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Marc Chagall Exhibit At Nassau County Museum Of Art Until November 4

Long Island Children’s Museum Closed Until Sept. 14

Town of North Hempstead To Hold September 11 Service
Tuesday, September 11


Marc Chagall Exhibit At Nassau County Museum Of Art Until November

Marc Chagall Exhibit will be on exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art until November 4. Two years ago, Ambassador Arnold Saltzman, the founding president and current executive vice president of the museum, proposed a highly ambitious undertaking—an exhibition that would make the galleries a treasure house of works by Marc Chagall. The museum’s former director, Constance Schwartz, was enlisted to organize an extraordinary exhibition of Chagall’s work, more extensive than any other previously seen in this area, and including paintings being shown to the Long Island public for the first time. Saltzman and Schwartz reached out for important loans from the many collectors, galleries and museums that they had established relationships with over the years. These efforts have resulted in Marc Chagall, a major exhibition that features significant paintings and a large selection from Chagall’s series of 105 hand-colored etchings of Bible stories that he produced in 1957. These etchings have never before been seen on Long Island. The exhibition is supported by the Saltzman Family Foundation and The David Berg Foundation. Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was the eldest of nine children born to a poor Russian-Jewish family in the village of Vitebsk. His artistic talent was evident early with a distinctive style of images from childhood emerging during his studies with Leon Bakst in St. Petersburg. Working in Paris from 1910 to 1914, Chagall began to produce paintings inspired by Russian folklore and village life. During World War I, Chagall returned to Russia, ascending to the post of Commissar for Fine Arts in Vitebsk. It was there that he produced works that were to become his most famous—images in strong, bright colors depicting otherworldly states that fused fantasy, nostalgia and religion. He returned to France permanently after World War I, save for the years of the Nazi occupation when he fled to the safety of New York and its environs. One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, New York, 11576.


Saturday, September 8

New Hyde Park Knights To Hold Hawaiian Night

The New Hyde Park Knights of Columbus will hold a Hawaiian Night of dinner and dancing at the Council Hall, 1000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Donation is $47.50 per person. Dinner by Park Place Restaurant to include an open bar, music by Funtime’s DJ John Entertainment by Dance Aloha Dance Troupe. (Audience dance participation and lessons) Casual or Hawaiian attire, prize raffles and 50/50. For reservations please call Brian Ennis at 270-5938 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Spirituality For Singles At St. Aidan Church

The Spirituality for Singles will hold a gathering and pizza social at 8 p.m. at 510 Willis Avenue (school cafeteria after the 7:30 p.m. Mass.)


Sunday, September 9

Assemblywoman Schimel To Hold Senior Citizen Law Day

Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel will host a Senior Citizen Law Day on 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The forum will be held at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park. “In recent months, we have seen a significant increase in the number of constituents and their family members who have contacted my District Office about various issues relating to Elder Care Law. My Senior Citizen Law Day offers information on Elder Law and Estate Planning, Long Term Health Care and Planning for Someone with Special Needs,” said Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel. A representative from the New York State Comptroller’s Office Department of Unclaimed Funds will be on hand to see if attendees have any monies coming to them. Also available to answer attendee’ questions will be a representative from EPIC, the New York State prescription program. The Senior Citizen Law Day is sponsored by the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. A light breakfast will be served.

Country Farms Polo At Bethpage State Park

Country Farms Polo resumes today and on Sept. 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7 and 14. Once considered the “game of kings” polo is becoming more poular among competitive spors fans and those seeking casual, local and low-cost entertainment. Each polo match features eight riders on horseback that form two four-player teams. The two teams of riders and ponies will show off their speed, endurance and panache as they fly around at speeds up to 40 mph. The match consists of seven chukkers (time periods) of 7.5 minutes each. Played on a manicured field of green grass, spectators can enjoy a relaxing picnic or spend the day surrounded by the beautifully landscaped grounds. The entrance to Bethpage State Park is located approximately one mile east of exit eight on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway off of Plainview Rd. Gates open at 2 p.m. and matches begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $5; kids under 12-free. For information on matches and special events, please visit www.poloatthepark.com or call (631) 345-9585.


Long Island Children’s Museum Closed Until Sept. 14

The Long Island Children’s Museum will be closed Sept. 3 for Labor Day and from Sept. 4 to 14 for its annual fall cleanup. 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).


Tuesday, September 11

Town of North Hempstead To Hold September 11 Service

The Town of North Hempstead will hold a Sept. 11 service at 8:30 a.m. at Clark Botanic Gardens, I.U. Willets Road, Albertson in remembrance of all town residents that were killed on Sept. 11 when the twin towers were blown up by terrorists.


Thursday, September 13

Thrift Shop To Reopen Sept 13

Starting on Thursday, Sept. 13, the Thrift Shop sponsored by Resurrection and St. Aidan Churches is opening for the Sept. 2012 thru June 2013 season. The hours are Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The shop is located in Resurrection Church located on the corner of Campbell Ave and Center Street, Williston Park. For further information, call 746-5527.

Irish Language Classes At Molloy College

The Irish Studies Institute at Molloy College will offer Irish language classes at its Rockville Centre Island campus on Saturdays from Sept. 15 through Dec. 15 as follows: 2 to 3:20 p.m.: Beginner 1-no previous Irish; 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. Beginner 2 (Prereq: Beginner 1 or equivalent.); 10:30 -11:50 a.m. Beginner 3 (Prereq. Beginner 2 or equivalent.) 9 to 10:20 a.m. Immediate 1 (prereq. Beginner 3 or equivalent.) Each class will also examine ancient Gaelic and Celtic culture. The classes will be taught by Jerry Kelly, former adjunct professor of Irish Language and Culture at Fordham University. School-aged children are welcome. Tuition: $160. For more information and to register for classes, contact Catherine Tully Muscente at 678-5000, ext. 6218 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hillside Library Board To Meet

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


Saturday, September 15

New Hyde Park Village To Hold 17th Annual Street Fair

The 17th Annual New Hyde Park Village Street Fair will be held on Jericho Turnpike. (Raindate is September 22) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The road will be closed from New Hyde Park Road to Covert Avenue. Included in this year’s fair will be another Antique Car Show.

