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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Village Board Meeting - May 21

Boy Scouts Meeting - May 22, 29

Pack 544 WEBELOS Wood Schiff Scout Reservation - May 17-19 

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 22,29

Boy Scout Meetings

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

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 2. 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 .

Thursday, May 30

Ribbon Cutting

Fork and Cleaver will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. at 783 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. Please RSVP to my email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Saturday, June 1

Soccer Clinic

The Garden City Park Soccer Club hold a free soccer clinic on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park. The clinic will focus on dribbling, passing and finishing.

Each child will receive a free T-shirt. For more information and to register, email 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

Tuesday, June 11

After Cancer Program       

The North Shore-LIJ Health System is presenting “The Path to Wellness after Cancer Survivorship Program: Medical Issues After Treatment Ends” program on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Monter Cancer Center, located at 450 Lakeville Road, Lake Success.

This program is for cancer survivors who have completed their active treatment; caregivers and family members are welcome as well. Mark Hoffman, MD, attending physician in the division of hematology/oncology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center will be the guest speaker for the evening. Pre-registration for the event is required. Contact Sharon Lerman, LCSW, at 718-470-8964, or Donna Vignola, LCSW, at 516-734-8816.

Friday, June 14

Eagle Court Of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 298 will hold an Eagle Court of Honor for Justin Rezin and Michael Fink on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marcus Christ Hall Community Center at 1420 Jericho Turnpike. To RSVP, call Andrew Rezin at 516-233-2533.

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.


News

Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.

 

Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.

 

“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”

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. 


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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