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Viennese Ball at the French Embassy
Friday, December 13
7:00pm Waltz Lessons, 8:30-11:30pm Waltz Dancing
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007
Cost: Discounted Prices through Ivy Social Club; $85 without Waltz Lessons, $109 with Waltz Lessons. Registration Deadline is Dec. 13, 11am.

Click here to register at the discounted prices and to get more details.

Contact: Bruce McBarnette (Princeton Club and NYU Law), brucemcbarnette@gmail.com, (703) 404 8429

Ivy Social Club; the International Club, Princeton Club, invite you to waltz with alumni from Princeton, Yale, Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley, Stanford, Smith, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Kennedy School, Thunderbird, HBAS, Kennedy School, NYU, and Vassar; and friends. Celebrate the holidays at the French Embassy with a magnificent gala evening with French wine and desserts along with dancing to the Salon Orchestra of Washington. Enjoy the grand celebration of Viennese music and dancing on a wooden floor. Experience the splendor and spirit of Vienna and elegance of the waltz. A partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend, as Viennese Waltz lessons will be offered just before the ball. You do not need a date to attend as we expect both singles and couples to join us. There will be a caricature artist available to entertain you. Art sales will benefit Charlie's Place, a homeless service center. Street parking is available. Attire is Black Tie optional.


White House Christmas Tour Dec. 21

Bruce McBarnette and the Princeton Club invite the Ivy Singles Social Club and friends on a free self guided tour of the White House.

Where: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

When: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Cost: Free

Organizer: Bruce McBarnette (Princeton Club)

Register: By 10:00am Oct. 9. visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-house-christmas-tour-december-21-2019-registration-75076258109

Questions: Contact Steven Schell at tokoindo@hotmail.com or (727)-692-6352) or brucemcbarnette@gmail.com

The tour is pending approval from the White House. US Secret Service will announce the time two weeks prior to the tour, if it is approved. After you complete the first part of registration, Bruce will send to you a link to the White House website where you can complete the second part of register for the tour. The White House will ask you for your social security number so that Secret Service can do a background check. You may bring up to 2 guests.

For more information on the tour and a list of items that you may not bring into the White House, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/tours-and-events

Past events


Ivy Singles Social Club
Cordially Invites You to Our Annual Holiday Party
Friday, December 6
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street, NW (on the corner of 18th Street), Washington, DC 20006

Our venue is once again the elegant and historic DACOR-Bacon House (built 1824-25). Each floor will be festively decorated for the holiday season. We will feast on hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and enjoy a selection of fine wines, bubbly, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks from a cash bar.

Registration: Please register in advance from this link at the Yale Club web site for $42.00. Walk-ins welcome will be welcome on site for $47.00 by check made out to WDCSA, cash or credit.

Attire: Please join us in your festive holiday, cocktail or business attire.

Public Transit: Orange/Blue Line to Farragut West. Walk 3 blocks south on 18th St to F St.

Parking: Street parking is available after 6:30 pm. A paid parking lot is next door to the DACOR house on 18th St. Parking garages close before midnight.

Questions? Contact Charlotte Perry CharMPerry@gmail.com or text/cell 202-341-8799


Friday, November 15, 2019

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The Cornell and Dartmouth Clubs of Washington Are Pleased to Host

The Ivy Singles Social Club November Event at the Pen Arts Building

At 1300 17th Street NW (by the corner of N Street NW) Washington, D.C. 20036

Join us for an evening of exceptional company and conversation at the Pen Arts Building and Art Museum, home of the National League of Pen Women.

The Pen Arts Building is an elegant Victorian mansion located in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. It was the favorite mansion on the 48th Annual Dupont Circle House Tour. The twenty-room, Washington Troubadour mansion was designed as a private residence for opera singer Sarah Whittemore (her next home was Whittemore House, home of the Woman’s National Democratic Club). One of the later residents was Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln).

The National League of American Pen Women is a nonprofit organization of professional women in arts, letters, and music that was founded in 1897. Its mission is to support and promote creative excellence and professional standards among women in the arts.

Refreshments include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar (white wine, beer, soda, water).

Reservations: $35 advanced rate by two options: 1) Online payment can be made on the Cornell Club website or 2) mail a check to Dan Crowley, 1440 N Street NW Apt 906, Washington DC 20005, by Wednesday, 13 November. Make checks payable to "The Cornell Club of Washington" and note your school on the check.

Pay at the door $40 for walk-ins. To let us know you are coming email danielfcrowley@compuserve.com or phone 202 446-8542.

Metro/parking: The Pen Arts Club is at 17th and N Streets NW. Closest Metros are Farragut North and DuPont Circle on the Red Line and Farragut West on the Orange, Silver, and Blue Lines. For those driving, there are parking garages nearby, and street parking, while always limited, improves after 6:30. If you use a parking garage, make sure it does not close too early. The Ivy Singles Social Club (http://www.ivysinglesdc.net) is a coalition of Ivy League, Seven Sister and other prestigious schools' regional alumni associations that sponsors social activities. Our events are open to all single alumni of member schools and their guests.


