May 3-5 Mini Reunion Update

Dear Classmates,

There is still a chance for those who may want to join a group of Dartmouth classmates for activities in Boston from Wednesday, May 3 to Friday, May 5. For those already registered, this message is redundant.

Our Boston Mini-Reunion is fast approaching. Current attendee names, and details for all the events, will follow below, but the specific questions to which we need answers from new respondents, at your earliest convenience to Andy McLane:

  • Your name
  • Name of person(s) accompanying you
  • A contact cell phone number
  • Number attending each of the following:

Wednesday, May 3
5:00p Dinner at Island Creek Oyster Bar
7:05p Red Sox/Baltimore Orioles game

Thursday, May 4
9:30a Guided Freedom Trail walk
6:30p Dinner at Mother Anna’s Ristorante in the North End

Friday, May 5
10:00a Museum of Fine Arts tour
6:00p Drinks and informal catered dinner at Cambridge Boat Club

EVENT DETAILS

Wednesday, May 3

  • 5:00p Dinner at Island Creek Oyster Bar at 500 Commonwealth Ave, in a reserved area of the restaurant. There will be appetizer choices; main course offerings will consist of halibut, chicken, lobster and a vegetarian alternative; and a selection of desserts. Cost will be $60 per person plus tax and gratuity (voluntary). Cocktails, wine and beer are additional.
  • 7:05p Red Sox/Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. If you have not already done so, please send a check for $38 per ticket to Jeffrey Bloomberg, 37 Cedar Rd, Chestnut Hill MA 02467.

Thusday, May 4

  • 9:30a Guided Freedom Trail walk. Starts at the Boston Common Visitor Center, 139 Tremont St (next to Park Street Station – Red or Green lines). Stops include Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, Kings Chapel, Boston Latin School site, Old South Meeting Hall, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church. Coffee stop along the way and lunch in the  Faneuil  Hall area.
  • Afternoon:  Continue on Freedom Trail or Free Time
  • 6:30p  Dinner at Mother Anna’s Ristorante, 211 Hanover St in Boston’s Italian North End.  Order from the menu.

Friday, May 5

  • 10:00a Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue.  Parking available.  By subway, take Green Line to MFA stop or Orange Line to Ruggles stop. The MFA is a large “encyclopedic” museum with extensive permanent collections.  On view now are two excellent travelling exhibitions of the artists Matisse and Boticelli. We will split in two groups guided by senior docents through those exhibitions plus, depending on interest, A) traditional Art of the Americas and Art of Europe or B) Contemporary Art. No charge for admission or guides, as Andy McLane is on the Board of Trustees. For those who wish, there will be lunch (off the menu) at the New American Café in the covered Museum Courtyard.
  • Afternoon:  Continue on your own at the MFA or Free Time.
  • 6:00p  Drinks and informal catered dinner at the Cambridge Boat Club, 2 Gerry’s Landing, Cambridge. This private rowing club has a beautiful setting on the Charles River. It is located next to the Eliot Bridge, close to Mt. Auburn Hospital and BB&N School – not far from Harvard Square, where there is subway service.  There is parking at the Club. Andy Mclane is a member at CBC and is covering the space charge. Still working on the dinner cost, which will depend on attendance, but we will endeavor to keep it modest.

Classmates are welcome to join us for any and all events. During free time on Thursday and Friday afternoon, or for those who might prefer not to walk the Freedom Trail, or for whom art is not their thing, there are the following alternatives: Let us know if any of these are of interest to you and when. If there is sufficient interest, we will organize visits:

  • Boston Harbor and the Islands by boat
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (site of the infamous 1990 grand art heist)
  • Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. Owned by Harvard University and designed by Frederic Law Olmstead, this expansive and beautiful arboretum should be in full Spring bloom.
  • Thur pm, May 4, Golf at the Belmont Country Club, courtesy of member, Jeff Bloomberg. Greens fees are $70.00 and carts are $31.50 per person.

For those of you who may need hotel accommodations:

  • Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill    $362
  • Boston Park Plaza Hotel   $385
  • The Bostonian   $395

Jeff Bloomberg also suggests, using Concur Travel:

  • The Colonnade Hotel   $309
  • The Commonwealth Hotel   $285

These are rates offered recently through Expedia. In Boston, these are among the more reasonably priced hotels. Rates drop considerably outside of the City.

ATTENDEES

Alan Lake
Andy & Linda McLane
Arthur & Shirley Fergenson
Ben Romney
Bob Anthony & Anne Peschel
Clint & Meg Harris
Dick Glovsky
Dick Jenson & Pat DeLeeuw
Dick Meckstroth, Carol Feld & Emelia
Dona Heller & Mike Saphier
Jay & Danielle Glaser
Jeff and Susie Saffer
Jeff & Suzanne Bloomberg
Jim Staros
John & Elizabeth Beck
John & Judy Bisson
Mark & Ann Bankoff
Nick Perencevich
Norman & Irene Jacobs
Roy & Debbi Hitchings
Steve Barrett
Ted and Debby Leach

This Mini-Reunion is shaping up to be a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing all of you.

        Andy McLane, Co-Chair
        Norman Jacobs, Co-Chair
        Jeff Bloomberg
        Peter Elias
        Arthur Fergenson
        Dick Glovsky
        John Mathias

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