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Sebastian Maniscalco has sold out three shows at Madison Square Garden for this month.

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A Stand-Up Guy

Sebastian Maniscalco stays hungry for success by anthony murray amurray@antonmediagroup.com

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ntroduced to comedy as a kid by watching Johnny Carson with his father, stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco knew that standing in front of a crowd of people and making them laugh was exactly what he wanted to do in life. “I always wanted to be a comedian ever since I was in second grade,” said Maniscalco. “I told my second-grade teacher that’s what I wanted to do during career day. I always loved stand-up comedy and always loved getting in front of an audience and making them laugh. It was always

in the back of my head. I just didn’t know how, when or where to do it.” Growing up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the entertainment business seemed far away to Maniscalco. After graduating from college, he moved to Los Angeles when he was 24 to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. “That’s how it all began and it was a long road,” explained Maniscalco. “It was 20 years ago that I did it and now I’m starting to really reap the rewards of the work I put in.” And reaping those rewards is exactly what Maniscalco is doing. As part of his nationwide Stay Hungry tour, Maniscalco sold out three shows at

Madison Square Garden and recently announced a fourth show that is set for Jan. 20. “My act is always evolving as I live life,” said Maniscalco. “I inject that life experience into my act. Having a baby and being a new parent is always a good topic for comedy. My act has always been observational along with poking fun of my family and how I grew up. That’s what I see people resonating towards, which is the family stuff. You have to be Italian to get it, but growing up with this old world father and the relationship that my father and I have is always good for stand-up, as well as my wife and I and the different backgrounds we

come from.” Last year, Maniscalco also added author to his resume, after publishing his book Stay Hungry, which talks about the last 20 years of his life. “It was difficult,” he said. “I never thought I’d write a book. I always thought books were reserved for people with amazing life stories of perseverance and whatever. I just felt like no one really wanted to hear my story. It was difficult to say the least, but in the end it was very rewarding in the sense that a lot of people took it as an inspirational kind of story and to never give up on your dreams.”

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SebaStian from page 3a Not only has he sold out Madison Square Garden, Maniscalco also sold out five shows at Radio City Music Hall for his Netflix special Stay Hungry, which premieres on Jan. 15. “It was my first original Netflix special,” said Maniscalco. “Netflix is the mother of all stand-up comedy right now. There’s a premium channel when it comes to watching stand-up. I shot it in Radio City Music Hall, which was fantastic to me, and New York has always been a great market; even though I’m not from there, it’s always been a great market for me as far as people coming out to see a show.” According to Maniscalco, he’s flying underneath the radar, despite his influx of fans and hopes that his Netflix special will reach people from around the world. “I have a lot of fans, but it’s not mainstream. A lot of people that are in the mainstream might not even know who I am, which is fine by me,” said Maniscalco. “I made my bones just on stand-up comedy alone. I think Netflix will definitely expose my comedy to people who probably don’t know who I am. There’s room for growth, which is exciting.” During his stand-up act on stage, Maniscalco draws influences from

Sebastian Maniscalco can be seen in the films Green Book and The Irishman.

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comedy legends such as Johnny Carson, John Ritter, Jerry Seinfeld, Don Rickles and George Carlin, throwing in his own comedic spin and influence. “I grew up watching Johnny

the big screen as well, in films such Carson. I like John Ritter from Three’s as Green Book and the Netflix film Company with his physicality and The Irishman, which was directed by his facial expressions, which I really Martin Scorsese. gravitated towards and definitely “Green Book is a story that I really implemented into my act in my own fell in love with, and The Irishman way,” said Maniscalco. “Jerry Seinfeld was another,” said Maniscalco. “I read is a big influence, Don Rickles, Eddie that they were making this movie [The Murphy, George Carlin [and] Brian Irishman] three or four years ago with Regan. It’s an exploration on stage Scorsese, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro on how you take your influences and and Joe Pesci. It sounded like it wasn’t mold that into your own delivery and even possible to make a movie with stand-up.” all those people, let alone be in it.” In November of last year, After getting Maniscalco the chance to received audition for the Billboard’s inauI always loved film, Maniscalco gural Comedian recalled that it of the Year stand-up comedy wasn’t easy to award, which and always loved get cast since was something getting in front of an he didn’t do too Maniscalco audience and making well on his first never intended them laugh. It was audition. After to achieve in the retrying, he was first place. always in the back of finally cast as “It was an my head. I just didn’t ‘Crazy Joe’ Gallo. honor,” he said. know how, when or “I didn’t even “I never set out where to do it. get the part that to get awards. To I went out for,” be awarded that said Maniscalco. and to get up in “Scorsese thought front of a group I was good for another part. I learned of people and accept it and do an a hell of a lot about movie-making [on acceptance speech, which I’ve never that set].” done before, it was just nice to have For the rest of the year, Maniscalco my family there and my management will be hitting the road for his Stay team and my agents to give thanks to Hungry tour as well as reading movie what they do. There’s a lot of behind scripts for more potential film roles. the scenes [stuff] that people might “I’m always reading scripts, but not see that definitely doesn’t go primarily I’m touring [for 2019], and I unnoticed by me so it was nice to be do a podcast that’s on SiriusXM radio recognized.” called The Pete and Sebastian Show.” Maniscalco can also be found on

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he said. “One song talks about my roots, ‘Stompin’ Ground.’ It names a lot of real people that were in my life at different points in time. Another one, ‘Orchid In The Storm,’ was inspired by my wife, Sarah; she’s been my orchid in a storm, and still is. Another song is ‘Heaven,’ from a poem I wrote a while

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ention the name Aaron Neville and most fans will instantly think of the string of falsetto-soaked ballads he’s had hits with over the years dating back to his 1966 hit “Tell It Like It Is.” But with his most recent outing, 2016’s Apache, the septuagenarian vocalist has plugged himself into the funkier sound that defined his former life as front man for the now defunct Neville Brothers. Normally a song interpreter, Neville joined forces with retro-soul producers Eric Krasno (guitarist for Soulive and Lettuce) and Dave Gutter (frontman for the Rustic Overtones) to co-write nearly all the songs on this project, making it only the second time in his 57-year recording career that the New Orleans native has gone down this path. Neville had no shortage of cherished memories to draw from in his richly lived life. “It brought out another side of me; people were used to me doing a lot of ballads, but this is more gritty, and some of it has the New Orleans feel,”

back. My inspirations come from real things in life, and I have many more where these came from.” Opening cut “Be Your Man” sets the tone with an insistent tempo, gnarly wah-wah guitar and punchy horn lines that make it sound like a lost outtake from the Superfly soundtrack. From here, Neville manages to wrangle everything from organ-goosed New Orleans struts reminiscent of Neville Brother Art’s legendary crew The Meters (a slinky “Stompin’ Ground”) and pure gospel-infused testifying (an ever-soulful “Heaven”) to a samba-ish, Sam Cooke ode to his wife (an endearing “Sarah Ann”) to the kind of flat-out funk that Daptone Records has been effectively resurrecting for the past couple of decades (the in-the-pocket jam “Hard to Believe”). Wrapping it all up in a perfect bow is the closing medley of traditional nuggets “Down By the Riverside/When the Saints Go Marching In.” Neville’s solo career is fully front and center given the fact that The Neville Brothers broke up in 2012, briefly reuniting in New Orleans for a 2015 farewell concert. The death of sibling Charles from pancreatic cancer back in April has sealed off this chapter even more for the younger Neville. That said, he looks back fondly at a simple childhood centered on street corner harmonizing and the eventual decision to launch The Neville Brothers with his siblings in the mid-1970s. Along the way, the inveterate music lover got to meet a number of his heroes. “[I remember] hearing Clyde McPhatter sing ‘The Bells of St. Mary.’ That was a doo-wop Christmas song.

