View Full Version : For Those Going to Boston

Angelo Roncalli
11-06-2007, 08:21 AM
November 1, 2007

Greetings Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Gonzaga University:

You are invited to the launch of the Boston Alumni Chapter! Join us for any or all of the events listed below as we celebrate in true Boston style …

Friday, November 30 – 9:30 p.m. - Welcome to Boston Cocktail Reception at the Historic Faneuil Hall. More information will come via email – please contact the Alumni Office at 509.323.5999 to be sure we have your current email address on file.

Saturday, December 1 – 10:00 a.m. Historic Walking Tour: Join fellow alums for a one hour guided tour of many of the major historical sites along the famous “Freedom Trail.” The tour will be led by GU alum Logan Reichert, who teaches Boston history at the Boston Cathedral School. Featured stops will include the site of the Boston Massacre, the starting point of the Boston Tea Party, and the oldest public park in America! RSVP to Nancy Marcus at 509.323.5999 or marcus@gonzaga.edu as space is limited to 40.

Saturday, December 1 – 1:00 p.m. Boston Chapter Launch/Pre-Game Function: Gather at The Greatest Bar (262 Friend Street, Across from the Garden and just one block from the Arena) for a private pre-game reception. The closest T station to both the pre-game function and the arena is the Green Line’s NorthStation. There is no parking lot or nearby street parking.

Appetizers provided by the Alumni Association; no host bar. RSVP REQUIRED!

Saturday, December 1 – 3:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Challenge at the Fleet Center: Gonzaga vs. Connecticut - Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.com.

Transportation from the airport and getting around Boston: The easiest way to get into Boston is by cab which costs $20-30 depending on your destination. However, a bus runs from the airport to the “Blue Line” on Boston’s subway system called the “Boston T.” Go online to www.mbta.com for further information. We recommend that you purchase a “Stored Value Charlie Card” which will allow you to place any amount of money on your Charlie card using either cash or a major credit card. You are then charged on a per ride basis as opposed to spending money on unused passes. Ask a T representative for a Stored Value Card. Boston is a walking city! You can rent a car, but streets are very confusing, traffic can be aggravating, and parking is very difficult to find. It is much easier to walk, take a cab, or ride the T to your destination. Please note that the T stops running at 12:30 a.m.

The Weather: While not ice storm cold, Boston traditionally has some very cold and snowy weather in December. Dress appropriately!

Special Edition T-Shirts: Order your special edition Gonzaga vs. UConn t-shirt now. Contact Nancy Marcus at 509.323.5999 or marcus@gonzaga.edu with your name and size no later than November 23.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Boston. Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at 509.323.5999 or marcus@gonzaga.edu.

Go Zags!

Mike Tilford and the Boston Chapter

ZagMan in Philly
11-06-2007, 08:30 AM
Good Info. Thanks Angelo.

11-06-2007, 10:59 AM
I have my first law school final on the 5th. Anyone have advice on whether it would be a good idea to fly up from D.C. for the day and see the game or a bad idea......