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Alessandra & Ryan’s Wedding

6th Annual Polar Film Festival

6th Annual Polar Film Festival

Hold - Sharyn Runyon Event - 6-10 pm

Exotic Bird Conference

Sea Stories 2017

Sea Stories is a day focused on exploration, conservation, scuba diving, shipwrecks, nautical history and marine life. This will be a great opportunity for those who are interested in the ocean to interact. Tickets will NOT be sold at door. Speakers and their topics will be posted later, and tickets will be available for purchase at that time.

9:00 AM Registration – coffee & continental breakfast
10:00 AM Presentations commence
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Presentations continue
5:00 PM Cocktail Party
7:00 PM Conclusion

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Palmer Ramsey

Palmer Ramsey

Search & Care Charity

T-Hold - Gabrielle Jaworskyj, Marcy Blum Assoc. Wedding

FIT symposium

See Lacey

Courtney Emerson

Jeff Lamia

Lei & Fraiser Wedding

Coleen’s Event

T-Hold - Summer BBQ

T-Hold - Summer BBQ

Don Hartzell’s Daughter’s Wedding Second Floor

Ruth And Ezra Wedding

T-Hold - Summer BBQ

T-Hold - James Passin Wedding - Friend of Martin Kraus

Private Party - Karen Nelson and Danny Greenberg

Second Floor reserved Saturday June 17th. Private Party for Karen Nelson and Danny Greenberg. Per Andrew and Will.

Ann Passer Private Event

Private Event - Rehearsal Dinner
6pm
Second Floor
917-209-1116

World Oceans Weekend

Tentative - Symposium/Film Festival

World Oceans Weekend

Tentative - Symposium/Film Festival

World Oceans Weekend

Tentative - Symposium/Film Festival

Hold - World Oceans Week

Hold - World Oceans Week

Hold - World Oceans Week

Hold - World Oceans Week

Weslee & Dave Wedding

3:45 Tour for Girls, Inc.

No Public Lecture - Club Closed - Memorial Day

T-Hold: Martin Kraus Birthday Party

T-Hold - Ann Passer - Dinner

T-Hold - Ann Passer - Dinner

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation - 2nd floor

T-Hold: Martin Kraus Birthday Party

Kathleen Linburn_Second Floor_12:00-2:30pm

Public Lecture Series with Daryl Hawk

Hold - Frank Zitz Event

Young Explorers Program

Hold - Frank Zitz Event

Hold - Robin Art Event

Public Lecture Series with Joel Grossman

Hold - Bonnie Wyper Event - 2nd Fl

Hold - Bonnie Wyper Event - 2nd Fl, per Will request 8/5/16

Rolex Tour with Will

16 ppl at 11AM - (no conflict with Bonnie, called 1/24/17)

SATURDAY SCIENCE FOR STUDENTS

Per John Tanacredi

Date: 05-06-2017

Hold - Bonnie Wyper Event - 2nd Fl

Hold - Bonnie Wyper Event - 2nd Fl

Hold - Bonnie Wyper Event - 2nd Fl, per Will request on 8/5/16

Robert Moore

Columbia University_Jennifer

Public Lecture Series with William Rom

Hold - IDA Africa - 2nd Fl

Will request on 2.13

Hold - IDA Africa

Hold - As Told At The Explorers Club

Hold - Judith Dinner - Kristine Thompkins et al

Public Lecture Series with George Sirk

Modern Times Too: A documentary on Papua New Guinea

Narrated ‘live’ by George Sirk

In 1981, George Sirk went with two ornithologists, Wayne Longmore, from the Australian Museum, and Brian Finch from the UK, to Papua New Guinea on a birding expedition to the Chambri Lakes and the Bayer River Highlands. The lakes had not been surveyed since the 1930’s and new data was sought by the Museum.

The unaffected authenticity of ‘Modern Times Too’ was a direct result of George’s honest rapport with the Papuans. This, combined with his expertise in the Australasian natural world, will be apparent as he narrates the film with his mesmerizing tales.

George brought his Rollei Super 8mm camera and a limited amount of film to document the Bayer River Highland’s pristine high altitude rainforest habitats, Birds of Paradise (BOP) and hopefully, the annual Papuan dance ritual known as a sing-sing. He recorded the discovery of a Meliphaga Honeyeater’s nest that was, until then, “undescribed” and collected footage of several species of BOPs. It was, however, the documentation of Papuan life that made this film a rare collection indeed.

