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Northeast Equine Expo – Saturday, May 29

Stewart Manor Homemakers – Tuesday, June 8

Flea Market/Fair – Saturday, June 12

 

 


Saturday, May 29

Northeast Equine Expo

Rescued horses, once abused and starved, will parade on the Belmont Park track, in the hopes that they will find a loving home, as part of Northeast Equine Expo’s celebration of all things equine. Celebrity horses will also appear and perform at the Expo, held May 29-30. Northeast Equine Expo has welcomed New York Horse Rescue, the Amarylis Foundation, and other horse rescue organizations to bring their message to the thousands of people expected. Visitors can picnic on the lawn and visit shops featuring beautiful products. This event will feature activities and dozens of breeds in the Breed Boulevard tent. Special riding demonstrations will take place between the thoroughbred races. A spectacular Parade of Horses will be held on May 30. Families with children will find activities to amuse tykes to teenagers. Tickets available online. Discounted tickets can be purchased through participating horse rescue and other organizations. Northeast Equine Expo will donate $4 of each ticket purchased with the McKids discount code directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Free admission to children under 12, Girls and Boy Scouts in uniform. Call 877-778-EXPO or Info@NEequineExpo.com.


Thursday, June 3

Free Small Business Workshop

SCORE, a resource partner of the SBA, offers a free workshop, “How to Prepare a Business Plan.” For people who want to start a business and those who already have. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin Square Library, 19 Lincoln Rd. Call 488-3444. Visit the SCORE website at scorelongisland.org for directions and more information.

Free Workshop for Breast Cancer Patients

Belly Dancing. This captivating and beautiful art form, taught by a professional belly dancer, can be a refreshing alternative to traditional exercise. Participants learn popular belly dance movements, including hip circles, figure 8’s, crescent moons, hip twists, undulations, shimmies and more. Aviva Khadra, a performer, teacher, choreographer is director of the Harem Belly Dance Studio in Baldwin. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Ave., Adelphi University. No dance experience necessary-wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring bottled water. Sponsored by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program. Preregistration is required. Call 877-4325.


Tuesday, June 8

Stewart Manor Homemaker Evening Chapter

Including Garden City, Franklin Square, Floral Park and West Hempstead communities will hold its meeting in the Stewart Manor Village Hall at 7:30 p.m. There will be an Achievement Night and Ice Cream Social held after the business meeting. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Gina Mignone 437-9679.


Saturday, June 12

Flea Market/Country Fair

Held by the A.T. Stewart Consignment Shop of the Garden City Historical Society on the grounds of the Historical Museum, 109 Eleventh St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many vendors will display their wares plus great buys from the shop. A very special food booth will feature homemade baked goods and gourmet lunch. The museum will be open for tours.


Sunday, June 13

Fun in the Sun  Car Show/Vendor Fair

Presented by St. Vincent De Paul Holy Name Society together with he Greater NY Region Antique Automobile Club of America from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Vincent De Paul, 1500 DePaul St., Elmont. No classes, no judging. All vehicles welcome. Antiques, classics, customs, tuners, rods, trucks, motorcycles. Park with friends. Make new friends. Enjoy the show. Food, raffles, 50/50, vendor and craft area. Show cars register at the gate for $5. Gate opens at 9 a.m. Dash Plaque for the first 100 cars. Spectators free. Rain date June 20. Vendors wanted. 10 x 10 space is $25. For vendor information call Rich 488-4553.

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of NY

MYO Nassau String and Concert Orchestras, Suffolk Concert Orchestra, Victoria Alaimo, Peggy Ho, Scott Zarchy – directors. 3 p.m. at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. $15;$5 students and senior citizens. For tickets call 877-4000.


Ongoing Event

Juried Photography Competition

Sponsored by the LI Center of Photography. The competition is open to all photographers and includes all types of photography from traditional to new media. All photographers, amateur and professional, are invited to submit their most current work for consideration. Entries will be judged by Bob Shamis. Winning photos will be exhibited at the African American Museum on Long Island. Awards and prizes will be presented at the artist’s reception on Sept. 12. Among other prizes, the winning photographer will be offered a solo exhibit at a premier LI facility in 2011. Submission deadline June 30. Call 718-343-6797.


