Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00
Four new special events, with culinary accents, sponsored by the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Program, are on the agenda for spring. Read about them below. For more information or to register, call 441-4949. For the complete catalog and online registration, go to www.greatneckadulted.org.
At an informative Lunch & Learn, at the new Shish-Kebab restaurant in Great Neck, Yan Kharkover, a doctor of physical therapy, will provide simple steps to reduce your risk of falling and protect you from injury. Following Dr. Kharkover’s presentation, enjoy appetizers, Greek salad, choice of kebab entrée with rice and vegetables, assorted pastries, soft drink, coffee, and tea. This special event takes place on Tuesday, March 12, at Noon. Fee: $39. You must be pre-registered. Meet at Shish-Kebab, 132 Middle Neck Road.
Enjoy iconic New York Jewish and Italian cakes and coffee at a gabfest with Arthur Schwartz, noted cookbook author, and former newspaper food editor and host of WOR radio’s “Food Talk with Arthur Schwartz.” He will regale you with stories about the desserts, gathered from various sources: babka, rugalach, black and whites, kichel, Neapolitan sfogliatelle, biscotti, and cheesecake. Join Arthur on Thursday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m., at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Avenue, Great Neck. Fee: $35.
Art Historian Louise Caruso will present a spectacular slide show on the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century. O’Keeffe is especially famous for her large paintings of flowers and landscapes. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a three-course Southern Italian lunch at Giardino. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:40 a.m., at Giardino, 44-37 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Must be pre-registered. Fee: $51.
Renee Silver will recount her experiences and that of her family, hidden by the Righteous in France, in 1942. You will go home with an understanding of the Vel d’Hiv roundup in Paris, along with an autographed copy of her memoir, And Yet, I Still Loved France. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Bistro Citron in Roslyn, which will open at 11 a.m. just for the Adult Program, on Wednesday, May 22. Meet there (1362 Old Northern Boulevard). Must be pre-registered. Fee: $59.
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).