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    • 03/02/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Lloyd Gym, George Washington University Softball Field, 2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
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    • 03/02/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park 270 Veterans Memorial Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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    The Cornell baseball team will participate in a three game series against JMU.

    The cost of each game is unknown at this time. Registering for this event through our website does not guarantee entry. 

    • 03/02/2024
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Lloyd Gym, George Washington University Softball Field, 2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
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    • 03/02/2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Video chat (Details provided to Registrants)
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    ***Please note start times***

    Bring your beverage of choice and make friends with Cornellians from all around the world! Join Cornellians across the generations: from recent graduates to those who are now grandparents to Cornellians.

    Mingle in small discussion groups centered around Cornell-related themes. Share your favorite spots in Collegetown, reminisce on the festivities of Spring/Slope Day, and learn how Cornell has changed over the decades.

    We will use Zoom video chat and split everyone into small breakout rooms, so everyone has a chance to talk and share with just a few people. Everyone will get rotated around, so you will meet many Cornellians through the mixer.

    Event Schedule

    Pre-Party (6pm-9pm ET): Hop around themed breakout rooms

    Main Event (9pm-10pm ET): Small breakout rooms led by moderators

    After-Party (10pm-5am ET): A stream of mini, rapid breakout rooms

    Come anytime, for a few minutes, or a few hours!

    Questions: Tony Chen lc465@cornell.edu

    • 03/03/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Kogod Courtyard is located in the middle of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
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    Description:  Join us for an informal walkthrough of this year's Orchid Exhibition with Lead Horticulturist (and past CCW President) Justin Kondrat '14.  

    Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden presents “The Future of Orchids: Conservation and Collaboration” from Jan. 27 through April 28, filling the entire Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery with around 350 live orchids. The display will feature a series of newly commissioned and loaned works by contemporary multimedia artist, Phaan Howng, to help audiences visualize the future of orchids and be inspired to take action toward a sustainable future.

    Centered around the themes of the future of orchids and orchid conservation, the exhibition will explore the numerous challenges facing wild orchids today, including climate change, habitat destruction and over-collecting, and offer a glimpse into the work being performed today by a diverse group of scientists and conservationists to protect the future of orchids. The exhibition will inspire visitors to take action to support orchid conservation and introduce young visitors to career opportunities in conservation.

    Location : Kogod Courtyard is located in the middle of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

    Notes: indoor event

    Limit:  CCW Members max 25 people


    • 03/03/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • George Mason Softball Complex 4601 Rapidan River Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
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    • 03/03/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park 270 Veterans Memorial Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Register

    The Cornell baseball team will participate in a three game series against JMU. 

    The cost of each game is unknown at this time. Registering for this event through our website does not guarantee entry. 

    • 03/03/2024
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • George Mason Softball Complex 4601 Rapidan River Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
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    • 03/04/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 2301 L St NW, 20037, Washington, DC - West End Library
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    A talk about “Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Academic Freedom, and Free Speech on Campus” by Ross Brann, Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies & Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell Universit

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    Ross Brann

    Ross Brann studied at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo. He has taught at Cornell since 1986 and served nineteen years as Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Brann is the author or editor of books and essays on the intersection of Jewish and Islamic culture, including The Compunctious Poet: Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain (Johns Hopkins U Press, 1991) [recipient of the 1992 Maurice Amado Foundation National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Studies], Power in the Portrayal: Representations of Muslims and Jews in Eleventh- and Twelfth Century Islamic Spain (Princeton U Press, 2002) Iberian Moorings: al-Andalus and Sefarad and the Tropes of Exceptionalism (U Penn Press, 2020) and Maimonides; Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024). He serves as a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research and the Medieval Academy of America and has been a visiting fellow at the University of Michigan Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.


    • 03/09/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Capital One Park 1820 Dolley Madison Drive Tysons, VA 22102
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    The Cornell baseball team will participate in a three game series against Georgetown.

    The cost of each game is unknown at this time. Registering for this event through our website does not guarantee entry. 

    • 03/09/2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Capital One Park 1820 Dolley Madison Drive Tysons, VA 22102
    Register

    The Cornell baseball team will participate in a three game series against Georgetown.

    The cost of each game is unknown at this time. Registering for this event through our website does not guarantee entry. 

    • 03/10/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Capital One Park 1820 Dolley Madison Drive Tysons, VA 22102
    Register

    The Cornell baseball team will participate in a three game series against Georgetown.

