021 Annual Meeting, on Tuesday, May 25th, at 7:00 PM, via Zoom teleconference. The few minutes of business to be conducted consists of a short report on the Club’s activities by the President of the Club, the Treasurer’s Report, recognition of service of Nancy Kirk ’59/’60 and Nicole Huynh ‘06, and the election of Club Officers and Board Members.

The Annual Meeting will be followed by a presentation on the 30th anniversary of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships, by President Emeritus Mary Patterson McPherson Ph.D. ’69; Rachel Jean-Baptiste ’94, Associate Professor of History, UC Davis; Jomaira Salas Pujols ’13, doctoral candidate Rutgers University; and Danielle Carr Ramdath, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Engagement, Williams College and former Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr.

Nominations for 2021 Annual Meeting

The officers and members in bold are nominated for the following positions:

President Helen Thurston ’74 (third term)
Vice President Helen Freeman ’02
Secretary Rebecca Hahn ’07
Treasurer Laura Gellert ’93 (second term)
Communications Chair Friya Bankwalla ’16
Young Alumnae Coordinator to be filled
50s and 60s Membership Rep to be filled
70s Membership Rep Anonymous Alum (first term)
80s Membership Rep Jane Engelhardt ’84
90s Membership Rep Trilby V John ’98 (first term)
00s Membership Rep Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (second term)
10s Members Rep Amani Chowdhury ’14
Career Development Rep Isidora Delizo Armentrout ’13
Webmistress Maya Amis ’79/’87 (fourth term)
Events Reps Lucille Blair ’76 (first term)

Mina Bansal ’17

Members-At-Large Pamela Feuer ’83
Ruchi Shah ’08
Jennifer Suh Whitfield ’98 (first term)

Support the Club with your Annual Membership DUES by clicking on the RSVP link. Dues help support lively programming to connect and celebrate Bryn Mawr alums. If you are not able to attend by Zoom but want the Annual Meeting proxy voting form, click HERE.

WHAT: Bryn Mawr Club of NYC 2021 Annual Meeting via Zoom.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided upon registration and closer to the date.

HOW MUCH: While the Annual Meeting is free, we encourage you to renew your membership at this time. Tickets for the program and for membership are greatly appreciated and support programing for alums.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACTbrynmawrclubnyc@gmail.com

Artist Meet-Up, hosted by Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00 PM)

Artists from all disciplines are invited to this meetup to network, socialize, and mutually support and celebrate each other’s work. The 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: Artist Meet-Up.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00 PM (First Tuesday Night of each month).

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided at registration AND also on the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: Free.

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

Book Talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative Washington Post journalist, Carol Leonnig ’87 (Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM)

Please join us for a fascinating evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter, Carol Leonnig ’87, as she shares her insights and delves deeper into the discourse of the fall of the Secret Service in her new book, Zero Fail.

Zero Fail is the first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, including extensive new reporting, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming scandals, secrets, and mismanagement during the Obama and Trump years — by the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of A Very Stable Genius.

Carol Leonnig has been covering the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the gaffes and scandals that plague the agency today — from a toxic work culture to outdated equipment and training to the deep resentment among the ranks with the agency’s leadership. But the Secret Service wasn’t always so troubled.

The Secret Service was born in 1865, in the wake of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but its story begins in earnest in 1963, with the death of John F. Kennedy. Shocked into reform by their failure to protect the president on that fateful day, this once-sleepy agency was rapidly transformed into a proud, elite unit that would finally redeem themselves in 1981 by valiantly thwarting an assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan. But this reputation for courage and efficiency would not last forever. By Barack Obama’s presidency, the Secret Service was becoming notorious for not averting break-ins at the White House, an armed gunman firing at the building while agents stood by, a massive prostitution scandal in Cartagena, and many other dangerous lapses.

To expose these shortcomings, Leonnig interviewed countless current and former agents and whistleblowers who risked their careers to speak to her about an agency that’s broken and in desperate need of a reform.

