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Bears and Beers: Other Half Brewing Company Tour
Feb
19
2:00 pm14:00

Bears and Beers: Other Half Brewing Company Tour

Beat those winter blues and come join your fellow Bears for a brewery tour of the Other Half Brewing Company. One of their brewers will show us how they operate and their brewing process. Ticket admission also includes a sampling of their tap list. The tour will start promptly at 2pm.

Other Half Brewing Company was founded in 2014 by Samuel Richardson and Matt Monahan. They brew craft beers for draft consumption, bottles, and cans in limited release. They believe local breweries play an important role in their communities which is why, despite the challenges of running a brewery in NYC, they couldn’t choose anywhere but Brooklyn as their home. The brewery is located on the edge of Carroll Gardens, only two blocks from the subway.

Register here

If you have any further questions, please contact event host Rebecca Hu at hu.rebecca.a@gmail.com. Thanks and Go Bears!

Bears and Beers 2016
Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Bears and Beers 2016

  • Bierstrasse NYC

Just as the dog days of summer start to really hit us where it hurts, Bears & Beers makes its triumphant return to the CACNY event line-up!

Join us for a no-host, no cover opportunity to meet fellow Bears, sample fine food and beverages, and explore a new neighborhood! Bierstrasse opened up on the far western edge of Harlem earlier this year to rave reviews - and in addition to the outdoor tables, there's an airconditioned inside as well... just in case the summer slog is still unBEARable.

Come early, come late, just come out and raise a stein to Bears & Beers 2016!

http://www.bierstrassenyc.com/#welcome

Summer Happy Hour at Bea
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Summer Happy Hour at Bea

  • Bea - Private Room

 

Come join fellow bears for some light fare at our summer happy hour. We will be joined by CAA Executive Director, Cloey Hewlett (a double Cal alum!) on her trip to the East Coast, so bring your questions about Cal and hear about the latest from campus.

As we have reserved the private room, seats are limited, so please do RSVP so we have an accurate head count. Thanks and Go Bears!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-happy-hour-at-bea-tickets-26241315481

Service Day at Hell's Kitchen Farm Project
Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Service Day at Hell's Kitchen Farm Project

We're pairing with a Food Bank in Hell's Kitchen for a service day! They are asking we donate $20 per participating person to help further their mission, so please 'buy' a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/service-day-hells-kitchen-farm-project-tickets-25840462519.

All proceeds will be donated to the Hell's Kitchen Farm Project and/or Food Pantry. Their Mission is to create a more food secure urban community through collaborative farming, education, and community initiatives, by growing fresh food for distribution through a local food pantry, providing community nutritional education, and organizing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Jun
8
6:30 pm18:30

Berkeley Alumni Talk w/ NY Times Journalists

In our first Alumni Talk, Cal Alum and NY Times journalist, Somini Sengupta and her colleague Kim Barker, will be joining us to discuss their books: "The End of Karma" and the "The Taliban Shuffle", which was recently made into a movie starring Tina Fey, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot". Cal Alum and NY Times Foreign Desk Editor, Greg Winter will moderate.

There are only 30 seats available, so please purchase a ticket: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-alumni-talk-tickets-25320357872. Your ticket pays for entrance and beverages, including wine, beer and soda.

Cyber Security – Understanding the Challenges & Solutions
May
25
8:30 am08:30

Cyber Security – Understanding the Challenges & Solutions

Join Privcap, ACG and Foreign Affairs for an exciting panel on Wednesday 05/25 at 8:30 AM on the topic of “Cyber Security – Understanding the Challenges & Solutions.” This is free of charge for participating university alumni (UC Berkeley | Columbia | Harvard | INSEAD | University of Pennsylvania | Princeton | Stanford | Yale).  Join the conversation as some of the most noted professionals active in the cyber security space come together to address the main issues affecting the financial community:

  • Austin Berglas, Former Head of Cyber Security Investigations at the FBI and currently a Senior Managing Director at K2 Intelligence
  • Roland Cloutier, Chief Security Officer of ADP
  • Christopher Hetner, Head of Cyber Security at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Angelo Stio, Partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP

 We look forward to seeing you on 05/25.

May
22
7:00 pm19:00

Cal Dining Club @ Otto's Pizzeria

  • Otto's

The Cal Dining Club is back!

Please join us for a family-style prix fixe dinner: 2 hours unlimited salad, appetizers, pizzas and dessert for $60 including tax and tip per person – beer, wine, and soda a la carte.

Otto has an outstanding wine list and we are working with the restaurant to pick out some choice values and extraordinary vintages for our table.

 If you are interested in participating please buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-dining-club-ottos-pizzeria-tickets-24783844145. If you have any questions email sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com.

May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Standard Biergarten

  • Standard Biergarten

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! Forward the invite to any Bears you'd like to see at the event. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other

Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Standard Biergarten

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! Forward the invite to any Bears you'd like to see at the event! See you all there!

