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The summer picnic at The Chapel at The Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Hosts Michela English ‘79 and Rob Quartel ‘78 were joined by about 90 people, including members of class of 2012 interns, newly admitted students from the class of 2013 and fellow alumni for an afternoon of good fun and barbecue from Rockland's. A long-standing summer tradition, this picnic is always a nice way to catch up with old friends, meet new students and make new friends. Bring your family and guests! ABOUT THE VENUE: The Congressional Cemetery was founded in 1807, and was the first national cemetery as the government purchased over 1000 lots here for Members of Congress, Cabinet officials, judges, Presidents, and Indian Chiefs. It was the place of choice for society and city leaders. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar just approved the Cemetery to be listed on the prestigious Register of National Historic Landmarks, along side other DC sites such as the White House, Capitol, and the Washington Monument. Docents will be with us on Saturday to tell us about this historical site and give tours to those who are curious to know more about this beautiful and fascinating landmark. Great company accompanied by delicious food and drink, and more than a few famous names dotted around! Hosts Michela English and Rob Quartel (on left) with other DC SOMers. Kelly Bougre and her guest Kirk Fansher and wife Kimberley Host Michela English and current students. New student Colleen Briggs talking with alums Dairo, Sarah Lowery, Kabir, Afroze. Peter Regen and Leigh Williams chatting. Rob Quartel and Sarah Smith socializing. Tour of the cemetary. Enjoying the shade on a 100+ degrees day! Visiting Hoovers grave. QUESTIONS: Any questions, please contact Amy Letourneau '07: amyletourneau@gmail.com or Sarah Smith '10 Sarah Smith shsmith81@yahoo.com. We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd! REGISTER: Click here to register http://events.som.yale.edu/index.php?eventid=914. Reply requested by July 19th, 2011. COST: $15 - Alumni/Guests; $40 – Family Fee VENUE: The Chapel at The Congressional Cemetery DIRECTIONS: Enter the cemetery through the main gate at the intersection of 18th/E/Potomac Ave SE. There is plenty of parking right in front. If you Metro, take orange/blue lines to Potomac Ave. At top of escalator, walk left following Potomac Ave. You cannot miss the cemetery when you get to 17th. Walk 1 more block to 18th and come in the gate. The chapel will be in front of you on the next corner

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  • Contact

    Amy Letourneau '07 and Sarah Smith amyletourneau@gmail.com; Sarah Smith shsmith81@yahoo.com
  • Location

    1801 E Street, Southeast Washington, District of Columbia USA