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Thursday, December 6 - Saturday, December 8


Pre-Reunion Gathering
Thursday, December 6, 2012
6 - 8 p.m.

The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street

Join classmates and other alumni who will be on the Hill in June for a festive gathering! Preview overall reunion plans, as well as activities for your class including housing options, class dinner ideas and how to register. Come prepared to share your ideas for what would make reunions memorable. Reunions take place June 6 -9, 2013. Registration opens in January. Join us in NYC to renew old friendships, make new friends, and raise a glass to our alma mater.


Alumni College with Lydia Hamessley, Ph.D., Professor of Music
Music in American Film
Friday, December 7, 2012
12:30 p.m.

The Princeton Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Come join fellow Hamiltonians, parents and friends to hear Professor Hamessley speak about her upcoming online course for alumni on Music in American Film. She will give an introduction to the topic and briefly discuss the musical score by Leonard Bernstein for the film On The Waterfront. Attendees are encouraged, though not required, to view the film in advance of the event. The presentation will include clips from the film. Lunch will be served.


Cooking Demonstration and Tasting
Saturday, December 8, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The International Culinary Center Amphitheatre
462 Broadway (at Grand Street), 2nd Floor
$125 per person (lunch included)

The World of Tuna   An $85,000 tuna fish? Not just “chicken of the sea!” Join Chef Richard Vellante ’86, executive chef and executive vice president of Legal Sea Foods, for an informative culinary adventure into the world of tuna. The best conversations happen in the kitchen where we will enjoy a dynamic cooking demonstration and discussion about one of the ocean’s most majestic species. Trained chefs love to cook tuna and people love to eat it. Learn why tuna is such a versatile fish and adaptable to diverse cooking techniques as Chef Vellante prepares global flavored dishes for sampling. Nosh and noodle the tuna, including varieties, grades and the sustainability of the fishery. A light lunch is included.

Author Reading and Book Discussion: Coral Glynn
Saturday, December 8, 2012
11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

4 Times Square, 38th Floor
(Enter on 43rd between 6th Ave. And Broadway)
$55 per person (Lunch and book are included.)

Read the latest critically acclaimed novel by Peter Cameron ’82 and join the author for a reading and discussion. Cameron is the author of six novels, including Andorra, The City of Your Final Destination and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Yale Review and The Paris Review. “Coral Glynn is set primarily in the England of the 1950s: everyone is courageously repressed; women wear drab colors like “fawn,” and the kettle is always on. Pull up a chair by the fire and settle in, but don’t get too lulled by the domestic setting, because Cameron’s writing is full of sharp angles and unanticipated swerves into the droll and the downright weird [and] he artfully compresses so many beloved English stories and tropes into one smashing novel.” — Fresh Air, www.npr.org


Artist Studio Tours
Saturday, December 8, 2012
1-2:30 p.m. or 2:45-4:15 p.m.

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street
Please gather in the lobby 15 minutes before your tour start time.

$70 per person; limited to no more than 12 per tour
Register for the 1-2:30 p.m. Tour
Register for the 2:45-4:15 p.m. Tour

Visit select artist studios at the prestigious Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts studio program in Midtown Manhattan led by Tracy Adler, director of Hamilton’s new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. This event presents a rare opportunity to meet professional artists as they talk about their work and studio practices. The visit will include a range of perspectives and media, and participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage with the artists. Artists include Pablo Helguera, performance/collage; Morgan O’Hara, drawing/site-specific wall works; Dannielle Tegeder, painting (whose painting Doconia Thermal Atomic Rate at Red Midnight is shown here, will have her first solo exhibition at the Wellin Museum, May 10-July 28, 2013); and Saya Woolfalk, sculpture/installation.


Holiday Party
Saturday, December 8, 2012
2 – 6 p.m.

Hosted by Robert V. Hansmann ’72
54 Bleecker Street, corner of Lafayette
New York, New York 10012

Join alumni, parents, students and friends for our annual holiday gathering at the home of Bob Hansmann '72. Whether you can come and stay all afternoon or just drop by for a few minutes to take a break from your holiday shopping, we hope you'll join us. Celebrate the holiday season with Hamilton in NYC!



Roundabout Theater Company's The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Saturday, December 8, 2012
2 p.m.

Studio 54
254 West 54th Street
(between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
$97 per person

Chita Rivera stars in this Broadway revival of Tony Award-winning writer/composer Rupert Holmes' musical comedy whodunit smash based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.  Who killed Edwin Drood? It’s a question that has stumped audiences for years – now it’s your turn to answer one of Broadway’s most baffling mysteries. Don’t miss this rollicking play-within-a-musical that The New York Times has called “delightful” and “ingenious.” Come help solve The Mystery of Edwin Drood!