Community News - Nassau

The US Tennis Association Recognizes Hofstra Summer Camps Tennis Coach as Woman of the Year 2018

The US Tennis Association Recognizes Hofstra Summer Camps Tennis Coach as Woman of the Year 2018

(Feb. 13, 2019) - The United States Tennis Association’s Eastern Chapter (USTA) recently recognized Hofstra Summer Camps Tennis Coach Sunny Fishkind as the 2018 Woman of the Year. Presented annually, this honor is awarded to a female USTA Eastern volunteer in recognition of outstanding service in the tennis community.


Usdan Offers Children of First Responders $1000 Discount for Summer 2019

Usdan Offers Children of First Responders $1000 Discount for Summer 2019

(Feb. 11, 2019) - On August 14, 2018 a fire at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts destroyed two historic studios and impacted other buildings and systems throughout the campus of the critically acclaimed summer day camp for the arts. The damage was limited because of the fast and professional work of the Suffolk County fire and police officers. As Usdan’s way of saying thank you for the efforts of the Bravest and Finest on that day, and every day, Usdan is offering a special discount to the children of First Responders throughout the region to attend Usdan for the summer of 2019. New campers can receive $1,000 off seven week session tuition and $500 off 4 and 3 week session tuition, while availability lasts.


Students from Florence Brownstein Preschool Met with Animals and Learned About Their Habitats

Students from Florence Brownstein Preschool Met with Animals and Learned About Their Habitats

(Feb. 08, 2019) - Mrs. Tiggywinkle, Flopsy Bunny, Mr Jeremy Fisher and other furry, scaly and feathery friends paid a visit to the students at the Florence Brownstein Preschool at the Chabad of Port Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The children listened attentively as educators explained about different animal habitats, habits and their welfare.


New Counseling Office Opens In Woodbury

New Counseling Office Opens In Woodbury

(Jan. 16, 2019) - Christine Mammes is now accepting appointments at her new mental health counseling office in Woodbury. Mammes has been working in the healing and helping professions for over a decade. She is a certified yoga instructor and licensed Mental Health Counselor that takes a holistic approach to therapy- integrating the wellness of mind, body and spirit.



The Cradle of Aviation Hosts Documentary and Animal Encounters Event

The Cradle of Aviation Hosts Documentary and Animal Encounters Event

(Jan. 04, 2019) - The Cradle of Aviation Museum, SK Films, & Sweet Briar Nature Center are joining together to remind families to put down the devices and enjoy nature again. On Sunday, January 13 from 12-4 pm, museum visitors can see animal demonstrations from Sweet Briar Nature Center (free with admission) and view the award-winning documentary, Backyard Wilderness (adult $9, child/senior $8) that will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses—in our own backyards.


Soccer Shots Partners with The Players Futsal Academy to Make Soccer Available Year-Round

Soccer Shots Partners with The Players Futsal Academy to Make Soccer Available Year-Round

(Dec. 03, 2018) - Soccer Shots Long Island West, an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development, is announcing its partnership with The Players Futsal Academy–the first futsal-specific facility on Long Island. Located in Massapequa, it opened its doors in January of this year under the watchful eye of Paul Riley.


Friends Academy Introduces Hands-On STEM Class to Fifth Graders

Friends Academy Introduces Hands-On STEM Class to Fifth Graders

(Nov. 13, 2018) - A team of Science, Math and Technology teachers are introducing Scratch coding to Friends Academy fifth graders through an educational program developed by NASA. Based on the premise of recreating their own Mars Rovers, the students at the Locust Valley private school work in pairs to design and animate their robots to move across Mars.


Buckley Third Graders Attend Writers Workshop at Columbia Teachers College

Buckley Third Graders Attend Writers Workshop at Columbia Teachers College

(Oct. 31, 2018) - On September 25, Buckley Country Day School’s third graders were off to college! As part of Buckley’s affiliation with Columbia University Teachers College, third grade students were invited to attend a workshop with Newbery Award winning author, Jack Gantos.


Buckley Country Day School Students Sing National Anthem at Citi Field

Buckley Country Day School Students Sing National Anthem at Citi Field

(Oct. 11, 2018) - On September 25, a group of students from Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn sang the National Anthem at Citi Field prior to the game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. More than 50 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders would not let the rainy weather dampen their spirits and belted out a terrific rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, under the direction of Mrs. Dianna Baritot.


