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BOE Meeting - August 13

Job Fair - August 13

Liverpool Shuffle - August 14 

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Levittown Board of Education

The next meeting of the Levittown Public School District Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, 150 Abbey Lane. 

 

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours

 

New York State Assemblyman
Tom McKevitt will be hosting his annual mobile office hours, from 1-3 p.m., at the Levittown Public Library at 1 Bluegrass Lane. Meet with your local assemblyman and share your views or simply stop in to say hello.

 

 

Job Fair

New York State Senator Kemp Hannon will be hosting the 2014 jobs fair, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Adelphi University in Garden City. “During this economic climate, it’s not always easy to find an employer who is hiring,” Hannon said. “That’s why I’m taking on the challenge for you and connecting job seekers with potential employers and other valuable career resources during my 2014 Jobs Fair.” The event is free and open to attend. 

 

For information, log on to kemphannon.com or call Sen. Hannon’s Community Office at 516-739-1700.

 

Thursday, Aug. 14

Liverpool Shuffle

On Aug. 14, come to Speno Park in East Meadow at 8 p.m. for this free concert featuring Liverpool Shuffle, a Beatles tribute band. For more information on upcoming summer concerts visit toh.li for more. 

 

Vacation Bible School

From Aug. 11 through Aug. 15, kids ages 3-12 can join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Levittown for one of two session, from 9 a.m.-noon or from 1-4 p.m., of its vacation bible school; this year’s theme is Weird Animals. Cost is $25 per child to participate. 

 

Outdoor Movie: The Wizard of Oz

On Aug. 14, come to the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, at 7:30 p.m., for an outdoor presentation of The Wizard of Oz (1939). Rated PG, 106 minutes. Join Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through the mystical land of Oz.

Friday, Aug. 15

Quantum Magick

On Aug. 15, come to Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy in Hicksville, at 8 p.m., when tarot artist, professional psychic and tarot/rune reader Bill Truglio will explore quantum physics and how it’s beginning to scientifically explain spirituality, mysticism and magic. 

 

Saturday, Aug. 16

Comedy Night

Come to Johnny Malone’s, 1227 Wantagh Ave., from 8-9:30 p.m. on Aug. 16, for a special night of comedy featuring Stevie GB, John Consoli and other local talent. Admission costs $15 per person. 

 

Adoptable Cats Meet & Greet

On Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, stop by PetCo from noon-2 p.m., to meet some cats in need of of loving homes. Anyone who adopts a pet is eligible for PetCo’s Think Adoption First Care and Savings Program, which provides instant savings on food and supplies, as well as monthly care tips.

 

Sunday, Aug. 17

Sunday Night Funnies

On Aug. 17, come to Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, for a performance from some of the best weekend comedy acts all rolled into one big show.

Admission 18 & over. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost between $14-$44 per person. 

 

Good Shepherd Block Party

On Aug. 17, join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 3434 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown for its annual block party.

Costs $5 per person. All are welcome to attend. 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Author Talk

On Aug. 19, come to the Levittown library, 1 Bluegrass Lane, at 7 p.m., when author Julia Fierro will be stopping by to talk about her book Cutting Teeth.

The discussion will be followed with a question-and-answer session. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 

 

Loose Leash Seminar

On Aug. 19, join PetCo at 2965 Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown, from 6-6:30 p.m., for this seminar all about teaching your four-legged friend how to walk next to you on a loose leash. Bring your dog and learn the “follow me game.”  

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Chamber of Commerce 

The next general meeting of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce will be held on Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m., at Domenico’s Restaurant, 3270A Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown.  

Eagle Scout Presentation

On Aug. 20, the Boy Scouts of America will present Savvas Papadopoulos of Levittown with his Eagle Scout badge. The ceremony will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Levittown Historical Museum parking lot by Ranch Lane. For more information on the Eagle Scout ceremony call 516-574-3781. 

Thursday, Aug. 21

Minute by Minute

On Aug. 21, come to the East Village Green at 8 p.m. for a free concert from Doobie Brothers tribute band Minute by Minute. For more information on upcoming summer concerts visit toh.li for more.

 

Summer Programs

Horseback Riding

Join the Levittown Police Activity League’s exciting instructional program which teaches the fundamentals of riding, tacking and horsemanship. The course consists of five 90 minute sessions available weekday afternoons and evening at the New York Equestrian Center at Hempstead Lake State Park. Cost is $220 to register. 

 

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.

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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