The late Clyde McPhatter was a major influence on Aaron Neville Then there was Sonny Til and the Orioles and Pookie Hudson and the Spaniels and The Flamingos with ‘I’ll Be Home’ and ‘A Kiss From Your Lips’ and the Clovers ‘Ting a Ling,’ ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Devil or Angel.’ There was a smorgasbord [of songs]. It was like ice cream and cake together with all those harmonies. Back in those days, the vocals were the synthesizers,” he recalled. “[As for The Neville Brothers], it was a great era of history for us. We got started singing with my uncle, Big Chief Jolly in The Wild Tchoupitoulas, back in 1976. Up until then, we’d perform together in different groups, but never all together until we decided to form The Neville Brothers. [It all evovled from how] we’d always sit around the projects because everybody wanted to sing like Pookie. He was so smooth. I got to know him and Curtis Mayfield and those were some special times in my life. I got to meet [Pookie] before he died. He was staying in the D.C. area, and I called him up on stage to sing with me.” For this particular tour, Neville is changing gears from his normal quintet to a more intimate experience provided by himself and keyboard player Michael Goods. Irregardless of that fact, the funky crooner promises to deliver big for attendees. “Fans can expect a fantastic show and they can expect to laugh, cry and cheer—all of that.” The Aaron Neville Duo will be appearing on Jan. 11 at Landmark on Main Street, 223 Main St., Port Washington. For more information, visit www.landmarkonmainstreet. org or call 516-767-6444.


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Aaron Neville

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Aaron Neville may still possess the brawny build of the guy who used to work the New Orleans docks, but the moment the man opens his mouth, you get an idea of what it’s like to hear angels sing. Lush and delicate, Neville’s vocals are facile enough to go from pumping falsetto runs into ballads to digging into vintage Crescent City funk. In addition to hearing strains of the doo-wop sounds he grew up loving, those tremendous pipes also reflect the influence of a number of greats, including Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield and Little Jimmy Scott. The following are the ones who resonate most for this gentle giant who’ll be celebrating his 78th birthday on Jan. 24, 2019.

Art Neville (Dec. 17, 1937-present)

“He was my idol and I always looked up to him. He was always able to hit notes that it seemed like no one else could sing.”

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“We’d always sit around the projects because everybody wanted to sing like Pookie. He was so smooth. I got to know him and Curtis Mayfield and those were some special times in my life. I got to meet him before he died. He was staying in the D.C. area, and I called him up on stage to sing with me.”

Nat “King” Cole (March 17, 1919-Feb. 15, 1965)

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Preaching The Punk Gospel Author to appear to argue Why The Ramones Matter

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he Ramones may have played their last show on Aug. 6, but for fans around the world, the band has lived on long after the last of the four founding members passed away in 2014. For Dr. Donna Gaines, it’s no accident that a group with such limited commercial success would not only go on to define a genre of music, but would have an influence that went far beyond three chords and a rebellious attitude. An international expert on youth violence and culture with a Ph.D. in sociology and a master’s degree in social work, Gaines makes this point throughout last year’s Why the Ramones Matter. Inspired by Pete Hamill’s Why Sinatra Matters, the Ramones book is part of the University of Texas Music Matters series, edited by Gaines’ old friend and Village Voice editor, Evelyn McDonnell. Having been the person assigned by the Voice to cover the band during its 1996 farewell, Gaines wound up growing close with Joey, C.J. and Dee Dee Ramone and not only wrote the liner notes for a number of Rhino Records reissues, but also penned the speech for the Ramones 2002 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—and their obituaries. The dynamic of going from longtime friend to fan made for some rough sledding when it came time to write the book. “How I feel about them played a major part in all of this. I was writing it and crying and it’s also so personal because you know what they went through and that they didn’t live to see the great glory,” Gaines said. “Maybe Tommy [Ramone] and Johnny [Ramone] did a little bit. But Joey didn’t really get to see what they mean to us now, and that just broke my heart. The other thing that was hard was writing something that everyone didn’t already know. What can I write that’s really new? Maybe there’s nothing I can say that is new, but maybe there is something that I can write from a different perspective that people haven’t considered—like trauma and addiction.” The dysfunction within the band manifested itself through the way guitarist Johnny Ramone abused Joey and Dee Dee, the former grappling with obsessive compulsive disorder and alcoholism, while the latter was bipolar and struggled with drug addiction, eventually succumbing to a heroin

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overdose. Looking at the band through a sociological lens, Gaines pointed out in her book that the Ramones were, “... compassionate souls ministering to others through their own brokenness as trauma survivors, outsiders and artists. [They] helped a fledgling generation soothe some of the scar tissue left

behind by the previous generation—the collective shame, trauma, disappointment and sorrow passed down to us through unresolved parental histories of family violence, incest, abandonment, war, addiction, immigration; the social inequities we suffer based on race, ethnicity, class, sex and gender.” It’s a

message that Gaines understood as a fan and hammers home throughout Why the Ramones Matter. “They were talking about being an outsider. They’re talking about hating school or being treated like crap and sniffing glue or Carbona, which most people won’t admit to. They’re talking about psychotherapy as almost being repressive. They’re picking the roses of culture—chicken vindaloo, surfing, hitchhiking and referencing all this incredible music. They just put so much into it and distilled it into the purest form. It was almost alchemical, what they did,” Gaines explained. “Dee Dee described themselves and their fans as the obvious creeps of the neighborhood. I was one of those street kids that you weren’t allowed to hang around with, like they were. They took that, turned it into art and made it into a ministry, where they made a point of including people that felt like outcasts. And I have stories in the book from personal experience from all three. Joey, Dee Dee and C.J. all identified as outcasts or misfits. They used those exact words, and it was a real truth. They’re doing what artists and poets try to do and they were doing it in pop music—aiming to seize the airwaves. It was a cultural revolution in some ways.” Reflecting what she calls the Ramones mission and ministry are the voices she captures of numerous Ramones fans from throughout the world whose narratives reinforce Gaines’ academic observations. “I had written a lot about them already, and I had direct access to insiders, so I interviewed people like [longtime road manager] Monte [Melnick], C.J. [Ramone] and [Joey Ramone sibling] Micky [Leigh]. I was just asking questions to flesh things out,” she said. “But my biggest amount of interviewing was the fans. I was really interested in speaking with all these people who came into my life through journalism who are big Ramones fans. They were all generations and all races, shapes and sizes. They hailed from places like Germany and Idaho to Mexico and Argentina. I even spoke to fans who are part of the Afropunk scene in Brooklyn.” For her Huntington appearance, Gaines will be in conversation with author Bill German. In addition, there’ll be a live performance by The Younge

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Monster Jam Triple Threat SeriesTM Returns To NYCB Live M onster Jam, the unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, most family-friendly motor sport in the world today will tear through Uniondale for four adrenaline pumping Triple Threat SeriesTM events at NYCB Live on Jan. 25 through 27. Featuring eight of the most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Uniondale fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor contending in customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and of course, the iconic Monster Jam trucks in six events sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats. The 2019 Monster Jam season will see athletes on each tour battle it out every weekend from January to May to be crowned the tour champion and receive an automatic bid to Monster Jam World Finals XX that will be held in Orlando for the first-time-ever. The eight athletes vying for the championship are: Joe Urie in Zombie, Jack Brown in Megalodon, Bernard Lyght in Alien Invasion, Krysten Anderson in Grave Digger, Blake Granger in Max-D, Tristan England in Earth Shaker, Kristen Hope in Monster Mutt Dalmation and Armando Castro in El Toro Loco. Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70-miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world. Now across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-venue fan voting on their smartphones. Fans are invited to the pre-event Pit Party before the event where they can get up-close-and personal with the Monster Jam trucks and drivers, take photos and get autographs. The Pit Parties are Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks

and drivers. Tickets start at just $20 and Pit Party tickets start at $15. Fans can buy tickets at www.ticketmaster. com. NYCB Live is located at 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale, NY. For more information on a Monster Jam, visit www.monsterjam. com or follow social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. —Anton Media Group

Coliseum Brews With Local Company Nassau Coliseum is frothing forward with a brand new brew collaboration. NYCB Live recently launched Long Island Love Lager in collaboration with Oyster Bay Brewing Company. Beer connoisseurs and New York Islanders fans alike were the first to taste the craft beer, which was available to the public for the first time last month. Long Island Love Lager is the venue’s first custom beer since reopening in April 2017. “We created this beer with Oyster Bay Brewing Company as a way to celebrate the Long Island community,” said Nick Vaerewyck, vice president of programming, NYCB LIVE. “Long Island Love aims to recognize local businesses

and showcase our incredible community. This joint creation is a great way to accomplish just that.” “We have really enjoyed teaming up with NYCB Live on this all-Long Island beer,” said Gabe Haim, co-owner of Oyster Bay Brewing Co.

