April 22, 2011

Spring Fling Events -- April 30 and May 5, 5-8 pm

Here are some events planned for the Spring Fling on Main Street.

MAIN HUB - Port Boulevard to Mackey

Seven Stop Scavenger Hunt with Prizes Along the Way, April 30

1. Dvora's Peace Love Art Studio, April 30: Live music outside, refreshments, free face painting. Discounted Mother's and Father's Day art projects. May 5th Cinco de Mayo celebration of Mexican art – Huichol yarn painting art project for children and adults. Find out your Mexican horoscope. Serving aguas frescas (fresh fruit water). Festive music. $15 Mother's or Father's Day art project for children 3 years - teens. Surprise raffle. Scavenger hunt begins here April 30 and ends at Om Sweet Om (please pick up your scavenger hunt card here).

2. Lou, Babs & Moogs, "Dew Drop In" drinks and delectable delights April 30 and May 5: Mother's Day gift basket raffle April 30th. Scavenger hunt stop April 30.

3. Twisted Frozen Yogurt, Free tasting April 30 and May 5. Scavenger hunt stop April 30.

4. Gail's Stride Rite and More, Refreshments, face painting April 30 and May 5. Scavenger hunt stop April 30 ($50 gift certificate raffle for scavenger hunt).

5. Port Nutrition, Free smoothie tasting April 30 and May 5. Scavenger hunt stop April 30.

6. Sweet Comfort Bakery special dessert menu, free coffee or tea with purchase April 30 and May 5. Scavenger hunt stop April 30.

7. Om Sweet Om, April 30: Family yoga and planting spring flowers (in coordination with the Reconstructionist Synagogue). Scavenger hunt's last stop... begin at Dvora's Peace Love Art Studio, enter to win a month of unlimited yoga and more from other merchant's participating in the scavenger hunt. May 5: Enter to win a raffle for free yoga.

Festive Shopping… Put Your Dance Shoes on!

Entree, April 30 and May 5: Celebration of art and fashion - gallery showing of artist Shelly Holtzman and jewelry designer Nora Johnson. 70s music - light refreshments - percentage of the evening's sales to be donated to a charity.

Shine, April 30: DJ - dancer - free popcorn, cotton candy and beverages. Raffles for free haircuts, blowouts and product baskets. Special $25 blow outs and special $40 single processes (all day).

Port Washington Florist, April 30 and May 5: Wine tasting and music.

Impulse, April 30 and May 5: Free prosecco and additional customer incentives. 10% of evening's sales will be donated to Parkinson's research.

Diamond Boutique, April 30 and May 5: 40-50% off all stock. Raffle for a chance to win earrings, a necklace or a Michele watch!

Spring Home Decorating and Remodeling

Alper's, April 30: Painting mini-seminars and demonstrations, 9am: Painting a floor, 11am: The ABCs of VOCs, 12pm: Envision color 2011, 2pm: Wood refinishing (trash to treasure). Free gift bag if you RSVP to alpersevents@gmail.com. April 30 and May 5: Double project points on all paint purchases.

Baltimore Design, April 30: Refreshments and crudites. May 5: Chips and guacamole and sangria specials.

S.F. Falconer Florist, April 30: Raffle for $50 and free popcorn courtesy of Capital One Bank.

Travel in Style

Delux, April 30 and May 5: Free candy, drawing for free ride from home to the airport in a Town Car.

Meet Our New Neighbor

Astoria Federal Savings Bank, May 5: Meet and greet with free refreshments.

Unique Dining Experiences and Tastings

Innuendo, welcome to Port Washington celebration. Raffle for $50 gift certificate, happy hour with discounted drink specials and free food tasting of select menu items. Live band, The Zombie Flanders will play on April 30.

Thanee Thai, April 30 and May 5: Traditional Thai dance performance every hour from 5:30pm to 10pm. Free dessert per each dine in. Special dine in and pick up menu.

Yamaguchi Japanese Restaurant, April 30 and May 5: Mini appetizer samplers $3.50. Raffle for two free dinners for two (value $50 each dinner for two).

Gino's Pizza, April 30 and May 5: Free zeppoli.

