Schedule of Events

Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2020

*Events and times are subject to change.
* Below is a sample of the 2019 weekend schedule. Please continue to check back for the 2020 schedule.
 

Alumni Flags

Friday, June 7

10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Alumni Registration & Campus Lodging Check-In
Meerwarth Courtyard, near the Arch
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Blair Cup Golf Scramble Registration
Tracy Hall, Squash Courts
Noon-1:00 p.m. Luncheon with Blair's Head of School Chris Fortunato
(
For 50th Reunion, Old Guard & special recognition for John C. Sharpe Society & 1848 Society members)
Insley Hall, Romano Dining Hall, Wean Room
1:00-2:00 p.m. Strategic Plan Discussion with Head of School Chris Fortunato
Tracy Hall, Citation Room
1:00-1:30 p.m. Golf Simulator Demonstration with Athletic Director & girls’ varsity golf coach Paul Clavel ’88 & boys’ varsity  golf coach Andrew Sykes
Golf Training Center
1:30 p.m. Blair Cup Golf Scramble
Tracy Hall, Pro Shop
2:30-3:30 p.m. Guided hike through the Siegel Property led by E. Courtnay (Brennan) Stanford ’95 & Teddy Wenner ’96
Meet outside Golf Training Center
3:00-4:00 p.m. 5K Run led by veteran faculty & cross country coaches Martin Miller & R. Latta Browse
Meet at the track
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Get Back to Class!  Master class sessions:
English class with English Dept. Chair Jim Moore
Clinton Hall, Rm. 304
Marine Science class with Rod Gerdsen
Chiang Center, Rm. 205  (tech. classroom)
Maker space class with Art Dept. Chair Kate Sykes
Lower level of the Chiang Center 

4:30-5:30 p.m. Blair Cup Golf Scramble Cocktail Reception & Awards
Tracy Hall, Citation Room 
5:30-6:30 p.m. Alumni Memorial Service with special recognition of  John C. Bogle ’47
Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts, DuBois Theatre (handicap accessible) 
6:30-9:00 p.m. Class of 1969 50th-Reunion Dinner
Insley Hall, Romano Dining Hall, Wean Room 
6:00-11:30 p.m.

Welcome Back Party: An Evening Under the Lights
(All alumni welcome! Adults only)

Outside Hardwick Hall, Blair Commons


Catering & beverages provided by: 
Marianne Lieberman ’79, Maple Springs Vineyard
Tom Kehoe ’83, Yards Brewing Company
Mark McLean ’98, Remarkable Cuisine
Emily Downs ’02, Emily’s Hearth
Shaun Mehtani ’02, Mehndi
Matt Gallira ’08, Big Mozz, Inc.

9:00 p.m. Fireworks Display
Wakefield Baseball Diamond
 

Saturday, June 8

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Alumni Registration & Campus Lodging Check-In
Meerwarth Courtyard, near the Arch
8:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet outside Sharpe House (All welcome
Under the tent outside Sharpe House
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Hardwick Hall, Performance Gym

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Gerald Knapp ’54
Anne Cramer ’75
Melissa (Paul) Erne ’96 
Royal Ivey ’00
Dion Lewis ’09

11:00 a.m. Alumni Parade Round-up
Near the Arch
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Head of School Assembly & Awards Presentation
Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts, DuBois Theatre
11:30 a.m. Memorial Service in memory of Angel Clybourn ’09
Hampshire Field, 50-yard line
Noon-3:00 p.m. Picnic Lunch, Children's Activities & Live Entertainment
Outside Hardwick Hall, Blair Commons
Noon-2:30 p.m.

Class Photos:
Photos to take place at the Arch

  • 12:00 p.m.: Class of 2014
  • 12:10 p.m.: Class of 2009
  • 12:20 p.m.: Class of 1999
  • 12:30 p.m.: Class of 1964
  • 12:40 p.m.: Class of 1959
  • 12:50 p.m.: Class of 1954
  • 1:00 p.m.: Class of 2004
  • 1:30 p.m.: Class of 1979
  • 1:40 p.m.: Class of 1974
  • 1:50 p.m.: Class of 1969
  • 2:00 p.m.: Class of 1994
  • 2:10 p.m.: Class of 1989
  • 2:20 p.m.: Class of 1984
  • 2:30 p.m.: Non-reunion classes
1:00-2:00 p.m. Children's Magic Show & Balloon Twisting by
Andrew D. Peters '00 

Outside Timken Library 
2:00-3:00 p.m. Line Dancing led by Jeremy Duncan ’01 
Outside Timken Library 
2:00-2:30 p.m. Blair’s World-Record Marathon Swim of 1971 Dedication honoring David Borow ’72, John Greer ’74, Andrew “Scott” MacLean ’74 & Todd Ruppert ’74
Hardwick Hall, Wallace Pool
2:00-3:00 p.m. Blairstown Museum Historic Trolley Tour 
Departs outside of Tracy Hall, Pro Shop
2:00-4:00 p.m. Paulinskill Rail Trail Bike Tour led by Carl Cramer ’72
Departs from the Arch 
2:30-3:30 p.m. Open Swim
Hardwick Hall, Wallace Pool
2:30-3:00 p.m. Learn about Blair Admission & Advancement with Associate Head of School & Dean of Admission Peter G. Curran & Chief Advancement Officer Craig Hall
Locke Hall, Blair Room (admissions hallway)
2:30-4:00 p.m. Co-ed Softball Game led by Dean of Campus Life & Director of Leadership Programs & varsity softball coach Carolyn Conforti-Browse ’79
Wakefield Baseball Diamond
3:00-4:00 p.m. Student-led campus tour 
Locke Hall, Blair Room (admissions hallway)
3:00-4:00 p.m. Society of Skeptics presentation featuring twin John Ahearn ’69 & Charlie Ahearn ’69
Blair 50th Reunion talk on their New York City street sculptures and movies
Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts, DuBois Theatre
3:00-4:30 p.m. Alumni Lacrosse Game led by Teddy Wenner '96
Marcial Field
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Get Back to Class! Master class sessions in:
English class with Bob Brandwood
Clinton Hall, Rm. 306
History class with Martin Miller
Clinton Hall, Rm. 203
Chemistry class with Michael Sayers
Clinton Hall, Rm. 108
Maker space class with Art Dept. Chair Kate Sykes
Chiang Center, Lower Level

6:00-7:00 p.m. Head of School Cocktail Reception
Chiang Center
7:00-11:30 p.m. Dinner & Dancing with "Naked Jake" Band
Insley Hall, Romano Dining Hall & Insley porch

Sunday, June 9

8:00-10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Insley Hall, Romano Dining Hall

ALUMNI WEEKEND RAIN PLAN:

In case of inclement weather, we've made the following alternate plans. If you have any questions, visit the registration table.

All weekend:

  • Registration and coffee moved to Locke Hall conference room.

Friday, June 7:

  • All athletic events (Golf, Hike & 5K Run) cancelled.
  • Welcome Back Party will be moved to the Field House in Hardwick Hall.

Fireworks will still happen unless severe weather, thunder and lightning.
Rain date for fireworks: Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 8:

  • Breakfast buffet outside Sharpe House moved to Romano Dining Hall.
  • The parade will be cancelled.
  • All athletic events (bike tour, softball & lacrosse) will be cancelled.
  • Class photos will be moved to Timken Library.
  • Bounce house, magic show, line dancing and children’s activities will be moved to the Field House in Hardwick Hall.
  • Picnic will be moved to Romano Dining Hall & Insley Porch.
  • Head of School Cocktails - bar located outside Chiang Center under pergola moved inside to 2nd floor.