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April 2016

4/30/16
Community Service Project at the Greater Boston Food Bank
Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
1:00 – 3:30 pm, Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue
boston food bank Join your fellow alumni in inspecting, sorting, or repacking donated grocery products that will then be distributed to hunger relief agencies. We will work together as a team and may be working alongside other groups. This event should be a lot of fun and a wonderful chance to help our community. Our shift will begin at 1:00 pm, with a pizza lunch beforehand starting at 12:30 pm. Further details about the event are on the registration page below. We hope you are able to join us! Cost: Free. RSVP: Online. Contact: Cary Greenberg ’79 or Denise Woodruff ’78.

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May 2016

5/4/16
A Chat with Mark Cho on Entrepreneurship, His Journey and 5 Years On at The Armoury
Hong Kong | Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong
6:30 – 7:30 pm, Foxglove, 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central
Mark Cho ’05, a true entrepreneur, is one of the co-founders of The Armoury, a group of classic menswear stores in Hong Kong and New York. Learn about how he turned an interest into a successful business in this exclusive event. Mark will begin with a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Cost: HK$40 for Young Alumni (graduates of the last 5 years), HK$80 for BUAAHK Members, HK$100 for non-members. Contact/RSVP: via email by the morning of May 3.

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5/7/16
Baking Class at Flour Bakery
Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
9:30 am – 12:00 pm, Flour Bakery Production Facility, 9 Travis Street, Allston
"Make Life Sweeter....eat dessert first!" Join Brown alumni and their guests for an exclusive look behind the scenes at Flour Bakery. Head of pastry training, Sarah Powers, will give an overview of Flour Bakery, its history, and a tour of what happens in the production facility. Attendees will learn how to bake Flour’s award-winning sticky buns - the ones that beat Bobby Flay’s version on Throwdown with Bobby Flay on the Food Network. There are limited spots so register early! Cost: $125 per person RSVP: Online. Contact: Allison Baird ’91 with any questions.

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5/10/16 – 6/16/16
Learn How to Row: 6 Week Program at the Charles River Rowing League
Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
6:45 – 8:15 pm, Community Rowing, 100 Nonantum Street, Brighton
Interested in doing something fun and different this summer while learning a new sport and getting to know other alums? BCOB is back with another year of the Charles River Rowing League! Last year we put together a full team and it was a lot of fun - the league lasts for 6 weeks and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 - 8:15pm beginning on May 10th. As part of the team, you will have practice sessions with Community Rowing's professional coach each week to prepare and train to race in the final week. Please register by Friday, April 29th to reserve your spot. Last year there was a wait list, so sign up early! Cost: $192 per person for full 6-week program (discounted for BCOB from $240). RSVP: Online. Contact: Patrick Larcom or P.J. Flaherty ’07 with any questions.

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5/11/16
Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA): The Impact of the Arts Behind Prison Walls
New York, NY | Brown University Club in New York
6:30 – 8:30 pm, National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue
Brown University has long instilled in its students a strong commitment to social change. In keeping with that tradition, the Brown Club in New York is proud to showcase the hightly acclaimed Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) program. Learn how Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) is changing lives behind prison walls and beyond. RTA, founded in Sing Sing 24 years ago, currently works in five New York State prisons using theatre, dance, creative writing, music and visual art to build prisoners' characters and develop social and cognitive skills so they can be prepared to re-enter society. The program participants’ dramatically low recidivism rate is testament to its success. Hear about the amazing men and women in the program, see excerpts from performances in two maximum security prisons, and meet the inspiring founder, Katherine Vockins, along with some of the program’s alumni, including RTA alumnus Jabbar Collins, whose fascinating journey has been featured in The New York Times. A special thanks to Alison Chernow ’80, who serves on the board of RTA and organized this event. Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. RSVP: Online. Contact: Kwame Campbell ’92 with any questions.

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5/14/16
Arnold Arboretum Tour
chase field Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
1:00 – 2:30 pm, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Come spend a Saturday afternoon on a privately guided walking tour of the Arnold Arboretum where we will learn about the rich history of the arboretum's collection, with a special emphasis on the lilac collection. The tour will provide a fun opportunity to venture outdoors and learn about many trees and plants at the Arnold Arboretum, some of which are over 100 years old. Cost: $6.50 for BCOB members; $8.50 for non-members and guests. RSVP: Online. Contact: Shannon Johnson ’13 with any questions.

