Friday, 09 March 2012 00:00
Open House at INN
Saturday, March 10
Long Island Choral Society
Sunday, March 11
Sunday, March 11
Open house will be held at Long Island’s largest soup kitchen, the Mary Brennan INN, 100 Madison Ave., Hempstead, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours will be given every half hour. Refreshments will be served. All ages welcome. Door prizes. Free prize for the 50th, 100th, 150th and 200th attendee. Call Emily Wilensky 486-8506, ext. 138.
Presents Beethoven’s Mass in C and Haydn’s Miss St. Joannis de Deo with orchestra, chorus and professional soloists. The soloists are: Arlene Travis, soprano, Artist-in-Residence; R. Daniel Hughes Jr., tenor and Mischa Bouvier, bass. 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. Individual advance sale concert tickets as well as season ticket subscriptions are available through their website, www.lics.org, or by calling 594-2926. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the performance.
Gorgeous belly dancers shimmy and shake at a benefit performance for the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program to be held at the Adelphi University Center in Garden City from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dancers from Harem Belly Dance Studio of Baldwin along with several guest artists will perform. Audience members will have the opportunity to shop, explore and even join in to learn some basic moves. Tickets cost $20, which includes entrance fee, door prizes, free belly dance class and demo, entrance into “the souk” (shopping area) and the show. All are welcome and all proceeds will benefit the Adelphi program. For information, call 516-623-2196.
Hofstra University presents the 14th Annual Irish Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Physical Education Center, located on the University’s North Campus, Hempstead. The festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well as activities for children, more than 50 craft vendors and authentic Irish food. New to the 2012 entertainment lineup is Stone Row, performing Celtic and world music with a contemporary edge. Returning performers include: Guest Master of Ceremonies Tony Jackson (WRHU, 88.7FM, Hofstra University), The Black Velvet Band featuring Jimmy Walsh, The Hirten Family Irish Dancers, Katie’s Puppets. Admission is $6; $4 senior citizens (65 and older); hildren under 12 are free. Members of the Hofstra community also receive one free admission upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Call 463-6582.
The East Meadow Kiwanis Club offers a delicious way to help others in need. Unlimited juice, pancakes, eggs, sausages, coffee and tea. Plus, free blood pressure screening, face painting, balloons and raffle drawings for a 32” HD TV, Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet and a Sony Cyber-shot digital camera. Proceeds go toward the club’s college scholarship and underprivileged children projects. Only $5 adults; $3 seniors, students and children. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the East Meadow High School cafeteria, 101 Carman Ave., East Meadow. Contact Gary Fromowitz 516-455-9344 for info.
Celebrate art with the Hofstra University Museum at the 14th Annual Irish Experience sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Join the Hofstra University Museum education staff for a fun-filled art-making activity. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Physical Education Building, North Campus. Free with festival admission. Call 463-5672.
Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre invites and encourages members of the community to participate in a Blood Drive to support LI Blood Services from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the first floor of the St. Anne’s building on the hospital campus. Anyone between the ages of 17 and 75 who is in good health and weighs at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Healthy individuals over 75 can donate blood if they present written permission from their physician obtained within two weeks of their donation. Donors should eat and bring reading glasses and ID with signature,and know Social Security number. To register call Jeannie Jaeger at 516-705-2589 and leave your name and phone number.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Hofstra Cultural Center presents Rabbi Barbara Aiello, founder and director of the Italian Jewish Cultural Center of Calabria and Italy’s first female rabbi. The title of her lecture is “The Jews of Southern Italy: A Lost History Rediscovered.” The event will take place at 8 p.m. at Hofstra’s Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus, Hempstead. Tickets are $5. Proceeds benefit the Hofstra Scholarship Fund. For more information call Hofstra’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office 516-463-5669 or visit www.hofstra.edu/culture.
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Library, 60 Seventh St. The Donny Golden School of Dance is sending at troupe of talented and energetic step dancers to the meeting to help the audience get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Dance students of a variety of ages will toe and tap dance, accompanied by young singers and musicians. The directors of the school will bring the audience “behind the scenes” to give the audience insight into the preparation for a dance performance.
The Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance presents Spring Awakening, its spring musical. The play will be performed March 15 through 18 and March 21 through 25 at the Mainstage Theatre, Garden City. Spring Awakening, which is rated R, celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that viewers will never forget. Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen years, the play explores the tortured inner lives of a handful of adolescents in 19th-century Germany with a rock musical score. Tickets cost $15 each; seniors aged 55 and over $12. College students with valid current ID can obtain free rush tickets at the door for that day’s performance. Performances are 8 p.m., except Sundays which are 3 p.m. Box office 572-7676.
Individuals dealing with chronic and intermittent pain are invited to join Winthrop-University Hospital’s free ongoing support group on Thursdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sessions are held at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-5, Garden City. The group is conducted in affiliation with Winthrop’s Pain Management Center under the direction of Edward S. Rubin, MD. Sessions are led by Fredric Corb, Ph.D. Sessions are free, but registration is required. For further information or to register, call 1-866-WINTHROP.
Two breast cancer medical experts will present the Newest Trends in Breast Cancer Treatment at a medical forum conducted by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program. The program will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Ruth S. Harley University Center Ballroom at Adelphi University, Garden City. Speakers are Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, and Steven M. Sugarman, MD. The doctors will present recent treatment advances, information on health care and survival disparities and up-dates on clinical trials/investigational treatments. Sponsors of this forum are The Beth C. Tortolani Foundation and Meghan’s Pansies Fund. For information and to make a reservation, call 516-877-4325. Anyone who is worried about breast cancer should call the hotline for help at 800-877-8077.
