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"SAVE THE DATE -- Friday, October 4 th "

... and get your dancing shoes ready for a "different kind of House Party" buffet  !!

A wonderful buffet, snacks, dessert, coffee, tea, wine, beer and soft drinks for only $ 20 per person !!!  Across the street from Midland Park High School,  the Parish Center is behind the church and has 2 large parking lots.

As our group keeps getting bigger and bigger, we need to find places that have the room for larger parties without increasing the cost too much.  Through the generosity of Nativity Church and it's "Singles Over Forty" group, we are able to move a "House Party" to a place that can comfortably fit 175 people.  While at the same time, we have the DJ, Dino, and the delicious home-cooked meal to which our members have become accustomed.  It will be a great way to celebrate the beginning of autumn !!

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  • Louis W.

    For those that see a negative. What do you guys want? The party is what you make it to be for yourself. Personally, I had a good time. I hardly sat. The only negative was that there was a long line for the food and the parking was packed. But I had dinner before I got there. So it didn't matter to me. Other than that the people were great and I enjoyed the music. There was a DJ? I didn't even notice one. I was too busy mingling which is what this is supposed to be about. Not the food. Thank you Jerry and all others who made this happen.

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jerry (or anyone else) please let me know when the next event will be and what I can do to help.

    October 8, 2013

  • SUSAN

    I'm glad some had a nice time. Didn't see any food after 8pm, wine was flowing mostly on the tables and on floor, but managed to clean up a bit myself and open a fresh bottle for a semi questionable clean plastic cup. Didn't see any beer remotely. Hope there are a lot more that had fun and found it worth the price of admission. As stated prior, we live and learn. I imagine I'm a diva and expect too much!! You get what you pay for!! God Bless all and continue success on future gatherings!

    October 8, 2013

  • Barbara

    I totally agree with Rita. I for one had a great time, thank you Jerry for everything you have done to organize these dances.....

    October 8, 2013

  • Rita R

    In my humble opinion, I think it was a good party!! The food was good, wine & beer was flowing all night long; and there was music and a dance floor... Everything Jerry promised was there... So all in all I think it was worth the $20. Thank you Jerry for organizing!!

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't mind helping with the next event. Please let me know what I can do to help.

    October 7, 2013

  • SUSAN

    Tom, great to give suggestions but not sure about the eating contest!! :) I love going to a pub , smaller group, can talk and enjoy conversation. I would be happy to help plan something. Meanwhile, wish all a happy autumn, and be well !!

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    MORE SUFGGESTIONS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.

    (1) MUSICAL CHAIRS (3 AGE BRACKET WINNERS GET $20 REFUNDS)
    UNDER 50, AARP MEMBERS, AND SENIORS.

    (2) DATING GAME (6 AGE BRACKET COUPLES GET $50 GIFT CARD)
    BACHELOR: UNDER 50, AARP MEMBERS, AND SENIORS
    BACHELORETTE: UNDER 50, AARP MEMBERS, AND SENIORS

    (3) DANCING WITH THE OLD FARTS - 10 COUPLES COMPETE
    EACH COUPLE DANCES TO A SONG THEY REQUEST FOR 5 MINUTES
    THE CROWD ARE THE JUDGES AND EACH PERSON SCORE 1 THRU 10
    ADD UP THE NUMBERS, HIGHEST SCORE GETS $50 GIFT CARD.

    (4) EATING CONTEST: HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS, BROWNIES.
    EACH COMPETITION CONTEST IS WHO EATS MOST IN 5 MINUTES
    EACH CATEGORY WINNER GET $20 DOLLAR REFUND.

    October 7, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Yes $20 was too much for such a disappointment. There was no one close to my age - I am 44. Everyone I saw was much older. There was no place to sit, as all empty chairs were "saved". I did not feel welcome there. That said, I appreciate that people work hard to put these events together. I would just appreciate knowing in advance if my meetup group is being joined with other groups in an event - because had I known the age group would be way out of my range, I would have not gone.

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we have smaller groups of specific age range since there seem to be so many in this particular group.....like from 45-60 and another group ranging 27-40 and so on.....or even 50-67.....etc....??

    October 6, 2013

    • Maryellen

      I thought this group was 40-50-60. Is this not the case?

      1 · October 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's what I thought too, but I'm finding that ages stated are not necessary the actual ages that you find, as per some of the comments listed.

      October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone! I'm sad to hear that some people did not enjoy the event....maybe we could come up with a different type of venue. Let's plan, let's everyone come up with an idea so that we can all participate in the final selection for this next event.

    I have to go somewhere and have some fun, I'm getting ready to change jobs, maybe a career change. But I'm ready to enjoy my life and I'm looking to do so around people around my age as well. Someone mentioned there was no one close to his age in this past event. I was not able to attend this past event, but for I'm hearing it sounds like it was in "a church" or similar location?

    I'm very excited and looking forward to attending the next event, maybe I will meet the person that I will fall in love with......who knows! Anything is possible!