    The cost of each game is unknown at this time. Registering for this event through our website does not guarantee entry. 

    • 03/12/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cornell Center, 1341 22nd St NW, Washington DC

    Monthly Cornell Club of Washington planning meeting for officers and board members, open to all Club members or other interested parties.

    Contact for link: president@cornellclubdc.org


    • 03/12/2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Join the Classes of ’77 and '78 for a webinar exploring NCAA lacrosse’s first dynasty – Cornell’s march to national dominance in the 1970s!  Under Hall of Fame coach Richie Moran, Big Red lacrosse became a powerhouse, winning the inaugural NCAA Lacrosse Championship in 1971, and then again in 1976 and 1977, highlighted by a 42-0 win streak.

    On March 12, players from those historic teams, the Cornell Sun sports editor during those years, and the author of an acclaimed book capturing the rise of Richie Moran’s Big Red teams of the 1970s will share their perspectives on those remarkable seasons and the legendary coach who brought innovation to the sport and championship lacrosse to Ithaca.

    When? Tuesday, March 12.   Time? 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (EDT).

     

    REGISTER HERE


    Featured participants:

      1. Christian Swezey, author of We Showed Baltimore, The Lacrosse Revolution of the 1970s and Richie Moran’s Big Red, Cornell University Press.

      2. Daniel Mackesey ’77, Cornell lacrosse goalie, 1974-77, 1st Team All-American, National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Tri-Captain.

      3. Chris Kane ’78, Cornell lacrosse defenseman, 1975-78, 1st Team All-American, National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Tri-Captain.

      4. Tom Marino ’78, Cornell lacrosse attackman, 1975-78, 1st Team All-American, Cornell Athletics, National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Tri-Captain.

      5. David Bilmes ’78, Cornell Daily Sun Sports Editor, 1976-77, moderator.

     


    • 03/14/2024
    • Morgan Lewis, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004,


    Summary: The ILR Alumni Association invites you to participate in their Career Transition Initiative aimed to support Cornell alumni who are reentering the workforce, navigating a layoff, pivoting in their career, or otherwise navigating a career transition.  All Cornell alumni are welcome to enjoy a complimentary headshot, attend our receptions, and log on for our lunch & learn webinars.  Register through the links below!  Any questions?  Email ILRAA President Nicole Mormilo 

    Headshots & Alumni Receptions (sign up for a 6-minute photo slot and come back for the reception)

    Virtual Lunch & Learns (all 12-1pm EST)

    #FromIvesWeRiseAndServe #CareerTransitionInitiative #ILRSchool #CornellUniversity


    • 03/15/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Pitt Field 311 College Road Richmond, VA 23173
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    The Cornell baseball team will participate in a three game series against Richmond.

    The cost of each game is unknown at this time. Registering for this event through our website does not guarantee entry. 

    • 03/16/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 12100 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
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    Glenstone, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is integrated into nearly 300 acres of gently rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland in Montgomery County, Maryland, less than 15 miles from the heart of Washington, DC. Established by the not-for-profit Glenstone Foundation, the museum opened in 2006 and provides a contemplative, intimate setting for experiencing iconic works of art and architecture within a natural environment. The museum includes its original building, the Gallery, as well as additional structures opened in its 2018 expansion: the Arrival Hall (LEED platinum), the Pavilions, and the Café (both LEED gold).

    "We envision Glenstone not only as a place, but a state of mind created by the energy of architecture, the power of art, and the restorative qualities of nature. At the core of the museum is a collection of post-World War II art, a very personal project driven by the pursuit of iconic works that have changed the way we think about the art of our time.

    The name “Glenstone” derives from two local sources: Glen Road, where the property line begins, and a type of carderock stone indigenous to the area, which is still extracted from several nearby quarries. We hope that Glenstone will always be a destination for all who seek meaningful encounters with art, architecture, and nature—for many years to come."


    —Emily & Mitch Rales

    Tickets: CCW has arranged for a timed entry of 25 tickets at 10am, so you must be present then.  After a chance to explore in small groups, we will gather in the cafe for lunch starting around 11:30 AM for an opportunity to connect with the group.(You may leave at any time before it closes at 5pm.) Admission is free, and limited to CCW Members. May add one Guest (12 years of age or older).

