Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:00
Bethpage Air Show
Saturday, May 24
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 26
Tuesday, May 27
Saturday Evenings: 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Sundays: 7, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Weekdays: Monday to Saturday: 8:45 a.m.
Reconciliation: Saturday: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
270 Washington Ave., Plainview
Phone: 516-938-3956 Web: www.stpiusxrc.com
The Plainview Library will show the Robert Redford film All Is Lost at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.
The Plainview library’s Algebra Regents review course is being taught by Mrs. Grosser and will take place May 21 and May 28 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Students are asked to bring a TI-83-84 calculator and a pen and pencil to class. Registration costs $40 at the information desk.
Mr. Horun heads up the Global Studies Regents Review Course at the Plainview library from 6:45 until 8:45 p.m. Registration costs $40 at the information desk.
Tobay Hadassah and the Plainview Library presents a showing of Waves of Freedom at 7 p.m. Waves of Freedom is a 52 minute documentary that retells the dramatic story of secret seagoing missions to defy the British blockade to bring Jewish refugees into the future state of Israel. Guest speaker Paul Kaye, who was on one of the ships that brought survivors to Haifa in 1947, will offer his first-hand account of this historic undertking.
From May 24-25, the Bethpage Air Show will be bringing back the world-renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, who are making their second appearance since 2007, and the MV-22 Osprey, which will be performing at the Bethpage Airshow for the first time. Civilian performers include the American Airpower Museum Warbirds, the GEICO Skytypers, the Miss GEICO Speedboat, Sean D. Tucker with Team Oracle, Lt. Col. John Klatt of the National Guard Reserve, Matt Chapman with Embry Riddle, David Windmiller, the Red Bull Air Force, and the John Klatt Airshows Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco Aerobatic Team, who will also be making their debut to the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach. The air show will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Memorial Day weekend at Jones Beach State Park. Admission is free to the public, $10 for parking.
The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at 700 Old Country Road and proceeds to the Plainview Community Park on Washington Avenue. The biggest crowds are expected to gather at the Plainview library. Plainview Fire Department, elected officials, the POB Chamber of Commerce, Plainview Water District and many POB school board members contribute to the memorial salute to the armed forces that served our country. Also participating in the parade are many local schools, sports clubs ,POB Robotic’s team, Boy and Girl Scouts and a host of other community groups. At the end of the parade there will be a commemorative wreath ceremony to honor all the veterans who valiantly risked their lives for our freedom.
Join Susy Rothschild at the Plainview library as she discusses the history of quilting, displays her quilts and demonstrates how quilting is done. No experience is necessary to join this seminar and learn this beautiful craft. The demonstration will be held in room B at 7:30 p.m.
The JCC presents this club, which focuses on social, recreational and educational experiences and needs of the 75-plus generation. This Wednesday Cirlce features vocalist Ricky Pen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ricky Pen is a one of a kind entertainer, singer, musician, actress, dancer and comedienne. She has been dazzling audiences worldwide with her band or as a solo act. Ricky sings in 16 languages in a variety of vocal styles from Edith Piaf to The Beatles, from Broadway to rock, from jazz to country. Free for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call Beverly Gilbert at 516-822-3535 ext. 347.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Library hosts an event at 7 p.m. to teach attendees all about selling items on eBay. Presented by Sharper Training Solutions, the seminar will show how to set up an account, how to describe for sale items, how much to charge, how to get photos online and much more. A familiarity with eBay is required, as is a comfort with computers. This class has no fee and there is no registration necessary. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
Soloist Ensemble Urania brings a romantic evening of melodies to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library at 8 p.m. This group of musicians — on vocals, piano, cello and violin — will enchant attendees with love songs from around the world. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
Serving the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Bethpage communities since, the Lions Club holds dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of every month except July and August. The Lions Club strives to make a difference in local communities and encourages residents to come in and voice their concerns. Meetings are held at the Marriott Residence Inn-Plainview, at 9 Gerhard Rd. at 7 p.m. Contact Steve Lesetz at 516-293-7534 for more information.
A 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets at the following locations: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.
Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Even as they hoped the parties would reach a last-minute settlement, commuters across Long Island were scrambling last week to devise alternate plans for getting to work if Long Island Rail Road’s 5,400 workers go on strike July 20. And they were vocal in their anger with the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The strike, it seems, has roused commuter ire over a wide range of LIRR issues, from timeliness to cleanliness to costs.
“I’ll have to figure out a new way home from work,” said Marco Allicastro, a 20-year-old Queens resident waiting for a train home at the Bethpage station after a day’s work at the local King Kullen. “Long Island doesn’t really have a lot of options in terms of transportation. Maybe I should get a new job.”