Can't attend? Don't worry! This is a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting a Happy Hour so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other.

Event Leader - Sonia Sanchez, Social Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

NY Haas Alumni Chapter -Intimate Dinner & Discussion with Professor Ben Hermalin on "The State of UC Berkeley"

http://profbenhermalin-dinner-april-18.eventbrite.com

The NY Haas Alumni Chapter is proud to present the following event.  

Attendance limited to 12 alumni.

$85 plus fees per ticket.  3 Course dinner will be served at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie.

Professor Ben Hermalin, former Vice Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, and newly named Vice Provost for Faculty, joins Berkeley-Haas alumni for dinner and a discussion on the state of UC Berkeley.  Prof Hermalin will share more about the financial challenges facing UC Berkeley, issues connected with expanding enrollment, bringing sound business practices to campus, and various initiatives around improving the undergraduate experience and global connections.

Ben Hermalin joined the Berkeley campus as an assistant professor in 1988, with joint appointments in the Department of Economics and the Haas School of Business.  He holds the Thomas and Alison Schneider Distinguished Professorship in Finance, and he has received the Haas School’s Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award and its Schwabacher Award for teaching and research.  Ben earned his PhD from MIT; his research areas include corporate governance, the study of organizations, industrial organization, and law and economics.

In addition to his accomplishments in teaching and research, Ben has excelled in a number of key campus service and leadership roles.  He was Associate and Interim Dean at the Haas School of Business and Chair of the Department of Economics.  He was Chair of the Budget Committee in 2011-12 and served as Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate.  Ben’s appointment as Vice Provost for Faculty will begin on July 1, 2016.

http://profbenhermalin-dinner-april-18.eventbrite.com

Cal Happy Hour @ Standard Biergarten
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Standard Biergarten

  • Standard Biergarten

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! Forward the invite to any Bears you'd like to see at the event. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other

Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Berkli Parc

  • Berkli Parc

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! Forward the invite to any Bears you'd like to see at the event. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other

Jan
19
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Standard Biergarten

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! Forward the invite to any Bears you'd like to see at the event. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other

Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

Cal HH @ Hardings

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! I've reserved us space at Hardings in the Flat Iron. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other!

Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Standard Biergarten

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! Forward the invite to any Bears you'd like to see at the event. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other!

The Daily Cal Meet and Greet
Sep
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Daily Cal Meet and Greet

  • Upper East Side

The Daily Cal is hosting a free get together for NYC alumni the evening of Thursday, Sept. 17 and would love any former staffer or fan of the independent, student-run newspaper to join them for food, drink, entertainment and pangs of nostalgia. 

There's no cost and no obligation -- they're really just hoping to get folks who appreciate the paper and now live in NYC together in the same room.  

The event will be at a home on the Upper East Side near the Guggenheim. Please RSVP here for more details. {please note that the time listed on this posting is an estimate -- actual time will be provided upon registration}

Anyone with any questions should email Will Kane ('10) at williamgkane@gmail.com or the current editor, Kimberly Veklerov, at editor@dailycal.org

Cal Happy Hour @ Standard Biergarten
Sep
15
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Standard Biergarten

  • Standard Biergarten

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! Forward the invite to any Bears you'd like to see at the event. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other!

Cal Happy Hour @ Von Bar
Aug
18
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Von Bar

  • Von Bar

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! Forward the invite to any Bears you'd like to see at the event. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other!

Jul
25
12:30 pm12:30

Summer Welcome Party - New Student Picnic

  • North Meadow Central Park (near Field #2)

Congratulations to Our Newest Class of Bears!! We alums are ecstatic that you have joined the best university in the world. In your honor, we are throwing you a Summer Welcome Party! Join us for a picnic in Central Park, where alums will meet our newest Bears from the New York Metropolitan area and have the opportunity to share some of their favorite Berkeley experiences with you.

The Cal network is strong, even 3,000+ miles away from our Berkeley roots. We look forward to welcoming you and your family members to the Cal Community. See you there!

Event Leader

Please contact Kimberly Wong at kim.w.wong@gmail.com with any questions

RSVP Timeline

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 21, at 11:30 pm by registering for the event.

Jul
21
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Berkli Parc

  • Berkli Parc

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other!

Jul
18
3:00 pm15:00

Bears and Bears Summer 2015

  • Bierleichen

It's back! 

Join us for the first Bears & Beers this summer and explore something a little bit new, a little bit different, and sure to be fun - Bierleichen, Queens' first heavy-metal beer garden!

Never heard of such a thing? Me neither - that's why it's first on this summer's line-up! Check out their Facebook page - great beer, great food, and a totally different take on the standard decor. Grab your MetroCard, grab a friend, and join us at Bierleichen!

