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Film/All Together

Friday, December 13

Festival of Lights

Saturday, December 14

Blood Drive

Thursday, December 19

December 11

Art Lecture/The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. The collection is among the top six in the United States. The governor has given indications that he plans to sell off the collection to help bail out Detroit. Join Professor Thomas Germano as he introduces this collection to those who may not even be aware of its existence. Jericho Public Library, 2 p.m.

December 12

Ooh La La-Tra La La: The Great American French Songbook

Presenter: Robert Spiotto. An informative and entertaining musical review. Memorable songs that will delight you include “C’est Magnifique!,” “April in Paris,” “The Last Time I Saw Paris” and many others. Syosset Public Library, 2:30 p.m.

December 13

Film/All Together

Comedy/Drama – Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternative to living in a retirement home. Starring Guy Bedos, Daniel Bruhl, Geraldine Chaplin and Jane Fonda. (France) Subtitles. Not rated. Jericho Public Library, 2 p.m.

December 14

Festival of Lights

An elegant evening of dining and dancing at the Friedberg JCC’s Festival of Lights. The benefit will be held will honor individuals for their generous contributions to the community including Janie, Charlie, Alyssa & Jacob Innamorato of Syosset. Raffle prizes and auction items. Tickets are $125 per person for adults; $85 for high school students. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Friedberg JCC and Sunrise Day Camp. East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow, 7 p.m.

December 15

Naomi Zeitlin

Enjoy the music of the season with Naomi Zeitlin’s presentation of a “Musical Holiday Feast” at the JPL on Sunday at 2 P.M.  The Christmas, Chanukah and winter songs will keep you in the joyous holiday spirit. You’ll hear some old favorites including White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Chanukah Oh Chanukah, Light One Candle and many more.  Tickets are required.

December 16

Current Topics Discussion Group

Presenter: Fred Chernow, retired professor from St. John’s University and journalist. Discussion about current topics in the areas of world, national and local news. Syosset Public Library, 1 p.m.

December 19

Gatsby’s Gallery: F. Scott Fitzgerald & The Art World

Presenter:  Charles Riley, II, Ph.D. As Fitzgerald completed his masterpiece in France during the Jazz Age, his social circle included Picasso, Leger, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray and many of the stars of Modern Art.  The new Gatsby movie raises the question, where is the art in Gatsby? Syosset Public Library, 2 p.m.

Blood Drive

Syosset Hospital will be having a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. The blood drive will take place in the conference room A/B in the first floor of the hospital. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 516-496-6409. Syosset Hospital, Jericho Turnpike, Syosset

December 20

Current Events in Perspective

Presenter: Michael D’Innocenzo, Hofstra University Professor of History and board member, National Issues Forum Institute. Syosset Public Library, 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,