Let the Celebration Begin!

We're thrilled that you're excited to celebrate Dartmouth's birthday! The evening program and reception has reached capacity. Please contact Tori Tobin to register for the ice skating party. Please note that due to space limitations we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins. In New York on January 12? You can still join in the fun with a peek at the skyline - it'll be a little greener than usual!

Dartmouth is coming to New York to start a year of celebratory events around the country in honor of Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary in 2019.

Join in the fun as President Philip J. Hanlon '77, Gail Gentes '77a, CNN’s Jake Tapper ’91, actor David Harbour ’97, and other special guests usher in this historic year. Together, we’ll gather ’round for an evening of storytelling that celebrates and inspires the Dartmouth spirit and connects us as a community.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Relive skating with friends on Occom Pond; warm up with food, drinks, and the company of good friends; and experience the engaging moments you enjoyed as a student – right in Battery Park! Join us for one or both events!

Skating Party
The Rink at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, New York
4–6 p.m.

$25 – general admission
$10 – Classes 2008–2018
Free for children 5 and under

Reception and Program
Conrad Hotel, 102 North End Avenue, New York

6–7 p.m. Registration and welcome reception
7–8:15 p.m. Program 

  • A Story About Truth: Master storyteller Jake Tapper ’91 who will delve into how we differentiate fact from fiction in today’s world.
  • A Story About Inspiration: Provost Joe Helble will share his personal story of how he is inspired by Dartmouth faculty and students every day.
  • Tales of Impact: Provost Helble will join John Currier ’79 Th’81 and Kendall Ronzano ’17 Th’18 of Mobile Virtual Player, as well as Alexandra Stasior ’20 and Julia Marcotte ’20 of Speedbreak, who will share how they turn ideas into reality to improve our world.
  • A Story About Imagination: Actor David Harbour '97 of Stranger Things, will discuss the role of imagination in today's world and share stories of how he finds creative inspiration.

8:15–10 p.m. Reception with hearty hors d'oeuvres and open bar of beer, wine, and soft drinks
10 p.m. Event Concludes

$50 – general admission
$25 – Classes 2008–2018
Free for children 5 and under

Warm Their Toes, Warm Your Heart
We also invite you to join The Call to Serve, a Dartmouth 250th anniversary initiative to contribute 250,000 hours of service in 2019. Please consider bringing a new pair of adult socks to donate to the Bowery Mission to help local community members in need.

A Great Location for a Winter's Day
The Fulton Center (better known as the Oculus) in Lower Manhattan provides seamless access to 12 subways as well as the PATH from NJ. Direct lines run from Grand Central, Penn Station, and Brooklyn to the Fulton Center. Brookfield Place skating rink can be reached via direct, weather-protected access from Fulton Center. The Conrad Hotel is a short walk from the rink.