51st Reunion Plans

The Lakewood High School Reunion Planning Committee has been busy planning our 50th 51st class reunion to take place on November 6, 2021.

All classmates that graduated from Lakewood High School as part of the class of 1970 are invited to participate. To keep in contact with classmates and make reunion reservations easier, the Reunion Planning Committee continues to maintain a FREE website for our classmates. The good news is that you have found it!. You can also get in touch with classmates on our site and keep up to date on old friends, etc.

We are actively trying to locate classmates to keep them up to date on the 50th 51st class reunion events which include:

Friday, November 5, 2021, 8 - 10 pm

  •  Shot Gun and the Detectives will be playing at P.J. Sweeney's Restaurant & Irish Pub
    (447 Brick Blvd, Brick Township, NJ 08723). This will allow classmates to unwind and meet up with classmates. There is no charge to listen to the band, and no pre-registration is required.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

  • Early Afternoon: Tour of the Lakewood Historical Museum, Pine Park (500 Country Club Drive off of County Line Road near the Country Club): ): 1 PM - 4 PM. Attendance will be subject to all state and local COVID restrictions in place on that date. Updates will be posted here as they become available).
  • Evening (6:30 - 10:30 pm): LHS Class of ’70 - 51st Class Reunion. Hotel Clarion, 815 Route 37, Toms River.
    • This is the main event and the Reunion Planning Committee is working hard to assure it will be fun and memorable! Please dress in whatever you feel comfortable wearing. The event includes a cash bar and a dinner (appetizer, salad, and entrees (Chicken Francoise, Salmon with Lemon and Rosemary, Penne Pasta with vodka sauce, sauteed Beef Tips Bourguignon) served with herb roasted potatoes, fresh vegetable medley, and freshly baked dinner rolls with butter, followed by a dessert, and freshly brewed coffee and tea. (Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and Kosher entrees will be available upon advance request when you register.)
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    • Important Note: Attendance will be subject to all state and local COVID restrictions in place on that date. Many of our classmates have health conditions that create concerns due to COVID or regularly associate with others who do. We expect that you will be fully vaccinated with the COVID vaccine by October 23rd. Full vaccination is currently defined as two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID vaccine or one dose of the J&J COVID vaccine. Available booster shots are highly encouraged.
    • As our Reunion draws closer, an increasing number of classmates have explicitly raised concerns about their personal health and safety as it relates to COVID. This is a non-debatable health issue for many classmates. Whether we like it or not, we have grown older. Many of us have compromised health conditions or concerns and have taken extensive precautions to remain safe in the era of COVID-19.
    • We recognize the right of people who are attending the Reunion to know what to expect (and what not to expect). In the interests of the safety of concerned classmates:
      1. We strongly urge all attendees to be vaccinated for the safety of classmates
      2. All attendees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking
      3. We will designate tables for those who have been vaccinated and want to sit with others who are similarly vaccinated because of the need to remove masks while eating.
    • After you register, you will be sent an email survey offering two options:
      1. I am fully vaccinated and want to sit at a table with others who are in this category
      2. I am willing to sit at a table that does not require full vaccination
  • For those that do not respond by November 3rd, we will assume that they are in category (1)

    Regardless of the choice of seating, everyone will be expected to wear a mask (either blue procedure masks, KN-95, N-95, or cloth masks with PM 2.5 filters or layered with surgical masks). Procedure masks and KN-95 masks will be available at the door when you arrive if you need one. In addition, a bottle of Hand Sanitizer will be on each table and at other locations in the room.

    We live in difficult times. We are trying to make the safety of our classmates our highest priority.

Event Prices:

  • The Fun Precedes: If you choose to go to PJ Sweeeys, order and pay for what you want to eat and drink. No registration is required.
  • LHS Visit: Please register in advance so that we can estimate attendance (no cost).
  • Tour of the Lakewood Historical Museum: Please register in advance (no cost) so that we can estimate attendance. If the museum is open and you attend, we suggest a donation to the Lakewood Historical Museum (a 501c3 non-profit organization)
  • Saturday Evening Reunion: $70 if reservations are made by October 25th. (If tickets are available later, they may be purchased on-site or at the door for $77 per ticket.)
  • You can easily register for each of the events on this website by clicking on "51st Reunion Registration" near the top of the column on the left.  You have the option of paying by check, credit card, or debit card.   If anyone wants to pay using PayPal, Zelle, Venmo, or by going into any Chase Bank branch in the United States, please select "Pay by Check" when registering and contact Harvey Gold for further instructions.

Room Reservations may be made by calling the

1) Hilton Garden Inn Lakewood: 1885 Highway 70 West, Lakewood, NJ 08701, Phone: (732) 262-5232.
2) Clarion Hotel:  815 Route 37, Toms River 08755 Phone: (732) 341-2400

When you call, be sure to mention you are going to the LHS Class of 1970 Reunion to receive the special room rate (the special rate is available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights).

If you are in touch with fellow LHS Class of ‘70 alumni, please pass this information on to them. If possible, please send us any contact information you may have on other classmates so that we may include them on our invitation list and keep them up to date as well.

If you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Lakewood or at the Clarion Hotel, please direct any transportation questions to the appropriate hotel.

In friendship,

LHS Class of ’70 51st Reunion Planning Committee

Click on "51st Reunion - Registration" near the top of the column to the left to register now!

(Please note that credit or debit card billings will appear under the name of "Class Web Site")