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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/


Friday, July 26

Port Washington Schools Summer Music Program

Weekly concerts at 8:15 p.m. at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell.


Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28

Grease at Landmark on Main Street

Harbor Musical Theater Company, the musical theater division within Port Washington Play Troupe, will present Grease at the Landmark on Main Street’s Jeanne Rimsky Theater (232 Main Street). The production will feature a twist: adult actors (ages 30+) will play all the parts as the characters revisit their youth at Rydell High’s 25th-year Reunion, performing the original book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. All dates have 8 p.m. performances and tickets are $20. There is an additional 2pm matinee on Sunday, July 21, at which tickets for seniors and children will be $10. Questions welcome at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Purchase tickets at www.portwashingtonplaytroupe.com.


Thursday, July 25

Elder Law Open House

The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation is holding an Elder Law Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. Jennifer Cona, Esq., a partner at Genser Dubow Genser & Cona, LLP, and member of LIAF’s Legal Advisory Board, will be speaking on estate planning & trusts. Anyone who attends this event will also get a  free 15 individual consultation with Cona, to get advice on their most pressing elder law issues. Call 516-767-6856 to attend.


Friday, July 26

North Hempstead Summer Concert Series at Manorhaven Beach Park

The band Abba Girlz will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Manorhaven Beach Park, 158 Manorhaven Blvd. This band is the ultimate ABBA tribute band that accentuates beautiful harmonies, extravagant costumes and exciting choreography. The concert will feature the music of the group ABBA, including songs from the Broadway musical Mama Mia.


Saturday, July 27

Jewel Box Opera Series at Sands Point Preserve

Friends of the Sands Point Preserve presents the Jewel Box Opera Series, Verdi’s “La Traviata”, performed by an international cast with chamber orchestra in Castle Gould’s air-conditioned Great Hall. “La Traviata” runs 90 minutes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; performances begin at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets are $75 per person and include a complimentary glass of wine, the performance, dessert and coffee. For information and to purchase tickets, call 571-7901, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or stop by the Gate House, open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online: www.thesandspointpreserve.com.


Monday, July 29

Port Washington Senior Citizens Atlantic City Trip

Bus leaves 8 a.m. Resorts Casino. Port Washington Senior Citizens, Inc., 80 Manorhaven Blvd.; Call 883-6656 for more information.


Wednesday, July 31

Property Tax Exemptions Meeting at Library

To help you file for or learn more about the property tax exemptions you may be eligible for, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, in cooperation with Legislator Wayne Wink, has arranged to bring Department of Assessment office operations to the Port Washington Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. Equipped with specially configured computers linked to the county’s database, Department of Assessment staff will process property tax exemption applications (Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, and Home Improvement) on-site.  Information about property tax exemptions is available at www.mynassauproperty.com.


Thursday, August 1 — Sunday, August 4

Shrek The Musical at Schreiber High School

The Port Summer Show’s production of Shrek the Musical, will take place from August 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and August 4 at 2 p.m. at Schreiber High School.  Senior citizens admitted free to August 1 performance only. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. With music written by Port Washington’s Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, the show is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek!  For further information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, August 2

New York Exceptions “Doo-Wop Band”

Music from the 50’s and 60’s at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, 8:15 p.m.


Tuesday, August 6

Art Exhibition Opening Reception at The Amsterdam

The Amsterdam in Port Washington will host an “Art Exhibition Opening Reception” at 7:30 p.m., featuring fine art by celebrated artist Ruth Poniarski. Refreshments will be served. Location: The Amsterdam at Harborside, 300 East Overlook  (off Fairway Drive), Port Washington. Registration required. RSVP 433-5000.


Tuesday, August 6

Hiroshima Commemoration

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, will host a Hiroshima Commemoration at 7 p.m., with the theme “Rethinking Security: A Call to Action.” Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, will be the featured speaker.  Free admission. For information and directions, call 487-3786 or 627-6560 x 122.


Thursday, August 8

Small Business Breakfast Seminar at The Amsterdam

The Amsterdam in Port Washington will host a free Small Business Breakfast Seminar “The Business of Art” at 8:30 a.m., featuring Mistress of Ceremonies- Angela Susan Anton, CEO Anton Publications, Charlee Miller- Executive Director, Art League of Long Island, and Regina Gil- Executive Director, Great Neck Arts Center. Refreshments will be served. Location: The Amsterdam at Harborside, 300 East Overlook  (off Fairway Drive), Port Washington. Registration required. RSVP 433-5000.


Friday, August 9

Pilsner Brass Band

Concert at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, 8:15 p.m. Susan Bendernagel, Director


Sunday, August 11

Cancercare Trip to Atlantic City

The Port Washington-Manhasset Chapter of Cancercare invites you to enjoy a deluxe bus ride to the Trump Plaza on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. $40 per person. Bus leaves Soundview Center at 9 am sharp and arrives at Trump Plaza at approximately 12 p.m. Departs Trump Plaza at 6 p.m. sharp and arrives at Soundview Center at approximately 10 p.m. Payment in full is required with reservation.  Make checks payable to Cancercare and mail to Lena Mazzilli, 5 Pine Low, Glen Cove, NY 11542. For more information, call Catherine Caramanica at 883-6404 or Barbara Faticone at 883-6693.


Sunday, August 11

North Hempstead Summer Concert Doubleheader at North Hempstead Beach Park

The Classics with Emil Stucchio will be playing at 1 p.m. This famous oldies group will sing their hits: “Till Then,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “For Your Love,” and many more. Persian musician Kamy R will take the stage at 8 p.m. to perform his top hits. At a young age, Kamy R realized his passion for singing, mainly inspired by R&B, Soul, and Funk. His debut album “DOBAREH” was released worldwide in November of 2010 and broke the traditional barriers of conventional Persian pop. Both concerts will take place at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road.