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August 2019

Cinema on the Bay – Ghostbusters

August 3, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Free family fun at sunset park! Join us on August 3rd for the 1984 classic Ghostbusters. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and arrive early for a great spot. Note that movies are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. In the case of inclement weather, call 767-9151. Become a sponsor by clicking here

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Composting with Kids

August 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Schreiber High School, 100 Campus Drive
Port Washington, NY United States

Learn how garbage scraps and critters create a more bountiful garden. Who: Children ages six and up are welcome to attend this program. Parents are encouraged to stay with children younger than second grade.    What: Learn how to compost at home and sample fresh treats from the garden.   When: August 8th, 5pm   Where: Climate Awareness Garden, near the track at Schreiber High School   QUESTIONS? Call 516-767-9151 or email info@pwresidents.org

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Land & Water Clean Up

August 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd
Port Washington, NY 11050 United States

Join us for a clean up of our Bay on land, kayak, boat and paddle board with Kostal Paddle and Long Island Boat Rentals. All ages are welcome to help clean up and make a difference! At our last clean up we picked up over 100 pounds of trash! (children under 12 must be supervised by adults) Location:  North Hempstead Beach Park, Meet at Kostal Paddle Shed in the middle of beach.  You can use either entrance to the park.…

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Cinema on the Bay – Mary Poppins Returns

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free family fun at sunset park! Join us on August 24th 8:00 for Mary Poppins Returns. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and arrive early for a great spot. Note that movies are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. In the case of inclement weather, call 767-9151. To become a sponsor click here

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October 2019

PW Blooms

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help make Port Washington even more beautiful. Volunteers will plant 300 bulbs in the garden between our two murals on upper Main Street, adjacent to Wright Music (5 Main Street). Young children are welcome with adult supervision. Students will receive certificate of community service. Questions? Call 767-9151 or email info@pwresidents.org

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Party in the Park

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our 30th annual Party in the Park will be held on Saturday October 5th from 1-4pm at Blumenfeld Family Park. Residents Forward invites you to sponsor this annual community building event. This is a great opportunity to connect with Port Washington‘s young families. The event will feature six experiential zones: ✿ Family Fun (trackless train, refreshments, carnival games, etc.) ✿ Healthy Bodies (yoga, dance, speed and agility, etc.) ✿ Building Young Minds (Legos, golf, etc.) ✿ Healthy Planet (science experiments,…

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Every Drop Counts Workshop

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Experience the amazing and dangerous journey of a drop of water. Will it make it to the aquifer? Register here.

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November 2019

Aquifer Program – Daly Elementary

November 12, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

This more sophisticated program, created and presented by Grassroots Environmental Education, enables 5th grade students to explore the origins of their drinking water more deeply. Grassroots’ staff teach students basic hydrogeology and the process by which pollutants can contaminate water supplies. Also discussed are the steps individuals, families and communities can take to reduce water use.

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Residents Forward Annual Meeting

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Living with Wildlife on LI – Daly Elementary

November 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

4th grade students explore the local creatures that share the peninsula with us in this program presented by Volunteers for Wildlife.

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Aquifer Program – Manorhaven Elementary

November 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This more sophisticated program, created and presented by Grassroots Environmental Education, enables 5th grade students to explore the origins of their drinking water more deeply. Grassroots’ staff teach students basic hydrogeology and the process by which pollutants can contaminate water supplies. Also discussed are the steps individuals, families and communities can take to reduce water use.

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Aquifer Program – Sousa Elementary

November 27, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am

This more sophisticated program, created and presented by Grassroots Environmental Education, 5th grade students explore the origins of their drinking water more deeply.  Grassroots’ staff teach students basic hydro-geology and the process by which pollutants can contaminate water supplies.  Also discussed are the steps individuals, families and communities can take to reduce water use

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Salem 3rd grade Pond Study

November 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A field trip to Baxter Pond, presented by Alley Pond Environmental Center, helps students become active environmentalists, learning about the pond’s ecosystem. Students see firsthand why they need to be so diligent with recycling and minimizing toxins in our waters.

