Author Archives: Pat Donohue
Join the MSU Alumni of Greater NY on Friday, September 14th from 6:00-9:00 pm at Rooftop Reds in Brooklyn. The evening will include a 3-hour open bar serving wine, beer, and cheese platters.
Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Rooftop Reds introduced the world’s first commercially viable urban rooftop vineyard in Brooklyn, New York.
“Beneath the pines we gathered” on August 5th, a beautiful Sunday afternoon, in the Ross Pinetum in Central Park for the Annual Spartan Summer Picnic. More than 25 NY area Spartans enjoyed the opportunity to network and socialize while enjoying an over abundance of delicious picnic fare.
More than 50 guests gathered in an elegant private room at Gallaghers Steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan for our Twentieth Annual Wine Tasting and Scholarship Dinner on Friday, May 11th. The diverse group of alumni from the Greater New York area and elsewhere throughout the country were welcomed by Greg Hauser, President of the Spartan Alumni Foundation of Greater NYC, and Jason Johnson, President of the MSU Alumni Club of Greater New York.
Last Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12 NYC-Area Spartans came together for MSU Global Day of Service. In collaboration with other Big Apple Big Ten alumni we helped GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center prepare for their annual gala. Volunteers got crafty, helping to make signage and decorations as well as assisted with processing silent auction items.
The 21 Spartan alumni, friends, and neighbors who gathered Saturday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were entertained and informed during an illuminating hour long “highlights” tour.
The Temple of Dendur, for example, a gift to the U.S. from the Egyptian government, is housed in a wing built expressly for it.
A dozen and a half Spartans, family and friends enjoyed a Saturday afternoon on a private tour of the European Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We were led by docent Jo Kirsch, one of the museum’s most prominent guides.
Our group viewed some of the more famous art masterpieces of the 13th to 18th Centuries.
Almost two hundred Greater New York Spartans were hosted by Michigan State University for a gala dinner on Wednesday, November 9, at the historic Edison Ballroom in Manhattan’s Theater District. The dinner was one of a series of regional outreach events as MSU’s multi-year “Empower Extraordinary” capital campaign enters its last year.
On Friday, September 9, four dozen New York area Spartans and friends enjoyed a memorable night of dancing and fun on the Hudson River during the 2016 Fall Fest Boat Cruise with Hornblower Cruises. The night was jubilant as everyone celebrated New York and creating new friendships amongst area Spartans.
Join the 2016 MSU Alumni Winter Dodgeball Team. Register as an individual for the Saturday Manhattan league (casual division) and put “Michigan State Alumni” in the comments section to get placed on the team.inflatables buy cheap
Discounted registration ($85) is open November 9 through November 13.
About 80 New York-area Spartans, a mix of mostly Tiger and some Yankee fans, gathered at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on June 19, 2015 to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the New York Yankees.
Although the Tigers ultimately were defeated 7-2, attendees did get to witness A-Rod’s 3,000th career hit, a bases-empty home run in the first inning, off a 95 mph pitch by Detroit ace Justin Verlander.