Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Support Our Troops

Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department are collecting donations for "Care Packages" for our soldiers over in Iraq.

Our soldiers put their lives on the line every day to preserve our freedom.

As you shop in your grocery store please consider buying a few extra items to donate.

Items for Donation:

Phone Cards
Silly String (helps protect troops from landmines)
Underwear Medium to Extra Large
Toys for Iraqi children (helps maintain good rapport with Iraqi citiznes)
Candy like twizzlers, gum, starburst etc. (non perishable)
Canned goods like soup, Chef Boyardee, Baked Beans, Tuna etc...(pull tabs only)
Stationary (to write home with)
Pens and Pencils
Playing Cards
Sun block
Baby wipes
Feminie products
Shower gel
Beef Jerky
Instant Coffe
Drink Mixes like Crystal Ligt, Nestea powder mix etc.

Please send or drop off your donations to:

Attention Ryan Murphy
The Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department
841 Liberty Place
Franklin Square NY 11010

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sammie and Tudie's Clowning and Magic Show

July 30th at 11:30 p.m.
Free Show at Rath Park, Franklin Square

The Traveling Zoo for Children

July 19th 1:00 p.m.
Free show at Rath Park, Franklin Square

Summer Beachfest, Friday June 29th

Point Lookout Town Park from 12:30-2:30pm
Fun filled afternoon of games, contests, arts and crafts, music and prizes open to children 6-13. For more info call 292-9000, ext 256. Free adminssion.

Clearview Cinemas Summer Kid's Club

Clearview Cinemas Summer Kid's Club Schedule

Franklin Square Cinemas
989 Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY
516-756-CLVW- #899

Theatre Office Number:

Eisenhower Park's Lakeside Theatre Comes Alive with Summer Entertainment

Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi is pleased to announce a spectacular variety of free summer concerts, shows and films for the entertainment of Eisenhower Park visitors. Forty-eight evening programs are scheduled to be held at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, overlooking the park’s picturesque Salisbury Lake.

This year’s highlights include:

* The Canon International Music Nights Concert Series, made possible through a generous grant from Canon USA, which returns with 19 evenings of ethnic music and dance.
* On Saturday, June 30, the nation’s independence will be celebrated with Commerce Bank’s spectacular fireworks display and concert, starring Michael Cavanaugh, recently of Billy Joel’s Broadway hit, “Movin’ Out.”
* Movies will be shown on the giant screen every Thursday evening throughout July and August, featuring a wide variety of family favorites and classics, from “Casablanca” to “The Wizard of Oz.”
An aerial view of Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, a center of entertainment during the summer.
The Senior Pops Orchestra (June 29), Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops (July 7), and the Long Island Philharmonic (August 17) will once again present popular favorites and masterpieces. The next generation of musicians of this caliber, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, will perform on June 28.
* Oldies fans will be entertained by a Crystals and Four Seasons Tribute on July 6, and a Doo Wopp Show with the New Casinos and NY Exceptions on August 3.
* Children and parents can enjoy the Dittydoodle Day Children’s Show on the afternoon of July 28.
* A mid-summer favorite, "Salute to Veterans," will be presented on August 4, featuring Gary Puckett and the USO Entertainment Troupe. Lakeside Theatre will also host “Long Island Rocks for Freedom,” a rock concert saluting our currently deployed armed forces and being directly broadcast to the troops in Iraq, on August 24.
* In commemoration of the theater’s namesake, the third annual Harry Chapin Tribute will be presented on August 27.
* Another very popular favorite, the Reach for the Stars Teen Talent Search, will present the finals of a vocal talent competition on August 11.

2007 Eisenhower Park Lakeside Theatre Free Summer Entertainment Schedule

Punjabi American Night June 24
Noontime Concert: Power Play August 1
Italian American Night June 25
Movie Night: "Pink Panther" August 2
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra June 28

Doo Wopp Show with New Casinos & NY Exceptions August 3

Senior Pops June 29

Salute to Veterans with Gary Puckett (6:45 p.m.) August 4

Commerce Bank Show & Fireworks (Fourth of July celebration) June 30

Chinese American Night August 5
Turkish American Night July 1
Irish American Night August 6
Movie Night: "Over the Hedge" July 5
Noontime Concert: New Vintage Orchestra August 8
Crystals & Four Seasons Tribute July 6
Movie: "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" August 9

Dean Karahalis & the Concert Pops
July 7
Beginnings: A Tribute to Chicago August 10
Greek American Night July 8
Reach for the Stars Teen Talent Search Finals August 11
German American Night July 9
Pakistani American Night August 12

Noontime Concert: Al Miller Big Band July 11
Israeli American Night August 13
Movie Night: "Casablanca" July 12
Noontime Concert: Terry Nova Little Big Band August 15
Variety Night July 13
Movie Night: "Charlotte's Web" August 16

