I’ve lived in Great Neck for over 50 years! I went through the school system, which by the way, over 93% go on to higher education! The greatest concentration of Ivy League students reside on Long Island. There are seven semi-finalists in the 2008-2009 Intel-Siemens Science Talent Search Scholarship Awards (formerly The Westinghouse Science Scholarship Awards) considered the “Junior Nobel Prize” of science for high school students. In the past, twenty Nine percent of the national semi-finalists have been Long Islanders. We have provided a link page that can take you to many different sites associated with Great Neck and Long Island, including schools, museums and charities. Please fell free to browse our links page
Great Neck maintains well over 21 beautiful public parks, recreational- passive parks, private pools, country clubs, golf courses, a multitude of indoor and outdoor tennis courts for both the die-hard and occasional tennis player! Steppingstone Park, on the water is my favorite! Moor your large or small boat conveniently close to home! It also has a newly constructed “kiddy pool” plus a flat surface rubberized “Life Size Animal Spray Area” just below the pool. The kids go “CRAZY” for this attraction. Keeps the “Kids” COOL, while you “Parents” can (sometimes) relax and chill out and hopefully enjoy the waterside park, breathe in that great fresh outdoor air and wonderful views of the Throggs Neck Bridge and surrounding scenery of Kings Point! Moreover, there will be a new Jamboree Playscape area next to the pool where your kids can be spend time expending all that pent up energy, get some great exercise so later they will sleep like a ROCK!!! To feed there appetite and yours, there are concession facilities with a varied menu and refreshments or you may bring your own picnic basket or early dinner by the water and watch one of our broadway show, music or comedy concerts on Saturday or Sunday eves!!!
During the summer months there are assorted Concerts and shows that are quite enjoyable! They’re FREE to residents of Great Neck! These leisure activities are spread over the 9 incorporated villages of Great Neck, Kings Point (featuring a 175 acre park), Saddle Rock, Great Neck Estates, Kensington, Thomaston, Russell Gardens, University Gardens and Lake Success. Our safe villages have their own private police forces in addition to the county and state police.
The area conducts the two most successfully attended Street Fairs on Long Island each with over 25000 participants!!! The first one in May on a Sunday, a Huge Arts & Crafts Event lining Middle Neck Rd, in the north section of the Village of Great Neck between Fairview Ave & Hicks Lane.
And of course Loads of Great Food, Face Painting & Activities for the kids and for the Adults, “Shop Til Ya Drop” Displays and tables of beautiful and exotic handmade merchandise from around the country. The second one occurs in September, again on Sundays from Noon-5 P.M., in Great Neck Plaza, the heart of Great Neck, in and around Bond St (where we are located!) and flows onto Grace Ave down to Middle Neck Rd from Cedar Drive on the north side down to Great Neck Rd on the south side. This event is an Antique & Specialty Car show, featuring over 100 mint condition vehicles and also sharing similar displays, rides etc. to the first fair with many other added events for adults and children. Music and entertainment abound with varied types of FOOD WITH LOTS OF FUN AND ENJOYMENT FOR ALL!!!!