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Long Island Memorial Day Parades 2019

Memorial Day weekend is back, and that means it’s time to line up for local parades honoring American military service members that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Hempstead
Everyone is invited to attend the Village of Hempstead’s 133rd Annual Memorial Day Parade. There will be banners, floats and more. A ceremony will be held at Greenfield Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. before the parade. Starts at Legion Square, 160 Marvin Ave., Hempstead. 2:30 p.m. May 26.

Plainview-Old Bethpage
Parade lasts about one hour and ends at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park on Washington Ave. Ceremony honoring local veterans to follow. 700 Old Country Rd., Plainview. 9 a.m. May 27.

Merrick
Starts at Veterans Plaza on Merrick Avenue, followed by ceremony at Merrick’s Veteran Memorial Park. 9:30 a.m. May 27.

Bay Shore
Starts at the corner of Lanier Lane and Main Street. Ends in front of the St. Patrick Cemetery. 10 a.m. May 27.

East Meadow
Begins at East Meadow High School, marches east on Hempstead Turnpike, then south on Prospect Avenue, and ends at Veterans Memorial Park. 10 a.m. May 27.

Wantagh
Starts at Wantagh Middle School and ends at the American Legion Post on Park Avenue. 10 a.m. May 27.

Farmingdale
Starts at Northside School, marches down Main Street, and ends at Village Hall. 10 a.m. May 27.

New Hyde Park
Starts at Garden City Park School on Central Avenue and followed by a ceremony at Garden City Park Fire Department Headquarters on Jericho Turnpike. 10 a.m. May 27.

Islip
Marches east on Main Street to the veteran’s memorial, where a ceremony is held before marching west. 10 a.m. May 27.

Garden City
Starts at Cherry Valley Avenue and 10th Street and ends in front of the village’s war monuments in front of the Garden City Public Library. 10 a.m. May 27.

Long Beach
Begins at Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street at and ends at the reviewing stand on Park Avenue in front of City Hall. 10 a.m. May 27.

Malverne
The parade will begin on Church Street. Marchers will parade through the Westwood Section. The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held immediately following the parade at the Gazebo in Reese Memorial Park. 10 a.m. May 27.

Massapequa Park
Begins westbound on Front Street, then northbound on Park Boulevard, to Clark Boulevard to Broadway, south on Broadway to Klestinec Park, where a Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place. 10 a.m. May 27.

Northport
Located at Village Park. 10 a.m. May 27.

Levittown
Starts at Island Trees Middle School on Wantagh Avenue and ends at Shelter Lane near the Levittown Library. 10 a.m. May 27.

Smithtown
Starts at corner of Larkfield Road and Jericho Turnpike, marches east before ending at Cannon Park. 10 a.m. May 27.

Oyster Bay
Starts at South Street and corner of Adams Street, heads eastbound on Main Street, heads north on Ships Point Lane, stops for waterfront ceremony, then marches down Florence Avenue to Main Street, ending at Derby Hall Bandstand. 10:30 a.m. May 27.

East Islip
Starts at the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Main Street and ends at Town Hall. 2 p.m. May 27.

Fabulous Oceanfront Long Beach Colonial Asks $1.8M

Offering spectacular Atlantic Ocean views from every level is this pristine, updated Colonial listed for sale at 923 Oceanfront Street in the City of Long Beach. 

Built in 1986 in the city’s West End, this six-bedroom, four-bathroom Stucco home with 3,410 square feet of living space boasts a stunning open layout and multi-tiered decks to make the most of the oceanfront views.

The house features an eat-in gourmet chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, living room/dining room combo with a fireplace, and glass sliding doors that open to the oceanfront deck. The third-floor grand master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, fireplace, and sliding doors to a balcony. Outside the house has a one-car attached garage, outdoor shower, and a shed. 

It’s located less than a mile from the Long Beach Long Island Rail Road station and is nearby Long Beach Boulevard, which links the Long Beach Island—a barrier island protecting the South Shore of Long Island from the ocean—and its eponymous city to mainland Long Island.

As for the other two bridges off the island, the house is three miles from the Loop Parkway to the east and three miles from Nassau Boulevard to the west. And it’s within walking distance of downtown LBC, a lively seaside community that is the closest thing to California found on LI.

The house is in the Long Beach School District, which had its high school ranked No. 22 on The Washington Post‘s list of the Most Challenging High Schools on LI last year.

The asking price is $1,870,000, not include the annual property taxes of $27,715.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Tracey Johnson of Century 21 American Homes, who can be reached at 516-665-2000.

What is The Best Staffing Service on Long Island?

