Past Events

  • Friday, June 09, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    Health Reform: What Happened and What Happens Next?

    The Columbia University Club of South Florida is proud to welcome Dr. Michael S. Sparer, Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University to Miami on June 9, 2017.

    One of the foremost experts in healthcare reform, Dr. Sparer will share his views, exclusive to club members, alumni and invited guests about how healthcare may fundamentally change in the coming years, and how we can best understand and influence the outcome.

    Although the event has no cost, members are asked to RSVP by clicking below. This event is limited to 70 attendees. 

    sparer.jpgAbout Michael S. Sparer, PhD, JD: Professor Sparer studies and writes about the politics of healthcare, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-income populations, and the ways in which inter-governmental relations influences policy. He is a two-time winner of the school's Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the recipient of the 2010 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. Professor Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation. After leaving the practice of law, Sparer obtained a PhD in Political Science from Brandeis University. Sparer is the editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

    This event is sponsored by:

    Sensible Health Plans & Benefits - Charles Green, President, Columbia SEAS, SIPA, Miami, FL. A health plan agency and adviser for individual, medicare and group health plans from all major South Florida carriers. Contact: 917-373-1055.
    BMC Law & Healthcare Consulting, P.A. represents providers of health care services from doctors to pharmacies on the rules and regulations of the health care industry as well as on transactional needs. Contact Betty M. Charles esq. at 954-998-7289.

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    The Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne

    Miami Open 2017

    The alumni clubs of: 

    BROWN, COLUMBIA, CORNELL, DARTMOUTH, DUKE, GEORGETOWN, GEORGE WASHINGTON, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, INSEAD, KELLOGG, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, MICHIGAN, MIT, UPENN, PRINCETON, STANFORD, VANDERBILT, WEST POINT, XAVIER, YALE  & ALL IVY+ invite you to a special evening at the 2017 MIAMI OPEN Tennis Tournament


    DETAILS

    Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    Time:5:00pm – 10:30pm

    Matches: Session #18: Men’s & Women’s Single and Doubles Quarterfinals
    Location: The Tennis Center @ Crandon Park, Key Biscayne

    Please join us to watch the top-ranked WTA and ATP players in the world, as they bring their hard-hitting, electrifying game of tennis to the Miami Open, a global event featuring players from 37 countries. The Miami Open is more than just tennis; it’s a total entertainment experience. High fashion, fine food, fabulous shopping and celebrity musical performances have made the tournament the most glamorous event on the WTA & ATP World Tours for over 30 years.

     

    Match play will begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 29th, as the gates will open at 5:00 pm for the evening session. To mark the event, we've arranged a special group rate for our alumni groups.  

     

    Meeting Place: Starting at 5:00 pm join our group at the Stella Artois Center Court Lounge for pre-match drinks. Wear your school colors to show your pride!


    SCHEDULE
    5:00 pm: Gates Open for Evening Session; enjoy any outer court matches
    7:00 – 10:30 pm:Men’s & Women’s Single Quarterfinals & Doubles Quarterfinals

    Tickets: Register at  http://g.town/Tennis17

    $39 per person – All Ages (including taxes and handling fees)

    Tickets will be available for purchase until midnight Monday, March 27th   

    • To ensure you are seated together, please purchase all tickets under a single transaction

    Tickets will be available for pick-up beginning Wednesday, March 29th at 9:00 am

    • If tickets are ordered in a single transaction, please specify the names of the individuals picking up the tickets by Monday, March 27th.

    • Anyone without a proper ID, or who is not on the purchaser (or pick-up) list will be turned away at the box office.

     

    For more information or questions please contact Georgetown University Club of Miami at miamihoyas@gmail.com

     

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at 07:30 PM · $40.00 USD

    Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks - Feb 1

    Join fellow alums for our annual outing to the Miami Heat as they battle the Atlanta Hawks! Get your tickets soon, as this event usually sells out fast. 

    MiamiHeat.pngYou have your option of seating in 300-Level/Rows 20-23 or 400-Level/Rows 1-6. Purchase up to eight tickets per person. (Check out the seating chart prior to purchasing - 400-Level seats are closer to the court, but on the baseline; while the 300-Level seats are higher up, but on the sideline).

    (400 Level Seats are SOLD OUT)

    Columbia alums and guests are invited to gather for informal networking prior to the game near the Carnival Red Frog Rum Bar near the entrance to section 415. (There will not be a marked area, but alumni club leaders will be wearing identifiable Columbia gear).  

    Tip-off at 7:30PM

    Click RSVP below to purchase your tickets. 

     

    **On the following page, please select the correct $ total amount for ALL tickets you are purchasing before proceeding to Paypal.

  • Friday, January 27, 2017 at 08:00 PM · $40.00 USD · 25 rsvps
    Colony Theatre in Miami Beach, FL

    Terror - Exclusive Pre-Opening

    Special pricing and opportunity for Columbia Alumni: Meet Gregory Mosher and designers after the performance!

    Tony Award-winning director Gregory Mosher joins Miami New Drama for the American premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s mind-bending new play TERROR.

    After a military pilot shoots down a hijacked commercial flight headed for a crowded stadium, she now faces trial. This internationally acclaimed courtroom drama casts the audience as jurors, asking them to decide the pilot's fate. Each night, the audience decides. Her fate is in your hands. 

    As part of its new permanent residency and management role at Colony Theatre, Miami New Drama officially begins its 2017 season with the American premiere of Terror. The play will be directed by two-time Tony Award-winning Director Gregory Mosher, who is also the former Artistic Director of Lincoln Center in New York City. Under the Artistic Direction of Co-Founder Michel Hausmann, Miami New Drama brings the American adaptation and translation of this German play stateside. The original German version has been translated not only in script, but also to be consistent with American law. Previews for the American premiere of Terror begin January 26, 2017 and the show runs January 28 through February 19, 2017.

    Michel Hausmann, Artistic Director, Co-Founder of Miami New Drama is a theater director, producer, and writer. Hausmann is the bookwriter and director of The Golem Of Havana, an original musical that premiered at LaMama in August of 2013. With over 6,500 attendees and a 5-week extended run, The Golem of Havana is the highest growing theater show in Miami's recent history.

    Special Columbia Night pricing for Friday, January 27, 2017, at 8 pm: $40 tickets

    Use the RSVP below to get your purchase link and ticket code.

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    Watsco Center in Miami, FL

    Lions Basketball vs. Miami Hurricanes

    Alumni, family and friends of all ages are invited to join the Columbia University Club of South Florida and cheer on the Lions as they take on the Miami Hurricanes at the Watsco Center on Thursday, December 28, 2016. Seats are located in section 117.

    We will be holding a Pre-game Reception at Town Kitchen & Bar from 4:30-6:30 pm. Complimentary food and drinks will be available on a first come first serve basis. Jonathan Safir, Director of Basketball Operations and Joseph Quinlan, Senior Associate Athletics Director will join the pre-game festivities.

    Game time is 7:00 pm.

    Purchase game tickets for only $5.00 each through a Columbia Alumni block here. They will be available for pickup at Will Call, ID required. (If the block of tickets sells out, you can also purchase game tickets through University of Miami here.)

    Purchase Tickets Here >> 

  • Saturday, December 03, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    De La Cruz Collection in Miami, FL

    Art Basel Miami Reception

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    The Board of the Columbia University Club of South Florida and the Columbia Alumni Association cordially invite you to join us on Saturday, December 3 for the 9th Annual Columbia Alumni Reception celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week! Over the years, this annual signature event has drawn hundreds of alumni and guests to mix and mingle, celebrating Miami's growing prominence in the art world. We hope you will join us for yet another fantastic evening!

    Saturday, December 3: An evening celebrating art...
    This year, we will return to the de la Cruz Collection in Miami's Design District. Attendees will view their brand new 2017 exhibition: Progressive Praxis, hear remarks from alumni leaders, and enjoy a reception featuring passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Privately funded by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz, this collection serves as an extension of their home where for over 25 years they have shared their collection with the public. 

    Date:
     Saturday, December 3
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Alumni Advance Ticket: $55
    Guest Advance Ticket: $60
    At the door: $60


    Click here to purchase tickets >>

    Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you wish to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Eugenio Cano at gac5@columbia.edu.
  • Saturday, December 03, 2016 at 02:00 PM · 9 rsvps
    Aqua Art Fair in Miami , FL

    Young Collectors Lounge - Art Basel Weekend

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  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Tap 42 located at 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort-Lauderdale

    Mix & Match & Mingle at Tap 42

    Please join your fellow alumni to catch up, mix, match and mingle on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tap 42 in Fort-Lauderdale. The event is free.  A la carte food and drink. Free valet parking.

    Hosted and joint sponsored by the Yale Club of South Florida, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT and Penn alumni clubs. 

    RSVP at http://www.yaleclubofsouthflorida.org/3710

  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 06:00 PM · $36.50 USD
    Marlins Park in Miami, FL

    Columbia Alumni at the Miami Marlins

    Join us for a night under the lights at Marlins Park on Saturday, July 30!

    miamiMarlins1.jpgWe are looking forward to an exciting game with Columbia/Barnard alumni, family and friends as the Miami Marlins take on the St. Louis Cardinals! Our tickets this year are in the Lexus Legends level (200s) and are All-You-Can-Eat! We have had over 100 attendees in prior years, and we hope that it will be a great gathering again in 2016! Please join for an informal mix and mingle prior to the game at Bar 201. 

    Price: $36.50 per ticket. Children 36 months and under are free. 

    Your Ticket price includes: 

    • Game ticket in Lexus Legends level (201-206)
    • All You Can Eat - unlimited Kayem Beef Franks, Peanuts, Popcorn, Nachos, Pepsi Soft drinks and Aquafina Water.