    Dining: The indoor Café and outdoor Patio offer service from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Outside food or beverages, coolers, and picnicking are not permitted at Glenstone. The Café, Patio, and Bookstore accept debit and credit cards as forms of payment. Cash is not accepted.

    The Experience: Visits to Glenstone generally consist of a visit through the current exhibitions at the Gallery and the Pavilions and a walk through the landscape. Visits are self-guided and are conducted with dialogue and inquiry rather than lecture.
    Visitors should be prepared to spend considerable time on foot, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Some visitors may find the walk strenuous, especially the trails, so we ask you to prepare accordingly and contact us in advance to address potential concerns. For further information, please visit our website under Plan Your Visit. If you have any questions or need assistance during your visit, please ask any Glenstone associate wearing a silver bar pin. We are happy to assist.

    Museum Guidelines:

    • Due to the fragile nature of the works on view, all visitors must be 12 years of age or older, and all visitors ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
    • Please do not touch the art. Even outdoor sculptures that are exposed to the elements can be damaged by human contact.
    • Pets are not permitted at Glenstone. Service animals as defined by the ADA are welcome.
    • Glenstone is an all-weather site. If the heat index value exceeds 109 degrees or if the wind chill temperature falls below 0 degrees, some trails will be closed for safety. If there are thunderstorms reported in the area, we will close the grounds until the storm has passed.
    • Photography is not permitted inside the exhibition spaces. You are welcome to take photos outside, but please do not use auxiliary lighting equipment, tripods, selfie sticks, or drones. Commercial photography is not permitted, and all photos must be for personal use only.
    • Trails close at 5 p.m. or sunset, whichever occurs first.
    • Glenstone is a smoke-free environment. The use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes/vaping are not permitted.

    Accessibility:

    • Accessible parking is available directly in front of the Arrival Hall in the Sycamore parking grove.
    • Complimentary wheelchairs and gallery chairs are available upon request. Please speak with any Glenstone associate to request either of these during your visit.
    • Our paths are designed to be firm and stable with accessible grades. Trails cut through wooded areas cover varying terrain and are intended to be experienced on foot. We recommend visitors wear comfortable and durable footwear.
    • There is a quarter-mile walk through the meadow between the parking groves and the indoor art spaces. We offer complimentary cart service on a continuous loop to bypass the meadow walk. The cart brings visitors to the Gallery area, about a 2-minute walk to the Gallery and about a 4-minute walk to the Pavilions. The carts will have a barrier between the driver and visitors and will be cleaned in between uses.
    • Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are welcome.
    Questions:  Anne Shin, shin.anne.m@gmail.com
    • 03/16/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Pitt Field 311 College Road Richmond, VA 23173
    Register

    The Cornell baseball team will participate in a three game series against Richmond.

    The cost of each game is unknown at this time. Registering for this event through our website does not guarantee entry. 

    • 03/16/2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Video chat (Details provided to Registrants)
    Register


    ***Please note start times***

    Bring your beverage of choice and make friends with Cornellians from all around the world! Join Cornellians across the generations: from recent graduates to those who are now grandparents to Cornellians.

    Mingle in small discussion groups centered around Cornell-related themes. Share your favorite spots in Collegetown, reminisce on the festivities of Spring/Slope Day, and learn how Cornell has changed over the decades.

    We will use Zoom video chat and split everyone into small breakout rooms, so everyone has a chance to talk and share with just a few people. Everyone will get rotated around, so you will meet many Cornellians through the mixer.

    Event Schedule

    Pre-Party (6pm-9pm ET): Hop around themed breakout rooms

    Main Event (9pm-10pm ET): Small breakout rooms led by moderators

    After-Party (10pm-5am ET): A stream of mini, rapid breakout rooms

    Come anytime, for a few minutes, or a few hours!

    Questions: Tony Chen lc465@cornell.edu

    • 03/17/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Pitt Field 311 College Road Richmond, VA 23173
    Register

    The Cornell baseball team will participate in a three game series against Richmond.

    The cost of each game is unknown at this time. Registering for this event through our website does not guarantee entry. 

    • 03/17/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Grand Hyatt (Hotel) Washington 1000 H Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

    The 2024 Gridiron Show - Sunday Reprise

    Prepare for a much-needed dose of comedic relief as this enjoyable production weaves together sharp political satire and your most beloved show tunes.

    We are offering an opportunity to experience an iconic Washington event – the annual Gridiron Show. The show that merges political satire with your favorite tunes, performed by the nation’s top political journalists, has been a Washington tradition since 1885!

