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South High School Improv. 7:30 p.m. 341 Lakeville Rd. Info: 441-4851.
Film: Buck, 2011. Documentary about horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. Rated PG, runs 88 minutes. 8 p.m. GN House. Admission requires park card.
Open meeting of the board of directors. 8:30 a.m. at Great Neck House. Everyone is welcome.
Film: Buck, 2011. Documentary about horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. Rated PG, runs 88 minutes. 5 and 8 p.m. GN House. Admission requires park card.
Presents “Songs of Love in the Air.” Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew music. Music of the Halutz, the Kibbutz, Sepharad and Broadway (including a medley from Fiddler on the Roof) performed by the Na’aleh Women’s Ensemble, a vocal ensemble accompanied by piano, cello and flute, is on the program at the Na’aleh Spring Concert. Na’aleh singers come from Long Island and Queens and rejoice in singing music of the rich Jewish musical heritage. They are conducted by Richard Whitten and accompanied by Guy Brewer, piano, Tracy Klirs, cello and Ruth Seif, flute. 3 p.m. at Temple Israel of Great Neck, 108 Old Mill Rd. Tickets cost $18 each.
•Sunday @ 3 Series. Concert: Eranga and Prianga. 3 p.m. GN House. Admission requires park card.
•Sunday @ 3 Series. Concert: Special Family Show: the Fuzzy Lemons (outdoors) Memorial Field. 3 p.m. Admission requires park card.•Film: Buck, 2011. Documentary about horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. Rated PG, runs 88 minutes. 8 p.m. GN House. Admission requires park card.
•North High School Artfest - Repertory Theater. 7:30 p.m. Freshman Ensembles Concert, 8 p.m. (rescheduled from May 1 at 7 p.m.). 35 Polo Rd. Info: 441-4743.
•South Middle School Grade Seven and Eights Spring Concert and Art Show. 7:30 p.m. 349 Lakeville Rd. Info: 441-4600.
•Board of commissioners business meeting. 8 p.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd. Rescheduled from May 24.
SHAI (Sephardic Heritage Alliance, Inc.) and UPTC (United Parent Teacher Council) will present an important panel conversation entitled, “A Conversation on Community, Child-raising, Choices and Consequences: What are some of the unintended consequences of expectations of excellence?” Panel participants are each well known to the Great Neck community and include Monique Saphin Bloom, Dr. Thomas Dolan, Monsignor Brendan P. Riordan and Rabbi Howard A. Stecker. The panel conversation will be moderated by SHAI VP Rebecca Yousefzadeh Sassouni, a parent of four students in the Great Neck Public schools. The program will begin with opening remarks by each member of the panel, followed by a conversation among the panelists as well as an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the participants. The program will be held at Great Neck North Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The community is welcome. Refreshments provided by SHAI.
Parkwood Tennis Center: 2012 Seasonal Court time begins and runs 14 weeks. Varied times. Non-prime time, prime time and open time rates available. Call 829-9050 for more information.
Presents a demonstration of Ikebana by Shigeno Okamoto, renowned Sogetsu Ikebana floral designer. The public is welcome at 1 p.m. at Great Neck House. Free of charge.
(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: “Significant Issues,” discussion by members of R.E.A.P. 11 a.m. program: “Am I Too Old To Make New Friends” presented by Jolene Bodene.
Board of commissioners work session meeting. 9 a.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd.
•North High School Artfest - Concerto Concert. 7:30 p.m. 77 Polo Rd. Info: 441-4743.
•South Middle School Grade Six Spring Concert and Art Show. 7:30 p.m. 349 Lakeville Rd. Info: 441-4600.
•Baker Elementary School Orchestra Concert. 7 p.m. 69 Baker Hill Rd. Info: 441-4100.
•Kennedy Elementary School Grade Five Spring Concert. 7 p.m. 1A Grassfield Rd. Info: 441-4200.
•Lakeville Elementary School Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m. 47-27 Jayson Ave. Info: 441-4300.
•North High School Artfest - Art Exhibit. 6 p.m. Concert 7:15 p.m. 35 Polo Rd. Info: 441-4743.
•South High School Spring Concert 1. 7:30 p.m. 341 Lakeville Rd. Info: 441-4851.
•Parkwood Family Aquatic Center. Pool opens for Memorial Day Weekend. May 26 through May 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 482-0355 for more information.
•Nature program: Long Walk in Kings Point Park, Redbrook Rd. entrance. 11 a.m. Meet in the first lot. Call 482-0355 for more information.
Board of commissioners work session meeting. 9 a.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd.
Saddle Rock Elementary School Spring Concert. 7 p.m. 10 Hawthorne Ln. Info: 441-4400.
South High School Spring Concert 2. 7:30 p.m. 341 Lakeville Rd. Info: 441-4851.
South High School Battle of the Bands. 7:30 p.m. 341 Lakeville Rd. Info: 441-4851.
The Third Annual Upland Block Party will take place to raise funds for the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition. Rain date is June 3. There will be delicious food, musical performances by local talent, zumba dancing, fun activities for young children and great vendors with affordable merchandise. This year the Block Party offers a special, fun feature. Two experienced psychics will be available to do readings for patrons: Psychic Marie and her colleague Maria D’Andrea. The fee for their readings will be $20 for 10 minutes. They can accommodate overtime for a reading. There will also be more than 50 raffle prizes including coupons for local restaurants, clothing stores, jewelry and more. There will also be more than 50 raffle prizes including coupons for local restaurants, clothing stores, jewelry and more. A portion of all proceeds, including vendors, psychic readings and raffles will be donated to the GNBCC. 2 to 8 p.m. Contact Lauren DeSantolo, chairperson 516 426-9242.
Relay for Life (overnight relay-style event) to benefit the American Cancer Society. 7 p.m. North High School football field, Polo Rd. Info: 441-4720.
Meeting will be held at The Monter Cancer Center, 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Also on Sept. 9. Call CCAN’s office at 1-866-850-9555.
Renowned Great Neck artist Gladys Goldberg will have her artwork displayed in the Village of Great Neck Plaza courtroom gallery as part of the Plaza’s monthly art exhibit. Members of the public are invited to come and meet the artist and view her work. The show is free and open to the public. Gladys’ work will be on display through May 30 during village office hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•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. gnchoral.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.
•Gold Coast Rotary Club breakfast meetings are held every Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. at Bruce’s Bakery, 34 Middle Neck Rd. Free for guests considering membership; $10 visiting Rotarians. Call Clarisse Panellino 718-343-2110.