Alumnae Events I Wish I Could Go To

Whitefish Point Beach, Lake Superior

I’ve talk about this before: I love San Francisco (the weather! the food! the beach!) but I miss a lot about New York, including being able to participate in Barnard alumnae activities. And there is no shortage of great upcoming events hosted by our alma mater.

Let’s start with the basics.  On Thursday, June 28, recent graduates (I assume we’re still included in that) are invited to join President Spar for a cocktail on the Green Roof of the Diana Center.  I have never been to this Green Roof and I have not yet had the pleasure of having a drink with PresSpar, but this sounds like a classy event and I’m sorry I’ll miss it.

Next, if you happen to be available on Wednesday afternoons, I highly recommend you join The Continuum Project for a guided tour of Monet’s Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.  Even if you’re not technically available, for only $25, it’s worth taking a break from work and enjoying the summer. July 11 at 2:30 p.m., more information available here.

If you feel like you’re ready to take your relationship with Barnard to the next level, it might be time to plan a vacation together. Barnard’s Travel Department (who knew?!) will be taking alum and their families on a week-long voyage on the Great Lakes at the end of June.  Aboard the Yorktown, laketrotters will sail from Chicago to Wisconsin to Michigan to Ontario.  There’s even a day camp program for the kids.  If you were looking to squeeze in a family vacation and a college reunion this summer, here’s the perfect way to do both.

And now for the surprise ending: a Barnard event even I can attend! This fall, Professor Mary Gordon will host “a shocking exploration of sex, death, money, love, marriage, and terrorism through the modern novel” — online! Registration opens later this month, stay tuned.


About Deena Shanker

Deena is a writer living in New York. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Barnard College.
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