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April 2014

4/12/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: The Role of Revolution in Shaping our World
Featuring Professor Emeritus Gordon Wood

Greenwich, CT | Brown Club of Fairfield County
4:00 – 6:30 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
In celebration of Brown’s 250th Anniversary, we have planned a wonderful event featuring a special talk by Gordon Wood, professor emeritus of history and Pulitzer Prize winner, followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and the cutting of a “Brown 250” birthday cake. Professor Wood will discuss how the American experience in the Revolution brought to the surface the questions of curbing majority rule in a democracy and creating a separation of church and state. Aundrea and James Amine ’81 have graciously offered to host this event. Cost: $10 pp. Contact: Richard Williamson ’65. RSVP: Online. (Please note: you will be asked to login with your Brown Alumni Association website ID and password. If you don't have one or can't remember your details, you can still RSVP for this event as an "Unregistered User.")

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4/12/14250th Anniversary event
Class of 1976 250th Brown Anniversary and Class Birthday Celebration: 250 is the New 60
Brooklyn, NY | Brown Class of 1976
7:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Brown has kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 250th birthday. Well, as momentous as this may be, Brown’s big birthday just happens to coincide with an important one of our own. You know what I’m talking about, and what better reason to get together and party! The first “250 is the new 60” class of 1976 birthday celebration will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Enjoy plenty of hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks AND BIRTHDAY CAKE! Cost: $50 pp. Contact: Gail Solomon ’76. RSVP: Online. PLEASE NOTE: All proceeds from this event will ONLY be used to cover the costs of the event.

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4/13/14
Hike at the Rancho San Antonio Preserve
Los Altos, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley
9:30 am – 12:00 pm, Rancho San Antonio Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive
Join us for a - mile hike at the Rancho San Antonio Preserve. The trail boasts views of cows, farm animals, and sometimes wild turkeys! Brisk and moderate paces will be accommodated in different groups with the hike taking 2 to 2.5 hours. The fun will continue with lunch at Armadillo Willy's. Cost: Free for hike; pay as you go for lunch. Contact: Norman Yang '08. or Charlene Chu '94. RSVP: Online.

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4/13/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: Improving Urban Public Schools: From Policy to Classroom and Beyond
Featuring Professor Kenneth Wong

Churchville, NY | Brown Club of Western New York
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Mill Creek Golf Club, 128 Cedars Avenue
The drive to improve urban education in the United States calls for increased accountability, tougher standards, and school restructuring. However, parents, teachers, school principals and policy makers may not share the same vision or priorities about what works. Managing this change process is a challenge that has been the focus of Professor Kenneth Wong's research at Brown. Kenneth Wong is, professor of education, public policy and political science. A reception with appetizers and a cash bar will precede Professor Wong’s presentation. The afternoon will conclude with celebratory birthday cake. Cost: $15 for alumni, family and friends; free for class of 2018 accepted students. Contact: Linda Meyers SCM '08 PHD '11. RSVP: Online.

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4/13/14
Brown-Harvard Alumni Brunch
Dallas, TX | Brown Club of North Texas and Harvard Club of Dallas
12:30 - 1:30 pm, Komali Restaurant, 4152 Cole Avenue
Please join us for a special joint Brown-Harvard club event. Ben Salazar '82 and Aida Haile-Mariam'13 will be hosting from our club. Special thanks to Michael Tang ’05 for working with Caroline Jennings at the Harvard Club to organize this event. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact: Michael Tang ’05. No RSVP required, just show up!

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4/16/14
She Would Walk The Sky
London, England | Brown Club of the United Kingdom
7:30 pm, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH
She Would Walk The Sky is an epic poem told in grand circus, raw sound, and sparse, beautiful words. Featuring an awe-inspiring cast of world-class acrobats and aerialists from international hit shows including Circa, La Clique, Acrobat, and Circus Oz, the show is directed by Chelsea McGuffin (Cantina, Circa) who is joined by award-winning Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. Cost: 20GBP for club members; 27GBP for non-members. Contact/RSP: Via email.

