107.9th Anniversary Mini-Reunion

Saturday, April 9, 2022

National Sawdust – Brooklyn, NY

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General Information

Since time immemorial (well, at least since 2004), YS(?)AA has sponsored a major reunion every five years, and a smaller “singing-dinner” halfway in between reunions. Our 107.5th anniversary singing dinner would have been in 2021, but we decided in late 2020 to postpone due to the pandemic.

Thus, it is with great hope (and some trepidation) that we invite you to attend the 107.9th Anniversary Extravaganza (and mini-reunion) on Saturday, April 9 2022 in Brooklyn, NY.

Join us for an afternoon and evening of delicious food and drink, excellent company, joyous singing, and special surprises in a preposterously spectacular venue!

Wait? Not New Haven?

Yep! We’re headed to National Sawdust – an extraordinary performing venue and event space in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. 

Assistance

Please contact Vik Swamy ’03 if you need assistance with registration:
alumni@spizzwinks.com
440-725-8800

Why Should You Come?

  • Singing. With real people, in person!
  • Live performance from the current undergraduate Spizzwinks, and from their Community Partner
  • Cocktail hour with open bar
  • Gourmet banquet dinner
  • Other fun surprises to be announced 

Where can I sleep?

New York City is chock full of hotels at a range of price points, but we have negotiated preferential rates at 2 hotels steps from the venue (2 night min):

  • $399/night at the Wythe Hotel
  • 12% off the prevailing rate at The Williamsburg Hotel

Contact Vik Swamy to book a room at these rates.

COVID Precautions

Per NYC regulations, all attendees must show proof of vaccination to enter the venue. 

We will determine additional precautions (masks, testing) in consultation with medical experts closer to the event.

Registration fees are fully refundable up to 72 hours before the event.

Thanks to Will Osborne ’76, whose generosity allows us to navigate the uncertainty of the moment. 

We are seeking additional donors to help offset event costs and keep this and future events affordable for ‘winks of all ages. Contact alumni@spizzwinks.com if you can help!

 

Schedule of Activities

1:30pm - 3:30pm - "Rehearsal"

Full group and era-based breakouts will sing together under the direction of several illustrious pitchpipes.
@ Williamsburg School of Music (400 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY)

4:00pm - 5:00pm - 'Wink Social Hour

Casual hangout in one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods
@ Location TBA

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Cocktails & Canapés

The party begins, as does our open bar!
@ National Sawdust (80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY)

7:00pm - midnight - Dinner & General Revelry

Gala dinner is served. The open bar continues. Spizzwink undergrads will perform, as well as ad hoc groups of alums.
@ National Sawdust (80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY)

The Countdown Begins!

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Okay, okay. How much does it cost?

Class of 2011 and earlier: $120
Class of 2012 and later: $75
Additional Guests: $120
Children: $35