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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Psychic Night - June 25

Parkville Group - June 26

Farmers Market - July 2

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Lakeville Literary Club

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach is the next book for discussion at 7 p.m. at the Lakeville Branch of the Great Neck Library at 475 Great Neck Rd. A young college baseball player seems destined for the big leagues until a routine throw goes disastrously off course, causing the fates of five people to be upended. Call 516-466-8055, ext. 232.

 

Building Committee Meeting

The Great Neck Library Building Advisory Committee will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Great Neck Library at 159 Bayview Ave. The meeting is open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

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. 

 

Parkville Book Group

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes will be discussed at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park. Me Before You is a love story and a family story, but above all it’s a story of the bravery and sustained effort needed to redirect the path of a life once it’s been pushed off course. Call 466-8055, ext. 271.

 

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

 

Friday, June 27

Last day of school for Herricks School District students.

 

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.

Wednesday, July 2

Architectural Review Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park’s Architectural Review Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

 

No garbage collection on Friday, July 4. Village offices are closed.

 

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

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 

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.”


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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