Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00
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.
Fans of Long Island wine usually have to travel to the East End to visit one of the more than 40 tasting rooms or attend a large tasting event. But for the first time, on June 2, the Long Island Wine Council is bringing the region west to Nassau’s Old Bethpage Village Restoration for a celebration of the coming summer season.
“It’s a pleasure to host the Long Island Wine Council’s first annual ‘A Taste of Summer’ right here in Nassau County at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. This wonderful event gives Nassau residents the chance to experience locally grown products and fine wines Long Island has to offer without having to travel to the East End,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano.
Wine Council President Ron Goerler, Jr. clearly looking forward to the event, said, “We have so many loyal customers throughout Long Island that make the trip east to see us. We’re thrilled to be able to offer them as well as those who may not yet have tried our wines an opportunity closer to home. This should be one of the most exciting events of the season.”
A Taste of Summer will offer wine and food lovers a chance to sample over 100 newly-released and specially-featured wines from over 30 East End producers. The hand-crafted wines will be paired with locally grown products and seasonal creations by Long Island chef Tom Schaudel of Cool Fish, A Mano, A Lure and most recently the newly opened Jewel Restaurant in Melville.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Taste of Summer event because the winemakers will have an opportunity to show just how far Long Island wines have come in such a short period of time, and I get to try to pair dishes that will live up to that quality. They tell me if I do, I can have a glass of whatever I want. That’s some serious motivation,” said Schaudel.
The event will take place in the Fairgrounds Barn at Old Bethpage Village on June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., with VIP entry at 4 p.m. Tickets are $75 general admission or $100 for VIPs. In addition to earlier access, VIPs can visit the “Winemakers’ Lounge” which will offer exclusive samples of special reserve and “library” wines.
For more information about “A Taste of Summer,” call the Long Island Wine Council at 631 722 2220) or visit www.liwines.com.
The Long Island Wine Council is an industry association dedicated to achieving recognition for Long Island as a premium wine-producing region. Its role is to provide a coordinated effort for the promotion and development of the region’s wine industry. The council was founded in 1989 and currently has 48 full members.
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.
SAFE Inc. presents Family Awareness Day. Games, raffles, prizes, music, food, Touch-a-Truck featuring Glen Cove FD and EMS and more. All Glen Cove residents welcome. 1 to 4 p.m. at Morgan Park. No registration required. Rain date June 16.
Glen Cove High School will be offering summer driver’s education classes beginning on June 25 and running through Aug. 7. Two classes of 20 students each (40 students total) will run concurrently every morning with one hour of classroom lecture from 7 to 8 a.m. and two hours of in-vehicle instruction with four students each occurring from 8 to 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to noon. Any students currently enrolled in high school, including private and/or parochial with a valid learners permit is eligible to enroll in this class with preference given to Glen Cove residents. The cost of the class is $550 for in-district residents; $625 out-of-district residents. Applications are now being accepted on a first-come first-served basis and are available at the Glen Cove High School main office from of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Theresa at 516-801-7610 for further information.
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.