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Through – August 3

CrossFit Classes at Aquatic Center

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.


Friday, August 2

Sunset Cruise To Nowhere

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.

Music Under the Stars

Rock out to the music of a simpler time as The Cast of Beatlemania and Beginnings, a Chicago Tribute Band take to the stage and conjure up the past with a bevy of hits. Both bands perform at John J. Burns Park, 4990 Merrick Rd. The free outdoor show kicks off at 8 p.m.


Saturday, August 3

20th Annual Massapequa Park Mile

The Massapequa Road Runners invite all pavement-pounders to run in the annual Massapequa Park Mile August 3 at 9 a.m. This USATF certified and sanctioned run starts on Lake Shore Drive and finishes on Park Boulevard at Clark Boulevard in Massapequa Park Village. There are four different heats in this race; Male Masters start at 9 a.m.; All Females at 9:30 a.m.; Male Open at 10 a.m.; and Kiddie Quarter at 10:30 a.m. Registration is $13 ($10 for Massapequa Road Runner and Long Island Track & Field members) by July 31. Entries received August 1 through the day of the race must pay $20.  Check in on the day of the race at Park Boulevard and Clark Boulevard near the finish line. Numbers and shirts may be picked up on race day starting at 7:30 a.m. until 15 minutes prior to the start of each heat. For registration details and more information, visit www.massapequaroadrunners.org or call race director Gene Leahy at 516-221-3947.


Tuesday, August 6

Monet and His Gardens Art Workshop for Teens

The Massapequa Public Library hosts Monet workshop with Emilia Rabito Baer on August 6 from 1 until 2:30 p.m. in the Central Avenue Children’s Room. Come for a fun workshop and learn the Monet style of painting. Participants will have the chance to use different medias and pastel/chalk to create a fine piece of artwork using an actual garden at home or an imaginary. Bring several pencils and erasers from home. All other materials will be provided. There is a $6 materials fee. For more information, contact Peter Cirona at 516-799-0770 ext. 305 and by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, August 8

Theodore Roosevelt Presentation

One of the most dynamic and interesting men ever to hold the executive office is profiled by Wayne Wagner, Sagamore Hill National Site volunteer, in a Powerpoint presentation entitled “Theodore Roosevelt: The First of the Modern Day Presidents” at the Bar Harbour Auditorium at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Lane, at 2 p.m.The talk centers on the president’s life and family, as well as his major accomplishments. For more information call Jody Brower at 516-799-0770.


Wednesday, August 14

Stop Motion Animation Workshop For Kids

Presented by the Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center & Museum, the Massapequa Public Library hosts an interactive workshop for children ages seven through 12 in the Bar Harbour meeting room from 7 until 8 p.m. This interactive hands-on workshop teaches the principles of stop motion animation.  Students will create animation like the works of Tim Burton, Steve Box and Nick Park. The animation is recorded one frame at a time like the stop motion used in Coraline, Wallace and Gromet and The Nightmare Before Christmas. For more information, contact the children’s department at 516-799-0770 ext. 319


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