C R Y D E R P O I N T AUGUST 16 OOuutt & A Abboouutt Bayside Historical Society Exhibit: The Throgs Neck Bridge Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside www.baysidehistorical.org 718-352-1548 Cryder Point was built several years before the Throgs Neck, and some of our residents witnessed the bridge’s construction. Take a step back in time and visit the Society’s ongoing exhibit about the building of the bridge and the Clearview Expressway. New York City Restaurant Week: Vivaldi Now through August 19 nycgo.com Places all over the city are joining in this foodies’ delight (check out the website above). But if you don’t want to schlep into Manhattan, nearby Vivaldi is participating with a three-course prix-fixe dinner at $42 per person. (Vino non incluso.) The special menu is offered Tuesday-Thursday, 5pm-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 5pm-7pm; and Sunday, 4pm-9pm. Located at 201-10 Cross Island Parkway; call 718-352-2300 or visit vivaldiny.com for more info. Buon Appetito! Lincoln Center Local Screening: Yo-Yo Ma Thursday, August 11, 5:30pm-6:30pm Whitestone Library, 151-10 14 Road 718-767-8010 Hot enough for you? Chillax inside and enjoy this screening of a “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast of the New York Philharmonic featuring music director Alan Gilbert and world-class cellist Yo-Yo Ma. 16 cryder point courier | AUGUST 2016 | WWW.QUEENSCOURIER.COM There’s not much to say about August except that it’s hot. Yuck. Be cool with some of these happenings around the area this month. Oh, before I forget, I think it’s appropriate to acknowledge that August 13 marks the 40th anniversary of Left Hander’s Day. Yup, there is actually a bona fide day of recognition for all you southpaws out there. You even have a slogan: “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it.” The author of this quote is unknown, but it sounds like a left-handed compliment to me. Free Outdoor Movie Night: The Avengers Friday, August 12, 8:00-10:00pm Crocheron Park 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) stars along with The Hulk and Captain America to stop the mischievous Loki (Tom Middleston) and his alien army from enslaving humanity. It’s very handy to have a superhero around when you need one. Rated PG-13. Neil Sedaka in Concert Saturday, August 13, 8pm Westbury Theater 860 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury 800-901-4092 Neil recently turned 77 and still enjoys laughter in the rain and performing his greatest hits. Did you know he’s in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame? Neither did I. But in addition to performing his own originals, he’s been recorded by the Monkees, Elvis and even Frank. Who knew? Tickets for this one-night-only show start at $104. Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:30pm–10:30pm Crocheron Park 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/crocheron-park The free evening of entertainment starts with a one-hour kids’ workshop on all things Shakespeare. Then at 7:30, the main attraction begins. As You Like It is full of music and comedy (if you can understand Shakespearean dialog and humor; don’t worry, you’ll get the gist.). Though the premise doesn’t sound funny—our heroine, Rosalind, has to flee her nasty uncle’s court and find safety. But fear not, she finds love in the Forest of Arden. I’d say “all’s well that ends well,” but that’s a different story. By Jill Davis Throgs Neck Bridge under construction, 1958. Photo by Mal Gurian.
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