    Timeline
    5:40pm (approximate) - 
    Gates Open
    6:00pm - Informal alumni, family and friends mix and mingle at Bar 201 (Lexus Legends Level, near Section 201)
    6:30pm - Welcome from Columbia Club of South Florida President and introduction of board members at Bar 201
    7:10pm - First pitch

    Suggested parking: First Base Garage and can be purchased in advance at www.marlins.com/parking

    Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, July 27

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  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 01:00 PM · $35.00 USD

    Predators and Prey May 15 2016 Frost Museum

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    In 1996, workmen widening the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv road made a startling discovery: signs of a Roman mosaic pavement were found about three feet below the modern ground surface. A rescue excavation was conducted immediately, revealing a tile floor that measures approximately 50 feet long by 27 feet wide.  The opulent artwork graced the floor in a reception hall of a private home circa 3rd century CE.

    Join our private tour of this fantastic artifact on Sunday, May 15 at 1 pm. Our guide will be noted art historian Dr Jordana Pomeroy, the Director of Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU. She will take us on a lively exploration of the exhibit's connections to history, world trade, science and fine art. We will also have the chance to explore the Museum’s famed Sculpture Garden. 

    Afterward mix, mingle and enjoy a lavish Roman Banquet including wine. The multi-course feast is a special creation for our event by famed Miami Chef Kazu Abe. 

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    Our Distinguished Alumni Connection is Jordana Pomeroy,  who earned her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College and her PhD in art history from Columbia University. Before coming to the Frost in January 2015, she was the executive director at Louisiana State University’s Museum of Art and Chief Curator of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.   

    The "Predators and Prey" exhibit has shown at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the Field Museum in Chicago, the Altes Museum in Berlin and The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. After our tour, it is going right back to Israel-- so do not miss this  event!

    Space is limited - advance registration is  advised. 

  • Friday, May 06, 2016 at 08:00 PM
    Colony Theater

    "A Special Day" at the Colony Theater, Friday May 6 2016 at 8 pm

    a_special_day.jpgJoin us for a new production from Michel Hausmann at Miami New Drama (yes, the same folks who brought you "The Golem of Havana,"  the highest grossing show in the history of the Colony Theater):

    A SPECIAL DAY

     Inspired by Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-winning film Una Giornata Particolare, two actors explore the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor, set against the backdrop of rising fascism on the day of Hitlers 1938 visit to Mussolini's Itlay.

     Special "Columbia Night" pricing for Friday May 6 2016 at 8 pm: $30 tickets

    use the RSVP below to get your purchase link and ticket code 

  • Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM
    Miami Theater Center

    Tennessee Williams' "The Two Character Play" at the Miami Theater Center, through April 24, 2016

    Super 33% Discount for Barnard and Columbia Alums! 

     

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    Tickets to see the new production of Tennessee Williams' "The Two Character Play" are $30 

    rsvp below for ticket link and discount code

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 07:30 PM

    Spring Dance Concert at New World School of the Arts Saturday April 23

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    Here's your chance to meet the Super Stars of tomorrow! Once a year  the New World School of the Arts provides  a sneak peek at its most talented dancers and choreographers.  The 2016 Spring Dance showcase boasts a must-see visual and musical spectacular, including  the works of jazz composer Don Ellis, contemporary composers John Mackey and Tigger Benford, and digital graphic designer Paul Kaiser/Open Ended Group. The raw energy and talent of these dancers will knock your socks off!

    The program will feature dances by guest choreographers Robert Battle (NWSA alum and Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company), Sean Curran (Artistic Director, Sean Curran Dances), Darshan Singh Bhuller (former dancer, London Contemporary Ballet) and by faculty choreographers Gerard Ebitz (former member, New York City Ballet), Peter London (former principal dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company), and Rebecca Cannan.   

    Ticket Price: $15. RSVP BELOW TO GET THE LINK.
     
    New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida and offers the high school diploma as well as the BFA and BM college degrees.  NWSA graduates include Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater; Lili Estefan,  talk show host (El Gordo y la Flaca), and Jessica Sutta (former member of the Pussycat Dolls, and featured in the movie Single in South Beach (2016)).

    marylisaburns.jpgOur Special Connection  is Mary Lisa Burns, Dean of the NWSA School of Dance. Before moving to Miami she was a distinguished faculty member of the world-renowned Merce Cunningham Studio  Burns was also a part-time faculty member of the Dance Department of Barnard College for fifteen years and danced professionally in the Companies of Kenneth King, Brenda Daniels, Gina Gibney, and others. Mary Lisa Burns holds an MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a BA from Barnard College/Columbia University.

     

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 05:30 PM · $38.00 USD · 22 rsvps

    Miami Tennis Open 2016

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    Experience Tennis Under the Stars  at the 2016 Miami Open in Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. We will be joining other Ivy Alumni Clubs to watch  Night Session # 18, the Women’s & Men’s Singles and Double’s Quarter finals on Wednesday Mar. 30th.  

    Directions, Parking and Location Information Here 

    DETAILS

    Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

    Time: 5:30pm – 10:30pm

    Happy Hour: starting at 5:30pm in the Michelob Ultra tent.

    Matches: Session #18: Men’s & Women’s Single and Doubles Quarterfinals

    Location: The Tennis Center @ Crandon Park, Key Biscayne

    Please join us to watch the top-ranked women and men’s players in the world, as they bring their hard-hitting, electrifying game of tennis to the 2016 Miami Open, a global event featuring players from 37 countries. The Miami Open is more than just tennis; it is a total entertainment experience. High fashion, fine food, fabulous shopping and celebrity musical performances have made the tournament the most glamorous event on the WTA & ATP World Tours.

    Match play will begin at 7:00pm on Wednesday March 30th, and to mark the event, we've arranged special group seating at a discounted rate.

     

    SCHEDULE

    5:00 pm: Gates Open for Evening Session; enjoy any outer court matches

    7:00 – 10:30 pm: Men’s & Women’s Single Quarterfinals & Doubles Quarterfinals

     

    COST

    $38 per person – All Ages (including taxes and handling fees)

    Tickets will be available for purchase until midnight Sunday, March 27th

    Event Registration Link:

    https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1686/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1686&gid=4&pgid=1015&cid=1866 

     

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 02:00 PM

    Extreme Weather Art Lerner Lam

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    Extreme weather events exact terrible tolls in human life, in social and economic stability, in livelihoods, in national security – in virtually every link of the chain that sustains life on Earth. 


    Join us on March 19 to hear from Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam, Deputy Director at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University, as he discusses Columbia University’s work on these complex issues, and how we -- public officials, communities, the private sector, and citizens worldwide – need to address the climate challenge as a matter of humanity’s destiny.

    Columbia University scientists are at the forefront in understanding the risks to human life and property from extreme weather events, both in the present and future climates, and on developing solutions to mitigate those risks. 

     

  • Friday, March 18, 2016 at 08:00 PM · $30.00 USD

    Dance Now celebrates Limón 70th Anniversary in Aventura

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    Join us for a special evening of dance at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. As part of the worldwide  Limón 70th Anniversary celebration, the program features historical gems such as  Limón duets from “Choreographic Offering” and “There is a Time”. The show also includes a contemporary work that honors the tradition, the Miami premiere of work from Limon’s protégé Daniel Lewis. 

     

     Dance NOW! Miami honors the rich legacy of Modern Dance while forging new paths, ideas and innovative artistic expressions. This acclaimed cultural institution has a special connection to Columbia/Barnard Alumni in South Florida.  We are especially grateful to Allyn Ginns (Barnard  2009 ) Principal Dancer, and Artistic Director Hannah Baumgarten, the daughter of a Barnard alumna, for providing us with special access. 

  • Saturday, March 05, 2016 at 06:30 PM · $25.00 USD
    MDC's Tower Theater

    Miami International Film Festival 2016

    Join us for an evening of film and food on Calle Ocho. We will be viewing Eye in the Sky at the Tower Theater. Eye in the Sky is a 2015 British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, and Barkhad Abdi.  The showing will be preceded by a conversation with the film director, Gavin Hood. 

    The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Betty Charles will be in front of the theater from 6:00 to 6:15 p.m. with your tickets. If you arrive after that time frame, please text her at 786-314-9098.  After the movie, let's all gather for a la carte food and drink at Versailles Restaurant. 

    Movie Sypnosis: A British citizen has joined the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab. From a high-tech control room, Col. Katherine Powell (Oscar-winner Helen Mirren) guides field operative Jama (Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi of Captain Phillips) to gather intel that will enable capture and arrest. When Jama reports the high probability of an imminent suicide bombing, Powell confers with her immediate superior, Lt. Gen. Benson (the late, great Alan Rickman, in his final on-screen role), whose approval she requires to strike—and whose duty it is to determine if the inevitable civilian casualties constitute acceptable collateral damage.

    Find out more about the movie and the Miami International Film Festival at http://2016.miamifilmfestival.com/films/eye-in-the-s

    AS OF FRIDAY MARCH 4TH, 2016, THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT. OUR APOLOGIES TO THOSE WHO RSVP BUT DID NOT BUY A TICKET  (THERE ARE NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE), OR TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO GO.

    FOR THOSE GOING, TOWER THEATHER SUGGESTS THAT YOU ARRIVE AT LEAST ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE EVENT IS SET TO BEGIN. THANK YOU.

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 06:00 PM

    Happy Hour at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

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    Come to Lolita's for an evening of laughter, cocktails, appetizers and banter on Thursday, February 11th. Join your fellow Columbians as we mingle and network at a chic restaurant in downtown Miami. 

