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Alumni, Family, and Friends Homecoming Weekend

Every year in October, MMC celebrates Alumni, Family, and Friends Homecoming Weekend. Even if you can’t come to NYC, let us bring NYC and MMC to you. We hope you will join us Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2020 for this year’s festivities.

Highlights include kickball, Escape the Room, MMC’s Got Talent, and so much more. Check out the schedule below and register now before spots fill up!

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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 16, 2020

*Zoom links for virtual events will be provided upon registration.

Morning Yoga — Virtual

Start the morning with sun salutations, child’s pose, and more to bring breath and mindfulness to your day.

8:00–9:00 am

Dance Department Family & Friends Breakfast — Virtual 

Come chat with us for a morning of mingling with current students, alumni, and Dance Department chair, Nancy Lushington. #BYOB (Bring Your Own Brew!)

9:00–10:00 am
College-Wide Class Visitations — Virtual

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

  • DANC 189: Modern Dance I for Majors
  • NYC 102: Interdisciplinary Central Park
  • AIP 338: Plato’s Republic
  • AIP 324: Race & Place in Natural Histories of the Americas

10:00 am–5:21 pm

Virtual Tour of the MET

NYC comes to you! Now’s your chance to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art…from the comfort of your home. The Met welcomes you for a virtual tour featuring engaging, online discussions led by a Museum guide. Space is limited.

3:00–4:00 pm

Dialogues in Dance — Virtual
De-Colonizing Bharatanatyam & Embodying Erasure

This event will serve as the second installment of the three-part Dialogues in Dance lecture series meant to support the Dance Department’s efforts to decolonize its curriculum. For the first time, Bharatanatyam is offered as a technique in the MMC Dance Department. This event will provide interesting and much needed contextual information on the form. Learn more here

4:00–5:30 pm

A Conversation with Faculty, Moderated by President Kerry Walk — Virtual

Join MMC’s President Kerry Walk, Ph.D. for a lively discussion with MMC faculty on the Virtual Classes/Open Campus educational model and plans for Spring 2021.

5:30–6:45 pm

MMC’s Got Talent — Virtual
Come see just how much talent is housed here at MMC! Enjoy acts of all kinds by our current students. All are welcome.

*You must register for this event through MMC Engage. Space is limited to 300 participants.

7:00–8:00 pm

Escape the Room — Virtual
Campus Activities Board (CAB) challenges you to use all your investigation skills to ESCAPE!

*Open to current MMC students only. You must register for this event through MMC Engage.

8:00–9:00 pm

   
Saturday, October 17, 2020

*Zoom links for virtual events will be provided upon registration.

Morning Yoga — Virtual

Start the morning with sun salutations, child’s pose, and more to bring breath and mindfulness to your day.

9:00–10:00 am

Upper East Side Walking Tour — In Person
Meet at MMC’s 71st Street Entrance

Back by popular demand! MMC’s very own archivist, Mary Brown, leads you on a 45-minute tour to learn 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. 
There will be a maximum of 10 attendees for this event. Attendees must wear masks.

10:00–11:00 am

MMC Roots: Growing Your Connection to the College — Virtual

Join Michael G. Salmon, M.Sc., Assistant Vice President/Dean of Academic Excellence and Senior Advisor to the President and Rita Murray, Director of Major Gifts & Parent Programs to discuss how to make the most out of your experience as a member of the MMC community.

11:00am–12:00 pm

Kickball at Pony Field — In Person
Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Pony Field, Roosevelt Island

*Open to current students only*

Come show off your kickball skills and get some delicious food from a local food truck. Due to COVID-19, this event is capped at 100 attendees.

*You must register here through MMC Engage.

11:30 am–1:30 pm

Q&A with Tony Award-winning Producer Aaron Glick ’06 — Virtual
Join us for a fascinating Q&A with MMC alumnus Aaron Glick ’06, producer for What the Constitution Means to Me and The Boys in the Band, winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. 

2:00-3:30 pm
Design Your Own MMC Swag — Virtual
Need a new tote bag? Design your own with MMC! Add your own words, slogans, fonts, and colors and have it sent right to you for FREE! One tote bag per person, while supplies last.

You must register here through MMC Engage.
3:30–5:30 pm
Broadway Roulette — Virtual
Get ready for backstage stories, an unscripted Q&A, and exclusive performances from Broadway’s best! Just don’t get too attached – every 15 minutes, Broadway Roulette “spins the wheel” and a new surprise guest arrives! Recent guests have included artists from Hamilton, Book of Mormon, SIX, and more!
*Open to current MMC students only. You must register here through MMC Engage.
7:00–8:00 pm