    The Gridiron Club and Foundation skewers Presidents and congressional leaders, political candidates and journalists at a white-tie dinner on Saturday night with satire and songs. The next day, the club puts on another performance – known as the Gridiron Sunday reprise - for friends, family and select groups.

    The 2024 Reprise will be held on Sunday, March 17, in the Independence Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt (Hotel) Washington at 1000 H Street NW in downtown Washington. A reception, which includes an open bar with beer, wine and soft drinks, begins at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m. The program will end by 5 p.m.

    Tickets are $75 each, plus the EventBrite fee of $6.88. (About $54 of the price is tax deductible because the Gridiron Club and Foundation is a charitable organization!)

    You will see well-known Gridiron members -- who might include Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, Jonathan Karl of ABC News, Andrea Mitchell of NBC and Judy Woodruff of PBS -- performing songs and skits in costume.

    Highlights of the speeches that were delivered the night before, which typically include remarks by the President and a leading Democrat and leading Republican, will be relayed to the Sunday audience. Running the musical performance is the director of the President’s Own, the United States Marine Band, Lt. Col. Ryan Nowlin, the Club's musical director.

    We love the show and we think you will too!

    More details:

    Note: The nearest Metro stop is Metro Center. Dress is business attire. Photography or video and audio taping of the program are not permitted. There are no restrictions on photography during the reception.

    If you have questions, or would like to purchase tickets after online sales are closed, please email us at gridironsunday@gmail.com.


    • 03/22/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Thalhimer Tennis Center 920 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23284
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    Come out and support Cornell's Men tennis team as they take on the #35 VCU team in Richmond. Registering for this event does not guarantee entry. The purpose of the event is notification. 

    • 03/24/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Entertainment and Sports Arena 1100 Oak Drive SE, Washington , DC , 20032 , US

    Opponent 

    The Capital City Go-Go, CCGG, Washington Wizards' G League affiliate, is playing against the Windy City Bulls, the Chicago Bulls G League affiliate. 

    Marvel Themed/Kids Day

    Superhero themed game that will feature CCGG comic book giveaway, Marvel character appearances, and fun activities for families on the concourse. This event will be before and during the game. 

    Link to Purchase Tickets

    https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/Cornellalumni5

    Seating 

    Seating is on a first come, first serve basis; No assigned seating. Sit anywhere in the general seating area (Sections 103-109).

    Parking/Neighborhood/Metro

    - The venue is located in Congress Heights

    - The parking garage is called ESA Parking Garage

    - The closest metro stop to the sports arena is Congress Heights (Green Line)

    Meet and Greet with Coach Cody Toppert '05

    Coach Toppert graduated from Cornell University in 2005 and was recently hired as the Capital City Go-Go's head coach. For more information on him, check out this link: https://capitalcity.gleague.nba.com/news/capital-city-go-go-announce-2023-24-coaching-staff# 

    Coach would like to meet with us after the game. In order for the meet-and-greet to happen, there must be at least 25 tickets purchased. 

    Questions

    Josh Washington: jmw589@cornell.edu (e) and (337) 278-1229 (c)

    • 03/27/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Season 52 - 7863L Tysons Corner Ctr Suite N11L McLean, VA 22102
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    Join us for the next happy hour of this series!  In 2024, CCW will host a happy hour every month in a different neighborhood of the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area. 

    This event will take place on Wednesday,  March 27 at Seasons 52 at Tyson from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  

    The first 25 CCW members to sign up will receive a free drink ticket, and a cash bar will be available for all attendees.  Advanced registration is recommended. 

    LOCATION:  Seasons 52 - 7863L Tysons Corner Ctr Suite N11L

    McLean, VA 22102

    Any questions please contact Diana Jordan ('15) at 585-368-8227 or drj3865@gmail.com


    • 03/27/2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Clubhouse DC in Georgetown

    The Harvard Club of DC has invited us to join them for a


    Register at Women's History Month Happy Hour.

    Celebrate Women's History month with the alumnae of Harvard University and Radcliffe Colleges! All alumnae, from all graduate and undergrad programs welcome! Plus - we've teamed up with the Cornell Club, so join us for some Crimson/Big Red fun!

    How to get there: 38B Bus, RS-DP & GT-US Circulator. Attached parking garage $12/hr, $22 max.