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4/16/14
Career Webinar: Leaning into Innovation
with Karen Olcott '79, P'15, strategy and innovation leader for T-Mobile USA, Inc., Partnerships for Global Impact

Online | Brown Alumni Association
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
The Japanese artist Igarashi encouraged us to "find that thread that connects throughout your life." In all of Karen’s passions, which range from sports television, to technology, to social justice, she enjoys being at the precipice of emerging businesses and causes, driving innovation and scaled impact. Learn how she leaned into innovation to create her rich and varied career path. Cost: Free. Contact: Heather Wilkerson (401-863-9693). RSVP: Online.

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4/16/14
Coffee and Connections: Brown Alumni Networking Series
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
8:30 – 10:00 am, M Booth Offices, 11th Floor, 300 Park Avenue South (between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
You are invited to the first in a series of informal networking events for alumni in various industries. This kick-off event will focus on Brown alumni who are interested in Entrepreneurship. Meet other Brown alumni who have founded their own companies, grown early-stage start-ups, or invested in businesses. Trade notes on strategies for developing, marketing, funding, and exiting your business and more. Attendees include: Mathew Farkash ’03, co-founder of TalentEyes and Founding Partner of Blueprint Health Accelerator; Diana Brazzell ’04, Founder of Footnote; Nikki Lawrence ’02, Founder of Stealth startup in the fine jewelry ecommerce space and former launch leader for Soap.com (acquired by Amazon). Breakfast will be served. Cost: $6 for club members; $8 for non-members. Contact: Ramya Moothathu ’02. RSVP: Online for club members; for non-members.

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4/17/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary
Honolulu, HI | Brown Club of Hawaii
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Ridge Clubhouse, 669 Puukena Drive
Join the Brown Club of Hawaii in celebrating Brown's 250th Anniversary! Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Lea Anne Ng '82.

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4/17/14
Thirsty Thursday
San Francisco, CA | Brown Club of San Francisco
6:30 – 9:00 pm, Southern Pacific Brewing, 620 Treat Avenue
We hope those of you who were able to make it enjoyed our last Brown Thirsty Thursday at Sydney Town Tavern. Never fear, we will be continuing the Thirsty Thursday tradition every third Thursday of the month! April's Thirsty Thursday will be held at Southern Pacific Brewing. Come one come all to drink away your sorrows about missing Dave Binder, who is performing this weekend at Spring Weekend (unless of course you are flying across the country...100% worth it). Cost: Pay as you go. Contact: Via email. No need to RSVP ahead of time - just show up.

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4/19/14
Community Service Event: Volunteer at the Common Good City Farm
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Common Good City Farm, 332 V Street, NW (LeDroit Park neighborhood)
Common Good City Farm is a half-acre urban farm and education center growing food for low-income residents in Washington, D.C. and provides educational opportunities for all people to help increase food security, improve health, and contribute to environmental sustainability. The Farm's programs provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability; it also serves as a demonstration site to individuals, organizations and government agencies in the DC Metro area. No prior experience necessary! Just come prepared to work hard and do your part toward growing the 5,000 pounds of fresh produce the farm provides to the community each growing season, and with a donation of $10 to support the farm's operations. Cost: Free (suggested donation of $10).
Contact/RSVP: Sean Siperstein '05.

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4/19/14
Mix and Mingle in Harlem
New York City, NY | Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC-NY) and the Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC-NY)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Join the New York Chapters of IPC and BULAC for a mix and mingle in Harlem. Cost: Free (strongley encouraged to bring a dish or bottle to share). Contact/RSVP: Tiffani Scott ’98 for location and directions; must also register online.

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4/24/14
Young Alumni Mixer & Toast to Brown’s 250th Anniversary
San Diego, CA | Brown Club of San Diego
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station, 2816 Decatur Road
Kick off spring and celebrate Brown's 250th Anniversary with a local brew in the company of other local alums at this casual mixer. Your fearless hosts Jess Kondrick '07 and Sean Gosselin '06 will stake out a table at this expansive, handsome Point Loma venue. Cost: Pay as you go.
Contact/ RSVP: Jessica Kondrick ’07 by noon on 4/24 to coordinate communication about the group's precise location.

