Past Events

text, Music Concert, 2024 Spring Season.
Apr. 13, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

“Les Chemins de l’Amour”: a love story told through the songs of Francis Poulenc, Vincenzo Bellini, Erik Satie, and Aaron Copland.

A row of singers in rehearsal showing four people, focused in the center on a person with glasses singing with her arm raised.
Apr. 13, 2024, 7:00 p.m., pre-concert talk; concert, 8:00 p.m.

Vassar College Choir concert with a pre-concert talk by Professor of Music Kathryn Libin.

This is an in-person event—the concert will also be streamed live

A string and wind ensemble performing, seated, with a clarinetist in the foreground.
Apr. 11, 2024, noon

A 20–30-minute lunchtime recital series by members of the Vassar College Chamber Music Program in a relaxed atmosphere outside the Bridge Café.

Nine dancers grouped with arms raised in a pose as if they were reaching for and facing the sun.
Apr. 11, 7:00 p.m. – Apr. 13, 2024

The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre will premiere a new full-company work by Bessie Award-winning choreographer Soleymane Badolo, plus an exciting new dance by Hip-Hop Instructor Julian Llanos, and more! There is a waiting list for tickets. Please arrive at Keynon Hall at 6:30 p.m. to join the list and we will do our best to accommodate.

A portrait photo of Beronda L. Montgomery, PhD the VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of Grinnell College.

The 2024 Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Pauline Newman ’47 Distinguished Lecture by Beronda Montgomery, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Grinnell College, who studies how individuals perceive, respond to, and are impacted by environments in which they exist.

A book cover that has the words "Lessons from Plants", Beronda L. Mongomery surrounded by drawings of leaves and ferns.

The 2023-2024 Asprey Center for Collaborative Approaches to Science Book Club selection is Lessons from Plants by Beronda L. Montgomery, Professor of Biology and Academic Dean at Grinnell College. Join us April 9th for a talk and dinner with the author. 

Campus community only, please.

Text that reads, "Clean up our neighborhood." There is a beige background with a green leaf pattern.
Apr. 7, 2024, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us in making our neighborhood cleaner and greener with legislator Lisa Kaul.

Performance of choir members standing, foreground row singing, background is a row of people holding a single candle each.

Featuring the premiere of Katerina Gimon’s My Own Design and music of Susan Brumfield, Florence Price, Felix Mendelssohn, and others. Christine Howlett, conductor

This is an in-person event that will also be streamed live

Apr. 6, 2024, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

A community event sponsored by the Town of Poughkeepsie Parks and Recreation Department on Joss Beach. Face painting, DJ, obstacle course, and more!

side-by-side portraits of Liz Duffy Adams and Madeleine George with the words "panel discussion with playwrights!"
Apr. 5, 2024, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Playwrights Liz Duffy Adams and Madeleine George will discuss “Women Rewriting the Canon: Adaptation as Intervention in Contemporary Playwriting” with Drama faculty members. Short performances will precede the discussion.

text, Music Concert, 2024 Spring Season.
Apr. 5, 2024, 8:00 p.m.

Students from Vassar’s Music Department perform songs of transformation and becoming, drawn from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and contemporary pop.

A string and wind ensemble performing, seated, with a clarinetist in the foreground.
Apr. 4, 2024, noon

A 20–30 minute lunchtime recital series by members of the Vassar College Chamber Music Program in a relaxed atmosphere outside the Bridge Café.