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Annual Christmas Party Celebrated in New York

Meredith Berry-Toon

Alumni, parents, and faculty celebrated the annual Canterbury NYC Christmas Party on December 12. Hosted at the Harvard Club of New York, graduates, spanning those from the '50s through those who graduated within the last five years, toasted the holiday season and the School.

Peter Tucker '78, President of the Society of Alumni, welcomed and thanked all those who joined. In his remarks, he emphasized the importance of alumni connectivity - even across class years - and engagement with the School. "Occasions just like this Christmas party foster these moments," he noted.

Head of School Rachel Stone addressed the audience, as well, and extended her best holiday wishes to the entire Canterbury community.

Will Finn '08, co-president of the Canterbury Club of New York (CCNY) and Elizabeth Dooley '10, the Club's vice president, delivered the closing remarks of the evening.

"Over the past several years we've been working to launch a regional alumni society here in NY and this past year we finally got it off the ground," Dooley '10 noted. "Our vision for the Canterbury Club of New York was to create an organization that would bring this community together to socialize, network, and participate in community service."

The pair announced news of upcoming events being sponsored by the Club, including the first annual Winter Community Service Day on January 27. Additional activities for the Club during the winter and spring months include a tour of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum on February 24, a March Spring Break Party, and kick-off celebration for the CCNY career network. Just like the Annual Christmas Party, each of the upcoming events serve to bring together alumni and parents in good-spirits and in association with the School.

The Christmas party continued at Point Break in midtown. "We know that the after-party is where the magic really happens at the Canterbury Christmas party," joked Finn.

The Society of Alumni and Rachel Stone extend their deepest thanks to all those you joined in celebrating the Christmas season and the School.

Additional photos of the event can be seen on our Flickr here.