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B.I.D. Street Fair - October 5

Craft Sale - October 5

Pumpkin Carving Contest - October 12

 

October 5

 

B.I.D. Street Fair

Come down to Post Ave. for a fun filled day of food, free give-aways, music and more. Hundreds of vendors and merchants will line Post Ave., including Dave and Busters, CVS Pharmacy (who will be providing flu shots), a petting zoo, the North Shore Animal League with an Adopt-A-Thon, and the Long Island Aquarium. Artists of all ages are also invited to  create chalk artwork as part of a street mosiac along Madison Avenue. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is October 6. Please contact the B.I.D office at 333-2235 with any questions. 

 

Craft Sale

The Carle Place Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a craft sale at the Carle Place Firehouse located on Broadway between Cherry Lane and Rushmore Ave. There will be vendors, crafts, a white elephant sale, raffles and baked goods. Come on out from 10 am. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. 

 

Zumba Benefit 

Come out to the “Yes We Can” Community Center to Zumba for a good cause. Admission is $10 and proceeds will benefit the ALS Association. The event is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 141 Garden Street in Westbury.  

 

Garage Sale

St. Andrew Byzantine Church will be having an indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 275 Ellison Avenue in Westbury. For more information contact Rita Faber at 352-1653. 

 

October 6

 

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Everyone who has grown a pumpkin – no matter what the size – is encouraged to bring it to the Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Hicks Nurseries Show. In addition to awards for the three heaviest pumpkins, Hicks will also award prizes to the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Pumpkin Grown by A Child’ (under the age of 15). Contestants who need to have their pumpkins unloaded must be at the nursery no later than 10 am. Judging begins at 11 a.m. Weigh-Off prizes are $500 for first place, $300 for second place, $200 for third place and $100 for rookie of the year. Best Pumpkin Grown by a child will win a ribbon and  free hayride for their family.

 

 October 12 

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Long Islanders are encouraged to bring in their carved and decorated pumpkins to Hicks Nurseries for the third annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Registration begins at 1 pm; judging begins promptly at 2 pm. The winner of each category will receive a $20 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries.

 

October 13

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

Come out to the Westbury Village Piazza from 2 to 5 p.m. for music, dancing, games and other festivities  as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 

 

October 16

 

Candidates Night Out

The Carle Place Civic Association will be hosting its annual Candidates Night Out.  Several county and town candidates will discuss their platforms at the Carle Place High School North Cafe at 8 p.m. 

 

October 19

 

Long Island Weight Loss Challenge Kickoff 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Pi Pi Omega and Theta Iota Omega Chapters) will be holding the first Long Island Weight Loss Challenge. At this kickoff event, you can register on your own, or with a team of five. You can also get nutrional, health and exercise information.  Registration is $20 per team member, and all proceeds will go to a chairty of the winning team. At the “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street in Westbury from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit www.akathetaiotaomega.com.

 

Ongoing

 

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival at Hicks Nurseries includes hayrides, farm animals, the cider tent, roasted corn, popcorn, fudge apples and autumn flowers. Roasted corn will be sold until Oct. 27. Saturday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 31.

 

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 Nov. 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.


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