"100 Years of Broadway" July 14
Long Island Philharmonic August 17
Polish American Night July 15
Armenian American Night August 19
Bangladeshi American Night July 16
Ukrainian American Night August 20
Noontime Concert: Joe Kane July 18
Noontime Concert: The Precisions August 22
Movie: "Ant Bully" July 19
Movie Night: "Casino Royale" August 23

Variety Night
July 20
"Long Island Rocks for Freedom" August 24
"Damn Yankees" July 21
"Grease" August 25
African American Night July 22
Indian American Night August 26
Latino American Night July 23
Harry Chapin Tribute August 27
Noontime Concert: Swing Street July 25
Noontime Concert: Road House August 29
Movie: "The Birds" July 26
Scandinavian American Night August 29
"Soul Be It" July 27
Movie Night: "Wizard of Oz" August 30
Dittydoodle Day Children's Show (afternoon) July 28

All Lakeside Theatre programs will begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Movies will begin at dusk. There is no formal seating at Lakeside Theatre, so concertgoers should bring chairs and blankets.If weather appears threatening, call 516-572-0355 after 7 p.m. to confirm performance.

Eisenhower Park, operated by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, is located in East Meadow with entrances on Merrick Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike. The Lakeside Theatre is near parking fields 6 and 6A. For more information, call 516-572-0200 or the Special Events Line at 516-572-0223.

"Amazing Animals" Exhibit at Sands Point Preserve Opens June 9

"Amazing Animals,” a 10,000-square-foot exhibit featuring larger-than-life robotic creatures, live animals, and hands-on activities and films, opens Saturday, June 9, at the Sands Point Preserve in Port Washington, announced Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi. The exhibit will run through January 14, 2008.

Sands Point Preserve
The Guggenheim mansion, Falaise, is open for tours from June through October.

Port Washington, 127 Middleneck Road
Phone: 516-571-7900

Link to Sands Point Preserve

Long Beach Crafts Show on the Boardwalk

Over 200 Craft and Food vendors will line the boardwalk at the City of Long Beach annual Arts & Crafts Show on July 7 & 8, 2007 from 9:00am to 7:00pm. The Show takes place on the boardwalk from Edwards Boulevard to Long Beach Boulevard. Call 516-431-1000 for more information.

Historical Society Show
Note: The Historical Society will hold their Arts and Crafts Show on August 22 & 23, 2007. Please call 516-431-1192 for information.

Long Beach, NY 2007 Free Summer Music Concerts

This long-running community tradition will return with a full lineup of musical entertainment. Concerts are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and begin at 8:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Sponsored by:

Shore Development (Super Block Developers), Flag Waterproofing & Restoratio, & Planet Payment.

Sunday, July 2:
Simply Tsfat
A trio (two guitars and one violin) of Breslav Hassidic musicians from the mystical city of Tsfat, the birthplace of modern Kabbalah. Long Beach Boulevard Beach

Thursday, July 5:
The Ric Mango Orchestra
Playing our beach for over 20 years - a selection of music for everyone. Neptune Boulevard Beach.

FRIDAY, July 6:
T’Bazco Road
Enjoy the music of New Orleans, Cajun Zydeco during the Fireworks Extravaganza. Long Beach Boulevard Beach. (See back cover).

Tuesday, July 10:
Risky Business
Rock n’ Roll & Rhythm n’ Blues. New York Avenue Beach. Sponsored by Sterrer Realty.

Thursday, July 12:
Sounds of the Big Band
Big Band music presented by Joe Kane. Neptune Boulevard Beach.

Saturday, July 14:
Turnpike Joe and the Traffic Jam
New York’s premier classic rock party band. Long Beach Boulevard Beach.

Tuesday, July 17:
Irish Night With Gael Force
Unique Celtic music performed with fire and passion. New York Avenue Beach.

Thursday, July 19:
Sound Image
Cover band playing all your favorites.Neptune Boulevard Beach.

Saturday, July 21:
Lil’ Cliff And The Cliffhangers
Rollicking Blues
National Boulevard Beach.

Tuesday, July 24:
High Tide Reggae
Enjoy classic calyspso sounds.
New York Avenue Beach.

Thursday, July 26:
Vincent Roccaro
Sings Bobby Darin.
Neptune Boulevard Beach.

Saturday, July 28:
Mary Lamont
Country Music. Long Beach Boulevard Beach.

Tuesday, July 31:
The New Yorkers
Oldies Good Time Band. New York Avenue Beach.

Thursday, August 2:
A Classic Rock n Blues Cover Band featuring our own local residents. Neptune Boulevard Beach.

