PCNY Member Experience Spring 2020

MEMBER EXPERIENCE PCNY NEWSLETTER ISSUE 39 SPRING 2020

IN THIS ISSUE

ITALY’S FOOD AND MOTOR VALLEY: FAST CARS, SLOW FOOD

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FEED YOUR INTELLECT David Henry Hwang: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling in Film and Theater PAGE 4

ARTS & CULTURE American Classical Orchestra: Viento Caliente PAGE 8

ARTS & CULTURE Shakespeare’s First Folio PAGE 10

AROUND THE CLUB

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Members, Hope everyone had a great start to the new decade with family and friends. Our always popular Members’ Holiday Bash and Inter-Club Snow Ball were both wonderful evenings, as members and guests celebrated with delicious food, cocktails and dancing. The Club looks forward to welcoming all family and friends for an Inter-Club First Night Passover Seder on April 8 and our Easter celebration on April 12. Lastly, on Mother’s Day, May 10, we will once again delight and entertain Mom in style at our annual Mother’s Day Brunch. As we put away the winter coats and blankets, the Programs Committee has created an exciting lineup of events this season to get you out and about. On March 6, enjoy a special evening of virtuoso concertos performed by the American Classical Orchestra, NewYork’s leading period instrument orchestra, followed by a post-concert meet-and-greet-reception.The Club welcomes food historian Francine Segan on April 1, as she explores the Emilia-Romagna region, Italy’s “Food and Motor Valley.” She will be joined by Dino Barri of Eataly and Dr. Frank Celenza, race car driver and sportscar historian.The excitement continues as Christie’s brings Shakespeare’s First Folio, estimated to capture $4-$6 million in auction, for a private viewing, discussion, and dramatic readings by stage actors of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London. In celebration of Asian Heritage Month in May, the Club has the privilege of hosting renowned Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang on May 6, as he addresses issues of diversity in the entertainment industry. PCNY is proud to continue its role as host of the 2020 Princeton Prize in Race Relations.This ceremony honors today’s young leaders in the NewYork City area who are improving race relations in their schools and communities. Join us as we support and congratulate these high school students on May 11. Don’t forget that networking and opportunities to socialize abound for members all year round, from the wine receptions at all our programs, to the Young Alumni, Gen X, and Seniors Socials at the Bar & Grill on Fridays, and special interest groups, you’re sure to find something that’s right for you (see page 14 for details.) As we slide into spring and nicer weather, I hope to see you under the tents at Reunions Weekend on May 28 – May 31, and if not there, then surely around the Club. Cheers,

Beautiful gingerbread house display in the lobby from the PCNY kitchen

Members enjoying the Members’ Holiday Bash

Prohibition-inspired drink at the Members’ Lounge Bar

Board Member Ted Gamble ’75 discusses architecture at Stones and Glass Houses

Williams College Jazz Ensemble

Richard H. Block ’73, President President@princetonclub.com

Members at the Annual Inter-Club Snow Ball

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David Henry Hwang: Breaking Through the Bamboo Ceiling in Film and Theater

Randi Epstein

Michael Signer

Peter Yawitz

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM DISCUSSION History was made at the Academy Awards in February when Parasit e, a Korean film, became the first foreign language film to ever win for best picture.Yet, while also winning three other awards for best director, best international feature film, and best original screenplay, no actors of Asian descent, including those from Parasite , were nominated for their acting. While comprising 6% of the nation’s population, Asians represent only 1% of all leading roles in Hollywood. Numbers do not fare much better in the theater, where Asians represent just 4% of all roles.When Asians are seen in film or theater, it is also oftentimes as the “model minority;”Thessaly La Force, Features Editor of The NewYork Times Style Magazine , observed that Asians are portrayed as “The worker bees but not the inventor. Comical helpmeets but never the alpha. Filial sons and daughters who have abandoned emotional fulfillment in order to satisfy our parents.These stereotypes are, not incidentally, the absolute inverse of the types and tropes celebrated in American cinema: the rebel, the bad boy, the iconoclast, the prankster.” Such depictions have had a profound effect on the way Asians are viewed in American society and have shaped how Asian-Americans often view themselves.Tony Award- winning playwright David Henry Hwang will share how his experience as a Chinese-American has influenced his works and the challenges he faced to break through the competitive world of theater. Hwang will be joined in conversation with Thessaly La Force. David Henry Hwang’s stage works includes the plays M. Butterfly , Chinglish , Yellow Face , Kung Fu , Golden Child , The Dance and the Railroad , and FOB , as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co- author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan . Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. He is also the most-produced living American opera librettist, whose works have been honored with two Grammy Awards. He co-wrote the Gold Record “Solo” with the late pop icon Prince and worked for four seasons as aWriter/Consulting Producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair . Hwang serves as Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts and as Chair of the American TheatreWing, founder of the Tony Awards. M. Butterfly recently returned to Broadway in a revival directed by Julie Taymor, which marked his eighth Broadway production. Recent honors include his 2018 induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. He is currently writing the live-action musical feature film adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Disney Studios, as well as a movie to star Gemma Chan. His newest work, Soft Power , a collaboration with composer Jeanine Tesori, opened in fall 2019 at the Public Theater and was named “Best Musical of 2019” by The Wall Street Journal. Host Raquel Sumulong. Members: Free; Guests: $15.