Weekly Events

•Gam-Anon, an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Meets Mondays at the Jewish Community Center of W. Hempstead, 711 Dogwood Ave., W. Hempstead. For information call 321-2883.

•Nassau Mid-Island Chapter of the Barber Shop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St. (one block east of Post Ave.; two blocks south of Jericho Tpke.), Westbury. Call George Seelinger 333-0803.

•Bingo. Robert Van Cott American Legion Post #1139, 734 Woodfield Rd., West Hempstead, hosts a weekly Bingo game Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Early bird and game specials.

•Boy Scout Troop 158. Queens Village for boys ages 10 to 18 meets at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 92-10 217th St., Queens Village, every Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Mr. LeVine 1-781-465-5522 or email to Pear1H21@nyc.rr.com.


Monthly Events

•Look Good…Feel Better, sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

•Family Promise of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: Churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.

•Stewart Manor Auxiliary Police Unit 105 is currently having an ongoing Recruitment Drive. Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at the Village Hall, 120 Covert Ave. (side entrance on Chester Ave.). Those interested should call Sgt. Jerry Ortell 775-5126 to find out more.

•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit www.gardencityskiclub.com or call 872-1448.

•Order Sons of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•Citizen’s Party of FP meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall. To become a member residents are invited to visit www. fpcitizensparty.com or call 775-2940.

•Young Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 40 to 69 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. For additional information call Sandy 996-6574.

•FP Arthritis Support Group meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Library, Tulip Ave. and Carolina Pl., Floral Park. Call the Arthritis Foundation 427-8272.

•LI Junior Chamber of Commerce. The LIJC regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 – Mdekom@gmail.com; Julie Dekom, Membership Director -Julz_5@yahoo.com; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP -SEiselen@msn.com.

•Free/Low Cost Health Insurance. The residents of communities served by Mercy Medical Center will have the opportunity to apply for free or low cost health insurance for children, families and adults up to age 64 on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mercy’s Main Lobby. Staff from Catholic Charities of LI will assist you and our children applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Health Insurance Programs. The bi-lingual enrollers will screen adults for income eligibility for the state’s health insurance program Family Health Plus. Children are eligible for Child Health Plus. These programs cover medical check-ups, hospitalization, emergency care, prescriptions, vision and dental care.

•Zonta Club of LI, a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization with a local club. Members help advance the status of women and are involved in many community service activities. The name Zonta is word taken from the Sioux and stands for honesty, trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and understanding. At meetings members discuss and learn about issues facing women, develop and conduct fun fundraising that benefits community programs and network with Zonta International programs. The club meets at a monthly dinner meeting in New Hyde Park on the third Thursday of each month. Call Kathy Rau 488-2796.

•Art League of NC monthly meeting and demonstration by a guest artist. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the New Hyde Park Recreation Center, Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Ave. and NHP Rd., NHP (near Union Tpke.) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Call 437-0919. Nonmembers $2. No meetings in June, July, August, December.

•Eating Disorders Association-LI (NEDA-LI) (formerly EDCLI) will be holding a support group for eating disorder sufferers and their families and friends. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset (ask at the main reception desk for location within the hospital). This free group takes place on the third Saturday of every month and is facilitated by a trained professional. No reservation necessary. Call NEDA-LI 229-2393.


Ongoing Programs

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

Crime Prevention Information

The NC Auxiliary Police Unit has available, through the cooperation of the NYS Office of Crime Prevention, very informative pamphlets on how you, the homeowner, can better protect you and your family from being a victim of crime. Any resident requesting a copy of these pamphlets can write to NC Auxiliary Police Unit 116, PO Box 288, West Hempstead, NY 11552; call 538-5800; or e-mail: NCAP116@AOL.COM. The following pamphlets are available:

•Common Sense for the Elderly

•The Babysitter Guide

•Crime Check (Home Survey)

•Don’t Be a Victim of Burglary

•Rape Prevention

FISH of Floral Park

FISH Organization of Floral Park provides transportation to and from medical appointments for residents in the Floral Park/Bellerose area. FISH needs volunteers for only one day a month as telephone coordinators who then contact regular or back-up drivers to schedule pick-ups, or as drivers who provide transportation to and from medical appointments. FISH provides the cell phone service and mileage driven is a tax deduction. If you wish to take part in this worthwhile service, contact Peggy Thivierge 437-8896 or Fran Hornberger at 775-0740.

 

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