Author Archives: Pat Donohue
About 30 New York-area Spartans gathered at The Chester Midtown on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 for a happy hour celebration.
Held on the terrace from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the event featured $5 draft beers, $8 well drinks and half-priced select wines by the glass. Attendees, who ranged from recent graduates to Spartans who’ve been out of school for decades, were able to unwind after a day at work while meeting new alumni and catching up with old friends.
Back by popular demand!! Fresh off a Summer League playoff appearance,
the 2014 MSU Alumni Fall Kickball Team is looking for a few good Spartans!!
Register as an individual for the Lower East Side Weekend Kickball League in the casual division, and put “MSU Alumni” in the comments section to get placed on the team.
Not even the threat of rain could keep the Michigan State Alumni Club of Greater New York from gathering in Central Park’s Ross Pinetum for our Annual Spartan Family Picnic. About 40 New York area Spartans gathered under the pines on Sunday afternoon, August 3, 2014, to network and socialize while enjoying sandwiches, salads, Spartan-head cookies, Green and White cupcakes and other delicious treats that were made by participating board members and families.
On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Big Ten Network threw an exclusive Big Ten Kickoff Party at Cipriani on the east side to welcome Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten and to celebrate the B10 expansion to the east coast. Frequent MSUACGNY club volunteers were chosen and attended this festive event, with catered food and drink, held on a large football field carpet with yard line markers, a goalpost, and a few rows of stadium aluminum bench seats.
This past Saturday morning, with beautiful weather in the mid 70’s and low humidity, a group of Spartans journeyed to the Bronx Zoo for a “fun-formational” tour led by zoo enthusiast and chapter president, Greg Hauser. Greg admits that zoo visits were a highlight of his childhood, prompting him to earn his degree in Zoology from Michigan State.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Cost: $30 advance, $35 at door
Sixpoint Brewery will host the B10 Block Party at Brooklyn Crab’s Reed Park Beer Garden in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This year’s edition will feature at least 4 different Sixpoint beers on draft, as well as great discounts on terrific seafood and burgers.
Now is your chance to become more active in your regional alumni club, contribute your valuable ideas, and become part of the policy and decision making process for your club’s events and activities.
To apply to serve on the board you must be a current member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association.
Held in an elegant private room at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, the 17th edition of our annual Wine Tasting and Scholarship Dinner was another memorable night for Spartans in New York. The group enjoyed reminiscing and networking with fellow Spartans over a four-course dinner, paired with red and white wine selections courtesy of Grgich Hills Estate and former alumni board member Bill McPharlin Jr.
Join the 2014 MSU Alumni Summer Kickball Team!! Register as an individual for the Sunday Manhattan Kickball League in the casual division, and put “Michigan State Alumni” in the comments section to get placed on the team. A discounted ($80) early registration period runs from 5/1-5/16 with the regular ($90) registration period ending 5/30.