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Port Holiday Magic

November 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In conjunction with Small Business Saturday, PORT HOLIDAY MAGIC will be on Saturday, November 30th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Shop on Main Street, from the Boulevard to the Bay. Support local businesses and enjoy fun and free entertainment and special offerings from nearly 50 stores in Port Washington.   Santa's Grand Entrance Arrive on Main Street early as Santa will make his grand entrance on a fire truck at 1:00 pm (from PW Blvd down to the Bay).…

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December 2019

Greenhouse Building at the Garden

December 16, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Schreiber High School, 100 Campus Drive
Port Washington, NY United States

CALLING ALL STUDENTS GRADES 1-12 Build mini-greenhouses (using re-purposed containers) and plant seeds. Learn about greenhouses and seed development. Hear why seeds are a better choice than seedlings Meet at the Schreiber flagpole and we'll walk to the climate awareness garden

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Climate Action Meeting December 17th

December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NY United States

Ever wonder what's it like to meet with a local politician and advocate for an issue? At our next meeting, we'll gear up for a mock meeting with a local politician. ⁠ Issue: Learn about legislation that will help New York State cut greenhouse gasses by 85 percent by the year 2050. ⁠⁠ Come prepared to read, think and advocate. ⁠Don’t miss this opportunity!⁠ ⁠ Open to all students grades 8 – 12 here: The Community Chest Building (382 Main Street, across…

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January 2020

“Eat Local” Climate Garden Workshop

January 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We'll brainstorm the transportation and energy resources needed to produce food. Your child will pick a food and identify all the resources needed to produce it throughout the food supply chain.  Participants will present these to the group and as a group we'll brainstorm changes we can make in our food choices to have less environmental impact.  Then participants will have a chance to make seed paper, try seasonal produce and make posters of what we've discussed.  The focus of…

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Living with Wildlife on Long Island – Salem Elementary

January 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

4th grade students explore the local creatures that share the peninsula with us in this program presented by Volunteers for Wildlife.

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Every Voice Counts Workshop

January 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how small steps and small voices can make big change. What is your part in addressing climate change?

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March 2020

Mentoring Opportunity for Students

March 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Schreiber High School, 100 Campus Drive
Port Washington, NY United States

Mentor Elementary Aged Students in our Climate Awareness Garden   STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FOR COLLEGE RESUMES   Teach them how land use, food choices, agriculture and biodiversity impact our local and global environment.   Who: middle and high school students   What: Under the guidance and supervision of Residents Forward's environmental educator, you will become educators in the global sustainability movement   When: next week high school students meet 2 days next week (of your choice)…

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Gala 2020

March 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Leonard’s Palazzo, 555 Northern Blvd
Great Neck, NY 11021 United States

Residents Forward's gala scheduled this Friday March 13th is postponed in light of NY State Health Department recommendations to avoid crowds at the present time. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the health and safety of our guests is our first priority. Please stay tuned for the announcement of a new date.

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Youth Climate Summit Planning Meeting

March 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
382 Main Street, 382 Main Street
Port Washington, NY United States

What does it take to be a community organizer? HEAR MORE FROM SPECIAL GUEST RYAN MADDEN AT OUR NEXT CLIMATE SUMMIT PLANNING MEETING As a graduate of Binghamton University, Ryan received a BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies. Prior to his work in sustainability, Ryan focused on electoral politics, campaigning for national and local candidates in his hometown of White Plains and in Binghamton. Throughout his last year in college, Ryan worked for the Energy Conservation Corps. of Cornell…

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New After School Program

March 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sign up for our new drop-off after school program   Learn how land use, food choices, agriculture and biodiversity impact our local and global environment.   Who: Elementary aged students   What: Under the guidance and supervision of Residents Forward's environmental educator, elementary aged students will learn from high school and middle school students through gardening, stories, games and crafts.   When: March 18 & 25, April 1 & 22; 5-6:30 PM   Where: The Climate Awareness Garden adjacent to the…

