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Maundy Thursday - April 17

Andrew Dice Clay - April 17

American Legion - April 18

 

Wednesday, April 16

Chamber of Commerce

The next general meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the YES Community Center, located at 152 Center Lane, Levittown. 516-799-3203. We will be catering lunch so there will be a $10 fee to offset the cost of the food. Please let us know whether or not you can attend the meeting by calling Eileen O’Rourke at 516-520-8000.

 

Thursday, April 17

Bulldogs Softball

On April 17, the Island Trees High School Girl’s Varsity and JV Softball teams will take the field at 11 a.m., to face-off against Carey High School. 

 

Maundy Thursday

On April 17, join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Levittown, located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke., for soup, supper and worship services at 6:30 p.m. in Miles Hall. 

 

Andrew “Dice” Clay At Governor’s 

One of America’s most controversial and outrageous comics of all time, Andrew “Dice” Clay is coming to the stage at Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, for a total of six performances from April 17-19. Admission is 18 and over. Tickets cost between $55-$85. For more information visit tickets.govs.com or call 516-731-3358.

 

Friday, April 18

American Legion Post #1711

The next monthly meeting of the American Legion Post #1711 will be held at 8 p.m., on April 18 at 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd. 

 

Saturday, April 19

Rock-N-Roll Easter

On April 19, join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Levittown, located at 3434 Hempstead Tpke., for some rocking Easter festivities. From 1-3 p.m., there will be crafts, games and an Easter Egg Hunt. Cost is $5 per child to participate. 

 

Sunday, April 20

HAPPY EASTER

 

Tuesday, April 22

EARTH DAY

Wednesday, April 23

Night of Honor

On April 23, Division Avenue High School will hold a special ceremony, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., for all honor society students. 

 

Friday, April 25

Bellmore Auxiliary Bingo / Chinese Auction

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Bellmore Fire Department is holding a Bingo and Chinese Auction Night on Friday, April 25, at the Bellmore Fire Department Headquarters, 230 Pettit Avenue in Bellmore.   

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first Bingo game starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $8 and children 10 years and under is $4. Admission includes a bingo card pack, door prize raffle ticket, coffee/tea and dessert. For more information or to reserve a table, call Valerie at 516-860-9389.

 

Saturday, April 26

Earth Day Cleanup

On April 26, the Levittown Community Council, working in conjunction with the Town of Hempstead, will hold its eigth annual Earth Day Cleanup from 1-4 p.m. Rain date scheduled for April 27. Participants are asked to meet in front of OfficeMax at Hempstead Tpke. and Gardiners Ave. in Levittown. Please bring rakes, shovels and gloves, as it may get dirty. There is no fee to participate and the town will provide trash bags. For more information contact Co-President and Event Chairperson Tom Kohlman at 516-221-6590 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Island Trees Bowling For Scholars

On April 26, Island Trees’ Dollars for Scholars committee will be hosting it’s first annual bowling fundraiser from Noon-3 p.m. at Farmingdale Lanes, located at 999 Conklin St. in Farmingdale. This special family event will help raise money for Island Trees High School seniors deserving of a scholarship. The event costs $20 per person to play, you can enjoy three hours of bowling complete with shoe rental, pizza and soda. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. For more information or to reserve a lane, contact Ronni at 516-579-3259.

 

Monday, April 28

School Budget Discussion

On April 28, the Levittown Community Council will have special guest speaker, Levittown School District Superintendent Dr. James Grossane to discuss the district’s proposed spending plan and its impact on taxes and school programs. For more information contact Co-President and Program Chairperson Pat Patane at 516-579-2831 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Tuesday, April 29

Duplicate Bridge Tournament

On April 29, Temple B’nai Torah, located 2900 Jerusalem Ave. and Oakfield Ave. will host its annual Duplicate Bridge Tournament fundraiser from noon-4 p.m. A donation of $13 per person is required to play. Limit 100 players. Payment is due no later than April 21. This an ACBL sanctioned event. Please call 516-541-6222 for more information.

 

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.

 

Bel Canto Chorale

Singing in Nassau County for over 40 years, Bel Canto Chorale welcomes new members. Each year, the chorale performs two major concerts and a benefit concert. All soloists are selected from within the membership. All voices are invited to rehearsals on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Call 516-541-0726 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Homemakers Club Meeting

Homemakers Club Levittown Day Chapter meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Hall Post #9592, Hickory Lane, Levittown. Call 516-579-4420.


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

IT Board of Ed - September 17

All Star Comedy - September 18

Irreversible Paul Lynde - September 19


Columns

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