Strawberry Night

We are looking forward to seeing you back on campus for Strawberry Night & Reunion Weekend 2018! All alumni/ae are welcomed to join us. This year we celebrate reunions for:

1968 | 1973 | 1978 | 1983 | 1988 | 1993 | 1998 | 2003 | 2008 | 2013
and all Golden Alumni/ae classes (1967 and earlier)

2018 BB&N Reunion Weekend
Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 13

Check out who's coming to Strawberry Night!

1953
Thomas Fitzgerald
1956
Mallory Slate
1957
Mark DeVoto
1958
Lydia Thayer
1960
Richard Chalfen
1961
James Donovan
1962
Peter Finn
Charles Spencer
1964
Charles Atherton
Charles Dermenjian
Joseph McKeigue
1968
Donald Berk
Jonathan Black
Gregory Catani
Peter Emerson
Stephen Melcher
Alfred Minot
Paola Nisonger
Paula Press
Ellen Ruina
Dolph Vanderpol
Peyton Wilson
1972
Andrea Wagner
1973
John Crocker
1974
Laura Hodges Taylor
1978
Deborah Duff Avery
Hans-Peter Biemann
Anne Casner
John d'Arbeloff
Deborah Porter Glenn
Ann Goethals
Omar Khudari
Mark Kittredge
Jonathan Little
Stephanie Newburgh Lyon
Joseph O'Loughlin
Pamela Powell
Virginia Pye
David Williams
1979
Janna O'Loughlin
Amy Porter
1983
Marina Hatsopoulos Bornhorst
George Koh
Brendan Mernin
Jennifer Borden Mikell
Maria Mulkeen
Taine Pechet
John Petersen
Suzanne Reider
1988
Shergul Arshad
Robert Blair-Smith
John Brennan
Nathaniel Poor
Yilmaz Rona
1989
Daniel Weinreb
1992
Sarah Spitz
1993
Mark Bathe
Aaron Brown
Joshua Buresh-Oppenheim
Kate Hamilton Cimo
Julia Petropoulos Coupland
Sumi Paek DeBenedittis
Alexis Boyle Egan 
Carrie Ardito Fanlo
Scott Feldman
Katya Frois-Moniz
Benjamin Ives
David Jellinek
Kari Jorgenson
Rebecca Lee
Michael Luscher
Alethea McCormick
Maryssa Schneider McLean
Libby Zug Moore
Bradford Murray
Joel Needleman
Danielle Weller Ranson
Ethan Rossiter
Arielle Strem Ruys
Jennifer Sartory
Jesse Sarzana
Laura Thiemann Scales
Jennifer Duval Souza
Janet Worthington
1998
Federica Call
Anne Diamond
Sarah Fletcher Harper
Gregory James
Leah Temple
2003
Emily Palmer
2007
Joelinda Coichy Johnson
2008
Leslie Ahlstrand
Luke Boelitz
Reni Ellis
Jessica Ranko Houston
Leah Kaplow
Chase Lovett-Woodsum
Paul Mannix
Christie Musket
Margaret Reilly
Erica Sandrock
Scott Schlager
Eric Schwartz
Grace Taylor
Michelle Mathai Van Niel
2013
Thomas Hislop
Sarah Jolley
Nathaniel McLeod
Alexandra Sanyal
Ryan Benner Simpson
Current & Former Faculty 
Beverly Balise
Michaela Casey
Manmeet Kaur
Bob O'Brien
Chip Rollinson
Minnie Walcott

BB&N Alumni/ae Hotel Block

For the first time this year, we are pleased to offer Alumni/ae a discounted hotel rate of $249/night at the Sheraton Commander hotel in Harvard Square.

Please click here to access BB&N's booking portal.

Friday, May 11 - Schedule

5:00-6:30 pm
Celebration Reception for Head of School Rebecca T. Upham
Nicholas Athletic Center, 80 Gerry's Landing Road

6:30 pm-8:30pm
50th Reunion Charles River Cruise
Boards at the BB&N Boathouse

7:00-8:30 pm
Upper School Spring Jazz Concert
Pratt Chorale Room, Upper School, 80 Gerry's Landing Road

Reunion committees may be organizing informal gatherings beginning after 6:30 pm. Check your Reunion Class page for more information!

Saturday, May 12 - Schedule

9:30-10:30 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery Bird & Flower Walk
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Mount Auburn Street Entrance

12:00-1:00 pm
"Journeys" Alumni/ae Panel Discussion
Upper School Theater, 80 Gerry's Landing Road

12:30-3:00 pm
Community BBQ with Family-friendly Entertainment
Upper School Fields, 80 Gerry's Landing Road

12:00-4:00 pm
Athletics
Boys JV Baseball vs. Pingree School - 12:00pm
Boys JV Tennis vs. Middlesex - 2:00pm
Girls JV Tennis vs. Middlesex - 2:00pm

3:00-3:30 pm
Dedication of the BB&N Veterans' Memorial
Upper School, 80 Gerry's Landing Road

4:00-5:00 pm
Memorial Celebration of the Life of John Brisbois P'72, '74, Faculty Emeritus
Upper School Community Room, 80 Gerry's Landing Road

