Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00
The Acchords Concert
Senior Citizen Luncheon
The student production of The Iliad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less starts at 7 p.m. at the high school.
All are welcome to learn social and ballroom dancing. There will be a lesson, followed by free dance. Lunch, coffee, cake provided. Cost is $14 and $7 for first timers. From 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Kismet Shriners, located at 18 W. Nicholai St. in Hicksville. For more information call 718-332-7825.
Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus presents The Acchords live in concert. The band will be performing hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Casual attire. There will be an open bar, dinner and dessert. Cost is $35 per person. Checks can be made payable to Edward J. Kenny Club. Reservations are required and no money will be accepted at the door. At 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville. Call Brian at 516-457-6190 for more information.
The Hicksville Gregory Museum will hold their annual science fair at the Social Hall of St. Stephen's Church. The event is open to any student in Hicksville and surrounding communities in grades 1 through 12. Deadline for entry form submissions is April 23. For more information visit www.greogorymuseum.org or call 516-822-7505.
Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc. will host a discussion on schizophrenia and thought disorders from 7 to 8 p.m. At 950 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Suite 102 in Hicksville. Medicaid billable for agency clients, $5 for family and all others. For more information call 516-822-6111.
St. Ignatius Loyola Church will be hosting a bus trip to Sands Casino in Pennsylvania. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. from Cantiague Park. Meet near the miniature golf course at 8:30 a.m., will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. Cost is $42 per person. Give back is $30 for slot play and $5 food voucher. For reservations, call Barbara at 516-935-5576.
Hicksville Public Schools will host the 22nd annual Spring Senior Citizen Luncheon at Hicksville High School. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with an opening reception before a luncheon with a choice of three entrees: chicken cordon bleu, stuffed shells or Swedish meatballs. Tickets are available for Hicksville senior citizen residents at $4 each from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Administration Building at 200 Division Avenue.
The Hicksville Middle School PTSA is holding a vendors night at 6 p.m. in the Middle School large gym. There will be several vendors, a raffle basket and 50/50. Admission is $5 per person for those 14 and up. Each admission comes with three raffle tickets.
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00
Who says a bride has to wear white on her wedding day? For South Asian brides, no color is off limits including brilliant reds, blues and golds. For the past 17 years, Vastra in Hicksville has been helping brides from New York and across the country find the perfect dress for their special day.
There’s no lack of Indian sari boutiques in Hicksville but according to Marketing Director Prachi Jain, what sets Vastra apart from the others is its emphasis on one of a kind, hand-embroidered Indian dresses.
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00
Many would consider it rude to play with your food. That is unless, you’re participating in the Long Island Potato Festival. The event, which was held in Cutchogue, NY, included a mashed potato sculpting contest which was dominated by Hicksville’s Sarah Tsang, who won first place in the youth division.
Contestants were allowed to use any tools and materials to help bring their creation to life. Sculptures were left on display throughout the day and voted on by festival goers.
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00
Somehow LSA, the Levittown Swimming Association, has always been a part of our Hicksville summers. My family’s introduction to the organization in 1975 began when our two older daughters tried out for the Parkway Swim Team, one of the nine teams that competed through July and most of August.
It was no small task for the younger girl, swimming her first full lap in the deep end of the pool to qualify at age six, but both girls made the team and donned the coveted gray tee shirts as the trees cast their shadows over the pool water at the end of practice.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
I’m convinced that the soul and the center of Hicksville is Cantiague Park. And why not? Every weekend it’s a beehive of activity ranging from tennis matches, hand ball games, basketball and baseball games, swimming, hockey and of course ‘the beautiful game’ called soccer. Cantiague has two professional soccer fields that are perfectly manicured and begging to be played on. And they were. This weekend was the finals of the East Meadow Soccer Tournament which is one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the nation, sponsored by the US Soccer Federation. There were 18 boys and girls teams in the finals and a large staff of referees.
Two of the refs were Steven Orozco and Randy Vogt who told me how soccer had been growing and has now become the second most popular participation sport in America with 25 million of us watching this year’s World Cup. I also met and interviewed Joe Codispoti who along with Tim Bradbury is the head coach of Rockville Centre United, a U16 boys club. This U16 team has a group of standout players led by Jack Graziano, AJ Codispoti and Pat Basile who have been playing together for six years.