PCNY Member Experience Summer 2019



Dear Members, Welcome warm breezes, blooming gardens, and cool cocktails – it’s Spring 2019 and the Club is bustling with events, dining specials, and clubhouse improvements. Hard Hat days are underway on the first floor in the new lounge and business center. Construction is proceeding, and we are on track for opening in late August 2019. As a reminder, our new lounge will provide a gracious setting with luxurious furnishings and will feature a stone fireplace and vintage bar.The business center next door makes room for your professional life with work stations, Hot Desks, and boosted cell phone booths for private calls.Thank you for your patience and support as we continue our work through the slow summer months. As a reminder, the Club is open and functioning during construction. A temporary lounge is available on the 6th floor in Suites 607 and 608, from 7:00AM - 7:00PM with coffee and tea service from 11:00AM - 5:00PM. Our new Library is also scheduled to open this summer in its new home on the 7th floor. Our Program and Food and Beverage Committees have packed so many great events into this spring and summer, I am finding it hard to fit them all into my calendar! I have been eagerly awaiting this year’s GrillWars 2 which heats up on June 20th and promises to be even more over the top than last year. Already confirmed are the Masters of the Grill, Executive Chefs fromYale, Harvard, and Penn along with our very own Chef Michael, winner of the Best Burger from last year’s event. If there was ever an event not to be missed, this is it! Look inside for other great events this season including: Growing like aWeed; a fascinating panel discussion on June 18 on the health and wealth of the Cannabis industry moderated by writer Mark Bernstein, ’83.Then we have Averting the Plasticpocalypse – the fight against plastic with John Hocevar, Director USA Oceans, Greenpeace on June 19. On June 24, a discussion with David Ebershoff, NewYorkTimes Best Selling author of The Danish Girl , turned into a movie starring Eddie Redmayne and AliciaVikandera. On June 25th, the Death March Escape , a story told by Jack Hersch whose father escaped the brutal Nazi death march at the end ofWorldWar II. Don’t miss our annual sailing trip aboard the schooner, Adirondack which sails at dusk from Pier 62 on June 22. And introducing a new summer Friday Night Dinner & Movie series, showing some classic favorites and interesting feature films packaged with dining discounts in the Bar & Grill. As if that wasn’t enough, our popular summer happy hour series,Wednesdays on theTerrace runs July 10 through August 28. You might have seen a new face around the Club. Please join me in welcoming Joseph Pastor, Director of Operations, (see sidebar). Joseph is doing a great job managing our construction project insuring we are meeting the Club’s needs for a timely calendar and successful opening. I look forward to sharing the grand opening with Joseph, Jason Pallen and the entire team in the fall. Bon voyage if you’re heading away for a summer break and if you haven’t made plans yet, check out our reciprocal club listings to find some interesting places to visit. If you’re city bound, thanks for your patience during this next phase of construction.We will try to keep construction inconveniences to a minimum. Cheers, PRESIDENT

John Avlon with members of the Programs Committee at Washington’s Farewell on March 19

PCNYWelcomes Georgetown Alumni on March 12

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Membership Team visits Princeton University for Senior Checkout

Charlotte Neuville greets members at her event

Rainy Days in NYC

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

Chef Michael with Charlotte Neuville and her unique, over-the-top cake designs on April 23

Tastings with Senior Master ofWhisky, Spike McLure, at ATaste of Scotland on March 29





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