    Meet us in the lounge at Lolita's to enjoy 50% drinks (excluding wine and champagne) and appetizers. Check out the menu here: http://doloreslolita.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/loguito1.png
  • Sunday, February 07, 2016 at 01:00 PM · $35.00 USD

    Lunar New Year, Sunday Feb 7 2016-The Year of the Monkey

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    Happy New Year! 2016 is  the Year of Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac, and Sunday Feb 7 is New Year's Eve.  Columbia/Barnard alumni, family and friends are all welcome to come out and celebrate the beginning of the Lunar New Year together.  

    We will enjoy a Chinese dim sum luncheon at Hakkasan, an award-winning restaurant located inside the Fontainebleau Hotel (4441 Collins Ave on Miami Beach). They were just voted one THE TEN BEST DIM SUM RESTAURANTS IN MIAMI by Miami New Times. 

    This is a yearly tradition - indulge yourself!

    Seats are limited - reservations a MUST. 

     

     

     

     If you were born in the year of the monkey(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016): intelligent, curious witty, inventive; problem solver; hyperactive, creative energy. In general, red is considered a lucky color for New Year's. For people born in the year of the monkey, red underwear is a must for 2016.  

    Famous people born in the Year of the Monkey: Leonardo Da Vinci, Harry Truman, Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Little Richard, Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut, Diana Ross, and Eleanor Roosevelt

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  • Friday, February 05, 2016 at 08:00 PM · $40.00 USD
    The Colony Theater in Miami Beach, FL

    New Original Musical, "The Golem of Havana" Friday February 5 2016

     February 5 is our special Alumni Night at the Colony Theater - experience the original smash hit musical, "The Golem of Havana"

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    With Book & Direction by Michel Hausmann (Columbia School of the Arts MFA 2013), Music by Salomon Lerner,  and Lyrics by Len Schiff, The Golem of Havana tells the story of a Hungarian-Jewish family living in Batista's Havana on the brink of the Cuban Revolution. This exciting musical blends Cuban, Latin Jazz and Klezmer music to highlight an epic tale with roots that reach all the way back to World War II.  The Golem of Havana has enjoyed sold-out productions Off-Broadway at La MaMa and in the Berkshires at Barrington Stage Company. The musical was also a Richard Rodgers Award finalist for New Musical Theatre and an Independent Reviews of New England Award (IRNE) nominee for best play.

    "The Golem of Havana is funny, smart and absolutely gorgeous. Hausmann takes apart the histories of two different traumatic events and brings the issues of right vs. wrong, family vs. country, us vs. them musically to the stage, creating a truly multicultural, multilingual and very worthwhile theatrical experience."

    Michel Hausmann recently relocated to Miami to open the theater company Miami New Drama with Two time Tony and Emmy Nominee Moises Kaufman.  We'll have a chance to meet members of the creative team and the  cast, a mix of New York and local artists.  In fact this show was first developed in the hallways of Columbia. See the play, and stay for the fascinating backstory -- 

     

     

  • Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 04:30 PM · $10.00 USD

    Pelican Harbor Sunset Cruise & Wildlife- January 24

    Our new date for the Sunset Cruise and Visit to Pelican Harbor wildlife refuge is Sunday January 24. 

    If you already bought tickets for the November 22 cruise,  then you are all set to go. 

     

    birding_cruise.jpgEnjoy a beautiful 2-hour sunset birding cruise as we tour Biscayne Bay & scan the mangrove shoreline of the Bird Key rookery for brown pelicans, magnificent frigatebirds and more than 30 species of birds. Capture the magical view of the Miami skyline from the water . Our special guide will be Christopher Scott Boykin, the Executive Director of Pelican Harbor Seabird Station.  Chris is a well-known wildlife educator and eco-adventure leader. 

    We will also get a guided tour of the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station . This nonprofit facility was founded in 1980 out of a private houseboat. At first, the sole purpose was to rehabilitate  injured pelicans. Since then, more than 156 species of injured, sick or orphaned wildlife have been treated including tortoises, warblers, owls, hawks, herons, foxes, and parrots. The Seabird Station accepts all native birds, mammals and reptiles. Injured wildlife can be dropped off 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If we are lucky, we may be able to observe the release of a healed shorebird back into the wild. 

     

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    Adults: $40
    Children under 12: $10

     

    1. Tour of the Wildlife Rescue Center

    Please arrive by 4.20 pm. The tour will begin promptly at 4.30 pm.

    2. Cruise Departs at 5 pm.  

    Get an excellent view of the rookery as birds fly in to roost for the evening. 

    3. Romantic Sunset at 5:30 pm

    We'll motor towards downtown to watch the lights come on in the Magic City as night falls. 

    4. Boat Returns to dock at 7 pm. 

     

    What to Bring:  a sweater or jacket, a camera, binoculars,  and bring your own beverages for the cooler on board.

     

    Directions to the Seabird Station (www.pelicanharbor.org) or call 305 762 7633 : 

     Coming From Collins Ave. on Miami Beach:Turn on to 71st Street heading west. Drive through Normandy Isles and North Bay Village. 71st Street eventually becomes 79th Street in North Bay Village. At the foot of the J.F.K. causeway there is a lighted intersection with a large radio tower on the corner. Turn right at this intersection, into Pelican Harbor Marina. Our building is at the east end of the marina parking lot. Just look for our big steel roof.

    Coming From I-95 in the City of Miami:From I-95, take the 79th Street Causeway Exit (exit #7). Head east on 79 Street for 2.5 miles. Cross the J.F.K. Causeway and turn left (into Pelican Harbor Marina) at the intersection on the east side of the drawbridge. Our building is at the east end of the marina parking lot. Just look for our big steel roof.

     

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  • Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 04:00 PM · $40.00 USD
    Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami

    Chopin, Liszt, and more - Benjamin Grosvenor Piano

    Gramophone Magazine has written "Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time. " He first came to prominence at the age of eleven as the winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition. This past summer,  he was the cover story on BBC Music Magazine: "Britain's greatest young pianist."

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     On January 17, we will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the artistry of this international sensation. Benjamin Grosvenor will interpret the works of Chopin and Liszt, two of the greatest romantic piano composers. 

    On his earliest recordings, there is already " the kind of clean, transparent authenticity that wizened Chopin specialists rarely manage."    Mr. Grosvenor comes from modest beginnings on the southeast coast of England, which makes his meteoric rise all the more unusual.  Born in 1992, he is the youngest of five brothers. His first public performance took place in a fish and chips restaurant . 

    " Mr. Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy, " raves the October 2015 New York Times review, Benjamin Grosvenor, Boy Lord of the Piano, Takes Carnegie Hall.   After Carnegie Hall, Benjamin Grosvenor performed in Paris on Nov. 25 and here in Miami on Jan. 17;  sound clips can be found on iTunesYouTube and his website.

     Our  alumni connection, Julian Kreeger, is a 1961 graduate of Columbia College where he produced music programs for the college radio station. He used this position, along with an  outgoing and enterprising nature, to gain access to many of the outstanding musicians of the day. When family circumstances forced a move from New York to Miami, Julian Kreeger became a local impressario. He worked his network of deep friendships forged in New York to draw world-class artists to Miami, sometimes putting them up in his own home.   Mr Kreeger, a graduate of  University of Miami Law, also built a highly-rated entertainment law practice here. Since January 1986 he has served as President of the Friends of Chamber Music in Miami . With this concert we celebrate Mr Kreeger's 30th anniversary with FOCM as a key promoter and supporter of quality music in South Florida, and recognize his contributions as a distinguished Columbia alumnus. julian-kreeger.jpg

    Tickets are $40 per person. We have a limited number of reserved seats. Price includes a private buffet reception after the concert.

    Where:  Gusman Concert Hall,  1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, Florida
    Located on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami, the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall houses a 600 seat concert hall, a professional recording studio, and the administrative offices of the School of Music.Click here for Google Maps directions to Gusman Concert Hall. Reception follows at Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge,  University of Miami School of Law, Building F, 1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables FL.

    When: Sunday January 17, 2016. Concert Begins at 4:00 pm

     

     

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 07:00 PM · $40.00 USD

    Miami Heat vs. NY Knicks Jan 6 2016

    Join fellow alums for our annual outing to the Miami Heat as they battle the New York Knicks! Will you bring your New York pride, or are you a Miami fan all the way? Get your tickets soon, as this event usually sells out fast. 

    MiamiHeat.pngThe price is $40.00 per ticket for 400-level seating, rows 1-6 (no additional taxes or fees). Purchase up to four tickets per person. 

    Columbia alums and guests are invited to gather for informal networking prior to the game near the Carnival Red Frog Rum Bar near the entrance to section 415. (There will not be a marked area, but alumni club leaders will be wearing identifiable Columbia gear).  

    Tip-off at 7:00PM

    Click RSVP below to purchase your tickets. 

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015 at 05:30 PM

    2015 Art Basel|Miami Art Week Reception

    The Board of the Columbia University Club of South Florida, the CAA, and the Host Committee cordially invite you to join us on Thursday, December 3 for the 8th Annual Columbia Alumni Reception celebrating Art Basel | Miami Beach and Miami Art Week! 