Saturday, August 4:
King Kai And The Creoles
The ultimate Elvis Tribute. New York Avenue Beach.

Tuesday, August 7:
Real Hotlanta
Classic rock n' roll music of the Allman Bros., Eric Clapton and Janis Joplin. New York Avenue Beach.

Thursday, August 9:
Yiddish Night with Cantor Karl Kritz
Vast repertoire of Klezmer, Yiddish, Russian and Israeli music. Neptune Boulevard Beach.

Saturday, August 11:
Los Playeros
The Sounds of Latin Jazz. Long Beach Boulevard Beach.

Tuesday, August 14: Old Brown Eyes Sings Ol’ Blue Eyes
Jerry Cardone’s Frank Sinatra Tribute Band. New York Avenue Beach.

Thursday, August 16:
Linda Ipanema & The Dixiecats
The music of Dixieland, Jazz, Big Bands, Polka, 50’s. Neptune Boulevard Beach.

Saturday, August 18:
Steel Horse
Classic rock band bringing you songs from Marshall Tucker, The Beatles, Van Halen, Pat Benatar Aerosmith & more. National Boulevard Beach.

Tuesday, August 21:
The Ric Mango Orchestra
Playing the beach for over 20 years - a selection of music for everyone. New York Avenue Beach.

Thursday, August 23:
The Big Band Sounds of Lew Picardi
Enjoy an evening of big band music from the 40’s and 50’s featuring Lew Picardi’s stirring vocals. Neptune Boulevard Beach.

Saturday, August 25:
Enjoy the sounds of this Jazz Band.
National Boulevard Beach.

Tuesday, August 28:
Italian Night with Con Astone
Contemporary music flavored with Italian favorites. New York Avenue Beach.

Thursday, August 30:
TBA Neptune Boulevard Beach.

Saturday, September 1:
TBA National Boulevard Beach.

Summer of Love Pet Adoption Program

All Pet adoption fees are waived June 1st-July 31st at the Town of Hempstead animal shelter located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.

Facility hours are 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Visit the Town of Hempstead's Petfinder or the link at www.TOH.LI and find a great pet....

We did and his name is Stanely and we've had him for 3 years. He is a pure bread English Pointer and we love him lots.

Car Safety Seat Check Program

Hempstead Town's Public Safety Officers are trained and certified to inspect and properly install car seats.

When and Where......

Wednesday June 20th and Thursday June 21st at Rath Park located at 849 Fenworth Boulevard in Franklin Square.
Call to schedule an appointment in advanced 516-538-1900 ext 235.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Sands Point Preserve

Battle of The Dinosaurs at the
Sands Point Preserve now from

May 27th until Nov 4th, 2006

127 Middleneck Road in Poret Washington
call 571-7900 or 571-7901

Dino workshops and exhibits featuring robotic dinosaurs.

Summer hours are May27-Sept 9 tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm

click here to visit the website for more info .

Eisenhower Park's Lakeside Theatre

All evening concerts and movies are Free and start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. All events are at the Lakeside Theatre. Please use parking fields #6 and #6A.

June 26th

Italian American Night

July 1st

Fireworks Show byCommerce Bank

July 9th
Greek American Night

July 10th
German American Night

July 27th
Movie Night "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory"

July 29th
"Celtic Journey ll" the Schade Academy of Irish Dance of Levittown including performers from Broadway's Riverdance company.

August 3rd
Movie Night "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

August 7th
Irish American Night

August 17th
Movie Night "Madagascar"

August 19th
Long Island Philharmonic

August 24th
Movie Night "King Kong" 2005 release

August 25th
"Little Shop of Horrors" performance by the Cultural Arts Playhouse

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Free Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concert Series on the board walk at Long Beach NY.
click here for the Long Beach Concert Schedule

Franklin Square Theatre - Free Kids Movies

Swim Lessons at Rath Pool

Learn to Swim at Rath Pool

Registration for Swim Lessons at Rath Pool is on Tuesday June 20th @ 6:30pm
Proof of Resodence and proof of childs age required
Call Rath Pool @ 516-488-1843

Saint Catherine's - Camp Sienna

Camp Sienna at Saint Catherine's Youth Center
Call to register now @ 516-354-9146

Kiddie Camp 4-6yr olds
Main Camp 7-13yr olds

click here for link to Camp Sienna

Franklin Square - Free Summer Shows for Kids

Shows for Kids:

The Magic and Conedy of Jim McClenahan
Rath Park, Franklin Square July 20th @ 2pm
FREE Admission

The Three Little Pigs
Averill Park, Elmont @ 11 am July 28th
FREE Admission

Traveling Zoo
Rath Park, Franklin Square @11 am July 31st
FREE Admintion

Family Movie Night
Wallace and Gomit in "The Curse of the Were Rabbit"
Friday, August 18th
Newbridge Park, Bellmore