    Menu: https://www.clubhousedc.co/menu

    Fees: $15 for members, $20 for non-members, but your first drink or snack will be on us!


    • 03/30/2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Video chat (Details provided to Registrants)
    Register


    ***Please note start times***

    Bring your beverage of choice and make friends with Cornellians from all around the world! Join Cornellians across the generations: from recent graduates to those who are now grandparents to Cornellians.

    Mingle in small discussion groups centered around Cornell-related themes. Share your favorite spots in Collegetown, reminisce on the festivities of Spring/Slope Day, and learn how Cornell has changed over the decades.

    We will use Zoom video chat and split everyone into small breakout rooms, so everyone has a chance to talk and share with just a few people. Everyone will get rotated around, so you will meet many Cornellians through the mixer.

    Event Schedule

    Pre-Party (6pm-9pm ET): Hop around themed breakout rooms

    Main Event (9pm-10pm ET): Small breakout rooms led by moderators

    After-Party (10pm-5am ET): A stream of mini, rapid breakout rooms

    Come anytime, for a few minutes, or a few hours!

    Questions: Tony Chen lc465@cornell.edu

    • 04/06/2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • Sukyo Mahikari Center 4479 Connecticut Ave

    Embassy Hike, Thai Food, and Energy Session

    Join Princeton Club, Ivy Social Club, Bruce McBarnette of the Princeton Club, and friends as we hike past 16 embassies and enjoy a free energy session at a wellness center and free appetizers at a Thai food restaurant.

    Alumni from the following colleges might also be joining us: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, MIT, Brown, Dartmouth, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Wellesley, Vassar, Smith, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford, HBAS, Kennedy School, and Thunderbird.


    For details and to register click here or visit:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embassy-hike-and-thai-lunch-registration-800513095217



    • 04/06/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Kogod Courtyard is located in the middle of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
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    Description:  Join us for an informal walkthrough of this year's Orchid Exhibition with Lead Horticulturist (and past CCW President) Justin Kondrat '14.  

    Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden presents “The Future of Orchids: Conservation and Collaboration” from Jan. 27 through April 28, filling the entire Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery with around 350 live orchids. The display will feature a series of newly commissioned and loaned works by contemporary multimedia artist, Phaan Howng, to help audiences visualize the future of orchids and be inspired to take action toward a sustainable future.

    Centered around the themes of the future of orchids and orchid conservation, the exhibition will explore the numerous challenges facing wild orchids today, including climate change, habitat destruction and over-collecting, and offer a glimpse into the work being performed today by a diverse group of scientists and conservationists to protect the future of orchids. The exhibition will inspire visitors to take action to support orchid conservation and introduce young visitors to career opportunities in conservation.

    Location : Kogod Courtyard is located in the middle of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

    Notes: indoor event

    Limit:  CCW Members max 25 people


    • 04/09/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cornell Center, 1341 22nd St NW, Washington DC

    Monthly Cornell Club of Washington planning meeting for officers and board members, open to all Club members or other interested parties.

    Contact for link: president@cornellclubdc.org


    • 04/13/2024
    • Barton Hall, Cornell University Ithaca, NY

    A decade ago, CCW helped with one of our most memorable events,  a tribute to Major Rick Gannon '95, one of 2 Cornellians lost in Iraq/Afghanistan. 

    Cornell Naval ROTC and the Cornell Military Network have asked us to help them to commemorate, in Ithaca, the 20th anniversary of Major Gannon's sacrifice.

    The 2014 DC area event was held at the new National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.

    "A Tribute to Major Richard Gannon II '95, with President Skorton, General John Paxton '73, and Lieutenant General Robert Blackman '70 Event. "

    https://cornellclubdc.org/event-838981

    Major Gannon's family and his unit participated.  As did former President Hunter Rawlings and many Cornellians.

    Cornell Military Network

     

     

    Dear CMN Community,

    We invite you back to campus on April 13, 2024, to join Naval ROTC and the Cornell Military Network in honoring the 20th anniversary of the sacrifice made by Major Rick Gannon ’95 for our country. We will come together with Sally, Connor, and Maria Gannon to commemorate this anniversary. Your presence would mean a lot to us.

    There is a comprehensive schedule of activities planned throughout the day, concluding with a formal dinner at the Statler Hotel in the evening. As we work on finalizing the details over the coming months, we will keep you updated.

