03/29/2013

Crawfish Time

Crawfish season has arrived! Crawfish boils are a huge favorite among alumni, family and friends at Loyola University New Orleans. The crawfish season starts in early spring and continues into the summer months. Each year the Alumni Association welcomes the newest class of alumni with a huge crawfish boil the day before graduation. The Annual Senior Crawfish Boil, hosted by the Alumni Association, is the official kick-off to Alumni Weekend. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends, family and current students can join in the festivities. The cost to attend is just $25/person; students and kids are just $10/person; and graduating seniors are free. This annual tradition is co-sponsored by the Offices of the President, Finance & Accounting, Enrollment Management, Mission & Ministry, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs. Online registration is now open at www.loyno.edu/crawfish.

You don’t have to be in New Orleans to enjoy crawfish season. Several chapter cities across the U.S. know a thing or two about this Cajun crustacean and they celebrate with their own chapter crawfish boils.  To register for one of the events below click on the city or visit http://alumni.loyno.edu/crawfish for a complete list of all Chapter Crawfish Boils.    

Atlanta
The Atlanta Chapter will host the first Chapter Crawfish boil of the season on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Atlanta Chapter President, Mike Blackstock ’98, is known to make the crawfish spicy or extra spicy, so prepare to “feel the burn” and join us at the Atlanta Chapter Crawfish Boil.

St. Louis
The St. Louis Chapter will return to Riverbend Restaurant and Bar again for a crawfish boil on Saturday, May 4, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join the St. Louis Chapter as they gather to chow down on crawfish and jambalaya. 

Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Chapter has planned the 5th Annual Las Vegas Crawfish Boil. The big event is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at McMullan’s Irish Pub. Don’t miss your chance to attend this annual event. 

New York
Chef Marc Hoppe ’98 will be boiling up the crawfish at the annual New York Alumni Chapter Crawfish Boil on Saturday, May 11,  from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  The NYC Crawfish Boil will take place at Parkside Lounge at 317 East Houston Street in New York City. 

Kansas City
The newly reorganized Kansas City Alumni Chapter will gather together for a crawfish boil on Saturday, May 18th. Chris and Megan Thum Paone ’03 will be firing up the big boiling pots at their home.

Miami
The Miami Chapter invites alumni and friends to gather at the home of Ed ’94 and Kelly ’96 Claughten in Coral Gables for a wonderfully messy affair—crawdads and all the fixins’—hotdogs, sausage, potatoes, corn, beer and soft drinks. The Miami Crawfish Boil will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Washington DC
The Washington DC Chapter invites alumni, family, and friends to gather at the home of  Katie and Whit Remer, J.D. ’10 for the chapter crawfish boil. The event will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Chicago
The Chicago Alumni Chapter boil master, Andy Steigleder '97 will be firing up the big boiling pot on Saturday, June 1. Chicago alumni, family and friends are invited to enjoy the spicy crawdads at McGees Tavern & Grille from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Visit http://alumni.loyno.edu/crawfish for additional information about Chapter Crawfish Boils. Details are still being finalized for Crawfish Boils in Houston, Washington, D.C. and Boston so be sure to check back later in April as plans are finalized.  We hope you are able to “come pass a good time” at a Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association Crawfish Boil this spring!

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