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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Exercise Class - June 18

Eighth Grade Dance - June 20

Antique Muster - June 21

 

Wednesday, June  18

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.

 

Garden City Park Move Up

The Garden City Park School will hold its moving up ceremony at 9 a.m. at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

 

Community Fund Meeting

The Herricks Community Fund will meet in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park at 7:30  p.m.

 

District Council Installation

The Herricks District Council of PTAs will hold its installation ceremony in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park at 7 p.m.

 

GCP Moving Up

The Garden City Park School will hold its sixth grade moving up ceremony at 9 a.m. at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park Park.

 

Summer Concert Series

The Village of New Hyde Park’s Summer Concert Series kicks off with  Jimmy Kenny & the Pirate Beach Band at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Park at 610 Albert St. in New Hyde Park.

 

Thursday, June 19

New Hyde Park Move Up

The New Hyde Park Road School will hold its moving up ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at 300 New Hyde Park Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Friday, June 20

Eighth Grade Dance

Herricks Middle School will hold its eighth grade dance from 7 to 9 p.m. at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson.

 

Last day of school for the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District.

 

Saturday, June 21

Antique Muster

The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department and Great Neck Alert Fire Company will hold a joint Antique Muster at 10 a.m.It is open to the public and will be held in the parking lot at Mary Jane Davies Park.

 

Tuesday, June 24

Summer Program Registration

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its registration day for the Children’s Summer Recreation Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

 

Middle School Graduation

Herricks Middle School will hold its middle school graduation ceremony in the Tilles Center at 7 p.m. at 720 Northern Blvd. in Greenvale.

 

Sewanhaka Board Meeting

The Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold its board of education meeting at 8 p.m. in the third floor board room in Sewanhaka High School at 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park.

 

Wednesday, June 25

Denton Move Up Day

The Denton Avenue School will hold its moving up ceremony in the Herricks Community Center at 9:15 a.m. at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Psychic Night

Bramasole Italian Restaurant at 2232 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park will hold Psychic Night at 6:30 p.m. It’s $35 per person, which includes tarot card readings and handwriting analysis. Wednesday night is Wine Night. Get 50 percent off wine bottles with dinner.

 

Thursday, June 26

High School Graduation

Herricks High School will hold its graduation at 6:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park. 

 

Last day of school for Sewanhaka Central High School District students. 

Friday, June 27

Searingtown Move Up

The Searingtown Elementary School will hold its moving up ceremony in the Herricks Community Center at 9:15 a.m. at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Last day of school for Herricks School District students.

 

New Hyde Park Farmers Market

The New Hyde Park Farmers Market has returned. It will be held every Saturday, until Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on Jericho Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Road, across from the Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. Locals can sample fresh fruits and vegetables from Long Island farms.

 

There are farms from Ronkonkoma, and Rasweiler Farm located in Laurel will be on hand with fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, plums, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and everything apple from cider to donuts and pies. Fresh pasta and over 30 varieties of ravioli will be aailable from Deer Park’s Bambino’s Raviolis.

 

Monty Breads will offer breads stuffed with everything from cheese to vegetables to meat.  For more information, go to facebook.com/pages/New-Hyde-Park-Farmers-Market/356443014466988

News

New Hyde Park Village trustee Donald Barbieri contends helicopters are still flying right over New Hyde Park and other residential parts of the north shore, harming citizens and the town with excessive and unlawful aircraft noise. In spite of what federal law says and in spite of what a federal court says, the noise levels are still an issue.

 

Barbieri drafted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, apprising the entity of New Hyde Park’s situation. The FAA did not return calls for comment.

Operation Main Street, a plan that would see a section of Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park revamped with traffic calming features and aesthetic updates, is finally in the home stretch, New Hyde Park village officials say. Village contractor J. Anthony Enterprises will be putting the finishing touches on the $1.46 million project this week.

 

“It’s all but finished,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Honestly, I feel good. It’s looking solid. It took forever to get it done. They’re going to put more benches in and plantings; striping the road.”

 

New Hyde Park’s department of public works will maintain the planters and medians installed for the project. Twenty-five potted plants were recently installed along the turnpike, officials stated. More than 10 benches will be available on the turnpike.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.

 

 The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.


Calendar

Literary Club - July 30

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3 


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