Our roundup of upcoming events at Dudley House, the GSAS graduate student center
Sing, Play, Keep the Beat
Dudley House is home to four active, high-caliber music ensembles, and we welcome your participation and attendance at our events!
The Dudley Chorus is Harvard’s graduate student choir. Informal auditions will take place on August 26 and 27 and September 6 and 7. E-mail Jamie Blasina at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu to audition.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Common Room, beginning September 9, 2014
Concert: Sunday, December 7
The Dudley Orchestra is a wonderful community of about 85 musicians. Auditions begin during orientation week. Join us!
Rehearsals: Sundays, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Main Dining Room
Concert: Saturday, November 22
Dudley Jazz Band and Dudley Jazz Combo
The Dudley Jazz Combo and the Dudley Jazz Orchestra perform a concert each term, the Dudley Jazz Orchestra also plays for the Spring Swing dance. Those interested in auditioning should be prepared to play several jazz standards from the Real Book, do some sight reading, and improvise.
Auditions: Wednesday, September 10, 6:00 p.m., Common Room
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Common Room, beginning September 17
Concert: Saturday, December 13
Dudley World Music Ensemble
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Graduate Student Lounge, beginning Tuesday, September 2
Friday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.–midnight, Dudley House
Dudley is back and more fabulous than ever. Starting at 7:00 p.m., tour what Dudley’s got in store for the 2014–2015 academic year, meet the Dudley staff, and partake of snacks, drinks, and schmoozing at the Open-House Party. You’ve heard of Television…now come and visit Dudley-Vision! Starting at 9:00 p.m., get groovy at the Dudley-Vision dance party. Meet hundreds of Harvard students in one fabulous night. Harvard GSAS ID is required for entry; state-issued ID required for alcohol. Snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments free. Alcoholic refreshments $2 (cash only). Be there and be fabulous.
See the Harbor Islands
Sunday, August 31, meet at Dudley House at 9:00 a.m., return time open
Boston is not just an urban landscape! Take the ferry from Boston Harbor for a refreshing escape to the ocean side. Explore the walking trails on Spectacle Island, visit historic Fort Warren on Georges Island, hop to other smaller islands and catch a breath of ocean air. Cost: $15 for the ferry with an additional $3 for transport between Georges Island and Spectacle (pay at the wharf), plus T fare.
Get Your Grill On, 2014—The Official GSAS Cookout
Saturday, September 6, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (rain or shine), 26 Oxford Street (Harvard Museum of Natural History lawn)
Another academic year is upon us, and while the sun is shining it’s time to fire up the grill! Bring your friends, family, and anyone else in need of a refreshing drink and a burger on a lazy summer afternoon. We’ll provide burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian food, as well as ice cold beverages of all kinds. Proper ID required for alcohol.
Dudley Literary Wine and Cheese Party
Tuesday, September 9, 7:00 P.M., the Fireside Room
Join other literary-minded folk at the inaugural Dudley Literary Wine and Cheese Party. Come hear about our events, including our Book Club, Boot Camps, the Dudley Review, and a newly-revived Creative Writing Circle.
Take in a Whale Watch
Sunday, September 21, 2:00 p.m., leave from Dudley House at 12:45 p.m.
Thousands flock to Boston to view these majestic animals. See what the fuss is all about! Cost: $28, plus T fare. Tickets go on sale on August 27 and can be purchased at Dudley Fest or in the Dudley House office. Dudley members may bring a guest (please bring your Harvard ID).
Public Service Fair
Monday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Common Room
Learn about volunteer options that suit your interests and schedule! Representatives from community organizations will provide information on tutoring opportunities, elderly visits, shelter volunteering, environmental awareness, and many other service arenas.
Hike Mount Moosilauke
Friday through Sunday, September 26 to 28
Join our annual retreat to the White Mountains for fall foliage and scenic hiking trails that range from challenging to leisurely in beautiful New Hampshire. We will stay at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. Ticket cost and sale date to be announced!