Goodbye, Spring Weekend; Hello, Spring Week

On April 7 at 7 p.m., the Student Committee of Programming Events (SCOPE) hosted the Spring Week 2021 Reveal Party, announcing the Throwback Block Party that will be hosted from April 25 through May 2.

At the reveal party, students enjoyed music in the Bixler/Gerber Quad and had the opportunity to participate in giveaways on a first-come-first-serve basis. During the events, members of SCOPE revealed the Throwback Block Party, which was also streamed to Instagram Live.

SCOPE posted the week’s events to Instagram with the caption, “We have been working hard to bring a series of COVID-19 compliant events to finish off the semester and take it back to the block parties of our childhoods!”

This year’s event will be different than past years. Spring weekend is normally celebrated in the last week before finals, but this year, celebrations will last for an entire week. The week will begin with a human claw machine on April 25 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bixler/Gerber Quad. On April 26, there will be a t-shirt giveaway and a tie-dye event followed by the “Grit and Wit” event on April 27.

There will be an opportunity for students to create studded animals and cool off by visiting an ice cream truck on April 28.

April 29 will be a packed day, with a field day lasting from 1 p.m to 7 p.m. and an
“After Dark Park” from 8 to 10 p.m. at Kathy Zolad Stadium. In addition, students can head over to North Campus on Apr. 30 for the “Headphone Disco” from 6 to 11 p.m.

Ending the week will be a food truck festival on May 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at North campus. The day will end with a show from stand-up comedian Trey Kennedy, with students having the option to watch in person or on Zoom. On the final day, May 2, there will be spin art bags and a drive-in showing of “Bring It On” in the Bixler/Gerber Quad.

For a full list of events, visit @newhavenscope on Instagram.