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esearch suggests that close to half of all Americans make some form of New Year’s resolution. Of that half, only eight percent actually achieve them with one third throwing in the towel before the end of January. If you are serious about your commitment this year you may be interested in tips that will help you join these elite few. Studies have shown that your goals will be more likely to succeed if they are S.M.A.R.T. This acronym, first conceived in the early 1980s, stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. These goals not only define a clear path to success, they include a clear time frame in which to achieve them.

Specific

The first step towards achieving your goal is to clearly define what “it” is. You don’t just want to get in shape, you want to be able to do a 10-mile run by June. You don’t just want to overcome your fear of swimming, you want to implement desensitizing techniques a certain number of times per week so that you can enjoy the lake with your friends at camp this summer.

Measureable

If you can measure your starting point and your goal, you can also

track your progress along the way. These tracking measurements can be both a great source of motivation for you and a way to help you identify any plateaus you may have to work through.

Achievable

Trying to make a major change too quickly can impede upon your daily routine so much that it feels like it has taken over your life. It may end up requiring great sacrifices not only from you but from your family as well. Don’t take on too many goals at

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one time if you plan to succeed at any of them. Turn colossal changes into smaller incremental goals. If you focus on losing just 2 lbs per week you’ll be down 50 lbs by the summer.

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Are you making this resolution for the right reasons? Many resolutions fail because they are not the right resolution. Are you trying to change for yourself or because someone has made you feel like you need to change? If you try to change because of a degree of self-loathing, remorse or sudden obsession in the heat of a moment, your resolution is not likely to hold for very long. If your process involves considering what is really good for your life and working to surround yourself with people who can support your change, you are much more likely to succeed.

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You must allow yourself enough time to reach your goal. In addition, having an end date gives you a deadline and creates a sense of urgency. When you formulate your resolution be sure to set up a timetable with

numerous smaller intermediate goals along the way. If your first attempt fails, don’t beat yourself up. Learn from it and try again. If you sneak a cigarette, miss a walk or shout at the kids one morning make a note of the triggers that caused this set back and learn a lesson from them. That is one of the basic principles of cognitive behavioral therapy. If you know that alcohol makes you crave cigarettes and oversleep the next day cut back on it. If you know the morning rush before school makes you shout then get up earlier or prepare things the night before to make it easier on you. Perseverance is the key to success. Thomas Edison had once stated, “I haven’t failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Resolutions are about creating new habits. Plan on changing the rest of your life and not just the first few months of the new year. Jeremy Skow, LMHC, MBA maintains a private practice in Garden City, NY. Contact him at 516-322-9133, jskow@lmhcny.com or visit www. mentalhealthcounselingny.com.


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Where Curiosity Never Retires Join members of the community for the award-winning Hutton House Lectures at LIU Post. Lectures are led by accomplished academics, thought leaders and experts, who focus on topics in the liberal arts and current events. Classes are held in the historic Hutton family mansion and in comfortable lecture halls on the scenic LIU Post campus in Brookville, New York. The Wonders of the Winter Landscape

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ntergenerational activities are built into Long Island Children’s Museum exhibits and workshops. Sharing experiences provides both children and their caregivers with insights into learning styles and conversation starters. Join in the fun this week, including a “Mommy Mingle” devoted to the topic of “keeping your composure.”

“Owl” Be Your Friend!

Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 18 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Have a hoot this New Year and create your own feathered owl friend using a Styrofoam cup. Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.

stART (Story + Art)

Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to noon Join each week as we read childhood classics and introduce new favorites; followed by a take-home, book-inspired craft. This week we’re reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. After the story, create a picture of a snowy day using cut paper and watercolor paints to take home. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).

Mommy Mingle

Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Join in guided conversation on various topics where

11:30 a.m. to noon Enjoy creative movement exercises and interactive singalongs that get little bodies moving to the rhythm. Ages: 5 and under. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).

mothers can have open dialogue and socialize with one another as their child plays in the TotSpot area. Space is limited to facilitate conversation flow. This month’s topic: “Deep Breaths: Keeping Your Composure.” Free with museum admission.

Music and Movement

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Kids in the Kitchen

Friday, Jan. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to noon Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as we make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. As they make their treat, kids gain experience measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary. This week is Banana Pancake Dippers.

Ages: 3-5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members).

Messy Afternoons

Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud and slime…and join in artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Ages: 18 months to 4 years. Free with museum admission. The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. For hours of operation and more information, visit www.licm.org or call 516-224-5800.

LEGAL NOTICE INC. VILLAGE OF MANORHAVEN SEALED BIDS FOR REHABILITATION OF HISTORIC MORGAN’S DOCK - PHASE III-B PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the Inc. Village of Manorhaven Board of Trustees at their offices at 33 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington, NY on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10 a.m., at which time they will be publicly opened and read with the Contract to be awarded as soon thereafter as practicable. BE IT RESOLVED that: a. All bids be in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and terms of the proposed contracts; b. No bids shall be received unless in writing on forms furnished by the Village and unless accompanied by a certified check or bid bond made payable to the Village of Manorhaven in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the base bid; c. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality therein; d. The Village will not accept bids from, or award contracts to, anyone who cannot prove to the complete satisfaction of the Board of Trustees that he/she has sufficient experience in this type of work and is financially able and organized to successfully carry out the work required in the specific time period; e. Plans and specifications will be available and may be obtained at the Village Hall, 33 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington, NY, starting January 2, 2019 and thereafter, during normal Village business hours; f. A non-refundable fee of $100.00 is required for each CD of the contract documents; and g. The information shall be posted and noticed in Manorhaven’s designated locations and local newspapers effective immediately. Dated: Manorhaven, New York December 21, 2018 Sharon Natalie Abramski, RMC, CMC Village Clerk-Treasurer

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hanks to a strong advocacy push by a broad array of consumer and provider representatives of behavioral health services, the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act was enacted into law by Governor Cuomo on Dec. 21, 2018, as Chapter 455 of the Laws of 2018. The historic new law is a huge victory for North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center and the broader mental health and substance use care community as it will compel insurers to submit key information to the NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) for analysis and evaluation of compliance with federal and state parity laws, culminating in the publication of a report on the DFS website that will provide much needed accountability and transparency. Until now, existing parity laws, which demand that coverage and treatment for mental health and substance use disorders are on par with the coverage and treatment of physical illnesses, have been widely ignored, putting lives at risk. The failure to enforce parity laws was made clear in January 2018, when North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center released Project Access, a Long Island-wide study on the diffiPARENTHOOD culty or ease in which families were PLUS able to access healthcare for mental illness and addiction. Andrew Malekoff This new legislation—which was passed one year after the release of Project Access—is a shared success and would not have been possible Law] in 2006.” without strong grassroots support 2018 also marked the 10th annithat included the generation of an enormous volume of letters, calls and versary of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The tweets from consumer and provider new Mental Health and Substance advocates. Use Disorder Parity Report Act puts The enactment of the law at this New York on a path to achieving full time is especially symbolic as New compliance and transparency with York marks the twelfth anniversary the state and federal parity laws, of the passage of Timothy’s Law which are critical components in (the name of New York’s parity law), maintaining and enhancing access which Governor Cuomo recognized to care for those experiencing mental in his approval message: “Ensuring health and substance use disorders. New Yorkers have access to care and The challenge ahead will be to hold treatment for mental illness and the NYS Department of Financial substance abuse disorders is critical Services accountable, to be sure that and is the reason New York enacted they are taking adequate steps to one of the strongest mental health parity laws in the nation [Timothy’s verify the data and information that

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will be provided to them by health insurers. Verification is essential to determining, for example, that the networks of providers on a health

insurer’s rolls are in fact real as opposed to deceased, retired or no longer accepting insurance. They must also verify and report when waiting lists of valid providers are so long that access is delayed beyond a reasonable time with respect to the urgency of the need. The reason why there is a paucity of mental health and drug treatment providers is due to the substandard rates of reimbursement that health insurers pay for mental health and addiction care as compared to what they pay physical health care providers. This must be exposed and corrected if found to be the case for denied access. Access delayed is access denied. Andrew Malekoff is the Executive Director of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which provides comprehensive mental health services for children from birth through 24 and their families. To find out more, visit www.northshorechildguidance.org.


