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The Baron Byng Spring Fling
Thu June 8 @ 20:00 - 23:00
“What are they saying,
Those far distant voices,
That whisper and echo in accents so clear?
List’ as they tell us of days long departed,
When others rejoice o’er Byng’s name so dear.”
– Lyrics from Echoes of Byng, anthem of Baron Byng High School
Open from 1922 to 1980, Baron Byng High School has become “something of a legend” in Montreal history. Immortalized as “Fletcher’s Field High School” in alumni Mordecai Richler’s novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Baron Byng holds a special place in the hearts of its former students.
On June 8, the Museum of Jewish Montreal invites you to join us for an evening that celebrates the enduring legacy of Baron Byng High School. Come dressed in vintage prom attire, participate in a raffle draw, dance to music of days gone by, get your picture taken at our photo booth, enjoy complimentary snacks, enjoy a special drink (beverages paid by card only), and learn about the history of Baron Byng through an interactive exhibition curated especially for this special night.
🎟️ Teacher’s Pet / Early Bird (until May 26): $18 plus tax
🎟️ Byng’s Best / Main Sale (May 26 – June 8): $25 plus tax
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE
🌟 One (1) entry to our raffle draw *
🌟 Your portrait taken at our photo booth
🌟 Access to our dance floor and exhibition spaces
🌟 Unlimited snacks and treats (kosher, gluten-free, and vegan options available)
* All guests may purchase additional raffle tickets at entry. Featuring prizes from POP Montréal, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Menu Extra, Bernie Beigne, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and much more.
🕺 For an additional $10 plus tax, attend a swing dance class with Cat’s Corner starting at 7:15pm. Impress everyone else on the dance floor later in the evening with your new skills!
All proceeds from raffle sales and tickets go towards the development of 2023–2024 programming at the Museum of Jewish Montreal. We thank the Baron Byng High School Museum for their collaboration.
The Museum of Jewish Montreal is an inclusive space that is committed to producing safe and uplifting events for our community. There will be absolutely no tolerance for any forms of violence, assault, intimidation, or discrimination, including homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, racism, antisemitism, or ableism.
Accessibility: Please note that our building does not currently have an elevator. As such, the upper levels of our building are not accessible to guests with limited mobility. The majority of this event will take place on the ground floor.