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Westbury Film Concert - August 16

103rd Annual Feast of the Assumption - August 14-18

Health Fair - August 21 

August 16

Westbury Film Concert

For the second year in a row, the Westbury Film Concert returns to Piazza Ernesto Strada for an outdoor viewing of award-winning short films selected from the world’s top film festivals. Please bring a beach or folding chair and get ready for an evening of great entertainment. The free event is sponsored by the village, Greater Westbury Council for the Arts and Cablevision and starts at 8:30 p.m. For more show information, call 718-510-6929 or visit asburyshortsnyc.com. 

August 14-18

103rd Annual Feast of the Assumption

The Maria SS. Dell’Assunta Society proudly presents the 103rd annual Feast of the Assumption. Join us in the celebration beginning on Wednesday through Sunday at St. Brigid’s School Parking Field on Maple Ave., Westbury. There is fun for the whole family! Enjoy home-cooked Italian food and musical entertainment, rides, games, vendors, raffles, auctions, fireworks and much more! The Feast opens nightly at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.dellassuntasocietyofwestbury.com or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

August 21

Health Fair 

Learn more about how technology impacts health care, transportation, home construction, safety, fitness, socialization and other areas of concern for Long Islanders who want to remain in their homes as they grow older. See over 60 exhibitors, learn from technology demonstrations, and participate in group presentations. Transportation is available from various locations throughout the Town of North Hempstead. Free lunch vouchers for the first 500 attendees. Space is limited so register by call 311 or 516-869-6311. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the “Yes We Can” Community Center at 141 Garden Street in Westbury. 

August 24

Long Island Scottish Festival

The Long Island Scottish Festival,a perennial favorite among Scots and non-Scots alike for over 50 years, is once again returning to Old Westbury Gardens. Guests can enjoy the Highland Games such as caber toss, putting the stone and tossing the sheaf. Other festival highlights include concerts featuring Scottish/Celtic music and dance, pirate shows,a British auto exhibit, and kids events such as face painting and puppet shows. Guests can also enjoy traditional fare such as fish and chips and meat pies. General admission is $15, seniors $12, ages 7-17 (youth) $7 and those six and under attend free. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ongoing

Farmer’s Market 

New Cassel Farmers’ Market is an investment in yourself, your family, and your community. Our market provides farm-fresh, local produce to customers at an affordable price and acts as a gathering place where neighbors can come together, share recipes, watch a cooking demonstration and enjoy fun activities and events for the entire family. New Cassel Farmers’ Market, operated by Unified New Cassel Community Revitalization Corp., is open every Saturday through November 23 from 11 – 4 p.m. or until sold out in the parking lot of First Baptist Cathedral located at 212 Garden Street, Westbury. Volunteers needed/Vendor space available. For more information, Call 984-0230 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com