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April 2020

Apply to the Youth Climate Summit

April 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dear Students, As we approach this new decade, we make the active decision to listen to the dire needs of those who cannot speak for themselves, acting before it is too late. Climate change is an immediate threat to humanity and the species a part of our interdependent web of life. This is why we must work globally and act locally, starting in Long Island, where water envelopes our beautiful shared space. Residents Forward is calling on the insightful youth…

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September 2020

Gen Z Mural Contest

September 30, 2020

Theme: A path forward for Port Washington that inspires a worthier tomorrow for everyone by tapping into the pride of diversity and togetherness of our community.  Email artwork to info@pwresidents.org Mural Wall = 4.5’ high x 43’ wide. (Option to include an extra 11’ in height - so wall dimension would be 15.5’ high x 43’ wide) Artwork must be submitted in proportion to the wall specs. If using the extra height, please consider windows as part of design  Solo submission or…

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October 2020

Port Outdoors Dine & Shop

October 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

October 8 - Middle & Lower Main Street. Main Street will be closed to cars from Central Drive to Shore Road Keep Port Strong! Main Street will become an open-air mall with expanded outdoor dining, sidewalk sales and live entertainment. Park at the LIRR lot. More info at pwcoc.org or portwashingtonbid.org.

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Port Outdoors Dine & Shop

October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

10/15 - upper Main Street & Port Commons. Main Street will be closed to cars from Port Blvd to Mackey Avenue. Keep Port Strong! Main Street will become an open-air mall with expanded outdoor dining, sidewalk sales and live entertainment. Park at the LIRR lot. More info at pwcoc.org or portwashingtonbid.org.

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November 2020

Clean Up on Main Street

November 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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February 2021

Youth Climate Summit Keynote Address

February 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
zoom United States

For all the details on the Youth Climate Summit, including how to sign up, click here. Robert Klee, a lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and former Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will open the Summit. Klee’s address “Searching for a new deal on climate? Look to the states.” will cover our timeline for reversing the effects of climate change and the concept of scaling up tools that have been regionally successful.

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March 2021

Climate Awareness Garden Program

March 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spring is around the corner and now is the time to get our gardens started. In collaboration with the Port Washington Public Library, this environmental-themed workshops are packed with hands on projects, games, and information on how to be an environment superhero. Join us to get a taste of what the Climate Awareness Garden program starting in April is all about!  For children in grades 2 to 6. Registration begins 2/15/2021 at 9:00 AM These workshops are underwritten with funding…

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Introducing – Walk PW

March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
zoom United States

Residents Forward will introduce a new initiative, Walk Port Washington, meant to inspire our community to walk instead of driving to the many local spots found in our town. Residents Forward will walk you through this wayfinding campaign aimed at making Port Washington healthier, safer, and more vibrant. You will learn that "it's closer than you think" to walk to our shops, restaurants, and other attractions such as the Library. In addition, the Library's Local History Department is about to…

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Every Drop Counts

March 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Port Washington's precious drinking water comes from aquifers beneath our feet.  Emerging data and science tell us we need to preserve and protect this resource.  Residents Forward will lead a panel discussion to explain local laws, why they are needed, actions required and tools/resources to help. Panelists will include The Port Washington Water District, Town of North Hempstead Sustainability Department, local environmentalist Francine Furtado and Weber Middle School student Sam Adler.   Learn about smart irrigation, water harvesting and no-mow…

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Residents Foward Virtual Gala

March 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As you may know, our March 2020 event was postponed, and while we hoped to be together in-person this year, it is, unfortunately, not possible. This year the celebration moves online, and we cordially invite you to attend our first-ever Virtual Gala. We hope you can join the festivities as we honor three extraordinary women who have contributed so much to the Port Washington community. The 45-minute program promises to be engaging and will include appearances by our esteemed honorees.…

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