September 22, 2023

Spring Luncheon

Spring Luncheon
BNC Gotham Chapter – Thursday, June 6, 2019
12:00 Noon
420 East 59TH Street
Please join us for a very special day
to connect with new and old friends while enjoying
an authentic Italian and Mediterranean three course meal. Lunch will include coffee or tea and a glass of wine.
Installation of officers 2019-2020
Special guest speaker : Ingrid Schorr
Director of the Arts at Brandeis University
She will speak about Leonard Bernstein.
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Please send checks payable to BNC to:
Joyce Cohen
75 Lotus Oval North
Valley Stream NY 11581
Any amount over $54 is a charitable contribution to the Brandeis National Committee’s Magnify the Mind: Advancing Neuroscience Research.


Get ready for Spring 2019 with our new events! Click here for details.

New Bulletin

Our Fall 2018 bulletin is now available for your review here.

Special Event: “Marshall” Movie Screening – October 21st

The Arts AlumniAlumni of Color, and Lawyers Networks cordially invite you to attend this Alumni Club of New York City event.

Marshall movie poster. Picture includes multiple men and women.‘Marshall’ Movie Screening & Discussion with Screenwriter Michael Koskoff ’63

Sunday, Oct. 21
11 a.m. | Doors open
11:45 a.m. | Program starts
Question and answer session to immediately follow

Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed film “Marshall,” starring Chadwick Boseman. Set in Connecticut in 1941, the film is centered around a highly publicized trial in which 32-year-old Thurgood Marshall joins with a young Jewish lawyer, Sam Freidman, to defend a black man accused of the rape and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. While war rages in Europe, the trial, set against a backdrop of racism and anti-Semitism, proves to be a career-defining one for Marshall.

Immediately following the film, you are invited to participate in a question and answer session with Michael Koskoff ’63, who wrote the screen play for “Marshall” with his son, Jacob. Whether your interests are in law, the arts or civil rights, Koskoff has had his hands in it all.

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Tickets are $15 per person. Includes concession voucher and snacks.

RSVP before Monday, Oct. 12. Pre-registration is required.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 781-736-4012.

Michael Koskoff ’63
A trial lawyer for more than 50 years, Koskoff early in his career defended the Black Panthers in an historic New Haven trial. In other notable cases, Koskoff has served as counsel for plaintiffs in civil rights and malpractice suits, including for the family of singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. Presently, he is a principal at Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, a Connecticut trial law firm, known for its representation of the families of the Sandy Hook massacre.

The critically acclaimed “Marshall,” an Academy Award Nominee, received this year’s Silver Gavel Award, the American Bar Association’s highest honor in recognition of media and the arts. The ABA also lists it as one of the best legal movies of all time.

Event: Book and Author Luncheon – October 29th

Get ready for our annual Book and Author luncheon at the Yale Club! We have three exciting authors lined up for this even.

Tina Brown is an award-winning writer, editor, and founder of Women in the World Summit. She has edited for the Tattler, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker,  and written a New York Times Best seller. She founded the Daily Beast, Women in the World Summit, and Tina Brown Live Media. Her most recent book, The Vanity Fair Diaries, chronicles her role in revamping a failing magazine.

Gail Lumet Buckley is the daughter of Lena Horne. She frequently writes for the New York Times as well as multiple books. Her most recent book, The Black Calhouns, traces her family line from the Civil War to today’s cultural struggles.

Camille Aubray is an Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship winner and mentee of Margaret Atwood. She has written and produced for ABC News, PBS and A&E. Her best selling book, Cooking with Picasso, has gained critical acclaim. It follows the story of Ondine, a cook for Picasso, and the effects he has on her life.

All proceeds for this event benefit the Magnify the Mind Fund.

Event: His & Hers 3-Hour AIA Boat Tour – June 14

Join BNC Gotham on a boat trip around Manhattan, led by an American Institute of Architects guide, who will educate us on landmarks, icons, architecture, and engineering masterpieces of the city. This three hour trip will be both educational and fun as we cruise in style in a vintage, 1920s-style yacht around the island. Drinks and small snacks will be provided and we will be free to walk around the deck to take in the views.

This trip leaves at 1:30 from Pier 62 at the Chelsea Piers and returns at 4:30

Event: Yeshiva University Museum Tour – April 25th

Join BNC Gotham on April 25th for a tour of the Yeshiva University Museum. This museum, in connection to the University, is a celebration of Jewish work and accomplishments throughout history and around the world. The collection of 10,000 artifacts, exhibitions, programs, and installations attempt to capture the cultural, intellectual and artistic achievements of the Jewish people spanning 5,00 years. Exhibits feature fine art, folk art, clothing, textiles, ceremonial and ritual objects, historically significant documents, letters, photographs, and other objects of quotidian and significant events.

The museum is composed of four galleries, an outdoor sculpture garden, a children’s studio workshop, and a discovery center. As a teaching museum, in concert with Yeshiva University, it provides unique opportunities and programs for research and learning.

Following our tour we will have lunch together at Serenata.

Please see the bulletin for more details and directions.

Event: Good Housekeeping Institute Tour – April 13th

Come explore the behind-the-scenes of Good Housekeeping on this tour of the Institute. Good Housekeeping, a health, life, and style magazine, is backed by the Good Housekeeping Institute where products are reviewed and tested. On our tour we will visit the labs, meet the experts, and learn about the testing and reviewing process.

Good Housekeeping was started in 1900 with the goal of providing it’s reader’s with the best information to create a happy healthy life. Before there were the food and safety regulations we enjoy today, there was Good Housekeeping. It was warning its readers about dangerous preservatives in food products and lead levels in children’s toys long before any legislation was in place. Truly a institution ahead of its time, Good Housekeeping went beyond product testing to advise readers on lifestyle and health choices, such exercise and diet instead of weight loss pills and installing seat belts in cars. The Institute’s findings helped create the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Food and Drug Administration, among other safety standards.

After the tour we will enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant together. Please see the Bulletin for further information.

Event: His & Hers NY Museum of Jewish Heritage Tour – March 22nd

Join us on this educational event on March 22nd. We will be touring the Core Exhibition of the NY Museum of Jewish Heritage in its entirety. Lead by a docent, we will explore the three floors the exhibit which includes Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish Renewal. The museum’s goal is to educate visitors of all background about Jewish heritage and life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Though it is a living memorial to the Holocaust, the museum makes a point of presenting life before and after,  proclaiming that the Jewish people are not defined solely by atrocity.

The museum covers from the 1880s to present day and features 800 artifacts and 2,000 photographs in the core exhibit alone. Other temporary exhibits will also be on view.

See the Bulletin for further details and directions.

Event: Alexander Hamilton US Custom House Tour – March 8th

BNC Gotham invites you to join us on this tour of the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House and the following luncheon. Come explore this beautiful, historic building and learn about its past as the duty collections point for the port of New York. Currently serving as the host of the National Museum of the American Indian on the first three floors, this seven story structure is a magnificent example of American Beaux Art design. Envisioned by Cass Gilbert, and completed in 1907, the building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972. The inside is just as stunning as the exterior, complete with columns, statues, marble, and hand painted murals. This trip includes a visit to the Collector’s Office with woodwork from Tiffany Studios. This event is a must for architect enthusiasts and history buffs.

Following the Custom House we will take lunch at a restaurant in the area.

Please see the bulletin for further details.

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