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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Architectural Review - July 2

Exercise Class - July 2

Marty G & G Men - July 9

 

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.

 

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.

 

Thursday, July 3

Original Oil Paintings Exhibit

Enjoy the paintings of Jack S. Grimando on view until July 30 in the lower lobby of the Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

 

Grimando went to Pratt Institute for art studies graphic illustrations. He was an illustrator for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years, and created many post office lobby murals and training manuals. Jack has won various art awards for the U.S. Postal Service. His paintings have been exhibited in businesses and many libraries across Long Island. Jack is currently retired.

 

Monday, July 7

Summer Recreation Program

The Village of New Hyde Park’s summer recreation program kicks off in Memorial Park at 610 Albert St. in New Hyde Park.

 

Wednesday, July 9

Marty G & The G Men

As part of the summer concert series in the Village of New Hyde Park, Marty G and the G Men will perform at 7 p.m. in Memorial Park at 610 Albert St. in New Hyde Park.

 

Zoning Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park’s Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in village hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

 

Alzheimer’s Lecture

Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in the Great Neck Library Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

This presentation will help to separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Hear from people who have Alzheimer’s disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. 

 

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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