Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00
New Hyde Park Cellini Lodge No. 2206 to Hold Scholarship Dinner
Friday, March 30
Easter Bunny to Make Early Appearance at Spring Festival
Saturday, March 31
Williston Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 1
In honor of our new exhibit Feasts for Beasts join us as we explore the fascinating lives of owls! Learn how they forage for food and their food preferences as we dissect an owl pellet. Visitors can also enjoy a unique musical performance from Crystal Trio who come all the way from Siberia, Russia. (Please Note: The museum will be open on Sunday, April 8 and Monday, April 9.)
At the LICM through May 6. Just think - an archaeological team has mysteriously disappeared, along with a priceless jade medallion buried among ancient Maya ruins – will you be the one to uncover the mystery and find the priceless treasure? Get a taste of what it’s like to be an archaeologist as you join in the treasure quest and immerse yourself in the beauty and intrigue of Mayan culture. Watch the video left behind by the missing archaeological team, then piece together their clues to find the jade medallion. This highly interactive exhibit has visitors translating ancient Mayan glyphs, examining an excavated skeleton, investigating the deadliness of tomb-dwelling spiders, and more as you search for the elusive medallion. The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion has been developed by the Arkansas Discovery Network, through a grant funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. All ages. Free with museum admission.
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 224-5800.
The New Hyde Park Cellini Lodge No. 2206 will hold its annual scholarship dinner to start at 7 p.m. with the cocktail hour starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Chateau Briand, 400 Old Country Road, Carle Place. This year’s honorees are: Reverend Adam Forno, Tenor Christopher Macchio and Community Leader Michael McBride. For further information and for reservations, please call 395-3506.
Face painting, children’s craft table, jelly bean guessing contest, Chinese auction, new gift items, lovely handcrafted holiday items, at “tech” table, bake table with delicious cakes, cupcakes, brownies, etc. A snack bar will be available. There will be musicians and the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hillside United Methodist Church, 2801 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park. Call 747-4475 or 741-5148.
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.
The Hillside United Methodist Church will hold its annual spring festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hillside United Methodist Church, 2801 Hillside Ave. (corner of Heywood St.), New Hyde Park. No admission. The festival to include: Easter egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., face painting, children’s craft table, jelly bean guessing contest, Chinese auction, new gift items, lovely handcrafted holiday items, a “tech” table, bake table with delicious cakes, cupcakes, brownies, etc. A snack bar will also be available. You’ll love our musicians and the Easter Bunny! For more information: 747-4475 or 741-5148.
Town of North Hempstead will provide a one-stop venue where town residents can safely dispose of everything from unwanted documents to potentially harmful products from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Avenue, New Hyde Park. Included in collection will be aerosols, household chemicals, disinfectants, fertilizers, compact flourescent bulbs, thermostats, rechargeable and lithium batteries, prescription drugs and oil-based paints. Also accepted will be electronic waste including TV’s, computers, printers, VCR’s, stereos, copiers, cell phones and fax machines. Improper disposal of these items which contain lead, mercury and arsenic could contaminate underground aquifers. Bring any unwanted clothes, stuffed animals, toys, sporting equipment, shoes, books, small area rugs, bikes, scooters, luggage, table lamps, fabric, knick knacks, silverware, glassware, and dishes for donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you have any question about this event, please call the town at 311.
The Village of Williston Park will hold its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Kelleher Park at 1 p.m. Bring your Easter Basket and join in the fun.
The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. at village hall, followed by a regular meeting when the board will hold its budget hearing, a hearing for community block grants, a permit for 15 Jericho Turnpike to open a dance studio and a permit for 1401 4th Avenue for automotive storage.
The first night of Passover and Good Friday fall on exactly the 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.
At 1 and 3 p.m. Coming from far away in Siberia, Russia, the Crystal Trio is a unique musical group that performs using special glass instruments including the glass harp, verrophone and glass pan flute bass. The trio continues to develop the tradition of musical glass by playing well-known classical and popular modern works, as well as tunes specifically written for glass instruments. Come experience this one-of-a-kind music. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members), $10 theater only.
