Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00
There will be fun for one and all at the Saint Boniface Feast by the Shore, a four-day celebration May 17 (6 to 10 p.m.), May 18 (6 to 11 p.m.), May 19 (1 to 11 p.m.) and May 20 (1 to 6 p.m.) at Harry Tappen Beach, Shore Rd., Glenwood Landing. The feast will showcase rides and games from Newton Shows for people of all ages. A large assortment of vendors and delicious homemade food items will be available. Musical entertainment will take place nightly in the Town of Oyster Bay Showmobile. Entertainment will be provided by Just Sixties (Thursday), Six Gun (Friday) and Chicken Head (Saturday) to name a few. Check the St. Boniface website for additional information and directions. (www.saintboniface.org).
Joan Harrison and Amy Driscoll, authors of the new book Images of America: Locust Valley. 5 to 7 p.m. at Forest Books, 182 Birch Hill Rd., Locust Valley. Call 516-759-1489.
Proceeds will benefit club programs. The sale is sure to continue to be a favorite event for those seeking rare finds, vintage pieces and unique collectibles. Among items for sale are furniture, fine china, stemware, decorative accessories, home furnishings, artwork, home goods and décor, sporting equipment and children’s gear. There will be a special Preview Night open to the public on May 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission for this evening will be $10 per person at the door. The general sale will take place rain or shine on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club at Lincoln House, 113 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove. To donation items bring them to the Club May 12-17 (excluding May 13) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations must be in like-new saleable condition to be accepted. No books, clothing, toys, televisions and electronics, computers and monitors. The general sale is open to the public and admission is free. For volunteer opportunities or more information, cal 516-671-8030.
Presents The Ultimate Summer Vacation Experience Open House from noon to 2 p.m. at 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley. A sampling of free activities will include art, science, golf, soccer, fencing, baseball, Legos and video game creator.
Sea Scout Ship 12 is holding an open house for new members and their parents on from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Glen Cove Yacht Club in Glen Cove. The Sea Scouts is a coed program for young adults 14 to 20 years old (or 13 and completed eighth grade) and is part of the Boy Scouts of America. Ship 12 meets every other week at the Glen Cove Yacht Club to learn about boating safety, nautical heritage and to gain sailing and boating skills. Ship 12 sails its Pearson Commander sloop Good Buddy out of the Glen Cove Yacht Club every Thursday during the summer months and participates in a number of exciting and educational trips throughout the year. Directions to the open house can be found at www.glencoveyachtclub.org.
The Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce has created a new event at the historic Webb Institute to entertain the community with laughter, dining and valuable information. Fun In The City, an evening of laughter, shopping, dining, fashion show, astrology readings, professional interior designer tips and a surprise makeover, will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Phillip Schneider, a Fortune 500 Company consultant, will share out-of-the-box secrets for increasing productivity in every industry and in personal life. An entertainment menu for everyone’s enjoyment …and because everyone needs a good time. Reservations are $40 and $45 at door. Call the chamber office at 676-6666.
The American Legion Post 336 of Glen Head/Glenwood Landing will participate in the Memorial Day Parade. All members as well as nonmember veterans are invited to take part. All who plan to march will meet at the American Legion Hall at 8 a.m. Those requiring special accommodations should call 516-676-2437. The parade starts at the Glenwood Landing Fire Department on Grove St. and proceeds to the American Legion Post on Glen Head Rd. Two dedications will take place en route. After the parade there will be a brief ceremony followed by free refreshments.
The Gold Coast Lions Club is continuing its series of defensive driving classes. The cost is $40 per person. Make check payable to the Gold Coast Lions Club and send to PO Box 25, Sea Cliff, NY 11579-0025. Write your phone number on check and indicate the date of the class you are interested in taking. Bring lunch and pen to class. To register call Linda 674-0942 or Barbara 674-1410. Proceeds will benefit local charities and Lions’sight-related causes. Classes are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sea Cliff Village Hall, 300 Sea Cliff Ave.
This 42-acre preserve contains deciduous woodlands that have been undisturbed for the past century and are now mature second-growth forest. The preserve’s rich diversity of habitat supports a diverse assortment of small mammals and birds. Join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society at 9 a.m. and explore Iselin Preserve, Chicken Valley Rd., Locust Valley, looking for flowers, butterflies and breeding birds. Contact Jane 516-640-0061 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions, and to register.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Glen Cove will hold a Rummage Sale on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors needed. Call the office 516-676-0015 for information. Donated items needed, including: household items, clothing, furniture, books, etc. All proceeds will support community outreach projects. Go to www.stpaulsgc.com.
Spend a day meandering through the Village of Sea Cliff’s main street enjoying the hidden treasures of the Village Vignette Gardens and then follow the map from garden to garden through the Victorian Village of Sea Cliff, located on Hempstead Harbor. The tour is designed as a stroll through Sea Cliff’s main street and the one square-mile village, culminating with a Garden Tea Party at the final garden of the day. The entire walking tour should take from 2 to 3 hours to complete. There are many beautiful gardens and homes throughout the Village of Sea Cliff. The secret gardens range from Village Vignettes to a beachscape cottage garden. Also included are perennial gardens and gardens with delightful water features. The tour raises funds for the Sea Cliff Beautification Committee. Gardens open from 10 am. to 3 p.m. Tea Party noon to 3:30 p.m. $25 per person includes admission to gardens and party. Advance tickets at Sherlock Home Reality: 305 Sea Cliff Ave. (516-671-1717). Tickets will also be sold on the day of the tour from 9:30 at Pirie Park, 326 Sea Cliff Ave.
At Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., every Saturday. Different craft offered each Saturday. Certain Saturdays will be holiday themed. General admission $3 adults; $2 ages 5-12 years; plus $3-$5 craft fee. Call 571-8010-11.
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of NC, 100 Crescent Beach Rd. Glen Cove. The center is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 adults; $5 students and seniors (65+). Docent-led tours are available at no additional charge. Call 571-8040 or go to www.holocaust-nassau.org.
•Open to the public is the center’s exciting permanent exhibit which uses photographs, artifacts, and video to present the events of the Holocaust and relate them to more recent genocides and acts of intolerance.
•Ludovit Feld, the Little Giant: artist, rescuer and Auschwitz survivor. Ludovit Feld and his family were deported in 1944, first to Kosice Ghetto, and three weeks later to Auschwitz. Upon arriving at Auschwitz, Mengele selected Feld for medical experiments because he was a dwarf. Feld was kept alive for his artistic talent. Housed together with “Mengele’s twins,” Feld hid several of them, ensuring their rescue. Ludovit Feld’s collection is being displayed for the first time in the U.S. Only two original pieces drawn in the ghetto are known to have survived, one is hanging in Yad Vashem’s museum and the other will be on display through June 30.
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
•Spotlight On Glen Cove will be on Cablevision Public Access Channel 18 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. every Monday. The show is produced by GCHS TV Class under the direction of Chris Barry and features programs about the Glen Cove School District and the City of Glen Cove.
•Duplicate Bridge. Friendly ACBL Accredited Duplicate Bridge Game. Refreshments served. Bring your favorite partner or we will get you one. Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Sunrise of Glen Cove, 39 Forest Ave. An ACBL certified director is in charge. Card fee $5. Call 671-2095.
•Book Club In Glen Cove. New members welcome. Meets on Tuesday afternoons once a month. Sociable group. Call Carol Rubin 671-2120.
•Junior Book Club for 4th and 5th graders will be held at 4 p.m. at the Locust Valley Library. One book will be read per month and will be discussed on the first Tuesday. Snacks are provided. Space is limited. Registration required. Call Kristine Piana 671-1837.