Events

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.

And 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.

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


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.


Beach trip to Singing Beach

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Hi Euroclubbers,

It’s summer time in Boston, let’s make the most of it and join us for a Beach trip to the beautiful Singing Beach in Manchester, MA. Let’s meet on Saturday July 26th at 12pm at the North station train platform to Rockport/Newbury. You can buy your train ticket at the station (one-way $9.25 for zone 6) or pay cash on board (one-way $12.25). The train leaves sharp at 12.15pm and we’ll arrive in Manchester by 1pm. From there it’s just a 10min walk to Singing Beach, which also features a small canteen/snack stand as well as men and women’s restrooms and showers. The beach walk on fee is $5.

Bring a towel, swim trunks, picnic blanket, sunscreen, Frisbee, beach tennis, and snacks to share!

After a nice afternoon at the beach we’ll head back around 5pm and you can join us for drinks and free appetizers at “La Casa De Luis”, a Mexian restaurant right next to the train station. They have a nice patio so we can enjoy the evening sun a bit more smile From there we’ll take the train back to North station at 7.50pm. Alternative hours are 5.30pm or 10pm.

Important: Alternative rain date is Sunday July 27th.

To register, please follow these two steps:

1) RSVP here: European Club Events Registration

2) email christina.galonska[at]gmail[dot]com

Looking forward to meeting you guys smile

Cheers,
Christina


Hidden Wonders of Rockport

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Discover the Hidden Wonders of Historic Rockport

Now that we are approaching the month of August, what is better to do than to relax on the beach or go sea kayaking, surfing, etc...?

Well, on Saturday, July 19th everyone is invited to go to historic Rockport to relax on the beach, tour around the picturesque little town and harbor, and to do some sea kayaking. The meeting will be at 1:30 pm at the Rockport train station. Once everyone meets, we will head to the harbor, tour the town, and then we will go to the beach. Please don't forget to bring your bathing suits and sun screen!


Afterward, for those who are interested to go sea kayaking, after 4:00 pm you can get a good discount at the local boat rentals shop. The cost for renting for two hours a kayak is $20 per person. Sea kayaking is optional; for those who choose not to go sea kayaking may always stay on the beach and relax or tour the town and get a delicious ice cream.
The train back to North station leaves at around 5:10pm and 7:30pm.  Since you can only get the discount for renting a kayak at after 4:00pm, you can choose to take the 7:30pm train instead of the 5:10pm train.


Have a great summer and I am looking forward to meeting you all!
Cheers,
Tira

To register for this event, please complete the two-step process:

1) Fill out this form: European Club Event Registration

2) Contact Tira directly via email at: tiraandrea1@hotmail.com 

For more information on this event and on other similar events, please check this website: http://environmentliving.net/


Midnight Bike-athon

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Dear EuroClubbers,

 

Join us for an outstanding biking event: On the eve of the Boston Marathon we will ride our bikes along the designated Marathon Route.

Originated from a private undertaking a few years back this event has grown to attract as many as 700 bikers in the past!

The route is - obviously - 41 km long (that's about 28 miles) and covers some hilly terrain. Therefore this ride is for experienced bikers only.

Last year, MBTA provided a special commuter rail train that brought 300 bikers to the start line in Hopkinton, MA. This year, MBTA has withdrawn that support. However, the European Club has organized a private charter bus that can bring 30 riders (and their bikes) to Hopkinton. The bus fare is $20 per person, including the bike.

The bus will leave from MIT campus at 9:30pm SHARP. The bus will bring us to Hopkinton, MA from where we will ride our bikes, leaving with the general crowd at 11pm. The ride will take anywhere between 3 and 4 hours.

It will be dark, therefore every rider MUST have a white front light and a red back light. In addition, helmet lights are recommended, as well as reflective strips, jackets or pants.

Every rider must wear a helmet and bring minimal repair kit - so you won't end up sitting in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere if you have a flat tire...

If you are interested in attending, please email sven.loebrich@euroclub.mit.edu

For the European Club Executive Board,

Sven


LGBT Film Fest

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Dear EuroClubbers,

 

Join us for a hallmark LGBT event in New England: The Boston LGBT Film Festival!

The festival features a variety of LGBT-themed movies in different locations throughout Boston and Cambridge.

For the full program, please visit:

www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.net/

The European Club cordially invites you to join us for two movies:

1) The movie "The 10-Year Plan", at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. This movie is being screened on Friday, April 4th, at 7:00pm

2) The Men's Short Films, a series of gay-themed short films, at the Museum of Fine Arts. This session is on Saturday, April 5th, at 1:30pm

Tickets are $12 and $11, respectively. However, the European Club Board has agreed to subsidize the first 10 tickets so they will only cost $5. First come-first serve strictly applies.

If you are interested in joining for either or both events, please email

sven.loebrich@euroclub.mit.edu

 

For the European Club Executive Board,

Sven.


Private Piano Concerto

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Join us in celebrating Valentine's weekend!

With an evening of music at 190 Boston Street, South Boston.

French pianist Sylvain Carpentier is going to perform. The program includes works of Back, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt.

The event is free of charge, but voluntary contributions in form of snacks and beverages are encouraged!

