Village of Flower Hill Celebrates 75th Anniversary
The Village of Flower Hill celebrated its 75th anniversary with a festive gala at the North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington. The well-attended event, which was one of several commemorations, featured as its keynote speaker Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian, Robert Caro, best known for his biography of Robert Moses, The Power Broker. In introducing Caro, Mayor Charles (Chuck) Weiss said, "The Power Broker has been acclaimed as one of the greatest pieces of nonfiction of the 20th century."
Library Latino Festival Educates and Entertains
Remember next year to mark your calendars for the Library Latino Festival so you don't miss a delightful event. Visitors to the Port Washington Library enjoyed themselves on Saturday, April 28, eating delicious Latin American food samples and international desserts. Children and their parents flocked around the Guatemalan exhibit to learn how to make intricate yarn bracelets. Other exhibits highlighted the crafts and showed photos of Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador and other Latin American countries.
On the Bay
The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring a great waterfront celebration. It is called HarborFest and it is the community's chance to come down to the Town Dock and enjoy all that Manhasset Bay has to offer. Part of the festivities includes a change in the exhibit at the Tugboat Museum. So this is your last chance to see the Purdy Boat Company exhibit in the tugboat museum at the Town Dock. The new exhibit, which will start on Harbor Day, will be the first in a series of histories of the villages of Manhasset Bay-Port Washington North, where the first Star boats were built by the Ike Smith shipyard on Shore Road. So mark your calendars, and come down to the Town Dock on Friday, June 1 for the BBQ and again on Sunday, June 3 to join in all the fun activities. Don't forget to wander over to the Mill Pond for the Model Boat Regatta, where all the five elementary schools will be represented as they vie for top honors in a "real regatta" in boats the third-graders made out of recycled materials. Racing starts about 10:30 a.m.