Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
Selichot Celebration - August 31
Summer Festival - August 31
Veterans Barbecue - September 20
Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh and Temple Beth Am of Merrick invite the community to screen the 1989 Woody Allen classic Crimes and Misdemeanors starring Woody Allen, Martin Landau, and Claire Bloom at Temple B’nai Torah at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue, in Wantagh, to celebrate Selichot, or Days of Forgiveness on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The evening begins with Havdalah followed by the film and a discussion on how it relates to the holiday and desert.
Labor Day Weekend Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Seaford Railroad Station, Sunrise Highway. No fee. Call 631-724-5966 for information.
Popular music of the Civil War period will be poerformed at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1, while visitors learn traditional 1800s contra dancing and listen to the sounds of a military brass band. Call 516-572-8400 for information.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 20 Field Avenue in Hicksville will hold their annual Greek Festival on Friday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 7 from noon to 11 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 8 from noon to 11 p.m. Free parking at National Grid on New South Road in designated areas with shuttle service. Free admission to festival. Raffles, food, dancing, music, and boutique available. Call 516-433-4522 for information.
Nassau County will host the third annual veterans’ barbecue, rain or shine on Sept. 20 at Eisenhower Park, parking field 6. Lunch will be served and entertainment will include a live band. County agencies will be present to offer assistance and information to veterans. Call 516-572-0200 for information.
New York State’s longest running county fair on Sept. 20, Sept. 21, Sept. 22, Friday, Sept. 27, 28 and 29 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Prize winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals. Brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon and pony rides and more. Call 516-571-8406.
Hispanic American heritage celebration at Eisenhower Park on Sept. 22. Call 516-571-3261 for information.
Whooo’s That Owl Exhibit at Tackapausha Museum on Sept. 28, beginning at 1 p.m. Meet live owls up close and have all of your questions answered. Call 516-571-7443 for information.
Nassau County’s 4th Annual Cruise to the Show car parade, car show and auction on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 at Eisenhower Park. Parade and car show begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Briarcliffe College, cruising to Eisenhower Park for car display and judging with live music, food and entertainment for the whole family. Visit: www.cruisetotheshow.com or call 516-315-6397 for information.
Eddie Money in concert on Sept. 28 at Eisenhower Park at 4:30 p.m. Show is free and open to the public. Call 516-572-0200 for information.
The Special Olympics of New York will hold its annual Fall Classic on Sept. 28 at Cantiague Park. Participant registration due before Sept. 13. Volunteers needed. Sports include: softball, soccer, cross country, golf and bocce. Visit www.nyso.org for information.
County’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Eisenhower Park. Enjoy live music, German food, beer and more on Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. Call 516-572-0200 for information.
A fun half marathon and 5k run on Oct. 6 at Eisenhower Park, beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 16
Annual Haunted Halloween party on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Tackapausha Museum. Enjoy animal presentations, crafts, games. Costumes are encouraged. Call 516-571-7443 for information.
The Special Olympics of New York will hold the Long Island Softball Tournament on Oct. 19 at the East Meadow Softball Complex. Participant registration due before Oct. 11. Volunteers needed. Visit www.nyso.org for information.Saturday, October 19
First annual music festival at Eisenhower Park on Oct. 19. Free and open to public. This year featuring Gloria Gaynor and many top local talent. Call 516-572-0200 for information.
Step back into the later 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19. Call 516-572-8400 for information.
Haunted Halloween at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19-20, 26-27. Includes a monster scavenger hunt, tales from the grave digger, pumpkin carving demonstrations, tarot card readings, broom making for witches, and more. Call 516-572-8400 for information.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
In a symbolic stand against pressure from the New York State Education Department, members of the Levittown Board of Education recently rejected the changes to the special education curriculum.
Based on the most recent set of rule changes to the statewide Common Core, the Levittown school district, as of July 1, 2013, can no longer dole out IEP diplomas to special education students.
According to Special Education Director Lisa Carelli-Lang, the state education department has determined the individualized education program [IEP] diploma is “arbitrary” and not “aligned with the Common Core curriculum.”
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00
Voters in Levittown braved the ice and snow in order to cast their ballots in last week’s fire district elections. On Dec. 10, voters re-elected Levittown Fire Commissioner John E. Rottkamp and Treasurer James Behrens to another term.
Running unopposed, Rottkamp was re-elected to his third consecutive five-year term as Levittown Fire Commissioner—receiving a total 179 votes.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
Senior point guard Tom McAndrew scored a career-high 17 points to help launch the MacArthur boys basketball team into the conference playoffs with a 64-44 non-league win at Herricks High School on Dec. 12.
McAndrew’s previous scoring high had been 15 points, against Valley Stream South and Hicksville last season.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
The Island Trees Bulldogs Wrestling team started the 2013-2014 season with an impressive showing at the annual Uniondale Knights’ Classic Wrestling Tournament earlier this month. The team scored a total of 350 points, demolishing the competition. Large school
Uniondale finished in second place, 90 points behind Island Trees. The tournament had a total of nine teams: Island Trees, Uniondale, Seaford, Valley Stream Central, Valley Stream South, Westbury, Hempstead, and upstate section I schools from Yonkers and