Community News - Nassau

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.


Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Graduating Eighth Grader

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Graduating Eighth Grader

(Jun. 19, 2018) - This year at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's (SEAS) graduation ceremony, Brianne Z, an eighth grader, was chosen to be the recipient of the SEAS Father's Club award. Every year, the SEAS Father's Club Award asks students to write an essay about what Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton means to them. Brianne's winning essay focused on how the school shaped her life and reminded the students and faculty at SEAS what makes the school so great.


Lutheran High School's 55th Commencement Ceremony

Lutheran High School's 55th Commencement Ceremony

(Jun. 18, 2018) - The 55th Long Island Lutheran (LuHi) Commencement Ceremony took place on June 9 in the Visscher Gymnasium. Mr. John Buck, newly named head of school, along with faculty and staff welcomed family and friends of the 119 graduates. The Class of 2018 chose their teacher Mr. Anthony Colanglo as this year’s commencement speaker.


Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

(Jun. 18, 2018) - Upon meeting Mark Irving, a hard-working student who loves to put on a show, you’d be surprised to hear of the learning challenges he faced on the road to graduation. Mark entered Vincent Smith School in elementary school, when his parents realized that he was not progressing appropriately in public school. Vincent Smith is an independent day school in Port Washington, specializing in educating students with learning disorders such as dyslexia, or students challenged by AD/HD or school anxiety.


Congratulations to Florence Brownstein Preschool Class of 2018!

Congratulations to Florence Brownstein Preschool Class of 2018!

(Jun. 13, 2018) - The students of the Florence Brownstein Preschool at the Chabad of Port Washington marked the end of the school year with a festive graduation ceremony and celebration. The children participated in a moving up ceremony, complete with gowns and caps and graduation certificates from Senator Elaine Phillips office.


The Art Academy of Long Island Now Offering Open Studio Time

The Art Academy of Long Island Now Offering Open Studio Time

(Jun. 12, 2018) - This spring, the Art Academy of Long Island in Merrick has expanded to include an "open studio" where artists can come and use the space to create their art or hang out and have a cup of coffee. For the month of June, the Art Academy is offering free use of its studio space, including use of easels, and student supplies.


Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

(May. 21, 2018) - The Green Vale School’s Friday rocketry club had three teams of four 7th and 8th graders qulify for Nationals among 800 teams from 46 states, most of which are high school age. The rocketry club began building rockets in September with the goal of qualifying for the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals in May. To qualify, rockets must perform as close as possible to a set of flight specifications (altitude, duration, payload) established annually by TARC.


Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

(May. 21, 2018) - Last weekend, Champkids, an organization dedicated to providing student-artists opportunities to practice their skills and display their passion, hosted a live drawing and coloring competition for kids at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Almost 200 people gathered to create art, spend time with family and friends, and check out the unique exhibitions on display.


YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

YMCA of Long Island & Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities Announce Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest

(May. 21, 2018) - The YMCA of Long Island has partnered with Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities, Inc. to launch the inaugural Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest to help make children more aware of the importance of water safety. Children age 12 and under are encouraged to use this unique opportunity to express their artistic interpretations of water safety and share their own tips for peers.


Grace Summer Camp in Massapequa is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2018

Grace Summer Camp in Massapequa is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2018

(May. 09, 2018) - Grace Early Childhood Center in Massapequa is now accepting applications for the 2018 summer camp program. From July 9 to August 17, children age 2 through 6 are invited to attend for half days or full days.


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