|04/08/09 10:04 PM
Graded Classes of 1967 – 78 Reunion
A Proposed Programa for the May 1 – 3 Weekend
How many of us will actually be in Delray????
For those of you who are definitely attending the reunion in Delray,
it is critical that, if you have not already done so, you click on the second link
on the left side of this page, called “All Year Reunion”, right below
Classmate Profiles and fill out the form.
Although the information on the form is in some respects redundant
with the information you supplied on your profile, the “All Year Reunion”
forms are our primary confirmation of the number of people who really,
truly will attend. We need to provide fair warning to the venues at which
we will meet. There are more and more of us every day...
To illustrate the conundrum, there are 152 classmates who have said,
in their profiles, that they are attending. This is far more than those
who have filled out forms on the “All Year Reunion” link, where there
are 125 names, including both classmates and their guests. So, again,
if you have not yet done so, please, please fill out your information
at “All Year Reunion”.
We will also prepare name tags based on the confirmed attendees
on the “All Year Reunion” list.
Please note that all events are strictly PYOW – Pay Your Own Way,
so please be considerate of your dining or drinking mates,
carry enough cash and settle your own tabs promptly.
Our host community:
Delray Beach is a charming seaside community with a
well-preserved and vibrant downtown, very walkable to the beach.
It’s a terrific choice for this class reunion. Think of a (very) low key Guarujá.
Lay of the Land:
• The two key thoroughfares in Delray Beach are Atlantic Avenue which runs west to east through downtown and dead-ends on Ocean Boulevard (A1A), which runs north and south along the beach.
• The beach is separated from Ocean Boulevard by sand dunes so you really feel like you are getting away from it all while on the beach.
• Should you chose to go to the beach and would like to have the best chance of meeting up with other Graded-ites on the beach, I recommend using Boston’s on the Beach as a landmark and hanging out in front of it. For a preview of the beach check out Boston’s beach-cam at http://www.mydelraybeach.com/Delray/Departments/Parks+and+Recreation/Beach+Conditions.htm
• The three hotel properties listed on this web site are all within ¼ mile of each other on Atlantic Avenue or Ocean Boulevard. The Friday evening gathering at Boston’s on the Beach is right next door to the Bermuda Inn on Ocean Blvd, virtually on the corner of Atlantic and Ocean. The two Marriott properties (the Courtyard by Marriott and the Marriott Hotel) are on Atlantic on the first block west of Ocean. The Colony Hotel, a delightful 1925 edifice, immaculately restored, is on the corner of Atlantic and 5th Avenue (aka Federal Hwy). The Gol Restaurant is on Atlantic on the same block as the Colony.
Latest reports are that the Bermuda Inn and Colony are sold out, but the Marriott's have room
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
Sky Pulford and his wife Susan will be staying at Delray Beach Marriott, 10 North Ocean Boulevard starting Thursday afternoon. If anyone wants to get together Thursday late afternoon for Cocktails in Delray, please email Sky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A neat suggested venue, on Swinton Blvd just north of Atlantic Ave. is Dada. Check out their web site at http://www.dada.closermagazine.com/ . Reservations recommended.
FRIDAY, MAY 1:
Arrive at your respective hotels, check in, then go for a walk along Atlantic Avenue’s downtown area. There are lovely shops and restaurants and bars of every description. Familiarize yourself with the different venues listed above, walk the waterfront on the Intracoastal Waterway and walk to Boston’s on the Beach.
6 PM – até o ultimo freguês (it actually closes 2 AM if you must know):
Drinks and Dinner at Boston’s on the Beach. Gather on the second story balcony (the Upper Deck) which has a view of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Sundown is at about 7:30, so the view should be magnificent. See their web site at http://www.bostonsonthebeach.com/upperdeck.asp
To check out beach conditions and the view from Boston’s, see:
SATURDAY, MAY 2:
8 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast at The Colony Hotel. Breakfast is served in the beautiful lobby of this historic hotel. Breakfast is free for Colony Hotel guests, only $10 for all others. A real deal. After breakfast, the lobby of the hotel has a wonderful seating area around the fireplace. Overflow seating available on the veranda bar overlooking Atlantic Avenue. If you are not staying at the Colony but would like to attend, please click here mailto:email@example.com and provide the number in your party so we can advise the hotel of how many to expect.
10:30 – 1:15 PM Unscheduled. Hang out with friends in the lobby or terrace bar of the Colony, sightsee along Atlantic Avenue, walk to the beach, grab some food at one of the eateries along Atlantic. Rotelli’s Pizza, Pasta, Perfect on the same block as The Colony, on the corner, just west of the hotel has a lunch special that includes a bowl of excellent soup, half a hoagie sandwich and a slice of cheese pizza for $6.99
1:15 – 3:45 PM Lady Atlantic Cruise along the intra-coastal waterway. The Lady Atlantic was built in 2007 in Wisconsin (juro!!) and sailed down the Mississippi, through the gulf and around Florida. This mega-yacht can accommodate 150 on three decks and has food and beverages for sale. The Lady Atlantic’s pier is on the intracoastal just off Atlantic Avenue, on the west side of the bridge. The yacht leaves at 1:30 sharp to make it through the pre-determined bridge opening schedule. Cost $21 per person plus any food and beverage you consume. This could be a great way for class groups to spend some time together. If you would like to do this, write to your friends and get organized. You can call 561-243-0686 to book your reservations. If not, its first come, first served. See http://delraybeachcruises.com/
3:45 – 5:00 PM Unscheduled. Vire-se. Beach anyone? See note above on recommended beach hang-out location in front of Boston’s.
5:00 - 7:00 PM Hang out at Boston’s by the Sea and enjoy dusk over the Atlantic Ocean
7:00 – 7:30 PM Walk to the Gol restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, just west of The Colony Hotel
7:30 – 10:00 PM Dinner at the Gol Restaurant. This is a Brazilian rodízio style churrascaria with a great salad bar and an all-you-can eat churrasco dinner. If you have not yet done so, please download the Gol Authorization by clicking on the link on the left side of this page, fill it in and fax it to the Gol to secure your seat.
Gol also offers a vegetarian menu for $24.95++. Contact Gol at (561) 272-6565 if you wish to change your reservation. www.golthetasteofbrazil.com. I would suggest calling them and seeing what the vegetarian menu is. It’s not on the website but their contact info is.
SUNDAY, MAY 3
BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN.
• Eat at your own hotel with other hotel mates or friends
• Breakfast at The Colony Hotel. Repeat Saturday breakfast deal for those who would like to get together with a larger group.
• The Lady Atlantic Sunday 10:30 AM sailing serves a wonderful brunch for $30 per person. In case you miss the Saturday sailing this would be a great alternative for a group of friends to have a final meal.
SAFE TRAVELS HOME. STAY IN TOUCH VIA THE WEB SITE.
THANK YOU FOR COMING!!!!
By Dennis G. Rodrigues (1975) and Esther G. Rodrigues (1974)