WHAT - Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D - Freeport) and Uniondale community leaders will ceremonially rename a portion of Uniondale Avenue between Nassau Road and Jerusalem Avenue as “Catanese Way” on Tuesday, Sept. 7 - an honor bestowed in recognition of decades of advocacy by the husband-and-wife team of Ernest and Marie Catanese.
Among their numerous accomplishments, the couple founded the community organization Uniondale Neighbors in Total Effort (U.N.I.T.E), and Marie Catanese served as President of the Uniondale Historical Society. The couple was well known for their role in the creation of Uniondale’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Park, commitment to preserving the historic Goehner farm stand, and dedication to protecting the environment, meeting the needs of veterans, and fostering community diversity.
WHO - Legislator Abrahams, Ernest Catanese and members of the Catanese family are scheduled to be joined by County Executive Laura Curran, Town of Hempstead Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and local community leaders.
WHEN - Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, 10am
WHERE – MLK Peace Park at the corner of Uniondale Ave & Nassau Road, Uniondale, N.Y. 11553