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MineolaAmerican.com Calendar

Comedy Night - May 30

Tag Sale - May 31

8K Run - June 1

 

Wednesday, May 28

Science Symposium

Mineola High School will host its high school science symposium at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 10 Armstrong Rd., in Garden City Park.

 

Seventh Grade Concert

The Mineola School District will hold its middle school seventh grade concert in Mineola Middle School at 200 Emory Rd. in Mineola.

 

Band/Chorus Night

The Wheatley School will hold seventh and eighth grade band/chorus night at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Thursday, May 29

Seventh Grade Dance

The East Williston School District will hold its seventh grade dance at 7 p.m. in the Willets Road School  at 455 I.U. Willets Rd. in Roslyn Heights.

 

Academic Awards Night

The Wheatley School will hold academic awards night from 7 p.m. to midnight at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Friday, May 30

Music Night

Eleanor Rigby’s at 133 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola will host the band Acoustic Blue at 9 p.m.

 

North Side Concert

The North Side School will hold an all day concert at 110 East Williston Ave. in East Williston.

 

Comedy Night

Piccola Bussola at 159 Jericho Tpke. will hold a comedy night, featuring Paul Venier, Harry Zapiti and John Consoli at 7 p.m. It’s $49.95 per person, which includes four course sit-down dinner, soft drinks, coffee/tea with a cash bar. For more information, call 516-294-4620.

 

Saturday, May 31

Tag Sale

The Village of East Williston will hold a town-wide tag sale, starting at 9 a.m.

 

Trash And Treasures Sale

The Community Church of East Williston will hold a trash and treasures sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 45 East Williston Ave.

 

Art Preview

A preview opening of the art of Steven Velez, a former pupil of Lisa Fazio at The Garden Arts Studio in Mineola, will be on view at the Garden City Public Library at 3 p.m. The art will be on display from June 2–30 at 60 Seventh St., in Garden City. This gallery exhibit honors the memory of Velez, who was an accomplished artist. He lost his battle with depression in November.

 

Sunday, June 1

New Hyde Park-Mineola 8K Race

The New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club will hold an 8 K race, starting at 8 a.m. at the Denton Avenue School at 1050 Denton Ave. in New Hyde Park. Runners and walkers can preregister on line at www.nyruns.com/nhp.  Registration is also available the day of the race at the school, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Runners/walkers who would like to join the New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club or if anyone has any questions, please call or email Harold Alexrod at 917-750-5992, and at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Hurricanes Garage Sale

The Mineola Hurricanes 10U Baseball team will host a multi-family garage sale, with a rain date of June 8, at 423 Jackson Ave. in Mineola to help pay for a trip to a baseball tournament at the Cal Ripken facility in Maryland.  There will be many families contributing to this sale. Household items, toys, clothes, sporting equipment, baby items and books will be available. Ice tea, lemonade, soda, hot dogs and baked goods can be purchased. For more information, call Margaret at 516-322-2027.

 

Monday,  June 2

Booster Club Dinner

The Mineola High School Booster Club Dinner will be held in Jericho Terrace at 249 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola.

 

Coordinating Council Meeting

The Wheatley PTO will hold a Coordinating Council Meeting at 7:30 at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Tuesday, June 3

Financial Committee Meeting 

The East Williston School District will hold a financial advisory committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. at 11 Bacon Rd. in Old Westbury.

 

Wednesday, June 4

Village Meeting

The Village of Mineola will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 155 Washington Ave. in Mineola. A public meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.


News

As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

 

Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.

Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.

 

“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


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