What’s Happening On The Peninsula From April 13 To 17


Friday, April 12–
Saturday, April 13

South High will celebrate 50 years of performing full-scale operas with Die Fledermaus on April 12 and 13. (Photo by Irwin Mendlinger)

South High Opera

South High’s 50th Anniversary Opera, Die Fledermaus, will begin at 7:30 p.m., 341 Lakeville Rd.; 516-441-4851.

Friday, April 12–
Sunday, April 14

Great Neck House Film

Old Man and the Gun will be shown on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. A park card is required.

Saturday, April 13

Play Multi-Sports

To try a variety of sports, preschool athletes ages 3 to 5 can join Squirts Multi-Sport at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. and elementary school athletes ages 5 to 8 can participate in Senior Squirts at 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Field through June 15; Great Neck Park District resident $185; nonresidents, $210.

Participate in T-Ball

For a great intro to softball and baseball, those ages 3 to 5 can join the co-ed T-Ball Squirts at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. and ages 5 to 8 can participate in Senior T-Ball Squirts at 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. through June 15 at Memorial Field; Great Neck Park District resident, $185; nonresidents, $210.

AARP Driving Course

Defensive driving courses will be held today and on May 11, June 15, 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.

One of the oldest area conservation groups, the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee, will hold its 50th annual meeting and wetlands cleanup on Saturday.

Udalls Cove Cleanup

All are welcome when the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee holds its 50th annual meeting and wetlands cleanup near Aurora Pond at 10 a.m., followed by a free picnic lunch at Memorial Field in Douglaston at noon; 718-224-7256 or www.littleneck.net/udallscove.

Sunday, April 14

Row for Autism

North Hempstead, in partnership with Friends of Port Rowing, will host the seventh annual Row for Autism Regatta at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington with the first race at 8:45 a.m. Spectators can cheer on local rowing teams and adaptive rowers for free as they raise awareness and money for autism; www.portrowing.com or 516- 869-6311.

Home Sustainability Class

Learn how to make your yard more sustainable by composting, using a rain barrel, saving water, creating a wildlife habitat, using alternatives to pesticides and applying fertilizer properly at the free North Hempstead Sustainable Yard Care 90-minute class at 10 a.m. at Clark Botanic Garden, 193 I.U. Willets Rd. in Albertson, rain or shine. Register at 516-869-6311.

Squirts Lacrosse

Ages 3 to 5 can learn lacrosse skills at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. through June 16 at Memorial Field; Great Neck Park District residents, $185; nonresidents, $210.

Spring Seasonal Stroll

Those older than 16 can meet in the first lot at the Steamboat Road entrance to Kings Point Park at 11 a.m. for a stroll, designed to observe seasonal changes and focus on baby birds and nature’s rebirth in spring. Register at www.gnparks.org or 516- 482-0355.

Thyroid Cancer Support

ThyCa Long Island, a support group for thyroid cancer survivors, will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Dr. in Manhasset, Tower Pavilion, first floor in Tower Conference Rooms 1 and 2; 516-608-5113 or www.thyca.org/sg/ny_manhasset.

String Concert

Dolce Amore Strings will perform at 3 p.m. at Great Neck House. A park card  is required.

Israeli Ambassador Talk

Ambassador Dani Dayan, Israel’s consul general in New York, will discuss Israel’s relations with its Arab neighbors at 7 p.m. at Temple Israel, 108 Old Mill Rd.; free tickets at 516-482-7800 or https://templeisraelofgreatneck.thundertix.com/events/147717.

Monday, April 15

ROMEO Social Group

Any retired man 60 and older from North Hempstead can bring lunch and enjoy stimulating discussion and camaraderie with the informal social group Retired Older Men Eating Out at 12:15 p.m. at the Atria Cutter Mill, 96 Cutter Mill Rd. Register at 516-869-6311.

UJA Witness Project

During this inspirational evening, students will bring the stories of Holocaust survivors to life through a moving multimedia performance and original pieces of art from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd. in Greenvale. Funds raised will support services for Holocaust survivors in the community.

Tuesday, April 16

REAP Discussion

A Retired Energetic Active People member will speak on John and Abigail Adams 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.

Mobility Dance Class

Those with Parkinson’s disease or mobility issues can enjoy a free dance class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Goldsmith Atrium at Tiles Center at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd. Register at 516-299-3966.

Seasonal Job Fair

Those older than 16 can find seasonal/part-time jobs throughout the Great Neck Park District at Parkwood Pool, indoor/outdoor tennis, camps, recreation, marina/sailing, summer performing arts, parks, security and office/clerical from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave.; 516-482-0355 or www.gnparks.org.

Board of Ed Meeting

A recognition of North Middle School students will be followed by the official hearing and adoption of the Proposed 2019–20 Budget at the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education public action meeting at 7:30 p.m. at North Middle School, 77 Polo Rd.; 516-441-4001.

Wednesday, April 17

Chamber Music Recital

The public is welcome at the free North High Chamber Music Recital at 7:30 p.m. in the school library at 35 Polo Rd.; jrutkowski@greatneck.k12.ny.us.

The North High Chamber Music Recital will feature 40 dedicated musicians who participate in before- and after-school rehearsals in addition to their daily band or orchestra classes.

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