President and Executive Board
One of the original founding chapters for the Harvard Black Alumni Society, the New York City Chapter is rooted in the history of the organization. It has one of the largest concentrations of black alumni in the world and serves as a community for alumni to recharge, reconnect, and reforge bonds with one another. Our events are focused on both Membership and Community to allow us to both affiliate with one another and to empower the community around us.
New York City - Chapter Updates:
Past HBAS NYC Events
On Friday February 26th at 7pm ET, Join fellow members of the Harvard Black Alumni Society for the first of our 'HBAS NY Connects' Series!! It will be a great time to get to know each other while learning more about Black History with some friendly competition.
Bring drinks and snacks and join us on Zoom!
Co-sponsored with HBSAAA and ClassACT HR79 Club
Note: This event is a conversation to feature an alumnus running for public office. It is neither a campaign event nor a fundraiser. HBAS does not endorse political candidates or movements, but considers it a matter of public interest to hear from and feature alumni running for or holding public office.
Please join us Tuesday, February 22nd at 6pm ET for a conversation with Ray McGuire (and HBS/HLS 84), moderated by NPR’s Michel Martin, HR80, and learn about Ray’s life so far and why he’s running for “the second toughest job in America.”
Our conversation will focus on Ray’s journey through Harvard and its impact on his career. Along with looking back at his career highlights, we’ll explore the personal reflections that led him to decide to enter public service and run for mayor. Award-winning journalist and weekend host of NPR’s All Things Considered Michel Martin will guide us through this discussion, which will include a Q&A with attendees.
Past Chapter Events
HBASNY Annual Holiday Soiree
The Alumni Chapter shared a wonderful evening celebrating the year during our annual holiday event! The music, food, and fellowship were enjoyed by all and over 50 toys were collected and donated to Toys for Tots.
NYC Chapter Alumni sharing holiday cheer together
Thank you and Happy New Year to everyone who joined!
Black Ivy Homecoming - Harvard vs. Howard
On Saturday October 5th, members of HBAS NY joined the Harvard Black Graduate Student Association for the Inaugural Black Ivy Homecoming Tailgate and Game at the Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, MA. Though our Harvard team took home the victory 62-17, the Howard team took home the W for Halftime!
We had a wonderful time in Clinton Cove of NYC's Hudson River Park! Over 100 alumni came out throughout the afternoon to share in hotdogs, lemonade, and making new memories together.
NYC Chapter Alumni at Friends & Family BBQ
Thank you to everyone who came out to make the event great - We are excited for the programming coming up this Fall and Winter for our New York City Alumni Members!
Opportunities to Get Involved
The NYC Chapter has had a wonderful history of dedicated members and looks forward to welcoming new members with fresh perspectives.
2021 Executive Committee Opportunities
We are changing the leadership format of HBAS NY to allow for more creative freedom for our members to be involved. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the Executive Committee during 2021, please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest.
Executive Committee Requirements
Participate in monthly leadership calls
Plan & host at least one event per year
Attend at least 2 events per year
We look forward to introducing executive team member to you throughout 2021!
Stay Connected HBAS NYC
Do you have news you'd like to share - Birthday, wedding announcements, new businesses or accomplishments? If so, we'd love to share them in our monthly NY Chapter Newsletter. Please submit any news you'd like to share to email@example.com by the 15th of each month to be included in the upcoming newsletter.
Please check back often for more updates on the New York City Chapter - We look forward to seeing you at an event in the near future!