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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Music Boosters - January 22

School Board Meeting - January 23

Pancake Breakfast - January 26

 

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke., in New Hyde Park.

Music Boosters

The Herricks High School Music Boosters will host a program, titled “How To Prepare For A NYSSMA Solo” on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the high school.

School Board Meeting January 23

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 99 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park.

Art League of Nassau County Meeting

The Art League of Nassau County will feature artist SallyAnne Keller’s work will be on display at the Clinton G. Martin Recreation Center at 1601 Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Professional videos of past demonstrations are available for rent for $5 (with a returnable deposit of $25).

Pancake Breakfast

Troop 298 in New Hyde Park will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Church, located at 500 Jericho Tpke. Admissions for ages 11-59, $6, 60-99, $5. Children 3-10 years old are $3. Scouts are $4, while children under 2 and adults over 100 eat for free.

School Board Meeting January 27

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District will hold a work session on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Manor Oaks School, located at 1950 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park.

Dinner Dance

The Herricks Community Fund’s Dinner Dance is Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Inn at New Hyde Park, located at 214 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.

 

Kick For A Cure

Lexi Zisseslman of Herricks Middle School will host Kick For-A-Cure on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Hofstra University Practice Bubble from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Uniondale. Proceeds will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Raffle prizes, including a 32-inch flat screen TV, iPad Mini and a pizza party for 20 people will be available. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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.

• Farmer’s Markets are held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come buy local produce, breads, pickles and other goods at the municipal parking lot on Jericho Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Road, across from Village Hall. Rain or shine until November.

• The Port Washington-New Hyde Park Marine Corp League will now hold its meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the New Hyde Park Elks Lodge at 901 Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park. All marines are welcome.
For more information, call Commander Vinny Annunziata at 516-775-0383.

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News

Shake Shack, a burger restaurant giant which launched in New York City, is looking to establish its second Long Island location in New Hyde Park, reps told the New Hyde Park Illustrated News. The company opened its first Long Island spot in Westbury in November 2012.

 

“We’ve received such a warm welcome in Westbury,” said Edwin Bragg, Shake Shack’s marketing director. “We’ve had a lot of interest from Shake Shack fans in the many nearby villages and towns.” 

 

According to Bragg, the company makes an effort to ensure each new location is tailored to the community, taking “great care to build each Shack with custom architectural design, including forward-thinking structural elements and compelling eco-friendly design.” 

Twenty-three-year-old Victoria Inguanta of New Hyde Park has a unique approach to her artwork. The New Hyde Park Memorial High School and Marymount College graduate takes the human body and combines figurative and abstract work using just a pencil and her canvas.

 

“For instance I’ll take a classical rendering of a face and bring out a modern aspect of the art using lines and space in my composition,” said Inguanta. “To me, the combining of the two is a lot of fun.”


Sports

Tara Notrica is your typical 49-year-old mother of two. Along with her husband Barry, she is kept busy by her 14-year-old son Jared and 10-year-old daughter Samantha. One more thing: she has been battling Mast Cell disease in addition to other autoimmune diseases for the past eight years. Josh York, the CEO and founder of GYMGUYZ, an in-home personal training company, has been working closely with Notrica to help her cope with her disease.

 

“GYMGUYZ is all about the three C’s: convenient, creative and customizable workouts,” said York. “We come to the setting of your choice from homes, offices, churches, and bring our fully loaded van, which has 365 pieces of equipment,” he continued.

Nassau County Police Activity League Special Needs Unit hosted the recent Special Olympics New York Basketball Tournament held at Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center home of Nassau County PAL (NCPAL). Thirteen basketball teams, each with up to ten players, participated in the games. NCPAL-

Special Needs Unit Knights; NCPAL New Hyde Park Knights; SCO Owls; Commack Sharks; Long Island Lions: ACDS Thunderbolts, AHRC Starz and for the first time the Oakville Skywalkers, a Canadian team, competed on the court to demonstrate their skill and spirit of sportsmanship. After the games gold, silver and bronze medals and ribbons were awarded to each of the players.


Calendar

Back to School Night - September 10

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 11

Beachfest - September 14


Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com