Mini-Reunion XXV, New York City, NY,
April 28-May 1, 2011


What happened?
Click here for an account of the Mini by John Moore
and photos provided by Jay Master. 
Who attended?

George & Ellen Aman III

Donavin & Marilyn  Baumgartner

John Birkelund

Joseph & Tink Bolster, Jr.

David & Lydia Boyer

George & Joan Brantz

Charles & Sally Carpenter

Walter & Carol Culin

Jane Dean

Robert & Ruth Diefenbach

Robert & Connie Eby

Allen & Sherrie Ellis

Margo Fish

Robert& Sally Flinn

Richard & Betsy Flynn

Kathy Forgan

John & Carolyn Geer

George & Marcia Gowen

George & Diana Hambleton

Frank & Robbin Harvey, Jr.

John Helm

Marshall Keating & Judy

Robert & Clara Lamperti

Thomas Leary & Stephanie Abbott


Sidney & Linda Liebes, Jr.

John & Sarah Lowry

Bill & Lucy MacIlvaine

Donald & Carol Malehorn

Edgar & Margey Masinter
Jay & Jeanne Master

Philip May, Jr.

Warren McCabe & Priscilla Hildum

Linda McLean

Roger & Latie McLean

Jean McNelis

Olan & Norma Mills

John Moore & Lila Barrows;
    Meredith Moore & Steve Rabi

Geoffrey & Clare Nunes

David & Diane Paton

John & Ernie Peak

Stephen & Kent Rogers

Jean Sanders & Merrie Sheirich

Harold & Carol Saunders

Constantine & Anne Sidamon-Eristof

Jean Sour

Samuel Van Culin

Robert & Blaikie Worth

The Princeton Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, has held a block of rooms for us at a rate of $233 for Full/Single and $285 for Queen/King (includes all taxes).  For Princeton Club reservations, please call 212.596.1201 and mention the Class of '52 reunion no later than February 28, 2011. All rooms are subject to availability; we may be able to assist with accommodations at other clubs if need be.


The Princeton Club has had a makeover that leaves it with the look of a boutique hotel.  Keep up your workouts in the gym, get advice from trainers, play squash, get a haircut, borrow a library book, and drink under a PU scull in the bar (yes!)  The Club’s special reduced parking rate is $15 for 12 hours and $30 for up to 24 hours at the Icon Parking Garage at 36 West 43rd Street.  Parking tickets may be validated at the Club’s Front Desk.


As an alternative, The Holiday Inn Express will keep rooms for us until February 28, 2011 (15 West 45th Street).  The rate is $229 plus taxes.  For a reservation, please call 888.643.4664 and mention the Princeton University ’52 Reunion. 



Schedule of Events & Meals *


Thursday, April 28


3:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Registration and Check-In at The Princeton Club 


6:00 pm: Cocktails & Dinner at The Princeton Club


Dinner will be followed by a lecture by John Bogle ’51, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group. Mr. Bogle is the brother-in-law of Jay Sherrerd and the uncle of our classmate Anne Sherrerd.


Cost: $115 per person


Friday, April 29


9:00 am:  A Bus Tour & India House

Dief Diefenbach has suggested a bus tour of New York.  We will do a drive-by of all the sites for the Mini-Reunion, plus get a glimpse at the work going on at Ground Zero.  Then, Marshall Keating will welcome us into his Club, India House, for coffee.  India House is located downtown in Hanover Square which houses a memorial garden for the British victims of September 11.

Cost: $45 per person (includes the bus)



9:30 am:  Morning at the Met


Meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for coffee and pastry, and then enjoy a private, one-hour highlights tour of the collection.  This has been generously arranged by Dief's daughter-in-law, an executive at the Museum.


Cost: $40 per person


12:30 pm: Lunch at The Colony


Enjoy a delicious lunch at The Colony Club, Park Avenue at 63rd Street.  Kathryn Livingston Forgan is a member, and she will tell us about this remarkable building and membership at The Colony.


Cost: $85 per person



2:00 pm:  Program at the Juilliard School.  The Juilliard President has reserved seats for us at the School's annual end of year variety show for the best of graduating students.  He will receive us and also show us the Peter Jay Sharp (P '52) Theater. (This is a substitute for the program previously planned.)

