Homecoming 2016 Recap
Horace Mann School's 2016 reunion celebrations brought together alumni from the classes of 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 to reconnect and reminisce at two locations in Manhattan. To view photographs from the reunions of the Classes of 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, and 1976 at the Harmonie Club, click here. To view photographs from the reunions of the Classes of 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 at the Intercontinental Hotel, click here.
Throughout the year, Horace Mann School's Alumni and Development Office hosts a series of events for members of our alumni community. Our goal is to provide a range of social and service-oriented events that appeal to all graduates in the hope of reuniting alumni with each other and with the school. Please contact the Alumni Office with any questions or suggestions for future functions at 718-432-3450. We hope to see you soon!
56th Annual Buzzell Tournament – February 17, 2017
Location: Draddy Gymnasium, Manhattan College
Time: Girls’ game begins at 6:00 pm, boys’ game tips off at 8:15 pm
Come join fellow alumni, faculty, students, parents, and the entire HM community to cheer the Lions on against Riverdale, while supporting the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society. In the past, proceeds from ticket sales and refreshments have raised more than $58,000 for the Greater New York Chapter of the March of Dimes and $6,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Alumni Book Day Chat - March 2, 2017
Location: 150 West 56th Street, Manhattan
Time: 6:30 pm
In conjunction with the Upper Division’s 2016-17 Book Day event (now in its 23rd year), the Horace Mann School Alumni Council will host a discussion of the 2017 Book Day selection, Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. HM alumni from all generations are invited to participate in an informal gathering on Thursday, March 2, 2017, to discuss this “bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by ‘the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States’ ” (Penguin Random House, The New York Observer). A light supper and beverages will be offered.
Last year, alumni ranging from the Class of 2015 through the 1960’s participated in an engaging and intellectually stimulating discussion of The Sandcastle Girls that featured two expert panelists.
Reservations are required. Please RSVP by contacting Kristin Lax, Director of Alumni Relations, at 718-432-4106 or Kristin_lax@horacemann.org.
About Between the World and Me – from Penguin Random House:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
(Penguin Random House)
Boston Regional Reunion – March 30, 2017
Location: In Back Bay on Commonwealth Avenue. Please RSVP for the specific address.
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2017 Boston Regional Reunion will be held on March 30, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Back Bay at the Commonwealth Avenue home of a Horace Mann alumna. A save-the-date email and postcard were mailed in late 2016. Invitations will be mailed in late January 2017. Reservations are required.
To RSVP, and to obtain the specific address of the event, please contact Kristin Lax at 718-432-4106 or Kristin_lax@horacemann.org.
If you live in Greater Boston/New England and did not receive an email or postcard notice, please contact the Alumni Office at 718-432-3450 to provide your current contact information.
14th Annual Alumni Council Benefit – Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Location: Bowlmor Times Square, 222 West 44th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Calling all HM alumni! Please join Dr. Tom Kelly, friends, classmates, and fellow alumni representing the 1940’s through the 2010’s at the 14th Annual Alumni Council Benefit on April 18th.
Enjoy tasty appetizers, open bar, unlimited bowling, a fantastic silent auction and “Buy It Now” boutique, music, and more in HM’s private Art Deco-themed bowling alley and lounge, while reconnecting with friends, classmates, and fellow alumni.
Whether you’re an anchor, a cranker, a power stroker, or a non-bowler, your participation is critical in the Alumni Council’s effort to raise the approximately $130,000 needed to fund the Student Lunch Initiative.
The Student Lunch Initiative provides free cafeteria meal cards for approximately 150 students in grades 6 through 12 who receive financial aid. It is an important part of the school's financial aid program that ensures students receive the proper nutrition necessary to get them through the school day. All student meal cards look the same, regardless of whether they are funded by a student's family or through HM’s financial aid office, providing an appropriate level of privacy for those receiving assistance.
Supporting the Student Lunch Initiative is a great way to feel connected to today’s student body and to know your support is making a real difference to current students.
To purchase a ticket or sponsorship, please contact Kristin Lax, Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com or 718-432-4106.
Fun fact: Did you know that the sport of bowling is thousands of years old, dating back 4,000 years ago to ancient Greece and Rome?