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New Hyde Park To Host TAVASNAC Meeting
Monday, April 23

Annual Spring Luncheon To Benefit CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention)
Thursday, April 24

The Herricks Community Players Opening Night For Annie
Friday, May 4


End The Month With A Jam-Packed Weekend At Children’s Museum

The proverb says that it is March that goes out “like a lamb” but at the Long Island Children’s Museum April is the month for lambs or sheep. to be exact. Visitors can expect to see “sheep” flocking around the museum when CORPUS Dance Theater presents “Les Moutons.” (“The Sheep”). CORPUS is a Canadian dance/theater company and they have presented more than thousand performances across Canada and around the world. Now they will be making their first United States tour and the Long Island Children’s Museum is one of their first stops. Dates are: Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. and noon, April 26 at 10:30 a.m., April 27 at 10:30 a.m. and noon, April 28 at 1 p.m.

Plus, visitors can also create their own kite to use at home, construct a serene Zen garden, learn about ancient Maya folk tales or rock and roll in the museum theater.

Further, at the Long Island Children’s Museum, from now through May 6, there will be a celebration of 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.”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).


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.


Monday, April 23

New Hyde Park To Host TAVASNAC Meeting

The New Hyde Park Village will host a TAVASNAC (Town, Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee) meeting at the New Hyde Park Road School on April 23 from 7 to no later than 10 p.m. Members of TAVASNAC have assured the members they will be present at this meeting.

Water Authority Of Western Nassau To Meet

The regular meeting of the Water Authority of Western Nassau county Board of Directors will be held at 7 p.m. at 58 South Tyson Avenue, Floral Park.

Public Meeting on Fracking At Unitarian Universalist Congregation

A discussion about hydraulic fracturing at 7 p.m. will be held at the Unitarian Congregation of Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset. It is thought that fracking threatens air, water and food. Community leaders and concerned residents will meet to try to show elected officials that in the community leaders opinion fracking should be kept out of New York. Sponsored by Food & Water Watch, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Grassroots Environmental Education, Reach Out America, and others.


Thursday, April 24

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.


Wednesday, May 2

New Hyde Park Chamber To Hold Countdown to Cinco de Mayo

The New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce to hold its next meeting at  K.Pacho, 1270 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park, from 6 to 8 p.m. They are calling it a “Coundown to Cinco de Mayo.”  Register online and get a “killer” Marguerita free.


Thursday, May 3

Herricks Board To Hold Budget And Regular Meeting

The Herricks Board Of Education will hold a budget hearing and regular meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.


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 11,12,18,19 at 8 p.m. and May 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.


Saturday, May 26

New Hyde Park To Hold Annual Memorial Day Parade

New Hyde Park Village, in conjunction with the VFW and The American Legion, will hold its annual Memorial Day parade stepping off from Hillside Boulevard at 10 a.m. There will be a stop at Village Hall, corner of New Hyde Park Road and Jericho Turnpike, to place a wreath at the rock, the site of all the names of New Hyde Park residents who perished in war. The parade will then head north on New Hyde Park Road to Memorial Park on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Wilton Avenue where there will also be a wreath laying and speeches on the meaning of Memorial Day, usually delivered by New Hyde Park Village Mayor Daniel Petruccio. The parade will then disband and refreshments will be served back at Marcus Christ Hall, on the grounds of Village Hall.


Monday, May 28

Memorial Day

All schools, banks and municipal buildings are closed to celebrate this holiday. It commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military service for the United States.

News

Last year Manhasset Park District Commissioner Mark Sauvigne was thinking about running for the office of Manhasset-Lakeville Fire & Water District Commissioner, but he sensed the timing wasn’t right. The district covers Manhasset and parts of Great Neck and north New Hyde Park. Commissioner terms are for three years.

 

“About a year ago I was approached by various members of the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department, asking me if I would be interested in running for the office of the Fire/ Water

Commissioner,” said Sauvigne. “Although I was honored to be considered, I wasn’t sure the timing was right, so I put the decision off for a year. In the meantime, when the communication tower controversy occurred in October of 2013, I knew it was time to get involved.”

When it comes to fitness, getting off the couch is half the battle.

 

Plenty of people start each day with the best of intentions, but plans to eat healthy and get to the gym often fall by the wayside with even the most shoddy of excuses. But a New

Hyde Park native is bringing physical fitness to the front door with a mobile, personal traning regimen focusing on individualized one-on-one fitness, group sessions and corporate fitness. 


Sports

The students of Herricks High School were treated to a “Blast from the Past” as the Herricks High School Class of 1964 during this year’s Homecoming celebration.  Approximately 60 members of the class of 1964 arrived at the high school on homecoming day for a tour of their alma mater.  Most of these alumni had not been back to the high school since graduating 50 years ago.

 

All were impressed with the changes that have taken place and with the friendly demeanor of our high school students. One alumnus became teary eyed when he ventured out into the courtyard.

Despite a disappointing playoff loss against the Wantagh Warriors, Sewanhaka Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis, is pleased with his football team’s season. 

“I’m proud of my team,” he said. “But you are never satisfied unless you win the whole thing.”

 

The Indians faced a big challenge this year, moving up into Conference II left them as the new kids on the block, unfamiliar with the teams they would be going against. 

Kasimatis will have a tall task next year replacing graduating seniors, which made up most of his starting lineup. Kasimatis said most of the offensive line, such as Danny Gianotti, Adrian Gonzalez and Louis Segarra III, and the defensive line, such as Justin Alexandre, Peter LaTorre and Peter Militano are seniors, many of which have started multiple years for him. 


Calendar

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International Night - November 27

Blood Drive - November 29


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