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Art Show - May 21

PtA Council - May 22

Family Sports Night - May 23

 

Wednesday, May 21

Division Avenue Art Show

On May 21, Division Avenue High School will hold its 14th annual student art show, from 5-8 p.m.

 

Chamber of Commerce

The next general meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be held on May 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Domenico’s Restaurant, located at 3270 Hempstead Tpke. There will also be a presentation of scholarship awards. 

Thursday, May 22

PTA Council

The next meeting of the Levittown Public School District PTA Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 22, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown. 

 

Narcan Training 

With the abuse of opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and heroin growing at alarming rates, too many people are dying from it. On May 22, learn what to do in case of an overdose and how to administer the life-saving overdose reversal agent called Naloxone.
The event starts at 7 p.m. inside the YES Community Counseling Center, at 152 Center Lane in Levittown. 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Festival 

From May 22-May 26, the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Memorial Weekend Festival behind the Tri-County Flea Market on Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown. 

There will be food, rides, games and fun for the whole family. 

 

The festival will be open Thursday and Friday from 5-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 12-11 p.m., and Mondays from 12-9 p.m. Parking and admission are free to the public. 

Friday, May 23

Family Sports Night

On May 23, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at 3100 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown invites parents and children (ages 2-12) to participate in family sports night. From 7-9 p.m. shoot hoops, toss bean bags or compete in a race. For more information visit www.stbernardslevittown.org. 

Saturday, May 24

Memorial Day Soccer Fest

On May 24, the Island Trees Soceer Club will host its 33rd annual Memorial Day festival. Open to boys and girls intramural teams only, the event features a total of five games that will be played throughout the day. No standings will be kept and no guest players are permitted. Every player who competes in the soccer club’s Memorial Day festival will receive a trophy. 

 

Flagging Veterans Graves

On May 24, the American Legion Post 1711 of Levittown will begin its memorial day service at the Long Island National Cemetery at 7 a.m., where they will honor those who served our country. 

Sunday, May 25

Memorial Day Services

On Sunday, American Legion Post 1711 of Levittown will continue its Memorial Day remembrance with a service at 2 p.m. at the Long Island National Cemetery. 

Monday, May 26

MEMORIAL DAY

Government and other public offices will be closed. 

Tuesday, May 27

Levittown Community Council 

The next meeting of the Levittown Community Council will be held on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Levittown Library. 

During the meeting, the community council will award one winner from each of Levittown’s three middle schools—Salk, McArthur, and Island Trees—for their outstanding volunteerism. For more information contact Pat Patane at 516-579-2831.

Wednesday, May 28

MacArthur Art Show

On May 28, MacArthur High School will hold its annual student art show, from 5-7 p.m. at the high school.

Friday, May 30

Quantum Magick

On May 30, stop by Levittown Hall at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, at 8 p.m. when the Eyes of Learning—a non-profit metaphysical learning and teaching group—will have guest speaker Bill Truglio aka Llium S. Hernson, professional psychic and tarot/rune reader to discuss the crossroads where science and mysticism meet. Admission is $15 for non-members and no preregistration is required. 

Saturday, May 31

De-Flagging Graves

The American Legion Post 1711 of Levittown is requesting assistance from the public on May 31, with removing flags at the Long Island National Cemetery at 2040 Wellwood Ave.in Farmingdale. Gates open at 7 a.m. 

13th Men Who Cook Fundraiser

On May 31, the Kiwanis club of Wantagh will be holding its annual men who cook fundraiser dinner at 7 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah, at 2900 Jerusalem Ave. This year’s dinner will be accompanied by Vegas-style gaming, complete with craps, blackjack, roulette and poker. Cost is $30 per person to attend. 


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.”


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