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Must-Have Meds For Winter Ailments BY JENNIFER FAUCI

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he mad rush of the holiday season is over and so with it comes illness and much needed sleep. The weather will become chillier and it is the perfect time to stay warm and cozy in bed. But for those who need help combating the winter ailments, stock up on these simple yet trusty medications and remedies to cure the common cold this winter. ..........................

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Stuffy nose

fatty acids, which helps to decrease inflammation. Buy Avocado Oil by Sun Organics for $11.35 on Amazon.

have been proven natural at home remedies to aid in soothing a sore throat. But for an on-the-go or at work solution, you’ll want something that will cool, calm and soothe the irritation and soreness while you carry on throughout your day. Try throat lozenges with honey, lemon and mint. Brands like Halls, Ricola, Sucrets and Chloraseptic offer several solutions in a variety of flavors. All are available in local drugstores. ..........................

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Dry skin

For dry facial skin, it’s best to follow a good routine. Start by washing with warm water, as hot water can cause skin to dry out quicker. Use a mild facial cleanser as skin is more temperamental to cold windy weather. To restore moisture without the use of a cream, try a natural oil, like avocado oil, which is best for dry, irritated and sensitive skin. Avocado oil is also high in vitamin E and omega-3

There is nothing worse than dry, cracked and chapped lips, especially when such irritation leads to pain and bleeding. For this, we recommend Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment for daily and nightly use. Blistex brings cooling relief and rehydration to even the most chapped lips. Most importantly, apply liberally before bedtime to keep lips moist overnight, as it is when we sleep that our mouths and lips become most dry. Available

A stuffy nose means you more than likely won’t be able to breathe very well and can be due to a cold, sinus infection or dry air of winter. This may seem like an obvious choice, but it is nonetheless a medicine cabinet essential. Vick’s VapoRub can be applied under the nose and on the chest to open nasal passageways, making it easier to breathe during Whether it’s from an illness or congestion. The mentholated topical shoveling too much snow, to get rid ointment is not for children under 2 of muscle aches, consider taking a years of age. Vicks VapoRub retails warm bath with Epsom salts. Hot for $5.49 at Target. bath water naturally soothes achey muscles, but the addition of Epsom .......................... salt helps relieve muscle pain as the Sore throats salt breaks down into magnesium Drinking hot water and lemon, sulfate, which is great for soothing green tea with apple cider vinegar an overworked and tired body. and even gargling with salt water Available for $4.99 at Target.

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from 5G wireless, genetically modified foods, demineralization of our soil, degradation of our food system, over-medicalization, chemicals and pesticides. This free conference can be experienced in person on Long Island with free vegan lunch, dinner and ice cream served daily. You can also engage in this event via online live video stream. For both in-person and online attendance, registration is free at www.realtruthtalks. com or by calling 516-921-1417.


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Time To Supercharge Your New Year The start of the New Year always brings about a sense of invigoration and purpose. The idea of having a clean slate can be just what you need to spark positive change in your life. Although any moment is an opportunity to initiate change, there is a collective energetic shift this time of year that provides clarity and focus for the year ahead. Here are a few strategies to help supercharge your New Year and stick to those resolutions.

Develop A Morning Routine

You don’t always need a New Year to start fresh- every moment is an opportunity to change and improve your lifestyle. Starting your day on the right note can set the precedence for success and healthy choices throughout the day. A healthy morning routine can provide structure throughout the entire year and set you up for success. Try to make

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at least one goal that impacts the start of your morning routine. For example, if hydration is important to you in the New Year, make it a priority to drink two glasses of water in the morning before leaving for work. This small accomplishment can provide confidence and encouragement for a healthy day.

Reflect & Connect

Creating goals on the surface is easy, but reflecting and connecting with your

inner purpose and integrity can help create more nourishing goals for the body and soul. Before you start to focus on the future, it’s important to reflect on the past year. What can you learn from and bring into the New Year? Are there certain habits that you want to stop or leave behind from this past year? Reflection can help you find solutions to why previous goals have maybe failed, and what it will take to fuel your inspiration for the year ahead.

Make Concrete Goals

Vague goals often lead to inconsistent results. Your goals for the year should be meaningful, tangible, and concrete. All goals should pose a healthy challenge, but shouldn’t be incredibly far-fetched that they set you up for failure. Start by making one concrete goal for the New Year, and then develop a few

smaller goals that will help you ultimately accomplish that larger goal.

Find Your Why

If you don’t know where you are going or why you are on this journey, your purpose will waiver and ultimately diminish. Take a moment to sit down and truly meditate on the purpose behind your goals for the New Year. Think deeply and discover what matters most to you. Channel this meaningful reason when times get tough.

Visualize Your Best Self

Each and every one of us has a unique journey towards greater health. Remember that there is no one diet fits all approach. Getting out of your comfort zone is crucial to finding your best self. Visualize your healthiest version of you. What does a typical daily routine look like

for that version of yourself? What are the characteristics of your best self? What are the habits that you need to adopt now to get you there? Start implementing these habits slowly but surely to achieve your health goals. Focus on progress, not perfection. Making small, meaningful changes can lead to big results. Embrace the progress and grow from it each and every day. May this year be one of your best years yet. Stefani Pappas, MS, RDN, CSO, CDN, CPT, is a Clinical Dietitian at The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital. She also provides private nutrition counseling at her office in Great Neck, NY. Visit her website www. StefHealthTips.com for more information or call 516- 225-1745 to schedule an appointment.

New Year... New You! Trust Your Body to New York’s Top Body Contouring Specialist

Although the temperature outside is chilly, now is a great time to start thinking about your summer body. Take the first step by scheduling a complimentary consultation with our Body Contouring Expert-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shain Cuber. Dr. Cuber has over 20 years of experience performing Mommy Makeovers, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and Brazilian Buttock Augmentation. He also specializes in non-surgical fat reduction with Coolsculpting and non-surgical abdomen, thigh and arm Skin Tightening with ThermiTight.

Shain Cuber, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast and body contouring.

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2018: A Liver Year In Review The year 2018 was an exciting year in liver diseases. It saw much progress to diagnosing, treating and providing improved access to care.

Hepatitis C

There were no new treatments introduced for hepatitis C this previously killer disease is simple to cure in almost all infected patients. Instead, focus has been shifted towards public policies aimed at eliminating hepatitis C and on improving access to its curative, life-saving therapies. New York State become the first state in the nation to set up a Department of Health Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force to develop strategies to diagnose and link to care the many people in the state who are as yet undiagnosed. Barriers to treatment such as patient drug and alcohol screening and limiting which providers can prescribe curative therapies have been removed in New York State.

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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disease, the importance of assessing disease severity is being disseminated to health care providers and patients. While liver biopsy had been the sole modality available to assess for degree of steatosis and fibrosis, readily available blood tests and advanced imaging techniques such as transient elastography and special MRIs are making it easier to rapidly assess and stage this condition. While diet, exercise and weight loss remain the current treatment, 2018 saw several new innovative, oral therapies being used reporting positive results in clinical trials. These results should lead to the first medications being approved by the FDA in early 2020.

Once thought to have a horrible prognosis, survival from primary liver cancer is improving. 2018 saw new chemotherapeutic agents being approved for its treatment which are better tolerated and have improved efficacy. These new agents, in combination with refined radiological therapies and liver transplantation, have made this condition manageable and curable in many patients who previously were not treatment candidates.

Primary sclerosing cholangitis

For the first time, this deadly condition with no adequate approved therapies is seeing several new agents being evaluated for treatment. While it is still early in development, just the fact that there are potential therapies being considered is exciting, groundbreaking and hopefully will bring much needed relief to the many people affected with this condition.