Carol Leonnig ’87 is a national investigative reporter at The Washington Post, where she has worked since 2000. A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller A Very Stable Genius, Leonnig is also an on-air contributor to NBC News and MSNBC. At Bryn Mawr College, she was an anthropology major and the editor in chief of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Bi-college News, and her favorite dorm was Rhoads.

For More Information, visit:

Carol Leonnig ’87 Bio:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/carol-d-leonnig/

Twitter:
Her Account

Pre-order her book, Zero Fail, HERE:
ORDER HERE

WHAT: Book Talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative Washington Post journalist, Carol Leonnig ’87.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM

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

HOW MUCH: $20.

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

 

The Past and Future City, a presentation by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani ’98 and Nupur Chandhury ’05, with introduction by Professor Gary McDonogh (Thursday, June 10th at 6:30 PM)

Attend an exciting evening full of rich discourse on the future of cities as the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City marks the 50th Anniversary of the inception of Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department founded by Professor Barbara Miller Lane.

Join transformative urbanists Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani ’98 and Nupur Chaudhury ’05 with a warm introduction by Professor Gary McDonogh for a riveting evening. They will discuss examples from their individual trajectories in housing and building healthy and equitable communities and what it means to create just cities for all.

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani ’98 is an urbanist, curator, author, artist, and the founder of Buscada, an organization which creates vital spaces for dialogue to foster more just cities by fusing art, design, and research. Gabrielle is author of Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (University of Iowa Press, 2019)—special honoree and finalist for the Municipal Art Society’s Brendan Gill Prize. Gabrielle teaches Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr College & urban studies at the New School, and regularly consults with arts and culture organizations on community and art engagements and strategic visioning. Her creative practice has been shown at institutions including MIT, Tate Britain, Brooklyn Public Library, the Center for Architecture, Artists Alliance, and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, and featured on WNYC, WBAI, CNN’s Next List, Next City, and Gothamist. Her writing on cities and photography has been published in Visual StudiesUrban OmnibusSpace and CultureSociety & Space, and Buildings & Landscapes, as well as other international publications. She holds a PhD in Environmental Psychology from the Graduate Center, CUNY and a BA in Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College.

Nupur Chaudhury ’05 is a Public Health Urbanist, organizer, storyteller, and artist who looks at cities, communities and connections through a grassroots lens. For over two decades, she has developed and implemented strategies to support residents, communities, and neighborhoods to challenge power structures and build just, strong, and equitable cities.

Nupur was actively involved in shaping two organizations that have redefined what it means to center communities and health in their work. In 2013, she worked to conceptualize and build Made in Brownsville (now Youth Design Center) and was the Founding Board Chair of the organization for eight years. In 2017, she was the founding Director of Neighborhood Health at the Center for Health Equity, housed at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. There, she developed the concept of the Neighborhood Health Action Centers, secured mayoral funding, and oversaw the integration of new staff with the existing Health Department structure in key neighborhoods throughout New York City. After working in Philanthropy and funding both long term place-based investing and rapid grantmaking in the epicenter of the COVID epidemic, Nupur launched her own firm, NupurSpectives. As the Founder and Principal, she advises key organizations on how to infuse equitable practices in their work. She lectures, teaches and facilitates action focused on health equity and building healthy communities. She is also the host of A League of Extraordinary Urbanists video series, documenting the stories of city builders and network weavers across the world.

Her work has been featured in the American Journal of Public Health, CityLab, National Public Radio, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. She is a Urban Design Forum’s Forefront Fellow, a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, and a board member of the Center for the Living City. She holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College (BA in Growth and Structure of Cities), Columbia University (Masters in Public Health), and New York University (Masters in Urban Planning).

Professor Gary McDonogh is an urban anthropologist (Ph.D The Johns Hopkins University) who has chaired Cities off and on since 1992. Trained as an Iberianist, he has published monographs on Barcelona and Iberian worlds, the American South and Hong Kong; his current research focuses on Global Chinatowns. He teaches classes on urban culture and society, mass media, urban enclaves and public and private space.

