Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00
Temple Sinai’s 100 Family Garage Sale
Sunday, July 21
Concert Under The Stars
Thursday, July 25Sunset Cruise To Nowhere
Friday, August 2
Nassau County Aquatic Center on Merrick Ave. N is hosting CrossFit classes three times per week through Saturday, August 3. Class times are: Mondays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m., and registration allows access to all three classes each week for four weeks, totaling 12 classes! The fee is $55 for residents with a Leisure Pass and $65 for non-residents without a Leisure Pass. For more information, call 516-572-0200, or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.
Beginning 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.
One of the largest festivals on the south shore kicks off at 6 p.m. at 2 Bayview Ave. and features rides, a food court, raffles and plenty of activities for the entire family. For more information, visit www.stroseoflimaparish.org or call 516-798-4992.
The Historical Society of the Massapequas, 4755 Merrick Rd., invites guests to tour three buildings of great historical significance: The Old Grace Church, the Delancy Floyd-Jones Free Library and the Elbert Floyd-Jones Servants Cottage. The Society works to preserve the rich heritage of the Massapequas and offers tours for guests to view an impressive array of historic objects. Tour is 2 until 4 p.m. For more information, call 516-799-2023.
Gently used clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and much, much more will be available at this garage sale at 270 Clocks Blvd., south of Merrick Road, in Massapequa. This rain or shine garage sale will be held inside the comfortably air-conditioned Temple Sinai from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 631-673-4620 or 516-795-5015.
Hicksville’s 11th Annual Summer Street Fair will be held on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue.
Integrated Medical Foundation arranges for urologists and technicians to provide free prostate cancer screenings for men at the East Farmingdale Fire Department, 930 Conklin St., from 4 until 6 p.m. The screening involves a brief physical exam and a simple blood test. Visitors will also receive educational material related to prostate cancer, preventative care and early detection and treatment options. This free screening is for men over the age of 40 who have not been previously diagnosed with prostrate cancer. To register, call 516-822-0630.
At 8.m. in Brady Park at Lake Shore Drive and Front Street, music fans will be treated to a performance by the Better Late Than Never Jug Band, featuring a mix of jug band, blues and old time music. Bring lawn chairs. If it rains, the concert will be held at the Massapequa Bar Harbour Library auditorium.
Enjoy four hours on the Great South Bay aboard the Captain Eddie B III with music, food and open bar from 6 until 10 p.m. All ticket proceeds go directly to Adopt A House's free programs for local residents and to help Long Islanders recover and rebuild after Super Storm Sandy. All onboard donations will go directly to co-hosts: Sandy Support, Massapequa Style, and Lindy Manpower. Guest bartenders to be announced. The cruise leaves from Captree. For more information, visit www.capteddieb.com or call 516-448-8396.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
With kids today obsessed with all the latest electronic gaming gadgets — the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, and the like — you’d think that the comparatively antiquated concept of pushing a piece of plastic along a sheet of cardboard would be eschewed by your average teenager; however, judging by the crowd of kids at the Massapequa Public Library’s Board Game Café, this actually may not be the case.
Young Adult Services librarian Peter Cirona, who created the Board Game Café at the library’s Central Avenue branch (in addition to a whole host of other young adult programs), said that it’s a great way for kids to socialize and play some classic board games in a fun and friendly environment.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal pannel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards. Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
Outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:47
One of Major League Soccer’s top front office executives has many fond memories of growing up in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). Bill Manning, the President of Western Conference champion Real Salt Lake and the club’s field, Rio Tinto Stadium, played for the LIJSL Select Team from 1979 to ‘83 as well as the Massapequa Soccer Club from 1972 to ‘83.
Manning’s Massapequa teams had virtually the same players from Under-10 to Under-19, but kept changing their name depending on who their coach was. He played for the Massapequa Flying Dutchmen (coached by Kurt Knoblauch), the Massapequa Bugs (Dick Roche), the Massapequa Cosmos (Jerry Lyons) and the Massapequa Bulls (coached by his father, also named Bill Manning). The Bulls might have lost in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Open Cup finals to B/W Gottschee in overtime in 1983, but his teams won the LIJSL division championship in 1974, ‘76 and ‘79 plus the Long Island Cup in 1980 and ‘83.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:58
If the games were played on paper, Massapequa would’ve had no shot. The Chiefs faced a tall order last week playing Elmont, which boasted a 12-3 record and four premier scorers. They gave a tremendous effort, but ultimately had their season cut short, 69-62, despite Alex Cosenza leading the scoring with 29 points.
“I can’t ask for anything else from these guys,” said Head Coach Matt Voigt. “I am so proud of them. I applaud their efforts,”