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4/24/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: Advice to the Egyptians from the Founding Fathers
Featuring Professor Emeritus Gordon Wood

Hyannis, MA | Brown Club of Cape Cod & the Islands
Hyannis Golf Club, 1840 Lyannough Road, Route 132
5:00 – 6:00 pm, Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, beer and wine
6:00 – 6:15 pm, Birthday wishes and introductory remarks by Bill Nicholson ’58
6:15 – 7:15 pm, Lecture followed by Q & A
7:15 – 7:30 pm, Event conclusion, raffle winner announced and Birthday CAKE
Gordon Wood, professor emeritus of history, will offer a compelling and insightful talk on how the American experience in the Revolution reveals the problems of how to curb majority rule in a democracy and how to create a separation of church and state in a society that considers religion important. To make it more fun, please wear some Brown memorabilia/regalia from back in your day! Cost: Free. Contact: Carolyn Connelly '97. RSVP: Online by 4/18.

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4/26/14 – 4/27/14
Brown Class of 1967 and the Great Outdoors
Multiple Locations | Brown Class of 1967
This year's class virtual event, Brown '67 and the Great Outdoors, will be held the weekends of April 26-27 and May 3-4 2014. Send us a picture of whatever you're doing on one of those weekends, whether it's biking or hiking, a picnic or some other favorite outdoor activity. Be sure to tell us where you were when the photo was taken and please identify all the members of Brown '67 in the picture. We will post photos on the Class of 1967 Facebook page and website. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Elaine Decker ’67.

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4/27/14
Trip to Barnes Foundation Museum
Philadelphia, PA | Brown Club of Central New Jersey and the Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania
Barnes Foundation Museum, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
10:00 am, Tour for the Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania
12:00 – 1:30 pm, Combined Club Brunch, Jack’s Firehouse, 2130 Fairmont Avenue (~ one-half mile from the Barnes Museum)
2:00 pm – 4:00+ pm, Tour for the Brown Club of Central New Jersey (museum is open until 6:00 pm)
The Barnes Foundation is a one-of-a-kind museum, founded in 1922 by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, who collaborated with John Dewey in this mission to advance democracy in America through education about art. Beginning in 1912, Barnes used his considerable wealth to amass a collection that concentrated on the works of Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Renoir, as well as works by van Gogh, Modigliani, Rousseau and Chaim Soutine; he also collected a variety of decorative arts and antiquities from Asia, Africa, Europe and America. It is truly a unique and marvelous collection of art. Cost for Eastern PA Club: $20 pp for museum tour ; Cost for Central NJ Club: $10 for club members; $20 for non-members (includes: an audio guide with extensive information about the collection, as well as giving a 10% discount on gift shop purchases; tour members are also allowed re-entry to the museum following lunch OR stay later). Brunch Cost for both clubs: $20 pp (many brunch/lunch options). Contact/RSVP: Jennifer Ketay Brock '63 for Eastern PA club for payment instructions at by 3/22. Should you wish to attend but are not up to the drive, we will be arranging car pools for the trip. Please let Jennifer know if you will need to be part of a car pool or if you will have space in your car for those who might need it. Contact/RSVP: David Epstein ’74 for Central New Jersey Club.

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Brown Reunion logo4/29/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown's 250th Anniversary: Entrepreneurship: Alive and Well at Brown Featuring Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine, GP'06, GP'10
Irvine, CA | Brown Club of Orange County
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Avenue
Join fellow alumni, parents & friends for a stimulating conversation with Brown's beloved Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering. Be prepared for inspiring entrepreneurship stories as well as audience participation on topics such as: How can entrepreneurship best be taught within the context of a Brown education? Why is it worth promoting both at Brown and in the Third World? Are there fortunes to be made "at the bottom of the pyramid?" Cost: $10 for club members; $15 for general admissionl; Free for young alumni (class of '11 or later). Contact: Scott Westerfield '79. RSVP: Online.

