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Tuesdays & Fridays Ongoing

Chaverim Senior Friendship Group

The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., 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/.


June 6 – June 30

Port Washington HomeGoods “Help Families Fight Cancer” Campaign”

More than 275 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 12th annual HomeGoods “Helps Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.  HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber. Customers also have the opportunity to purchase a reusable shopping bag for $.99 featuring artwork by Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patient Phoebe Davis and her brother Caleb. HomeGoods will contribute $.50 for each bag purchased to the Jimmy Fund.


Friday, June 14

Café Music at Dolphin Bookshop

June 14 marks the first anniversary of the music series, featuring an eclectic evening of Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, and New Compositions with many series regulars, including flutists Caroline Sonett, violinist Elizabeth Sun, and vocalists Olivia Harris and Rebekah Lowin. 7 p.m., free and open to the community. For more information, or performance inquiries, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

PCLI’s Music and Images Show    

Come to the Port Washington Public Library on Friday, June 14 at 12:10 p.m. to enjoy an early afternoon of music and images.   The Port Washington Library has partnered with PCLI for decades to produce these unique and highly popular shows.  This year’s show is dedicated to Martin Vogel, the founder of the Photography Club of Long Island and a devoted advocate of the Port Washington Public Library. Arrive early or stay late to admire the photographs by club members on display in the  Martin Vogel Photography Gallery through the month of June.   For further information about PCLI, visit its website at www.pcliphoto.org.

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

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 the 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

Poet Laureate Induction

The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society is pleased to announce the induction of Mario Susko as the new Poet Laureate for Nassau County on June 15 at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, at 2 p.m. All poetry lovers are welcome.

Opening Day at Manorhaven Pool

The 2013 season runs from June 15 to September 2.  Pool hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from June 15 to August 18, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from August 19 to September 2.  Registration for pool membership runs until June 14.  Early bird pricing ends on June 8.  The Manorhaven Pool is located at 158 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington. For more information, call 516-767-4618.

Bee-Whispering at Sands Point Preserve

Learn the ancient practice of beekeeping 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 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.


Wednesday, June 19

Water Panel at Port Washington Library

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Port Washington-Manhasset will host a water panel to explore the question, “Are We Protecting Our Water on Long Island?” at the League’s annual meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at the Port Washington Library, from 1 to 3 p.m.  The program is open to men and women of all ages.  For details, contact LWV President Jane Thomas at 516-883-0698 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Teen Poetry Café at the Dolphin Bookshop

The Dolphin Bookshop and Café presents Teen Poetry Café: Open Mic Poetry Slam, 6 p.m. All types of poetry are welcome, whether it’s freshly penned by you or a beloved verse from your favorite poet or pop star.  Register at the front desk, by phone 516-767-2654 or at www.thedolphinbookstore.com.


Thursday, June 20

Wit & Whim “Best Chef” Competition

Wit & Whim, the one-of-a-kind gift boutique located at Six Carlton Avenue, is celebrating the beauty of summer all season long and everybody’s invited to join the fun!  On June 20, back by popular demand, we’re inviting all “wannabe chefs” to prepare bite-size portions of their favorite summertime treats for a little healthy competition! Participants will vote on the dish they love the most, as the winner will receive “best chef” bragging rights and a $250 shopping spree to Wit & Whim! For more information, Laurie Scheinman 516-353-2298, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, June 21

Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce Day at the Races

2 pm, $57 adults, includes admission, racing program, 3 hour upscale buffet. For reservations, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Café Music at Dolphin

Paul Avolese’s group, Dijon and the Day After will perform a mix of rock covers and original on June 21. The evening will also include a performance by jazz and funk duo Adam Tuch and Noah Milstein, both students at Schreiber High School. June 28 features the local duo, Shir Harmony, presenting a mix of liturgical music and contemporary Jewish songs. For more information, or performance inquiries, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.


Sunday, June 23

2013 Atlantic Northeast Area Meet & Fun Car Show

At the Town of Hempstead Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence; 9 am-3 pm; Presented by The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America’s Queens County Region; 516-239-1157.


Wednesday, June 26

Dance Party at Temple Emanuel in Great Neck

From 7:30-10:30 pm, Emanuel throws the best Dance Party on Long Island with everyone’s favorite DJ/dance instructor Louis Del Prete. Dance to all of your favorite Ballroom and Latin music. Couples and Single individuals are welcome. $15/person admission includes a soft drink, snack and DANCE LESSON at 7:30. Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane. Parking is free. For further information, call 516-482-5701.