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Imagine Brown 250

Join Brown clubs around the world in celebrating Brown's semiquincentenary. Scroll down for details on local 250th Birthday Celebrations this season. Look for the balloons!

May 2015

5/21/15
Happy Hour
Atlanta, GA | Brown Club of Georgia
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hop City, 99 Krog Street
This craft brew and winery is located in the new Krog Street Market, directly adjacent to the Belt Line. Come sample local wares and socialize with the Brown Community in a unique Atlanta locale. Special thanks to Andrew Stein ’06 for making this happen! Cost: Pay as you go; Cash Bar. Contact/RSVP: Via E-mail or Online.

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5/21/15
Free Concert Performance At Carnegie Hall
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
7:30 pm, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street at 7th Avenue
Please join the Brown Club in New York for a special concert at historic Carnegie Hall showcasing the work of composer Georgia Shreve ’72. In addition to being an accomplished writer and poet, Shreve also studied music theory with famed composer Howard Cass. Most recently, she has run Ideation Productions, a New York-based company that develops talent across film, music and theater. On this evening her selected works will be performed by the Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Program to include: Georgia Shreve Piano Concerto, Georgia Shreve Fantasia on Celtic Themes, and works by Howard Cass and Richard Auldon Clark. Cost: Free. Contact: Kwame Campbell ’92. RSVP: Online (required). Post-concert reception to follow at the Black Door, 127 west 26th, between 6/7th Avenues.

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5/22/15 – 5/24/15
Brown Reunion Weekend
Providence, RI | Brown Alumni Relations
Rejoin your Brown community of friends on campus this May! If your class year ends in 0 or 5, be sure to contact classmates and make your plans to attend. Weekend highlights include Campus Dance, Alumni Field Day, and Alumni Reunion forums. Cost: Varies.

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5/27/15
The Next 250 Years: Cultivating a Culture of Social Justice and Inclusion at Brown
Featuring Mary Grace Almandrez, Director of the Brown Center for Students of Color (formerly the Third World Center)

Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street NW
Brown University's 250th anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes related to diversity and equity on campus. This special conversation will focus on the various ways the University is working to cultivate a culture that facilitates and promotes social justice and inclusion at Brown. We'll look back at the history of student activism and social-justice work at Brown, particularly over the past 40 years, and look ahead to ongoing work and pressing issues on campus. Join the Brown Club of DC and Mary Grace Almandrez for this timely and valuable discussion! Cost: Free for club members; $5 for non-members/guests. Contact: Sean Siperstein ’05. RSVP: Online.

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5/28/15
Brown Legal Happy Hour
Miami Beach, FL | Brown Club of Miami
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, The Deck at Fado Irish Pub, 900 S. Miami Boulevard
Come network with fellow Brown attorneys, judges and law students! Cost: Admission Free; pay as you go for food/drinks. Contact/RSVP: Jade Palomino ’07.

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5/28/15 Rescheduled from 4/29/15
Behind the Scenes at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Baltimore, MD | Brown Club of Greater Baltimore
5: 30 pm, OPTIONAL Informal Pre-Event Happy Hour, Ryleigh’s Oyster, 1225 Cathedral Street (Cash Bar)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street (Use the Staff/Musician Entrance)
Join us for a private tour behind the scenes at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra! The evening includes a dessert reception and remarks from our alumni host, Annemarie Guzy ’05, the BSO's Director of Education. Annemarie will speak about her work with the BSO's famed education programs, including the Music Box series (a concert series for babies) and the Academy programs (a fantasy camp for adults). Cost: $7.50 pp in advance; $10 at the door (includes tour and dessert reception). Contact: Sandra Dzija ’76.

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5/28/15
Entrepreneurship Fiesta
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Ensemble, 1150 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 6
Meet fellow alumni in careers off the beaten path. Careers shaped not by a cookie cutter, but by people wishing to form their own model and blaze their own path. From software start-ups to retail shops, smartphone apps to smart foods and social networking to secret cryptography; this is your chance to engage with like-minded people, whether you’re a professional in the field or simply interested in being your own boss. And, because convivial conversation always flows better with the right décor, this evening’s event will be held at Ensemble; a space that draws a lot of tech and startup companies. In a like-minded work environment, individuals here collaborate, network, and frequently bounce off ideas with one another. And just for kicks, we’ll be having a fiesta with chips, dip and wonderfully blended margaritas. Cost: $12 for club members; $16 for non-members. Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online here for members; online here for non-members.

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June 2015

6/2/15
Annual New Student Send-Off
Hyannis, MA | Brown Club of Cape Cod & The Islands
5:00 pm, Hyannis Golf Club, 1840 Iyannough Road, Route 132
Come to meet the new students and hear a panel of Current Brown Students talk about life at Brown. Be prepared with plenty of questions & anecdotes about your time at Brown! Cost: $30 for club members; $35 for non-members/guests; $10 for Classes ’11 – ’14 (price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, beer and wine). Contact: Carolyn Connelly ’97. RSVP: Online.

