Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00
6th Annual HomeFreeHome.org Garage Sale
Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day)
Port Summer Show Auditions
Tuesday, May 14
Saturday, May 11
Storytime for Children 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 299 Main St., 516-767-2650. $5 per child.
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 http://www.commsyn.org/Chaverim/
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.
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 pwportfest.org 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.
“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 www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. 8 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. 8 p.m.
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, 01 November 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
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.