Instead of wading through piles of resumes or hoping the right candidate will respond to a job posting, sometimes it’s faster and more cost efficient to seek out new employees from a staffing service, but which one is the most reliable?

Long Islanders voted Horizon Healthcare Staffing Best Staffing Service on Long Island in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!

Since 1992, Horizon Healthcare Staffing has been providing Long Islanders with optimal healthcare staffing services that stand out from the rest.

A leading provider of rehabilitation, nursing, allied and home care health personnel in the region, Horizon Healthcare Staffing prides themselves on their unwavering commitment to both facilities and organizations they help staff, as well as the individual healthcare professionals that they help find employment.

It’s no wonder why Long Islanders voted Horizon Healthcare Staffing the Best Staffing Service on Long Island!

To find all the other 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

Horizon Healthcare Staffing is located at 20 Jerusalem Ave. Third Fl. in Hicksville. It can be reached at 516-326-2020 or hhstaff.com

Chefs For A Cause Raises Funds for Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition

The fellas at Bayshore's Coastal Kitchen and Cocktails serving up some delicious food

Hundreds of people from the gathered May 15 at the newly renovated Piermont in Babylon Village for the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition’s (BBCC) 21st Annual Chefs for a Cause fundraiser.

The evening was filled with raffle prizes, silent and live auction items, and delicious food and drinks donated from local restaurants and vendors within the community. The ballroom area was decorated with beautiful teal and pink, representing breast and gynecological cancer awareness colors. Local flower shops donated beautiful centerpieces for the charity event as well.

The BBCC is a grass-roots, volunteer-based nonprofit group that began by three friends sitting around a kitchen table in Babylon. it strives to raise breast and gynecological health awareness and support to those living with the stress of a cancer diagnosis. In 2007, the BBCC continued to expand from breast cancer finding an urgent and pressing need to include our community members diagnosed and currently being treated for gynecological cancer.

Their patient service program, Lend a Helping Hand, is the core of the nonprofit. It offers a variety of services to those undergoing breast and gynecological cancer treatments. These services include transportation to and from chemotherapy and radiation appointments, assistance with medical expenses, childcare, housecleaning, meals, and much more.

Photos by Ed Shin

The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition President, Karen Kunkel, alongside Legislator Kevin McCaffrey.
BBCC board member Catherine Bahm (center in light pink sweatshirt) and friends.
The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalitions VP and CO-VP of Fundraising, Erika Tripoli and Cassidy Kammerer.
The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalitions office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Beverly Flaherty, alongside Chef’s volunteer, Yodi Terrusa
Argyle Grille and Tavern
Santa Claus, a local celebrity, cooking up some BBQ for Cocktail Hour!
Private Chef Chris LaVecchia dishin’ up some food at Cocktail Hour!

Cozy Lloyd Harbor Tudor Asks $1.2M

This quintessential Tudor with a slate roof and picture-perfect curb appeal situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is listed for sale at 25 Beattie Ct. in the Village of Lloyd Harbor.

Built in 1930 on a one-acre lot, this exceptional four-bedroom home with two and a half bathrooms has been updated to include the comfort of modern amenities while boasting timeless features and distinguished characteristics inside and out.

The house features and eat-in kitchen with limestone counter tops, a formal dining room, living room with a fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom in the second-floor master bedroom.

The home comes equipped with central air conditioning, radiant heat floors, and a full basement. Outside it has a two-car attached garage, French doors that open to a bluestone patio, and room for a backyard pool. The village has a beach, tennis court, summer camp, and mooring rights with dues.

The property is nearby downtown Huntington. It’s about three miles from the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station. It is located in the Cold Spring Harbor School District.

The asking price is $1,295,000, not including the annual property taxes of $18,664.

The real estate brokers listed for the property are Elena D’Agostino and Joyce Mennella of Lucky to Live Here Realty. They can be reached at 631-692-7100.

2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Photos

The PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Photos by Kevin Kane.

After more than a week of excitement as the world’s greatest golfers went head-to-head at Long Island’s famously challenging Bethpage Black course, life is getting back to normal in Farmingdale. But before it becomes a distant memory, here’s a recap of some of the action, as captured for the Press by photographer Kevin Kane.

Brooke Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Tiger Woods (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Jason Day (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Tommy Fleetwood (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Sergio Garcia (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Charley Hoffman (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Dustin Johnson (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Brooks Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Kevin Kisner (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Luke List (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Adam Long (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Hideki Matsuyama (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Rory McIlroy (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Louis Oosthuizen (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Justin Rose (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Adam Scott (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Rickie Fowler (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Jordan Speith (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Tiger Woods (Photo by Kevin Kane)
(Photo by Kevin Kane)
Brooke Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Brooke Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)
Brooke Koepka (Photo by Kevin Kane)

Long Island Concerts & Events May 20-23

10,000 Maniacs

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
The classical Mexican guitar have played in the White House and are featured on the Shrek soundtrack arrive on their Mettavolution Tour. Warming up the crowd is Hudson Taylor The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $55-$105. 8 p.m. May 21.

