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    Greenlight Long Island Magazine is a quarterly magazine all about where to 'GO' on     Long Island for residents, business persons, young professionals, college communities     and visitors. It is a guide to the people and places that make Long Island great, along     with careers, culture, dating, dining, entertainment, events, interviews, lists and links     to local resources.

November 30, 2004

Usdan Center to be Honored at Champions for Charity Reception

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, America's premier not-for-profit summer school of the arts, will be recognized for its "contribution in fostering the artistic education of children" at a cocktail reception on Thursday, December 2 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the MaxMara branch at Americana Manhasset. Artwork by visual arts students of Usdan will be displayed for the reception as well, and several of the artists will be present. The art exhibit and reception are part of Americana Manhasset's Champions for Charity 2004.

Champions for Charity is an annual five-day holiday shopping benefit designed to raise funds for many of Long Island's not-for-profit organizations. It will take place from December 1 - 5. Americana Manhasset is located on Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) at Searingtown Road in Manhasset and can be found online at www.championsforcharity.com

Usdan Center, now in its 38th year, has introduced the arts to more than 40,000 young people ages 6 to 18 at its 200-acre woodland campus at 185 Colonial Springs Road in Wheatley Heights. Alumni include singers Jane Monheit and Mariah Carey and actress Natalie Portman. For more information, visit www.usdan.com or call (631) 643-7900.


Bailey Arboretum


Bayville Road and Feeks Lane in Lattingtown. Formerly the summer estate of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bailey, the 42-acre Bailey Arboretum ranks among the more unique park offerings in Nassau County. From 1912 to the time of their deaths (after which, in 1968, the County acquired the estate), the Baileys enjoyed the property to the fullest, assembling an impressive collection of plants and trees from other parts of the country and the world. A life-long enthusiast of the plant world with a particular penchant for trees, Bailey gathered more than 600 different kinds of fauna which he grew successfully in the temperate climate of Long Island. The extensive property is filled with exotic trees such as the Dwarf Nikko Fir of Japan, the Blue Atlas Cedar of North Africa, and the Dawn Redwood of China. A small area adjacent to a larger pond fosters the growth of giant tulip trees, oaks, and maples, many of which are more than a century old and are native to Long Island. Special garden variety collections include perennials, ground covers for shade, and the sensory garden. The main house, originally built in the mid-Nineteenth Century, has been redecorated for use by garden clubs and other conservation-related organizations at a daily fee and reservations are required. Operating hours vary according to season, so call ahead to verify times. (516) 571-8020

November 29, 2004

"Sweet" Story

The Farmingdale Observer reported last week on a health and resource center that caters to diabetics and dieters. The Sugar Control Center, located at 306 Main Street in Farmingdale, is a sweet idea for diabetics, as well as carb counters and weight watchers. "[The Center] has been established to meet the needs of individuals with diabetes as well as those interested in maintaining good health," said the article, and carries a variety of sugar-free, fat-free and healthy foods, candy and gift baskets, in addition to diabetes books and supplies. Read the whole article HERE and visit the Sugar Control Center online.

November 26, 2004

Perceptions of Long Island

This week, the Long Island Press explores "The View from Here," a perspective by contributor David North on how Long Islanders perceive and misperceive each other. To quote the Press: "Sure, for those of us living here [Long Island is] the center of our universe and home to nearly three million people. But we are, essentially, a very long dead-end street (or, since we're so status conscious, a cul de sac). No one passes through LI on the way to anywhere. Most people never give LI a thought (try to find it on the weather map in Maine's Bangor Daily News)." Read the entire article HERE.

November 24, 2004

Islandwide Events This Weekend

If you say "Festival of Trees" real fast it sounds like "Festivus," but there is nothing made up about this event. It starts Friday, November 26 and runs through the rest of the weekend and next weekend as well. Billed as the largest indoor holiday Christmas festival in the New York metropolitan area, the 16th annual Long Island Festival of Trees takes place at the LI Marriott Hotel in Uniondale and the LI Children's Museum and Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City (both are within a mile of each other). The display of designer-decorated trees and holiday creations at the Marriott is free. ELF (Everybody Loves Festival) tickets are $18 per person and allow one-time entry to each venue at any time during the festival. Several child-focused events are planned, including the Teddy Bear Tea, Sugar Plum Ball and Breakfast with Santa. For more information call (516) 378-2000 x230.

The Teddy Bear Tea Party takes place on Sunday, November 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Long Island Marriott Hotel. The event benefits the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County and $18 per person (teddy bears admitted free) includes: breakfast for the earlier tea, snacks for afternoon tea, a goodie bag for each child, sing-a-longs, clowns, magicians, and special character appearances. There is also a Teddy Bear Parade with ribbons for all. For more information visit www.ucpn.org

There will be a Santa visit, parade, and tree lighting in Port Jefferson on Saturday, November 27, starting at 1 p.m. along Main Street. The tree lighting takes place at 4:30 p.m. For more information call (631) 473-1413.
(Source: LongIsland.com)

November 22, 2004

Eyeing Youth and Honoring Cooperation

The Long Island Works Coalition, a comprehensive effort to forge collaborative working relationships between employers and the educational community, recently held a luncheon event to recognize those relationships and organizations who help to make it all possible. More than 800 business leaders and professionals gathered to honor local organizations taking action to ensure that Long Island has a skilled future workforce. Read full coverage HERE from The North Shore Sun or visit the LI Works Coalition online.


