Events

If you'd like to organize an event, you can create an event here. You can also request funding for an event. Funding requests will be reviewed by the Executive Board ahead of the event.

The European Club is hosting a variety of events, both recurring and spontaneous. Our signature events include the weekly pubtour, the bi-annual wine and cheese reception, and the traditional summer programs. In addition the Club has hosted events in the past as diverse as restaurant nights, picnics, museum visits, and screenings of the Eurovision Song Contest. Our biggest and most successful event is the annual European Career Fair

If you'd like to participate in an event, check out the events calendar and contact the event organizer. You can also join our events mailing list to be always updated.

Here a short video about our last Wine and Cheese reception!


Europeans go paint balling

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European Club Members!

Let out your inner warrior and have some fun paint balling with the European club!

On Saturday, November 01, we will gather at the roundabout at the loading dock/back entrance to the Stratton Student Center (W20), and will will head about 40 minutes to the paintball arena, which has both indoor and outdoor areas. Check out the newly refurbished area:

www.bostonpaintballchelsea.com/index.php/2012-12-12-19-27-32/2-boston-paintball-ashland.

The time on site will be about 3-4 hours and we have organised a pizza lunch for everyone who comes to enjoy during the break to refuel.  There are 15 spots available on the trip. Tickets are $35, but the European Club is subsizing this event with $10 for the first 10 signups. Priority will be given to MIT students, followed by MIT affiliates.

Please note that the cost of the event includes equipment (i.e. guns and gas), game time at the arena and 200 paintballs each.  Depending on your fire rate, you may need to purchase more paintballs ($6 for 100 paintballs).

To sign up for this event,

1) RSVP here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1H8YA9CAEPPHOfG1Jr9Q7o4GEcyhPnefr41QsCMKZyqU/viewform?usp=send_form#start=invite

2) email edwardw@mit.edu to request a spot and indicate if you have a car or can rent a car.  Car rental and gas cost will be split between driver and passengers. The exact pick up time will be confirmed later but will be early morning.  We need at least 3 car owners/drivers. 

Please wear old clothes and shoes although the paint does wash out of clothes.  Overalls can also be rented at the facility.

Let's make this one a blast!

Edward


Halloween in Salem

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Celebrate Halloween with EuroClub this year!

On Friday 10/31, 1e'll first watch "The True 1692" at 8 PM at CinemaSalem, a four-screen independent community movie theater located in historic downtown Salem, MA. The True 1692 is a 3D film which tells the true story of the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692.

Then, we'll have drinks at Witch's Brew Cafe.

Afterwards, we'll hang out at Salem Open Market.
 

Cost: EuroClub will cover the cost of the movie ticket. You'll need to pay for your own transportation and drinks. Note that the commuter rail does go to Salem.

Please also note that this event will be limited to 10 people.

Transportation: We'll take the Newburyport/Rockport Line at 6:45 PM from North Station. Please be at North Station at 6:30 PM. This costs $7 one way. I recommend you buy your ticket in advance, but you can also pay for it in cash on the train (a little more expensive)

Please sign up by going to: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H8YA9CAEPPHOfG1Jr9Q7o4GEcyhPnefr41QsCMKZyqU/viewform?edit_requested=true#start=invite

You can e-mail hbey@mit.edu if you have questions. Looking forward to it!

Halide & Roshan


Arnold Arboretum with Euro Club

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Arnold Arboretum is America's oldest public arboretum, and has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines.
Let's meet on Sunday (10/26) at 11 at Canto 6 Bakery to have some pastries & coffee, and then head over to the Arnold Arboretum (30-minute walk).

Cost: You'll need to pay for your own transportation. Entrance to the Arboretum is free. EuroClub will kindly pay for the treats at the bakery.

Please sign up by filling out:

1. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H8YA9CAEPPHOfG1Jr9Q7o4GEcyhPnefr41QsCMKZyqU/viewform?edit_requested=true#start=invite

so Euro Club can keep track of its membership.

2. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14eDzqrEYRh3y_V5d8VX8fkJG3HIPyeVykMxIa0ppnfI/viewform?usp=send_form

this is how I'll see that you signed up. First 10 to complete this form will get the subsidy.

 

For information, email halide.bey@euroclub.mit.edu


Coffee Break

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Meet the European Club!

Let's meet on Wednesday (10/22) at 3pm at the Stata Cafe (MIT Stata Center, 1st floor) for our fortnightly coffee break.

We will be sitting near the coffee shop, at the low tables around the MIT libraries cubicle. Look for the "European Club" sign on the table!

This coffee hour is a perfect opportunity to meet with current EC members, as well as interested newbies and learn more about the club's exciting upcoming events!

The Club will provide free cookies! The only thing you need to do is meet with us at 3pm at Stata Cafe, buy your drink and enjoy EC's delicious cookie treats!

Hope to see you there!


Placebo concert

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Hi rock fans!

Would you like to go check out a really good, British rock band?

Placebo is an English rock band, formed in London in 1994 and consists of singer-guitarist Brian Molko, guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal and drummer Steve Forrest. To date, they have released seven and have sold around 11 million records worldwide. They released their new album Loud Like Love on 16 September 2013.

I plan on going and would love for some more rock fans to join.

The concert is on Sunday the 12th of October 2014 at 7pm at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, which is right at the Pleasant St. T-stop (green line). There is a cafe near by called Blue State Coffee and I suggest that we meet there at 6pm for refreshments and a chat before the concert and then go together to the venue.

Tickets are sold online at $38 (http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D08C7F75BB9) or directly at the Paradise Box Office ($30 no overhead fee).

However, as part of the European Club Activities you can get the ticket subsidized by $10!

The event is open to everyone but the discount is limited to 10 people on a first come first serve basis

If you want to join and claim your discount, please register by email to metterathje@gmail.com no later than September 22th. I will respond you and let you know if you made it in the first 10!  You will then buy the ticket and I'll reimburse you of your 10$ when you hand me your ticket receipt.

Hope to see you,

Mette


BSO with Euro Club

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Join Euro Club members for a BSO concert at 3 PM this Sunday (10/12)!
We'll be listening to NIELSEN String Quartet No. 4 in F, Op. 44 and
SCHUBERT String Quartet in A minor, D.804, "Rosamunde". Admission is free
and the program lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee
and dessert reception for the audience and musicians.

Please note the event is in Beverly, MA. MBTA goes there and tickets are around 10$.

Performers:Jason Horowitz, Victor Romanul, violins; Michael Zaretsky,
viola; Blaise Déjardin, cello

In order to sign up, please fill out
1.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QiBVsWnfftLyLlzXNHtkR22p8IEH98jYUuSYm6FrHQE/viewform?usp=send_form

by Friday (tomorrow) so we can reserve tickets for you.

2.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H8YA9CAEPPHOfG1Jr9Q7o4GEcyhPnefr41QsCMKZyqU/viewform?edit_requested=true#start=invite

so Euro Club can keep track of its membership.

Best,
Halide


Wednesday Coffee Hour

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Meet the European Club!

Let's meet tomorrow (Wednesday) at Stata Cafe at 3pm for our  fortnightly
coffee break.

Coffee breaks will be every other Wednesday, at 3pm. The Club will provide
free cookies!

We will be sitting near the coffee shop, at the low tables around the MIT
libraries cubicle. Look for the "European Club" sign on the table!

This coffee hour is a perfect opportunity to meet with current EC members,
as well as interested newbies and learn more about club's exciting
upcoming events!

Only thing you need to do is meet with us tomorrow at 3pm at Stata Cafe,
buy your drink and enjoy EC's delicious cookie treats for you!

Hope to see you there,

Best,

the EC board


Wednesday Coffee Hour

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Meet the European Club!

Let's meet tomorrow (Wednesday) at Stata Cafe at 3pm for our  fortnightly
coffee break.

Coffee breaks will be every other Wednesday, at 3pm. The Club will provide
free cookies!

