Annual Picnic on Mercer Island

All alumni, students, families, and friends are welcome! Meet incoming Harvard College and graduate/professional school students before they depart for Cambridge. Volunteers needed.

 

Please join us for a Harvard Club tradition, the Annual Picnic. Connect with fellow alumni, meet members of the Harvard College Class of 2021 and incoming graduate and professional school students, enjoy great food (friendly to vegetarians as well), and learn more about the Club. The picnic is free.

 

Date and Time: Saturday, July 29, from 12 noon to 3:30 pm.

Location: Luther Burbank Park Picnic Area B, 2040 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island,WA 98040 (Directions below)

 

 

The cookout is free, and there will be plenty of summertime standards like burgers, hot dogs, and sodas. Please bring a dish to share. If you are so inclined, you may proudly display your culinary prowess by bringing a homemade seasonal cookout favorite. The time crunched (or less daring) are free to exercise those shopping skills and share snacks, a salad, or dessert. Please bring serving utensils, if needed, for your dish (but no sharp knives).

 

Seating: pack a beach blanket or camp chairs as on-site seating is limited.

 

Alcoholic beverages: prohibited at Luther Burbank Park. 

 

All alumni, students, parents, and guests are welcome, so bring your family and friends. We hope to see you there!

 

For more information about the picnic, contact Alexis Wheeler, JD '09, VP of Programs.

 

We are SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to help set up, work the grill, or clean up. We are also looking for coolers and folding tables. To volunteer, please contact Alexis.

 

DIRECTIONS

From Seattle: From I-90, take exit 7A to 77th Ave SE on Mercer Island. Turn left onto 77th Ave SE, then turn right on N Mercer Way. Passing the Mercer Island Park & Ride, turn left at SE 26th St, then turn left at 84th Ave SE, which dead-ends at the Luther Burbank parking lot. Our reserved picnic area - Area B (aka, "the meadow") - is located 100 ft south of the parking lot and contains 7 picnic tables and 2 barbecue grills. Total distance from exit 7A to Luther Burbank Park is 0.7 miles.

 

From Bellevue: From I-90, take exit 7 to SE 26th St on Mercer Island.  Turn right on SE 26th St, then left on 84th Ave SE, which dead-ends at the Luther Burbank parking lot. Our reserved picnic area - Area B (aka, "the meadow") - is located 100 ft south of the parking lot and contains 7 picnic tables and 2 barbecue grills. Total distance from exit 7 to Luther Burbank Park is 0.4 miles.

 

Public Transit: Luther Burbank Park is located 0.5 miles from Mercer Island Park & Ride, which is served by buses from throughout the Puget Sound, including ST 550 (downtown Seattle-downtown Bellevue) and ST 554 (downtown Seattle-Eastgate P&R/Issaquah). From Mercer Island Park & Ride (8000 N Mercer Way), follow the directions (from Seattle) stated above.