Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
Music for Everyone
Sunday, April 22
A Gala Evening of Jewish Music
Sunday, April 22
Earth Day Family Fitness
Sunday, April 22
Will meet at the Roslyn Presbyterian Church, 140 East Broadway, Roslyn, at 7:30 pm. Meeting open to all who enjoy Scottish history and culture. Call 815-2117 for information.
Newsday editor and author Steve Wick will be guest in the pulpit at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln., when he offers a talk on his book, The Long Night: William L. Shirer and The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. All members of the community are invited to attend the service in commemoration of the Holocaust, which begins at 7:30 p.m. He is the author of two non-fiction books in addition to The Long Night: Bad Company: Drugs, Hollywood and the Cotton Club Murder and Heaven and Earth: The Last Farmers of the North Fork. Call 482-5701.
St. Francis Hospital’s DeMatteis Center will hold its annual health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The DeMatteis Center For Cardiac Research & Education, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. No registration required. The day includes: Cholesterol/BP/Diabetes screening, Ask the Doctor Series, nutrition information, Women’s Center services, tours, stroke prevention/information, stop smoking tips, health screenings and more. Also available are CPR and First Aid demonstrations. The Heart Walk will begin at 1 p.m., weather permitting. Bring walking shoes. For more information call 629-2013.
Naomi Zeitlin performs at Atria on Roslyn Harbor, 100 Landing Rd., Roslyn, at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this varied mix of music from different genres and languages. Her international repertoire will include “La Vie En Rose” in French and Spanish favorites along with American standards including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” There will be blues, folk and a little something for everyone. Call 484-7689.
A program of musical inspiration: Chassidic, Israeli, Yiddish, Broadway, operatic and cantorial songs. Featuring Cantors Aron Heller and Ralph Nussbaum and the East Northport Jewish Center Choir. Accompanist: Terry Bernstein. 4 p.m. at Temple Sholom of Westbury, 675 Brookside Ct., Westbury. Admission: $10 per person; $15 per couple; $5 Children (pre-teen). RSVP to 516-334-2800. Tickets available at the door.
Come for a discussion about hydraulic fracturing and what can be done about it. Fracking threatens our air, water and food. Community leaders and concerned residents will come together to show elected officials that their leadership is needed in keeping fracking out of New York. Sponsored by Food & Water Watch, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Grassroots Environmental Education, Reach Out America, among others. 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset.
Nassau Region of Hadassah Annual Green Dress Health Luncheon with celebrity guest entertainer, Elayne Boosler, writer for The Huffington Post and frequent guest on the Joy Behar Show. To be held at Temple Sinai in Roslyn. For more information call 766-2725.
CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services) will hold its 27th Annual Spring Luncheon at The Carltun, East Meadow. Joseph and Jane Clementi, parents of Tyler Clementi and Perri Klass, MD, New York Times columnist, author, journalist and pediatrician, will be the speakers and receive the CAPS Community Leadership Award. In addition, Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., partner, Farrell Fritz PC will receive the CAPS Children’s Advocate Award. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call CAPS at 516-621-0552, ext. 101 or register online at www.capsli.org.
Annual Luncheon on April 26 in Roslyn. Transportation available. Contact 516- 481-0462 or 516-599-2719 for further information.
Noted lecturer Rhoda Plotkin will speak on the Middle East and the 2012 elections. 10:30 a.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. Call 741-4305.
The concert features the Trinity Church Choir, joined by performers from Friends Academy. Martha Regelmann, Conductor. Gems of choral and instrumental music by Bach, Mozart, Faure and Rutter will be performed. Cello, piano and organ will be featured solo instruments as well as accompaniment for the sublime choral masterpieces. The finale of this delightful concert will combine all the singers and instrumentalists in John Rutter’s dramatic “Out of the Deep,”,followed by an inspiring setting of the beloved text, “Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace.” Bring an open heart and enjoy the beautiful music while soaking in the atmosphere of the lovely Stanford White architecture and the soft glow of the Tiffany stained glass windows. This event will be held at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1579 Northern Blvd., Roslyn (516-621-7925). Co-sponsored by The Roslyn Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments served. No tickets required. A free-will offering of non-perishable food items or money may be made to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank/LI Cares.
