Weekend Events Guide: February 6th Edition

This weekend sounds like a busy one around GC. So much to do, so little time. And no snow in the forecast until {maybe} next week, so no excuses… enjoy it!


Saturday- The basketball game between the Harlem Wizards and the Garden City Teachers starts at 1 p.m. in the Garden City High School gym. This bi-annual fundraiser is sponsored by the Garden City Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available for $15 in advance online at www.gcsholarship.org and at St. Paul’s on Saturday from 8am- 10am. There will be tickets sold at the door for $20, if still available.

Saturday- The Annual Chili Tasting For Charity takes place at Capo on Covert Ave. from 1pm-3pm. This Chili Bowl is a great way to start your Superbowl weekend and all proceeds benefit the Hance Family Foundation. $10, $5 additional for beer/wine. Children are free. 49 Covert Ave, Floral Park. 
Saturday- Explore the paintings and sculptures of the National Art League at Barnes Gallery Custom Framing throughout February. Catch the Artist Reception on Saturday from 5:30-7:30pm. Live music by Shawn Lovato and Joe Cupani. 2 Nassau Blvd., Garden City South.
Saturday- It’s National Fro Yo Day! Stop in at any 16 Handles location for free yogurt.
Saturday- Celebrate Chinese New Year at Orchid in Garden City. Enjoy a prix fixe dinner and fabulous, traditional Chinese entertainment. If you’ve never experienced this event before, it is definitely worth it! Call for reservations and celebrate the Year of the Monkey! 730 Franklin Ave, Garden City.
Saturday- Free craft for kids at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. 2079 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park.
Saturday and Sunday and repeating every day through April 3rd. Enjoy the Arcade Age at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Explore the short history of video arcade games through exhibits and game play. With three daily sessions available (11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm) your 90 minute free play, timed-ticket for the Arcade Age exhibit also includes full access to the Cradle of Aviation galleries. For the 3:30pm session, arrive early to enjoy the galleries as they close promptly at 5pm.
Saturday and Sunday- Plant a small houseplant at the Children’s Valentine’s Day Planting at Hicks Nurseries. 11am-4pm. $10 per child. Main Greenhouse at Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury.
Saturday and Sunday- See Pinocchio at BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont. Showtimes: 2pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday. 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont.
Sunday- Summer Camp Open House at the Waldorf School of Garden City. Camp is for children ages 3-13. 11am-1pm. 225 Cambridge Ave, Garden City. 


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Chili Tasting For Charity

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your winter, Inside Garden City and Capo Ristorante are holding their second annual Super Chili Bowl~ Chili Tasting For Charity on Saturday, February 6th from 1-3pm. Warm up from the inside at Capo on Covert Ave. You can come just to taste lots of yummy chili (and have a drink or two) or you can enter as one of the competitors.


Enter as a team or individual. Just bring your chili, fully prepared, in a crockpot to Capo on Covert Ave at 12:45pm. The only cooking rule is that the chili must be homemade. The first place winner will earn a free stay at the beautiful Hotel Indigo on the North Fork! Cool prizes will be also awarded for 2nd and 3rd place. 

In addition to providing a spicy diversion from the winter blues, we will also be doing some good in the community. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Hance Family Foundation. Chili entrants will pay $10 to compete. Cost for tasting: $10 or $15 if you want unlimited beer, wine or soda as well. Children are free. 



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Chili, wine and beer, friends and neighbors- what better way to spend a winter afternoon? 


See you at the Chili Bowl!


Weekend Events Guide: January 30th Edition

There’s something for everyone going on this weekend! An opera, the Bacon Bash, Robert Alvey as Mark Twain? Grab a friend and enjoy some of these events.



Saturday, Sunday and repeating every day through April 3rd. Enjoy the Arcade Age at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Explore the short history of video arcade games through exhibitry and game play. With three daily sessions available (11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm) your 90 minute free play, timed-ticket for the Arcade Age exhibit also includes full access to the Cradle of Aviation galleries. For the 3:30pm session, arrive early to enjoy the galleries as they close promptly at 5pm.

Saturday and Sunday- The Hofstra Opera Theater will be performing Jacques Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne (Parisian Life), a comic operetta famous for its exuberance and hilarious social satire. A parody of high-society life in Paris, La Vie Parisienne pokes fun at the rich and revels in the wit of their servants. John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus. 7:30pm, Sunday 3:00pm. $15, $12 seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door if available or you can buy them online by clicking here. Hofstra University, Uniondale. 

Saturday- The Tilles Center hosts Orchestre National de France at 8pm in Concert Hall. Tickets: $103, $78, $53.  

Sunday- See what some consider Bellini’s most famous opera. The musical tragedy, Norma, will be performed at 2pm in Concert Hall at Adelphi University. Tickets: $20. Click here to purchase. 