New Hyde Park Little League Girls To Be Honored

The New Hyde Park Little League Girls who went to the World Series in Portland, Ore. will be honored at a ceremony on the lawn of New Hyde Park Village Hall at 11 a.m. just after the start of the Sept. 15 Annual Street Fair.

Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournament

The 32 Annual Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournaments are scheduled to take place beginning today. This is an opportunity to play tennis, make friends and help those in need. The registration fee is $6 for singles and $10 for doubles. Divisions are created according to ability and geographic location. The deadline for registration is Sept. 7. Players schedule their own matches at mutually convenient times and sites. Applications are being forwarded to more than 30 facilities. For further information, please call Matt at 631-789-3618.


Sunday, September 16

Williston Park To Hold Annual Street Fair

Williston Park will hold its Annual Street Fair, on Hillside Avenue, to start at 11 a.m. The street will be closed from Willis Avenue to the railroad station on Hillside Avenue.

Ompahfest And Schuetzenfest

Plattduetsche Park, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square will hold a Ompahfest and Schuetzenfest from 11 a.m. when the park opens. Included will be German food, beer and entertainment by Alex Meixner, Die Spitzbaum, Foehrer Musikfreunde and more. Plus games, raffles and shooting at the rifle range for prizes. Donation is $9 with advanced sales at $7.50.


Tuesday, September 18

Doe Club Of New Hyde Park To Hold Pirates Revenge

The Doe Club of New Hyde Park will hold Pirates Revenge at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park.  Donation is $23 and will include a dinner of stuffed chicken breast with all the trimmings, raffles and a night with friends.  For further information and reservations, please contact Norma Pedretti at (718) 347-1753.


Wednesday, September 19

AARP Chapter No. 5183 To Hold Meeting

The AARP Village Chapter No. 5183 will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Clinton Martin Park, corner of New Hyde Park Road and Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park. New members are invited. Must have a National AARP membership. Come to meeting and sign up. For further information, please call 775-6335.


Thursday, September 20

New Hyde Park Chamber To Meet At The Inn

The New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its general meeting at the Inn of New Hyde Park, 234 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park at 6 p.m. The meeting will feature the return of the “Table of Eight, “ plus a new member three minute spotlight, 50/50 and a full sit down at only $30 per person.


Saturday, September 22

New Hyde Park Road School PTA Car Wash

The New Hyde Park Road School PTA will hold a car wash in the New Hyde Park Village parking lot on Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. This will be the last car wash of the season.


Sunday, September 23

LI Park Lacrosse Fall Clinic At New Hyde Park Memorial Park

LI Park Lacrosse will hold a fall clinic on Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 14 and 21 from 12:30 to 4:24 p.m. at New Hyde Park Memorial Park, corner of Lincoln and Wilton Street, off New Hyde Park Road. The clinic is geared for boys and girls in grades K through eight. The levels of instruction are as follows:

Lil Laxer-Boys and Girls Grades K-six-$35-Geared toward developing proper form and learning basic lacrosse in a fun and safe environment. No equipment is required. Lacrosse stick will be supplied if needed. Lil Laxer register online at www.LILPARKLACROSSE.COM-Next Level-Boys and Girls Grades 4-8; $45 Players will work on developing proper form for competitive lacrosse and work on position specific skills. Equipment is required. Registration for this level please register online ­www.LIL­PARKLACROSSE.COM.


Save The Date
Thursday, October 11

New Hyde Park Chamber/Lions Club Golf Outing

The Greater New Hyde Park Chamber and The New Hyde Park Lions Club will hold its 2012 Golf Outing at the Harbor Links Golf Course, Port Washington. This year’s event will feature a buffet dinner and open bar at the Harbor Links Golf Clubhouse. Plus, lunch, cocktail hour, full locker room usage. raffle prizes, various golf awards and contests. This year’s event will be held in memory of local Garden City Park college student, Casey Falconer. Proceeds from the event will be used for the Casey Falconer Scholarship Fund as well as a continuation of community projects such as: Greater Chamber Fund, NHP Gladiator Fund, Katie’s Run, Area High School Scholarship Funds, Holiday Gift Certificate for the Needy and Ronald McDonald Housel. For donation amounts and further information, please contact golf chairman Chris Vulpis at 328-8282 ext. 24 or Ralph Ventura at 466-9207.


Saturday, October 27

Class Reunion Of Class of 1965

The graduating class of Holy Ghost School, 1965, is sponsoring a reunion for all Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit students Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Umberto’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. Many a story of struggling families sending large numbers of children through parochial school will be remembered. Amazingly, most of the classes numbered 60 or more students with only one teacher, usually a nun. The class of ’65 has the distinction of being the last class to be so named before the change was made to Holy Spirit. These blue and white uniformed baby boomers started first grade in what was then a rickety older wooden building in disrepair, with the classrooms separated by army surplus parachutes hanging as dividers. To make room for the new school, the Catholic Church built in 1892 for Polish immigrants was moved from the northeast corner on Jericho Turnpike at S. 6th Street, directly west toward the rectory, and then sadly, later demolished.

Tickets can be purchased through Paypal on the Facebook webpage “Holy Ghost New Hyde Park.” Additional activities may be planned. Email Ed Knapp at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Seating is limited. Renowned guitarist Terry Brady will provide music.

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



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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