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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

Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.

 

Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.

 

“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”

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. 


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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