Sunday- Don’t miss the Bacon Bash at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Enjoy tastings of bacon, bacon foods, bacon desserts, CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON and more! Bacon Bash is a family friendly event. There are four sessions on Sunday. Purchase tickets here

Sunday- Don’t miss Robert Alvey in “How Did I Become Mark Twain? A Tall and Entertaining Tale”. Click here for more details. Garden City Community Church, Stewart Ave, Garden City, 9:15-10:15am

What will you do this weekend? 


Weekend Events Guide: January 15th Edition



Here we are already- MLK weekend is upon us and many of us are staring at a three day weekend. Will you be staycationers or are you heading out of town? For those of you sticking around GC, here are a few ideas to get your long weekend off to a good start.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday- Enjoy the Arcade Age at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Explore the short history of video arcade games through exhibitry and game play. With three daily sessions available (11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm) your 90 minute free play, timed-ticket for the Arcade Age exhibit also includes full access to the Cradle of Aviation galleries. For the 3:30pm session, arrive early to enjoy the galleries as they close promptly at 5pm.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday- Hofstra University’s Explorer Family Backpacks continues. Enjoy beautiful works of art and create your own to bring home. Ages 5-10. 10am-5pm. Cost: free. Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead.

Saturday- Flying Model Contest at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City- Free with museum admission, participants (grades 3-5 ONLY) will form teams of three and together build their model airplane. A construction and aeronautics workshop, under the guidance of museum docents and members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will offer guidance and support to get the planes ready for the contest. Pre-Registration is required. 9am-2pm

Sunday- Stop at Hicks for the Children’s Workshop. This weekend’s participants will learn how to create a pinecone bird feeder. Cost: $5. Ages 4-12. 11am-4pm. $5 + tax p/p. Jericho Tpke, Westbury

Sunday- Adelphi’s Photography Annual 2016 exhibit opens today and runs until August 14th. This exhibit showcases a variety of themes and motifs created by Adelphi University photography students. AU Performing Arts Center Gallery, 9am-9pm.

Saturday- Adelphi University welcomes back world-renowned concert pianist Philip Edward Fisher to the Westermann Stage of Concert Hall. The centerpiece of this performance will be all four of Chopin’s beloved Ballades. 4pm. $30 adults. $25 seniors.

Monday- Looking for a drop off activity for the kids? Camp Pump It Up at Pump It Up of Greatneck. $30 per session. AM session 9-12, PM session 12-3pm. 516-466-7867. 225 Community Drive, Great Neck

Weekend Events Guide: December 18th Edition

The NutcrackerStar Wars {The Force Awakens} and Holiday Light Shows are what’s on tap this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday- You won’t want to miss The Nutcracker Ballet by New York Dnce Theatre. This is the largest production of The Nutcracker on Long Island. Guest artists from New York City Ballet will be in attendance. Cost: $20-$40. Fri- 7pm, Sat and Sun- 12pm and 5pm. Purchase tickets here. 118 Hofstra University, Hempstead. 

Running every day through January 3rd- The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones beach has over 150 beautiful displays. 5pm-10pm. Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. Monday-Thursday: $20/car, Friday-Sunday & Holidays: $25/car. Tuesdays second time through is free. Click here for more information. 

Saturday and Sunday- Santa and his reindeer will be at Hicks Nurseries. You can bring a letter to Santa and mail it in their special mailbox… you just may get a response in the mail! See the animated Christmas story, enjoy some hot chocolate or a snack and pick up your tree if you haven’t already. It’s surely one stop shopping! Santa will be there from 1-4pm daily and again from 5-8pm. Saturday and Sunday, Santa’s hours are 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm through December 23rd. 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury. 

Saturday- Join Santa for brunch at the Carltun. $50 per adult, $25 per child. Price includes a professional picture with Santa. 11am. Click here for the deets. Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. 

Saturday and Sunday- Join Dorothy and her friends at Christmas in Oz at the BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont. Sat. 2pm, Sun. 12pm. Get tickets here. 700 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont. 

Saturday and Sunday- See The Nutcracker performed by Eglevsky Ballet at the Tilles Center. Sat- 6pm, Sun- 1pm and 5pm. Buy tickets here



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Weekend Events Guide: December 12th Edition

Here’s a look at what’s going on in and around Garden City this weekend. Enjoy!


Running every day through January 3rd- The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones beach has over 150 beautiful displays. 5pm-10pm. Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. Monday-Thursday: $20/car, Friday-Sunday & Holidays: $25/car. Tuesdays second time through is free. Click here for more information.


Saturday- the Garden City Nursery School hosts their Holiday Boutique at the Garden City Casino from 10am to 3:30pm. Come get your shop on! Free admission. 51 Cathedral Ave.  


