Anton Community Newspapers  •  132 East 2nd Street  •  Mineola, NY 11501  •  Phone: 516-747-8282  •  FAX: 516-742-5867
Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

theRoslynNews.com Calendar

EcoFest
Saturday, May 5

Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club
Tuesday, May 15

Celebrity Sports Night
Thursday, May 17


Thursday, May 3

Spring Luncheon

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.


Saturday, May 5

EcoFest

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.


Sunday, May 6

Hadassah Walk-A-Thon

Nassau Region of Hadassah Stem Cell Research Walk-a-thon. For more information call 766-2725.


Wednesday May 9

Kabbalistic Secrets To A Successful Marriage

A new course from the Jewish Learning Institute, taught by Rabbi Yaakov Reiter, will provide spiritual and practical ways to enhance your relationship, increase your happiness, and strengthen your marriage. This course will benefit everyone from newlyweds to couples happily married for many years, to those contemplating tying the knot. Wednesdays through June 6, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Chabad of Roslyn, 75 Powerhouse Rd., Roslyn Heights.Fee: $99, includes textbook and all materials. Couples discount: 10 percent off. Not sure? Sign up and try the first class free. To register or for more info visit www. ChabadRoslyn.com, call 516-484-3500 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Long Island TRIO

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.


Thursday, May 10

Concert

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.


Tuesday, May 15

Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club

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.


Thursday, May 17

Hadassah Annual Conference

Nassau Region of Hadassah Annual Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 766-2725. Also on May 17.

Celebrity Sports Night

The 46th Annual Celebrity Sports Night will be held at 6 p.m. at Abilities! Headquarters, 201 IU Willets Rd., Albertson. Call 465-1595 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Golf And Tennis Classic

Life’s WORC 25th Anniversary Geraldo Rivera Golf and Tennis Classic will be held at the Plandome Country Club, Port Washington, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception and dinner. Contact Matthew Zebatto 516-741-9000, ext. 241 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Monday, May 21

Hadassah Spring Luncheon

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.


Upcoming Events

6th Biennial Sojourn To West Africa

10 Day Cultural Trip to Ghana, West Africa, Aug. 4-14, 2012. Visits to Cultural sites: W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Elmina/Cape Coast Slave Castles – Door of No Return, River of the Last Bath/Assin Manso, Kakum National Park, Kumasi (Seat of the Ashanti Empire), Manhyia Palace. Ashanti Craft Villages: Ahwiaa (Wood Carving Village), Ntonso (Adinkra Textile Printing Village), Bonwire (Kente Weaving Village). Akosombo Dam, Boat Cruise on the Volta Lake – largest man-made lake in the world, Torgome Village for Naming Ceremony, shopping galore. For further information contact Pat Jenkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-997-6585.

Exhibit

Viewpoints - Art of the Portrait. The show features a contemporary realist exhibit of the work of students with their inspiration, teacher Dan Slapo, master pastelist with the Pastel Society of America. Other artists exhibiting are: Nicole Adamonis, Suzie Alvey, Andrea Attias, Christine Ballow, Peggy Bayern, Brianna Burns, Colleen Burns, Kathy Burns, Keeley Burns, Joe Leonardo, Sieglinde Lubbers, Bob Lubbers, Nadine McCluskey, Pat Quinn,Ted Scholl and Theodora Zavala. The show runs through June 26 at the Shelter Rock Library, 265 Searingtown Rd., Albertson and can be viewed during regular library hours in the gallery. The artists will be available with a Meet-the-Artist Reception on May 6 in the gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to this free event. Delicious hors d’ oeuvres and desserts will be served. Contact Suzie Alvey 516-3261720 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

At Temple Beth Sholom

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.

Temple Sinai Events

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.


Ongoing Event

Port North Spring Boys Basketball

Port North is a 3-year-old independent basketball team based out of Port Washington that plays year round in the super league at Island Garden and various tournaments in the metropolitan area. The program currently has a combined record of 30 - 3 in the winter super league. The emphasis is on teaching the fundamentals, developing good practice habits and preparing players for middle and high school basketball. The team has a professional trainer with more than 20 years experience. We are currently looking for experienced and dedicated basketball players in grades four through 10 who are interested in trying out for spring and AAU basketball. If you are interested or have any questions email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Submissions

Do you or your organization have any material for our community calendar? The Roslyn News welcomes such items.

•Please send items in at least two weeks in advance, typewritten if at all possible, and include a daytime telephone number.

•We are unable to accept any items via telephone.

Calendar materials may be mailed or delivered to our office at 132 East Second Street, Mineola, NY (11501) in a sealed envelope marked “Calendar Editor, Roslyn News.


Board Meetings

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.


Weekly Events

Chabad Of Roslyn Programs

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.

At The Shelter Rock Jewish Center

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.

•Strength To Strength At The JCC. The Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills, is offering Strength to Strength, a wellness program for improving the body, mind and spirit of cancer survivors. The program includes Pilates, range of motion exercises and supportive counseling. Physician clearance is required. The event takes place Mondays and Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The program is free. Call 484-1545, ext. 196 or email the JCC at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•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.


Monthly Events

•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.

•Well Spouse Association for well spouses or partners of the chronically disabled. When one is sick…two need help. Is your spouse ill? Are you feeling the stress of being a caregiver? Do you feel lonely, angry, sad, guilty, frustrated, desperate? Have your friends deserted you? Would you like to share emotional problems and coping skills with others who walk in your shoes? If your answer is yes, join a group of people in similar situations. Share feelings, experiences and helpful ideas. Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Rd. (corner of Searingtown Rd.), Albertson. Call Betsey Budne-Finnel 482-6574 or Rose Packard 829-8740 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•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.

•LI Junior Chamber of Commerce has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit WWW.LIJC.com. Contact: Martin Dekom, chairman, 850-2717 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Julie Dekom, membership director -Julz_5@yahoo. com; Steven Eiselen, community development VP This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•Holistic Moms Network, a community of moms interested in natural health and mindful parenting. Held on the first Thursday of every month (or specific date) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Community Center, Church St, Oyster Bay. All welcome! Call624-2332. www.holisticmoms.org; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

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.

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.


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.

 

— Submitted by Jerry Mazza



Calendar

Pete Hamill Lecture - December 5

Chazak Celebration - December 7

More Mussar Programs - January 8


Columns

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com