OK, so you’ve driven it, a zillion times, in traffic or without (lucky you!). You’ve looked at it. Surely photographed it. Maybe walked it. Maybe even biked it. BUT….. Have you ever LEARNED about it???
Frommer’s calls this local gem of ours "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.” It opened in 1937 and was, until 1964, the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at an amazing (but really - we do it endlessly!) 1.3 miles! But hey, in traffic, who’s counting! And who’s really looking up and understanding this GEM in our own backyard! So - let’s open our Dartmouth eyes and go back to school - while having a great walk!
Join the DAASV for a docent-led tour of the Golden Gate Bridge. We have arranged for a skilled and knowledgeable City Guides docent to guide us through the history, architecture and art - yes, art! - of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Have you ever had a chance to look closely at the patterns created with all those rivets? Awesome!) Heralded as one of the top ten architectural and engineering achievements of the 20th century, this gem of design is perhaps the greatest and most globally famous symbol of San Francisco and the Bay Area as a whole.
Our docent will fill us in on the history of our bridge - OUR bridge! - and its amazing design and creation, and on the history of the process of making it happen. You may have heard bits and pieces of that history, but this will be the real deal, up close and personal!
And PLEASE be sure to bring your whole family. Kids love the walk and the tales of the bridge!
This is a Bridge Walk you will never forget!
When: 12/10, at 11:00 sharp - we’ll set out pretty much on the dot!
Where: Meet at the statue at the base of the bridge (by the Visitors Center)
Save the Date! On Wednesday evening, December 14th, four "Greater Haight" craft breweries -- Magnolia, Social Kitchen, Barrel Head, and Black Sands -- will host the first-ever "Copper Fox Crawl." The CF Crawl will feature each host venue's release of a new beer brewed with at or near 100% hand-crafted malts from Virginia's Copper Fox Distillery, a special guest tap beer from Triple Voodoo (brewed with three different CF smoked malts), and taster "flights" of CF's distinctive award-winning whiskies: Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky and Copper Fox Rye Whisky.
Copper Fox Distillery is a pioneering North American craft distiller and craft maltster. Joining us on the Copper Fox Crawl will be the distillery's "maltrepreneur," Charley Wise (D'78), who has taken Copper Fox maltings out into the craft brewing world.
Further details will be provided by December 8. No advanced registration is necessary. Just pay for the beverages you consume.
Calling all DAASV Volunteers - Please join us for some holiday cheer and a big THANK YOU for all your work and dedication. We have come a long way in the past year and it is time to celebrate!
Plus we will cover some year-end event committee business ;)
"Dead Simple Human-Powered Airplane" is the brainchild of Alec Proudfoot. This impressive project was years in the making before first flying in December 2015.
This is the second round of flights at historic Moffett Field in Mountain View. The first round in early November was spectacularly successful. The team will be providing an even better viewing experience with loud speakers set up to track the flights down the field.
Flights are very early in the morning, so wind is not a problem.
Watch this space for more details. Better yet, register for the event (no cost, no obligation to come), and we'll send an email when there are more details and specific instructions.
Join Dartmouth friends and family at the holiday laser light show at the Fujitsu Planetarium (largest school planetarium west of the Rockies) at De Anza College in Cupertino.
This highly popular laser show features a mix of everyone's favorite holiday music, and gives new meaning to the term "holiday lights." The show lasts about one hour. Afterward, if interested, continue celebrating the holidays with DAASV, as we gather at Islands Restaurant just a block away on Stevens Creek Blvd. for food and drink of your choice (not included in the event price).
Planetarium: 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Drive around to the back of the campus, and park in Student Lot E. Parking permit $3.00 required at all times.
Islands Restaurant: 20750 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley (DAASV)
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