As always, this is a no-host, no-cover event. Go Bears!

(Questions? Email m_d_shank@yahoo.com, but please note that they may not be answered by event host, Michaela Shank, until the day before the event, as she will be out of the country until then - largely in Germany getting ready for Bierleichen!) 

Jun
18
7:00 pm19:00

Annual PAC-12 Summer Party Cruise

Where: Skyport Marina, East 23rd St & FDR Drive, NY 10010 (NEW location on East side)

Pre-pay: Only $30 (Walk-ups: $40 day of, if available)- Your name will be added to guestlist at the dock

BUY TICKETS HERE: www.nybuffs.com/event/annual-alumni-summer-cruise-2015/

All tickets are final sale. Events runs rain or shine.

Includes:

• 3 Hour Party Cruise Around Manhattan
• Live DJ & Dance Party
• Alumni Networking
• Skyline & Statue of Liberty Views
• Admission to After-Party

Come join us again for the famous annual BOAT BASH including an evening of COCKTAILS and cruising on a 3 hour tour around Manhattan! The Harbor Lights vessel is a beautiful 3 level cruising ship, with lots of outdoor space, as well as two full bars (one on each of the 2 lower decks and a wine & beer bar on the top deck). The TOP DECK is completely open for your enjoyment. The boat has lots of seating to relax, mingle, dance, or enjoy a nice dinner. Dress to impress!

Guests and friends are welcome, and feel free to bring your business acquaintances/associates.

No time to eat after work? No problem. DINNER BUFFET will be available for $10/person: Roasted Chicken, Pasta, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Vegetables, Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls, Dessert & Coffee.

The party doesn't end when the boat returns to dock! Join us for an AFTER PARTY to continue the evening. After party at Exchange Bar. 21st & 3rd. Ask for Cruise After Party bracelet for happy hour specials! 

Easy to get to, including hopping on the 23rd Street crosstown bus drops you right by the pier.

Kick off your summer cruising with us! But don’t wait- tickets will sell out fast. Lock yours in NOW!

Jun
16
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour @ Hardings

  • Hardings

Come hang out with other NYC Bears! I've reserved us space at Hardings in the Flat Iron. See you all there!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other!

May
20
6:00 pm18:00

Interview with the Ambassador of Canada to Iran during the Hostage Crisis

Sign Up here

Exclusive interview with Ken and Pat Taylor, Ambassador of Canada to Iran during the Tehran Hostage Crisis - conducted by award winning journalist at The New York Times, Somini Sengupta 

Have you watched the movie Argo (2012), which focuses on the extraction of 6 Americans out of Iran who managed to slip away from the American Embassy storming by militants? It turns out the movie only tells the tip of the iceberg of what happened in Tehran during those dark moments of International Diplomacy.

How did we end up with a highly unstable political situation that made the Hostage Crisis possible? Why did the crisis last so long? How was communication between high ranking Iranian and American officials maintained? How was the security of the 6 Americans maintained while making sure they had as good of a time as possible under the difficult circumstances? How is the shadow of those events impacting the ongoing negotiations between Western Powers and the Islamic Republic?

It turns out Ken Taylor, Canadian ambassador in Tehran, and his wife Pat played a pivotal role during the entire crisis, being in the middle of the action regarding all of the above questions. 

35 years after the events, this interview with Somini Sengupta New York Times UN Bureau Chief, is a unique opportunity to unveil some mystery surrounding the events in Tehran from 2 brilliant UC Berkeley Alumni.

Event Schedule:

6-7pm: welcome and networking

7-8pm: interview with Ambassador Ken Taylor and Pat Taylor, Ph.D.

8-9pm: Q&A and more networking

For those who want to know more about Pat and Ken’s experience in Iran before the event, there will be the first US Commercial showing of documentary “Our Man In Tehran” in NYC on May 15th at Cinema Village (22 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003)

May
19
6:30 pm18:30

Cal Happy Hour - at the Standard Biergarten!

With the great weather upon us, let's take our HH outdoors! Come hang out with other Cal Bears! We'll be at the Standard Biergarten!

EVENT LEADER

Sonia Sanchez, Activities Chair

Please contact Sonia at sonia.leticia.sanchez@gmail.com with any questions.

Can't Attend? Don't worry! This will be a recurring event - every 3rd Tuesday of the month we'll be hosting Happy Hours throughout the city so that Bears continue to meet and get to know each other!

Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

B-HAN Entrepreneurial Mixer + Open Mic Night

Come foster new connections and infuse entrepreneurship into our community!

There will be a 10 minute keynote followed by 3 minute Open Mic opportunities. Focus should be on Entrepreneurship (ie innovation / risk taking / fundraising / building a team / lessons learned)
Cost: $25 early bird, $30 regular priced tickets
Food/Bev: Mediterranean mezze faire + wine and beer

Register here