Melinda Edwards SUPRISE Party (Update)

Hello, I am wring to invite you to a surprise party BHS alumni are hosting for Melinda Edwards on 4/17/17 from 2 to 7:30 in Mineola. We now have over 85 people attending, about 70 of whom will be singing… so not much of an audience! We would greatly appreciate you forwarding this information to anyone who might be interested in attending. The links for more information can be found below. Additionally, I am attaching a flyer which can be posted or shared.



Thank you very much for your interest and support.

Sincerely, Veronica Barnwell BHS class of ’79


2017 Alumni Weekend Beach Party Saturday, September 9, 2017

A permit has been requested for use of the “Mushrooms at Lido Beach” for Saturday, September 9, 2017. Unfortunately we were advised that due to construction of jetties at Point Lookout, the Town of Hempstead Triathalon was moved to Lido Beach. Therefore, the area we use will not be available until 1:00PM.

A new permit request has been approved for the use of the facility from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on the same date. More details will be provided as they become available. Please check back.

In addition, We are also going to have a “Youth Center” on Friday evening, featuring dancing in the Commons and tours of the High School.


Beach Party 2016

Baldwin Senior High School Class of 1977 40th Reunion.

The Class of 1977 is planning its 40th
reunion celebration during the weekend of
September 8-10, 2017. The main event will
be a dinner-dance on Friday, September 8,
followed by the BFE annual beach party on
Saturday, September 9, and brunch on
Sunday, September 10.

For details on weekend events and gala registration, please
go to

or email contact info to

Melinda Edwards SURPRISE Celebration party.

Miss/ Ms./ Doctor! Edwards touched all of our lives. Please join us as we thank, honor and celebrate her.

Sat. April, 29th, 2017 2:00PM – 7:30PM EDT.

Irish-American Society Center

297 Willis Ave.

Mineola, NY 11501

The event will include snacks, unlimited domestic beer, wine & soda for several hours and a buffet but most important…MUSIC! We’ll have a piano, an accompanist, maybe risers, and music for some of our and her most cherished pieces from her tenure as Baldwin Concert Choir Director. Although this is a surprise, pieces have been selected with the hope she will be willing/able to conduct us once again. We probably won’t be as polished as we once were but it will be joyful noise!

All are welcome – choir alumni, former students, children, spouses, co-workers, fellow faculty, peers, family, community members…the more the merrier

She shared her love of music with all of us – please come and say thank you for beautiful gift she gave each of us.

Melinda Edwards Celebration Tickets


Melinda Edwards Celebration Facebook Page

Baldwin Foundation for Education website will soon be online.

We are in the process of creating a website for the Baldwin Foundation for Education (BFE) that will enable us to provide content between our regularly scheduled Nexus newsletter. We also hope to provide you with the ability to send in your “Keeping in touch”, “In Memoriam” and address change information via this website, as well. Finally, we hope to make it easier to keep up-to-date with your membership by providing a Paypal button for your convienience.

2016 Alumni Weekend

The Baldwin Foundation for Education (BFE) has an entire Alumni Weekend planned for 9/9-11. See letter from BFE President Sue Aksionoff, below:

Dear Friends –

As is the tradition of the Baldwin Foundation for Education, our Alumni Weekend will be September 9 – September 11, 2016.

The weekend’s events will begin with the dedication of a plaque to our beloved past-President Sheila Cohen. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 5:00pm in front of the High School. Guests are invited to join us for light refreshments in the cafeteria following the ceremony. Please RSVP to

The “Youth Center” Battle of the Bands will begin at 6:30 in the High School Commons. Tours of the High School, guided by Bonnie Brooks and high school students, will be held during the Youth Center. Admission is $10.00.

On Saturday, September 10, our Annual All-Class Reunion Beach Party will take place at Lido Town Beach under “the mushrooms” from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is free. Restrooms will be open but concessions are not, so pack a cooler! (No glass, please.) Every year, we welcome about 350 alumni, friends and descendants of Baldwin for a fabulous day at the shore.

On Sunday, September 11, from 8am to 10am, we will host our inaugural Flapjack Fundraiser at the Baldwin Applebee’s at 640 Sunrise Hwy, Baldwin. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and a beverage. Admission is $10.00. For tickets, please contact B.A. Schoen at:

The public is warmly invited to all events. We sincerely hope that you’ll be able to join us for any and all activities.

Susan Fixler Aksionoff ’68
BFE President