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Resources and Planning for your next Reunion

Venues


Biagio's Ristorante
299 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-652-0201
https://www.biagios.com/
 

Biagio's has hosted or will host:

Class of 1963 55th
Class of 1964 - February 19, 2001
Class of 1969 50th
Class of 1972 50th
Class of 1973 50th, 45th
Class of 1974 50th - September 21, 2024
Class of 1975 40th
Class of 1977 47th - May 17, 2024 7-11 pm
Class of 1978 45th
Class of 1979 Informal Reunion - October 2023
Class of 2025 Junior Prom

Twin Door Tavern
122 West Pleasant Avenue
Maywood, NJ 07607
201-843-8022

Hosted the Class of 1978 40th

The Clinton Inn Hotel & Event Center
145 Dean Drive
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

Hosted the Class of 1962 60th

The Ashford
145 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 08302

Hosted the Class of 2013 10th

Portobello Banquets
155 Ramapo Valley Rd
Oakland, NJ 07436

Host of the Class of 1984 40th

Taverna on the Green
314 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Hosted the Class 1983 40th

NJ American Legion, Post 170
33 W Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ

Class 1982 40th

VFW Post 3484
44 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ  07663
(next to the Saddle Brook Diner)
Ramp and an elevator access.

Cornerstone Reunion
Classes of 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964

 

Woodstone Pizza Bar & Grill
352 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

Hosted the Class of 1976 50th Reunion Baseball Championship Win 1973)
East Brook Jr. High School Freshman  Baseball Team

Class of 1974 Mini-Reunions

 


Hotels in and around Paramus

HOTELS ADDRESS PHONE
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Paramus 601 From Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 201-262-6900
Hampton Inn 625 From Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652 201-262-0046
Courtyard by Marriott 320 Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-1414
Residence Inn by Marriott Saddle River 7 Boroline Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458 201-934-4144
Marriott Park Ridge 300 Brae Boulevard, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 855-516-1090
Marriott Saddle Brook 138 New Pehle Avenue, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 800-832-6254
Crowne Plaza - Saddlebrook 50 Kenny Place, Saddle Brook, NJ  07663 201-880-8250
Hyatt Place Fair Lawn/Paramus 41-01 Broadway (Route 208 North), Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-475-3888
Best Western Paramus Hotel & Suites 211 Route 17 North, Paramus NJ, 07652 201-261-8686
Ramada by Wyndham Rochelle Park 375 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-957-1172
Comfort Inn Paramus 50 Route 17 North, Paramus NJ, 07652 201-843-5400

DJ Resources

Photographers

Some classes have used a PHS photography student (with compensation for their time and any post-production)

Balloons/Decorations


https://lotparty.com/

Contact Mark Zettler, owner, Class of 1974
201-342-2121
65 Sussex St,
Hackensack, NJ 07601

 


Planning Column

Form a committee to split the tasks. One person gets to be the Task Master/Committee Chair.

  • Treasurer
  • Venue Research, Selection and Contract agreement
  • Communications and Publicity
  • Classmate Locator for phone, email contacts (those not on Facebook, Classmates or similar)
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Decorations, table arrangements, gifts, door prizes, raffles, etc.
  • Name badges (handwritten is the easy out), preferably printed name (in large print, hahaha) and Delphian yearbook photo
  • Music Playlist compiler and arranger
  • Services such as DJ, Photographer, Videographer, etc.

Initial Steps

  • Create a new Email account for handling reunion communications - ParamusHSYearReunion@gmail.com or similar
  • Create a new Facebook Reunion group as a focal point for gathering and disseminating information. Rename the group (from the default long number) to be easily identified and link. Publicize the group on this website and your own personal Fb page.
  • Contact local area Hotel for block of rooms to get a group discount for out-of-town attendees.
  • Create a new bank account for handling reunion receipts and payments. Find one with no fee and low minimum balance.
  • Setup new PayPal*, Venmo, Zelle accounts using new Email and link to bank account. Offer multiple ways to pay in advance.
    *Be aware of the transaction fees from PayPal - 2.9% unless payer uses Friends and Family option (no fee).
  • Make the event Prepayment only
  • Do not accept payment at the door! [Payment at the door is a nightmare. Don't do it.]
  • Create urgency to get a Ticket or Reservation, i.e. Limited Seating, Occupancy capped at 150, (or whatever venue tells you), price goes up after a date, final reservation date, and so on.
  • Create a Slideshow for display on a facility TV. Ask classmates to send photos to include.
  • Create a music Playlist for use on a facility sound system
  • Create a Memory Board for classmates no longer with us
  • Send all the pertinent info to this website's Admin to add to the Upcoming Reunions page. Admin will send an email to your graduation year's subscribers that the Reunions page now has info for their reunion.
  • Use elementary school name banners for group photos
  • Take the "Last Will and Testament" and make cute speech bubble cards with the info on it. Hang them up or put them on the tables. Class Clown, Most Popular, Class Artist etc.
  • Join Classmates.com to also post the reunion. Although not widely used, many people still have an unpaid account and would get the email regarding the reunion info. Note that some not using Facebook saw it on Classmates and contacted us.
  • Purchase a paid People Search account for BEEN VERIFIED, it can be very helpful in locating people, their present address and phone number or often a relative we could contact to help locate them. Men are easier to search for vs. women with married names. This could lead to their relatives who helped find them.

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