The weekend is composed of five events:
  • Friday, November 16th (Harvard Square, Cambridge)
    • Friday Dinner before the concert, 6 pm, Harvard Square
    • Yale-Harvard Glee Club Concert, 8 pm, Harvard (Sanders Theatre)
  • Saturday, November 17th (Fenway Park, Boston)
    • Brunch before The Game,  9:30 am, at a restaurant near Fenway
    • The Game, noon, at Fenway Park
    • Drinks and appetizers after The Game (to be determined)

The Game (Saturday noon)

The main event is The Game (noon – 3:30 pm ish).  This 50th anniversary of the famous 29-29 tie will be held in Boston’s Fenway Park.  On the morning when tickets went on sale, the Class purchased a block of 100 tickets and landed the best seats available to Yale attendees.  (Thanks, Lang Wheeler, for being first in line!)  Check out the Saturday details page to see more about The Game and to order tickets.

The Brunch (Saturday morning)

(click for 360 view of The Hawthorne)

Lang has hosted brunch at his home in Cambridge for the past 40 years … when The Game was held in nearby Harvard Stadium.  Because we expect a large turnout and because Fenway is a long way from Lang’s, the Class and Lang have arranged a “private event” brunch at The Hawthorne, a wonderful, upscale restaurant-bar that’s just 3 blocks from Fenway.  The menu (from their sister place, Eastern Standard) is truly scrumptious, the bar is open for those wanting an early start, and it will be a great way to mingle with friends before walking over to Fenway. Check out the Saturday details page to see more about the event (including some special guests) and to order tickets.

Drinks And Appetizers Afterwards (TBD, Saturday)

After the Game, we are looking for a suitable venue near Fenway where we can celebrate (or commiserate, as the case may be!) with some drinks, some appetizers and a warm place to chat.  That’s also a good time to let the crowds dissipate and make using Uber/Lyft or the T easier.  When you order tickets to The Game, please indicate your interest in attending a post-Game event; an accurate headcount will help us determine the venue and whether to pre-arrange food or drink.

FRIDAY EVENING

The Yale-Harvard Glee Club Concert, 8 pm

When The Game is in Boston, both Glee Clubs put on a spectacular, joint concert at 8:00 pm in a lovely, large auditorium near Harvard Yard.  If you were a glee clubber, you won’t want to miss the chance to sing with them.  And if you weren’t, you’ll still enjoy the old favorites … and some new material, too.  See the Friday details page for more information and tickets.

Friday Dinner, 6 pm

We are arranging a dinner before the concert (about 6:00 pm as currently planned) at one of the many fine restaurants in Harvard Square.  Based on headcount and which restaurant we finally select, we’ll either eat at a large table in the main dining room or in a reserved room.  Either way, we’ll have great food, some good wine and a convivial start to the evening.

See the Friday details page for more information and tickets.

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

No, not the Ghostbusters.  The committee managing this weekend for the Class is Lang Wheeler and Wayne Willis.  If you have any questions, just email either one of them (Lang at langwheeler@gmail.com or Wayne at support@Yale1969.org).

 

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