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August 20, 2018

Orientation Week Fall '18 - Welcome Breakfast

Uris Hall - Hepburn Lounge, 8:30 am to 10:30 am

​​Welcome Better Halves Class of 2020!

Join us for breakfast as we kick off orientation week. We are so happy you are here so take this opportunity to learn more about our club and other better halves.

*Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs*

Date of Event: Monday, August 20th, 2018.

August 20, 2018

Class of 2020 Welcome Reception

Lerner Hall - Roone Arledge Auditorium, 5pm to 6:30pm

Come meet the new Columbia MBA class of 2020.

* Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs*

Date of Event: Monday, August 20th, 2018.

August 22, 2018

Dinner at Pisticci

125th La Salle St. , 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for dinner at Pisticci!

Club members Ali Fink and Grace Kim will be there!

There's limited seating so make sure to RSVP!

*Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the Better Halves Club*

Menu:

Insalata Mista

Olives and Cheese

Roasted Garlic bread

Penne Pomodoro

Ricota Ravioli

Chicken in Sage

Berries and whipped Cream

Beer and Wine

August 23, 2018

Top of the Rock

Observation Deck entrance, 6:30pm

Come see  NYC from a different angle! Enjoy the city from the top with better halves!

Club members Ali Fink and Grace Kim will meet you at the entrance on 50th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues. 

There are limited spots so make sure to RSVP. (waiting list)

*Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs*

August 24, 2018

End of Orientation Celebration

230 Fifth Avenue Rooftop, 9pm to 1am

Join this celebration and have some fun with students and Better Halves!

*Self paid*

April 27, 2018

End of Year Celebration

Uris Hepburn Lounge + Terrace, 6:30 - 10 pm

Join us for our official club end of year celebration! Come mingle with fellow Better Halves and students. Food and drinks will be provided. This event is for Better Halves, students and their families.

If you're busy and can't come right at 6:30, not a problem!  Join us whenever you are able.

Please include everyone who will be attending when you RSVP so we can plan accordingly!

April 21, 2018

A Day at the Bronx Zoo

Main Zoo Entrance, 9:45am

Join the Better Halves Club for a day at the Bronx Zoo, inlcuding an info session on gorillas by an employee who is also a current better half!

We will meet at 9:45am at the main entrance of the zoo - 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx NY

For members with a NYC ID, general admission is free but there is a $6 fee for special exhibits (which must be paid by members at the entrance).

For members without a NYC ID, tickets are $17 per adult and $12 per child (3 and older) and should be purchased through orgsync (link below).

April 20, 2018

Bourbon Tasting

Rachel's Apartment, 7 pm

Now that you've tasted scotch and tequila, it's time to try bourbon. Join us for the club's first bourbon tasting! Several different bourbons will be available for tasting, as well as food pairings for each. Just bring yourself and your student!

 

12 spots are available and will be first come, first serve. Tickets are $15 per person. Tickets are non-refundable.

 

Rachel will host at her apartment on the Upper West Side. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs.

**Sold Out**

April 13, 2018

Wine Night

Isha's Apartment, 7 pm

Join us for a wine night!

Bring yourselves and a bottle of wine, food will be provided.

Students are also welcome.

If you're working and can't come right at 7, not a problem!  Join us whenever you are able.

Isha will host at her apartment near Columbus Circle. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs. 

When you RSVP, please provide: your full name, your student's name (it will be required for FPO) and whether your student is joining you.

April 10, 2018

Career Workshop

Uris Room 333, 7:00pm

Join us as we host two great speakers.

 

7:00 pm

Elizabeth Jones will discuss the Columbia Employment Information Center, including what they do and what they offer, as well information on how to apply to jobs at Columbia.

7:30pm

Yxa Bazan, lecturer from Columbia University, will speak on how to ask for what you want.

Food and drinks will be provided and there will be an opportunity for networking with fellow club members.

April 08, 2018

NYRR Boomer's Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe

Central Park, 9 am

Join us for a 4 Mile Run in Central Park on April 8th! Go to the race website to sign up for the race - membership in NYRR is not required. We will meet before and after the run. More details to come!

