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Blood Drive

Thursday, July 10

Summer Film Series Starts

Sunday, July 13


Thursday, July 10

Blood Drive

Hillside Public Library at 155 Lakeville Rd. in New Hyde Park, is sponsoring a Blood Drive from 1:30-7:30 p.m. For this 2014 Dine Around New Hyde Park Blood Drive, all Donors will be entered in a raffle to win local restaurant gift cards. The more you donate, the more times you will be entered. Bring ID with signature or photo; donors must be between ages 16 and 75 (16-year-olds need parental permission) and not have gotten any new tattoos in the past 12 months. Be sure to eat well and drink fluids before donating. For more information, please call 355-7850.


Sunday, July 13

Summer Film Series Starts

The Town of North Hempstead’s Summer Film Series begins with the movie Matilda. The free screening will be held indoors at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park at 7:30 p.m. The 1996 film, which was based on Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name, received critical acclaim worldwide. Please call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov for more information and the full schedule of summer events and festivals.


Monday, July 14

Rhythm And Repetition

Musicians aren’t the only artists who create rhythm. Visual artists often use repeated shapes, lines, colors, or other elements to organize and create movement and interest within their compositions. Explore examples of how rhythm and repetition may be found in the natural and man-made worlds as well as created in abstract work.

All are invited to join docent Dorothy Cappadona, Heckscher Museum docent, for this art lecture and presentation based on the Heckscher Museum exhibit, Rhythm and Repetition in 20th Century Art, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Great Neck Public Library at 159 Bayview Ave.

Building Advisory Meeting

The Building Advisory Outreach Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Station Branch Library, The Gardens at Great Neck, 26 Great Neck Rd. in Great Neck on the second floor.

Zumba, Yoga For Teens

Zumba will be held at 6:30 p.m. and Yoga at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, July 14, 21 and 28 in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. Stay for both classes if you like. Zumba combines dance and fitness moves set to high-energy international beats. It’s easy to do and fun. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring water. Bring a yoga mat. Each class is one hour. Register in person, by phone at 466-8055, ext. 218 or go online at www.greatnecklibrary.org.


Friday, July 25

Age In Place Successfully

At the Parkville Branch of Great Neck Library, 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park on July 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cynthia Roth, managing consultant at the Kornreich Technology Center at the Viscardi Center, will present how residents can change their home to age in place safely. North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town citizens ages 60 and over. Please call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

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 available 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

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”

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.”


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
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