Saturday and Sunday- See Christmas in Oz at BroadHollow Theatre. Dec. 12th at 2pm, Dec. 13th at 12pm. Ticket cost: $11 in advance, $13 at the door. BroadHollow at Elmont. 


Saturday, Sunday- Santa and his reindeer will be at Hicks Nurseries. You can bring a letter to Santa and mail it there- you just may get a response in the mail! See the animated Christmas story, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or a snack, and pick up your Christmas tree. That’s surely one stop shopping! Santa will be at Hicks daily from 1pm-4pm and again from 5pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday, the hours are 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm through December 23rd. 100 Jericho Tpke, Westbury.


Saturday-  Hofstra University Department of Music presents the Hofstra Wind Ensemble and Symphonic BandA program of traditional and contemporary works for wind band will be performed. 8pm. Cost: $8-$10. HofstraTickets.com


Saturday- The Tilles Center hosts The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York. 7pm. Concert Hall. $25, $10 seniors. Learn more here


Sunday- Brunch with Santa at the Carlton. 11am. $50 per adult, $25 per child. Includes a professional picture with Santa. Click here for more details. Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. 


Sunday- Adelphi Chorus and Adelphi Vocal Ensemble Holiday Celebration: Inspirations and Illuminations. 4pm. Western Stage, Concert Hall. $20. Get tickets here



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Weekend Events Guide: December 5th Edition

Has Black Friday/Cyber Week shopping worn you out? It’s time to de-stress and relax a little by enjoying some of the fun things going on in and around Garden City this weekend. Here’s your weekend events guide!


Saturday- Stop by the Garden City PTA fundraiser at Barnes & Noble on Old Country Rd from 10am-10pm. Just mention GC PTA at check out. There will be special family event from 10am-12pm, such as story time at noon. Gifts, toys and items from the coffee shop also count toward the fundraiser! Then head to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (dine in or take out) all day and mention GC PTA for them to receive credit. You can visit BN.COM/bookfairs from 12/5/15 to 12/10/15 by entering the bookfair ID 11737574 at checkout. See the flyer here. 


Running every day through January 3rd- The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones beach has over 150 beautiful displays. 5pm-10pm. Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. Monday-Thursday: $20/car, Friday-Sunday & Holidays: $25/car. Tuesdays second time through is free. Click here for more information.


Saturday- The Gifts of the Magi is at the Tilles Center at 2pm. Click here for tickets.  

Saturday- Adelphi Opera Theatre, 8pm. The talented singers of Adelphi Opera Theatre offer scenes, ensembles and arias from the world of opera and operetta. Western Stage, Concert Hall.

Saturday, Sunday- Santa and his reindeer will be at Hicks Nurseries. You can bring a letter to Santa and mail it there- you just may get a response in the mail! See the animated Christmas story, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or a snack, and pick up your Christmas tree. That’s surely one stop shopping! Santa will be at Hicks daily from 1pm-4pm and again from 5pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday, the hours are 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm through December 23rd. 100 Jericho Tpke, Westbury.

Sunday- Head to the 61st Annual Village Tree Lighting Ceremony for hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies and Santa! The event will begin promptly at 3:30pm on the Village Green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton Aves. Garden City. 

Sunday- Need a tree? The Garden City Community Church Christmas Tree Sale and Bake Sale will take place from 8am-12pm.  Money to benefit the mission trip team. 245 Stewart Ave, at the corner of Whitehall Blvd., GC.

Sunday- Hofstra University’s “Stars on Sundays” series allows participants to use telescopes for star-gazing while learning about the universe from college astronomers. Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, & double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory. 4th floor, Berliner Hall, California Ave. & Huntington Place, S. of Hempstead Turnpike. Register here


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Weekend Events Guide: Nov 20th Edition

You may have a lot of Thanksgiving preparation planned for the days ahead {menu ideas, decor planning, food shopping, etc} but I recommend taking a break and enjoying one of the local events happening this weekend. Don’t stress too much! 


Friday, Saturday and Sunday- The Holy Spirit Players from present the musical production of Carnival. Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm. Adults $13, seniors/children $8. Holy Spirit Church Auditorium, 13 South 6th St., New Hyde Park. Call 516-302-8197 for tickets. 


Friday, Saturday and Sunday- Hofstra University will hold its annual Fall Dance Concert. Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 2pm. Tickets: $12, $10 seniors. Purchase tickets here. John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus. 


Friday and running every day through January 3rd- See the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones beach with over 150 beautiful displays. 5pm-10pm. Jones Beach, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. Monday-Thursday: $20/car, Friday-Sunday & Holidays: $25/car. Tuesdays second time through is free. Click here for more information. 


