Tentucky Derby costumes unveiled!

We finally have photos of the Tentucky Derby Reunions costumes. The men’s costume includes a white polo shirt and seersucker shorts. The women’s costume includes a printed tunic and floppy hat. Note that the tunic is too short to be used as a dress, but any kind of shorts, skirt, pants, etc. would work just fine under it. Thank you to Deidre, Julie, Vanessa, and several of our crew members for modeling.

Julie, Vanessa, and Deidre model the women's Tentucky Derby costume.

Three crew members model the men's Tentucky Derby costume.

The P'99 Tentucky Derby costumes

On-site registration info

For those of you who missed the online registration deadline but still plan to attend Reunions, the campus registration rates are $305 for the weekend or $150 for Saturday only. Please note that we cannot guarantee costumes for walkups.

Registration for the Tentucky Derby will take place in Foulke-Henry Courtyard, and sign-up hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, May 28: 12:00 noon – 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 29: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
  • Saturday, May 30: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Payment will be accepted in cash, by check, or credit card.

Questions? E-mail us at 99regchairs@gmail.com.

P.S. If you have specific food needs and are certain that you will be registering on-site, please contact us ASAP.

NYC get-together, 5/7

Johnny Utah'sAttention NYC ’99ers – Join your classmates after work for a pre-reunions bar night in the city on Thursday, May 7th! The class will be sponsoring the event at Johnny Utah’s, on 51st between 5th and 6th Avenues, from 6:30 onward. We will be providing the food, and drink specials will be available all night – including $5 mint juleps in honor of the Tentucky Derby! While we weren’t able to find a bar with colts or fillies to ride, we did find one with a MECHANICAL BULL. Hop on, or just watch in glee as your class president gets bucked.

The pertinent details:
Class of ’99 Pre-Reunion Bar Night
Thursday, May 7th, 6:30 until late
Johnny Utah’s, 25 West 51st St. (just north of Rockefeller Center, between 5th and 6th Aves.)

Southern California get-together, 4/18

Please save the date for our ’99 Southern California Get-Together! (Guests welcome.)
Your RSVP would be greatly appreciated, so please add yourself to the evite listed for the event you can attend.


Date: Saturday, April 18th
Time: 8-10pm PDT

1429 Ivar Ave
Los Angeles

Contacts: Emily Koster Walling and Hersh Davis

Notes: Situated in the Hollywood neighborhood, Greendoor’s unmarked forest green entrance alludes to the exclusive vibe waiting inside the richly decorated lounge. Early in the evening, a smartly dressed dinner-hour crowd enjoys old Victrola favorites while delicious foods. Please note that there is usually a guest list for Greendoor, but we are being given special early access from 8-10 thanks to classmate Hersh Davis. Admission is free until 10pm.

Northern California get-together, 4/11

Please save the date(s) for our ’99 California Get-Togethers! (Guests welcome.)
Your RSVP would be greatly appreciated, so please add yourself to the evite listed for the event you can attend.


Date: Saturday, April 11th
Time: 3:30 – 6pm PDT

345 Spear Street (on the Embarcadero)
San Francisco

Contacts: Emily Koster Walling and Heather Kellman

Notes: Palomino (an appropriately named venue, given our upcoming Derby) offers an outdoor deck with sweeping views of the Bay Bridge. Palomino has happy hour drink prices between 4-6pm. For those who wish to hang out after 6pm, both Palomino and nearby Gordon Biersch offer a great dinner menu selection. If wine is more your thing, there is a great wine bar called District on Townsend between 3rd and 4th) that has a delicious menu as well.

Tentucky Derby

The Class of 1999’s Tentucky Derby site is up and running!

Tentucky Derby logo

Here you will find lots of information to help you plan your visit to Old Nassau:  event details, housing, children’s activities, the community service project. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page to get you started.

Don’t wait for the homestretch and decide to sign up on campus. Register today and you’ll not only save $$$, but also guarantee yourself a costume that fits for the big bash.

In fact, we ask that you PLEASE try to be on the early side of early bird and provide your costume size by February 27th — our costume vendors need a lot of lead time to produce our costumes to size.

Registration Periods:

  • Early Bird – through February 27th
  • Regular Online – 2/28 – 4/30
  • Door only – 5/28 – 5/30

We look forward to seeing you all!

P.S.  Even if you can’t be there for the fun floppy hats and mint juleps, don’t forget to submit a photo for the 2009 update of our Freshman Herald.