Bryn Mawr students will briefly set aside their books to gambol on the green at the College's annual May Day celebration on Sunday, May 4. The day's events begin at 5:45 a.m., when sophomores awaken seniors with a song written by Henry VII and conclude just before midnight as the credits roll on The Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn '28. In between is breakfast of strawberries and cream, the Convocation in Goodhart, at which academic awards are announced, Maypole dancing, plays, concerts, and all manner of frivolity. The schedule:.
|5:45 a.m.||Sophomores prepare May Day baskets and wake the Seniors with "The Hunt is Up" written by King Henry VIII|
|7 a.m.||Senior gather at Goodhart and proceed to Pen Y Groes to wake President Vickers. Ye Taylor bell rings until 7:05 to welcome in the May|
|7:15 a.m||Seniors sing ye Magdalen Hymn to the Sun from Rock Tower|
|7:30 a.m.||The classes breakfast together on Strawberries and Cream: Seniors in ye Campus Center, Juniors in Rhoads Dining Hall, Sophomores in Haffner Dining Hall and Freshwomen in Erdman Dining Hall.|
|8:45 a.m.||Convocation held in ye Goodhart Hall, where Academic Awards are announced|
|9 a.m.||Ye Morris Dancers perform in front of Pembroke Arch. Rain site: Thomas Great Hall|
|9:30 a.m.||Ye Grande Processional with the President of the College, the May Queenes, Traditions Mistresses, Songs Mistresses, Worthies and Princes and Princesses of the Court, May Pole Dancers, Jugglers and Pirates. Rain site: Thomas Great Hall|
May Pole Dancing on ye Merion Greene. May Queenes are crowned, and ye President and ye May Queenes deliver Humourous Speeches
|10:30 a.m.||Senior Hoop Race down ye Senior Row|
May Hole Dancing on ye Denbigh Green
|11:15 a.m.||A Picnic lunch is served on ye Merion Greene until 1:15 p.m. Rain site: Rhoads Dining Hall|
Scottish Country Dancing on ye Merion Greene. Rain site: Goodhart Music Room
T-shirt sales in front of ye Campus Center until 5 p.m. Rain site: Campus Center Foyer
Snacks provided on Merion Green until 4 p.m.
African Dance Sessions on ye Thomas Greene sponsored by Dance Department. Rain site: Thomas Great Hall
(until 3 p.m.) Henna Painters sponsored by SAW, Wax Hands, Tarot Cards, Palm Reader, Pirate-themed Antique Photos, Face Painter and Airbrush Tattoo in front of ye Canaday Library. Rain site: Lusty Cup
A Capella concert on ye Carpenter Roof featuring Acabellas, Chaverim, Counterpoint, Extreme Keys, JWAHIR, Lavender’s Blue, Looney Tunes and Night Owls. Rain site: Thomas Great Hall.
Greek play in ye Sunken Garden. Rain site: Gateway Conference Room.
Rugby Sing-Along and Human Chess on ye Denbigh Greene
Rain site: Denbigh Living Room.
Flute Choir performs on ye Campus Center Mezzanine
Robin Hood play in ye Taft Garden. Rain site: Goodhart Music Room
|2-5 p.m.||May Day Concert on Merion Green. Rain Site: Schwartz Gymnasium|
“Romeo & Juliet” and “Twelfth Night” as presented by Bryn Mawr College Shakespeare Perfomance Troupe at ye Taft Garden. Rain Site: Gateway Conference Room.
Greasepaint performs on ye Carpenter Roof. Rain site: Goodhart Music Room
|4:30 p.m.||"Cenci: The Musical: On Ice" as presented by Bryn Mawr College Shakespeare Perfomance Troupe at ye Taft Garden. Rain site: Goodhart Music Room.|
|4:30 - 7p.m.||
May Day Banquet in Erdman Hall, featuring a Renaissance Quartet and Court Jester.
|5-8 p.m.||Dessert served in ye Sunken Garden.|
|5:30 p.m.||3XL performs on ye Carpenter Roof.|
Ye Bryn Mawr Reniassance Choir Concert in Thomas Great Hall
The last Step Sing of the year on ye Senior Steps.
|10:45 p.m.||The Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn '28, in Thomas 110.|
Posted 4/24/2008 by Claudia Ginanni
most photos by Amanda Cegielski '09