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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Saturday, March 10

Time to Change the Clocks
Sunday, March 11

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Meeting
Monday, March 12


Upcoming Events at the Long Island Children’s Museum

Early Childhood Programs stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. – noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m.

Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members).

KaleidoZone - ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ from now through April 30 , using her childhood as inspiration artist Danielle O’Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories. All ages. Free with museum admission.

All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, $10 seniors, FREE to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.


Saturday, March 10

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

At 11 a.m. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey returning for the 10th year are the performers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for a dazzling display of circus artistry that will astound and amuse! Led by a contingent of comedic clowns, this is a sneak peek of circus fun as The Greatest Show on Earth gets ready to return to Long Island! Tickets are limited and can be obtained at the LICM Box Office on a first come, first serve basis. All ages. Free with museum admission.


Sunday, March 11

Time to Change the Clocks

Spring Forward….Fall Back…so clocks at 2 a.m. will be turned ahead one hour…can spring be far behind?

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With The Clancy Legacy At Tilles Center

Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of Irish folk music, spirit and humor from The Clancy Legacy at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on March 11 at 7 p.m. The next generation of the beloved Irish folk music group, Robbie O’Connell and Aoife Clancy, bring fresh, clear renditions of favorite Clancy Brothers songs. Tickets to the Hillwood Recital Hall performance are $42 and $32.

Tickets to see The Clancy Legacy, Sunday March 11 at 7 p.m. at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts are $42 and $32. All ticket prices include a $2 per ticket facility fee. Tickets are available online at tillescenter.org, or Ticketmaster.com, in person at Tilles Center’s box office or by telephone at 299-3100 or 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open Monday-Saturday from 1-6 p.m. There is a service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone. There are no refunds or exchanges. For additional information, call 299-3100 or visit tillescenter.org. Press photos are available at tillescenter.org/press. Programs at Tilles Center are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts is located at LIU Post (formerly the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University), Route 25A in Brookville.


Monday, March 12

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board will hold its regular meeting and will also present its budget. To take place at 8 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Road School, 300 New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park.


Thursday, March 15

Herricks Board to Hold Budget And Regular Board Meeting

The Herricks School Board will hold its budget meeting and regular board meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.

Herricks PTA Council Annual Scholarship Dinner

The Herricks PTA Council will hold its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner at 6:15 p.m. at the Westbury Manor Restaurant, Jericho Turnpike, Westbury. Please call Herricks Schools for further information at 305-8901.


Saturday, March 17

Celtic Fun with Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band

On Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. a chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an exploration of traditional Irish music with Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band! Darlene is no stranger to the LICM stage; she has brought her popular child-friendly music program “Stomp-it” to LICM a number of times. Now she’s back to help us celebrate Irish culture. Feel free to bring your best singing voice and join in! Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members), $8 theater only.


Sunday, March 18

Nassau County Historical Society to Feature Oyster Bay Historian

On March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Community Church of East Williston Oyster Bay Historian, John E. Hammond, has compiled and published Searching for the Civil War Records of the Town of Oyster Bay. Come learn about the local young men who served in the war. John will speak about his quest, share interesting findings and have copies of his booklet. Snow date: Sunday, March 25, same time and location. All guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the program. The Community Church of East Williston is located on the corner of East Williston Avenue and Hillside Avenue.


Monday, March 19

Circus Animal Walk at LICM

Come join the Long Island Children’s Museum as the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus world-famous elephants make their march to their temporary home at Nassau Coliseum. Get your face painted, make fun circus arts and crafts, juggle, stomp and play all over the museum. Meet some real circus clowns and learn some of their tricks! At the end of the evening, the elephants will walk right past the museum. Tickets can be purchased at the LICM Box Office (Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or by phone (516) 224-5802. Advanced ticketing recommended. (Limited capacity.) All ages. Tickets: $8 ($6 for LICM members)

Williston Park Village Board Meeting

The Williston Park Village Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. at village hall, 494 Willis Avenue, Williston Park.


