55-Year Reunion

  ̶̶  Back to the Beach

September 26, 2015

To be presented to the class by 1960 Sailors Association Inc.     

Reunion Details
(last updated: June 15, 2015)

This page contains important information that you need to know about our reunion. (NOTE: If you will need lodging accommodations, para. 5 , below, warrants your immediate attention.)

 1.  TIMING: Our official reunion party will begin at 7 pm on Saturday evening and
continue until 11 pm (unless we decide to continue for another hour).

2.   MAILED “INVITATIONS”: Reunion “invitations” containing requests for advance payment in full (see paras. 3 and 4, below) were mailed by Reunions Unlimited, Inc. (www.reunions-unlimited.com)  beginning in mid-June. If we had your correct mailing address, it should have appeared in your postal mailbox by now in an envelope displaying the following logo (and it will be the only “hard copy,” mailed notice you will likely receive).

If you did not receive your invitation/registration form (or if you misplaced it), click here. (Right click on the document to print it.)

You probably have some time to respond (see para. 4, below), but sooner is better. Paid reservations will be cancellable, subject to a 50% penalty, if your refund request is received no later than Friday, 9/11.

3.   PRICE PER PERSON: The price per person for our reunion will be $99 if paid timely (see para.
    4, below)
by check + $5  for credit card payments and will include a sitdown dinner, music
(our music, that is) free valet parking for the evening (6 pm to midnight) by Impressive Parking (of
Oceanside, it so happens) — and surprises. A cash bar will also be available. 

4.   PAYMENTS DUE: You will have until Wednesday, 8/26, to finalize your reunion registration and 
     prepay at the standard rate; however, late payments will continue to be accepted, subject to a
     $10 penalty, until Wednesday, 9/23, if paid with a credit or debit card, or Tuesday, 9/22, if paid
     with a check. 

Ø If you want to pay at the door (not recommended), you can do that, too, but it will be CASH ONLY!

 5.   LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE REUNION VENUE: Although we do have a limited
     number of rooms set aside in a room block at the reunion site, the Long Beach Hotel
www.longbeachhotelny.com), at a guaranteed discounted rate of $180 per night, we are told that
     the summer season in Long Beach continues until the end of September. Therefore, available
     rooms will disappear — and unguaranteed room rates will escalate — fast. The hotel’s
     cancellation policy is 72 hours before check-in.

To obtain a room in our room block at the special discounted rate, contact the hotel’s reservation desk directly by phone, NOW, at 516/544-4444, and identify yourself as an attendee of Oceanside High School’s class of 1960 reunion on 9/26/15. Ask for a reservation confirmation no. and an e-mail confirmation. If you plan to attend our Friday night mixer (details to be announced) you will likely want to reserve a room for two nights, Friday and Saturday.

6.   ALTERNATIVE LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS: For those of you who do not act quickly enough to obtain a room  at the Long Beach Hotel, or who would like to see alternative lodging arrangements (most of which are less expensive), a list of possible alternatives (within 5 miles)
is below.

7.  Attention NY City residents: Please e-mail Howie as soon as practical if you plan
     to use the LIRR to get to Long Beach on Saturday evening for our reunion (don't forget to ask for
the seniors' fare discount). Since you will not be using our free valet parking service, we are
investigating the feasibility of arranging for a car (or cars) to meet one train for a pickup at (and
     return to)
the Long Beach LIRR station at no cost. But if we go forward with this plan, to assure
you a seat, you must e-mail your reservation soon, and tell me if you will be one person or two.

     generosity of the members of our unique class association
(our classmates, that is) we have
     funds in our treasury available to help those who wish to attend our reunion but who need
     financial assistance to do so. If you would like such assistance, please
e-mail Howie (on a
     confidential basis, of course), and we will do what we can.

Friday night: We are planning a cocktail mixer (with a cash bar and “finger food” – no dinner*) at Sutton Place (www.suttonplacelb.com), 124 W. Park Avenue, Long Beach, beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday evening, September 25th. Cost will be $10/person for those registered for the Saturday night reunion, and $20/person for others (cash only at-the-door).

·        Sunday morning: On Sunday morning, September 27th, we will have an informal breakfast beginning at 10 am at the Rockville Diner (where the Oasis used to be?), 263 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, NY (no admission fee; order off the menu).

Please, I would appreciate it if you would let me know ASAP by e-mail (to the extent you have not already done so) if you plan to attend any of these events so we can be sure we are able to accommodate everyone.

 Ø And make sure you tell us if you change your e-dress.


*  Dinner service will be available Friday night at extra cost in a another room.



Long Beach:

·        Allegria Hotel (most expensive) — www.allegriahotel.com


·        Holiday Inn Express — www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/lynbrook/nyclb/hoteldetail

Rockville Centre:

·        Best Western Mill River Manor — www.bwmillrivermanor.com  

·        Hampton Inn & Suites — http://.hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-and-suites-rockville-centre-RVCNYHX/index.html  

·         Ramada Rockville Centre — www.ramada.com/hotels/new-york/rockville-centre/ramada-inn-and-suites-of-rockville-centre/hotel-overview  

·         Rockville Centre Inn — www.rockvillecentreinn.rtrk.com/?scid=1946234&kw=3826193


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