More than 1,000 ticketholders paid $150 each to see Trump speak ahead of New York’s presidential primaries on Tuesday while hundreds of protesters rallied outside the venue in candle light vigils, picket lines and anti-Trump concerts.
The candidate’s campaign stop came two weeks before the April 19 New York presidential primaries, which have become unusually pivotal this election season since presidential candidates usually have their nominations clinched well before voters cast their ballots in The Empire State.
Guitar hero Joe Satriani rocks Tilles Center, Patti LaBelle serenades NYCB Theatre at Westbury, The Cult returns to The Paramount and much more to do on LI this week!
Howie Mandel cracks up NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Piff The Magic Dragon, Tracy Morgan & Meatloaf rip up The Paramount, Paula Poundstone floors The Landmark Theatre, Chris Janson rocks The Emporium, & Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver & Kristin Cavallari jazz up Book Revue, among so much more!
State lawmakers joined Common Core opponents in criticizing President Barack Obama’s nomination of former New York State Education Commissioner John King for U.S. Secretary of Education in the first day of confirmation hearings Thursday. King, who assumed the role of acting secretary in January, remains a lightning rod for fury among parents and teachers across New York State upset about his botched implementation of the controversial Common Core education reforms, which led to hundreds of thousands of students across the state and nation “opting out” of taking the standardized tests.
The B-52s rock The Space at Westbury, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony play The Emporium in Patchogue, & the Hops and Props Craft Beer Festival returns to The Cradle of Aviation Museum, among so much more to do this week!
Across the Island some municipalities are clearly ahead of the pack. These communities possess the good fortune to have visionary leaders, courageous council members and the right combination of assets, infrastructure and drive to make a difference in people’s lives. When you look for local role models, a few stellar examples quickly come to mind: Jack Schnirman, Long Beach city manager; Paul Pontieri, mayor of Patchogue; Francis X. Murray, mayor of Rockville Centre; and state Sen. Jack Martins, the former mayor of Mineola.