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sex Offender in Franklin Square

Superintendent Dr. Tim Lafferty's sent out a notification about the sex offender via post card to the parents of the children in the Franklin Square School District. The post card instructs parents to call the Nassau County Police Dept. @ 516-573-7000 to find out more information on the sex offender. So I called the police dept and they said that they can't tell the residents any information the level 2 sex offender and Lafferty knows that. The police officer also said the Lafferty has the name, address and a picture of the sex offender and that he, as superintendent is allowed too and should distribute amongst the parents in the Franklin Square School District. The police department also said that thanks to Lafferty's post card instead of working they have to answer 100's of calls regarding this matter. I believe there should be a call for Lafferty to resign. His lack of concern for the children of Franklin Square and his repeated poor judgment on this issue is abundantly clear .

If you want to see if a sex offender is your area go to Family Watch Dog
NY State Sex Offender Registry
Note that the registry only tells the public about level 3 offenders!!!!
Parentes for Megan's Law website

Friday, February 03, 2006

Franklin Square Schools Care more about being sued then protecting our kids!

Every parent in Franklin Square needs to read the article published by the Herald titled:
PARENTS: WE WANT TO KNOW (read this article)
In this article the F.S. District's attorney Bill Cullen states "that the reason why the district has been reluctant to change policy is twofold: The district could be held liable if someone harms the sex offender, and the school is not bound by law to protect children off school grounds."

As a resident of Franklin Square and as a parent, I am outraged and appalled by this statement and you should be too!

Furthermore Superintendent Dr. Tim Lafferty's inherent disrespectful demeanor towards the parents who confronted him regarding his lackadaisical approach on changing this issue was appalling. His apparent lack of concern for the well being of children regardless of their location should cause all the parents of the Sewanhaka School Districts to reflect upon his qualifications to perform his job as a Superintendent of Schools! After all it's exzorbidant salaries to pay incompetent individuals such as Dr. Tim Lafferty that have caused our school taxes to be so high. In other words we pay his salary, and he works for us. Shouldn't our children's safety be his number one concern regardless?

Day Laborers in Franklin Square; Shame on the Immigration and Naturalization Service!

The Franklin Square/Elmont Herald printed a story this Tuesday on the day laborer situation in Franklin Square titled, Neighbors: Monitor day laborers. Several things regarding this article bother me.

I have been writing, calling and emailing Ciotti, Suozzi, Alfano and McCarthy offices countless times regarding the day laborer situation. I was finally told, verbally of course by Assemblyman Tom Alfano himself that Nassau tried to move them and create a pick up area at Home Depot and that Catholic Charities of LI sued , yes sued Nassau county(costing you and I, the LEGAL and TAX PAYING residents of Nassau County tax dollars) for infringing on the civil liberties of the illegal day laborers rights to earn a living! The Herald's story neglects to mention that! What makes this all the more ironic is that it is a group of concerned parents from Saint Catherine's that complained. Perhaps they should have marched into the office of the Catholic Charities immigration service in the Diocese of RVC. Catholic Charities immigration services in the Diocese RVC are helping and promoting illegal immigration! (check out Newsday's story)

Another thing about this article that bothers me is that it makes no mention of the situation in front of the BP Station. Over the summer I counted the number of laborers at the corner every morning and on average I counted no less then 60 day laborers at 7a.m. each day!
The BP Station has a brick corner stone bench and a neglected fountain which is a magnate for the day laborers, their garbage and their bodily functions! I have writen BP's corporate office twice requesting that they ask the owner of the station on the corner of Scherer Blvd. and Hempstead Turnpike, remove the corner bench and to clean up or cover the fountain and nothing was ever done by BP corporate or the station owner!

Further more regarding the issue of the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND legislation, lets face it .This legislation is as bad as bad can get! This legislation should be changed for many reasons. But let's deal with the issue at hand. It should stipulate that it applies to and only to children of parents who are of legal immigration status and are paying income taxes!
Why should you and I, the struggling middle class American on L.I. scrimp and save to pay outrageously high property and school taxes to send our kids to a decent schools while ILLEGAL IMMIGRENTS .......living in illegal housing and working illegally get to send their kids to school in our neighborhood schools for free, subsidized on our tax paying dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!

IF you have issues with any topic I discussed here, I strongly urge you to contact:
Tom Suozzi, County Executive
John Ciotti, Legislator
Tom Alfano, Assemblyman
Carolyn McCarthy, US House Representatives

Write the Editor of the Franklin Square/Elmont Herald at
FSeditor@liherald.com or call at (516)569-4000 ext.240

Express your opinion!!! It's the only way to make a difference!