Events

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Karaoke Night with Yale Silicon Valley

Date: Tuesday, June 27th
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Place: The Patio
412 Emerson Street, Palo Alto
Cost: Free for Everyone

Celebrate summer with our friends from Yale at our June karaoke night. This event is always a fun evening, even if you don't sing---but we encourage it! We convene in a corner of the Patio to hang out, grab food and relax.

Too scared to sing? Then just come along and watch your fellow alums showcase their musical talents (or lack thereof). It’s guaranteed to be a rockin’ good time!

We'll meet beginning at 8:30 pm (dinner menu is only served until 9:00 pm - after that there's appetizers). Food and drink on your own. Karaoke starts between 9:30 and 10:00pm.

Not yet a Harvard Club of Silicon Valley member? Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED:

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by June 26th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after June 26th are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
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Private House & Gardens Tour of Historic Filoli Estate

Date: Sunday, July 9th
Time: 10:15am - 1:15pm
Place: Filoli
86 Cañada Road, Woodside
Cost: $39 for Member, $49 for Non-Member, $34 for Students (Includes admission, and docent led tour of house and garden. Lunch on your own.)

Join Harvard alumni, families and guests as we dine al fresco following a private house and garden tour of Filoli — a jewel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century.

Currently celebrating its centennial, Filoli is a country house, set in 16 acres of formal gardens, surrounded by a 654-acre estate. Also known as the "Carrington Mansion", the main house was used in the filming of the TV show, Dynasty.

Filoli was built for Mr. and Mrs. William Bowers Bourn, prominent San Franciscans whose chief source of wealth was the Empire Mine, a hard-rock gold mine in Grass Valley, California. Mr. Bourn was also owner and president of the Spring Valley Water Company whose property comprised Crystal Springs Lake and the surrounding lands. He selected the southern end of Crystal Springs Lake as the site for his estate.

Mr. Bourn arrived at the unusual name Filoli by combining the first two letters from the key words of his credo: “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.”

Filoli was designed to include many of the elements you would expect on an English country estate. In addition to a formal garden, plenty of space was allocated for a large working kitchen garden with espaliered fruits, berry cages, vegetable garden, cutting garden and greenhouses. There was a farm group constructed with a superintendent's house, stable for draft horses, cook house and dormitory for the men. The 10-acre gentlemen's orchard, with its rare collection of fruit and cellar, was a significant feature placed in a prominent location right along the entry drive. A stone corporation yard was built to house farm vehicles and there were fowl houses for raising Mr. Bourn's favorite breed of Chanticleer chickens. There were two cow barns on the site and pasture for Mr. Bourn's flocks of sheep, which not only added landscape value, but kept the vegetation down, reduced fire hazard and helped keep the landscape views open.

Filoli had the distinction of being one of the last country places built on the Peninsula and the one that survived the longest in its original design.

Schedule
10:30am     Tour of Gardens
10:30am     Tour of House
11:30am     Lunch at Quail's Nest Café at Filoli

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RSVP REQUIRED:

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by July 2nd. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. If any attendee is less than 14 years, please let us know that, too. RSVPs and payments received after July 2nd are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Harvard alum or Harvard Club of Silicon Valley member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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An Evening with Lewis T. "Rusty" Williams, M.D., Ph.D. Founder, President & CEO of FivePrime

Date: Monday, July 10th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Vinson & Elkins LLP
555 Mission Street, San Francisco
Cost: $25 for Member, $35 for Non-Member

Dr. Williams founded Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. in December 2001 and has served as a member of the Board since January 2002, as the President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2011, as the Executive Chairman from July 2003 to January 2012, and as Chairman of the Board since March 2016. Previously, Dr. Williams spent seven years at Chiron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, now Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc., most recently as its Chief Scientific Officer. He also served on Chiron’s board of directors from 1999 to 2001. Prior to joining Chiron, Dr. Williams was a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and served as director of the University’s Cardiovascular Research Institution and Daiichi Research Center. Dr. Williams also has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and co-founded COR Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on cardiovascular disease. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Williams currently serves on the board of directors of Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. and was previously a member of the boards of directors of COR Therapeutics, Inc. and Beckman Coulter, Inc., each of which was a public company. Dr. Williams received a B.S. from Rice University and an M.D. and a Ph.D. from Duke University.

Organizer: Anupam Agarwal, MPH ’05

Co-hosted with Harvard Club of San Francisco

RSVP REQUIRED:
To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by July 9th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after July 2nd are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

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Blues Fest at Rancho Nicasio, the Legendary Marin Roadhouse

Date: Sunday, July 30th
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Place: Rancho Nicasio Bar and Restaurant
1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio, CA 94946, USA
Cost: $20 for Member, $15 for Recent Graduate

Join HCSV and friends for BBQ and live music at Rancho Nicasio, a rustic hangout famous for live music and classic American fare that has become a Bay Area destination for those who want to escape to something different.

