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Events Calendar

BCDC Picnic + Open House @ Gravelly Point
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join BCDC for our riverside spring picnic and open house at Arlington’s Gravelly Point (near National Airport) May 21 @ 3:30PM! We’ll break bread, sip drinks, and raffle off some Brown and Rhode Island swag–all with the scenic backdrop of planes landing and taking off just beyond us.

On top of reconnecting with fellow Brunonians from throughout the DC area, it’s also a chance to celebrate the past year as we look toward a new BCDC board come July, and to share your ideas about what the year ahead should include. We’ll also share ways to get involved in growing our local Brown community.

Our picnic spread will feature summery fare and Rhode Island classics like ice-cold ‘Gansetts. We’ll also raffle off a mixture of Brown swag and Ocean State standbys–think Del’s Lemonade mix, Autocrate coffee milk syrup, and more! Stop by for just a bit or stay as long as you’d like. Friends, family, and pets are warmly welcomed, too!

Please review the BCDC event policy before registering.

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Cross-Ivy Latin Dance Night @ 618 Cocktail and Whiskey Lounge
Jun 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Keep your dance card open for a Cross-Ivy bachata lesson on June 10 @ 8:30PM in the heart of DC’s bustling Chinatown! Kat Arias of Ferocity Dance Company will provide instruction for a small group of Brown and Columbia alums and friends. Everyone of all abilities, backgrounds, and experience is welcome!

Known for its love stories and distinctive, syncopated rhythm, bachata originated in the Dominican Republic during the 1960s. Repressive politics in that era stifled broad awareness of the dance form, but at long last it has become a true, international sensation.

Our private lesson is offered at a special discount to members of BCDC and ColumbiaDC, as well as their guests. Registration includes each dancer’s lesson fee, and a cash bar will be available. Following the lesson, we are invited to continue dancing the night away with Stuck on Salsa!

To ensure in-depth instruction and mind public health guidelines, attendance is strictly capped, so secure your spot today!
Please review the BCDC event policy before registering.

RSVP here.

Summer Welcome and Networking Reception @ National Press Building
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

BCDC is ecstatic to invite Brunonians of all class years to a special “welcome back” celebration for the Brown in Washington (BIW) program on June 13 @ 5:30PM! BIW will return to an on-site (non-Zoom!) experience this month for the first time since 2020, after a heroic amount of work to keep the program thriving remotely during pandemic conditions.

We’ll gather in BIW’s new home in the National Press Building for an evening of mirth, mentorship, and intergenerational community-building! The focus will be on celebrating and renewing connections between alums and current students, as well as navigating life here in the District.

Light fare and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. At 7:00PM we’ll switch to alumni-only company and carry the conversation to a nearby venue, for those who can stay after hours.

RSVP here.


The Brown University Club of Washington D.C. fosters community and furthers intellectual curiosity and exploration among Brown University alumni and their friends in the greater Washington D.C. area

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The club organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including social events, cultural events, sporting events, alumni spotlight events, and educational events, as well as ongoing programs such as the Brown DC Book club.

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