Aroused : How Hormones Control Just About Everything

list at the studio under The Princeton Club. An email with additional instructions will be sent a few days prior to the taping. This event is hosted by the Seniors Committee. All members are welcome. Cry Havoc: Charlottesville and American Democracy Under Siege MONDAY, MARCH 23, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM TALK In the two years since the rally in Charlottesville,Virginia, by white nationalist militias, the repercussions of Charlottesville are only increasing in America’s national memory and conscience. In his new book, Cry Havoc: Charlottesville and American Democracy Under Siege , former mayor of Charlottesville Michael Signer (’95) delivers a vivid, first-person chronicle of the terror and mayhem of the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally. In doing so, he reveals how violent extremism affected not just one city but the nation itself. Pairing his experience as mayor with his expertise as a lawyer, historian, and political theorist, Signer gives an account of the 36 months before, during, and after the “Unite the Right” rally. With a refreshing degree of candor, Signer tackles several issues and criticisms that emerged in the aftermath of Charlottesville, such as policing, accountability, governance dilemmas, and the predicaments of leadership. The Honorable Michael Signer is a public scholar, practicing attorney, and executive. From 2016 to 2018, Signer served as mayor of Charlottesville. Signer holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law; and a BA in politics from Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude. Host Christine Loomis. Members: Free; Guests: $15. Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish: Navigating the Dos and Don’ts ofWorkplace Culture TUESDAY, APRIL 7, *7:00PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:30PM TALK Peter Yawitz (’80), a longtime management communication consultant and author of the website, Advice From Someone Else’s Dad , will conduct an interactive, informative, and riotously fun session introducing his new book, Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish: Navigating the Dos and Don’ts of Workplace Culture .

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM TALK Please join Randi Epstein as she takes us on a guided tour through the intellectually arousing history and science of hormones. Her talk will address some of the landmark discoveries (from the very first hormone experiment), and also outrageous claims (youth/libido enhancer then and now), and how these claims have shaped both scientific and public perceptions.Who came up with the name hormones ? How did this novel concept forge new understandings about the inner workings of the body? What can we learn from the past that can help us make healthier decisions today? Epstein is a medical author, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, lecturer in the English Department at Yale University, and writer in residence at Yale School of Medicine. Her writing has appeared in The NewYork Times , The Washington Post , and Psychology Today , among other publications. Epstein received her BS from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied the history and sociology of science, her MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, her MD fromYale University, and her MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is the author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank and Aroused:The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything . Host Suzanne Roff. Members: Free; Guests: $15. The Dr. Oz Show WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, *8:30AM - 11:00AM 320WEST 66TH STREET (BETWEENWEST END AVENUE AND FREEDOM PLACE) Make your appointment with America’s favorite doctor and be part of a live studio audience for The Doctor Oz Show . Dr. Mehmet Oz,Vice Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, discusses health issues and dispenses advice during his live tapings. Enjoy PCNY’s priority admission to the show and a chance to see yourself on TV! Members and Guests: Free. Due to limited availability, only one guest per member is allowed. * Please note as this is a live taping, end time is approximate and subject to change.You must be at least 18 years old to attend. Seats may be located anywhere in the studio. Member names will be on a

David Henry Hwang

Yellow Face

Flower Drum Song

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The Films of Charles Brackett FRIDAYS ATTHE MOVIES

FRIDAYS, MARCH 13, 20, 27, *6:00PM Charles Brackett was an exceptional individual: aWilliams College graduate (1915), Harvard-trained lawyer, recipient of the French Medal of Honor, novelist, The NewYorker drama critic, and an Algonquin Roundtable regular. His films won four Oscars including Best Picture for The Lost Weekend , Best Original Screenplay for Sunset Boulevard and Titanic , and Best Adapted Screenplay for The Lost Weekend . He was awarded an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1958. All three films will be introduced by Jerry Carlson (Williams ’72), film historian and Chair of the Department of Media and Communication Arts at The City College of NewYork. For Titanic on March 27, we will be joined by Jim Moore, Brackett’s grandson and biographer. MARCH 13: Ninotchka (1939)