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Here the news is not good. Alcoholic

liver disease is on the rise in the United States, especially among people under the age of 30. The combination of increased alcohol use and advancement in hepatitis C treatments has made liver disease from alcohol the number one indication for liver transplantation in our country. There are no medications to reverse the effects of alcohol on the liver, only abstinence may lead to improvement. For this, we need the health care system to cover alcohol prevention programs to a greater degree and this is not happening.

While 2018 saw progress, there are still certain specific liver diseases where much work needs to be done. Hepatitis B can be suppressed but cure remains elusive and access to suppressive therapies is complicated by high cost. Autoimmune hepatitis has not seen much progress or even clinical studies with new agents making long term steroid and immunosuppressive agents the treatments of choice, despite their potential longterm side effects. For now, I would like to wish everyone a happy and a healthy New Year.


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NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER IS LIKE OUTSIDE, IT’S ALWAYS WARM AND COMFORTABLE INSIDE THE AMSTERDAM. Winter is in full swing, but you would never know it when stepping inside The Amsterdam. Our residents no longer worry about shoveling snow or driving on icy roads. With a library, fully equipped fitness center, daily exercise classes, heated swimming pool, billiards parlor, movie theater, art studio, woodworking shop, restaurant-style dining and a full schedule of daily activities all under one roof, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. Located in the heart of Long Island’s North Shore, The Amsterdam at Harborside is a not-forprofit continuing care retirement community which offers the best of independent living with assistance and healthcare if ever needed. There is truly something for everyone here.

Is The Amsterdam at Harborside right for you? There is no better time than the present to see what maintenance-free living really looks like. Come visit to see all that we have to offer and get a preview of our model apartments. Call today and schedule your tour 516-472-6636.

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tart the year off right by taking an integrative approach to your health and wellness so that you can be the best version of yourself—physically, emotionally and spiritually. It starts with making small changes that support whole person wellness, from being mindful of food choices and staying physically active to scheduling just 10-20 minutes a day for meditation. With small, manageable changes to your lifestyle, you can have a big impact on your overall wellbeing. It Starts With You An integrative approach means focusing on your physical, emotional and spiritual health. This begins with making the decision to embrace wellness. When you’re being pulled in many different directions, you can easily get overwhelmed. Often, simple changes in focus and making time for yourself can have a significant impact on your

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wellbeing. Eating a balanced diet, staying active and getting enough sleep are vitally important to your health. And, just 20 minutes of daily meditation can improve your perspective and decrease levels of stress and anxiety. Researchers have found that gratitude is a habit that offers year-round benefits. Counting your blessings can help ease feelings of depression and increase overall happiness. It also can improve sleep and

increase behaviors that boost wellbeing, such as healthy eating and exercise. Partner With Northwell Health Integrative health is focused on self-care and Northwell Health’s Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine is here to serve as your guide. Our comprehensive team of dedicated health professionals can help you on your wellness journey. At the Center, we offer a range

of tools for self-assessment to understand what in your lifestyle is impacting your wellbeing. “You decide what you want to change,” explains Deborah McElligott, DNP, nurse practitioner and integrative health and wellness coach, Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine. “We can help you determine what the low hanging fruit is and where you want to start. Even one small change can make a difference.” Goals can

be made by yourself, with loved ones or within your community. Give yourself the gift of vitality and healing by finding out more about the center and the wide range of programs and classes available that address physical, mental and spiritual health, including exercise and movement, mind-body therapies, wellness coaching and energy healing and bodywork. To learn more about the Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine, visit northwell.edu/integrativemedicine or call 516-858-3095. Learn more about integrative medicine. At Katz Institute for Women’s Health, we’re here to answer your questions. Call the Katz Institute for Women’s Health Resource Center at 855-8505494 to speak to a women’s health specialist. —Submitted by Katz Institute for Women’s Health

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Parker Jewish Institute Resident Mary Luniewski Celebrates 101 Year Birthday the loving arms of his beloved wife, and the Luniewski’s raised a family, as many returning veterans did. Julius secured a good job working for Brooklyn Union Gas for the next 42 years. Meanwhile, Luniewski took care of the home while raising her family. She had three daughters and one son, and was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In later years, the Luniewski family moved to their first home in Richmond Hill, Queens. Devoted to her Catholic faith, Luniewski became deeply involved with the Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill. Unfortunately, her beloved husband passed away in 1995. Luniewskiremained steadfastly independent, living alone in her Richmond Hill home, while receiving frequent visits

from her extended family. As it happens with all family matriarchs, the decades took their toll on Luniewski, who came down with pneumonia two years ago. With her loving family coming to her aid, she was brought to the Emergency Room at Long Island Jewish Hospital (LIJ) and admitted there for treatment. After she was stabilized, Luniewski was transitioned to Parker for long term skilled nursing care. “To this day, she frequently plays Scrabble with family visitors and her newfound friends at Parker,” according to her son Richard Luniewski. “Mom also enjoys games of 500 Card Rummy and Rack-O. I remember playing these games with my mother as a youngster.” Luniewski’s pneumonia was cured during her stay at Parker, and she’s remained

there ever since, as she is too frail and her legs too weak for her to live alone at home. Despite her age, Luniewski has undertaken several special projects. She enjoys crocheting Baby Hats for preemies, which are donated to LIJ. She created dozens of colorful Baby Hats up until last year. Many of the long term care residents have become Luniewski’s friends, and she enjoys taking part in the many activities Parker has to offer its patients and residents. Her experience at Parker has been very warm and supportive, according to her son Richard, adding that she looks forward to those special days of quality time with friends, loved ones and grandchildren, who frequently visit the centenarian-plus one. —Submitted by Parker Jewish Institute

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Beating Breast Cancer In Style From survivor to consultant, Kimberly Jewett helps Athleta design a post-mastectomy bra

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“I cannot tell you how many times I sat in fitting rooms sobbing my eyes out because here is no simple way I was flat and could not find to put it: cancer is bras to fit me, especially when life-changing. Kimberly working out. It is uncomfortJewett found that out more able to wear a sports bra as a than once. The two-time “flattie” and the prosthesis are breast cancer survivor and very hot and heavy, making mother of two lead a busy life it extremely burdensome to (she owns her own consulting work out in,” she said. “When firm, working alongside of I shared my concerns and Pharmaceutical & Biotech thoughts on a solution for Companies specifically in the not only myself, but for other oncology space), when breast women who also struggled cancer came knocking, and with this issue, I never she slammed the door in its could have imagined that face. Athleta would come up with “I was initially diagnosed a resolution that has been with breast cancer when I life-changing.” was 31 years old. My daughter The post-mastectomy bra is was 6 and my son was 4 and suitable for women with A to I had just come out of being C cups who engaged in medithe caregiver to my mother, um and high-impact workwho had brain cancer the outs. The lightweight, sleek year prior, so to say I was and supportive compression devastated and shocked is an offers a front zip (and internal understatement,” said Jewett, zipper flap that prevents chafwho underwent a double ing) for easy wear. According mastectomy with immediate to Jewett, since the launch of reconstruction and six cycles the Empower Pad and phase of chemotherapy. “About 2 of the Empower Bra, breast three and half years later, cancer survivors are excited my cancer recurred in my beyond words. chest wall. I underwent more “The messages have really surgery, chemo and radiation, been impactful, and I know and all I could think about at first-hand because I do not the time was ‘would I be alive even wear my prosthesis anyto raise my kids that were only more,” she said. “My advice 10 and 8 years old?’” to other women affected by Today, Jewett is beyond breast cancer is do not let blessed and grateful to say this disease define you but that she currently has no rather inspire and empower evidence of disease. you to help others—and “I am six years out from encourage them to be their my last recurrence and 10 own best advocates in their years from my initial. Now, I health journey. Cancer has spend my time giving back to changed my life in so many others, and empowering other ways, but I am here surviving survivors to be their own best and thriving every day of my advocates,” said Jewett. life and I could not be more Throughout her incredible grateful.” journey, wearing prosthetics For more information and being “flat” were the on the revolutionary brand least of Jewett’s concerns. that is helping breast cancer She discovered and served as survivors everywhere, visit a consultant on the Athleta www.athleta.gap.com. The Empower Bra and Pads, which Empower Bra retails from have completely changed $43.99 to $54. her life. jfauci@antonmediagroup.com

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but what some may not know if that the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness month, a time to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Regular check ups can help prevent cervical cancer from going unnoticed,

including receiving the HPV vaccination to prevent infection from both high risk HPV types that can lead to cervical cancer and low risk types that cause genital warts. Although it may seem a disease predominantly found in women, the CDC recommends that all boys and girls get the HPV vaccine at the age of 11 or 12 as the vaccine produces a stronger immune response when taken during the preteen years. A test strictly for

women, a Pap test can discover cell changes to the cervix caused by HPV and is recommended for women over 30 along with the HPV vaccine. Each woman should ask her health care provider how often she should be screened and which tests are right for her. For more information on cervical cancer, visit www. cancer.org. —Anton Media Group


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inter can be challenging both mentally and physically. Days are darker, colder and shorter, and we may be exposed to winter ailments, like the cold and flu. The key to staying healthy and happy throughout the winter 2018 season is to be proactive about health. To help supercharge 2018 wellness, we’ve asked for some health tips from a few experts at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health.

