President of the Williams Club, Tom Morgan '91 (left) & Owner of the NY Yankees, Hal Steinbrenner '91 (right)
The Williams Club 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 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. Free wi-fi is available throughout the Clubhouse.
Members can enjoy casual and fine dining in our restaurant, and conference facilities are available for fully catered 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.
Under the direction of saxophonist and Lyell B. Clay Artist-in-Residence Kris Allen, the 16-piece Williams Jazz Ensemble returns to the Club to present a program of works by three seminal composers of America’s original art form. The Ensemble last appeared at the Club in February 2018, to a large and enthusiastic audience. This performance will showcase musical portraits with a wide range of subject matter, from the locomotive (“New Musical Express” and “Take The A Train”) to the literary (“Star Crossed Lovers” and “Eighth Veil”), the geographic and cultural (“Ad Lib on Nippon”) all the way to the existential (“Blood Count”).
Ever wonder what it is like to be an Olympic athlete, to train, compete, maybe even win at the highest level? With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics fast approaching, the spotlight is once again beginning to shine on the world’s top athletes. We have invited a panel of experienced guests to shed light on the Olympic experience, including the challenges faced while training for the games (often while working a day job).
Avery Sharpe’s 400: An African American Musical Portrait, is a sweeping musical-historical epic that commemorates 400 years (1619-2019) since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the shores of the Colony of Virginia, marking the advent of slavery in North America.Tracing that history through music, Sharpe seeks to further the storied legacy of those 400 years, bringing his own imagination and compositional gifts to the endeavor. Avery Sharpe is an Artist Associate in Jazz Bass, and Jazz Coach at Williams College.He is also Faculty Advisor for the Williams Gospel Choir and affiliated faculty for Africana Studies.