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Shabbat Rocks At The Community Synagogue

Friday, September 20

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society Fall Country Fair

Saturday, September 21

8th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner

Monday, September 23


Friday, September 20

Shabbat Rocks At The Community Synagogue

Join Cantor Claire Franco and musicians at The Community Synagogue for a musical worship for all ages. Shabbat Rocks features professional musicians, along with Cantor Franco, Matt Stamm and Vladimir Polezhayev—the synagogue’s accompanist. For information call Joanne Fried, executive director at 516-883-3144 ext. 311, or go to www.commsyn.org.

Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense

During his lifetime, Alfred Hitchcock was the most famous film director in the world. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, he directed more than 50 films, including Vertigo, which was recently voted by Sight and Sound magazine as the greatest movie ever made. Professor Brian Rose will examine Hitchcock’s career. At 12:10 p.m., Port Washington Public Library.

Scrabble Players

Join us for a game. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Great American Holidays

Labor Day: America Saved from Marxism. On June 28, 1894, the American Congress and President Grover Cleveland proclaimed the first Monday in September to be the capitalist day of labor. Over the following decades the government introduced the 8-hour work day, banned child labor, passed strict safety regulations, and eventually legalized unions, strikes and collective bargaining. Presented by Dr. Ronald Brown. At 3 p.m., the Port Washington Public Library.

Live@PWPL: The Music of Yes

Performed by Tribute - the Band. Dancing in the aisles encouraged. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


Saturday, September 21

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society Fall Country Fair

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.


Sunday, September 22

“Many Hearts, One Flag”

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!

Live@PWPL

Warren Schein remembers “Make Believe Ballroom” and performs selections from the Great American Songbook. At 3 p.m., the Port Washington Public Library.


Monday, September 23

8th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner

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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to www.nassauwomensbar.com.

Love, Lust & Crime: A Look at Relationships in Italian Cinema

Professor Valerie Franco will screen and discuss Ciao, Professore! (1992-91 min.) by Lina Wertmuller. A computer glitch places a conservative, upper-class, Northern Italian teacher (Paolo Villaggio) in a Southern Italian class of tough-talking third graders. In Italian with English subtitles. At 7 p.m., Port Washington Public Library.


Tuesday, September 24

Suddenly Solo

Hal Spielman visits to talk about the book he wrote with Marc Silbert, Suddenly Solo – A Lifestyle Roadmap for the Mature Widowed or Divorced Man. 7:30 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


Wednesday, September 25

Dance Party at Temple Emanuel

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.

Brain Fitness Work

Learn how to keep your brain fit. Registration begins September 3 at the Information Desk. Seven Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning September 25. Presented by the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. At the Port Washington Public Library.

Happy Birthday Mark Rothko

The Abstract Expressionist was born this day in 1903. Presented is David Thompson’s documentary, Rothko’s Rooms (2000-59 min.), which fills the screen with the painter’s softly defined, rectangular clouds of color stacked symmetrically on top of one another. At 7:30 p.m., Port Washington Public Library.

Port Writes

The group discusses their work and how to get it published. They meet the fourth Wednesday of every month. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m. At the Port Washington Public Library.


Friday, September 27

Wit & Whim’s One-Year Anniversary Party

All day long anniversary celebration filled with prizes, treats & fun!


Saturday, September 28

25th Annual Pride in Port

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.


Sunday, September 29

(rain date October 6)

Village Day Fall Festival at Sands Point Preserve

Celebrate the harvest season at the Village Day fall festival, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This annual event features outdoor activities, including a petting zoo, hayrides around the Great Lawn, pumpkin painting, and a green grocer with items including artisanal cheeses and fresh baked goods. The preserve’s honeybees have been busily pollinating the grounds since the Honeybee Apiary was established last year, so Guggenheim Estate Golden Honey will be available for sale. Admission is $20 per car or $10 with Annual Pass.


Tuesday, October 1

Safe Boating Course

U.S. Power Squadrons will present America’s Boating Course at the Port Washington Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Drive, at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $60. For more information, contact Bob Miller at 625-0347 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

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.

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.


Sports

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.

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.


Calendar

Schreiber Symphony Orchestra - November 6

Port Summer Show - November 6

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington Meeting - November 7


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com