Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00
Reach Out America
Wednesday, April 11
All That’s Jazz
Wednesday, April 11
Jewish Film Series
Monday, April 16
Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving Course. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. GN House. To sign up or for more information call 482-0355.
Holiday Mini Camps: Junior Tennis Camps run from April 9 through April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon or 3 to 6 p.m. at Parkwood Tennis Center. Call 829-9050.
Board of Commissioners business meeting. 9 a.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd.
Meets once a month at 12:30 pm at the Universalist Unitarian Congregation, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. The group will provide the opportunity to be involved in local, state and national issues. Welcome guest speaker Roy Klein, president of the Nassau Chapter of the ACLU. The topic will be “Is There a War on Women.” All are welcome.
Chilly Willy performs “All That’s Jazz” at 3:30 p.m. at Atria Great Neck, 51 Great Neck Rd. RSVP to Shannon 829-4100, ext. 15.
The monthly dinner, sponsored by the St. Aloysius Sociables of Great Neck, will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the Inn at New Hyde Park, 214 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park. Call John Hyland 516-482-3795 or Helen Sullivan 516-487-7824 for reservations. Cost: Price of your meal. Restaurants vary each month.
•Steppingstone Marina: 2012 season launch service hours begin today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 482-0355 for info.
•Nature program: Spring Seasonal Stroll. 1 p.m. at Kings Point Park, Steamboat Rd. entrance. No children under 16 years. No registration required. Call 516-482-0355 for more info.
Sunday @ 3 Series. Concert: Arlon Bennett. 3 p.m. GN House. Park card required for admission.
The Great Neck Arts Center is partnering with Great Neck Synagogue to expand their film offerings with the new Jewish Film Series. The series will highlight films with Jewish themes and/or featuring Jewish artists and filmmakers. All films will be followed by a discussion with a relevant speaker who will provide exciting insight into the film and its subject matter. Films will be screened at 7:30 p.m. at Clearview Cinemas Great Neck Squire Theater, 115 Middle Neck Rd. Entry is 7 p.m. for subscribers and 7:15 p.m. for ticket holders. Call 829-2570 or visit www.greatneckarts.org/Film.htm. Today’s film: Joan Mickling Silver’s 1975 film Hester Street. The story of Jewish immigrants who come to the Lower East Side of New York City in 1896 from Europe, Hester Street stars Carol Kane in an Oscar-nominated role. The film is noteworthy for its detailed reconstruction of Jewish immigrant life, with much of the dialogue delivered in Yiddish with English subtitles. Director Joan Mickling Silver will join the audience for a Q&A after the film, to discuss the film that pioneered a wave of films that dealt with the complexities of American Jewish identity. She will be joined by producer Sarah Teale.
Nassau North Chapter open meeting at the Great Neck Library, Bayview Avenue Main Branch, at 10:30 a.m. The presentation is not to be missed. Speakers and their subject promise to be most fascinating. Two Brandeis members from the German Conversation Study Group will talk about their odysseys traveling from their European homes to the U.S. during the Naziera. Their experiences are almost unbelievable and deeply emotional and surely there will be many questions and explanations. Before the presentation at 11 a.m. there will be a brunch of bagels and cheese, coffee, cake and conversation. Husbands and friends are welcome.
(Retired Energetic Active People) invites recent and long-time retirees to join a group of your peers for inspiring programs and stimulating discussions. REAP meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ( except when schools are closed) at the Cumberland School, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck. Bring lunch if you wish. Beverages are provided. Call 441-4949. 9 a.m. seminar: “Economics: China-U.S.A.” presented by Clara Woll. 11 a.m. program: “Native Americans Music and Culture” presented by Cliff Matias.
Sports Squirts: Sports program at Memorial Field for 3-12 year olds beginning today through the end of May. 3 to 4 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. Fee: $125 and up (additional $35 non-resident fee applies). Call 516-482-0355 for more info.
Board of Education Public Action meeting. 8 p.m. at North Middle School, 77 Polo Rd. Recognition of North Middle School students and official Budget Hearing and adoption of 2012–13 School Budget. Info: 441-4001.
Dr. Leslie Dale Feldman, who is now teaching a seminar on her latest book Spaceships and Politics: the Political Theory of Rod Serling, has been honored by being awarded the prestigious prize of Distinguished Lecturer by Hofstra University. Dr. Feldman will be speaking on her book at 11:15 a.m. in the Cultural Center Theater, South Campus of Hofstra University, Hempstead. Her lecture is entitled “Lessons from the Twilight Zone” and includes themes of morality, the conflict between the individual and the state, conformity and other political themes. The book explores these themes as presented in Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone. Admission is free and the public is invited. Dr. Feldman also has a forthcoming book entitled Rustics and Politics: the Political Theory of the Beverly Hillbillies.
Dr. Meredith Moore speaks on hearing and the aging process at 1:30 p.m. at Atria Great Neck, 51 Great Neck Rd. RSVP to Shannon 829-4100, ext. 15.
South Middle School, Cocoa House. 4 p.m. 349 Lakeville Rd. Info: 441-4600.
Film: One Day, 2011, rated PG-13, runs 108 minutes. Stars Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson. 8 p.m. GN House. Park card required for admittance.
South High School Instrumental and Vocal Concert. 7:30 p.m. 341 Lakeville Rd. Info: 441-4873.
Film: One Day, 2011, rated PG-13, runs 108 minutes. Stars Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson. 5 and 8 p.m. GN House. Park card required for admittance.
Join Atria Great Neck and cook up some fun with a three part cooking series by our very own Chef Thomas Furnari. 2:30 p.m. at Atria Great Neck, 51 Great Neck Rd. RSVP to Shannon 829-4100, ext. 15.
Film: One Day, 2011, rated PG-13, runs 108 minutes. Stars Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson. 7:30 p.m. GN House. Park card required for admittance.
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 preregistration is required. For information, questions or to sign up, call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, 516-877-4314 or the Breast Cancer Hotline 800-877-8077:
•Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer meets weekly for eight weeks on Mondays from 1:30 to 3 p.m., tentatively beginning on April 9.
•Women Post Treatment meets weekly on Mondays for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m., tentatively beginning of April 9.
•Young Women with Breast Cancer meets weekly on Mondays for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 pm, tentatively beginning on April 9.
•Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer meets weekly on Tuesdays for eight weeks from 1 to 2:30 p.m., tentatively beginning on April 17.
•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 on May 14.
CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services) will hold its 27th Annual Spring Luncheon on April 26 at The Carltun, East Meadow. Joseph and Jane Clementi, parents of Tyler Clementi and Perri Klass, MD, New York Times columnist, author, journalist and pediatrician, will be the speakers and receive the CAPS Community Leadership Award. In addition, Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., partner, Farrell Fritz PC will receive the CAPS Children’s Advocate Award. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call CAPS at 516-621-0552, ext. 101 or register online at www.capsli.org.
•Israeli Folk Dance Night with renowned folk dance instructor Danny Uziel. Beginners welcome. For the first 30 minutes Danny will instruct, then move to some more intermediate dances for everyone to enjoy. Tuesdays from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. in the Youth House behind the main building of Temple Israel. Call 482-7800 for details. The group meets from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom. It is not a beginner’s group, but appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels; from 10 to 11 p.m., partner dances will be taught (partners are not needed).
•Free Weekly Stand-Up Comedy Show every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Simply Fondue of Great Neck, 24 Great Neck Rd., (across the street from the LIRR Great Neck station), second floor, The Gardens shopping plaza. No admission fees; no drink minimums - just free comedy. Featuring acts from top clubs of Manhattan and LI. Call 466-4900.
•The Rotary Club of Great Neck welcomes you to its breakfast meeting on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Inn of Great Neck for fellowship, interesting programs, and an opportunity to provide “Service Above Self.” Questions? Call the club line at 869-6860 during business hours.
•Great Neck Choral Society meets Wednesdays from 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. in the Choral Room at Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success. David Close, conductor. Website: www.gn choral.org. For information call 233-1460 or 536-0451. Rehearsals resume Sept. 15.
•Womanspace now in its 32nd year meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Join us on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave.
•GN Water Pollution Control District Board of Commissioners meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the district offices, 236 E. Shore Rd. Open to the public. Call 482-0238.
•Manhasset-Lakeville Fire/Water District will meet every Tuesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. to discuss the weekly business of the district. All meetings will be conducted in the Boardroom at the District Office, 170 East Shore Rd., Great Neck, unless otherwise publicly notified. The regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available on a daily basis to respond to concerns, questions and issues of the district residents pertaining to fire/water district matters. Special arrangements or appointments can be made through Barbara Pisani at 466-4416, ext. 704.
•Peace Vigil. Become a “Presence for Peace.” Join the vigil to protest the loss of life and treasure in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring our troops home. Every Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m., corner of Northern Blvd. and Lakeville Rd. Sponsored by Great Neck SANE/Peace Action. Information: 487-3786.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
Seeking to ensure that our children are even safer, the Great Neck School District is set to provide even more security in all of the district’s buildings. To this end, the Board of Education continues to consider new policies and revisions of existing policies. For the Policy on Code of Conduct: Visitors to the Schools, this new revision addresses a “more cautious approach” to visitors in the schools.
The school board held the first of at least three required hearings on the proposal at the April 8 public action meeting and again at the April 17 meeting. The policy revision was approved and adopted at the May 13 public action meeting.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
For jazz saxophonist Sam Dillon, returning to North High School upon the invitation of Joseph Rutkowski, director of instrumental music, was an opportunity to spend time with classical music students and give them an intimate glimpse into making jazz and becoming a professional musician. He says, “It was so nice to come back to North High and see the school through more mature eyes ... Mr. Rutkowski is such an amazing teacher ... He really treats his students like professional musicians and expects them to give their best ... I can be in the middle of a gig and still hear his voice ringing in my ear.”
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The North High School Relay for Life Committee, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the Town of North Hempstead, will host the fourth annual Relay for Life event at the North High School football field (corner of Polo and Beach Roads), on Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to midnight, rain or shine. This fundraiser aims to incorporate an element of solidarity for those touched by cancer; it is an opportunity to remember, reflect, and fight back.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The North Shore Kayak Club will hold its annual kayaking clinic, targeted to novice recreational kayakers and those interested in the sport, on Tuesday, May 28. It is scheduled for 7 p.m., at the Town Dock in Port Washington, by the kayak docks (to the left of the fishing pier when facing the water).