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6/2/15
Annual Dinner: Postcards from Other Planets
Featuring Professor James W. Head III

Providence, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
6:00 pm – 8:45 pm, The University Club, 219 Benefit Street
Travel to the mountains of the Moon with Apollo 15, see the invisible lunar interior with GRAIL spacecraft gravity data, cross the floor of Gale Crater on Mars with the Curiosity rover, and join Brown planetary geoscientists as they explore the Mars-like Antarctic Dry Valleys for months at a time. Professor James W. Head III will take us on all of these exciting voyages! Cost: $45 for Premium Club Members; $55 for Club Members/Guests/Parents; $25 for Young Alumni (’10-’15)/Current Students. Contact: Virginia McQueen ’81 (401-863-9598). RSVP: Online HERE.

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6/3/15
Sailing to Catalina with Bill McNeely ’72
Corona Del Mar, CA | Brown Club of Orange County
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive
Ever wanted to explore 26 Miles Across the Sea? Join us for Bill McNeely’s very up-to-date 40-minute talk, with over 80 photos, charts and slides that will give you a good idea of what’s new at Catalina, how to get there, and where to go when you arrive. Bill McNeely ‘72 is the acknowledged expert on boating at Catalina Island and began teaching his Catalina cruising seminar over 15 years ago. Bill is the author of Cruising Catalina Island - the authoritative boater’s guide to Catalina’s coves and harbors. Learn how to have your best trips to Catalina ever, and have a great time doing it. Cost: $10 for club members; $10 for Young Alumni (Class of ’11 forward); $13 for general admission. LIGHT appetizers included; No Host Bar with wait staff. Contact: Scott Westerfield ’79.RSVP: Online.

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6/12/15 – 6/14/15
Class of 1963 Mini- Reunion
Philadelphia, PA | Brown Class of 1963
Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut Street
It's time to catch up with what the city has to offer. Your classmates have planned a mini-reunion that is one part American history, one part world-renowned art, one part food market and all parts fun! The schedule is as follows:
Friday Night: Welcome cocktails at the Hotel Monaco rooftop bar followed by a dinner feast in a private space at nearby Positano Coast restaurant.
Saturday: Morning: A visit and partially guided tour of the 2000 Constitution Center. Refresh your founding father facts! Lunch: At the Constitution Center or at nearby restaurants.
Afternoon: Our bus will whisk us to the historic Reading Terminal Market for a tour by a Brown alum and possible nibbles along the way; and then return us to the hotel. Evening: The bus will deliver us to the Spirit of Philadelphia for dinner and entertainment while we cruise the Delaware then back to the hotel.
Sunday: Morning: Group visit with audio guide of the Barnes Foundation. Love Renoir? There are over 130 here! Love African sculpture? So did Dr. Barnes! Optional farewell lunch at Jack's Firehouse. Cost for Hotel: Hotel Monaco, queen deluxe room at special rate of $229 per night (plus tax). To book your room go to: Brown University Class of 1963 Reunion Room Block. Parking: At hotel garage or at nearby public garage facilities. Transportation: Bus on Saturday afternoon and evening, otherwise on foot or by taxi. Additional Cost: $260 pp with optional farewell lunch: $240 pp without lunch. Contact/RSVP: Barbara Langworthy ’63 to register for trip and payment instructions. Payment is due by 5/1.

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6/13/15
Summer Pizza Dinner
Los Altos, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley
4:30 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP.
School is out, the weather is warm, and the sun sets late. That means lovely summer evenings and a chance to gather with family and Brown friends old and new! Amy Jervis ’92 and Kevin Epstein ’91 graciously invite other alums for pizza, beverages, and conversation. Everyone is welcome! Cost: $5 pp. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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6/14/15 Rescheduled from 3/8/15
Monthly Book Club: St. Burl’s Obituary by Daniel Akst
Silver Spring, MD | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
This comic novel is the story of a well-padded New York journalist/writer who confronts his own mortality, loses a lot of weight, and becomes unrecognizably thin. Never has an allegory been more fun. “A prose epic of self-transformation, a murder mystery and a literary road film". Critics reserved special praise for its hero, at once sensitive and gluttonous, who seizes the chance to re-inhabit his own former life incognito and learn some surprising things about himself. The book won rave reviews and was a PEN/Faulkner finalist. Cost: $6 - $8 for dinner provided. Contact/RSVP: Debby Cooney ’67.

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6/14/15
Tour of Yards Brewery
Philadelphia, PA | Brown Club of Philadelphia
4:30 pm, Yards Brewery, 901 N. Delaware Avenue
The Brown Club of Philly invites you to a private tour of YARDS brewery, including a guided tasting of four 8 oz beers. Please note that closed-toed shoes are required; Anyone in open toe shoes (sandals, flip flops) will not be able to enter the brewing facility. Cost: $20 pp (cash due upon arrival at Yards, and one pair of gently used shoes (see below). Tour Space Is Limited to 25 people. Contact/RSVP: Marissa Parker ’02 by 6/10. After the tour, walk across the street with the group to nearby restaurant N. 3rd for a social dinner. In Brown’s continuing commitment to and spirit of service, we will be collecting gently used shoes to donate in support of Back on My Feet, a locally-born nonprofit that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. Any type and size of shoes are acceptable – please bring one pair per person for donation!

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