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5/15/16
Third Annual Lyric Opera Celebration: The King and I
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
11:45 am, Lunch, William B. and Catherine Graham Room, Civic Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive
1:30 – 3:00 pm, Performance of The King and I, Civic Opera House
Enjoy lunch with Brown alumni and friends, then stay for a riveting peformance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban. The King of Siam is an absolute ruler who meets his match in Anna, the feisty Welsh teacher he's hired to instruct his many wives and children in the ways of the "civilized" West and help him learn to lead his country into the modern world. These two strong, passionate people from two very different cultures discuss, debate, disagree, and ultimately fall in love to the tune of some of Broadway’s greatest songs: "Shall We Dance?" "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello, Young Lovers," and more! Don’t miss this inspiring true story; The King and I is one of the most popular and groundbreaking musicals of all time. Cost: Prices vary by section, from $39 for balcony seats to $55 for floor seats (Brown alumni receive 20% off general purchase price) RSVP: online to purchase tickets to the performance and via Lyric Opera to purchase tickets to the performance using promo code "KingBrown" Contact: Lisa Miranda with any questions.

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5/21/16
chase field Wine Tasting at the Wine Bottega
Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
6:00 – 7:30 pm, The Wine Bottega, 341 Hanover Street
Get excited! BCOB's Young Alumni Committee is hosting an intimate wine and cheese tasting event at The Wine Bottega in the North End. The store's wine expert will give us the opportunity to taste a variety of different wines, including little known producers plus organic and biodynamic bottles. Come join your fellow alumni for a night of socializing and learning about wine. Cost: $30 for BCOB members; $35 for non-members and guests. RSVP: Online. Contact: Isha Gulati ’13 with any questions.

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5/23/16
Brown Comedy Writers Panel
New York, NY | Brown University Club in New York
7:00 – 9:30 pm, Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue
Comedy is serious business. Come hear from some of today's funniest comedy writers. Our Brown alumni panelists have written for The Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Inside Amy Schumer, and New York Times best sellers of “Biblical” proportions. We'll be chatting with Jonathan Groff ’83, AJ Jacobs ’90, Jordan Carlos ’01, Luke Cunningham ’01, Frank Lesser ’02, Hallie Cantor ’11. Renowned theater producer Jeremy Handelman ’77 will be moderating the panel. The evening will begin with an hour-long wine reception. Then, we'll move on to what will certainly be an engaging panel discussion. Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP: Online. Contact: via email.

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5/27/16 – 5/29/16
Save the Date: Brown Reunion Weekend
Reunion Logo Providence, RI | Brown Alumni Relations
Get back in touch with your Brown community of friends on campus this May! If your class year ends in 1 or 6, be sure to contact classmates and make your plans to attend. Weekend highlights include Campus Dance, Alumni Field Day, and, of course, the Procession. Cost: Varies. Online registration opens in mid-March. Contact/RSVP: For up-to-date information, visit the Reunion website.

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June 2016

6/3/16 – 6/5/16
Brown Class of 1963 Mini-Reunion
Boston, MA | Brown Class of 1963
Friday evening, welcome drinks and hors d'ouevres, Millennium Bostonian Bar
Friday night, dinner, Villa Francesca Restaurant, North End
Saturday morning, guided tour of the Art of the Americas wing, Museum of Fine Arts
Saturday afternoon, free exploration
Saturday night,
Boston Pops Concert, Symphony Hall (bus transportation provided)
Sunday morning, Back Bay Architectural Tour led by Boston On Foot
Sunday, 1:00 pm, Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, Fenway Park
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No need to wait two more years to see your classmates at the next Brown Reunion! Let's all meet up in Boston for a weekend packed with fun activities. Saturday night's musical program with be the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Raiders of the Lost Ark with Keith Lockhart conducting and will include clips from the film. And, on Sunday's architectural tour, any of you who took Prof. Jordy’s Modern Architecture course will immediately recognize the buildings that stand in the square - Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. On Sunday afternoon, come early to Fenway Park to see your favorite players at batting practice while enjoying a Fenway Frank!

For the duration of the weekend, we have made reservations at the Millennium Bostonian in the heart of Faneuil Hall. We have a block of rooms at a very favorable rate. Rooms with one king-sized bed are $249 (plus tax) and $269 for a room with two full beds. To make your reservation, please call 617-523-3600 Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 EST and ask to make a reservation for the group Brown Class of ’63. Reservations are limited as we had to pay for them in advance. If you find that you are unable to secure reservations, please let us know. Cost: The cost for the weekend events is $245 with an additional $36 for Red Sox Tickets. Transportation to events other than the Pops is not provided. RSVP: By mailing a check to Glenn Cashion ’63 made payable to the Brown Class of 1963. Contact: Barbara Langworthy ’63.

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