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Chess Players

Bring a game if you have one. Beginners welcome. Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Port Washington Public Library.

Until Sunday, September 8

34th Annual Grande Festa Italiana, North Hempstead Beach Park

Largest and oldest feast on Long Island! Great rides (9/4 and 9/5 - ride all night for $25; 9/7 – ride from 12:30 – 4 p.m. for $25; 9/8 - ride free 12:30-1:30 p.m.) and games, delicious food, live entertainment Thursday -Sunday night, casino, fireworks Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. Open 6 - 11 p.m. Wednesday – Friday, 2 - 11 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 – 11 p.m. Sunday. Ample parking and all proceeds donated to charity. Visit or call 767-3123 for more information.

Sunday, September 8

Film Movement Feature

The Roundup (2011-21 min.). A sheriff hunts a bandit and his henchman in writer/director Stephan C. Schaefer’s western short. The Dynamiter (2011-74 min.). In this drama from writer, producer and director Matthew Gordon, 14-year-old Robbie (William Ruffin) is left in the care of his half-brother Fess (John Alex Nunnery) and his dangerous older brother Lucas (Patrick Rutherford). After a brief intermission, Catherine the Great (2011-5 min.), writer/director Anna Kuntsman’s look at the problem of prostitution in Israel. Off White Lies (2011-89 min.). Director Maya Kenig also scripted (with Dana Diment) this drama about sharp-witted teenager Libi (Elya Inbar), who is sent to live with her father, Shaul (Gur Bentwich), only to discover that he is homeless. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 1:30 p.m.

Monday, September 9

Art Lecture

The Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 11 a.m.

“The Gatekeepers”

Producer/director Dror Moreh’s Oscar-nominated documentary visits all of the surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. In Hebrew with English subtitles. (2012-101 min.). 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10

Computer Classes for Adults

Registration begins for a Digital Photography class to be held on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Payment of $12 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents only.

Hypertension Screening: Free screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11

Book Discussion

A discussion of State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 7:30 p.m.



The Photography Club of Long Island presents a program on getting the correct exposure. The program will cover shutter speed, aperture and ISO (film speed) and how they relate to exposure. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 12

Meet The Artist Night

Meet the award-winning artist behind Wit & Whim’s new one-of-a-kind, personalized gift art: Carole Weitz, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 13

Pride in Port Committee

Meeting at 8:30 a.m., at Ayhan’s Shish Kebab.

Sunday, September 15

Family Fest at North Hempstead Beach Park

Spend a fun-filled day at the beach with family activities including kayaking, wildlife presentations, sandcastle building, kite flying, face painting, food vendors, and musical entertainment by 4 bands. 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $5 per car.

Sunday, September 15

Fall Migration Walk at Sands Point Preserve

It is the perfect time of year to search for falcons, warblers, osprey and other wildlife making their way to warmer settings for the winter in this Fall migration walk. The journey will seek out monarch butterflies and dragonflies, as well. This adventurous hike will move through woods and fields. Bring binoculars if you have them — and wear sneakers or sturdy footwear. Not recommended for toddlers and preschoolers. $10 per car or free with Annual Pass. Two Sessions: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., and 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Pre-registration requested at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday, September 18

Merchant Marine Academy

The Port Washington Senior Citizens Center will host a tour and picnic lunch at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. $10.

Friday, September 20

Puccini’s Passion

Friends of the Sands Point Preserve present, “Puccini’s Passion,” performed by the Dicapo Opera Theatre at 7 p.m. — a musical exploration of this great composer’s life and many loves — and how they served as inspiration for his leading ladies. Tickets are $125 per person and include the performance, cocktails, dinner and dessert — at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall in Castle Gould. Written by Michael Capasso and Bill Van Horn, it includes musical selections from every Puccini opera.

Saturday, September 21

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society Fall Country Fair

In addition to the Civil War re-enactors, a petting zoo, wonderful music all day long, craftspeople, pony rides, a real working blacksmith and great food, this year the fair will have a real race car from the Vanderbilt Cup Races. The Alco Black Beast, winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races, will be on display at the Fair. Sands-Willets House, 336 Port Washington Boulevard, just south of Uncle Guiseppe’s, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain Date: September 22.

Sunday, September 22

Helen’s Run/Walk - 5K/3.1 Miles

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults is hosting its 17th annual walk-a-thon, with a new run component to the event. Registration and starting point is at the Sands Point Park & Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point. Check in & registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., start- 9:00 a.m. SHARP! Registration fee: $25.00; day of event: $35.00. Event is limited to 400 participants; early sign-up is highly recommended. Register online at For more information, visit or call 944-8900, ext. 1310. Race timing by Finish Line Road Race Technicians of Port Washington. There will be age group awards. Each registration includes one t-shirt and refreshments. Individuals of all ages and disabilities are welcome to participate.

Sunday, September 22

“Many Hearts, One Flag”

Kids Crafting Project, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kids ages 5-11 are invited to craft and create the store’s next window display!

Monday, September 23

8th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner

The Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association will sponsor their 8th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner at Harbor Links Golf Course, 1 Fairway Drive, Port Washington, to benefit breast cancer research and awareness. Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by brunch. Shotgun (scramble) or Golf 101 (2-hour instruction) is at 1 p.m. The day is capped off with an evening cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a buffet dinner, awards, and raffle drawing. To sponsor or register, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to

Friday, September 27

Wit & Whim’s One-Year Anniversary Party

All day long anniversary celebration filled with prizes, treats & fun!

Saturday, September 28

25th Annual Pride in Port

Save the date to celebrate Pride in Port! The annual Parade, Senior Luncheon, Family Fun Day and Homecoming football game give our children, parents, seniors and neighbors an opportunity to show how much we enjoy living in this special community. The dinner dance provides a Taste of Port, a fun evening, and support for the Pride in Port scholarship fund. All events are open to all who live and work in Port Washington, and most events (except the dinner dance) are free of charge.

Tuesday, October 1

Safe Boating Course

U.S. Power Squadrons will present America’s Boating Course at the Port Washington Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Drive, at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $60. For more information, contact Bob Miller at 625-0347 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Saturday, October 12

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Rooted in a commitment to create music out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey In The Rock possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are Premium, $62; Friends, $57; Standard, $57; Friends’ $52. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit

Saturday, October 19

Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Streisand Songbook at 8 p.m. Ann Hampton Callaway is a masterful songwriter and one of the American songbook’s greatest champions. She is being welcomed her back with her critically acclaimed cabaret show (MAC Award for Show of the Year) that pays magical tribute to the songs of another master — Barbra Streisand. Tickets for the show are Premium, $52; Friends, $47; Standard, $47; Friends, $42. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit

Friday, October 25

The Idan Raichel Project

In 2003, an unusual song began airing on Israeli radio stations. With its haunting chorus in the Ethiopian language of Amharic and an exotic, global fusion sound “Bo’ee” became an instant crossover hit that catapulted The Idan Raichel Project to the top of Israel’s pop charts, and turned a young dreadlocked keyboardist and producer into a household name in his native land. The Idan Raichel Project has become known around the world for its cross-cultural collaborations that changed the face of Israeli popular music. Tickets for the show, which begins at 8 p.m., are Premium, $57; Friends, $52; Standard, $52; Friends $47. The box office phone number is 516-767-6444 or visit