Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
Saturday, May 5
Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club
Tuesday, May 15
Celebrity Sports Night
Thursday, May 17
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.
Town residents and visitors are invited to the the 7th Annual EcoFest, a free two-day interactive environmental festival at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson. EcoFest will take place May 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with gates opening to the public both days at 10 a.m. The EcoFest will feature live music from Strummin’ and Drummin’ with Chris and Matt Marshak, a show by Erik’s Reptiles Adventures and interactive storytelling and workshops from the Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe. Residents can log on to North Hempstead’s Facebook page for prizes and giveaways prior to EcoFest 2012 at www.facebook.com/Townof NorthHempstead.
Nassau Region of Hadassah Stem Cell Research Walk-a-thon. For more information call 766-2725.
Transplant Recipients International Organization monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at North Shore Health Systems, 145 Community Dr., Manhasset. Speaker: Jorge Ortiz, MD, director of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA. Topic: Donors After Cardiac Death. All welcome. Refreshments served. For information or directions call 516-942-4940.
Students from the Long Island Conservatory of Music Italian Song program will perform Handel’s arias under the direction of Dr. Seo. 6 p.m. at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, 1125 Willis Ave., Albertson. Free.
Invites all women to its Spring Fashion Forecast luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, 25 Main St., Roslyn. The cost of the luncheon is $25. If you pay by check, make it out to cash. Fashions with a Flair, the club’s own ladies will model the latest fashions from Dress Barn. The soloist, Pam Jusino, will present Fashion Notes. The speaker for the day will be Dana Saraniero who will share reflections that are always in style. For reservations or information call Jane Voss 516-742-0861 (after 10 a.m.) or Alice Russo 516-248-9726 by May 4. Cancellations are essential.
Nassau Region of Hadassah Spring Luncheon at the Merchant Marine Academy. Roslyn chapter members Ellen Broder will be honored and Rebecca Altman will be honored as the Women of the Year and Barbara Yonenson will be honored as the Roslyn chapter’s “Ima.” For more information, call 766-2725.
Located at 401 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights. Call 621-2288 for information on the following:
•May 6: Adult Parshat Class. Study Torah with Rabbi Lucas on Sundays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Contact Rabbi Lucas.
•May 7: Sisterhood Brunch and Learn, a wonderful learning opportunity for all members of the congregation, not just sisterhood members. Come for exciting lectures and great company. 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
•May 7: A fabulous film screening and producer Meet and Greet. Exporting Raymond is a hilarious documentary by Phil Rosenthal, co-creator of the hit show Everybody Loves Raymond. 7 p.m. A question and answer session with Phil Rosenthal following the film. Reservations required.
May 16; Senior Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.
•May 20: Day Camp Open House. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come explore your child’s camping opportunities and enjoy an informative tour of the facilities.
•May 20: A Cabaret Of Cantors at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $25. Sponsorships are available.
Located at 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights. Call 621-6800:
•May 8: Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. for A Pathway for Jewish Identity and Spirituality: the Book of Exodus in the Torah. The Book of Exodus tells the story of creation of the Jewish people. It contains sparks of enlightenment that can help all grow in their own pathways as modern Jews. All are welcome.
•May 8: (Session 1). Join Rabbi Michael White and Pastor Victor Lewis at 8 p.m. for A Pathway for Understanding: Bible Study from Jewish and Christian Perspectives. Temple Sinai congregants join with members of the Friendship Baptist Church as Rabbi Michael White and Pastor Victor Lewis together lead us on a journey through the Bible, exploring favorite biblical passages from Jewish and Christian perspectives. All are welcome. Second session May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church, 56 Orchard St., Roslyn Heights.
•May 17: An Evening with Gil Lainer, Consul for Public Diplomacy at the Israeli Consulate speaking about the current challenges in Israel. What are the latest developments in Israel’s struggle for its own security? How does the government deal with terrorism threats? What is the role of diplomacy in Israel’s international relationships? These are among the topics that Gil Lainer will discuss in a much anticipated visit sponsored by the Temple Sinai Adult Education Committee. Lainer will deliver an updated briefing regarding politics, society, diplomacy and security in Israel. He will offer insightful commentary on current events in Israel and around the world. Free. All welcome. 7:30 p.m.
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Village Of Roslyn Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Village Of Flower Hill Board meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall, One Bonnie Heights Rd., Flower Hill.
Village Of Roslyn Estates Board of Trustees will hold its public meetings on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 25 The Tulips.
