Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
Charity Bike Ride
Sunday, May 6
Children’s Series Concludes With Skippyjon Jones
Sunday, May 6
Open House at the Thomas Dodge Homestead
Saturday, May 12
Casual bike ride (not a race) with registration/donation of $25 to help raise money for cancer research. Two easy rides: 6.8-mile ride starts at 8 a.m.; 4.3-mile ride starts at 9 a.m. Ride starts/ends at 20 Soundview Marketplace, Shore Rd. Visit lslf.org/biketour or call 767-1414 to register or for more information.
Der Yiddisher Pirates of Penzance (Di Yam Gazlonim), a unique Yiddish-English production of the perennial favorite, will be performed at 2 p.m. at The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Someone with little or no knowledge of Yiddish can follow the plot and enjoy this theatrical extravaganza. With an adaptation by Yiddish expert Al Grand, this production is staged by the Gilbert & Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera Company of LI. Di Yam Gazlonim is the story, told with Yiddish lyrics and English dialogue, of a model Yeshiva student who went to study with rabbis and instead found himself apprenticed to pirates (gazlonim). The music is vintage Gilbert & Sullivan, although the lyrics are loose Yiddish translations of the original British versions. There is high melodrama, low humor, twists and coincidences, plus a solid core of genuine sentiment and nostalgia. The operetta is being presented by the Chaverim (Seniors). Tickets are available online at the synagogue’s website CommSyn.org. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, presents Theaterworks USA’s Skippyjon Jones at 2 p.m. in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams. He likes to pretend to be just about anything except a Siamese cat, especially his favorite character a Chihuahua named Skippito Freskito, the greatest canine swordfighter in old Mexico. This story follows Skippyjon Jones’ adventures through his imagination and following his dreams. Tickets: $18 ($15 Friends of Landmark). Box office: 516-767-6444.
The Women’s Club of The Congregational Church of Manhasset will hold its Annual Spring Luncheon at noon in the church’s north lounge. Luncheon reservations must be made with Valerie at the church office 516-627-4911 by May 2. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the luncheon. The video, Pale Male, the story of a red-tailed hawk who has taken up residence in the heart of New York City, will be shown at 1 p.m. The church is located at 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset.
A new course from the Jewish Learning Institute, taught by Rabbi Yaakov Reiter, will provide spiritual and practical ways to enhance your relationship, increase your happiness, and strengthen your marriage. This course will benefit everyone from newlyweds to couples happily married for many years, to those contemplating tying the knot. Six Wednesdays, May 2 – June 6, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Fee: $99, includes textbook and all materials. Couples discount: 10 percent off. Not sure? Sign up and try the first class free. To register or for more info visit www.ChabadRoslyn.com, call 516-484-3500 or email JLI@Chabad Roslyn.com.
Transplant Recipients International Organization monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at North Shore Health Systems, 145 Community Dr., Manhasset. Speaker: Jorge Ortiz, MD, director of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA. Topic: Donors After Cardiac Death. All welcome. Refreshments served. For information or directions call 516-942-4940.
Step Back Into Port Washington’s history. The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society invites the public to an open house at the historic 1721 Thomas Dodge Homestead, 58 Harbor Rd., on the Mill Pond. Come visit this historic landmark and step back in time. 1 to 5 p.m. There will be light refreshments, house tours – see how seven generations of the Dodge family lived in this historic landmark, musical entertainment by local musicians PW Jam (folk music) and Darkviolin (electric violin). See the beehives that produce local honey and meet the beekeeper. Local honey for sale. Model boat racing on Mill Pond (weather permitting). Don’t miss the very last outhouse in Port Washington. (And it’s a three-seater). For more information, visit www.cowneck.org.
The Music Study Club of Port Washington invites the public to a free concert at 11 a.m. at the Port Washington Library. Pieces by Handel, Chopin and Bernstein will be performed by the talented members of the club.