Some Background on The Growth and Structure of Cities Program and Professor Barbara Miller Lane.  Professor Lane joined Bryn Mawr College as a history professor in 1962 and helped found the Growth and Structure of Cities Program.  She served as its director from 1971-1989 (and 1996-97), and introduced courses in the history of urban form and history of modern architecture. Her works include Architecture and Politics in Germany, 1918-1945 (Harvard University Press, 1968, revised edition 1985, Italian edition 1973, German edition 1986); a compilation on Nazi Ideology Before 1933 (ed., with Leila Rupp, University of Texas Press, 1978), National Romanticism and Modern Architecture in Germany and the Scandinavian Countries(Cambridge University Press, 2000), the anthology Housing and Dwelling: Perspectives on Modern Domestic Architecture(Routledge, 2006), and Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs 1945-1965 (Princeton University Press, 2015). She was listed as a noteworthy humanities educator by Marquis Who’s Who.

For More Information, visit:

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani’s Website:
www.buscada.com

For more on Contested City, and to get the book, use code BEN40 at:
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609386108/contested-city

Nupur Chaudhury’s Website:
https://www.nupurchaudhury.com

Nupur Chaudhury’s Blog/video series:
https://www.nupurspectives.org

WHAT: The Past and Future City, a presentation by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani ’98 and Nupur Chaudhury ’05, with introduction by Professor Gary McDonogh.

WHEN: Thursday, June 10th at 6:30 PM

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

HOW MUCH: $20.

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

Get Contested City: Art and Public History as Mediation at New York’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani at:

University of Iowa Press (use code BEN40 for discount):
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609386108/contested-city

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Contested-City-History-Mediation-Humanities/dp/1609386108/

More on Contested City:
https://buscada.com/projects/contested-city/

Support the League of Extraordinary Urbanists Series at
https://www.patreon.com/NupurSpectives

Watch the League of Extraordinary Urbanists Series at:
https://www.nupurspectives.org

 

Virtual 2021 May Day Celebration: Meet Mawrters and BMC Trivia, hosted by Friya Bankwalla ’16 and Trilby V John ’98 (Sunday, May 16th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Dust off your lanterns, recollect your Bryn Mawr trivia, and get ready to join the Bryn Mawr Club of New York City in a wonderful afternoon of Mawrter traditions, trivia, and spirit this May Day!

The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City will honor and celebrate our traditions in multiple virtual May Day activities, all while continuing to practice safe social distancing.

In this exciting afternoon of festivities, alums will have the chance to

Connect and celebrate with other alums,

Share favorite Bryn Mawr memories,

Test your BMC trivia,

And more!

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Friya Bankwalla ’16 graduated Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelors in English and Psychology, a rekindled interest in tennis and horseback riding, and the epiphany that she loved storytelling. Her strong work ethic, passionate enthusiasm, and imaginative creativity have helped her identify interesting book-to-movie adaptations to pursue for Jane Startz Productions, build unique digital campaigns for Penguin Random House’s New York Times Bestsellers, and discover new stories waiting to be found. When she’s not reading, this Bryn Mawr Club of NYC Board Member can be found eating new food, exploring new stories, and meeting new people.

Trilby V John ’98 is a First Year Seminar Adjunct Lecturer at Bronx Community College. After decades as a NYCDOE English teacher, she’s always excited to offer advice in all things major and minor to teachers at all levels.

WHAT: Virtual 2021 May Day Celebration: Meet Mawrters and BMC Trivia, hosted by Friya Bankwalla ’16 and Trilby V John ’98.

WHEN: Sunday, May 16th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT.

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and also on the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: This event is Free; however, membership dues and club donations would be greatly appreciated, HERE.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Friya Bankwalla ’16 at Fabanks92@gmail.com.

Mawrter Monthly Craft Night, hosted by Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (Monday, May 10th at 7:00 PM)

Come one, come all to The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Mawrter Monthly Craft Night! Craft Night will be held the second Monday 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 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 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, crochet, and mask making — transforming her sewing machine from her nemesis into an ally.