Westbury Student Recognized Nationally

Rosa Ayala, a Westbury High School senior, was recently cited by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. The program, which nationally recognizes the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors, noted Rosa for her combined verbal, math, and writing skill scores on the PSAT/NMSQT during her junior year. To qualify, Rosa had to uphold the program’s minimum GPA requirement of 85. She easily surpassed that standard with a weighted 101.6 average. Visit the College Board online.
(Source: LongIsland.com)

November 19, 2004

Local Highlight: Long Island Parenting News

Long Island Parenting News is a monthly magazine strongly dedicated to serving and empowering parents of the Long Island region. The magazine speaks directly to parents about their family concerns in the context that matters most - the local community. It is a free publication that can be found at many family-friendly locations across Long Island. Every month features parenting news, events, discussions, recipies, photo contests, area resources and even a baby name search on their website, along with directories of family friendly businesses, schools and educational enrichment programs, and camps and summer programs. The magazine has won numerous awards for its editorial work and publishes out of a Garden City office as part of a national association of more than 100 local parenting publications throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, known as The Parenting Publications of America. For more information, visit Long Island Parenting News online.


LIRR History

The Long Island Railroad has helped bring travelers to, from and across Long Island since the early 19th century. At 170 years old, it is the oldest railroad in the United States still operating under its original name. The LIRR is also the largest commuter railroad in the country. Read more about the history of the LIRR, as told by LIRR President James Dermody and featured in this month's issue of The Improper Hamptonian, HERE.

November 18, 2004

Local Newspapers


Local Magazines & Specialized Publications

November 17, 2004

Uncovering History in East Hampton

The East Hampton Star recently reported on a public pathway that was re-opened after being hidden for decades in one of East Hampton Village's most exclusive neighborhoods. The mysterious deck has put the East Hampton Town Trustees, Town Natural Resources Department, and several East Hampton Village officials to work. Read the article HERE.

November 14, 2004

Formula One-style Go-Kart Racing on Long Island

An article this week in Long Island Business News reported on the approval of a 100,000-square-foot facility for a European-style indoor go-kart racing and corporate conference center in Melville (near the Hilton Long Island). The facility is going to feature a two-track layout and meeting space for corporate events of up to 1,000 people. These aren't kiddie go-karts, though. F1 Boston, the developer of the project, is an indoor kart racing facility company that is designed specifically to provide adult, licensed drivers with a genuine racing experience complete with the challenge and adrenaline. Read the article, Press Release or visit F1 Boston.

November 13, 2004

Family Health Portrait: News From Around Long Island

Long Island Press reported this week on a new initiative by the U.S. Surgeon General to encourage Americans to talk freely and more often about their family medical history during family gatherings. The move, declaring this Thanksgiving the first annual National Family History Day, could allow physicians and health care providers to better diagnose disorders and help save lives. The article quotes Dr. David Ackman, the Nassau County Department of Health commissioner, as well as Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona and the head of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institute of Health. In addition, it highlights the Department of Health and Human Services' "Family Health Portrait," a computerized family tree and health history organizer which can be downloaded at www.hhs.gov/familyhistory. Read the article HERE.

November 12, 2004

Survey Says? Stony Brook University One Of The Best In The World

Stony Brook University has been ranked as one of the best universities in the world, ahead of such institutions as Dartmouth, Rice and Georgetown according to a survey by the prestigious Times of London. The November 5 edition of the newspaper ranks Stony Brook as No. 136 among universities worldwide, and No. 50 in North America. Read more about the survey HERE.

November 10, 2004

Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber Honors Local Businesswoman

Long Island business owner Francesca Carlow, of Trio Hardware and Paint in Plainview, was honored with the 2004 Small Businessperson of the Year award, as reported in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald. "The countywide award recognizes an active [Plainview-Old Bethpage] chamber of commerce member who is the owner or manager of a community business and has made a significant contribution to the local economy and community," said the article. Carlow's shop is family owned and operated and has been in business for over 40 years. Read the article HERE.

November 01, 2004

The NYC Connection: Serendipity 3

Reviewed by Derek Grosso for Greenlight New York Magazine

225 East 60th Street (bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves)
New York, NY

Delightfully fun and romantic little dining spot/sweet spot on the Upper East Side serving soups, salads, burgers, outrageous sandwiches and more. Come for dinner and dessert or just dessert. Not-to-be missed are their famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate drinks ($6.50: it's worth it) along with a variety of other delectable drinks and sweets to satisfy anyone. On busy nights, er, every night you can expect a long wait due to Serendipity 3's popularity and enjoyable atmosphere.

Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Ice Cream
Mood: Relaxed
Dress: Casual
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Price per Entree: $6.00 - $18.00
Reservations recommended, Private rooms, Late-night, Celebrity sightings (check their website for the latest gossip)

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