Reunion 2017: The 32nd Annual Alumni Reunion took place on June 2-3, celebrating classes ending in “2” and “7.” Alumni families, current, and former faculty, and current families gathered together for a weekend of celebration.
This year, we honored Sara Fishko ‘67 as the distinguished alumna and LREI teacher Adele de Biasi Pelz as the honorary alumna. Sara presented audio and video excerpts from her work on “The Jazz Loft” story. She discussed the process of developing the story from research to radio to film. Adele led an archive session with LREI parent and archivist Yukie Ohta where alumni identified photos from their time at the school.
Former LREI history teacher and school historian, Nick O’Han, led a walking tour of Greenwich Village highlighting locations frequented by Elisabeth Irwin and LREI’s connection to this vibrant neighborhood.
Reunion Event Photos - Click here to view the album on LREI's Flickr page.
Photobooth Photos - Click here to view the album on LREI's Flickr page.
Click to read remarks by Alumni Council President Tamar Gargle Krakowiak ‘88
Click here to explore our StoryLab oral history archive.
honored Ambassador James I. Gadsden ‘66 as the distinguished alumnus and former LREI school historian and teacher Nick O’Han as the honorary alumnus. Nick lead a tour of Greenwich Village, with the help of his former student Celi Khanyile-Lynch ‘09. Ambassador Gadsden led a discussion titled Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs, and How to Effect Change
, moderated by his mentee Ana De La Cruz ‘10. We were happy to welcome alumni families, current, and former faculty, and current families to join in this weekend of celebration.Reunion Event Photos - Click here to view the album on LREI's Flickr page
.Photobooth Photos - Click here to view the album on LREI's Flickr page.
- Click to read remarks by Alumni Council President Tamar Gargle Krakowiak
'88, Distinguished Alumnus Ambassador James I. Gadsden
'66, and Alum Celi Khanyile-Lynch
honored cinematographer Tom Hurwitz '65 as a distinguished alumnus and former Associate Director of LREI, Michel de Konkoly Thege, as an honorary alumnus. Reunion festivities included a screening of Tom Hurtwitz's documentary Tiger Tiger
, followed by a talkback.
We also introduced StoryLab (our ongoing oral history project), and welcomed current and former faculty and staff to celebrate Reunion with LREI alumni.
included a special Pete Seeger Music Tribute,
featuring musicians from multiple LREI classes, including: Michael Vandow ’57, Eric Weissberg ’57, Peter Spelman ’64, Joe Solomon ’64 and Joshua Gallup, Max Vazquez ’69, and Eytan Mirsky ’79. Watch the group performing "Down by the Riverside":