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Port Washington AN ANTON MEDIA GROUP PUBLICATION • FALL 2016

M A G A Z I N E

GET HAPPY

Embracing an upbeat frame of mind

FALL FASHION

How to dress your home—and yourself

DINING AROUND TOWN These eateries satisfy every hunger

RAISING DANCERS Berest has been on pointe for 40 years PLUS

Port Memories

Revisiting the good old days


MA NHATTA N | BROOK LYN | QUEENS | LONG ISLA ND | THE HAMPTONS | THE NORTH FOR K | R IV ER DALE | W ESTCHESTER/PUTNA M | GR EEN W ICH | ASPEN | LOS A NGELES | FLOR IDA

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125 Sycamore Drive, East Hills $1,499,000 | Web# 2867841

Homes Currently Under Contract 44 Country Club Drive, Port Washington 31 Summit Road, Port Washington 82 Bogart Avenue, Port Washington

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MAGICAL MEDITERRANEAN Port Washington | $1,250,000. Situated over a beautiful brook, this Baxter Estates beauty has stunning architectural details throughout with access to the property from most rooms. Formal living room with soaring cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling fireplace and gorgeous exposed beams. Formal dining room with custom built-ins, den with fireplace, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and office nook. Large master bedroom suite, second en-suite bedroom and third bedroom and full bath. Multi-tiered lushly landscaped terraces and multiple patios for relaxing and entertaining. Close to water, town and train. Heidi Karagianis C: 516.467.9440

PARADISE IN HARBOR ACRES! Sands Point | $2,499,000. Sprawling Contemporary nestled on over 3 acres featuring pool and tennis court. More than a house ... your own personal retreat. The A Team – Alexis Siegel C: 516.944.2907; Amy Rosenberg C: 917.226.7451; Andrea Scharf C: 516.319.8852

EXCEPTIONAL LIVING SPACE Sands Point | $1,749,000. Traditional architecture and updated interiors make for easy and stylish living in this classic 5 bedroom, 3 bath salt box Colonial on gorgeous shy 2 acres with pool and pool house. Web# 2848797. Maggie Keats C: 516.449.7598

BEST OF PORT WASHINGTON ESTATES Port Washington | $1,395,000. Great space, light and wonderful detail characterize this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with large living room with fireplace, dining room with view to English-style gardens and great family room. Perfect location, close to all. Web# 2860808. Maggie Keats C: 516.449.7598

DIAMOND CONDITION Port Washington | $1,199,000. 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features large living room with fireplace, updated kitchen and oversized dining room. Family room, central air, wood floors throughout. 2 car garage, lovely landscaping. Web# 2869085. Camille DeAngelo C: 516.724.0081; Mary Ann Jacobi C: 516.993.0674

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Contents 6

Letter from the Publisher

Welcome to Port Washington Magazine By Angela Susan Anton

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What to Wear this Fall

The hottest looks can be found at these Main Street boutiques By Nicole Lockwood

Where to Dine

From savory to sweet, Port’s vast selection will satisfy any craving By Alexandra Civorelli

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Home Fashions

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

For 20 years, this water lover has been transporting residents by boat By Leigh Anderson

Add pizzazz to every room with these extraordinary accessories By Nicole Lockwood

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Helping Hands

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Memories of Port Washington

The Community Synagogue’s new program offers the gift of happiness By Rachel Hirschheimer

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A Studio to Call Home Berest Dance Center has been raising dancers for 40 years By Nicole Lockwood

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Bringing the Bay to You

Neighbors support one another through these philanthropic efforts Compiled by Sheri ArbitalJacoby

By Louise LoPinto Hutchison

Cover photograph: Berest Dance Center


Riding the wave of luxury, with the wind at your back, navigating to your haven on the shore.

