The following events are scheduled with more to follow. We recommend bookmarking this page and checking back frequently as we continually update our programs. We look forward to seeing you at our next events! And please note, members receive event discounts, so if you're not already a member click here to join today!
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – Cocktails from 3-5pm, Dinner from 5-7pm
ANNUAL FAMILY LOBSTER BAKE AT THE TOKENEKE CLUB IN DARIEN
One of our most popular events returns! Come enjoy an evening with fellow alums over drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a full lobster bake right next to the beach at The Tokeneke Club. Adult Menu: A bountiful buffet including a delicious assortment of hors d'oeuvres, clam chowder, 1 1⁄4-pound lobster, steak, chicken, side salads, corn on the cob, potato salad, bread, cookies, brownies, fruit salad and ice cream. Teenagers may have the full menu at a lower price. A special Children's Menu will also be served with hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, pasta, french fries, side salads and dessert. Cash bar during the cocktail hour followed by open bar wine and beer with dinner. Bar: Cash bar for pre-dinner cocktails (includes mixed drinks, beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks); wine and beer will be served at mealtime and included in adult meal cost per person. Special Treat! Guests to our Annual Family Lobster bake will have full access to the beach, Long Island Sound and the pool with lifeguard on duty (children under 10 must be accompanied in pool by a parent; all children need to be able to swim 2 laps of pool unassisted). Event is rain or shine; if the weather is inclement, dining tables will be moved to a covered portico with drop sides and heaters. Price: $65 per Adult, $30 per Teenager (full menu for ages 13-20), $20 per Child (ages 12 and under; if children prefer the full Adult menu, please select the Teenager option). PLEASE RSVP BY MAY 1 – WE WILL POST A LINK TO OUR ONLINE RSVP HERE SHORTLY (note: you will be asked to login with your Brown Alumni Association website ID and password. If you don't have one or can't remember your details, you can still RSVP using the link as a Non-Registered User). Location: The Tokeneke Club, 4 Butler’s Island Road, Darien. Questions? Contact: Nick Ord '66 by email.
SPRING CHILDREN'S PLAY DATE
Bring your kids to a morning of play at an area playground to be announced. Coffee, water and muffins will be provided. This is a casual event that offers a wonderful opportunity for Brown alums and their kids to meet. Additional details will be announced. Contact: Richard Williamson '65 by email.
June 26/27/28, 2015 (Exact Date TBD)
"ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL" BY SHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND IN ROWAYTON
Bring a picnic, refreshments, blanket and chairs to a reserved Brown Club area to watch a performance as the sun sets and reveals the stars! Event details and the date will be posted once it is announced by Shakespeare on the Sound. Contact: Peggy Twitchell '93 by email.
SEND-OFF PARTY FOR THE CLASS OF 2019
We will host an informal gathering of newly admitted students from Fairfield County to meet each other before heading off to Brown. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to start building relationships before they set foor on campus. Additional details will be announced. Contact: Lisa Boyle '87 by email.
BROWN SPORTS FOUNDATION EVENT
We are planning another event in our area co-hosted with the Brown Sports Foundation. Additional details will be announced. Contact: Mike Klehm '77 by email.
AN EVENING AT THE THEATER
Join fellow alums at an upcoming theatrical performance at an area playhouse. Additional details will be announced soon. Contact: Richard Williamson '65 by email.
We will host a special screening of a film produced, written or directed by a Brown alum. Additional details will be announced. Contact: Nick Ord '66 by email.
BROWN AUTHOR AND BOOK SIGNING EVENT
We are planning to invite an alumni author to speak about and sign copies of one of their books. Additional details will be announced. Contact: Richard Williamson '65 by email.
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Several of our past events are detailed below, showing the broad variety of our programs. Visit our Photo Gallery to see snapshots of these and other events.
Sunday, Setpember 7, 2014 - Gates opened 1pm, Matches began 3pm
GREENWICH POLO OUTING
We attended the Royal Salute Jubilee cup match at the Greenwich Polo Club! Guests brought a picnic and refreshments, blankets and chairs, or enjoyed some of the onsite gourmet vendors. Dogs were welcome too. Gate Fee: $40 per car paid to Greenwich Polo at the door (no fees are charged by the Brown Club). In the event of inclement weather, the polo matches would have been cancelled (announced on the day of the match), but events under the tents would have continued as scheduled. Dress Code: "Garden Chic." Directions: Contact the Greenwich Polo Club at (203) 561-5821 or visit www.greenwichpoloclub.com. Contact: Jesse Poole '94 by email.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10am to 10pm and Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
BROWN'S 250TH ANNIVERSARY FALL CELEBRATION IN PROVIDENCE
Brown celebrated it's 250th Anniversary with live music and theater, gallery openings, alumni panels, and the Brown vs. Harvard Football game under the lights. The festivities continued through the weekend with a Concert on the Green, a Farmer's Market, student performances and a Thayer Street Festival! Full Details: Office of Brown's 250th Anniversary (401-863-5400).
