Roslyn News

Roslyn Org Needs Volunteers

boatingChild Abuse Prevention Services ( CAPS), Long Island’s leading organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, is looking for concerned adults to volunteer to train and present our acclaimed in-school programs on bullying, Internet safety, and child abuse to students across Long Island. The programs are offered to all grades at no cost.

“The demand for CAPS Workshops for fall 2014 has been tremendous, so it is critical that we recruit volunteers to join our mission to keep every child safe from harm,” according to Alane Fagin, Executive Director.   All volunteers are provided with free professional training at our Roslyn office.  Volunteers may choose which programs that they would like to train in , as well as the grades they wish to speak to. [Read more...]

Art Talk: Reassessing Realism

goingsOn Saturday, July 26, at 3 p.m., the Nassau County Museum of Art will host a talk by Cathleen Chaffee, “Imitations of Life: Reassessing 1970s Realism.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism,” Chaffee, the exhibition’s curator, discusses the paintings, sculpture and prints included in this exhibition. She places this important art movement in the context of critical and audience reception at the time.

Photorealists, among them Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit and Idelle Weber, took photography as their subject, recreating street scenes and bodies with amazing accuracy. [Read more...]

Nassau Has Talent Casting Call

micNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the “Nassau Has Talent” Showcase will take place at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30 p.m.

The competition will be for solo and duet acts in vocal, dance, comedy, music, and gymnastics. Only twenty contestants will be selected for the Showcase based on applications received. Applications will be accepted for ages 6 through adult. Applications must be submitted in a DVD format by Friday, August 8th and must be accompanied by copies of proofs of Nassau County residency along with the performance on DVD. A $10 application fee will apply. [Read more...]

Roslyn Doc To Lecture In England

roslyndocDr. Joel H. Warshowsky, a Roslyn practitioner for more than 25 years, will be lecturing at the Seventh International Congress of Behavioral Optometry (ICBO) in Birmingham, England this September.

He will be presenting a lecture on the Clinical Rationale of Prescribing Behavioral Prism Lenses. This lecture will establish a protocol for prescribing prism lenses for children and adults who suffer from visually related reading and learning disability as well as behavior problems that might arise when children become frustrated, not being able to read or learn appropriately. [Read more...]

Van Nostrand Starkins House

roslynhouseLooking for something to do this summer?

Beverly McDermott, museum educator, gives guided tours of the Van Nostrand Starkins House Museum every half hour.

The museum is filled with two rooms of 18th century antique furniture and one room filled with 18th century samplers and archaeological artifacts. The Children’s Hands on Education program is not to be missed. It is filled with 18th century reproductions of children’s clothing, toys and artifacts for children to handle and enjoy.

Located at 221 Main St., Roslyn. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 adults; $2 children and seniors.

LIRR Strike: Roslyn’s Options

rosThe Roslyn Long Island Railroad station is in Roslyn Heights, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Town of North Hempstead.

The Town has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad workers strike on July 20.

For riders in the Roslyn area, the best bet is free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington, which is designed for those planning to carpool. [Read more...]

Speed Read-Outs On Roslyn Road

roslynroadspeedOverhead speed read-outs were recently installed on Roslyn Road, at Temple Sinai for southbound traffic and at Strawberry Lane for those northbound. This stretch of road has been the scene of two fatal crashes in recent months that claimed three lives. This school bus was clocked at 28 mph.

Cap Improvement Bid Awarded

schoolA bid for Capital improvements, site work and abatement work in the Roslyn School district through a General Construction Contract was awarded to Baruti Construction Corporation at recent board meeting.

The total amount awarded was $1,794,500 for construction projects in each of the district’s schools. Some of the projects include maintenance to the high school track and fencing around the perimeter of the high school. [Read more...]

Anthony Cumia Launching Show

anthonyAnthony Cumia, “Opie & Anthony” shock jock will relaunch his “Live From The Compound” radio show from a studio in his Roslyn Heights home.

Cumia, who confirmed his launching of the Internet-based show to the NY Daily News this week, was fired by SiriusXM after posting racist Twitter updates earlier this month.

“I haven’t figured any of (the cost) out yet, I’m still talking with a lot of people about what platform to use and what the cost will be,” Cumia told the Daily News. “I can guarantee it’ll be less than Sirius XM.” [Read more...]

Silver Sneakers Classes For Seniors

Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy provides Free Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Fridays at the Atria in Roslyn Harbor. The classes are free and fully sponsored by the non-profit organization: Healthways. Classes will be held on all levels: balance, agility, strengthening, endurance, and osteoporosis for eligible seniors. Call 516-745-8050 and ask for Sherrie Glasser for details, including class times and eligibility.