The Men’s Club of Manhasset has met continuously for 65 years. The club usually meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month (except July and August) at the Congregational Church of Manhasset at 11:45 a.m. for a hot lunch, coffee and dessert, followed by an interesting speaker. There is a $10 charge that is waived for your first visit. For further information call Frank Dotzler at 627-9191. Program: Dr. Gerald Deas, director of Health Education Communication, SUNY Downstate Medial Center.
Celebrating its growing ethnic diversity, the Town of North Hempstead will be hosting the third Annual Asian-American Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park. Port Washington. In addition to an array of folk art and performances from Japan, India, China, Korea and Pakistan, the festival will also showcase a medley of indigenous culinary delights. Call 311 for more information or if outside the town, dial 516-869 6311.
Come to the historic Sands-Willets House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a basement treasures dollar sale. All you can fit in a bag for just $1. The Sands-Willets house is located at 336 Port Washington Blvd. For more info, visit www.cowneck.org.
The PW Senior Citizens Center (883-6656) is located at 80 Manorhaven Blvd. and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot lunch is served daily for $3 at noon and is home cooked in the center’s kitchen. The following activities are offered:
•Social worker and nurse available daily.
•Mondays: 9:30 a.m. Byzantine Painting, 10 a.m. Knitting circle, 11 a.m. Chair Yoga, 1 p.m. Alternating Line Dance and Karate.
•Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. Painting, 9:30 Sewing and Quilting, 10 a.m. Wii sports, 12:30 p.m. Bingo.
•Wednesdays: 9 a.m. Bridge, 9:30 a.m. art class, 1 p.m. T’ai Chi.
•Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. Yoga, 12:30 p.m. Bingo.
•In addition to these offerings, there are monthly speakers and special guests. All exercise classes are free; art classes are free with $20 yearly membership. Lunch is $3 daily.
•Upcoming trips include: Atlantic City on June 29 ($35 w/ $30 slot cash back); Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona, NY, on Aug. 15 ($69 for the day including bus, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entertainment, activities).
Located at St. Stephen’s Church, 9 Carlton Ave. (across from the PW Library). The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 994-9654. A hot lunch/cold lunch is served daily. Varied activities and exercise classes are offered. Bingo is played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Every month there is a featured Super Bingo with great prizes. Bus transportation is available for Port Washington residents. Hot meal at noon. Bingo, line dancing, yoga, bridge, parties, live entertainment.
•Caregiver Support Group offered by the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation at Brandywine Senior Living at Huntington Terrace, 70 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. This professionally facilitated group meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and allows participants opportunities to share feelings and strategies related to caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Call 767-6856 and speak with group facilitator Alana Rosenstein, LMSW, before attending for the first time. Those who are financially able are asked to contribute $10 to the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation for each session they attend.
•Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday at 4 p.m. at the Chabad at 80 Shore Rd., Port Washington. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. OA welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Call 698-2644 for more information about this meeting or go to www.oa.org for information about OA or for information about other meetings.
•Duplicate Bridge Game. An open game on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. at the Village Club of Sands Point, Middle Neck Rd. There is an $11 card fee. For questions call the Sagamore Bridge Club 558-7799.
•PW Water Pollution Control District Commissioners meet Tuesdays at 8 a.m. at the district office, 70 Harbor Rd.
•Alzheimer’s Support Group for early stage Alzheimer’s patients on Tuesdays from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation, 5 Channel Dr. For more information or to arrange a required interview prior to attendance, call 767-6856.
•New Moms Support Group. Meet other moms of infants in this supportive and informative group. Mingle, share ideas and explore the questions and concerns of motherhood. Participate in activities designed specifically for your baby’s development. Led by Nicole Asselta, LCSW. Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Call the Parent Resource Center at 767-3808 or visit www.parentresource.org for more information. Free for PRC members. You must be a member to participate.