Tom Szaky

David Seide

Michael Rothfeld

Joe Palazzolo

Women in Philanthropy

The book is full of great advice and humor for young professionals on questions that are rarely answered directly in the workplace. Yawitz covers everything from how your seemingly innocuous behavior and email tone can lead to lousy first impressions, to how to improve your small talk even when you think it’s superficial, passive-aggressive bosses, and credit hogs, to how to ask for a raise or promotion, to what to do when your manager asks you questions from the adjacent toilet stall. Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish is the go-to etiquette guide for the new generation. Host Timothy Thomas. Members and Guests: Free. This event is hosted by the Young Alumni Committee (YAC). All members are welcome. *Please note later start time. The world produced approximately 350 million tons of plastic in the most recent year. Much of this plastic ends up scattered throughout the world’s oceans, as well as cramming landfills across the country. How should mankind deal with all this plastic as it slowly strangles the environment? Tom Szaky (’05), CEO of TerraCycle, will discuss how society needs to rethink discarding 80% of the plastic produced. As founder of TerraCycle, Szaky created new solutions to this vexing problem.The company offers a range of national, easy-to-use recycling platforms allowing everyone to #RecycleEverything, as well as Loop, a sustainable shopping experience moving the world away from single-use packaging. Come hear how society can change its throw-away culture into a new approach to help save the environment. HostWilliam McKeever. Members and Guests: Free. TerraCycle: Eliminating the Idea ofWaste TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM PRESENTATION Computers and smartphones have become an essential part of everyday life.There is no better time like the present to embrace and master modern technology.WendyWeiss, Founder of TechTime, will present tips and tricks on your iPhone including texting, email, multiple applications, and Siri and address any specific questions you might have pertaining to your device. Q&A to follow. Whether you’re a novice or looking to become more tech-savvy, this workshop will equip you with the necessary knowledge and tools to manage your device. An iphone will be available for practice, though It is recommended that you bring your own iphoneWorkshop WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

iphone to this workshop. After the workshop, enjoy lunch with your new classmates at the Bar & Grill. For dining reservations, please call 212.596.1205. Host Pam Blackman. Members: Free; Guests: $15. The Fixers WEDNESDAY,APRIL 29, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM TALK Reporters Michael Rothfeld and Joe Palazzolo will discuss their new book, The Fixers . In their book, Rothfeld and Palazzolo elaborate on their Pulitzer-prize winning coverage in The Wall Street Journal of secret payments to women who alleged affairs with Donald Trump. Rothfield and Palazzolo reveal the story of the lawyers and media tycoons who served Donald Trump, weaving his persona in the press, suppressing embarrassing stories, and refining the behaviors and tactics that propelled him into theWhite House. Host Pam Blackman. Members: Free; Guests: $15. MONDAY, MAY 18, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM TALK Many important moments which altered this country’s course in American history began with people who revealed secret information.Though whistleblowing dates back to the nation’s earliest days, it has always been and remains risky and controversial. How does a worker know what warrants a whistleblower response and when and how to report? Whistleblowers risk being portrayed either as an alarmist or disloyal employee or as implicity condoning illegal or unethical activity. David Seide (*83) is Senior Counsel at the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Seide will take us through the roles, history, impact, and legal rights of whistleblowers, with a special focus on the most current whistleblowers in the news. Seide is an attorney with over three decades of public and private sector litigation and public policy experience. In 2019, Seide served as Special Counsel to Senator Jeff Merkley (*82), where he specialized on immigration issues. From 2011-2016, Seide led special investigations for two federal Offices of Inspector General – the US Department of State and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Earlier, Seide was an Assistant US Attorney in Los Angeles, concentrating on white-collar criminal cases. Seide obtained his MPA from theWoodrowWilson School at Princeton University, JD from NYU Law School, and BA and MA degrees in American History from the University of Pennsylvania. HostWendy Gerber. Members: Free; Guests: $15. Whistleblowers: From the Pentagon Papers through Impeachment

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM PANEL DISCUSSION Philanthropy has rarely been as much in the public eye as it is today.The influence of private wealth in electoral politics and the rise of what has been termed “philanthrocapitalism” and its toxic presence on the boards of nonprofit art institutions stand in contrast to growing demands for accountability, decolonizing wealth, and deep structural changes. At a time when social movements for advancing economic, racial, and climate justice test out philanthropy’s notion of “doing good,” new ways of organizing and mobilizing wealth to mirror and support these movements are emerging.This shift in giving from “charity,” which often perpetuates the very issues it seeks to alleviate, to one that grounds giving in “justice,” counters structural inequities that make philanthropy necessary in the first place. Recognizing that women are leading this shift and the history of women philanthropists, panelists will demonstrate how a distinctly intersectional feminist perspective, when played out through philanthropy, can transform our cultural organizations into more social justice-driven, inclusive, and resilient spaces that boldly assert their civic roles. Members: Free; Guests: $15. Panelists: Cecilia Clarke , President & CEO, Brooklyn Community Foundation Catherine Gund, Founder-Director, Aubin Pictures Hali Lee (’89), Co-Director, Donors of Color Network; Founder, AsianWomen Giving Circle

Written by Charles Brackett, BillyWilder, and Walter Reisch, Ninotchka is a romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo in her penultimate role. Garbo plays the title character, a Soviet envoy sent to Paris on official business, who becomes unexpectedly involved with the

debonair Count Leon d’Algout (Melvyn Douglas).The film’s satirical politics caused it to be banned in the USSR. Ninotchka was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1980. MARCH 20: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Directed and co-written by BillyWilder and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett, the film stars Gloria Swanson as an aging and all-but-forgotten silent film star, andWilliam Holden as a struggling writer who becomes swept up in her dreams to return to stardom.

