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Tuesdays & Fridays Ongoing

Chaverim Senior Friendship Group

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


Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Watch out 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.


Wednesday, May 30

Open Mic Poetry Night at Dolphin

The Dolphin Bookshop And Café invites all to an evening of poetic inspiration at 7 p.m. Awaken your inner literary spirit with candlelight poetry and prose. Muse over our delicious cafe menu and enjoy artfully concocted cappuccinos and lattes while embracing your inner poet. After the headlining Writers on The Sound team, the evening will be open mic. Come prepared with some words of your own. If you would like to participate, please visit our events page under Poetry at www.thedolphinbookshop.com or call 516-767-2650. $5 registration fee.


Saturday, June 1

Grand Reopening of Local Church

The Lutheran Church of Our Savior will hold a grand reopening and open house event to celebrate the completion of extensive renovations and an expansion. Visitors are invited to come and see the beautifully renovated church which supports many community activities. Opening is from 1-3 p.m. at 2 Franklin Avenue.


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 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Admission to both events is $10 per car and free with Annual Pass.


Sunday, June 9

Opening Concert Paul D. Schreiber High School Band

The Schreiber High School Band will hold its opening concert at 3 p.m. at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell. The school band is proud to present this welcoming concert to its community members. Director is Mark Brenner with conductor John Meyer Jr.

Woodstock Revival at Sands Point Preserve

Experience the Woodstock scene on the Great Lawn at the Sands Point Preserve - 12 PM to 7:30 PM - 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 and 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  

Freeport Community Band

Conductor Sandra Vigliotti to lead her band at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell located adjacent to the Port town dock. Come and enjoy the beautiful sounds and harmony of this wonderful band from Freeport, Long Island. 8:15 p.m.

PYA Dinner Dance Save the Date

Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) Dinner Dance will be at the North Hempstead Country Club from 7:30 pm-midnight. Come celebrate its Golden Anniversary where we will induct Billy Omeltchenko and Stephen Zaccherio (in memoriam) into its Hall of Fame.  Inquiries and reservations may be directed to Ron Henderson, PYA Executive Director at (516) 944-7921.  Information is also available on the PYA website at www.pyasports.org.


Saturday June 15

Bee-Whispering at Sands Point Preserve

Learn the ancient practice of beekeeping 10 a.m. to 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 and 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 and 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, June 21

SwingTime Big Band

Director Steven Shaiman to lead his band at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell located adjacent to the Port town dock. Come and enjoy the beautiful sounds and harmony of this talented band. 8:15 p.m.


Friday, June 28

North Shore Pops Concert Band

Director Eric R. Albinder will lead his band at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell located adjacent to the Port town dock. Come and enjoy the beautiful sounds and harmony of this wonderful band. 8:15 p.m.


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.  Participants will explore the beach and meet these living fossils at the Sands Point Preserve from 12 - 1 p.m..  Admission is $10 per car and 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 .