We will be sitting near the coffee shop, at the low tables around the MIT
libraries cubicle. Look for the "European Club" sign on the table!

This coffee hour is a perfect opportunity to meet with current EC members,
as well as interested newbies and learn more about club's exciting
upcoming events!

Only thing you need to do is meet with us tomorrow at 3pm at Stata Cafe,
buy your drink and enjoy EC's delicious cookie treats for you!

Hope to see you there,

Best,

the EC board


Weekend Trip to Maine

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Dear EuroClubbers,

We are organizing a retreat in picturesque Maine this weekend. We will leave Boston on Friday afternoon and come back on Sunday evening or Monday early afternoon (depending upon personal preferences). This will be a great chance for you to get to know the Club and make new friends.

Place:
We have rented a wonderful lake-house on scenic Damariscotta Lake, South
Bristol, ME. The property consists of the main cabin and two smaller adjunct
cabins. It is located directly on the lake and we have kayaks and
a sailboat ready for our use. Altogether, the property holds 20 people,
comfortably distributed over 10 bedrooms. We will visit the town of South
Bristol, situated at the idyllic shore of the Maine coastline - a prime
destination with numerous attractions, including hiking, sailing, shopping
etc.

Transportation:
We will be renting cars to drive to the location on Friday at different
times of the day to accommodate personal preferences.

Cost:
The Club will bear the expenses for accommodation and transportation. Food and
recreational activities will be borne by the participants. The cost of the trip is the same
irrespective of whether you choose to come back on Sunday or Monday.

To sign up for this event:

1) Email sven.loebrich@euroclub.mit.edu to inquire about availability

2) Please fill in the following form:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dG9XNGVNRUNwQkdBN2lFZ1ZGMjB0T0E6MA

Signup deadline is Thursday noon, as we have to make the necessary arrangements for car rentals etc.

Preference will be given to MIT students.

For the European Club Executive Board,

Sven


Visit to Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Dear all,

The MIT Euroclub is organizing a visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this Saturday, September 13.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays an art collection of world importance, including works that rank among the most significant of their type. Isabella Stewart Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 2,500 objects—paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters—from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America. Built to evoke a 15th-century Venetian palace, the Museum itself provides an atmospheric setting for Isabella Stewart Gardner's inventive creation. Check website for further information http://www.gardnermuseum.org.

Here the details for the visit:
There will be 10 spots on a first come first served basis. Admission is FREE for students with a valid student ID various universities including MIT and Harvard. LUNCH will be subsidized by the MIT Euroclub in the Café G of the Museum. ($8 subsidy per person).  We will meet in front of the museum at 11 am on Saturday, 9/13.

to RSVP for this event:

1) register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H8YA9CAEPPHOfG1Jr9Q7o4GEcyhPnefr41QsCMKZyqU/viewform?usp=send_form#start=invite

2) email fannifan@mit.edu

Looking forward to seeing you guys!

Cheers,
Fanni

 


Nahant Picnic

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Dear Euroclubbers,

I am organizing a bicycle excursion to Nahant this

Saturday, September 13th.

Nahant is a peninsula formed by two joint islands that are connected to the main land by a dam, located in Lynn bay, a few miles north of Boston. It covers a total of 3 square kilometers and reaches an elevation of 15m above sea level. Although 15 meters doesn't sound like much, Nahant is very hilly and the bike ride over the island has to be considered intermediate to strenuous. This bike trip is not suited for beginners.

We will start out at MIT's Stata center at 10am (at the intersection of Vassar and Main Streets, between the Koch cancer center and the STATA entrance). From there we will ride through the newly opened connector bikeway from North Point park to the Aquarium and pass by North Station. From the Aquarium we will take the blue line to East Boston. Finally, we will go up along the shoreline to Lynn bay were we reach the dam to Nahant after a total of 11 miles.

