Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00Musical Salute To Molly Picon
Sunday, Dec. 8
Saturday, Dec. 14
Shop For A Cause Holiday Fair
Sunday, Dec. 15
The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., holds a Holiday Victorian Tea event Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. Barbara Sheridan will demonstrate how to host a proper Victorian Tean, complete with scones, lemon poppy seed bread and clotted cream with strawberries. Pre-registration is required by calling Jody Brower at 516-799-0770, ext. 316. Leave your name and phone number and the library will call you back and advise if there is room in the class. There is a $5 registration fee. Participants are asked to bring their own china teacup.
The Massapequa Bar Harbour Public Library hosts this even Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The presentation, “Alzheimer’s Disease: What you Need to Know,” features speaker Mary Ann Malack-Rago, Executive Director/CEO of the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center. Among the questions discussed will be: the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the warning signs, research, and in what ways the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center can assist local families.
The Massapequa Public Library offers a defensive driving course for all ages Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m. There is a $35 fee per person. Registration is required by calling Empire Safety Council at 631-842-8234.
St. Rose of Lima, 4704 Merrick Rd., will hold its annual Christmas Fair located in the school auditorium at 10 a.m. Choose from a wide variety of items such as gift baskets, crafts, jewelry, toys and baked goods. In addition, pay a visit to some of the local vendors selling items from the Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple, Touch Stone Jewelry, Lia Sophia and much more.
The star of Yiddish theatre, Molly Picon, receives a tribute from the Massapequa Library, 40 Harbor Lane, in the Bar Harbour Auditorium, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Diane Cypkin — through English narration — tells the life story of this exciting first lady of the Yiddish stage through the countless songs she sang and often wrote. This concert, a tribute to a legend, is a cornucopia of tangos, waltzes and fox trots that will have you humming for days. For more information, contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770.
The Historical Society of the Massapequas is holding a Holiday Open House at Old Grace Church, 4755 Merrick Rd.) on Dec. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature singing, storytelling, new exhibits, refreshments and maybe even a surprise appearance by Santa Claus.
The Board of Trustees of the Massapequa Public Library will hold its monthly board meeting Dec. 9 at 7:45 p.m. at 40 Harbor Ln.
The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., will hold a contemporary book discussion group Dec. 10 at 12:30 p.m. This month’s selection is Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark. Light refreshments will be served.
The Community United Methodist Church, 100 Park Blvd., holds its Cookie Walk Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Delicious assortment of homemade holiday cookies will be on sale for $10 a pound. Personalized gingerbreads and Christmas ornaments will also be available for sale. All cookies are holiday wrapped for gift giving. For more information, call the church office at 516-541-7008.
Baron Misuraca’s Retro Lounge returns to Sergio’s Italian Restaurant, 5422 Merrick Rd., Dec. 14 for a 7 p.m. dinner and an 8 p.m. show. The special dinner features choice of salad and appetizer; and choice of entree; glass of wine, coffee, tea, espressp, soda and cookies included; all for only $35 each, tax and tip included. The 8 p.m. show features Baron Misuraca showcasing the very best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. For reservations, call 516-541-6554.
Enchanting Events and the Long Island Business Group will host a holiday shopping fair benefiting the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America at the American Legion in Massapequa, 66 Veterans Blvd. There will be more than 30 vendors, as well as performers, raffles and a visit from Santa Claus. Bring the entire family for this fantastic event and find the perfect gift for all your loved ones.
David Engel presents “All Aboard The Polar Express” for children ages three and up at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., in the Bar Harbour Auditorium, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Magical Conductor invites you and your family aboard for fun. Bring your imagination with you as he punches your ticket, answers questions about Santa and the Elves, keeps his passengers happy and asks the age old question “Do You believe...?” Tickets are available in both Massapequa library buildings beginning Dec. 1. For information, contact the Bar Harbor Children’s Room at 516-599-3828 ext. 319.
Learn advanced word processing features including Mail Merge, Autotext, AutoCorrect and more at this seminar at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln. in the Bar Harbour Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This hands-on class will station two-guests to a computer for some real learning while doing. Registration begins Nov. 22 for Massapequa School District residetns and Nov. 29 for non-residents. Call the reference department at 516-799-0770 to register.
The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., will host an art workshop led by Gloria Glick. The workshop will commence Jan. 8 and run for eight Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 18. There is a $55 fee due for registration, with an additional $5 per person for each model sitting in. Call Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316 for more details.
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,”