Written by Michele Bernstein Siegel Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00For those of you who are lovers of summer’s heat and golden light, the time is almost upon us, once again! Although this past winter was mild, folks will soon come out of hibernation to enjoy the sun, the smell of flowers in bloom and feel the warmth of leisurely summer days. Where can Great Neck Park District residents’ best take pleasure in the season? The Parkwood Family Aquatic Center is the place every family member can enjoy. The park district staff has already begun preparations for the traditional Memorial Day weekend opening.
A day at the pool is not just about swimming. You have a chance for socializing with friends, taking a swim class, playing at the Rec Center with the kids and eating delicious treats at the snack bar and grill, to name a few. With the dog days of summer within striking distance, many people are assessing their options. Take the plunge at Parkwood, and keep your car’s gas bills down, while spending time in a most convenient state-of-the-art environment. You can enjoy any of the three pools, tube down the lazy river, swoosh down the water slide or splash through the water playground. If you prefer, stretch out on a lounge chair, catch some rays or keep cool in one of the many shaded areas. The Rec Center is open to visitors with valid park cards for activities such as badminton, basketball, pool (bumper pool, too!), ping-pong, rock climbing wall(a parent must be present when completing the Extreme Pass application), arts & crafts, story time and more. There are special event activities planned at the Rec Center, which include a carnival and pet and magic shows. Keep the kids happy and active as you unwind; it’s the ultimate in relaxation!
Moreover, we offer a variety of programs and amenities ranging from family-friendly bathhouses, full-service elevator, heated main pool with accessible ramp, as well as swimming lessons and water exercise classes. Don’t forget to bring along the sunscreen!
There is something for everyone at the Parkwood Family Aquatic Center. Receive your discount when you register for membership prior to April 30. Call Great Neck House at 482-0355 for more information.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Once again the Great Neck School District received a host of gifts and donations. All were recently approved and accepted by the Board of Education at school board public action meetings.
Eight donations were received for the Robotics Club, to help offset some of the many costs associated with running a successful robotics program. Donations were sent from: the Rotary Club of Gold Coast, Cathy Sung, Stephen and Beth Wolf, Joel and Ellen Dressner, Jay and Judi Bosworth, Edith Novick and Dmitriy Tokar, Gary and Bianna Gal, Scott and Barbara Erlich and Jill A. Krieger.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Residents in the Great Neck School District vote on the proposed $209,442,904 2013-2014 school budget this coming Tuesday, May 21. In addition to the budget vote (Proposition No. 1), eligible voters also vote on the Great Neck Library budget (Proposition No. 2) and for one Board of Education trustee, Monique Bloom (who is running unopposed, having been appointed to the school board last year).
As always, by far the largest percentage of the budget is dedicated to instruction. This amounts to around 75 percent of each year’s budget.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Park District, in partnership with the Great Neck Figure Skating Club and the Great Neck School District, started the Therapeutic Skating program in February 2013. This program was extremely beneficial to students with special needs from Great Neck North Middle and High Schools. The skaters met bi-monthly at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink through Tuesday, April 23. They ended the season with a skating session as usual and then enthusiastically were awarded their trophies.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Dodgers baseball team opened against Manhasset at the new Manhasset Valley Park on Saturday, April 27. Coaches Mat Rubin and Steve Menist cheered the boys through an exciting game on the brand new turf field. Pictured (l. to r.): Kevin Li, Brandon Walter, Kenny Li, Alec Rich, Noah Kniesly, Philip Menist, Brad Fritzhand, Jordan Seidenberg, Max Silverstein, Josh Rubin, James Kessler, Michael Jacobs, coaches Steven Menist and Mat Rubin.