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Island Trees Board of Education - August 20

Theatre: The Normal Heart - August 22

KC and the Sunshine Band - August 23

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Island Trees Board of Education

The next public meeting of the Island Trees Board of Education will be held at 7 p.m., on Aug. 20, at the Stephen E. Karopczyc School, 74 Farmedge Rd. in Levittown. 

 

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

FREE CONCERT CANCELED

The free concert from Doobie Brothers tribute band Minute by Minute, on Aug. 21, has been canceled. For more information on upcoming summer concerts visit toh.li for more.

 

Friday, Aug. 22

Theatre: The Normal Heart

Starting Aug. 22, join EastLine Productions, 2123 Wantagh Ave., at 8 p.m. for a performance of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. 

 

The play focuses on the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City and the criminal silence of America’s political and media powers in addressing the issue. 

 

Admission is $15 per person. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Disco Unlimited/Somethin’ Fresh

On Aug. 22, come to the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow for a free concert at 7 p.m., featuring live performances by Disco Unlimited and Somethin’ Fresh. 

 

Saturday, Aug. 23

KC and the Sunshine Band

On Aug. 23, shake it on down to the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow for a free concert at 7 p.m., featuring the one and only KC and the Sunshine Band. 

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Live Music at the Library

On Aug. 26, come to the Levittown Public Library, at 2 p.m., when musician Jerry Cardone will croon to the music of Frank Sinatra. 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 27

BOE Planning Session

The next meeting of the Levittown Public School District Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27, at the Levittown Memorial Education Center.  

 

Friday, Aug. 29

Comedian Andy Pitz

Come to Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, when comedian Andy Pitz takes the stage for three shows in Levittown. Admission ages 18 and over, door time is 9 p.m. Tickets cost between $15-$47 per person. Visit Govs.com for more information. 

 

Sunday, Aug. 31

Sunday Night Funnies

On Aug. 31, 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.

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.”


Calendar

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All Star Comedy - September 18

Irreversible Paul Lynde - September 19


Columns

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