A week of events celebrating the three great high schools in historic Quincy, Mass.

Play or cheer in the 2016 Quincy-North Quincy Alumni Football Game

The fourth annual Quincy-North Quincy alumni football game kicks off on “Little Turkey Day” at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m., immediately following the freshman and JV football games.

This new Alumni Week in Quincy tradition is a great way to relive the “glory days” on the gridiron at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium for former players, cheerleaders and other classmates. It’s a festive day of fun and camaraderie, not to mention a little friendly competition.

Tickets for players and cheerleaders to participate in the game cost $100 and include an alumni game jersey for your respective school and entry into a 50-50 raffle among all the participants. The remaining money raised from the alumni game support the athletic programs at both of the city’s public high schools.

To participate in the game as a player or cheerleader, you can purchase tickets here.

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The Pigskin Gala: America’s Greatest High School Football Tailgate Party

The Pigskin Gala Committee is busy with final preparations for  Pigskin Gala XXIX, America’s Greatest High School Football Tailgate Party.

These preparations include the making of the sausage, the brewing of the, um, coffee, and the ritualistic rubbing of the Robert Buttomer (QHS ’88) with baby oil.

The Pigskin Gala begins at 6 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning at Pageant Field in Historic Quincy, Mass., overlooking Wollaston Beach and the Boston Harbor Islands. We will offer an amazing breakfast buffet with homemade bacons and sausage, fresh-made corned beef hash from our friend Jay Hajj of Mike’s City Diner in Boston, the No. 1 rated diner in all of Massachusetts, plus beverages, games, music, feats of strength and general frivolity. 


The party is followed by the 84th annual Quincy-North Quincy Thanksgiving Day football game, which kicks off at 10 a.m.

Pigskin Gala XXIX is for the first time part of Alumni Week in Quincy activities that will raise money to support all three city high schools, Quincy High, North Quincy High and The Woodward School, and that has been organized by Friends of the Gala Walter Hubley and Scott Campbell.

The Pigksin Gala is excited to welcome back last year’s three great sponsors, Rags TavernS6 Sports Bar and Braintree Brewhouse. This year, we welcome two new sponsors: The Alumni of Weymouth and Flavin & Flavin Quincy, Mass. Real Estate. Thank you for your support Alex Kesaris and Mike Flavin!

This event is FREE and open to anyone who loves America.

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Nine Days of Awesome Community Events During Alumni Week in Quincy

Support Quincy High, North Quincy High and The Woodward School by attending and/or participating in one of these great 2016 Alumni Week in Quincy events.

Saturday, Nov. 19 – Little Turkey Day

9 a.m. Quincy-North Quincy freshman football game at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium

11 a.m. Quincy-North Quincy JV football game at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium

2 p.m. Quincy-North Quincy alumni football game at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium ($100 to play, with money donated to alumni fund. Buy tickets here!)


5 p.m. All-Schools Reunion 1980s Alumni Dance at The Woodward School (Buy tickets here!)

Sunday, Nov. 20 – Alumni Week in Quincy Patriots Football Party

4 p.m. Cagney’s Pub, 214 Washington St. (Patriots vs. 49ers). Event is free and made possible by the generous support of Cagney’s.

Monday, Nov. 21

7 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner cooking demo at Quincy High School culinary arts kitchen (ticket info soon)

Tuesday, Nov. 22

7 p.m. Quincy-North Quincy Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Sons of Italy, Quarry Street

Wednesday, Nov. 23 – All-Schools Alumni Night Out

Food & drink specials at participating pubs and restaurants

Thursday, Nov. 24 – Turkey Day

6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – The Pigskin Gala, America’s Greatest High School Football Tailgate Party (as featured on sports radio WEEI and Fox 25 news), Pageant Field. Free. The Pigskin Gala is generously sponsored by Rag’s Tavern in Quincy Point, S6 Sports Bar in Quincy Center, The Braintree BrewhouseThe Alumni of Weymouth and Flavin & Flavin Real Estate of Quincy.


10 a.m to noon – 84th annual Quincy-North Quincy varsity football game, Veterans’ Memorial Stadium


6 p.m. – Turkey Day night out at participating restaurants

Friday, Nov. 25 – Post-Feast Football Friday

Televised college football games at participating pubs and restaurants

6 p.m. – Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Adams-Hancock Green, Quincy Center

Saturday, Nov. 26 – Santa Claus Saturday

Noon – Santa Claus parachutes into Quincy at Pageant Field

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. – City of Presidents first holiday party on the new Adams-Hancock Green, all ages holiday celebration with games and activities for children, seasonal beer and cider for adults, and food from local restaurants (details to follow)

Sunday, Nov. 27 – Parade Day in Quincy

Noon – 64th annual Quincy Christmas parade

8:30 p.m. – Patriots at Jets on TV at participating pubs and restaurants

Get Into the Groove: The Woodward Dance Is Back, This Time For Adults!

Thousands of Quincy kids from around the city grew up attending teen dances at The Woodward School, the city’s very own private girls college preparatory school right in Quincy Center.

The Woodward dances disappeared over the years, but the memories remain. You probably had that very first slow dance with that special someone right here at The Woodward School! So we’re bringing the Woodward dance back, this time as an all-schools reunion for alumni of Quincy High, North Quincy High and The Woodward School.

This 1980s-themed dance will feature all the classic Big 80s songs and plenty of dancing in the Woodward gymnasium, an outdoor tent for more mingling with plenty of old friends, plus beer & wine.

The Woodward Dance takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Woodward School, 1102 Hancock St.

Tickets to the Alumni Week in Quincy Woodward Dance will sell out! Purchase your tickets now and don’t miss this great new Quincy tradition. Money raised from the dance will benefit programs at The Woodward School.


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