Tuesday, March 20

The Doe Club of New Hyde Park to Hold LCR Game Night

The Doe Club of New Hyde Park will hold a LCR Game Night, which is lots of fun at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. Cost is $15 which includes instructions how to play, plus food catered by Dominick’s. Each table will be provided with a tray of assorted sandwiches, potato, macaroni salads, cole slaw, coffee, tea and cake. For further information and reservations, please call Agnes Beaury at 328-8096.


Wednesday, March 21

AARP Village Chapter No. 5183

The AARP Village Chapter No. 5183 will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Clinton Martin Park, New Hyde Park. New members are invited. Must have a National AARP membership. Come to the meeting and sign up.


Wednesday, March 28

Herricks to Hold Salsa Festivities Competition

The Herricks High School will hold its Salsa Festivities Competition at 3:30 p.m. at the high school, 100 Shelter Rock Road, New Hyde Park. For further information, please call 305-8901.


Saturday, March 31

American Legion Auxiliary Fund Raiser

The Williston Park American Legion Auxiliary, 730 Willis Ave., Williston Park will host a “Hooray For Hollywood” Dinner Dance starting from 7 to 11 p.m. The donation of $45 per person includes a buffet dinner, open bar all evening together with DJ music and dancing. Reservations to be made by March 21. For more information and reservations, please call Christine Horvath, 248-4103.


Friday, April 6

First Night of Passover, Good Friday

The first night of Passover and Good Friday fall on the exact same day this year. Therefore, all schools will be closed in honor of these very high holy days celebrated by both the Jewish and Christian community.


Saturday, April 8

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is very early this year. We want to take this time to wish all of our readers who celebrate Easter a very happy and peaceful Easter.


Friday, April 13

Gladiator Fund to Hold 23rd Annual Dinner Dance Gala

The Gladiator Fund will hold its 23rd Annual Fundraiser/Dinner Dance at the Inn, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park from 7 p.m. until midnight. Included in the donation of $90 will be gratuities, dinner, dancing and a Chinese auction, plus an open bar. For additional information and reservations please call 352-7602. This year’s event will be in honor of Isabella Fiore, who is 6 years old. She is the daughter of Maria and Michael Fiore, Class of 1994, who has been diagnosed with LCA (Leber’s Congential Amarousis.) To advertise in the journal, please contact Dan Connor at 352-7602.


Saturday, April 14

Last Night of Passover

Saturday, April 14 is the last night of Passover and we want to take this opportunity to wish all our readers who have celebrated the days of Passover a very happy and joyous Passover.

News

The Sewanhaka Central High School District selected Brentwood-based Park East Construction as its bond construction management firm last week. The group will oversee the $86.6 million in improvements coming to the district. Park East will analyze school architect Wiedersum Associates’ plans before applying for New York State Education Department approval.

 

“They are going to make sure the [firms that win district contracts] do the work right,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said. “They’re going to make sure [the engineer’s] drawings are right before they are sent up to New York State. [Park East] reports directly to the architect and the Board of Education to make sure what we say we’re going to do is done well.”

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education covered a range of issues, from the district’s overall performance to the sudden death of a student to fiscal and personnel issues—even to the loss of maple trees. 

 

National Ranking 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth announced that the district’s high school had achieved an impressive level of distinction in a recent national survey that measured scholastic achievement; in fact, a great deal of Long Island made the cut, he said.


Sports

Seniors Daniella Ford and Margie Londono highlight a Sewanhaka Indians girls soccer team vying for its second straight winning season. 

 

Ford, who is in her fourth season as starting goalie for the Indians, netted a season-high 24 saves in a 3-1 loss to Valley Stream Central. 

 

“She’s a stud back there,” said Sewanhaka third-year coach Eric Premisler, whose team is 0-3 as of press time, after going 8-3-1 last season. “If we can stop a team from taking five shots because of good defense, Daniella is going to stop another 15 shots. And we’re going to have a chance to win every game.”

The Sewanhaka Indians continue to let their presence be felt in Nassau Conference II. 

 

The Indians played their second game as members of the conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Long Beach Marines, topping the south shore squad 51-30. 

 

On the opening drive, the Indians relied on running back Brenton Mighty’s legs to get them into the red zone. On first and goal from the 15-yard line, quarterback Elijah Tracey hit

Michael Parasconda on a screen pass for the first score. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

Live Music - September 26


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com