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Schreiber Symphony Orchestra - November 6

Port Summer Show - November 6

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington Meeting - November 7

 

 

The Children’s Illustrator exhibition featuring authors, artists, and experts involved in publishing and library service to children will hang at the Port Washington Library’s Main Gallery through Dec. 1.

 

Wednesday, November 6

The Schreiber Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony Pinelli, will perform at the Tango Festival Project in collaboration with the C.W. Post Orchestra at C.W. Post under the direction of Professor Hynes at 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.

Port Summer Show – Parent Meeting

If your child is interested in theater and will be entering 7th grade through graduating high school, June of 2014, planning is starting for the 2014 Port Summer Show and a parent’s meeting is being held 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Port Washington Library. Input is encouraged and appreciated.  

 

Thursday, November 7

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington will host a public meeting in conjunction with its annual meeting on “The Future of Bay Walk.” The organization invites anyone with an interest in the expansion of this greenway trail to attend the session, which will be held at the Port Washington Public Library.

 

Friday, November 8

Sandwiched In: Meet Gwen Cooper, author of Homer’s Odyssey and Love Saves the Day. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 12:10 p.m.

Great American Holidays: Thanksgiving: America Remembers Puritans and Natives. The first settlers in Virginia in 1607 were businessmen who introduced tobacco and imported African slaves to work their plantations, but had no real interest in cooperating with Native Americans. The Puritans of Massachusetts, however, fled religious persecution in England and initially enjoyed cordial relations with Native Americans. Every fourth Thursday of November, our American heritage is recalled and the first Thanksgiving is reenacted with groaning tables. Join Dr. Ronald J. Brown for an exploration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

The East (2013-116 min.) Sarah (Brit Marling), an operative for a private intelligence firm, is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group called The East, known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. However, she finds her priorities changing as she befriends the members and begins to develop romantic feelings for its charismatic leader, Benji (Alexander Skarsgard). Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Jason Ritter and Julia Ormond co-star in a drama co-scripted by Marling and director Zal Batmanglij. 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, November 9

Rita Wilson

Although Rita Wilson is well-known as an actress (It’s Complicated, Sleepless in Seattle) and a film producer (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mamma Mia!), her early show biz ambitions were musical. Wilson has finally achieved her dream with the release of her debut album AM/FM — an intimate and elegantly sung collection of classics from the ’60s and ’70s that make up the soundtrack of her life. For information, contact the box office at 516-767-6444 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Show begins at 7 p.m.

Next Chapter:  A discussion of current events. 10 a.m. to noon.

Resume Workshop: Use this workshop to get resumes in top shape. Karen McKenna will provide tips. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, Ext. 111. 2:30 p.m.

Stefanie Atkinson: A reception for the photographer whose work is in the Martin Vogel Photography Gallery. 2 to 4 p.m.

 

Sunday, November 10

The Port Washington Library will host a panel discussion, “Past, Present and Future: Insiders Look at Children’s Literature in the 21st Century,” moderated by author and artist Jane Breskin Zalben, at 1:30 p.m. The panel will present an overview of the industry, examining important questions about the evolution and future of children’s literature. What is the influence of multimedia and electronic publishing? Where is the book in all of this? What is the best way to market children’s books in these rapidly changing times? And how will professionals provide children with literature that inspires a lifelong love of reading.

 

Monday, November 11

Virtual Visits:  The Annenberg Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings was one of the most remarkable gifts ever made to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1991, Annenberg bequeathed roughly $1 billion worth of paintings, including works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, van Gogh, Seurat, Gauguin, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso and Braque. With Ines Powell. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 11 a.m.

Martin Vogel Distinguished Photographer Lecture: Photographer Stefanie Atkinson will give a talk in conjunction with her exhibition in the Martin Vogel Photography Gallery. At the Port Washington Library. 7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, November 12

Hypertension Screening: Free screening at the Port Washington Library conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet Roger Rosenblatt, author of The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood . In a series of vignettes, Rosenblatt evokes a disappeared New York, the people who inhabited it, and the larger world of which it was a part. His memoir has been called both an homage to and an elegy for the city he loves.

