Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00
With the No. 1 draft pick and talk of a new arena on the horizon, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the New York Islanders and the upcoming hockey season. And thanks to the Islanders’ commitment to the community and nonprofits like the American Red Cross, fans can get great discounts on tickets while contributing to a worthy cause.
Throughout the 2009-10 season, the American Red Cross in Nassau County will be selling ticket vouchers for $30 each. The vouchers can then be redeemed for tickets (valued at $60) to the weekday game of choice (with the exception of games against the NY Rangers and the home opener).
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nassau Red Cross and local disaster relief.
“Every year, hundreds of Long Islanders lose their homes due to disasters like house fires,” said Frank Cassano, chief executive officer of the Nassau Red Cross. “By treating yourself to a night of exciting hockey, you will be helping your neighbors sift through the ashes and get back on their feet.”
In addition to individual tickets, the Red Cross and New York Islanders are offering several sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations interested in securing blocks of tickets for their employees or members. Many of the opportunities include experiences like at-game recognition and meeting players.
To learn more, visit the Nassau Red Cross online at www.nassauredcross.org and click on Hockey With a Heart, or call 470-9390. Vouchers can be purchased over the phone with a valid credit card or at the chapter’s offices at 195 Willis Avenue in Mineola.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.
During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.
“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”