Reunion Weekend 2016 and All-Class Reunion (formerly known as Dean’s Day) drew more than 2,000 alumni and guests to Morningside Heights June 2–5 for a celebration of Lion pride. Alumni of all ages, many with guests and family members, returned to campus for class lunches, receptions, dinners and panels; Mini-Core Classes and lectures; campus and neighborhood tours; affinity receptions; and the always-popular Wine Tasting and Starlight Reception. The Class of 1966 celebrated its 50th reunion with a special Varsity Show revue during its Saturday dinner, while Friday’s Young Alumni Party (for graduates of the last 10 years plus the Class of 2016) brought 1,500 alumni from the College, SEAS, GS and Barnard to Guastavino’s, a New York City landmarked event space under the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. A highlight of this year’s festivities was the reunion of Sha Na Na, a band that was started by former Kingsmen and that performed at Woodstock as well as in the movie Grease. The group, which brought back many original members for this special performance, packed Alfred Lerner Hall’s Roone Arledge Auditorium on Friday night.
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