Category Archives: Past Events Berlin

Wine and Tapas at Sana Hotel – 7 September

by Carl Kruse, Ivy Circle Berlin

The Ivy Circle-Berlin invites you to a wine and tapas evening at the Sana Berlin Hotel on Wednesday, 7th September 2022 from 7pm to 9pm.

Join us as we team up with Club Vivanova at the beautiful open terrace area of the hotel to taste premium Argentinean, Australian, Chilean and Spanish wines paired with Portuguese tapas.

Our guide for the evening is Bradley Mitton, a wine expert from the United Kingdom, currently based in Monaco, where he has gained renown for his events in the French Riviera, including at the Nobu Monte Carlo, Fairmont Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix, and various super yachts.

Ivy Circle Berlin Gathering - Carl Kruse

The last event we did with Bradley received tremendous accolades and we look forward to another beautiful evening of meeting new friends and old.

The Sana Berlin Hotel is about 600 meters from KaDeWe at Nürnberger Str. 33-34 in Berlin. The stylish hotel offers a spacious outdoor area with comfy sofas for our event.

The cost is 30€ and includes everything – free flowing wine, great tapas and of course the gathering of our Ivy Circle combined with Bradley’s Club Vivanova group. We should be about 50-70 people.

It will be good!

Tickets are available online at
https://www.clubvivanova.com/tickets/07sep2022

Carl Kruse
Ivy Circle Berlin

Our last event was the garden party in conjunction with Stanford University at QBeach in Berlin in July.

Stanford Garden Event in Berlin July 10

by Carl Kruse, Ivy Circle Berlin

We are excited to invite the Ivy Circle to the Stanford University summer garden event on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 4 pm at the beautiful Q Beach, which just recently reopened in the Halensee/Grunewald neighborhood. Q Beach is on Koenigsalle 5B, 14193 Berlin. There will be a BBQ, wine, beer and soft drinks.

We have the honor of welcoming Stanford Prof. Jenny Suckale as a special guest. Prof. Suckale is part of the founding team at the new Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, a massive investment into making this world a better place, and Stanford’s first new school in more than 70 years. The new school, opening in September, has the mandate to drive scholarship and high-impact solutions for climate and sustainability challenges around the world, with an endowment of $1.69B to launch. We are honored to get this first hand exclusive preview even before its opening.

For a discussion with all participants we’ll have two outstanding personalities join Prof. Suckale:

Albrecht Graf Matuschka, the iconic pioneer of Corporate Venture Capital in Germany in the 1980’s and expert in sustainable finance. He has been involved in the establishment of the German private business school system. He travels to Berlin from Frankfurt.

Juan Carlos Alonso, Stanford Graduate School of Business graduate, executive board member of the Belgian corporation Bekaert, a $5 billion revenue world market leader in steel fiber products. Juan Carlos is responsible for strategy and corporate development of a company which is prototypical for sustainable transformation. He travels for the event from Belgium.

Please bring your friends and families for what will be a great event. The gorgeous venue is by a lake and the BBQ will be hosted by our own Chef Susanne, who has a culinary degree.

Q Beach in Berlin




Admission:

· 75 € for adults. A discount for young alumni is available for those who graduated within the last 5 years- please reach out to Jon (gsa@alumni.stanford.edu) about it before booking.

· 35 € for young adults under 18 years and current Stanford students

· Free for children under 10 years

Please Register via this Google Form as soon as possible.

Payment is via Bank transfer.

Bank transfer to: German Stanford Association e.V.
IBAN: DE85 1001 0010 0915 9481 00
BIC: PBNKDEFF

In the reference, please add your name “+ Summer 22”

What awaits:

One of the best communities you can imagine and an exclusive preview into one of the world’s largest efforts in sustainable technology and a delicious BBQ of burgers, meats, cheeses, a full buffet (with plenty of vegetarian options).

Catered wine, beer, coffee, and a variety of soft drinks are included (Open bar from 16-21h).

The beach is also accessible for an additional €6.50, so bring your swimsuits!

Carl Kruse, Ivy Circle Berlin
Contact: carl AT alumni DOT princeton DOT edu
Our last event was the Ivy Circle Happy Hour at the Fox Bar.

HAPPY HOUR JULY 1 IN BERLIN

by Carl Kruse

Summer is here and time to welcome it! The owners of the Fox Bar + Restaurant have invited the Ivy Circle for wine and appetizers on Friday, July 1 starting at 6pm. There will be complimentary wine and appetizers (while they last) as well as a beautiful cash bar for anything else.

The restaurant serves delicious Thai food if anyone would like to order dinner or more. Outdoor patio area to boot.

The Fox is located inside the Hotel Q at Hotel Q, Knesebeckstr. 67- 10623 Berlin.

The Fox Bar + Restaurant, Berlin

Let’s have a drink together and bask in the Berlin summer. Please RSVP to carl@alumni.princeton.edu so we can give the restaurant a head count. Thanks!

Carl Kruse
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The last post was our film premiere event in Berlin hosted by Carl Kruse.

