Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
Free Irish Night Concert
Saturday, June 29
Dig into Summer Reading
Tuesday, July 9
Classic Car Show
Sunday, July 14
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 15 of Nassau County and Massapequa, proudly presents an evening of Irish entertainment with live traditional Irish music by renowned Irish Entertainer Ed Ryan, and featuring Champion Irish Step dancers, with a performance by the Tara Pipes and Drums of Massapequa. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. at Brady Park on Front Street in the village of Massapequa Park. Homemade Irish soda bread, giftware, and refreshments will be available. For information, contact 516-799-5413 or 516-798-0244.
New York Yankee and Met great Lee Mazzilli will be appearing at Cheeburger Cheeburger, 228 Airport Plaza Blvd. in Farmingdale, from 2 p.m. through 3 p.m. to meet guests and sign autographs.
Beginning 2 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.
The Plainedge Public Library, 1060 Hicksville Rd. in North Massapequa, is hosting a summer reading club for children entering grades 2 through 5 this September. The club runs from July 9 through August 1 and children come to the library once a week for reporting, stickers and prizes. The library will provide all materials the first week of the program. This is not a drop-off program. Reporting for stickers and prizes will take 5 to 10 minutes, after which each child will be brought back to their adult/parent. Children must be registered for each weekly session. For more information, visit www.plainedgeinfor.org or call 516-735-4133.
YES Community Counseling Center will be conducting an active parenting program for parents of elementary school age children at our Massapequa office, at 75 Grand Ave., running for six weeks beginning July 10, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The cost is $60. If interested, contact Kathleen Coletta at YES Community Counseling Center, 516-799-3203. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Parenting, like any other skill, is something learned, and learning “on the job” can be frustrating. Active Parenting is perhaps the most effective program ever offered in the “how to” of raising children.
Massapequa Park resident John Carpenter, also known as the Movie Man, will screen “Chandu the Magician” at the East Meadow Library at 1886 Front St. on July 12 at 1 p.m. The 1932 film is the precursor to “Indiana Jones” style action-adventure movies and stars Bela Lugosi, of Dracula fame. This rollicking flick is perfect for all ages.
The Plainedge Public Library, 1060 Hicksville Rd. in North Massapequa, will host children entering grades 1 through 5 as of September for a class featuring instructor Samantha Raiten helping design and create a beautiful stepping stone for lawns and gardens. The library will charge a $1.50 materials fee per registered child. For more information, visit www.plainedgeinfor.org or call 516-735-4133.
All makes and models welcome to Bethpage Federal Credit Union at 899 South Oyster Bay Rd in Bethpage for a classic car show. Live performance by one of Long Island’s top doo-wop bands, The Fabularies. Trophies, raffles, vendors, radio broadcast, and more. Download a car registration form at www.corvettesociety.com. Rain date: July 21. Show spots sell out each year, reserve early. For more information contact Joe at 516-849-2465.
Beginning 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Detachment Marine Corps League #248, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd., Massapequa. For details, call 516-798-9369.
Hicksville’s 11th Annual Summer Street Fair, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Route 107 and Jerusalem Avenue.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
With kids today obsessed with all the latest electronic gaming gadgets — the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, and the like — you’d think that the comparatively antiquated concept of pushing a piece of plastic along a sheet of cardboard would be eschewed by your average teenager; however, judging by the crowd of kids at the Massapequa Public Library’s Board Game Café, this actually may not be the case.
Young Adult Services librarian Peter Cirona, who created the Board Game Café at the library’s Central Avenue branch (in addition to a whole host of other young adult programs), said that it’s a great way for kids to socialize and play some classic board games in a fun and friendly environment.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal pannel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards. Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
Outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:47
One of Major League Soccer’s top front office executives has many fond memories of growing up in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). Bill Manning, the President of Western Conference champion Real Salt Lake and the club’s field, Rio Tinto Stadium, played for the LIJSL Select Team from 1979 to ‘83 as well as the Massapequa Soccer Club from 1972 to ‘83.
Manning’s Massapequa teams had virtually the same players from Under-10 to Under-19, but kept changing their name depending on who their coach was. He played for the Massapequa Flying Dutchmen (coached by Kurt Knoblauch), the Massapequa Bugs (Dick Roche), the Massapequa Cosmos (Jerry Lyons) and the Massapequa Bulls (coached by his father, also named Bill Manning). The Bulls might have lost in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Open Cup finals to B/W Gottschee in overtime in 1983, but his teams won the LIJSL division championship in 1974, ‘76 and ‘79 plus the Long Island Cup in 1980 and ‘83.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:58
If the games were played on paper, Massapequa would’ve had no shot. The Chiefs faced a tall order last week playing Elmont, which boasted a 12-3 record and four premier scorers. They gave a tremendous effort, but ultimately had their season cut short, 69-62, despite Alex Cosenza leading the scoring with 29 points.
“I can’t ask for anything else from these guys,” said Head Coach Matt Voigt. “I am so proud of them. I applaud their efforts,”