Do your New Year’s resolutions include keeping fit, seeing more of Berlin, reading more, or just enjoying the company of friends? Our activities can help with all of these resolutions!
GET OUT AND EXPLORE
Tuesday, 9 January Our Art & Architecture group visits the House on Lützowplatz and Its current exhibition, “The Bad Mother”. The Chairman of the Art Association of this museum will tell us about its interesting background, and the artistic director and curator of the current exhibition will introduce us to its concept—an artistic exploration of the expectations placed on motherhood—and will show us around.
Tuesday, 30 January The above-ground section of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is probably familiar to most of us, but have you been to the “Place of Information” underneath the field of steles? We will visit its exhibition, documenting the persecution and extermination of the European Jews.
EAT, DRINK, AND ENJOY
Wednesday, 10 January The annual New Year’s Coffee of the North-East Neighbourhood Group takes place, complete with traditional cakes, one of which hides a coffee bean … Who will be the Bean Queen for the new year?
Thursday, 18 January An Italian evening is on offer for us in the Westend neighbourhood of Berlin. Mama Trattoria provides traditional Italian flavours as well as a selection of vegan dishes, wholemeal and lactose-free alternatives, gluten-free pizza, and pasta.
Thursday, 25 January The Brasserie Le Paris on Kurfürstendamm offers us an elegant lunch: authentic French cuisine based on traditional regional recipes made from high-quality products, complemented by the restaurant’s own wine collection.
BOOKS AND FILMS
Monday, 22 January The Science Group discusses the controversial book Woke Racism, by black Columbia University professor John McWhorter, which takes a critical view of the current antiracist movement.
Monday, 29 January The Afternoon Book Group discusses The Bee Sting by Paul Murray, one of the novels on the 2023 Booker Prize short list.
Film Buffs, a WhatsApp group, meets on an ad hoc basis, at times convenient to participants, to go to the cinema together.
STAY FIT WITH WALKING GROUPS
Saturday, 20 January A hike on the mid-south side of Berlin, full of fascinating variety: a nature preserve, a train museum, a 1920s Siedlung with beautiful architecture, a lake … and more! (Rescheduled from October 2023)
Every Wednesday A walk around Schlachtensee
Every Thursday A walk around Tiergarten
CRAFTS, LANGUAGES, AND GAMES
Monday, 8 and 22 January English Speakers
Tuesday, 9 and 23 January German Speakers
Wednesday, 10 and 24 January French Speakers
Tuesday, 16 January German Conversation
The Club has multiple Mah Jong groups that play regularly, as well as a crafts group that meets at participants’ convenience.
Photo credits: Singlespeedfahrer, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=122722966.
Brasserie Le Paris, Fridolin freudenfett (Peter Kuley), https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27990318