Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
Saturday, June 2
Waldorf Choral Society
Presented by the Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, the show will be performed at the Little Theatre May 4, 5, 6 and May 10-13. In Our Lady of 121st Street, the Ortiz Funeral Room is in big trouble. The body of beloved community activist and nun Sister Rose has been stolen from the viewing room, and waiting for her proper return are some of New York City’s most emotionally charged, life-challenged neighborhood denizens, trying to find a place to put their grief, checkered pasts and uncertain futures. The crowd in this dark, insightful and very funny comedy inevitably square off against one another, motivated by rage, pain and a scary desire to come clean - perhaps for the first time. Performances are at 8 p.m., except for Sundays, when they are at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $9 per person ($7 seniors age 55 and over). Tickets sold at the door for that day’s performance are free for college students who have a current valid ID. These tickets are available beginning one hour before curtain on a first-come, first-served basis. This play is rated R for language. Box office: 516-572-7676.
The United Methodist Church of Hempstead, 40 Washington St., is having its Spring Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a white elephant sale, baked goods, clothing, furniture, toys, linens and more for everyone. Refreshments will be available (9 to 11 a.m.) for a nominal donation.
Presented by the Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the College Center Building. The conference is devoted to analyzing how individual Catholics from the New York metropolitan area are attempting to revitalize their church through their various organizational commitments. The conference is divided into three parts. In the morning, two consecutive panels of six speakers each will explain how through their respective organizational involvements they try to reinvigorate Catholicism. This is followed by an address by Father Brian Barr, a former NCC student, who will highlight some of the efforts in revitalization that have been sponsored by, and taken place in, the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center. In the afternoon, there will be a panel of four speakers, moderated by Monsignor Robert J. Batule. The panel will discuss a theological overview of the new evangelization, implications for ecumenism, integrating traditional and new media and fighting anti-Catholicism. Call 516-572-7100. Only the northern entrances of the campus will be open on May 5.
Beginning today, students who are proficient in American Sign Language can learn about photography from award-winning deaf photographer Alnoe T. Paler. This exciting, one-of-a-kind workshop merges the worlds of photography and American Sign Language. Students will be introduced to the art of photography, including subject matter, composition, and lighting. At the conclusion of the workshop, students have the opportunity to participate in a photography exhibit showcasing the talent of the members of the deaf community. The four-week course will be offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Hofstra University, Hempstead. For more information, call 516-463-7200 or visit ce.hofstra.edu/asl.
The D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Initiative and the Hofstra University Music Department will present a free outdoor concert from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Hofstra’s South Campus, Hempstead. Admission is free. For more information call the Hofstra Music Department, 516-463-5490. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of jazz, classical music and new compositions by Hofstra students and alumni. Participating groups include the Hofstra Jazz Ensemble directed by David Lalama; The Hofstra String Quintet directed by Alexander Sharpe; and the Hofstra Alumni Nonet directed by Gary Henderson. In addition the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble of the Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts is scheduled to perform.
The Hofstra Dutch Spring Music Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year Hofstra is stepping it up on the South Campus with concert performances, more than 50 vendors, children’s activities and food. The Hofstra Arboretum will also host its annual plant sale. Featured performers include: the Long Island premiere of Shotgun Wedding, performing country classics with a city sensibility; New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band; The East End Trio; Bob Cantwell and the Saturday Night Stompers; and the Hofstra University Jazz Ensemble. Admission to the Festival is $6 general public, $4 senior citizen and free for children under 12. Members of the Hofstra community may be admitted free upon presentation of a current Hofstra Card. Festival Hotline: 516-463-6582 or visit www.hofstra.edu/Festivals for more information. For vendor information call Jessie Garcia at 516-463-6504.
Join Detective Artie Fact at the Dutch Festival to uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra University’s South Campus, Hempstead. Meet at the Emily Lowe Gallery to pick up a caper kit, have fun while discovering more about these works and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a snack and a prize. 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Free with festival admission.
The next CE Writers Salon takes place at 7 p.m. and focuses on personal stories and memoirs. Join authors Christine O’Hagan and Suzanne McLain Rosenwasser as they share their own stories, discuss the art of finding and writing personal stories, chat about their publishing experiences and present a writing exercise. Ms. O’Hagan is a CE writing instructor and the author of The Book of Kehls. Ms. Rosenwasser is the author of Manhasset Stories: A Baby Boomer Looks Back. The salon takes place at Hofstra University, Breslin Hall, room 105, and is free and open to the public. To register, visit ce.hofstra.edu/writing or call 516-463-7200.
The Nassau County Women’s Division of the Salvation Army will hold a Mother’s Day Brunch and Fundraiser, (men and women are welcome), at The Salvation Army Citadel Corps., 65 Atlantic Ave., Hempstead (parking entrance on Sealey Ave.) at noon. Enjoy assorted finger sandwiches, mini quiches, mini crab cakes, pasta salad, fruit platter, cookies and pastries catered by the Garden City Bistro. The cost is $25. Fabulous prizes are available at the Buy-a-share starting at 11:30 a.m. For reservations send check, including your name, address, city, state, zip code and telephone number and the names of guests. Make your check payable to The Salvation Army Women’s Division and send to 65 Atlantic Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550. Call 516-485-4900. Reservations are due by May 3.
