Wednesday, 30 October 2013 15:33
South High Music Night
Friday, Nov. 1
Try-Hockey-For Free Day
Saturday, Nov. 2
Park District Sunday@3 Series
Sunday, Nov. 3
The Great Neck Public Schools South High School Music Night is at 7:30 p.m., at the school at 341 Lakeville Road. For information call 441-4873.
At 8 p.m., the Great Neck Park District will screen Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) at Great Neck House. Starring Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller. Rated R; runs 99 minutes. Park card required for admission.
From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Great Neck House, the Park District offers Defensive Driving: Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving Course. To sign up or for more information call 482-0355.
From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Great Neck Park District’s Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink, it’s Try-Hockey-For-Free Day. On-line pre-registered participants only. Everyone else welcome to observe. Call 487-2976 for more information.
At 5 and 8 p.m. the Great Neck Park District presents the film Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) at Great Neck House. Starring Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller. Rated R; runs 99 minutes. Park card required for admission.
At 3 p.m. the Great Neck Park District will present its Sunday@3 Series, concert with Brian LeBlanc entitled Tribute to Neil Diamond. Performance at Great Neck House. Park card required for admission.
At 7:30 p.m. the Great Neck Park District will screen the film Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) at Great Neck House. Starring Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller. Rated R; runs 99 minutes. Park card required for admission.
Diane Cypkin, Yiddish/English language theatre performer, in this performance/lecture, focuses on many of the incomparable love songs exceptionally popular during World War II, and the stories behind the songs at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
At 9 a.m. the Board of Commissioners of the Great Neck Park District will hold a work session meeting at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road.
The Building Advisory Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Take a trip to the Hamptons with Temple Beth-El’s Club Chai. Travel by coach to visit the Parrish Museum at Watermill, The Custom House and Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor. Lunch at Bridgehampton’s delicious Candy Kitchen. Tickets are $60 and do not include the cost of lunch. Checks should be written to Temple Beth-El and sent to Thea Zuckerman at 39 South Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021.
St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church will hold another citizenship drive at the church, 592 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, 1 to 8 p.m., in the church’s social hall. Assistance is available by appointment only. Call 867-3580.
Shelly Strickler, WOR Radio broadcast journalist, explores the responsibility of reporters and their readers, viewers and listeners in the age of social media, blogs and tweets at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
The Lakeville School Auditorium dedication in honor of former principal Barbara Raber, will be held at 7 p.m., a the school, 47-27 Jayson Avenue. For information, call 516 441-4300.
At 8 p.m. the Park District will screen the film Albino Alligator (1996) at Great Neck House. Starring Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise. Rated R; runs 97 minutes. Park card required for admission.
On Saturday night, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Young Israel of Great Neck remembers the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a special documentary screening, Numbered. This documentary details the current lives of several survivors of Auschwitz. Young Israel of Great Neck is located at 236 Middle Neck Roadd. Visit www.yign.org for more information.
Representatives from the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees and the Building Advisory Committee will present the plans for the Main Library Renovation at a public meeting from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 10 at Temple Beth-El, 5 Old Mill Road, Great Neck. Please attend this meeting to better understand the full scope of the library renovation and give your input about the proposed plans.
George Packer will offer the Charlotte & Dr. Jules Joskow Memorial Lecture, “The Unwinding,” at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. Temple Emanuel is located at 150 Hicks Lane. Admission is $15/person or $25/couple. Call 516 482-5701 to purchase tickets. This lecture is part of The Emanuel Series, Cultural Arts for the 21st Century.
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.