Frank's Pizza, April 30 and May 5: Free samples of delicious soups (homemade cold broccoli soup and summer gazpacho). Raffle for free lunch for two.

Get Baked, April 30 and May 5: 20% off everything in the store.

Vintage Port, April 30: NOMA (North Maryland) artist reception. Light fare will be served.

Wings Plus, April 30 and May 5: Free sample of fried ravioli.

CULTURAL CENTER - Mackey to High Street

High Style and Some of the Best Deals in Town

Joan Smith Flowers, April 30 and May 5: Stop in for a free flower giveaway, "Red Dot Sale," 50% off, additional 10% off on April 30.

Apple Tree, April 30 and May 5: 10% off everything, including sale items.

Unleashed, April 30 and May 5: "Pamper Your Pet," select items at discount prices.

Five J's Jewelers, Free watch battery replacement, free chain solder for both gold and silver jewelry, free jewelry cleaning and high prices paid for gold jewelry.

Christina Cheng, Free gift wrapping, a free glass of wine and 10% discount on all purchases.

Kick Off Spring Fitness

Port Fitness Center, April 30 and May 5: Complimentary 15-minute fitness session. Band to play in mini-mall parking lot area in front of the Port Washington Federal Credit Union storefront.

Help Japan - Earthquake Relief Contribution

Computer Port, April 30: 5-piece band Only One Joe will play outside. Donations will be collected for the NY Fukushina Kenjin-kai's disaster relief fund. In partnership with Kiku Interiors and Nara Japanese Food.

Tasty Treats

Main Street Bakery, April 30 and May 5: Free samples of desserts written up by Newsday.

ARTS AND ANTIQUES - High Street to Town Dock

It's a Party on Lower Main Street

(These five merchants are hosting a spring raffle on April 30 and May 5. Place your name in a raffle box in any of the stores).

1. White + 1, April 30: "Under the Tuscan Sun," Vino for adults and fromaggio. Porch face painting for children. May 5: "Cinco De Mayo," Chips, dips and margueritas for adults. Porch face painting for children.

2. The Dolphin Bookshop, April 30: Poetry celebration: rhyme time, haiku to you, and poetry. Slam contest. Author Linda Reid Bryce speaks about her new book, Fun Family - 1100 Things to Do with your Kids on Long Island and Beyond. Refreshments. May 5: Kids activities, constructing "gods eyes" for Cinco de Mayo, and pinata bursting. Salsa lessons, chips and guacamole.

3. Painting with Flowers, Floral Crudites, wine and cheese.

4. Glen Bradford Jewelry, wine and hors d'oeuvres for adults and treats for kids.

5. Bubba Brown's Treasures, April 30: Italian cookies and tattoos for children. May 5: Mexican cupcakes and tattoos for children.

Deals and Steals

After Five, April 30 and May 5: 10% off the purchase of a shoe and handbag.

Giles Antiques, April 30 and May 5: 30% off all antique furniture.

Stay 'n Clay, April 30 and May 5: 1/2 off studio fee.

All Good Things Skate Shop, April 30 and May 5: Free shop shirt with $20 purchase.

Patch.com, April 30: Surprise treats outside White + 1.

My Studio, April 30 and May 5: Free art lessons.

And the Winner Is

Heidi Spellman Realty, April 30 and May 5: Raffle for $250 worth of hardware - Port Kitchen and Bath.

Dinner and Dessert

Shish Kebob, Fish Kebob, and Mediterranean Market, April 30 and May 5: $20 off when you spend $60 pre tax, cannot be combined with any other offer - must bring in proof of ad.

La P'tite Framboise, April 30: pre fixe menu – three courses for $25. May 5: prefix menu - three courses $25. Mussels special, moules et frites - Mussels, fries and a complimentary glass of wine or beer $18.95.

Louie's Oyster Bar, April 30 and May 5: Three-course prix fixe for $24.95.

La Parma Restaurant, May 5: Happy hour specials - special prices on cocktails, wine and beer, choice of seven La Parma size appetizers $10.

Ralph’s Ice, April 30 and May 5: Free tasting.

April 13, 2011

Shop and Stroll Main Street During Spring Fling!

Shop and stroll Main St. from the boulevard to the bay. Celebrate spring and enjoy magical "shoppertainment" and dining specials, Saturday, April 30 and Thursdays, May 5 and June 2 from 5pm to 8pm.

