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Family, Friends & Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2016

Every year in October, MMC celebrates the Family, Friends and Alumnae/i Homecoming Weekend!  For 2015, join us on Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th.  You’ll have a chance to meet President Kerry Walk, Ph.D., and members of our faculty and staff. Events include the class visitations and MMC’s Got Talent on Friday evening. Saturday morning you can expect our famous Flag Football Game out on Roosevelt Island, with student performances in the afternoon and evening.  On Sunday, we close with a Farewell Brunch preceded or followed by the Dean’s List Ceremony (by invitation only).


 

Directions & Accommodations:

Please visit our Maps & Directions page for information about getting to Marymount Manhattan College. For a listing of hotels in the area, please visit our Nearby Accommodations page.

 

List of Events:

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Family, Friends, & Alumnae/i Welcome Table
Hewitt Gallery, 1st Floor, Main Building

8:00 am- 6:00 pm

Dance Department Family & Friends Class Observations
Various locations (See complete list of classes below)

Provided by the Dance Department.

8:30 am – 3:50 pm 

 Dance Department Family & Friends Breakfast*
Regina Peruggi Room, 2nd Floor, Main Building

*RSVP recommended

8:00 am – 10:00 am 

College-Wide Class Visitations
Various locations (See complete list of classes below)

Families are invited to sample a variety of MMC classes in order to experience the College’s dynamic academic environment

 8:30 am – 5:20 pm

The Inauguration of Kerry Walk, Ph.D., Eighth President of Marymount Manhattan College*
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028

We invite you to join us for President Walk’s Inauguration Ceremony- part of MMC’s 2015 Family, Friends, and Alumnae/i Homecoming Weekend.

*RSVP required:

  • Students: sign up through the RSVP form
  • All other participants, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (212) 517-0460 or IAevents@mmm.edu
 10:00 - 11:30 am

Community Reception
The Commons & Lowerre Family Terrace

All are invited to celebrate in the Presidential Inauguration with delicious food and enjoyable company

 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Reception*

Regina Peruggi Room, 2nd Floor, Main Building

*By invitation only

 4:30 - 6:00 pm
MMC’s Got Talent Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA)

Great Hall, 1st Floor, Main Building

Come see just how much talent is housed here at MMC!  Acts of all kinds will perform, sure to have you saying “Wow!”, plus a special musical performance by some of our finest alums, while our judges agree on the winners.  We promise you won’t be disappointed!  Feel free to join us before the show for some light food and refreshments!

 8:00 - 9:30 pm

Homecoming Dance
The Lowerre Family Terrace & The Commons

Join us in a first-time event featuring the Royal Homecoming Court, in honor of President Walk’s Inauguration.  Students are encouraged to enjoy a light dinner and dancing atop our own Terrace under the stars!  Feel free to dress to the “Nines” or come as you are!  All are welcome!

 9:30 - 11:00 pm

 

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Family, Friends, & Alumnae/i Welcome Table
Hewitt Gallery, 1st Floor, Main Building

 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Historical Walking Tour of the Upper East Side  
Meet at the 71st Street Entrance

MMC’s very own archivist and bibliographer, Mary Brown, leads you in a 45 minute tour to see how MMC takes advantage of its New York City location.  You will see everything from brownstones and mansions to shops and transportation routes, as well as architectural gems and sites of historic interest

 9:30 am- 10:30 am

 Board Bus for Roosevelt Island, Octagon Field
Leaving from Cooper Square Residence Hall*
Leaving from 222 E. 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021 (72nd Street entrance)**
Leaving from 55th Street Residence Hall, 231 E. 55th Street***

Seating is limited with one bus leaving from each of the locations listed above.  The buses will offer transportation to Octagon Field and will board for the return journey at 2:00 pm

 *10:15 am

**10:30 am

***10:30 am

 Field Day & Flag Football   
Octagon Field, Roosevelt Island

A fun filled afternoon of games and activities while our students play a scrimmage game of flag-football. Bring friends, family and especially the little ones as there will be a host of fun games, music, food and activities for everyone.

 11:00 am- 2:00 pm

 Frick Collection Museum Tour  Bubbly Brunch*
1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
Brunch at Brasserie Cognac East, 963 Lexington Avenue (at 70th St.), New York, NY 10019

We hope you can join us for a private tour of the Frick Collection located across from Central Park on iconic Fifth Avenue.  The tour will be followed by a delicious brunch at the well-known French restaurant, Brasserie Cognac East

* RSVP required, space is very limited; Tour + Brunch will be $40 per person. Once you RSVP we will be in touch regarding payment instructions.

