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Four upcoming community events on LI


Ambrosino to host town hall meeting 
Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino will host a town hall meeting to give West Hempstead and Garden City South residents an opportunity to meet with town officials and address problems or concerns in their communities.

The meeting will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the West Hempstead Middle School, 450 Nassau Blvd. in West Hempstead.

Residents will be able to meet Ambrosino and his staff and get information about programs and services offered by the town.

For more information, contact Ambrosino’s office at 516-812-3179. — AISHA AL-MUSLIM


Forum on black radio to feature Law, Byrd

The Roosevelt Public Library will celebrate Black History Month with the “Saying It Loud” forum about the historical legacy of black radio.

The event will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library, 27 W. Fulton Ave.

It will feature radio personality Bob Law as host and moderator. The guest speaker will be multimedia radio personality Imhotep Gary Byrd, whose career spans more than 40 years. Byrd broadcasts from three different New York City stations: WLIB/1190 AM, WBLS/107.5 FM and WBAI/99.5 FM.

The focus of the celebration will be on how black radio stations gave “Black America” a voice and helped to build the careers of many, from civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson to entertainers such as Issac Hayes, Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson, organizers said.

For more information, contact black heritage librarian Carol Gilliam at cgilliam@ or 516-378-0222. — AISHA AL-MUSLIM


Public hearing on proposed bond

The North Hempstead Town Board plans to hold a public hearing March 11 on a proposal to issue $6.5 million in bonds for improvements in the Great Neck Park District.

The bond would cover several projects throughout the district, including a new park administration building to replace the one on Beach Road, a new roof to replace the 100-year-old red clay tile roof at Great Neck House, backup generators for Great Neck House and the Parkwood Sports Complex, renovating parts of the athletic field at Memorial Field, and repairing and repaving the district’s commuter and park parking lots.

The hearing is to be held at the town board meeting. — JENNIFER BARRIOS


Get strong with winter exercise

The Valley Stream recreation department is hosting six sessions of its winter exercise program in March and April.

The hourlong sessions that focus on improving cardiovascular endurance and strengthening muscle groups take place on Mondays in March and on April 7. They will be held at the Fireman’s Field clubhouse at 120 Albermarle Ave.

The class utilizes light hand weights and is open to people of all fitness levels and ages, Valley Stream officials said in a statement, and also suggested that participants bring a mat or towel. The fee for the program is $50.

More information is available by calling the recreation department at 516-872-6003 or instructor Marilyn Bunger at 516-825-1548. — PATRICK WHITTLE


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