Memorial Day Weekend Central Park Picnic, Roosevelt Island Park Tour, Author Dinitia Smith



Looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend? How about a potluck picnic in the park? Join us for a relaxing get-together in Central Park on Sunday, May 29. Friends and family (Smithies and non-Smithies) are welcome. Meet at the corner of West 67th Street and Central Park West at 1:00 pm - or join us in the Sheep Meadow (look for the blue and gold balloons). Bring your own food and drink and anything you'd like to share.


On Saturday, June 4, we head to the southern tip of Roosevelt Island for a tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, led by Sally Minard '64, President and CEO of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. The park is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century. The tour, which runs from 11:00 am to noon, will include discussions of the Roosevelt era and the Four Freedoms Park, the architect's design principes and philosophy, the story behind the building of the memorial and the history of Roosevelt Island.


The evening of Monday, June 6, brings author Dinitia Smith '67 for a talk on her new book, The Honeymoon, a biographical novel about George Eliot, author of Middlemarch. Smith is an award-winning author of four novels, including The Illusionist, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. For elevent years, Smith was a cultural correspondent for The Times specializing in literature and the arts. An Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, she has also taught literature at Columbia, NYU and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

 

Then on Wednesday, June 8, enjoy a members-only tour of The Princeton Club of New York City from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Smith Club members have the opportunity to become members of The Princeton Club, which offers overnight accommodations, dining and athletic facilities. This tour introduces members to the Club's facilities. RSVP now, as space is limited.

 




Potluck Summer Picnic in Central Park
Sunday, 05/29/16 at 1:00pm
Relax, network, and kick off summer with Smithies.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Tour with Sally Minard '64
Saturday, 06/4/16 at 11:00am
Located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City, it is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century.

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Dinitia Smith ’67, Award-Winning Author Discusses "The Honeymoon,"
Monday, 06/6/16 at 6:30pm
a biographical novel about George Eliot, author of Middlemarch.

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Special Members-Only Tour of the Princeton Club of New York City
Wednesday, 06/8/16 at 6:30pm
Enjoy a private tour of the clubhouse and learn more about membership.

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