We are planning an outing to their July 30 BBQ on the lawn event---a blues festival featuring Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs! And a rare Angela Strehli Band reunion featuring “Mighty Mike Schermer.”

The ticket includes admission.

Food and beverages are purchased on site and sold separately (No outside food and drink, menu here).

Make it a full day adventure by exploring the outdoor splendors of Marin County in the morning and heading to Rancho Nicasio for an afternoon of live music, food, and good company. Point Reyes Lighthouse is in the area.

Schedule

3:00 PM Doors Open

4:00 PM Live Music Begins - We will have a reserved picnic area for our group with signs.

BBQ on the Lawn FAQs: http://www.ranchonicasio.com/events/BBQ_FAQ's.pdf

Event Organizer: Andrea Wuttke

History and Background:

This Marin roadhouse keeps rocking under new owner when music veteran, Bob Brown, bought Nicasio Roadhouse in 1999

Brown is a former stockbroker who made a fortune in the music business, first as manager of platinum '70s popsters Pablo Cruise and, for the past 20 years, with Huey Lewis and the News, the only two acts he ever handled.

For Brown, who is also part owner of San Francisco nightclub Slim's with Boz Scaggs and others, buying the bar-restaurant-nightclub was a chance to put his extended family to work. His son, Max, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and veteran of the food business, has been running the kitchen, along with co-chef Erik Schroth, who has cooked at the Rancho for the past six years. His wife, Texas blues belter Angela Strehli, is one of the top attractions at the club, where aging hipsters have been coming out of the woodwork to dine and dance -- not to the sweet, dreamy sounds of big-band music but to country-rock by the likes of the New Riders of the Purple Sage.

The Rancho sits on a crook in Sir Francis Drake Boulevard cutting through the heart of the Marin woods. The location has made the spot a noted hostelry since 1860. The current structure was erected when the three-story hotel that stood there burned down in 1940. The Druid's Hall across the street and St. Mary's Church, Marin's oldest, next door pretty much complete downtown Nicasio. The front bar is covered with vintage photos of the venerable watering trough, and deer heads are mounted on the walls. The main showroom can seat almost 200 patrons and, during the '70s and early '80s, it was a hideaway for local rock stars like Van Morrison.

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Bike Ride Across the Golden Gate Bridge

Date: Sunday, August 6th
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Place: Corner of Hyde & Jefferson Streets, near Aquatic Park, San Francisco
Cost: Free for Everyone

Member John Yook AB '93 is invites HCSV friends for a leisurely ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. 

The plan is to meet near Hyde Street pier, where those who need to can rent bicycles and helmets from nearby rental shops. We will then bike through some well known (and scenic) San Francisco landmarks - Fort Mason, the Marina, and Crissy Field - before crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge.  Once across, our route will take us through Fort Baker, Cavallo Point (if time permits) and on to Sausalito.

At this point, faster riders may choose to continue on to Tiburon. For those who opt out of the longer ride, there is plenty of dining, shopping, and sightseeing in Sausalito to keep us entertained, until we return to San Francisco via ferry.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The ride from Aquatic Park to Sausalito is about 10 miles. Continuing on to Tiburon adds about 10 miles. The pace for the main group will be leisurely/beginner friendly, and there should be plenty of opportunities for photographs, and for pauses to take in the scenery. This is a social/sightseeing ride, NOT a training/exercise ride. However, there are some uphill/climbing sections along our route, so participants do need to be capable of short, moderate exertions.

IMPORTANT: It is each participant's responsibility to rent/obtain a bicycle and helmet. There are bicycle rental shops near Hyde St Pier/Aquatic Park. Bike rentals run about $30-35 for the day.

If you are renting, please get to the rental shop a little bit ahead of the start time. If the shop is busy, it can easily take 15-30 minutes to go through the rental process.

DETAILS:
Meet at: Corner of Hyde & Jefferson Streets, near Aquatic Park, San Francisco Map location here

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 3:05 PM - 8:40 PM, depending on which ferry you take back
Meet at: Corner of Hyde & Jefferson Streets, near Aquatic Park, San Francisco

Organizer: John Yook  AB ’93 jbyook@hotmail.com

To RSVP: Please email John  jbyook@hotmail.com with the following information:

First Name, Last Name
Email
Best Contact Phone Number
Harvard Affiliation

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Bike Ride Across the Golden Gate Bridge

Date: Sunday, August 6th
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Place: Corner of Hyde & Jefferson Streets, near Aquatic Park, San Francisco
499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Cost: Free for Everyone

Member John Yook AB '93 is invites HCSV friends for a leisurely ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. 