    If you are interested in contributing to the funding of these events, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly.

    Very Respectfully,

    Major Ted Powers (USMC)
    Executive Officer and Marine Officer Instructor
    Cornell University

    E powers@cornell.edu

    Jessica Cherry
    Associate Director, Diversity Alumni Programs
    Cornell University
    (e) jc2783@cornell.edu

     

    Cornell Military Network
    130 East Seneca Place
    Ithaca, New York 14850


    • 04/13/2024
    • 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Old Rag Mountain, Sperryville, VA

    SAVE THE DATE 

    Note - There is no online registration for this event,  

    Please RSVP directly to Clint as indicated below. Due to the time-sensitivity and limited availability of Old Rag day-use tickets, you should ideally contact Clint to RSVP at least 30 days *before* the hike (i.e., contact Clint before March 13, 2024), when the first batch of day-use tickets first becomes available, so that you can maximize your chance of getting tickets and going on the hike.

    The Cornell Club of Washington is resuming some of its regular outdoor events, continuing with our twice-per-year Old Rag hike!

    Alumni and Cornell in Washington students will climb Old Rag Mountain, near Sperryville, VA, for the 70th time in our semiannual trek into the Blue Ridge.  This is one of the Washington area's most popular excursions, and we expect a large turnout (25-40 people) each time we go. 

    As we do for every 5th hike, we will get a limited number of commemorative t-shirts for the hike (long-sleeve and short-sleeve, heavyweight cotton) that will be available to participants at cost (cost still to be determined).

    The first 1/3 of the strenuous, 9-mile hike (summit 3291 ft.; elevation gain 2348 ft.) is on an uphill trail through the trees, while the upper part is open and rocky with some challenging rock scrambles. Bring lunch and water (two liters per person *minimum*) in a day-pack, and be sure to wear a hat, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes. You can also pre-order food for pick-up at our rendezvous point in Sperryville, Off the Grid café/market. The total time needed for climbing, enjoying the view, eating, and descending is about 6 hours. We usually get back to D.C. around 7:00 pm. The hike is popular, so we beat some of the crowd with an early start. Therefore, for those originating in DC, a prompt 7:45am start from the Cornell Wolpe Center is needed for this full-day event.

    Please note: This is a very strenuous hike: 9 miles long with steep inclines and many elevation changes. Those who have not hiked a trail like Old Rag's are strongly encouraged to e-mail or call Clint Brass, using the contact information below, if you would like to get more information before RSVPing.

    Also please note there are several key process changes in this Club event compared to previous years. For one, the National Park Service (NPS) now requires a purchase in advance of a $2.00 “day-use” ticket for each participant in an Old Rag hike. This is in addition to the park’s entrance fee. When you RSVP, Clint Brass will provide further information and directions on how to get day-use tickets. Using this system, NPS limits the number of hikers per day at Old Rag. They instituted this change to address congestion and to protect vulnerable ecosystems. Half of the tickets (400) are made available at 10 a.m. 30 days prior to our hiking day, and the second half (400 more) are made available at 10 a.m. five days before our hiking day. The day-use tickets move very quickly, within an hour of being made available online. Therefore, it is important to get the day-use tickets almost immediately at 10 a.m. the day they are released. When you RSVP, Clint Brass will email you a PDF that describes this process and other changes in the event (e.g., new rendezvous point at Off the Grid in Sperryville, the chance to pre-order food for 9:30am Saturday pick-up from Off the Grid, changes in parking at Old Rag, and some changes in the hiking trail).

    Dress: Sports/Outdoor

    Transportation/Directions: We rendezvous as a group in Sperryville, arriving at Off the Grid café/market before 9:45am, and then drive together as a group to the mountain parking lot. This event depends on carpools. Therefore, we especially need you to volunteer as a potential carpool driver if you have access to a vehicle.

    For all drivers, you will receive driving directions by email (PDF file) from Clint Brass when you RSVP. Make sure you print the directions or take a picture of them on your phone (two pages). Do not rely on phones for online maps or email attachments: you will lose cell reception on the way to Sperryville, and roads are not always well marked.

    1.      For carpoolers (unless other arrangements are made), come to the Cornell Wolpe Center to meet your driver: 2148 O Street, NW Washington, DC.  (Metro Dupont Circle (Red))  We will leave promptly at 7:45am.