WHAT: Mawrter Monthly Craft Night!

WHEN: Monday, May 10th at 7:00 PM.

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

HOW MUCH: Free.

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

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

Come one, come all to The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Mawrter Monthly Craft Night! Craft Night will be held the second Monday 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 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 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, crochet, and mask making — transforming her sewing machine from her nemesis into an ally.

WHAT: Mawrter Monthly Craft Night!

WHEN: Monday, April 5th at 7:00 PM.

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

HOW MUCH: Free.

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

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Falling Behind or Moving Ahead, hosted by Associate Professor of Math Education, Laura M. Gellert ’93 and Adjunct Lecturer, Trilby V John ’98 (Thursday, March 18th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM)

This session will be rescheduled.

As educators are moving into another semester of teaching in the time of COVID-19, we would like to continue to come together to “Show and Share” about technology tools being used.

If you would like to “Show and Share”, please contact Laura Gellert by March 10th at lmgellert@gmail.com.

Additionally, we would like to discuss the ideas presented in this article “Kids are Behind in Math Because of COVID-19”, published by EducationWeek on December 2nd, 2020. Although this article is written about math, it applies to other learning as well.

We will open up a part of this session to general questions about teaching during this time, from the perspective of the prospective teacher, the new teacher and the experienced teacher.

All teachers and other education professionals are invited to attend – new teachers and even prospective teachers are strongly encouraged to join us.

When you register, please indicate grade band and subject for which you teach.

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

Trilby V John ’98 is a First Year Seminar adjunct lecturer at Bronx Community College. After decades as a NYCDOE English teacher, she’s always excited to offer advice in all things major and minor to teachers at all levels.

WHAT: Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19: Falling Behind or Moving Ahead

WHEN:  TO BE RESCHEDULED    Thursday, March 18th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

WHERE: TO BE RESCHEDULED  A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and also on the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: $10 to support the technology of the session. Guests welcome.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTlmgellert@gmail.com

Can I Get A Witness? On Being Seen and Heard in the Time of COVID-19, a talk by Bryn Mawr College Trustee, Cynthia Chalker MSS/MLSP ’98 (Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM)

The cries have been loud and silent: devastation and stillness. Most of us who are professional therapists have not seen our patients in person for close to a year.  The ways of being connected to our patients and ourselves have shifted. Whom do we “see” in our electronic devices? And, tables turned, what do patients “see” when they encounter their therapist in sessions? What could we not “see” in each other when we sat in the same room? Cynthia will share her insight and invite conversation on the topic.

Cynthia Chalker, MSS/MLSP ’98 (Master of Social Service/Master of Law and Social Policy) is a licensed social worker and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.  Her clinical and research interests center around the intersection of race, culture, identity and psychoanalysis.  She is on the faculty at the Harlem Family Institute and a guest lecturer at various psychoanalytic institutes in New York City, including the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and The William Alanson White Institute. She presents her work at psychoanalytic conferences in the United States and abroad. Her work is also published in a variety of journals including Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Studies for Gender and Sexuality.

Prior to entering analytic training, Cynthia worked for 20 years as an Equity and Diversity educator and administrator in colleges and K-12 schools.  Her Bryn Mawr affiliations are as follows:  College Trustee, 2019-2023; Alumnae Association Executive Board Member, 2011-2016; Associate/Acting Director, Office for Institutional Diversity, 1999-2000. In addition, Cynthia was the on-campus mentor for Bryn Mawr’s first Posse.

For more information visit:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/01/the-new-theatrics-of-remote-therapy

WHAT: Can I Get A Witness? On Being Seen and Heard in the Time of COVID-19, a talk by Bryn Mawr College Trustee, Cynthia Chalker MSS/MLSP ’98

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. Zoom details provided upon RSVP confirmation as well as on the day before and day of the event.

