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Park District Teen Rec Night - October 4

Great Neck House Movie - October 4

Park District: Defensive Driving - October 5

 

Friday, Oct. 4

Park District Teen Rec Night

From 8 to10 p.m. there is Teen Recreation Night at the Parkwood Ice Rink, sponsored by the Great Neck Park District. This is every Friday evening. Adult supervision will be provided plus music, lighting, snack bar and more! Call 487-2975 for more information.

 

Great Neck House Movie

At 8 p.m., at Great Neck House, the Great Neck Park District will screen the film The Guilt Trip (2012). The film stars Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. Rated PG-13; runs 95 minutes. A park card card is required for admission.

 

Saturday, Oct. 5

Park District: Defensive Driving

From 9:30 a. m. to 3:30 p.m., the Great Neck Park District is sponsoring the Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving course at Great Neck House. To register or for more information call 482-0355.

 

Great Neck Park District Film

At 5 and 8 p.m., at Great Neck House, the Park District presents the film The Guilt Trip (2012) starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. Rated PG-13; runs 95 minutes. Park card required for admission.

 

Sunday, Oct. 6

Park District Sunday@3

At 3 p.m. the Great Neck Park District presents its Sunday@3 series at Great Neck House, a concert featuring the Paul Joseph Quartet at Great Neck House. Park card required for admission.

 

Park District Film

At 7:30 p.m. the Great Neck Park District sponsors the film The Guilt Trip (2012). Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. Rated PG-13; runs 95 minutes. Park card required for admission.

 

Monday, Oct. 7

Library Film

A Wake-up Call, a 10-minute film short by Barbara Sutton Masry and Adam Nadler and a discussion will be featured at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Joining the discussion will be Laura Weinberg, current president of the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition. A Wake-up Call vividly dramatizes the racial and political aspects of cancer in our society.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Masterpieces Of Dutch Painting

Highlights of Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis collection, with art historian Mary Vahey will be presented at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Highlights are from the Dutch Museum Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis collection, representing the range of subject matter and technique prevalent in seventeenth-century painting in The Netherlands. The Frick Collection is the final venue of this American tour of paintings.

 

Meet the Candidates Night

Meet the candidates for Great Neck Library Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

 

Lit Chat & Chit Chat

Lit Chat & Chit Chat is a book club designed for adults with special needs that allows participants to share in the joys of reading, to listen, and to socialize with peers in a relaxed and supportive environment at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. To register by phone or for more information call 466-8055, ext. 208 or 246. For specific information call Kim Warga, special education teacher, at 516 669-1095 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Park Board Meeting

At 9 a.m. the Great Neck Park District Board of Commissioners of will hold a work session meeting at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road.

 

Thursday, Oct. 10

Park District Young Adults Concert

At 7 p.m. “ROCK”-TOBER Concert Series for young adults features  Jem Warren at Great Neck House. Park card required for admission.

 

Park Board Meeting

The Great Neck Park District’s Board of Commissioners of the will hold a business meeting at 8 p.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road.

 

Upcoming Events

North High Class Of 1953 Reunion

Great Neck High School’s graduating class of 1953 will hold its 60th reunion at the Inn at Great Neck on the weekend of Oct.4 through 6, 2013. The Class of 1953 has been regularly holding such events over the past six decades. Classmates interested in attending any of these events should notify Ann Zaner Finkelstein at 516 487-0227.

 

Free Flu Shots

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.

 

Bitter Herbs And Honey

Shirley Romaine will present “Bitter Herbs & Honey” at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.“Bitter Herbs and Honey,” by and with Shirley Romaine, is a celebration of the gifts of Yiddish, Israeli and American Jewish women writers, poets, composers and singers; actress Romaine’s taste and talent triumph, as she captures the essence of each selection, by turns tender, nostalgic, passionate, angry, wise and amusing. Temple Emanuel is at 150 Hicks Lane. Admission is $15 per person. Call 516 482-5701 for tickets.

 

St. Aloysius Sociables

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. 

 

HarvestFest

On Monday, Oct.14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrate at the Great Neck Park District’s HarvestFest in the Village Green with activities such as arts & crafts, musical entertainment, hay rides, petting zoo, pony rides, our new monkey motion and more. Admission is free for Park District residents with a valid park card. This event is co-sponsored by the Village of Great Neck.


News

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.

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.


Sports

The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.

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.


Calendar

Park District Swim

Saturday, Dec. 7

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 9

Peter Max Exhibit Presentation

Tuesday, December 10



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