24th Annual Prom Boutique

Turn of the Corkscrew is proud to support The Long Island Volunteer Center & Nassau Community College 24th Annual Prom Boutique Dress Donation Drive

Prom Boutique provides dresses, free of charge, to girls of families across Long Island who can’t absorb the expense of a new gown for their Prom, graduation, or awards ceremony.

Accepting your new or gently used prom, bridesmaid dresses and accessories, including dressy shoes, evening bags, costume jewelry (and sheets to store the dresses in) at this collection site.

The Long Island Volunteer Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization registered with the IRS. For more information on              Prom Boutique, visit our website http://www.longislandvolunteercenter.org   email us: prom@longislandvolunteercenter.org      or contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482.

 

Please Note:

For our author events, any books you want signed must be purchased at Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine. (Bring your receipt if you purchased the book here prior to the event.) We love bringing authors to our community, but rely on your support by purchasing their books by us that you want signed. Thank you for understanding.

 

 

Our Hours:

Monday, 12 Noon-9PM

Tues-Friday. 10AM-9:00PM

Sat. 10AM-6PM (Unless an event is scheduled)

Sunday, 12 noon-4:00PM

 

YES, WE HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM TO RENT…birthday parties, business meetings…workshops….Come check it out and ask for details!

We now carry both new and used books. Come find some gems!

Do you work from home, but don’t want to bring a client there?  Consider meeting here!

 

Our Hours

We wish everyone a year filled with peace and good health. Our hours for New Year’s Eve will be: 12pm-4PM

Our hours starting in January:

Monday, 12 Noon-9PM

Tues-Friday. 10AM-9:00PM

Sat. 10AM-6PM (Unless an event is scheduled)

Sunday, 12 noon-4:00PM

 

Featuring Kids’ Art Work!

Kids, do you like to draw? Dabble with paint? Make magic with crayons? If so, we thought it would be so much fun to feature something you’ve created! We are opening the month of February to kids seven years old and older to bring in some of their artwork to display in our events room. We will even have a Meet & Greet on Friday Feb. 2nd, 7PM so that your family and friends can come in to admire your work. Anyone interested, please call 516-764-6000 so that we may reserve your space. Please bring your art work ahead of time so that we may post it in our event room in time for the meet & greet. There’s no fee to participate.

Blind Date with a Book & So Much More

Friday November 24-Sunday November 26, 2017

We’re kicking off the holiday season with Blind Date with a Book. Just what is that, you ask? Well, with any book purchase, you may select an advanced reader copy from a variety of books covered in brown paper with a few hints written on the outside of what they may be. Perhaps it’s a mystery or historical fiction, or self-help or a memoir. Just like a real blind date, you’re not quite sure what you’ll be getting, but it’s worth the fun. Also, on Friday and Saturday, we’ll have free coffee from 10AM-12PM, a free mimosa from 12-4 PM and from 4PM-7PM, we invite you to join us in our café and let us pull a random beer for you from a wide selection for $4 a beer. It was a hit the last time we did this and have been asked to do so again. So won’t you join us in the fun? 

 

Enter-to-Win

Stop in to Turn of the Corkscrew to enter to win a family 4 pack! (But hurry, the show is on Nov. 4th, 2017! http://madisontheatreny.org/event/aesops-fables/

Enter to Win!

Come in to Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine to enter to win tickets to see John Waite with Ellis Paul performing at Madison Theatre at Molloy College. (No purchase necessary to enter to win.)

SEPTEMBER 17, 7:00 PM

Join us for an intimate night with the legendary singer/songwriters John Waite and Ellis Paul. John Waite’s career includes international chart topping hits such as “Missing You”, “Change”, “Every Step Of The Way” and more. Besides his solo career, John also enjoyed success as a member of The Babys and Bad English. Ellis Paul is an American musical storyteller, whose lyrics reaches out from the inside and assist in sharing these feelings, thoughts, and sensibilities that most individuals can relate to. This brilliant poetic artist is considered to be the image of contemporary folk music. For more information visit MadisontheatreNY.org or call 516.323.4444. http://madisontheatreny.org/event/john-waite-with-ellis-paul/

Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy…for some…

One of my all-time favorite songs is Summertime, an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera, Porgy and Bess. I have to admit that one of my favorite renditions is sung by Janis Joplin. Oh the pain that she expresses! It almost seems like a contradiction, though, since the song begins: Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high.

Sounds like life is good, huh? Things are flourishing. I suppose that’s true for some, but for a bookstore on Long Island where there’s plenty of beaches, sand and sun, the competition is tough.

Last summer, as many of you know, we didn’t experience an easy summertime due to the street/sidewalk infrastructure that gave extremely limited access to our bookstore/wine bar; therefore, we have nothing to compare to this summer. Thankfully, one wouldn’t know that by the huge crowd we hosted recently for Now You’re Talkin’, a Moth-inspired storytelling. However, that morning we only had four little ones taking advantage of making pizza with chef/author Alyssa Gangeri for her book, Mimi’s Adventures in Baking. We’ve been asked to host more children’s activities, but figuring out just when to do so has been a challenge for us. We built it so they will come, but that’s not always the case. Fortunately, Alyssa wasn’t discouraged and loved our store, asking to come back in a few months to make gingerbread houses with the kids. (Look for that information soon!)

Therefore, we can’t say that fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high, (metaphorically) but we do have a patio where you may partake in a cold beverage from our café while enjoying being outside, and we are still hosting many events and workshops. So once you brush off the sand and fire down the grill, consider stopping by for some easy livin’. And if you cannot get to us anytime soon, but want to be sure we’ll still be here, consider helping this way: https://www.gofundme.com/2tph29zy. We believe in what we’re doing and hope you do, too.

Onward,

Carol