On Nahant, we will sit together for a nice picnic on the premises of the Northeastern University Marine Science Center, a place that offers spectacular views over the shoreline of Cape Ann. After the picnic we will ride our bikes to Nahant's legendary 40-steps beach. This beach is a pebble beach, accessible only through wooden stairs. The 40 steps lead to an enclosed bay were warm seawater gets trapped during the summer to offer an exceptional ocean swim experience to its visitors. We can swim across the bay, climb out of the water and jump in off the cliffs - it's spectacular! There are no changing rooms at 40-steps beach. Please be advised to bring a large towel for changing clothes the American way.

After the swim we will go to "Tides Restaurant and Pub" for refreshments and bathroom break, Nahant's only restaurant.

For the ride back, exhausted riders may opt to take the commuter rail from Lynn Station into Boston, or may want to ride the Blue Line from Wonderland into town. Alternatively, riders are welcome to join me on the 17-mile return ride back to MIT.

The excursion will take around 5-6 hours, depending on how much time we choose to spend at picnic and swim. We should reach Boston just before dusk.


Please bring:
- your bike, helmet and headlight
- bike repair kit in case of flat tire (there hasn't been a single bike ride without equipment breaking!)
- items to share for picnic (keep in mind: hummus goes well with everything except hummus)
- bathing suit, towel and sunscreen
- some cash
- plenty of water

The weather forecast for Saturday is warm and sunny, ideal for a bike ride and swim.

Due to practical considerations this trip is limited to 15 participants. Priority will be given to MIT students.
If you are interested in joining the bike ride, please

1) RSVP here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1H8YA9CAEPPHOfG1Jr9Q7o4GEcyhPnefr41QsCMKZyqU/viewform?usp=send_form#start=invite

We strongly recommend you provide your cell phone number for contacting you before and during the trip, should it become necessary.

2) email sven.loebrich@euroclub.mit.edu

For the European Club Executive Board,
Sven.


Wednesday Coffee Hour

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Meet the European Club!

Let's meet tomorrow at Stata Cafe at 3pm for our first fortnightly coffee break.

Coffee breaks will be every other Wednesday, at 3pm. The Club will provide free cookies!

We will be sitting near the coffee shop, at the low tables around the MIT libraries cubicle. Look for the "European Club" sign on the table!

This coffee hour is a perfect opportunity to meet with current EC members, as well as interested newbies and learn more about club's exciting upcoming events!

Only thing you need to do is meet with us tomorrow at 3pm at Stata Cafe, buy your drink and enjoy EC's delicious cookie treats for you!

Hope to see you there,

Best,

Ezgi


Skydive tandem jumping

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Dear thrill seekers,

Have you ever desired to experience the freefall at more than 100 miles per hour?
This is your opportunity to finally make it!
Can you think a better way to start the academic year?

The MIT Euroclub, in collaboration with the MIT Skydiving Club, is organizing a skydive tandem jump event for the MIT community.
Here are the details:
1) 10 spots - first comes first serve - are open to MIT-affiliates only. You need to have a valid MIT-ID card to be considered MIT-affiliates. You will need to bring your MIT-ID the day of the jump in addition to the regular ID (passport/state ID). No IDs no jump.
2) 2 spots are available - first comes first serve - to no MIT-affiliates. You need to bring your regular ID (passport/state ID) as well.

On Sep 6th we will meet at 77 Mass avenue, Cambridge (on the front steps of the Rogers Building)
The transportation is organized by the EC and the Skydiving club, and it will be at no cost for you.

If you are at least 18 years old of age and your weight is no more than 225 pounds,
follow these steps  to be part of the crew:
1) contact me at galighie@mit.edu to reserve your spot.
2) pay directly to me 75$  and send me your Liability Waiver forms by August 30th; I will email you the instructions and the forms after you signed up. If I don't receive your payment and the forms by August 30th I will contact the next person on the list. This is not negotiable. (The forms will waive EC and the Skydiving Club from any liability; you will sign other forms at the Pepperell Center.)

On the day of the jump you will pay the remaining $95.
The total  price will be $170 instead of regular $240, thanks to both the EC and the Skydiving club help!
Moreover, you are not going to pay any expenses for the trip ( so you will save additional $30, more or less)

Please read carefully the following webpage which states the rules to comply in order to have a skydive tandem jump, you can also find information about the skydive center we are going to : http://www.skyjump.com/tandemjumping .

