Class of 1971 50th Reunion

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Class of 1971 50th Reunion Tour of Wantagh High School

DATE

Undetermined

location

Wantagh High School
Beltagh Avenue , Wantagh , New York , 11793

Invited Classes

1971

About Event

We are honored to have long time Wantagh High School teacher Bill Bogatz to take us on a tour of our alma mater. Bill volunteers to take reunion alumni on tours on a routine basis. Since he has other school obligations mid-day, PLEASE be on time! We have done this several times in the past and it is a fun way to explore what has changed, what has not and find those places that you never knew were there! Details to follow. Here we were just 10 short years ago at our 40th! Can anyone identify the teacher who joined us? Hoping to see several of them this time!

Recommended Hotels

Bar Harbour Inn (Best Western) which is directly across from the Massapequa Elks (10 rooms set aside - more possible if we need them). We have secured a rate of $159.73 for Friday and Saturday nights if booked by August 5. Call and say you are with the Wantagh HS 50th Reunion. Also check out hotel and travel booking websites, frequent flier accounts and other special deals that might work better for you.

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Class of 1971 50th Reunion Day at the Beach

DATE

Undetermined

location

Jones Beach State Park

Invited Classes

1971

About Event

We will complete our marathon weekend as we always do - at the beach. Many of us still leave near the ocean (we could not imagine not) but many will enjoy the sand between their toes and a dip in the waves….or just relaxing in a beach chair or on a blanket. For those who live locally, please bring extra beach gear for those who cannot fit theirs in the overhead bin! Start time is whenever you arise from the night before until whenever we leave. Traditionally we have gone to West End 2 since there is plenty of parking (lot never fills?) and lots of room but it is a long walk to the shore! We still have volunteers scouting for the best location so stay tuned for details. The cost is $10 per vehicle or free with an Empire Pass.

Recommended Hotels

Obviously you can try your luck through AARP, AAA, Senior or other discounts and other places but here is our group rate (just call and say you are with the WHS 50th Reunion):

Bar Harbour Inn (Best Western) which is directly across from the Massapequa Elks (10 rooms set aside - more possible if we need them). We have secured a rate of $159.73 for Friday and Saturday nights if booked by August 5.

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Class of 1971 50th Reunion Meet and Greet

DATE

September 10th, 2021 4:00pm - 10:00pm

location

The Nook
3195 Sunrise Highway , Wantagh , New York , 11793

Invited Classes

1971

About Event

Fellow WHS graduate, Tommy Splescia is our host at The Nook (we all remember it as the Burning Embers) at 3195 Sunrise Highway (just west of the intersection with Wantagh Avenue) for our informal meet up and kick off to the weekend’s events. There is a full menu with a variety of small and large plates, adult beverages. There is no cost to attend other than what you choose to eat or drink. There is a dining room off the bar for those who would like to sit at a table to reminisce!

Recommended Hotels

Bar Harbour Inn (Best Western) which is directly across from the Massapequa Elks (10 rooms set aside - more possible if we need them). We have secured a rate of $159.73 for Friday and Saturday nights if booked by August 5.
Also check Expedia and other websites for good deals!

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Class of 1971 50th Reunion Picnic at Belmont Park

DATE

September 11th, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm

location

Belmont State Park
625 Belmont Ave , West Babylon , New York , 11704

Invited Classes

1971

About Event

Join us for a picnic at Belmont State Park. We will scout out a pavilion and post signs and directions online once we do. The only cost is the $8/car entrance fee (free with an Empire Pass) and whatever lunch you bring with you.

Recommended Hotels

Obviously you can try your luck through AARP, AAA, Senior or other discounts and other places but here is our group rate (just call and say you are with the WHS 50th Reunion):

Bar Harbour Inn (Best Western) which is directly across from the Massapequa Elks (10 rooms set aside - more possible if we need them). We have secured a rate of $159.73 for Friday and Saturday nights if booked by August 5.

Class of 1971 50th Reunion Class of 1971 50th Reunion Dinner

DATE

September 11th, 2021 6:00pm - 11:00pm

location

Massapequa Elks
2162 Veteran's Blvd , Massapequa , New York , 11758

Invited Classes

1971

About Event

Main Event at the Elks is a Dinner with DJ Phil (Dolores Rice's son), buffet dinner, open bar 6-11PM. Ticket price is being negotiated - the more who sign up, the lower the price and couples will be discounted so plan on $70-87 per person and couples around $150 depending on RSVP committments. Prices higher if we have 60 and lower (for example) with 80. Please let us know ASAP if you plan on attending and how many tickets you will need. If your partner is not interested, bring your nearby-WHS-class sibling!!
We are also planning a Meet and Greet Friday anytime after 4PM at The Nook (we all remember it as the Burning Embers) at 3195 Sunrise Highway (just west of the intersection with Wantagh Avenue) for our informal meet up and kick off to the weekend’s events. There is a full menu with a variety of small and large plates, adult beverages. There is no cost to attend other than what you choose to eat or drink. There is a dining room off the bar for those who would like to sit at a table to reminisce!
We hope to get a free tour of the high school sometime Saturday morning. Time TBA
Join us for a picnic at Belmont State Park - Noon-3PM+/-. We will scout out a pavilion and post signs and directions online once we do. The only cost is the $8/car entrance fee (free with an Empire Pass) and whatever lunch you bring with you.
Sunday at the Beach - time and parking field TBA

Recommended Hotels

Bar Harbour Inn (Best Western) which is walking distance from the Massapequa Elks (10 rooms set aside - more possible if we need them). We have secured a rate of $159.73 for Friday and Saturday nights if booked by August 5. Also check out the Melville Marriott - no rooms held but it looks like a nice place!

Class of 1971 50th Reunion
Reunion Committee

Jan Maloney (steuber)

Jan Maloney (steuber)

Hotels/decorations/name Tags

Laura Curry Tessitore (patti)

Laura Curry Tessitore (patti)

Venues (nook, Belmont State Park)

Dan Okrent

Dan Okrent

High School Tour/outreach

David Adatto

David Adatto

Decorations/outreach

Linda Soderlund (bills)

Linda Soderlund (bills)

Elks Dinner Event

Classmates

Reunion Apparel