Wednesday, 13 March 2013 00:00
The Moon And You
Thursday, March 14
Saturday, March 16
The Great Egg Hunt
Port Native Melissa Hyman, a traveling singer-songwriter and cellist based in Asheville, NC, spends about half the year touring with fellow songwriter Ryan Furstenberg in the folk duo The Moon and You. Their music shows a certain literary bent, to be sure: lyrics-driven and poetic, their songs are thought-provoking and memorable. The Moon and You will play their first-ever show in Port Washington at The Dolphin Bookshop. Show time is 7 p.m., and all ages are welcome.
Join Cantor Claire Franco and musicians at The Community Synagogue for Shabbat Rocks. Shabbat Rocks is a “different Shabbat experience.” A musical worship for all ages, Shabbat Rocks features professional musicians, along with Cantor Franco, Matt Stamm and Vladimir Polezhayev-the synagogue’s accompanist.
Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Eve is Cape Breton Fiddler Natalie MacMaster, at Landmark on Main Street, at 8 p.m. The evening will be filled with foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-rending ballads and world-class step dancing. Tickets and information at the box office phone 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Tour apartment homes at The Amsterdam at Harborside, located at 300 E. Overlook in Port Washington, and visualize your retirement lifestyle. Enjoy a continental breakfast and brief presentation, followed by tours of our penthouse and model apartments. Begins at 10:30 a.m. Register by calling 516-472-6610.
Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present the premiere of Alice in Wonderland, featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Takes place in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.
Get ready for an exuberant musical tribute to the life and music of Louis Armstrong with the Dolphin Jazz Ensemble and author Muriel Weinstein, at 7 p.m., at The Dolphin Bookshop and Café. The Dolphin Jazz Ensemble will be joined by two singers to help bring to life the sweet, powerful music of Louis Armstrong. The ensemble includes Bobby Katz on saxophone, Myles Potters on trumpet, Solomon Hoffman on piano, and Eddie Matthews on bass. Between musical selections, Muriel Harris Weinstein, author of When Louis Taught Me Scat and Play Louis Play! The True Story of a Boy and His Horn will give a glimpse into the fun of scat and the inspiring life of the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century. For more information, visit www.thedolphinbookshop.com, or contact The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main Street in Port Washington, 767-2650.
EAC’s PW Senior Community Service Center is offering Bridge instruction to members on Tuesday mornings, from 10 a.m. to noon, led by a professional bridge instructor. This popular program is being expanded to include beginners, intermediate, and two-player “Honeymoon Bridge”. A hot, nutritious lunch follows, at your option (suggested $3 voluntary contribution). Bridge play resumes after lunch. Membership is open to all seniors, and there are no fees to join. Call 944-9654 for more information, or to schedule door-to-door transportation. The center is located at 9 Carlton Avenue in Port Washington.
Continuing through March 25, the Graphic Eye Gallery will present Artists Invite Artists. For this exhibition, member artists invite fellow artists to show work alongside their own. The work exhibited creates a fresh combination of artistic dynamism. The Graphic Eye Gallery is located at 402 Main Street in Port Washington. For more information, call 883-9668.
Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present Alice in Wonderland, featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.
Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.
Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.
Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.
“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.
The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life. He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.
With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.