Looking forward to meeting you,

Best,
Giulio


Discover Historic Walden Pond

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Walden Pond by bike or train

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 30th

Everyone is invited to go for a good swim in Walden Pond. Walden Pond, famous for Henry Thoreau, is a great destination to go to—to relax, visit Thoreau’s cabin, and to walk around the 1.6 mile pond.

We will meet at 12pm at the Concord train station.

How to get there:

Option 1: Take the commuter rail train from North Station (see details below)

Option 2: Join the bike ride from Alewife Station: We are going to ride our bikes along the famous MinuteMan bike path and extension path straight into Concord. We will meet at 10:15am outside the Bertucci's restaurant at Alewife Station. If you want to join the bike ride, please email sven.loebrich[at]euroclub[dot]mit[dot]edu

The ride is easy and should be doable for any level of experience. However, keep in mind that it's a 30 mile ride round trip. Bikers have the option of taking the commuter rail back to Boston.

For non-bikers: Please be aware that you can to take the outbound commuter rail train from North Station to Concord at 11:15am. The train will take you to Concord at 11:58am.

After the swim, we will go, around 3pm, for a pizza to Concord center. Since the next train to Boston leaves at 5:48pm, we will be ready to depart around 5pm.
This is a great opportunity for those who haven't been to Concord and Walden Pond to enjoy the picturesque views of the town and the pond, renowned for Thoreau and other great writers.

We will leave towards the Concord Train Station at around 5pm, since the next train from Concord to Boston departs at 5:48pm.( The train schedule did not list the time when the train from Concord arrives to Boston).

For those who want to go swimming, please bring with you a swim suit and a towel. For more information on the event and similar events, please see the following website: http://environmentliving.net/

To RSVP for this event please:

1) fill out the European Club Event Registration Form

2) email: tiraandrea1[at]hotmail[dot]com

I look forward to meeting you all!
Cheers,
Tira


Indoor rocking climbing

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Rock climbing event to initiate newcomers and a chance for experienced climbers to meet up and
discover a new climbing gym in Boston. We are going to focus on bouldering and auto-belay but
if you are an experienced top rope climber you are free to explore that too. Just that you will
need a partner to belay you.

This is a social sport where you learn by watching others and dicussing techniques.

Bouldering: low height climbing without ropes. Shoes on, shirts off and go!! Good training
to build up strength and technique. More interesting if you like problem solving or strength
training. Main risk is palm tendon injury if you try very violent jumps. You will only be
able to try those once you are reasonably good. This can be very obsessive and there is a
lot of problem solving involved. You can get started on the easiest route with virtually
no technique and 5 minute tutorial on "what not to do".

Auto-belay: higher walls with ropes anchored to the top of the wall. Longer climbs test stamina
more than strength. Requires some technique, easy routes are like climbing a ladder, harder ones
are like climbing a broken ladder. Simulates climbing on natural rocks. Main risk comes from
panicking when you are a bit high.

Why should you try this?

Ladies: are you upset that guys in the gym try giving you unsolicited advice on form? This is your
chance to show that you are stronger than the meanest bodybuilders. But this still won't cause
you to bulk up.

Guys: you may have been training for years and you can do tens of pull ups, but you have never
exercised some muscles. Which ones are those?

Venue:
Brooklyn Boulders
12A Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143
http://bkbs.brooklynboulders.com/
(see Directions and Parking on website)

Cost:
Day pass: $18 (students) and $22 (non-students)
Shoe rental: $5
If you are going to BrookylnBoulders for the first time, you have to pay extra $5 orientation.

Discount: Euroclub will try to bring the cost of day pass down to $10-12; depending upon attendence.

 

We need around 8-10 people to book the event. Please follow these steps if you want to attend:
(1) Fill in the European Club Event Registration
(2) Send an email to gchauras[at]mit[dot]edu
(3) Show up on D-day.


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