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GN Library Teen Workshops - July 22

GN Library: Visiting Mr. Green - July 23

Tuesdays With REAP - July 23

Monday, July 22

Great Neck Library Teen Workshops

Stranger Than Fiction: Art of Storytelling Workshop for Teens, with Josh Farrar, young adult author/musician, is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Great Neck Library, Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Josh Farrar, author of A Song for Bijou and Rules to Rock By, will share his writing expertise with teens in this first of two workshops. Call 466-8055, ext. 218 for further information.

Tuesday, July 23

Great Neck Library: Visiting Mr. Green

At 2 p.m., the Great Neck Library’s Lantern Theatre presents Visiting Mr. Green. This comedy/drama was written by Jeff Baron and performed by Joe Dobkins and Nick Mervoch. The story follows the evolution of a relationship between an elderly widower and a young corporate executive, who are forced into each other’s company by a court order. This will be performed in the Community Room of the Main Library at 159 Bayview Avenue.

Great Neck Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Great Neck Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. to accept Option 7 and approve an owner’s representative for the Main Library Building Renovation Project. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. 

Tuesdays With REAP

REAP, retired, energetic, active, professionals meet every Tuesday at the Cumberland School, 30 Cumberland Avenue. This week the meeting kicks off with a presentation by Mischa Schwartz entitled Life in Academia. At 10:30 a.m. the business meeting is followed by My Opinion by Lillian Zamora. At 10:45 a.m. Janet Romeo with Joan Goldberger will discuss Be Seizure Smart. Bring your lunch. Refreshments will be served. After lunch at 12:30 p.m. a roundtable discussion takes place led by Eileen Abramson.

Great Neck Plaza Concert

The Village of Great Neck Plaza presents the summer concert Something Special Big Band, featuring Phil Costa, at Firefighters’ Park (at Grace Avenue), at 8 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, the concert performance will be moved to the Great Neck Senior Center (80 Grace Avenue). Contact the village for further information at 482-4500.

Wednesday, July 24

Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive

The Great Neck Library will sponsor a Long Island Blood Services Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive. Blood may be donated from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Your donation can save up to three lives. All donors will receive two tickets to a Mets game. For medical information about blood donations, call 1-800-688-0900. To schedule an appointment, call 466-8055, ext. 246 or 208. Drop-ins are welcome. 


Real Estate Seminar 

Lin Pan Realty Group will hold a seminar “Real Leader Summit” from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Inn at Great Neck, 30 Cuttermill Road. Featured speaker Joe Meyer will discuss “Finding, Presenting and Closing a Tough Listing.” The seminar is free and breakfast will be served. For further information, and to register, call 516 693-9888.

Thursday, July 25

WPCD Meeting

The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District will hold a district board of commissioners meeting at 4 p.m. at the district office at 236 East Shore Road in Great Neck.

Upcoming Events

ASAP Summer Soccer Camps

ASAP Summer Soccer Camps come to Great Neck from July 22 to 26 and Aug. 19 to 23. ASAP camps are delivered in a fun, logical and professional manner.  Spring Break camp features superior education and training in the technical and tactical aspects of the game, scrimmages, strategy sessions and physical conditioning sessions with ASAP specialists. For more information or to register for these summer camps please visit www.atlanticsportsandperformance or call Chris at 516 413-0571.

Board Of Education Meeting

The Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education’s next public action meeting is Monday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. at the school district’s Phipps Administration Building at 345 Lakeville Road in Lake Success. For information, call 773-1407.

Ongoing Events

Parkwood Family Aquatic Center   

The Great Neck Park District’s Parkwood Family Aquatic Center remains open for the summer through Friday, Aug. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can get your pool membership at Great Neck House during regular registration hours or visit 


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.

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.


The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.

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.


Park District Swim

Saturday, Dec. 7

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 9

Peter Max Exhibit Presentation

Tuesday, December 10


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,