What’s Happening On The Peninsula From May 4 To 10


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.

Saturday, May 4

Defensive Driving Class

Great Neck House offers Empire Safety Council defensive driving classes on the first Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 516-482-0355.

Free Rabies Clinic

North Hempstead’s Animal Shelter will host a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. On-the-spot dog licensing applications and renewals will be offered. Bring dogs on leashes and cats and ferrets in carriers to 75 Marino Ave. in Port Washington; registration required at 516-869-6311.

Clark Garden Festival

Enjoy fairies on stilts from the National Circus Project, a craft tent run by The Little Art Studio, an exotic animal show by Nature Nick, musical performances by Tiger Rose, a Teddy Roosevelt re-enactor and face painting at the Clark Botanic Garden Spring Festival from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 193 IU Willets Rd. in Albertson; 516-869-6311.

Talent Competition

On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, finalists will perform hits by the artists who appeared at the festival in the final round of Your Big Break competition at 8 p.m. at the Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd.; tickets are $15, adults; $10, students at bit.ly/2UESBew; $20 at the door; www.goldcoastarts.org.

Sunday, May 5

Annual Rabbinic Dialogue

Join Rabbis Dale Polakoff, Tara and Meir Feldman, Yaacov Lerner and Howard Stecker from Great Neck Synagogue, Temple Beth-El, Young Israel and Temple Israel at Great Neck Synagogue, 26 Old Mill Rd., for a complimentary breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the dialogue at 10:30 a.m.

Israelfest Celebration

Commemorate Israel’s birthday with music, dancing, food and family activities at Israelfest’s fifth annual celebration from 12 to 4 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd. in Port Washington; free admission and parking; www.sjjcc.org.

Ice Skating Show

All are welcome to cheer on skaters at the Great Neck Park District’s Skate School annual show at 2 p.m. at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink.

Comic bubble artist Casey Carle will create dazzling bubbles in various shapes and sizes.

Bubblemania Show

Comic bubble artist Casey Carle will return with his eye-popping, interactive family show fusing high-energy showmanship with in-the-moment improvisation at 2 p.m. at Great Neck House; park card required.

Choral Society Performance

The Great Neck Choral Society will perform “Paukenmesse,” Mass in Time of War, and “Te Deum” by Josef Haydn at 4 p.m. at the United States Merchant Marine Academy chapel, 300 Steamboat Rd.

Monday, May 6

Protection Against Scams

The Nassau County Police Department will lead a free educational workshop on how to avoid the most common scams that target senior citizens, including those of Chinese descent, at 10 a.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park; call 311.

Outdoor Tennis Begins

Session 1 begins for Tiny Tots, Juniors, Adults and Women’s Intensive Training programs at Parkwood; 516-829-9050.

Tolerance Benefit

Sample food from Long Island’s best restaurants at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s benefit and silent auction at 6 p.m. at Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Tpke.; weblink.donorperfect.com/tolerance2019; 516-571-8040.

Talk About Measles

A community health talk, Measles Today, will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in Temple Israel of Great Neck’s multipurpose room, 108 Old Mill Rd.

Tuesday, May 7

REAP Discussion

A Retired Energetic Active People member will discuss the art of Edouard Manet at 9:30 a.m. at 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.

Making Memories

Individuals of all ages living with memory loss will enjoy clips of classic films followed by guided conversation and reminiscence at Making Memories at the Movies for free at 11:30 a.m. at the Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd.; reservations required at 516-829-2570.

Meet the Author

Sandra E. Rapoport will present her suspenseful novel Queen Esther & The Spymaster at 7:45 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd. in Roslyn.

Wednesday, May 8

Reach Out America Talk

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran will present Reach Out America’s free talk 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.

Israel Independence Day Celebration at the Rink

Wear blue and white and skate for free (just pay for rentals) at Sephardic Heritage Alliance Inc.’s Israel Independence Day celebration at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink, 65 Arrandale Ave.

A live Q&A with Dr. Ruth Westheimer will follow a screening of Ask Dr. Ruth. (Photo courtesy of Hulu)

Dr. Ruth Film Screening

A live Q&A with renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer will follow Ask Dr. Ruth at
7:30 p.m. at Great Neck Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck
Rd.; general admission, $25; VIP, $50 at bit.ly/2HZvOne; www.goldcoastarts.org.


Thursday, May 9

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.

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

Thursday, May 9–
Friday, May 10

South High’s One Acts

South High’s One-Act Plays will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 341 Lakeville Rd.; www.theatresouthtickets.com.


Friday, May 10

Pay School Taxes

Pay 2018–19 school taxes–second-half bill without a penalty through the U.S. Postal Service, at www.northhempsteadny.gov or in person at 200 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and until 7 p.m. today; 516-869-6311.

Friday, May 10,
Sunday, May 12

Outdoor Yoga

Enjoy yoga overlooking Long Island Sound from 9 to 10 a.m. at Steppingstone Park through June; residents, $75; nonresidents, $105.

Friday, May 10–
Sunday, May 12

Great Neck House Film

Green Book 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.

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