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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Troop 298 Car Wash - May 11

Village Board Meeting - May 21

Ribbon Cutting - Mayu 13

Saturday, May 11

Troop 298 Car Wash

New Hyde Park Boy Scout Troop 298 will have their annual Car Wash on Saturday, May 11 in the Municipal Parking Lot ( corner of Jericho Tpke  and Lakeville Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scouts will take donations to wash your vehicle, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Tuesday, May 21

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold a village board meeting on Tuesday, May 21 in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park at 8 p.m.

Wednesdays, 

May 15,22,29

Boy Scout Meetings

Boy Scout Troop 544 will hold troop meetings on Wednesdays, May 8,15,22,29 at the Manor Oaks School from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Monday, May 13

Ribbon Cutting

Owner Kal Gullapalli of Fork and Cleaver will hold a ribbon cutting on Monday, May 13 at 3 p.m., located at 783 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday, May 17

Cancer Support Group

Notre Dame’s Cancer Support Group meets every other Friday, at 9:15 a.m. at 9 Aberdeen Road, New Hyde Park (sign in front says:  Emmaus House of Prayer). Upcoming meetings are Friday, May 17 and 31. For more information, call Judy Coste at (631)-523-5406.

May 17-19 

Pack 544 WEBELOS Woods Schiff Scout Reservation

WEBELOS Woods is an outdoor program activity designed to aid in the WEBELOS to Scout transition plan. The purpose is to help form a desire to know more about Boy Scouting and give WEBELOS a preview of the thrills of Boy Scouting.

WEBELOS Woods gives Scouts an opportunity to take a step up from Cub Scouting by camping as a Boy Scout Troop does. The weekend is designed as a Patrol activity, much like a Boy Scout Camporee. The boys and adults will be participating in archery, first aid training, knot tying and games, religious services, campfire program and more.

Monday, May 20

Argo Civic Meeting

The Argo Civic Association of Elmont meeting will be held on Monday, May 20 at the Elmont Memorial Library at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont at 7 p.m., in Meeting Room 1. The Association has invited Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Nassau County District Court Judge Andrew Engel and an Officer of the Fourth Precinct Police Processing Center to speak. Argo Civic Association can be reached at the following e-mail address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sunday, June 2

New Hyde Park 8K (4.97 mile) Championship Race 

The New Hyde Park Running Club’s 36th annual 8K (4.97 Mile) a USA Track & Field LI Running, Race Walking, Individual & Team Grand Prix Championship Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, June 2, at the Denton Avenue School, on Denton Avenue.  There is also a 1/4-mile children’s run, which starts at 8 a.m. The 8K (4.97 Mile) Run will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and the two-mile Fitness Walk starts at 8:35 a.m.  Rain or shine.

Proceeds to benefit Nassau County’s Firefighter’s Operation Wounded Warrior. Volunteers/runners/walkers/sponsors raffle prizes are welcomed.  Please visit our website for more information:http://www.newhydeparkrunners.com/Home.html

Weekly Events

•Boy Scout Troop 200 Of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St., Williston Park. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. In the tradition and mission of the Irish American Society, we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.

•Relapse Prevention Support Groups are held by the LI Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in its Williston Park Office, 207 Hillside Ave. Groups are facilitated by professional staff trained to help you or a loved one successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment. Aftercare and support following substance abuse treatment is an essential part of maintaining sobriety and creating a strong foundation for recovery. Call Jeffrey L. Reynolds 747-2606, ext. 12 or Steve Chassman, ext. 17.

•Gam-Anon Support Group holds an anonymous meeting for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends of those whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Held on Thursdays at Temple Emanuel, Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park at 8 p.m. For more information call the 24-hour hotline: 631-321-2883.

Monthly Events

•AARP #1868 Williston Park area meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 144 Hall at 730 Willis Avenue in Williston Park Coffee and cake following meeting. New members welcome. Call 742-0465 for more information.

•Look Good...Feel Better sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a make-up kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

•VFW Post #5253 meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (only on the second Wednesday in the summer, November and December) at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Rd., Albertson. For more information call 833-7536.

•Mineola Chapter Order Of The Eastern Star meets every first and third Thursday at 8 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park. Call 354-0377 for more information.

VFW Post #5253 Auxiliary holds its meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Road in Albertson. Refreshments served after the meeting. For more information call 746-9676.

News

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, the online food market OurHarvest in New Hyde Park. 

 

OurHarvest’s next scheduled pick-up is on Aug. 9 at Notre Dame Parish, 1 Aberdeen Rd., New Hyde Park. OurHarvest also has locations in Huntington, Roslyn, Hicksville, and Port Washington, with additional locations slated to open this year.

15 Below, an alternative rock band composed of Sewanhaka High School students, rocked the William Gill Theatre in New Hyde Park Village Hall on Wednesday, July 23. The band had the crowd tossing up beach balls to energetic beats and swaying their iPhones along to slower tunes. 

 

“They were very good tonight,” said Darren Derick Polanco. “I always come to their shows.”


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.

 

 The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.


Calendar

Literary Club - July 30

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3 


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