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Thursday, March 14

The Moon And You

Port Native Melissa Hyman, a traveling singer-songwriter and cellist based in Asheville, NC, spends about half the year touring with fellow songwriter Ryan Furstenberg in the folk duo The Moon and You. Their music shows a certain literary bent, to be sure: lyrics-driven and poetic, their songs are thought-provoking and memorable. The Moon and You will play their first-ever show in Port Washington at The Dolphin Bookshop. Show time is 7 p.m., and all ages are welcome.


Friday, March 15

Owl Prowl

The sun will set at 7:01 p.m., and shortly after, people will gather outside at the Sands Point Preserve, searching for owls – a bird that is solitary and nocturnal. With eyes that face forward, he has very precise depth perception. Combine that with excellent hearing, and you have an excellent nighttime hunter. The owl is a carnivore, and his prey is mostly rodents, insects, frogs, and birds. Lucky bird – he has no major predators…. but attendees will be his friendly stalkers! Free with Annual Pass or $10 per car. To reserve tickets and for more information about programs and events at the Sands Point Preserve, call 571-7901, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , see www.thesandspointpreserve.com or stop by the Gate House, open daily, at 127 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point.

SEPTA: 2nd Cup Of Coffee

Don’t miss SEPTA’s next 2nd Cup of Coffee, at 9:30 a.m., at Sweet Comfort Cafe. All are welcome to meet SEPTA’s board and other parents to share helpful information, gain knowledge, and support each other. For more information, contact Betsy Golan or Christine Stehn at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Shabbat Rocks

Join Cantor Claire Franco and musicians at The Community Synagogue for Shabbat Rocks. Shabbat Rocks is a “different Shabbat experience.” A musical worship for all ages, Shabbat Rocks features professional musicians, along with Cantor Franco, Matt Stamm and Vladimir Polezhayev-the synagogue’s accompanist.


Saturday, March 16

Celtic Celebration

Friends of the Sands Point Preserve will present an evening of music, dance, and fine dining. The “Celtic Celebration,” featuring the Foot & Fiddle Dance Company and All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Patrick Mangan, starts at 7 p.m. in Castlegould’s beautiful Great Hall. Tickets are $100 per person – these include the concert, signature cocktails, dinner, and dessert catered by Philip Stone. Discounts are available for ticket purchases to both shows and for groups of six or more. To purchase tickets and for more information about programs and events at the Sands Point Preserve, call 571-7901, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , see www.thesandspointpreserve.com or stop by the Gate House, open daily, at 127 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point.

Fiddler Natalie MacMaster

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Eve is Cape Breton Fiddler Natalie MacMaster, at Landmark on Main Street, at 8 p.m. The evening will be filled with foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-rending ballads and world-class step dancing. Tickets and information at the box office phone 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Bash

The Spectrum Designs Foundation will host a St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Bash to support their “Spectrum of Opportunities” expansion campaign at the Polish Hall in Port Washington on Saturday, March 16. To buy tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit their website www.spectrumdesigns.org, call 767-7177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Monday, March 18

Hang Up And Drive

This program, which discusses distracted driving, is appropriate for all parents and students in helping to make a difference on the roads. If you drive or are a passenger, this is a must see presentation for parents and their children. At Schreiber Auditorium, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Safety and Substance Abuse co-chairpersons Stephanie Joannon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Karen Sloan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SEPTA: Sensory Strategies

This SEPTA meeting, at 7:30 p.m., at Weber Library, will host guest speaker Susan Lubrano, MA, NDT and SIPT certified occupational therapist. She will present strategies for identifying sensory deficits in children and provides parents with tools to improve functional skills. For more information, contact Betsy Golan or Christine Stehn at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Tuesday, March 19

March Parade Of Homes

Tour apartment homes at The Amsterdam at Harborside, located at 300 E. Overlook in Port Washington, and visualize your retirement lifestyle. Enjoy a continental breakfast and brief presentation, followed by tours of our penthouse and model apartments. Begins at 10:30 a.m. Register by calling 516-472-6610.


Thursday, March 21

Alice In Wonderland

Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present the premiere of Alice in Wonderland, featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Takes place in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.


Friday, March 22

Jazz Night

Get ready for an exuberant musical tribute to the life and music of Louis Armstrong with the Dolphin Jazz Ensemble and author Muriel Weinstein, at 7 p.m., at The Dolphin Bookshop and Café. The Dolphin Jazz Ensemble will be joined by two singers to help bring to life the sweet, powerful music of Louis Armstrong. The ensemble includes Bobby Katz on saxophone, Myles Potters on trumpet, Solomon Hoffman on piano, and Eddie Matthews on bass. Between musical selections, Muriel Harris Weinstein, author of When Louis Taught Me Scat and Play Louis Play! The True Story of a Boy and His Horn will give a glimpse into the fun of scat and the inspiring life of the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century. For more information, visit www.thedolphinbookshop.com, or contact The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main Street in Port Washington, 767-2650.


Ongoing Events

Tuesday Bridge Lessons

EAC’s PW Senior Community Service Center is offering Bridge instruction to members on Tuesday mornings, from 10 a.m. to noon, led by a professional bridge instructor. This popular program is being expanded to include beginners, intermediate, and two-player “Honeymoon Bridge”. A hot, nutritious lunch follows, at your option (suggested $3 voluntary contribution). Bridge play resumes after lunch. Membership is open to all seniors, and there are no fees to join. Call 944-9654 for more information, or to schedule door-to-door transportation. The center is located at 9 Carlton Avenue in Port Washington.

 Artists Invite Artists

Continuing through March 25, the Graphic Eye Gallery will present Artists Invite Artists. For this exhibition, member artists invite fellow artists to show work alongside their own. The work exhibited creates a fresh combination of artistic dynamism. The Graphic Eye Gallery is located at 402 Main Street in Port Washington. For more information, call 883-9668.


Upcoming Events

Alice In Wonderland

Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present Alice in Wonderland, featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.

The Great Egg Hunt

Get ready for an adventurous egg hunt on the Great Lawn and the Phil Dejana Learning Center’s Outdoor Classroom, hosted at Castle Gould, at Sands Point Preserve, on March 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Very young children and pre-schoolers will have a special area for egg hunting in the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom; older children and teens will face a bigger hunting challenge on the Preserve’s Great Lawn. Special craft projects and refreshments will be available. Suggested contribution is $20 per car or $10 with Annual Pass. For more information about programs and events at the Sands Point Preserve, call 516-571-7901,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , see www.thesandspointpreserve.com or stop by the Gate House, open daily, at 127 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point.