Spence Reunion 2023 Schedule

Thursday, April 13

Reunion and 1892 Society Tea
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Home of Head of School Felicia A. Wilks (1088 Park Avenue)

Friday, April 14

Reunion Luncheon
For alumnae and invited faculty only where the Judith Joseph Jenkins ’91 Distinguished Alumna Award is presented.
12 p.m.
Dining Room, 22 East 91st Street, 1st Floor

Take a School Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of our buildings: 91st Street, 93rd Street or 412 East 90th Street.
2:15 p.m.
Meet in the Lobby, 22 East 91st Street

Visit a class
2:15-3:15 p.m.

Civil Discourse Discussion
Director of Institutional Equity Rebecca Hong and members of the Upper School Equity Council will discuss their process to create a Civil Discourse Statement.
3:30 p.m.
Townhouse Room 232, 22 East 91st Street, 2nd Floor

Alumnae of Color Affinity Space
Alumnae of color are welcome to informally gather, mingle and enjoy each other's company.
4:15 p.m.
Townhouse Room 132, 22 East 91st Street, 1st Floor

“View from the Seventh Floor”
Head of School Felicia A. Wilks will share her vision for Spence's continued growth and vitality and the future direction of teaching and learning.
5 p.m.
Theater, 22 East 91st Street, 2nd Floor

Cocktail Reception (spouses and guests welcome)
6–7:30 p.m.
Dining Room, 56 East 93rd Street, 2nd Floor

Friday Evening Individual Class Gatherings
8 p.m.

Saturday, April 15

Triple Trio Performance
12 p.m.
Dining Room, 22 East 91st Street, 1st Floor
Start your day with a performance by Triple Trio

Buffet Brunch
Join us for mimosas and a casual buffet brunch (spouses and guests welcome)
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Dining Room, 22 East 91st Street, 1st Floor

Take a School Tour
Enjoy a guided tour 91st Street or 412 East 90th Street
1– 1:30 p.m. 
Tour of 22 East 91st Street: Meet in the Lobby, 22 East 91st Street
Tour of 412 East 90th Street: Meet in Lobby, 412 East 90th Street

Class Offerings 
Return to the Red Doors and take a class with a beloved faculty member. Choose one of the following classes to attend. 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Novel Ecologies for Dinner and Health with Brandon Kraft, Director of the Ecology Program
    Brizendine Center for Ecology, 412 East 90th Street, 6th Floor
    In this class, participants will learn about the plants that surround them everyday in NYC. They will learn that native and non-native plants commingle in parks, vacant lots, and sidewalk planters. Through commingling, they create novel ecosystems that set the stage for microevolution (i.e. evolution that takes place over short time periods). After learning about some of the plants that exist in these novel ecosystems, participants will use these plants to flavor foods and create herbal remedies.
  • The World We Inherit, the World We Create, the World We Imagine with English Teacher Camar Robinson
    Townhouse Room 232, 22 East 91st Street, 2nd Floor
    At the root of our study of literature, we will use the following question as a guide for our learning: "How does fiction provoke readers to examine the tension among perspective, position, and power?" In other words, we will investigate how the point of view, priorities, and purpose implied within an author's work support us in being responsible and responsive to the world around us. We will consider how authors of the word inspire us to be authors and readers of our world.
  • PE Class with your Children and Eileen Barrett (ages 5 and up)
    412 East 90th Street
    Alumnae and their children (ages 5 and older) are welcome to join Ms. Barrett for classic childhood games such as "Tag" and "Capture the Flag."
    • Parents much accompany their children for the duration of the class.
    • Athletic clothing and shoes required. Please bring your own water bottle.

  • Squash Clinic with Director of Squash, Ben Oliner
    412 East 90th Street
    Alumnae are welcome to play with each other or with their children at Spence's state-of-the-art courts at 412 East 90th Street.
    • Athletic clothing and non-marking shoes are required. Loaner equipment is available for no additional fee.
    • Bring your own water bottles and towels. Changing rooms and showers are available on site.
    • All participants must sign a waiver which will be provided on site.
    • Note: This class is not included in the Reunion registration fee. The fee for this class is $25 per participant.

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