Thursday, 30 January 2014 09:38
Baron Misuraca’s Retro Lounge
Saturday, Feb. 8
McKenna Blood DriveThursday, Feb. 13
Classic Oldies Show
Friday, Feb. 18
Learn why maintaining a controlled blood sugar level is imperative for optimal health through a 10-day blood sugar program with Dr. Kevin Kulik at a free seminar at 1121 N. Broadway in North Massapequa at 6:30 p.m. Even if you have not been diagnosed with having diabetes, blood sugar levels that are consistently unbalanced can have detrimental effects on your body. The 10-day blood sugar program is designed to start your journey to regaining optimal health and vitality. Seating is limited for this free seminar. Call 516-454-0400 to reserve a spot.
The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., presents a class for anyone interested in the benefits of yoga practice. Rather than floor work, we will be seated in chairs for certain yoga postures and us the chairs as support for standing postures, making this class well-suited for seniors, pregnant women and those who cannot get down on the floor. Class is 9 t0 10:15 a.m. Bring a yoga mat. Call Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316 for more information.
The next 2014 SAT is coming Saturday, March 8, make sure your 10th- and 11th-graders are ready with Chyten Premiere Tutoring and Test Preperation coming to 623 Jericho Tpke. in Syosset, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. Chyten students have a long history of achieving outstanding results on benchmark tests such as ACT, SAT, AP SAT Subject Tests and Regents Tests. Chyten’s expertise in developing revolutionary test preparation strategies is the key. Only by understanding a test’s underlying characteristics can a student meet or exceed his potential. Chyten employs a holistic approach to test preparation that includes exploring test design, implementation strategic solutions and practicing on hundreds of authentic test questions. Start and end the class with an “Actual Conditions Practice Test” to gauge your progress. Call 516-677-955 for more information.
Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave. in Wantagh, presents, in one of their only New York appearances, Dan Nichols and Eighteen in concert Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. The musicians will bring their wide range of sounds and styles of their energetic Jewish rock music. Dan Nichols and Eighteen can be seen in the film “Road to Eden.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 children under 12. To purchase tickets call 516-546-9177
The Massapequa Philharmonic presents a special youth concert Feb 2. at 2 p.m. with guest conductor Richard Wright and violin soloist Angela Lee. Program to be announced. For more information, call 516-795-4071.
Gathering Time performs acoustic Beatles in Harmony concert at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., from 1 to 4 p.m. This program is presented in cooperation with the TOBAY Department of Community and Youth Services, Cultural and Performing Arts Division, Distinguished Artists Concert Series 2012/2013. Contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316 for more information.
Learn all about these Apple gadgets at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., from 2 to 4 p.m. In this class, attendees will get an introduction to the hardware, learn how to access the Internet and email, understand the settings, use the apps and learn how to get new ones, discover many tips and tricks and much more. Bring an iPad device (not required), but update it to iOS 7 before class. Call the library’s Reference Department at 516-799-0770 to register.
Lounge singer and performer Baron Misuraca showcases the very best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and friends at Sergio’s Italian Restaurant, 5422 Merrick Rd. in Massapequa. The event features dinner at 7:30 p.m. and showtime starts at 8 p.m. Attendees pay $35 for a full dinner and the show. Call 516-541-6554 for reservations.
McKenna Elementary School. 210 Spruce St. in Massapequa Park, is hosting a blood drive from the New York Blood Center on Thursday Feb. 13 from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the senior center. Come give the gift of life by donating blood.
The American Jiu-Jitsu Centers of Massapequa presents a free seminar on rape prevention at 511 Central Ave. in Massapequa Feb. 15 at noon. Taught by eighth-degree blackbelt O’Sensei Joe Puleio, attendees will learn how and when to defend themselves. To reserve a spot, call 516-795-2680.
The Mosaic Foundation for Autism presents a Super Star Tribute Concert, featuring the music of Billy Joel (starring Captain Jack) Chicago (starring Beginnings) and Journey (starring Almost Journey). This is a family friendly event, benefiting programs for autism. Tickets are $35/each. If you cannot attend, please consider purchasing a ticket so that a person with a developmental disability can attend. For more information and for tickets call 516-765-3697, or go to www.mosaictribute.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets online.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Youth Organization, located at 855 Carmans Rd. in Massapequa Park, will be holding a Classic Oldies Show, featuring Tommy Mara & The Crests, Lenny Cocco and The Chimes and Time Was. The performance will be held on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include dancing, music, food and beverages. Call 516-659-6519 for tickets and information.
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,”