Stress

can slow down your metabolism and lead to overeating later in the day. When making new year’s resolutions, make them specific, measurable and write them down to stay accountable. Instead of promising to eat better, make specific goals such as eating a serving of vegetables every night at dinner or substituting diet coke with water or seltzer at lunch. You will likely be more successful.”

Nutrition

Sleep

“A great way to help ensure “The holidays often result in consistently better sleep is to weight gain for many people try, as much as possible, to due to overconsumption of go to sleep at the same time food and drinks at parties each night, ideally within an and get-togethers. With the hour of when you first start new year here, it’s important to feel tired,” said Penny to make healthy food choices Stern, MD, MPH, Director and get back on track,” said of Preventive Medicine, Marissa Licata, MS, RD, CDN, Northwell Health. “You’ll Registered Dietitian, Katz soon find that you won’t Institute for Women’s Health. need your alarm clock in “Start your day by eating a the morning, but will wake healthful breakfast rich in well-rested, refreshed, enerfiber and protein. Avoid skip- gized and ready to start your ping meals which over time day. Establishing sleep habits

is one New Year’s resolution that is right for everyone.”

Fitness

“A new year is here and exercise and movement should become even more of a priority. Engaging in an exercise program that can be done in your house is a great way to stay active when it’s too cold to go outside,” said Spencer Scalzitti, M.S., EP-C,

Exercise Physiologist, Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine. “And, it doesn’t have to involve buying expensive equipment. Push ups, squats and planks are all good examples of simple movements that can be done anywhere. Also, taking the stairs instead of an elevator and walking over sitting are great ways to stay healthy this winter.”

“Winter can be a tough time of year for many of us. So, it’s important to focus on self-care during the winter months,” said Debbie McElligott, DNP, Nurse Practitioner and Integrative Health and Wellness Coach, Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine. “Give yourself the gift of relaxation, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day. Find a quiet spot, turn off the electronics and just breathe —become aware of the inhale and exhale, acknowledge any thoughts without judgment, and refocus on the inhale and exhale.” Find out more about how to optimize your health and well-being throughout the year to come and for a lifetime. Call the Katz Institute for Women’s Health Resource Center at 855-850-5494 to speak to a women’s health specialist. —Anton Media Group

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AC Network received a generous donation of warm coats and winter apparel from Kids Helping Kids, By Kids Way, Inc. These essential items are distributed to children within EAC Network’s Children & Youth programs. Kids Helping Kids is led by Executive Director Bob Eslick, and was founded by his sons Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick in 1997. Their mission is to engage youth in philanthropy and teach the value of helping others. The organization’s 15th annual “Making a Warmth of Difference” winter apparel drive donated new, branded winter coats, jackets, and fleece, that were donated by Kids Helping

Kids to local nonprofits that assist Long Island kids and families in need. “We are truly amazed and thankful for the continued generosity of Bob Eslick and Kids Helping Kids,” said Lance W. Elder, President & CEO, EAC Network. “It’s inspiring to witness how Bob’s efforts impact so many children in need. We are incredibly grateful to partner with him and Kids Helping Kids to offer the lasting gift of warmth.” EAC Network serves children who have been physically abused, are at-risk of exploitation, and are in foster care. Many of these children have little to no belongings and rely on the generous donations of others. —Submitted by EAC Network


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he eyes of the professional tennis world will once again turn to New York next month as the New York Open returns for a memorable run at the Nassau Coliseum. With a field full of top players in the sport, including the no. 6-ranked player in the world and defending champion, Kevin Anderson, top-ranked American and no. 10-ranked player in the world, John Isner. The ATP Tour’s only United States indoor championship event promises to once again be one of the most-talked about weeks on the New York sports calendar. The 2019 New York Open will be contested at NYCB LIVE—home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum— from Feb. 9 through 17. The full ATP Tour field of 28 singles players and 16 doubles teams will include top-ranked ATP players like Anderson and Isner, 2018 finalist Sam Querrey, as well as ATP Newcomer of the Year, Alex de Minaur, and Long Island native, Noah Rubin (no. 131). On the doubles side, no. 1 ATP-ranked doubles player Mike Bryan is reuniting with his brother Bob, the no. 6-ranked player, bringing the sport’s greatest doubles team to the New York area. Secondranked ATP doubles star, American Jack Sock, will also be in the field, plus de Minaur, who is also playing doubles with the world’s former no. 1 and multiple Grand Slam champion, Lleyton Hewitt. Both Sock and de Minaur will compete in the singles field as well. “The team has done a great job securing several of the world’s top-10 players in singles and doubles and attracting legends who will also play in the main doubles competition,” said Josh Ripple, tournament chairman and co-tournament director of the New York Open. “Quite frankly, there’s nothing

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John McEnroe (Photos by Mike Lawrence)

like a major, world-class sporting event in New York, and we think the play on the on-court will surpass what was an exceptional competition in 2018. The New York area tennis community was very supportive when we moved the event here last year from Memphis, and we’re looking forward to presenting even greater value to fans and sponsors in 2019.” This year’s New York Open will kick off in a big way on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. when the New York Tennis Expo returns. More than 4,000 fans attended last year’s free mini-tennis festival, which

showcases tennis, sports and recreational exhibitors, sports symposiums, the New York Open Official Draw Ceremony, and a chance for spectators to see first hand the tournament’s signature black courts as well as practice sessions featuring ATP pros. Later in the evening will be the New York Open’s second annual opening night. This year’s edition showcases a new tennis and culinary platform called the Taste of New York Open—a mash-up event of ATP tennis stars and celebrity chef David Burke, a two-time James Beard Foundation

winner as “Best Chef in New York” who will demonstrate his culinary talents alongside co-hosts and Hall of Famers Andy Roddick and Jim Courier. Additionally, Burke will curate immersive VIP culinary experiences for tournament week throughout the venue, including general concessions, as well as hospitality areas. The 6 p.m. Taste of New York Open event will have upwards of 250 tickets available for purchase to the public. Following, Roddick and Courier will take to the black courts to face off in an exhibition match. Two of the most accomplished stars

in American tennis history, Roddick and Courier combined for five Grand Slam titles, 55 ATP Tour singles titles, and nearly $35 million in career earnings during their careers. In addition to the New York Tennis Expo, Opening Night and the Taste of New York Open to start the week, there will be a number of other events. The Wolf Pack Ninja Tour, featuring many of the world’s elite ninjas, will be set up for the entire tournament run in the Exhibition Hall, adjacent to the Coliseum. Other platforms such as College Night Tuesday will celebrate one of the New York area’s top men’s college players playing in the main draw. Jack Lin, of Columbia University won the first annual New York Open Collegiate Wildcard Tournament, and he will now have a berth to play on the black courts with the pros. As part of Wolf Pack Ninja’s involvement at the New York Open, there will be demonstrations, clinics, meet-and-greets and autograph sessions, with nationally-known ninjas. Fans will have the chance to see what Wolf Pack Ninja is all about—including free programming for fans that purchase a tennis ticket. “Between the tennis, the culinary events, and having the Wolf Pack Ninjas on site, the New York Open is going to be a hot ticket this February,” said Peter Lebedevs, co-tournament director of the New York Open. “We’re excited to once again offer fans top-notch tennis, as well as a quality experience.” Tickets for the 2019 New York Open are on sale and can be purchased via either newyorkopen.com/tickets or nycblive.com/events, at the Ticketmaster Box Office at NYCB LIVE, or by calling 800-745-3000. For more information, visit www. newyorkopen.com or nycblive. com, and follow on Twitter (@NewYorkOpen), Facebook (New York Open tennis) and Instagram (@nyopentennis).


