MANGANO AND CURRAN TO HOST FREE KIDS HEALTH DAY EVENT

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano in partnership with New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran, Senior Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony Santino, and Malverne Mayor Patricia McDonald will host a Free Kids Health Day Event on Saturday September 6th from 12 – 3p.m. at Crossroads Farm at Grossmans located at 480 Hempstead Avenue in Malverne.
It is important to promote healthy, fun, and exciting activities for young children to engage in, so they can learn and enjoy healthy habits at an early age in their lives. In support of keeping our children healthy all residents are invited to come with their families to participate in a day filled with healthy cooking classes, juicing stations, hula hoop classes, yoga classes, dental screenings, vision screenings, grow your own herb garden stations, jump rope tournaments, family hip-hop sessions, a child ID program, yogurt stations, and pony rides.
“This Kids Health Day is a great opportunity for parents to get their children involved in healthy and fun activities while learning how to lead a healthy lifestyle,” said County Executive Mangano. “I urge residents to attend the Health Event and spread the word of wellness through exercise, sports, good nutrition and regular medical screenings. With your help we can create a healthier Nassau County.”
The event is co-sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Coastal Advisors LLC Insurance Consultants, CEO Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado and http://www.givethankswalk.org. For more information, please contact Assemblyman Brian Curran’s district office at (516) 561-8216.

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Mangano Brings Davi Back to Nassau

 

 

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By Eden Laikin

Thousands of concertgoers sprung to their feet Saturday night, as actor-turned-singer Robert Davi took his musical interpretation of Frank Sinatra from atop Nassau’s Lakeside Theatre stage, down to the crowd. Davi left the stage to “You Make Me Feel So Young” and returned with “Pennies from Heaven.” As he strolled, Davi – best known for his tough-guy roles in films including Die Hard, License to Kill and the Goonies – shook hands and crooned his way into the hearts of his fans.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano hosted Davi Sings Sinatra – the Second Time Around as part of his free Summer Concert Series at Eisenhower Park. Warm-up acts for Davi included world renowned classical pianist, Svetlana Smolina, and comedian Dave Konig. Davi has been performing his musical salute to “Old Blue Eyes,” around the Globe, for about two years now, most recently in Australia where he received rave reviews. Robert has also played top venues like the Venetian and Orleans hotels in Las Vegas.

In addition to singing such favorites as All the Way, Day In Day Out, Summer Wind and Come Fly With Me, Davi sang a heart-rendering “The House I Live In” after which he saluted veterans, police officers and firefighters from the stage.  His ballads, such as “I Have Dreamed” and “Old Man River” – a stirring tribute to Maya Angelou, enthralled all. Among the luminaries in the audience were 95-year-old Ervin Drake and his wife Edith, recognized as one of the Great Songwriters of all times. Davi sang Drake’s “It Was a Very Good Year,” and then introduced him to the crowd.

A Long Island native, Davi spoke to the audience about his reasons for selecting songs to perform from The Great American Songbook – which he calls the Shakespeare of America – being his desire to bring back the spirit of the US he feels has been lost. Davi ended Saturday’s performance with “New York, New York” to more than 10,000 screaming fans.

His debut album, Davi Sings Sinatra- On the Road to Romance, was produced by Phil Ramone and was at #6 on Billboard’s Jazz Charts for several weeks.

Davi said his salute to his idol and old friend, Frank Sinatra, as well as his critically acclaimed interpretation of the Songbook, is “reminiscent not only of Sinatra’s musical accomplishments but also emerges with a deep understanding of the social significance of the music.”

Music icon Quincy Jones once sang Davi’s praises: “Davi has the voice, the tone, the flavor and the swagger. He absolutely touched me down to my soul and brought back the essence and soul of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.”