The Waldorf Choral Society will be performing Cherubini Requiem with full orchestra and chorus. 3 p.m. at The Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City. Adults $20; students and seniors $18; children $5. For Information call 516-747-4457.
The Art Supervisors Association of NC welcomes students, parents, art educators, administrators and community members to attend the 2012 Nassau All-County Art Exhibition, which will take place at the Ruth S. Harley Center at Adelphi University, Garden City, from noon to 4 p.m. This exhibition, with no admission charge, will honor more than 1100 kindergarten through twelfth grade students who have demonstrated excellence in a wide variety of two-dimensional visual art forms including drawing, painting, printmaking, computer graphics, and photography. Student entries are selected by art educators and are limited to a maximum of three pieces of artwork from each teacher. All of the exemplary pieces are produced in alignment with the New York State Learning Standards for the Visual Arts. This year, 400 art educators from more than 200 schools in 40 Nassau County school districts, will submit student artwork for this prestigious exhibit.
The Hofstra Cultural Center and Hofstra Hillel’s Issues in Judaism Lecture Series presents two lectures by Michael Tuchfeld, one of Israel’s leading broadcast journalists. This is Mr. Tuchfeld’s eighth annual visit to Hofstra to present timely lectures on current topics regarding Israel and the Middle East. He is a political analyst and media consultant. He is also former parliamentary correspondent and host of Israel Radio, IBA and Channel 2 news, The Knesset Channel in Jerusalem, Israel. A question and answer period will follow each lecture. Lectures take place at 7 p.m. at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus, Hempstead. Tickets for each lecture are priced separately at $8, $7 for senior citizens (over 65 with I.D.); $5 for matriculated non-Hofstra students (with ID). Members of the Hofstra community receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Judaic Studies Scholarship Fund at Hofstra University. Box office: 516-463-6644. March 22: Who’s Afraid of Big Bad Iran? Dissuading or Containing Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions. March 27: Israel’s Society: Between the Hebraic Law and the State.
Katherine Meloan is director of chapel music at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point where she is the director of choirs and plays for all services. She has served as music director at Trinity-Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Hewlett and is currently organist at Beth Sholom in Bayside. Katherine is a doctoral candidate in organ performance at Manhattan School of Music. She has an active interest in teaching and is writing her doctoral thesis on Organ Pedagogy for Beginning Organists. Katherine will be playing music of Marcel Dupré, Charles-Marie Widor and J.S. Bach. 4 p.m. at The Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. Suggested donation is $10 general seating, $5 seniors, students; children under 13 admitted free. For further information, call 516-746-2955.
Programs are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Priority seating may be given to Nassau Community College students and employees at certain events. Call 572-7153:
• March 12: The American Place Theatre’s dramatization of the first half of the best selling novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini portrays the relationship of two boys — Amir, a privileged Pashtun, and his Hazara servant Hassan. Surprising events occur within the backdrop of 1970’s Afghanistan. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the College Center Building.
• March 14: Real Talk About Fake News. David Javerbaum, former executive producer and head writer for The Daily Show, offers a hilarious inside look into television comedy with stories and insights from The Daily Show. He’ll share his views on topical news items, such as “The real winner of the Republican primaries is ... Barack Obama!” 12:30 p.m. in the College Center Building.
Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 Seventh St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 Plus members; $32 members 60 and older; $32 members 16-24 years old; $49 nonmembers; special group rates available. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 873-2381. The following dates are offered:
• March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• March 19 and 20 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.
• March 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• March 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Box Office 463-6644.
•A new imagining of Much Ado About Nothing, set on the North Shore of Long Island at the close of WWI, is the featured production of Hofstra University’s 63rd Annual Shakespeare Festival at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead. Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Jean Dobie Giebel, is a witty, multifaceted comedy about two sets of lovers: the first battling an evil plot, while the second battles each other. Show times are March 9 and 10 at 8 p.m.; March 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12; $10 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
On Friday, Dec. 6, Federal District Judge Arthur Spatt ruled that the Village of Garden City violated the Fair Housing Act, and ordered the plaintiffs to submit a proposal for how the village might address the issue, to which the village must then respond.
The case stemmed from a 2004 plan by former County Executive Thomas Suozzi to sell developers the 25-acre site of the Department of Social Services office. Suozzi requested the zoning be changed to allow 311 units of multi-family housing. Negative reaction from the public prompted village officials to limit the zoning to 150 town houses, 90 single-family homes, or a combination of the two with each option allowing for up to 36 multifamily units.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 3, a walk-a-thon was held to benefit Camp Anchor, a year-round recreation program for citizens with both mental and physical handicaps. The walk-a-thon was coordinated by Garden City resident and Kellenberg Senior Christina DiMasso, and Kellenberg Junior Brendan Callahan, who both work at the camp. “I did this because Camp Anchor has been so great for my brother, Thomas, who struggles with autism,” Callahan said. “I have also grown so much through volunteering there these past three summers.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 36th Annual Garden City Turkey Trot was held on a sunny but cold and windy Thanksgiving day. The frigid temperatures were no match for the more than 5,000 runners who ran in Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving day road race. The Turkey Trot consists of three races—a Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4-mile Fun Run and a challenging 5-mile race.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.