    In years past, this gathering of almost 300 alumni and their guests has been held at iconic venues such as the National Hotel and the Bass Museum of Art. In 2015, we are excited to invite you to the budding Miami Design District for a private guided tour of the renowned de la Cruz Collection followed by a cocktail reception at 4141 Design with food and drinks catered by MC Kitchen

    • The Neighborhood: The Miami Design District is an emerging art, design, and shopping destination. Located just north of downtown and just west of Miami Beach, it is fast becoming a major hub for many of the art and design events that take over Miami during Miami Art Week.
    • The Art: Our evening will start at 5:30pm with a private guided tour of the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space. Privately funded by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz, this space serves as an extension of their home, where for over 25 years they have shared their collection with the public.
    • The Reception: At 6:45pm, guests depart de la Cruz Collection and walk 1.5 blocks along 41st Street through the heart of Miami Design District to arrive at 4141 Design. This space is one of the largest collections of luxury branded furniture and accessories in the United States, and exhibits innovative and classic furniture designs. While mingling with fellow alumni and guests, everyone will be served a selection of appetizers and wine by MC Kitchen.
    • VIP @ UNTITLED: This year, we are excited to offer each attendee a VIP Pass to the UNTITLED Art Fair being held on Miami Beach from December 2-6, 2015. Your VIP Pass will secure access to the VIP Preview on December 1 and any-day entry to the UNTITLED Art Fair (Value: $30). After purchasing your CAA Reception ticket, you will receive instructions to access your UNTITLED VIP Pass(es). 

    Tickets: $60 (Alumni) and $70 (Guests)

    Click here to purchase tickets >>

    Special thanks to our Sponsors:

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  • Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 04:30 PM · $10.00 USD

    Pelican Harbor Sunset Cruise & Wildlife November 22

     *** NOTE: Schedule has been updated to reflect Daylight Savings Time ***

    birding_cruise.jpgEnjoy a beautiful 2-hour sunset birding cruise as we tour Biscayne Bay & scan the mangrove shoreline of the Bird Key rookery for brown pelicans, magnificent frigatebirds and more than 30 species of birds. Capture the magical view of the Miami skyline from the water . Our special guide will be Christopher Scott Boykin, the Executive Director of Pelican Harbor Seabird Station.  Chris is a well-known wildlife educator and eco-adventure leader. 

    We will also get a guided tour of the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station . This nonprofit facility was founded in 1980 out of a private houseboat. At first, the sole purpose was to rehabilitate  injured pelicans. Since then, more than 156 species of injured, sick or orphaned wildlife have been treated including tortoises, warblers, owls, hawks, herons, foxes, and parrots. The Seabird Station accepts all native birds, mammals and reptiles. Injured wildlife can be dropped off 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If we are lucky, we may be able to observe the release of a healed shorebird back into the wild. 

     

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    Adults: $40
    Children under 12: $10

    *** NOTE: Schedule has been updated to reflect Daylight Savings Time ***

    1. Tour of the Wildlife Rescue Center

    Please arrive by 4.20 pm. The tour will begin promptly at 4.30 pm.

    2. Cruise Departs at 5 pm.  

    Get an excellent view of the rookery as birds fly in to roost for the evening. 

    3. Romantic Sunset at 5:30 pm

    We'll motor towards downtown to watch the lights come on in the Magic City as night falls. 

    4. Boat Returns to dock at 7 pm. 

     

    What to Bring:  a sweater or jacket, a camera, binoculars,  and bring your own beverages for the cooler on board.

     

    Directions to the Seabird Station (www.pelicanharbor.org) or call 305 762 7633 : 

     Coming From Collins Ave. on Miami Beach:Turn on to 71st Street heading west. Drive through Normandy Isles and North Bay Village. 71st Street eventually becomes 79th Street in North Bay Village. At the foot of the J.F.K. causeway there is a lighted intersection with a large radio tower on the corner. Turn right at this intersection, into Pelican Harbor Marina. Our building is at the east end of the marina parking lot. Just look for our big steel roof.

    Coming From I-95 in the City of Miami:From I-95, take the 79th Street Causeway Exit (exit #7). Head east on 79 Street for 2.5 miles. Cross the J.F.K. Causeway and turn left (into Pelican Harbor Marina) at the intersection on the east side of the drawbridge. Our building is at the east end of the marina parking lot. Just look for our big steel roof.

     

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  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Urban Studios in Miami Beach , FL

    Happy Hour at Urban Studios on Lincoln Road

    Urban Studios at 420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 

    The College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) is located on Lincoln Road, the iconic pedestrian shopping street designed by Morris Lapidus in the 50s. MBUS offers FIU students and faculty access to Miami Beach's burgeoining arts and design culture as well as  practical experience with design firms and arts organizations throughout the city.

    During our Happy Hour at MBUS we will enjoy refreshments and 

    • tour the  practice and performance spaces for music and theatre students and gallery/exhibition spaces
    • view an in-depth sampling of the current exhibitions
    • learn about the special history of Lincoln Road and the iconic 420 building
    • meet and mingle with other Barnard/Columbia alumni, including distinguished graduates of the Columbia Architecture program who are active at Urban Studios

     

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    John_stuart-Headshot-10.14.jpgOur Special Host:  John A. Stuart holds a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University (1991). He also has  an MA in Archaeology from Princeton, and undergraduate degrees from Brown University. He is now the Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement, the Director of Miami Beach Urban Studios, and a Professor at FIU.  Stuart is the recipient of honors including a Wolfsonian Research Fellowship and the Miami AIA Award for Excellence in Design, and has also authored several books. One  of these,  “The New Deal in South Florida,” provides a fascinating view of  the formation of 1930s Miami including the construction of the  Liberty Square Projects (also known as "Pork 'n' Beans", these buildings are now due to be razed). Stuart now presides over a extensive variety of research topics: sea level rise, world potable water shortages, aging in place, health, prosthetics, mobility.  The latest addition to the mix at at Miami Beach Urban Studios: a MakerBot Innovation Center, providing leading 3D printer technology to artists, musicians, designers and  entrepreneurs. 

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Urban Studios in Miami Beach , FL

    Columbia Dean of Architecture at Urban Studios on Lincoln Road (free event)

    Meet Amale Andraos, current  Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation 

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    Urban Studios at 420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 

    The College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) is located on Lincoln Road, the iconic pedestrian shopping street designed by Morris Lapidus in the 50s. MBUS offers Florida International University students and faculty access to Miami Beach's burgeoining arts and design culture as well as  practical experience with design firms and arts organizations throughout the city.

    Take this opportunity to meet and mingle with other Barnard/Columbia alumni, including distinguished graduates of the Columbia Architecture program who are active at Urban Studios

    Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Lincoln Road,  a favorite spot for drinking, dining, shopping, live entertainment  and prime location for people-watching

     

    Our Special Host:  John A. Stuart holds a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University (1991). He also has  an MA in Archaeology from Princeton, and undergraduate degrees from Brown University. He is now the Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement, the Director of Miami Beach Urban Studios, and a Professor at FIU.  Stuart is the recipient of honors including a Wolfsonian Research Fellowship and the Miami AIA Award for Excellence in Design, and has also authored several books. One  of these,  “The New Deal in South Florida,” provides a fascinating view of  the formation of 1930s Miami including the construction of the  Liberty Square Projects (also known as "Pork 'n' Beans"). Stuart now presides over a extensive variety of research topics: sea level rise, world potable water shortages, aging in place, health, prosthetics, mobility.  The latest addition to the mix at at Miami Beach Urban Studios: a MakerBot Innovation Center, providing leading 3D printer technology to artists, musicians, designers and  entrepreneurs. 

    There is no charge for this event. 

     

  • Saturday, November 07, 2015 at 09:30 AM · 11 rsvps

    MIMO Walking Tour

    What is MIMO? Miami Modern (MIMO)  is a distinctive architectural style that combines Miami's glamorous tropical  flavor with post-World War II optimism and "space age" themes. One of the best known examples is the sweeping curve of the Fontainebleau Hotel at 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, built by Morris Lapidus in 1954. The North Beach Historic District, from 63 to 71 Street along Collins Avenue, received historic designation in 2005. Join us on Saturday November 7 2015 for a fascinating tour of historic midcentury buildings and design. 

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     Miami Design Preservation League  will lead a walking tour of the MiMo District of North Beach  from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Afterward we will be gathering for an optional lunch together at Manolo's, an inexpensive Argentine restaurant.  All Columbia/Barnard grads, friends and family are welcome to attend. 

    1. Please purchase your ticket on the MDPL website ahead of time, print out the tickets, and bring them with you.

    2. The tour starts at 9.30 am, departing from the southeast corner of 73rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

    3. Manolo restaurant is at 7300 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33141. Restaurant phone is (305)868-4381.

  • Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 02:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores, FL

    Matinee & Mad Hatter Tea

    alice_pic1.jpg For one weekend only! Matinee Theater Party at the Miami Theater Center  

    Don't miss this special presentation of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, a play adapted from the Lewis Carroll classic by Stephanie Ansin  & Fernando Calzadilla. Known for magical sets,  eye-popping visuals and hip humor, this innovative duo has won many awards (including Miami Magazine "Best of the City") for their "re-imagined" versions of classic theater, updated to appeal to modern audiences.   Prepare to be enchanted and engaged! 

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    Following the theater performance, we will enjoy a private Mad Hatter Tea in the SandBox space, located next door to the theater.   This event is a multi-generational experience, appropriate for all ages.  

    • Performance starts at 2 pm. 
    • Discounted tickets:   theater and reception 35 for adults, 20 for children
    • Friends and family are welcome. 
    • Free Parking.
    • More information columbiaalumsofla@gmail.com 

    A limited number of reserved seats are available. Reserve yours below:

     

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 60 rsvps
    CIBO WINE BAR in Coral Gables, FL

    Columbia Connects at CIBO Wine Bar September 16 2015

    COLUMBIA CONNECTS is a worldwide September tradition to celebrate the Columbia alumni connection and welcome new graduates to the area. This year we will be gathering in the acclaimed CIBO Italian Eatery and Wine Bar on Coral Gable's Miracle Mile. Cibo was recognized by the editors of the Miami New Times  as the “Best Wine Selection in Miami” as well as in the Reader’s Choice Poll as the “Best Restaurant in Coral Gables”.  Come on out and taste some very special wines and authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Come early if you can --drinks are half-price until 7 pm. 

