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NewHydePark.com Calendar

PTA Meeting - February 5

Dine & Unwind - February 8

Tri-M Honors Concert - February 12

 

Garden City Park School PTA Meeting

The Garden City Park School will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Garden City Park School, located at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

District Council Meeting

The Herricks School District Council of PTA will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:45 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks School Board Meeting 

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 99 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park.

Dine And Unwind

Dinner Dance

 

The Manor Oaks PTA will hold its first annual Dine and Unwind Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, located at 1000 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park. Tickets are $60 per person, which includes dinner, dessert, an open bar and a DJ. Raffles will be available.

Herricks Middle School PTA Meeting

The Herricks Middle School PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday Feb.11 at 7:30 p.m. at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson. For Heart Awareness Month, Karen Acompora will be speaking about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). She lost her son Louis at age 14 in 2000 on a sports field. He was hit in the chest with a ball and suffered SCA. After Louis’ death, a law was enacted that mandates all public schools in New York State to be equipped with AEDs in their buildings and at all sporting events. 

Banking Day

The Hillside Grade School will hold Banking Day on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Tri-M Honors Concert

The Herricks School District Tri-M Honors Concert will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Herricks High School, located at 100 Shelter Rock Road in New Hyde Park.

Candy Sale

The Garden City Park School PTA will hold a Valentines Day Candy Sale on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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News

The tax levy for the 2014-15 school year was set at the Aug. 14 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, and district residents may be surprised that it’s coming in a bit lower than the amount voters had previously approved.

 

Assistant Superintendent for Business Helen Costigan initially revealed the Herricks’ tax levy for the coming school year was a 1.73 percent increase. However, she noted that a surplus in the budget could allow the district to establish a lower levy than previously anticipated. The board adopted the new levy, 1.3 percent or $93,325,352.

The Sons of Italy, Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Italian Festival in New Hyde Park garnered a solid turnout during its five-day run at Michael J. Tully Park last week. According to Lodge First Vice President Alfonso Squillante, the annual festival had more 1,500 people each day, with 3,200 people on Saturday night for the fireworks display.

 

“We’ve had a great turnout, the community has responded very positively,” said Squillante. “Last year we had 12,000 people over the course of five days and this year we are looking at record-breaking numbers.”


Sports

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Ave. in Williston Park, recently participated in a talent show at the school. This was a great way to not only show their talent but to go out of their every day comfort zone and perform in front of an audience. 

 

Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is a full-time, professional martial arts school, with classes for children, adults and teenagers. 

The New Hyde Park Firecats defeated Huntington’s HBC Sudden Impact in a shootout in the Girls-Under-13 State Open Cup final recently. After tying 1-1 in regulation, New Hyde Park advanced from the shootout, 3-1. 

 

New Hyde Park’s Izzy Glennon beat three defenders and chipped the HBC keeper to equalize after HBC’s Ryan Conway scored in the first half. 


Calendar

Age In Place - August 20

Sweetwater Concert - August 21

Check Your Medications - August 22


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