GCB West August @ SPIN
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

GCB West August @ SPIN

Join us at this month's GCB West as we welcome our new Brown Grads to the Bay Area! Get the blood pumping and the drinks flowing as you challenge fellow Brown Alumni to a friendly game of table tennis. By the end of the night both seasoned and new Brown Grads will know the true meaning of Beer and Pong. RSVP here.

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Tour of SF MOMA Exhibit with Carolyn Drake '94
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tour of SF MOMA Exhibit with Carolyn Drake '94

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Over seven years starting in 2007, Carolyn Drake '94 photographed the Uighurs, a society of Turks living in a remote area of China. On return visits she asked the subjects to make collages with her images. Thirty two of these works are exhibited at SFMOMA. Join us as Drake walks us through her process of art creation with her exhibit, Wild Pigeon.

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Lands End Hike
Aug
18
9:45 AM09:45

Lands End Hike

We’re to so excited to share our Fall hiking series with you! Each month, we’ll pick a new and increasingly challenging — yet breathtaking — Bay Area trail to trek together. Our first hike will be through Land’s End, a rocky windswept coastal trail with stunning views of the Pacific and Golden Gate Bridge. This easy 2.6 mile hike is mostly dirt trails with a few steep climbs. Families (and dogs) are welcome! There will be an option to extend the hike to 6.6 miles! Sign up here.

Hike Duration: Approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Weather: Mostly sunny, but hey, this is San Francisco: Be prepared for fog and wind. That means layers for all of those recent San Franciscans. We recommend bringing a light jacket, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Hiking shoes are not necessary.

FYI: This hike is only partly accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.

Logistics:

9:45am: We’ll meet at La Promendade Cafe in the Outer Richmond, walk 2.6 miles, passing sweeping views of Cliff House, Sutro Baths, and Lands End Labyrinth before ending at the Legion of Honor Museum at 11am

Access hike map here: http://bit.ly/BrownTrek0

Those who would like to continue are welcome to join us on an extended hike along the Battery to Bluffs trail (6.6 miles total)

Access the EXTENDED hike map here: http://bit.ly/BrunoTrek1

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(Affiliated Event) 10th Annual Pan-Asian American Alumni BBQ
Aug
4
11:30 AM11:30

(Affiliated Event) 10th Annual Pan-Asian American Alumni BBQ

  • Crissy Field, West Bluff Picnic Area San Francisco 94129 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sponsored by the Brown Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance and participating Ivy League alumni associations alike. Please join us for the 10th Annual BBQ and Picnic with your fellow Ivy League alumni. Enjoy an afternoon of great food and new friends! This year's event will be gathered in Crissy Field, West Bluffs Picnic Area (near the Warming Hut). Sign up here.

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GCB West: Grape & Grain
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

GCB West: Grape & Grain

It's officially summer! Escape the San Francisco fog with us at Grape & Grain, a small, neighborhood craft beer and small production wine bar in San Mateo. Grab a beer from their constantly rotating draft list or a crisp rose from their extensive wine list, and chat (or play board games!) with fellow Brown alums. RSVP for the Facebook event.

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Summer Intern Picnic
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Intern Picnic

Join us as we welcome our Summer 2018 Brown Interns with some sun, food, and games! This is a great opportunity to meet up with your fellow Brunonians and swap stories on interning and SF-living. We'll be gathering in Presidio Park during Off the Grid, so come prepared to try some of the best Food Trucks SF has to offer. RSVP to the Facebook event.

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UPICK @ Andy's Orchard
Jun
30
9:45 AM09:45

UPICK @ Andy's Orchard

Pick your own cherries, apricots and peaches! Ticket price includes a tour of the farm stand, the store/museum, the orchard, and the packing and drying facilities. It will cover the history of fruit, history of agriculture in the Santa Clara Valley, fruit growing, marketing, & varieties. Your guide will lead you on your Harvest Walk through the orchard. You're welcome to savor firsthand the various fruits that are ripe at the time. Guests are welcome to pick as much fruit as they would like using the provided buckets, and the harvest will be weighed per pound for payment upon exit. Also enjoy the confections, jams, jellies, and artwork available at Andy's Country Store!

Registration Link

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Women in Investing Dinner & Talk (Affiliated Event)
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Women in Investing Dinner & Talk (Affiliated Event)

  • The University Club of San Francisco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organized by the Harvard Club, this event aims to bring together women across various investing disciplines (both public and private equity) to share both their experiences in industry and to discuss investment strategies, ideas and lessons. Tables will be organized by investment focus (Hedge Fund, Venture Capital, Private Equity, etc.) and where possible industry (software, biotech, etc.)

