Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
The Village of Great Neck Plaza and the Business Improvement District (the BID) will hold its 29th annual AutoFest and Street Festival all day, in the downtown Plaza. The custom built 1926 Stutz “Speedster” will be featured. There will be a large display of special automobiles and antique automobiles, as well as games and rides for children, lots of delicious food displays and firefighter demonstrations.
At the Great Neck Library there will be an author talk and book signing by Marion Blumenthal Lazan about her award-winning memoir, Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story, co-authored by Lila Perl at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. A moving first-hand account of the Blumenthal family’s life in Germany from the events preceding Kristallnacht to imprisonment in concentration camps to liberation in April of 1945. Mrs. Lazan was 11 years old when the family finally gained its freedom. Marion Blumenthal Lazan presents a message of perseverance, determination, faith, and hope for the entire family.
REAP, retired, energetic, active professionals meet every Tuesday at the Cumberland School, 30 Cumberland Avenue,Great Neck. At 9 a.m. the first of the month is the board meeting. At 10:30 a.m. everyone is invited to the regular program, to open with “My Opinion” offered by Ron Ullmann. The feature presentation is the Civil War Symposium. Break for lunch at 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The roundtable on current events following lunch is to be lead by Bernard Finkel. Coffee, tea and refreshments are served. Bring your lunch if you like.
At 9 a.m. the Board of Commissioners of the Great Neck Park District will hold a work session meeting at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road.
The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District board of commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the district office at 236 East Shore Road, Great Neck.
From 8 to10 p.m. there is Teen Recreation Night at the Parkwood Ice Rink, sponsored by the Great Neck Park District. This is every Friday evening. Adult supervision will be provided plus music, lighting, snack bar and more! Call 487-2975 for more information.
At 8 p.m., at Great Neck House, the Great Neck Park District will screen the film The Guilt Trip (2012). The film starsBarbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. Rated PG-13; runs 95 minutes. A park card card is required for admission.
Great Neck High School’s graduating class of 1953 will hold its 60th reunion at the Inn at Great Neck on the weekend of Oct.4 through 6, 2013. The Class of 1953 has been regularly holding such events over the past six decades. Classmates interested in attending any of these events should notify Ann Zaner Finkelstein at 516 487-0227.
Free flu vaccinations will be provided at St. Aloysius Parish Center at 592 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The flu shots are being offered in conjunction with Catholic Health Services and St. Francis Hospital. For more information, call 516 829-8343.
The St. Aloysius Sociables Wednesday Monthly Luncheon is 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, sponsored by the St. Aloysius Sociables of
Great Neck, at the Jolly Fisherman, 25 Main Street in Roslyn. Please call Ida at 516 482-1832 or John Hyland at 516 482-3795 for reservations.
On Monday, Oct.14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrate at the Great Neck Park District’s HarvestFest in the Village Green with activities such as arts & crafts, musical entertainment, hay rides, petting zoo, pony rides, our new monkey motion and more. Admission is free for Park District residents with a valid park card. This event is co-sponsored by the Village of Great Neck.
The Great Neck Choral Society meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Choral Room at Great Neck South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Road, Lake Success. David Close is the conductor. Website: wwwgnchoral.org. For information call 233-1460 or 536-0451. New members welcome.
(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 Avenue, Great Neck. Bring lunch if you wish. Beverages are provided. Call 441-4949.
The board meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. every month. All meetings are conducted in the boardroom at the district office, 170 East Shore Rd., unless otherwise publicly notified. 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. For special arrangements or appointments call 466-4416, ext. 704.