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Annual Men's BBQ - July 20

Author Comes to Barnes And Noble - July 23

Temple Sholom Membership BBQ - August 4

 

July 20

Annual Men’s BBQ 

Come to the Westbury Divine Church of God for their annual BBQ Fundraiser. The women’s group will also be having a bazaar and the youth will be having a carwash. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 911 Brush Hollow Rd. For more information call 333-8262. 

July 23

Author Comes to Barnes and Noble 

Marisa L. Berman, will be discussing and signing copies of her book Nunley’s Amusement Park, New York (Images of America Series) at the Barnes & Noble in Carle Place at 7 p.m. The author grew up a town over from Nunley’s, which was a beloved family destination for over 50 years. Call the store at 516-741-9850 for more information and to confirm. 

July 24 

Issa Cabrera and Los Tropicales del Ritmo

Issa Cabrera sings with an 8 piece ensemble, Los Tropicales del Ritmo, creating Latin Dance rythyms combining Salsa, Samba, Cumbia and Cha-Cha.  Cabrera’s lush vocals soar and serenade over her stellar band’s infectious rhythms. It’s an escapade through the Americas sure to make you want to dance! At the Old Westbury Gardens. Gates open at 5 p.m., there will be a dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $10, $8 for members and seniors 62 and over, and free for those under 17. 

August 4

Temple Sholom Membership BBQ 

Please join Temple Sholom for their annual BBQ at 5 p.m. Find out about new member discounts and more about the small conservative, egalitarian synagogue on the border of East Meadow and Westbury. For more information, call the office at 334-2800 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

August 7 

The Eddie Torres Mambo Kings Orchestra 

Eddie Torres, also known as “The Mambo King”, is a salsa dance instructor. He has been dancing and teaching salsa for over four decades, and through his dance school, has taught thousands of people and  notable entertainers such as Delille Thomas (Mambo D), Wilton Beltre (founder of the Santo Rico Dance Company), Adolfo Indochea, and Seaon Brystol, how to dance salsa in his own distinctive style. Through his close working relationship with Tito Puente, Eddie has kept the Mambo dance alive performing internationally with his wife, Maria, creating an ensemble known as “The Tito Puente Dancers.” At the Old Westbury Gardens. Gates open at 5 p.m., there will be a dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $10, $8 for members and seniors 62 and over, and free for those under 17. 

August 11

Community Reform Temple Summer Garage Sale

Find a cool day and clean out your basement to get all those unwanted items ready for the CRT’s Garage Sale. To reserve your spot for just $25, contact the Temple office at 516-333-1839. CRT is located at 712 Plain Road in Westbury, just east of Eisenhower Park. The garage sale will be from 8 to 4 p.m. 

August 14-18

103rd Annual Feast of the Assumption

The Maria SS. Dell’Assunta Society proudly presents the 103rd annual Feast of the Assumption. Join us in the celebration beginning on Wednesday through Sunday at St. Brigid’s School Parking Field on Maple Ave., Westbury. There is fun for the whole family! Enjoy home-cooked Italian food and musical entertainment, rides, games, vendors, raffles, auctions, fireworks and much more! The Feast opens nightly at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.dellassuntasocietyofwestbury.com or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com