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Where to 'GO' on Long Island Montauk Point Lighthouse
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Fall 2006









    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.

April 29, 2005

Dishing Up Culinary Donations to Support Our Troops

Local personal chef, Lia Soscia, along with the NY Metro Chapter of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) are doing their part to help make the meals of our active duty troops a little tastier. The group is packing and shipping gourmet ingredients for Pat Day, a fellow Personal Chef, who left her life and business on hold in Houston, TX to cook for our troops in Afghanistan.

"We were all so touched by Pat Day's generous spirit and courage that the New York Chapter wanted to be able to show her how much we admire her. We decided the best way we know how to show support would be to send donations of ingredients and other cooking items to support her culinary efforts," stated Lia Soscia.

Soscia, owner of Home Cooking Consultant Personal Chef Service in Bellmore is a proud member of The New York Metro Chapter of the USPCA, a professional association for personal chefs from New York City, Long Island, and Westchester. The group has become involved with culinary themed projects, the first of which is the fundraiser to raise money to send spices, ingredients, and cooking tools to Afghanistan.

Donations have poured in from many sources, including friends and family, retailers and other culinary professionals. So far, USPCA members have collected monetary donations, as well as 30 different kinds of spices and various kitchen utensils from companies such as Williams-Sonoma, Wholespice.com, and the Just Because Foundation. The first few boxes, weighing over 70 pounds, are already on their way overseas.

The NY Metro Chapter will continue to accept any donations for future shipments in support of Day's cooking efforts for our troops in Afghanistan. If you are interested in donating or learning more about the NY Metro Chapter of the USPCA, please call 1.800.358.2857 or visit www.NYPersonalChefs.com.

April 26, 2005

Comedian Dave Attell to play Insomniac at North Fork Theatre at Westbury

DAVE ATTELLComedy Central’s Dave Attell is bringing his stand-up act to the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Attell, just named one of Entertainment Weekly's "25 Funniest People in America," is the writer and host of Comedy Central's "Insomniac with Dave Attell." The hit series began in August 2001 and is a travelogue of after-hours experiences in cities across the country. The New York Times asserts, "'Insomniac' is a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog."

Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Attell is highly respected in the industry, the media, as well as with his audiences. A stand-up comic for the past 18 years, he has risen to the top of his craft. Currently, Attell is headlining a nationwide stand-up tour called, "Comedy Central Live Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour" from April through July 2005.

Presented by Comedy Central, tickets for Attell's Insomniac Tour are $37.50 and can be purchased at the box office, select Ticketmasters, charge by phone at 212.307.7171 or 631.888.9000, or online at www.northforktheatre.com. The North Fork Theatre at Westbury is located at 960 Brush Hollow Road. For more information, you can also call 516.334.0800.

April 22, 2005

Donna McKechnie's "Gypsy In My Soul" Coming to Port Washington

DONNA MCKECHNIEMulti-talented singer, dancer and actress Donna McKechnie will bring her new cabaret act, "Gypsy in My Soul" to The Jeanne Rimsky Theater in Port Washington on Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. The show recently made its New York premiere (it plays through May 1 at Au Bar in Manhattan) and received kudos from The New York Times.

"With her bright, friendly voice, frisky body language and arsenal of backstage anecdotes, she is a performer without pretensions," praised New York Times Theater Writer, Stephen Holden.

Equating McKechnie's talents to the legendary Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon, Holden's comments echoed those of colleagues nation-wide who had nothing but praise for the Tony Award winning performer. Highlights from the show include the show's title song, "Lot of Livin' to Do" (from "Bye Bye Birdie") and "Turkey Lurkey Time" (from "Promises, Promises"), in addition to the showstoppers "Some People" (from "Gypsy") and "Music and the Mirror" (from "A Chorus Line").

The Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street is located at 232 Main Street in Port Washington. The theater is an intimate venue within blocks of Port Washington's harbor.

"Gypsy in My Soul" is sponsored by Dot and Ed Slade and Janet and Larry Tietz.

Tickets for the show start at $25. For more information, call Landmark at (516) 767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

April 19, 2005

Comedy Festival at SBU Staller Center to Help Fight Autism

The Cody Comedy Festival, an evening of comedy entertainment that will benefit the Matt and Debra Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook University, will be held Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. at the Staller Center for the Arts. The Comedy Festival will feature the talents of comedians Dan Wilson, Tom McTiernan and Melvin George II from the New York City comedy circuit.

