is a private alumni club operating out of The Princeton Club of New York. Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, minutes from Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, and the Theatre District.  Membership is open to alumni, family, faculty and staff of 35 affiliate institutions, including all of the schools in the NESCAC conference.

The nine-story Clubhouse features 35 well-appointed overnight rooms including same-day laundry and room service.  A “home away from home”, The Williams Club offers members and guests a broad range of benefits and privileges including a complete series of cultural, social, networking, and educational programs and a fully-equipped fitness center. The members’ lounge and business center offers a peaceful get-away from the office, and provides workstations complete with computers, printers, and copiers.

Members and their guests have access to free wi-fi throughout the Clubhouse, and can enjoy casual and fine dining in our two restaurants. In addition, catering and conference facilities are available for business meetings, seminars, social occasions, and special events. Outside of the Clubhouse, members have access to a network of 200+ reciprocal clubs, both domestic and international.

 

Upcoming Events at the Club

 

Botticelli, Balenciaga, & Buttercream:

Charlotte Neuville’s life of art, fashion, and extraordinary confections

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30pm program, followed by cake, tea & coffee

Featuring Charlotte Neuville (Williams ’73), whose lifelong passion for creativity and design took her from a double major in studio art and art history, to a decorated career in fashion, to her current production of cakes and confections which are truly unsurpassed in their detail and scope.  Charlotte will be joined by the Club’s Executive Chef, Michael Bourquin, and guests will enjoy cakes with coffee & tea.
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The First Amendment and Free Press: Are They in Danger?

Tuesday, April 30
7:00pm reception, 7:30 program
This program will consider the future of free speech and an independent media in the context of modern change and challenges.  Featuring 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl in conversation with panelists from Bloomberg, NY Times, Chicago Tribune and more–an evening of stimulating conversation organized by the association of  Amherst Alumni in New York.
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Infrastructure Redefined: Retail

Monday, June 10
6:30pm reception, 7:00 program
The 6th installment of our ongoing panel series will explore the disruptions occurring in the real estate of retail spaces. From the growing impact of e-commerce, to the sometimes primordial nature of our shopping experience, to the re-imagining of what a retail experience can be, we will examine the changes occurring in retail structures, and how these changes might impact how goods and services are bought and sold.
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Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story

Tuesday, July 9, 6:30pm reception, 7:00 program
Before going to see the compelling Guggenheim exhibition (June 21-Nov 6) of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, join us for an evening of extraordinary insight into the show by its guest curator, Chaédria LaBouvier, Williams ’07, as well as William College Museum of Art’s Curator of Contemporary Art, Lisa Dorin.
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Check out our Events Calendar for these and many other interesting Club events.  In order to register for these events, please visit our events registration web page.

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