Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Welcome to the family of Vassar alums spanning the globe. Salve!
Come join us on Sunday, June 11 at the Vassar Club of Boston's picnic! Registration is now open at this link: connect.vassar.edu/VCBoston_Picnic2023 . Registration deadline: June 5.
The Vassar Club of Boston invites you to join Russ Cohen ’78, author of the book Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, on a two+ hour ramble through the Alewife Reservation to encounter and learn about at least 18 species of edible wild plants. Starting at 6 p.m. EDT, Russ will lead us on a walk through Alewife Reservation, which is home to over three dozen species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. These include native species, like Elderberry and Black Raspberry; non-native weeds, like Burdock and Chicory; and invasive species, like Autumn Olive and Black Locust. We will learn keys to the identification of several species of wild plants, along with info on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, and guidelines for safe, ethical, and environmentally-responsible foraging. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Sandals and flip-flops are not recommended. Please register by Tuesday, May 9th. Children, eight-years-old and over, are welcome if accompanied by an adult caregiver. To register, please go here:
Clubs representing on campus! It's Study Period at Vassar, and Clubs provided students with a much-needed study break. Besides handing out cookies, we encouraged them to follow us on social media and look us up when they graduate! (If you'd like to get more involved with the club, email us at [email protected])
To all Vassar Club of Boston members, You are invited to attend a series of FREE concerts hosted by an exciting new symphony orchestra: The Boston Festival Orchestra (The BFO at https://www.bforchestra.org/). Vassar alum and BFO Board Treasurer, Jonathan Brummer (‘09), explains what makes The BFO so special: “The BFO is more than just visionary artistic programming and world class musicianship. It is Boston’s answer to making classical music performance more accessible. The BFO strives to improve access for underserved members of our local community through educational outreach programs, music mentorship programs, and free tickets through their community partners. And as Boston’s more traditional symphony orchestra's travel abroad for the summer, The BFO endeavors to fill the void by hosting its “Summer Stage Season” locally. We hope you can join us and experience first hand what makes this up-and-coming organization so special!” Come experience The BFO and say hello to Jonathan at their upcoming concerts on April 30th, June 9th/10th, and June 22nd. See above link for locations and times.