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  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 11:30 AM · $34.00 USD
    Marlins Park in Miami, FL

    Columbia Alumni at the Miami Marlins

    Come on out to the ballgame on Sunday, August 2, 2015.  We have a full day planned for Columbia/Barnard alumni, family and friends at Miami's Marlins Park.

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    Start your day at the ballpark with Sunday brunch at the fabulous CLEVELANDER MARLINS PARK.  Enjoy an extensive hot and cold buffet along with Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Kir Royals. The space has direct views into the ballpark and visitors bullpen. Plus there is an indoor party pool and entertainment for the kids.  

    After brunch, we will head down to our reserved seats in Baseline Reserved B Section 5 to enjoy the game!

    Timeline
    11:30am- 12:30pm -
    Arrive and enjoy brunch at the Clevelander! 
    12:30pm - Welcome from Columbia Club of South Florida President and introduction of board members.
    1:10pm - Game begins.

    Price: $54 per adult and $34 per child up to 12 years old.  Children 36 months and under are free. 

    Your Ticket price includes: 

    • "Hall of Fame Brunch" including Fresh Fruit, Salads, Made to Order Omelettes, French Toast, Carved Roast Beef, Shrimp, Smoked Salmon, Bagels, and ....Mini Hot Dogs!!
    • Two drink tickets for Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Kir Royale + unlimited OJ, Apple, and Cranberry Juice
    • A reserved seat in Baseline Reserved B Section 5 field level seating (same as last year).
    • An action-packed game between the Marlins and the San Diego Padres! 

    The Clevelander Marlins Park is located at the east side of the stadium, at the intersection of Orange Bowl Way/NW 14th Ave and NW 5th St. Suggested parking: Third Base Garage and can be purchased in advance at www.marlins.com/parking

    Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, July 29

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  • Monday, June 01, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Columbia Baseball in Miami

    In arguably the biggest game in the 127-year history of the Columbia baseball program, three pitchers combined to shutout No. 6 Miami as the Lions earned a 3-0 victory at the NCAA Coral Gables Regional Sunday night.

    The win sets up a winner-takes-all matchup with the Hurricanes (46-15) tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN3 with a berth to the Super Regionals on the line.

    Please join us to cheer on the Lions in this unprecedented season of baseball!

    Tickets are available at the front window of the Mark Light Stadium at Alex Rodriguez Park. Tickets are $12 each, and the game will also be broadcast on ESPN3 (online) tonight.

    Go Lions, Go!

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 06:45 PM · $25.00 USD

    Design District Art Evening May 19

    Join us for the ultimate insider’s tour of  Miami’s newest museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, located in the landmark Moore building in the Design District. inst_contemp_art.pngmoore_bldg_interior.png

    ICA Miami is dedicated to advancing public appreciation of the most innovative art of our time, from anywhere in the world. It also empowers local talent with educational programs for Miami Dade Public Schools and the Young Artist Initiative for teens aged 13-17. 

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    Be among the first to experience the magnificent four-story 1921 atrium transformed by contemporary works. The exibits include  GUCCIVUITTON, a colorful and provocative reflection on class, Miami-style, and RYAN SULLIVAN, a Forbes "30 under 30" who is acclaimed for his seductive, multi-layered textured paintings.

    Details:

    Check in starting at 6:45pm.

    • Tour starts promptly at 7:15pm
    • 7:15-8:00  Tour 
    • 8:00-9:00  Wine, Snacks and Mingle with Alumni, Guests, Artists & Museum Staff

    Parking: Valet $3 in front of museum. Metered public parking on the surrounding streets.  And there is a garage on 38th Street, between NE 1st Ave and NE Miami Court. Here's a map to get around the Miami Design District.

    Cost: $30. Proceeds help to support Educational Programs of ICA Miami. 

    Click "Purchase Tickets" below. Space is limited.

    More Information: call (305) 854 7194 or email ColumbiaAlumSoFla@gmail.com 

    Do you know a Barnard or Columbia grad who is new to the area or has not yet been to any Columbia Club events? Be a friend, bring them along - and you will both get a $5 discount! 

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    The ARC in Opa-Locka, FL

    Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow

    The Columbia University Alumni Club of South Florida and curator Ludlow Bailey (SIPA '85) invite you to a networking event and closing party for Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow at the ARC in Opa-locka. 

    The event features a multi-media art exhibition that highlights the visual and performance artistry of Judy Sayfie, Elaine Defibaugh, Sheila Elias and Hattie Mae Williams. Curator Ludlow Bailey says, “Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow is a visual feast, full of color, fantasy, creative power and transformational energy." This exhibit is in honor of Women's History Month, and was presented by the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation in conjunction with curator Ludlow Bailey and CADA Conversations. 

    We encourage our Columbia alumni community to attend, network with each other, meet the artists, and see some of the great redevelopment work that's happening in Opa-locka. Music by Soundscape Designer T Lyfe. Light refreshments and wine will be served. 

    Please RSVP below. There is no cost, but a $10 donation is encouraged, which can be paid online (DONATE HERE), or at the door. Proceeds will benefit the ARC. 

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    Curator Ludlow Bailey (SIPA, '85), is a globalist whose passion is world art and culture. His predominant interest is in awakening the western art world to the magnificent spiritual beauty and intricacies of the post-modern African visual art world. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brown University, where he was awarded a Watson Fellowship which allowed him to study contemporary African Philosophy at the University of Ghana, the University of Dakar, and at American University in Cairo. He earned his Masters in International Affairs degree from Columbia University.

  • Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 05:30 PM
    Crandon Park, Key Biscayne in Key Biscayne, FL

    Miami Open Tennis

    Join us to watch the top-ranked women and men’s players in the world, as they bring their hard-hitting, electrifying game of tennis to the 2015 Miami Open, a global event featuring players from 37 countries. The Miami Open is more than just tennis; it is a total entertainment experience. High fashion, fine food, fabulous shopping and celebrity musical performances have made the tournament the most glamorous event on the WTA & ATP World Tours.

    This event is hosted by the Georgetown University Club of Miami, and invites alums from All Ivy+ clubs.

    We've arranged special group seating at a discounted rate of $37 per ticket - all ages. **Please be sure to specify "Columbia" in the box for Non-GU Alums so that we are aware which Columbia alums are attending this event. 

    Schedule:
    5:00pm - Gates Open
    7:30pm-10:00pm - Men’s & Women’s Single Quarterfinals & Doubles Quarterfinals

    Purchase tickets via the Georgetown Alumni website by Monday, March 30 at: https://alumni.georgetown.edu/olc/pub/GTW/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=187543.

  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 08:30 PM
    Fillmore Miami Beach Black Box in Miami Beach, FL

    Dance Now! Miami - Champagne Performance

    Dance Now! Miami Presents an Evening of Dance including VIP Champagne Reception with the dancers backstage following the show.

    dance_now_miami_yellow.jpgThe Program:  Dance NOW! presents the critically acclaimed Odisea, by New York based choreographer Carolyn Dorfman, chronicling the physical, emotional, and spiritual journey of twenty-three Jews fleeing persecution in Recife, Brazil in 1654 and their journey and ultimate landing on American soil in New Amsterdam. The choreographer will be present at the performances to talk about the piece and her "Legacy Project" of Jewish Themed works. Artistic Directors Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten also contribute to the evening of dance with a world premiere collaboration with Composer Federico Bonacossa and Fashion Designer Renato Armijo and an encore presentation of “Head of the Table,” the peculiar dance comedy, originally presented in June of 2014. 

    Cost: $40 for VIP ticket that includes reserved seating and a champagne reception (regular price $50). Limited number of seats, first-come first-serve. Online ticket sales are closed. You must purchase your tickets at the Fillmore Box Office with ticket code "Barnard." 

    For More Info: Call Jane at 305-854-7194 or Hannah at 305-975-8489 or email columbiaalumsofla@gmail.com. 

    Our Special Connection: is Allyn Ginns  (Barnard 09), a principal dancer with Dance Now! Miami. While at Barnard, Allyn trained with Allegra Kent (NYCB), Robert La Fosse (NYCB/ABT), Cynthia Anderson (ABT/Joffrey), and Katie Glasner (Twyla Tharp Dance). Allyn is also an attorney admitted to practice law in NY and FL.

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 07:00 PM · $33.00 USD
    Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores, FL

    March Theater Party "The Seven Year Itch"

    Barnard & Columbia Alumni, Friends and Family are invited to a special evening at the acclaimed Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores.  Join us for the new adaptation of George Axelrod’s 1950's Broadway hit comedy 

    THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
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    The original play, which inspired the iconic Hollywood film with Marilyn Monroe, has been re-imagined for our time by Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin (Columbia MFA) and Resident Artist Fernando Calzadilla. Their season opener of "Hedda Gabler" was a "challenging, atmospheric, and sexually provocative"  smash hit. Don't miss another unforgettable night in the theater!

    Special for the Columbia Club of South Florida: a pre-theater reception in the black box theater featuring a behind-the-scenes discussion with the artistic creators.

    TIMELINE
    7:00 pm  VIP Welcome Reception including a talk-back with the creative team
    7:45 pm Performance

    ** There is ample free parking

  • Saturday, March 07, 2015 at 06:30 PM · $13.50 USD
    Tower Theater in Miami, FL

    Miami International Film Festival 2015

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    Join us for an evening of food & film on Calle Ocho. We will be viewing the world premier of On the Road, Somewhere at the Tower Theater.  On the Road, Somewhere (Spanish, with English subtitles) is about three Dominican teenagers who embark on a hilarious and touching pre-college road trip, into the very heart (and soul) of the Dominican Republic. Find out more about this movie and the Miami International Film Festival at their website

    The movie starts at 6:30pm. Alumni will be gathering informally for a la carte food and drink at Ball & Chain starting at 4:30pm. Ticket pickup for Columbia Alums will be at Ball & Chain. 

  • Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    MDC's Tower Cinema (Theater 1)

    Miami International Film Festival - March 2016

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM · $25.00 USD

    Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

    Join fellow Columbia Alumni for a private guided tour of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse. 

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    The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a non-profit institution located in a 45,000 square foot retro-fitted warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. The Warehouse presents seasonal exhibitions from the collection of renowned collector Martin Z. Margulies as well as educational programs, & special exhibitions and an international loan program. Consistently named to lists such as the ARTnews Top 200 Collectors, the Margulies collection is considered by curators, critics, artists, dealers and collectors as one of the most important collections of its kind. 

    After the tour, we will meet for lunch at the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar at 2550 NW Second Avenue Miami, FL. We are not making a reservation at the restaurant. 

    Admission is $25 per person and will directly benefit the Sundari Foundation, which operates the Lotus House Shelter. Online RSVP closed on 2/18. Walk-ins are welcome, and invited to pay at the door.

    Please note the following liability information provided by the Margulies Collection: The stairwells are somewhat steep. Attendees will be advised to use care in ascending and descending the stairs. Wear comfortable shoes, use additional caution, be aware that the floor is concrete, always use the handrail, and be aware that there is limited seating.

  • Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 05:00 PM
    Liman Gallery in Palm Beach, FL

    Palm Beach Gallery Event

    The Barnard College Club invites Barnard and Columbia Alumni and their spouses to attend a cocktail party at the Liman Gallery February 15, 2015 from 5  to 8 pm. 

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    The Liman Gallery is located at 139 North Country Road, Palm Beach Florida 33480, in Palm Beach's historic Paramount Building, centrally located near the Breakers Hotel and Royal Poinciana Way. There is parking across the street from the gallery on Sunrise Avenue and in the Paramount Building parking lot on Sunset Avenue. Click here for a Map. 

    Ellen Liman, the owner of the Liman Gallery, is a Barnard '57 graduate who is herself an artist. She also studied at Rhode Island School of Design, the Art Students League and the National Academy of Arts, and  she has been a passionate supporter of the arts   here in South Florida, in Martha’s Vineyard, and New York. 

    Marlene Strauss ’Barnard 52, noted art lecturer and historian, will be the special guest and speak informally

    RESERVATIONS are a must to Dr Daisy Merey at drmerey@aol.com

  • Sunday, February 08, 2015 at 02:00 PM
    International Polo Club in Wellington, FL

    Polo at Palm Beach

    The Columbia University Club of the Palm Beaches invites members of the Columbia Club of South Florida to their signature event of the season and a Palm Beach tradition. If you didn't attend this event last year, you're in for a treat - an over-the-top high end buffet includes two drinks, a champagne toast, and an International World Circuit Polo match! Wear your best polo hat and resort wear to live it up! This daytime event is great for families and well-behaved children too. Last year's event was an overwhelming success with over 100 alumni and guests attending. It will be a great opportunity to meet and network with your fellow alumni in a unique setting paired with gourmet food and drink. 

    The Palm Beach Alumni Club website has all of the price and purchase information. 

  • Friday, January 23, 2015 at 06:30 PM

    Heat vs. Pacers

    MiamiHeat.pngYou don't want to miss Columbia Alumni Club of South Florida's annual outing as the Miami Heat battle the Indiana Pacers.

    Tickets are $35.00 for 400-level, rows 3/4/5/6 seating (no additional taxes or fees). Purchase up to 4 tickets per person.

    Columbia alums and guests are invited to gather for informal networking prior to the game near the Carnival Red Frog Rum Bar near the entrance to section 415. (There will not be a marked area, but alumni club leaders will be wearing identifiable Columbia gear).  

    Tip-off at 7:30PM

    Click RSVP below to register.

    After RSVPing, you will receive an email with ticket purchase instructions.
    You must complete your purchase via Ticketmaster. 

  • Friday, January 23, 2015 at 09:30 AM
    Greenberg Traurig in Miami, FL

    Columbia Business School - The Future of Private Capital

    The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of South Florida and Greenberg Traurig invite you to join us on Friday, January 23, 2015 in Miami, for a special event on the future of private capital.  Come share insights into the current business and investment environment and identify professional intersections and opportunities for collaboration with fellow CBS alumni and other business leaders from South Florida and beyond!

    Topics to be covered include the convergence of alternative investment asset classes; the state of the market for corporate control; attractive investment strategies and opportunities for 2015; and the ins and outs of doing deals in Latin America.  Confirmed speakers include Mark Sirower, author of the M&A cult classic The Synergy Trap.  See the attached flyer for details, and stay tuned for updates.

    For additional information or to RSVP (required), please contact the organizers:

    • Katharyn Field, President, CBS Alumni Club of South Florida (kfield11@gsb.columbia.edu)
    • Margaret Isa Butler, Board Member, CBS Alumni Club of South Florida (butlerm@gtlaw.com)
  • Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    N2 Wine Bar in Delray Beach, FL

    Boca Delray Networking Event

    Our sibling alumni club in Palm Beach invites the Columbia Alumni Club of South Florida to join them for a wine and networking event at the N2 Wine Bar!  N2 Wine Bar is located in Delray Beach's Pineapple Grove, where wine lovers can sample an extensive collection of different varietals from all over the world - 64 different tastings available to you at the push of a button!  And if that isn't enough, another 40 wines by the glass are kept behind the bar.  The owner, an oneophile will guide us through some of his selections that evening as well.  And craft beers are also available for those with an aversion to the grape.  We will provide some light hors d'ouevres to complement the wine, good company, and great conversation.   

    Admission is $15. Included in your admission fee is a card loaded with a $5 credit toward your first glass of wine or beer. 

    The Palm Beach Alumni website has all the details to RSVP. 

  • Sunday, December 07, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art

    Join Columbia alumnus and curator Ludlow Bailey (SIPA '85) for an enlightening event at the University of Miami! (This is a public event that is being highlighted due to the moderator's Columbia connection). 

    The Fifth Annual Art Basel Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art at the University of Miami continues the tradition during the Art Basel season of staging a lively presentation of current issues involving the production, distribution and promotion of contemporary art by artists of African Descent globally.

    The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with the Department of Art and Art History, at the University of Miami, has made it a priority to create an active and global forum for the presentation and discussion of African Diaspora Fine Art. The Africana Studies Program at the University of Miami, under the leadership of Professor Edmund Abaka, has taken the lead initiative in the South Florida academic community in consistently exhibiting African Diaspora Art and over the last decade has organized several seminars and workshops on art of the African Diaspora.

    Panelists:

    • Alexandre Arrechea Afro-Cuban Artist

    • Dr. Rhea Combs, Curator of Photography and Film, The National Museum of African American History and Culture

    • Dr. Moyosore Okediji: Professor of African Diaspora Art, the University of Texas, Austin

    • Jeffrey Peña Dominican Artist, Architect, Producer

    • Julie Walker Afro-American Journalist, Critic

    Please RSVP by December 5, 2014. 

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    Artwork: Purvis Young, University of Miami African Studies Program

    Sponsors: Jack Shainman Gallery, curbs & stoops, Miami Country Day School, Sugarcane Magazine, Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau. 

    LudlowBailey.jpgModerator: Ludlow Bailey (SIPA, '85), is a globalist whose passion is world art and culture. His predominant interest is in awakening the western art world to the magnificent spiritual beauty and intricacies of the post-modern African visual art world. He has visited over 45 African countries in search of the best in contemporary art, and is equally well-traveled and knowledgeable about New World African Art — Caribbean, Latin American, and North American. Familiar with the leading artists and trends in contemporary American and European Art, Mr. Bailey has attended many of the most important art fairs and museums in the world and is cognizant of current art market tendencies in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Basel, Frankfurt, Chicago, and Miami.

    Ludlow holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brown University, where he was awarded a Watson Fellowship which allowed him to study contemporary African Philosophy at the University of Ghana, the University of Dakar, and at American University in Cairo. He earned his Masters in International Affairs degree from Columbia University.

  • Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 06:30 PM
    Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, FL

    Art Basel 2014

    Join the Columbia University Club of South Florida and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach for the 2014 Annual Art Basel Columbia Alumni Gathering! Network among pieces of art and tour the museum guided by an experienced docent and explore the galleries and exhibits, including the GOLD exhibition and the newly opened Peter Marino: One Way.

    Celebrate an art-filled evening with fellow Columbians from around the world at this local Miami Beach venue!

    Event Details:
    Thursday, December 4th, 2014
    6:30-7:30pm -- Guided docent tours
    7:30-9:30pm -- Networking reception

    Price:
    Program and Reception including wine, beer, light hors d’ouevres, exclusive gallery and exhibit tours open to our alumni. 
    Early Bird Registration (prior to November 13th): Alumni $30; Guests $30 
    Registration (after November 13th): Alumni $40; Guests $45 At the door: $50

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

    Exhibits:
    One Way: Peter Marino
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    One Way: Peter Marino explores the renowned American architect and designer’s multi-faceted relationship with art. Peter Marino has been recognized as a pioneer of cross-disciplinary practice, and for the past four decades has been celebrated for his forward thinking practice at the intersection of art, architecture, fashion, and creative spatial design. Marino has a longstanding tradition of working closely with artists to commission artworks for his architecture and design. http://www.bassmuseum.org/art/one-way-peter-marino/

    GOLD exhibition
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    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Bass Museum of Art presents GOLD, featuring artworks by contemporary artists who physically or conceptually utilize gold in their practice. The 24 international artists in GOLD examine the multitude of ideas with which the material is associated, using gold to reinforce or challenge notions of transformation, beauty, spirituality, and values, both economic and moral. http://www.bassmuseum.org/art/gold/

    About the Bass Museum:
    Located in Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a dynamic year-round calendar of exhibitions dedicated to its mission to inspire and educate by exploring the connections between its historical collections and contemporary art. This includes art from its permanent collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, textiles and Egyptian Gallery.