Cost: $16 per person




2:45 pm: Tour The Park Avenue (7th Regiment) Armory


The Park Avenue Armory, located at 66th Street is a quintessential New York place, hailed as containing some of the finest 19th Century interiors in the city.  It is also the training ground for the Knickerbocker Greys.  Our class includes one or more Greys, and I hope at least one of them will accompany our group and reminisce.  Donations to the Armory are tax deductible.


Cost: Free

6:00 pm: Drinks & Dinner at The Century Association


I am a member of this Club at 7 West 43rd Street.  Thanks to Ed Masinter, our speaker will be Harvey S. Rosen, Princeton's Weinberg Professor of Economics and Business Policy, Master of Whitman College, and Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, 2003-2005.


Cost: $145 per person


Saturday, April 30     


9:30 am: New York Helitour


For the bravehearts, we offer a helitour of New York arranged by George Hambleton.


Cost: $124 per person                                                                   



10:00 am: Tour the New York Public Library


Explore the NY Public Library at 42nd and 5th Avenue during this one-hour tour.


Cost: $7 per person




12:00 noon: Lunch at The University Club


We will be introduced to this famous venue at 54th and 5th by Rob Diefenbach.  Some of the members of Princeton ’02 will be joining us. 


Cost: $90 per person


2:30 pm: A Broadway Show


Roger Berlind will arrange a matinee and possibly a visit backstage following the performance.


Cost: Show and cost TBD; please indicate your interest on the form so we can contact you when the final details are arranged.  You will not be obligated to participate.



6:00 pm: Dinner Cruise on the Hudson   


For the class dinner, President Rogers suggested we have a cruise on the Hudson with dinner afloat.


Cost: $199; add $20 for roundtrip transportation from The Princeton Club


Sunday, May 1     


10:00 am:  Fitness Session


Have you any friends who have taken falls and broken bones?  Here is a session that could help you to avoid joining their number.  We will have a Princeton Club fitness expert on balance and strength to give us a tutorial with demonstrations. 


Cost: Free


11:00 am:  Farewell Champagne Brunch


Cap off the reunion with a champagne brunch and glass of milk punch at The Princeton Club.


Cost: $85 per person








Unless indicated, the costs above do not include transportation.  Cabs are readily available and, upon request at The Princeton Club, private car service is also an option.  For those comfortable with public transportation, a 7-day MetroCard is available for $29 per pass.  The Princeton Club will provide subway and bus options to all of our locations; directions will be included in our welcome packets.  Many locations are also accessible on foot for those of us fit enough to walk.


We have had a fine response to the initial letter about the Mini and look forward to a good crowd.  Please fill in the enclosed reservation form and return it with a check by January 15, 2011 so that we can make timely commitments for our activities.





John P. D. Moore for the New York Committee




* Agenda subject to change


Name of Attendee ____________________________________

Name to be Printed on Name Tag: _______________________

Guest’s Name Tag: ___________________________________


Princeton University ’52 Mini Reunion XXV

April 28 – May 1, 2011

Please indicate the events you would like to participate in below (remember to include your spouse or guest).  Should you wish to skip an event, please leave the "# of Guests” column blank or insert a "0.”  Please note that you must choose between the India House event or the Art Tour, the Armory or the Opera, and the Helitour or the Library.  Events are subject to change; however, we will do our best to inform you of any changes prior to the reunion.

                                                                                                            # OF

     DATE                                       EVENT                            COST      GUESTS        TOTAL  COST           

Thursday, April 28

Cocktails & Dinner at PCNY









Friday, April 29

Bus Tour & India House









Friday, April 29

Morning at The Met









Friday, April 29

Lunch at The Colony









Friday, April 29

Tour the Armory









Friday, April 29

The Opera House









Friday, April 29

Dinner at The Century









Saturday, April 30










Saturday, April 30

Library Tour









Saturday, April 30

Lunch at The University Club









Saturday, April 30

Broadway Show









Saturday, April 30

Dinner Cruise









Sunday, May 1

Fitness Session









Sunday, May 1

Champagne Brunch




















                                                                                             GRAND TOTAL         ____________

(Please enclose a check in full made out to The Princeton Club of New York and return to The Princeton Club of New York, c/o Nicole Diamant, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036)



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