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BOE Planning Session

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Bad Seed Auditions

Thursday, Aug. 28

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

Friday, Aug. 29


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.  

New Student Orientation

On Aug. 27, students entering ninth grade this fall, are invited to Island Trees High School at 9 a.m. for orientation.


Thursday, Aug. 28

Bad Seed Auditions

Auditions for the Ivy Lane Theatre company’s upcoming performance of the thriller Bad Seed will be on Aug. 25, 26, and 28 at 7:30 p.m., at the Levittown Public Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane.


Friday, Aug. 29

Close Encounters with Benevolent ETs

On Aug. 29, come to Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy. in Hicksville, at 8 p.m., for a presentation from extra terrestrial contactee and UFO photographer Marc Brinkerhoff. He will be there to discuss these close encounters and his physical and dimensional experiences onboard spaceships. Cost is $15 to attend.

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.


Saturday, Aug. 30

Eisenhower Park Fair

On Aug. 30 and Aug. 31, come to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., for a free outdoor craft and gift show featuring handmade jewelry, home decor, clothing, crystal creations and handblown glass. Free parking available at Field 8, at the intersection Merrick and Steward avenues.


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.


Wednesday, Sept. 3

First Day of School

On Sept. 3, pack your bookbags and get your no. 2 pencils sharpened for the first day of school.

PTA Council

The next meeting of the Island Trees PTA Council will be held on Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Stephen E. Karopczyc administrative building.


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.

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

IT Board of Ed - September 17

All Star Comedy - September 18

Irreversible Paul Lynde - September 19


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com