Welcome Allen-Stevenson Alumni
The Allen-Stevenson alumni community is a diverse network of more than 2,400 scholars and gentlemen who share a strong sense of pride in
A-S, and have a lifelong bond of friendship. Allen-Stevenson alumni contribute their talents as professionals, artists and entrepreneurs worldwide. The pages in this section will help you stay in touch and keep the A-S connection strong.
June 3, 2014
Two weeks ago I came upon a group of second graders leaving the School on their way to the Lower East Side for a “Taste of the Tenement.” I later learned that this sampling of green-tea cream puffs (a French and Japanese fusion), various European cheeses, latkes and pickles was part of a year-long study of American immigration, its relation to New York City, and the immigrant stories of the boys’ own families. In this work teachers Kathleen Allen, Sophie Dwyer and Ginny Rowe have made the city their classroom. In the fall they took the boys to The Lower East Side Tenement Museum to experience life as it was one hundred years ago for the ten members of the Confino family as they squeezed into three small rooms at 97 Orchard Street. Later they made a walking tour of Yorkville to uncover in its buildings the influence European immigrants had on this neighborhood. Several boys were quick to tell me that Ruppert Towers was once the location of Jacob Ruppert’s brewery and that Ruppert once owned the Yankees. At the heart of this study was having the boys research and write the story of their own family’s beginnings in America. We are an increasingly diverse school and these stories varied greatly in place and in time. Some boys wrote about mothers or fathers who were the first in their family to come to America while others had to rely on family memories to learn the story of a great-grandparent. One boy told me about a forbearer (five “greats” he said) who, as an indentured servant, had emigrated from Bedford, England to Maryland in the latter half of the 17th century. “His name was William Watson and after two years he was given 100 acres of land.” The boys also came up against the harsher realities of history—“I learned that it was not safe for my mother to stay in Capetown” or “My great-grandmother, Jenny, wanted a better life, one with more choices” or “In Russia people were not nice to Jewish people.” They ended their study last week with a trip to the Queens Museum of Art to see the Panorama of NYC, a giant, highly detailed diorama of all five boroughs. Here in one glance they could see all of the great metropolis, even walk around it—their city and home now to their families, and for this year, the richest of classrooms.
I'm off to Maine, and look forward to telling you more about the School in September.
David Kersey h'98
Member of our faculty since 1969
|Spring Benefit 2014|
Nearly 900 members of the A-S community gathered in Chelsea on Wednesday, April 23, for the Allen-Stevenson Country Fair Spring Benefit.
|Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014 celebrated Fine Art, and so much more...|
This year’s Alumni Reunion was an event like no other. The weekend’s festivities brought together friends from Classes 1949 – 2014, recognized dedicated teachers, honored Ron Rolfe ’60 for his lifelong service to Allen-Stevenson, and celebrated a large group of alumni and faculty artists who contributed to our School’s vibrant community.
|Reunion for Parents of Alumni|
On March 7th, as Alumni Reunion Weekend began and classes gathered across New York City to celebrate, a group of 50 past parents came together to celebrate as well. The first ever Reunion for Parents of Alumni was an opportunity for past parents to return to Allen-Stevenson and reconnect with the School and each other.
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Monday, September 8, 2014
All School Picnic
5-7PM, Central Park East Meadow (Enter at 97th & 5th)
Friday, October 10, 2014
Founders Day, Caroline Berry (speaker)
9AM, Upper Gym
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Alumni Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Young Alumni Day
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Alumni Hockey Game (tentative)
6:30PM, Chelsea Piers
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