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here’s something special about waterfront communities—they’re a cross section of cultural and culinary wonders—and Port Washington is no exception. Looking out on Manhasset Bay, Port’s vista offers plenty of sustenance for the eyes. In this issue, Leigh Anderson takes us right to the water and introduces us to Matt Meyran, who has been running the Port Water Taxi for two decades. Meyran’s wish to share his love of the water has found him offering tours of varying lengths and price points that show off historic highlights, wildlife sightings and even the chance to spend the night at Execution Rocks Lighthouse. This kind of passion is not unique in Port. Nicole Lockwood drops in on Olga Berest, whose dance center has called Port home for 40 years, helping raise generations of dancers. Joy is part of the key to a life well lived and Rachel Hirschheimer explores that at The Community Synagogue, where members run a program focused on offering the gift of happiness through yoga, meditation and even presentations by a wellness coach. The gift of giving back is also in full force as Sheri ArbitalJacoby shines the spotlight on the philanthropic efforts of Landmark on Main Street, Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, Spectrum Designs and PWGreen. Another favorite aspect of Port is the variety of eateries available to sample. Alexandra Civorelli does a great job of reflecting that with a food tour that showcases barbecue (Harbor Q), Peruvian-Japanese fusion (Nikkei of Peru), New American (Bistro Etc.), French cuisine (La P’tite Framboise), Italian food (La Parma on the Bay) and decadent desserts, whether you favor cookies and cakes (Saint Honoré) or ice cream (Douglas & James). Along with great places to dine, Port has plenty of small shops that Nicole highlights for those looking for home accessories (White + One) or hot fall fashions (Impulse Boutique, Sands Point Shop). History is a key part of what makes Port such a great place to live, and thanks to reader Louise LoPinto Hutchison, we get to share her memories as she writes about experiencing a number of small-town delights that included eating ice cream at Tastee Freez, bowling at Bay Bowl and visiting the Navy base at Sands Point Preserve. It all makes for a great issue that I hope you’ll enjoy reading as much as we did putting together. Angela Susan Anton


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Where to

Dine By Alexandra Civorelli

From savory to sweet, Port’s vast selection will satisfy any craving

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ummer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean your taste for adventure has to end. Port Washington offers a number of restaurants, from family-friendly eateries to exotic bistros to sweet shops, that offer a vacation for your taste buds that doesn’t have to end with the coming of fall.

Harbor Q In the mood for a barbecue, but don’t want to fire up the grill? Harbor Q is a family-friendly spot that offers cook-out cuisine for dine-in, delivery or pick-up. From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, the lunch menu offers sandwiches, sliders, wings and barbecue classics served with a gourmet side or soup. Dinner offers more extensive options, like a homemade chili mac and cheese bowl appetizer; 24-hour dry-rubbed and marinated ribs that are smoked in the pit room and served with two sides and cornbread; Kobe beef burgers, and a create-your-own burger option with choice of patty, toppings and side. The create-your-own salad menu allows diners to personally choose each ingredient. Harbor Q also offers great

Nikkei of Peru Cultures clash in a new and delicious way at Nikkei of Peru, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese food that creates a totally new cuisine and a scrumptious way to satisfy cravings for sushi as well as adventure. Typical of most Japanese restaurants, Nikkei of Peru is closed on weekdays for a two-hour gap, serving lunch from 12 to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. On weekends, however, the eatery is open from 3 to 11 p.m. Weekday lunch specials are served with soup, salad and rice along with dishes such as assorted sushi rolls and sashimi or arroz con pollo, which is Peruvian chicken with a Japanese twist, topped with anticucho or teriyaki. Maki lunches are also available, where you can order two or three specific rolls for a great price. For dinner, myriad small plates are offered, like Tacu Tacu Bites, which are crispy rice with spicy tuna, salmon and yellowtail, various special rolls and sashimi, as well as Nikkei special entrées, also served with soup, salad and rice, including the dish Jalea Mixta, which is mixed seafood with vegetable tempura. Nikkei of Peru hosts special events and caters. • 55 Shore Road • www.nikkeiofperu.com • 516-439-4201

specials, including a free appetizer with a $40 minimum purchase weekdays, and two-for-one draft beers all day Friday. And, if you’re craving one last blow-out barbecue or just want to host a party with some great Southern-style food, Harbor Q’s catering menu offers several packages, all sure to please partygoers. • 84 Old Shore Road • www.harborq.com • 516-883-4227

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Bosphorus Café & Grill

A Mediterranean restaurant that specializes in Turkish cuisine, Bosphorus Café & Grill guarantees an authentic dining experience, despite being thousands of miles from Istanbul. The lunch and dinner menus include cold and hot appetizers of hummus, babaganush, falafel and pan-fried liver cubes; the chef recommends ordering Lavas Hollow Bread, which is made-to-order. The eatery also offers salads, soups, seafood dishes like Branzino, an imported Mediterranean sea bass served with rice, and chicken or lamb kebabs that are

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served with red cabbage pickles, rice, onion, grilled tomato and bell pepper. From-the-oven dishes include Ispanakli Pide, which has a golden crust and is topped with sautéed spinach and feta cheese. An extensive gluten-free menu is also available, as is a dessert menu that includes the award-winning dessert of Kunefe or shredded wheat with a layer of melted cheese, topped with pistachios and syrup. Bosphorus offers a dazzling culinary brunch on Sundays, plus a catering menu. • 138 Shore Road • www.bosphoruscafegrill.com • 516-321-9999


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Bistro Etc.