The film is registered in Canada as a Documentary Short and premiered in 1982 at the University of British Columbia. It was digitally remastered and edited in 2013 for its presentation at the ‘Wings Over the Rockies’ festival in the Upper Columbia Valley, BC.

In the film we witness the creation of a meal, from locating and digging megapode fowl eggs to the preparation of the “omelette”; every implement, cooking vessel - their virtuosic twelve-second genesis of FIRE! - all procured with ease, specificity, and within close range...let’s call it the 100 foot diet!

The grand finale is rare, impromptu footage of a sing-sing. The last of the film stock was candidly shot in a remote village, with special permission, and spectacularly showcases the elaborate display of Papuan wildlife worn on the headdresses. George saw many more species of BOPs on the heads of Papuans than in the wild, yet their habitat relationship with BOPs is mutually beneficial, whereas industrial logging is exclusive.

This film features a realistic glimpse of Papuans successfully carrying on with their oft called ‘primitive’ way of life undeterred by modern times. George marvels at the Papuan culture and its corresponding relationship to nature which has resulted in a singularly impressive 45,000 years of ecological balance. In the light of our ‘modern’ global malaise, it begs the question, ‘What is primitive and what is modern, after all’?


George Sirk’s refreshing perspective, enthusiasm and passion for nature are contagious. These qualities have made him an exceptional naturalist guide, photographer and film maker. A passion for creating slide, film and video documentaries has evolved to collecting ‘images’ of nature through sound recording and sketching. This led to producing documentaries for ‘Spark’ and ‘Out Front’ on CBC Radio Canada, as well as regular appearances with ‘On the Island’, CBC Victoria, and hosting his radio show ‘Nature Boy” at the University of Victoria, BC. Most recently, he produced an audio-diary of his Arctic 2016 Northwest Passage expedition with Adventure Canada. For over 45 years he has guided for an array of leading travel companies, including Lindblad Expeditions, Adventure Canada, Costa Rica Expeditions and Travel Wild. After an early specialization in birding expeditions to Australia, Papua New Guinea and Central America, George has broadened his scope to the high Arctic over the past ten seasons. From camping with Tapirs in Belize to spotting Narwhals in the frigid Arctic, his interpretative work is always suffused with humour and vivid story-telling.

Date: Monday, April 24

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price: $5 with a valid student ID

Reservation Notes:

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Duncan Burke Tea_The Gallery

Sailing Stories 2017

Sailing Stories is day focused on sailing-based exploration and conservation. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

9:00 AM Registration – coffee & continental breakfast
10:00 AM Presentations commence
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Presentations continue
5:00 PM Cocktail Party
7:00 PM Conclusion


George and Wendy David - “Survival at Sea.”

Mr. and Mrs. David have campaigned three boats – all Rambler or variations like Rambler 100 and Rambler 88 – internationally since 2007. The three boats have competed in most of the world’s blue water races including transatlantics (three eastbound and two westbound), Rolex Fastnet, Buenos Aires to Rio, Newport to Bermuda, Rolex Middle Sea, RORC Caribbean 600, Around Ireland, and Rolex Sydney Hobart.

Collectively, the boats have set records in the Transatlantic Race 2011 (Newport to England in six days and twenty-two hours), Buenos Aires to Rio, RORC Caribbean 600, Rolex Middle Sea, Newport to Bermuda, and Around Ireland. The boats have competed in – and won – traditional regattas such as the Voiles in both St. Tropez and St. Barth’s and the Maxi Worlds in Sardinia.

The first Rambler was a 90’ Reichel Pugh water ballast design, and the second a Juan K 100’ canting keel design. The current Rambler 88 is also Juan K, this time at 88’ but half the displacement. Mr. David previously campaigned four boats from an IOR ¾ tonner to an IMS 50 – all named Idler.

The most publicized events of Mr. and Mrs. David’s racing is the capsize of Rambler 100 in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet. Twenty-one crew were racing and all survived after the yacht’s canting keel fractured just below the hull and the boat was upside down in less than sixty seconds. Five of the crew – including Mr. and Mrs. David – spent just over three hours in the waters of the Irish Sea while the remaining sixteen managed to climb the overturned hull. Mrs. David was severely hypothermic and required a helicopter lift from a rescue boat.

