Past Events

  • Summer Barbecue and Networking Event

    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • Shakespeare on the Common

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 07:30 PM
    Parkman Bandstand in Boston, MA

    On Wednesday, July 29th, YaleBoston will descend upon Commonwealth Shakespeare's production of King Lear on Boston Common!

    Meet us on the stage side of the Parkman Bandstand at 7:30; we'll be there early to get a decent space of seats. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and anything else you care to sit on. You should also feel free to bring food and drink - just note that, officially, no alcohol is permitted on Boston Common.

    If you plan to come, please let us know here. The event is FREE, but we'd still like to know how many to expect!
  • Friday Evening Alumni Softball

    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM through August 21, 2015
    Danehy Field, Cambridge; Cypress Field, Brookline

    Could there be a better way to start the weekend than an evening of softball with your fellow Yalies? We play in a league against other Ivy alums in a casual format (pitch to your own team, no called strikes or walks, at least 3 women per team). All are welcome!

    You can join the team email list at or just show up.

    July 31 @ Danehy Field #1, Cambridge near Alewife
    August 7 @ Cypress Field "pool"
    August 14 @ Cypress Field ("lights" field closer to Cypress St & T stop)
    August 15, 21 & 22 - Playoffs

  • Yale-Harvard Cocktail Lesson

    Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 06:00 PM · $25.00 USD

    Come join us at the Millennium Bostonian's North 26 restaurant (for real this time!) on Thursday, August 6th, for a demonstration and tasting of the Yale and Harvard Cocktails. The lesson will come courtesy of Brian Hoefling ES'12, founder of the Herzog Cocktail School!

    A century ago, signature drinks were commonplace among the schools of the Ivy League. We'll see theYale and the Harvard being made - with complimentary samples - and learn the history of the cocktail phenomenon from which they emerged. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Tickets are $25 for True Blue members and $35 for non-members (Harvard affiliates are also welcome!). Eli and Eli Plus members should contact us at to make their complimentary reservations.

    Those who purchased tickets for the previous date of this event may apply them to its rescheduled date, or cancel them for a full refund.

  • Cape Cod Trip!

    Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 07:45 AM
    South Station in Boston, MA

    On Saturday, August 8th, we're taking a day trip to Cape Cod! Meet us at South Station at 7:45, in time to catch the Cape Flyer to Hyannis. (If you want to drive down and meet us there, that's cool, too - but keep in mind that the train requires no effort on your part, and also serves drinks.)

    Once in Hyannis, the free trolley will give us access to Kalmus Beach, which has lifeguards on duty and some of the best water for swimming in the state. If you get tired of salt air and sunshine, Downtown Hyannis also offers plenty to do, and Bill Putnam '59 has offered us free admission to see his fleet of classic racing cars.

    If you plan to come, please let us know here - we don't want to leave anybody behind, and if there are enough of us, we can get a group rate on the tickets!
  • An Evening of Spirit and Song

    Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 07:00 PM

    Join us for an evening of spirit and song! The program will include performances by three of Harvard’s most distinguished a capella groups: the Radcliffe Pitches, the Din & Tonics, and the Krokodiloes. A dessert and coffee reception will follow the program.

    The Radcliffe Pitches are Harvard’s oldest female a cappella singing group, founded in 1975 at the historic Hasty Pudding Club. The group is made up of 12 to 14 undergraduate women who love to sing. Together, they perform a repertoire inspired by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

    The Harvard Din & Tonics are known around the world for their rich tradition of musical and performance excellence. With a repertoire centered on the American jazz standards of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, these Harvard gentlemen — who perform in white tie, tails, and lime green socks — have an enviable reputation for their impeccable musicality, snappy choreography, and hilarious antics.

    The Harvard Krokodiloes have delighted audiences worldwide with their unique blend of a cappella harmony and humor. Founded back in 1946 at the historic Hasty Pudding Club, the Krokodiloes are Harvard University’s oldest a cappella singing group, now performing for audiences all over the Greater Boston area, the United States, and the world. Having derived their name from the ancient Greek word for crocodile, the group now consists of twelve tuxedo-clad male undergraduates, singing music from the Great American Songbook and beyond.

    Register at

  • Open House at the Boston Athenaeum

    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 09:00 AM
    The Boston Athenaeum in Boston, MA

    The Boston Athenaeum, the largest private lending library in the country, will hold its annual open house on Saturday, September 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Since its founding in 1807, the Athenaeum has been one of Boston's premier cultural institutions, facilitating the creation of the Museum of Fine Arts and nearly becoming the City of Boston's public library.

    Helmed today by Stanford Calderwood Director Elizabeth Barker '92, the Athenaeum has recently expanded its young members' events, from cinema nights to lessons in pairing oysters and wine.

    Visitors to the open house will have the chance to see "portions of George Washington's personal library; the oldest remaining colonial library in Boston, the King's Chapel Collection; impressive works of art by John Singer Sargent, Gilbert Stuart, Polly Thayer Starr, N.C. Wyeth; and much more."

    For more information, visit the Athenaeum's website. This event is FREE, but advance registration is recommended to avoid long lines on the 12th!

  • Lecture on the Ginkgo by FES Dean Sir Peter Crane

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 06:30 PM

    On Wednesday, September 16th, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society will be hosting Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Dean Sir Peter Crane for a lecture on the cultural history of the ginkgo - "the tree that time forgot," as Dean Crane calls it in his new book.

    There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m., to be followed by a book signing. To register, please visit the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's events page.

  • Young Alumni Happy Hour

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    The Rattlesnake in Boston, MA

    Come upstairs to the Rattlesnake rooftop bar, for what just might be our last outdoor happy hour of the season! (Appetizers are on YaleBoston!)

  • Authors and Agents: The Process of Publishing Your Book

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 06:00 PM · $20.00 USD · 30 rsvps
    The Algonquin Club in Boston, MA

    Please join us on Thursday, September 24th, 6:00 p.m., at the Algonquin Club for this event cosponsored by YaleBoston, YaleWomen Boston, the Boston Yale Entrepreneur's Breakfast, and the Yale School of Management alumni.

    • Do you want to become a thought leader?
    • Would you like to learn more about the publishing process?
    • Learn how publishing can help you create your own brand!

    Two Yale authors and one of Boston’s leading literary agents will discuss the process of having your book published. They will talk about whether and how to use an agent, traditional versus self-publishing, and differences between fiction and non-fiction book publishing.

    Our authors both belonged to the YaleWomen Boston writing group. Join us to celebrate their successes and learn from their experiences.

    Tracy Carlson, Yale Class of 1976 
    Tracy Carlson, author of WHAT GREAT BRANDS KNOW: UNLEASH YOUR RIGHT-BRAIN GENIUS TO STAND OUT AND MAKE CUSTOMERS CARE, is a seasoned marketing strategist, speaker, and advisor who helps companies develop brands that inspire loyalty and delight. Tracy’s non-traditional background combines equal parts Wharton MBA and unrepentant Yale humanities geek.

    Elaine Dimopoulos, Yale Class of 2000 
    Elaine Dimopoulos is the author of MATERIAL GIRLS, a young adult novel published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A graduate of Yale, Columbia, and Simmons College, where she earned an M.F.A. in writing for children, Elaine currently teaches at Boston University and Grub Street. While writing MATERIAL GIRLS, she served as the Associates of the Boston Public Library's Children's Writer-in-Residence.

    Lorin Rees, Agent, Rees Literary Agency 
    Lorin Rees has represented the critically acclaimed story collection YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE (Amy Einhorn Books) by Siobhan Fallon, THE MAURAUDERS (Crown) by Tom Cooper, BLACK RIVER (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by S.M. Hules, THE END OF BIG (St. Martin’s) by Nicco Mele, WHO: SOLVE YOUR # 1 PROBLEM (Ballantine) by Geoff Smart and Randy Street, and I BELIEVE IN ZERO (St. Martin’s) by Caryl Stern, President & CEO of Unicef, USA.

    Kate Hardin, YaleWomen Boston writing group leader, will moderate the panel.

    We allow late registrations and walk-ins in an attempt to accommodate everyone. However, the Algonquin Club needs a final head count one week in advance. Please e-mail Lisa Goldman at by September 17th if you plan to register after that date. We need the most accurate possible head count to ensure sufficient food for everyone.