HBAS Summer Picnic on Vashon Island

The Seattle Harvard Black Alumni Society invites graduates and their families to a summer get-together on Vashon Island on Saturday, August 26, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm PT


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Join Harvard Black Alumni Society (Seattle) for a fun-filled day picking blackberries and frolicking on Vashon Island, the long-time home of one of the twentieth century's most celebrated African-American and Harlem Renaissance artists, Jacob Lawrence.  After blackberry picking, in the spirit of the period, we will enjoy a bountiful beach picnic while discussing Wallace Thurman’s book, The Blacker the Berry, at Lisabuela Park.


This is a great opportunity to get together with other graduates and their families, enjoy the beautiful outdoors, and have some fun.  We'll have all the food and supplies, so just bring your appetites and your summertime camaraderie!  Please purchase your book in advance.


Please RSVP by Sunday, August 20, 2023 so that we can get a headcount.  We hope to see you there!


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HBAS Summer Picnic on Vashon Island

Harvard Black Alumni Society

Saturday, August 26, 2023

1:00pm - 4:00pm PT


RSVP by Sunday, August 20, 2023


Lisabeula Park - new location

Western end of 220th Rd

Vashon, WA 98070

Vashon Island



Picnic Cost:  Free


Harvard Black Alumni Society Seattle Picnic

Vashon Island Ferry Schedule

Saturday, August 26, 2023



Fauntleroy - Vashon - Ferry Tickets



The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life

by Wallace Thurman



Hosted by:

Max Hunter, PhD, President, Seattle HBAS


We look forward to seeing you at our event!


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Individual Membership price is $50.00.


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