Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00
Landmark on Main Street presents Jon Batiste, an iconic jazz artist, at 8 p.m. Jonathan Batiste is. With his voice on piano and dapper sense of style, Batiste has ignited the NYC music scene. He has performed in over 40 countries, has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw, and has collaborated with Wynton Marsalis, Prince, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr, Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, The Gilt Groupe fashion line, and filmmaker Spike Lee among others. All tickets $20. Tickets and information at the box office phone (767-6444) or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Landmark on Main Street’s new Acoustics on Main Series continues with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett – Little Feat’s Guitarists at 8 p.m. From the first time they played “Dixie Chicken” nearly 35 years ago, renowned Little Feat guitarists Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett have been making legendary music. Their concert at Landmark will be an intimate night of acoustic music. Tickets: $55 Premium/$50 Standard with discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” Tickets and information at the box office phone (767-6444) or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Landmark on Main Street’s Family Concert Series continues with “Aesops Bops!” – A Family Concert with David Gonzalez and The Yak-Yak Band on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, “Aesop Bops!” features a potpourri of Aesop’s classic stories including The Lion and the Mouse, The Fisherman and His Wife, and The Turtle’s Shell. This feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too! The Yak-Yak Band rocks, and rolls out the red carpet - inviting kids to join in the fun. Tickets: $20 with discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” Tickets and information at the box office phone (767-6444) or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
The Port Washington Children’s Center will present Dr. Karen Siris, member of the NYS Dignity Act Task Force, to lead people in an active discussion of bullying, its causes, and how everyone come together to create a community of kindness and caring for children. Takes place at 7 p.m. in the Landmark Building’s Jeanne Rimsky Theater, located at 232 Main Street in Port Washington.
Landmark on Main Street’s Children’s Series continues with Theatreworks USA’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 with discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” Tickets and information at the box office phone (767-6444) or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
The Community Synagogue’s Brotherhood and the 92nd St. Y are presenting new programs for the winter-spring season of 2013. Broadcast live via satellite, this evening will be filled with irreverence and hilarity as Judy Gold sits down with Joy Behar, the award- winning talk show host, comedian, writer and actress. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this and all other programs can be made at www.commsyn.org/92Y/.
Behind-the-Scenes Conversations with Coffee & Confections at the Port Washington Public Library, with the theme: “Down the Rabbit Hole: The Unique Challenge of Creating Intergenerational Theater.” With Play Troupe & Children’s Show leadership, with special guests from the Children’s Show’s history.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Joan Hutchinson’s Five J’s Jewelers will be closing its doors after 34 years in town. Currently at 155 Main Street (located in Mini Mall Shops), Five J’s has been located in different spots around Port such as the Soundview shopping center and four different Main Street locations. Five J’s has lost its lease, but will be here through the end of August. The store will be liquidating inventory of jewelry. Hutchinson’s newest venture will include a web-based business from her home, where she will continue to provide her customers with quality merchandise at wholesale prices. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 516-567-4142.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Baz Luhrmann, the internationally acclaimed writer, producer and director of the new 3-D adaptation of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, captivated the invitation-only audience at the Long Island premier of the film last Wednesday night at Soundview Cinemas.
“It’s touching for me to be here in Port Washington,” said Luhrmann, a native Australian. “I grew up in a small town where my father had a cinema for a short time. It’s like inviting people into your lounge room to sit in the dark and experience something together.” Luhrmann took notice of all the care that went into refurbishing the Soundview Theater, telling the guests that there really is so much buzz out there about the reopening.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The fact that Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) is celebrating its 50th year of working with area boys and girls is quite an accomplishment. Ron Henderson, its executive director for the past 20 years, also has a long history with PYA’s Lions Field that extends all the way back to 1958.
“I played in the first games ever held at the field back then when it was the Port Washington Little League,” said Henderson. “That was before the field was renovated.” The renovation, which began in 1999 and forced the PYA to relocate for two years from its Glen Lane site, now features four Little League fields and one major league field, all on pesticide-free, natural grass. During the fall, the fields are converted for lacrosse and football programs.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
This is the season of anticipation. Boats are being prepared for launch, yacht clubs are going into commission all up and down Long Island Sound, and the weather is absolutely beautiful. The beginning of an active boating season on Manhasset Bay and LI Sound is just weeks away. Before the season begins, it might be a good idea to think about boat safety. Whether you are a skipper or crew, racing or out for a nice leisurely afternoon, be it sail or motor, safety should be your first priority.
An online sailing newsletter, Sail-World.com recently published some good information on this very topic. It is from the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. This is what Foundation suggests: It takes just six minutes to brief your new guests on board your boat for a day of sailing and it could save a life and/or your boat. Below is a six-minute briefing that all of us should practice to make sure the sail is fun and relaxed and safe.