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New Hyde Park Little League Parade
Saturday, April 14

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Budget Presentation
Monday, April 16

Communitywide Holocaust Service at Lake Success Jewish Center
Sunday, April 22


Fiesta Maya at Long Island Children’s Museum

Long Island Children’s Museum, from now through May 6, will celebrate the mystery and intrigue of the Mayan empire in a unique and interesting way in honor of the museum’s visiting exhibit The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion.  This is chance for those in attendance to discover the fascinating contributions made by the Mayan civilization in math, science, art and history. Learn about the Mayan people, culture and events through hands-on activities, food and storytelling. This event is made possible with the support of the New York Council for the Humanities. 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. Under a year free.  $10 seniors. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 224-5800 or visit www.licm.org. Further upcoming events at the Long Island Children’s Museum include: Early Childhood Programs stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 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

New Hyde Park Little League Parade

The New Hyde Park Little League Annual Parade will step off at 10 a.m. from the corner of Jericho Turnpike and Leonard Boulevard.  The parade will then head west to Covert Avenue and south on Covert Avenue to Stewart Avenue and the New Hyde Park Village owned Nuzzi Field where the traditional ceremonies of opening day will be held.  This usually includes the throwing out of the first ball, performed by New Hyde Park Village Mayor Daniel Petruccio.

Last Night of Passover

The last night of Passover and we want to take this opportunity to wish all our readers who have celebrated the eight holy days of Passover a very happy and joyous Passover.


Monday, April 16

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park 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

New Hyde Park Village Board

The New Hyde Park Village Board will hold its regular meeting at 8 p.m. at New Hyde Park Village Hall, corner of New Hyde Park Road and Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park.

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 nonmember price $35.


Thursday, April 19

New ACBL Bridge Game at Shelter Rock Jewish

A new ACBL bridge game will begin at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Road. For details and reservations, please call 917-658-5991.


Sunday, April 22

Communitywide Holocaust Service at Lake Success Jewish Center

The service, at 5 p.m. is jointly sponsored by the Bellerose Jewish Center, Temple Sholom of Floral Park, Temple Tikvah of New Hyde Park and Lake Success, 354 Lakeville Road, Lake Success.  For further information, please call 466-0569. All are invited.


Thursday, April 26

Herricks School Board Meeting

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

Annual Spring Luncheon to Benefit CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention)

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) will hold its 27th Annual Spring Luncheon at The Carltun, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The benefit will be held during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Joseph and Jane Clementi, parents of Tyler Clementi, and Perri Klass, MD, New York Times columnist and author, will be the luncheon speakers and receive the CAPS Community Leadership Award. In addition, Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., Partner, Farrell Fritz PC will receive the CAPS Children’s Advocate Award. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call CAPS at 621.0552 x101 or register online at www.capsli.org.


Friday, April 27

Billboard Players Spring Production of Meet My Husbands

The Billboard Players will present is spring production of Fred Carmichael’s Meet My Husbands at the Community Church of East Williston, located at East Williston Avenue, between High Street and Roslyn Road. Also on May 4 at 8 p.m. and May 6 at 3 p.m. On Saturday, May 28 there will be a dinner/theatre package offered at $25 and $22 for seniors, an optional package.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. For reservations and further information, please call 869-4424.


Sunday, April 29

Rhoda Plotkin Guest Speaker At Shelter Rock Jewish Center

Noted Lecturer, Rhoda Plotkin, will speak on the Middle East and the 2012 elections at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Road,  at 10:30 a.m.  For details, please call 741-4305 ext. No. 10.


Friday, May 4

The Herricks Community Players Opening Night for Annie

The opening is set for 8 p.m. Annie will also run on Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, at 3 p.m. at the Herricks Community Players, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park and on the following dates: May 5,11,12,18,19 at 8 p.m. and May 6 and 20 at 3 p.m.(Matinee) Admission: Adults:  $23 Seniors & Children (under 12): $18  Special rates for 10 or more are available. For further information, please call 742-1926 or email chayes@her­rickscommunity­players.org


Thursday, May 10

Classical Concert at Long Island Conservatory

Enjoy an afternoon of classical music when the Long Island Conservatory presents a concert performed by the chorus/opera workshop at 2 p.m. The concert will feature Mozart; Requiem in D minor k. 626, A. Copeland; Zions’ Walls, At the River Ching a Ring Chaw, and Leigh; Medley from Man of La Mancha. The free concert will be held at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, 1125 Willis Avenue, Albertson. For additional information call: 625-3455.


Tuesday, May 15

School Budget Vote- New Hyde Park/Garden City Park

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Budget Vote will be held at the Manor Oaks School 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to have your say and get out and vote.

Herricks School Board Vote

The Herricks School Board will vote on its budget at the Herricks Community Center gym, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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



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