•Stories With Kelsey every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St., Port Washington. For babies and toddlers. $40 for 10 sessions or $5 per session. Call 767-2650.
•Friday Morning Yoga. Finish every week peacefully with Friday Morning Yoga, led by artist and yoga expert Victoria Selbach, in the majestic setting of the Sands Point Preserve. Every Friday at 9 a.m., enjoy simple yoga movements that inspire balance, flexibility and strength. In winter, the classes are held inside Hempstead House and, in warmer weather, classes move to the Great Lawn with expansive views of sky and water. Price is “pay-what-you-wish,” after entry fee to the preserve of $10.
•PW Water District. Regular board meetings are held at the Port Washington Water District, 38 Sandy Hollow Rd., every Wednesday at 8 a.m. (second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.).
•Womanspace, now in its 32nd year, meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Join us on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave.
•Bereavement Support Group held by Our Lady of Fatima and St. Peter of Alcantara Churches on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the St. Peter’s Pastoral Center. For information call Yvonne Calabrese 883-4817 or Rose Osterberg 767-1460. All religious affiliations welcome.
•Henderson-Marino VFW Post #1819 meets on the second Monday at 8 p.m. at the Post Headquarters, 29 Mohegan Ave. New members always welcome. Bring a copy of your DD214 showing your overseas war record. For further information call 767-1552 after 3 p.m.
•Greater PW Business Improvement District Board meetings are held at 329 Main St. at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
•North Shore Elks Lodge #1458 meeting at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 30 Haven Ave., on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Formerly GN/PW Elks Lodge #1543.
•Lions Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held at Finn McCool’s Restaurant, 205 Main St.
•Free And Accepted Masons Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge No. 855 meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Elks Hall, Franklin and Haven Aves.
•Knights Of Columbus Port Washington Council #1227 meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Building, 155 Manorhaven Blvd.
•Port Washington Chamber Of Commerce Board of Directors meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month (except July) at 8 a.m. at Ayhan’s Fish Kebab, 286 Main St. The public is welcome. For more information, call 883-6566.
•John Michael Marino Lodge #1389 Order Sons of Italy in America. Officers meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. General meeting on the third Wednesday of every month. Light supper at 7 p.m. followed by meeting at the Port Washington Senior Citizen Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd. Men and women of Italian heritage are welcome to join. For applications and info call membership chair 883-5762.
•The Board Of Commissioners Of The PW Police District will hold a regular business meeting at Police Headquarters, 500 PW Blvd., at 7 p.m., on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month unless otherwise published.
•North Shore Doe Club Elks Lodge #1458 meets at 8 p.m. every second Wednesday (except July and August) at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club, 30 Haven Ave. Formerly GN/PW Doe Club #1543.
•Ancient Order of Hibernians, NC Division #19 Fr. Patrick J. Whitney. Hibernian meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9:15 p.m. at St Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington, in the convent. More information can be obtained at www.aohdiv19.com.
•Columbiettes Of PW meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus building, 149 Manorhaven Blvd.
•Kiwanis Club Of Manhasset/PW meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Port Washington Yacht Club. After enjoying a delicious luncheon, a speaker will be presented. Guests and new members are always welcome. Contact Barbara Pierce for further information 627-0661.
•PW Garbage District meets at the office of Frank D’Elia, 33 Main St., at 8 a.m., on the second and last Thursday of each month.
•The PW Detachment Of The Marine Corps League meets at the Elks building, 2 Franklin Ave., on the second Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. All former Marines are invited to attend. Our community should note, too, that the elite uniformed Marine Color Guard is available, at no obligation, for select public functions. Contact Commandant John Bauman 747-3983.
•Food Allergy Support/Education Group (FASE) is a support group for parents of children with food allergies. It meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Parent Resource Center in the Landmark Building from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For information, call Kelly Sullivan Dennis 767-2749.