April 06, 2018

Free First Friday at the Frick

Frick Museum, 6 pm

Join us for an evening taking advantage of one of the best cultural institutions in NYC! We'll visit the Frick Museum, a gem of a collection and the former private residence of Henry Clay Frick. This is an evening where the museum opens its doors for free and has musicians, gallery staff giving brief lectures, and more.

The doors open at 6 pm, but as the event is very popular, we recommend getting there earlier if you can. If you can't, don't worry, but be prepared to wait in a bit of a line.

Depending on how the timing works, we may also be able to make a trip to Ladurée or Bemelmans Bar!

March 31, 2018

CBS Families Social

Uris Hepburn Lounge + Terrace, 1- 4pm

Join the Better Halves Club for a CBS Families Social. All families and parents-to-be at CBS are invited to attend. We will have family-friendly food from Murray's Cheese, drinks for all ages and activities for the kids. Additionally, each family will receive a goody bag with helpful information for the parents and fun items for the kids.

Please include everyone who will be attending when you RSVP so we can plan accordingly (including all kids attending and their ages)!

March 24, 2018

Chelsea Gallery Tour

4pm

Join the Better Halves Club for a private Chelsea Gallery Tour through New York Gallery Tours. The two hour tour includes that week's 7 most extraordinary gallery exhibits and will be led by Rafael Risemburg.

More details can be found at https://nygallerytours.com/about/

Tickets will be $15 per person and space is limited to 20 people. 

March 20, 2018

Careers - Job and Salary Negotiations Presentation

Uris Room 140, 7:00pm

The Better Halves Club is excited to host CBS Professor Oliver Sheldon who will be presenting on jobs and salary negotiations.

Food and drinks will be provided and there will be an opportunity for networking with fellow club members.

February 23, 2018

Mexican Tequila and Beer Night

Emilio's Apartment, 7 pm

Join us as we enjoy Mexican tequila, beer and food. Emilio & Valentina will be hosting this event at their apartment in Morningside Heights. The evening will include tasting a variety of good tequila, Mexican beers and homemade tacos al pastor.

8 spots are available and will be first come, first serve. Tickets are $10 per person to cover the cost of alcohol. RSVP to receive a Venmo request and reserve your spot. Tickets are non-refundable.

**This event is sold out**

February 11, 2018

Paint and Sip

Uris Hepburn Lounge, 1:30pm

The Better Halves Club is hosting Paint & Sip Studio NY on campus for an afternoon of painting. Each attendee will get their own canvas and a Paint & Sip instructor will lead the group in painting a NYC-themed painting. Snacks, drinks and wine will be provided.

Space is limited to 15 spots. Tickets are $25 per member and must be purchased through OrgSync (access through Student ID and login).

February 07, 2018

English Literature / Language Workshop Part II

Uris Room 140, 7:15 pm

Let's practice English and learn about literature from across the pond. We will be reading and discussing passages from different works - which will emailed to participants after they RSVP. Everyone is welcome: to practice or help others improve while learning something new. 

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

**We will be discussing Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales**

January 31, 2018

English Literature / Language Workshop

Uris Room 303, 7 pm

Let's practice English and learn about literature from across the pond. We will be reading and discussing passages from different works - which will emailed to participants after they RSVP.

Everyone is welcome: to practice or help others improve while learning something new. 

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

January 19, 2018

Wine Night

Kate's Apartment, 7:30 pm

Join us for the first wine night of the semester!

Bring yourselves and a bottle of wine, food will be provided.

Students are also welcome.

If you're working and can't come right at 7:30, not a problem!  Join us whenever you are able.

Kate will host at her apartment on the Upper West Side. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs. 

When you RSVP, please provide: your full name and whether your student is joining you.

December 08, 2017

Holiday Party

Uris Lounge + Terrace, 7 - 10 pm

Join us for our annual holiday party! Tickets will be $15 per person, and $25 per couple.

We will have catering from Murray's Cheese and beer and wine will be provided. Additionally, we will be collecting canned food items to donate to City Harvest to help our local community. For each canned good donated, you will receive 1 raffle ticket in our drawings for prizes. We will be raffling away 2 Echo Dots and 1 Echo - three homes will be getting a little smarter!