Saint Honoré Pastry Shop Saint Honoré Pastry Shop is dedicated to making the finest pastries, breads, cookies and cakes—with lots of variety. The bakery’s baked breads include French baguettes, Irish soda bread, challah and cinnamon raisin, and its traditional cookies, in an assorted box or tray, include Linzer, almond squares and rainbow. Traditional and seasonal pies range from key lime to apple, and individual tarts, prepared with a gateau Breton crust, are filled with either peach, pear, apricot or apple. Large decorated cookies, frosted cupcakes and hot, iced and cold beverages are also offered, along with breakfast items, including almond or chocolate croissants, brioche, muffins and Danish with myriad fillings. Cakes in the shop can be personalized, but the bakery is known for its incredible custom-made cakes, decorated to match your dreams exactly, and created for any event. • 993 Port Washington Boulevard • www.sainthonore pastry.com • 516-767-2555

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As summer turns into fall, Bistro Etc.’s menu will change, too. Its New American fare evolves seasonally, with modern and inventive interpretations of American and international cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The current menu offers starters like shishito peppers, which are blistered, mildly spiced Japanese peppers with ginger, sesame and green onion, and entrées, like the featured New Zealand rack of lamb. The menu specifies which dishes can be gluten free on request, and has a vegan menu as well, which offers grilled marinated tofu, vegetable shepherd’s pie and the featured toasted farro, which is Middle-Eastern spiced roasted cauliflower with golden raisins, chick peas and lemon tahini sauce. House-made desserts include treats like banana strudel. Bistro Etc.’s wine list is also diverse and seasonal, the beer menu is meant to be closely paired with the dishes offered and specialty cocktails are creative and handcrafted. The eatery offers a Culinary Dinner Club, which sends members a newsletter with dates, times and menus for special dining experiences, such as the Wild Game Dinner that will serve exotic meats like antelope, elk and ostrich one night in 2017. • 43B Main Street • www. bistroetc.com • 516-472-7780


Restaurant

YAMAGUCHI Japanese Restaurant

Recommended by: - N.Y. Times Rated Excellent - Newsday 1994 Zagat’s Restaurant Guide Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12-2:30 Dinner: Tuesday- Thursday 5:30-10:00 Friday 5:30-10:30 Saturday 5:00-10:30 Sunday 5:00-9:30 Directions: L.I.E. Exit 36N Searingtown Road - Cross 25A becomes Port Washington Boulevard - go 5 miles, left on Main Street 1/2 mile, located across from the train station.

49 Main Street Port Washington, NY 11050

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Douglas & James

Also known as Sweet Treats on the Wharf, Douglas & James ice cream parlor, located near the Town Dock on Manhasset Bay, is well-loved by Port residents. The shop is cheerful and busy—and packed with people, candy and homemade ice cream. Flavors include Chunky Chocolate Peanut Butter, Vanilla Swiss Almond, S’mores and Black Raspberry Chunk, with the choice of eating from a cup or a cone. The cookie cone is embedded with M&M’s to add a delightful taste and crunch to whichever scoops you

choose. The parlor also serves frozen yogurt, sorbet, sugar-, lactose- and gluten-free options, plus a wall lined with jars that are filled with candy, a glass case displaying fudge and a choice of coffee or espresso. Although it closes during winter, this family-run shop will be open through late October or early November, so it’s not too late to grab a sweet treat on a warm night and walk along Manhasset Bay to watch the sunset, cone or cup in hand. • 405 Main Street • www. facebook.com/sweettreatsonthewharf • 516-708-1706

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La P’tite Framboise Though located in the heart of Port Washington, you’ll swear you’ve been transported to a bistro in France at La P’tite Framboise, which offers a vacation for your senses with its authentic decor and cuisine. The dinner menu is filled with elegant French dishes that include hors d’oeuvres, les salades, les moules (mussels), entrées, plats du jour (plates of the day), a raw bar and sautéed clams. Some highlights include escargots persillee, which are snails in herb-garlic butter; bouillabaisse (on Fridays), which is a Southern France fish stew with shellfish, noisette potatoes and fennel saffron broth; and several mussel dishes of espagnole, anise, Provençal or mariniere. A small sandwich section is also available for the less adventurous. The bistro offers brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, and serves salads, mussels, sandwiches and entrées, as well as a price-fixed menu, with several varieties of crepes, poached eggs, omelets, pancakes and French toast. On Mussel Mondays, a bowl of mussels, French fries and a glass of wine or beer cost only $23. • 294 Main Street • www. laptiteframboise.com • 516-767-7164

