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theSyosset-Jericho Calendar

Shabbat Under the Stars—BBQ & Service

Friday, September 20

GottAware Orange!

Through September 22

Family Sukkot Carnival

Sunday, September 22

Through September 22

GottAware Orange!

Orange shortbread and a free breakfast is Panera Bread’s way of saying “thank you” to guests who want to help Long Island’s food bank, Island Harvest, and combat hunger in our area.

By wearing orange (the color of hunger action) to Panera Bread café in Syosset, or any other location, through September 22 or mentioning the name “Island Harvest” at the register, guests receive a free orange shortbread cookie, after making a food purchase, along with a breakfast coupon to use on a future visit. They also receive a flyer about the problem of hunger that exists right here on Long Island and suggests ways to help.

“Small individual steps can add up to a larger impact,” says Greg George, Vice President for Doherty Enterprises, franchisee of  Long Island’s Paneras. “Why not ask co-workers to brown bag it for a week and then donate their savings to the local food bank or volunteer with your kids at a shelter or organize a neighborhood food drive?”

National statistics indicate that one in 6 people in America face hunger. That translates into 50 million people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. September is Hunger Action Month and its goal is to mobilize the public to act and spread awareness about this critical issue.

Thursday, September 19

Syosset-Woodbury Chamber Networking Event

Featuring author and speaker Wendy Levitt, who published her novel, At the Corner of Wall and Sesame, in 2011 and immediately began speaking about the issues inherent in America’s corporate and social culture that make the professional/personal wars inevitable. She advocates collusion over competition at both home and in the workplace, and uses humor to show how the norms that currently limit the way we can discuss balance can lead to explosive situations. In her speaking engagements Wendy advocates a three-point plan designed to improve each individual’s ability to pursue their personal definition of balance. She is the lead inventor on three American Express patents, and was twice recognized with the Chairman’s Award for Quality. In an effort to adjust her work/life balance, Wendy left American Express and founded Squirmie Wormie, a children’s clothing label sold throughout the tri-state area. $10 per person includes breakfast. Rachel’s Café, 57 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. Registration is requested. 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Friday, September 20

Shabbat Under the Stars—BBQ & Service

A free and delicious BBQ open to the community to share with your friends, neighbors and relatives. With raffles and music in front of the majestic stained glass windows of the temple. For more information call 516-433-9888, ext. 14 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho., 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 22

Family Sukkot Carnival

Featuring the world-famous Jabali African Acrobats, Whirlwind ride, giant slide, jumping castle, obstacle course, carnival games, food and refreshments in the Sukkah! Chabad Jewish Learning Center, 200 Forest Dr., East Hills., 11 a.m.-2 p.m

Sunday, September 22 - Saturday, September 28

Banned Books Week

A week of lectures and discussions about books that have been banned at some point in time. Visit for events. Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 516-921-7161

Tuesday, September 24

Top 5 Mistakes Students Make on Their College Application Essays

Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 516-935-6790., 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 26

Sleepy Hollow Trip

The legend began nearly 200 years ago when Washington Irving wrote about the beautiful valley along the shores of the Hudson River. This trip, just 30 miles outside of NYC, will visit the Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground where Ichabod Crane had sequestered himself from the Headless Horseman in the short story. You’ll also see the burial sites of Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler, William Rockefeller, Elizabeth Arden and many others, as well as panoramic and scenic vistas of the Hudson River and the Palisades Mountain Range. Lunch will be at the Bridge View Tavern, followed by a trip to Sunnyside, the home of Irving. To reserve your place or for more information contact 516-299-3778 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 29

Nature Walk: Fall Wildflowers

The walk begins at the Bill Patterson Nature Center on the preserve. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 516-571-8500 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Muttontown Preserve, Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, Syosset. $5, 9-11 a.m.

Monday, September 30

Lecture: Defining Terrorism

A discussion on terrorism and its unique challenge to law enforcement in America. The focus will be on events in recent history that have developed our understanding and/or misunderstanding of this continuing threat. $25. LIU Hutton House, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 10 a.m.-noon.

Every Wednesday


A more playful version of Cardiocircuit, this class focuses on getting fit while playing all the games you know and love such as freeze dance, relay races, high-powered hula hooping and some others in the Oh My Girls! arsenal that you are sure to find tons of fun! Ages 8-10. Oh My Girls, 140 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-802-5800., 5-6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2

The Titan Symphony of Gustav Mahler

In an exciting new semester-long series of lectures about masterworks of the musical repertoire, LIU Post Associate Professor of Music Mark Shapiro applies the fresh lens of cognitive musicology to individual pieces. Speaking from the piano, while eliciting a characterisitically lively give-and-take from the audience, Dr. Shapiro will engage you in a musical conversation that will permanently transform your way of experiencing and understanding what you hear, leading you to a powerfully direct emotional connection with the world's greatest music. The courses, which require no prior experience, are designed for listeners at all levels of experience: novice, intermediate, advanced. Dr. Shapiro is a highly regarded conductor of orchestras, operas, and choral works, who has recently been appointed Music Director of the Prince Edward Island Symphony; he is also Music Director of the Cecilia Chorus of New York and Cantori New York. Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 1-3 p.m. $25

Saturday, October 5

Jewelry Sale & Flea Market

To support Last Hope Animal Rescue. Whatever you need, they have it! For info., call 516-921-2008 or visit Something for everyone! Recently donated items. All proceeds benefit Last Hope's pet adoption, special needs pets and community outreach programs (such as Last Hope's "Fix A Feral" vouchers). at St. Bede's Church, 220 Berry Hill Road, Syosset. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry,

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller,