charleston @70

at 70 - the "at" sign, followed by the number 70
in Charleston, SC



Come for an afternoon/evening get-together, in conjunction with the Classes of ’69, ’70, and ’71 – in celebration of our collective 70th birthdays. Or make it a longer weekend to savor historic Charleston.

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, starting at 3:00 PM
Where: Historic District of Charleston

Reception: at the home of Henry Smythe ’70 and his wife Susan Smythe ’71.

31 Legare Street
Charleston, SC

This ante-bellum home in the heart of the historic district has been lovingly maintained for generations.

Then, either take a short Uber ride or a 20 minute stroll through the historic district to dinner.

Dinner: at the Anson Restaurant in one of its private dining rooms:

12 Anson Street
Charleston, SC

Whether you consult the locals or check out the reviews on Zagat, TripAdvisor, Yelp, or OpenTable, the Anson is consistently considered one of the best in Charleston: stylish and innovative, Southern cuisine with carefully sourced local ingredients.

Dinner includes a choice of entrée as well as two glasses of wine. (More details on registration webpage.)

Cost: Reception and dinner is $125 per person

Registration: When Charleston @70 reached capacity, online registration closed. HOWEVER, if you would like to check on current availability or add your name to the waitlist, please contact Janene Castaldi at 203.432.8016 (8 am – 4:00 pm) or email

Click to see who has already registered.

Visiting Charleston: Come for the weekend! Late October is one of the best times to visit Charleston. The weather is mild and perfect for guided walking tours or horse-drawn-carriage ones. It’s also time for the Annual Fall Tour of Homes, during which the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exceptional historic houses are opened. Visit historic gardens, colonial estates, ante-bellum plantations, Fort Sumter, and more. And for all you golfers, there are a dozen or more public and semi-public courses that would warm the cockles of a golfer’s heart.

Lodging: To assist those coming for the weekend, we’ve reserved 10 rooms at the Kings Courtyard Inn in the heart of historic Charleston, at a rate of $278 per night (plus tax) for a 3 night minimum. For reservations call (800) 845-6119 or (843) 723-7000 and reference the Yale 70 group.

Thanks: We thank not only Henry and Susan Smythe, but also Howard Evert ’70 and Roy Niedermayer ’69 as well as the Class officers of 1969, 1970, and 1971 for helping put this together.