Regional Socials: Late April

Holding a party was never easier!
If your region isn’t listed, reach out to to host.

Miami/Florida and more(?) details coming.

Scheduled Regional Socials:

  • New York Picnic Potluck, Tue, May 18, 211:30am EDT
    (For the fully-vaccinated.) Central Park, New York City.
    (Details & directions & potluck specifics)  Contact Mark Gluck,
  • West Coast Late Show: Sat. May 22, 8-10pm PDT (11pm EDT)
    Register now. Cocktails and Talk with Harvard Friends on the West Coast:
    Zoomcasted from Steve Zelinger’s kitchen in Palo Alto, CA this interactive talk show will be hosted by Johanna Forman, Vivian Lee, Joe McDonough, Rick Raushenbush, and of course, Steve.  Live on Zoom, we’ll mix the famous Harvard Cocktail and a non-alcoholic Crimson alternative.  Then we’ll zoom to Hollywood to discuss movie production with Roadside Attractions’ Howard Cohen.  And there’s more… but you will have to join us on May 22 to find out.  Stay up late, whip together a Harvard Cocktail, and enjoy a fun and interactive Class of  ’81 evening.  Contact:
  • HR1981 Virtual Get-together from Japan: Sat. May 29, 5-7pm JST
    Please join HR1981 classmates in Japan for a virtual Happy Hour! Anyone in Japan, in body or spirit, is welcome to join us! For more info, contact Christina Ahmadjian:
  • Cambridge Picnic: Sat., June 5, 12-2 pm EDT
    Join us for a casual get-together near Harvard Square, at JFK Park, on JFK Street at Mem Drive, across from Elliott House. Bring a blanket or folding chair, and whatever you want to eat & drink. More details. Questions, or RSVP, to Cara Seiderman,

Past Regional Socials:

  • European ’70s Wine & Cheese Party: Sat, April 10, 7-10pm CET (1-4pm EDT)
    Calling all classmates for a nostalgic online 1970s wine-and-cheese party.
    Register here. Bring your own bottle of wine (or whatever!), and some interesting cheese (or other snacks). We’ll aim to hit all the notes, from the sublime to the ridiculous. So far, a Château Pétrus, Louis XIV’s favorite mineral water, and “Hey, hey, hey Mateus rosé” have all promised to put in an appearance. A few of France’s 258 famously ungovernable cheeses will surely turn up, and the rest will be up to you!

    We’ll relive fond memories of our 1970s campus wine-and-cheese parties. And swap tales of our subsequent exploits in Europe (and elsewhere). All class members welcome; please invite your spouses/partners to pop into your Zoom square and raise a cup of Reunion cheer with us. Contact:
  • California Virtual Party: Saturday, April 17, 8pm PDT 
    Register here.  We can’t show off our tans and implants in Cambridge for our 40th, so let’s at least have a Golden State Zoom confab.  We can talk wine, wildfires, and when we got vaccinated.  Contacts:  Patric Verrone ( and Joe McDonough (
  • Oregon/WashingtonSaturday, April 17, 8pm PDT
    Register here.  Join our online party for all Oregon & Washington state classmates.  Breakout rooms optional depending on attendance.  Contacts: Ellie Ewing Gittelman (, Dean Alterman (
  • Texas:  Sunday, April 25, 4pm CDT
    For Zoom info: Danguole Spakevicius Altman
    HR1981 has over 20 classmates who call Texas home – I bet most of us did not think 40 years ago that we’d find ourselves here  (with the exception of my friend Matt Gaston who often told me about his wonderful home state).  Let’s meet up!  Grab a glass of wine, Margarita, or Shiner Bock and join your fellow HR1981’ers at a virtual happy hour.  Feel free to have your spouse/partner join if they are interested – if it were a real in-person reunion, they’d be there.  Depending on how many of us attend, we can either break into groups by major city or by industry. 
  • New England:  Sunday, April 25, 5pm EDT
    Register here.
  • Upper Midwest: Sunday, April 25, 5pm CDT
    Register here Join our online party for Midwestern (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO and WI) classmates.  Would be great to see everyone who has ended up between the coasts!  Breakout rooms optional depending on attendance. Contacts: Steve Kaplan (, Leslie Coolidge (
  • New York/Tri-State Spring Arts Cocktail Party(BYO): Tue. Apr 27, 8pm EDT
    Register here.  For those of us living in the Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT) in any other Spring, we might be attending theatre, dance, concerts, and art events in person. And, maybe a cocktail party or two. Let’s meet up virtually and share what we’ve been finding for entertainment online, just chat generally with others in our region, and discuss possible socially distant get-together ideas for Summer 2021.  Contact:
  • Canadian Social: The “Molson Mixer” Returns: Sat. May 15, 5 –6:30pm EDT
    Register now.  Calling all Canadians in the Class of ‘81 to convene for the social event of the season.   Whether your True North affiliation is past, present, or future, please join the celebration and don’t forget to bring your preferred Canadian brew.  Contact:
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