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Brown Reunion logo4/30/14
Postcards From Other Planets: Perspectives on Home Planet Earth
Featuring Professor James W. Head III

Vienna, Austria | Brown Club of Austria and the Natural History Museum Vienna
6:30 pm, Natural History Museum Vienna, Saal 50, Main Staircase, 2nd Floor
The Earth is a dynamic planet. The only thing constant is change. James Head, professor of geological sciences, will review how 50 years of solar system exploration have helped us to learn about the formative years of our own Home Planet Earth. A wine and cheese reception will be held afterward the lecture. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Renee Gadsden Ph.D. ’85.

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Brown Reunion logo4/30/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: A Reception with President Christina Paxson
Providence, RI | Pembroke Club of Providence
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
Come and enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and birthday cake; President Paxson's informal presentation will begin around 6:00 pm. Cost: $10 pp. Contact/RSVP: Becky Eckstein ’60. Online by 4/28 or pay at the door.

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May 2014

5/1/14
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: Entrepreneurship Shapes Our Developing World & Brown Can Shape Entrepreneurship
Featuring Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine
Redwood City, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley
6:00 pm, NestGSV, 425 Broadway Street
Join us for a stimulating conversation with Brown's beloved Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering. Be prepared for inspiring entrepreneurship stories as well as audience participation on topics such as: How can entrepreneurship best be taught within the context of a Brown education? Why is it worth promoting both at Brown and in the Third World? Are there fortunes to be made "at the bottom of the pyramid?" The lecture will be preceded by a reception followed by a Q & A and a toast to Brown with cake! Cost: $5 pp. Contact: Emil Dizon ’02. RSVP: Online.

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5/3/14 – 5/4/14
Brown Class of 1967 and the Great Outdoors
Multiple Locations | Brown Class of 1967
Reminder to all that this year's class virtual event, Brown '67 and the Great Outdoors, will be held the weekends of April 26-27 and May 3-4 2014. Send us a picture of whatever you're doing on one of those weekends, whether it's biking or hiking, a picnic or some other favorite outdoor activity. Be sure to tell us where you were when the photo was taken and please identify all the members of Brown '67 in the picture. We will post photos on the Class Facebook and Website pages. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Elaine Decker ’67.

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5/4/14
Lyrica Opera of Chicago: The Sound of Music
Featuring Professor Stephen Berenson, Director, Brown/Trinity MFA Acting & Directing Programs
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
Civic Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive
12:00 pm, Pre-show Reception and Buffet Lunch, Malott Room, Civic Opera House
12:45 pm, Remarks
1:30 pm, Performance
Experience The Sound of Music, the beloved Broadway family musical, live on stage at Lyric Opera starring Billy Zane as Captain von Trapp and Jenn Gambatese as Maria. You grew up with this iconic hit, and now you can share it with a new generation when America's favorite Broadway family musical comes to life on the Lyric Opera stage! Featuring gorgeous sets and costumes, and the lush sound of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus, you'll enjoy all of the classics from Do-Re-Mi and My Favorite Things to the acclaimed title song. You'll leave the theater with a song in your heart! Come early for the pre-show reception and hear from Stephen Berenson, clinical professor of theatre, speech and dance.
Cost: $35 for balcony seats; $55 for main floor seats (Brown alumni/family and friends will receive a 20% discount on EVERY seat). Contact: Jason Pompeii ’92. RSVP: Online for reception and remarks here; Online to purchase tickets for the show here (enter promotion code BROWNBEAR to unlock your discount). For questions regarding purchase of tickets. Contact: Joel Friend (312-827-5927).
We would like to thank John Edelman '80 for graciously sponsoring this event.

