Winter Wishes Gift Drive & Wrapping Party

Title: Winter Wishes Gift Drive & Wrapping Party
Location: Williams Club
Description: Children all over the city eagerly await the holiday season. It’s a great time to celebrate with friends and family, and of course, to get gifts. Unfortunately, many families in New York simply can’t afford holiday gifts. This year, the Williams Club will be showing some holiday generosity by teaming up with New York Cares as part of their yearly “Winter Wishes” gift drive. New York Cares hopes that the drive will bring gifts to over 35,000 needy children and teens by collecting their holiday gift requests, and then distributing these requests to volunteers who have pledged to do their part by purchasing, wrapping, and returning the gift.

This year the Club will receive a total of 35 winter wish requests, and we hope to have each one of these requests fulfilled by the Holiday Season. Club members who would like to volunteer will receive a gift request from a needy child or teen. Once all of our participants have gotten their gifts, they will be invited to a special gift wrapping party on December 8, featuring holiday music as well as free light holiday fare & festive libations. Don’t miss this wonderful chance to share holiday joy with someone less privileged, & let’s hit our goal of fulfilling 35 winter wishes! Free for volunteers (includes complimentary food & drink).

Volunteers can submit their pledge to Joe Mastracchio at
Start Time: 06:30
Date: 2016-12-08

Chef Michael’s Holiday Brunch

Title: Chef Michael’s Holiday Brunch
Description: Date: Saturday, December 17
Reservations available: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Cost: $35++ for adults; $25++ for children 12 and under. Children 3 and under are free. 

To reserve, please call the Bar & Grill 212-596-1205
All reservations become final sale on Friday, December 9

Start your Saturday with this lovely, elegant brunch before heading off to see the windows at Saks, skate at Rockefeller Center, or just get in some last minute shopping!
Date: 2016-12-17

Not Quite Christmas Eve Dinner

Title: Not Quite Christmas Eve Dinner
Description: Friday, December 23
Cost: $60++
Reservations available from 5:30PM-8:30PM

To reserve, please call the Bar & Grill 212-596- 1205
Reservations become final sale on Wednesday, December 14.

Join us for a festive evening in celebration of the holidays at the Club. Make sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time to enjoy a champagne reception in the Woodrow Wilson Room before being seated in the Grill.
Date: 2016-12-23

The Members Holiday Bash

Title: The Members Holiday Bash
Description: Date: Thursday, December 15
Time: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Cost: $35++ for members; $50++ for guests

Reservations are mandatory and required by noon on Thursday, December 1 at which point they are final sale.

Celebrate the season with your PCNY family as you enjoy a full, open bar, Chef Michael’s scrumptious buffets, entertainment, and more. All dues paying members or spousal members may bring additional guests for $50++ each. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.


Full, open bar
Live music
Delicious seasonal hors d’oeuvres & food stations


Full, open bar
Bubble Bar featuring champagne cocktails
DJ & dancing
Late Night Comfort Snacks (10:00PM-11:00PM)

All dues paying members or spousal members may bring additional guests for $50++ each. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Date: 2016-12-15

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz: From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics

Title: Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz: From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics
Description: Date: Monday, December 12
Wine Reception: 6:30PM
Presentation: 7:00PM
Cost: Free for members; $15 for guests

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister and international banker, Shaukat Aziz has co-authored a new book titled From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics with Sunday Times journalist Anna Mikhailova. The book provides an insightful and riveting account of what it was like to join General Musharraf’s military government, as well as an analysis of the complex relationships between Pakistan and the United States, India, Afghanistan and China.

Shaukat Aziz served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2004 to 2007 and as the Finance Minister of Pakistan from 1999 to 2004. During his tenure as the Finance Minister, Aziz steered one of the biggest economic turnarounds in recent history by rescuing Pakistan from bankruptcy. Prior to government, he assumed various leadership positions at Citibank building an impressive career in global finance with roles in Pakistan, Greece, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Philippines, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. Aziz served as a senior and President of Citi Private Bank in New York. Aziz graduated from Gordon College Rawalpindi in 1967 and earned an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration at the University of Karachi in 1969.
Date: 2016-12-12

Zao Wou-Ki: No Limits Exhibit at the Asia Society

Title: Zao Wou-Ki: No Limits Exhibit at the Asia Society
Description: Zao Wou-Ki: No Limits Exhibit at the Asia Society

Date: Tuesday, December 6
Tour: 11:30AM
Cost: $15 (Tour Only)
Host: Robert Phillips

Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibit No Limits featuring Chinese born artist Zao Wou-Ki at the Asia Society. At the age of fifteen, Wou-Ki began his training at the National Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art) located in Hangzhou. Shortly after, Wou-Ki moved to Paris and immersed himself in both Chinese and European painting. Wou-Ki was heavily influenced by Klee as well as Matisse, Cezanne and Pollack. Wou-Ki’s art demonstrates Asian techniques combined with international art movements of the time period. The exhibit includes 60 paintings, drawings, and prints. Afterwards, the group is invited to enjoy an à la carte lunch in the Garden Court Café. Please meet the group promptly at the Asia Society at 11:30am. The Asia Society is located at 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street.
Date: 2016-12-06

Senior Moments: Getting Old & Staying Happy

Title: Senior Moments: Getting Old & Staying Happy
Description: Senior Moments: Getting Old & Staying Happy
with Willard Spiegelman, Williams ’66

Date: Tuesday, November 29
Wine Reception: 6:30PM
Lecture: 7:00PM
Cost: Free for Club members; $15 for guests

Drawing on more than six decades’ worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication on growing old in his new book Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. Spiegelman’s expertly crafted book considers, with wisdom and elegance, how to be alert to the joys that brim from unexpected places even as death draws near. Senior Moments is a foray into the felicity and follies that age brings; a consideration of how and what one reads or rereads in late adulthood; and the eagerness for, and disappointment in, long-awaited reunions at which the past comes alive in the present.

Dr. Willard Spiegelman ’66 is a Duwain E. Hughes Jr. Distinguished Professor of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He earned his A.B. degree from Williams College magna cum laude with highest honors in English. He did graduate work at Harvard, where he held Woodrow Wilson and Danforth fellowships, and earned an A.M. and a Ph.D.

The Princeton Club of New York and the Williams Club proudly co-sponsor this event.
Date: 2016-11-29

Foundation Ambassador Series: Global Refugee Crisis

Title: Foundation Ambassador Series: Global Refugee Crisis
Description: Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free for members, $15 for guests

The current refugee crisis is the worst in modern history, worse even than that provoked by the Second World War, with a total of 65 million people uprooted. This is due to an accumulation of national crises throughout the world: in the past six years, at least 15 conflicts have begun or reignite, while old crises in Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Colombia continue. These conflicts cause global and local displacement of populations of people.

On September 19 the United Nations General Assembly hosted a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. On September 20, President Obama hosted the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees which will appeal to governments to pledge significant new commitments on refugees.

This is the first time the General Assembly has called for a summit at the Heads of State and Government level on large movements of refugees and migrants. This is a historic opportunity to come up with a blueprint for a better international response. It is a watershed moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for creating a more responsible, predictable system for responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.

Please join us for this edition of the Columbia University Club Foundation Ambassador Series, in which our special panel of guest ambassadors will speak about the summit, and inform us about the Outcome Document that will be proposed and adopted by the UN General Assembly. They will also provide a focus on how the international community will work to restructure and better organize international migration to work circumstantially within the current realities of global mobility.

Panel Participants

SIMA SAMI BAHOUS, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations
DAVID DONOGHUE, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations
ASHRAF EL NOUR, Permanent Observer of the International Organization for Migration
Date: 2016-10-19

Williams vs. Amherst Football Screening & Reception

Title: Williams vs. Amherst Football Screening & Reception
Description: Saturday, November 12
McFadden’s Saloon (800 2nd Ave)
Kickoff at 12:00 pm
Cost: Free!

Join fellow alumni in what has become a time-honored tradition, as we gather for the annual showdown between rivals in football and all else, Wiliams and Amherst!

For local alumni, all the excitement of the game can be found at McFadden’s Saloon, where we’ll be opening a screening of the game to graduates of both Williams and Amherst. Located on the corner of 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue, McFadden’s is a traditional pub with a full bar and a great menu of American and Irish pub fare. Join us for some great food and drinks, and of course…go Ephs!
Date: 2016-11-12

Holiday Cheer: Coffee, Cookies & More

Title: Holiday Cheer: Coffee, Cookies & More
Description: Holiday Cheer: Coffee, Cookies & More
Dates: Saturday, December 3, 10, 17
Time: 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Cost: Free

The Clubhouse is the perfect place to take a break from your holiday shopping and all the hustle and bustle of the season. Join us in the Bar & Grill for complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies on these special Saturday afternoons. No reservations are required.

Date: 2016-12-17