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Weekly Events

December 7

Christmas Fest

The Beacon Church in New Hyde Park will hold its Christmas Fest on Saturday, Dec. 7. The party begins at 6 p.m., with a tree lighting at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.visitbeacon.com. The church is located at 1045 Lakeville Road, south of Hillside Avenue.

• Boy Scout Troop 200 Of Williston Park meets every Monday between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Willis Ave. and Winthrop St., Williston Park. Boys 11 to 17 are welcome to join.

• Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. In the tradition and mission of the Irish American Society, we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.

• Farmer’s Markets are held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come buy local produce, breads, pickles and other goods at the municipal parking lot on Jericho Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Road, across from Village Hall. Rain or shine until November.


At The New Hyde Park Library

Needle Arts Circle

Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Bring your favorite projects and stitch away.

AARP Defensive Driving

Registration for this program opens at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. The class will be on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10. The new prices will be $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members. Out of District residents will be put on a Wait List.

Senior Connections

On Monday, Dec. 9, from 1 – 3 p.m., Volunteer Ruth Kazdan provides information and referral services for seniors at the library.

Wolverine, PG13, 126 mins.

Monday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto. When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Project Hope’s Resiliency Workshop

Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Everyone has faced challenges in life:  job stresses, unemployment, serious illnesses, physical or emotional trauma, loss of a home – or loss of a loved one. It is normal to react to these stressors but it is most important that we do not let them overwhelm us but allow our resilience to triumph over them. Register by phone or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Girl Most Likely PG13, 103 min.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:45 p.m. Starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon Imogene, a failed New York playwright, hits the skids with her career and romance forcing a return to her New Jersey roots, her eccentric mother and younger brother. She comes to realize that, if she’s ever to stand on her own, she must accept her family and her roots and build on a stable foundation.

Children’s Programs

All programs require pre-registration and priority is given to residents of SD #5 and NHP Village.

Jump For Joy With Joyce Oddo

Thursday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. Ages: 18 mos- 4 years (parent or caretaker) Join this fun-filled program filled with music, puppets, parachutes, dancing, costumes, and instruments.

Deck The Halls Craft

Fun With Joanne

Friday, Dec. 6. Ages: 2-5 years, with caregiver at 1 p.m. Grades: K-4 at 4 p.m. Grades: 5 and up at 6:30 p.m.Create a holiday decoration. Fee: $2.

Children’s Movie: Polar Express

Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Children must be pre-registered and accompanied by an adult.

Toys In The Attic

Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 2 and up. Registration has begun for this program which combines science with toys; the participants will create a simple toy.

Deck The Halls

Register on Wednesday, Dec. 11; program will be on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Grades: K-1; holiday stories and crafts.

Mosaic Snowman Workshop

Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for grades 2 and up. Registration has begun. Children will create a winter scene using faux gems, crystals and beautiful beads. Fee: $2