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eggplant parmigiana and rollatini. At lunchtime, only individual portions are available, and options include appetizers like fried calamari, cold antipasto salads, many choices of pasta and several main courses, including the fish of the day. The wine list is extensive, and La Parma also caters weddings, holiday parties and birthdays. • 415 Main Street • www.laparma.com • 516-439-4960

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The hottest looks can be found at these Main Street boutiques By Nicole Lockwood

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nsure about the latest trends of the season? Look no further than Port Washington’s Main Street, home to boutiques that are at the forefront of high fashion. Shoppers can look forward to new colors, textures, fabrics and styles this fall, as well as a resurgence of key looks from previous seasons. According to local store owners, velvet dresses, suede ensembles

and stacked jewelry are just a few of the hottest statements we can expect to see. “The standout colors for the season are olive, copper tones, diver blue, dark chocolate, flax, burgundy and gray,” says Cheryl Feld, owner of Impulse Boutique. “For fall, we will be featuring velvet and velvet burnout dresses, choker dresses and tops, turtlenecks and turtleneck dresses, off the shoulder tops, cargo pants, suede pants and denim.”

Temple St. Clair 18k Classic Round Amulet Pair a long pendant with a simple, oversized top to emphasize bright, metallic accessories, $800, Sands Point Shop.

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FALL FASHION Twenty Touch Terry Jumpsuit Put on a pair of heels for a night on the town with this sleek black jumpsuit that can be worn any season. The pleated neckline creates a slimming effect on all sizes, $225, Impulse Boutique. Ecru Button Front Cardigan with Pockets A wardrobe must-have, suede is the fabric of the season for cardigans, pants or heels, in shades of brown or taupe, $185, Impulse Boutique.

Halcyon Days Bangles Mix and match bangles of varying colors and metallics to create a stacked look that accents any outfit— from casual to sophisticated, $195, Sands Point Shop.

YFB On the Road Sebastian Cardigan Cape-style cardigans and cover-ups flawlessly finish any outfit. Ideal over skinny jeans or leggings, this dark-blue cardigan looks as cozy as it feels, $63, Impulse Boutique.

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FALL FASHION Paradise USA Ombre Cold Shoulder Tunic Off-the-shoulder tops aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Bare some skin on warmer days, or pair with a denim jacket when the temperature begins to dip. The black-towhite ombre adds dimension to this simple dress, $54, Impulse Boutique.

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Barbour Flyweight Cavalry Quilted Jacket For those chillier fall nights, cover up with this European-style lightweight waxed jacket in sandstone with a quilted texture that’s sure to match almost any outfit, $199, Sands Point Shop.

Minkpink Russian Roulette Printed Burnout Velvet Dress Nothing says fall like velvet dresses in shades of burgundy, dark chocolate or charcoal gray. Top off this look with a pair of chunky heels, $45, Impulse Boutique.

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A collection of elegant handcrafted white vases from Montes Doggett create consistency but add dimension, $50 to $130.

White + One sits at the very end of the strip of Main Street, just overlooking the waterfront. Upon walking through its doors, visitors can’t help but feel as though they’ve been transported into the pages of a pictureperfect catalog. Complete with furniture, unique lighting fixtures and elegant accessories, White + One has the means to turn any home into a work of art. Susan Micelotta, owner of White + One, is not your average purveyor of home goods. Her true passion is interior design,

and each item in her store is handpicked according to her eye for beauty and predictions for upcoming trends. Micelotta shares her thoughts regarding what we’ll see in the upcoming autumn months. Last fall was highlighted by pops of deep purple, similar to the accents of dark and royal blue we can expect to see this fall. When it comes to blending different tones and hues, the key is to begin with a neutral palette and build from there. Don’t be afraid to mix and match

Photo by Nicole Lockwood

Light up any room with tabletop candle holders from Global Views, which are available in an assortment of colors, sizes and styles, $47.50. Stick to your favorite or mix and match to create your very own aroma with scents from 5th & Madison Room Diffusers, which will keep the whole house smelling fresh for months, $36 to $48.