The Cody Center is a comprehensive facility designed to expand research and treatment of the spectrum of autistic disorders. It is the regional resource for clinical care, education, community outreach, and training.

This two-part event will begin with the Funny Bone Reception at the Student Activities Center Ballroom on the University campus at 5:30 p.m. The comedy show follows at 8:00 p.m. in the Staller Center. Tickets to the reception, which also includes a buffet dinner and reserved Comedy Show seating are $150. Tickets to the Comedy Show are $35. There are also many sponsorship packages available. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (631) 444-2899 ext. 2 or visit www.sunysb.edu or www.codycenter.org.

April 14, 2005

Islandwide Events this Weekend

The Eighth International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference is going on now and runs through Saturday, April 16. The conference is devoted to exploring sites connected with The Great Gatsby, with short stories and essays dealing with New York City and Long Island. A Long Island tour includes visits to the homes of Fitzgerald and Ring Lardner. Takes place at the Hofstra Cultural Center in Hempstead. Call (516) 463-5669 or visit Hofstra University online for more info.

One of Old Bethpage Village Restoration's most popular attractions is its old time baseball league. The Village sponsors two vintage baseball leagues and play by 1864 rules and 1887 rules. Each features teams re-created from actual baseball clubs that played on Long Island. Old Time Baseball is an all volunteer program at Old Bethpage, and welcomes new players at any time during the season. Check out Old Time Baseball for more information.

The Paper Bag Players put on "Put on Your Shoes, I've Got News!" Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. It is a brand new show for 2004-2005 and a theatrical collage of fantasy, surprises and exciting narratives. Geared to the sensibilities of children, they will interact, laugh and sing throughout the show at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. Call (516) 767-6444 or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
(Source: LongIsland.com)

April 07, 2005

Second Annual Dress to Impress Forum

The Business Professional Women of Nassau County recently announced their second annual "Dress to Impress Forum" and invites participation from young students and businesses in Nassau County. The forum is designed to address the challenges and trials that young students will encounter as they enter the workforce.

"This is an [important] initiative for high school senior student girls as they prepare to enter the workforce and world of business," said Tina Janek, Vice President of the Business Professional Woman of Nassau County and President of Pro-Fusion, a local marketing and events company.

The event will be held at the Hempstead Public Library, located at 115 Nichols Court in Hempstead, on Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Founded in 1940, the Business Professional Women of Nassau County has a proud history of women members in diverse professional fields such as business, government, education, banking, medicine and administration. Annually, the organization recognizes a professional woman who makes a difference in the community and encourages advocacy and community initiatives on a personal and professional level.

For more information on the event or the organization, contact Valentina Janek at vjanek@optonline.net or visit www.pro-fusion.us.

April 05, 2005

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April 04, 2005

Lieb Family Cellars and Scrimshaw Restaurant Team Up for Cooking Demo

Lieb Cellars and Scrimshaw Restaurant will present a cooking demonstration and wine tasting on Sunday, April 17, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Scrimshaw Restaurant, located at 102 Main Street in Greenport. Chef Rosa Ross, owner of Scrimshaw and a former culinary instructor at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School, will share recipes and demonstrate the preparation of several traditional Thai dishes. (Ross also worked closely with Kump to launch the James Beard Foundation).

Attendees will be served tasting portions of an appetizer, two main courses and a dessert, paired with wines from Lieb Cellars.

Chef Ross will prepare an appetizer of Mah Haw (savory minced pork served on pineapple), which will be paired with Lieb's Bridge Lane Merlot. The main courses are Pad Thai (a traditional Thai noodle dish with bean sprouts, peanuts, fish sauce, peppers and shrimp) served with Lieb's Bridge Lane Chardonnay, and Mussamun Curry (red curry of beef, potatoes and peanuts), accompanied by the Cabernet Franc Reserve. A dessert of Gluay Buat Chee (bananas stewed in coconut milk) served with Lieb's Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine, will end the tasting on a delicious note. The cost to attend is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuities. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, call (631) 734-1100.

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