5:00-8:00 pm
1968 50th Reunion & Golden Alumni/ae Cocktails & Dinner
Upper School Commons, 80 Gerry's Landing Road

6:00-9:00 pm
1973-2013 5th-45th Reunion Reception
Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle Street, Harvard Square*
Featuring music by BB&N alumni/ae band Noon Sun (James Clark '08, Chris Haynes '07, Nick Mikita '08 and Brett Torres '08)

*Shuttle buses provided from the Upper School parking lot to Harvard Square, as well as a Lyft discount code

Sunday, May 13 - Schedule

10:00 am-12:00 Noon
Lower School Open House
10 Buckingham Street
Middle School Open House
80 Sparks Street
Campus tours with light refreshments served

Reunion class-specific events - check your class year pages below to see what your reunion committee has planned!

Strawberry Night & Reunion FAQs

  • How do I register?
    • You may register online by clicking on the button to your left and completing the form, by completing the paper form included in the Strawberry Night mailed invitation, or by phone by calling BB&N Alumni/ae Programs at +1.617.800.2731.
  • What is the cost for registering?
    • Members of the 50th reunion attend as guests of BB&N. The fee is $40 per person for members of the 10th reunion class and younger, and $60 per person for all others. The registration fee covers all food, nonalcoholic beverages, and entertainment for the weekend, plus two drink tickets for alcoholic beverages. Look out for the early bird discount!
  • Do I need to bring legal identification with me?
    • Yes. The school’s alcohol policy is designed to be consistent with the laws of the State of Massachusetts and reflects the need for mutual respect and personal responsibility. Alcohol not provided by the school is prohibited on campus, and possession and serving of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is prohibited. All bartenders at BB&N events are licensed to serve and may ask for ID. Drugs are not permitted on campus.
  • What if I have dietary restrictions, accessibility issues, or other special needs?
    • Please contact Kim Whitney kwhitney@bbns.org or phone +1.617.800.2731 to register your requirements. The menus should accommodate a broad range of needs and preferences, with specialty meals made available on request. All facilities are ADA compliant.
  • Is parking available?
    • Yes. Guests may park at the Upper School parking lot and along Greenough Boulevard. Overflow parking will be available at Lot #4, with a shuttle running to the Upper School all Saturday. All vehicles must be moved by 11:30 PM to avoid towing. Shuttles will be available to transport 5th-45th reunion guests from the Upper School to Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square 4:30PM-6:00 pm, and between the Upper School and Harvard Square 9:00-10:30 pm.
  • Are children welcomed? Is childcare available?
    • Yes and no. We encourage you to bring your children to campus, especially during the day on Saturday. The midday BBQ will include family entertainment. We will not offer on-site childcare during Strawberry Night. If you would like a list of BB&N faculty & staff caregivers in order to make independent arrangements, please contact Kim Whitney kwhitney@bbns.org or phone +1.617.800.2731.
  • Are pets allowed on campus?
    • Only service animals are permitted to accompany you.
  • May I smoke in a designated area on campus?
    • No. BB&N is a non-smoking campus.
  • What happens if it rains?
    • The celebration goes on! Most events are scheduled to be indoors. Check back here for weather updates as necessary.
  • What should I wear?
    • The scheduled daytime activities are casual. We recommend a jacket or sweater in case it gets chilly, and shoes that are comfortable for walking on grass. The evening activities are generally business casual, although some prefer to dress more festively. Please check with your class reunion committee for more information about class-specific events.
  • When and where will reunion class photos be taken?
    • The 50th+ reunion classes will have pictures taken after dinner in the Upper School Commons. The 5th-45th classes will have pictures taken throughout the evening at Beat Brasserie. Please check posted signs for the timing of your class photo.
  • Where do I find information about any class-specific events?
    • Check your reunion class page in the section below for details and updates.
  • How can I get in touch and stay in touch with classmates before and after Strawberry Night & Reunion Weekend?

Reunion Class Pages

In addition to Strawberry Night and the weekend's scheduled on-campus activities, reunion committees may be planning class-specific gatherings. Click on your class page to find out more!

2018 Reunion Class Pages

2013 - 5th Reunion

Class of 2013, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 5 year reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities!

Committee Chairs:
Thomas Hislop
Sarah Jolley

Class Events
Please check back in March 2018 for more information on class-specific events!

2008 - 10th Reunion

Class of 2008, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 10 year reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities!

Committee Members:
Leslie Ahlstrand
Luke Boelitz
Matt Grogan
Jessica Ranko Houston
Zach Kahane
Chelsea McLeod
Kayleigh Melia
Scott Schlager
Nick Taylor
Brett Torres
Chase Woodsum

Class Events

We are so excited to highlight the (mostly) class of 2008 band, Noon Sun, that will be performing at Beat Brasserie this year. We hope you will all come out to see each other and support them!

2003 - 15th Reunion

Class of 2003, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 15 year reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities!

Committee Members:
Andrew Benson
Liz Herrup
Katherine Mackey
Emily Palmer
Adam Zalisk

Class Events
Please check back in March 2018 for more information on class-specific events!

