Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
Pride in Port Committee - September 13
Next Chapter - September 14
Family Fest - September 15
Meeting at 8:30 a.m., at Ayhan’s Shish Kebab.
Frank reminisces about his youth in World War II-era England. Joseph Maher plays Frank and Tom Hulce plays his younger incarnation; Geraldine Fitzgerald and Donald Moffat co-star. Arvin Brown and John J. Desmond directed Peter Nichols’s play for the Broadway Theatre Archive. At the Port Washington Public Library, 12:10 p.m.
(Poulet aux Prunes) (2011-91 min.). Since his beloved violin was broken, renowned musician Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Almaric) has lost all taste for life. He waits for death, in the form of the angel Azrael (Edouard Baer). The film was scripted and directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, the creators of Persepolis, from Satrapi’s graphic novel. Maria de Medeiros, Chiara Mastroianni and Isabella Rossellini co-star. In French with English subtitles. At the Port Washington Public Library, 7:30 p.m.
A discussion of current events. Bring your opinions. At the Port Washington Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon.
With career coach Karen McKenna. Resume and cover letter preparation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and job search strategies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling 883-4400, Ext. 111. Sponsored by the Jobs & Careers Information Center. At the Port Washington Public Library.
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.
Brown performs selections from Beethoven, Schubert, Copland and others. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council. At the Port Washington Public Library. 3 p.m.
A discussion of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. At the Port Washington Public Library. 1 p.m.
First performed in Paris in 1859, Gounod’s Faust was the first opera produced at the Metropolitan Opera on its opening night, 23 October 1883. Depressed because he is unable to achieve the greatness to which he aspires, a suicidal Faust conjures up a devil, Méphistophélès, for assistance. With professor James Kolb. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council. At the Port Washington Public Library. 3 p.m.
Join Professor Valerie Franco for six programs in September and October. These comedies, dramas and thrillers cover such diverse topics as the exploitation of women, the destructive forces of the Mafia, and the way that love compels us to change our lives. With two decades of experience in film and television production in New York and Hollywood, Professor Franco lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe on cinema, women in film and literature, and Italian and Italian-American culture. Tonight’s film is Bitter Rice (1949-108 min.). Impoverished laborer Silvana (Silvana Mangano) turns down a chance to immigrate to South America in favor of an affair with Walter (Vittorio Gassman), the lover of her best friend. Director Giuseppe De Santis also scripted. In Italian with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.
Registration begins September 17 for a class on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. This 6-hour course is open to all ages. Those who take this course may be eligible for a 10 percent discount on vehicle liability, personal injury protection and collision insurance premiums for 3 years, and a reduction of 4 points from their driving record. A check for $28, made payable to Empire Safety Council, is due at registration. This course is available to Port Washington residents only. At the Port Washington Public Library.
The public is invited at 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.
An evening of music with singer-songwriter John Batdorf. At the Port Washington Public Library. 7:30 p.m.
The Port Washington Senior Citizens Center will host a tour and picnic lunch at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. $10.
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.
Kids Crafting Project, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kids ages 5-11 are invited to craft and create the store’s next window display!
The Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association will sponsor their 8th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner at Harbor Links Golf Course, 1 Fairway Drive, Port Washington, to benefit breast cancer research and awareness. Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by brunch. Shotgun (scramble) or Golf 101 (2-hour instruction) is at 1 p.m. The day is capped off with an evening cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a buffet dinner, awards, and raffle drawing. To sponsor or register, email:
or go to www.nassau
With DJ/Dance Instructor Louis Del Prete, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person and includes a soft drink, snack, and a dance lesson at 7:45 p.m. with Louis Del Prete. For further information, directions, or to reserve tables, please call 516-482-5701.
All day long anniversary celebration filled with prizes, treats & fun!
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.
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.