    October 5, 2013

    • SUSAN

      Hi, I attended the event in Midland Park. When I arrived, there was a ridiculous line for food and a glass of wine. I arrived at 8:19

      October 6, 2013

    • SUSAN

      , the event started at 7:30. Most people seemed nice but not remotely in my age group. There should have been chairs set up around the dance floor, and less tables, Some of the older group which made of the majority of attendees, needed to sit and stayed there all night. The floor around the drink area was wet, slippery and very grossly messy. I walked away as I wasn't sure what plastic cup was used, or clean. I think that the 20.00 dollars was a lot given there was no food left, and the DJ really needed to check what the crowd was in order to play what the majority liked. Overall, a big disappointment. I most likely won't want to explore an event at this venue, it was warm, crowded, the ladies rom was gross at best and not suited for that type of large gathering. We live and learn. God Bless and enjoy !!

      1 · October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jerry, please let u know how we can be of assistance to improve the upcoming events, from what I hear, you are doing a good job, but we can all do our part to enjoy ourselves.

    I am looking forward to meeting new people, but I also would like to participate in the process, if possible.

    I've been looking into some of the "meet up" groups and there is not as much for people in my age group, I'm 51 soon to have an additional birthday.....I'm planning to give myself a party!....maybe that could be our next "meet up" event "Mill's 52nd bash!".....joking.

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I vote for Friday's, or even Outback, both at the bar depending on how many people will attend......or even a Lounge/Bar kind of place where we can have a beer/drink....public, parking available and fun.

    October 5, 2013

    • John I.

      Any commercial place that can hold that amount of people will cost a lot more. Most commercial places like Outback or Fridays will not be able to accommodate 200 people. Yes food was lacking. They were not prepared for that amount of people. In a buffet style line you are not going to be able to control portions. I know that Martino's in Hackensack (food wise) would be about 25 to 30 a person with as much food as you can eat, but their place is only large enough for 45 people.

      October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I see....ok then, so you're saying that 200 is the average attendees to these events....well, let's find a location that will hold that many or more....and let's help Jerry with the preparation.

      October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was the first event venue in this group, there was good and bad

    REASON TO HAVE THIS VENUE AGAIN INSTEAD OF JERRY'S HOUSE.
    (1) Parking near the building.
    (2) More room to wait on line for food.
    (3) Half gym seating, half gym dance floor.
    (4) appetizers and deserts were excellent.

    ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
    (1) Need a D.J. to get everyone on the dance floor instead of sitting.
    (2) Need to have a age range, people were mislead by no age limit.
    (3) Have volunteer servers to put 1 scoop on plate for each person.
    (4) Long line, when it was my turn to get dinner, food was gone.
    (5) Why only pasta, how about hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza,
    (6) Get rid of tables and chairs so the opposite sex can talk each other
    (7) Sadie Hawkins night women ask man to dance.

    October 5, 2013

    • John I.

      There were deserts? You actually need more tables to eat at. If you want a better DJ then you had better start shelling out more money per person.

      October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      well....yes, we can pay a bit more per person....I'm not sure how these events are done because I haven't attended any as of yet. I just started reading about meet ups recently.

      October 6, 2013

  • AL

    Thank you Jerry for hosting such a fun event.

    October 5, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    No one close to my age, disappointing!

    October 5, 2013

  • Barbara

    Good dancing....Fun!

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to attend this event...

    October 2, 2013

  • Jeanne M.

    I am booked to go away this Friday, so won't make this party. When is the next one scheduled for ?

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    THAT'S EVEN BETTER! - I LIKE THAT! - GOOD JOB SEARCHING JERRY!

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we have a place? Does anyone know how I can eliminate the name john?
    Daniel

    September 24, 2013

    • Jerry

      Done !

      September 25, 2013

  • DANIEL S.

    Hi guys is there a place? and will there be any swing music

    September 18, 2013

    • Jerry

      Place / address is now posted. I have asked the DJ to play a few swing dance songs.

      September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How many people think it is at Jerry's house?

    September 24, 2013

  • DANIEL S.

    Do we have a location yet?

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    location???

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! So we have a location?....I don't see any address posted on here. Please let me know the address to where I'm going. Thanks.

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me the location is selected. Looking forward to meeting all of you.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there a location yet?

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    do we have a location selected yet?

    September 13, 2013

  • Marc

    I would love to meet you all. I've been needing to get out. Just send me a reminder okay?

    September 5, 2013

  • Larissa R

    looking forward to meeting everybody!

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    really! Ridgewood is doable.....hope to meet then.

    August 31, 2013

  • Jerry

    The place is within 1 mile of Ridgewood, NJ.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Jerry

    We have a place. Details will be forthcoming. This is just an advance notice because most of the parties fill up and people get put on a waiting list. And, some people like to plan their weekend activities well in advance.

    August 28, 2013

  • Nat

    There are a lot of great choices in Bergen County...

    August 28, 2013

  • Joe

    How about Paterson again?

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    you're planning an event not having a location?

    August 27, 2013

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