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Mangano and Curran to Host Free Kids Health Day Event

Mineola, NY- Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano in partnership with New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran, Senior Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony Santino, and Malverne Mayor Patricia McDonald will host a Free Kids Health Day Event on Saturday September 6th  from 12 – 3p.m. at Crossroads Farm at Grossmans located at 480 Hempstead Avenue in Malverne.

It is important to promote healthy, fun, and exciting activities for young children to engage in, so they can learn and enjoy healthy habits at an early age in their lives.  In support of keeping our children healthy all residents are invited to come with their families to participate in a day filled with healthy cooking classes, juicing stations, hula hoop classes, yoga classes, dental screenings, vision screenings, grow your own herb garden stations, jump rope tournaments, family hip-hop sessions, a child ID program, yogurt stations, and pony rides.

“This Kids Health Day is a great opportunity for parents to get their children involved in healthy and fun activities while learning how to lead a healthy lifestyle,” said County Executive Mangano. “I urge residents to attend the Health Event and spread the word of wellness through exercise, sports, good nutrition and regular medical screenings.  With your help we can create a healthier Nassau County.”

The event is co-sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Coastal Advisors LLC Insurance Consultants, CEO Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado and www.givethankswalk.org.   For more information, please contact Assemblyman Brian Curran’s district office at (516) 561-8216.

 

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Closing Night for Long Island International Film Expo

By Eden Laikin
The 2014 Long Island International Film Expo drew nearly 200 television and film stars, screenwriters and other interested guests to its closing ceremonies last night at the Bellmore Movies – including Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, his wife Linda, and acclaimed actor/singer Robert Davi.

Davi – also a director and native New Yorker – received the Long Island Filmmaker Achievement Award from the Long Island Film/TV Foundation at the ceremony.
More than 150 short and feature-length independent films; including music videos and trailers from around the world
were shown throughout the 6-day film festival, as were informative panels and networking opportunities, in what’s being called the “burgeoning film community.”

“We are proud that Nassau County has fostered a film-friendly climate and accumulated over 700 production days per year in our film-friendly County,” County Executive Mangano said. “Nassau County has hosted the largest movie in the history of cinema, The Amazing Spiderman 2, which filmed at both Gold Coast Studios and Grumman studios in Bethpage. Nassau also welcomed a myriad of commercials, television programs, fashion shoots, music videos and independent films. The Good Wife, Babylon Fields, Person of Interest, the Blacklist, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Noah as well as hundreds of other productions have called Nassau County home.”

Mangano said anyone interested in learning more about the many locations Nassau has to offer for production, should call the Nassau County Film Office at 571 3168

Debra Markowitz, the Nassau County Film Office Director and the Vice President of the Long Island Film/TV Foundation introduced Mangano as the “film-friendliest County Executive in the world.”

Master of ceremonies for last night’s event was actor/director Lenny Venito, also a native New Yorker, whose had memorable roles on The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NYPD Blue, and Rescue Me – and is currently shooting the first 2 episodes of season 6 on The Good Wife for CBS.

Awards were also given out for Best Student Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Music Video, Best Trailer, Best Foreign Short Film, Best Actor & Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress, in both short and feature categories, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Feature Film

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MANGANO ANNOUNCES AUGUST 2014 ACTIVITIES FOR COUNTY’S SENIOR CENTERS

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents to enjoy the many activities that are scheduled to take place during August 2014 at Nassau County-funded senior centers throughout the area. Additional information and reservations are available by calling the telephone number listed for the Senior Center where the activity is being held.

