Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00
Sonny And Perley
Saturday, July 26
Women Artists You Should Know
Thursday, July 31
Adult Summer Reading Club
Through Aug. 7
Saturday Evenings: 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Sundays: 7, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Weekdays: Monday to Saturday: 8:45 a.m.
Reconciliation: Saturday: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
270 Washington Ave., Plainview
Phone: 516-938-3956 Web: www.stpiusxrc.com
The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m., of Dallas Buyers Club. In 1985, Dallas electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.
The Plainview library hosts H. Roy Jaffee and his presents an interactive visual lecture featuring cars almost never seen by the public. Starting at 2 p.m., the lecture will feature information on many one-of-a-kind and custom built automobiles built by renowned coach builders in the U.S. and abroad.
The Cultural Arts Playhouse, 625 Old Country Rd. in Plainview, premiers Dogfight, an award-winning musical. A musical adaptation of a 1991 film, Dogfight follows a group of young Marines gathered in San Fransisco the night before they ship off to Vietnam. They decide to celebrate their last night of freedom with a cruel game they call a “dogfight” where every man sets out to find the ugliest girl he can and brings her to a party. One of the young men taking part is Eddie Birdlace, who is running out of time to find a date when he meets idealistic waitress Rose Fenny in a diner. He invites her to the party — her very first party — and she accepts. She leaves angrily when she finds out about the bet and Eddie, feeling bad, comes to find her. After an inauspicious beginning, an awkward love story begins to unfold. Performances continue July 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.CulturalArtsPlayhouse.com for $20.
The Plainview library presents live music featuring 1960s British invasion music specialists Carnaby St. at 8 p.m. Carnaby St. takes attendees on a rousing musical experience of the 1960s, breathing new life into the music of British and American bands such as The Beatles, The Kinds, The Hollies, The Monkees, The Byrds and many more from this memorable musical decade. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
The Plainview library welcomes the exciting duo of pianist Sonny Daye and singer Perley Rousseu, accompied on bass, engagingly perform songs from Broadway musicals and Hollywood films from the 1950s and 1970s such as “Moon River,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Send in the Clowns.” This Great American Songbook event takes place at 8 p.m.
This slide and lecture presentation takes place at the Plainview library at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. The event features Evelyn Silver, docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art, presenting scuptures of 30 different women from 1060 A.D. to the modern age. Each of these artists, including Mary Cassat, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and lesser know but equally wonderful artists, is represented in major museums internationally.
The Plainview library continues to celebrate 50 years with its adult summer reading club. Sign up at the information desk or online at www.poblib.org to submit book reviews and participate in all of the reading events. The library will share member-submitted book reviews on its website. All those who register are eligible to participate in a Skype interview with Author Chris Bohjalian on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. and a Title Swap on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
The Plainview library is offering residents the opportunity for long term summer book loans. Through Aug. 30, residents can take up to 10 books out for long term loans without an overdue fee. If you return five books, you may borrow an additional five. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
This 12-step self-help group offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets at the following locations: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For info, call 866-800-3881.
Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00
When it comes to food, New York is known for three things; pizza, deli sandwiches and bagels. Some of the best bagels are right here on Long Island. Plainview to be exact.
“When I was in eighth grade, I took a job at the local bagel store next to the high school,” said Steve Cohen, owner of Town Bagel in Plainview. “I still have that same job today, 36 years later.”
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.
The following movies opened on Nov. 26:
The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)
The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.