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Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24


Thursday, April 17

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Viewers will hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places. Discussion led by Melissa Boo of Locally Long Island, Films on sustainable living are showing on Thursday evenings from through April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Garden City Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on 38 Old Country Rd. Each film is followed by a discussion led by a local solutions expert. Tickets are $15 per night ($12 /ticket for ages 55+ and students with ID). This includes the movie, dinner and discussion. Sweet to Lick of Williston Park, a vegan bakery, is providing a soup dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets for the movie series, call 516-741-7304 Locally Long Island and the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island are sponsors of the series.


Friday, April 18

Adelphi University Baseball Vs. Le Moyne College

3:30 p.m. Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., Garden City 800-233-5744


Saturday, April 19

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. Plainedge High School Scrimmage

10 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. North Shore High School

10 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Monday, April 21

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Covert Avenue Elementary School, 144 Covert Ave., Elmont 516-326-5560


Tuesday, April 22

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Barasch Field, S. Park Ave., Rockville Centre 516-326-5560

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Wednesday, April 23

School Budget Meeting

Budget adoption. The meeting will be held at Garden City High School and begins at 8:15 p.m.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Dean Skelos Sports Complex, Peninsula Blvd., Rockville Centre 516-326-5560

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis At W. Tresper Clarke High School

4:30 p.m. W. Tresper Clarke High School, 740 Edgewood Drive, Westbury 516-876-7451

Boys Varsity Tennis Vs. South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Thursday, April 24

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a free one-woman show Dancing Through Life: Songs Made Famous by Dancers, with Judi Mark at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 the Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St. The show is for adults only. Attendees will be able to waltz through history with this entertaining one-hour program featuring the music, visuals, and song & dance styles of female theater icons, including: Carmen Miranda, Ginger Rogers, Ann Miller, Eartha Kitt, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Donna McKechnie, and Shirley MacLaine. Judi Mark is a multi-talented professional educator, dancer, singer, and actress. A passionate woman of artistic breadth, Mark regularly produces shows and concerts at various venues throughout New York City and in Florida. With more than 20 years of experience in the New York City Department of Education, she has taught at institutions such as Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, and numerous New York City public high schools. Mark has performed other excerpts of this program in New York City, where she sang at the Algonquin Hotel, The Gramercy Arts Club, The Friar’s Club, and many senior centers. Her dance and acting career highlights include performing with American Ballet Theatre at The Metropolitan Opera House, working off-Broadway alongside Danny DeVito in Three By Pirandello, and having a principal role in Mariah Carey’s feature film, Glitter. Seating and parking are limited and are on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. Please, no buses. For directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Ongoing

Defensive Driving Courses

Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 7th St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 members 60 and older; $55 nonmembers. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

April 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 26 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 29 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Furniture Needed

The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in 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 Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. The shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum.

Safe Boating Courses

Free vessel safety checks and more, from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With squadrons across Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit: WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

News

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) recently announced that Garden City resident Richard E. Temes, MD, MS, has been appointed director of the Center for Neurocritical Care at North Shore University Hospital and assistant professor of neurology, neurological surgery and internal medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

“Dr. Temes is a nationally recognized leader in neurocritical care and we are delighted to have him on board to spearhead our efforts in further expanding the neurocritical care services program,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and CNI’s director. For the past seven years, Dr. Temes served as director of the neurocritical care program he founded at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. He also served as the hospital’s medical director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and as director of the Therapeutic Hypothermia Service. Under Dr. Temes’ leadership, he established Rush’s neurological emergencies transfer center, which grew to transfer 1,200 patients annually from over 30 institutions throughout southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and western Michigan.

‘Landscape-altering’ bug creeping north

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of the Island designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

Garden City falls to Brentwood

after beating Farmingdale

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

One of the most exciting games was the evening 14U championship match-up between the Garden City Warriors and Brentwood Braves.

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:


Calendar

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Thursday, August 28

Nature’s Nighttime Noises

Saturday, August 30

Art With A French Twist

Thursday, September 11



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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