From the Re-Imagining Main Street Committee:

Did you miss Port Night Out on December 1st and 15th because it was too cold? Wish you had the chance to ride the trolley, experience late-night shopping in Port with live music, dining specials, and "shoppertainment?" Or, if you were there, you probably couldn't wait until December to celebrate Main Street again. Either way, you won’t want to miss Spring Fling!

"Yes! The trolley will roll down Main again," stated Jon Kaiman, Supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead. The Re-imagining Main Street committee is bringing a new series of Spring Fling shop and stroll evenings to Port Washington with music in the streets, dining specials, and a chance to shop "Port Washington style," with the added benefit of spring’s warmer weather and later sunsets.

The Spring Fling event schedule boasts three shop and stroll evenings. The first will be Saturday, April 30 from 5pm to 8pm, and it will be a perfect way to celebrate the hard work of hundreds of volunteers cleaning up Main Street that morning with the Town of North Hempstead and Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington. The second evening will be Thursday, May 5th from 5pm to 8pm, celebrating Cinco de Mayo and providing an entertaining way to get your last-minute Mother’s Day shopping complete! The final shop and stroll Spring Fling evening is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 from 5pm to 8pm, coinciding with the Chamber of Commerce’s HarborFest on June 5 and the inaugural Gold Coast International Film Festival hosted by the Town’s Business Tourism and Development Corporation taking place June 1-5. Bobbie Polay, Executive Director of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, said "The Spring Fling shopping events add to Port’s small-town ambiance. Come and experience what makes our friendly local merchants and restaurants so wonderfully unique."

"Our goal for these popular shop and stroll evenings is to create more vibrancy and excitement on Main Street," stated Mindy Germain, Executive Director of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington. "This vibrancy coupled with plans for a revitalized streetscape will enhance real estate values, boost our local economy and restore Port's mom and pop charm and sense of community."

The Re-Imagining Main Street Committee could not get these exciting events off the ground without the hard work and support of Port Washington's merchants and hub leaders.

"Plans for upper Main Street include a scavenger hunt, DJ, music in the streets, Thai dancing, discounted Mother’s Day gifts, free smoothies, spring home design workshops, treats, art and fashion." [Dvora Troshane, Owner of Peace Love Art Studio and Gail Grossman, Owner of Om Sweet Om Yoga Studio, Co-Hub Leaders of Upper Main Street Main Hub.]

"Mid Main Street is teaming up together to offer unique shopping and a band that will play outside to raise money for the Japan Earthquake Relief." [Alan Fishkind, Owner of Joan Smith Flowers and Hub Leader for Middle Main Street Cultural Center.]

"Lower Main Street will feel like one big party complete with vino, fromaggio, porch face painting, dining specials, book readings and great spring and Mother’s Day shopping deals." [Susan Micellotta, Owner of White + 1 and Co-Hub Leader for lower Main Street Arts and Antiques District.] The Re-Imagining Main Street Committee is comprised of The Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District, The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington and the Town of North Hempstead. The committee extends a special thank you to The Town of North Hempstead and The Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District for sponsoring a trolley for all three Spring Fling events.

Roy Smitheimer, Executive Director of the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District stated, "The trolley provides the connectivity that enables residents to park their cars and leave them behind. It is more fun to Go By Trolley. We are proud to be one of the major sponsors of these fantastic shopping opportunities as visitors and residents alike re-discover the value of shopping local."

For a growing list of Spring Fling events, visit the Port Washington Residents website. Merchants interested in participating, please contact your hub leader.

Main Hub (Port Boulevard to Mackey): Dvora Troshane, phone: 516-944-3142 or email: peaceloveartstudio@gmail.com; Gail Grossman, phone: 516-348-3447 or email: yogamom33@gmail.com.

Cultural Hub (Mackey to High Street): Alan Fishkind, phone: 516-767-6601 or email: smith162@optonline.net.

Arts and Antiques (High Street to Town Dock): Susan Micelotta, phone: 516-767-2698 or email: susan@whiteplusone.com; Gayle Silver, phone: 516-883-4164 or email: paintingwithflowers@msn.com.