As Mayor of East Hills I would like to cordially welcome you to our website and invite you to gain a greater insight into one of the finest communities in America. Our sense of community is one of the strongest. Our lifestyle is one of the very best. These conclusions are supported by news reports in the NEW YORK TIMES (click here) and NEWSDAY (click here). Through this introductory note I hope to convey the enviable lifestyle our residents enjoy.
[l-r] Celia Ayenesaza, KIP Chair Stacey Siegel, Improv 4 Kids' Walt Frasier, Jodi Golden, Trustee Clara Pomerantz, Trustee Peter Zuckerman, Mayor Michael Koblenz, Deputy Mayor Manny Zuckerman, Risa Eshagian, KIP Vice-Chair Alethea Shapiro, Wendy Bishop, Ricky Penn, and Jessica Wishnick.
East Hills is the largest of all the villages in Roslyn. We are fortunate to have 7,000 residents with 2,300 homes. If you have any questions you would like answered, please use the Instant Access Program below on the right and we will be glad to respond promptly to your inquiries. Let me begin by saying that the real credit for our success belongs to our residents who are neighborly, outgoing, and friendly. We work closely together every day, and host a variety of fun-filled events together. During the summer we once again held a one-of-a-kind, spectacular July 4th Fireworks Display on the Great Lawn at the Park at East Hills Close to 5,000 people were astonished at the incomparable show. At the end of the summer on Labor Day we had one of the finest concerts we have ever held when Voyage, a tribute band to Journey performed. It's always fun in East Hills. With all the new events over the summer by the Kids in the Park Committee, East Hills is truly a haven for families.
Overall, our crowning glory is the acquisition and construction of our 50-plus acre park, which is now the center of our community. All residents are given access to the state-of-the-art facilities, which feature the largest leisure pool of any village on Long Island with a 12,000 sq. feet swimming pool, a separate pool for toddlers measuring 707 sq. ft; men's and lady's locker rooms; snack bar area and large lounge area surrounding the heated pool. It also features a new Senior center with a separate card room, two age distinct children's playgrounds, six tennis courts with a new tennis facility, two multi-use fields with one accommodating men's softball, and both little league, and soccer competition. Snuggled in the 15 acres of hills is a nature and jogging trail. There is a fully renovated auditorium, a picnic area, and a general use field for lawn games. Finally, there are bike, rollerblading and walking paths, two basketball courts, and two "bark parks" for various sized canine members of the family.
East Hills is also committed to protecting the environment by going green, reducing emissions, and reducing the consumption of fuel. One program to achieve these desired goals is through the purchase of hybrid vehicles for the department of Public Safety.
In short, thanks in major part to my Board of Trustee's, our Village has grown in stature and prestige and is known for its cutting edge innovations, whether it is our new park, our essential services, our internship program for high school students, our one-of-a-kind Village Calendar that is sent to all our residents each year with convenient dates and information, beautification programs or the new local laws passed to protect the lifestyle of our residents.
An Award-Winning Community, East Hills is the recipient of one of the highest awards of any New York State Village from the AAA Automobile Club of New York, Inc. for the high degree of safety on our streets and in our neighborhood. The Village also enjoys one of Moody's highest credit ratings of any village its size, for fiscal integrity.
East Hills is one of the finest and most exclusive communities to live in the United States with the highest quality of life and remarkable facilities. We have some of the best civic association leaders and many of the most devoted and dedicated community leaders.
The excellent services our village provides includes Sanitation; Security; Road Repavement; Snow Removal; Beautification; Tree Trimming and Removal; Road, Common Areas and Village Cleaning; Administration of the Justice Court; Legislation and Oversight over Zoning Regulations; Village Taxing; Village Licensing; Code Enforcement; Contracting Services with our two Volunteer Fire Departments; Statute Revision; Maintenance of all Facilities; Operation of the Fitness Center, the Tennis Facilities, the largest Municipal Leisure Swimming Pool on Long Island, and the Park Grille; Ultimate Control over Village Programs including Seniors' Program; Mayor's Trophy Softball Tournament; Operation of the Playgrounds for Children, the Sports Fields for Little League and Men's Mayor's Trophy Softball Competition; Operation of Fireworks Program; Preparation of the East Hills Calendar; Operation of the East Hills Website with its new "Instant Access" Feature; Operation of Tennis Leagues, Concerts at the Park, and a Sledding Hill in the winter; Operation of the Theatre with catering for events, the Nature walk, and the Two Dog Parks with a "Playdates" feature that allows residents to view who is using the facility; Operation of the Walking, Jogging and Biking Paths; Approval of Construction and Renovations; and Operation of two Basketball Courts and a Senior Center.
Please stop-by our Village hall next time you are visiting our community. You'll receive the same warm and friendly welcome that the members of my administrative staff give to all our guests and residents. We would be glad to answer your questions and share with you our enthusiasm of why East Hills has become popularly known as "The Championship Community!"