We hope to see you there!

December 05, 2017

Wine Night

Alex's Apartment, 7 pm

Bring yourselves and a bottle of wine, food will be provided.

Students are also welcome.

If you're working and can't come right at 7, not a problem!  Join us whenever you are able.

Alex will host at her apartment on the Upper West Side. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs. 

December 04, 2017

Holiday Playdate

Playroom at 92 Morningside Ave, 4-6 pm

Attention families!

Join us for a Holiday Playdate! 

Next Monday December 4th at 4pm at Ana Carolina Maiorano Penido's playroom. 
We will decorate gingerbread houses and also have our usual fun!

December 02, 2017

Cookies + Glühwein

Ally's Apartment, 2 pm

Join us at Ally's apartment in Bloomfield NJ for an afternoon of baking holiday cookies with traditional glühwein! Students and children are welcome.

Just bring yourselves. Glühwein, recipes, and ingredients will all be provided.

November 28, 2017

Careers Workshop - Developing Your Brand

Uris 140, 7-9 pm

Join us for our first Careers Workshop, including presentations on building your personal brand, resume writing, LinkedIn profile, and finding out your strengths! As a bonus, get a professional LinkedIn profile picture taken for free!

This event is open to all BHC members and students. Drinks and food will be provided. Plus, this a great chance to network with other Better Halves and students. You never know whom you might meet!

Additionally, we want to hear your thoughts on what you would like from BHC Careers. Feel free to email us or leave a comment.

Please RSVP by clicking on the button below. Please let us know if your student will also be attending.

November 17, 2017

Better Halves Matters 2

Uris 303, 7 pm

Join us for our next Better Halves Matters! Camila González del Solar (18) and Katharina Schindlbeck (18) will give short presentations about themselves, including how they became a CBS Better Half, and answer questions.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

November 12, 2017

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, 1 pm

The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. The production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa Bear’s annual Christmas Eve holiday show. The audience also gets to join in on the fun with sing-a-longs during the performance of holiday favorites the “I Have A Little Dreidel” and “Feliz Navidad.”

Tickets are $8 for children and $12 for adults. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, click here.

November 12, 2017

A Night at Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery, 7pm - 10pm

Join the Better Halves Club and MicroBrew Club for an evening at Brooklyn Brewery on Sunday November 12th. We will have beer, food, brewery tours and cornhole! Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot!

We've extended the RSVP deadline to November 4! Tickets are $45 per person and are non-refundable.

October 28, 2017

Fall Sangria Social

Rachel's Apartment, 3 pm

Join us for an afternoon of Pumpkin Spice & Apple Cinnamon Sangrias, fall treats, Halloween movies & pumpkin carving! We're celebrating sweater weather and Halloween and we hope you stop by. Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided.

 

Please bring either a snack or drink of choice.

Address will be provided separately to all RSVPs. Please indicate in RSVP if your student and/or kids will be attending.

October 26, 2017

Better Halves Matters

Calder Lounge, 7 pm

Join us for our first Better Halves Matters of the year! Rachel Doyle (18) and Luiza Brazil do Prado (19) will give short presentations about themselves, including how they became a CBS Better Half, and answer questions.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

October 22, 2017

Brunch Social

Alexandra's Apartment, 12 pm

Join us for a brunch social!

Bring yourselves and a bottle of prosecco for DIY mimosas. Food will be provided.

Students are also welcome.

Alexandra will host at her apartment in Midtown West. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs. 

When you RSVP, please provide: your full name, your student's name (CBS will want it for receipts), and whether your student is joining you.

October 21, 2017

Storm King

Storm King Art Center + State Park, 9 am

Join us for a day of exploring New York outside of the City, during a beautiful time of year to be outdoors!

We will start the day at Storm King Art Center, an amazing outdoor art gallery. After the gallery, we will stop for lunch. Then, right down the road, we will do a hike in Storm King State Park, which Hike the Hudson Valley describes as having "the best views of the Hudson Valley you're likely to find without renting a helicopter." The weather is supposed to be perfect and the fall foliage will be at its peak!