FILM PREMIERE AND COCKTAILS JUNE 1, 2022 IN BERLIN

by Carl Kruse, Ivy Circle Berlin


As summer approaches we awake to warmer weather, brighter skies and good cheer.The Ivy Circle in Berlin has a series of summer events planned beginning with an invite for Thursday, June 2, 2022 to the theatrical release of the documentary “The Strait Guys” at the legendary Babylon Theater in Mitte. A cocktail gathering along with the cast and crew of “The Strait Guys” takes place just before the film release between 6pm-7pm at The Grand, Hirtenstraße 4, 10178 Berlin. (This quirky place supposedly has been in business since 1842).

So, meet first at 6pm at The Grand for complimentary appetizers and wine (open cash bar for anything other than wine) and at about 7ish pm make our way on foot (3 minutes) to the Babylon Theater to catch the premiere of “The Strait Guys.”

Written and directed by Columbia alum (and Ivy Circle friend) Rick Minnich, “The Strait Guys” tells the story of American and Russian entrepreneurs trying to link the USA and Russia via the world’s longest train tunnel beneath the Bering Strait.  Following the film, Rick and one of the Russian producers will be available for a Q&A session. Post film we meet back at The Grand.

Tickets for the film can be purchased in advance at https://babylonberlin.eu/film/4696-the-strait-guys-der-traum-vom-tunnel?fbclid=IwAR1Uy4XsSf5zkthTOHbmhkyGRk-Eq_QAXBQu1BP6x5r8M4z4KY52gS3-Ll8 or at the box office at the Babylon theater on the night of the release. 


RSVP to Carl Kruse – carl@alumni.princeton.edu for a head count or further information. Friends and family are welcome.To a great summer!

Carl Kruse
Contact: carl AT alumni DOT princeton DOT edu
Ivy Circle Berlin
Also catch Carl Kruse on his arts blog at https:carlkruse.net

Carl Kruse - Ivy Circle Berlin
Scene from “The Strait Guys.”

JULY 4 CELEBRATION IN BERLIN

Dear Alumni School Leaders And Friends,

Here’s hoping everyone’s summer is going beautifully well!

The Ivy Circle in Berlin has been invited to a U.S. Independence Day celebration this Sunday, July 4, 2021. The event takes place at the Kulturbraueri as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “DelicioUS” celebration. This is an official public event hosted by the U.S. representatives in Berlin who have personally invited friends and family of the Ivy Circle to attend.

After a hiatus due to Corona it would be great to see everyone on Sunday.

The event will feature public street vendors with a variety of American food and drinks. There will also be live music with blues, swing, jazz and more. The event goes from 12 noon to 10pm and the Ivy Circle will gather between 1pm- 4pm. The organizers have set aside a VIP area for the Ivy Circle and are offering us discounted drink specials.

What: Ivy Circle Gathering for July 4th.

Where: Kulturbraueri, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin

Time: 1pm- 4pm (the main public event lasts from 12-10pm).

Price: Entry is free.

RSVP: Send an email to carl@alumni.princeton.edu or georgette.sawan@gmx.de

Location of VIP area will be provided to everyone who RSVPs. See you Sunday!

Cheers,
Carl Kruse
Ivy Circle Berlin

STAMMTISCH — Thursday, 1 AUGUST — 6:30P.M. AT CASSAMBALIS

Our next Ivy Berlin Stammtisch returns Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. at “CASSAMBALIS” – Grolmanstr. 35, near the corner of Kud’amm and Uhlandstr.

One of Angela Merkel’s favorite restaurants, Cassambalis is the creation of Petra and Constantinos Cassambalis, who have fused Greek and Italian cooking into a delightful menu. The restaurant has won numerous awards and is listed in the Michelin guide. Cassambalis is an elegant casual place festooned in art and good energy. A perfect place for us to come together.

To make things easy the Cassambalis have agreed to let the Stammtisch order a la carte and will offer some welcome wine on the house.

Please RSVP to carl@alumni.stanford.edu so that I can get an accurate head count for the restaurant. Hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you at what should be a beautiful evening.

Regards,
Carl Kruse
Ivy Circle Berlin

STAMMTISCH: Thursday, June 6, AT 6:30PM at “SCHWEIN”

ur next Ivy Berlin Stammtisch returns on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at “SCHWEIN” – Mommsenstr. 63, Charlottenburg 0629 Berlin.

This time we have international wine expert JACLYN ZIMMERMAN join us to talk about good wine and how best to pair it with food, as well as to present four wines to us. It is an informal gathering with the main focus of course on coming together.

Schwein is an elegant casual place near the Savignyplatz S-bahn that in spite its name also has vegetarian offerings. For this Stammtisch, we have a discounted rate for the wine tasting for those who would like to participate of 20€. There will be bread baskets provided for free and of course the entire SCHWEIN menu open for a la carte ordering.

Please RSVP to carl@alumni.stanford.edu so that I can get an accurate head count for the restaurant. The last few gatherings have seen the promise of several budding businesses emerge and new friendships. We hope to continue the great energy this time around.

Hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you at what should be an amazing evening.

Regards,
Carl Kruse
Ivy Circle Berlin