Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00
Dinner For College Graduates
Friday, June 22
Great Neck Summer Festival
Saturday, June 23
GN Antique Fire Apparatus Show And Muster
Saturday, June 23
Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams, documentary, 2010, rated G, runs 90 minutes. 8 p.m. Admission requires park card.
•Middle schools Grade Eight Farewell Assemblies.
•Last day of School.
•Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams, documentary, 2010, rated G, runs 90 minutes. 5 and 8 p.m. Admission requires park card.
•Nature program: Birds and Botany. 3 p.m. Coffin Woods, Locust Valley. Register by June 18. Children under 16 may not attend. Call 482-0355. Ask for directions.
Dance Visions NY will perform a full dance evening production for “Midsummer’s Night” at Old Westbury Gardens (rain date of June 24) from 6 to 9 p.m. General admission: $15 at gate; members $12; free for children 17 and under when accompanied by an adult. Or register by phone at 516-333-0048, or online, oldwestburygardens.org before June 21 and save 10 percent. The evening is sponsored in part by The O’Sullivan Foundation. The program and company, under the direction of Beth Jucovy, include 10 Dance Visions NY professional dancers, musicians and a company of children dancers. Actress Shirley Romaine is narrator and host for the event.
June 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at William A. Shine – Great Neck South High School, 341 Lakeville Rd., Great Neck. Rain or shine. The show will feature food, art, hand crafted jewelry, ceramics, wood, leather, glass, hand painted clothing and many gift items. Come, browse and shop the fine selection of merchandise. Free admission. Free parking. Call Showtiques 631-724-5966. Proceeds to benefit the United Community Fund.
Hosted by the Great Neck Alert Fire Company and the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point. For registration information contact Tom Madigan at 516-487-1057.
Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams, documentary, 2010, rated G, runs 90 minutes. 7:30 p.m. Admission requires park card.
•Great Neck House classes. Summer session classes begin at varied times for children and adults. Senior discount and nonresident rates apply. Call 482-0355 to sign up.
•Park District Camp programs. Camp Parkwood, Parkwood Tots, Parkwood Minis, Junior Intensive Tennis Summer Program, Sailing School Program and Swim programs begin at varied hours. Call 482-0355 for camps, swim and sailing school. Call 829-9050 for tennis program.
•Board of commissioners work session meeting. 9 a.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd.
(Retired Energetic Active People) invites recent and longtime retirees to join a group of your peers for inspiring programs and stimulating discussions. R.E.A.P 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: “Short Talks” presented by R.E.A.P. members 11 a.m. program: “Great Ladies of Jazz” presented by Professor Martin Saltzman.
Board of commissioners work session meeting. 9 a.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd.
June 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. and June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., PATV will be having a Take It Away Tag Sale at the television studio office at 1111 Marcus Ave., Suite LL27, Lake Success. There will be office furniture, television equipment, props and various other things available to take away for a donation to PATV. As a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. PATV creates programs and cablecasts them on Channel 20 (Cablevision) and Channel 37 (Verizon FIOS). For further information on PATV, go to www.patv.org and check out the Facebook page; PATV-Great Neck-North Shore. Parking is available in our PATV reserved spaces.
Summer schedule: The board will meet Thursdays, June 28, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23 at 4 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. The regular meeting schedule will resume Sept. 11. The board will meet all other Thursdays at 5 p.m. through Sept. 6.
Board of commissioners business meeting. 8 p.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd.
•Summer Recreation Programs (info: 441-4045) and Summer School Programs (info: 441-4575) begin.
•Board of Education Public Action meeting. 8:30 p.m. in the Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd. Organizational meeting. Info: 441-4001.
•Tuesday Mobile Rec Van activities begin and continue every Tuesday through the summer. 1 to 3 p.m. at Wyngate Park, Shorewood Dr. 4 to 6 p.m. at Allenwood Park, Allenwood Rd. Call 482-0355 for more information.