•The North Shore Kayak Club meets monthly from April through November at the Community Chest Building on the last Thursday of the month. The club is dedicated to the pleasures of recreational kayaking and the camaraderie of paddling together on local waterways. Individuals of all skill levels are invited to join the Kayak Club. For further information, contact Kayak Club President Alan Bergman at 917-400-7041.
A six-hour Accident Prevention Workshop, sponsored by the Empire Safety Council and approved by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, will be offered in Port Washington. Upon completion of the program, you will be entitled to receive a 10 percent reduction on vehicle liability, personal injury protection and collision insurance premiums for three years. In addition, you may also reduce up to four points from your driving record. There’s a fresh, new format for this program, with more of your involvement and participation encouraged and discussions of NYS traffic laws and new traffic safety films. For further information or for a complete schedule of classes, call 883-3394 or check the website www.safetycourse. com.
For specific meeting information Commander Arthur George 708-5819. Programs sponsored by the post:
•Damaged American Flags Retired Honorably, Respectfully and Properly. Bring these flags to 39 Haven Ave., Port Washington, and deposit in a marked container on the front porch of the residence during daylight hours only. Flags will be properly retired, courtesy of American Legion Post #509 of PW.
Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players welcome. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.
A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursdays afternoon at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.
The Coalition is a member agency of the Garden City Community Fund, United Community Fund of Great Neck, Community Chest of Port Washington and United Way of LI. The following is offered:
•Provides support groups with individual counseling for incest survivors and survivors of rape and sexual assault. Services are confidential and free of charge. These services are also extended to family members and partners of survivors. The Coalition also works to ensure societal accountability, improve institutional responsiveness to victims and increase public awareness in order to prevent domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. Call 222-2293.
•The Coalition is seeking individuals to volunteer in its “Hands Are Not for Hitting,” an exciting domestic violence prevention program for elementary school children in kindergarten through second grade. Volunteers will be fully trained and need to be available several weekdays a month during the school year. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, call 572-0700.
•A Safe Home. The Coalition operates a safe home for battered women and their children. For women who are victims of violent relationships, safety is a major concern. The Coalition’s Safe Home for Abused Families provides shelter, advocacy and legal assistance, in a safe, warm, supportive, attractive environment. If you or someone you know needs help, call the Coalition’s 24-hour hotline 542-0404. The hotline and all services are free and confidential and a counselor can help you find safety.
If you are 60 or older and are being hurt by someone who should be caring, you are not alone. If you are suffering from abuse, mistreatment or neglect at the hands of family members or someone who is living with you, help is available. The Nassau County Coalition against Domestic Violence offers counseling, legal advocacy and support services to seniors in need of help. All services are free and confidential. Call 542-0404. The Coalition is a member agency of the Community Chest of Port Washington, Garden City, Community Fund, United Community Fund of Great Neck and United Way of LI.
At The Graphic Eye Gallery, 402 Main St. (opposite Inspiration Wharf). Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 883-9668 for information on the following: Sundays at the Gallery. Artists from the gallery will be featured once a month to present their work, their ideas, personal reflections or demonstrate the processes they use to create their art. The community is invited each month for art and coffee.
The Thomas Dodge House, circa 1721, is the oldest house in Port Washington and a living museum administered by the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society. The Dodge House is open for guided tours from 1 to 5 pm on the fourth Sunday of the month April through October. Admission is $2.50. It is located at 58 Harbor Rd. For further information, call 767-3970.
From May through October, the Sands-Willets House, circa 1735, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, is open for guided tours of its 10 fully furnished rooms on the first and third Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. Also included is a tour of the 1600s Dutch barn. Tour hours: 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. An admission fee of $5 per adult and $2.50 for children under 12 helps the society maintain the house, its barn and the grounds on which they stand. Basement “Trash & Treasures” will also be open, for bargain-hunting enjoyment. Located at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. For further information, call 365-9074.
Open 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Fridays. Please do not leave anything outside the bins.
