Wednesday, 13 March 2013 00:00
The Moon And You
Thursday, March 14
Saturday, March 16
The Great Egg Hunt
Port Native Melissa Hyman, a traveling singer-songwriter and cellist based in Asheville, NC, spends about half the year touring with fellow songwriter Ryan Furstenberg in the folk duo The Moon and You. Their music shows a certain literary bent, to be sure: lyrics-driven and poetic, their songs are thought-provoking and memorable. The Moon and You will play their first-ever show in Port Washington at The Dolphin Bookshop. Show time is 7 p.m., and all ages are welcome.
Join Cantor Claire Franco and musicians at The Community Synagogue for Shabbat Rocks. Shabbat Rocks is a “different Shabbat experience.” A musical worship for all ages, Shabbat Rocks features professional musicians, along with Cantor Franco, Matt Stamm and Vladimir Polezhayev-the synagogue’s accompanist.
Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Eve is Cape Breton Fiddler Natalie MacMaster, at Landmark on Main Street, at 8 p.m. The evening will be filled with foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-rending ballads and world-class step dancing. Tickets and information at the box office phone 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Tour apartment homes at The Amsterdam at Harborside, located at 300 E. Overlook in Port Washington, and visualize your retirement lifestyle. Enjoy a continental breakfast and brief presentation, followed by tours of our penthouse and model apartments. Begins at 10:30 a.m. Register by calling 516-472-6610.
Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present the premiere of Alice in Wonderland, featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Takes place in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.
Get ready for an exuberant musical tribute to the life and music of Louis Armstrong with the Dolphin Jazz Ensemble and author Muriel Weinstein, at 7 p.m., at The Dolphin Bookshop and Café. The Dolphin Jazz Ensemble will be joined by two singers to help bring to life the sweet, powerful music of Louis Armstrong. The ensemble includes Bobby Katz on saxophone, Myles Potters on trumpet, Solomon Hoffman on piano, and Eddie Matthews on bass. Between musical selections, Muriel Harris Weinstein, author of When Louis Taught Me Scat and Play Louis Play! The True Story of a Boy and His Horn will give a glimpse into the fun of scat and the inspiring life of the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century. For more information, visit www.thedolphinbookshop.com, or contact The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main Street in Port Washington, 767-2650.
EAC’s PW Senior Community Service Center is offering Bridge instruction to members on Tuesday mornings, from 10 a.m. to noon, led by a professional bridge instructor. This popular program is being expanded to include beginners, intermediate, and two-player “Honeymoon Bridge”. A hot, nutritious lunch follows, at your option (suggested $3 voluntary contribution). Bridge play resumes after lunch. Membership is open to all seniors, and there are no fees to join. Call 944-9654 for more information, or to schedule door-to-door transportation. The center is located at 9 Carlton Avenue in Port Washington.
Continuing through March 25, the Graphic Eye Gallery will present Artists Invite Artists. For this exhibition, member artists invite fellow artists to show work alongside their own. The work exhibited creates a fresh combination of artistic dynamism. The Graphic Eye Gallery is located at 402 Main Street in Port Washington. For more information, call 883-9668.
Newly revived, the historic Port Washington Play Troupe’s Children’s Show will present Alice in Wonderland, featuring a multi-generational cast of 50. Performances will be held in the Parish Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be reserved by calling Port Washington Play Troupe at (516) 473-6243.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Joan Hutchinson’s Five J’s Jewelers will be closing its doors after 34 years in town. Currently at 155 Main Street (located in Mini Mall Shops), Five J’s has been located in different spots around Port such as the Soundview shopping center and four different Main Street locations. Five J’s has lost its lease, but will be here through the end of August. The store will be liquidating inventory of jewelry. Hutchinson’s newest venture will include a web-based business from her home, where she will continue to provide her customers with quality merchandise at wholesale prices. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-567-4142.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Baz Luhrmann, the internationally acclaimed writer, producer and director of the new 3-D adaptation of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, captivated the invitation-only audience at the Long Island premier of the film last Wednesday night at Soundview Cinemas.
“It’s touching for me to be here in Port Washington,” said Luhrmann, a native Australian. “I grew up in a small town where my father had a cinema for a short time. It’s like inviting people into your lounge room to sit in the dark and experience something together.” Luhrmann took notice of all the care that went into refurbishing the Soundview Theater, telling the guests that there really is so much buzz out there about the reopening.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The fact that Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) is celebrating its 50th year of working with area boys and girls is quite an accomplishment. Ron Henderson, its executive director for the past 20 years, also has a long history with PYA’s Lions Field that extends all the way back to 1958.
“I played in the first games ever held at the field back then when it was the Port Washington Little League,” said Henderson. “That was before the field was renovated.” The renovation, which began in 1999 and forced the PYA to relocate for two years from its Glen Lane site, now features four Little League fields and one major league field, all on pesticide-free, natural grass. During the fall, the fields are converted for lacrosse and football programs.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
This is the season of anticipation. Boats are being prepared for launch, yacht clubs are going into commission all up and down Long Island Sound, and the weather is absolutely beautiful. The beginning of an active boating season on Manhasset Bay and LI Sound is just weeks away. Before the season begins, it might be a good idea to think about boat safety. Whether you are a skipper or crew, racing or out for a nice leisurely afternoon, be it sail or motor, safety should be your first priority.
An online sailing newsletter, Sail-World.com recently published some good information on this very topic. It is from the BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. This is what Foundation suggests: It takes just six minutes to brief your new guests on board your boat for a day of sailing and it could save a life and/or your boat. Below is a six-minute briefing that all of us should practice to make sure the sail is fun and relaxed and safe.