What’s Happening On The Peninsula From May 25 To 31


Saturday, May 25

Parkwood Aquatic Center

The Parkwood Family Aquatic Center will open for Memorial Day Weekend from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy free events and programs with membership; register at gnparks.org or at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave.

Map Hike

Use a map of the Caumsett State Park in Huntington to navigate to specific destinations during this moderately paced 5-mile walk from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; bring lunch and water; register at gnparks.org or 516-482-0355.

Fireworks will light up the sky over Hempstead Harbor on Saturday, May 25.

Memorial Day Fireworks

Memorial Day Fireworks and a Commemoration Ceremony with musical entertainment from Beginnings, a Chicago Tribute Band, and The LPs performing songs from the ’70s and ’80s will begin at 6 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park; free with $10 parking fee; free for veterans and active duty military with parking pass from North Hempstead with a proof of ID; northhempsteadny.gov or 516-869-6311.

Saturday, May 25–
Monday, May 27

Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink

Enjoy additional public sessions, freestyles and puck shoots at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink before it closes on June 16. Through June 9, Freestyle will be on Mondays from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.; Puck Shoot on Fridays from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.; Public Sessions on Sundays from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. For Memorial Weekend, public sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 :30 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 3:30- 5:30 p.m., and Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.; skate rental, $5.

From left: Councilwoman Lee Seeman, Colonel David M. Lange and Great Neck Parade Committee Chairperson Louise McCann look forward to this year’s Memorial Day Parade.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade

Under the auspices of Charles A. Fowler American Legion Post #160, the annual Great Neck Memorial Day Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at Susquehanna Avenue and Middle Neck Road and proceed to the Village Green at Beach Road and Middle Neck Road for ceremonies at 11 a.m.; gnparades@gmail.com.




Tuesday, May 28

REAP Discussion

A Retired Energetic Active People guest will speak about the greatest Americans at 9:30 a.m. at the Cumberland School.

Park District Meeting Cancelled

The Great Neck Park District Board of Commissioners work session scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Administration Building, 5 Beach Rd., has been cancelled.

Launch a TV Career

PATV will hold an open house on Women in Technology, a free training program designed to bring diverse women together to produce innovative television programs, from 5 to 7 p.m.; RSVP to info@patv.org.

Audubon Society Presentation

Ardith Bondi will present A Tale of Many Penguins at 7 p.m. at Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave.; northshoreaudubon.org.

Wednesday, May 29

South High Concert

South High’s Senior Instrumental Concerto Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 341 Lakeville Rd.; 516-441-4851.

Wednesday, May 29–
Thursday, May 30

Adult Learning Center

To learn or improve English skills or earn a high school equivalency diploma, register for ENL (English as a New Language) and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion, formerly the GED) prep classes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for the June 25 to July 25 session at 105 Clover Dr.; $50, if you live or work in Great Neck, proof required; $65, nonresidents in cash, credit card or check or money order payable to Great Neck Public Schools; allow two hours; 516-441-4950 or greatneck.k12.ny.us/alc.

Thursday, May 30

Consolidated Grant Funding

Local business owners, nonprofits and municipalities can learn about available grant funding through New York State, hosted by the Empire State Development and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, at 9 a.m. at North Hempstead Town Hall, 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset; 631-435-0717.

Building Department Hours

North Hempstead’s Building Department will host mobile office hours from 6 to 8 p.m. at Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave.; northhempsteadny.gov or 516-869-6311.

Baker Spring Concert

Baker’s Spring Concert 2 will begin at 7 p.m. at 69 Baker Hill Rd.; 516-441-4100.

Lakeville Band Concert

Lakeville’s Band Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 47-27 Jayson Ave.; 516-441-4300.

Friday, May 31

Seniors CarFit Program

A free CarFit program, designed to help those 60 and older achieve a better fit with their car, will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park; appointments required at 516-873-2364; car-fit.org/carfit/FAQ or 516-869-6311.

South High Concert

South High’s Spring Concert 2 will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 341 Lakeville Rd.; 516-441-4851.

To May 31

PATV Playwright Competition

Public Access Television is seeking submissions of original 15-minute scripts with three or four adult characters and one set from LI playwrights for the Norman Hall Memorial Playwrights Project Contest at PATV Playwrights Competition, 1111 Marcus Ave., Suite LL-27, Lake Success, NY 11042 or info@patv.org. Winners will receive $1,000 and a professional TV production of the play valued at 15,000; patv.org.

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