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Saturday, May 18

Nellie McKay & Red Molly at the Landmark

The harmonies of Red Molly return to Landmark. This time Laurie MacAllister and Abbie Gardner will be joined by their newest Molly, Long Island native Molly Venter. Nellie McKay will make her first appearance at Landmark; her repertoire ranges from folk to Broadway to the Doris Day songbook. 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 premium; $40 standard with $5 discounts for Friends of Landmark. The box office phone is 516-767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. 


Sunday, May 19

Momtrepreneur Fair

This event will showcase mom business owners in the Port Washington area and connect families with the services in town. There are more than 40 Momtrepreneurs who are participating. There will be family entertainment and activities throughout the event. Blumenfield Family Park (by Landmark Theater). 12-2 p.m., rain or shine. (Rain location inside the Landmark gym)


Wednesday, May 22

BID Photo Contest Awards Ceremony    

The winning photographs from the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District’s (BID) Manhasset Bay Photo Contest will be announced during a reception at the Port Washington Public Library at 7:30 p.m. The finalists for first, second and third place awards will be contacted soon, and they will be encouraged to invite family and friends to join them when they accept their awards. All of the winning photos will be on display during the ceremony.


Saturdays through May 25

Dolphin Bookstore & Café

Storytime for Children, 10-11 a.m. $5 per child.


Tuesdays & Fridays Ongoing

Chaverim Senior Friendship Group

The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For details, visit www.commsyn.org/Chaverim.


Thursday, May 23

Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Hosts Elder Law Open House

LIAF will host an Elder Law Open House from 3-7 p.m. at 5 Channel. Dr. Elder, law attorney, and LIAF legal advisory board chair Ann-Margaret Carrozza will speak about legal hot topics, including 2013 changes to the estate tax law. She will also offer free 15-minute individual, legal consultations for attendees. Professionals will be on-hand to provide information on Long Term Care Insurance (Jonathan Roth), pre-paid funerals (Dignity Memorial), and Geriatric Care Management (Senior Placement Services). Call 516-767-6856 to reserve a space.


Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Watch for all Port’s local organizations and schools in an annual parade that begins at Schreiber High School and ends at the John Philip Sousa Band Shell by the town dock. 10 a.m.-noon.


Sunday, June 2

Birds of Prey & Geocaching at Sands Point Preserve

Meet fascinating raptors from 12-1 p.m. Our close-up view will show how hawks and owls hunt and capture prey, raise their young, and survive at the Preserve year round. Learn why birds of prey are so important to our Long Island ecology and ways that we can help keep them healthy. Geocaching is a new type of scavenger hunt, using a hand held GPS unit or a smartphone with a Geocache app. Enjoy the scenery, trails, beach and water views, and historic architecture at the Sands Point Preserve while challenging your observation skills. Adults and families welcome. Start any time between 9 am and 5 pm. Admission to both events is $10 per car; free with annual pass.


Sunday, June 9

Woodstock Revival at Sands Point Preserve

Experience the Woodstock scene on the Great Lawn at the Sands Point Preserve, 12-7:30 p.m.,featuring a fantastic lineup of tribute bands and 75 artists who will display their work and paint on site to the inspiration of the music. The tribute bands include, Wondrous Stories (The Who tribute), Milagro (Santana tribute), Halfstep (Grateful Dead tribute), Dragonfly (Jimi Hendrix tribute), Jelly Band (Mixed Woodstock tribute), with guest soloist, Elana Rivkin. Food and drinks can be purchased on the grounds. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket and settle in on the cool grass for a great day of music, art, and hip fun. Admission to the Preserve is $10 per car; free with an annual pass. For information, call 516-571-7901 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, June 14  

PYA Dinner Dance: Save the Date

Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) Dinner Dance will be at the North Hempstead Country Club from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Come celebrate our Golden Anniversary where we will induct Billy Omeltchenko and Stephen Zaccherio (in memoriam) into the Hall of Fame.  For inquiries and reservations call Ron Henderson, PYA executive director at 516-944-7921.  Information is also available at www.pyasports.org.


Saturday, June 15

Bee-Whispering at Sands Point Preserve

Learn the ancient practice of beekeeping 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 15 and July 20 at the Sands Point Preserve’s Bee Apiary. Each hands-on session involves interactive discussions and demonstrations of key methods covering honeybee biology and behavior, hive and colony setup, management, harvesting and utilizing products of the hive. All participants will observe, experience, and learn how to safely manage a honeybee colony. These programs are free after $10 admission to the Preserve (free with annual pass). For information, call 516-571-7901 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, June 16

Building a Bat Box at Sands Point Preserve

Bats make great neighbors - learn why they are beneficial to the environment and construct a bat house to hang near your house. $10 per car or free with annual pass. Pre-registration is required at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-571-7901.


Friday, July 19

Liverpool Shuffle at Sands Point Preserve

The Beatles tribute band The Liverpool Shuffle will perform two sets 8-10:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at Castle Gould. Guests will be able to dance through the concert and purchase food and drinks. Tickets are $20 per person. For information, call 516-571-7901 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, June 30

When is a Crab Not a Crab?

When it’s a horseshoe crab. Learn about this complex species that has survived and adapted for more than 200 million years. Explore the beach and meet these living fossils at the Sands Point Preserve from noon–1 p.m. Admission is $10 per car; free with annual pass. For information and to pre-register, call 516-571-7901 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .