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Past Events

Success Stories and Community Impact

The John J. Byrne Community Center has a proud history of hosting events that bring our community together, promote personal growth, and foster a sense of unity. Here are some highlights from our recent past events, showcasing their success and the positive impact they’ve had on Uniondale.

Community Festival and Grand Opening of the new community center - October 22, 2023

On October 22, 2023, the John J. Byrne Community Center celebrated a historic milestone with the Community Festival and Grand Opening of our new facility on the A. Holly Patterson Campus. This event marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our community, bringing together residents, local leaders, and supporters to commemorate this significant achievement.

Event Highlights

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The day began with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, officially opening the doors to our state-of-the-art community center. Local dignitaries and community leaders joined us to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Guided Tours

Attendees had the opportunity to explore the new facility through guided tours, showcasing our modern amenities, including versatile event spaces, and more.

Live Performances

The festival featured live performances from local singers, and cultural performers, adding a festive and vibrant atmosphere to the celebration.

Food and Refreshments

Guests enjoyed a variety of delicious food and refreshments from local vendors, representing the diverse culinary traditions of our community.

Family-Friendly Activities

The event included a range of activities for children and families, such as face painting, arts and crafts, games, and interactive exhibits.

Impact and Success

Community Engagement

The Grand Opening attracted over 500 attendees, including families, community members, and local organizations, highlighting the strong support and enthusiasm for our new center.

Enhanced Services

The new facility significantly enhances our ability to serve the community with improved resources and expanded program offerings, setting the stage for even greater community impact.

Celebration of Unity

The festival fostered a sense of unity and pride among attendees, celebrating the collective effort that made the new community center a reality.

Testimonial

"The Grand Opening was an amazing experience! It was wonderful to see the new facility and all the possibilities it offers for our community. The performances and activities were fantastic, and it truly felt like a celebration of our community’s spirit and resilience." - Maria S., Attendee

Testimonial

"This new center is a game-changer for Uniondale. The state-of-the-art facilities and expanded programs will make a huge difference for our residents. I’m excited to see all the great things that will happen here." - John D., Local Leader

The Community Festival and Grand Opening of the new John J. Byrne Community Center was a monumental success, embodying our commitment to creating a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive environment for all Uniondale residents. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended, supported, and contributed to this milestone event.

For more photos and updates on future events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We look forward to continuing to serve and uplift our community in our new home!

Breakfast With Santa

Spreading Christmas Cheer – Thanks to our sponsors, Charmaine Robin Insurance Agency and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center we were able to bring season’s cheers to community kids and adults.

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Byrne Center – West, 800 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553 United States
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Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Community: Healthy Eating

Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Community: Healthy Eating event. Thanks to sponsor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Byrne Center – West, 800 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553 United States
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Health, Sports & Wellness Fair

Join us for the first installment of our summer pop up series. Learn about health, wellness, and sports programs in our community. All ages are welcomed. Vendors wanted! Please contact Monica @ 516-288-5138 for more details.

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Byrne Center – West, 800 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553 United States
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Music & Arts Festival

Summer marketplace event. Vendors wanted! Please contact Monica @ 516-288-5138 for more details.

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Byrne Center – West, 800 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553 United States
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Summer Community Concert

Join us for an unforgettable evening under the twinkling stars with Pastor Larry McCord from New Birth Productions and David Greaves from the esteemed John J. Byrne Community Center. Prepare to be immersed in a captivating musical experience spanning generations, as a diverse group of talented artists, ranging from Gen Z to Baby Boomers, come together to deliver an electrifying fusion of reggae, rap, gospel, and a touch of jazz.

Mark your calendars for August 5th, when the doors will open at 6pm at the prestigious 800 Jerusalem Avenue venue. This enchanting event promises to leave you uplifted and inspired by the power of music. Tickets for this extraordinary night are available for just $40 and can be purchased at the John J. Byrne Community Center, the proud host of this remarkable gathering. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness this transcendent musical journey. Come one, come all!

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Byrne Center – West, 800 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553 United States
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Kids Fun Fest

Summer marketplace event. Vendors wanted! Please contact Monica @ 516-288-5138 for more details.

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Byrne Center – West, 800 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553 United States
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Byrne Center – East, 925 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
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Climate Smart Communities Open House

Join Long Island Climate Smart Communities Coordinator, Cameron Engineering for a Public Open House dialogue on September 20, 2023, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the John J. Byrne Community Center in Uniondale, New York, at the center’s new community site located at 925...

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Byrne Center – East, 925 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
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Annual Family Cookout

Summertime is all about sun, fun, and community spirit! Gather your friends and family and come on down to the Uniondale Community Council (UCC) Annual Summer Cookout! Your participation not only guarantees a day filled with fun, food, and fellowship, but it also supports a...

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Byrne Center – West, 800 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553 United States
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Byrne Center – East, 925 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
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