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Old Bethpage Village Restoration is like a giant outdoor diorama, with its buildings and their interiors restored to their historic forms. Using wills, deeds, and other historic documents, the Village's staff have created an authentic slice of 19th-century life.

  • Size: a 209-acre living-history village with farms, homes, and businesses
  • The Buildings: 7 reconstructions and 51 historic buildings that have been moved to the village over the years
  • Eye Catcher: the large stone fireplace inside Schenck House, one of the oldest Dutch farmhouses in United States
  • Permanent Mainstay: The Exhibition Hall, a mid-19th-century building that continues to host events for the annual Long Island Fair
  • Don't Miss: the working farm that houses cows, pigs, sheep, goats, geese, and chickens
  • Special Programs: old-time baseball tournaments, Civil War encampments, cowboy mounted shooting shows, old-time music weekend, and historic holiday celebrations for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving as well as other community events that make people question the date displayed on their smart phones
1303 Round Swamp Rd.
Old Bethpage,
NY
US

When it comes to martial arts, Krav Defense founder and head instructor Anthony Santopadre has done it all. He began studying karate and judo 25 years ago, then earned his first and second black belts in the art of jujitsu. After 10 years of training, Santopadre decided to expand his horizons and belt collection yet again, studying for and receiving his third black belt in kung fu.

It was during his kung fu education that Santopadre discovered krav maga. The instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios appealed to Santopadre, so he immersed himself in the discipline and became a certified level-three instructor through the Krav Maga Security Federation in Israel. He shares his ability to disable assailants and wrestle nuts away from squirrels in a variety of classes, including fitness-focused cardio sessions and ground-fighting classes that focus on takedowns and submissions. The techniques of krav maga are tools for self-defense that can be effectively carried out by men, women, and children.

104 Benkert St
Bethpage,
NY
US

Spread throughout Long Island in addition to branches in New York City, Westchester, and the Capital Region, Sportime's 12 locations offer visitors ample space and equipment to engage in their favorite exercise-related endeavors. The network of fitness factories contains 144 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, where adults and juniors alike can play during open-court times, receive playing tips from expert instructors, and practice their victory taunts. Multisport facilities host a number of other games, from roller hockey and lacrosse to volleyball and basketball, and the fitness centers house cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. Sportime's Randall's Island Tennis Center has even paired with legendary tennis star John McEnroe to create the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, which will soon expand to Sportime locations in Westchester and on Long Island.

175 Merrick Rd.
Lynbrook,
NY
US

The instructors at The Karate Academy of Bethpage aren't intimidating like the bullying senseis seen in movies. In fact, chief instructor and third-degree black belt Larry Batista leads his staff by taking a friendly approach to the art of self-defense, knowing that a positive mindset is the key to success. Specializing in body-toning fitness kickboxing, spirit-boosting children's karate, and even birthday parties where kids can work off a pizza party with high kicks, The Karate Academy of Bethpage is firmly integrated in the community with an inviting spirit that contradicts standard, sweaty dojos.

4072 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage,
NY
US