With my best wishes,
Mayor Michael R. Koblenz
Seniors celebrate during field trip to Jackson Pollack House in the Hamptons.
Special Aardvarks Mommy & Me Classes at the Park at East Hills this Summer
Kids In The Park is very excited to offer the following Music for Aardvarks Mommy & Me classes at the Park at East Hills this summer:
Tuesdays - 1pm (0-24 months)
Thursdays - 9:30am (12-24 months)
The session will last for 6 weeks, beginning Thursday, June 27th, and ending Thursday, August 8th, with no class on Thursday, July 4th. The class will take place in the shade on the Theatre Lawn or in the Theatre, weather depending, so please be sure to bring a blanket!
Pool Opens Memorial Day Weekend
May 25, 2013
Summer is almost here. The pool opens Saturday May 25th at 10 am. The band, the Jagged Edge is going to be playing poolside on Monday, May 27 at 2:00pm to start off a summer of fun.
May 25th - May 27th: 10am -7:30pm
May 28th - June 21st: 10am - 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 7:30pm weekends and holidays
June 22st - August 31st: 10am- 7:30pm each day. Special hours in place on July 4th.
September 1st: 10am - 4pm (concert)
September 2nd: 10am - 6pm
Wanted: Loving homes for 3 East Hills born and resident kittens.
2 female and 1 male. About 6 weeks old. Adorable and sweet. Please contact us on the Instant Access Program on this homepage for more information.
The Village Hall Main Office Will Be Closed All Day May 17, 2013 And Will Re-Open 12 Noon Monday, May 20, 2013
Children's Garden Celebration
Sunday, May 26th, 10am-11am (rain date Monday, May 27th) Theatre Lawn
Bring your own hand tools and gloves & we will provide the rest!
$3 per child (includes seeds and flowers to plant & a related craft activity)
We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to:
- Garden World of Bayside, owned by an East Hills resident, for generously donating plants, containers and a children's bench to our Children's Garden.
- Martin Viette. which is also donating planting material; and
- Mr. Lee Cerullo of Cerullo Landscaping, who has been instrumental in getting the land ready for planting.
Special Park Card Nights to Register New Residents and Card Replacements, Etc. At the Park Office at Village Hall on:
Wednesday May 15th: 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday May 18th: 10am - 2pm
Wednesday May 22nd: 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday May 25th: 10am - 2pm
Third Year In A Row Zero Tax Increase in East Hills
Mayor Koblenz and the Board were proud to announce that for the third year in a row, East Hills residents will have zero tax increase.
The Mayor stated: "We have accomplished this by minimizing staff, maximizing the useful life of cars and equipment, freezing or granting modest cost of living increases in salaries and compensation, refusing to increase compensation paid to experts and professionals, and continuing to benefit from the savings each year realized by refinancing the bonds."
BLOOD FOR A GREAT CAUSE
The Village of East Hills Blood Drive Committee will hold its annual Blood Drive on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Theater at the Park at East Hills. Donors AND volunteers should sign up by calling Gerica at the Park Office (516) 484-9800. Donors must be between the ages of 16 & 75. Roslyn High School students who volunteer their time will receive community service credit.
The New York Blood Center will be assisting us again this year. Each pint of blood donated can save up to three (3) lives.
MAKE A DONATION. MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The Seniors committee, led by Natalie Mansbach, announces its first website devoted to the SAC's functions, events, and activities.
New Program for Residents in Need of Assistance
Mayor Michael Koblenz, the Board of Trustees, and chair Clara Pomerantz are excited to announce "Neighbors for Neighbors," a new program designed to match volunteers from East Hills with members of the community in need of assistance.
News Flash! The fitness center now has wireless capability! Enjoy!
East Hills Good Deed Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the second "Good Deed Award" in East Hills. This new award, which will be presented bi-monthly, will be selected by the Mayor and presented to an East Hills student who has made the greatest contribution to promote a valuable charitable cause. The nominations for a child of any age may be submitted.
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New and Wonderful Addition...
A new East Hills group for after bereavement residents to include for widows and widowers is being formed called "Forever Change." The purpose is to meet new friends you can relate to in a similar position, create new relationships, or just talk! Interested? Or know anyone interested? Spread the word and contact Supervising Trustee Clara Pomerantz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ramona Levy, chairperson at email@example.com.
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Park Rules Review Committee Invites Input
The Park Rules Review Committee, led by Donna Liebowitz, welcomes your
requests, comments, and ideas for changes or additions to the park rules. As
the seventh season begins, an ongoing review of the rules will be made
based on the needs of the community. To initiate the analysis, all
residents are invited to send in their suggestions to provide the committee
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Committee will have the benefit of your recommendations.