Harvard-Radcliffe Class of '89


Austin, TX Lunch at Central Market - December 4th @ noon: North Lamar. More info: Karen Crawford karen@karencrawfordlaw.com.

NYC Jazz night out - Thursday, December 7 from 6:30 to 9:30. Jazz and Blues with classmate Gary Negbaur who will man the keys at the (ridiculously perfectly-named) Ivy Room in NYC. There is no cover charge, food and drink per menu/a la carte. It will be a wonderful evening to enjoy cool tunes, cocktails and camaraderie. The Ivy Room, 420 Park Ave South - RSVP to Lisa Ashkinos  lga@futureperfectconsulting.com.

Boston Area Home Wine Dinner - Saturday, January 20 630PM. Join fellow Boston-area 89'ers for an elegant pre-reunion catered dinner party at the Jamaica Plain home of Emily Davidson.  Invitation Here. More info: Sara Barcan sarabarcan@gmail.com.

Seattle - Sunday Feb 25, 4-6PM. Pacific Northwest alums and partners are getting together at Purple Café in downtown Seattle. Reach out to brian.goffman@gmail.com with questions.

Michele Lamont - Feb 29th - 8pm ET (Zoom event). Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies researches group boundaries to understand how we can create a more inclusive world. Moderated by classmate Rhonda Powell, this private '89 event offers us a chance to learn about Michele's recent research and have an off-the record conversation. 

Palm Springs Weekend - March 1-3. Jeff Behrens, Lori Rutter, Jonathan Fernandez , Jeff Bernstein, Sonya Lyubomirsky, and Chalon Emmons will be hosting a relaxed and informal weekend in the sun in Palm Springs. Hikes, dinners and hanging out by the pool discussing the world's problems.

Boston/North Shore Dinner - Saturday, March 2. Meet at 6 pm at Soma (256 Cabot Street, Beverly MA). Hosted by Lisa Lavoie & Carolyn Magnani. Possible dessert social afterwards. More details coming – contact Lisa Lavoie for more info or to join the host committee. We will have a block of seats together for maximum enjoyment.

Philadelphia Dinner and Mira Movie - Sunday, March 3. Meet at 6 pm in Glenside at a bar/restaurant and then go to the Mira Sorvino event at Keswick Theatre. Hosted by Laura Biezup, Lexa Edsall, Claudia Lewis, Diana Rodriguez, Jason Rosencranz, and Kevin Volpp. More details coming - contact Jason Rosencranz for more info or to join the host committee.

Washington DC - Wednesday March 6th from 5:30pm-9:00pm at the Roost, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE for a DMV-style pre-reunion happy hour. Host Committee includes classmates Corey Miller, Dionne Thompson, Lisa Marie Hampton, Barbara Looney Cammarata, Cathy Green, Chris VanArsdale, Rena Miller, Liz Dann, Bernice Romero, and Sandra Kaczmarczyk. If you didn't get an invite and live or are visiting the DMV, email lisaborn@yahoo.com to receive an invite.

Harvard's Intellectual Vitality - How to Hold Challenging Discussions (Zoom Event) - March 28, 8PM EST. Professor Ned Hall and Current Harvard Students 

NYC - The Comic Strip with Chris Min '89 - Thursday March 28, 8pm. 81st Street & Second Avenue. Classmate Chris Min will perform live at the same comedy club where Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock launched their careers! Please RSVP to Chris -at chrismin@mac.com – so that he can put you on the list for the lower Harvard classmate ticket price of $20 (cash) at door (and standard for hip, real comedy clubs - there's a 2-item minimum).

Philadelphia Dinner - Saturday, April 6, 6pm. Home of Kevin and Marjorie Volpp. Paperless Post invite will be sent to classmates listed in the Philadelphia area but any classmates are welcome. Hosted by Laura Biezup, Lexa Edsall, Claudia Lewis, Diana Rodriguez, Jason Rosencranz, and Kevin Volpp. For more info contact Lexa Edsall.

Bay Area Lunch - Saturday, April 6th, 11am - 1pm. Home of Inger & David Golob. Paperless Post was sent on Feb 2 on to all classmates listed within 2 hours of Menlo Park, but all are most welcome! If you can attend but did not receive the Paperless Post, please email or text Sarah Pearson (see below) Hosted by Greg Bell, David Conant, James Cook, Chalon Emmons, Inger (Dewey) Golob, David Golob, Nancy (Lutz) Paynter, Randy Paynter, Jake Roth, Sarah Pearson, Evan Seevak, Clia (Saltzman) Tierney & Scott Tierney. Please email or text Sarah at srpear@gmail.com 510-517-6135 to RSVP or join the Host Committee.

London - Drinks @ Queens Club - April 9th, Palliser Road, 630-830PM BST. RSVP to mary@hf.com.

NYC - Glorious Afternoon Barbeque (appropriately acronymed: GAB) Sunday, April 14th from 2-4pm @ Sean Pierce’s home in Long Island City. Sean will man the grill on his gigantic outdoor terrace – we’ll make strawberry jalapeno margaritas (yes! they are as amazing as they sound!) – and we’ll serve ridiculous desserts because it’s far too soon for reunion diets. Please RSVP to Lisa Goodall Ashkinos at Lga@futureperfectconsulting.com so that she can prepare a guest list and start muddling jalapenos (it’s an art!)

Los Angeles Cocktails & Catch Ups - Saturday, April 20, 4-6 PM: Join fellow LA-area 89'ers for drinks and snacks at the home of Mia von Sadovszky at 218 21st Street, Santa Monica 90402. Hosted by Mia, Sonia Lyubomirsky, Laura Siegle, Rob Rader and Jonathan Fernandez. We look forward to see you! Please email or text Mia for more info at miavonsadovszky@gmail.com or 310 351-2384 or if you’d like to join as a co-host. Paperless Post invite to come to all SoCal folks.

Chicago Casual Dinner & Drinks - Thursday April 25, 6pm @ Gillian Darlow's home. Hosted by Sarah Duncan, Josh Hauser and Gillian Darlow. Email gdarlow@aol.com to RSVP and get the address and more details.

NYC - Harvard Club of New York, Thursday, April 25th from 5:30-7pm 44th between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please join us at the Harvard Club bar – HCNY members Chris Min and Sean Pierce are our hosts. It will be welcoming and casual, and we’ll swap jokes and tall tales. We will each Venmo Chris and Sean for what we eat or drink. Please RSVP to Lisa Goodall Ashkinos at Lga@futureperfectconsulting.com so that she can prepare a guest list.

The Sound of Success - Pulling Back the Curtain as Our Third Act Begins (Zoom Event) - May 7 at 8 pm EST.  Join us on Zoom as Allison Charney Epstein interviews Nevin Steinberg, who recently took home his second Tony Award for Best Sound Design. Friends and colleagues since college, Allison and Nevin will have an honest and revealing conversation about the emotional highs and lows of a creative career, the intensity of an itinerant lifestyle and a life in and around music and theater. Questions are warmly welcomed. 


If you'd like to brainstorm a casual pre-reunion event in your area, all ideas and all volunteer hosts are welcome! Please reach out to Lisa Ashkinos lga@futureperfectconsulting.com, Elena Crespo crespoec716@gmail.com or Irene Herlihy iherlihy@msn.com.

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