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6th Annual Garage Sale

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day)

Port Summer Show Auditions

Tuesday, May 14

PortFest 2013

Saturday, May 11

Saturdays Through May 25

Dolphin Bookshop & Café

Storytime for Children 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 299 Main St., 516-767-2650. $5 per child.

Tuesdays & Fridays Ongoing

Chaverim Senior Friendship Group

The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Road, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. — Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr. For more information, visit

At The Landmark

Friday, May 10

Spotlight Gala (Take 2) Starring Stephanie J. Block

Broadway Leading Lady and current Tony Nominee Stephanie J. Block will be delightful, delicious and de-lovely with a concert performance at Landmark on Main Street’s Spotlight Gala on Friday, May 10, 2013.  Tickets are available for $65 for balcony seating in the intimate theater to attend just the concert or $300 to attend both the concert and a celebration in the tented Spotlight Club. Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She most recently starred as Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Roundabout Theatre’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood and received both Drama Desk and Tony Award Nominations for this role.

At The Landmark

Saturday, May 11

PortFest 2013

This Music, Arts and Community Festival is coming up soon and HEARTS (Helping Enrich the Arts in Port Washington) is proud to be bringing together so many talented artists, performers and committed members of our community. Check out the PortFest website at for the updated performance schedule, band bios, list of artists and much more. Free admission, 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Schreiber High School south ball field.

Schreiber Class of ‘83 30th Reunion

Come see old friends and old faces from the past at H on the Harbor, 410 Main St., Port Washington, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, visit Facebook, or contact Deb Josephs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tony DeSare in Making Love Songs

“With his dark hair, bright brown eyes and toothpaste smile that rarely fades,” raved The New York Times, “DeSare is one of the most promising young male performers. He is a Sinatra acolyte in his early 30's who sings Prince as well as Johnny Mercer.” Tickets for his Saturday concert at Landmark are Premium $50; Standard $45, with $5 discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” The box office phone is 516-767-6444 or 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day)

6th Annual Garage Sale

Time to go through your closets, dressers, toy chest, kitchen, basement, garage and attic. Donations can be dropped off starting Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 10, at Mill Pond Road (cross street, Shore Road). Leave all clothing donations in plastic bags (in case of rain) under the carport, on the left-hand side of the house. Extra large donations (furniture or heavy items) can also be left in the carport. All funds raised will help an individual or family with mobility needs.

Sunday, May 12

Auditions for Grease (With Adults!)

Harbor Musical Theater Company, musical theater division within Port Washington Play Troupe, will present Grease at the Landmark on Main Street’s Jeanne Rimsky Theater July 19-21 and 26-38, 2013 — with adult actors (ages 30+) playing all the parts! Auditions will be at the Elks Lodge (30 Haven Ave., Port Washington) on Sunday, May 12 , 4-8 p.m., and Monday, May 13 , 7-9 p.m. Prepare 16 bars of music, be ready to read from the script, and wear comfortable clothing. Callbacks will be Wednesday, May 15, from 7-9 p.m. Questions welcome at 516-473-6243 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, May 14

Port Summer Show Auditions

Auditions are approaching for Shrek the Musical! Schreiber High School auditorium, 6:45-9 p.m. Come out and share your talent with the rest of the Port community. Another audition date will also be held on Monday, May 20 — same time. The Port Summer Show is part of the Port Washington Youth Council. We are a non-profit organization that puts on a high-quality musical theater production every summer. Students entering 7th grade through graduating seniors are eligible to audition. Everyone who auditions will be in the show!  Those wishing to audition should come prepared with shoes to dance in and sheet music or karaoke on CD or iPod for their audition song. For further information, please contact co-presidents Susan Hoffman at 883-5051 or Elise May at 883-2569.

Wednesday, May 15

Wine & Cheese Parents Out

Join a conversation at the Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe about young people, empathy, and kindness. Meet co-author Karen Siris for a book signing and talk about her book Stand Up — a story of childhood compassion and bullying. $15.00 per couple (includes book) 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16

Poppy’s Foundation Annual Dinner Dance

Poppy’s Foundation will hold its Annual Dinner Dance and Auction at the Swan Club in Roslyn. This Annual Fundraiser helps the organization obtain the necessary funds to continue helping individuals who are less fortunate. Professional auctioneer Alan Millman of Roslyn Harbor will conduct the auction.  It is expected that this year’s auction items will be equal to previous years’ items.  Major benefactor, Lynn DeJana, will once again play a prominent role in this event.  To obtain tickets or donate auction items, please contact Ed Kulich at 516-297-0583.

Saturday, May 18

Momtrepreneur Fair

This event will showcase mom business owners in the Port Washington area and connect families with the amazing services in town. There are over 40+ Momtrepreneurs who are participating. There will be family fun entertainment and activities throughout the event. Blumenfield Family Park (by Landmark Theater), 12 p.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine (rain location inside the Landmark gym).

At The Landmark

Nellie McKay & Red Molly

The gorgeous harmonies of Red Molly return to Landmark — this time Laurie MacAllister and Abbie Gardner will be joined by their “newest” Molly — Long Island native Molly Venter. Nellie McKay will make her first appearance at Landmark; her repertoire ranges from folk to Broadway to the Doris Day songbook. Tickets for the concert are Premium $45; Standard $40, with $5 discounts for “Friends of Landmark.” The box office phone is 516-767-6444 or 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 23

Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Hosts Elder Law Open House

LIAF will host an Elder Law Open House from 3-7 p.m. at 5 Channel Drive.  Elder law attorney and LIAF legal advisory board chair Ann-Margaret Carrozza will speak about legal hot topics, including 2013 changes to the estate tax law.  She will also offer free 15-minute individual, legal consultations for attendees.  Professionals will be on hand to provide information on Long Term Care Insurance (Jonathan Roth), pre-paid funerals (Dignity Memorial), and Geriatric Care Management (Senior Placement Services). Please call 516- 767-6856 to reserve a space.

Friday, June 14  

Save the Date: PYA Dinner Dance
Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) Dinner Dance will be at the North Hempstead Country Club from 7:30 pm – midnight. Come celebrate its Golden Anniversary where we will induct Billy Omeltchenko and Stephen Zaccherio (in memoriam) into its Hall of Fame.  Inquiries and reservations may be directed to Ron Henderson, PYA Executive Director at 516-944-7921.  Information is also available on the PYA website at


Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.

Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.

Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.

Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.

Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.

“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.


The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.

The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life.  He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.

The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.

With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.


Schreiber Symphony Orchestra - November 6

Port Summer Show - November 6

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington Meeting - November 7


1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller,

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
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