June 2019: Midsummer BBQ

Dear alumni, We are proud to announce our upcoming event, the summer BBQ:

Date: Saturday, June 29, starting at 12:30
Place: Leiden, Blauwkarper 17
Price: €12.50 for all you can eat, children under 12 free

This is a family-friendly event, so please bring friends and children, and outdoor games to play! See you there! The Committee

February 2019: Candlemas Evening

Candlemas is an evening of music, poetry, readings and other contributions from our own members. Guests will be welcomed with coffee or glühwein and you will be free to wander amongst the pianos until the programme starts! During the interval we will serve a buffet supper and drinks.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 2th, starting at 7 pm
Place: “Emilie van Leenen Piano’s”, Lammermark 59, 2312 CM, Leiden
Price: €15

More information [here].

Elsewhere: Amsterdam Light Festival

The Columbia Club of the Netherlands is organizing a boat for the Amsterdam Light Festival on 18 January (Friday) in Amsterdam! Enjoy Amsterdam from the water and get up close to the major artworks in a comfortable and heated boat, catching up with fellow alumni. Gluhwein + other drinks (rose, white wine, beer, soda, water, warm tea) are included. The boat has a closed section with a transparent ceiling (and heated seating) and an open section. The boat cruise will take approximately 1.5 hours. For those who would like to continue, we will grab some drinks and food after – details to follow later.

Please keep in mind that the boat can accommodate a limted number of people. To secure your spot, please sign up asap. Only after receiving the payment, your seat on board is secured.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amsterdam_Lightfestival_(132034155).jpeg; Kristin Tweer [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

We look forward to enjoying the lights festival with you!

When: 18 January (Friday), 18:45. The boat will leave at 19:00 sharp.
Where: In front of the Hermitage Museum (Amstel 51). Meeting place by the “Absorbed by light” installation in front of the museum (three people looking at their cell phones).
What: Amsterdam Light Festival boat cruise
Who: Columbia, MIT, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Fulbright and McGill alumni, among others. Limited seats are available!
Costs: 22.17 euros per person
Signup: Please sign up via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbia-club-amsterdam-light-festival-boat-trip-tickets-54548174057
Contact: Marina Leytes – marina.leytes@gmail.com