Friday, 13 July 2012 08:30
St. Aloysius Sociables
Thursday, July 12
Tuesdays With R.E.A.P.
Tuesday, July 17
Bosworth Narrates Tubby The Tuba
Wednesday, July 18
Summer schedule: The board will meet Thursdays, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23 at 4 p.m. to discuss the weekly business of the district. All meetings will be conducted in the boardroom at the District Office, 170 East Shore Rd., Great Neck, unless otherwise publicly notified. The regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available on a daily basis to respond to concerns, questions and issues of the district residents pertaining to fire/water district matters. Special arrangements or appointments can be made through Barbara Pisani at 466-4416, ext. 704. The regular meeting schedule will resume Sept. 11. The board will meet all other Thursdays at 5 p.m. through Sept. 6.
Monthly dinner, sponsored by the St. Aloysius Sociables, at 6 p.m. at The Jolly Fisherman, 25 Main St., Roslyn. Call John Hyland 516-482-3795 or Helen Sullivan 516- 487-7824 for reservations. Cost: Price of the meal.
•Parkwood Recreation Center. 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. 3 p.m.
•Mobile Rec Van activities continue every Thursday through the summer. 1 to 3 p.m. at Firefighters Park, Grace Ave. 4 to 6p.m. at Cuttermill Park, Great Neck Rd. Call 482-0355 for more information.
•Board of commissioners business meeting. 8 p.m. at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Rd.
The Long Island Dispute and Resolution Center will hold an informational meeting at the Port Washington Library from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hegedorn Room of the library. This meeting will address the concerns of special education parents in meeting the needs of their special education children through the non-adversarial process of mediation. The meeting is open to all parents of special education who are looking for resolution to disputes in a non-adversarial process. Mediation and the agreement it produces is free, fast, binding on both parties and mutually agreed upon. Come for additional information and all questions you may have concerning mediation will be answered. For parents and district representatives from Port Washington, Manhasset, Great Neck and Roslyn Public Schools.
Temple Isaiah presents the first of a five-night series of anti-Nazi films on at 7:30 p.m. Each film in the series will include commentary and a post-film discussion led by David Aubrey, Temple Isaiah member, lecturer and film historian. The series will include films from the 1930s and 1940s. They represent a variety of genres, including drama, comedy and even Westerns, but all with an underlying anti-Nazi theme in common. Featured performers in the films include Hollywood’s finest: Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Peter Lorre, John Wayne and Edward G. Robinson, along with many actors who were refugees from the Nazis. The series will be presented on four Thursday evenings – July 12, July 19, August 2 and August 9 and on Monday, July 23. There is a $10 adult education program fee per session, which includes refreshments. Temple Isaiah is located at One Chelsea Pl. For further information, call the temple office at 487-5373.
Steppingstone Summer Performing Arts. Concert: The Stylistics. 8 p.m. Steppingstone Park. Admission with park card.
•Parkwood Recreation Center: Remote-control car racing. 2 p.m.
•Steppingstone Summer Performing Arts. Concert: Tony B’s Big Band. 8 p.m. Steppingstone Park. Admission with park card.
(Retired Energetic Active People) invites recent and longtime retirees to join a group of your peers for inspiring programs and stimulating discussions. R.E.A.P meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ( except when schools are closed) at the Cumberland School, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck. Bring lunch if you wish. Beverages are provided. Call 441-4949.
Tuesday Mobile Rec Van activities begin and continue every Tuesday through the summer. 1 to 3 p.m. at Wyngate Park, Shorewood Dr. 4 to 6 p.m. at Allenwood Park, Allenwood Rd. Call 482-0355 for more information.
International artist Kim Ng Yeo will offer her 11th Water Color Studio at Temple Isaiah on four Tuesday evenings beginning July 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. This is a studio rather than a class and participants all work at their own pace with Kim Eng’s guidance. The fee is $130 and enrollment is limited to 15 people. For more information, and to enroll, call the temple office at 487-5373.
The Honorable Judi Bosworth will narrate Tubby the Tuba in the second concert of the Rotary Club of Great Neck’s Summer Community Band’s 13th season at 7:30 p.m. on the Old Village Green. Josh Turek-Herman, who just graduated from North High School, where he was a student of Joe Rutkowski, will perform the solo tuba part. Cosponsored by the Great Neck Park District. The four-concert series starts on Wednesday evening, July 11 with a program of patriotic music. In the event of rain concerts are moved indoors to the Parkwood Sports Complex. Bring chairs or a blanket. For questions about the club or the concert series, call 516-829-8709.
•Mobile Rec Van activities continue every Wednesday through the summer. 1 to 3 p.m. at Thomaston Park, Susquehanna Ave. 4 to 6 p.m. at Manor Park, Cumberland Ave. Call 482-0355 for more information.
Monthly luncheon, sponsored by the St. Aloysius Sociables, at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Melville Hall, Kings Point, Great Neck. Price: $13. Call John Hyland 516-482-3795 or Helen Sullivan 516-487-7824 for reservations.
