Newsletter March 2024 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷HAPPY EASTER - PASSOVER - SPRING! 



I have been visiting this duck on and off since I was a kid.  I think my last visit was about ten years ago with my Dad.  The Big Duck is quintessentially Long Island - like the Montauk Lighthouse!

Did you know that Long Island's duck farming started in the 1870's when just four surviving Peking ducks arrived in Connecticut, for breeding, out of about 30 that started the trip from China?  After some time, duck farming relocated to Long Island.  By the 1960's, Long Island duck farms were producing 1.5 million ducks a year!  Stricter land use regulations pushed most farmers out of business or into relocating in the midwest in the 70's.  The last remaining duck farm is Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue.  To this day, you can find finer menus proudly proclaiming "Long Island Duck".


Tickets are just $140.00 per person and covers the cost of your three course dinner & dance with a choice of Strip Steak, Pecan Crusted Grouper or Chicken Marsala.
We sold six tickets during the February Early Bird Sale!  Here's how to get your tickets;
Make sure your payment by check or Zelle contains the memo "Class of 1970".

You can mail your payment by check to our Treasurer, Barbara Dworkin, 8 Evon Lane, St. James, NY  11780.  PLEASE make your check payable to Barbara Dworkin.

ZELLE payments are available but only via Class of 1971 Treasurer, Frank Gaccione.  Use his name and his cell to send payment via Zelle;

Cell: 631-258-3431/ Frank Gaccione/ memo: Class of 1971

You'll get a receipt via mail, email or - NEW! - by text (if we have your cell phone) .


We Have Fantastic Room Rates!

Our group rate is not just for the Destination Reunion dates.  It is also available to extend your stay up to 3 days before and3 days after the event on Wednesday, October 16th.  Here are our group rates;

CITY VIEW Q/Q         Base Rate: $149.00  Inclusive: $204.53 (all taxes and fees)
CITY VIEW King         Base Rate: $169.00 Inclusive: $227.13
OCEANVIEW Q/Q      Base Rate: $209.00 Inclusive: $272.33
OCEANVIEW King     Base Rate: $229.00  Inclusive: $294.93

You can call the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort directly or use the link below.  The link will just allow bookings for our three day Destination Reunion dates of October 15th -17th, so call the front desk for extended stays.

Two ways of booking: 
  1. Call the in-house reservations agent at (754) 227-4308 and asking to book a room under the Commack Class of 70 and 71 Reunion.  
  2. Use THIS booking link: Commack Class of 70 and 71 Reunion LINK.  
If you have Wyndham Rewards, mention your member number, if you call, to get points for this stay! 

Early Arrivals Encouraged!  We've booked a "Meet and Greet' evening Tuesday Nightwith appetizers and a cash bar from 6pm to 10pm at the hotels private pub!  BE THERE!


Things To Do
We are working on a list of activities but anyone can figure this stuff out these day on Trip Advisor.  I recommend considering an Airboat Everglades Tour if you have not done it yet.  If you are interested in Golf, Frank (1971) is going to be putting an outing together.  Let him know your interest by reply to this newsletter or send him a text directly (631-258-3431).  

My ABSOLUTE BEST SUGGESTION for extending your trip (because you can get our group rate up to an extra 3 days) is a short and affordable cruise to the Bahamas.  Sailing from the Port of Palm Beach, Margaritaville At Sea has a two night cruise, with a day at sea and a full day in Freeport, Grand Bahama leaving Friday, October 18 and returning Monday the 21st.  Rates right now are $200 to $562 (suite).  I did this cruise last year with a girlfriend, shared an interior cabin and had a blast spending the day on Grand Bahama at the Taino Beach Resort's awesome pool and beach.  Gotta get the conch fritters!

Past Newsletters

Our website is the go to for Reunion information.  Past newsletters and more can be found there.  Make sure to save it to your favorite bookmarks. 

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