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Brown Club of Fairfield County
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Box 1859
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  2014-2015 Events

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!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 6 to 8pm (Please note the new date - we had to postpone the event due to the snow storm)The Ginger Man

ALUMNI RELATIONSHIP BUILDING EVENT

Carrying on a Club tradition, we are hosting another Relationship Building event for mingling and meeting, sharing ideas and reconnecting with a fascinating group of alums. This event is for anyone who is considering a transition, thinking about starting their own company, or simply interested in meeting new friends. Non-Brunonians are 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. RSVP: PLEASE RSVP BY JANUARY 26 USING OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION (note: after clicking this link you will be asked to login with your Brown Alumni Association website ID and password. If you do not have one or can't recall your details, you can still RSVP online as a Non-Registered User). Contact: Darcy Travlos '84 by email. Contact: Darcy Travlos '84 by email.

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015Stephen Kinzer

FACULTY LECTURE WITH STEPHEN KINZER, A VISITING FELLOW AT BROWN'S WATSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Once again, we will bring a piece of Brown to Fairfield County by hosting a lecture with Stephen Kinzer from The Watson Institute at Brown, author of the recently published book, The Brothers. Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent whose articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him "among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling." Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. He was the Times bureau chief in Nicaragua during the 1980s, and in Germany during the early 1990s. In 1996 he was named chief of the newly opened Times bureau in Istanbul. Later he was appointed national culture correspondent, based in Chicago. Since leaving the Times, Kinzer has taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University. He has written books about Central America, Rwanda, Turkey, and Iran, as well as others that trace the history of American foreign policy. He contributes to the New York Review of Books and writes a world affairs column for the Guardian. Additional details will be announced soon. Contact: Richard Williamson '65 by email.

 

BooksMarch, 2015

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.

 

 

TheaterApril, 2015

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.

 

 

 

Movie SeatsMay, 2015

FILM SCREENING

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.

 

 

 

PlaygroundMay, 2015

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.

 

 

Brown BearsMay, 2015

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.

 

 

 

 

Lobster BakeMay, 2015

ANNUAL FAMILY LOBSTER BAKE

One of our most popular events returns! Enjoy an evening with fellow alums over drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a full lobster bake. Additional details to be announced soon. Contact: Nick Ord '66 by email.

 

 

Shakespeare on the SoundJune 2015

SHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND

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! The story, date and location of the event will be posted once it is announced by Shakespeare on the Sound. Contact: Peggy Twitchell '93 by email.

 

Van Wickle GatesAugust, 2015

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.

 

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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.

 

PoloSunday, 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.

 

Brown 250th AnniversarySaturday, 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

The Drawing RoomNicholas Roberts GroupWe 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.

 

Van Wickle GatesWednesday, 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.

 

Sandcastle PlaygroundSaturday, 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!

 

From Bad to WorseMonday, 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.