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.