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furniture and accessories in various shades of gray, brown and beige. Though nontraditional, mixing metals is a rising trend we will begin to see in high-end interior design. Brass with silver, silver with gold or a combination of all of the above is sure to catch the eye and give a room added dimension. “People tend to be cautious of mixing and matching metals, but there’s nothing to fear,” says the store owner. Black is the new black when it comes to accent pieces. A small black centerpiece or black frames spread across the walls will break up the neutral base or whiteness of any room. “Black is bolder than ever,” says Micelotta. Who says art has to be pretentious? Illuminate a clean wall with off-beat modern art by local and independent artists. The designer prefers scouting surrounding neighborhoods for one-of-a-kind masterpieces, rather than purchasing from any mass retailer. Micelotta’s talent for identifying what’s hot before it’s hot is what makes White + One a great Main Street attraction. To make your home stand out from the rest, and impress anyone who steps foot through the front door, take a trip to White + One and see what Micelotta has in store. Find the latest home accessories at White + One at 309 Main Street on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Disperse bronze cotton plants from Sullivans throughout any room in vases of different shapes to play up the metallic look, $10.50 each.


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Don’t Worry, Be Happy The Community Synagogue’s new program offers the gift of happiness By Rachel Hirschheimer

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appiness is in the foods we eat, the water we drink, the steps we take. So, why is it so difficult for people to get happy? If it was easy, people wouldn’t be battling depression, anxiety and stress. Our lives in the 21st century are busy, hectic and constantly moving. When do we ever take a step back, live in the moment and enjoy where we are and what we’re doing? The Happiness Group at The Community Synagogue was started this year to promote happiness and focus on how to get happy. If you’re feeling like you need to find yourself and discover how to become happier, then this program is definitely a viable option for you.

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Right: Melissa Halpern, Cynthia Litman, Rabbi Danny Burkeman, Hayley Foster and Macha Einbender have been discovering new ways to make people happier.


Founded by Rabbi Danny Burkeman, Cynthia Litman, Melissa Halpern, Macha Einbender and Hayley Foster in the beginning of January, this committed team has been endlessly discovering new ways to make people happier. The idea of creating the Happiness Group came to Rabbi Burkeman when he noticed how many people were posting about ways to get happy all over Facebook. He knew that with his guidance and the help of a few women in the community, he could make a difference in the lives of many people. The Happiness Group brainstormed about what the group would look like and came up with three elements. The first would be to have an active Facebook group,

where people could regularly interact and have a conversation about the topic of happiness. Every day, members who Like and follow the page are constantly encouraged with inspiring quotes. The second element was to have face-to-face interactions with people at specific events. The first event was Happiness in Your Mind, Body and Soul; the second was Happiness in Movement and Body; and the third was Happiness with Our Loved Ones. And, there are plenty more events planned for the future. The final piece to the Happiness Group was journaling. “We gave

out over 100 journals to people to encourage them to journal,” says Rabbi Burkeman. “Studies and the research shows that journaling, whether a gratitude journal or just general reflections, helps encourage people to live a happier life.” One of the founders of the Happiness Group, entrepreneur Hayley Foster, has been emceeing many of the events. She opens each session with either an article or piece of literature she has read about happiness or discusses a TED Talks video she has watched. When it comes to self-happiness and fulfillment, Foster takes a personal stand. “I was in an


Whenever I was with this ‘happy crew,’ I was actually happier.

—Melissa Halpern unhappy marriage, an unhappy business partnership and I always say to people that I chose happy because I didn’t want to live a life of unhappiness,” she says. For Foster, happiness is a choice. “[Some people] choose drama, people choose sadness, people choose depression and anxiety,” she continues. “I believe that the mind is so powerful that if you convince your brain to fake being happy, then eventually you will be, because then you’re not really faking it. At the end

of the day, you will be happier.” Cynthia Litman, another member of the Happiness Group, feels that everyone deserves to be happy. “Wouldn’t it be amazing if more people spent time focusing on deepening their happiness quotient?” asks Litman. This mission has greatly impacted her own life, because it reminds her to choose happy. “There are many moments of sadness, struggle and challenges we all face and it often takes a lot of work to find happiness,” she

says. “The Happiness Group is a monthly return to happiness.” Meditation expert and certified Gabrielle Bernstein coach Macha Einbender was brought into the Happiness Group to lead and teach meditation. At the first event, Einbender opened with a meditation, which connected everyone in the room. Einbender sees the need for happiness in everyone’s life. When people are involved in the Happiness Group, it can help make their lives a little easier after each event. “Everybody wants to be happy,” she says.” With all of this crazy stuff happening in the world, it is just a nice thing to be able to participate in something that is so uplifting.” Meditation can be difficult for many. One of the biggest misconceptions about meditating is that you’re supposed to clear your mind of all thoughts. However, if people trying to meditate

