Recent Events



2018 Events

May 3, 2018. We enjoyed a fine Italian dinner including a goat cheese pizza appetizer, choice of veal marsala, chicken pizzaiola or eggplant rollatini parmigiana, and cannoli for dessert. After dinner, we heard from Dr. Deborah Sundlof, attending cardiologist and co-director of Lehigh Valley Hospital's Cardio-Oncology Program on "Cancer and Heart Disease: Two illnesses with shared risk factors.

2017 Events

November 10, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM. An evening at Lost Tavern Brewing, 782 Main St, Hellertown, PA 18055. Food, live music, and autumn beer on tap. Plan to attend, and bring friends too! No reservations necessary. 

April - On April 28th the Brown Club enjoyed another "Dinner with a Brown Professor" at Thai Thai II Restaurant in Bethlehem. Professor Howard P. Chudacoff has been teaching and writing about social and urban history for over four decades, almost all of which has been spent at Brown University, where he is currently the George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and Professor of Urban Studies.

2016 Events

November - On November 20th, a cold Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, fourteen Brown Club members and family visited the new National Museum of Industrial History in South Bethlehem. A docent, who has been a long-term volunteer at the museum (and also a grade school classmate of one of our members on the visit -- small world!), gave us a tour of some of the museum highlights. 

After the museum visit, most of us (plus a couple of additions) adjourned to the nearby Bonn Place Brewing Company for a social hour. The fine brews at Bonn and snack provided by the club seem to be enjoyed by all. We also got an interesting explanation of the brewing process at Bonn Place (it would be a bit of an exaggeration to call it a tour, as it encompassed a single room) from chief brewer and co owner Sam Masatto. Photos

July On July 16th, The Brown Club of Eastern PA had a fun filled evening watching the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs baseball game at Coca Cola Park. Local alumni and their families were joined by 3 area students who will be matriculating to Brown this fall, as part of the Class of 2020. It was a great summer evening to watch a ball game, meet local alumni, and sample the ball park menu in our private seating area. An Iron Pigs victory and post game fireworks were an added bonus! Photos

March - The Brown Club hosted a cocktail hour and dinner at Ocean, a small upscale restaurant in downtown Easton. We had one of our larger turnouts for this event, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We were especially delighted to meet some first time alumns who attended. Photos

January - The Phantoms Hockey Game at The PPL Center. Great time was had by all, watching our Phantoms put up a good fight against the Hartford Wolfpack. Watching in luxury from the corporate suite with food and beverage, ahh the good life. Photos

2015 Events: Photos

September - 4th Annual Lehigh Valley Heart Walk

August - reception and concert with The Revelers at Arts Quest 

March - Dinner with Professor Michael White of Brown's Sociology Department. 

2014 Events: Photos

December - Holiday Social with the Penn Club.
For the second year in a row the Brown Club co-hosted a holiday social at the Twisted Olive restaurant in Bethlehem with the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club. A nice turnout for both clubs made for a truly enjoyable event.

October - The book club will gathered at The Cafe in Bethlehem to discuss "The Brown Reader: 50 Authors Remember College Hill", edited by Judy Sternlight '82.

September - Lehigh Valley Heart Walk

June - Iron Pigs Game
A big hit as the Brown Club occupied the PPL Picnic Patio for the Saturday night game at Coca Cola Park. Alas, the Iron Pigs fell in battle to the Scanton Wilkes Barre Rail Riders. New students, alums, family, and friends enjoyed a great game, terrific buffet, and spectacular fireworks on a beautiful summer evening. Thanks Nadeem. 

May - The book club met at The Cafe in Bethlehem to discuss Snowden Wright's debut story "Play Pretty Blues: (The Life of Robert Johnson)" accompanied by the music of Robert Johnson.

April - Barnes Foundation Museum
The Brown Club of Eastern PA arranged a group tour of the world-renowned Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia by brunch at the nearby restaurant Jack's Firehouse. Brown alums and guests representing the Browns Clubs of Northeast PA, Central new Jersy, and Phildelphia attended, along with several guests from the UPenn Alumni Club of the Lehigh Valley. 