Registration Link

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GCB West at Toad Hall
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

GCB West at Toad Hall

Pride is in the air! Come join us at Toad Hall, a Castro favorite, for this month’s GCB West in honor of Pride month. Toad Hall boasts an indoor and outdoor section (with space heaters) to stand up to any kind of weather San Francisco can throw at us, a two-for-one-happy hour until 9pm, and Karaoke afterward.

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Excelsior Food Pantry Volunteering
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Excelsior Food Pantry Volunteering

After the SF Marin Food Bank gathers and distributes donations, organizations such as the Excelsior Community Food Pantry distributes it to the food insecure. On the operations end of the food bank chain, it serves 400 food insecure clients every Saturday, rain or shine, and relies on volunteers to get it done. We will set up the tables of food and give produce, dairy products, grains, & meat directly to the families in need. It's a great opportunity to build community, both amongst the pantry volunteers and the diverse neighbors of the Excelsior, with service, respect, and care. All age voluteers are welcome (children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

Sign up link

 

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The California Cannabis Industry: Tour of Caliva with BCSV (Affiliated Event)
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

The California Cannabis Industry: Tour of Caliva with BCSV (Affiliated Event)

In partnership with Caliva, please join us in a special tour and information session at the nation’s top-rated dispensary! Our host, Caliva, will offer guidance on the current state of cannabis in California, share insight as to how Caliva has become one of the industry’s top leaders, review the latest product trends and innovations, and answer questions and inquiries attendees might have about medicinal and adult-use. Brown Alumni will be welcomed with a special, one-time discount for in-store purchases.

Click here to sign up.

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Brown + Harvard + WashU + Williams + Yale | SF Marin Foodbank Volunteering (Affiliated Event)
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Brown + Harvard + WashU + Williams + Yale | SF Marin Foodbank Volunteering (Affiliated Event)

Join us for our next volunteer event at the SF food bank where you'll meet fellow volunteers from the Harvard, WashU, Williams, and Yale alumni groups. After our session at the food bank, we will head over to Smokestack at the Magnolia Brewing Co. Volunteer spots go fast so be sure to sign up soon!

6:00 to 8:00 Foodbank
8:00 to 10:00 happy hour (with a full menu available) at Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing

Sign up here.

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April GCB West
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

April GCB West

Spring is here, and it's time to take our festivities outside. More specifically: the rooftop! Soak in the city view as the sun sets, sip your favorite refreshment, and network fancy. Dress business casual (or above), and layer up!

 

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COMPASS 2018 Career Conference (Affiliated Event)
Apr
8
8:00 AM08:00

COMPASS 2018 Career Conference (Affiliated Event)

Leap.ai, a Silicon Valley startup, is hosting a one-day conference on tech career growth called COMPASS.

A one-day conference on tech career growth. Speakers are senior leaders from technical backgrounds, including Sridhar Ramaswamy, '94 Brown alum, Senior VP of Ads & Commerce at Google and Li Fan, Senior VP & Head of Engineering at Pinterest

Tickets can be purchased here.

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BREG: Private Tour of The Exchange (Affiliated Event)
Mar
22
3:00 PM15:00

BREG: Private Tour of The Exchange (Affiliated Event)

Please join the Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG) for an exciting behind-the-scenes tour of The Exchange.

The Exchange, a 750,000 square foot state-of-the-art office and retail complex, is the recent site of the largest office lease in San Francisco history. File sharing and cloud storage giant Dropbox executed a 15 year lease for the entire office portion of the development, and the remaining space will be leased to retail tenants and will truly activate the space and further invigorate Mission Bay. The Exchange is a $570M dollar complex with four architecturally unique and conjoined buildings ranging from five to twelve stories. It was designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios and developed by Kilroy Realty Corporation.

Click here to register.

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GCB West: Frose February at The Dorian
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

GCB West: Frose February at The Dorian

Does all this February sunshine have you craving rosé all day? Come celebrate being able to rosé all year at The Dorian with their signature FROSÉ (frozen rosé come on) which they self describe as “leisure in a glass”. Don’t worry they also serve beer, wine, and many other tasty cocktails. See you there!

 

Make sure to RSVP on facebook!

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Brown Authors Panel: Getting Published & the Writing Process
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Brown Authors Panel: Getting Published & the Writing Process

Join our panelists, San Francisco-based authors Julia Flynn Siler '82, Ravi Chandra '89, and Ho Lin '92, for an evening dedicated to writing at Booksmith's event space, The Bindery!

The authors will discuss their experiences getting published, read excerpts from their recent books, and take questions from the audience about these and other writing topics. A cash bar will be available. Admission is free, and guests are welcome.

 

About the Authors

Ravi Chandra '89

Ravi Chandra '89 is a psychiatrist and author in San Francisco. He blogs about spirituality, psychology and culture for Psychology Today, and Asian American film and culture for the Center for Asian American Media. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and in 2016 received a proclamation for his community work from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Ravi's latest book, Facebuddha, is about transcendence in the age of social networks. He is currently working on books about narcissism, loneliness and travel. Read more about Ravi at www.facebuddha.co.

