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Live Music, Menorah Lighting, Grand Opening

Weekend happenings in Port Washington.

On Friday, there are plenty of opportunities to hear live music in Port Washington. As always, there’s music at the Dolphin Café, with Nico Padden performing acoustic rock and pop, from 7-9 p.m. Simon Townshend, who is touring with The Who, will be at the Port Washington Public Library at 7:30 p.m. with his solo act. And at 8 p.m.  Raul Malo returns to Landmark on Main Street.

On Saturday, 2-6 p.m. Vintage Grapes is holding its grand opening, serving an array of wines from around the world, free hors d'oeuvres and a free gift with any purchase, while supplies last

Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Chabad of Port Washington will light the giant menorah to celebrate the first night of Chanukah at the Long Island Rail Road station in Port Washington. At 8:30 p.m., they’ll light the menorah across from Town Hall in Manhasset. There will be donuts, coffee and hot latkes.

Darlene Love will be at the Landmark on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Take the kids to Hempstead House for an afternoon of holiday cheer on Sunday, 12-3 p.m. Special guests, Dr. Geoffrey Gordon, Dr. Anita Sethi of the Happy Montessori School, and Councilman Wayne Wink, will read aloud favorite holiday stories while carolers sing and the wonderful Wurlitzer Opus 442 Theatre Organ plays. Also featured are Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as the chance to make holiday crafts and enjoy snacks. 

Schreiber High School is playing Manhasset on Sunday's "The Challenge" on MSG Varsity. The show airs at 6:30 p.m. Learn more.  

bob young December 07, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Im not Jewish but I enjoy the menorah lighting and feel that Chanukah is an important part of the holiday season. This time of year is very special, and people seem to always be in a better state of mind. From the fall through New Years is my family's favorite time of year
George Mulligan December 07, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I applaud the diversity in our community. I think it's great that along Main Street we can have a Christmas tree lighting and a Menorah lighting.

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