 11:30 am- 12:45pm

1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Buses Depart from Roosevelt Island, Octagon Field
Leaving from Octagon Field

All buses will be returning to the locations from which they departed:

One bus returning to Marymount Manhattan College’s 72nd Street entrance

One bus returning to 55th Street Residence Hall

One bus returning to Cooper Square Residence Hall

2:00 pm 

15-Minute Hamlet A Chorus Line  
Great Hall, 1st Floor, Main Building   

15-Minute Hamlet is a 1976 comedic abridgement of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, written by Tom Stoppard. The play condenses the original Hamlet, including all the best-known scenes, into approximately 15 minutes of on-stage action. The play is directed here by Prof. John Basil as an ode to our newly inaugurated President Kerry Walk, for whom Hamlet is her favorite Shakespearean play.  Both current students and alums perform.

AND

The Musical Theatre Association presents their 4th annual student-produced musical, A CHORUS LINE

As a group of dancers audition for an unnamed Broadway musical, the strident director makes cuts until he’s left with 17 performers who each share their life stories – some amusing, some unfortunate – revealing how they came to be the person they are today. A Chorus Line is filled with heart and humor. 

To purchase tickets, please visit https://mmc-achorusline.eventbrite.com  (site opens Wednesday, October 7th)

  • All tickets are $10 with an additional $1.54 processing fee payable to EventBrite
  • All MMC students, faculty & staff will be able to reserve one (1) ticket at no cost.  All must still reserve a ticket through EventBrite.
  • All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-transferable.  All tickets must be claimed 15 minutes before the start of each performance or they will be forfeited.
  • All students MUST show valid MMC ID when claiming student tickets.

Purchased tickets can be picked up at the box office one hour prior to scheduled show time

*Please note we will only be accepting online ticket purchases for this event

 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Create, Play, Innovate: Demos in the Communication & Media Arts Wing                                       
5th Floor, Nugent Building

Visitors will become the inaugural crew in Marymount’s professional broadcast and digital media studio. In the Innovation Lab, visitors will try out the cutting-edge technology that is transforming our culture and our future, including Oculus Rift, 3D Printing, 360 video and interactive sensors!

3:30 pm- 5:00 pm 

15-Minute Hamlet A Chorus Line
Great Hall, 1st Floor, Main Building

See descriptions of both plays above.

To purchase tickets please visit https://mmc-achorusline.eventbrite.com  (site opens Wednesday, October 7th)

Purchased tickets can be picked up at the box office one hour prior to scheduled show time

*Please note we will only be accepting online ticket purchases for this event

 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm

 

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Dean’s List Ceremony Check-In
Hewitt Gallery, 1st Floor, Main Building

9:30 am- 10:00 am

Dean’s List Ceremony*
Theresa Lang Theatre, 1st Floor, Nugent Building

Students who have achieved a superior level of academic accomplishment in the 2014-2015 academic year, and therefore earned Dean’s List honors, are recognized in this ceremony.  Students are invited to one of two ceremonies based on their major; this ceremony will honor Fine and Performing Arts majors.

*By invitation only

10:00 - 11:00 am

Farewell Brunch
The Commons, 3rd Floor, Nugent Building

Join us for brunch as we say farewell to our friends and families.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

11:00 am- 1:30 pm

Dean’s List Ceremony Check-In
Hewitt Gallery, 1st Floor, Main Building

11:30 am- 12:00 pm

Dean’s List Ceremony*
Theresa Lang Theatre, 1st Floor, Nugent Building

Students who have achieved a superior level of academic accomplishment in the 2014-2015 academic year, and therefore earned Dean’s List honors, are recognized in this ceremony.  Students are invited to one of two ceremonies based on their major; this ceremony will honor Business, Communication & Media Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Sciences majors. 

*By invitation only

12:00 am- 1:00 pm

A Chorus Line Encore Performance
Great Hall, 1st Floor, Main Building 

The Musical Theatre Association presents their 4th annual student-produced musical, A CHORUS LINE

As a group of dancers audition for an unnamed Broadway musical, the strident director makes cuts until he’s left with 17 performers who each share their life stories – some amusing, some unfortunate – revealing how they came to be the person they are today. A Chorus Line is filled with heart and humor. 

To purchase tickets, please visit https://mmc-achorusline.eventbrite.com   (site opens Wednesday, October 7th)

 All tickets are $10 with an additional $1.54 processing fee payable to EventBrite

  • All MMC students, faculty & staff will be able to reserve one (1) ticket at no cost.  All must still reserve a ticket through EventBrite.
  • All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-transferable.  All tickets must be claimed 15 minutes before the start of each performance or they will be forfeited.
  • All students MUST show valid MMC ID when claiming student tickets.