HOW MUCH: $20.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTHelen Thurston’74 at hthurston77@earthlink.net

Wellness Workshop: Finding Balance Through Ayurveda, hosted by Ruchi Shah ’08 (Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM)

The BMC Club of NYC is hosting a wellness workshop! Come for an evening immersion of Ayurveda led by trained specialist, Ruchi Shah ’08.  If you have ever been curious to learn about Ayurveda, this presentation by a highly credentialed Mawrter will provide an introduction to a medical system that has been practiced for 5,000 years.

Ayurveda translates into “Science of Life” with “Ayus” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge or science. The oldest dated medical system in the world and a sister practice to yoga, Ayurveda 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. Ruchi 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.

It is envisioned that this introductory lecture will be the first of a series that will further explore the concepts and results of Ayurvedic practice.

For more information visit:  Infinite Being Ayurveda: Infinite Being Ayurveda

Ruchi Shah ’08 is an independent Ayurvedic health consultant and wellness coach based in Greenwich, CT. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelors in Economics and Growth & Structure of Cities. Subsequently, Ruchi earned her Certified Health Counselor qualifications from the esteemed Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda with a focused 650-hour training. Currently, Ruchi provides consultations and lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband and two children.

WHAT: Wellness Workshop: Finding Balance Through Ayurveda, hosted by Ruchi Shah ’08.

WHEN: Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST.

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

HOW MUCH: $20.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ruchi Shah ’08 at ruchi@ibveda.com

Culinary Historian, Dr. Jessica B. Harris ’68 interviewed by Dorcas Davis ’03, MA CUNY, with introduction by Dr. Marcia Young Cantarella ’68 (Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 PM)

Join culinary historian and James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award winning Dr. Jessica B. Harris ’68 as she is interviewed by Dorcas Davis ’03, MA CUNY. They will discuss Jessica Harris’ newest publication Vintage Postcards from the African World, In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play. With introductions by Dr. Marcia Young Cantarella ’68, this event will bring the worlds of African and Caribbean people, throughout the diaspora, to life.

 

About the Book:

Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play brings together more than 150 images, providing a visual document of more than a century of work in agricultural and culinary pursuits and joy in entertainments, parades, and celebrations. Organized by geography—Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States—as well as by the types of scenes depicted—the farm, the garden, and the sea; the marketplace; the vendors and the cooks; leisure, entertainments, and festivities—the images capture the dignity of the labors of everyday life and the pride of festive occasions. Superb and rare images demonstrate everything from how Africans and their descendants dressed to what tools they used to how their entertainments provided relief from toil. Three essays accompany the postcards, one of which details Harris’s collection and the collecting process. A second presents suggestions on how to interpret the cards. A final essay gives brief information on the history of postcards and postcard dating and its increasing use and value to scholars.

 

WHAT: Culinary Historian, Dr. Jessica B. Harris ’68 interviewed by Dorcas Davis ’03 MA CUNY, with introduction by Dr. Marcia Young Cantarella ’68.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 PM.

 

WHERE: Please RSVP HEREA Zoom Link will be provided upon registration AND on the day of the event.

 

HOW MUCH: $20.

 

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

Mawrter Monthly Craft Night, hosted by Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (Monday, March 8th at 7:00 PM)

Come one, come all to The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Mawrter Monthly Craft Night! Craft Night will be held the second Monday 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, crochet, and mask making — transforming her sewing machine from her nemesis into an ally.

WHAT: Mawrter Monthly Craft Night!

WHEN: Monday, March 8th at 7:00 PM.

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

HOW MUCH: Free.

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

Career Pivots: Tech, hosted by Isidora Delizo Armentrout ’13 and Winnie Hien ’12 (Thursday, March 11th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM)

This event is intended to help alums interested in tech as a potential career, working in tech, or looking to make a career pivot into tech. All panelists included have made career shifts into the technology industry from seemingly “non-traditional” backgrounds, i.e. not a developer. The goal is to demystify the industry, enlighten attendees on the opportunities available to them, particularly those that are in non-technical fields, and to encourage more women to consider careers in tech.

