August 20, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drake's Dealership, 2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Please join us on Sunday, August 20, from 1:00–3:00pm as we enjoy an afternoon at Drake’s Dealership! This classic brick building on Oakland’s historic Broadway Auto Row was once the parts and service department of an old Dodge dealership. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza and sample their fresh beer brewed right in the East Bay. The crown jewel of the beautiful space is the grand, open-air beer garden featuring fire pits, Adirondack seating, and a live music stage. We’ll head to the East Bay for some summer weather. For $10, you’ll dig into pizza and beer as we mix and mingle in the outdoor beer garden until 3:00pm. We can hang out in the open seating space after 3:00pm if we want to continue the fun!
July 16, 2017, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Presidio Main Post, San Francisco, CA
**RSVP required via VassarConnect** Please join the Vassar Club of the Bay Area for Off the Grid at the Presidio! Enjoy a Sunday in the Presidio with San Francisco's favorite food trucks and vendors. We'll have a casual gathering throughout the afternoon as we dig in and catch up. Bring the whole family, a deck of cards, a few beers to share, or simply your appetite! We’ll be providing free food tokens at the event first come, first served! Register ahead of time to help us know how many we’ll need! More information on Off the Grid: Reach out to with any questions.
June 17, 2017, 1:05 pm - 5:00 pm Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA
Join the VCBA for our fourth annual outing to watch the Oakland A’s! This year, we’ll be going to the game on Saturday, June 17, vs. the New York Yankees. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05pm but, per MLB’s rules, the time is subject to change. We’ll meet on the Coliseum side of the BART walkway as early as 12:00pm (assuming the game does actually start at 1:05pm). Otherwise, if MLB does change the start time, we’ll meet one hour before first pitch. Tickets are limited, regsiter today!
May 3, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Women currently occupy just 25 percent of the technology industry, but that number is on the rise. More and more Seven Sisters graduates are entering the sector in a myriad of roles. From software engineers to talent management to sales, Seven Sisters alumnae/i are taking the tech industry by storm. Please join fellow Bay Area Seven Sisters alumnae/i for an evening featuring a panel of women working in technology-based fields, followed by a networking reception. Learn about a variety of tech careers and the paths these women took to get there. This event is open to all alumnae/i and guests, whether currently in the technology industry or interested in exploring these fields. The event will be moderated by Christine Valenza Shin ’84, Barnard Alumnae Career Counselor. Panelists include: Hosanna Fuller, Barnard ’16, Software Engineer, SurveyMonkey Lindsey Kremer, Barnard ’11, Technical Program Manager, Facebook Merci Grace, Director of Product for Growth, Slack Arquay Harris, Director of Engineering for Growth, Slack Kristy Tillman, Head of Communications Design, Slack RSVP is required via the Barnard alum page.
April 27, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parisoma, 169 11th St, San Francisco, CA
Please join the Vassar Club of the Bay Area on Thursday, April 27, for a panel and networking event addressing justice, morals, and ethics in tech and entrepreneurship. Moderated by Joanna Pearlstein ’92, WIRED Deputy Managing Editor Featured Panelists: Jinnah Hosein ’98, SpaceX Vice President of Software Engineering Ben Mangan ’92, Berkeley Haas CSSL Executive Director Hunter Walk ’95, Homebrew Co-Founder How should Silicon Valley interrogate innovation and integrity in 2017? As headlines decry fake news or demand we delete our apps, Silicon Valley is finding itself under the microscope like never before. Claims of political neutrality and indecision by the Bay Area’s tech giants are met with criticism not just from outside observers, but even by their own employees. Join us for an evening with some of Vassar and the Bay Area’s greatest minds as we explore this topic. Afterwards, join fellow alumnae/i for wine, beer, and snacks for an opportunity to network and continue the conversation.
March 25, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BarLago, 550 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA
Please join the Vassar Club of the Bay Area for a wine tasting class led by Alexandria Dempsey ’09! At Barlago Italian Kitchen in Oakland, we’ll enjoy house-made pizzas, bruschetta, and more as we gather, and then Alexandria will lead us through a tasting of five wines. This casual, introductory class is all about enjoying wine even more than you already do. Alexandria is a Certified Specialist of Wine and has passed the first level of the Court of Master Sommeliers. She recently completed an MBA in food and wine at the University of Bologna in Italy, and teaches wine classes in her free time to share the joy of wine with others. Barlago is a short walk along Lake Merritt from the 19th Street BART stop. There is ample parking available in the neighborhood, including parking lots and metered street parking. Empower yourself with the wine knowledge you’ve always wanted in a fun, social setting with fellow Vassar alums!