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Bring a game if you have one. Beginners welcome. Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Port Washington Public Library.
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 marinolodge.org or call 767-3123 for more information.
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.
The Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 11 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the award-winning artist behind Wit & Whim’s new one-of-a-kind, personalized gift art: Carole Weitz, at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting at 8:30 a.m., at Ayhan’s Shish Kebab.
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.
The Port Washington Senior Citizens Center will host a tour and picnic lunch at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. $10.
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.
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.
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 www.active.com. For more information, visit www.hknc.org 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.
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!
All day long anniversary celebration filled with prizes, treats & fun!
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.
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 www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
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 www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
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 www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.