Purchased tickets can be picked up at the box office one hour prior to scheduled show time

*Please note we will only be accepting online ticket purchases for this event

 

2:00 - 3:30 pm

 

RSVP

Certain events above require a RSVP in order to attend. RSVP here.
  

Classes Open to Observation

Friday, October 23, 2015

New York City Seminar: Backstage New York
with Prof. Ray Recht
7th Floor, Room 700, Main Building

 

10:00 am- 12:50 pm

Business:  The Contemporary Workplace
with Prof. Richard Garrett
4th Floor, Room 458, Nugent Building

 

Communication and Media Arts: Survey of Film and Video with Prof. Peter Schaefer
5th Floor, Room 561, Nugent Building

 

Creative Writing: Intermediate Creative Writing
with Prof. Jerry Williams
5th Floor, Room 503, Main Building

 

Writing: Writing in the Liberal Arts—Childhood in Literature with Prof. Cecilia Feilla
5th Floor, Room 510, Main Building

 

 

 

 

 

11:30 am- 2:20 pm

English and World Literatures:  Religion and Literature
with Prof. Magda Maczynska
5th Floor, Room 504, Main Building

 

1:00 pm- 2:20 pm

Business/Communication and Media Arts:  Advertising and Society (Honors)
with Prof. Leslie Levin
4th Floor, Room 458, Nugent Building

 

Creative Writing: Special Topics in Creative Writing
with Prof. Jerry Williams
5th Floor, room 503, Main Building

 

Theatre Arts: Scene Into Song
with Prof. Patricia Hoag-Simon
4th Floor, Room 459, Nugent Building

 

Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre Fundamentals
with Prof. Christine Riley
5th Floor, Room 507, Main Building

 

Theatre Arts: Scenic Design II
with Prof. Ray Recht
8th Floor, Room 803, Main Building

 

 

 

 

 

2:30 pm- 5:20 pm

 

Dance Department Family & Friends Class Observations  

 

Modern 1 with Prof. Nancy Lushington
Great Hall West, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Modern 1 with Prof. Sabatino
Great Hall East, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Jazz 1 with Prof. Geoffrey Doig-Marx
Lower Level Dance Studio, Main Building

 

Modern 3 with Prof. Roxane D’Orleans Juste
4th Floor, Room 460, Nugent Building

 

Modern 4 with Prof. Joao Carvalho
4th Floor, Room 457, Nugent Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:30 am to 9:50 am

 

Modern 1 with Prof. Nancy Lushington
Great Hall West, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Modern 3 with Prof. Roxane D’Orleans Juste

Great Hall East, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Jazz 1 with Prof. Lorna Ventura
Lower Level Dance Studio, Main Building

 

Modern 2 with Prof. Catherine Cabeen
4th Floor, Room 460, Nugent Building

 

Stagecraft with Prof. Philip Trevino
2nd Floor, Room 201, Main Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 am to 11:20 am

 

Ballet 5 with Prof. Katie Langan
Great Hall West, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Ballet 4 with Prof. Flavio Salazar
Great Hall East, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Ballet 2.02 with Prof. Justin Sherwood
Lower Level Dance Studio, Main Building

 

Ballet 2.01 with Prof. Anthony Ferro
4th Floor, Room 460, Nugent Building

 

Ballet 3 with Prof. Elena Comendador
Graham I, Martha Graham Studios*

 

Stagecraft with Prof. Philip Trevino
Theresa Lang Theatre, 1st Floor, Nugent Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:30 am to 12:50 pm

 

Ballet 2 with Prof. Anthony Ferro
Great Hall West, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Ballet 4 with Prof. Flavio
Great Hall East, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Ballet 3.03 with Prof. Carolyn Eaton
Lower Level Dance Studio, Main Building

 

Ballet 3 with Prof. Elena Comendador
Graham I, Martha Graham Studios*

 

 

 

 

1:00 pm to 2:20 pm

 

Advanced Pointe with Prof. Katie Langan
Great Hall West, 1st Floor, Main Building

                                               

Men’s Class with Prof. Flavio Salazar
Great Hall East, 1st Floor, Main Building

 

Ballet 1 with Prof. Justin Sherwood
Lower Level Dance Studio, Main Building

 

Stagecraft with Prof. Philip Trevino
5th Floor, Room 509, Main Building

 

 

 

 

 

2:30 pm to 3:50 pm

*Martha Graham Studios
316 East 63rd Street
(Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10063

(212) 838-5886