Mr. David is the retired Chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation. Mrs. David spent fifteen years at Tiffany & Company with responsibilities in Investor Relations and Operations and Business Development.

Mr. David holds degrees from Harvard and the University of Virginia and Mrs. David has a degree from New York University. She is a member of the board of the Metropolitan Opera Club and of the Advisory Board of Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He has been Vice Chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Chairman of the Darden Foundation at the University of Virginia.

Sharon Green – “Ultimate Sailing.”

Ms. Green has been capturing electrifying images of performance sailing for more than three decades. Her annual calendar, featuring the highlights of competitive yacht racing around the globe, is eagerly anticipated by thousands of boating, sports and photography enthusiasts worldwide.

She has been extensively published in the world’s foremost boating periodicals and published two books since first taking up a camera in high school. Ms. Green worked on eight America’s Cups, and countless other high profile campaigns and regattas. In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments in photography, Ms. Green was awarded an honorary Master’s Degree from the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California.

She is happiest when photographing on the water or from a helicopter the elusive images of high-powered yachts sailed by stellar crews in epic conditions that combine to create a thrilling photograph.

Herb McCormick – “One Island, One Ocean: Sailing Around the Americas.”

Mr. McCormick and a small group of sailors crewed the 64-foot cutter Ocean Watch and successfully negotiated the Northwest Passage, rounded Cape Horn, and saw villages, cities, islands and coastal habitats touched by climate change.

Over the course of their epic journey, he and the crew traversed 28,000 nautical miles and 50 ports of call in 13 countries. Mr. McCormick and the crew studied the waters, took thousands of photographs and met a cast of fascinating characters, from native elders to curious schoolchildren, wildlife biologists and families of fisherman.

The former editor-in-chief of Cruising World magazine and yachting correspondent for the New York Times, Mr. McCormick is an accomplished offshore sailor who has raced and cruised from above the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, and countless places in between. An award-winning journalist, he is the author of four sailing books including the critically acclaimed As Long As It’s Fun, a biography of legendary voyagers Lin and Larry Pardey.

Peter Nichols - “Sailing With Darwin and FitzRoy.”

Sailor and bestselling author, Mr. Nichols will discuss and show images from two sailing adventures—across the Atlantic, and around Cape Horn—with the great-great grandsons of Charles Darwin and Captain Robert FitzRoy, of HMS Beagle.

Mr. Nichols is the author of the bestselling novel The Rocks, the nonfiction bestsellers A Voyage for Madmen, Evolution's Captain, and three other books of fiction, memoir, and non-fiction. His novel Voyage to the North Star was nominated for the Dublin IMPAC literary award. His journalism has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Before turning to writing full time, Mr. Nichols held a 100 ton USCG Ocean Operator’s license and was a professional yacht delivery skipper for 10 years. He has also worked in advertising in London, as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, been a shepherd in Wales, and sailed alone in a small boat across the Atlantic.

Matt Rutherford - “Non-Stop Circumnavigation of the Americas.”

Mr. Rutherford is the first person in history to complete a non-stop, single-handed, voyage around North and South America. He left Annapolis, Maryland and traversed some of the most dangerous seas on Earth. During the first leg of his trek, Mr. Rutherford broke a record by solo sailing the smallest boat in history through the Northwest Passage.

Once through this northern passage, Mr. Rutherford sailed around the entire state of Alaska then south through the Pacific Ocean from North to South America to make his left-hand turn at storm-tossed Cape Horn and completing his record breaking journey in 309 days after sailing 27,077 miles at sea.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Reservation Notes:

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Price: Tickets are $75 for both Members & the general public. Tickets purchased after April 17 will increase to $80. There is a block of student tickets available to students with a valid academic ID, for $35.

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have a question, comment, or would like to make an offline reservation, please call us at 212.628.8383 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Recommended attire is smart casual.

Empowers Africa

Hold - Presidential Dinner for Burt Avedon

Columbia University_ Brittany Badik

Public Lecture Series with Alex Shoumatoff

The Wasting of Borneo: Dispatches From a Vanishing World

Alex Shoumatoff's new book, The Wasting of Borneo, his eleventh, is about the destruction of the world’s most ancient and species-rich rain forest — Borneo’s lowland rain forest — by the palm-oil and logging industries. In 2012 he visited Birute Galdikas and the orangutans she has devoted her life to, in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. This fall, peat fires from rain forest cleared and burned for conversion to oil palm plantations, raged for months and thousands of orangutans died of starvation and smoke inhalation. In 2013, he camped for ten days with one of the last bands of semi-nomadic Penan hunter gatherers in Sarawak, the heart of the island, which is being devastated by logging. Few Americans are aware that the greatest destruction of biodiversity on the planet is happening here, and that we are implicated. Half our household products contain palm oil.

