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About Valley Stream
Valley Stream State Park
Box 670 Valley Stream, NY 11580
Valley Stream State Park is a day-use picnic facility next to a highly-developed residential area. The park offers picnic areas with tables, fireplaces and grills; children's play areas; horseshoe, volleyball, basketball, bocce ball courts; ball fields; nature trails, and cross-country ski trails. The Squirrel Nut and Hickory Nut nature trails give children the opportunity to explore the various habitats within the park. The park has a walking course, a half-mile loop with 15 stations, at which walkers can complete a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises. It is a unique outdoor exercise adventure with a focus on cardiovascular fitness, vitality and longevity for all ages.
- Cross Country Skiing
- Nature Trail
- Picnic Tables
- Playing Fields
- Recreation Programs
Open year round, except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day
750 W Sunrise Hwy Valley Stream, NY 11502
This multiplex was built on the site of the old Sunrise Drive-In. When it opened in December of 1979, it had six screens which was quite radical back then. Each theater was enormous and very well appointed. Over the years, the owners (not sure who they were or are presently) added more theaters and divided up some of the original ones. The theaters were setup in a long corridor. For a while (early to mid 80's), this was the place to see a movie if you lived on the western south shore of Nassau County on Long Island.
Brooklyn Avenue School
Brooklyn Avenue Valley Stream, New York 11581
The eight room Brooklyn Avenue Schoolhouse was built in 1907. The School bell hung for 67 years, and is still hanging today. At the Brooklyn Avenue School the six graders ring the school bell every morning. The library was organized in 1932 and had 4,563 books. Today it has over 92,000 books, computers, and video tapes.
Long Island, located at the threshold of New York City, Is a diverse glacial playground of unbelievable natural beauty and a wealth of historical charm. It is a true island, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, East River & Long Island Sound with hundreds of miles of pristine beaches.
Rich in history, graced with endless beaches and natural beauty, and abundant with the fruits of its centuries-old farming and fishing industries, Long Island each year attracts visitors from all over the world. A diverse array of attractions, festivals and fairs, cultural events, dining experiences, and a truly beautiful landscape make Long Island a destination that's hard to resist.
A glimpse inside a majestic Gold Coast mansion transports to an opulent bygone era. A walk on an empty ocean beach brings tranquility. A stroll along the piers of harbor villages conjures up images of seafarers. A splash in the wave ride at a water park excites and delights. A pick of a perfect pumpkin, or a sip of a delectable local wine, lights up the day.
Here, you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing on white, sandy beaches. Take in the excitement of thoroughbred horse racing, polo, NHL hockey, professional tennis or golf. Attend star-studded concerts and plays. Discover fine dining in romantic settings, and the freshest seafood to be found anywhere.
There is so much to see and do on Long Island, you're likely to find that one visit just won't do. Which is why we say, "You've got to get out more!"
Location & Geography:
Long Island is the largest island adjoining the continental United States, extending approximately 118 miles east-northeast from the mouth of the Hudson River, adjacent to Manhattan Island. Twenty miles at its widest point, the 1,377-square-mile island is separated from the mainland on the north by the Long Island Sound and bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the south and east.
Geographically, Long Island includes the four counties of Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk. But because Brooklyn and Queens are part of the five-county City of New York, the Long Island reference is commonly known to mean Nassau and Suffolk Counties exclusively. The Nassau County border is only about 15 miles from midtown Manhattan.
Long Island enjoys a moderate climate, given its relatively northern latitude-which makes it a pleasant place to visit year-round.
Valley Stream Historical Society
P.O. Box 22, Valley Stream, N.Y. 11582
On July 7, 1972, a group of 12 Valley Stream residents met to form a historical society for the Valley Stream community. They were Mable Dibble Ackerly, Carolyn and Dwight Young, Alan and Helen Dowdeswell, Helen Rack Moore, Edward Moore, Burt and Betty Vanderclute, Howard Ruehl, Lillian Rack Weaver, and Seymour Morgenroth. The Valley Stream Historical Society received official recognition from New York State on January 17, 1973 and was granted a provisional charter in 1974.
The Society held meetings to promote membership, with programs centered around the history of Valley Stream and Long Island. A newsletter entitled, "Panorama," was the public relations tool of the society. The major goal of the Society was to establish a museum to house the historical artifacts that had been collected and stored in the basement of the Village Hall and various members' residents. The Society continued to operate under a Provisional Charter for the next two decades while working on its capital project to establish and open the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration to the public.
In 1998, a committee comprised of H. Bertram Keller, Joan Duffy, Karen Selah, Frank Koegler, and Carol McKenna met to complete the questionnaire required for the absolute charter by the New York State Education Department. Finally, on June 13, 2000, the New York State Board of Regents granted the Valley Stream Historical Society its Absolute Charter.
On Sunday, January 14, 2001, the Valley Stream Historical Society celebrated its Absolute Charter at the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, with Mayor Ed Cahill and Village Trustees, Society founders and officials, and Society supporters. Former Mayor Dominick Minerva, who was the mayor in 1977 when the Village originally authorized the purchase of the house that is now the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, was one of the honored guests. Hempstead Town Council Member and Former Mayor James Darcy presented a Town of Hempstead proclamation to the Society. Carol McKenna, Village Historian, recounted the history of the society and reviewed the accomplishments of the Society.
Green Acres Mall offers its customers Free Parking.
Getting to the Mall
Green Acres Mall is conveniently located at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Green Acres Road in Valley Stream, New York, just east of the Queens border and one block south of the Long Island Railroad Valley Stream Station.
From Verrazano Bridge
Take bridge to Belt Parkway East. Follow signs for Long Island. Follow Belt Parkway to Exit 23/Sunrise Highway. Green Acres Mall is one mile on the right.
From Throgs Neck Bridge
Take Cross Island Parkway South to Southern State Parkway East to Exit 13S/Central Avenue. Green Acres Mall is 1.5 miles straight ahead on your right, just past Sunrise Highway.
From New York City (LIE)
Take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) East to Cross Island Parkway South. Follow directions from above.
From New York City
(Queens Midtown Tunnel or 59th Street Bridge): Take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) East to Cross Island Parkway South to Southern State Parkway East to Exit 13S/Central Avenue. Green Acres Mall is 1.5 miles straight ahead on your right, just past Sunrise Highway. OR Queens Midtown Tunnel or 59th Street Bridge to the LIE to the Van Wyck Parkway South to Belt Parkway East. Take Exit 23/Sunrise Highway (Route 27). Green Acres Mall is one mile on the right.
Take the Grand Central Parkway to Cross Island Parkway South to Southern State Parkway East to Exit 13S/Central Avenue. Green Acres Mall is 1.5 miles straight ahead on your right, just past Sunrise Highway. OR Belt Parkway East to Exit 23/Sunrise Highway (Route 27). Green Acres Mall is one mile on the right.
From Eastern Long Island
Take Southern Parkway to Peninsula Boulevard South. Turn right onto Sunrise Highway (West). Green Acres Mall is on the left OR Southern Parkway East to Exit 13S/Central Avenue. Green Acres Mall is 1.5 miles straight ahead on your right, just past Sunrise Highway.
Green Acres Mall is easy to get to via numerous Bus Lines. Customers can take the N1, N2, N3 or N4 in Nassau County or the Q 5 and Q 85 in Queens to get to Green Acres Mall.
Mon - Sat: 11 AM - 9 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 7 PMSee All Hours