Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
Massapequa is famous for folks like Alex Baldwin, Jerry Seinfeld and Bobby Nelson. And even though Berner High School is no more, the Class of 1977 recently celebrated their 35th high school reunion with a Pub Crawl on Friday night before moving onto a fun-filled Picnic at Brady Park. It’s not often an alumni group like this one continues to come up with reasons to reconnect and rekindle old friendships.
While it wasn’t the sanctioned 40th year reunion, Julie Freud-Cappelluzzo, classmate and organizer of this event, had the itch for old high school buddies and didn’t want to wait another five years. Cappelluzzo thought, “what if we host a mini 35th reunion by having a Pub Crawl down memory lane or better yet, Park Boulevard with a picnic day after at Brady Park?”
And that is what happened. The plans began by Cappelluzzo reaching out to the ’77 Berner High School class treasurer, Diane Cappadona-Reardon, for help. Between the two, the Facebook page went up, emails sent, the message was out and the 35th reunion was set for Friday, July 13 at 5 p.m. with a Pub Crawl and for Saturday, July 14 with the picnic at Brady Park.
The group started at Big Daddy’s moving down Park Boulevard to revisit favorite old-time pubs, drawing questions from passerbys. It was a fun-filled weekend with about 100 attendees in total.