The Guild of St. Francis Hospital’s Annual Spring Luncheon, An Afternoon on Broadway, is being held at The Brookville Country Club. Americana Manhasset is sponsoring this extravaganza with a production starring Tony Award winner, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Contact 516-562-6454 for more information or to purchase tickets. All proceeds are donated toward the renovations at St. Francis Hospital.
Nassau Region of Hadassah Stem Cell Research Walk-a-thon. For more information call 766-2725.
Located at 401 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights. Call 621-2288 or information on the following:
•April 22: Day Camp Open House. Come explore your child’s camping opportunities and enjoy an informative tour of the facilities. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 621-9257.
•April 24: Omer Class. During the period between Passover and Shavuot (the Omer) participants will study the seven core values of Judaism. The class will culminate in a Siyyum (celebration of study) at the annual TBS Tikkun Leyl Shavuot which takes place on Erev Shavuot. 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Rabbi Cecelia Beyer.
•April 27: Share the warmth of Shabbat with Rabbi Alan B. Lucas, Rabbi Cecelia Beyer and Cantor Ofer Barnoy and company. Come for Friday Night Live! and dinner Israeli style. 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 621-9257.
•April 29: Blood Drive. 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up early for an appointment. Call 621-9257.
•April 29: Mitzvah Day. Visit the homebound elderly in the Roslyn area and deliver gift bags. Help build homes for the underprivileged through Habitat for Humanity and help to sort and pack donations to be sent to our troops overseas. This is just a few items the temple will be taking part in. Lots to do on Mitzvah Day. Try to spend an hour or stay all day. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Located at 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights. Call 621-6800:
•April 20: Join Rabbi Benjamin David at 11 a.m. when the Temple Sinai Book Club will meet to discuss What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander. Re-discover the pleasures of reading and the added delight of “sounding off” by sharing your feelings, pro and con, about what you have read. All welcome.
•April 26: Join the Adult Activity Club for a pre-program Israeli-style dinner at 6:30 p.m. preceding the 7:30 p.m. presentation by Dr. Jonah Pesner, Becoming a Just Congregation: The Transformative Work of Community-Based Organizing. The cost is $12 Adult Activity members; $18 nonmembers. Reservations are a must (so there is enough food). Call the Temple office 516-621-6800 by April 23. All are welcome.
•April 26: The Adult Education Committee presents Rabbi Jonah Pesner, senior vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism at 7:30 p.m. The creation of better, stronger and more compassionate religious communities will be the focus of his program, Becoming a Just Congregation: The Transformative Work of Community-Based Organizing
•April 27: Join Rabbi Benjamin David for Monthly Friday Morning Talmud from 11 a.m. to noon to study the timeless and engaging words of our tradition. Talmudic stories on the theme of Shabbat will be read. Learn about the holy day of Shabbat and how the Talmud itself operates. Discussions will be light, informal and entertaining, to be sure. All are welcome.
•April 27: Join the Israel Committee and Friend of a Friend/Chaverot at 7:45 p.m. and welcome Rabbi Danny Allen, executive director, Association of Reform Zionists of America, speaking on One Heart, Two Homes: America, Israel and Us.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 2013-2014 college basketball season is underway and Roslyn resident George Beamon is off to a scorching start, as he makes his claim as one of the top scoring guards in the country.
Beamon, a senior at Manhattan College has led the Jaspers to a 4-2 record. He was the leading scorer in Manhattan’s first five games, tallying 24 points in the win against LaSalle, 28 points in a tight 71-70 over Columbia, 34 points in a loss against George Washington, and 24 points in both a win over Illinois State and a loss to Fordham.
Beamon was also a team leader in rebounds in the games against Columbia, George Washington and Fordham.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Buckley Country Day School upper school students from Roslyn earned top honors at the end of this fall’s interscholastic soccer season. Roslyn athletes pictured from left to right, are: Ansh Amin, Most Valuable Player, boys’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team; Kenneth Silver, Most Improved Player, boys’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team; and Eleni Vasiliades, Bulldog Spirit Award, girls’ fifth and sixth grade Blue team.