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.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00
The recent adoption the Common Core Learning Standards, a rigorous series of teacher and student assessment testing, and the potential sharing of confidential student information with third parties have resulted in a radical change in the educational landscape in New York State—one that many parents have been concerned about.
To address these growing concerns, the Great Neck School District’s United Parent Teacher Council recently hosted a question and answer session at South High School with New York State Regent Roger Tilles, a Great Neck resident who has been outspoken with both his support of content the Common Core and his disapproval in how the new set of learning standards have been implemented.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
At a meeting last week, after almost four hours of back and forth between Clover Drive residents, the attorney representing builder Frank Lalazarian’s controversial Old Mill II project and members of the Village of Great Neck’s Planning Board, there was very little progress, no vote taken and far more questions than answers.
The subdivision plan, a project under discussion for the last five years and recently approved by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, calls for 11 houses to be built in the area behind the Old Mill Apartments, with sole access from Clover Drive. Complicating the builder’s efforts to gain approval to start building is the fact that one of the lots is within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates and will require that village’s approval also. Additionally, Lalazarian’s project must gain the approval of several Nassau County agencies, including its department of public works, department of health and planning commission.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:23
The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Great Neck’s Ayal Hod is the proud coach of Great Neck’s winning Top Gun sixth grade team in the Island Garden Fall League. Hod puts together the team every season, mixing local youngsters from Great Neck and children son Dillon’s AAU Jamaica Queens team. The league is very competitive and challenging and it teaches the children many valuable lessons: “how to be great teammates by sharing the ball, how to compete hard on every possession and what you put in is what you get out.”
Hod says that the main challenge is for every child to bring their individual talent to the team and collectively they have something special. an ex-player, he says that “basketball was very good to me, it helped pay my college education and it paid my-bills for many years to come via several basketball commercials ... basketball also opened many doors for me and it helped me tremendously in my business career.”
Hod enjoys sharing his basketball journey background with his son and his friends and having them learn lessons too.