Centennial Weekend

Centennial Weekend


Dear Park Community,

In conjunction with our Centennial Co-Chairs, it is my great pleasure to invite you to come together with Park alumni, current and former faculty and staff, current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, and good friends to celebrate Park’s one hundredth year of educational innovation and leadership.

Centennial Weekend’s schedule has something for everyone including athletic games, music, special gatherings, and, of course, a big party – Brown and White Night. Brown and White Night, the culminating event on our Centennial calendar, is a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-century happening. Please join me in donning the school colors and celebrating the ideas and ideals, the special relationships, the unique history, and the exciting future of a school that means so much to us all.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus,

Dan Paradis, Head of School

Centennial Celebration Co-Chairs: Kevin Coll, Linda Halpert,
Margot Baylin Lessans ’80, Rahsan Lindsay ’90, David Sachs ’88

Friday, May 31

Registration and Check-In Begin

3:45 pm / Main Lobby

Welcome Back Campus Tour

4:00 pm / Leaves from Main Lobby
A chance to explore Park’s Old Court Road campus and see how it has grown over the years.

People of Color Centennial Reception

5:00 pm / Middle School Commons
A reception for alumni, parents, and current and former Park faculty and staff who identify as people of color. Free childcare available with pre-registration; email twright@parkschool.net by Friday, May 17 and please indicate the names and ages of your children.

Cabaret and Performing Arts Showcase Featuring Alumni

7:00 pm / Wyman Arts Center With Dessert Reception / Davison Lobby
Alumni salute 100 years of Park’s performing arts.


Saturday, June 1

Registration and Check-In Continue

10:00 am / Main Lobby

Park History Bus Tour

10:30 am / Board bus at Main Entrance steps
Join Julie Andres Schwait ’68 on a narrated bus tour of Park’s 100 year history in Baltimore. Limited space. Register early.

Alumni Games

Come cheer our alumni and current athletes.

Men’s Baseball

10:30 am / Sugar Field, Hillside Road Campus

Men’s Lacrosse

11:00 am / Boys’ Varsity Field

Women’s Lacrosse

11:00 am / Girls’ Varsity Field

Centennial Athletic BBQ

12:30 pm / Athletic Center Patio
For ALL alumni athletes and Bruin fans.

The Park Pool will be open for the enjoyment of all during the BBQ.

Welcome Back Campus Tour Repeated

12:00 pm / Leaves from Main Lobby
A chance to explore Park’s Old Court Road campus and see how it has grown over the years. 

Founding Families and Liberty Heights Society Luncheon

1:00 pm / Middle School Commons
Alumni of the classes of 1963 and earlier and members of Park’s founding families join Head of School Dan Paradis for lunch.

Club and Activity Reunions

Present students host past participants in Park clubs and activities.

2:30 pm – General Clubs and Activities

  • The Brownie – Room 221 & Room 222
  • The Civil Rights Trip – Middle School Atrium
  • Eightnotes/Vocal Chords/Parksingers – Upper School Music Room
  • Jazz Ensemble Jam Session – Upper School Music Room
  • Partners Program– Middle School Atrium
  • The Postscript – US Commons and Postscript Office
  • Tech Crew – Meyerhoff Theater Stage Shop

3:30 pm – Inclusivity and Diversity Clubs

Park’s Inclusivity and Diversity Clubs gather jointly in the Cafeteria Annex.
As Park moves forward in to a new century, come meet current members of groups such as the Asian Culture Club, the Black Awareness Club, the Gay/Straight Alliance, and the Allianza Latina in Acción.

Reunion Year Cocktail Parties

5:30 pm / Various locations around campus

  • 1948 – Middle School Commons
  • 1953 – Upper School Atrium
  • 1958 – First Grade Pod
  • 1963 – Upper School Commons
  • 1968 – Cafeteria
  • 1973 – Lower School Music Room (Room 424)
  • 1978 – Middle School Atrium
  • 1983 – Davison Lobby
  • 1988 – Davison Lobby
  • 1993 – Middle School Music Room
  • 2003 – Kindergarten Building
  • 2008 – Lower School Music Room (Room 423)

Cocktail Party for Past and Current Faculty and Staff

5:30 pm / Black Box Theatre
Have time to reminisce about the old days, meet the legends, and catch up with your colleagues.

Brown and White Night: Centennial Dinner and Party

7:00pm / Athletic Center
Don your brown and white as Park’s Centennial year culminates in one big bash. Gather, connect, and celebrate as a community.

You don’t want to miss it! The celebration kicks off at 7:00pm. Parade of Reunion classes at 7:30.


Other Weekend Activities

In celebration of Park’s 100 years, enjoy the school’s 100 acres during Centennial Weekend. Stream walk, fly a kite, use the playgrounds, walk the trails, and enjoy what our beautiful campus has to offer.

Saturday afternoon, during the Centennial Athletic BBQ, take a canoe out on the pond, swim in the Park pool, or climb the rock wall in the Athletic Center.

Please note: trained supervision will be provided for these activities but children may participate only under parental supervision.


Childcare

Friday and Saturday evening activities are for adults only.

Group childcare, provided by members of the Upper School Civil Rights Club, is available for a fee during Friday evening’s Cabaret and during Saturday’s daytime activities. The club can also arrange for private sitters throughout the weekend’s events.  Please contact Dean of Students Traci Wright to pre-register for either option: twright@parkschool.net or 410-339-4167.


Photo Calls

For families with three or more generations of Park graduates, Park would love to take your photo for the Archives. Please call Centennial Celebration Coordinator Becky Lichtenstein ’86 at 410 339 7070 x4465 to schedule a time.


Accommodations

The Radisson Cross Keys has provided special rates for out-of-town Centennial Weekend attendees. Book online at www.Radisson.com/batlimoremd or call 800-333-3333.

Use the promotional code PKCREU.


Registration

Online registration is now closed. 

Brown & White Night is SOLD OUT.  For questions please call Becky Lichtenstein at 410-339-7070 x4465

Pre-registration for all other activities has helped us to gauge numbers and plan accordingly, but is not required for you to attend. Feel free to join any of these events throughout the weekend!