Alex Shoumatoff's first book, Florida Ramble, was published in 1974. In the fall of 1976 he spent nine months in the Amazon researching a Sierra Club book, The Rivers Amazon, which has been compared to the classics of Roosevelt and Bates. His next book, Westchester: Portrait of a County, was excerpted in the New Yorker, for whom Shoumatoff became a staff writer in l979. There he wrote long form pieces that were then developed as books: The Capital of Hope, Russian Blood, The Mountain of Names, In Southern Light. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985.

In 1986, Shoumatoff wrote a profile of Dian Fossey for the newly resurrected Vanity Fair that was inspired the movie, Gorillas in the Mist and was collected in African Madness. He covered ousted dictators for Vanity Fair (Stroessner, Bokassa Mengistu, Mobutu) and wrote a seminal piece on Tibet and the Dalai Lama. His 1989 piece about Chico Mendes, the murdered leader of the Amazon's rubber tappers, was optioned by Robert Redford and expanded into The World is Burning.

Agony and Ivory — about the slaughter of Africa's elephants and the smuggling of their tusks to China — and Positively 44th Street — a portrait and memoir of the block between Sixth and Sixth avenues — are recent Vanity Fair pieces, and he has done recent pieces for Smithsonian Magazine on the sandhill crane spring gathering in Nebraska, the white spirit bear of British Columbia, the devastation of Borneo’s rain forest, and a forthcoming piece on giraffes.

Shoumatoff was born in Mt. Kisco, New York, on November 4, 1946. After graduating from Harvard College in 1968, he worked on The Washington Post, as a singer-songwriter, and as the resident naturalist at a wildlife sanctuary in Westchester County.

Date: Monday, April 17

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price:

$5 with a valid student ID

Reservation Notes:

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Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a reservation, you may also call us at 212.628.8383 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Photo: David Holderness, in camp with Penan hunter-gatherers (Sarawak 2013).

SATURDAY SCIENCE FOR STUDENTS

Per John Tanacredi

Date: 04-15-2017

Hold - Private Event Screening - Mission Control

Lost City Of Z After Party 10pm-12am

Hold - Clark Room for the Friends of the British Library

Will request, 12/28/16

Public Lecture Series with Stockton Rush

Manned Submersibles Open the Ocean to a New Era of Individual Exploration

Stockton Rush wanted to be the first person to walk on Mars – a dream fostered by NASA’s Apollo program, Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey. This dream inspired him enough that in 1981, at age 19, he became the youngest jet transport rated pilot in the world. 10 years ago he realized that much of the life to be discovered is right here on Earth. In fact, if we think about the dirt we live on as ‘Earth’, there are an additional three planets worth of oil, minerals, precious gems and other mysteries on this planet yet to be discovered in the oceans – and only 5% of the ocean depths have been explored to date. There are over 250,000 species and hundreds of thousands of shipwrecks and other wonders yet to be discovered.

Stockton believes the ocean is underexplored beyond scuba depths because, up to now, the opportunities to go deep have been restricted to a handful of scientists and film makers. In large, part this restriction is because currently there are only six research submersibles in the world capable of diving to 4,000 meters (roughly the average depth of the oceans) and all are government owned.

To change this, and open the ocean to a new era of human exploration, Stockton is leading the development of a new class of manned submersibles and delivery systems. OceanGate is currently developing Cyclops 2 to add to its fleet of manned submersibles. Scheduled to debut in 2017, Cyclops 2 will be the only privately owned submersible in the world capable of taking 5 crew members to depths of 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). Dive targets in this depth range include RMS Titanic, wrecks of the Battle of Coral Sea, many hydrothermal vents, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Galapagos Rift.