Nov. 2, 9:45am Capitol Tour


Oct. 19, 9am Hike Overlook Trail


Oct. 13, 9am Hike Claude Moore Park

Oct. 9, 5pm -7pm, Happy Hour Tamarind restaurant, Sterling, VA

September Embassy Row Roof top Jazz, Champagne, and Art Concert soiree

When: Thurs. Sept. 26, 7pm-10pm

Where: Embassy Row Hotel Roof Top, 2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

Cost: $15

Contact: Bruce McBarnette (Princeton) brucemcbarnette@gmail.com, (703) 629-6289

Register: Click here or visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embassy-row-rooftop-champagne-art-live-jazz-soiree-under-the-stars-networking-reception-tickets-70554132309


Embassy of Bulgaria Dinner and Concert
Embassy of Bulgaria
Sept 13, 2019


The Princeton Club, the Ivy Singles Social Club, the International Club, and Bruce McBarnette (Princeton) invite you to join alumni from Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Thunderbird, MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley, Stanford, Smith, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, and Vassar and friends at an enchanting evening at the Embassy of Bulgaria. The event will feature exquisite Bulgarian food.

Cost: $65. For more details and to register please visit: the registration page at Eventbrite. If you have questions please contact Bruce McBarnette (Princeton club) at bruce@mcbarnette.com, or (703) 629-6289.


Ivy Social Club happy hour Thursday, August 29th, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Le Chat Noir Wine Lounge Where: 4907 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC. Come join us for a bit of “April in Paris” at this charming French bistro. Chat Noir takes its name from one of the first avant-garde cabarets to open its doors in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris in 1881. The evening happy hour will feature hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Cost: Prepaid reservations: $35 via online registration: Or send a $35 check payable to the PENN Club of DC to Thomas Lawrence, 9825 Pebble Weigh Ct., Burke, VA 22015 by Thursday, August 22nd. Note your school on the check. Walk-ins are $40. Please RSVP to thomaslawrence1234@yahoo.com so we can plan to order enough food. Le Chat Noir is about a 10 minute walk from the Tenleytown or Friendship Heights Metro stops: http://lechatnoirrestaurant.com/info_dir.htm. Parking is available on side streets. Take the stairs up to the Wine Lounge. There is no handicap access, so please let us know if you will need special assistance.
IVY SINGLES SOCIAL AT LE CHAT NOIR
August 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Le Chat Noir
4907 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Come join us for a bit of August in Paris at this charming French wine bar and bistro. Chat Noir takes its name from one of the first avant-garde cabarets to open its doors in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris in 1881. The evening happy hour will feature hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Prepaid reservations: $35 via online registration on the Cornell Club site.

Or send a $35 check payable to the Penn Club of DC to Thomas Lawrence, 9825 Pebble Weigh Ct., Burke, VA 22015 by Thursday, August 22nd. Note your school on the check.

Walk-ins are $40.

Metro: Le Chat Noir is about a 10 minute walk from the Tenleytown or Friendship Heights Metro stops.

Parking: available on side streets. Take the stairs up to the Wine Lounge. There is no handicap access, so please let us know if you will need special assistance.

Restaurant information: https://www.lechatnoirrestaurant.com/gallery

Questions: Write Thomas Lawrence (thomaslawrence1234@yahoo.com)


Aug. 23, 7pm-9pm Embassy Row Hotel Jazz and Art Soiree with the International Club
August Embassy Row Roof top Jazz, Champagne, and Art Concert
When: Friday, Aug. 23, 7pm-9pm
Where: Embassy Row Hotel Roof Top, 2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
Cost: $10


The Princeton Club, the Ivy Singles Social Club, the International Club, and Bruce McBarnette (Princeton) invite you to join alumni from Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Thunderbird, MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley, Stanford, Smith, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, and Vassar and friends at an enchanting evening on the Embassy Row Hotel roof top. Enjoy live jazz and artwork under the stars.

Contact: Bruce McBarnette (Princeton)



July 7, 2019 Hike and Light in Rock Creek Park

Oct. 6, 2019 Capitol Tour, 10:30am

Oct. 13, 2019 Claude Moore Park Hike 9am

Dec. 7, 2019 White House Christmas Tour

Dec. 14, 2019 White House Christmas Tour

Dec. 21, 2019 White House Christmas Tour

Click here for more about past events

The Ivy Singles Social Club (ISSC) is a coalition of Ivy League, Seven Sister and other prestigious schools' regional alumni associations that sponsors social activities. Our events are open to all single alumni of member schools and their guests. Most of our attendees are in their 30's, 40's or 50's. All ages are welcome.
 
We would welcome volunteers for our board who are alumni of the University of Chicago, Brown, Penn, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Mt. Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Smith, and similar colleges. It's fun and educational to organize events. Interested? Mention it at the front desk of our events, or contact one of our event organizers!
Links to other Social Groups in the DC Area
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