Wednesday, 28 August 2013 09:17
My Fair Laddie
Friday, August 30
Happy Birthday, Joan Blondell
Friday, August 30
Tuesday, September 3
My Fair Laddie at the Port Washington Public Library. Combining live performance and audience participation with a multi-media presentation which includes slides, film and video clips, Charlotte Sanders Davidson and Herb Davidson bring you My Fair Laddie: the Life, Lyrics & Loves of the Play-wright/Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner. From Brigadoon and Paint Your Wagon to America’s most beloved musicals, My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot, Broadway and Hollywood hailed his work with Tony Awards, Oscars and the Kennedy Center Honors. 12:10 p.m.
The actress, born this day in 1906, enjoyed a fifty-year career playing wisecracking blondes with hearts of gold. In tonight’s double bill, she stars with fellow wisecracker Glenda Farrell in two fast-paced comedies from director Ray Enright: Traveling Saleslady (1935-63 min.) Toothpaste heiress Joan vies with drugstore proprietress Glenda; and Miss Pacific Fleet (1935-56 min.), two penniless gals scheme to win a popularity contest. 7:30 p.m. at the Port Washington Public Library.
Critically acclaimed singer and actor Robert Davi will perform a tribute to Frank Sinatra at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. with opening act, comedian Mike Marino.
“Waste Land” (2009-99 min.). Lucy Walker’s uplifting documentary celebrates the transform-ative power of art, at the Port Washington Public Library. Contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. To create his art, Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves. A Docurama release. 7:30 p.m.
Bring a game if you have one. Beginners welcome. Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Port Washington Public Library.
Largest and oldest feast on Long Island! Great rides (9/4 & 9/5 - ride all night for $25; 9/7 – ride from 12:30 – 4 p.m. for $25; 9/8 - ride free 12:30-1:30 p.m.) and games, delicious food, live entertainment Thurs.-Sun. night, casino, fireworks Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. Open 6-11p.m. Wed. – Fri., 2-11p.m. Sat., 1:30– 11p.m. Sun. Ample parking. All proceeds donated to charity. Visit marinolodge.org or call 767-3123 for more information.
Rebecca Cammisa’s Oscar-nominated documentary traverses 1,400 miles of railway to learn about Mexican migrants who hop freight trains hoping to reach the United States. Among these thousands who ride the trains, many are children traveling alone. They all risk everything for the chance of a better life. In Spanish with English subtitles. A Docurama release. 7:30 p.m.
Meeting at 8:30 a.m., at Ayhan’s Shish Kebab.
Spend a fun-filled day at the beach with family activities including kayaking, wildlife presentations, sandcastle building, kite flying, face painting, food vendors, and musical entertainment by 4 bands. 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $5 per car.
The Port Washington Senior Citizens Center will host a tour and picnic lunch at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. $10.
Friends of the Sands Point Preserve present, “Puccini’s Passion,” performed by the Dicapo Opera Theatre at 7 p.m. — a musical exploration of this great composer’s life and many loves — and how they served as inspiration for his leading ladies. Tickets are $125 per person and include the performance, cocktails, dinner and dessert — at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall in Castle Gould. Written by Michael Capasso and Bill Van Horn, it includes musical selections from every Puccini opera.
In addition to the Civil War re-enactors, a petting zoo, wonderful music all day long, craftspeople, pony rides, a real working blacksmith and great food, this year the fair will have a real race car from the Vanderbilt Cup Races. The Alco Black Beast, winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races, will be on display at the Fair. Sands-Willets House, 336 Port Washington Boulevard, just south of Uncle Guiseppe’s, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain Date: September 22.
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is hosting its 17th annual walk-a-thon, with a new run component to the event. Registration and starting point is at the Sands Point Park & Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point. Check in & registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., start- 9:00 a.m. SHARP! Registration fee: $25.00; day of event: $35.00. Event is limited to 400 participants; early sign-up is highly recommended. Register online at www.active.com. For more information, visit www.hknc.org or call 944-8900, ext. 1310. Race timing by FINISH LINE Road Race Technicians of Port Washington. There will be age group awards. Each registration includes one t-shirt and refreshments. Individuals of all ages and disabilities are welcome to participate.
Save the date to celebrate Pride in Port! The annual Parade, Senior Luncheon, Family Fun Day and Homecoming football game give our children, parents, seniors and neighbors an opportunity to show how much we enjoy living in this special community. The dinner dance provides a Taste of Port, a fun evening, and support for the Pride in Port scholarship fund. All events are open to all who live and work in Port Washington, and most events (except the dinner dance) are free of charge.
U.S. Power Squadrons will
Rooted in a commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are Premium, $62; Friends, $57; Standard, $57; Friends’ $52. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Streisand Songbook at 8 p.m. Ann Hampton Callaway is a masterful songwriter and one of the American songbook’s greatest champions. She is being welcomed her back with her critically acclaimed cabaret show (MAC Award for Show of the Year) that pays magical tribute to the songs of another master — Barbra Streisand. Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
In 2003, an unusual song began airing on Israeli radio stations. With its haunting chorus in the Ethiopian language of Amharic and an exotic, global fusion sound “Bo’ee” became an instant crossover hit that catapulted The Idan Raichel Project to the top of Israel’s pop charts, and turned a young dreadlocked keyboardist and producer into a household name in his native land. The Idan Raichel Project has become known around the world for its cross-cultural collaborations that changed the face of Israeli popular music. Tickets for the show, which begins at 8 p.m., are Premium, $57; Friends, $52; Standard, $52; Friends $47. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
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.