Stockton will share images of some of the dozens of submersible expeditions he has led in the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico oceans. Including his most recent expeditions where he led a week-long manned submersible expedition to explore the legendary Andrea Doria to capture detailed sonar images of this iconic shipwreck. The expedition crew included two Explorers Club Members who participated as mission specialists. He will also discuss the expedition he led to British Columbia to film the elusive Sixgill sharks. Other expeditions include the discovery of a lost CIA dive lockout chamber near Catalina Island, the mapping of a sunken gold rush era paddle wheeler in Lake Laberge in the Yukon Territory, and the discovery of a Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft that crashed and sank near Miami, carrying Explorers Club Flag #75.

Over the past 20 years, Stockton has overseen the development of multiple successful ventures. He most recently served on the Board of Directors for Seattle’s BlueView Technologies, a manufacturer of small, high-frequency 2D and 3D sonar systems. In 1989, Stockton personally built a Glasair III experimental aircraft, which he still owns and flies today. He also completed a heavily modified Kittredge K-350 two-man submersible, in which he has conducted over 50 dives to date.

Date: Monday, April 10

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price:

$5 with a valid academic ID

Reservation Notes:

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Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To secure a reservation, please call us at 212.628.8383 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tour - Linda Edelman

10AM & 2PM
50 people in both sessions
See Lacey

Ted Private Event

10 AM - 3PM, 2nd Floor

Young Explorers Program

Hold - Film Screening - Jungles in Paris

Carter Bales_North Shore_Second Floor

Public Lecture Series with Jonathan White

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Writer, sailor, surfer and conservationist Jonathan White’s love for the sea is lifelong. He grew up on the beaches of southern California, built and sailed many boats, logged more than a hundred thousand miles on the Pacific and Atlantic, and surfed all over the world. After nearly losing his 65’ wooden schooner in a gale on a large tide in Southeast Alaska, White wanted to learn just exactly how the tide works. Ten years of exploration took him to five continents where he saw the largest, fastest, scariest, most amazing tides in the world.

With Lukasi Nappaaluk, an Inuit elder, he slithered through a hole in the arctic ice and gathered mussels in the dark cavities left behind by a dropping tide. In France, he met the monks who live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he observed cutting edge contemporary tidal power generation; in China, he witnessed the world’s largest tidal bore, a 25-foot wave that charges eighty miles upriver at twenty miles an hour. On the San Blas Islands off Panama, White visited the indigenous people whose archipelago is disappearing under the sea; in Venice, Italy, he studied the extraordinary modern technology preserving that romantic old city of art, bridges, and canals. And at the Royal Society of London, he learned that Plato and Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Newton, Descartes, and many other noted thinkers had been captivated — and befuddled — by the tide’s mystery.

Combining photographs and stories, Jonathan shares his discoveries and explorations of the deepest workings of the tide around the globe, including the Bay of Fundy in Canada, the Mavericks Surf Competition in Halfmoon Bay, California, and the dangerously thrilling narrows of Skookumchuck in British Columbia.


Jonathan White has served on numerous conservation boards and committees, including the San Juan Preservation Trust, the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, and the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative. As founder and former director of the Resource Institute, a nonprofit educational organization based in Seattle, Washington, he spent eleven years building a seminar program aboard the schooner Crusader in the Pacific Northwest, from Puget Sound to Southeast Alaska. Resource Institute sponsored weeklong seminars aboard the sixty-five-foot schooner, with subjects ranging from navigation, anthropology, and whale research to poetry, writing, music, and photography. Psychologist James Hillman, scientist Lynn Margulis, poet Gary Snyder, Robert Bly, Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Nelson, Paul Winter, Art Wolfe, and William Stafford were among the many luminaries who taught aboard Crusader. Jonathan’s first book, Talking on the Water, grew out of these experiences.

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Date: Monday, April 3rd

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price:

$5 with a valid academic ID

Reservation Notes:

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Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Leslie Gold

Lynn D All Day Film Festival

Debra Dohnert

Debra Dohnert

Hold - Concert

Hold - Concert, per Will request

Hold - Stecher & Horowitz Piano Event - Allen Yueh

Public Lecture Series with Ryan Pyle

Chinese Turkestan


Sparsely populated and spanning more than 1.6 million square kilometers of desert, river basins, mountains, and grasslands, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has had a turbulent history. Many of the events that have occurred there during the last 2500 years have been inextricably associated with its geographical position in northwest China, at a crossroads linking Europe and Asia. Traversed by branches of the series of trade routes that formed the ancient Silk Road, the region has been fought over and controlled by a succession of warlords and empires. Join Ryan as he spends nearly a decade exploring AND documenting the ancient footsteps in shifting sands in China’s remote northwest. His photography book, titled Chinese Turkestan was published in 2014.



