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Town Budget Hearing - May 6

Shopping Extravaganza - May 7

Bobby Collins - May 10

 

Tuesday, May 6

Town Budget Hearing

On May 6, the Island Trees School District will host a public hearing on the Hempstead Town budget. The hearing will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Stephen E. Karopczyc school at 74 Farmedge Road in Levittown. 

 

Wednesday, May 7

Levittown Board of Education 

The next budget hearing / regular meeting of the Levittown Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m., on May 7, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown. 

 

Shopping Extravaganza

On May 7, Gardiners Avenue Elementary School PTA will be holding a shopping extravaganza at Levittown Hall in Hicksville. From 5:30-9:30 p.m., come and shop from over 50 vendors, where you are guaranteed to find a great gift for Mother’s Day. For more information call 516-351-9462.  

 

Saturday, May 10

Bobby Collins 

On May 10, funny guy Bobby Collins will give two performances at Governor’s Comedy Club, at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown. Collins will perform at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $28-$58. Admission is 18 and over. 

 

Monday, May 12

Meet the Candidates 

On May 12, the Island Trees School District Board of Education will hold its “Meet the Candidates” night to introduce the incumbents/challengers running for the board this May. The forum will be held at the Island Trees High School at 7 p.m. 

 

Dinner To Honor PTSA Volunteers

On May 12, the Island Trees PTSA will hold a special volunteer dinner at 7 p.m., inside the Island Trees Memorial Middle School, at 45 South Wantagh Ave.  

 

Thursday, May 15

MacArthur Senior Variety Show

On May 15 and May 16, MacArthur High School seniors will take the stage, from 7-9 p.m., to perform in the school variety show. 

 

Island Trees High School Chorus/Orchestra Concert

Chorus and Orchestra students from Island Trees High School will be performing at 7 p.m., on May 15, inside the Island Trees High School auditorium, at 59 Straight Lane. 

 

Saturday, May 17

“Doctor Dirty” at Governor’s

On May 17, join comedian John Valby aka “Doctor Dirty” as he performs at Governor’s Comedy Club, located at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown. Doors open at 5 p.m., with showtime starting promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$55. Admission is 18 and over. 

 

Sunday, May 18

Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

In celebration of National Emergency Medical Services week, the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. will be hosting an Open House on May 18, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Events will include free blood pressure screenings, ambulance tours, Vial of Life kits, membership drive, and so much more. Children are also invited to bring a teddy bear to the first Teddy Bear Clinic where they will learn basic first aid.  Additional information will be available on both the volunteer ambulance corps. website at www.wlvacems.com.

 

Monday, May 19

Island Trees Middle-High School Art Expo

On May 19, art students from Island Trees Memorial Middle School and High School will get the chance to showcase their work, at the Memorial Middle School, at 45 Wantagh Ave. in Levittown, from 7-8:30 p.m. For more details on the art expo call 516-520-2157. 

 

Gift Card Bingo

On May 19, Levittown Homemaker’s Day Chapter invites the public to join in for “Gift Card Bingo” at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall Post #9592, at 55 Hickory Lane in Levittown. Admission is $7 and includes light lunch, coffee, tea and cake. Chances on beautiful raffle prices will be available. More info: Jo McDonagh at 516-520-4601. 

 

Tuesday, May 20

School Budget / Board Elections

Whether you reside in either of the Island Trees or Levittown school districts, on May 20, registered voters can cast their ballots on the school budget. Levittown currently proposes a $198.7 million, which comes with a 1.62 increase in the tax levy. Island Trees is proposing a $59.6 million budget, which comes with no tax levy increase this year. 

 

Weekly Events

Knights Of Columbus 

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. This is a 12-step group for those who eat compulsively. Call 516-794-1333.

 

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. 

Thirteen years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of residents flocked to Town Park Point Lookout, to witness a compelling new memorial tribute honoring all those who lost their lives that day.

 

At the center of the ceremony were two 18-foot-tall, sand-crafted tribute towers set against a 35-foot-long “Wall of Heroes” mural, which depicts the Manhattan skyline, and a reflecting pool at the base of the memorial display. 


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.”


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