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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Age In Place - August 20

Sweetwater Concert - August 21

Check Your Medications - August 22

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Age In Place

Learn about the changes that can be made in your home to age in place safely at the Parkville Branch of Great Neck Library, 10 Campbell St., in New Hyde Park on from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over.  The program is presented by Cynthia Roth, managing consultant at the Kornreich Technology Center at the Viscardi Center.  Please call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

 

Thursday, Aug. 21

Sweetwater Concert

The Sweetwater Orchestra will perform ’70s music and contemporary pop hits at 7 p.m. in Memorial Park at 610 Albert St. in New Hyde Park.

 

Friday, Aug. 22

Check Your Medications

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a “Brown Bag Check Your Medications” seminar from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Yes We Can Community Center at 141 Garden St. in Westbury. Carmela Avena-Woods, an assistant clinical professor at St. John’s University, will discuss what your meds do and what the side effects are, among other topics. Registration is required. Call 311 or 869-6311 to sign-up.

 

Aqua Fitness, Exercise Program

Enjoy an aqua fitness and exercise program at Martin Reid Pool between Broadway and Urban avenues in Westbury from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Acoustic Blue Concert

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. will host the band Acoustic Blue at 9 p.m. For more info, go to eleanorigbys.com

 

What Matters To You

This men’s community group will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Parkville Library at 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park. Open to men 60 and over, discuss topics of related interest about living in the community.

 

Saturday, Aug. 23

Training And Bootcamp Exercise

Class sessions are already underway at Gerry Pond Park and Michael J. Tully Park on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m. Single classes are available at a cost of $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Classes can also be purchased in bulk at a discounted rate, 10 classes for residents at the cost of $200 and $240 for non-residents.

 

Personal Training classes will be offered at Michael J. Tully Park by appointment only. There will be two options available. The 50-minute session will cost $80, and be offered at a discounted rate of 10 sessions for $750. There will also be a 30-minute session available at a cost of $50 and at a discounted rate of 10 sessions for $450. Participants are asked to call within 24 hours to cancel your appointment to avoid being charged.

 

Frozen

Enjoy the Academy Award-winning Frozen in North Hempstead Beach Park at 8 p.m at 175 West Shore Rd. in Port Washington. 

 

National Adoption Weekend

Adding to the family? Think Adoption First and join us to meet adoptable pets in your area. All pet parents who adopt enjoy special savings from the Petco Think Adoption First Care & Savings program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Petco at 2300 Jericho Tpke. in Garden City Park.

 

Sunday, Aug. 24

Pouya Concert

Pouya, a Persian singer, most famous for his 2000 “Safar” Journey song, will perform in North Hempstead Beach Park at 8 p.m at 175 West Shore Rd. in Port Washington. Pouya has been popular among Iranians, Afghans and other Persian-speaking people, since he began performing.

 

Monday, Aug. 25

NHP-GCP Meeting

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. in the Manor Oaks School at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Sewanhaka School Meeting

The Sewanhaka Central High School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. in Sewanhaka High School at 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park.

 

Library Building Advisory Meeting 

The Great Neck Building Advisory Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the main Library renovation plans at 7 p.m. at the Great in the multipurpose room at 159 Bayview Ave.

 

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 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

James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.

 

Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines. 

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


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