    2.      For those driving a carpool from DC, arrive before 7:45am at: Cornell Wolpe Center 2148 O Street, NW Washington, DC. Most carpoolers will rendezvous there, unless other arrangements have been made. 

    3.      For those driving directly to our Sperryville rendezvous point, make sure to depart in time to ensure you will arrive at Off the Grid, in Sperryville, before 9:45am.

    Cars will be dispatched starting at 7:45am from the Cornell Wolpe Center or may drive directly to our rendezvous point in Sperryville, arriving absolutely no later than 9:45am, just a stone’s throw from our past rendezvous point. Off the Grid is across the street from the former Sperryville Trading/Emporium. At 9:45am sharp, we drive in caravan, as a group, to the mountain parking lot (the newly renamed “Overflow Lot”). The rendezvous at Off the Grid in Sperryville is necessary if we wish to do the hike as a group.

    When RSVPing (see below), please indicate if you can give anyone a ride (if so, how many people), if you need a ride, or if you will meet us at Off the Grid.

    Costs: You will need to use a credit card to pay two separate fees. Please plan ahead for paying for a $2.00 day-use ticket for each participant in your party. Any carpoolers assigned to your car will purchase their own day-use tickets. Apart from the $2.00 per person day-use ticket that is purchased online, NPS also charges a flat $30/vehicle entrance fee, payable onsite by credit card. A current annual pass for Shenandoah National Park (available for $55, payable online and onsite by credit card) gets you and car passengers in without need to pay the vehicle entrance fee. Carpoolers should plan to pay in cash (small bills) a portion of the vehicle fee and contribution toward gas money (variable amount up to around $10).

    If you wish to get food at Off the Grid, you can pre-order a sandwich from them by 3:00pm Friday, the day before the hike. When you RSVP, Clint Brass will email you directions on how you can do this.

    A limited number of commemorative t-shirts (24 total, sizes S, M, L) will be available for purchase at the hike, at cost (amount TBD). Plan to bring circa $20 cash for the shirt, and Clint will make change.

    Because of the use of day-use tickets, it appears that there is less risk of the NPS parking lot filling. In case the NPS “Overflow Lot” fills, it may be necessary to park on neighboring private property, where in the past they have charged an additional $10 fee (cash only).

    To attend: RSVP as soon as possible and at the latest by Sunday, April 7, 2024.

    to Clint Brass '90 (ctb14 “at” cornell.edu), so that we can communicate before day-use tickets become available. Please provide your name, email address, a telephone number where you can be reached shortly before the hike (in the event of bad weather), and the number of people coming. Friends and family are welcome. In addition, we try to carpool; please indicate if you can give anyone a ride (if so, how many people), if you need a ride, or if you will meet us in Sperryville. To comply with University policy, participants will be asked to sign a standard release form. In the event of a weather-related postponement, the hike will occur on our rain date of Saturday, April 27, 2024.

    Contact: Clint Brass ctb14 “at” cornell.edu (703-216-2035)


    • 04/13/2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Video chat (Details provided to Registrants)
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    ***Please note start times***

    Bring your beverage of choice and make friends with Cornellians from all around the world! Join Cornellians across the generations: from recent graduates to those who are now grandparents to Cornellians.

    Mingle in small discussion groups centered around Cornell-related themes. Share your favorite spots in Collegetown, reminisce on the festivities of Spring/Slope Day, and learn how Cornell has changed over the decades.

    We will use Zoom video chat and split everyone into small breakout rooms, so everyone has a chance to talk and share with just a few people. Everyone will get rotated around, so you will meet many Cornellians through the mixer.

    Event Schedule

    Pre-Party (6pm-9pm ET): Hop around themed breakout rooms

    Main Event (9pm-10pm ET): Small breakout rooms led by moderators

    After-Party (10pm-5am ET): A stream of mini, rapid breakout rooms

    Come anytime, for a few minutes, or a few hours!

    Questions: Tony Chen lc465@cornell.edu

    • 04/16/2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • National Press Club 529 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20045
    • 04/18/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Quinn's on the Corner - 1776 Wilson Avenue Arlington, VA 22209
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    Join us for the next happy hour of this series!  In 2024, CCW will host a happy hour every month in a different neighborhood of the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area. 

