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Jeanne Rimsky Theater Renovation

Phase I Completed!

Thanks to the generosity of the Town of North Hempstead who provided a $150,000 capital improvement grant, we've completed Phase I of our renovations. We rebuilt our stage, painted, rewired stage lights and installed beautiful lighting fixtures in the theater and lobby. This is the first step in a multi-stage capital improvement plan designed by Glen Grayson of Hoffman Grayson Architects.

The Doctors' Gym Capital Campaign is Complete

The Doctors' Gym was created in the original renovation of the historic Main Street School in 1995. It is named for the generous team of more than 60 doctors who saw the importance of an indoor, low-cost, and accessible athletic facility for the community. Through their gifts to the renovation of Landmark on Main Street, these doctors promoted the importance of philanthropy and good health through physical exercise.

With today's concern over adequate physical activity for our children, the gym enables Landmark's tenant organizations — the Port Washington Children's Center, Parent Resource Center and Teen Center — to provide lifetime lessons to their youth populations about physical exercise through a host of activities that are held in the gym including aerobics, organized team sports, cooperative games, and free-play. Landmark on Main Street also offers the space and associated programs to help encourage physical fitness for the entire community.

Landmark is committed to the success of our tenants' service programs, so the majority of available gym hours are allotted for their use, including indoor recreation — especially during the inclement weather. The Children's Center has more than 170 toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children in their programs who use the space for sports activities and exercise five days/week. The Parent Resource Center — servicing more than 500 member families - hosts weekly adult exercise classes, a winter concert series, parent & child classes and outreach programs in the gym. The Teen Center runs bi-weekly martial arts classes in addition to basketball programs for middle school and high school students.

In 2014 the floor and and mats were replaced and the gym was painted. Thanks to a generous grant from New York Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, in Summer 2011 a new heating and air-conditioning system was installed so that the facility can accommodate the demands for the space 12 months of the year.

As part of the renovation to the facility, Cardiac Science, Inc. (through representatives of St. Francis Hospital and St. Jude Medical, Inc.) generously contributed a Cardiac Science Automatic External Defibrillator machine ("AED") valued at $3,000. This AED can provide life-saving care to those using the Doctor's Gym and the entire Landmark building.

Protecting our Investment

The gym is in almost continuous use by our building partner organizations and by renters from the community. We continue to monitor the wear and tear on the facility and to address maintenance issues promptly.

Installation of a new roof as part of the overall building renovation will eliminate leaks and help preserve the new walls and floors. Improving the integrity of the building envelope will help reduce energy costs.

Red Horse: Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson
Red Horse (Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka & Eliza Gilkyson) December 2010. Photo by Steven Sandick.

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