Wednesday, 02 October 2013 13:10
Sunday, October 6
Wild Long Island
Saturday, October 12
Girls Volleyball Dig Pink
Friday, October 18
County’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest at Eisenhower Park. Enjoy live music, German food, beer and more on Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. Call 516-572-0200 for information.
The Sean Smith Trio present an afternoon of smooth jazz at the Massapequa Library’s Bar Harbour Auditorium, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bassist Sean Smith has been an integral part of the international jazz scene for more than 20 years. He has appeared in many of the major jazz festivals, concert halls and clubs all over the world. For more information, contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770.
College financial aid consultant Barry Fox presents this free informative program at the Massapequa Public Library’s Bar Harbour Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. As families proceed through the college selection process, they are faced with many great choices. This program will help guide parents through the tricky college process with tips on how to save money. To register and for more information, contact Peter Cirona at 516-799-0770.
Tackapausha Preserve visits the Massapequa Public Library from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a selection of animals found on Long Island. Their habitat and lifestyle will be discussed. Come and learn about turtles, snakes, opossums, crows and owls. For ages 6-12.
Learn to make money in the stock market, to beat the index and to completely understand and measure the forces that drive the prices of stocks in this monthly investment seminar with author, Tom Lloyd, Sr. at the Massapequa Bar Harbour Library at 7 p.m.
Annual Haunted Halloween party on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Tackapausha Museum. Enjoy animal presentations, crafts, games. Costumes are encouraged. Call 516-571-7443 for information.
The Massapequa Girls Volleyball team will be dedicating a home match to National Breast Cancer Awareness. Join the girls at this event and support a worthy cause as raffles will be made available. The Massapequa High School Chiefettes and cheerleaders will perform, with a junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m. and a varsity game at 6:30 p.m. All fans are encouraged to wear pink as a show of support. Visit www.massapequadigpink.com for more information the Dig Pink campaign.
The Special Olympics of New York will hold the Long Island Softball Tournament on Oct. 19 at the East Meadow Softball Complex. Participant registration due before Oct. 11. Volunteers needed. Visit www.nyso.org for information.
First annual music festival at Eisenhower Park on Oct. 19. Free and open to public. This year featuring Gloria Gaynor and many top local talent. Call 516-572-0200 for information.
Step back into the later 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19. Call 516-572-8400 for information.
Haunted Halloween at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Oct. 19-20, 26-27. Includes a monster scavenger hunt, tales from the grave digger, pumpkin carving demonstrations, tarot card readings, broom making for witches, and more. Call 516-572-8400 for information.
The Massapequa Public Library presents a workshop for painters with some prior experience using oils and acrylics. Beginners can paint using oil pastels, regular pastels or colored pencils (supply list for beginners provided at first class). Mixed media also included for consideration. Workshop may include portraits, still life, teacher’s reference materials or your photographs. Class size is limited -- $55 due at registration. Additional $5 per person for each model sitting may be required. No refunds unless class is cancelled. For more information, contact Jody Brower at 516-799-0770.
Special Olympics New York presents this fun way to raise money for a good cause. The Rundead is a 5k trail run through Brady Park in Massapequa Park starting at 8:30 a.m. where runners must escape hungry zombies. Each runner will start off with a flag belt and three flags. These flags represent your lifelines. Zombies throughout the course will be attempting to take these one at a time. If you lose all three, your dead and the zombies have won. Health stations will be scattered throughout the course. If you choose to make a stop and receive a time penalty, you can gain another lifeline. Use speed, strategy… whatever it takes to keep your flags. If you finish the race with at least one, you have survived. If zombies have taken all your flags you can complete the race but you wont be eligible for awards. Join up for this wild new event. You can sign up as a zombie or a runner, so there’s something for everyone. Log onto 2013rUNDEAD.kintera.orgt/BradyPark to register.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
Taking a successful step in the music business requires plenty of talent, but also a measure of luck. And for a trio of local musicians, a recent one-off performance sparked a whirlwind of attention and video clicks.
Carolyn Miller of Massapequa, Mikel James of Farmingdale and David Wong of Huntington Station were on separate musical paths before convening to record a cover of “Say Something,” a song originally released by A Great Big World and then re-released featuring Christina Aguilera.
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.
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,”