What’s Happening Around Town From April 27 To May 3


Friday, April 26–
Sunday, April 28

Great Neck House Film

Wildlife will be shown on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; park card required.

Saturday, April 27

Composters for Sale

North Hempstead residents can buy composters to turn yard and kitchen waste into nutrient-rich soil and rain barrels to recycle rainwater for yard irrigation at a discount of $50 by check (a convenience fee of $1.50 applies to credit/debit transactions) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I.U. Willets Rd. in Albertson; 516-869-6311.

Saturday, April 27–
Sunday, April 28

Recycle at STOP

Residents can dispose of dangerous and chemical waste, shred sensitive documents and donate gently used items to Big Brothers Big Sisters at Stop Throwing Out Pollutants from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in North Hempstead Beach Park’s North Lot; 516-869-6311 or www.northhempsteadny.gov/stopprogram.

Sunday, April 28

Spring at Shu Swamp

Take an enchanted stroll through this little-known private preserve in Mill Neck at 11 a.m.; register at www.gnparks.org or 516-482-0355.

Fundraiser at Lola

Reach Out America will hold a fundraiser, with a lavish brunch, live music by Nina Gordon and a speech by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, at 11:30 a.m. at Lola, 113a Middle Neck Rd.; $85 to ROA, 9 Cedar Dr., Great Neck, NY, 11021; www.reachout-america.com.

Great Neck House Concert

The Marcie Passley Duo will perform Broadway and operatic selections at 3 p.m. at Great Neck House; park card required.

Monday, April 29

Pool Registration

To receive the early-bird discount for Parkwood Family Aquatic Center, register today at www.gnparks.org or at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave.

Monday, April 29–
Tuesday, April 30

Co-Ed Hockey Begins

The spring session for Bruin’s Fundamentals, for ages 5 to 12, will run through May 21 at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink from 6 to 7 p.m.; residents, $120; nonresidents, $144 at www.gnparks.org or 516-487-7665.

Monday, April 29–
Friday, MAY 3

Operation Clean Sweep

Refrain from parking on town roads from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. when North Hempstead street sweepers clean University Gardens on Monday; Pembroke and Jayson Avenues on Tuesday; Terrace Circle, Little Neck, Saddle Rock and Manor Section on Wednesday; Allenwood Section, Harbor Hills, Manor Section and Embassy Court/Russell Woods Road on Thursday; and touch-up on Friday.

To Tuesday, April 30

Pet Food Drive

Donate food for all pets during Long Island Cares’ eighth annual Legislative Pet Food Drive at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave., on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 631-582-3663 or www.licares.org.

Tuesday, April 30

REAP Discussion

A Retired Energetic Active People member will speak on Hitler and Japan’s air war on the U.S. 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.

Wednesday, May 1

Senior Technology Program

Meet Siri, Alexa and Google Home, and learn how these intelligent assistants can help at North Hempstead’s Project Independence senior program, Technology for the Terrified, at 2:30 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park; register at 516-869-6311.

Yom HaShoah programs will be held on May 1.

Holocaust Memorial Service

Join Temple Beth-El for prayer, music and art to commemorate Yom HaShoah with temple clergy and Gahelet, the Israeli Culture School; Abe Barzelay, a harmonica accompanist; and Lea Weinberg, a renowned artist and storyteller at 7 p.m. at 5 Old Mill Rd.

Dr. Linda Burghardt, scholar-in-residence at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center, will present a Yom HaShoah program at Temple Isaiah on May 1.

Jewish Enlightenment

Great Neck author Dr. Linda Burghardt, scholar-in-residence at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, will discuss On the Road to the Holocaust: Moses Mendelssohn and the Jewish Enlightenment at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Isaiah of Great Neck, 1 Chelsea Place; free; register at 516-487-5373 or www.templeisaiahgn.org.

Yom HaShoah Program

All are welcome to hear the captivating story of Holocaust survivor Ruth Mermelstein at 8 p.m. at Great Neck Synagogue, 26 Old Mill Rd.


Thursday, May 2

Pay School Taxes

Pay 2018–19 School taxes–second-half bill without a penalty by Friday, May 10, through the U.S. Postal Service, at www.northhempsteadny.gov or in person from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. today at the Great Neck Social Center at 80 Grace Ave. or at 200 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on May 10; 516-869-6311.

Yom HaShoah programs will be held on May 1 and 2.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum and County Executive Laura Curran will present a ceremony in recognition of Yom HaShoah,  Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring speakers Helen Turner, director of Youth Education at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, and Holocaust survivor Mireille Taub, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, Ceremonial Chamber, Second Floor, 1550 Franklin Ave. in Mineola. RSVP by April 30 to 516-571-6210 or ebirnbaum@nassaucountyny.gov.

Play Co-Ed Lacrosse

Register at www.gnparks.org or 516-487-7665 for Co-Ed Lacrosse from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Field through June 20. Ages 4 to 7 includes lacrosse stick; residents, $185; nonresidents, $215. Ages 8 to 12 requires full equipment; residents, $175; nonresidents, $200.

South High will present student-directed One-Act plays on May 2, 3, 9 and 10. (Photo by Bill Cancellare)

Thursday, May 2–
Friday, May 3

South High One Acts

At South High’s Young Directors’ One-Act Play Festival, five seniors will each direct a short play at 7:30 p.m. at 341 Lakeville Rd.; through next weekend; www.theatresouthtickets.com.


Friday, May 3–
Sunday, May 5

Great Neck House Film

Bohemian Rhapsody will be shown on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; park card required.


Money Matters Audiobook

The Money Matters Book by Veronica Karas, offering financial knowledge to help readers achieve their goals, is available on audiobook; www.themoneymattersbook.com.

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