Village of Islandia Celebrates Grand Reopening of Senior Center

Allan M. Dorman (right), Mayor, Village of Islandia, speaks to the senior residents during the grand reopening of the Islandia Senior Center on May 29.

On May 29, the Village of Islandia celebrated the grand reopening of The Islandia Senior Center. Visitors were treated to refreshments and had the opportunity to speak to Allan M. Dorman, the village mayor, and Denise Schrage, Village Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and learn about upcoming events at the facility.

In March 2020, the Senior Center was closed down due to the pandemic. It reopened in July 2020, but only operated during limited hours. The Islandia Senior Center will now be fully open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Senior Center gives the village’s older residents the opportunity to socialize with one another, watch movies, play games, and enjoy other activities.

HELP WANTED: A part-time Bus Driver

The Village of Islandia is looking to hire a part-time (10 hours/week) Bus Driver. Candidate is responsible for transporting Village residents to and from doctor’s offices, supermarkets and other points of interest. Must be available mornings and early afternoons and have a clean and valid New York State driver’s license. If you are interested, please email pdorman@newvillageofislandia.com.

Residents Drive up to Meet the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny poses with some of the residents who attended the “Meet the Easter Bunny” event at Islandia Village Hall on March 27.
The Easter Bunny poses with some of the residents who attended the “Meet the Easter Bunny” event at Islandia Village Hall on March 27.

On March 27, in celebrating a safe Easter, the Village of Islandia hosted a socially distanced “Meet the Easter Bunny” event. Residents drove around the Village Hall parking lot and had the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny, while village employees and volunteers gave out Easter baskets and face masks. Children wearing masks also got the chance to have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.


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Islandia Distributes More Free Face Masks to Residents

A village employee distributes face masks to a local resident.
A village employee distributes face masks to a local resident.

As part of its commitment to the community and to protect the health and safety of its residents, the Village of Islandia distributed free face masks to several hundred residents between January and March. Mayor Dorman joined village employees and volunteers in handing out the masks to residents. To date, the village has distributed more than 10,000 masks.

Residents Anticipate Visiting the Park as Warmer Weather Arrives

Residents Anticipate Visiting the Park as Warmer Weather Arrives

With the weather getting warmer, the First Responders Recreational Ball Field is expected to see more village residents using the park. The park features a variety of amenities, including a state-of-the-art ball field, a children’s playground, a fitness path and a gazebo.

The ball field has bleachers which can hold several hundred spectators, concession stands and restrooms. Since it first opened in 2018, the ball field has hosted baseball and softball clinics, as well as youth and adult baseball and softball contests. Residents can use the field for themselves when it is not in use (proof of village residency is required).

The village recently purchased a pitching machine to help ballplayers improve their hitting skills and intends to install a batting cage and bullpens in time for this coming season.

A children’s playground is located inside the park where children can climb, swing and slide. Residents can take advantage of the walking path featuring ten separate exercise stations.

The park also features a common area with a gazebo that has been the site of village events, such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Village Bar-B-Que and Pumpkin Fest and the first-ever Movie Night. The village anticipates bringing back these events this year.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Residents can also access the park for non-profit and commercial uses. For more information, contact the village’s parks and recreation commissioner, Denise Schrage, at 631-348-1133 or at dschrage@newvillageofislandia.com.


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Village Celebrates the Holidays with Its First-Ever Drive-Through Christmas Tree Lighting

Parks and Recreation Commissioner Denise Schrage hands out gifts to local children.
Parks and Recreation Commissioner Denise Schrage hands out gifts to local children.

For the first time ever, the Village of Islandia held a drive-through Christmas tree lighting on the grounds of Village Hall on December 5. Families had the opportunity to take pictures of themselves in front of the tree and with Mrs. Claus, and children dropped off their letters to Santa in the mailbox. They later drove around Village Hall and were met by village employees and local Boy Scouts, who gave out gifts to the good boys and girls of Islandia.

Mayor Dorman (left) poses in front of the Christmas tree with Donna Delvalle, her granddaughters Donnabella Delvalle and Madison Delvalle and their dog Toby during the village’s drive-through Christmas tree lighting.
Mayor Dorman (left) poses in front of the Christmas tree with Donna Delvalle, her granddaughters Donnabella Delvalle and Madison Delvalle and their dog Toby during the village’s drive-through Christmas tree lighting.

Islandia Distributes Free Face Masks to Residents

A village employee distributes face masks to a local resident.
A village employee distributes face masks to a local resident.

As part of its commitment to the community and to protect the health and safety of its residents, the Village of Islandia distributed 420 free face masks to its residents on November 23. Mayor Dorman joined village employees and volunteers in handing out the masks as residents drove behind Village Hall to pick them up.

Mayor Dorman Honors Veterans at Wreath Laying Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, salutes after laying a wreath in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony on November 7.
Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, salutes after laying a wreath in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony on November 7.

On November 7, Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, took part in a special Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle. The ceremony honored those who served and continued to serve in the armed forces.


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Visit the Park at the First Responders Recreational Ball Field

Village residents are urged to visit the park located at the First Responders Recreational Ball Field and take advantage of its amenities.

In addition to a state-of-the-art baseball field complete with a memorial, bleachers and a concession stand, the park has a walking path and exercise stations. There is also a playground where children can climb, swing and slide.

The village recently purchased a pitching machine to help ballplayers improve their hitting skills and intends to install a batting cage and bullpens in time for next season.

When the ball field is not in use, residents can use it for themselves. Valid proof of village residency must be produced before being allowed onto the field.

Residents can also access the park for non-profit and commercial uses. For more information, contact Denise Schrage, Village Commissioner of Parks and Recreation at dschrage@newvillageofislandia.com or by calling Village Hall at 631-348-1133.