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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.


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 .

Small Business Solutions Summit

On Friday, June 21, the Town of North Hempstead Business & Tourism Development Corp. is hosting a free half-day Small Business Solutions Summit at The Amsterdam at Harborside, 300 East Overlook, Port Washington, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This conference features federal, state, local non-profit professionals & consultants whose collective experience will provide key advice to the small business community.  Presenters will cover a wide range of topics from our local economic forecast, financing, collaborative marketing, Obama Care to sales and use tax exemptions.  Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 869-7759. You may also register online at  www.btdc.biz/OnlineRegistration.asp.

Café Music at Dolphin

Paul Avolese’s group, Dijon and the Day After will perform a mix of rock covers and original on June 21st. 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 p.m.; Presented by The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America’s Queens County Region; 516-239-1157.


Tuesday, June 25

PRC’s Summer Concert Series

Bring your picnic blanket and get ready to rock out.  The Parent Resource Center’s Summer Sundown Concert Series kicks off on June 25 with Port Washington favorite Bach to Rock, who will perform Rock City, their popular interactive experience. Outdoor concert takes place on the west lawn of the Landmark on Main Street from 6-7 p.m.; Admission is $5/person for members and $7 per person for non-members. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For  more information, call 767-3808 or go to www.parentresource.org.


Wednesday, June 26

Huntington’s Disease Lecture

Jimmy Pollard, author of Hurry Up & Wait! A Cognitive Care Companion for Huntington’s Disease, a special education teacher and healthcare administrator, will speak about how those who suffer from Huntington’s Disease are cognitively affected by the disease. Pollard, who has worked with people living with Huntington’s Disease for the last 26 years, will perform interactive exercises that simulate how to effectively care for and communicate with those living with Huntington’s Disease. This talk and simulation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, in the Degnan conference room, at 350 Community Drive, Manhasset.

Dance Party at Temple Emanuel in Great Neck

From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., 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.


Thursday, June 27

Elder Law Clinic

LIAF (The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation) will host a free Elder Law Clinic on Thursday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m. at LIAF, 5 Channel Drive, Port Washington.  Elder Law Attorneys and LIAF Legal Advisory Board Members Eve Koopersmith, Esq. and Michelle Salzman, Esq. of Garfunkel Wild, PC will speak about legal hot topics.  They will also offer free 15 minute individual legal consultations for attendees.  This innovative elder law clinic provides all families with vital information at no cost in an informal environment.  Please call 516-767-6856 to reserve a space.

Dolphin Bookshop Presents “A Mid- Summer Poetry Night”

Dolphin Bookshop and Café will present a Mid-Summer Poetry Open Mic.  All are welcome to read or perform their favorite Shakespearean works (costumes encouraged!) or any summer themed piece of their choice. Enjoy cooling refreshments and mingle with fellow enthusiasts of  The Bard! $5 registration fee. For more information, visit www.thedolphinbookshop.com or call 516-767-2650.


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. Free admission. For more information, call 516-708-5819 or go to pwguide.com.