Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
Disney in Concert - Friday, August 9
Baron Misuraca’s Retro Lounge - Saturday, August 10
YES Annual Garage Sale - Saturday, August 10
The music of Walt Disney filsm come to life in the Town of Oyster Bay’s Music Under the Stars concert series. The show, called “Around the World with Disney,” gets underway at 8 p.m. at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa. Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra will perform Disney classics while the films are projected on a movie screen. Karahalis is a conductor and music director and has performed around the world.
Live at Sergio’s Italian Restaurant, at 5422 Merrick Rd. in Massapequa, Baron Misuraca swings and sways and revives the magic of a cool era. With his smooth baritone, Misuraca showcases the very best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. Sergio’s welcomes guest for a 7 p.m. dinner and an 8 p.m. show for only $35, with tax and tip included. Call 516-541-6554 for reservations.
The YES Community Counseling Center, 75 Grand Ave. in Massapequa, is hosting a community-wide garage sale at the back of their offices, on New York Avenue between Central Avenue and Hicksville Road, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The proceeds from this event will benefit YES programs and services to youth and families.
Lou Gramm, lead singer of 1970s classic rock powerhouse Foreigner performs live at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa at 8 p.m. as part of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Music Under the Stars concert series.
Presented by the Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center & Museum, the Massapequa Public Library hosts an interactive workshop for children ages seven through 12 in the Bar Harbour meeting room from 7 until 8 p.m. This interactive hands-on workshop teaches the principles of stop motion animation. Students will create animation like the works of Tim Burton, Steve Box and Nick Park. The animation is recorded one frame at a time like the stop motion used in Coraline, Wallace and Gromet and The Nightmare Before Christmas. For more information, contact the children’s department at 516-799-0770 ext. 319.
Join the Massapequa Public Library for an informative meeting with Tom Lloyd, author of Successful Stock Signals. Learn to make money in the stock market, to beat the index and to completely understand and measure the forces that drive the price of stocks. Bring your copy of Lloyd’s book and the author will gladly sign it. The meeting will kick a series of lectures hosted by Lloyd coming this fall. The meeting will be held in the Bar Harbour Building, 40 Harbor Lane. For more information, call 516-799-2648.
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 09:33
The iPad, the laptop, the smartphone; everyday instruments to many people all throughout the world, but to someone just being indoctrinated into the world of cutting-edge technology these tools might seem rather daunting. Unless there is a patient hand guiding the way.
Those guides were at the Massapequa Public Library’s Bar Harbour branch recently, where they offered a session of their ongoing Electronic Device Demonstration and Tutoring series, where community teenagers donate their time to turn tech-deficient adults into masters of the digital domain; free of charge and all within the span of one hour or less.
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,”