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Florida Centennial Celebration Weekend

Join fellow alumni, University faculty, parents, and friends in Boca Raton for a special celebration weekend to kick off our Centennial! This is a special time, and whether it’s been a few years or a few decades since you’ve last connected with the University, our Centennial is the best time to rekindle your Charger pride.

We are hosting some terrific events organized specifically for our alumni, parents, and friends (below in blue), and the Boca area offers many great activities for visitors and locals alike.


Check out everything that our Florida Centennial Celebration Weekend has to offer! Once a Charger, always a Charger!

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Friday, February 7, 2020 

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center • 1801 N Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, FL • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit Gumbo Limbo's 20 acre protected refuge and take a stroll on the boardwalk, count the thousands of tropical fish in the aquariums, relax in the butterfly garden, or check in on the patients in the sea turtle rehabilitation facility. I Visit site

A Taste of Mizner Park • Mizner Park, Boca Raton  •  2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Experience an unparalleled array of award-winning dining and wine-ing choices in Downtown Boca with this three hour culinary adventure that will introduce you to flavors from all over the world. Registration required ($75pp). I REGISTER

Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival • Mizner Park, 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton • 4 - 10 p.m.
Sample a variety of delectable foods cooked fresh on site, including seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes. Then enjoy the entertainment, ranging from salsa to blues, and indie to soul. Complimentary ticket to the festival is included with your Centennial Celebration Weekend registration. I Visit site

University of New Haven Welcome Reception • Yard House Restaurant, Mizner Park, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton •  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Stop by for a casual welcome reception to pick up your materials for the weekend and enjoy a drink before heading out to dinner. Registration not required (free to attend). 

Saturday, February 8, 2020 


Gumbo Limbo Nature Center • 1801 N Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, FL • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit Gumbo Limbo's 20 acre protected refuge and take a stroll on the boardwalk, count the thousands of tropical fish in the aquariums, relax in the butterfly garden, or check in on the patients in the sea turtle rehabilitation facility. I Visit site

Riverboat Cruise and Brunch • Bahia Mar Docks, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale • 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fully narrated, 90-minute sightseeing cruise down the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale's historic New River. You will sail through Millionaire's Row, with homes of the rich and famous, spectacular mega yachts, and sights beyond belief. Boarding begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration required ($40pp). I Visit site I REGISTER

Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival • Mizner Park, 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton • 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sample a variety of delectable foods cooked fresh on site, including seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes. Then enjoy the entertainment, ranging from salsa to blues, and indie to soul. Complimentary ticket to the festival is included with your Centennial Celebration Weekend registration. I Visit site

Cocktails & Conversation with Dr. Henry C. Lee • Venetian Ballroom at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton • 4:30 p.m.
Join us for this exclusive opportunity to hear from renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee about his distinguished career. Complimentary admission is included with your Centennial Celebration registration. Registration required.

University of New Haven Centennial Celebration • Cathedral Room at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton • 6 - 9 p.m.

Join us for a special Centennial celebration at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while reconnecting and reminiscing with fellow alumni, parents, University professors, and your alma mater. Hosted by Ernie Schaub '72, '08 Hon. and Sandie Schaub. Registration required ($25pp). I REGISTER

Sunday, February 9, 2020 

14th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance • Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton • 10 a.m.
The finest collector cars and motorcycles from around the country will gather on the show field at the famed Boca Resort & Club. On display will be an exquisite collection of Dusenbergs, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Straight Eight "Model A." I Visit site

Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival • Mizner Park, 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sample a variety of delectable foods cooked fresh on site, including seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes. Then enjoy the entertainment, ranging from salsa to blues, and indie to soul. Complimentary ticket to the festival is included with your Centennial Celebration Weekend registration. I Visit site

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center • 1801 N Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, FL • 12 - 4 p.m.
Visit Gumbo Limbo's 20 acre protected refuge and take a stroll on the boardwalk, count the thousands of tropical fish in the aquariums, relax in the butterfly garden, or check in on the patients in the sea turtle rehabilitation facility. I Visit site

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If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Stanchak, associate director of alumni relations and events, at bstanchak@newhaven.edu or (203) 932-1248.



Transportation
Are you planning to attend our events at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday, February 8? For those alumni traveling from Naples, Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale, we have arranged free round-trip transportation to the resort that evening. You will arrive in time for cocktails and conversation with renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee, which will be followed by our signature celebration to kick off the University's Centennial year!

Complete this form to sign up for transportation.


Local Dining
We've done some searching, and found a list of some of the top rated restaurants in the Boca Raton area. Click here to view the list, sort by type of cuisine, and make your reservation!  

Beach Suggestions

While you're in town, why not enjoy a day at the beach?!  Here are a couple of lovely nearby beaches:

Deerfield Beach
10 minutes, 2.2 miles from the La Quinta Inn

South Beach, Boca Raton
15 minutes, 5 miles from the Courtyard Marriott