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 5:30-8pm
FALL WINE TASTING WITH HORS D'OEUVRES
We welcomed the Fall season with the return of one of our signature events. A broad array of wines from around the world were paired with a lavish spread of warm hors d’oeuvres, presented by Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines and Fine Foods. This year, we rented fun space for the evening at The Drawing Room, which included a wonderful art gallery and a beautiful outdoor terrace. Location: The Drawing Room, 220 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob. Price: $35 Members, $45 Non-members.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7pm
COLLEGE ADMISSION FORUM: AN INTRODUCTION TO BROWN UNIVERSITY
As in past years, we hosted a forum for area high school students led by Brown Admission Officer Taylor McCormack in partnership with the Fairfield County chapter of the Brown Alumni Interviewing Program (formerly BASC) at The King School in Stamford. Location: The King School, Performing Arts Center, 1450 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. RSVP: Please register online for this event. You will be asked to identify the event from a dropdown menu - select "Stamford, CT - King Low Heywood Thomas Performing Art Center." Contact: Lisa Boyle '87 by email.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9-11am (Rain Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 9-11am)
FALL CHILDREN'S PLAY DATE AT THE SANDCASTLE PLAYGROUND
Alumni and their young children gathered for a morning of play at the Sandcastle Playground at Jennings Beach, Fairfield. Coffee, tea, water, juice, snacks and munchkins will be provided for free. This is a casual event that offers a wonderful opportunity for Brown alums and their kids to meet. Location: 880 South Benson Road, Fairfield. There is no need to have a beach sticker at this time of year. Click here for for location details. RSVP: Please let us know you are attending by sending an email to Tisola Logan '03. LOOK FOR THE BROWN AND WHITE BALLOONS TO FIND THE BROWN CLUB GATHERING AT THE PLAYGROUND!
Monday, November 3, 2014 – 7:30pm
FEATURE FILM SNEAK PREVIEW AT THE AVON THEATER
We co-presented a new film with The Avon Theater in Stamford titled “Bad Turn Worse” by filmmakers Zeke ’03 and Simon Hawkins, which will be released theatrically by Starz on November 14, 2014. “Bad Turn Worse” deals with three Texas teens who hope to escape their dead-end existence in a small town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man. The film trailer can be viewed online. Zeke & Simon Hawkins grew up in Darien. Zeke graduated from Brown University and the American Film Institute, Simon from NYU’s Tisch School, both have diverse experience in film writing and direction. “Bad Turn Worse” is their first feature film. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at AFI Fest. It’s been called “a special piece of filmmaking” by Renegade Cinema, “criminally good” by Hitfix, “a terrific film” by Indiewire, and “one of my favorite movies of 2013” by Ain’t it Cool News. There was a Q&A following the film with the filmmakers. Price: Free to Brown Club members but seats are limited. Location: The Avon Theater, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford. Please RSVP by November 2nd by contacting Nick Ord '66 by email.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 6 to 8pm
ALUMNI RELATIONSHIP BUILDING EVENT
Carrying on a Club tradition, we hosted another Relationship Building event for mingling and meeting, sharing ideas and reconnecting with a fascinating group of alums. This event was for anyone who was considering a transition, thinking about starting their own company, or simply interested in meeting new friends. Non-Brunonians were welcome to attend! Location: The Ginger Man, 64 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich. Cost: $15 Club Members, $20 Non-Members. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided wth an open bar. Contact: Darcy Travlos '84 by email.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 2-4pm
FACULTY LECTURE WITH STEPHEN KINZER FROM THE WATSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, DISCUSSING HIS BOOK: "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War"
We brought a piece of Brown to Fairfield County by hosting a lecture with Stephen Kinzer from The Watson Institute at Brown, a Visiting Fellow in International Studies at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies. He is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. He contributes to the New York Review of Books and writes a world affairs column for the Guardian. Kinzer is the author of the recently published book, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles were two immensely powerful brothers who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today’s world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. Location: Bush-Holley House, Cos Cob. Admission: $10 for Brown Club of Fairfield County Members, $15 for Non-Members. Contact: Steven Fern '86 by email.