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contemplate their thoughts during the process, it can change everything. In Einbender’s belief, “Meditation is an amazing gift and tool that you can give yourself.” It can make a person happier because it can easily decrease anxiety and worries. Health coach Melissa Halpern was asked to become involved in the Happiness Group by her friends Cynthia Litman and Hayley Foster. “Whenever I was with this ‘happy crew,’ I was actually happier,” says Halpern,

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whose goal for the project is to “spread the word about how beneficial attending groups like this can be so that other communities might establish their own happy groups.” The Happiness Group has had many different professionals and specialists speak at meetings, and they have helped the participants become happier. “We have had a date specialist helping people one date at a time,” says Rabbi Burkeman. “We have had three yoga instructors, a wellness coach, a meditation guide, a couple of ladies who are entrepreneurs, a psychologist, a social worker and a range of other speakers who are both part of the community and not part of the community.” The goal of this project is to spread happiness not just to members, but to the community. Rabbi Burkeman adds,“All are welcome to join us and to learn so we can try and make our lives happier.”

The Rabbi feels that religious leaders have a job to make religion relevant in the modern world. “I think people in the modern world are really crying out for happiness,” he says. When he asks people what they want to be, the most frequent response he gets is “happy.” Rabbi Burkeman assures, “We as a synagogue have a role in encouraging that.” To find out more about the Happiness Group’s upcoming events, Like them on Facebook at TCS Happiness Group or go to www.commsyn.org.

The Happiness Group has had experts speak on many different topics.


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A Studio to Call

HOME Berest Dance Center has been raising dancers for 40 years By Nicole Lockwood

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ance can be described as the visual expression of the heart, and no one has more of it than Olga Berest, founder and owner of Berest Dance Center in Port Washington. For the past 40 years, Berest’s studio has served as a place for education, a center of performing arts and, above all else, a home away from home. “When I think about 40 years, it’s not about how I grew, it’s about how I am a community resource,” says Berest. “It’s not about how fabulous my teachers are, which they are, and how many genres we have in this school and the fact that our population of teenagers is the highest on Long Island. That’s not what I remember. I remember what kids say and how they felt.” Though it appears small from the outside, the Colonial-style building on South Washington Street contains three floors of studios that have been graced by some of the most talented dancers throughout Long Island. Berest Dance Center has produced dancers who have continued on to perform on Broadway and in national and international companies. Berest’s own daughter, Heather Berest, toured professionally with the notorious Paul Taylor Dance Company for 10 years, and has since returned to the studio as both an instructor and creative director. However, what the center prides itself on most is not the achievements of its pupils, but rather its role in the community. “Berest became a safe haven for them,” says Berest. “It became a place where they could be themselves, a place where they could grow their identity, a place where they bonded with their friends and they grew in technique, a place they would always remember.” When Berest Dance Center opened its doors in 1976, the number of competing dance studios that were not New York City Olga Berest has been operating Berest Dance Center from the Colonialstyle building on South Washington Street for the past 40 years. Her daughter, Heather Berest, who toured professionally for 10 years, returned to the studio to be an instructor and creative director.


based was slim, but that would soon change. Studios similar to Berest’s began to emerge in towns across Long Island, but none proved to be a threat. The homey atmosphere and welcoming energy that visitors can’t help but feel upon entering the building have been the driving forces behind its success for the past four decades. Berest proudly retains several college essays and personal letters from past students who reflect upon the dance studio that essentially raised them. Berest recalls one moment that brought her to tears and reminds her that Berest Dance Center is more than just an institution of dance education and instruction. “Last week an SUV pulled up and a young woman about 45 jumped out. She was teary eyed and she ran over to me and said, ‘Olga, I had to stop. You taught me from when I was 3 all the way through high school.’ She had a little girl in the back who was 3 years old. She said ‘I’m in California now, but my little girl takes class and I just hope I can bring her to a school like this one. The safe haven that I felt when I was in your school I will never forget.’” Berest never anticipated the size and scale that the center currently boasts. What began as a program with 10 students filling about four classes has grown into a local attraction encompassing nearly 600 students and 100 classes a week on average. Olga Berest welcomes dancers of all ages and skill sets.