Panelists:
Grace Kung ’10 (Mathematics, Economics) – Finance to Tech transition
Sarah Capasso-Kosan ’11 (Anthropology) – Legal to Venture Capital
Mina Bansal ’17 (Economics) – Fashion to Data Analytics
Emily Tong-Sanchez ’13 (English, Education) – Non-profit to Enterprise Tech

Moderators:
Isidora Delizo Armentrout ’13 (History) – Account Executive, Amazon Web Services
Winnie Hien ’12 (Mathematics) – Technical Consultant, HubSpot

WHAT: Career Pivots: Tech, hosted by Isidora Delizo Armentrout ’13 and Winnie Hien ’12

WHEN: Thursday, March 11th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM EST.

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided upon registration AND on the day of the event. (We have a pre-event survey built for attendees upon RSVP as well.)

HOW MUCH: $20.

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

Mawrter Monthly Craft Night, hosted by Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (Monday, February 8th at 7:00 PM)

Come one, come all to The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Mawrter Monthly Craft Night! Craft Night will be held the second Monday 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: Mawrter Monthly Craft Night!

 

WHEN: Monday, February 11th at 7:00 PM.

 

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

 

HOW MUCH: Free.

 

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

Artist Meet-Up, hosted by Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM)

Artists from all disciplines are invited to this meetup to network, socialize, and mutually support and celebrate each other’s work. The 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: Artist Meet-Up.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM (First Tuesday Night of each month).

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom Link will be provided at registration AND also on the day of the event.

 HOW MUCH: Free.

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

Teaching and Learning in the Time of Covid-19: Tools that help and/or hinder learning, hosted by Associate Professor of Math Education, Laura Gellert ’93, and adjunct lecturer, Trilby V John ’98 (Wednesday, January 20th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM)

As educators begin to move into another semester of teaching in the time of COVID-19, we would like to come together to “Show and Share” the different technological tools available to us. There are so many resources out there for people to comb through, as can be seen from this UNESCO link, which lists a range of “Distance learning solutions”.

https://en.unesco.org/covid19/educationresponse/solutions

If you would like to “Show and Share”, please contact Laura Gellert (lmgellert@gmail.com) by January 13th. We will open up a part of this session to general questions about teaching during this time for the prospective teacher, the new teacher, and the experienced teachers.

All Teachers and Education professionals are invited to attend– new teachers and even prospective teachers are strongly encouraged to join us.

When you register, please indicate grade band and subject for which you teach.

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

Trilby V John ’98 is a First Year Seminar adjunct lecturer at Bronx Community College. After decades as a NYCDOE English teacher, she’s always excited to offer advice in all things major and minor to teachers at all levels.

WHAT: Teaching and Learning in the Time of Covid-19: Tools that help and/or hinder learning

WHEN: Wednesday, January 20th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and also on the day of the event.

HOW MUCH: Free Entry.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: lmgellert@gmail.com

The Great Holiday Decorate-Off: Gingerbread House Decorating Party, hosted by Friya Bankwalla ’16 and Mina Bansal ’17 (Friday, December 11th at 7:00 PM)

Run, run as fast as you can to join us for this Gingerbread House Decorating Extravaganza!

Join us for a festive evening full of holiday fun, creative minds, and sweet treats as we virtually build and decorate Gingerbread Houses together. You can make your own gingerbread house from scratch, order a kit from HERE, or buy a kit from your local grocery store to participate! We’ll spend the evening in holiday cheer as we compete for titles such as Leaning Tower of Gingerbread and How Many Gumdrops is too many? (I’ll give you a hint – as many as possible!) while drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine (whatever takes your fancy).

Friya Bankwalla ’16 graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelors in English and Psychology, a rekindled interest in tennis and horseback riding, and the epiphany that she loved storytelling. Her strong work ethic, passionate enthusiasm, and imaginative creativity have helped her identify interesting book-to-movie adaptations to pursue for Jane Startz Productions, build unique digital campaigns for Penguin Random House’s New York Times Best Sellers, and discover new stories waiting to be found. When she’s not reading, this Bryn Mawr Club of NYC Board Member can be found eating new food, exploring new stories, and meeting new people.