Their tragic tale is a bleak and scathing examination of Hollywood’s dark side and society’s dangerous fixation on celebrity and youth. In 1998, it was named by the American Film Institute as the 12th greatest American film of the 20th century. MARCH 27: Titanic (1953)

Produced and co-written by Brackett, Titanic follows the final days of an estranged couple before the infamous sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. It stars CliftonWebb and Barbara Stanwick. Brackett found a clever way in the film to sneak in a subtle homage to his alma

mater, as well as its rival – the ship’s orchestra is heard to play the fight songs of bothWilliams (“Yard by Yard”) and Amherst Colleges (“Lord Jeffery Amherst”), the former mere minutes before the sinking of the ship. Members and Guests: Free. Cash bar will be available for drinks. The Williams Club and The Princeton Club of NewYork proudly co-host this event. *Please note early start time.

Hali Lee

Catherine Gund

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The American Theater: An Insider’s Perspective with Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director ofWilliamstown Theatre Festival MONDAY, MARCH 30, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM DISCUSSION Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield will discuss the American theatrical landscape and the process of creating world-premiere work for the stage inWilliamstown, on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and beyond. Greenfield will be joined by Adam Rapp (playwright of The Sound Inside ), Bess Wohl (playwright of Grand Horizons ), Robert O’Hara (director of A Raisin in the Sun , Slave Play , and the upcoming revival of A Streetcar Named Desire at WTF), and David Cromer (director of The Sound Inside and The Band’s Visit ). For 65 years,Williamstown Theatre Festival, a recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, has brought emerging and professional theater artists together to create a thrilling summer festival of world-premiere work alongside fresh, new revivals. Under Greenfield,WTF commissions, develops, and produces new plays and musicals, many of which go on to fill theaters around the world.WTF is represented this season on Broadway, Off- Broadway, and regionally by The Sound Inside, The Rose Tattoo , Grand Horizons , Seared , Selling Kabul , Unknown Soldier , and Lempicka , among others. At WTF, Greenfield expanded the New Play Development initiatives with the establishment of a New Play and Musical Commissioning Program.The works she has commissioned, developed, and produced have garnered every major theatrical honor including the Pulitzer Prize,Tony Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Drama Desk Award, Obie Award, and the Kleban Prize. Greenfield is a graduate of Yale University and serves on the Advisory Board of the Drama League. Members: Free; Guests: $15. The Williams Club and The Princeton Club of NewYork proudly co-host this event. In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth ofWaltWhitman: Oscar &Walt TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM PERFORMANCE Cultures clash, egos flare, words fly, and secrets emerge as Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde, two of the greatest writers of the 19th century – one nearing the end of his career, the other just beginning – come face-to-face in Donald Steven Olson’s new play, Oscar &Walt . In this play, Director Mark Nadler re-creates an actual encounter that took place in 1882 between 62-year-oldWhitman and 28-year-oldWilde.Winner of the 2019 “Best Full-Length Play” award from the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights / City of West Hollywood Pride Reading Festival, Oscar &Walt premiered in Rome in October 2019 in a production by the English Theatre of Rome. Oscar &Walt will feature JackWetherall as Walt Whitman, Nick Giedris as Oscar Wilde, and Alyssa Simon as LouisaWhitman. Host Rocco Staino. Members: Free; Guests: $15. Robert Frost returns to the stage in A.M. Dolan’s This Verse Business . Played by Emmy-winning actor Gordon Clapp, Frost’s performance is heard afresh and his great wit is witnessed once more in Clapp’s critically acclaimed performance. Robert Frost, who barded around the country for nearly half a century, shares his poetry from memory, including his dramatic masterpiece,“The Death of the Hired Man,” and his witty, wild surmises on religion, science, politics, and art. He’s the rascally platform performer, and then later, the artist at home, alluding to family and believing his next poem into existence. Gordon Clapp, (Williams ’71), is best known for 12 seasons on NBC’s NYPD Blue as Detective Greg Medavoy, and was nominated for a Tony Award in Glengarry Glen Ross . He assumes the role of Judge Taylor on Broadway in To Kill A Mockingbird this March. A native of New Hampshire, Clapp has had Frost in his pocket for 50 years. Members: Free; Guests: $15. The Williams Club and The Princeton Club of NewYork proudly co-host this event. Robert Frost: This Verse Business MONDAY, MAY 11, 6:30PM WINE RECEPTION, 7:00PM PERFORMANCE

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American Classical Orchestra presents: Viento Caliente FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 6:30PM DOORS OPEN, 7:00PM CONCERT, 8:00PM WINE RECEPTION AND MEET-AND-GREETWITH THE MUSICIANS:

Horacio Franco , Recorder Stephanie Corwin , Bassoon Karen Dekker and RachellWong ,Violin

