In response to several instances of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in the U.S., New York lawmakers recently announced legislation aimed at ensuring that “students are taught the hateful intolerance of the swastika and noose” and other symbols of hatred in order to educate them about the history of those symbols.
As she prepares to release new songs and play three shows on her native Long Island, recording artist Ali Berke recalled falling in love with music when she was 3, and recording in a studio for the first time at age 13.
Nicholas Yika-Cuadra, of Island Park, took a step toward his dream of representing the United States in the Junior Olympics last month when he became a national champion and qualified to compete for Team USA in the Pan American Karate Championships, which take place later this month in Ecuador.
Purple Heart Day returned to Island Park as Hope’s Land of Candy honored veterans and celebrated its fifth anniversary.
As she prepares for the first day of school on Sept. 4, new Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal Cynthia Cameron cited student growth and an improved reading program as major goals to foster a bright future for the district.
“All About Soul” and “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” were just two of the classic Billy Joel hits that Captain Jack played when the band rocked the stage in Island Park under the summer sunset on Aug. 9.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease visit the JCC for Senior Adult Day Care from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sept. 8, the JCC will hold a 5K to raise funds for the program.
Hundreds of spectators and contestants gathered at Peter’s Clam Bar on a sun-soaked Sunday afternoon for the establishment’s sixth annual clam-eating contest to benefit firefighters.
Signature Bank co-founder and Vice Chairman John Tamberlane will be the honoree of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 2019 Soirée Under the Stars gala on Sept. 28
To The Stage, a children’s theater school in Oceanside, prioritizes teaching self-confidence over perfection for young performers, from pre-K to college-age.
The Week Ahead
Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group will be at Pet Supplies Plus, 3644 Oceanside Rd., Oceanside on Aug. 24 from noon to 3 p.m.
Join Michael’s Porthole, 92 New St., Oceanside, on Aug. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. as they raise money to support their nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue organization, Bobbi and the Strays.
Join your neighbors for a friendly game of Scrabble at the Island Park Public Library on Aug. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Here is the most recent crime and arrest report for Oceanside and Island Park, courtesy the Nassau County Police Department.
Police units rescued two people who were stuck in the water in Oceanside on Sunday.