February - The book club met at The Apollo Grill in Bethlehem to discuss Donna Tartt's ('66) "The Goldfinch ", winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

January - A small contingent of Brown Alums joined the Penn Club to toast Ben Franklin's birthday at the in Rodizio's Grill in Allentown.

2013 Events: Photos

December: The Brown Club of Eastern PA hosted a Holiday Social at the Twisted Olive restaurant in Bethlehem on Saturday, December 7th. About 40 members of the Brown and the Penn Alumni clubs dropped in to enjoy beverages, appetizers, and lively conversation.

November - The book club met at Molinari's Restaurant in Bethlehem to discuss Marilynne Robinson's ('66) "Gilead: A Novel", winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

September - The 2nd Annual Brown Club participation in the Lehigh Valley Heart Walk was rewarded with a beautiful Fall day. Lehigh Valley Heart Walk A small but very fast and enthusiastic group completed the 2 mile circuit for Heart & Stroke awareness. 

September - The bookclub read the book "The Interestings " by Brown Alum Meg Worlitzer '81., meeting at a new Mexican restaurant in Easton: Mesa.

August - TheBrown Club gathered for a terrific event at Arts Quest's Steel Stack entertainment center on the site of the former Bethlehem Steel. The Sultans of Strings performed at Levitt Pavillion. Arts Quest reserved a gathering place for Brown Alums, Family and Friends and invited guests from the U Penn Alumni Club, in the Mike & Ike's Bistro. 

June - The bookclub will met to discuss the book "The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" " by Pulitzer prize winning author Katherine Boo. We gathered at Grille 3501 in Allentown, PA for a lively discussion, good food and beverages.

April - Dinner with the professor. This year we hosted Professor Emeritus Kurt Raaflaub of the Classics and History departments. His talk was entitled "Ancient Explorers and Utopias". The event was held at Melt Grill located at The Promenade. As always, this was a popular event with 30 or so Alumni and Friends in attendancea popular event.

April - The bookclub met at Bamboo Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar in Allentown, PA to discuss the book "The Song of Achilles" by Brown graduate Madeline Miller (BA and MA in Classics). About The Author. The Song of Achilles was awarded the 2012 Orange Prise for literature and was a New York Times bestseller.

2012 Events: Photos

December - The Book Club met at Sangria in Allentown to discuss Michael Chabon's new book Telegraph Avenue. Kudos to Sheila and Gabby for having read the entire book.

December - Holiday Event at The Nurture Nature Center in Easton. Gabby Salazar '90, Program Manager at the NNC, gave a fascinating presentation "Science on a Sphere". A very nice turn-out of members and family enjoyed the interactive presentations. Some of the younger members of the audience dazzled us with their knowledge of our lonely planet.

December - Dine out with Bruno at Maxim's restaurant in Easton, PA.

November - Brown Filmmaker Tanaz Eshaghian '96 came to SteelStacks to present her HBO produced documentary Love Crimes of Kabul with Q&A afterwards.

September - The Book Club - "A Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes at Ocean in Easton

September - BCEP members participated in the American Heart Association 5K
Walk BCEP Heart Walk

July - Night at the Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA

June - The Book Club discussion of "Townie: A Memoir" at Tapas On Main in Bethlehem

April - The Book Club discussion of "The Marriage Plot" at The Bookstore (speakeasy)

March - Dinner with Professor Dietrich Neuman at Sangria in Allentown, PA 

January - The Chattertocks Concert in Bethlehem, PA

2011 Events: Photos

December - Holiday Walking Tour, Bethlehem, PA 

October - The Lackawanna Mine Tour in Scranton

August - Night at the Velodrome, Trexlertown, PA

June - Tour of the Winterthur Museum

February - Skating at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem, PA 

2010 Events: Photos

December - Holiday Open House at Mercantile in Easton, PA 

November - Happy Hour at Tap n Table in November in Emmaus, PA

October - Dinner with the esteemed Professor Evelyn Hu-DeHart in October.

August - Brown University Taiko Drummers at Musikfest in the Serenity Garden. 

August - Dine out with Bruno at Valenca in Easton, PA

July - A Night of Racing at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown!

May - Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania Nature Walk. See from our first event!