Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:00
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks
Wednesday, July 10
Nature Communities Walk
Saturday, July 13
Sunday, July 14
Attendees of this concert at Old Westbury Gardens will step back in time as bandleader Vince Giordano recreates the sounds of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular music. Giorgano and the Nighthawks have been featured on the soundtracks of several movies such as Fred Coppola’s The Cotton Club, The Aviator, Revolutionary Road and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Gates open at 5 p.m., there will be a dance lesson at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for 62 and older, $8 for members, and free for children 17 and under.
This musical is based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast! But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. At 11 a.m. Tickets are $14.95 and available on livenation.com
On Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m., Garvies Point will hold a nature communities walk. Explore three different biotic communities with a Garvies Point naturalist: woodland, meadow, and pond. Observe these diverse habitats that are home to many different types of plants, trees, birds, and wildlife. Feel free to bring binoculars, we have many song birds. Recommended for ages 5+. $5.00 per person. Garvies Point Museum & Preserve is located at 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove. Call 516-571-8010.
Bring old TVs, computers and electronics to the Department of Public Works at 500 Dover Street. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Sunday, July 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the North Hempstead Beach Park, West Shore Road in Port Washington will host a concert featuring the band, Paris. A versatile band, Paris performs all kinds of music from the past to today. Parking fees apply to residents and non-resident parking fees are available. Call 516-869-6311 for all details.
A vibrant adaptation of the treasured classic in which a girl named Dorothy travels over the rainbow and follows the yellow-brick road. Join in the fun and experience the perils along with Dorothy and her wonderful band of comrades in this jubilant, song-filled journey in which we learn the meaning of friendship, the value of teamwork and finally come to understand that, “There’s no place like home.” Tickets are $14.95 and available on livenation.com
Hot Jazz, Dixieland, French Chanson & Gutbucket Blues. The Hot Sardines sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (Literally – the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. At the Old Westbury Gardens. Gates open at 5 p.m. Dance lesson at 6:30 pm. Concert starts at 7 p.m. General Admission is $10, $8 for 62 and older and members, free for children 17 and under.
Explore the intertidal zone at Garvies Beach in search of extraordinary plants and animals that are specially adapted for surviving in such a harsh environment. Learn with a Garvies Point naturalist just how these creatures are able to survive. Search for crabs, oysters, clams and more. The event begins at 2 p.m. Recommended for ages 5+. $5.00 per person. Garvies Point Museum & Preserve is located at 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove. Call 516-571-8010.
On Sunday, July 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., North Hempstead Beach Park, West Shore Road in Port Washington will host a concert featuring Simply The Best, a tribute to the girl group The Supremes. This group tours throughout the country and brings lots of fun for the audience. Parking fees apply for both residents and non-residents. Call 516-869-6311.
• Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players welcome. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.
• Bridge Game—A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza