Upcoming Events

A whimsical painting of medieval nobility seated around a banquet table.
Oct 4, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Come to meet professors and students of Vassar’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies, learn about the program, and eat pizza!

Campus community only, please.

Text that reads: Steerman - New Play Series. In the center there is a logo that looks like a "S".

Five new plays by Vassar seniors, presented at the Powerhouse Theater. This annual festival is dedicated to the extraordinary contributions of James B. Steerman, who retired as Professor Emeritus of Drama and Film in 2011.

Campus community only, please.

Four dancers on stage reach forward over partially bent knees with flowing orange gauzy skirts, bathed in a warm orange glow against a red backdrop.
Oct 7, 7:00 p.m.

The Department of Dance, the Africana Studies Program, and the Office of the Dean of Faculty present a performance by the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!). This is a free but ticketed event; reservations required.

A group portrait of the six members of Camerata Trajectina along with images of large flowers and birds.
Oct 8, 3:00 p.m.

This program resurrects the soundscape and musical culture of Dutch Manhattan circa 1660 for an exhilarating and unforgettable musical experience. Free and open to the public.

Detail of a book jacket with the words, "Joan Flores-Villalobos, The Silver Women: How Black Women’s Labor Made the Panama Canal"

The construction of the Panama Canal is typically viewed as a marvel of American ingenuity. Less understood is the project’s dependence on the labor of Black migrant women.

Campus community only, please.

Ongoing Events

Sep 20 through Dec 18

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that works. It integrates physical posture, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. This class is for all levels, beginners to seasoned practitioner. Attend in person on Mondays in the Library Quiet Room or via Zoom on Wednesdays.

Elia Alba’s multifaceted project The Supper Club features portraits of contemporary artists of color and a series of salon-style dinners that serve to stimulate critical exchange and community. Palmer Gallery, College Center.

Vassar juniors and seniors of any major may enter an original play in this competition, which ends on January 22, 2024. The author of the winning play receives a $1,000 award, a certificate from the Drama Department, and a staged reading/reception on April 21, 2024.