Alums flock to 40 year high school reunion

Robin Goldenberg Weintraub, Aida Minsky, Jerry Minsky, Dean Delianites and Nancy Mashin Hammer along with other Lincoln High School Alums partied like it was 1979 at their 40 year reunion on Saturday.
Caroline Ours

They’re bringing the ’70s back to Brooklyn!

A whopping 130 alums of Abraham Lincoln High School’s class of 1979 traveled to Dyker Beach Golf Course on Saturday for their 40-year reunion. Guests reminisced about the good ol’ days at their Brighton Beach alma mater with a buffet, open bar, and DJ blasting classic tunes all night long.

“We brought our classmates and friends together and partied like it was 1979,” said Reunion Committee member Sharon Stern. “You can take us out of Lincoln High, but you can’t take Lincoln High out of us!”

Welcoming guests from every part of the country, Stern, who organized the gala along with nine other committee members, said the event celebrated their class’s wonderful diversity and the rich lives their friends went on to live after graduating from their cherished Brighton Beach institution. 

“No party is as diverse as a high school reunion,” said Stern. “We had all different types of people who have lead very different lives over the past 40 years.”

And the powwow wasn’t just for students — five teachers came out to party with their former pupils. Including former drama teacher Dan Flickstein, who was greeted by the entire cast of the school’s 1979 production of “The Fantasticks.”

Drama teacher Dan Flickstein was greeted by the cast of his 1979 Abraham Lincoln High School student production of “The Fantasticks” at the reunion on Saturday.
Sharon Stern

While proud of their own time at Lincoln High, Stern said the 1979 alums stay hip with their school’s current students, with many attending last year’s homecoming and donating regularly. Most of the speeches made at the start of the night by selected alumnae encouraged guests to pour even more into the school’s current students.

“We want to keep the Lincoln spirit alive and we know our generation is very much a part of that,” said Stern.