LIGHTS OF NEPTUNE
This local band’s stylistically eclectic songs have a little classic rock, new wave, alternative, progressive and metal influences all wrapped up into a neat pop package. Also performing are Matt Butler and Holy Vulture. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $20. 8 p.m. May 22.

BLESSTHEFALL
Touring to hype their sixth album, Hard Feelings, is this Phoenix-based metalcore quartet. Opening the show are Palisades, Slaves, and Glass Houses. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville, revolutionliny.com $18-$20. 5:30 p.m. May 23.

BAD BLACK
Long Island-born Wakaliwood movie producer Alan Hofmanis appears in person for the screening of his movie in which he stars as a mild-mannered doctor who is trained in the art of ass-kicking commando vengeance by a no-nonsense ghetto kid named Wesley Snipes in this madly entertaining DIY action extravaganza from the home of “da best of da best movies:” Wakaliwood, Uganda. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, cinemaartscentre.org $7-$12. 7:30 p.m. May 23.

10,000 MANIACS
Natalie Merchant may no longer front the alt-rock quintet from upstate Jamestown, but the group is still producing albums and performing their hits, including “Because The Night,” “These Are the Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants.” My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com Sold out. 8 p.m. May 23.

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE MMA
With $10 million on the line, don’t miss the chance to see some of the best MMA fighters in the world compete. NYCB Live Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale nycblive.com $25-$130. 7 p.m. May 23.

Long Island High School Students Paint Anti-Hate Mural

Students at Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School in Port Washington recently painted a mural to promote anti-bullying and acceptance.

The National Art Honor Society worked with the school’s No Place For Hate Committee to create the mural after Nicole Thomas, the school’s art department head, won an arts grant for supplies to make the project possible.

“Our school has been named a recipient for the last three years and this year we will be awarded a banner for the forth year,” said Thomas.

The grant was awarded by HEARTS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and enriching the arts in Port Washington. As a result, the art supplies were provided by Alper’s True Value Hardware in Port Washington. 

The school’s No Place For Hate Committee is a part of a nationwide Anti-Defamation League program that encourages anti-bullying campaigns in high schools.

Old Westbury Gardens Honors Tom Samet at Gardeners Fair

Holding glasses is Honoree Tom Samet with his “honoree greeters” Meg and JamesMcCartney, Patrick LeTourneu, Nathan Wold, Maria Vimmerstedt.

Old Westbury Gardens held their annual Gardeners Fair honoring interior designer Tom Samet at the historic venue on May 18.

Photos by Tab Hauser.

Chair Anne Byer and Honoree Tom Samet
Claudio and Debra DelVecchio with table guest and family. Claudio runs Brooks Brothers.
Nelson Demille, a supporter of Old Westbury Gardens
Anne Byer and Tom Samet
The Castagna family, who own the Americana in Manhasset.
The event included an auction.
Colorful dresses with the backdrop of a pretty garden worn by Margarit Bouffard, Darlyne Chanve and Suzy Houghton

HIA Hosting Business Expo, Trade Show & Conference

Thousands of Long Island’s top business decision makers are slated to attend the Hauppauge Industrial Association’s largest one-day business expo this month.

More than 375 exhibitors and 4,500 attendees are expected at the 31st Annual HIA-LI Trade Show & Conference will be held on May 30 at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

Most of the attendees will be decision makers including presidents, CEOs and other senior managers, according to the HIA. Every industry on Long Island will be represented including energy/environmental, technology, finance, hospitality, healthcare, media/advertising, Education, government and workforce development.

Breakout sessions include:

-Solar: An Investment You Can Bank On
-Media For C-Suite: Meet The Pros
-Navigating The Haze: Employer Challenges in the Rapidly Changing World of Marijuana
-How To Break The Rules … and Close More Sales
-From Interview to Hire
-Peace & Love Won’t Close a Sale: 7 Sales Success Strategies That Will
-How Nonprofit Board Service Impacts Your Community, Your Company, and You
-Get HYPED With Speed Networking
-Why Video is No Longer an Option in Business
-Amplify Your Team Results by Implementing These Five Behaviors

Contact aforgione@hia-li.org to learn more about sponsorship, exhibiting, and to apply for breakout session speakers/panels now!

Suffolk County Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood, eventbrite.com, $50-$850. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 30.