Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00
Donna Summer Tribute Concert - July 25
Car Show - July 28
Reptile Show - July 29
Karen Durrant will perform a free Donna Summer tribute concert at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford on July 25 at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.
Free kids’ show, Lyle Cogen’s “Friends Like You and Me” at 1:30 p.m. on July 25 at Forest City Park in Wantagh. No tickets required. Call 516-292-9000 ext. 382 for information. Visit www.lylecogen.com for more.
The Mustang & Shelby Club of Long Island car show will be held July 28 at Levittown Ford, 3195 Hempstead Tpke. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Car registration will be held until noon, $20 entry fee. Free for spectators. Rain date Aug 4. T-shirts, goodie bags to first 100 entrants. Food, raffles and music available. Levittown Ford will donate 100 percent of the food and drink proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the club will also be making a donation to the WWP. In addition the Ford Merchandise trailer will be on hand.
Erik’s Reptile Edventure kids’ show on July 29 at 10 a.m. at Levittown Veterans Memorial in Levittown. No tickets required. Call 516-292-9000 ext. 382 for information. Visit www.Edventureshow.com for more.
Broken Road plays a free Rascal Flatts Tribute concert at Acorn Lane Park in Levittown on July 30 at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.
Walking Man performs a free James Taylor Tribute concert at Forest City Park in Wantagh on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.
Beatles Tribute Band: The Mystery Tour, sponsored by Friends of the Wantagh Public Library, will perform on the grounds of the Wantagh Preservation Society, 1700 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh on Aug. 3 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Bring a chair. Refreshments will be served. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 4. Call 516-221-1200 for information.
County Salute To Veterans
On Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m., the County will hold its annual Salute To Veterans at Eisenhower Park, at the Lakeside Theatre.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 3434 Hempstead Turnpike will hold its Vacation Bible School Kingdom Rock from August 12 through 16, in two sessions. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Children ages three and up are welcome. Young children must be potty trained. For information contact the church office at 516-731-7387.
A great musical twinbill with The Carman Avenue Band, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and 45RPM performing at 8:30 p.m. at Speno Park in East Meadow. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.
Yellow Brick Road plays a free Elton John tribute concert at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.
Rockin’ the Paradise will perform a free Styx tribute concert at East Village Green in Levittown on Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.
The Levittown Historical Society will present Levittown Idol V, the society’s annual youth talent show for students (K-12) of the Levittown and Island Trees school districts on Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Levittown Hall. Contract the society for rules and information at 516-735-9060.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
U.S. Air Force Veteran Mario Dell’aera, 80, of Levittown said he first volunteered for service in 1952, during the Korean War.
“They called volunteers ‘regulars,’” he said, reflecting back to when he first enlisted.
From 1952-1956, Dell’era called the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. home. The base, he said, operated 24 hours, 7 days a week, training pilots to fly overseas into Korea.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
A clown named Renaldo performed magic tricks for an enthusiastic audience as part of the National Circus Project, which visited Levittown Public Library on Wednesday, July 16.
All 150 tickets available for the performance were sold out in this interactive magic show for children. Throughout the entire circus act, children laughed and raised their hands as high as they could to be chosen as one of Renaldo’s helpers.
Raising her hand to participate was three-year-old Kirsten Cantwell from Seaford. “She was upset that she didn’t get picked,” said her mother Melissa Cantwell.
Kirsten Cantwell goes to any activity offered at the library, and is starting to enjoy watching magic shows. According to her mother, she really enjoyed the performance.
In the circus show, National Circus Project performer, Al Calienes, acted as Renaldo the clown.
“The show has different components of acts in the circus,” explained Calienes. “We teach children circus moves.”
With the National Circus Project, children get to see magic tricks performed live. “We infuse enthusiasm by showing them, and they in turn will be able to repeat the process,” said Calienes.
Renaldo performed plate spinning, where he spun a plate on a stick and passed it along to the stick of one of his helpers from the audience, who then passed the plate down a line of three more helpers. This interactive way of teaching the children magic tricks really allows them to absorb what they are learning.
The National Circus Project travels and performs for elementary schools, as well as middle and high schools. When the National Circus Project is not going to schools, they perform at library shows, summer camps, and other types of events.
The performance entertains the adults as well as the children. “We involve everybody,” said Calienes. “Everybody’s engaged on some level or another. “
At every library performance, Calienes donates the children’s book he wrote and illustrated Renaldo Joins the Circus to the library. He feels that he owes a lot to the library system. “Anything that ever meant anything to me I learned in the library,” said Calienes.
Calienes learned how to draw from the library, which is how he became a commercial artist. One of the main characters he would always draw would be Renaldo the clown. “I wanted to make him real so I joined the circus,” he said.
Calienes has been performing with the National Circus Project for seven years and has been in the circus business going on 26 years.
The National Circus Project brings magic to children at any school, camp or library all over Long Island as well as across the country.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Levittown’s Division Avenue High School varsity baseball team, under the direction of coach Tom Tuttle, won the Class A County Championship, garnering a third-place ranking in New York State. This is the team’s 13th county championship win and the second county championship for the school in the past four years.
In addition, senior Chris Reilly was named Championship MVP for throwing a complete game shutout in game two and going three for four with two RBIs.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Taylor Traenkle, a junior at Division Avenue High School recently received the MVP award for the Nassau County Varsity Hockey League Association.
Traenkle, who plays no. 9 for the Levittown Ice Falcons, led the way averaging 2.8 points a game with a total of 25 goals and 23 assists in just 17 games.