Village Of Roslyn Harbor Board of Trustees usually meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, 500 Motts Cove Rd. South, Roslyn Harbor.
Village Of East Hills Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Village Hall on 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills.
Village Of Roslyn Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Village Of Roslyn Historic District Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Village Of Roslyn Planning Board meets on the second Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 1200 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.
Roslyn Water District meets on the first, second and third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at 24 West Shore Rd.
Located at 75 Powerhouse Rd, Roslyn Heights. For more info about the following call 484-8185 or go to www.Chabad Roslyn.com:
•Persian Talmud Class. Study the fascinating logic and arguments of the 2000 year old Talmud which shaped Jewish law. Taught in Persian by Dr. Emil Korori. Every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. No fee.
•Women’s Kabbalah Class. Join other women in exploring Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism in an inspiring and practical way. Every Tuesday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. with Rabbi Yaakov Reiter. The course is free of charge and is open to the entire community. Prior knowledge not necessary.
•”Living Torah” Class. Study basic Torah from the beginning of Genesis with Shaul Calmenson, and discover its fascinating concepts and timeless lessons. Every Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. No fee.
•Weekly Torah-Portion Class. Study the weekly Torah portion with Kabbalistic insights and practical lessons, with Rabbi Aaron Konikov. Meets every Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at alternating homes. Call to find out this week’s location or to host a class.
•Meet Moses, Maimonides...and “a few guys from Brooklyn.” A one-on-one learning opportunity. Any subject of your choice. Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m.
Located at 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. Call 741-4305, ext. 10 for information on the following:
•Rabbi Martin S. Cohen conducts classes on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. on Great Jewish Books.
•Rabbi Martin S. Cohen teaches a class on Torah on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
•Current Events led by Irving Roth and David Stollwerk on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
•Zumba, a dance fitness program is held on most Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m.
•Healthy Parenting, a weekly gathering of parents interested in learning, sharing and growing healthy, happy families. Mondays at 1 p.m. at The Roslyn Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Broadway. Led by Diana Wenutu. Classes are free, but you need to register. Call 277-6177.
•Adult Children Caregiver Support Group facilitated by a licensed social worker from the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bristal North Hills, 99 South Service Rd., North Hills, on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. If you are interested in joining, contact Amanda Tripodo, LMSW, 767-6856, ext. 12. There is a $10 fee per each session attended.
•Learn To Play The Bagpipes. The Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band is offering lessons at the Roslyn Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Broadway. Lessons are Tuesdays from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Stop by and see what it’s all about. Call 815-2117.
•Free Weekly Stand-Up Comedy Show every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Simply Fondue of Great Neck, 24 Great Neck Rd., (across the street from the LIRR Great Neck station), second floor, The Gardens shopping plaza, Great Neck. No admission fees; no drink minimums - just free comedy. Featuring acts from top clubs of Manhattan and LI. Call 466-4900.
•Great Neck Choral Society meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Choral Room at Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Rd, Lake Success. Dr. Virginia Davidson, conductor. For information call 884-5795 or 536-0451. Website: www.gnchoral.org.
•Weekly Discussion of current events and issues concerning women every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Womanspace, GN Senior Community Center, 80 Grace Ave., Great Neck. Call 829-6566.
•Womanspace now in its 32nd year meets weekly to discuss issues of interest and concern to women. New members are welcome. Join us on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave.
•Rotary Club Of Roslyn meets every Thursday of every month at 12:15 p.m. at Mim’s of Roslyn, 235 Roslyn Rd. Call Deborah Gottlieb 484-1800, ext. 213 for more information.
•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.
•Children’s Junior Congregation for ages 6 and up is held every Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to noon at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights. Our experienced staff leads it, with Prayer, Song, Stories, Games, Refreshments, Prizes and more. Call 484-8185.
•Family Promise Of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: Churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.
•VFW Post #5253 meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (only on the second Wednesday in the summer, November and December) at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Rd,. Albertson. For more information call 833-7536.
•Ancient Order Of Hibernians, NC Division #19 Fr. Patrick J. Whitney. Hibernian meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month from 8 to 9:15 p.m.ish at St Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington, in the convent.
•Look Good...Feel Better, a free support program presented by the American Cancer Society in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, which helps cancer patients look and feel their best during and after cancer treatment. Held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Arena Oncology Associates, PC, 1999 Marcus Ave., Suite 120, Lake Success. For information or to reserve a space call Georgianna Barakat, LCSW, 365-2430.
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.