    Parking: Valet parking available onsite 

    Host Committee (in formation): 

    • Mojdeh L. Khaghan ’88CC, ’91LAW, P: ’18CC 
    • Mark Kravitz ’95CC 
    • Marc Launer ’75BUS,  Fort Lauderdale FL/Hong Kong 
    • Shelly Tygielski '99SIPA,  Kent Securities 


    Program Committee: 

    Questions? Contact Jordan Trachtenberg ’08GSAPP, Director of Recent Alumni Committee, at jordan@jordantrachtenberg.com

    Purchase tickets here. 

  • Friday, November 07, 2014 at 12:00 PM
    Venture Hive Miami in Miami, FL

    IE Alumni Weekend

    Through Miami's ALL IVY+ community, you are cordially invited to this event. Brown University has embarked on a collaboration with IE Business School of Spain to provide an Executive MBA program through Brown University's School of Professional Studies. We have been invited to participate in the upcoming IE Alumni Weekend to be held in Miami from Nov. 7th to 8th, for the international IE, and now IE Brown as well as ALL IVY +, community. The weekend includes a fantastic line-up of renowned speakers and authors that will cover topics related to Global Insights from our CNN Keynote, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and workshops with our world class faculty. In addition, several social events have been organized that will facilitate value added networking opportunities and of course enjoyment. We hope you can join us!

    The event will be held at 
    - Venture Hive Miami - 1010 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132 (November 7th), and
    - Trump Hotel Doral - 4400 NW 87th Avenue Doral, FL 33178 (November 8th). 

    Columbia University is a member of the MBA Career Services for Working Professionals (MBACSWP) Network, the the price per person for this two-day event is $199. The price for just the Venture Day (November 7) is $49. 

    More information is located at: https://pickevent.com/index.php?/e/iealumni-miami

    This is not an event hosted by our club. Any questions should be directed to the event coordinators at the website above. 

  • Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 06:30 PM

    Symphony 2014

    Join the Columbia University Club of South Florida for "Columbia Connects" at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach! This concert is the Season Opening with esteemed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. We will view the concert at architect Frank Gehry's spectacular New World Center which features a 7,000 square foot projection wall and outdoor sound system. Meet and mingle with other alumni, friends and families in the park.

    "Columbia Connects" is month of celebrations around the globe - bringing together alumni from across the University to share celebrate our shared Columbia experience, discover new connections, and build a stronger network of Columbians around the globe. Over 40 different alumni clubs will be celebrating Columbia Connects. You may remember our past two Columbia Connects happy hour events at Area 31. This year, we are excited to connect on the lawn at the New World Symphony before enjoying a great show together. 

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    6:30pm - Alumni gather
    7:30pm - Concert

    The program features cellist Tamas Varga as soloist in Monn/Schoenberg's Cello Concerto. Also on the program are Stravinsky's Scherzo a la russe and Symphony in C. The finale, Antheil's A Jazz Symphony, will be accompanied by a video work projected on the sails of the New World Center. 

    There is NO COST. Dinner is potluck - bring food or beverage to share. 
    Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

    Friends, families, and kids are welcome!

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    Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly and notify you of any details or changes prior to the event. RSVP by clicking the "RSVP" link below, or simply email us at columbiaalumsofla@gmail.com. For more information, email us or call 305-854-7194 (Jane) or 305-742-4299 (Pat).

    More about the wallcasts at: www.nws.edu/wallcasts.aspx
    Parking information at: www.nws.edu/ParkingDirections.aspx

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM
    Online

    Columbia Connects Online Networking

    Please join for an online networking event! Discover your Columbia connections by networking with different alumni across the world representing a diverse array of experiences and backgrounds. The Brazen virtual networking happy hour will be held on September 30 from 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT. Register here today!

  • Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 05:30 PM
    Marlins Park in Miami, FL

    Columbia Alumni at the Miami Marlins

    Bring your family and friends and head out to the ballgame for an action-packed evening of home runs, double plays, and strikeouts as the Miami Marlins take on the Atlanta Braves! Seats are located in the on the field level and include $20 in concession credit.

    Prior to the game, join fellow Columbia University Alumni at the First Base Bacardi Dugout Club from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. for an exclusive meet and greet with a Major League Baseball Alumni (based on availability).

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    5:30 p.m. Gates Open & Reception
    7:10 p.m. Game

    Suggested parking: Home Plate Garage and can be purchased in advance at www.marlins.com/parking

    Price: $35 per person (Limit 5 tickets per person) 

    Ticket price includes: 
    - Seating in "Baseline Reserved" field level seating - Section 4/5/6, Rows E-J. 
    - VIP entrance through the First Base Bacardi Dugout Club.
    - Exclusive VIP reception with Major League Baseball Alumni (TBD).
    - Special tunnel access to the First Base Bacardi Dugout Club throughout the game. 
    - $20 in stadium dollars.
    - Action-packed game and CAA giveaway. 

    Gate information will be provided in confirmation e-mail prior to the game date. 

    Event is SOLD OUT. 

    The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 2nd. See you at the game! 

    View from Baseline Reserved Section 5, Row E:
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  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Taverna Opa in Miami, FL

    All Ivy+ August Happy Hour at Taverna Opa

    Join fellow Ivy League alums for an informal Happy Hour at Taverna Opa in Brickell, hosted by The Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys. 

    Date: Wednesday, August 27
    Time: 6:00-8:00pm
    Cost: No charge. Happy hour prices include 50% drinks & over 20 appetizers from $2-8. 
    RSVP: Please email allivyplus@earthlink.net to RSVP

    All Ivy+ is a team effort to coordinate activities of the local alumni organizations of the eight Ivy institutions, the Seven Sisters (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley), MIT, Stanford, and the University of Chicago. We serve the alumni of the South Florida Counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe.

  • Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Columbia 101 Session: June 12th 7-9 pm

    Columbia 101

    Columbia's Student Affairs is hosting  a Columbia 101 Session for local South Florida incoming first year students. This year there are 36 incoming students coming from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties!  The session provides incoming students and their families a chance to meet before arriving on campus in August.  This year, there will be a special breakout session for alumni in attendance where they can learn about ways to get involved in the many volunteer opportunities that Columbia has to offer. Eugenio Cano (CC 1995) ,  president of Columbia Alumni Club of South Florida, will be on site to welcome the recently admitted CC and Engineering students and share his experiences as a Columbia University volunteer.  All Columbia alumni are invited to attend. 

  • Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at 06:30 PM
    Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, FL

    The Great God Pan at Arsht Center

    Ivy League Alums are invited to join this Yale Club hosted event at Adrienne Arsht Center!

    The Great God Pan is a provacative psychological piece about the unreliability and subjectivity of memory, how our perceptions dictate our realities, and the emotional cost - or potential gain - of exploring memory's darker recesses. Although minimalist in its setting, the show explores these perspectives and questions on multiple levels through several complicated relationships between the characters.

    Schedule
    6:30-7:30: Mingle with Ivy alums (drink ticket included + additional cash bar)
    7:30pm: Show begins
    Stay after to speak with the cast

    Tickets areavailable at the discounted price of $35. Only 50 tickets are available.

    Click on RSVP below to receive an email with the link and promo code to purchase your ticket.

  • Friday, May 30, 2014 at 02:00 PM

    Lions at N.C.A.A. Tournament in Miami

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    Columbia set a team record for victories in a season by improving to 29-18 with a 4-3, 10-inning victory at Bucknell on Saturday. They went 15-5 in conference play and earned consecutive Ivy League championships for the third time, and the first since 1960-61.

    They begin play in the N.C.A.A. tournament Friday as part of the Coral Gables Regional hosted by Miami (41-17), the region’s top seed. The third-seeded Lions will face second-seeded Texas Tech (40-18). Bethune-Cookman (26-31) completes the region.

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 06:30 PM · $25.00 USD
    The Jewel Box in Miami, FL

    Young Arts Performance and Tour May 21

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    - with the Harvard Business School Club of South Florida

    You are invited to a special event that includes a private jazz and spoken word performance by YoungArts alumni, a tour of the iconic mid-century modern YoungArts Campus and Jewel Box, and a presentation that highlights world-renowned architect Frank Gehry’s plans to transform the campus into a multi-disciplinary arts complex with a new Gehry-designed performing arts center and park with state-of-the-art sound and video capabilities. While there, enjoy complimentary wine and, and of course, excellent conversation. YoungArts will also provide free parking.

    COST:

    HBS Club of South Florida and Harvard Club of Miami members (plus one guest): $20 per person

    Non-Members and Additional Guests: $25 per person

     

    For payment and registration, please RSVP below and follow the instructions provided in the confirmation email. 

     

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 06:30 PM · 62 rsvps

    South Florida's Recent Alumni Evening

    Join Columbia University recent alumni (2003–2013) for an exciting evening of mingling and networking in a unique, contemporary design space in the heart of Miami’s burgeoning Design District.

    Columbia alumni at the event will gain an insider’s view of Milan Furniture through a design presentation of the recent 2014 Milan Furniture Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile).

    Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

    RSVP soon as only limited spots are available. For questions please e-mail Jordan Trachtenberg ’08GSAPP.

  • Friday, May 09, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Lemon City

    Yale's Day of Service

    “Creating Sustainable Paradise, one Habitat at a time” is the motto for Urban Paradise Garden Center (UPG). Volunteer and sweat driven, UPG has led the way to restore and maintain the natural beauty of the Miami landscape.

    The Columbia Club of South Florida is invited to join the Yale Club of South Florida and friends to work on a project that will restore a 3-acre facility in Lemon City. This is a family friendly project. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Bring your family and friends!

    Site Coordinator: Magda Vergara PhD., ‘82 (mtvergara@me.com)

    Register: http://yaledayofservice.org/find-service-site/miami-urban-paradise-garden-center

  • Sunday, May 04, 2014 at 12:00 AM
    Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores, FL

    Medieval Street Fair at Miami Theater Center May 4

    Stephanie Ansin (Columbia MFA 2001, Artistic Director of Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores) has a new show, EVERYBODY DRINKS THE SAME WATER, opening Saturday, May 3, at 7pm. In celebration, the Miami Theater Center is hosting a free medieval street fair from 12-6pm on Sunday May 4. There is also a matinee at 2pm. 

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  • Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Sabadell United Bank in Miami, FL

    Wharton Club - Annual Corporate Growth Event

    The Columbia Club of South Florida invites you to join the Wharton Club of South Florida for their Annual Cororate Growth Event! The Corporate Growth event features guest speaker Serge Elkiner, CEO and Co-Founder of YellowPepper, an innovative business focusing on mobile payment and banking in Latin America. The discussion will be moderated by Mel Melendez, Managing Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business Journal.

    The Annual Corporate Growth Event is sponsored by Sabadell, in association with South Florida Business Journal.

    The cost for the event is $25 for registrations until 4/1/2014, and $35 for registrations after 4/1/2014. Parking is available at the JW Marriott (valet) and at the Sabadell Financial Center self-parking garage. Parking and valet tickets will be validated at the front desk on the 30th floor.

    For more information about the speakers and to register for this event, please visit the Wharton Club of South Florida website.

  • Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Maserati 100th US Open Polo Championship

    Maserati North America and Ivy League Magazine Network invite the Columbia Alumni Club of South Florida to the Maserati 110th US Open Polo Championship! In celebration of Maserati's 100th Anniversary, please join fellow Ivy alums fieldside under the Maserati hospitality tent at the world's leading polo tournament.

    Schedule
    12:00pm - Audi vs. Coca-Cola (Bracket II)
    3:00pm - Algeria vs. Flight Options (Bracket II)

    Please RSVP for the hospitality tent by emailing james@alumnimedia.org.
    Your RSVP does not guarantee access to the field.
    See http://www.internationalpoloclub.com/ for more information about the entire tournament. Tickets range from $10 to $30.

  • Saturday, April 05, 2014 at 09:00 AM
    Ft Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    FIRST Robotics South Florida Regional Competition

    The Columbia Club of South Florida invites you to join with All Ivy+ and the MIT Club of South Florida for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics South Florida Regional Competition.

    Real robots.
    Six robots at a time playing a robot three on three game.
    Bring your kids, bring your grandkids.
    Join fellow All Ivy+ alums for a family friendly experience.

    VIP Reception:
    Saturday, April 5 at 10:00am-12:00pm - "Hall A" of Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center.

    This event is FREE, but please RSVP witht the MIT Alumni club at: http://southflorida.alumclub.mit.edu/FIRST2014

    Visit the South Florida FIRST Robotics website at http://www.firstinflorida.org.

  • Monday, March 31, 2014 at 07:30 PM

    Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors

    Join fellow Columbia alumni for a great Eastern Conference matchup! The Miami Heat (currently 1st in the Southeast Division) will be battling the Toronto Raptors (currently 1st in the Atlantic Division) on Monday, March 31 at 7:30pm.

    Our group ticket rate guarantees a seat in the 400 level, rows 1-6, for only $35.00 (no additional taxes or fees). Purchase up to 4 tickets per person.

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  • Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 03:30 PM

    Semi Annual Board Meeting

    Board members, key volunteers, and interested club members are invited to join for a semi-annual Columbia Alumni Club of South Florida Board Meeting.

    The meeting will be held in the Brickell area.

    Please RSVP to receive specific address information.

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 05:30 PM
    Crandon Park, Key Biscayne in Key Biscayne, FL

    Sony Open Tennis

    Columbia Alumni watched the top-ranked women and men's players in the world, as they brought their hard-hitting, electrifying game of tennis to the 2014 Sony Open, a global event featuring players from 37 countries. The Sony Open is more than just tennis; it is a total entertainment experience. High fashion, fine food, fabulous shopping and celebrity musical performances have made the tournament the most glamorous event on the WTA and ATP World Tours.

    Columbia Alumni joined multiple South Florida alumni chapters, including Georgetown, Brown, Cornell, Duke, Kellogg, Harvard, London School of Economics, Penn, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Xavier, Yale, and All Ivy+.

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 07:00 PM
    Miami Four Seasons in Miami, FL

    Peter J. Awn: You Can't Eat Ideology

    "You Can't Eat Ideology: A Lecture on the Future of Political Islam" by Dean Peter J. Awn

    Columbia University Alumni engaged with Columbia professor Peter J. Awn for an evening of insight, wit, and discussion around one of today's most vital global topics: the role Islamic religion plays in the current political and social development of the Muslim world. The Columbia University Club of South Florida hosted Dean Awn at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami on Brickell Avenue. The faculty lecture was followed by a reception open to all Columbia alumni, students, and members of the club. Click photos of the event. 

    Peter J. Awn is in his seventeenth year as the dean of the School of General Studies. For over 35 years, Awn has also been a professor of Islamic and Comparative Religion at Columbia University.

  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Columbia Women's Tennis vs. FIU

    Columbia Alumni enjoyed a brunch reception and watched Columbia Women's Tennis compete vs. the FIU Panthers!

    The Columbia women are coming off of their first ever Ivy Championship in the 2012-2013 season and looking to repeat in 2013-2014. They recently captured the ECAC title and have currently reached the program's highest-ever national ranking at #34 in the nation.

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  • Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 07:00 PM · $30.00 USD

    Spamalot!

    The Columbia Club of South Florida and Actor's Playhouse present a Theater Party!  Columbia & Barnard Alumni attended a VIP reception prior to the show in the lobby of the historic Miracle Theatre on Coral Gables' Miracle Mile. 

    SPAMALOT is the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Hysterically re-telling the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, this Tony Award winning Best Musical will spread laughter and cheer throughout the Kingdom of South Florida. Featuring a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows and killer rabbits, SPAMALOT has been hailed as "a no-holds-barred smash hit."

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  • Friday, February 28, 2014 at 07:00 PM

    Detroit Symphony at Adrienne Arsht Center

    Columbia Alumni attended a concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, FL on Friday, February 28, 2014. 

     

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    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1887 and is the fourth-oldest orchestra in the United States, with a proud tradition of trailblazing performances, visionary maestros and collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists. Leonard Slatkin, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “America’s Music Director,” became the Detroit Symphony Orchestra‘s 12th music director in 2008. Olga Kern, Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the first woman to achieve this distinction in over 30 years, performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3.

  • Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 01:15 PM
    International Polo Club in Wellington, FL

    Polo at Palm Beach

    The Columbia University Club of South Florida joined the Columbia University Club of the Palm Beaches for their signature event of the season and a Palm Beach tradition. The event was held at the International Polo Club and was well-attended by alumni from our areas.

  • Monday, January 06, 2014 at 06:30 PM · 18 rsvps
    Books & Books Coral Gables in Coral Gables, FL

    Jessica Alexander - Chasing Chaos

    Columbia University alumni attended a free public event to meet Jessica Alexander, author of Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid.

    Jessica is an alumna of SIPA ('04), received her Masters in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health, and is currently an adjunct professor at the Mailman School of Public Health. 

    In this honest and irreverent memoir, she introduces readers to the realities of life as an aid worker. We watch as she manages a 24,000-person camp in Darfur, collects evidence for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and contributes to the massive aid effort to clean up a shattered Haiti. But we also see the alcohol-fueled parties and fleeting romances, the burnouts and self-doubt, and the struggle to do good in places that have long endured suffering.

    Tracing her personal journey from wide-eyed and naïve newcomer to hardened cynic and, ultimately, to hopeful but critical realist, Alexander transports readers to some of the most troubled locations around the world and shows us not only the seemingly impossible challenges, but also the moments of resilience and recovery.

    http://www.booksandbooks.com/event/jessica-alexander-chasing-chaos-my-decade-and-out-humanitarian-aid-gables

     

  • Saturday, December 07, 2013 at 07:00 PM
    National Hotel in Miami Beach, FL

    CU Alumni Art Basel Miami

    Over 300 Columbia University alumni attended the 6th annual reception to celebrate Columbia’s creative accomplishments during Art Basel Miami Beach with fellow alumni who are artists, gallerists, critics, and cultural cognoscenti hosted by Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) and the Columbia University Club of South Florida at the iconic Art Deco National Hotel. To view photographs of the event click here

  • Friday, November 15, 2013 at 08:00 PM · 44 rsvps

    Young Alumni Gallery Party

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
    Online

    Giving Day

    Together, we all broke the record for single-day fundraising on ‪#‎ColumbiaGivingDay‬ 2012, raising more than $6.8 million. In ONE DAY. 

    Think we can break our own record this fall? Find more info here: http://bit.ly/givingday14

    Giving Day 2013

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