Yale Day of Service in Colorado

April - May 2022

Yale Day of Service is the university’s annual celebration of service, with Yalies banding together each year to give back to their local communities. In all, alumni communities host close to 300 service projects each year. The estimate is at least 3,500 service initiatives have taken place in the program’s history, dating back to its inception in 2009. Colorado offers two of its core volunteer opportunities.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver helps kids succeed in school, develop good character and citizenship, and live healthy lives at 21 neighborhood clubs and summer camp in the mountains through low or no-cost opportunities to participate in fun and educationally enriching activities after school, during the school day, and all summer long. This event will take place at the JeffCo location, 1275 South Teller Street, Lakewood, from 9:45 am to 2:00 pm. At this Yale Day of Service opportunity, volunteers will help the organization run the State Education Day Event, which will include activity stations where volunteers will be helping run a main activity alongside a staff member. Register on the YAA website.

This year, Colorado Yalies once again have the opportunity to volunteer at Thorne Nature Experience in Boulder. Yalies will do landscaping and weeding under the supervision of staff members. Tools and work gloves are provided, but bring your favorite garden tool if you wish. Wear a hat and bring sunscreen and your water bottle. There is plenty of parking. If you wish to stay later and have a sack lunch, please bring that with you. Family & friends are welcome. Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center, 1466 North 63rd Street, Boulder. For questions, contact Oak Thorne ’51: oak@ 720-224-8976


Feb Club Emeritus 2022

February 2022

After an in-person hiatus, Feb Club Emeritus in Colorado is re-emerging in a few locations. We take pride in having the most events, because this is one time of the year that we can meet with fellow alumni throughout the state, thanks to volunteer organizers who make it so. While the tradition started on-campus as a Yale College way to beat the mid-winter blues, it now takes place anywhere where two Yalies can meet up to socialize. There are only three rules: no speeches, no fundraising, only a party!

Grand Junction: Monday, February 1st, Monumental Beer Company, 5:00 – 7:00 pm; hosts Craig Niemeyer ’89 & Christina Schulz MBA ’04,

Aspen: Wednesday, 16th. Jodi Grant ’90 invites others to join her on the moonlight ski up Buttermilk Mountain: “I will bring my hat and happily have one (not more as I need to ski down) drink with others.” Email her, if you are interested:

Virtual: Thursday, 17th, 5:00 pm. Email Christina Schulz MBA ’04 for the zoom link: cschulz@yourcornerconsulting,com

Denver: Sunday, 20th, Lowry Beer Garden, starting 2:00 pm. Email CYA president  Heather Kingsbury Hill ’87:

Steamboat Springs, Wednesday, 23rd, Otto Pint; host Ham Southworth ’88


May the Yaletide Be Happy & Bright! CYA Holiday Party

9 January 2022 | 5: 30 PM - 8:30 PM

Peter Doig, “Milky Way” (1989-90)

The Colorado Yale Association holds its holiday party in January, after the December festivities crunch. Last year, we had a gap in our tradition; but on Sunday, January 9th, we will once again gather at the Country Club neighborhood home of Joe Smith ’88, starting at 5:30 pm. This is an indoor gathering, and you are asked to use sound judgment in opting to attend.

The event is free, but there is a cap. Guests are welcome, but please limit to one. RSVP to Heather Kingsbury Hill, and you will receive the location before the party:


“The Tender Bar” Screening with Film Critic Lisa Kennedy ’84

20 December 2021 | 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

A neighborhood pub in Manhasset, Long Island, becomes a second home for a fatherless boy, whose father disappeared from his life before he was old enough to speak. Under the unconventional tutelage of his Uncle Charlie and a handful of the bar’s colorful regulars, J.R. grows into a young man who attends Yale determined to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer.

Colorado Yalies and a guest are invited to a free screening of the The Tender Bar, the new film directed by George Clooney and starring Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and one-time Denver resident J. R. Moehringer ’86.  The film opens in theaters on December 17th and is available on Amazon Prime January 7th.

RSVP for passes to attend the special screening at the Alamo Draft House Sloans Lake, 4255 West Colfax, Denver, on Monday, December 20th, starting at 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm). At 8:15 pm, there will be a discussion of the film for Yalies with Lisa Kennedy ’84, film critic for Variety, the New York Times, and formerly the Denver Post. Yale Alumni will have a section of saved seats until 6:15. The first 50 RSVPs will receive a complimentary beer to enjoy during the discussion at the Alamo Drafthouse’s BarFly. It’s encouraged to wear your Yale pride.

Attendees must adhere to the local and state public health orders at the time of the event.


Yale-Harvard Game Watch 2021!

20 November 2021 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Charles Hughes, “Yale vs Harvard” (1960)

The Yale-Harvard Game Watch is back! This year Yale and Harvard alumni are reunited. On Saturday, November 20th, come watch the Bulldogs and the Crimson team play at Yale Bowl via streaming. The location is Original Brooklyn’s (not to be confused with the bar near the Pepsi Center, 2644 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, conveniently close to I-25. Kickoff is 10 a.m. (mountain time), which is when doors open. Drinks and food are off the menu, with food service beginning at 11:00.  We will have our own upstairs space, and a side room is allocated for the youngest Bulldog fans to play.

The Game is always well-attended, making it a great opportunity to visit friends and meet new people. It’s easy to stay for part of the game or hang out for all four quarters. No RSVP is necessary for this family-friendly event.

Attendees must adhere to the local and state public health orders at the time of the event. Alumni are asked to use their judgment in being in this bar/restaurant setting.