November 2019: Day of the Dead

Please join alumni of MIT, Harvard, Altardediademuertos.jpgColumbia, Fulbright, McGill and many others! For our new annual tradition: Instead of Halloween or Thanksgiving we will celebrate the “Day of the Dead”, a Mexican tradition that invites the loved ones who passed away to become part of the festivities. With altars full of colors, candles, food and drinks, we dance the night away. Dress Code: Customes suggested! Just wear what you can find in your closet, something colourful!

Date: Saturday 2 Nov, 5 pm-9 pm
Place: Terragon
Price: €29 euros including full dinner (for vegetarian option please tell us in advance), 2 drinks, coffee, tea and free parking.
What: 17:00 Drinks and tour of the Terragon forrest with the Altars. (There is a bar if you want to start drinks early.)
18:30 Full dinner (for vegetarian option please tell us in advance), drinks, coffee and tea.

Please register HERE so we know the numbers. Information on payment can be found on the site as well.

Picture by Eneas de Troya – http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneas/4072192627/, CC BY 2.0, Link

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