is a private alumni club operating out of The Princeton Club of New York.  Nestled between Grand Central Station and Times Square, The Williams Club provides its members with access to affordable hotel rooms, meeting space, private dining, athletic facilities including two squash courts, invitations to exclusive events, and the opportunity to visit over 200 additional clubs included in our reciprocal network.  Membership is open to all NESCAC schools as well as grads of another 26 institutions.

Spring 2017 – The Williams Club Celebrates the Arts!

Join us for a number of upcoming events thematically focused on music, dance, and more:

Monday, April 24:  Divine Dances: Isadora Duncan & the Greek Fire  Jeanne Bresciani ’74, the designated keeper of Isadora Duncan traditions, and the Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers perform masterpieces from the most acclaimed dances in the Isadora Duncan repertoire, including new works as well as old masters in solo, duet, and group performance as they announce The Festival For The Reinstatement Of The Delphic Games 2017 Delphi, Greece May 26-31

Thursday, April 27:  Cooking with the Muse: Food & Cooking in Prose & Poetry.   Participating Club members will learn all about what poets and writers—from Homer to Rumi to Chaucer to Shakespeare to Milton to Pablo Neruda to Emily Dickinson to Mark Twain to Wendell Berry to Derek Walcott to Elizabeth Alexander to Massimilla and Kornfeld themselves—can teach you about eating well and wisely and getting plenty of satisfaction.

Join Williams alumnus, & professor of comparative literature at Columbia, Stephen Massimilla ’86 & his co-author, professional chef and graduate culinary nutrition instructor Myra Kornfeld for an enlightening & entertaining presentation during and after a Muse-inspired meal from Princeton Club Chef, Michael Bourquin.

 

Tuesday,  May 2: Williamstown-North Adams, The Massachusetts Cultural Corridor, & the Extreme Beautification Of North Adams

  • 1 Governor of Massachusetts: William Weld
  • 1 Mayor of North Adams: Richard Alcombright
  • 1 Economist: Stephen Sheppard, Class of 2012 Professor of Economics at Williams College
  • 1 Health Care Specialist: Dr. Gray Ellrodt, Chief of Medicine, Berkshire Health Systems, and
  • 1 Museum Director: Thomas Krens, Director Emeritus of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and founder of MASS MoCA

Building on the foundation of the major cultural institutions already in place in Northern Berkshire County–  the Clark Art Institute, the Williamstown Theater Festival, MASS MoCA and the Williams College Museum of Art– Mr. Krens will outline current plans for the creation of five new, world-class museums in North Adams; the revitalization of downtown with a luxury hotel, spa and wellness center; the creation of a Central Park or Commons on Main Street; the renovation of the Mohawk Theater; the revitalization of the Hoosic River; and plans and projections for the immediate and radical economic transformation of the city.  The architectural triumvirate designing the 12 components of the current initiative is comprised of Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Richard Gluckman.

Following the summary presentation by Mr. Krens, Governor Weld, Mayor Alcombright, Dr. Ellrodt, Professor Sheppard, and Mr. Krens will discuss the factors that have contributed to the current state of planning; the respective roles of the public and private sectors in the process of creating new institutions; and the likelihood and timing of the economic, social and cultural benefits that could result.

Wednesday, May 3: A Marvelous Order: Robert Moses/Jane Jacobs-inspired opera

A MARVELOUS ORDER is a multimedia opera about the battle between Robert Moses. the Master Builder, and Jane Jacobs, the revolutionary critic turned activist, over the fate of New York City. Join members of the creative team for a discussion about the work: why opera? how did the collaboration come together? and why this story now? They will share video and discuss excerpts of the work-in-progress production that took place this past March at the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance at Williams.

Dubbed “highly anticipated” by Alex Ross, lead music critic at The New Yorker, the creative team is composed of Williams & Princeton grads.

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