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Fire and Ice - July 18

Child Car Seat Safety Program - July 19

Face Painting Jam - July 22

 

Friday, July 18
Paul Reiser

Actor, writer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser will be coming to Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown from July 18-19 for a special stand-up event. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is 18 and over. Tickets range from $30-$60 and are available online at govs.com. 

 

Fire and Ice

Get “All Fired Up,” on July 18, when Pat Benatar-tribute band Fire and Ice takes the stage at 8 p.m., on the East Village Green in Levittown. 

 

Girl’s Night Out

On July 18, join the Levittown First Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. for girl’s night out at Riella’s Restaurant on N. Jerusalem Ave. in Levittown. 

 

Singing at the Beach

On July 18, join Darlene Graham at 1:30 p.m. for this family-friendly summer show at Azalea Park. During this interactive performance children will be invited on stage to play beach bucket drums, wear funny glasses and do a funny dance. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, July 19

Child Car Seat Safety Program

When it comes to both children and automobiles, driving home the message of safety is of utmost importance. Supervisor Kate Murray and the Hempstead Town Board are doing just that, announcing the start of the town’s 2014 Child Car Seat Safety Inspection Program, which will be stopping by Levittown, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on July 19, to help residentsnspect the installation of their car seats, free of charge.

 

In order to participate, you must make an appointment in advance by calling the town Department of Public Safety at 516-538-1900 ext. 7709. 

 

Monday, July 21

Magic of Jim McClenahan

On July 21, join magician/comedian Jim McClenahan at Veterans Memorial Park in Levittown at 1:30 p.m., for this family-friendly performance featuring comedy, sing-a-longs and magic. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Tuesday, July 22

Face Painting Jam

On July 22, join Tricky Business at 2590 Hempstead Tpke. in East Meadow, at 6 p.m. for a night of face painting and practicing. Doors will be open to anyone looking to work on specific ideas and designs or to talk to fellow performers and shoot the breeze. 

 

Wednesday, July 23

Levittown Schools Planning Session

The next planning session of the Levittown Public School District Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 23, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown. 

 

Noontime Concert Series: Stan and Edie

On July 23, come to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, from noon-2 p.m., for a free performance by Stan and Edie at field 6/6A. 

 

Saturday, July 26

Lazy Days of Summer Picnic

On July 26, join the Levittown Community Council from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for the annual Lazy Days of Summer Picnic at the East Village Green Park on Jerusalem Ave. in Levittown. This event is free of charge and fun for the whole family. “This is always a great event,” said Community Council Co-President Tom Kohlman. “We offer a lot of families and kids...bounce house, pony rides, a petting zoo, basketball games, food, the whole works. It’s a nice day.”

 

Family Bowling Night

On July 26, join AMF Bowling Center at 1300 Wantagh Ave., from 8-10 p.m. for a fun-filled evening of bowling with family, friends, and members of the Forgotten Friends Animal Rescue. Admission is $20 per person and includes bowling shoes, two hours of bowling, pizza and soda. There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will go to help provide top quality care for all of the animals housed at the Rescue’s new center in Levittown. For more information contact 516-781-1460.  

Wednesday, July 30

Erik’s Reptile Edventures

On July 30, come to Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy. in Hicksville, at 10:30 a.m., for this free “edventure” designed to teach youngsters about the importance of science and nature and learn more about reptiles, amphibians and bugs. 

 

Summer Programs

Sports Camp

The Levittown-Island Trees Youth Council will host a sports camp program for students in grades 4-8 and grades 9-12 from 8-9 a.m. every weekday from now through Aug. 22. For more information contact the Island Trees Director of Physical Education and Athletics at 516-520-2173.

 

Chorus

From now through July 25, the Island Trees Memorial Middle School will be holding a summer program for students in grades 4-12 who wish to learn vocal techniques that will help them sing all different styles of music. 

 

Most of all this program is geared towards the further development of musicianship through a vocal setting. Students will receive one hour of lessons and rehersal a day, all leading up to an exciting concert on July 25. This offering is dependent upon sufficient student enrollment and is limited to the first 40 applicants.

 

Instrumental Music

From now through July 25, the Island Trees Memorial Middle School will be holding a summer program for students in grades 5-12 who wish to continue their studies over the summer. 

 

Fourth graders will also be offered a course to study the instrument of his/her choosing. At the end of the program each child will be evaluated and recommendations made to parents. Sessions will be held from 8 a.m.-noon every weekday.


News

Audrey Zhang, a sixth grader at Island Trees Memorial Middle School, took home first place in the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) on Sept. 17. Zhang was honored at the Cradle of Aviation Museum for her work and was presented with a $500 check and an iPad Mini. Many dignitaries were on hand, including State Education Department Regent Roger Tilles.

Motivate Teens To Read

 

Communities value their libraries, and at the Levittown Library, the library staff, in turn, truly appreciates their patrons. Employees at the Levittown Public Library, with a talent for knitting, demonstrate their commitment to the community’s teens by making “amigurumi”—small knitted or crocheted stuffed toys—for use in the reading program. 


Sports

 

Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship. 

The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.



Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - October 22

League Of Women Voters Talk - October 23

Lecture - October 24


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