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Classes are open to dancers of all ages and skill sets. Whether beginner or expert, 5 years old or 18 years old, there is a class for everyone, encompassing genres such as ballet, pointe, modern, tap, hip-hop, jazz and musical theater. The center has a special company comprised of the most elite and dedicated students, however they do not perform competitively as many others do. Berest is committed to maintaining a level of comfort and enjoyability for her dancers. With 40 years under her belt, Berest is more than satisfied with the impact her studio has had on the surrounding community. As for the future, her only wish is that her legacy lives on through her daughter and the direction in which she takes Berest Dance Center. She has faith that her daughter is beyond capable of maintaining a high-caliber studio, yet she has no intentions of retiring anytime soon. “I’m not ready to retire,” says Berest. “The day I wake up and say ‘Oh my, another day at the studio,’ will be the day. It’s just not happening.” Berest Dance Center is located at 12 South Washington Street. For more information, visit www.berestdance.com or call 516-944-6687. At Berest Dance Center, there’s a class for everyone, whether ballet, pointe, modern, tap, hip-hop, jazz or musical theater.

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Bringing the Bay For 20 years, this water lover has been transporting residents by boat

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Matt Meyran created Port Water Taxi to share his love of being out on the water.

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hen we say we go with the flow, it means the tide comes in and the tide goes out, and we go wherever it takes us,” says Matt Meyran, who founded the Port Washington Water Taxi in 1996. He has been out on the bay since what he describes as “negative numbers,” referring to when his mother went fishing while she was expecting him. The relaxed, friendly style of the Port Water Taxi has brought both locals and out-of-towners to Manhasset Bay for water tours since its inception 20 years ago. “You come down, you get an ice cream cone, you get a cocktail and you get on the boat,” Meyran says, exhibiting the carefree atmosphere he likes to foster. Because he practically grew up on the water, Meyran was shocked when he found out that there were Port Washington residents who had spent their whole lives living so close to the bay without ever experiencing being on the water. He created the water taxi largely because he noticed people who didn’t have boats showing interest in getting out on the bay. “I wanted people to enjoy the water like I enjoy the water, to get out there and be on the bay with their families,” Meyran says, as he describes how peaceful and liberating it feels to be out in the middle of the harbor. The water taxi, which operates from 8 a.m. until midnight on weekends and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, offers a variety of tour options from 15- to 90-minutes long. The Library Tours provide historical information about Port Washington and the surrounding area. Some of the topics covered on these tours focus on the area’s extensive wildlife, including seals, turtles, osprey and dolphins; the clamming industry dating back to the Dutch settlers; and Port Washington’s history of sand mining, which played a crucial role in producing much of the concrete used to construct New York City. On-board discussions are not limited to these subjects; Meyran stresses the importance of going with the flow, and steering the conversation in a direction that interests the specific group of passengers. Perhaps the most intriguing tour is the excursion to Execution Rocks Lighthouse, which provides the option of allowing visitors to spend a night there. The lighthouse, which is owned by Craig Morrison, founder of Historically Significant Structures Inc., provides guests with what Meyran describes as a “kickback atmosphere” for the overnight stay. While at the lighthouse, guests can climb the tower, look out over the water at Manhattan, appreciate the sounds of the wildlife and perhaps see fireworks, says Morrison. “Tranquil and beautiful” are the words he uses to describe the


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Also noteworthy are the City Island Restaurant Tour, which transports 10 passengers to a restaurant on City Island, and the Great Gatsby tour, which highlights the importance of Manhasset Bay in the creation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel. But, if you simply want to enjoy a short outing on the bay, 15-minute tours are offered for just $5. Enjoy the serenity of the sound of the waves against the boat, the flapping of the terns and the nautical experience. Being a local, welcoming business has been important to Meyran throughout his career, and it’s his priority to make visitors feel as much at home as the locals. “The water taxi invites people into Port Washington to visit our community and feel welcome,” he says, and one of the ways he does that is to provide two days of free mooring for long-distance travelers. Meyran wants to promote the water taxi as a simple, inexpensive way to unwind on the water and appreciate time well spent with loved ones. “I want [people] to feel what I feel…freedom on the water,” Meyran says. “It’s a calming, beautiful place to be…I want them to feel calm and happy and glad to be alive.” For more information on the Port Washington Water Taxi’s services and tour prices, visit www.portwatertaxi.com. For tour reservations, availability and information about private parties, call 516-767-1691.