    This event will take place on Wednesday,  April 18ith at "Quinn's On The Corner" in Rossyln from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  

    LOCATION:  Quinn's On The Corner" in Rossyln.    1776 Wilson Avenue Arlington, VA 22209


    Any questions please contact Diana Jordan ('15) at 585-368-8227 or drj3865@gmail.com


    • 04/27/2024
    • 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Old Rag Mountain, Sperryville, VA

    SAVE THE DATE (tentative)

    ***Only if original hike on April 13 hike is postponed because of weather***

    Details in main Scheduled Old Rag 70 posting 

    https://cornellclubdc.org/event-5294219





    • 04/27/2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Video chat (Details provided to Registrants)
    Register


    ***Please note start times***

    Bring your beverage of choice and make friends with Cornellians from all around the world! Join Cornellians across the generations: from recent graduates to those who are now grandparents to Cornellians.

    Mingle in small discussion groups centered around Cornell-related themes. Share your favorite spots in Collegetown, reminisce on the festivities of Spring/Slope Day, and learn how Cornell has changed over the decades.

    We will use Zoom video chat and split everyone into small breakout rooms, so everyone has a chance to talk and share with just a few people. Everyone will get rotated around, so you will meet many Cornellians through the mixer.

    Event Schedule

    Pre-Party (6pm-9pm ET): Hop around themed breakout rooms

    Main Event (9pm-10pm ET): Small breakout rooms led by moderators

    After-Party (10pm-5am ET): A stream of mini, rapid breakout rooms

    Come anytime, for a few minutes, or a few hours!

    Questions: Tony Chen lc465@cornell.edu

    • 05/11/2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Video chat (Details provided to Registrants)
    Register


    ***Please note start times***

    Bring your beverage of choice and make friends with Cornellians from all around the world! Join Cornellians across the generations: from recent graduates to those who are now grandparents to Cornellians.

    Mingle in small discussion groups centered around Cornell-related themes. Share your favorite spots in Collegetown, reminisce on the festivities of Spring/Slope Day, and learn how Cornell has changed over the decades.

    We will use Zoom video chat and split everyone into small breakout rooms, so everyone has a chance to talk and share with just a few people. Everyone will get rotated around, so you will meet many Cornellians through the mixer.

    Event Schedule

    Pre-Party (6pm-9pm ET): Hop around themed breakout rooms

    Main Event (9pm-10pm ET): Small breakout rooms led by moderators

    After-Party (10pm-5am ET): A stream of mini, rapid breakout rooms

    Come anytime, for a few minutes, or a few hours!

    Questions: Tony Chen lc465@cornell.edu

    • 05/14/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cornell Center, 1341 22nd St NW, Washington DC

    Monthly Cornell Club of Washington planning meeting for officers and board members, open to all Club members or other interested parties.

    Contact for link: president@cornellclubdc.org


    • 05/19/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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    Join CCW at Mount Vernon for Mount Vernon's rain-or-shine spring celebration of the history of the Virginia wine industry on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River.

    Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with candlelit tours of the Mansion, including the rarely-open basement where Washington stored his wine, and live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. 

    Guests sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries, learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s wine endeavors, and meet “George and Martha Washington” on the Mansion's piazza. 

    Concessions by the Mount Vernon Inn are available for purchase.

    Bring a blanket and relax on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River. 

    Enjoy the live music of Bruce Ewan and the Solid Senders.

    The first floor, second floor and cellar of the Mansion will be open until 8:30 p.m.

    The Shops at Mount Vernon and Wine Valet Service are open until 8:45 p.m.

    Dress: Casual

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    Cost
    :  - includes entrance and unlimited tastings

    $50 (members), 

    $60 - non-member

    All payments are non-refundable.

    Contact/Questions: Steve Piekarec spiekare@verizon.net

    Venue details: https://www.mountvernon.org

    Featured Wineries

    • To be announced
    • 05/22/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill - 2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3399
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    Join us for the next happy hour of this series!  In 2024, CCW will host a happy hour every month in a different neighborhood of the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area. 

    This event will take place on Wednesday,  May 22 at Arlington Rooftop om Clarenden from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  

    The first 25 CCW members to sign up will receive a free drink ticket, and a cash bar will be available for all attendees.  Advanced registration is recommended. 

    LOCATION:  Penn Social, 801 E Street, NW, Washington DC, 20004


    Any questions please contact Diana Jordan ('15) at 585-368-8227 or drj3865@gmail.com


    • 05/25/2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Video chat (Details provided to Registrants)
    Register