Saturday- Lakeshore Learning Store offers a free craft for kids every Saturday 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Cost: free. 2079 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park. 


Saturday- See Annabelle Broom The Unhappy Witch at its last showing. 2pm. BroadHollow at Elmont. Get tickets here


Sunday- Ok, this isn’t exactly “local”, but come on… it’s chocolate, so we can make an exception. Satisfy all your chocolate cravings at The I Love Chocolate Fest! The first 500 attendees who bring a Pet Donation for the Little Shelter will receive a FREE Chocolate Fest TShirt! Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Plainview. Adults $10, kids 5-12 and seniors $7, kids under 5 free. 10am-5pm. 


Sunday- See the film of the world famous opera, The Flying Dutchman, at Adelphi University’s Concert Hall. $20. Buy tickets here. 2pm



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Weekend Events Guide: November 13th Edition

TGIF Garden City! Just because it’s going to be a chilly weekend, doesn’t mean you should stay home drinking hot cider and binge-watching on Netflix {although it may be tempting…}. There are plenty of things to do in and around Garden City this weekend–as there are always–so have fun and enjoy!


Saturday- The Americana Fair will take place once again at the Garden City Community Church. You’ll find all sorts of treasures, such as china, glassware, clothing, toys, books, home decor, linens, pictures and frames, jewelry, holiday items, lamps and much more! 10am-4pm. 245 Stewart Ave, Garden City. 

Saturday- See Pinkalicious, The Musical at Adelphi University. Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, this show is for children ages 2-7 and their families/caregivers. Western Stage, Concert Hall. 2pm. Tickets: $20. Click here for tickets. 

Saturday and Sunday- Angels in America: Millennium Approaches prepares to close after this weekend. If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s still time! Saturday: 2pm, 7:30pm and Sunday 2pm. Adelphi’s Olmsted Theatre, $20. Click here for tickets. Here’s what Adelphi says about the performance you don’t want to miss:

“Set in the New York City of 1985, this winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Play is widely regarded as a modern masterpiece of the American theatre. Join us as the students of the Department of Theatre explore this important work, perfectly captured by Jack Kroll in Newsweek when he said: ”Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least the absconding of God.“ “

Saturday- The Maurice A. Deane School of Law will host a free Veterans Legal Clinic open to all veterans. Schedule a free consultation with attorneys who specialize in VA benefits and claims, family law, social security, disability, employment, housing, bankruptcy, elder law, tax, wills, estates, Medicare, Medicaid and more. Appointments are required. The clinic is organized by the Hofstra Veterans Legal Assistance Project. To schedule a free consultation, contact the Hofstra Veterans Legal Assistance Project at VLAP@hofstra.edu or call 516-463-7302. Saturday: 10am-4pm, 2nd-Floor Atrium, Hofstra Law, South Campus

Saturday- Time for the Second Saturday of the Month program at Hofstra University for kids ages 5-10 years. Scope It! will have kids looking into the mystical landscapes of Doug Hilson and creating their own kaleidoscope to bring home. 1:30-2:30pm, Hofstra University Museum’s David Filderman Gallery. Advance registration is required. Click here for more info and to reserve a spot. $7 per child. Adult companion admission is free. Hempstead Tpke, Uniondale. 

Sunday- See two childhood favorites, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, at the Tilles Center. The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present both children’s books live on stage.  Concert Hall, 2pm. Click here to purchase tickets. It’s sure to be a good time! Brookville, NY.


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Weekend Events Guide: November 6th Edition

Happy November! It feels like spring but November is upon us. Check out what’s going on in and around Garden City this weekend!


Saturday- The Garden City Public Library is holding a book sale from 9:30am-4pm. Adults books as well as children’s books. Bring a bag and stock up! Seventh St, Garden City. 

Saturday- Free craft for kids at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. All ages. Cost: free. 2079 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park

Saturday- Stop by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau (site of the pumpkin patch) from 4pm-8pm for their Open House. There will be food, a DJ and dancing. Stop by with the kids. Open to all! Corner of Stewart Ave and Nassau Blvd. 

Saturday- Head to the Christmas Fair at the Resurrection Lutheran Church. There will be handcrafted items, handbags, American Girl Doll accessories, toys, books, games, ornaments, decor, jewelry, baked goods and more! Net proceeds will support Christian mission work. 10am-3pm. 420 Stewart Ave, Garden City. 

Sunday- From Germany, amarcord, is considered to be one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world.  Check them out at Adelphi’s Westermann Stage in Concert Hall. Click here for more information. 4pm. Cost: $30/$25

Sunday- The Garden City Historical Society hosts the opening lecture and reception of W. Oakley Cagney as he explores Long Island through his art. 1pm-3pm. Cost: free. Exhibit runs through November 29th. 109 11th St, Garden City


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