Smith College Club of NYC Quarterly Newsletter - Fall 2021


Fall 2021 -

Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s - The holidays are upon us and the Smith College Club of New York City is gradually getting back to normal as we gather safely together with in-person events. For us, these occasions are a vital chance to reconnect, meet old friends and make new ones. We are gratified to be  able to meet the moment with a host of activities.  

It is with pleasure that we invite you to join us for this festive season, and we wish the Smith NYC community and their loved ones a holiday filled with an abundance of happiness, peace and good health.




Pecan Party at the Society of Illustrators on Tuesday, December 7th, will be a mid-afternoon event with a gallery tour, pecan tasting and an aperitif from the Society’s cash bar. Leave with a pecan purchase to support our regional Smith College Scholarship Fund.

Save the date! The club will resume its Annual In-Person Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 14th, at the DC Moore Gallery. More information will follow.

For those who are still reluctant to attend in-person events, a Virtual Holiday Gathering will take place the following Monday evening, December 20th, via Zoom with an array of delightful entertainments planned. All are welcome!

Back by popular demand - New York City Ballet’s - The Nutcracker!

We are pleased to offer group tickets to matinees on Sunday, December 5th and December 19th, and the Thursday evening performance on December 16th.
Tickets will be available for purchase soon.

To top off the season, a special mid-day Broadway matinee Thoughts of a Colored Man is planned for Wednesday, December 29th, for Alums travelling to or remaining in the city during the mid-holiday week. Tickets will go on sale later today. 
Be sure to look for our Event email blasts or visit the the homepage of the Smith College Club of New York City website for the latest updates.



The Annual Benefit
The Annual Scholarship Benefit in April 2022 will feature Smith Alumna Gillian Sorensen '63

Proceeds benefit the Smith Scholarship Fund and are dedicated to providing critical financial aid to students from the Greater New York area.  We look forward to what promises to be an extraordinary evening.




Due to recent changes in administration, we must announce that the Club will not be selling pecans this fall except at in-person pecan parties and events. We hope to resume online Pecan Sales for fall 2022. In the meantime, the Franklin County Smith College Club, located in western Massachusetts, has graciously offered to facilitate shipped orders (6-packs or more) for us. For the order form and more information about placing your order visit our pecan page.


Website Changes and New Groups

You may have noticed new pages on the SCCNYC website. The club is on a mission to bring more to the Smith NYC community. We have recently added pages for the Annual Fundraising Benefit and the Admission Committee to keep you abreast of the activities of those committees. Check them out!


SCCNYC Affinity Groups

Affinity groups help foster a sense of community and allow for more focused interactions among Alums with similar interests. If you would like to set up an affinity group please contact the communications team.
We welcome all ideas - language groups, LGBTQ groups, food explorers, sports activities, career-oriented groups, or location specifc groups for your borough or neighborhood. Form a group and share your passion or just connect informally with your Smith NYC community.

Affinity groups will be listed on the homepage of the website with a quick and easy signup link. Club membership is not required to join an affinity group.

Our most recent Affinity Groups  

This informal club will allow Smithie entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, founders and enthusiasts to stay connected through organized and impromptu meetings. Don't miss this great opportunity to exchange information about entrepreneurship. Find out more or quick signup here.


The Art Lovers Club 
Art events sponsored by the SCCNYC always draw a large crowd. The Art Lovers Club will meet more informally and spontaneously. Find out more here or for a quick sign up use this link and receive emails about our ad hoc meetups to view exhibits, or just to spend an hour or two creating art. 



The Admission team is planning a surprise for all 231 Smith students from NYC. We will keep you up to date and let you know once those plans are underway. 


Shoutout for volunteers

The growth of the club is dependent on collaboration with the community. Our goal is to foster the Smith NYC community and facilitate connections by providing a roster of diverse events and activities. Smith Alums from all fields can help by becoming actively involved in our planning, brainstorming, or by lending a helping hand with specific activities or new endeavors. We can always use help with events, communications and media, or with activities that we would like to develop, such as community volunteer planning.
Would you like to write articles for the newsletter or work on other media campaigns? We hope to start featuring NYC Smith Alums in the newsletter and on the website and welcome help interviewing and writing the profiles. 

If you have ideas or time to lend a hand, please contact us

Bring us your event ideas or consider  joining the Events Committee.  You can use this form to submit any Event ideas. 


2022 Nominating Committee

The club is in the process of building the 2022 Nominating Committee for the SCCNYC board. If you would like to help shape the future of the club, please consider volunteering for this committee. Neither the recommending Alum nor the person receiving a Board nomination is required to be an active Club member. All Board directors must be members subsequent to election in order to serve.
Sign up here.


If you are working on a special project that you would like to share with the Smith NYC community we would love to give you a spotlight in the quarterly newsletter or a news bulletin on the website. 
Tell us all about it by contacting the communications team here



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