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Island trees Library Board - February 28

Blood Drive Bone Marrow Registry - March 1

23rd Annual Parade - March 2

 

Thursday, February 27

MacArthur Winter Concert

The Levittown Public Schools invite parents to MacArthur High School on Thursday, Feb. 27, for its Winter Concert. Students will perform at 7:30 p.m. sharp inside the high school auditorium. 

 

Senior Fashion Show

Island Trees High School seniors will host a fashion show on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. inside the high school at 59 Straight Lane in Levittown. For more information call 516-520-2136. 

 

Friday, February 28

Island Trees Library Board

The next meeting of the Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Feb. 28, at 8 p.m.

 

Island Trees Talent Show (Grades 7 and 8)

On Feb. 28, at 2:45 p.m., Island Trees Memorial Middle School will hold its 7th and 8th grade talent show. 

 

Saturday, March 1

Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry 

Jessy Davidson, a junior at MacArthur High School, will be holding a scholarship blood drive and bone marrow registry drive on March 1 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, located at 1881 Wantagh Ave. in Wantagh. Davidson is hoping to earn a small college scholarship through the New York Blood Center Bloodstock Scholarship Program. Blood supplies are at a severe shortage due to the winter storms and cancellations of many blood drives. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Sunday, March 2

Long Island String Festival Association Elementary Concert

On March 2, local elementary school students participating in this year’s Long Island String Festival Association’s elementary concert, will take the stage at Uniondale Senior High School, located at 933 Goodrich Street in Uniondale, for a performance at 1 p.m.

 

23rd Annual Bethpage St. Patrick’s Parade

Festivities begin at 1 p.m. with a Mass at St. Martin of Tours Church. The parade steps off at 2 p.m. and begins along Central Ave. in Bethpage, down Stewart Ave. and returning on Broadway to the Showmobile where the Grand Marshal and elected officials will view the parade. 

Grand Marshal Tess Steubing, family, friends and visiting dignitaries will join the color guard, pipe bands and marching units to lead the parade through downtown Bethpage.

 

Monday, March 3

Division Avenue PTSA Meeting

The next meeting of the Division Avenue High School PTSA will be held on March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Division Avenue High School.

 

Salk/MacArthur PTSA Meeting

The next meeting of the Salk Middle School/MacArthur High School PTSA will be held on March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Salk Middle School. 

 

Chamber of Commerce Board

The next meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be held on March 3, from 8-10 a.m., at the Astoria Federal Savings Bank, located at 3105 Hempstead Tpke. 

 

Wednesday, March 5

Schools Budget Workshop

The Levittown Public School Board of Education will hold its third budget workshop on March 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. The Island Trees School District Board of Education will also be holding a budget workshop on March 5, from 7-10 p.m. at the Karopczyc school, located at 74 Farmedge Road in Levittown.

 

Friday, March 7

Division Avenue Fundraising Party 

On March 7, at 7 p.m., Division Avenue High School, at 120 Division Ave. in Levittown, will host the 14th annual Division Avenue HS PTSA Sweeps and Chinese Auction—a family friendly night filled with great prizes. Admission to the gym for the Sweeps portion of the evening is only $5.00 a person and includes one game card, good for nine sweeps games, door prize raffle, desserts and coffee/tea during intermission. The Chinese auction portion of the event will be held in the cafeteria and is open to all. The Chinese auction starts at 3 p.m. and closing at 7 p.m., when Sweeps begins.  Auction baskets include Walt Disney World Tickets, Oheka Castle overnight, Coach bags and more. This event supports the Levittown PTA’s Senior Award. Last year the organization gave out 28 monetary awards to qualifying seniors graduating from Division Avenue.

 

Jim Florentine at Governor’s 

On March 7, comedian Jim Florentine will be dropping by Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave., in Levittown, for a one-night special event. Admission is 18 and older, and tickets are $22 - $52. Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Florentine is best known as the voices of “Special Ed” and “Bobby Fletcher” from Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” and as the guy who spends his days turning the tables on Telemarketers. He recently just filmed a movie “A Little Help” with Jenna Fischer and Chris O’Donnell and recently released a new CD called “Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 5 Wanted Dead or Alive.” 

 

Sunday, March 9

Rockin’ For Autism

The Developmental Disabilities Institute will once again be heating things up with Long Island’s best rock-n-roll bands to benefit children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities at Mulcahy’s Pub and Music Hall on March 9, at 3 p.m. For a $30.00 donation guests will enjoy the sounds of legendary local bands, gift baskets auction, raffles, food, cash bar and the company of hundreds of fellow Long Islanders. An all-star lineup of legendary Long Island bands will be set to hit the stage including 1 Step Ahead, The Cold Spring Harbor Band paying tribute to Billy Joel, 3, and Generation.  For advance tickets, call 631-366-2978 or visit www.rockinforautism.org

 

Wedensday, March 12

Levittown Board of Education

The next meeting of the Levittown Public Schools Board of Education will be held on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

Friday, March 14

Les Miserables At Island Trees

On March 14 and 15, students at Island Trees High School will put on two performances of the Broadway classic Les Miserables. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. in the high school at 59 Straight Lane in Levittown.

 

Saturday, March 15

Celebrate Purim

The community is invited to come in costume to participate in the celebration of Purim at Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue, Wantagh, on Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m.

News

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.

Something about the warmth and sunshine of summer makes it the perfect season for lounging around. 

 

On July 26, the Levittown Community Council hosted its 17th annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic at the East Village Green Park for families to take advantage of this season of relaxation and laidback fun free of charge.  

 

The DJ played Latin songs as children shook neon colored macarenas and followed the dance moves of a Zumba instructor. Other children enjoyed pony rides, shooting hoops, playing Can Jam and

Tug-of-War, petting farm animals, jumping in a bouncy castle, and fishing for plastic fish in a kiddie pool. 


Sports

Those looking to take swimming lessons and exercise classes at a nearby aquatic center can register for the fall 2014 session at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow.  

 

On Friday, Aug. 1 is the last chance for open registration. It begins at 8 a.m. for any remaining spots.  The availability of remaining classes will be made public the day before at 5 p.m.

 

On Monday, September 8 the first day of classes for the fall session begin.

 

Swim lessons will be offered for all levels: 

Eric Haslbauer of Levittown scored fourth overall in the 11th annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run held on the streets of Plainview on July 20. 

Haslbauer, 21, who has done  most of his running lately for Molloy College, crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 53 seconds, earning him the second place award in the highly competitive 20-24 age group.

 

A near record field of 531 runners and walkers completed the run, only ten less than the record set last year. The Heart & Sole has clearly become an important summer road race in Nassau County.  The

Run benefits programs at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals.  Race management was handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club. 


Calendar

Erik's Reptile Edventures - July 30

Rich Vos At Governor's - August 1

Worship Without Walls - August 2 


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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