Grande Fiesta Italiana: Enjoy one of Long Island`s oldest and largest festivals with rides, games, food and live entertainment. Sponsored by the John Michael Marino Sons of Italy, event proceeds will be donated to charity. Runs from 6-11 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park. Free admission. Rides: $25. For more information click here.
Jewish Holiday Starts: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts at sundown Wednesday and public schools are closed Thursday and Friday and will begin the school year Monday. Some holiday schedules are online, including the The Community Synagogue, Port Jewish Center in Port Washington.
Beacon Hill Road Work: Roadwork is underway on Beacon Hill Road in Port Washington to fix a lingering pothole situation. Expect a detour between Summit and Crescent Roads Wednesday as resurfacing takes place.
Project Independence: Are you age 60 or older and dealing with grief? Learn more about the grief process and coping skills at a bereavement support group sponsored by the Town of North Hempstead's Department of Services For The Aging. Event runs from 2-3 p.m. at the Port Senior Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd. More information here.
Syria Vote: U.S. Rep. Israel, in a statement issued this weekend on Facebook, seemed to back launching an attack, but with allies. Should he vote in favor of the Syria attack? Vote in our poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments section. So far, a whopping 73 percent of Port Patch readers say Israel should vote against an attack.
Did You Know? This day in 1957 is known as "E-Day," the day the Edsel was born. To many people, the Edsel serves as a symbol of corporate hubris at its worst: it was an over-hyped, over-sized, over-designed monstrosity, according to history.com. In its first year, Edsel sold just 64,000 cars and lost $250 million ($2.5 billion today). After the 1960 model year, the company folded.