Mandy Greenfield

Maureen Murchie ,Viola David Bakamjian , Cello Thomas Crawford , Harpsichord

Join us for an evening of virtuoso concertos played by the American Classical Orchestra (ACO), NewYork’s leading period instrument orchestra. Firebrand recorder player Horacio Franco will be accompanied by strings and harpsichord, and distinguished bassoonist Stephanie Corwin will perform a lively Vivaldi concerto. Works by Telemann, Albinoni, and LeClair complete this exciting program, followed by a special opportunity to mingle with the musicians at a post-concert wine reception. ACO, formerly known as The Orchestra of the Old Fairfield Academy, was founded by Artistic Director Thomas Crawford in 1984. Since then, the orchestra has made its name as a leader in the field of historical performance. ACO is comprised of the world’s top instrumentalists performing on historic instruments and replicas, using era-specific techniques. A period instrument ensemble devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th, and 19th century composers, ACO invites listeners to enter the world of the great masters and experience classical music as it may have sounded to audiences at its first premiere. Crawford is a champion of historically accurate performance styles in Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic music.Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned soloists such as Itzhak Perlman,Yo-Yo Ma, AndréWatts, Dawn Upshaw, Richard Goode, and Vladimir Feltsman. A passionate activist in bringing the beauty of period music to a wider audience, Crawford has been recognized for the ACO’s dynamic music outreach to children in NewYork City public schools. He holds a Bachelor of Music in composition and organ performance from Eastman School of Music. He went on to train with Hugo Fiorato, conductor of the NewYork City Ballet Orchestra and to earn his MA in composition from Columbia University. Hailing from Mexico City, Franco has recorded extensively and performed with virtually every orchestra in Mexico, as well as hundreds around the world, including Berliner Symphoniker, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Kibbutzim Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera Florentina,Tokyo Solisten, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. A recipient of numerous awards and grants, he was recently appointed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Mexico’s Commission for Historical and Cultural Memory and its Commission for Cultural Diplomacy. Corwin recently made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall with the Chamber Orchestra of New York and has appeared as a soloist with Apollo’s Fire, Early Music NewYork, and Chamber Music at the Barn (Wichita). A graduate of Davidson College, Corwin earned degrees from theYale School of Music (MM) and Stony Brook University (DMA), where she studied with Frank Morelli. She can be heard on recordings with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Apollo’s Fire, Chamber Orchestra of NewYork, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra,Tempesta di Mare, Opera Lafayette, and Kleine Kammermusik. Host Alessandra Gagliardi. Members: Free; Guests: $15.

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Shakespeare’s First Folio: A Conversation and Readings from the Bard’sWorks and Viewing Hosted by Christie’s THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 6:00PM DOORS OPEN, *6:30PM CONVERSATION AND READINGS , 8:00PM WINE RECEPTION ANDVIEWING OF SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO In partnership with Shakespeare’s Globe in London and Christie’s Auctioneers, PCNY hosts an evening celebrating Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies , often referred to as the “First Folio.” This special evening will feature remarks and discussion on the history of this landmark publication, a dramatic reading by actors from Shakespeare’s Globe, and a private viewing of the genuine and complete copy of the First Folio being auctioned at Christie’s on April 24. Published in 1623 by Shakespeare’s friends and fellow actors, John Heminge and Henry Condell, the First Folio brought together 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, including 18 that were previously unpublished and that may have otherwise been lost forever. Among the rescued works are Macbeth , Twelfth Night , Measure for Measure, and Julius Caesar . Shakespeare’s First Folio is being sold on behalf of Mills College in Oakland, California and is estimated to sell between $4-$6 million. This remarkable sale marks the first time in nearly 20 years that a complete copy of the First Folio has come to auction. Only six complete copies are known to be in private hands. Neil Constable is Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, a world-renowned performing arts venue and educational charity dedicated to the exploration and understanding of Shakespeare through education and performance. Constable trained in stage management and technical theater at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has worked extensively in the theater and arts industry for over 35 years. He is a Governor, Trustee or Member of a number of organizations, including the Charted Management Institute, Guildhall School, Society of London Theatre, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and the Royal Theatrical Support Trust. Margaret Ford is International Head of Books and Manuscripts at Christie’s. A recognized authority on early printing, Ford is an active member of the development board of the Globe Theatre. Ford has published widely and spoken at the Library of Congress, the British Library, and the Grolier Club and has given bibliographical masterclasses at Cambridge University Library. Ford is President of the Bibliographical Society, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a member of the Grolier Club and the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie. Host Christine Loomis Members: Free; Guests: $15. Christie’s, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Princeton Club of NewYork proudly co-host this event. *Please note early start time.

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Italy’s Food and Motor Valley: Fast Cars, Slow Food

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 6:30PM APERITIVO, 7:00PM CONVERSATION Reservations are required and become final sale on Friday, March 27.

