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Saturday, October 20

Fall Festival

The Washington Street School PTA is holding their annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 760 Washington St., Franklin Square. There will be games, prizes, fun activities, hair braiding, face painting, pumpkins and more. Food, drinks, and snacks will be available. There will also be a Spook Walk as well as merchandise and craft vendors. For more information, call 565-1470 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Rain or shine.

Family Fun Night at Christ Lutheran Church

Organ Grinder Lola and Master Bob will present an evening of family fun at the Christ Lutheran Church, 300 Hillside Dr. South, in New Hyde Park at 7 p.m. Fun for young and old, lively and joyful in full costume with pictures that illustrate their traditional songs. A dessert hour will follow. Cost is $7 for adults and children are free. Call Shancy Full at 516-746-4889 to make a reservation.


Wednesday, October 24

Community Lecture

Impacted by stress? Improve your personal and business performance with Kabbalah-based techniques and exercises used by Israeli Defense Force Elite Units. Join for an interactive seminar entitled Mind In Control–Behind Enemy Lines, with Dr. Gill Heart, PhD, former IDF Special Forces Officer. Begins at 8 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Admission: $15. To RSVP call 516-484-3500. For more information, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit: www.ChabadRoslyn.com.


Saturday, October 27

Class Reunion Of Class Of 1965

The graduating class of Holy Ghost School, 1965, is sponsoring a reunion for all Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit students Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at Umberto’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. Many a story of struggling families sending large numbers of children through parochial school will be remembered. Amazingly, most of the classes numbered 60 or more students with only one teacher, usually a nun. The class of ’65 has the distinction of being the last class to be so named before the change was made to Holy Spirit. These blue and white uniformed baby boomers started first grade in what was then a rickety older wooden building in disrepair, with the classrooms separated by army surplus parachutes hanging as dividers. To make room for the new school, the Catholic Church built in 1892 for Polish immigrants was moved from the northeast corner on Jericho Turnpike at S. 6th Street, directly west toward the rectory, and then sadly, later demolished. Tickets can be purchased through Paypal on the Facebook webpage “Holy Ghost New Hyde Park.” Additional activities may be planned. Email Ed Knapp at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. Seating is limited. Renowned guitarist Terry Brady will provide music.


Saturday, November 10

Christmas Fair
The Holy Spirit Rosary Society will sponsor a Christmas fair on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The fair will feature many outside vendors, fresh-baked cakes and cookies, large basket raffles plus a gigantic $1,000 raffle. Bring the kids and your camera to take photos of the “Keep Christ in Christmas” setting and Santa Claus. The Christmas fair will be held in the Holy Spirit R.C. Church auditorium located at 13 South 6th St. For more information, please call Theresa at 516-294-9837.

Sunday, November 11

Temple Tikvah Annual Rummage Sale

New Hyde Park’s Temple Tikvah will hold its annual rummage sale on Sunday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Highlights this year include costume jewelry, watches, pocketbooks, clothes, shoes, books and household items along with vintage fashion finds and great bargains. Temple Tikvah borders the tip of Nassau and Queens and is conveniently located at 3315 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.


Upcoming Events

Gold Coast Film Festival From Oct. 24 to Oct. 28

The Gold Coast International Film Festival will be held from Oct. 24 to Oct. 28 the films will be shown in Manhasset, Roslyn, Great Neck and Port Washington. Venues for many of the events and parties include renowned Gold Coast mansions, including NYIT’s de Seversky Mansion (former DuPont estate), the Oheka Castle, commissioned by Otto Kahn, and the former Chrysler Mansion (currently on the grounds of the United States Merchant Marine Academy). For tickets or further information, please go on Facebook at facebook.com/gciff.

According to the organizers, the festival will include “feature length narrative, documentary and short film competitions with the Panavision and Deluxe Audience Awards; an out-of-competition series that will focus on classics and forgotten gems; foreign films; conversations with prominent members of the film community; and signature series, panels and special events.”

This year’s honorees include Ed Burns The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One, Saving Private Ryan, an actor, producer, director, and writer, who will receive the “Artist of Distinction” Filmmaker Award. A special screening of his latest film, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas will be presented during the festival.

Nelson DeMille – a best-selling author who wrote The Gold Coast, The Gate House, The General’s Daughter – will receive the festival’s Gold Coast Legend Award honor.

The lineup of films will be announced in October, but categories will include Iconic Hollywood: screenings of a classic silent film with live music accompaniment as well as conversations with Hollywood power personalities and more.

Heroes: a tribute in film and television to those who protect and defend our nation; films, broadcast, visual and musical presentations.

The Best of Long Island: films and candid conversations with producers, directors and writers from LI that have made an impact on the film industry.

Movies that Rock: films that tell stories about some of our most famous musicians and bands.

Animation: master class with Oscar-nominated animation artist Bill Plympton, featuring his latest film program featuring the best-animated shorts of New York’s Children’s Film Festival.

At the Long Island Children’s Museum

Upcoming events at the Long Island Children’s Museum include: Early Childhood Programs stART (Story plus Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). For additional information, contact 224-5800 or visit www.licm.org.