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THOUGHT GALLERY Consider these recommendations for upcoming talks, readings and more in and around New York City: When Women Ruled the World: Queens of Egypt Thursday, Jan. 10, noon 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave. 212-415-5500 www.92y.org Egyptologist Kara Cooney gives a

lunchtime lecture on queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra, who led Egypt’s ancient totalitarian states. Cooney will look at the conditions that allowed these women to transcend the usual limitations of patriarchal society, and lessons that female leadership might hold for today ($45). The Curator’s View: Alicia Longwell on Fred W. McDarrah Friday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m. Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill 631-283-2118 www.parrishart.org Alicia Longwell, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, is joined by a special guest to talk about the photography of Village Voice staff photographer Fred W. McDarrah (1926-2007), a chronicler of New York’s 20th century political, cultural, and art scenes ($12).

Just Announced | The Falconer: Dana Czapnik with Salman Rushdie Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St. 212-966-0466 www.housingworksbookstore.org Hear from author Dana Czapnik, speaking on her debut novel, which is set among NYC’s public basketball courts circa 1993. She’ll be joined by Salman Rushdie, no stranger to New York novels himself (free).

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THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS

You’re not quite the same, something strongly apparent as the sun graces your natal position. Your vision of your purpose has crystalized, your inner fortitude doubled, your heart fire reaching record temperatures. Because of this and other factors freeing your time, you’ll figure out how to do many things you weren’t able to fit in last year. An affectionate fan will show up. Also, in about 10 weeks, you’ll get new motivation to tackle personal goals; in May you’ll hold the prize. COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve been trained formally, informally, traditionally, unconventionally and more, all of it seeming worth the while. Though from time to time, you do find yourself wondering how it could possibly pay off. It will pay off, this week, and in interesting ways at that. In fact, you’re now a perfect fit for a certain job. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Do you think a person can have too many hobbies? As long as you’re able to focus on one at a time, and pursue each in a way that feels satisfying, what’s the harm? Besides, curiosity is one of your best qualities. You can’t help that it tends to lead you in unexpected directions. It’s one of the ways you live large. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s not hard for you to do your best. In fact, that’s just naturally what you do. It’s who you are. What’s hard is working at something that you don’t clearly see the purpose in doing. Anything that feels like drudgery needs a deeper investigation as to the “why” of it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s the work you do within the walls of your own home that will matter most. You won’t be paid for this work in a monetary currency. You won’t be publicly praised for it. You’ll be lucky if your nearest and dearest notice. But this work will bolster you. Random brilliant ideas will come to you while you’re in the flow. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Wishing won’t make it so. But wishing is certainly a start! Try it. You might be surprised what you wish for. Wishing will access a pure part of yourself, or at least a part of you that is, like a child, more focused on acting on natural impulses and appetites than wanting what the world expects you should want. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ve a developed visual sense, and you appreciate the beauty around you when it’s there. When it isn’t -- well, that’s when your talents really emerge. It’s like you just can’t let ugly places happen. You have to do something about it, even something seemingly small. When you smile in an ugly place, it becomes beautiful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You usually know what you want and don’t have to think twice. But you’ve been burned. You wanted, and got, something that made you unhappy. Now you’re obscuring your desire from yourself, unsure of your own instincts. It’s OK. It happens to everyone. Don’t overanalyze it to death. Get back in the game. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Follow someone, or let someone follow you, and life gets easier. Be like birds, cyclists and race car drivers. Use the science of drafting. Two move forward, one behind the other. The turbulent wake created by the first one lowers the pressure for the second one, whose position eddies the first one. All benefit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Whatever you do to protect, uplift or shift a person’s feelings, you usually do unconsciously. That is until you make an effort to be more alert to interpersonal dynamics. Such awareness takes emotional work, and can be painful at times, but will also be incredibly illuminating. You’ll be wiser for it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The emotional component of being alive is rarely as described. In polite company, people who despair will say they are “fine” so as not to worry others and people who feel amazing will also say they are “fine” so as not to make others jealous. For the truth, listen past what others say and what you say to yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This week shows you as a reluctant, yet effective, leader. It’s hard to see your own competencies. But others don’t know what you know, and if they follow you, they will gain skills, insights and abilities. They sense this. You don’t have to do anything beyond being yourself, ready and willing to show and tell. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The first decisions of the week will be crucial. They’ll set you on a trajectory. Approach with all the enthusiasm you can muster, even if it’s fake. You need a boost of activation energy to launch you out of the gravity of life as usual. You’ll enter higher realms of greater ease and buoyancy.

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assau County Executive Laura Curran and County Assessor David Moog announced last week the tentative assessment values for the 2020-21 tax year for every Nassau County property have been finalized and posted online at www. mynassauproperty.com. The values are a result of the first county-wide reassessment in nearly a decade. “Striving for fairness and accuracy, the Department of Assessment has completed the challenging reassessment process and produced updated market values for every property in Nassau County,” said Curran. “This was a tremendous effort by the hard-working employees at the Department of Assessment and

by our two vendors Standard Valuation Services and Michael Haberman Associates.” In addition to being posted online, Nassau County property owners will receive in the mail by Jan. 31 a Notice of Tentative Assessed Value for the County’s 2020-2021 tentative assessment roll. The notices will contain their property’s full market value, the level of assessment, tentative assessed value and for classes two and four, their transitional assessed value. Notices were mailed out beginning Jan. 7 in the following order: class 1, residential and residential capped; class 2, condos, co-ops and multiple dwellings; class 3, utility; class 4, commercial. The updated valuations included in the notices are a result of the Department of Assessment’s 60-day review

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period, where property owners had the opportunity to review their preliminary new market value, update their property inventory and work with the County’s assessment personnel to identify and account for variables that affect property value. During the 60-day review period, the county’s assessment personnel met

with more than 13,500 property owners to explain the reassessment process, address specific concerns and questions, obtain feedback, address questions about exemptions and adjust property inventory; counseled 1,167 property owners by email; and continued to fine tune the data modeling to account for unique factors that influence property value. As a result of this 60-day review period more than 85,000 values for the 2020-21 tentative assessment roll were decreased from the preliminary new market values listed in the Assessment Disclosure Notices. Of these decreases, 20,000 were for vacant land and 65,000 were a result of various adjustment factors including neighborhood, section, block, topography, inventory adjustments and other taxpayer inputs.

The number of Enhanced Star applications for senior citizens doubled and new senior citizen applications increased by 45 percent. The posting of the assessment roll begins the challenge period for property owners to grieve their assessed value and the Notices of Tentative Assessed Value include directions on how to challenge assessments. Curran assures the public that they will always have the right to grieve but they should not have to do so to obtain a correct assessment. Curran encourages residents with additional questions or in need of further clarification to make an appointment at one of the satellite offices which will remain open until Jan. 31. Residents can make their appointments at www. AsktheCountyAssessor.com.

