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

School Budget Vote New Hyde Park/Garden City Park
Tuesday, May 15

Doe Club Of New Hyde Park To Hold Chinese Auction
Tuesday, May 15


Comings/Goings Gallery Delighting in de Kooning May 12 through June 7

A chance to view abstract paintings inspired by the famous artist Willem de Kooning created this year by local children and teens. All works were inspired by nature and Long Island’s great light during different seasons.  Come see the various techniques used by the artists such as big brush strokes, scratching and layering that created this one-of-a-kind art show. This exhibit was made possible by a generous grant from The Willem de Kooning Foundation. All ages. Free with museum admission. Further, at the Long Island Children’s Museum, from now through May 6, the last chance to 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. 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 plus 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, 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 Center, 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 and 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

Hillside Library Board Of Trustees Budget And Regular Meeting

The Hillside Public Library’s board of trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at 155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. There will be a budget hearing at 7 p.m. on the same evening.

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 626 K”: A. Copeland “Zion’s 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.


Friday, May 11

Church Of The Resurrection To Hold Penny Social

The Church of the Resurrection, 147 Campbell Avenue at Center Street, Williston Park, will hold a penny social fundraiser with 25 percent of the proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House, New Hyde Park and 75 percent of proceeds going to parish ministries. Doors to open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 which includes 25 tickets and coffee and cake. There are three ways to win:  Silent auction on table items, silent raffle for gift baskets and 50/50 raffle cash prize. For further information, please call 746-5527.


Saturday, May 12

Antique And Collectibles Auction At First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church, 16 South 9th Street, New Hyde Park (south of Jericho Turnpike) will hold an antique and collectibles auction. Viewing is at 5 p.m. followed by the auction at 6 p.m. The auction will include artwork, glass items, jewelry, furniture, books, crocheted pieces, linens, beer collectibles, dishes, games and more. For further information, please call 328-1963. Refreshments will be available.


Tuesday, May 15

School Budget Vote New Hyde Park/Garden City Park

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School will vote on its budget and trustees 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 hold a vote for its budget and trustees at the Herricks Community Center gym, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Doe Club Of New Hyde Park To Hold Chinese Auction

The Doe Club of New Hyde Park will hold its annual Chinese auction at 7 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Elks Club, 901 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Donation is $25 and includes auction tickets and dinner from “soup to fortune cookies.”  Portion of the proceeds will benefit cerebral palsy. For reservations, please call Nancy Abatemarco at 484-5694.


Thursday, May 17

Mineola Chapter Of Eastern Star To Hold LRC Night

Mineola Chapter Order of the Eastern Star presents Left Right Center game night with easy to play instructions at New Hyde Park Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park at 7 p.m. $15 per person includes a tray of assorted sandwiches, cole slaw, macaroni salad, coffee, tea, and cake. Reservations required. Please call Nathalie at 354-0377.

New Hyde Park Chamber To Meet

The New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its May meeting at The Inn at New Hyde Park, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park at 6 p.m. and will feature guest Jimmy Newson, of Mobile Market Apps.com. Be sure to bring your smart phone to download the app. Will include full diner, prizes and 50/50. Members are $25 and guests are $25.


Saturday, May 19

Holy Spirit Rosary Altar Society To Hold Plant And Cake Sale

The Holy Spirit Rosary Altar Society, of Holy Spirit Church, will hold a plant and cake sale on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The sale will also be held on May 20 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in the parish center, located in Martin Hall, 16 South 6th Street, New Hyde Park. Delicious home-baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes, etc. will be available,  as well as plants and hanging plants. There will also be raffles for baskets of cheer. We invite everyone to join in the spring fun. For further details, please call 775-1469.


Sunday, May 20

Robinson Hour-Broadway Gala-The Golden Age Of Operetta

Hits from “Golden Age of Operetta.” classic musical theater and contemporary shows including: New Moon, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Spelling Bee, Spring Awakening, Annie, A Chorus Line,  The Sound of Music and others. Featuring tenor Jason Robinette and Tais Szilagi, Toni Szilagi, Rebecca Bastos, Veronica Mak, Naomi Williams, Missy Dunlop and The Treble Makers Show Choir. Donation suggestion is $10. Reception to follow at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 600 New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park. Telephone number:  354-6956.


Tuesday, May 22

Shelter Rock Jewish Center Dating Success Event

Upscale Singles Chat Group 40-plus will devote its May 22   meeting to Dating Success with professional life coach Heidi Bernstein-Krantz. The group will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Road, Roslyn.  Refreshments available. Admission is $10. For additional information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Also, Duplicate Bridge is being offered on Thursday afternoons beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center. For reservations, call 917-658-5991.


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 at 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. This day commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military service for the United States.


Sunday, June 3

Michael Amante To Perform At NYCB Westbury Theatre

Michael Amante, affectionately known as the “People’s Tenor,” will appear in concert at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury at 3 p.m. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.livenation.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. The concert will feature special guest, Ric Mango and an appearance by Amante’s duet partner, Marissa Famiglietti. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and DAV Chapter 76 National Amputation Foundation, Inc.

News

While this year’s New Hyde Park Street Fair takes place one day before the first official day of fall, the event keeps the spirit of summer alive a little longer for the 20,000-25,000 attendees. 

 

Organizers are looking to up the ante for the 19th annual event on Saturday, Sept. 20, with the usual clowns and crafts supplemented by a petting zoo, pony rides and a new children’s carnival, from New Hyde Park-based Send in the Clowns.

 

“We try to capatilize on all the elements of the fair that work and modify ones that need work,” said New Hyde Park Village Board Research Assistant/Fair

Coordinator Janet Bevers. “The fair has been in place for 19 years now so in essence we follow a similar format. We invite all the village merchants to participate.”

 

The pony rides will be stationed near the Green Meadow Farms petting zoo on Lakeville Road, with the carnival setting up shop in the village’s Central Boulevard parking lot.

 

“It’s exciting to see a local company taking on a big piece of the fair,” Bevers said.

 

Fair reps expect at least 220 vendors to line the street fair this year. In the fair’s inaugural outing in 1995, just 90 craft vendors showed up.

 

“I think it’s one of the biggest events in Nassau County,” Queens-based Craft-A-Fair President Tony Ciuffo said. “The fair accentuates the local merchants.

Every year it gets more and more exciting. I expect new vendors this year. Around 25 percent of the vendors will be new this year.”

 

Each year, vendors rent space on the turnpike from New Hyde Park Road, continuing west to Covert Avenue. Last year, a few extra blocks were added near Lakeville Road.

 

Former trustee Florence Lisanti was one of the first organizers of the street fair, who trustee Donald Barbieri commended for leading the charge.

 

“[The fair] is a great day for the community,” he stated. “We’re proud to have all our local organizations along the turnpike. The merchants get to showcase what they do. We are very proud of the street fair.”

 

Local merchants, Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce members, charity and service groups can set up tables on the sidewalk free of charge, Bevers said.

 

“We view the fair as the premiere street fair on Long Island,” Bevers stated. “It goes about a square mile. The community feel to the fair is crucial. It’s a big fair and still retains its local charact

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.


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

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