•Board of commissioners work session meeting. 9 a.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd.
•Parkwood Recreation Center Carnival. Call 487-2976 for more info.
•Steppingstone Park. July 4th Concert: The Band of Long Island. 8 p.m. Admission with park card.
•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.
•Steppingstone Summer Performing Arts. Concert: Jon Secada. 8 p.m. Steppingstone Park. Admission with park card.
•Nature program: Early summer seasonal stroll at Kings Point Park. 11 a.m. Meet in the first lot at Redbrook Rd. entrance. No registration required. No children under 16 years old. Call 482-0355 for more info.
•Sunday family special events: Scavenger Hunt. Firefighters Park. Sign in at 11 a.m. Event begins at 11:30 a.m. Rain date July 15. Call 482-0355 for more information.
•Steppingstone Summer Performing Arts. Concert: Jaimee Paul and Leif Shires. 8 p.m. Steppingstone Park. Admission with park card.
•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. 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.
•Belgrave Water Pollution Control District. Board of Commissioners will conduct a public business meeting every Thursday at 11:45 a.m. Meetings held at Belgrave Water Pollution Control District, 34-01 255th St., Little Neck. Call 487-2759.
•Kiwanis Club Of Great Neck Peninsula meets the second Monday of the month from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave. Join the club for fellowship, dialogue and action as its seeks, through service, to change the world one child and one community at a time. New members always welcome. The club is a local chapter of Kiwanis International and its goal is to help children in our community and worldwide through service projects. Visit http://kiwanis gnp.org for more information.
•North Shore Elks Lodge #1458 meeting at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 30 Haven Ave., Port Washington, on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Formerly GN/PW Elks Lodge #1543.
•Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group. Caring for someone with Dementia is extremely challenging. Family members and friends of those with Dementia can get support for the difficulties they face every day. Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave. Call Gail Busillo, CSW. Call 562-3362.
•Look Good...Feel Better, a free support program presented by the American Cancer Society in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, which helps cancer patients look and feel their best during and after cancer treatment. Held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Arena Oncology Associates, PC, 1999 Marcus Ave., Suite 120, Lake Success. For information or to reserve a space call Georgianna Barakat 365-2430.
•Bereavement/Caregiver Support Groups. Project Independence will host two support groups, one for the bereaved and another for caregivers, on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave. The groups offer emotional support from others grieving a loss, the bereavement support group will help attendees cope with physical, mental and emotional effects of grief. Call 311 for more details or information about Project Independence.
•Free Blood Pressure Screening offered by St. Francis Hospital’s DeMatteis Center every second Thursday of the month (except July and August) from 10 a.m. to noon at the GN Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave. For information on other screening dates call 487-0025.
If interested or to register for any COPAY groups, call Fergus Casey, clinical director 466-2509.
•Duplicate Bridge Game sponsored by the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln. The game begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Upstairs Garden Room of the synagogue. Triple points are awarded; snacks are provided. The fee is $11/person, payable at the door. Call Lily Lesser, Sisterhood president, 773-0097 or the temple office 482-5701 for further information.
•Duplicate Bridge on Mondays at 7 p.m. The fee is $10/person. For further information, call the Sagamore Bridge Club 558-7799. Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Ln. The class is in the Upstairs Garden Room.
•Duplicate Bridge Game meets every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building at the Lake Success Golf Course, Lakeville Rd., Lake Success. $6 card fee. Come with or without a partner. Refreshments served. Call Arlene Kohen 829-8782.
•Duplicate Bridge Game. The Lake Success Jewish Center, 345 Lakeville Rd., just north of Marcus Ave. and the Northern State Pky., is offering a duplicate bridge game directed by Lyn Weiss on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. The game is ACBL sanctioned, triple points awarded. Lunch is included. The fee is $15. Reservations suggested. Call Lyn Weiss 718-279-1005.
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).