Join Connie Roberts, Hofstra University adjunct instructor of English, for a poetry workshop offered in the midst of the exhibition, “Yonia Fain: Remembrance.” Participants will use the works on view as inspiration and will share the poems they create with the group. 3 to 5 p.m. in the Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead. Fee: $5 general public; $3 senior citizen (over 65); $1 PEIR member with HofstraCard, One free ticket for faculty/staff/matriculated student with current HofstraCard, or Hofstra University Museum member.
This innovative chamber group zigzags through countries, time periods and stylized dances - from classical, flamenco, 1950s Brazilian sambas, and modern-day Argentine tangos to jazz classics, world music and commissioned works written for the quartet. 8 p.m. at the Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, Hofstra Universtiy, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. Tickets: $17; $15 senior citizens (65 or older) or matriculated non-Hofstra students, one free ticket with current faculty/staff/matriculated student Hofstra Card.
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. Anyone who is worried about breast cancer should call the hotline for help. There is no cost for any group; however, pre-registration is required. For information, questions or to sign up, call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline 800-877-8077. New: A Telephone Support Group for Women with Breast Cancer held weekly on Mondays for eight weeks from noon to 1:30 pm, tentatively beginning today.
The Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, will welcome author Joe Jackson to discuss and sign copies of his latest work, Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic. Jackson’s Atlantic Fever takes readers on an aviation journey and delves into the lives of those who competed to be the first to fly, nonstop, over the Atlantic Ocean. The book’s May 8 release coincides with the 85th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s successful and historic flight in 1927. Atlantic Fever should be particularly interesting to Long Islanders as the world-renowned flight took off from Roosevelt Field. For more information, contact the library at 333-0176 or visit www.WestburyLibrary.org.
Says the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, inviting the community to its comedy fundraiser at 8 p.m. at Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. In addition to enjoying the show, guests can try their luck in a pick-a-prize raffle and a 50/50 cash raffle. Doors open at 6:30 and guests are encouraged to come early as seating is on a first-come/first-served basis. Tickets cost $20 and there is a two-beverage minimum per person per table. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold on the night of the event. Contact Caroline Mulcahy at 516-877-4315 to purchase tickets or visit www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.
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:
•May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 8 and 9 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.
•May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•May 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Garden City Historical Society is holding its 7th annual flea market on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an ideal time to do some spring cleaning and weed through furniture you don’t need and have no use for. All proceeds benefit the Garden City Historical Society.
“Opportunity and Impact: Works by Émigré Artists.” This original exhibition examines the role of émigré artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day émigrés from Africa, Cuba, and South Africa. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. On view through July 27 at Hofstra University, HUM David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, ninth floor, South Campus, Hempstead. Regular hours (through May 25) daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours (May 29 – July 27) Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop, 109 Eleventh St., Garden City, is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc....it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture, and show it to Kris or Jill at the shop (516 746-8900). Consignees get 50 percent of the selling price. Parking is convenient because the shop is located on the lower level of the Garden City Historical Museum.
•Waldorf Choral Society. Do you love to sing? Rehearsals are every Monday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Waldorf School, Cambridge Ave., Garden City. For audition information call 747-4457.
•Irish American Society Social Gatherings every Monday at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola, from noon to 3 p.m. In the tradition and mission of the Irish American Society we are here to make all welcome and be part of the local community. Bring lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Play cards, board games or just sit and socialize. A film once a month. Ladies and gents welcome. Free to all. Call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 746-9392 or 742-8080.
•Free Prenatal Consultations offered by Village Pediatrics, 975 Franklin Ave., Garden City, on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Parents are invited to meet the physicians prior to the child’s birth. Call 248-8334 for an appointment.
•Storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.
•Free Bereavement Group, a support group for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. Call 741-7304.
•Write On! Writing Workshop hosted by Marvin Illman on the first and third Mondays of each month. Sharpen your skills on paper whether you want to write creatively, professionally or personally. 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Call 741-9850 for information.
•Calling All War Time Veterans (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq). VFW Garden City Park Post #120 invites you to become a member. Meet new service buddies, share experiences and become involved in your community. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 2162 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park. Call Cmdr. G. Popowitz 746-0662.
•Irish American Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. For more information, call 746-9392.
•Order Sons Of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.
•Your Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 50 to 70 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Denise 488-4597. No meeting at the church during July and August.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
The Senior Center Expansion and Rehabilitation Project took a major step forward this month when the Garden City Board of Trustees unanimously voted in a special meeting to accept the gift of the model house from the Doubleday Court Development on Franklin Avenue. Project developers, The Engel Burman Group, graciously donated the house to the
Incorporated Village of Garden City. The one-story structure was originally built to serve as a model and sales office for the Franklin Avenue project.
“We are glad to have The Engel Burman Group as part of our village and thank them for this most generous gift. We look forward to providing a state-of-the art facility for our seniors in Garden City,” Mayor John Watras said.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
The Garden City Public School District is excited to welcome Lynette Abruzzo as its new director of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS). The position was vacated by Catherine Wheeler, who retired this summer. Abruzzo began working in the district earlier this year in January as the assistant director of PPS.
“I look forward to supporting the students here. To support their growth, help prepare them so that they have all the tools they need to be successful when they leave here. To be successful in their life and maximize their potential,” Abruzzo said of her plans for the new position.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class.
Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register.
Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Fall Children’s Tennis Classes
Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.
* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.
10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18