 

Please note, this hike is a moderately challenging 2.5 hour loop. There will be some steep areas in the first 30 minutes or so, and then the hike will be more of a walk. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and shoes/boots.

We are renting two SUVs for transportation. To reserve your seat(s), students must RSVP in OrgSync (button below) and purchase a ticket for each person attending. The fee covers transportation, gallery admission, and lunch. Tickets are non-refundable.

October 20, 2017

Wine Night

Kate's Apartment, 7 pm

Bring yourselves and a bottle of wine, food will be provided.

Students are also welcome.

If you're working and can't come right at 7, not a problem!  Join us whenever you are able.

Kate will host at her apartment on the Upper West Side. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs. 

When you RSVP, please provide: your full name, your student's name (CBS will want it for receipts), and whether your student is joining you.

October 18, 2017

Networking Reception

Uris 332, 7-10 pm

Join us for a fun evening of speed networking and ice breakers, with snacks and drinks. You'll learn more about your fellow Better Halves, their professions, and hobbies. We'll also discuss upcoming conferences and BHC member discounts.

Are you job hunting in NYC? It's all about not what you know, but whom you know - so get ready to make some new acquaintances! If you're not looking for work, this is still a great way to meet people and find others with shared interests.

October 14, 2017

Scotch Night II

Helen's Apartment, 7 pm

Get together to learn more about scotch and taste some classics, with food pairings. Just bring yourselves. Students and non-members invited! To accommodate interest, we are hosting two different scotch nights - this is the Saturday event.

 

25 spots are available and will be first come, first serve. Tickets are $15 per person for current and former members, and $30 per person for non-members. RSVP to receive a Venmo request and reserve your spot. Tickets are non-refundable.

 

Helen will host at her apartment on the Upper West Side. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs.

When you RSVP, please include: your full name, whether you are bringing a guest, and your Venmo username.

October 13, 2017

Scotch Night I

Helen's Apartment, 7 pm

Get together to learn more about scotch and taste some classics, with food pairings. Just bring yourselves. Students and non-members invited! To accommodate interest, we are hosting two different scotch nights - this is the Friday event.

 

25 spots are available and will be first come, first serve. Tickets are $15 per person for current and former members, and $30 per person for non-members. RSVP to receive a Venmo request and reserve your spot. Tickets are non-refundable.

 

Helen will host at her apartment on the Upper West Side. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs.

When you RSVP, please include: your full name, whether you are bringing a guest, and your Venmo username.

October 07, 2017

Night at the Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5 pm

You've probably been to the Met before. But, did you know that the Museum has a rooftop, with incredible views of Central Park and the NYC skyline, and a cocktail bar? It's also open late on Fridays and Saturdays, and you can enjoy the galleries when they're less crowded!

Institutions like this are part of why you chose NYC and CBS - come enjoy a fun evening making the most of it!

RSVP to let us know whether you can make it. Please make sure to include your cell phone so that we can tell you where we are in the Museum.

October 06, 2017

Official Club Kickoff

Uris Hall Lounge + Terrace, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Join us for our official club kickoff! Come meet current and fellow new Better Halves over some pizza and drinks. This event is for Better Halves, students and their families. We'll be handing out free totes to all new members.

When you RSVP, please indicate whether your student or family will also attend.

September 28, 2017

Wine Night

Helen's Apartment, 7 pm

Join us for the first wine night of the year!

Bring yourselves and a bottle of wine, food will be provided.

Students are also welcome.

If you're working and can't come right at 7, not a problem!  Join us whenever you are able.

Helen will host at her apartment on the Upper West Side. Details will be emailed to the RSVPs. 

Please note that Helen has a dog.

When you RSVP, please provide: your full name, your student's name (CBS will want it for receipts), and whether your student is joining you.

September 26, 2017

Early Education and Child Fair

Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall, 4 - 6 pm

The university's Offices of Work/Life and Government and Community Affairs are hosting their annual resource fair for families. More than 70 early education and child care centers near campus will participate. For more information, click here.

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