• July 17: Brain AVM and Aneurysm Support Group from 7 to 8 p.m.
• July 24: Face Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
•July 12: The Practice and Benefits of Silence
•July 19: Applying Spirituality
•July 26: Coping with Loss
Meets once a month at 12:30 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Congregation, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. The group will provide the opportunity to be involved in local, state and national issues. Guest speaker: North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaimon, who will discuss the state of the town as well as what is at stake this fall. All are welcome.
•Israeli Folk Dance Night with renowned folk dance instructor Danny Uziel. Beginners welcome. For the first 30 minutes Danny will instruct, then move to some more intermediate dances for everyone to enjoy. Tuesdays from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. in the Youth House behind the main building of Temple Israel. Call 482-7800 for details. The group meets from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom. It is not a beginner’s group, but appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels; from 10 to 11 p.m., partner dances will be taught (partners are not needed).
•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. No admission fees; no drink minimums - just free comedy. Featuring acts from top clubs of Manhattan and LI. Call 466-4900.
•The Rotary Club Of Great Neck welcomes you to its breakfast meeting on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Inn of Great Neck for fellowship, interesting programs, and an opportunity to provide “Service Above Self.” Questions? Call the club line at 869-6860 during business hours.
•Great Neck Choral Society meets Wednesdays from 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. in the Choral Room at Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success. David Close, conductor. Website: www.gnchoral.org. For information call 233-1460 or 536-0451. Rehearsals resume Sept. 15.
•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.
•GN Water Pollution Control District Board of Commissioners meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the district offices, 236 E. Shore Rd. Open to the public. Call 482-0238.
•Manhasset-Lakeville Fire/Water District will meet every Tuesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. to discuss the weekly business of the district. All meetings will be conducted in the Boardroom at the District Office, 170 East Shore Rd., Great Neck, unless otherwise publicly notified. The regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The board is available on a daily basis to respond to concerns, questions and issues of the district residents pertaining to fire/water district matters. Special arrangements or appointments can be made through Barbara Pisani at 466-4416, ext. 704.
•Peace Vigil. Become a “Presence for Peace.” Join the vigil to protest the loss of life and treasure in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring our troops home. Every Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m., corner of Northern Blvd. and Lakeville Rd. Sponsored by Great Neck SANE/Peace Action. Information: 487-3786.
•Belgrave Water Pollution Control District. Board of Commissioners will conduct a public business meeting every Thursday at 11:45 a.m. Meetings held at Belgrave Water Pollution Control District, 34-01 255th St., Little Neck. Call 487-2759.
•Gold Coast Rotary Club breakfast meetings are held every Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. at Bruce’s Bakery, 34 Middle Neck Rd. Free for guests considering membership; $10 visiting Rotarians. Call Clarisse Panellino 718-343-2110.
•Kiwanis Club Of Great Neck Peninsula meets the second Monday of the month from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave. Join the club for fellowship, dialogue and action as its seeks, through service, to change the world one child and one community at a time. New members always welcome. The club is a local chapter of Kiwanis International and its goal is to help children in our community and worldwide through service projects. Visit http://kiwanisgnp.org for more information.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Once again the Great Neck School District received a host of gifts and donations. All were recently approved and accepted by the Board of Education at school board public action meetings.
Eight donations were received for the Robotics Club, to help offset some of the many costs associated with running a successful robotics program. Donations were sent from: the Rotary Club of Gold Coast, Cathy Sung, Stephen and Beth Wolf, Joel and Ellen Dressner, Jay and Judi Bosworth, Edith Novick and Dmitriy Tokar, Gary and Bianna Gal, Scott and Barbara Erlich and Jill A. Krieger.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Residents in the Great Neck School District vote on the proposed $209,442,904 2013-2014 school budget this coming Tuesday, May 21. In addition to the budget vote (Proposition No. 1), eligible voters also vote on the Great Neck Library budget (Proposition No. 2) and for one Board of Education trustee, Monique Bloom (who is running unopposed, having been appointed to the school board last year).
As always, by far the largest percentage of the budget is dedicated to instruction. This amounts to around 75 percent of each year’s budget.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Park District, in partnership with the Great Neck Figure Skating Club and the Great Neck School District, started the Therapeutic Skating program in February 2013. This program was extremely beneficial to students with special needs from Great Neck North Middle and High Schools. The skaters met bi-monthly at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink through Tuesday, April 23. They ended the season with a skating session as usual and then enthusiastically were awarded their trophies.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Dodgers baseball team opened against Manhasset at the new Manhasset Valley Park on Saturday, April 27. Coaches Mat Rubin and Steve Menist cheered the boys through an exciting game on the brand new turf field. Pictured (l. to r.): Kevin Li, Brandon Walter, Kenny Li, Alec Rich, Noah Kniesly, Philip Menist, Brad Fritzhand, Jordan Seidenberg, Max Silverstein, Josh Rubin, James Kessler, Michael Jacobs, coaches Steven Menist and Mat Rubin.