Category Archives: Events

Meet the Candidates 2019

By   October 20, 2019
From left: Melissa McCardle, Erin Guida, James Altadonna, Ned Newhouse, and George Higwell
NOTE: Our October General Meeting had guest speakers who will be on the November ballot for positions in the Town of Oyster Bay.
Hicksville Gardens Civic Association DOES NOT endorse any particular candidate for office. We, as a local civic association, present candidates with a forum to share their ideas and to answer questions from the Hicksville community. The statements made by the candidates and presented in these forums are the candidates’ own and not an endorsement by us.  

Invitations to attend our Meet-the-Candidates forum were extended to both the Republican and Democratic Town of Oyster Bay Election Committees. The Republicans responded that their candidates could not attend due to previous commitments, and asked if there was an alternative date for them to attend. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure our venue for another date as there were other events already scheduled.

Here are the candidates for Town of Oyster Bay

James Altadonna
Joseph Saladino
Town Clerk
Rachel Klein
Rich LaMarca
Receiver of Taxes
George Higwell
Jeff Pravato
Council Members
Erin Guida
Steve Labriola
Melissa McCardle
Laura Maier
Ned Newhouse
Vicki Walsh

Information on all candidates is readily available on the internet, and we encourage everyone to seek out this information to be an informed electorate.

This year, any registered voter in Nassau County may vote during the times listed EXCEPT on Nov. 5th. On Election Day, Nov. 5th go to your regular polling place

Local Early Voting Location:  Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway

 Hours:  Sat. Oct. 26th     10am to 3pm
            Sun. Oct. 27th    10am to 3pm
               Mon. Oct. 28th   10am to 7pm
               Tue Oct. 29th     10am to 7pm
               Wed Oct. 30th   6am to 7pm
                Thu Oct. 31st   10am to 7pm
                Fri Nov. 1st        6am to 7pm
                Sat Nov. 2nd     10am to 3pm
                Sun Nov. 3rd     10am to 3pm

Memorial Day Parade

By   May 29, 2018

After 2 years of getting rained out, the annual Memorial Day Parade was on, and the community was blessed with a crisp morning.  The HGCA proudly marched as some flag runners handed out the stars and stripes to spectators.



Speaker Event – Michael A. Miller

By   September 28, 2015
We are very pleased to present Michael A Miller, a distinguished writer who will be giving a talk at our upcoming general meeting on Thursday October 8th 2015.  We hope you will be able to attend this very interesting presentation. Please pass this on and bring a friend.

Michael, columnist from Hicksville News (formerly Hicksville Illustrated) will be speaking on:

Hicksville & Long Island:
How We Got Here and Where We May Be Going

Speaker Bio

Michael_A_MillerMichael A. Miller served as a Legislative & Media Coordinator at the State Assembly in Albany and as Director of Public Affairs & Ombudsman for the Town of North Hempstead. He has been appointed to several local government advisory boards and commissions, and served on the Board of Directors of the Water Authority of Western Nassau County. Over 800 of his essays on local history and public affairs have appeared in the 18 weekly newspapers of the Anton Media Group (including Hicksville News, and Long Island Weekly). He lives in New Hyde Park and is an independent communications consultant.

Memorial Day – 2014

By   June 1, 2014

The HGCA was out as usual to distribute flags to residences in our area,
and to march in the Hicksville Memorial Day Parade. Here’s a great
snapshot of members of the HGCA with elected officials