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.
The AARP North Hempstead Chapter No. 5176 will meet at Clinton G. Martin Park, corner of Marcus Avenue and New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Come join our friendly members for coffee, buns, and hear informative speakers. New members welcome. National AARP membership required. Call 334-1390 for more information.
From 11 a. m. and again at 2 p.m., what do owls eat? How do they hunt? What do they use to ingest food? Inspired by our Feasts for Beasts gallery, we will explore the fascinating digestive process of owls and discover the answers to these questions. Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own. Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).
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, and has been diagnosed with LCA (Leber’s Congential Amarousis.) To advertise in the journal, please contact Dan Connor at 352-7602.
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.
The First Presbyterian Church, of New Hyde Park, 16 South 9th Street, will hold Its Food Fun and Fellowship night on April 15. A roast beef dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed by Bingo. The donation is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Call the church office 354-5013 for further information or tickets. Reservations must be made by April 10.
The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Budget Presentation will be held at 8 p.m. at the Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park.
The Herricks School Board will hold its regular and BOCES meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.
The New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its April general meeting at 6 p.m. at The Inn at New Hyde Park, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Full exceptional buffet, 50/50. Chairpersons of each committee will discuss their respective committees and what you can do to help. Please RSVP. Member price $35 and non-member price $35.
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It’s a family affair for the Winters of Port Washington when they make pilgrimages to Bobb Howard’s General Store in New Hyde Park. “There’s something in that store for everyone,” says Tracy Winters, who has been a customer of this retro candy and toy store for eight years. Tracy goes for the Astro Pops, husband Michael gets Marshmallow Twists and Tracy’s mother, Phyllis Heller of Bellmore, can’t resist the Goldenberg Peanut Chews. Jake, Tracy’s older son, isn’t a candy lover so he gravitates to the old-time toys and nostalgia posters.
Jamie Waller of Queens says it made him feel like a kid again when he saw the wall of candy with treats from the 1990s and 1950s sitting next to each other. “Anything you can possibly want is there,” he says. For Jamie, a big treat is Circus Peanuts, peanut-shaped marshmallows. “My dad used to love them when he was a kid,” he says.
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One fortunate New Hyde Park resident was rescued from the freezing cold on Tuesday, Feb. 25 thanks to Dr. Julia Harmon, DVM, of the New Hyde Park Animal Hospital. That night, at approximately 8 p.m., Harmon was going to her car after work when she saw Spike, a wandering bulldog near Brooklyn Avenue, one block from the vet’s office on Jericho Turnpike.
Harmon immediately brought Spike, who was not wearing a collar and did not have a microchip implanted for identification, back to the vet’s office. The temperature outside was already at 31 degrees, but felt like 20 degrees with the windchill. Luckily Spike was
brought in from the cold early; temperatures dropped down to 25 degrees that night.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
New Hyde Park Michael Castelli recently participated in the 32nd Black Belt Graduation at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park. He graduated to first-degree black belt.
“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others,” says Grandmaster Charles Water, owner and director of the school.
Students tested in October, successfully passed their exam recently and received their black belt certificates. “Who says that the youth of America are not committed? A healthy life style at the karate studio, mentally and physically is alive, well and working,” said Water.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
After missing the playoffs two straight years, the Sewanhaka Indians Boys lacrosse team will face tougher odds if it hopes to advance to postseason play in 2014.
The Indians, who start their season March 24 at Oyster Bay, will be playing out of Section 8, Nassau Conference II (Class B) this year; a bump up from their usual spot in Nassau Conference III (Class C). Typically, the schools are divided by enrollment.
“There are no gimmies in this league,” said nine-year coach Peter Burgess. “We were the last team to make this league in terms of population. They kind of drew the line below us. So we’re the smallest school in the league.”
Burgess said another obstacle for the Indians will be facing teams that they have no experience playing before.