Featured Centennial Events

Our celebration of the century is underway and we want YOU to be a part of it! Save these dates.

Sep 28 2012 - Oct 1 2015

Brown and White Day

Park’s 100th Birthday Weekend kicks off at 1:15pm on Friday with an all-school Brown and White Day Parade. (Parents, grandparents, and special friends are all welcome!) Students, faculty, and staff will gather for an all-school photo on Tompkins field followed by cupcakes, surprises, and the unveiling of our Centennial exhibits. Cap off the celebratory afternoon at Kelly and Varsity Fields, cheering the Bruins as they “march on to vict’ry.”

Sep 29 2012 - Oct 1 2015

Birthday in the Park

Park's actual birthday - the first day of classes, 1912 - will not go un-noted! The Parents’ Association invites kids of all ages to Birthday in the Park, starting at 2:00pm on Saturday. The whole family will enjoy this old-time carnival, complete with midway games, rides, crafts, plenty to eat (or bring your own picnic), and concerts.

Oct 22 2012 - Oct 24 2012

Centennial Scholar - David Perkins

Park welcomes Dr. David Perkins, Senior professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, who will present a lecture on October 23 at 7:00pm. For more than 25 years, Perkins was co-director with Howard Gardner of Project Zero, an educational research group whose mission is to understand and enhance learning and to promote critical and creative thinking in all disciplines. Perkins is the author most recently of Making Learning Whole: How 7 Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education. He will be on campus for a better part of the week.

Nov 10 2012 - Oct 1 2015 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Centennial Auction

Since 1979, Park Auctions have provided over $3.3 million for the Financial Assistance Endowment Fund and Faculty Salaries. Don’t miss this fabulous community event and the hundreds of extraordinary items up for bid in the silent and live auctions. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner will be provided by The Classic Catering People and the festivities begin on Saturday at 5:30pm in the Athletic Center.

Mar 3 2013 - Oct 1 2015

Brain Thrust

Some of Park’s best brains – alumni, faculty, current and former parents and grandparents – will offer lectures on compelling topics and challenging ideas and do-it-yourself workshops. Ponder the galaxy, hear what it’s like to report breaking news, learn how to cook risotto or how to fox trot. Choose three sessions from a long list of Brain Thrust opportunities and share your experience at dinner with other guests on Sunday beginning at 5:30pm. Come curious. Leave smarter.

May 31 2013 - Jun 1 2013

Centennial Weekend

End Park’s centennial year with two days of celebration with alumni, current and former faculty, and current and former parents and grandparents. There will alumni-varsity games and a BBQ, an alumni concert, cocktail parties and luncheons, and faculty and alumni reunions. And the weekend will conclude with an extraordinary party that you won’t want to miss!