Newsletter MAY 2024 πŸ‘«πŸŽΆπŸ‘«πŸŽΆπŸ‘«πŸŽΆπŸ‘«πŸŽΆπŸ‘«πŸŽΆπŸ‘«πŸŽΆ   IT'S PROM TIME!

 Commack South Senior Prom - Huntington Townhouse 

It's definitely Senior Prom time and the rules haven't changed.  The girls get dressed in long gowns and the guys get suited up and present flowers.  There's the obligatory 'family gets to take photos of the lovely couple time' that these days include a special trip to a scenic location for Instagram worthy pix.  There are still after-parties, parents house parties and group trips to who knows where!

In case you don't recognize anyone in the picture, I'll disclose that I'm the one with the exaggerated smile.  I guess I was just so happy because I didn't do it on purpose.  I did catch a lot of flak about ruining our tables group picture but that didn't ruin our weekend together because the picture wasn't available until a week later!  I remember a group of us driving up to spend the day at Palisades Amusement Park the next day. 

So here comes the "Did You Know" about Palisades Amusement Park.

It was around for almost 100 years!  It started in 1898 as "The Park on the Palisades" with Trolley Rides and morphed, after sale in 1908, to include amusements, a ferris wheel and diving horses!  They added a 400 x 600 foot swimming pool in 1912 by pumping water up from the Hudson River from Edgewater, NJ and created a one foot wave with pontoons that dropped behind waterfalls.  Sold again in 1934, it was purchased by the brothers Rosenthal who were concessionaires at Coney Island and had built the Coney Island Cyclone in 1927.  They officially changed the name to Palisades Amusement Park and added the Skyrocket Roller Coaster, introduced Rock and Roll shows hosted by radio personalities Cousin Brucie and Clay Cole in the mid-50's and advertised to their audience on the back of comic books with coupons for one free ride.  We were fortunate we decided to visit Palisades on Prom Weekend because it closed forever on September 12, 1971.


We've been getting questions about the dress code and it's Be(ach) Casual.  It's Casual Dress. We'll be at the beach so we're going casual for this reunion.  Wear whatever you want but know shorts and flip flops are okay too. Just make sure you're wearing your dancing shoes!

We've also had some questions about guests and we already have siblings booked and sharing rooms.  In fact, we've had a lot of interest from CHSS siblings and good friends of classmates who are not '70 or '71, that want to attend and bring their own guest.
It's all about reconnecting so Registration is also open to siblings and friends of the classes of 1970 & 1971.

If you have a friend or sibling who'd like to join us, on their own or with a guest, let us know ASAP as space is limited.

NEW!! VENMO We've added Venmo for payments.  See under Tickets.

NEW!! ROOMS We've added a new room type to expand the ocean view options.  See under Book Your Room Now!

If you haven't purchased your ticket yet PLEASE DO!  Your committee has already laid out the funds for the first deposit to secure the event space.  We need your ticket money for our upcoming deposit in July 1st!

$140.00 per person covers the cost of your three course dinner & dance with a choice of Strip Steak, Pecan Crusted Grouper or Chicken Marsala.  If you arrive Tuesday, it also includes our Meet and Greet Tuesday night!
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

Jamie has the Venmo account if you wish to Venmo the funds.  Use this link  
or use Cellphone 772-708-9228
or User Name @Jamie-B-Burns
Make sure to include your name in the memo & class
You'll get a receipt via mail, email or - by text (if we have your cell phone) .


Book Your Room Now!

Our group rate is not just for the Destination Reunion dates.  It is also available to extend your stay up to 3 days before and 3 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

We have added new room types
 to maximize ocean views which are filling up first.  If you don't see the room you want available to book PLEASE CALL US OR THE HOTEL DIRECTLY.  We can have the online available types of room adjusted;

Corner City Double Queen (Partial Oceanview) $179.00 (base rate)
Corner City King (Partial Oceanview) $179.00 (base rate)
Corner Ocean Double Queen (Panoramic view) $239.00 (base rate)
Corner Ocean King (Panoramic view) $239.00 (base rate)

You can call the hotel directly to change and room you have already booked.

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 Night with appetizers and a cash bar from 6pm to 10pm at the hotels private pub!  


Things To Do
Our hotel is within walking distance of other restaurants, pubs, shops and even a 7-11!  You won't need to rent a car if don't want to.

Frank Gaccione is your contact for golf.  Contact him to get on the list.  Tee Time TDB on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16th at the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course.  Call or text Frank at 631-258-3431

Wednesday afternoon for the early arrivals at Flanagan's (across the street), Charlie Deitch will be the master of ceremonies for a came of 1970's Trivia. 

You can fish right outside the hotel and rent your gear or view the public underwater camera to see all the fish swimming under the pier!

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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