JULY 4TH, A "BLAST!"
Starting with a Kids in the Park Parade on the Fourth of July at 10 am and continuing throughout the day, East Hills had a full day of spectacular events. The day began with a parade which included Mayor Michael Koblenz, Deputy Mayor Manny Zuckerman, Trustee Clara Pomerantz, Trustee Brian Meyerson, and Trustee Stacey Siegel. Former Trustee and now TNH Councilman, Peter Zuckerman, was also present to show his strong support. The parade began at 10:15 am at the upper parking lot. All children were given American Flags. The parade, complete with local fire trucks thanks to the Roslyn Rescue and Roslyn Highlands Fire Departments, proceeded don to the Theatre Lawn for a performance by The National Circus Project including jugglers, children's garden crafts, DJ music, and then giveaways from Joyce Styne of Laffey Fine Homes. All the activities were met with overwhelming praise.
Mayor Michael Koblenz is shown, center, together with, from left to right, Trustee Clara Pomerantz, Trustee Stacey Siegel, Trustee Brian Meyerson, Mayor Michael Koblenz, TNH Councilman Peter Zuckerman, Deputy Mayor Manny Zuckerman, and Celia Ayenesazan, winner of the "Best New Idea" contest in East Hills, sponsored by La Bottega.
At the pool, during the day, the band, Jagged Edge, played upbeat, and entertaining hit songs. At 6 pm a DJ began playing songs, changing off with an excellent band, Alive & Kickin. This talented band was provided thanks to the generosity of Councilman Peter Zuckerman initiation's and Supervisor Bosworth and the Town Board. At 9 pm Mayor Koblenz spoke to the 5,000 residents and guests and introduced, among others, George Maragos, Nassau County Comptroller. The Mayor announced Celia Ayenesazan of Red Ground won a village-wide competition for "Best New Idea" for recommending that the 2016 Village Calendar contain the winning photos, taken by residents in our community. A Gift Certificate for $500 was given compliments of La Bottega, the caterer at the Park.
At 9:15 pm, the Fireworks Show began to light up the sky and was unanimously proclaimed to be the "best ever, one of a kind, and unsurpassed." The beautiful 20 minute display of bright bursts of colors was provided courtesy of Rallye Motors. Mayor Koblenz, in addressing the crowd of an estimated 5,000 residents and guests who attended the Fireworks Show, stated:
July 4th is a special day dedicated to our Great Nation. Today is a tribute to all who fought for our country and defended our liberties. We are fortunate to live in the United States and enjoy democracy and our rule of law.
Within the last two weeks we in East Hills lost a Great American, Mark Yohalem, husband to Hilda, who served with honor during World War II. He, like so many others, protected our freedoms and our way of life. To all who served in the Armed Forces, we thank you for serving; we thank you for your courageous service to our nation.
We also salute the police and firefighters who protect us. We applaud the members of the Nassau County Police Force and firefighters from the Rescue and Highlands Fire Departments.
Ten years ago on this date we opened the Park at East Hills.
Our tenth anniversary success is the result of the efforts of the members of the Board, our Village Attorney, our Committee Chairs and members, and our Village Staff. This has also been another wonderful year for both the Seniors Activities Committee and the Kids in the Park Committee.
I am delighted to introduce to you – and I hope you know them all - Deputy Mayor Manny Zuckerman, Trustees Clara Pomerantz, Brian Meyerson and Stacey Siegel and Bill Burton, our Village Attorney. Thank you for your strong support.
The TNH East Hills as well as other communities overwhelmingly elected our former Trustee, Peter Zuckerman, as Councilman. We are proud to have him holding higher office. The talented band tonight is provided compliments of Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board. We thank them.
I also welcome George Maragos, Nassau County Comptroller who is kind enough to join us tonight and say a few words.
Lastly, this year we celebrate the 3,000th message responded to since we established our one-of-a-kind Instant Access Program. This program allows our residents the opportunity to write in and get quick and timely responses. To celebrate this occasion we ran a contest. We enlisted Giuseppe from La Bottega to donate the $500 prize. I can tell you that one of our best new ideas was having La Bottega as our caterer. The contest has been featured on our website for the past couple of months., The and drew many, many entries. Tonight, it is my pleasure to present the $500 gift certificate from our generous contributor, La Bottega, to Celia Ayenesazan of Red Ground for recommending that our village calendar contain winning photos taken by residents in our community. Congratulations Celia! We are planning the photographic contest now!
We received many other wonderful suggestions that may also be implemented and we thank all the participants for their ideas and their strong community spirit.
Our spectacular fireworks program tonight is brought to you by Rallye Motors. Because of Rallye's support, we are able to hold this event and also publish our calendar.
I hope all of our residents and guests enjoy our fireworks show which is about to begin. I wish you and your families and all of our guests a very happy July 4th.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer! We live the dream in our wonderful community of East Hills.
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East Hills Wellness Day on the Way! Here August 15th!
A Grand Event dedicated to your good health and well being. Complete happiness of the mind, body and soul. An exciting program with different organizations on health present at poolside on Saturday, August 15, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Even sample excercise classes to be given.
One of East Hills Finest Events: "Green Day" on August 22nd!
Several environmentally friendly organizations will be present poolside, to offer information and knowledge on various alternative choices of "going green". Saturday August 22, from 12-4pm.
July 4th Photos
by Amanda Robyn Litman
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Hours for the Operation of the Pool at East Hills
June 27th through August 30th:
10am - 7:30pm. (Except July 4th when special hours are in effect due to the fireworks display).
Again, we welcome La Bottega as our caterer at the Park.
Large Fox Sighting in EH
Video thanks to Risa Doherty!
Another Senior Smash Success!
The Senior Activities Committee can take credit for another great success. On Wednesday, June 24th, a friendly, extensive barbeque was held at the Grille. The buffet was a cornucopia of delicacies from steak to more staple items like hotdogs and hamburgers. "The food was delicious" commented many board members who attended to show their support. "La Bottega outdid themselves" said Mayor Koblenz. Throughout the early evening, Stanley Stern, Chair, met guests with a warm smile and welcomed each of them. Barbara Klein spoke and announced a special impersonator would cap off the evening. Dr. Sandy Klein took photos of the event, and graciously contributed his time and talents.
Expanded Weekend Fitness Center Hours
Effective March 21, 2015 the Fitness Center will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8am - 5pm.
Mayor and Board keep taxes at zero increase for fifth year in a row with cost cutting measures, the elimination of new projects, with extending the natural life of equipment and getting valuable grants from the State.
East Hills Gets Excellent Rating from Comptroller for Financial Strength
The results are in. With all villages in New York State tested for stress in its financial condition we are pleased to announce that once again East Hills received one the best scores. The lowest and finest score was zero and the most concerning 100, East Hills received an exceptional 3.3. "In 2013 we received the same minimal score" said Mayor Koblenz. "We are proud that in 2014 we once again repeated that fine performance."
The Next Board of Trustees meeting date is scheduled for August 18, 2015 at 8:00pm in Village Hall.
A thank you to Stefanie Faust and our other talented residents who contribute their photographic talents for me our website.
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To further our Eco friendly green efforts, the Village has added collection bins in the Park for recycling clothing, shoes, toys and household goods. Working with Spingreen, we can decrease landfill trash, help the needy, while adding a new revenue stream to our Village of East Hills. One left sock? A chewed up Teddy bear? No problem...just drop it in the bin! These will be recycled, reused, or renewed.
New List of Approved Trees for Replacement
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