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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 Sewanhaka Central High School District renewed Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie’s contract for the next five years at a recent board meeting. Ferrie will receive no pay increase in 2014-15 at a $238,000 salary. The contract expires on June 30, 2019.

 

“You can’t get [work] done without a unanimous board,” Ferrie said. “This board took a leap of faith with the program plans for the district. We also have an excellent team [of administrators]. That’s an awesome team.”

New Hyde Park resident Tom Madera, of 7th Avenue, doesn’t want another car crashing into his house and hopes a Nassau County plan to install traffic calming features along Covert Avenue will prevent another incident.

 

“Anything would help, even if it makes noise like rubber strips along the road,” he said. “I can assure that it doesn’t make as much noise as a screeching Cadillac which has decided to reorganize the front of your house. That happened two years ago.”

 

The project would run down Covert Avenue from Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, south to Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont. The project could cost more than $250,000, according to Aryeh Lemberger, unit head for Nassau County traffic engineers. He expects the plan would begin in 2015.


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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