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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

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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