Packing Up Care, Holiday Games, Members Only at the The Met, and More

  
November 14, 2019
 
Thanks to everyone who attended last weekend's Cromwell Day* event, featuring Smith Sociology Professor Ginetta Candelario '90 as the keynote. Co-sponsored with the New York area Black Alumnae of Smith College, the event was a beautiful afternoon full of inspiration, fellowship, and engaging discussions for all who attended.
 
*Previously known as Otelia Cromwell Day, the College has recently renamed the event Cromwell Day in accordance with the family's wishes to honor the legacies of both Otelia Cromwell '1900 (Smith's first black graduate) and her niece Adelaide Cromwell '40 (Smith's first black faculty member). Professor Adelaide Cromwell passed away ealier this year at the age of 99.
 
There are a few more opportunities to enjoy the fall and many ways to keep busy this winter. Take a look at the eclectic mix of activities coming up.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parent & Children Event Survey
The Club’s Events Committee is brainstorming the best way to host an event for Smithie parents and their children. The idea is to plan a Saturday morning activity that’s fun and educational for the children and allows the parents to socialize with each other. The committee is currently reaching out to different venues—including the Children's Museum of Arts, Lincoln Center, and the New Victory Theater—to see what options are available. Please complete this brief survey to help us understand your interests and to generate more ideas.

Buy Your Smith Holiday Pecans Today
Once again, the Club is selling Smith College pecans before the holiday season. Prices remain the same as last year. Thanks for supporting this fundraising effort, which benefits the Smith College Scholarship Fund. Learn more about this tradition. 
 
THREE easy ways to order:
  1. Online by credit card
  2. By email and check
    • pecans@smithclubnyc.org
  3. By phone and check
    • Contact Ann Hilliard at 212-369-6940
Orders take up to four weeks for delivery, so you must order in advance to receive pecans in time for holiday giving. Order online now.

UPCOMING SMITH CLUB EVENTS

Each semester, the Club sends final exam care packages to the 200 Smith students from the NYC area. Please join us to bundle goods and sign cards. The students really appreciate the goodies and especially the notes of encouragement from you!
 
Have a surplus of company-branded swag, pens, or sample-sized items? Why not donate them to this event? Contact admission@SmithClubNYC.org to donate.
 
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Home of an alumna; address provided to registrants
Price: FREE
Join the Club at New York City’s only free-admission ice skating rink for a festive way to welcome the season and get into the holiday spirit. Come show off on the ice or just enjoy the atmosphere with a mug of mulled cider. Sport your Smith College apparel or wear blue and gold to be spotted by the group.
 
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm 
Location: Bryant Park Winter Village
RSVP and More Information
Get out your party clothes... it's time for the annual Smith Club Holiday Party! Celebrate the holidays and the end of 2019 with your fellow Smithies. There will be sparkling refreshments, festive foods, and delicious treats galore.
 
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: DC Moore Gallery (535 W 22nd St, between 10th and 11th Aves)
A game night is a great way to bond with your Smith family in NYC. Come play games, relax, and have a few drinks. Whether you like friendly or fierce competition, there's something for everyone: board games, card games, and darts. The bar has plenty of games, but feel free to bring your own. This event is free to members and non-members alike. Come play with us! RSVP is requested.
 
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: e's BAR (511 Amsterdam Ave, between 84th and 85th Sts)
Price: Free
Learn some new moves in this 55-minute fitness class. Participants will learn dance routines that target major muscle groups through innovative choreography set to the powerful drums of South Asia. The invigorating workout ends with stretching and reflection. All levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Water will be provided.
 
Please RSVP below to confirm your interest. The registration link and Club promo code will be sent in early January. At that time, participants will also sign a waiver for the class. Please send questions to events@smithcclubnyc.org.
 
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: New York Live Arts (219 W 19th St, between 7th and 8th Aves)
Price: $15 to be paid later

RSVP by Friday, December 27, 2019

Please join the Smith College Club of New York City for a tour of Jewelry for America, a journey through the evolution of jewelry in this country led by Beth Carver Wees '72. Ticket includes price of museum admission.
 
This event is currently open to Smith Club members only. More Information
 
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St)
Price: $35 (Members Only)
Come Paint and Sip with the Club. Relax with a glass of wine, release your stress, and set free your inner artist during an evening of creative expression. All levels are welcome to create memories and masterpieces. Painting materials, wine, and snacks will be provided. Guests (21+) are welcome.
 
Please send questions to events@smithclubnyc.org. 
 
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: TBA (Midtown East)

UPCOMING SMITH CONNECT EVENT

Join President Kathleen McCartney and Vice President for Alumnae Relations Denise Wingate Materre ’74 for a reception and discussion of Smith today.
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: Reception - 6:00 pm | Program and Q&A - 7:00 pm
Location: The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (5th Ave and 42nd St)






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