The program begins at 8pm. All are welcome!

If you are interested in attending, please email tomasinoz[at]aol[dot]com

Nearest T-stops are Andrew or JFK UMass on the Red Line.

Best, Tom










Killington Ski Trip

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Let's go Skiing !

Feb 7-9 2014 Killington Weekend

This phenomenal offer includes:

       • 2 nights lodging at the Inn of Six Mountains (double Occupancy).  You may need to share a  full/queen bed
       • Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Lounge. hot tubs
       • 2 Full Breakfast
       • 2 Day Lift Ticket at Killington
       • Hotel is located on the Mtn Rd, a mile from lifts
       • All taxes and service charges are included
       • Area shuttle picks up at hotel, $2 a day

The hotel:  http://www.sixmountains.com/

The mountain:  http://www.killington.com/winter/index.html

Price: 
$285 per person by 1/8/2014 (if available)
$300 per person by 1/15/2014 (if available)
$325 per person until 1/22/2014 (unlikely to be available)

Does NOT include :  Food, drinks, transportation, rentals, lessons

Warning, there are a very limited number of spaces available so this trip is expected to sell out soon!!!  Also, we will need drivers or people willing to rent a car.  If you do not have a car, expect to reimburse the driver for expenses - expected to be $50 per person plus or minus

[Note from European Club Board: The Board has decided to help fund this trip. We will reimburse the gas for up to 4 cars, as long as a minimum of 3 people are riding together on both outbound and return trips. First come, first serve strictly applies. SL]

Please use the link to sign up.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yKCM55B3q68yENvRkZp0h1hXOdQZxc0LPbFReJfpUxQ/viewform

For questions contact Vijay on vijaym[at]yahoo[dot]com

 


Twelfth Night

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Hi EuroClubbers, 

As you know, Monday, January 6 is Little Christmas/ Three Kings/ Epiphany/ Twelfth Night, etc.  Since this is the official last day of the Christmas season,  I am having my annual party to bring it all to a close. 

There will be the traditional gluewein, food, desserts and music.  My invitation to the EC is for anyone who would like to participate. 

If you'd like to join, please contact me at tomasinoz[at]aol[dot]com so that I know how many to expect. 

We will begin at 7:30pm.  The nearest T stops are Andrew or JFK/UMass on the Red Line. 

Best,

Tom


Discover Ledendary Salem

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Discover Legendary Salem

 

Dear Euro Club Members,

Now is the time to discover Salem, the one and only historic town in America that is notorious for its dark history of witch hunting, the spell-binding muse that has inspired the legendary literary genius Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his famous novel “The House of the Seven Gables, and for being the tourist hot spot for the ongoing Halloween season.

On Sunday, October 27th, everyone is invited to visit Salem and to revisit the past through the traditional costume carnival. The meeting will be at one o’clock at the Salem Train Station. Once we meet, we will first head to the Witch Museum to learn about the history of the “Salem Witch Trials of 1692.” The entrance fee to enter this museum costs nine dollars—so, please remember to bring along with you some cash.

Afterwards, we will take a small break and have some coffee, and then we will head towards Nathaniel Hawthorne’s legendary home “The House of the Seven Gables.” One the way to Hawthorne’s home, you will see many dark puritan houses of this time period—so, please bring your camera as you will have the opportunity to see lots of fantastic historical sites!

For those who are interested to attend the event, please contact me via email at tiraandrea1@hotmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Best Regards,

Tira


Smoke This Rib Festival

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Every year East Cambridge hosts a Rib Festival where you can eat beef or pork spare ribs from various restaurants. 

Let us meet at Lechmere at 12:00 PM and go eat some yummy ribs!

Details below.  Note that you can just buy samples so no need to buy the ticket.

 

http://eastcambridgeba.dreamhosters.com/2013/09/smoke-this-rib-fest-2013/

For questions email vijaym@yahoo.com

 


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Dear Euroclubbers

The Euroclub is supporting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this year and we would love to have a few of you joining us for this event (http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY13NE?pg=entry&fr_id=55841).

They are mostly looking for volunteers to:

- Oct 5 (Sat) - Saturday Help - Unpack, setup and help assemble snack bags for the big event
- Oct 6 (Sun) - The big day! - Route monitors, T greeters, finish line greeters, setup and wrap-up crews.

Please contact me (Sara Cleto, sara.cleto@euroclub.mit.edu) for additional information and if you would like to join the team Euroclub! There will be Euroclub freebies for those who participate.

Looking forwards to hearing from you,
Sara

 


Foliage Trip to NH

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Dear EuroClubbers, 

 

Join us for a leaf peeping trip to New Hampshire!

The trip is planned for 

Saturday, October 05 (with Sunday, October 06 being the rain date)

We will ride up along I-93 to Franconia Notch for a short, easy hike.

We will then continue toward Crawford Notch and do a generous loop through the lower White Mountains. This route bears spectacular views over New England's world-famous foliage. 

We will have a communal picnic in the heart of the White Mountains, so bring some nice items to share, please. 

Please be advised that this trip can only happen if enough people with a car (or the ability to rent one) will sign up. If you don't have a car I will assign you a seat in the available vehicles, strictly on first come first served policy. 