FRANKLIN SQUARE SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
Wesley United Methodist Church
619 Fenworth Boulevard, Franklin Square (516) 481-3322

Date: Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Program: Line Dancing
Presenter: Isabelle Desio, EAC
Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

Date: Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Program: Dancing
Presenter: Merrie Melodies Band

Date: Friday, August 29
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Program: Nutrition: Flour Beyond Wheat
Presenter: Carrie-Anne Nunziata, RD, Catholic Charities Commodity Food Supplemental Program

FREEPORT SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
Salvation Army
66 Church Street, Freeport (516) 623-2008

Date: Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Program: Stretch & Flex to Music
Presenter: Patricia Trustey
Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging
Date: Tuesday, August 12
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Program: Everyone’s Birthday Celebration
Presenter: Bay City Ramblers
Special Instructions: Registration is necessary

Date: Tuesday, August 26
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Program: Country Western Dance
Presenter: Tony Grant
Special Instructions: Registration is necessary

GLEN COVE SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
130 Glen Street, Glen Cove (516) 759-9610

Date: Monday – Friday – The month of August
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Program: Golden Gallery Art Exhibit: Travel Photography
Presenter: Edwin Cadiz

Date: Tuesday, August 19
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Program: Brain Fitness Day: The Importance of Physical Health & Movement As We Age
Presenter: Joseph Gallagher, Certified Physical Therapist

Date: Thursday, August 28
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Program: Movie: Because of Winn Dixie
Presenter: Barbara Stango, G.C.S.C.

GREAT NECK SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck (516) 487-0025

Date: Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Program: Dancercise
Person Presenting: Carol Rodriguez
Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

Date: Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Program: Ping Pong

Date: Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Program: Sing Along
Person Presenting: Mindye Fortgang
Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

HEMPSTEAD SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
United Methodist Church
40 Washington Street, Hempstead (516) 565-1568

Date: Mondays, August 4 and 18
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Program: Zumba
Presenter: Andrea Wool

Date: Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Program: Yoga
Presenter: Cathy

Date: Tuesdays, August 5 and 19
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Program: Choir
Presenter: Ebony

Date: Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Program: Arthritis Exercise
Presenter: Victoria Smith

Date: Mondays, August 11 and 25
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Program: Tai-Chi
Presenter: John Briscoe
All Programs Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

HERRICKS SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
Herricks Community Center
999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park (516) 305-8976

Date: Fridays, August 1, 8, 15 and 22
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Program: Move with Balance
Presenter: Vickie Smith

Date: Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Program: Stretch-n-Flex
Presenter: Barrie Miller
All Programs Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

INWOOD SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
Five Towns Community Center
270 Lawrence Avenue, Lawrence (516) 239-6244

Date: Wednesday, August 20
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Program: Property Tax Exemption Presentation
Presenter: Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages

Date: Thursday, August 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Program: St. Francis Mobile Heart Unit

JASA – LONG BEACH SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
Temple Emanuel
455 Neptune Blvd., Long Beach (516) 432-5555

Date: Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Program: “Ethics with a Twist of Humor” a weekly discussion group
Presenter: Rabbi Bennett Hermann, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesdays, August 12, 19 and 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Program: “Stress Management Through Meditation”
Presenter: Brad Fritz

Date: Wednesday, August 27
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Program: Dance Performance (ballet, tap, jazz, etc.)
Presenter: Long Beach Dance Loft School

JASA – NORTH MERRICK SCSC AT THE JEWEL QUINN SENIOR CENTER
Brookside School
1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick (516) 571-8675

Date: Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Program: Balancing Class
Presenter: Lisa Wisel, Instructor

Date: Thursdays, August 7, 14 and 28
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Program: Art Class
Presenter: Melanie Wolf, Instructor
Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

Date: Thursday, August 21
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Program: Lecture: Flour – Beyond Wheat
Presenter: Carrie Anne Lorenz, RD, Nutrition Outreach Specialist
Catholic Charities Commodity Supplemental Food Program

MASSAPEQUA PARK SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
Our Lady of Lourdes School
379 Linden Street, Massapequa Park (516) 797-5357

Date: Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Program: Tai Chi
Presenter: Denise Snyder

Date: Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Program: Sculpture
Presenter: Veronica Smith

Date: Thursdays, August 7, 14 and 28
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Program: Art Class
Presenter: Melanie Wolf
All Programs funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

OCEANSIDE SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
St. Anthony’s School
80 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside (516) 764-9792

