Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
Saturday, April 21
Saturday, April 21
LI Jewish Singles
Sunday, April 22
Enjoy a guided nature walk on the trails throughout the year from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, 6000 Northern Blvd., Muttontown (between Route 106 and 107 – just west of Martin Viette Nursery). Meet the guide at the site entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets, no children under 10 years of age or organized groups permitted. Weather permitting. Call 922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission. No registration required. Visit www.hoffmancenter.org. Also on May 5, 19, June 2, 16.
Presents “Chance for a Spring Romance Meet and Mingle” on April 22 at 7 p.m. at RARE650, 650 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. $10. Cash bar. Ages 40 – 65. Information: 631-421-5835, ext. 543, or LIJS45@ gmail.com.
A program of musical inspiration: Chassidic, Israeli, Yiddish, Broadway, operatic and cantorial songs. Featuring cantors Aron Heller and Ralph Nussbaum and the East Northport Jewish Center Choir. Accompanist: Terry Bernstein. 4 p.m. at Temple Sholom of Westbury, 675 Brookside Ct., Westbury. Admission: $10 per person; $15 per couple; $5 Children (pre-teen). RSVP to 516-334-2800. Tickets available at the door.
One of Midway Jewish Center’s (330 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset) fine Adult Education programs, though it doesn’t quite feel like one. The program is open to the public. The screenings include a review of the movie from the perspective of Jewish spirituality and/or ethics. All films are shown with English subtitles for anyone with listening challenges. Everyone is welcome. All showings are at 7:30 p.m.
•April 23: Rain Man
•April 30: The Soloist
Nassau Region of Hadassah Annual Green Dress Health Luncheon with celebrity guest entertainer Elayne Boosler, writer for The Huffington Post and frequent guest on the Joy Behar Show. To be held at Temple Sinai in Roslyn. For more information call 766-2725.
A dinner program designed to meet the special needs of women with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, will be presented at the Woodlands at Woodbury, by the LI Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The evening will include exhibits providing health and beauty information for female IBD patients, a full dinner, literature, raffles and more. Members $45; nonmembers $55. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation or for information about other CCFA programs and services, register online http://online.ccfa.org/girl friends2012 or call the chapter office 516-222-5530.
Annual installation of officers and directors ceremony at 8 p.m. at The Woodlands at the TOB Golf Course, Southwoods Rd., Woodbury. Note the time for this month’s meeting has changed. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Come for a very enjoyable evening. For information on attending this event, call 516-921-1000 or visit nswgop.com.
North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset, invites parents and guardians of teenagers to a conversation with author Scott Fried, adolescent motivational speaker and health educator, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. His parent discussion entitled, Hearing Our Children, is a very moving and important conversation, involving the secrets most teens would like to keep from their parents. Using himself as Exhibit A, Scott shares the difficult story of his painful disclosures to his own family. More importantly, this talk will offer specific ideas and techniques on parenting a teenager through this difficult time of adolescent angst and their burgeoning experiences as the newest members of the sexual community.
Pianist Louis Schwizgebel won First Prize in the 2007 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was presented by the Young Concert Artists Series in his New York debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, sponsored by the Peter Marino Debut Prize, and his Washington, DC, debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. He will perform at 6 p.m. at the Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. Reservations: Individual tickets will be sold at the door for $20. Call 516-367-8455 to reserve seats.
Join the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, for a day of games, refreshments, education and fun. Children under the age of 12 can fish for trout with all gear provided. Local environmental and conservation groups will be on hand. General admission, call for further information. Call 516-692-6768. Rain date May 5.
Featuring jewelry, ceramics, wood, leather, glass, clothing and many gift items. Come, browse and shop the fine selection of merchandise. April 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Syosset Railroad Station, Jackson Ave. Free parking. Free admission. Call Showtiques 631-724-5966. Rain or shine.
North Shore Synagogue Sisterhood Spring Shopping Boutique will be held at noon at North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset. One stop shopping for Mother’s Day. Jewelry, clothes, accessories, home accessories and baby items. Call 921-2282.
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. Six Wednesdays, May 2 – 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 JLI@Chabad Roslyn.com
Nassau Region of Hadassah Stem Cell Research Walk-a-thon. For more information call 766-2725.
COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds free weekly support groups. Groups are held at the Elias Hicks Historical Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. For more information or directions, call Karen Flyer 484-4993. The following groups are offered:
•April 23: Sibling support group meetings on the third or fourth Monday of the month for adult siblings on the North Shore. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Elias Hicks Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. Groups for siblings ages 5-10 and 11-17 also available. Free.
Located at 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Free with paid admission; members $4 child. RSVP to 631-367-3418:
•April 29: Sketch by the Sea: Watercolor. In honor of April Showers, make a wash this month with graceful watercolor paintings inspired by historical artifacts. All materials supplied. Beginners welcome. Free with paid admission. Members $4. RSVP.
•May 7, 21: Monday Minnows. Come for fun Storytime, hands-on activities and crafts about the ocean, nature and seasonal themes. Different item every week. 1:30 p.m. Ages 3 to 5. Members free; others $5 parent/child pair; $3 additional sibling. 45 minutes.
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1665 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, announces the return of its hit program, Pollywog Adventures, for kids ages 3 to 5. A shared experience for parents and their pollywogs, the program offers participants an opportunity to learn about the watery natural world which surrounds us. Children and parents will celebrate the hatchery’s exhibit animals through live animal shows, crafts, activities and stories. New events every week. The program takes place every first and third Thursday April through June from 11 a.m. to noon. Call for fees. Special discounts for members. Registration required. RSVP by the Wednesday before. Limited space available. Call 516-692-6768.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Susan Parker, a resident of Syosset for 24 years, is running for a trustee seat on the Syosset Board of Education.
A mother of three and employee of the Syosset Fire District for the past seven years, Parker has been an active PTA member for the past 21 years on a local and county level. Parker received her BS from SUNY Binghampton and her MBA from Boston University. Parker says she has two “gainfully employed” graduates of the school district, and a son currently attending Syosset High School.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves varsity boys lacrosse team (7-1) were victorious over the Plainview JFK Hawks (5-3) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Braves are the number two seed going into the playoffs, and the Hawks are the number six seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Monmouth University sophomore Ashley Sandler of Jericho was named Northeast Conference tennis co-player of the week in April. The Syosset High School grad earned her second career league honor after posting a 4-0 record, including a 3-0 NEC mark, in a week that saw the Blue and White go 3-1.
Sandler did not drop a game in rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win over La Salle’s Allison Amrein then stopped Wagner’s Rachel Jurgielewicz, 6-0, 6-4. Sandler edged the Mount’s Renee Deane in a marathon three-set affair, winning 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 and ended her week with another 6-0, 6-0 victory, this time over St. Francis’(Brooklyn) Akuila Edwards.