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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Exercise Class - May 21

Highlanders Face Weber - May 22

Memorial Day Parade - May 24

 

 

Wednesday, May 21

North Hempstead Exercise Class

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a fitness class at 9:45 a.m. in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

 

Herricks Plays Mineola

The Herricks High School seventh grade red baseball team will play Mineola High School at 4:30 p.m. at 10 Armstrong Rd., in Garden City Park.

 

Highlanders Battles Great Neck

The Herricks girl’s seventh grade white lacrosse team will face Great Neck North at at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson. at 4:30 p.m.

 

Softball Faces Clarke

The Herricks Middle School eighth grade softball eighth grade red softball team will battle Clark High School at the Searingtown School at 106 Beverly Drive in Albertson at
4:45 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 22

Highlanders Face Weber

The Herricks Middle School softball team will host Weber Middle School at 4:30 p.m. at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson.

 

Herricks Battles Woodland

The Herricks Middle School eighth grade red boys lacrosse team will face Woodland Middle School at  85 Ketchams Rd., in Hicksville at 4:30 p.m.

 

Friday, May 23

Herricks Faces North Shore

The Herricks High School girl’s lacrosse team will North Shore High School at 4:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Saturday, May 24

Memorial Day Parade

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its Memorial Day Parade and Tribute at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Lakeville Road and travel east on Jericho Turnpike to Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. A short ceremony will take place, after which the veterans will lay a wreath at the monument in tribute of their fallen brothers. The procession will then continue north on New Hyde Park Road to Memorial Park for a short service and wreath laying.

 

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day

Schools, village offices closed

Tuesday, May 27

Herricks Plays Manhasset

The Herricks Middle School boys tennis team will face Manhasset Junior High School at 4:30 p.m. at 200 Memorial Place in Manhasset

 

PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Herricks Middlew School PTSA-PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson.

 

Manor Oaks Field Day

The Manor Oaks School will hold Field Day for grades 3-6 at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park. The school will hold Field Day for K-2 on Wednesday, May 28.

 

Author Visit

Meet author Porochista Khakpour at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Great Neck Library,at 159 Bayview Ave. She will discuss her
new novel, The Last Illusion. There will be a book sale and signing at
the event and audience Q&A. The book tells the story of a strangely tortured soul, and the people and worlds in Iran and America that
have warped, nurtured and redeemed him.

 

Wednesday, May 28

District Council Meeting

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will meet at 7:45 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Thursday, May 29

Senior Awards Night

New Hyde Park Memorial High School will hold its Senior Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 500 Leonard Blvd.

News

The Village of New Hyde Park will soon hear Manhattan businessman Sam Chan’s proposal to open a 84-seat hibachi-style restaurant at 1215 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park, the former spot of the maligned Empire Billiards Hall. The hearing is set for Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

“The board will be hearing the case for restaurant usage,” Mayor Robert Lofaro said. “This will also have to go before the zoning board. They will likely hear the case.”

A fatal car accident on Tuesday, Aug. 19 that claimed the life of a 55-year-old man on Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park could fast-track a $250,000 Nassau County project announced last month to install traffic calming features along the road. The project would run north from Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, south to Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont.

“The project is already ongoing and will continue to progress,” said Nassau County Department of Public Works rep Michael Martino.


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’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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