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Monday, July 23

Gerry Park Improvement Meeting

In an event sponsored by the Town of North Hempstead, residents are invited to a forum to discuss the planned improvements to this beautiful park. Come to voice your ideas. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bryant Library, 2 Paper Mill Rd.

Wednesday, July 25

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea sponsored by the American Association of University Women, North Shore Branch, 2 to 4 p.m. in Roslyn. Come and enjoy traditional treats and entertainment. Wear your fanciest hat and gloves (or not!). Twenty-dollar donation supports a scholarship to the National College Conference for Women Student Leaders. For more information, call Julie at 621-1593 or Diane at 248-0476.

Rummage Sale

Children and adult clothing, housewares, bric-a-brac, accessories, books. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shelter Rock Jewish Center. For further information, call 741-4305, ext. 10. The center is located at 272 Shelter Rock Road.

Upcoming Events

Sid Jacobson JCC

Located at 300 Forest Dr., East Hills:

• July 19: Sid Jacobson JCC Film Festival: David. Daud, the son of the imam of a local Brooklyn mosque, befriends a group of Jewish schoolboys. Featuring guest speaker producer Julian Schwartz. With bonus short The Little Nazi. The evening showing will be on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Thursday, July 19 at 2:30 p.m. For ticket pricing and registration, visit or contact Elyse Ingber, director of Visual & Performing Arts, at 484-1545, ext. 144, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• July 23: HBO’s Hard Times: Lost on Long Island with UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect to Care. Join the Sid Jacobson JCC on Monday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. for a special viewing of the award-winning HBO documentary Hard Times: Lost on Long Island, which follows four Long Island families whose lives have been impacted by unemployment. After the viewing, one of the film’s cast members, a former UJA-Federation of New York’s Connect to Care client, will join with the film’s producer for a Q&A session. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Free. For more information, visit

• July 24: Tzofim Friendship Caravan. Enjoy a taste of Israel as 10 Israeli teens share their culture with you through song and dance at 6 p.m. at Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp in Brookville. Then, enjoy a BBQ and everything the camp has to offer. Twenty dollars per family. For more information, visit

• July 25: Sid Jacobson JCC Film Festival: Welcome to the Kutscher’s: The Last Catskills Resort. This film showcases Kutsher’s Country Club, the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills. The evening showing will be on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Thursday, July 26 at 2:30 p.m. For ticket pricing and registration, visit or contact Elyse Ingber at 484-1545, ext. 144, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•The Sid Jacobson JCC’s 27th Annual Golf and Tennis Outing, presented by MSC Industrial Supply, will be held on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Glen Oaks Club. The event, honoring Erik Gershwind, offers a day of golf, tennis, bridge, canasta and mah jongg, plus a cocktail hour and fabulous dinner. For more information or to register, visit or contact Bridgette Adair at 484-1545, ext. 141, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

•One-week Broadway Summer Camp, Camp ACA. If you’re an aspiring actor between the ages of 7 and 16, join a comprehensive Theatre Arts Camp taught by Broadway stars and ACA staff Aug. 27 to Aug. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fee $770/members $695, which includes a ticket to a Broadway show and transportation to New York City. Sign up by June 30 and save $50 off registration. For more information, contact Susan Kalman at 484-1545, ext. 110, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Temple Sinai Events

Located at 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights. Call 621-6800:

•July 24, 31, Aug. 7: Join Rabbi Andrew Gordon for Discover Your Personal Path to Spirituality at 11 a.m. in the temple library. What does Jewish tradition teach us about healing, thanksgiving and our understanding of God? What are our responsibilities to God, ourselves and our community? Each week, the discussion will focus on a different topic: our understanding of God; gratitude and praise; healing and challenge; mitzvah and responsibility. Tools will be the texts of a prayer book, the Psalms and modern commentary. As the participants progress from week to week, they will be encouraged to create (or recreate) their own personal theology that will allow them to deepen their relationship with the Divine. All are welcome.

Ongoing Events


Williamsburg Exhibit. Born in Brooklyn in 1941, Dick Lopez frequented Williamsburg for most of his youth, along the way developing the roots that would ultimately define who he is. It is for this reason that he calls himself a true Brooklynite. Despite the various paths that Dick has taken throughout his life, he still finds that his heart is drawn to the Williamsburg community. Only now, he observes it with older eyes behind the lens of a Nikon, capturing the progression of a city that has been changing since his childhood. In shooting this work, Dick hopes to depict the past, present, and future for this historic borough. His focus is clear – to photograph how the not-so-subtle transformations of this community are influenced by not only real estate developers and investors, but old-time residents, recent immigrants, artists, merchants and the abundance of diverse ethnic and religious cultures. Dick has no doubt that the imminent evolution of Williamsburg will allow him to discover yet another dimension of more than just the city itself – perhaps a deeper understanding of self. This exhibition is presented by the LI Center of Photography. On view through Aug. 29 at the Shelter Rock Library, 165 Searingtown Rd., Albertson.

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 .


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

•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:

•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 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; 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 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.

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

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.