 

Thursday, November 14

The Annual Meeting of PWGreen will be held in the Port Washington Library’s Local History Room at 7:30 pm. Board members will discuss the organization’s activities for the past year and plans going forward. The public is invited. PWGreen has a three-fold mission: Protect Natural Areas, Promote Eco-Friendly Living, and Provide Environmental Education on the Cow Neck Peninsula.

 

Saturday, November 16

Harvest Fair, Flea Market and Luncheon 

Kick off the Holiday Season, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 12 Franklin Avenue. A new elevator makes two-level shopping easy. The main level features jewelry, leather goods, handmade specialties and a buyer of old gold. On the lower level visitors will find fine gifts, children’s clothing and toys at deeply discounted prices at the church’s own Christmas Boutique, and Attic Treasures. Free parking at the LIRR station. For more information (516)767-0603 or www.lutheranchurchportwashington.com

David Bromberg

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.

Sunday, November 17

The Friends of the Library (FOL) welcomes Dr. Orin Grossman to “FOL University,” to lecture on the musical genius of Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Lapham meeting room. Dr. Grossman’s presentation explores the story of “Porgy and Bess” and the history of its life on the stage. The program will include a performance by Dr. Grossman of the opera’s great songs, including “Summertime”, and “Bess, You is my Woman Now.” Dr. Grossman earned a Ph.D in music from Yale University and has been particularly associated with the music of George Gershwin, lecturing and performing concerts of his classical pieces around the world.

Thursday, November 21

Special Screening

At 7:30 p.m., followed by a conversation with Dan Cohen, founder of Music and Memory 

Alive Inside is a documentary showing the power of music to awaken deeply locked memories for those suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia. As the film follows one man’s journey, it seeks to inspire and educate about the therapeutic benefits of music. Alive Inside investigates questions about how we care for our loved ones, how we want to age and how we as a society care for our elderly. This film questions when we stop being human, and what it takes to re-start a life that has faded away. Tickets for the program are free, but reservations are requested. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. 

Saturday, November 23

Andrea Marcovicci: Moonlight Cocktail

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.

Sunday, November 24

A Christmas Carol

Theatreworks USA’s A Christmas Carol captures both the humorous and touching moments of the classic story with witty dialogue and fresh new songs, conveying Dickens’ original message that the holiday season should be a “kind, forgiving, charitable time.” This sentiment is a timeless and heartfelt message. Tickets for the show, which begins at 2 p.m., are Premium, $18; Standard, $15. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

A Light In The Darkness, The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Road

A unique, interfaith event to honor a righteous Christian couple who, at great risk, saved a Jewish child and another Jewish family during the Holocaust. Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, The Community Synagogue of Port Washington, and the Polish American Mu-seum of Port Washington.

Friday, December 6

“Los Lobos-Disconnected”

“This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them,” wrote Rolling Stone about Los Lobos. Experience the magic at Landmark...disconnected. Premium, $72; Friends, $67; Standard, $67; Friends, $62. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Sunday, December 8

Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays

Landmark invites you to celebrate the holiday season with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love’s annual holiday concert, starting at 8 p.m. Premium, $57; Friends, $52; Standard, $52; Friends, $47. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org

Ongoing

The Lions Club of Port Washington is seeking new members to join with in expanding and activating the club. People of all ages are welcome. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. in the Helen Keller Center staff lounge. Contact the club at P.O. Box 169, Port Washington 11050 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ongoing

The Kiwanis Club of Manhasset and Port Washington meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Place: The Port Washington Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Drive

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

The Sandsport Shoshana chapter of Hadassah in Port Washington has launched a  website: www.jewishportwashington.org.  It is dedicated to helping people find information and events about Port Washington’s and Sands Point’s Jewish community. 

Ongoing, Friday Nights

Bereavement Support Group

Meets at St. Peters RCC in Port Washington at 8 p.m. Call 516-883-4817 or 516-883-2607.

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