Walk/Family Fun Day – Sunday, May 22

Camp for Special Children – Tuesday, May 24

Anatomy of Healing – Sunday, May 29


Friday, May 20

Don Giovanni

The Bronx Opera Company presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni on May 20 at 8 p.m. and May 21 at 2 p.m. Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse. The opera will be fully-staged, performed in English, accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra. Directed by Nicole Lee Aiossa; artistic director Michael Spierman. Tickets are $30; $25 senior citizens (over 65 with ID); $10 for students (with ID); children under 12 free with one full-price paid adult ticket. Hofstra faculty and staff may pay $20 each for up to two tickets and Hofstra students may pay $10 for up to two tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Box office 463-6644.

Saturday, May 21

The Pajama Game

Bright and funny, this tale pits the fiery union representative against the pajama shop superintendent. The high-energy score brims with popular hits and musical theatre standards such as Hey There and Steam Heat that will keep you humming all the way home. Performances (through June 5): Wednesday, May 25 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2:30 p.m. at the BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets $25 adults; $23 seniors; $18 students; $14 youth (under 12). All tickets are $28 at the door. Box office 775-4420. Group rates available. Call 631-581-2700 or email for group information.

Sunday, May 22   

South Shore Symphony Orchestra

Under the musical direction of Scott Jackson Wiley, will be performing at its annual concert at the St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Pl., Rockville Centre, at 7:30 p.m. The 50-member orchestra will be performing with the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, the Cathedral Chorale and the Cathedral Schola Cantorum and soloists under the direction of Michael L. Bower, director of the choirs and festival event. The performance will include Concerto on the German Chorale Nun Danket Alle Gott arr. by Franz Liszt, I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me Coronation Anthem by C. Hubert H. Parry, Resurrexit (Christus), Notturno III (liebestraum) performed by guest piano soloist William Buckley, Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H performed by organ soloist Michael L. Bower and the Faust-Symphonie by Franz List performed by Albert Neal, tenor soloist. The performance is free to the public but a donation is requested of $10 or $15. Call 764-9578, ext. 203.

Walk/Family Fun Day

Held by St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children at Belmont Park, Elmont, to raise funds and awareness for children and families with special needs. Thousands of patients, staff, families, business leaders, politicians, community members, jockeys and thoroughbred enthusiasts are expected. Some will walk to celebrate the accomplishments of St. Mary’s kids, others will walk in memory of a loved one, but everyone will walk to help St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children fulfill its mission – to continue improving the health and quality of life for children and families with special needs. The day will include The New York AutoFest Car Show at the St. Mary’s event site. Also attending is J.D Sarantakos, of the hit TV series Mindfreak and brother of magician Criss Angel. The car show is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rick Caran and Team Jilli Dog, the world’s only poker playing dog as featured on Animal Planet, will present tricks and provide training tips. Guests also include Rescue Ink, the leather clad bikers who spend their free time rescuing abused and homeless pets. Free Family Fun Day (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) activities include games, face painting, arts and crafts, live music and many surprises for the entire family. Belmont Park will be hosting Pirate Day featuring pirate-themed inflatables, henna tattoo artists, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more. To participate, sponsor or to learn more contact Angela Sculti 718-281-8817, or visit to register.

Tuesday, May 24

Camp for Special Needs Children

The Floral Park Bellerose Rotary Club is reaching out to the community to raise awareness that there is an amazing summer experience for special needs children with disabilities. It is Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Center Moriches. The club has a speaker coming from the camp presenting the details. The program is for those who are caring for a child who would benefit from the summer experience. 5:30 p.m. at Fiore Restaurant, 142 Tulip Ave., Floral Park. Cost: $20 includes dinner. If interested call Rich 554-2716.

Sunday, May 29

The Anatomy of Healing: An Acupuncturist’s Perspective

What is illness and what does it take to come back to a state of wholeness? Why do we sometimes feel worse when we give up the junk food and adopt a healthier lifestyle? Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can throw us into a state of fear, shock or disbelief and our expectations often become an obstacle to healing. A new way of perceiving the changes in our body may be an important step in our healing journey. Marie Regis, licensed acupuncturist, will share from her clinical experience and from the Chinese medicine perspective on the physiology of healing. There will be ample time for questions and answers. 4 to 5 p.m. at The Acupuncture & Wellness Center, 29 Barstow Rd, Suite 304, Great Neck. Call Marie at 455.2206 to confirm as seating is limited.