Born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 Ryan became a regular contributor to The New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010 Ryan began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television series for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia, China, and continental Europe.

Date: Monday, March 27th

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price:

$5 with a valid academic ID

Reservation Notes:

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Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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The 113th Explorers Club Annual Dinner on Ellis Island


The Explorers Club is proud to play host to world's largest gathering of explorers, with the 113th edition of our historic Explorers Club Annual Dinner. Honoring the world’s leading explorers and field scientists since 1904, more than 1,200 explorers and guests will gather at New York's Ellis Island on March 25th, 2017.

This year, the focus is on COLD PLACES—environments that fundamentally shape our inner spirit, outer limits, and enable human stories that drive us all. We connect our guests to their passions through risk takers, innovators, and the visionaries of our time—those who persevere and persist through the unthinkable. We share the stories that make people feel something—tales that shape our perception of what’s possible.

We are thrilled to announce that Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be attending as our keynote speaker. "Sir Ranulph has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He’s crossed both Poles on foot. He’s been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman." As described in his new book Fear, "the world’s greatest explorer delves into his own experiences and those of others to try and explain what fear is, and how we feel it.” HODDER & STOUGHTON (6 OCT. 2016) We are honored to have him join us.

This page contains schedule information, ticketing, and will also include updates on hotels and weekend excursions as they become available. Please be sure to follow our facebook, instagram, and twitter pages for updates on the Annual Dinner.

We hope you will join us March 25th on Ellis Island, the historic gateway for over 12 million journeys! The evening will feature an awe-inspiring 8-minute ferry ride, views of NYC’s iconic skyline, Explorers Club Flag returns from the field, interactive exploration displays, our famed unique cuisine, all with the glow of Lady Liberty as the backdrop!


AWARDEES


The Explorers Club Medal


André Borschberg, FI ‘13

Fueled by a drive to push the boundaries of the possible in both technology and human endeavors, André Borschberg is an entrepreneur who converted the vision of a solar airplane of unlimited autonomy into reality and, together with Bertrand Piccard, completed the first circumnavigation of the globe in a solar airplane.


Bertrand Piccard, M.D., FI ‘00

Bertrand is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. Taking turns at the controls with André Borschberg for the first flight around the world on solar power, his ambition is to leverage pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies.


Nainoa Thompson, FN ‘15

Nainoa Thompson is the President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and a master in the traditional Polynesian art of non-instrument navigation. Through his voyaging, he has opened a global, multi-generational dialogue on the importance of sustaining ocean resources and maritime heritage.


The Tenzing Norgay Award

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita

Born into a Sherpa community in Lukla, Nepal, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita became one of the first female mountaineering instructors in her country and is the first woman to summit Nangpai Gosum.


Explorers Club Citation of Merit

George Basch, MN ‘10

George Basch is the founder of the Himalayan Stove Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the Himalayan environment and improving the health of the people living there.


The Sweeney Medal

Lee Langan, FN ‘99

Having served faithfully on the Board of Directors for six years, and in a number of roles on various committees, Lee Langan is currently the Editor of The Explorers Log and Chair of the Publications Committee.


The New Explorer Award

Sophie F. Hollingsworth, SM '14

Founder of AquaAid International, an organization that provides water and sanitation solutions to remote communities, Sophie Hollingsworth has traveled the world pursuing her interest in health and environmental change.




SCHEDULE of EVENTS


Thursday March 23rd

Explorers Club Headquarters
Daytime: Chapter Chair Workshops
6:00: Chapter Chairs Dinner

Friday March 24th

Explorers Club Headquarters
5:00 pm: New Members Reception
6:00 pm: Clubhouse Reception (Members & Guests of Members)

Saturday March 25th

Daytime: Excursions around NYC
11:30 am: VIP Lunch at Club Headquarters

Explorers Club Annual Dinner
Ellis Island, Departures from Battery Park, Lower Manhattan
5:30 pm VIP guests board boat at Battery Park , 5:45 Departure
     6:00 pm arrival for private VIP cocktail reception
6:15 pm General Reception guests board boat at Battery Park, 6:30 Departure
     6:45 pm arrival for general reception on Ellis Island
7:45 pm: Dinner Program