The plan is to meet near Hyde Street pier, where those who need to can rent bicycles and helmets from nearby rental shops. We will then bike through some well known (and scenic) San Francisco landmarks - Fort Mason, the Marina, and Crissy Field - before crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge.  Once across, our route will take us through Fort Baker, Cavallo Point (if time permits) and on to Sausalito.

At this point, faster riders may choose to continue on to Tiburon. For those who opt out of the longer ride, there is plenty of dining, shopping, and sightseeing in Sausalito to keep us entertained, until we return to San Francisco via ferry.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The ride from Aquatic Park to Sausalito is about 10 miles. Continuing on to Tiburon adds about 10 miles. The pace for the main group will be leisurely/beginner friendly, and there should be plenty of opportunities for photographs, and for pauses to take in the scenery. This is a social/sightseeing ride, NOT a training/exercise ride. However, there are some uphill/climbing sections along our route, so participants do need to be capable of short, moderate exertions.

IMPORTANT: It is each participant's responsibility to rent/obtain a bicycle and helmet. There are bicycle rental shops near Hyde St Pier/Aquatic Park. Bike rentals run about $30-35 for the day.

If you are renting, please get to the rental shop a little bit ahead of the start time. If the shop is busy, it can easily take 15-30 minutes to go through the rental process.

DETAILS:
Meet at: Corner of Hyde & Jefferson Streets, near Aquatic Park, San Francisco Map location here

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 3:05 PM - 8:40 PM, depending on which ferry you take back
Meet at: Corner of Hyde & Jefferson Streets, near Aquatic Park, San Francisco

Organizer: John Yook  AB ’93 jbyook@hotmail.com

To RSVP: Please email John  jbyook@hotmail.com with the following information:

First Name, Last Name
Email
Best Contact Phone Number
Harvard Affiliation

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3rd Annual Silicon Valley Networking Mixer at the Silicon Valley Capital Club

Date: Wednesday, August 9th
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Place: The Capital Club of Silicon Valley
50 West San Fernando Street, San Jose
Cost: Free for Member

Join colleagues and friends on the 17th Floor of the Knight Ridder Building in San Jose for a reception at the Capital Club. 

The Capital Club of Silicon Valley and Renaissance Executive Forums Silicon Valley is hosting a networking mixer in the heart of Silicon Valley. Expand your business network with South Bay leaders while enjoying complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres and spectacular views over looking downtown San Jose from the 17th floor.

Not yet a Harvard Club of Silicon Valley member? Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED:

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by August 7th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after August 7th are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Harvard alum or Harvard Club of Silicon Valley member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve Hike

Date: Saturday, August 19th
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Place: Purisma North Ridge Trail Head
13184 Skyline Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA
Cost: Free for Everyone

Please join us for a hike in Purisima Creek Redwoods preserve

Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve offers a variety of scenic hiking terrain, from Redwoods forests, shaded gulches, to exposed ridges with views of the Pacific. We'll explore the park in a small group and do an 8 to 10-mile moderate difficulty hike.

Additional Information: We will start our hike from North parking lot. This is a popular park, and the parking lots tend to get full. If you would like to carpool, please sign up at https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/xnuqzh

Important: Bring enough water, snacks, and sunblock to last you through a 10 mile/3-5-hour hike
 
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Start time: 10:00 AM at trail head
End time: 2 ~ 3 PM (Estimate)
Meet at: Purisima Creek North Parking Lot
3184 Skyline Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA

Organizer: John Yook, AB ’93 jbyook@hotmail.com

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Viewing of the Sun: From Star to Red Giant to White Dwarf

Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Place: Foothill Observatory
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Cost: $15 for Member, $20 for Non-Member, $10 for Recent Graduate

Formed nearly 4.6 billion years ago, the Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Its diameter is about 109 times that of Earth, and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.

Join Harvard alumni, families, and guests at the Foothill Observatory for an exclusive, educational viewing and lecture about the Sun. Alumni can view details of the sun through the observatory’s special eye-safe solar filters. Alumni will be provides with spectacular views through both white-light and hydrogen-alpha (0.6 Angstrom) filters. Attendees can inspect two different layers of the sun—the photosphere and the chromosphere. Depending on solar activity, alumni will see sunspots (giant cooler areas on the sun's surface), solar prominences (huge flame-like eruptions), and solar flares (titanic explosions).  There is even the chance to telescopically view well-placed planets despite the daylight using the 16-inch computer-controlled Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and a new hydrogen-alpha solar telescope.

RSVP REQUIRED:

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by September 9th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. If any attendee is less than 14 years, please let us know that, too. RSVPs and payments received after September 9th are welcome, but must pay a $5 administration fee. Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Harvard alum or Harvard Club of Silicon Valley member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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