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Apr. 18: Passover Begins Edition

A look at events and happenings around the Massapequas today.

Good Monday Massapequa! We're tempted to ask, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" but we're pretty sure that question is going to be answered throughout the Massapequas.

Tonight begins the Jewish holiday of Passover. We are also into Christianity's Holy Week. Area students have the week off and we'll be telling you what's going on.

Each day, we spotlight events and happenings in and around the area that we think  you ought to know about. We want your help too. If there's an event or announcement you'd like us to highlight, please contact us.

Here's what you need to know  today:

  • Passover: Often called the feast of unleavened bread, the festival commemorates the Israelites Exodus from Egypt and begins at sunset. There will be several events and services at  Siyyum bechorim services which absolve first-born children of their obligation to fast will begin at 7 a.m. At 7:45 a.m. there will be a breakfast sponsored in memory of Anne Schwartz who died  on erev Pesach eight years ago. Erev Yom Tov Services begin at 6:15 p.m.
  • Holy Week: Yesterday was Palm Sunday, which begins the holiest week on the Christian calendar. The week culminates on Easter Sunday. On Monday you can receive the sacrament of reconciliation at from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Baseball: School may be out this week, but you can still root root root for the Chiefs. You just have to get up a bit earlier to do it. The Massapequa varsity baseball team will be in action at 10:30 a.m. Hicksville.
  • Softball: The girls varsity softball team will also be at home on Monday. They'll take travel to Carle Place with first pitch coming at at 11 a.m.
  • Literacy: The Massapequa Library's Literacy Volunteer group meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the

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