This year, as in years past, the jockeys from Belmont Park, including Sam the Bugler, visited the families and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) as part of an annual partnership with the New York Racing Association (NYRA).
“This is a great event for our children and their families,” said Matt Campo, RMH-LI executive director. “It is a fun day that everyone looks forward to.”
Sparks will fly in New Hyde Park when the Rolling Stones cover band Satisfaction perform live on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Park on Albert Street.
The band will perform famous songs such as, “Gimme Shelter,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Under My Thumb,” “Painted Black” and other classics.
Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with a mix of confusion and appreciation to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including two from New Hyde Park, ages 38 and 53.
The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs. That, some feel, is an over-reach or just par for the course of doing something wrong.
Kenneth Li of New Hyde Park thinks publicizing the names was a “suitable punishment.”
The grounds of Denton Avenue School in New Hyde Park were packed with locals pounding the pavement for a good cause on Sunday, June 2.
The New Hyde Park Runners Club hosted its annual New Hyde Park 8K Championship Race and according to eight-year Club President Harold Axelrod, Sunday’s event encompassed several different competitions, addressing participants of all levels of fitness and age.
The New Hyde Park Farmer’s Market will run until to Nov. 23.
The market will be located in the municipal parking lot on Jericho Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Road, across from the village hall, on Saturday mornings, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Senator Jack M. Martins passed two bills in the senate that would name bridge overpasses in New Hyde Park and Bellerose after two police officers that were tragically killed in the line of duty. According to Martins, the purpose of the bills is to create a lasting tribute to the officers and a reminder of the courage the men and women of law enforcement and emergency service personnel show as they go about their duties.
It was a wet and rainy Saturday on May 25, but that didn’t stop the Annual New Hyde Park Memorial Day Parade from kicking off. The parade, which had a delayed start began at Lakeville Road instead of Hillside Blvd. and ended on Jericho Turnpike.
Rudy Rosenberg still refers to himself as the hidden child.
It was 1940 when Germany invaded Rosenberg’s home country of Belgium. Germans forbade him from going to school and his parents were not allowed to work. His father and mother began selling goods, such as cigarettes and steel tips for the German soldiers’ boots, on the black market.
Asking for ice to put a human appendage in was the last straw for Jennifer Schneider, who lives a stone’s throw from Empire Billiards on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park.
The club is the bane of village residents and drew mass criticism at a May 21 village board meeting. Village officials were alerted to a mugging near Electrolux, where two men beat up a Hillside Boulevard resident, according to Mayor Robert Lofaro.
The 24 students who are involved in the SAIL program, which meets before school on a regular basis, have discussed a number of proposals including graffiti removal and parking regulations. Recently, one of their proposals, a “Children At Play” sign on Madison Street in Elmont came to fruition. At the students’ request, the warning device was installed on March 19, 2013.
“Hempstead Town is proud to work with these intelligent and thoughtful students every year,” said Supervisor Murray. “They found some things in their community that they wanted to see changed and used their knowledge to work through the governmental process until they were successful in effecting a change.”
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