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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Architectural Review Board Meeting - March 5

Herricks PTSA-PTA Meeting - March 6

Fund Dinner - March 12

 

Wednesday, March 5

Architectural Review Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park Architectural Review Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Herricks School District PTSA-PTA will meet in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park. The executive board will meet at 7 p.m., with the general meeting starting at 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

North Hempstead and The U.S. Civil War

Local history enthusiast Matthew Moshen has uncovered approximately 175 North Hempstead residents who fought, received wounds, and died in the military services, including the U.S. Colored Regiments. Moshen will discuss his research on these local veterans, including the renown “Willis Brigade,” made up predominantly of Roslyn volunteers at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Great Neck main library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Herricks School Board Meeting

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet at 7:15 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park. 

Friday, March 7

Denton Family Fun Night

The Denton Avenue School will host Family Fun Night from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school at 1050 Denton Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Tuesday, March 11

Middle School Book Fair

The Herricks Middle School will host a book fair all day in the school at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson.

Wednesday, March 12

Scholarship Fund Dinner 

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will hold its 53rd Scholarship Fund Dinner at 6 p.m. in The Inn at New Hyde Park at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Garden City Park PTA Meeting

The Garden City Park School PTA will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the school at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

Hillside Grade School PTA Meeting

The Hillside Grade School PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 150 West Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

Zoning Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park’s Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Thursday, March 13

Science Fair

The Hillside Grade School will host a science fair at 6:30 p.m. in the school at 150 West Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

News

New Hyde Park Village trustee Donald Barbieri contends helicopters are still flying right over New Hyde Park and other residential parts of the north shore, harming citizens and the town with excessive and unlawful aircraft noise. In spite of what federal law says and in spite of what a federal court says, the noise levels are still an issue.

 

Barbieri drafted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, apprising the entity of New Hyde Park’s situation. The FAA did not return calls for comment.

Operation Main Street, a plan that would see a section of Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park revamped with traffic calming features and aesthetic updates, is finally in the home stretch, New Hyde Park village officials say. Village contractor J. Anthony Enterprises will be putting the finishing touches on the $1.46 million project this week.

 

“It’s all but finished,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Honestly, I feel good. It’s looking solid. It took forever to get it done. They’re going to put more benches in and plantings; striping the road.”

 

New Hyde Park’s department of public works will maintain the planters and medians installed for the project. Twenty-five potted plants were recently installed along the turnpike, officials stated. More than 10 benches will be available on the turnpike.


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 Sands Point Sprint.

 

 The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.


Calendar

Literary Club - July 30

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3 


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