1998 - 20th Reunion

Class of 1998, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 20th reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities!

Committee Members:
Lily Laird Altstein
Federica Call
Annie Diamond
Ben Grossman
Jason Harburger
Sarah Fletcher Harper
Greg James
Harry Pierre
Alisa Ray

Class Events
Please check back in March 2018 for more information on class-specific events!

1993 - 25th Reunion

Class of 1993, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 25th reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities - check our our Facebook Page for more information! 

Committee Chair:
Alexis Boyle Egan

Committee Members:
Marko Bon

Julia Coupland Petropoulos
Sumi Paek DeBenedittis
Carrie Ardito Fanlo
Rachel Hirsch
David Jellinek
Kari Jorgenson
Brett Lovins
Libby Zug Moore
Brad Murray
Ethan Rossiter
Arielle Strem Ruys
Jesse Sarzana
Jenny Duval Souza
Emily Welch

Janet Costello Worthington

Class Events

Please join us on May 12th for Strawberry Night at Beat Brasserie from 6-9 p.m. followed by a class of 1993-only party at the Charles Hotel's Noir Bar 9 p.m. until Midnight.

Sign up here on the BB&N website for The Beat Brasserie event. No sign up necessary for the Noir Bar after-party.

Can’t wait to see you there!

1988 - 30th Reunion

Class of 1988, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 30th reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities!

Committee Chairs:
Mary McNamara
Kristina McKay Young

Committee Members:
Shergul Arshad
Sean Crowley
Todd DeAngelis
Betsy Ludwig
Michaela Pixie Mahtani
Hope Sidman

Class Events
Please check back in March 2018 for more information on class-specific events!

1983 - 35th Reunion

Class of 1983, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 35th reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities!

  • Meet-up at the Upper School from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. We envision hanging out and taking time for every person to share with the group whatever each classmate would like about his or her life. 
  • Class party at Dillon's (955 Boylston Street) at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th after Strawberry Night. We give a huge shout out of thanks to Mike Glynn for hosting us. This year, Strawberry Night will be at Beat Brasserie at Harvard Square, and BB&N is working to see if it can provide a bus to take attendees from Strawberry Night to Dillon's. Stay tuned.  
  • Coffee and tour of the newly renovated Middle School from 10 to 12 p.m.on Sunday, May 13th. 

The class has a Facebook group, which has some fun photos of days gone-by. Please post some of your own!

Committee Members:
Kevyn Fusco
Andre John
Dan Karnovsky
Mark Leeds
Brendan Mernin
Jen Mikell
Suzie Reider
Carl Trapani

Class Events
Please check back in March 2018 for more information on class-specific events!

1978 - 40th Reunion


Class Events

Please join us on May 12th for Strawberry Night at Beat Brasserie from 6-9 p.m. followed by a Class of 1978-only party at Park bar & restaurant nearby from 9 p.m. until closing.

Sign up here on the BB&N website for The Beat Brasserie event. No sign up necessary for the Park after-party.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Your '78 Reunion Committee Members, Sandy Chinoporos, John d'Arbeloff, Sarah Hoffman, Omar Khudari, Anne McEvoy Kilzer, Jim Neyman, Joe O'Loughlin, Ginny Pye, David Strodel, Christine Brey Treat & David Williams

1973 - 45th Reunion

Class of 1973, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 45th reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities!

Committee Chair:

John Crocker

Please note: we are still looking for more members to join this Reunion Committee - especially a representative from the Buckingham class of 1973! If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Roger Fussa at: rfussa@bbns.org

Class Events
Please check back in March 2018 for more information on class-specific events!

1968 - 50th Reunion

Class of 1968, we so hope you will come out and celebrate your 50th reunion at the revamped Strawberry Night/Reunion Weekend festivities!

Committee Members:

David Banash
Steve Bartlett
Jon Black
Pete Emerson
Len Golder
Dick Jacobson
Doug Rosen
Pete Rossetti
Andy Stern
Dolph Vanderpol
George von Mehren

Please note: we would love to have a representative from the Buckingham class of 1968 on the 50th Reunion Committee! If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Cecily Craighill Davis at ccraighill@bbns.org.

Class Events
The 50th Reunion class of 1968 will celebrate in style with a Charles River Cruise, departing from the BB&N Boathouse at 6:30pm on Friday, May 11th.

"Lost" Reunion Class Alumni/ae

BB&N is missing accurate mailing and/or contact information for the following alumni/ae in reunion years. If you know how to reach someone, please update Alumni/ae Programs! alumni_programs@bbns.org

Buckingham 1968
Yuki Grimm ’68
Marie-Jeanette Touw ’68
Rachel Whitman ’68

Browne & Nichols 1968
Luiz daCosta ’68
William Danforth ’68
Gerry Putnam ’68
Kenneth Reeves ’68

Buckingham 1973
Monisha Anwar ’73

Browne & Nichols 1973
Ralph Cies ’73
Stephan Holton ’73

BB&N 1978
Suha Ersevim ’78
Daniel Porter ’78
Eric Smith ’78
Saul Tager ’78

BB&N 2003
Skelly Harper ’03

BB&N 2008
Michael Vanger ’08