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Half Saag Paneer, half Chicken Tikka

Currying Flavor Curry On Pizza puts an Indian spin on pizza

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here are some who would have you believe that pizza is sacred—that any alterations made to the traditional format is a food crime at best and a sacrilegious abomination at worst. Slapping that notion in the face is Curry On Pizza, a curious eatery that dares to deliver pizza loaded with Indian ingredients. Opened earlier this year by owner and restaurateur Vidhu Mun literally across the street from Nassau County in Bellerose, Queens, Curry On Pizza (COP) combines the dynamic spice array found in Indian cuisine with the crust and cheese pizza composition we all know and love. With pizzas running the gamut from butter paneer to gobhi masala to chicken tikka and tandoori chicken, it is truly Indianstyle pizza rather than merely pizza

Garlic Sticks with curry sprinkled on top. “Everybody loves pizza and the love of Indian food has grown and keeps growing, so I wanted to combine it and make something new and different,” said Mun, who said he hopes to franchise the idea for Curry On Pizza in the very near future. “It’s a twist on pizza.” That twist begins with the very base

of pizza—the crust, which is lighter and crispier than traditional dense pizza crust, with pleasantly puffy pockets of air. That’s when things get really interesting—and fragrant—as ingredients vary depending upon which Indian dish is being showcased on the pie. The Chicken Tikka pizza features creamy garlic sauce, mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes, red

onion, chicken tikka, scallions and fresh cilantro; while the Saag Paneer pizza displays a richly green saag sauce with spinach, paneer cheese, red onion, green chilies, ginger and garlic. Dhum aloo brings marinara sauce into the fray, combining it with mozzarella cheese and potatoes marinated in a curry-forward sauce. One of the most popular pizzas on


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Chicken 65

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Dhum Aloo the menu also happens to be the owner’s favorite, Chicken 65, which takes its name from the legendary southern India dish which has an ingredient list that includes red chili powder, ginger garlic, turmeric, cumin, curry, green chilies and more. The Chicken 65 pizza starts with that airy crust and mozzarella cheese, along with green bell peppers, red onion, fresh cilantro and 65-style sauce and deep-fried chicken. Definitely the spiciest pizza on the menu, Chicken 65 features a heat that builds as you eat it. At first, the spice level is deceptively tame, but before long brow sweat begins to accumulate as the incredible flavor and the endorphins released by your brain force you to keep eating, despite the heat. Less spicy, but just as flavorful is the COP Veggie Pizza. Loaded with mushrooms, green bell peppers, olives, red onion, jalapeños, diced tomatoes, garlic, ginger and fresh cilantro, it is finished with mozzarella

cheese and COP’s special curry sauce. The highlight of the veggie pie is the big, “meaty” mushrooms that provide a grounding earthiness amid the dizzying array of fragrant spices. The pizzas are available in four sizes: 10-inch “small,” 12-inch “medium,” 14-inch “large, and 18-inch “extra-large.” Customers are also encouraged to build their own

pies from an array of meat and veggie toppings. COP also boasts more Americanized versions of pizza, like the All Meat Combo loaded with marinara, mozzarella, ham, salami, pepperoni, chorizo, sausage and ground beef; the Hawaiian, with marinara, mozzarella, ham and pineapple; along with other pizzas like Sizzlin’ Bacon and Garlic Chicken. Beyond pizza, COP also brings chicken wings into the world of Indian spices. First, the eatery offers wings with the usual sauces—spicy garlic, teriyaki, BBQ, buffalo, etc.—but it is the two Indian preparations that are of the must-try variety, sending a spark to the senses and convincing the eater that wings should have always had an Indian option. The Tandoori wings are marinated in classic tandoori spices, such as paprika, turmeric, garlic, nutmeg, cayenne, ginger, coriander and garam masala, for a finished product that

is immediately distinct and spicy. Meanwhile, the COP Signature Wings are marinated in a secret, proprietary blend of spices that brings a touch more heat than the Tandoori Wings. Don’t skip the side orders, particularly the masala fries and the garlic sticks. There’s also potato wedges, onion rings, zucchini sticks and popcorn shrimp, along with a few salad options and desserts like cheesecake, chocolate lava cake and gulab jamun, a spongy sweet treat straight from India. And to quell the heat, there are mango lassis available. Curry On Pizza is the Indian twist on pizza we didn’t know we needed. It’s available for dine-in, take-out or delivery and can be found on Seamless and Grub Hub. To inquire about franchising, contact Vidhu Mun at 518-488-9002 or email him at vidhucurryonpizza@gmail.com. Curry On Pizza, 248-49 Jamaica Ave., Bellerose, 929-405-1000, www. thecurryonpizza.com.


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For those who missed Springsteen On Broadway in New York City, Netflix captured one of his 236 performances at the 900-plus capacity Walter Kerr Theatre. Invite friends over on a Friday night, turn down the lights, silence cell phones and transform the living room into a Bruce Springsteen concert as he plays favorites including “The Rising” and “Born To Run.” The Netflix film also features “Long Time Coming,” which was rarely performed during the Broadway stint.

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the next two hours watching Bullock in a thriller where the monsters can’t be seen. With time jumps, a romance, various fight scenes and a bit of gore, this apocalyptic film will have viewers on the edge of their couch, waiting to see who will take off their blindfold next.

Dumplin’

Although Dolly Parton doesn’t make an appearance in the film, her voice is heard

almost every second throughout. Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), called ‘Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mother (Jennifer Aniston), enters the Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest and in tribute to her late aunt. Netflix’s Dumplin’ features six new Parton songs including “Girl in the Movies,” which was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2019 Golden Globes, a little rebellion, flashy outfits,

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Today, customization is key. From blankets with a loved ones face on them to individually curated playlists on Spotify, why not participate in a choose-your-own-adventure Netflix film? Video game programmer

Stefan’s (Fionn Whitehead) life is in the hands of viewers as he attempts to develop the fantasy novel Bandersnatch into a video game. The interactive film includes five hours of footage as well as multiple paths and endings—including some that have yet to be accessed. Spend a Saturday trying this new experimental film, going back and forth between different paths.

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ong Island will host some major sports events over the course of 2019, but none bigger than the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park. Since it was announced that the Farmingdale golf course would be hosting the major, the PGA and Long Island volunteers have been working tirelessly to get the location ready before the tournament tees off on May 16. Scott Reid, the director of the PGA Championship, has been leading the effort to make sure everything is set for a wonderful event. “I’ve ran a few different PGA Tour tournaments before,” said Reid. “A lot of the important facets of this event are the same but they are on a much grander scale. It’s kind of like a four or five time multiple with a major championship verses a regular tour event.” Preparation for the event began with the PGA office headquarters opening up in a parking lot outside the clubhouse in July. They held a ceremony that brought Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino out to cut the ribbon to the facility. Since then, Reid has been working with Bethpage Black to set up other facilities for the tournament while putting the word out for people to buy tickets to the event. “We had an advertising campaign all summer as we had our preregistration for tickets,” said Reid. “That really started to garner a lot of attention. We had multiple promos air during this past year’s PGA Championship. Places like Citi Field showed our advertisments during that time. As soon as that championship was over, all eyes turned to us, so the word is spreading pretty organically. People think it’s a ways away but it’s coming quickly.” As for the work at Bethpage Black, Reid and his team have been working on the grounds for the last six months getting everything prepared. In October, the organizers for the tournament hosted an event at the

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Scott Reid has been the director of past PGA events, including The RSM Classic, the Frys.com Open, and the PGA Tour Champions’ Allianz Championship.

The PGA Championship makes its first appearance on Long Island since 1939, during the match play era of the tournament. course called “Taste of the PGA Championship,” a cocktail party to show off the corporate hospitality

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“We built two hospitality tents on site for those who bought these packages,” said Reid. “At the party, they met with some of vendors that help make it come together, like the decor vendor or the catering company. They got to try the food and order merchandise.” Reid and his team have spent the last few months figuring out where vendors and seating areas would go for the general public. These locations would be approved by the PGA and construction will begin sometime in February after the harshness of the winter passes by. “The weather is going to be on our mind when we start that process,” said Reid. “Last year, we had those random spurts of snow in March and that’s around when we are going to be in the middle of our build. It’s not an obstacle yet, but it’s certainly on our mind.” As for prep ahead of time, gravel will be laid out at certain compounds in the park for vendors to set up their stations. They will also be creating a bus terminal on one of the holes of the other golf courses at Bethpage State Park to store all the buses that come from around the Island picking people up for the tournament. While parking has been determined for the event, the PGA will be encouraging those to take the LIRR, which has partnered with them to bring patrons to the event. “It’s going to be extremely important for the area,” said Reid. “We’ve proven over the years that the PGA Championship has brought $100 million plus to the local communities that hosted the event. We fully anticipate continuing that tradition. It’s huge for Nassau County, Long Island and the state of New York. The people of Bethpage Black have been great. They’ve been really, really good to work with. They’re all excited to bring the PGA Championship to Long Island. ” For more information and to purchase tickets to the 101st PGA Championship, which includes practice and ground packages, visit www.pga.com/events/pga championship.com.

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