Weekly Events

•Gam-Anon, an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Meets Mondays at the Jewish Community Center of W. Hempstead, 711 Dogwood Ave., W. Hempstead. For information call 321-2883.

•Nassau Mid-Island Chapter of the Barber Shop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St. (one block east of Post Ave.; two blocks south of Jericho Tpke.), Westbury. Call George Seelinger 333-0803.

•Bingo. Robert Van Cott American Legion Post #1139, 734 Woodfield Rd., West Hempstead, hosts a weekly Bingo game Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Early bird and game specials.

•Boy Scout Troop 158. Queens Village for boys ages 10 to 18 meets at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 92-10 217th St., Queens Village, every Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Mr. LeVine 1-781-465-5522 or email to

Monthly Events

•Look Good…Feel Better, sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

AARP Chapter #5224 Floral Park meets on the third Monday of the month at the Floral Park Recreation Center. For further information call Marge Vance, president, 354-4296, or Eileen Malone, vice president 352-6690.

•Family Promise of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: Churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.

•Stewart Manor Auxiliary Police Unit 105 is currently having an ongoing Recruitment Drive. Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at the Village Hall, 120 Covert Ave. (side entrance on Chester Ave.). Those interested should call Sgt. Jerry Ortell 775-5126 to find out more.

•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit or call 872-1448.

•Order Sons of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•Citizen’s Party of FP meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall. To become a member residents are invited to visit or call 775-2940.

•Young Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 40 to 69 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5th St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Diana 481-9280. No meeting at the church during July and August.

•FP Arthritis Support Group meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Library, Tulip Ave. and Carolina Pl., Floral Park. Call the Arthritis Foundation 427-8272.

•LI Junior Chamber of Commerce. The LIJC regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 –; Julie Dekom, Membership Director; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP

•Free/Low Cost Health Insurance. The residents of communities served by Mercy Medical Center will have the opportunity to apply for free or low cost health insurance for children, families and adults up to age 64 on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mercy’s Main Lobby. Staff from Catholic Charities of LI will assist you and our children applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Health Insurance Programs. The bi-lingual enrollers will screen adults for income eligibility for the state’s health insurance program Family Health Plus. Children are eligible for Child Health Plus. These programs cover medical check-ups, hospitalization, emergency care, prescriptions, vision and dental care.

•Zonta Club of LI, a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization with a local club. Members help advance the status of women and are involved in many community service activities. The name Zonta is word taken from the Sioux and stands for honesty, trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and understanding. At meetings members discuss and learn about issues facing women, develop and conduct fun fundraising that benefits community programs and network with Zonta International programs. The club meets at a monthly dinner meeting in New Hyde Park on the third Thursday of each month. Call Kathy Rau 488-2796.

•Art League of NC monthly meeting and demonstration by a guest artist. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the New Hyde Park Recreation Center, Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Ave. and NHP Rd., NHP (near Union Tpke.) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Call 437-0919. Nonmembers $2. No meetings in June, July, August, December.

Ongoing Programs

Safe Boating Courses

Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

Crime Prevention Information

The NC Auxiliary Police Unit has available, through the cooperation of the NYS Office of Crime Prevention, very informative pamphlets on how you, the homeowner, can better protect you and your family from being a victim of crime. Any resident requesting a copy of these pamphlets can write to NC Auxiliary Police Unit 116, PO Box 288, West Hempstead, NY 11552; call 538-5800; or e-mail: NCAP116@AOL.COM. The following pamphlets are available:

•Common Sense for the Elderly

•The Babysitter Guide

•Crime Check (Home Survey)

•Don’t Be a Victim of Burglary

•Rape Prevention

Epilepsy Foundation

Located at 506 Stewart Ave., Garden City, the following is offered:

•Free Puppet Show on Seizure Disorder. A free children’s program on epilepsy using the internationally acclaimed “Kids on the Block” troupe of puppets to public and private elementary schools. These shows are appropriate for the 3rd and 4th grades levels but can be tailored to your needs. Programs are also available for junior and senior high classes. Help us foster a climate of acceptance, understanding and compassion in our schools for all. Call Janet Romeo, ext. 145.


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