More like a boutique than a thrift shop, all proceeds from the sale of our quality, gently-used merchandise go toward research for a cure for diabetes. Selections of fine ladies clothing, estate and costume jewelry, original art objects, decorative items as well as some small furniture pieces. In the heart of Port Washington, at 93 Main St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Thursday, until 5 p.m. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 944-3623. Proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Top quality clothing for men, women and children. Wide, ever-changing variety of housewares, decorative items, antiques. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lower level, St. Stephen’s Parish House, Main St., opposite the library. Call 944-8829. Now accepting quality furniture for sale. Call to discuss your consignment and arrange an appointment to view. Call for an appointment to view possible donations or consignments of acceptable furniture.
Clothing, bric-a-brac, boots, records. Free gift with purchase. Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 382 Main St. Prospect Ave. entrance. Call 883-9777.
Report-it.com for students who notice any behavioral problems or acts of violence and want to report them confidentially and anonymously. Report-it.net for residents who would like to inform the authorities about fraud, abuse or waste in the schools.
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
On June 1, the Lutheran Church of Our Savior on Franklin Avenue held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the Port Washington community to celebrate its $1.7-million expansion and renovation. The money has been donated by the congregation as well as through fundraising efforts that have taken place for over a decade. BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers designed the expansion and renovations, and Triton Construction served as the general contractor.
“I am very excited that we were able to improve our facilities for the benefit of the congregation as well as the entire Port Washington community,” said Reverend Dr. Charles R. Vogeley. “I would like to thank all congregation and project team members who made today’s re-opening celebration possible. In particular, I would like to recognize Tom Rice, who managed the entire project on behalf of our church, Roger Smith and BBS Architects, who designed the beautiful addition and new interiors, and the tireless supporter of the Port Washington community and parish secretary, after whom we have named the new kitchen, Veronica Ann Mosby,” Reverend added.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Café Music, the Friday night music series at the Dolphin Bookshop, will showcase a diverse line up of new and returning musicians this month. The series began on Friday, June 7, with songwriters Nikki Talley and Rupert Wates, performing in Port Washington for the first time. Talley performs Americana and Folk music with her husband. Based in North Carolina, she was excited to include Dolphin in her northeast tour. Wates is an award winning songwriter who also made his Dolphin debut.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
On May 23, the Port Washington Badminton team won its second straight Nassau County Championship by defeating Calhoun by a score of 4-3. This is the third year in a row that Port has played Calhoun in the county finals, with each contest decided by a score of 4-3. In many ways this season followed the same pattern as last year. Of the thirty five teams in the county, Calhoun and Port entered the playoffs as the one and two seeds, respectively. They were Conference I co-champions, but because Calhoun’s margin of victory was greater than Port’s in their two regular season matches, the Colts got the number one seed.
On April 16, Port travelled to Calhoun and lost 1-6. The final team score, however, did not reflect how close the match actually was. Four of Calhoun’s wins came in three set matches (matches are best of three) that came down to the final few points. According to Coach David O’Connor, “It was the best 1-6 loss I’ve ever seen. We walked out of their gym very confident that we could beat them in the future. It may have been a major loss on paper, but I think it really got our players motivated for the rest of the season.”
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
In only its third season, Port Rowing has grown from an exciting start up to a Long Island powerhouse, to a state champion, and now to a top national contender. Three boats qualified from New York State championships to represent Port Rowing at the largest high school Regatta in the world, The Stotesbury Cup, in Philadelphia. There were over 150 schools from America and Canada at the event, and Port Rowing came right out of the gate on fire. The team advanced all three boats into the second round of top 18. In the second round the boats fell just shy of the top 6 final by mere seconds. In the end, the Boys Freshman 8 took 12th overall, and the girl’s lightweight four and men’s junior eight took 7th overall. In the Adaptive category, Michael and Molly took home the title with a demanding victory in the double. It was a great achievement from the pair that just started rowing together less than a year ago to win the Stotesbury Cup.