Join us for a celebration of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region dubbed both “Food Valley” and “Motor Valley” for its lush foods and luxury vehicles. Enjoy a traditional Italian aperitivo, as you nibble on Italian gourmet specialties and sip classic Italian drinks. Food historian Francine Segan will then chat with cuisine and car experts, Dino Barri with Eataly and Dr. Frank Celenza, race car driver and sportscar historian. “Food Valley” is an apt sobriquets for a region renowned for many of the world’s most famed Italian foods such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico di Modena, tortellini, and more.The region is equally famous for being the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and home to the world’s highest concentration of sports cars brands including Dallara, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, and Ducati. In addition to manufacturing, the area has a wealth of attractions, including 11 car museums and 19 impressive collections, and yearly events such as Mille Miglia and the four-day Motor Valley Fest, making it a must-visit destination for motoring fans. Francine Segan, one of America’s foremost experts on Italian culture, is also a noted food historian and James Beard-nominated author of six books, including her most recent two on Italy: Dolci: Italy’s Sweets and Pasta Modern: New & Inspired Recipes from Italy . She has appeared on several television programs, including the Today show and The Early Show , and has been featured on numerous specials for PBS, the Food Network, and the History, Sundance and Discovery channels. Although a practicing dentist in Manhattan by profession, Dr. Frank Celenza is also an accomplished race car driver participating nationally and internationally in both long distance endurance events and sprint races. He became an active Porsche Club of America Club Racer and rose to prominence there, winning many races and eventually becoming the two-time Porsche 944 Super Cup National Champion. His experiences are chronicled on his website and many of his races may be viewed onYouTube. Dino Barri is Vice President of Global Partnerships for Eataly, a chain of the largest Italian retail and dining experiences in the world. Born and raised in Bra, a small town in Piemonte, Barri started his career in the food realm in 2000, when Slow Food hired him to organize and coordinate all their gastronomic events. In 2008, he started collaborating with Eataly Turin Lingotto, where he soon became in charge of opening new Eataly stores all around the world. Barri moved to NewYork in 2010 to launch the first US location, Eataly New York. Continue the festivities at the Bar & Grill and enjoy Chef Michael’s special prix fixe Italian dinner. For dining reservations, please call 212.596.1205. Host Alessandra Gagliardi. Members: $25++; Guests: $35++ .

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You know spring is just around the corner when the weather starts to turn a bit milder and the season’s holidays are knocking at the door. Our team has some great events lined up for the upcoming months. The Bar & Grill, just steps off the St. Patrick’s Day parade route, will offer its traditional “Top o’ the Morning” Irish breakfast on Tuesday, March 17. Enjoy a hearty meal featuring eggs, Irish bacon, white pudding, fried tomatoes, and homemade soda bread. For lunch and dinner, try our

St. Patrick’s Day Dining in the Bar & Grill TUESDAY, MARCH 17 Join us in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with the Club’s Top o’ the Mornin’ Breakfast and Blarney Stone Lunch and Dinner. To reserve, please call the Bar & Grill 212-596-1205. Top of the Mornin’ Breakfast 7:30AM – 10:30AM Blarney Stone Lunch 12:00PM - 2:30PM Blarney Stone Dinner 5:30PM - 9:00PM Breakfast $17++; Lunch $35++; Dinner $35++. First Night Passover Seder at the Club WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 6:30PM $65++ for adults; $30++ for children ages 4-12; children 3 and younger are free. Reservations are required and become final sale on Thursday, April 2. Easter Sunday Buffet SUNDAY,APRIL 12, RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE: 12:00PMAND 2:30PM $75++ for adults; $35++ for children ages 4-12; children 3 and younger are free. Reservations are required and become final sale on Monday, April 6. Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch SUNDAY, MAY 10, RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE: 11:00AM - 2:00PM $75++ for adults; $35++ for children ages 4-12; children 3 and under are free. Reservations are required and become final sale on Monday, May 4.

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Aroused , 6:30PM SeniorsWednesday Luncheon, 12:00PM

American Classical Orchestra, 6:30PM

prix fixe Blarney Stone specialties which include potato leek soup, corned beef, and cabbage, as well as other classic favorites.Then join us on March 12 for our “Beer Skeptics” event featuring awesome ciders and off-the beaten-path beers paired with some exciting food combinations that will be sure to convert you into a beer “aficionado.” Celebrate First Night Passover with us onWednesday, April 8.We will offer our multi-course Seder dinner, featuring the traditional Seder plate and Passover staples such as charoset, gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, and more.The annual Easter buffet is set for Sunday, April 12. Celebrate with our renowned buffet featuring mouth-watering favorites like chilled asparagus salad, smoked fish platters, Polish kielbasa, carved-to-order roast leg of lamb, and glazed Easter ham.We’ll indulge you with a full pasta station, and of course, my famous dessert buffet. Best, Chef Michael

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Beer Tasting forWine Lovers, 6:30PM

Gen Xers Social, 6:00PM At the Movies Ninotchka , 6:00PM

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St. Patrick’s Day All Day Dining at the Bar & Grill

The Dr. Oz Show , 8:30AM Military Group, 6:30PM

Book Club, 6:30PM

Seniors Social, 5:00PM At the Movies: Sunset Boulevard , 6:00PM

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Cry Havoc , 6:30PM

Career Networking forWomen, 6:00PM

At the Movies: Titanic , 6:00PM

Beer Tasting forWine Lovers THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 6:30PM RECEPTION, 7:00PMTASTING Reservations are required and become final sale on Thursday, March 5.

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The American Theater, 6:30PM

Health andWellness Group, 6:30PM Women in Philanthropy, 6:30PM

Though many people don’t know it, the world of beer happens to be as vast and complex as that of wine, with different regions and ingredients, technologies and styles coming together to produce one of the oldest beverages in the history of humanity. Join us for a unique beer pairing experience tailor made for those more partial to the world of

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wine, featuring unique beer styles intended to ease the wine drinker comfortably and deliciously into the world of beer.The multi-course tasting menu has been expertly paired with the choicest specialty beers and cider by Chef Michael, while the night’s program will be guided by a certified beer professional. So whether you are a self-avowed beer skeptic, or you regularly enjoy the most intense craft brews, this will be an event you cannot miss. Host Aaron Finder. Members: $55++; Guests: $65++.