Sunday March 26th

Explorers Club Headquarters
10:00 am: Annual Meeting
    Open to Explorers Club Members ONLY
11:00 am: Sunday Clubhouse Events Begin
    Open to Members and Ticketed ECAD Guests ONLY
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Sunday Presentations Begin
5:00 pm: High Tea


LODGING


The Club has arranged a block of rooms at the beautiful Loews Regency New York, on the corner of Park Avenue and 61st Street. Within walking distance of the Clubhouse, Central Park, Grand Central Station, and several major subway lines, the Loews offers an ideal location for the Annual Dinner weekend. Sleeping Room Rates available from March 21st - 29th, 2017. Pricing starts from $299 for a Superior King Room, a highly discounted rate.

Click here for online booking
Loews Regency New York, at the Explorers Club rate

Parking: $80 sedan, $95 SUV per Day, no in-and-out privileges.
Please call 1-800-233-2356 if you need to stay before or after the above dates listed.


Please note: Stay tuned for announcements regarding the Saturday excursions.

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Photos courtesy of Martin Hartley


Hold - Potential ECAD Edelman Event

Hold - Potential ECAD Edelman Event

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Public Lecture Series with Tristan Gooley

How to Read Water

Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

From wild swimming in Sussex to wayfinding off Oman, via the icy mysteries of the Arctic, natural navigator and bestselling author, Tristan Gooley, draws on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of ponds, puddles, rivers, oceans and more to show us all the skills we need to read the water around us.

Tristan Gooley is an author and natural navigator. He set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling books, The Natural Navigator (2010), The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014) and How to Read Water (2016), three of the world’s only books covering natural navigation. He is also the author of The Natural Explorer (2012), and How to Connect with Nature (2014).

He has written for The Sunday Times, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the BBC and many magazines.

Tristan has led expeditions in five continents, climbed mountains in Europe, Africa and Asia, sailed small boats across oceans and piloted small aircraft to Africa and the Arctic. He has walked with and studied the methods of the Tuareg, Bedouin and Dayak in some of the remotest regions on Earth. He is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed single-handed across the Atlantic and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society. He is Vice Chairman of the UK's largest independent travel company, Trailfinders.

Date: Monday, March 20th

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price:

$5 with a valid academic ID

Reservation Notes:

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Hold - Ann Passer - Forrest Galante

Hold - Zita Rosenthal Tour with Lacey

Beau Dietl Event_Second Floor Evening

Esquire Dinner_Members Lounge & The Gallery

Auction Tour 11AM

11AM tour with Lacey for Laura Forte (Sea Turtle Conservancy). 5-6 ppl in total.

Auction Tour 11AM

11AM tour with Lacey for Laura Forta (Sea Turtle Conservancy). 5-6 ppl in total.

Public Lecture Series with Bob Brier

Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt


In the 19th century three massive obelisks left Egypt bound for Paris, London, and New York. The engineers entrusted with transporting “Cleopatra’s Needles” had to invent new methods to transport these granite monoliths, and it was far from certain that they would succeed.

It took the French four years to lower, transport and erect their obelisk. The London obelisk was lost at sea and six brave men lost their lives attempting to transport it to England. When Lt. Commander Henry Gorringe brought New York its obelisk, he was forced to sail in an unflagged ship that, while at sea, could have been seized by any nation

In this lecture, Bob Brier tells how obelisks were quarried and raised in ancient Egypt and then recounts the remarkable adventures involved in bringing the three obelisks across oceans to their new homes.

The lecture will be followed by a signing of his new book, Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt.

Dr. Bob Brier is Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on mummies and was the first person in 2,000 years to mummify a human cadaver using the exact techniques of the ancient Egyptians. In 2010 National Geographic TV presented his documentary called “Secret of the Great Pyramid” discussing a new theory of how the great Pyramid was built. Dr. Brier’s research has been featured in such media as CNN, 60 Minutes, and The New York Times.

Date: Monday, March 13th

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price:

$5 with a valid academic ID

Reservation Notes:

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Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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SATURDAY SCIENCE FOR STUDENTS

Per John Tanacredi

Date: 03-11-17

Hold - Concannon Event - Camp Mowglis Reunion

Lamont Meeting 10-5pm

DHPSNY Meeting All Day Second Floor

Hold - Lacey - Wonder Voyage Tour - 2pm

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