Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:22
You don’t have to travel to Rockefeller Center — or Alaska — to enjoy a few rounds on an outdoor ice skating rink. Syosset-Woodbury's rink is open to Town of Oyster Bay residents only (proof required); $4 adults, $3 ages 5 to 17. Skate rental: $4. Two-hour public skating sessions: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., Fridays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sundays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Open through March. Concessions are available. Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury.
Part of the Pioneers of Television Comedy series, a presentation about this Emmy Award-winning comic actor and writer best known for the television series, Your Show of Shows. Syosset Library, 2 p.m. Free.
Open to the public. Community Center in Haypath Park, Haypath Road, Old Bethpage, www.syossetcc.org. 516-528-0421, 7:30-10 p.m.
Local business professionals are welcome. Weekly meeting at On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 7-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and networking at Rachel’s Café. $10 per person. Registration is requested at www.syossetchamber.com. 57 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Drama - A captivating little girl is caught in the middle of her parents’ bitter custody battle. Starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard and Steve Coogan. Rated R. Jericho Library, 2 & 7 p.m.
A challenging and fun-filled face-off between the Nassau County Kings, members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, and Jericho faculty and staff. Teams will compete in the high school gymnasium at 6 p.m. Donations of $5 per person are appreciated. Proceeds enable the team to purchase much-needed wheelchairs. The Jericho girls varsity basketball team will play Garden City preceding the game at 4:30 p.m. and the boys varsity basketball team will play Garden City following the game.
Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 815 Convent Rd., Syosset. 7 p.m. Also on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. Visit OLMA.org for tickets.
Participate in a conversation that is also a reality check and explore key factual updates. Evaluate some implications for American society and the potential impact on you and your family. Syosset Library, 2 p.m.
Burt Bacharach’s work virtually defines the music of the 1960s. He is the recipient of every major music award, including three Oscars and several Grammys. Join Marc Courtade as he discusses the man and his music. Jericho Library, 2 p.m.
Join Cantor Fishman and rabbis for a lively worship service and birthday and anniversary blessings with clergy along with some terrific contemporary musicians, including keyboards, drums and saxaphone. Sing your favorite Shabbat songs, learn new melodies, clap your hands and tap your feet to the rhythm of Shabbat. North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset, 7:30 p.m.
Keep warm and cozy in this beautiful, fleecy scarf. Learn how to design paper snowflakes that will be used as stencils on your scarf. Ages 4 years to 6th grade. Materials fee: $3. Jericho Library, 11 a.m.
Comedy with Colin Hangs. Rated R. Syosset Library, 2 p.m.
Cocktails. Ages 40 & up. Rare650, 650 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. $10. 7 p.m.
This visual lecture will examine two recent exhibitions, Between War and Peace at the Musee du Luxembourg in Paris and Chagall: Love, War and Exile at the Jewish Museum in New York City. Jericho Library, 2 p.m.
Children under 8 to be accompanied by an adult. Open seating, first come, first served. Free. Syosset Library, 2:30 p.m.
New and experienced coaches are invited to attend the monthly “open forum” meeting of the Long Island Coaching Alliance. Led by two LICA facilitators, attendees are asked to bring in one challenging coaching situation that they have faced and willing to share with the group to get ideas from colleagues about how to deal with such situations. A light dinner will be served. To register, go to www.licoachingalliance.com. The fee for members is $30 in advance and $35 at the door; $45 for non-members. Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Tpke., Jericho. 6:30-9 p.m.
Do you have questions about the Jewish religion or what it all means? Join Rabbi Shalhevet for her very enlightening class. Bring your own dinner. North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., Syosset, 6:15 p.m.
The guest speaker this month will be Mick Gehnrich, Culinary Chairman of STAR Career Academy in Syosset. He will speak about the Academy and members will be invited to participate in a cooking demonstration. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For information on attending this event, please call 516-921-1000 or visit www.nswgop.com. The Woodlands, TOB Golf Course, 7 p.m.