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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


Fun Animal Workshop & International Performers at Long Island Children’s Museum

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.

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 224-5800.


Friday, March 30

New Hyde Park Cellini Lodge No. 2206 to Hold Scholarship Dinner

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.


Saturday, March 31

Easter Bunny to Make Early Appearance at Spring Festival

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.

American Legion Auxiliary Fundraiser

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.

Spring Festival at Hillside United Methodist

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 STOP Program

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.


Sunday, April 1

Williston Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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.


Monday, April 2

New Hyde Park Village to Hold Annual and Regular Meeting

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.


Friday, April 6

First Night of Passover and Good Friday

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.


Saturday, April 7

Crystal Trio at Long Island Children’s Musuem

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.


Sunday, 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.


Monday, April 9

AARP Chapter No. 5176 to Meet at Clinton G. Martin Park

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.

A Picnic of Pellets at Long Island Children’s Musuem

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).


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, 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

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.


Sunday, April 15

Food Fun and Fellowship

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.


Monday, April 16

NHP/GCP School Board Budget Presentation

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.


Tuesday, April 17

The Herricks School Board Regular Meeting

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.

New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce to Meet

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.

Shelter Rock Jewish Upscales Singles Chat Group to Meet

Upscale Singles Chat Group 40+ will present Fran Greene who will cover numerous topics from her book “The Flirting Bible” at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Road, Roslyn. Refreshments. Admission $10. For additional information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say Sewanhaka High School will receive a camera on Covert Avenue, which spans the eastern stretch of the property. Tulip Avenue runs in front of the high school and was also considered. Cameras could begin operation in September.

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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