Here in Lake Grove we hosted a beautiful Passover Seder. Rabbi Altman led the group through the reading of the Haggadah around an arrangement in the Bistro that allowed room for everyone! It was such a special afternoon that we truly enjoyed hosting in our own home!
The Bristal at Holtsville was hoppin’ on Easter Sunday with a very special visit from the Easter Bunny! It was a day filled with dancing, eating jelly beans, and of course taking pictures with friends at our celebration and social with live entertainment!
The Bristal at North Woodmere hosted The Battle of The Bristals this week! The Lynbrook and North Woodmere communities competed head to head in minute to win it games, requiring speed and agility. The competition was fierce as each of the teams kept the score tight, making a tie breaker necessary to declare a winner. Games included making paper clip chains, sorting beads, rolling yarn, and blowing cups off a table. In the end, The Bristal at North Woodmere reigned supreme with a win!
This March in East Meadow, we enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day festivities all throughout the month! We had very talented Irish step dancers perform, smiling ear to ear and impeccably dressed. We also enjoyed an afternoon of Irish themed treats and art making with the Girl Scouts. But, of course, the holiday wouldn’t have been complete without the traditional music played by the Banjo Rascals!
West Babylon hosted a special high tea luncheon this afternoon. The Women’s Club from The Bristal at Sayville visited West Babylon for an afternoon filled with story telling, a beautiful lunch, and of course new friends! Residents in West Babylon are so excited to plan a trip over to Sayville next to explore their side of town.
Here in Holtsville, we had a great time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Residents and staff worked together to decorate The Bristal bus to ride in the Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We also held our own celebration at home, with an Irish buffet followed by a luck of the Irish social hour, with live entertainment and some amazing sweet treats!
Here in Lynbrook, we had a great time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. A local Irish step dance school put on a beautiful show filled with not just music and dancing, but an abundance of Irish dance history! We also enjoyed entertainment by The Banjo Rascals followed by fresh Irish soda bread and Irish refreshments. Irish or not, we all felt lucky to be in good company and at yet another celebration.
We had a great time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day here in White Plains. We all dressed in green and enjoyed some good old fashioned Irish tunes, and of course all of the Irish soda bread and refreshments one can wish for! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Bristal at White Plains!
This past Sunday we hosted a Red Carpet Party in honor of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Resident George, a lifetime member of the Screen Actors Guild, was acknowledged as we gave him a movie buff trophy to commemorate his lifetime of membership. Guests walked down the red carpet on their way to the photo booth where they posed for the camera. Signature drinks were served along with popcorn. We had a great time remembering the many past years of Academy Awards while also enjoying the present company!
Here in Holtsville, we had such a great time hosting Casino Day! Residents played all day, betting their chips on Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Horse Racing and the Lucky Roulette Wheel. Lunch consisted of an all-American buffet featuring some of our favorite pasta dishes. Elvis Presley joined us in the afternoon for a Viva Las Vegas performance and our high rollers were recognized with certificates and gift cards. A cash prize was even presented to the highest roller of the day!
Every Saturday here in West Babylon, a group of residents get together to make clothes, hats and mittens for children! These talented residents are part of The Bristal Helping Hands volunteer group. As pieces are completed we donate them to a few of the local hospitals. We are also participating in The American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program – providing red hats for babies during American Heart Month! We are always so proud to be able to support our community in any way possible.
We had such a great time at our Mardi Gras Bash here in East Northport. From silly hats and boas to bright masks and beads, it was as if we were on the streets of New Orleans. Top it off with some good old fashioned jazz and Fat Tuesday treats, it was no wonder why everyone was smiling from ear to ear!
Here in North Woodmere we held a festive Mardi Gras celebration! After crafting our own masks, we wore them proudly throughout the day. During Social Hour, King Cakes and delicious beignets were given out and enjoyed as a lively violinist entertained. The vibrant energy of the New Orleans celebration certainly radiated throughout the community!
Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day in Lynbrook. We enjoyed a morning filled with musical entertainment, followed by a special visit from local students who hand delivered Valentine’s Day cards to the residents. Then, heart shaped raviolis were served for lunch. After indulging in sweet treats for dessert, we spent the afternoon playing The Dating Game! The hilarious blind questions and answers had everyone laughing and playing along. It was such a fun day spent with good friends!
Here in Lake Grove, Valentine’s Day was a day filled with love and laughter. Everyone dressed up in red and pink, as they enjoyed heart shaped sweets and smelling the roses! Love birds, old and new, posed for the camera as they proudly held the year in which their journey together began. We are so lucky to be a part of a community that is filled with so much love!