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Into The Woods - April 3

Art Reception - April 4

Junior Prom - April 5

 

Thursday, April 3

Division Avenue Presents Into The Woods

From April 3 to April 5, the Division Avenue High School Music Department will present the Stephen Sondheim production Into the Woods. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. on April 3, and at 8 p.m. on April 4-5. Tickets are $10 and $8 for senior citizens. For more information or to make reservations, call 516-520-8350. 

 

Blood Drive

Come give blood at the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown, located at 474 Wantagh Ave., on April 3, from 2-8 p.m. For more information, contact 516-731-3808. 

 

Friday, April 4

Artist Reception

All month long, local artist Louise Cassano will be displaying several of her works at the Levittown Public Library. On April 4, join Cassano for an artist’s reception, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Levittown Public Library located at One Bluegrass Lane. 

 

American Legion Post 1711

The American Legion Post 1711 in Levittown will be meeting on April 4 and April 18, at 3123 N Jerusalem Road, at 8 p.m.. New Members welcomed.

 

Saturday, April 5

Island Trees Junior Prom

On April 5, students will don their formal attire for the annual Island Trees Junior Prom. The prom will be held at the high school, located at 59 Straight Lane in Levittown, from 7-11 p.m. For more information call 516-520-2136.

 

Sunday, April 6

27th Annual Spring Festival

The Eyes of Learning, Inc. is holding its 27th annual Spring Festival on April 6, from 11-5 p.m., at Levittown Hall, located at 203 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. There will be lectures, vendors, psychic readings, tarot, astrology, numerology and more. Admission costs $5 and children under 12 are free. 

 

Monday, April 7

Island Trees PTA Council 

The next meeting of the Island Trees School District PTA Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 7, at the Stephen E. Karopczyc administrative offices, located at 74 farmedge road in Levittown. 

Tuesday, April 8

Island Trees Public Library Budget Hearing

On April 8, members of the Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees will vote on a proposed spending plan for the 2014-2015 school year. 

 

Wednesday, April 9

Levittown Board of Education 

The next meeting of the Levittown Public School District will be held on April 9, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, located at 150 Abbey Lane, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Special Town Meeting 

On April 9, the Island Trees School District will hold a special Town of Hempstead meeting, at 7 p.m., inside the Stephen E. Karopczyc administrative offices, located at 74 farmedge road in Levittown.  

 

Blood Drive

Come donate, on April 9, when the Michael F. Stokes Elementary School, located at 101 Owl Place in Levittown, will hold a day-long blood drive. 

 

Thursday, April 10

38th Annual Brotherhood Sisterhood Luncheon

On April 10, join the Levittown Kiwanis Club for the 38th annual Brotherhood and Sisterhood Luncheon at Domenico’s Restaurant in Levittown. The luncheon will run from noon to 2 p.m., and will feature guest speaker Rev. Harold W. Lay with the Parkway Community Church. 

 

MacArthur Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On April 10, MacArthur High School will hold an induction ceremony, beginning at 7:30 p.m., for students making the National Honor Society this year. 

 

Friday, April 11

Urban to Suburban XI

On April 11, Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, will be bringing out some of Manhattan’s up-and-coming urban comics for a special one-night only performance. Tickets are $20 and admission is 21 and up. Doors open at 10 p.m., with showtime starting promptly at 11 p.m. 

 

Saturday, April 12

Charlie Murphy at Governor’s

Come to Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, on April 12, for a special performance by comedian Charlie Murphy. Tickets are $30-$60 and admission is 18 and over. Doors open at 5 p.m., with showtimes scheduled at both 7 and 10 p.m.

Weekly Events

Knights Of Columbus Holy Innocents Council #3581 

Meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the council headquarters, 3581 Jeffries Rd., Levittown, at 8 p.m. The newly renovated meeting hall is also available for party rentals. Call 516-735-1724 for rentals.

 

Faith On Tap

The object of “Faith on Tap” is to address concerns of people in their 20s and 30s on issues of faith and morals, which have an impact on the lives of individuals, families, local communities and society at large. 7 to 9 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at the Wantagh Inn, across the street from the Wantagh railroad station. Admission is free. Call 516-378-0665. Not held in December, May, June, July or August.

 

 

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 474 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. We are a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 516-794-1333.

 

News

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Calendar

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All Star Comedy - September 18

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