Mina Bansal ’17 graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelors in Economics, focused on industrial organization. After a short stint as a legal assistant at a law firm and a stylist at MM.LaFleur, she discovered her passion for making sense of data and numbers, and taught herself how to code. She now works as a data analyst for The New York Times. When this Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Board Member isn’t writing short stories or attempting to paint watercolor flowers, she can be found working on a graphic novel based loosely on her teenage years.

WHAT: The Great Holiday Decorate-Off: Gingerbread House Decorating Party

WHEN: Friday, December 11th at 7:00 PM

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

HOW MUCH: Free

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mina Bansal at minabansal@gmail.com.

 

Mawrter Monthly Craft Night, hosted by Leila Ghaznavi ’01 (Monday, December 14th at 7:00 PM)

Come one, come all to The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City Mawrter Monthly Craft Night! A Craft Night will be held the second Monday 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: Mawrter Monthly Craft Night!

WHEN: Monday, December 14th at 7:00 PM.

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

HOW MUCH: Free

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

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.

The criteria for 314 Action support are a STEM background, agreement with the scientific consensus on climate change, and the desire to do something about it.

Please join us for an evening with Founder and President of 314 Action Shaughnessy Naughton ’99 as she analyzes the results to date of the recent election and highlights the value of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers serving as elected officials at all levels of government.

Shaughnessy Naughton ’99, Founder and President of 314 Action, has a degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, and a passion for understanding the role of science in our everyday lives. Her background in research and drug discovery and her concern for the future of science in the United States led her to politics. Today, as many candidates attempt to politicize science, to mock basic research, to roll back water and other environmental protections, and to deny climate change, Naughton is frequently called upon by media outlets and other interest groups to speak about the urgent need to elect more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professionals at every level of the government. As trained problem-solvers, STEM professionals are ready, willing, and able to find solutions for the significant challenges facing America in the 21st century.

In a fascinating 1-hour presentation, Naughton will analyze the results to date of the recent elections. She will also discuss the experience of running for office as a STEM professional and the unique challenges facing members of the scientific community who are candidates in national, state and local electoral jurisdictions.

Trained as a chemist and after running a business for over a decade, in 2014, Naughton ran for congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District in the northeastern region of the state. While she didn’t succeed, she did receive a tremendous amount of support from the scientific community. Recognizing the value of elected officials with scientific backgrounds who are trained problem solvers, Naughton founded 314 Action, (Yes, think 314, as in Pi!) a nonprofit advocacy organization. committed to recruiting, training, and electing scientists and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) leaders to public office.

For more information about 314 Action, visit:
https://314action.org

For more information about Shaughnessy Naughton, visit:
Her Twitter

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

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

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. Zoom link provided upon registration & on the day of the event.

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

HOW MUCH: $10.

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 among the environmental, individual, and community mental health.

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.

Spooktacular Scarefest: Six Nights of Halloween movies, hosted by Friya Bankwalla ’16 (Monday, October 26th – Saturday, October 31st at 7:00 PM)

 

Fasten your sheetbelts, hold onto your broomsticks, and grab some wickedly good treats for this Spooky Ride!

Welcome to the Spooktacular Scarefest, a week-long festivity full of horror movies, your homemade popcorn, and Bryn Mawr alums. Join host, Friya Bankwalla ’16, each night at 7:00 PM (from 10/26 – 10/31) as she unveils a deviously good Halloween movie for some fang-tastic fun! Thanks to technology, you will be able to watch, chat, and critique synchronistically with other alums – or watch all by yourself!

The Movies

To learn more about the movies, click on the hyperlinked movie names. Please RSVP below.

