2017 Calendar of Events

Please only use this calendar as a guide. Subject to change!

Saturday, June 3 Students arrive in Minneapolis
5:30 p.m. Mesa pizza at The Knoll
Sunday, June 4 11:30 a.m. Welcome brunch and orientation at Blarney Pub & Grill in Dinkytown – walking distance from The Knoll. Bike tour of nearby trails and directions to work to follow (with local alum Sarah Larsson and friends)!
Monday, June 5 First day of work
Wednesday, June 7 6:00 p.m. Alumni Guest Speakers – Oby Ballinger and Javen Swanson – Yale Divinity School (focus: faith for social good)
Friday, June 9 7:00 p.m. Cantus vocal ensemble performs “Covers: A Pop Concert” at Cowles Dance Center
Saturday, June 10 6:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner and Kickoff Event at Kafe 421 in Dinkytown – Meet your mentors and others involved in BOTL
Saturday, June 10 Northern Spark 2017: a free all-night art festival along the light rail’s Green Line (focus: climate change)
Wednesday, June 14 6:30 p.m. Alumni Guest Speaker – YAANW Chapter President Ron Goldser and Helen Leslie (focus: Minneapolis-St. Paul arts)
TBD East African immersion day: Yale alum Sarah Larsson will take interns on a bike tour of Somali Museum, Karmel Mall, and a local mosque
Thursday, June 22 St. Paul Saints baseball game at CHS Field
Saturday, June 24 5:00 p.m. Dinner at Annie’s Parlour with members of the Twin Cities Alumni Network
Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25 Twin Cities Pride Festival 2017
Wednesday, June 28 6:00 p.m. East African immersion tour: Yale alum Sarah Larsson will take interns on a bike tour of Somali Museum, Karmel Mall, and a local mosque
Thursday, July 1 Somali Independence Day
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day (paid holiday)
Thursday, July 6 Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks basketball game at the Xcel Energy Center, hosted by Rick and Nita Luis
Wednesday, July 12 6:00 p.m. Alumni Guest Speaker – Legal Careers Panel with Cynthia Lee and colleagues
Friday, July 14 8:00 p.m. Star Trek film viewing with thrilling score played live to picture at Orchestra Hall
Saturday, July 22 11:30a.m.-1:00 p.m. Volunteer at People Serving People with the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest
Sunday, July 23 2:00 p.m. Boat tour of Lake Minnetonka, hosted by Don and Rick Ducan
Thursday, July 27 7:00 p.m. Native Gardens at the Guthrie Theater
Saturday, July 29 10:00 a.m. Trap shooting with Josh Mancell at Metro Gun Club
Tuesday, August 1 Closing dinner (restaurant TBD)
Friday, August 4 Last day of internship
Saturday, August 5 Students depart

To be scheduled:

  • Canoe trip down St. Croix River