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g H n a i n p l d e s H Neighbors support one another through these philanthropic efforts

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Commemorating Landmark’s 20th anniversary, the 2015 gala on Saturday, November 7, honored Andy and Beth Lipset, Bob Schanzer and the Port Washington Fire Department. Patina Miller, from Pippin on Broadway and TV’s Madam Secretary, performed. Fourth graders examining leaf litter at the Guggenheim Preserve

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Each year, Landmark on Main Street holds an extravagant fundraising event. Since 1995, the annual Spotlight Gala has helped provide administrative and operating funds for its theater, gym and meeting spaces, enabling Landmark to offer the facilities to community groups at below-market rental rates and allowing the community cultural center to showcase high-quality performing artists with affordable ticket prices. The 2016 gala, scheduled for Saturday, November 5, will honor Kay and Leo Ullman and the Spectrum Designs Foundation. At A Starry Night in Port Washington, this year’s headliner will be Laura Benanti, the recent Tony nominee for She Loves Me Off Broadway. The evening will include a VIP cocktail party, honoree recognition, a concert and a buffet supper catered by Alan Feinstein’s H on the Harbor in a huge tent in the Town of North Hempstead’s Blumenfeld Park. Learn more at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Formed in 2002 by a group of concerned citizens compelled to protest the school district’s potential plans to develop the 17-acre property next to Guggenheim Elementary School, PWGreen is dedicated to protecting natural areas, promoting eco-friendly living and providing environmental An adult field trip to the education. The group engaged local naturalists to 17-acre Guggenheim Preserve study this parcel of land and discovered that it was a perfect outdoor classroom to instruct local students in environmental education. Following New York State science curriculum, PWGreen has worked with the school district to provide free field trips with hands-on instruction to more than 1,000 elementary and high school students. The group has also participated in many environmental cleanups and has been working with local government to promote the protection of Port’s remaining wild open spaces. For more information, visit www.pwgreen.org.

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Spectrum Designs’ Night in White Party Spectrum Designs Foundation raised more than $175,000 at its 6th annual Night in White Party on Thursday, July 28. At the Believe, Build, Belong to Spectrum a Legacy Capital Campaign at North employees are having a good time. Hempstead Country Club, Senator Jack M. Martins was honored, along with John and Amy Beyer, John and Debbie Bowman, Holes for Hope, Wayne and Loren King, North Shore Autism Circle, and Steve and Lori Scrobe. Spectrum Designs, which offers training and employment to individuals with autism at its T-shirt imprinting and embroidery business, has outgrown its current space and will use the funds to purchase 366 Main Street. Located in Port since 2011, Spectrum currently employs 47 young adults and teens. The new building will provide an additional 5,000-square feet of production space for expanded printing capacity and increased job opportunities for those with autism. For more information, visit www.spectrumdesigns.org.


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Bowling at Bay Bowl Each Sunday after attending mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Manorhaven, my dad first took my brother, sister and me to Carnel’s in the King Kullen shopping center to pick up a Sunday New York Times. Then, we went to Bay Bowl for a few games. I always searched the bowling ball racks until I found my favorite ball, #342.

For her senior project in Warren Hurley’s art class, Louise LoPinto Hutchison painted a typographic mural in the hallway near the art classrooms.

Back in the day, girls were required to wear a blue one-piece outfit for gym class, which students called a monkey suit.

A Schreiber High School Festival of the Arts commemorative T-shirt, which was designed and screen printed by an art student

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Bike Riding All Around Town I loved riding my bike, and even used it to more efficiently sell Girl Scout cookies (more sales) and go trick-or-treating (more candy) on Halloween. When I was in high school, my friends and I had a great time riding in town on summer evenings when it had cooled off and there was little traffic.

grew up in Port Washington with my older brother, Chris, and younger sister, Andrea, in the unique, contemporary house designed by my architect parents. We lived near the water, and spent lots of time exploring the beach and neighborhood. My siblings and I attended Sands Point Elementary, Manorhaven Elementary, Sousa Junior High and Paul D. Schreiber High School, where I was in the Class of 1973. Port was a wonderful place to grow up, and I have many, many great memories, including...

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Ice Cream at Tastee Freez I loved soft-serve ice cream, and going to Tastee Freez in Manorhaven was a special treat. My dad, who grew up in Brooklyn (like many of our friends’ parents), called it custard. The Navy Base on Sands Point Preserve I remember visiting an elementary school friend at her home near this grand estate, which, in the 1960s, was used as a Navy base. Her father worked for the government, and there was a line of mobile homes where the government workers temporarily lived, along the road leading to the estate; the offices were in the mansion. The New Public Library Until high school, we went to the old public library near the Beacon movie theater. It was a nice, old building, but the space and facilities were limited. In the summer, before air conditioning, the sound of a large fan hummed throughout the children’s room. When the beautiful, new, contemporary library opened, the whole community was very excited, and it quickly became a central gathering place in town. When it first opened, they had very cool dome chairs that kids loved to sit in. It’s still a terrific library today.


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