To sign up for this trip, please fill in the following form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OxyXaGp68-fAnLjjThq1U2hr3NHk5M7tu7NfrmP0mJU/viewform

If you have questions, please email me on sven.loebrich@euroclub.mit.edu

For the European Club Executive Board, 

Sven


Hub on Wheels Bikeride

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Dear EuroClubbers,

The prime event for bike riding in Boston is coming up:

The Hub on Wheels Bike Ride
on Sunday, September 22nd.

With thousands of riders participating, Hub on Wheels (www.bostonbikes.org/events/hub-on-wheels/) is Boston's largest city-wide bike ride, with the option of going a 10-mile, 30-mile or 50-mile loop. You can find the route map on the above website and see where the fully organized ride will take you. Sign up as an individual and join the "MIT European Club Team".

Hub on Wheels is supported by hundreds of volunteers who stock up the refreshment pit stops and who guide riders at every turn so nobody can get lost. From personal experience I can say that the organization is excellent.

Difficulty ranges from easy (10-mile loop, mostly flat route) to strenuous (50-mile loop, partly hilly terrain), so every experience level is catered to. Riders must wear a helmet and sign release waivers.
A main attraction of the Hub on Wheels bike ride is a car-free Storrow Drive and Soldier's Field Road. Certainly, this event is the keystone of Boston biking.

The MIT European Club has registered a biking team. We have secured funding to subsidize the sign-up fee with 30$ for up to 10 participants. Regular sign-up fee is 45$. So getting a 30$ rebate is a significant discount! As always, first-come-first-serve policy applies. No-shows automatically forfeit their discount.

If you are interested in participating in the Hub on Wheels bike ride as part of the MIT European Club team, please email sven.loebrich@euroclub.mit.edu

This event will take place rain or shine, so be prepared for possible inclement weather. The official start is at 8am at Boston's City Hall, and we will have to assemble and collect our rider numbers at 7am on Sunday morning.

Much looking forward to an outstanding biking experience!

For the European Club Executive Board,
Sven.


Singing Beach!

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Let us go spend a day enjoying one of the most beautiful beaches in Massachusetts - Singing Beach, near Manchester,MA

Saturday, September 07 (rain date is Sunday, September 08)

You have two options to get there - by car or by train.    If driving by car, note that parking is very limited and will cost $25.00 per vehicle (may have increased).   Also, you can only park near the commuter train station and not by the beach.  

Your best option is to take the Newbury/Rockport commuter train from North Station to Manchester

We will meet at North Station on the train platform at 9:45 AM in order to catch the 10:15 AM train to Manchester   NOTE: The trains are VERY punctual and if you miss your train you will end up waiting two hours for the next one (12:15).  We will arrive at 11:15 AM and then will have to WALK about 1 km (0.6 m) to the beach where there is a $5 admission fee per person.

Do not bring anything that you are not prepared to carry, but don't forget your sunscreen, bathing suit, beach towel., money etc.   Also feel free to bring snacks to share.  Note that alcoholic beverages and open fires are not allowed on the beach.  There is a limited snack bar/grill  by the beach.

 We will need to to return to the commuter train station by 5:00 PM in order to catch the 5:15 PM train back to North station (next train is 7:30 PM)

Cost:  Approx $14.50 for commuter rail plus $5.00 beach admission  (both prices may have increased)

If you are interested in joining, please email Vijaym@yahoo.com

 


Beethoven Symphony 9 at Tanglewood

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Dear Euroclubbers,

Let's go to beautiful Tanglewood to listen to one of the greatest pieces in the history of classical music, Beethoven's Symphony 9 in D minor on Sunday, August 25th.
The concert starts at 2:30pm.

During the summer, the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs at Tanglewood, in Lenox, MA. The venue is located in Western Mass, and is about a 2-hour drive away.

We will enjoy a communal picnic on the lawn during the show.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the following website:
http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/48882

Be sure to choose the "lawn ticket" which is $20 per person plus a service fee of $6.25. Please make sure that the date and time is August 25th, 2:30 pm while purchasing. The recommended delivery method is "print at home". 

The board of the Europeanclub has approved a funding of $100 for the event. The first five registered participants will each get $20 subsidy for ticketing.
As always, first-come-first-serve policy applies.


We will start out in front of Building 46 of MIT (43 Vassar St., Cambridge) at 11:00am sharp. Please be punctual. Upon arrival we will set up the picnic. The performance starts at 2:30pm, is expected to last for about 1.5 hours. We will walk around the Tanglewood area for about 30mins before driving back at around 4:30pm. We are expected to get back to Boston around 7pm.



Things to take with you:
- Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and picnic blanket

- Items to share for picnic

- Some cash

- In case of rain, take an umbrella

If you are interested in joining, please RSVP by emailing yaov@mit.edu.

Please DO copy the following fields in the email and contain all of the information requested so that I can help coordinate the transportation.

Name
Cellphone
Whether you have a car and how many passengers you can take
If you have a driving license and could rent a car.

Please note that passengers are expected to contribute to gas expense, and to rental costs if applicable.

Yao


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