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The Billion Oyster Project: Bringing Oysters Back to NewYork TUESDAY, MAY 5, 6:30PM BEER RECEPTIONWITH OYSTER TASTING, 7:00PM PRESENTATION

Passover First Night Passover Seder, 6:30PM

Gen Xers Social, 6:00PM

Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish , 7:00PM

When Henry Hudson entered NewYork Harbor in 1609, he had to navigate the Half Moon around 220,000 acres of oyster reefs, which had sustained the local Lenape people for generations. By 1906, NewYorkers had eaten every last oyster, reefs were dredged up or covered in silt, and the water quality was too poor for regeneration of oysters.The New York Harbor was toxic and nearly lifeless for decades.The nonprofit, Billion Oyster Project (BOP), decided that was unacceptable.

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Easter Easter Sunday Buffet, 12:00PM and 2:30PM

Oscar &Walt , 6:30PM

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Career Networking forWomen, 6:00PM TerraCycle, 6:30PM

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Shakespeare’s First Folio, 6:30PM Book Club, 6:30PM

Pete Malinowski, Executive Director of BOP, comes from a family of oyster farmers in Fishers Island, NewYork. At tonight’s presentation, he will share BOP’s plans to restore oysters to the NewYork Harbor. By 2035, BOP’s goal is to have one billion live oysters distributed around 100 acres of reefs, reclaiming our harbor its title as the oyster capital of the world. BOP runs an educational program which provides students in grades K-12 hands-on experience restoring oysters to NewYork City waters. In addition to his work with BOP, Malinowski sits on the Mayor’s Waterfront Management Advisory Board and co-chairs the Governor’s Shellfish Restoration Council. HostWilliam McKeever. Members and Guests: $15.

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Military Group, 6:30PM

iphoneWorkshop, 11:00AM The Fixers , 6:30PM

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CONTACT INFORMATION Have a question? Need assistance? Our staff is here to make your member experience the best it can be. Dining Reservations Captain 212.596.1205 Hotel Room Reservations Front Desk 212.596.1201 or rooms@princetonclub.com Meeting or Party Reservation Bridget Marrin , Director of Catering 212.596.1210 or bqt@princetonclub.com Member Programs Reservations Raquel Sumulong , Director of Programs 212.596.1261 or events@princetonclub.com Squash & Fitness Center Joey Roberts , Squash Professional 212.596.1230 or squash@princetonclub.com Library 212.596.1250 or library@princetonclub.com Billing and Accounting Questions RichardViolante , Director of Finance 212.596.1220 or acct@princetonclub.com Suggestions Jason Pallen, General Manager 212.596.1270 or jpallen@princetonclub.com Membership Information Marlyn Cazeau 212.596.1240 or membership@princetonclub.com FREE EVENTS: Our plans change all the time, but when you reserve an event, we hold a seat for you. Please contact us to cancel your reservation by noon on the day of the event so another member may use your place and you can avoid a $10 no-show fee and guest charges . PAID EVENTS: Occasionally events have a final sale date, so please check the description prior to reserving. Just give the Programs Office a call, and we will be happy to assist you. If an event has no final sale date listed, please cancel two business days prior CAN’T MAKE AN EVENT? Here’sWhat To Do

RESTAURANT HOURS The Bar & Grill Monday – Friday BREAKFAST: 7:00AM - 10:30AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: 10:30AM - 12:00PM LUNCH: 12:00PM - 2:30PM LIGHT FARE: 2:30PM - 5:30PM DINNER: 5:30PM - 9:00PM BAR SERVICE: 12:00PM - 11:00PM Saturday BREAKFAST: 7:30AM - 10:30AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: 10:30AM - 12:00PM LUNCH: 12:00PM - 2:30PM BAR SERVICE: 12:00PM - 6:00PM Sunday BREAKFAST: 7:30AM - 10:30AM BRUNCH: 10:30AM - 2:30PM BAR SERVICE: 12:00PM - 3:00PM Passover Regular Hours See page 12. Easter BREAKFAST ONLY: 7:30AM - 10:30AM See page 12. Mother’s Day BREAKFAST ONLY: 7:30AM - 10:30AM See page 12. Memorial DayWeekend Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST ONLY: 7:30AM - 10:30AM Nassau 1756 Formal Dining Room Monday – Friday LUNCH: 12:00PM - 2:30PM Saturday and Sunday Closed Good Friday Closed Passover Regular Hours See page 12 . Memorial Day Closed To book a table, please visit My Club on www.princetonclub.com Friday, May 22 Regular Hours

SQUASH & FITNESS HOURS Monday - Friday

6:00AM - 10:00PM Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM - 6:00PM Passover Regular Hours Good Friday Regular Hours Easter Regular Hours Memorial DayWeekend Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24 Regular Hours Monday, May 25 Closed