Date: Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Program: Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Presenter: Barrie Miller

Date: Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Program: Tai Chi
Presenter: John Briscoe

Date: Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Program: Dancercise
Presenter: Marie Saccheri

Date: Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Program: Yoga
Presenter: Mary Mazzone
Date: Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Program: Zumba
Presenter: Barbara Fabrizio
All Programs Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

PORT WASHINGTON SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
St. Stephen’s Church
9 Carlton Avenue, Port Washington (516) 944-9654/55

Date: Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Program: Weight Workout

Date: Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Program: Beginners Bridge Lessons (Starting August 5th for novice players)
Presenter: Joann

Date: Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Program: Chair Yoga
Presenter: Patty Mitchell

Date: Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 and 28
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Program: Tai Chi

Date: Mondays, August 11 and 25
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Program: Reverse Glass Painting & Decoupage
Presenter: Eileen Joseph
All Programs Funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging

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MANGANO: NASSAU DSS LEADS STATE IN IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR ALL CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that as a result of its innovative approaches in assuring fair and equal reporting, investigation and substantiation for maltreatment of children regardless of their racial and ethnic backgrounds, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services has selected the Nassau County Department of Social Services to present a statewide webinar on Monday, September 29th, at 2 PM entitled ‘Creating Better Outcomes for Child Welfare Cases’.

According to County Executive Mangano, “New York State has recognized Nassau County as being in the forefront of improving outcomes for children in the child welfare system. Since receiving one of the first statewide grants in 2010 to study the racial and cultural imbalances in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, the State has recognized Nassau for implementing an innovative and multi-faceted approach to improving outcomes for all children.”

The innovative programs implemented in Nassau County include:

• The “Nassau 0-5 Babies Can’t Wait Project” in conjunction with Adelphi University and Chief Judge Edmund Dane of the Nassau County Family Court, which seeks to expedite the decision-making process of whether children can return to their biological families or whether to move forward with formal adoption;
• Serving as a pilot program with OCFS for educational stability;
• Enhancing recruitment efforts to insure multicultural representation throughout the Foster Care system
• Conducting “blind removal meetings,” which means allowing a decision to be made regarding the removal of children without any of the participants knowing any culturally or racially identifying information about the family. These removal meetings have added a heretofore unseen reduction in the percentage of children of children of color entering foster care in Nassau County.

According to DSS Commissioner Dr. John Imhof, “The State’s selection of Nassau County to present this webinar statewide concludes more than 5 years of painstaking efforts to correct the cultural imbalances that have for too long been inherent in the child welfare system. We believe all children should be treated fairly regardless of their cultural, racial and religious differences.”

As stated by DSS Director of Children and Family Services Maria Lauria, “In collaboration with Family Court and Adelphi University, we hope to better assist all child welfare systems in seeking to understand and eventually eradicate the contributing social, economic and organizational factors that have created the historical multicultural disparities in the child welfare system.”

Leading the State Webinar will be Nassau DSS Children and Family Services staff Sandra Benitez, Caseworker III; Gloria Wilkins, MSW, Case Supervisor II; and Maria Lauria, LMSW, Director of Children’s Services. For further information on the Webinar, please contact Nassau County DSS at 516-227-7759.

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MANGANO: APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW FOR “NASSAU HAS TALENT” SHOWCASE

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the “Nassau Has Talent” Showcase will take place at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30 p.m.

The competition will be for solo and duet acts in vocal, dance, comedy, music, and gymnastics. Only twenty contestants will be selected for the Showcase based on applications received. Applications will be accepted for ages 6 thru adult. Applications must be submitted in a DVD format by Friday, August 8th and must be accompanied by copies of proofs of Nassau County residency along with the performance on DVD. A $10.00 application fee will apply.

Applications may be obtained at any Nassau County Park or Museum, and all Nassau County libraries. Applications have also been distributed throughout the community.

For further information please call: (516) 743-2660 or visiting the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums website at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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