Wednesday, 25 September 2013 09:27
Wit & Whim’s One-Year Anniversary Party
Friday, September 27
Saturday, September 28
25th Annual Pride in Port
Village Day Fall Festival at Sands Point Preserve
Sunday, September 29
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Port Washington Play Troupe will host “Songs for Cecilia,” for an informal church fundraiser series at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9 Carlton Ave. Anyone from the community is welcome to come on stage and sing a song from the Great American Songbook. Voluntary donations will be collected to re-carpet the St. Cecilia Room for the church.
South Salem Elementary School will host its annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Newbury Street. The event will feature a DJ, arts and crafts, tattoos, games and prizes, a pumpkin patch and plant sale, balloon twister, food and more. Rain or shine.
How to write and give a speech, at the Port Washington Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The choir of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invites the Port Washington community to its fall concert at 4:30 p.m. Featured is Mozart’s Krönungsmesse (Coronation Mass). The concert is free. The church is located on Main Street at Carlton Avenue.
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.
The program strives to offer literary enrichment to increase the joy of reading for K-5th graders by turning books into multi-sensory experiences offering all learners the ability to be challenged, motivated and successful. The program will run for six sessions on Saturday mornings (10-11a.m. for K-2nd grade, and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for 3rd-5th grade) starting October 19.
The Port Washington/Manhasset Chapter of Cancercare presents a bus trip to the Casino At Mount Airy in Mt. Pocono, PA. The cost per person is $40 and the casino package includes $25 in slot play and $10 food voucher. The bus will leave Soundview Center at 9 a.m. and leave the casino around 6:30 p.m., arriving in Port Washington about 9:30 p.m. For more info call Barbara Faticone at 516 883-6693 or Lena Mazzilli at 516-759-4930.
Jamie Ford, supporting his second book, “Songs of Willow Frost,” at 7:30 p.m. The Dolphin Bookshop will sell books on-site at the event and the author will sign after the presentation. Free admission.
Rosanne Cash has recorded 11 No. 1 singles and received a Grammy Award and 12 Grammy nominations. Her last record album, The List, won the Americana Music award for Best Album of the year and was a critical and commercial success. 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.
Landmark on Main Street is proud to welcome back David Bromberg and his band. Bromberg’s concerts showcase his musicianship in many musical genres including folk, blues, bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic. He’ll perform a mixture of old favorites and new music from his CD due out this fall. 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.
After 45 years in show business, The “Queen of Cabaret” (KGO Radio) celebrates her 65th birthday with a brand new concert, starting at 8 p.m. “Moonlight Cocktail” pays tribute to that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing and the singers like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short and Billie Holiday whose songs made up the soundtrack of the period. Andrea’s nostalgic and celebratory spin through the forties and fifties is filled with her unique insights, charm and wit. The song list will include: You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. The Piedmont Post said of the show when it debuted in San Francisco, “Marcovicci is a cabaret phenomenon...There is no one who can match her in vividness, in wit, in glamour, in drama.” 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.
Meets at St. Peters RCC in Port Washington at 8 p.m. Call 516-883-4817 or 516-883-2607.
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.