Homecoming Celebration

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In celebration of the 85th Anniversary of The Cadets and the 50th Anniversary of the women of The Cadets, the Cadets Alumni Association is inviting all fans, friends and alumni to The Cadets Homecoming Weekend full of memories on October 12-13 in and around Garfield, New Jersey, the birthplace of The Cadets.

Weekend Events

The Celebration begins on Saturday, October 12 from 1-4 pm with The Cadets Bowling and Social Spectacular. The Bowling and Social Spectacular will be a free event with all Cadet families and friends encouraged to attend. The event will be held at the Lodi Lanes, 58 Terhune Ave, Lodi, NJ with 20 bowling lanes to choose from between 1-4pm. Lodi Lanes will provide free bowling shoes to all of our guests with snacks and beverages available at the venue.


Price: FREE

In nearby Monclair, NJ, The Cadets will be hosting the Platinum Leadership Gourmet Luncheon and Fundraiser at Fascino's in Montclair. Facino's is currently ranked in the Top 10 of high-end gourmet restaurants in New Jersey and will feature a four-course meal paired with high-end white and red wines. Reservations are $500 per person and will go directly to supporting The Cadets.


Price: $500 per person

Everyone is invited to attend The Cadets 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from 7-10 pm at the VFW on Outwater Lane in Garfield, NJ. Join us for a catered buffet dinner to socialize and honor this year's 2019 inductees into The Cadets Hall of Fame. After dinner, enjoy dancing with a professional DJ and relive the history of the corps with friends, new and old alike.


General Admission: $34

2019 Corps Members: $25

Children 12 & Under: $15

The second day of The Cadets Homecoming Weekend will begin with Sunday Mass at Holy Name Church from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with the Mass dedicated in a moving tribute to the deceased members of The Cadets. At the conclusion of this mass, a group of Cadets will assemble for the singing of the corps song to be broadcast via social media for those to participate, wherever they are in the world.


Price: FREE

The culminating event of the weekend will be the Cadets 85th Anniversary and Celebration of 50 Years of Cadet Women from 1-5pm. The event will take place at the Brownstone Banquet Hall in Paterson, NJ and will be an incredible cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres and various food stations. After a 90-minute cocktail party, guests will be treated to a series of speeches to honor the 85 years of Cadet history and 50 years of Cadet Women. After these presentations, an array of elaborate desserts and coffee will be served. The event will conclude with photographs of 'Cadets: Through the Decades'. Of course, the Homecoming Weekend will end with the singing of the corps song. Ticket prices will increase on 8/1/19.


General Admission: $100

Children 12 & Under: $50

2019 Corps Members: $60

2019/2020 Staff Members: $85.50



Official Cadets Homecoming Hotel

We anticipate that a good number of Cadets from around the country will be driving or flying in for the weekend so we have negotiated great rates and availability at the Marriott Residence Inn in Wayne, NJ. The Studio King Suite or One Bedroom Suite rate will be $119 and $169 for our Two Bedroom Suites. These rates include breakfast. The Residence Inn - Wayne will also be the site of our Hall of Fame ceremony 'after party.' Don’t forget to use Discount Code “YEA” to receive the reduced rates.


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