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Light Classical Concert - May 31

Disaster Preparedness Meeting - June 12

Eve Keller Lecture - June 13

Friday, May 31

Light Classical Concert

Join Temple Sinai following the 7:45 p.m. Shabbat Service for a Light Classical Concert. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Saturday, June 1

‘Art-o-rama’ In Port Washington 

The second annual “Art-o-rama” is coming to the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington on Saturday, June 1. On that day everyone is invited to hang one piece of art in the gallery. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entry fee of $25 entitles participants to hang one piece of art (framed or unframed) wherever they choose in spacious gallery, located at 402 Main St. Works will remain on display from June 23 through June 30 during regular gallery hours and will be attended at all times. A reception will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 12

Disaster Preparedness Meeting

Nassau County Legislators Wayne Wink & Delia DeRiggi-Whitton invite the public to their Disaster Preparedness Meeting. Commissioner Craig Craft, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management will provide the latest information about disaster preparedness. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Roslyn Middle School, 375 Locust Lane, Roslyn Heights. Call Legislator Wink’s office at 571-6211 or Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton’s office at 571-6218 if you have any questions.

Thursday, June 13

Eve Keller Lecture 

In cooperation with the Sid Jacobson JCC, Eve Keller will discuss her book, Two Rings: A Story of Love and War at 7:30 p.m. Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  www.mysinai.org.

Monday, June 17 

Annual Golf Outing Benefit 

The Roslyn-based Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) will host its 15th annual Golf Outing benefit, Monday, June 17 at The Muttontown Country Club, East Norwich. The benefit supports CAPS’ prevention-through-education student programs, which are offered at no cost to all elementary, middle and high schools in Nassau and Suffolk. The outing begins at 10 a.m. with golfer registration and brunch; shotgun start is at noon; cocktails and a buffet dinner begin at 5 p.m.  John J. Corrado, President, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc will be honored for his extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of children.  To register as a golfer or sponsor, or for event particulars, call CAPS at  621-0552 or 631-289-3240 or visit the website, www.capsli.org.

Ongoing

Bridge Games

• Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players welcome. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.

• Bridge Game—A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.

Game Night

Game night will be held every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Park at East Hills lounge. Send in information if you are bringing a game or would like to be paired with players. Send contact information and requested game to: SAC, Village of East Hills, c/o Senior Activities Committee, Box 18, 209 Harbor Hill Rd., East Hills, NY 11576.

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.ChabadRoslyn.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.

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.

•Duplicate Bridge: Monday mornings 9:30 to noon. Duplicate for beginners and social bridge players, Wednesday evenings 7 p.m., Thursday afternoons 12:30 p.m.  Master points awarded, refreshments served. For information and reservations, call 917-658-5991. 

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. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 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! Call 624-2332. www.holisticmoms.org; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Bridge Games

•Duplicate Bridge Game sponsored by the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Ln. The game begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Upstairs Garden Room of the synagogue. Triple points are awarded; snacks are provided. The fee is $11/person, payable at the door. Call Lily Lesser, Sisterhood president, 773-0097 or the temple office 482-5701 for further information.

•Bridge Game. Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players welcome. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.

•Duplicate Bridge Game. An open game is held every Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. at Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd., Manhasset. Master points are awarded. There is a $10 card fee. Refreshments served. For questions call Lynn Weiss 718-279-1005.

•Duplicate Bridge Game, an open game on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, Main St., Port Washington. There is an $11 card fee. For questions call Ann Schwartz 747-5461.

•Duplicate Bridge. Friendly ACBL Accredited Duplicate Bridge Game. Refreshments served. Bring your favorite partner or we will get you one. Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. at Sterling Glen, 146 Glen St., Glen Cove. An ACBL certified director is in charge. Card fee $5. Call Mayer 671-2095.

•Bridge Game. A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursday afternoons at 12;30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.

Ongoing Programs

Boy Scouts

Open to all boys 11-18 years old. Meets at sponsor: Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Rd., Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Contact Steven Cahn 621-3890.

Cub Scouts

Open to all boys 6-10 years old. Meets at sponsor: Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Rd., Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Dan Sharon 428-3633.

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

Bridge Players Wanted

The residents of East Hills Park are looking for bridge players who are East Hills residents only who would like to join the group. It takes place Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. in the East Hills Lounge. Call 621-8782.

Canasta Players Wanted

Mature women looking for canasta players to play canasta Wednesdays or Fridays at the Links of Roslyn. Call 365-6048.

Help For Seniors

Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.

Free Weekly Meditation Classes for Children

Ages 6 to 16. Beginners welcome. One session for ages 6 to 8. Second session ages 9 to 16. Classes are held in Roslyn. Instructor Ko Kila Bennett. Call 625-1532 for more information. 

Sands-Willets House Tours

From May through October, the Sands-Willets House, circa 1735, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society is open for guided tours of its 10 fully furnished rooms on the first and third Sunday of each month. Also included is a tour of the 1600’s Dutch barn. Tour hours: 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. An admission fee of $5 per adult and $2.50 for children under 12 helps the society maintain the house, its barn and the grounds on which they stand. Basement “Trash & Treasures” will also be open, for bargain-hunting enjoyment. Located at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. For further information, call 365-9074.

Runaway Hotline

Nassau County’s Runaway Hotline offers free and confidential counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week to parents and families of youth experiencing problems at home. Information and referrals are available. Emergency housing is provided to youth if needed. Call 781-9800 before the problem leads to a runaway, throwaway or abuse situation.

Look Good, Feel Better

Is the American Cancer Society’s two-hour class for women undergoing treatment for cancer. It is designed to help them deal with possible appearance-related side effects such as hair loss and skin changes, while enhancing their self-image at the same time. Trained volunteer cosmetologists provide participants with tips on skin care, makeup application, wig/turban styling, etc. Every participant receives a complimentary box of make-up containing the products used in the program. The class is free. Preregistration required. Some of the sessions are done in Spanish and English. Held at North North University Hospital in Manhasset. Call 800-ACS-2345.

Nassau County Museum Of Art

The Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Admission is $10 adults; $8 seniors (62+); $4 children (4-12); members free. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (members free). There is a docent-led exhibition tour every day at 2 p.m.; meet in the lobby, no reservations are needed. Each Sunday the museum offers family art activities, free with museum admission, beginning at 1 p.m. The Museum Store is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For current exhibitions, events, director and other information, call (516) 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.

Van Nostrand Starkins House Museum

Located at 221 Main St., Roslyn. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 adults; $2 children and seniors. Beverly McDermott, museum educator, gives guided tours every half hour. The museum is filled with two rooms of 18th century antique furniture and one room filled with 18th century samplers and archaeological artifacts. The Children’s Hands on Education program is not to be missed. It is filled with 18th century reproductions of children’s clothing, toys and artifacts for children to handle and enjoy. 

 

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


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