Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
Bears Hockey Open House - September 20
Hockey Clinics - September 20
Park District Film - September 21
From 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink at the Parkwood Sports Complex, there will be a Bears Hockey open house for children ages five to 12. No hockey experience necessary. Call 516 487-2976 for more information.
From 5:45 to 6:45p.m. and from 6:45 to7:45 p.m., at the Andrew Stergiopouls Ice Rink at the Parkwood Sports Complex, there will be free Bears Hockey clinics for ages 8 and under from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.; ages nine and over from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. No hockey experience is necessary. Call 516 487-2976 for more information.
Park District Film
At 8 p.m., at Great Neck House, the film Hard Candy (2005), starring Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson, will be shown. Rated R; runs 103 minutes. Admission requires a park card.
At 5 and 8 p.m., at Great Neck House, the film Hard Candy (2005), starring Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson, will be shown. Rated R; runs 103 minutes. Admission requires a park card.
Great Neck Public Schools ESOL & GED class registration is 9 a.m. to noon,at the Adult Learning Center, 105 Clover Drive. For information call 441-4950.
The Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition Yogathon & Wellness Fair is from 12:30 to 5 p.m., to benefit for the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition. Whether you are 3, 8 or 108, beginner or advanced, there are 21 different yoga classes offered, a wellness fair with vendors, snacks, raffle prizes and some giveaways! Kids 3 and up can partake in ongoing playful yoga classes, crafts table; and it’s free if you’re 5 or under! Tented event, rain or shine. To register on line: breastcanceryogathon.blogspot.com. The fee: $35, $10 for tweens, teens and 75 years and up.
At 7:30 p.m., at Great Neck House, the film Hard Candy (2005), starring Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson, will be shown. Rated R; runs 103 minutes. Admission requires a park card.
St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Great Neck is sponsoring a citizenship drive from 1 to 8 p.m., at the church, 592 Middle Neck Road (in the social hall). Free services include private, individual legal consultation, help in completing the application, mailing, the application and a follow-up. Assistance is available by appointment only. Register today by calling 516 867-3580.
The Great Neck Park District’s Great Neck House classes begin today. Course registration on first-come, first-served basis. Non-resident fees apply. Call 482-0355 for more information.
At 9 a.m. the Great Neck Park District’s Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road.
The Great Neck Library’s Lit Chat & Chit Chat book club designed for adults with special needs allows participants to share in the joys of reading, to listen, and to socialize with peers in a relaxed and supportive environment. They will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. To register by phone or for more information, call 466-8055, ext. 208 or 246.
The Board of Trustees of the Great Neck Library will have a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
REAP, retired, energetic, active professionals, meets every Tuesday at the Cumberland School, 30 Cumberland Avenue, Great Neck. At 9 a.m. Les Penner will present Building the Panama Canal. At 10:30 a.m. Aaron Reisfeld will discuss his opinion on a topic of interest. The featured speaker will be Sharon Gruer, Esq. She will discuss wills, trusts and estate planning. Break for lunch at noon. A roundtable discussion of current events follows, led by Carolyn Minionis. Coffee, tea and refreshments are served.
The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District board of commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the GNWPCD office at 236 East Shore in Great Neck.
At 8 p.m. the Great Neck Park District’s Board of Commissioners will hold a business meeting at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road.
The Village of Great Neck Plaza and the Business Improvement District (the BID) will hold its 29th annual AutoFest and Street Festival on Sunday, Sept. 29. The custom built 1926 Stutz “Speedster” will be featured.
Free flu vaccinations will be provided at St. Aloysius Parish Center at 592 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The flu shots are being offered in conjunction with Catholic Health Services and St. Francis Hospital. For more information, call 516 829-8343.
The St. Aloysius Sociables Wednesday Monthly Luncheon is 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, sponsored by the St. Aloysius Sociables of Great Neck, at the Jolly Fisherman, 25 Main Street in Roslyn. Please call Ida at 516 482-1832 or John Hyland at 516 482-3795 for reservations.
The Great Neck Choral Society meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Choral Room at Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Road, Lake Success. David Close is the conductor. Website: wwwgnchoral.org. For information call 233-1460 or 536-0451. New members welcome.
(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 Avenue, Great Neck. Bring lunch if you wish. Beverages are provided. Call 441-4949.
The board meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. every month. All meetings are conducted in the boardroom at the district office, 170 East Shore Rd., unless otherwise publicly notified. 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. For special arrangements or appointments call 466-4416, ext. 704.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00
The recent adoption the Common Core Learning Standards, a rigorous series of teacher and student assessment testing, and the potential sharing of confidential student information with third parties have resulted in a radical change in the educational landscape in New York State—one that many parents have been concerned about.
To address these growing concerns, the Great Neck School District’s United Parent Teacher Council recently hosted a question and answer session at South High School with New York State Regent Roger Tilles, a Great Neck resident who has been outspoken with both his support of content the Common Core and his disapproval in how the new set of learning standards have been implemented.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
At a meeting last week, after almost four hours of back and forth between Clover Drive residents, the attorney representing builder Frank Lalazarian’s controversial Old Mill II project and members of the Village of Great Neck’s Planning Board, there was very little progress, no vote taken and far more questions than answers.
The subdivision plan, a project under discussion for the last five years and recently approved by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, calls for 11 houses to be built in the area behind the Old Mill Apartments, with sole access from Clover Drive. Complicating the builder’s efforts to gain approval to start building is the fact that one of the lots is within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates and will require that village’s approval also. Additionally, Lalazarian’s project must gain the approval of several Nassau County agencies, including its department of public works, department of health and planning commission.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:23
The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Great Neck’s Ayal Hod is the proud coach of Great Neck’s winning Top Gun sixth grade team in the Island Garden Fall League. Hod puts together the team every season, mixing local youngsters from Great Neck and children son Dillon’s AAU Jamaica Queens team. The league is very competitive and challenging and it teaches the children many valuable lessons: “how to be great teammates by sharing the ball, how to compete hard on every possession and what you put in is what you get out.”
Hod says that the main challenge is for every child to bring their individual talent to the team and collectively they have something special. an ex-player, he says that “basketball was very good to me, it helped pay my college education and it paid my-bills for many years to come via several basketball commercials ... basketball also opened many doors for me and it helped me tremendously in my business career.”
Hod enjoys sharing his basketball journey background with his son and his friends and having them learn lessons too.