What’s Happening From June 8 To 14

Learn about the Village Green Rose Garden on Saturday. (Photo by Michele Siegel)

Saturday, June 8

Rose Garden Tour

Designed by renowned landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, rosarian Jason Capote will explain the history of the Village Green Rose Garden and teach how to identify, care for and maintain rose bushes beginning with a slide show at Great Neck House and continuing in the garden, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 516-482-0355.

Shavuot at Temple Isaiah

Commemorate the giving of the Torah with a musical service followed by a provocative learning session around the sixth commandment, thou shalt not murder, and a cheesecake reception at 7:30 p.m., 1 Chelsea Place; 516-487-5373.

Symphony Orchestra Concert

The talents of the 75-member North Shore Symphony Orchestra can be heard at 8 p.m. at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave. in Garden City; $15; $12, seniors/students; free, children 12 and under; northshoresymphonyorch.org or 631-827-5401.

Saturday, June 8–
Sunday, June 9

Parkwood Pool Hours

The Parkwood Family Aquatic Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; gnparks.org or 516-482-0355.

Learn about Kings Point Park’s flora on Sunday, June 9. (Photo by Michele Siegel)

Sunday, June 9

Botany Walk

Meet at the Steamboat Road entrance in the first lot to learn about the flora in Kings Point Park with botanist Andy Greller at 10 a.m.; register at gnparks.org or 516-482-0355.


Strawberry Festival

All Saints Church will hold its 103rd Strawberry Festival with a dessert contest, children’s activities, food court, shopping, musical performances and Korean wrestling from 12 to 5 p.m. at 855 Middle Neck Rd.; 516-482-5392.

GNCA Picnic Party

Enjoy music, games and food on the rescheduled rain date for the Great Neck Chinese Association’s annual picnic from 3 to 6 p.m. at Steppingstone Park; $5, member; $10, nonmember; free under 5; register at gnca.org.

Tuesday, June 11

Join REAP on Tuesdays

Guests are welcome at the Retired Energetic Active People program at 9:30 a.m. in the Cumberland School. A member will discuss falls in the elderly population.

Board of Ed Meeting

Reports by Shared Decision Making Committees will be given at the Board of Education Meeting at 7 p.m. at South High School at 341 Lakeville Rd.; 516-441-4001.

Meet the Candidates

Learn about the Village of Great Neck candidates from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Great Neck House.

Wednesday, June 12

Out of the Crosshairs

Anti-gun advocate Trenelle Gabay, whose husband, Carey, a lawyer for Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Development, died after being struck in the head by a stray bullet, will address Reach Out America at 12:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd. in Manhasset; $45 annual membership may be paid at the door; potluck sign up at ebottomsup@mac.com; reachout-america.com.

Town Cultural Master Plan

Hear a draft of the all-encompassing Cultural Master Plan that will highlight the arts, culture, restaurant and commerce offerings of North Hempstead from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park; reserve a free spot at bit.ly/2YzfUnQ.

Thursday, June 13

Veterans Day Observance

Hear about the Congressional Gold Medal to Chinese Americans who served during WWII from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park; RSVP to mooncakefan@gmail.com.

Home Buying and Selling

Find out what permits and certificates you need to buy or sell a home at 7 p.m. at Hillside Public Library, 155 Lakeville Rd. in New Hyde Park; northhempsteadny.gov or 516-869-6311.

Adult Learning Awards

The Adult Learning Center Awards Ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. at South High, 341 Lakeville Rd.; 516-441-4950.

Park District Meeting

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

To Friday, June 14

Board Advisory Committees

The Great Neck Public Schools (GNPS) Board of Education is accepting applications from those wishing to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) or the Financial/Building Advisory Committee (FBAC) for the 2019–20 school year. Committee members serve as conduits to and from the board and are encouraged to offer input regarding specific matters of concern to the public. The CAC advises the board and administration about issues pertaining to the school community. The FBAC reviews the financial operations of the district and ongoing construction projects. Each committee meets four to five times a year for one-and-a-half to two hours. The committees will include representation from high school students in Grades 9 to 12, residents without children in GNPS, parents of students attending GNPS and GNPS staff members. The board as established a maximum term of two years for advisory committee members. After a committee member has completed two years of service on any combination of advisory committees, the individual must wait an additional two years before they will be eligible to serve again. Find the application at greatneck.k12.ny.us/committees or pick up hard copies at the Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd.; contact Kathy Koslow, secretary to the Board of Education, at kkoslow@greatneck.k12.ny.us or 516-441-4001.

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