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SeniorsWednesday Luncheon, 12:00PM Breaking Through the Bamboo Ceiling, 6:30PM

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Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Princeton Prize in Race Relations,6:00PM Robert Frost, 6:30PM

Career Networking forWomen, 6:00PM

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MEMBERS LOUNGE AND BUSINESS CENTER HOURS Weekdays 7:00AM - 10:00PM Weekends 9:00AM - 5:00PM Holidays Regular Hours MEMBERS LOUNGE BAR

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HOURS Weekdays 2:30PM - 10:00PM Weekends Closed

FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIALS Meet your fellow members for a Friday night social at the Bar & Grill, featuring drink specials and snacks. Come out and catch up with old friends, make new ones, or just enjoy the scenery! All members and guests are welcome. No reservations are required. GEN XERS Second Friday of each month MARCH 13, 6:00PM - 8:00PM APRIL 10, 6:00PM - 8:00PM MAY 8, 6:00PM - 8:00PM SENIORS Third Friday of each month MARCH 20, 5:00PM - 7:00PM APRIL 17, 5:00PM - 7:00PM MAY 15, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

BOOK CLUB MARCH 19, 6:30PM Endurance: Shackleton’s

CAREER NETWORKING FORWOMEN MARCH 24, 6:00PM APRIL 21, 6:00PM MAY 12, 6:00PM CONTACT: Elizabeth Hodur EMAIL: ehodur@yahoo.com HEALTH ANDWELLNESS GROUP MARCH 31, 6:30PM MAY 26, 6:30PM CONTACT: Joyce Madee EMAIL: jmadee@optimum.net MILITARY GROUP MARCH 18, 6:30PM APRIL 28, 6:30PM CONTACT: GeneWu EMAIL: ycw232@stern.nyu.edu

SENIORS WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON MARCH 4, 12:00PM APRIL 1, 12:00PM MAY 6, 12:00PM CONTACT: Robert Phillips or Elizabeth Bresciani EMAIL: robertallanphillips@ verizon.net or ebresciani@ halstead.com

Please contact the Front Desk at 212.596.1201 for holiday hours.

Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing APRIL 23, 6:30PM Growing Up by Russel Baker MAY 28, 6:30PM The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison CONTACT: Jill Hurwitz and Janette Cooke EMAIL: jillpaula@aol.com and walterjanette@nyc.rr.com BRIDGE GROUP MEETING We’re looking for new players! Contact Sandy if you’re interested in joining. CONTACT: Sandy Kazlow CALL: 646.406.1947

LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 8:00PM Weekends and Holidays 10:00AM - 4:00PM GUEST ROOMS Traditional Governors FitzRandolph Gate Suite Kingston Bridge Suite

CALL: 917.328.0660 (Elizabeth Bresciani)

Looking for new members for the Seniors Committee. Please contact Robert or Elizabeth to learn more.

to the event to avoid being charged. TO MAKE OR CANCEL RESERVATIONS: CALL: 212.596.1261, Programs Office EMAIL: events@princetonclub.com VISIT: www.princetonclub.com

To reserve your overnight room, please visit My Club on www.princetonclub.com

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Sights to See EDGE, HUDSON YARDS

Scheduled to open this March at Hudson Yards, Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, with a one-of-a-kind design. Look 100 stories down from the thrilling glass floor, lean out over the city on angled glass walls and sip champagne in the sky. Learn more: https://www.edgenyc.com/

Date Night JAZZ AT THE INN AT IRVING PLACE The Inn at Irving Place features live jazz in their hotel salon on select Thursday evenings. Offering a bespoke cocktail menu with small plates, come enjoy a sophisticated setting as you listen to the band. Learn more: http://www.cibarlounge. com/new-page

Bring the Family TARTAN DAY PARADE APRIL 4

Celebrate at the Tartan Day Parade, during which bagpipers, dancers and thousands of marchers celebrate all things Scottish. Expect bagpipers, pipe bands, drum corps, kilts and lots of plaid at this Scottish-themed march, which draws an estimated 3,000 revellers every year. The event is part of the larger Tartan Week and Scotland Week festivities, which include musical performances, exhibits, whiskey tastings, and parties. The parade starts at 2.00pm at West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street. Learn more: http://nyctartanweek.org/ tartan-day/

Late Night ALLEY CAT THE BEEKMAN HOTEL

This once-hidden cellar and century-old mechanical room has been transformed into an intimate lounge that echoes both the eclectic individuality of Tokyo’s secret bars and the classic American cocktail club. New York’s iconic late-night impresario, Serge Becker, known for establishments like The Box, La Esquina, and Miss Lily’s, lends his energizing and theatrical charisma to this atmospheric haven, where musicians and renowned DJs drop by to share their talents. Learn more: https://www.thebeekman. com/eat-and-drink/

Bordering Boroughs KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN, BRONX MAY 9 – NOVEMBER 1

This massive exhibition spanning 250 acres of the NYBG’s landmark landscape will feature Yayoi Kusama’s signature polka dot sculptures, along with her famous mirror installations, nature-based paintings, collages, and botanical sketches. Learn more: https://www.nybg.org/event/kusama/

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