What’s Happening In Great Neck From June 15 To 20


Saturday, June 15

AARP Driving Courses

Defensive driving courses will be held today and on Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park. Send checks made to AARP for $20, members; $25, nonmembers to Defensive Driving Coordinator, Department of Community Services, 1601 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park, NY 11040.

USMMA Commencement

Dr. Peter Navarro, assistant to President Trump for trade and manufacturing policy, will be the 83rd commencement speaker for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduating class at 10 a.m. in Kings Point; usmma.edu.

Skin Cancer Screening

Senator Anna M. Kaplan will sponsor a free skin cancer screening from 1 to 3 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park.

Shabbat Speaker

Judge Ruchie Freier will discuss Following My Own Path: The Journey to Judge Without Compromise at the Shabbat luncheon at Great Neck Synagogue; gns.org.

Parkwood Pool will be open this weekend from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Photo by Michele Siegel)

Saturday, June 15–
Sunday, June 16

Park Pool Hours

Parkwood Pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 516-482-0355.


Enjoy rides, food vendors and live music in the Village Green on Saturday.

Music Festival, Carnival, Fair

Enjoy rides, food vendors and live music in the Village Green on Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. and at the Village of Great Neck Street Fair on Sunday at 10 a.m.



Sunday, June 16

Ice Rink Closes

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink will close for the summer season at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, June 17

Arts Center Fundraiser

The eclectic Mediterranean restaurant Lola, at 113A Middle Neck Rd., will host a wine and food event to benefit the Gold Coast Arts Center at 6 p.m.; $150 per person; call Harriet at 516-466-4761 or GCAC at 516-829-2570; goldcoastarts.org.

Tuesday, June 18

Village Elections

Elections in the villages of Great Neck, Kings Point and Lake Success will be held from 12 to 9 p.m.

Jewish Geneology

Hear Nolan Atman, coordinator for Jewish Gen’s Holocaust database, speak about genealogy and how to research your family history at the National Council of Jewish Women/Lakeville Section meeting at 12 p.m. at Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park; 718-343-6222.

REAP Program

Guests are welcome to hear a Retired Energetic Active People member discuss The Alien and Sedition Acts at 9:30 a.m. in the Cumberland School.

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.

Plaza Summer Concert

The Great Neck Plaza 2019 Summer Concert Series will kick off with Piece of the Rock performing rock through the ages at 8 p.m. at the gazebo in Firefighters Park at Grace Avenue. The rain location is the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave.; 516-482-4500 or mayorsassistant@greatneckplaza.net.

Wednesday, June 19

Promenade Night

Great Neck Plaza and the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District will host promenade night with outdoor dining at participating restaurants and festivities from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Bond Street from North Station to Grace Avenue; 516-482-4500 or 516-829-1301; rain date, June 20.

Thursday, June 20

EOC Spring Gala

The Manhasset Great Neck Economic Opportunity Council Gala fundraiser, to provide at-risk youth and families support, will be held at Leonard’s Palazzo Restaurant with an open bar at 6 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner; 516-627-6385 or stayawhile142@aol.com.

Home Buying and Selling

Learn what permits and certificates you need from the North Hempstead Building Department at 7 p.m. at Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave.; northhempsteadny.gov or 516-869-6311.

Board of Education Meting

A Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education public-action meeting and year-end recognitions will begin at 8 p.m. at South High, 341 Lakeville Rd.; 516-441-4001.

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