 

 

Monday Monsters 
(10/26)


Pan’s Labyrinth

Tuesday Thriller
(10/27)

The Silence of the Lambs

Wednesday Woes
(10/28)
 


The Addams Family

 

 

Thursday Troubles
(10/29)
 

Rebecca

Friday Frights
(10/30) 

Sleepy Hollow

Saturday Screams
(10/31)

Little Evil

 

The Process

1. Beware and enter only if you dare!

2. Download the free Netflix Party Google Chrome Extension. Please note, you will not be able to participate without Google Chrome, a Netflix Account, or this extension as it connects you to our group chat. Once the Netflix Party Google Chrome Extension has been downloaded, practice your ghoulish laughter with glee.

3. Don’t get tangled in a web: make sure to RSVP to the movie you would like to attend.

4. (Optional but encouraged): Prepare your eerie-sistible snacks, do the monster mash, and howl at the moon.

5. The Netflix Party Movie Link will be available only on the day. Scour your reminder email (which you will receive 30 minutes before the event) for the link and select it. Then click on the (already downloaded) Netflix Party Icon (it should be in the top right corner of your Google Chrome screen), and you will be redirected to the movie and our group chat!

6. The movie will begin when the clock strikes 7:00 PM EDT.

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Friya Bankwalla ’16 graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelors in English and Psychology, a rekindled interest in tennis and horseback riding, and the epiphany that she loved storytelling. Her strong work ethic, passionate enthusiasm, and imaginative creativity have helped her identify interesting book-to-movie adaptations to pursue for Jane Startz Productions, build unique digital campaigns for Penguin Random House’s New York Times Bestsellers, and discover new stories waiting to be found. When she’s not reading, this Bryn Mawr Club of NYC Board Member can be found eating new food, exploring new stories, and meeting new people.

WHAT: Spooktacular Scarefest: Six Nights of Halloween Movies

WHEN: 7:00 PM Every Night Monday, October 26th – Halloween, Saturday, October 31st

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. A Netflix Party Link will be provided the day of the event, a half hour before the movie.

HOW MUCH: $2 per movie ($8 as a movie bundle)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Friya Bankwalla ’16 at Fabanks92@gmail.com.

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.

The criteria for 314 Action support is a STEM background, agreement with the scientific consensus on climate change, and the desire to do something about it.

Please join us for an evening with Founder and President of 314 Action Shaughnessy Naughton ’99 as she analyzes the results to date of the recent election and highlights the value of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers serving as elected officials at all levels of government.

Shaughnessy Naughton ’99, Founder and President of 314 Action, has a degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, and a passion for understanding the role of science in our everyday lives. Her background in research and drug discovery and her concern for the future of science in the United States led her to politics. Today, as many candidates attempt to politicize science, to mock basic research, to roll back water and other environmental protections, and to deny climate change, Naughton is frequently called upon by media outlets and other interest groups to speak about the urgent need to elect more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professionals at every level of the government. As trained problem-solvers, STEM professionals are ready, willing, and able to find solutions for the significant challenges facing America in the 21st century.

In a fascinating 1-hour presentation, Naughton will analyze the results to date of the recent elections. She will also discuss the experience of running for office as a STEM professional and the unique challenges facing members of the scientific community who are candidates in national, state and local electoral jurisdictions.

Trained as a chemist and after running a business for over a decade, in 2014, Naughton ran for congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District in the northeastern region of the state. While she didn’t succeed, she did receive a tremendous amount of support from the scientific community. Recognizing the value of elected officials with scientific backgrounds who are trained problem solvers, Naughton founded 314 Action, (Yes, think 314, as in Pi!) a nonprofit advocacy organization. committed to recruiting, training, and electing scientists and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) leaders to public office.

For more information about 314 Action, visit:
https://314action.org

For more information about Shaughnessy Naughton, visit:
Her Twitter

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

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

WHERE: Please RSVP HERE. Zoom link provided upon registration & on the day of the event.

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

HOW MUCH: $10.

Artist Meet-up: 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.

Mawrter 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: Mawrter Monthly Craft Night!

WHEN: Monday, October 5th at 7:00 PM (AND the first Monday night of each month thereafter)

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.

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!

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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.