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Herricks To Hold Senior Awards Assembly
Friday, May 25

New Hyde Park To Hold Annual Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 26

New Hyde Park Knights Of Columbus Golf Outing
Friday, June 1


Friday, May 25

Herricks To Hold Senior Awards Assembly

Herricks High School will hold its Senior Awards Assembly in the high school courtyard at 8:15 p.m.

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park Schools To Close

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park Schools will be closed in celebration of Memorial Day. This holiday is given due to the fact that no days related to bad weather were taken this year because of a mild winter.


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.


Tuesday, May 29

Water Authority Of Western Nassau County To Meet

The next regular meeting of the Water Authority of Western Nassau County will be held at 7 p.m. at the offices of the Water Authority, 58 South Tyson Avenue, Floral Park. Public is welcome.


Thursday, May 31

New Hyde Park Memorial High School To Hold Annual Awards Night

New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Boulevard, New Hyde Park, will hold its annual awards night at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Awards will be given to the members of the senior class.

Herricks Community Fund Carnival

The Herricks Community Fund Carnival will open on the grounds of the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park from 6 to 10 p.m. and will continue on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.; on June 2 from noon until 10 p.m. and on June 3 from noon to 8 p.m.


Friday, June 1

Special Event At Long Island Children’s Museum: Cupcakes And Cocktails

On Friday, June 1 from 7 to 11 p.m., at the flavor-filled evening to benefit the Long Island Children’s Museum, enjoy a continuous cocktail party with sumptuous food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres all evening, an eclectic mix of live entertainment and engaging hands-on activities. The highlight of the evening is the exciting live auction. Debby and Scott Rechler serve as co-chairs of the event and Olga and George Tsunis are the honorees. This event is for “big kids” only in their best cocktail attire!  The funds raised from the evening go to support LICM’s museum-based educational programs and cultural experiences, and extend its community outreach programs across Long Island. For more information or to purchase tickets call 224-5826. Tickets are $300 per person.

Note: LICM will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Program and Performance Schedule: May 28-June 3. Visitors to the Long Island Children’s Museum this week will see the exciting array of workshops, exhibits and theater programs they’ve come to expect at Long Island’s well-attended cultural institution. 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. 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). 

New Hyde Park Knights Of Columbus Golf Outing

The New Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Golf Outing will be held at the Clearview Golf Course. Signup is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Eighteen holes of golf includes a shared cart, hamburgers/hot dogs with beer/soda before tee-off and food and beverages on the fairway for three hours. After golf at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, there is a buffet dinner, open bar, door and raffle prize drawings for a fee of $130 per golfer. For further information or reservations, please call Tom McGowan at 352-9004.

Sarah Grace Foundation To Present An Unrehearsed Night Of Improv

The Sarah Grace Foundation For Children With Cancer, Inc. will hold its second annual theatrical fundraiser, “Unrehearsed Night of Improv,” at 7 p.m. on June 1 and again on June 2 in the Hicksville Methodist Church Social Hall, 130 West Old Country Road, Hicksville. The fun and family-oriented show will be similar to the popular improvisational comedy television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets, which are $12 per person, can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting www.TheSarahGraceFoundation.org or calling The Sarah Grace Foundation at 433-9745. Proceeds will benefit the Long Island-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping other children and their families facing the financial and emotional challenges and hardships brought upon by childhood cancer.


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.


Monday, June 4

Redistricting Work Session To Be Held At Clinton Martin Park

Following the public meeting that was held on May 21, the Redistricting Committee will hold a work session on June 4 at 2 p.m. at Clinton G Martin Park in New Hyde Park, corner of New Hyde Park Road and Marcus Avenue. The public is welcome to attend this work session to observe its proceedings. For more information, please call 311 or visit www.NorthHempstedNY.Gov.  


Thursday, June 7

Herricks School Board To Meet At Herricks Community Center

The Herricks School Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park. Recognition of retirees and student representatives will be included in the meeting.

Resurrection/St. Aidan To Hold Half-Price Thrift Shop Sale

Starting on June 7 the Thrift Shop sponsored by both Resurrection and St. Aidan Church, is having a half-price sale on all items in the shop except jewelry. This sale will run the entire month of June. The hours are Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Resurrection Church is located on the corner of Campbell Avenue and Center Street, Williston Park. For further information, call 746-5527.


Monday, June 11

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park To Hold Regular School Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park regular school board meeting will be held at 8 p.m. at Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park.


Thursday, June 14

Hillside Public Library Board Of Trustees To Meet

The Hillside Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the library, 155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park.


Friday, June 15

Hillside Grade School To Hold Moving Up Day

The Hillside Grade School, 150 West Maple Drive, New Hyde Park, will hold its moving-up day at 9 a.m. At this event the students in the sixth grade will “move up” to New Hyde Park Memorial High School.


Monday, June 18

Manor Oaks School To Hold Moving-Up Day

Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, will hold its moving-up day at 9 a.m. At this event the students in the sixth grade will “move up” to New Hyde Park Memorial High School.


Tuesday, June 19

Garden City Park School To Hold Moving Up Day

Garden City Park School, 51 Central Avenue, Garden City Park, will hold its moving-up day at 9 a.m. At this event the students in the sixth grade will “move up” to New Hyde Park Memorial High School.


Wednesday, June 20

New Hyde Park Road School To Hold Moving-Up Day

New Hyde Park Road School, 300 New Hyde Park Road, will hold its moving-up day at 9 a.m. At this event the students in the sixth grade will “move up” to New Hyde Park Memorial High School.

News

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 

The Sewanhaka Central High School District renewed Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie’s contract for the next five years at a recent board meeting. Ferrie will receive no pay increase in 2014-15 at a $238,000 salary. The contract expires on June 30, 2019.

 

“You can’t get [work] done without a unanimous board,” Ferrie said. “This board took a leap of faith with the program plans for the district. We also have an excellent team [of administrators]. That’s an awesome team.”


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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