Rolling River to Host 22nd Annual Fall Festival for Kids & Families

Rolling River to Host 22nd Annual Fall Festival for Kids & Families

(Oct. 03, 2018) - Fall is the perfect time of year for festive events and the Rolling River Fall Festival plans to deliver another kid-focused, outdoor extravaganza! The 22nd Annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 12:00-4:00pm (raindate Sunday, October 21) on the grounds of Rolling River Day Camp in East Rockaway. This fun-filled event celebrates fall with carnival rides, music, crafts and more. Activities are family-focused and appropriate for children ages 1-12.


Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

Buckley Country Day School's 2019-2020 School Year Open Houses Are This October and November

(Sep. 14, 2018) - The new school year is approaching, and it is never too early to start thinking about the 2019-2020 school year! Join Buckley Country Day School on Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm or Tuesday, November 27 at 9 am for one of the fall Open Houses. At the Open House, you will learn about all of the programs that Buckley Country Day School has to offer.



Usdan Responds to Fire on Campus with Launch of The Reimagine Fund

Usdan Responds to Fire on Campus with Launch of The Reimagine Fund

(Aug. 22, 2018) - On Tuesday, August 14, a lightning strike sparked the blaze that damaged several buildings in the Visual Arts area of the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Wheatley Heights campus. No one was injured, and no students were affected as camp had concluded its 50th Anniversary season the previous Friday. In response to the damage sustained during the storm, Usdan recently announced the launch of The Reimagine Fund - a new campaign designed to gather financial support to rebuild the lost buildings and to upgrade the camp's overall infrastructure.


The First Annual Good Shepherd Lutheran School Carnival in Plainview

The First Annual Good Shepherd Lutheran School Carnival in Plainview

(Aug. 14, 2018) - The First Annual Good Shepherd Carnival will be Saturday, August 1h from 1pm to 4pm. Activity bracelets are $20 per child, which allows them to participate in bounce house fun, face painting, a petting zoo, a magic show and lots of other carnival games.


M.A.T.S.S Kids' Gym and Early Childcare Education Center to Offer S.T.E.M. Classes

M.A.T.S.S Kids' Gym and Early Childcare Education Center to Offer S.T.E.M. Classes

(Aug. 08, 2018) - M.A.T.S.S. Syosset Center is offering a new introductory level S.T.E.M. class in its after-school program this fall. This initial step provides structured inquiry-based and real world problem-based learning, creating an interdisciplinary approach to instruction that resembles knowledge used in real life.


Plaza Theatrical Brings Madagascar to The Long Island Children’s Museum

Plaza Theatrical Brings Madagascar to The Long Island Children’s Museum

(Aug. 06, 2018) - This summer, Plaza Theatrical has brought the wonderful musical performances of Junie B. Jones and Mary Poppins to life on stage at the LICM. This August, it will be showing Madagascar! Come and join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Follow all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. They will be closing off the summer season, with the performance of Pinkalicious in September.


Long Island Nets Host Open Tryouts for Kids Dance Team

Long Island Nets Host Open Tryouts for Kids Dance Team

(Jul. 16, 2018) - The Long Island Nets will hold open auditions for the Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team at Yes We Can Community Center on Saturday, August 11. The Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team is a professional squad launched last year during the Nets’ inaugural season on Long Island and they perform during select home games at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. In addition to performing at Long Island Nets games, the team members will serve as Nets ambassadors and will represent the organization at events and media appearances throughout the community.


Hicksville Student Starts His Own Scholarship to Reward Kids With Tourettes Syndrome

Hicksville Student Starts His Own Scholarship to Reward Kids With Tourettes Syndrome

(Jul. 13, 2018) - At Holy Family School in Hicksville their motto is ‘making a difference, one child at a time.’ For student Giovanni Kubanick, these words rang true. You see, Gio has Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD, and OCD, and in the achievement culture of a Catholic Elementary School, that meant that he would have to work that much harder to make the grade. His Mom, Valerie, said that he had a rough time in school until he found Holy Family.


Congratulations to Holy Family School's Published Authors

Congratulations to Holy Family School's Published Authors

(Jul. 11, 2018) - Fifth grade students Randi Bruckner, Mary DeMauro, Melissa, and Annabella Sottile had their work published in the newest American Adventures Series Crazy Creatures. The girls’ work was submitted by their teacher, Mrs. Adrianna Aceste. These four fifth graders join seventh grader Kasey Coppola, who was published in February for her works of poetry submitted by Miss Emer Kerr.


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