NYC ELEVATE Tour
VCU Alumni is embarking on its first international tour, and we’re coming to NYC March 13-16.
The tour puts our new strategic plan, ELEVATE (Expanding Leadership, Enrichment and Volunteerism for Alumni Through Engagement), in motion and brings new opportunities and programming to elevate your alumni experience. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience your home city like never before. RSVP for one or more events today. No refunds issued.
Wednesday, March 13
Curious, Unusual and Extraordinary: Meet and Greet With VCU Alumni Author*
Join VCU Libraries for an afternoon at The Powerhouse Arena, located in Dumbo, just a 15-minute train ride from Barclays Center, with VCUarts alumnus Michael Hearst (B.M.’95/A). Hearst is a musician and children’s book author who often blends his passion for writing with music. Some of his most recent work includes a three-part series of “Unusual Creatures,” “Extraordinary People” and “Curious Construction.” The first two works are accompanied by albums Hearst composed. The afternoon includes a chance to hear from and meet Hearst, complimentary appetizers and a visit from Rodney the Ram. Join us and support the work of a VCU Ram and get some great books and music for the kids in your life.
*This event is family-friendly. Join us, bring your family, support the work of a VCU Ram and get some great books and music for the kids in your life.
Location: The Powerhouse Arena, 28 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Time: 4-5 p.m.
City Links: Simulated Golf With the Pros
You get more than what you pay for with this special event: Access to the members-only Konnectgolf, NYC’s indoor golf club in the heart of midtown; simulated play on the world’s best golf courses; and a dedicated golf pro to help improve your swing. Light appetizers and two-hour open bar included with ticket price. Hear from and play with VCU alumnus and championship director for the 2020 U.S. Open Charlie Howe (M.S.’07E). Simulated play is for everyone, from first-timers to pros! $100 never got you further on a night out in NYC. Space is extremely limited. Event co-hosted with the VCU Center for Sport Leadership.
Location: Konnectgolf, 590 Fifth Ave., second floor, New York, NY 10036
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $100. Space is extremely limited.
Inside the Industry: The Future of Fashion
What will we be wearing in the future? Hear Michael Fisher (B.A.’02/A), vice president of creative at Fashion Snoops, explain trend forecasting and present exclusive 2020-21 cultural and fashion macros trends. Your registration includes one drink ticket and hors d’ouevres.
Location: Flatiron Penthouse, 18 W. 23rd St., fifth floor, New York, NY 10010
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, March 14
9/11 Memorial and Museum Tour
Tour the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The memorial and museum serve as the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of Sept. 11, 2001.
Location: National September 11 Memorial and Museum, 180 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10007
Time: 9 a.m.
Friday, March 15
“Today” With Rodney
Meet up with Rodney the Ram and other alumni, friends and fans to take over the “Today” plaza and celebrate VCU and the A-10 Tournament. We’ll bring the swag, you bring the spirit!
Location: Today Plaza, Rockefeller Center on 48th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, right outside Studio 1A
Time: 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 16
“Come From Away!” Matinee With Exclusive Access
Enjoy a matinee showing of “Come From Away!” a New York Times critics’ pick that takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town that took them in. VCU School of the Arts associate professor Toni-Leslie James designed the costumes for this amazing musical and will provide guests with exclusive behind-the-scenes access following the performance. Guests will pick up their tickets from VCU alumni relations staff before the performance outside the theater’s main entrance.
Location: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., New York City, NY 10036
Time: 1:30-5 p.m.
A Night at the Theater With VCU
Enjoy an eveing performance of “Network,” the Broadway hit featuring VCU alumnus Josh Boone (B.F.A.’10/A). Gather at 6:30 p.m. outside the main entrance of the theater on West 44th Street to receive tickets.
Location: Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., New York City, NY 10036
Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
*This event is family-friendly