Local Activities From March 6 To 15


Wednesday, March 6–
Wednesday, March 20

Sephardic Film Festival

The star-studded 22nd NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2019 will feature world premiere narratives, documentaries, comedies and critical perspectives with films touching on communities in Morocco, France, Spain, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Syria and Iraq, along with filmmaker appearances and Pomegranate Awards recognizing Sephardi excellence in the arts, at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. Tu Boca en Los Cielos, Your Wishes in Heaven, will premiere at Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St.; www.nysephardifilmfestival.org.

The Last Suit will be shown at Great Neck House this weekend.

Friday, March 8–
Sunday, March 10

Great Neck House Film

The Last Suit will be shown on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Admission requires a park card.

Saturday, March 9

Great Neck Comedian

Talia Reese, who was called one of the funniest Jewish moms at Kveller.com, is performing at the Argyle Theater in Babylon as part of the Long Island Comedy Festival; www.argyletheatre.com.

Sunday, March 10

Nature Program

Adults can meet at the Great Neck Library on Bayview Avenue at 11 a.m. to carpool to various birding areas for Birding Around Great Neck. Bring binoculars. Register at www.gnparks.org or 516-482-0355.

The Barry Mitterhoff Klezmer Trio will perform at Great Neck House on Sunday.

Sunday @ 3 Concert

A concert featuring the Barry Mitterhoff Klezmer Trio will begin at 3 p.m. at Great Neck House. Admission requires a park card.

To Monday, March 11

Elementary Enrichment

Register for the third trimester of the Great Neck Public Schools Elementary AM/PM Enrichment Program, which runs from March 18 to May 31, at E.M. Baker, John F. Kennedy, Lakeville and Saddle Rock. The tuition-based program offers weekly before- and after-school courses for 10 weeks for $100 per course. Morning courses include academic and physical activities for second through fifth graders. After-school Latin and Spanish courses for fourth and fifth graders will be offered. For course and registration info, visit www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/rec; for more info, dzawatson@greatneck.k12.ny.us or 516-441-4045.

Monday, March 11

Mobility Dance Class

Those with Parkinson’s disease or mobility issues can enjoy a free dance class from 12 to 1:15 p.m. at Goldsmith Atrium at Tiles Center at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd. Register at 516-299-3966.

Free Tax Preparations

North Hempstead and the Health & Welfare Council of LI will offer free tax preparation for households earning less than $55,000 in 2018 at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park, with a follow up on March 20. Make an appointment by calling 311.

Drug Awareness Presentation

As this month marks 40 years since the 1979 Iranian Revolution which led to the influx of Persian Jews to Great Neck, Sephardic Heritage Alliance Inc. (SHAI) and the Iranian Mothers Association (IMA) will present a free program by Amudim, featuring Nassau Chief of Police Patrick Ryder and other experts on recognizing signs of drug abuse and offering rehabilitation resources at 7 p.m. at Great Neck Synagogue, 26 Old Mill Rd.; www.shaiusa.org.

Board of Ed Meeting

The Board of Education’s first informal hearing on the 2019–20 Preliminary Working Budget will begin at 7:30 p.m. at North High, 35 Polo Rd., following recognition of North High Students; 516-441-4001.

Tuesday, March 12

REAP Discussions

Retired Energetic Active People guest speaker will make a presentation on early Hollywood censorship at 9:30 a.m. at the Cumberland School; 516-244-4667.

Park District Meeting

The Great Neck Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 10 a.m. at the Administration Building, 5 Beach Rd.

GCAC Camp Discount

Sign up for SummerArts Camp at the Gold Coast Arts Center, which runs from July 1 to  Aug. 23, and save $25 a week; 516-829-2570.

Free Astaire & Rogers Concert

Singer Patti Dunham and pianist Gary Haberman will perform the music of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, 150 Hicks Lane; 516-482-5701.

Wednesday, March 13

Social Issue Talk

Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky will speak at Reach Out America’s monthly series of free talks on social issues at 12:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd. in Manhasset; www.reachout-america.com.

Joint Networking Event

The Great Neck Chamber of Commerce, the Great Neck Chinese Association and the Great Neck Rotary Club will hold a joint networking event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Inn at Great Neck, 30 Cutter Mill Rd. Admission costs $20 in advance here or $25 at the door. Hors d’oeuvres are included and guests will have the opportunity to win great raffles.

SH Fundraiser Concert

South High’s Music Fundraiser for restoration of one of its two Steinway grand pianos, featuring band, choir, orchestra, chamber music and a preview of the upcoming Die Fledermaus opera performance, will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. at 341 Lakeville Rd. Admission is $10, adults; $5, senior citizens and students. Bring a main course with serving utensils. RSVP with your name and number of guests to mschwartz@greatneck.k12.ny.us; 516-441-4851.

Thursday, March 14

PI(e) Day Celebration

Enjoy PI(e) Day at noon at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave.; 516-487-0025.

Park District Meeting

The Great Neck Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a business meeting at 8 p.m. at the Administration Building, 5 Beach Rd.

Friday, March 15–
Sunday, March 17

Great Neck House Film

A Star Is Born will be shown on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Admission requires a park card.

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