Event Details

Cornell Event Schedule:
*Note: Registration is required for each of these events

Monday, August 6th – Red & White Cocktail Reception
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location information will be sent via e-mail to those who have registered.

Please join us for a welcome Red & White cocktail reception hosted by Dr. Deborah Arrindell ’79 in her home.  Professor Kevin Gaines and Professor Penny Von Eschen will be our special guests.
  • $25 per person – includes hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, beer, rose and soft drinks

Tuesday, August 7thStrategies for Success When Building an Organization
10:00 a.m. – Noon
The Cottagers, Inc., 57 Pequot Avenue, Oak Bluffs

Spend the morning with Michael Huyghue ’84, a widely regarded and prominent figure in the professional sports industry with a career that spans over 30 years.  Mr. Huyghue is also the author of Behind the Line of Scrimmage: Inside the Front Office of the NFL, a former Cornell trustee and council member.  Drawing on his experience and expertise, he will share strategies for success when building an organization and discuss how race affects the careers of African Americans, women and other people of color.

Tuesday, August 7thDiscussion of History, Culture, and Politics at Cousen Rose Gallery
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cousen Rose Gallery, 71 Upper Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs

This afternoon Penny M. Von Eschen, L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities will share photos with us and discuss the history, culture and politics displayed in context.

Wednesday, August 8th
Music, Politics, and Social Movements in the US
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Union Chapel, 35 Narragansett Avenue (corner of Kennebec and Samoset Avenues)

Join Kevin K. Gaines, W.E.B. Du Bois professor of Africana Studies and History and Penny M. Von Eschen, L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities at the historic Union Chapel for a presentation on “Music, Politics and Social Movements in the US” followed by Q&A. This lecture is also open to Martha’s Vineyard community members.

Thursday, August 9thMeet me at the Inkwell!
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Inkwell Beach

Bring your family and friends for a day at the beach. Bring your towels, chairs, umbrellas, etc. Food and beverage service will be 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  You are welcome to arrive earlier and stay later.
  • $40 per adult, $15 per child – includes a BBQ lunch with vegetarian option, a signature cocktail and soft drinks
  • Rain date is Friday, August 10

Event Questions:
Calicia Mullings ’98  or call 617-323-0897
Registration Questions: Christina Ulrich or call 607-255-4173

Additional events taking place:

Newport (RI) Jazz Festival
August 3 – 5, 2018
Tickets available for purchase now.

Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Fest
August 6 – 9, 2018
Tickets available for purchase now.

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF)
August 6 – 11, 2018
Early bird tickets available through April 30, 2018.

Reflect + Renew Mindfulness Morning + Restorative Yoga
August 9, 2018



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