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Jennifer Hudson Performance - August 7

Father Schuller Lecture - August 7

Creative Writing Workshop - August 8

Wednesday, August 7

Jennifer Hudson Performance 

Jennifer Hudson will perform on behalf of UJA-Federation of New York at the 23rd Annual Summerfest Concert at the NYCB Theatre, Westbury, on Aug. 7. Roslyn residents are invited to attend. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. For more information, contact Jodi Faden at 516-677-1858 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Father Schuller Lecture

The Voice of the Faithful sponsors Father Helmut Schuller on “The Catholic Tipping Point – Reform and Renewal in the Catholic church.”  Father Schuller, a priest of the diocese of Vienna, Austria, is founder of the Priests’ Initiative, a European-wide organization of diocesan priests called for dialogue with the hierarchy on issues pertinent to Catholic spiritual life. Father Schuler is on a countrywide tour of the United States talking to large groups across the nation on these matters. Manhasset is the last stop on the tour before he returns to Austria.   He will be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset.   Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.   Following the presentation there will be open discussion and a Q&A period. Coffee and cookies will be served.   All are welcome, bring a friend.  A goodwill donation of $15.00 is suggested, but not necessary. For further information contact: Pat Paone at 516-627-2438.

Let’s Get Your Lawn In Shape

On Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m., Hicks Nurseries in Westbury presents a free workshop for home gardeners. Plentiful rainfall, cooler temperatures and lack of competition from weeds make fall an ideal time to improve lawns. This free seminar will lay out the steps necessary to bring lawns back to their pre-summer beauty and help gardeners get a head start for next spring. Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 516-334-0066.

Thursday, August 8

Creative Writing Workshop

Popular teen and “tween” author Lisa Greenwald will be visiting the Gold Coast Public Library on Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m.  Greenwald will read from her latest novel My Summer of Pink & Green while discussing her path to publication and the writing process.  A writing workshop will follow. Greenwald is the author of four books for tweens and teens.  She works at the Birch Wathen Lenox School Library on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and is a recent graduate from The New School’s MFA program in writing for children.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and young daughter.  Copies of her books will be available for signing.  This program is for students in grades 5-12.  Registration is required and you may do so by calling the Reference Desk at 516-759-8300 or by emailing Ashley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday, September 11 

Terrarium Planting Workshop

Ever popular, terrariums are a beautiful and elegant addition to a home. Participants in this workshop can create their own miniature glass gardens during this workshop with assistance from the nursery’s design staff. Bring your own glass vessel or the Nursery will provide one. Cost: $45.00 +tax includes all materials. Participants may bring their own glass vessel, price will be determined by its size. Call 516-334-0066 to make a reservation. The workshop begins at 11 a.m. Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. 

Wednesday, August 14

Military, Veteran Job Fair

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair, scheduled for Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center, 25 Baiting Place Road, in Farmingdale, is committed to making this one-of–a-kind free hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers. For information contact Robert VanPelt, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 518-786-4605 or David Myones, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 516-236-0423. Visit: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/ for additional information, dates.

Planting for Privacy

On Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m., Hicks Nurseries will present a planting for privacy workshop. Participants will learn which trees and shrubs will grow tall and full to help make their yard the private oasis they always wanted it to be. Hicks Landscapes’ designer Rich Abate will discuss the best options available to gain valuable privacy or to block out undesirable views. Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 516-334-0066. 

Wednesday, September 21

It’s Time: How to Bring Plants Indoors For Winter

On Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. After a summer nurturing houseplants and tropical outdoors soon it will be time to transfer them indoors for the winter months. This informative seminar explains the steps necessary to successfully transfer a plant indoors. From insect control to lighting and soil, all will be covered. The lecture will take place at Hicks Nurseries, located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. Call 516-334-0066. 

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.

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.

 

•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.


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

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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