 

Ho Lin '92

Ho Lin '92 is an author, editor, musician and filmmaker who currently resides in San Francisco. He is the co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector, a well-worn traveler, and a fan of the New York Giants and green onion pancakes. His debut novel, China Girl, is about a modern woman adrift in modern China. Learn more about Ho on his website, www.holinauthor.com.

 

Julia Flynn Siler '82

Julia Flynn Siler '82 is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. As a veteran correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek magazine, Ms. Siler spent more than two decades in the Europe and the United States, reporting from a dozen countries. She is the sixth recipient of the annual Mayborn Biography Fellowship, which, in partnership with Biographers International Organization, provides a creative residency in Santa Fe and was previously a National Endowment for the Humanities “Public Scholar.” She is currently working on Daughters of Joy: America's Other Slaves and Their Fight For Freedom, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in 2019. For more information, please visit www.juliaflynnsiler.com. Ms. Siler concentrated in American Studies while at Brown.

 

RSVP for free here.

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Ivy Plus Society 2018 Kick Off Event (Affiliated Event)
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ivy Plus Society 2018 Kick Off Event (Affiliated Event)

The Ivy Plus Society invites you to kickoff 2018 at the transformative, sophisticated, staple of the SOMA district of downtown San Francisco, 111 Minna Gallery. Meet the finest and brightest in tech, finance, education, entertainment, marketing, and more in Minna's Zappa Room. The Zappa Room is the perfect intimate setting to kick-start your New Year's networking goals.

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Ivy Plus Society 2018 Kick Off [Affiliated Event]
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ivy Plus Society 2018 Kick Off [Affiliated Event]

The Ivy Plus Society invites you to kickoff 2018 at the transformative, sophisticated, staple of the SOMA district of downtown San Francisco, 111 Minna Gallery. Meet the finest and brightest in tech, finance, education, entertainment, marketing, and more in Minna's Zappa Room. The Zappa Room is the perfect intimate setting to kick-start your New Year's networking goals.

You can get your tickets here!

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Brown Connect Winterns Mixer: Careers in the Common Good
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Brown Connect Winterns Mixer: Careers in the Common Good

If you work in non-profit or would like to learn more about Careers in the Common Good (CCG), join us at the Year Up offices for coffee, dessert, and networking. Meet fellow alumni working in the space, and connect with our featured guests, current Brown Student Winterns who are working at various Bay Area non-profits over winter break! This event is sponsored by BrownConnect.

Register here! And don't forget to let your friends know you're going on Facebook.

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Save the Date: Ivy League+ Young Alumni Holiday Party
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Save the Date: Ivy League+ Young Alumni Holiday Party

Join us for a holiday party with fellow Bay Area young alum from the Ivy League and more! Tickets include admittance and an open bar. A portion of your ticket will be donated to Larkin Street Youth Services. Learn more about the organization at http://larkinstreetyouth.org.

Participating schools this year include Cal, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and UPenn.

More details coming soon.

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The Velveteen Rabbit
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Velveteen Rabbit

Tickets are now available!

Join the Brown Club of SF for this beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. ODC/Dance enlivens Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Told through music, dance and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love.

Brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer, ODC/Dance, one of America’s most exciting and acclaimed contemporary dance companies, returns to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to present their 31st season of the beloved Bay Area production!

BCSF tickets are Center Orchestra, Row E. 

from www.odc.dance/velveteenrabbit

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Holidazzle 2017: Brown Club of SF's 4th Annual Holiday Party
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Holidazzle 2017: Brown Club of SF's 4th Annual Holiday Party

  • University Club of San Francisco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Brown Club of San Francisco presents… the 4th Annual Holidazzle Party!

You are cordially invited to join us at the historic University Club of San Francisco in Nob Hill for an evening of fun and festivities. For the price of an admission ticket, you get:

  • Two free drinks (sorry in advance, the University Club doesn’t have ‘Gansett)

  • Access to an assortment of Meeting Street cookies, sure to give you Thayer Street nostalgia

  • The opportunity to jump into a photobooth with some friends and hang the printout on your fridge at home (right next to last year’s, of course)

  • Two hours of soothing jazz melodies, courtesy of Nick Turley (’17) and Robert Lee (‘17)

  • Better odds of winning one of those ugly Brown holiday sweaters in a raffle than getting your children into Brown

  • Enamel pins, with our snazzy club logo, that you can show off at your next reunion

  • An after party at an undisclosed, secret location (just kidding--it will be at a bar around the corner)

 

Tickets are now available! The earlier you buy, the better:

  • Early Brunonian $30 until 11/15 at midnight

  • Regular Price $40 until 11/30

  • Door Price $45

All tickets are subject to capacity limitations.

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