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Promenade Night Returns To Bond Street

The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) and the Village of Great Neck Plaza invite local residents and visitors to an evening of fine dining and live entertainment on Thursday, June 27 on Bond Street. Promenade Night will feature a variety of fine dining options Great Neck Plaza has to offer in a unique outdoor café environment. Participating restaurants include ERA Asian Cuisine, La Rotonda, Elaine’s Bistro & Grill, Bee-Organic and the Great Neck Diner.   In addition, the BID’s 2nd Annual Karaoke Competition will take place with participants competing for “Plaza Bucks” prizes. 

 

“Residents from all over Long Island and the surrounding areas come to our summer promenade nights to enjoy the cuisine the Plaza has to offer,” said Ron Edelson, Great Neck Plaza BID executive director.  “The outdoor events hosted by the BID generate a lot of excitement throughout our community.”

 

The promenade event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will continue until 10:30 p.m.  In addition to outdoor café style dining, a karaoke competition will take place from 8:30 until 10:30 p.m.  Last year’s Great Neck Plaza AutoFest and Street Festival’s karaoke competition winners serve as judges.  The competition is open to the first 20 participants who register.

 

“We are extremely thankful to all who attend Promenade Night,” said Jay Corn, Great Neck Plaza BID vice president and events committee chairperson.  “The event offers visitors, families and friends a night of entertainment and great dining experience.”

 

The friendly atmosphere of Great Neck Plaza is the perfect setting to enjoy the best dining and shopping in the summer. All stores in Great Neck Plaza are within walking distance of the LIRR’s Great Neck train station, and the Plaza features over 1,600 convenient parking spaces on-street in municipal parking fields and garages.


News

The recent adoption the Common Core Learning Standards, a rigorous series of teacher and student assessment testing, and the potential sharing of confidential student information with third parties have resulted in a radical change in the educational landscape in New York State—one that many parents have been concerned about.

To address these growing concerns, the Great Neck School District’s United Parent Teacher Council recently hosted a question and answer session at South High School with New York State Regent Roger Tilles, a Great Neck resident who has been outspoken with both his support of content the Common Core and his disapproval in how the new set of learning standards have been implemented.

At a meeting last week, after almost four hours of back and forth between Clover Drive residents, the attorney representing builder Frank Lalazarian’s controversial Old Mill II project and members of the Village of Great Neck’s Planning Board, there was very little progress, no vote taken and far more questions than answers.

The subdivision plan, a project under discussion for the last five years and recently approved by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, calls for 11 houses to be built in the area behind the Old Mill Apartments, with sole access from Clover Drive. Complicating the builder’s efforts to gain approval to start building is the fact that one of the lots is within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates and will require that village’s approval also.  Additionally, Lalazarian’s project must gain the approval of several Nassau County agencies, including its department of public works, department of health and planning commission.


Sports

The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.

Great Neck’s Ayal Hod is the proud coach of Great Neck’s winning Top Gun sixth grade team in the Island Garden Fall League. Hod puts together the team every season, mixing local youngsters from Great Neck and children son Dillon’s AAU Jamaica Queens team. The league is very competitive and challenging and it teaches the children many valuable lessons: “how to be great teammates by sharing the ball, how to compete hard on every possession and what you put in is what you get out.”

Hod says that the main challenge is for every child to bring their individual talent to the team and collectively they have something special. an ex-player, he says that “basketball was very good to me, it helped pay my college education and it  paid my-bills for many years to come via several basketball commercials ... basketball also opened many doors for me and it helped me tremendously in my business career.”

Hod enjoys sharing his basketball journey background with his son and his friends and having them learn lessons too.


Calendar

Park District Swim

Saturday, Dec. 7

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 9

Peter Max Exhibit Presentation

Tuesday, December 10



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