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Brown Reunion logo5/4/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America
Featuring Professor Peter Andreas

Bryn Mawr, PA | Brown Club of Philadelphia
2:00 pm, Beechwood House, Shipley School 814 Yarrow Street
Peter Andreas, professor of political science and international studies, will highlight the irony that the United States, a country that owes its economic development, expansion, and very existence partly to smuggling, is now the world's leading anti-smuggling crusader. Battles over smuggling have transformed the power and reach of federal law enforcement, and have increasingly blurred the line between policing and security missions. Andreas will also make some brief comments comparing and contrasting America's illicit economy to illicit economies elsewhere, including in the Mediterranean region. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Via email by 5/1.

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5/11/14
Community Service Event: SOME (So Others Might Eat)
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
10:30 am – 1:15: pm, SOME, 71 ‘O’ Street, NW (202.797.8806)
On Sunday, May 11th, spend Mother's Day giving back by volunteering with the Brown Club's Service Initiative at SOME (So Others Might Eat). SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization in the District of Columbia that offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to caring for the homeless and extremely poor citizens of our city. We’ll be serving lunch! Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Annie Farber '10.

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Brown Reunion logo5/15/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary
Hong Kong, China | Brown University Alumni Association of Hong Kong
6:30 – 9:00 pm, American Club, 49th Floor, Two Exchange Street
The celebration of Brown's 250th anniversary began in Providence in early March and now it's our turn to celebrate 250 years of Bruno Hong Kong style. Come join us for an evening with fellow classmates to talk about our College Hill days. We hope to see you all there and to enjoy some birthday cake! Cost: $350 HKD pp (includes open bar and canapés). Contact/RSVP: Timothy Wang ’05.

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5/15/14
2nd Story Theater in Warren: Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz
Warren, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
7:30 pm, 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street
Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management, and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one day, Becky is offered nothing short of a new life. And the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. Cost: $20 for BCRI Premium Members (included with your premium member ticket is a $10 gift card for use at the 2nd Story Caf for snacks and beverages to enjoy during the show); $25 Members, Alumni and Guests. Contact: Sue Simpson ’76. RSVP: Online.

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Brown Reunion logo5/16/14 – 5/18/14250th Anniversary event
Class of 1963 Mini-Reunion in Colonial Williamsburg, Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary
Williamsburg, VA | Brown Class of 1963
Members of the class of 1963, reunite with your classmates as we enjoy the many historic sites in Williamsburg and nearby areas! Hotel Information: Individual hotel reservations to either the Williamsburg Lodg or the Woodlands Hotel & Suites must be made on or before Wednesday, 4/16 via the online reservations system or by calling (800-261-9530) between the hours of 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. When calling for reservations, provide the reservation code #29942. All individual reservations must be accompanied by a one night's deposit for room and tax.
Current Schedule of Events:
THURSDAY: Golf outing in afternoon. Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in playing. We need 10 golfers to enjoy the reduced rate of $60/round. For those who arrive on Thursday, we'll have an informal class gathering following the golf outing.
FRIDAY: Individual sightseeing during the day. There are numerous sites to visit in Colonial Williamsburg, as well as nearby locations, e.g., Jamestowne, Yorktown, and the Mariner's Museum. Our class dinner will be held at Christiana Campbell's Tavern, in true Colonial Williamsburg style.
SATURDAY: Individual/group sightseeing during the day. Our class dinner will be held at the CW Lodge and will feature a guest speaker. This will also be a celebratory dinner in recognition of Brown's 250th birthday!
SUNDAY: Departure
A welcome package, containing a Colonial Williamsburg guide and event activities will be sent to attendees prior to the Mini-Reunion weekend. Cost: $180 pp to attend weekend (does not include hotel reservations). Contact/RSVP: Glenn Cashion ’63 for payment instructions. Go to our class website to see who has expressed an interest in attending.

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5/23/14 – 5/25/14
Brown Reunion logoBrown Reunion Weekend
Providence, RI | Brown Alumni Relations
Rejoin your Brown community of friends on campus this May! If your class year ends in 4 or 9, be sure to contact classmates and make your plans to attend. Weekend highlights include Campus Dance, Alumni Field Day, and, of course, the Procession. Cost: Varies. Registration opens in March. For up-to-date information, visit the Reunion website.

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