Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park and Remembrance Park Established
On May 22 in an historic decision, the Great Neck Park District commissioners voted unanimously to change the name of Grace Avenue Park to the "Jonathan L. Ielpi Firefighters Park" and to name the district's newest park, located on Colonial Road, "Remembrance Park."
Seventh Annual Great Neck Games Special Olympics
The Seventh Annual Great Neck Games Special Olympics are set for Sunday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Great Neck North High School gymnasium. ''The day is a wonderful opportunity to promote sport skills, friendships, fun and understanding,'' says event coordinator and founder Alan Someck.
Town Park Summer Season Begins Memorial Day Weekend
Residents anxious to begin a new summer full of fun activities will find lots to do at town parks this year. The highlight of the summer is always the concerts in the park. The summer concert series begins with a special July 4 concert at Bar Beach with "The Chiclettes." The Bar Beach concert series will continue each and every Sunday through Sept. 1. In addition, there will be a special free concert at Bar Beach on Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. with Body Heat and Blue Angel. In addition to the Sunday concert series, there will be weekly concerts at Mary Jane Davis Green in Manhasset (Monday nights) and Clark Gardens in Albertson (Tuesday nights). Finally, there are three-scheduled night concerts, July 19 (East Coast Orchestra) and 26th (The Capris) at Clinton G. Martin Park and July 12 (Cover to Cover) at Manorhaven Beach Park.
Great Neck Park District Sports
Now that spring has sprung, Commissioner Bill Dobkin is again rallying the troops for the adult softball games that were so popular last year. Anyone 40+ is eligible to play and can make their intention known by calling Dorina Martakis at the Beach Road office-482-0181-and leave his/her name and contact information. The games will take place at Kings Point Park field #1, on the Steamboat Road side of the park. The season will begin on the Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. until dusk and games will be played on Thursdays thereafter.
Confirming Press Releases
The Quiet Crisis --- Part One