1999-06-26 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Hope all you Dad’s out there had a pleasant Father’s Day. And, let’s not forget the "Fathers" of the cloth. Father Byrnes of St. Thomas More Church received guests for dinner whose birth fathers were not nearby or who had passed away.

Jane McKenna of Rockaway Beach attended the Marist Brothers Jubilarian celebration of 25, 50, 60 and 70 anniversary at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston (former Cathedral College). The liturgy started at 11:30 followed by a reception for Brothers serving in 40 places in the USA and six countries in the world.

Some of the "bosom buddies" dads at Kennedy’s were enjoying an after family brunch drink while others were pre dinner cocktailing. They were all in a merry mood keeping abreast of the times while they compared their child-rearing experiences. "Father" Joe Kilbride told is how his niece, his brother’s daughter, Erin Kilbride, flew to London for 10 days for her 25 birthday. He suspects his brother, Billy, and wife Pat Kilbride gave their daughter, Erin, the trip for her big occasion. And, Joe made it possible for her and her companion to dine at one of the finest London restaurants.

Speaking of restaurants I had one of the best Italian meals I have ever had last week right here on 116 street at Tiberio’s. It may be a very small and very busy restaurant, but they turn out the best fresh fish and pasta dinners. I listened to my waitress, Jenny, who, by the way, practically runs the place. She suggested Red Snapper and was it yummy with a marvelous sauce that had remembrance in it’s taste. Tom Connors ordered filet of fish which was just as delicious. If you love good Italian food this is the place for you. However, I do advise you make a reservation. It is usually jammed and I can well understand why. Tiberio’s is terrific!

Also, a reminder…this is Restaurant Week and most of New York’s restaurants are offering a priced fixed luncheon for $19.99 all over town.

While having my hair colored (by Gary) at Janet’s Salon (and thank you for your compliments), where I also get the best designed and long lasting manicures, I met a delightful woman from Rockaway, Martha Silver. She is 93 and is as sharp as a tack. She lives alone (by choice) with a care giver and a chauffeur in one of the best built homes in Belle Harbor…built by Swedish builders who built the palaces in Sweden. She has a finished basement with a jute box where she entertained lavishly for many years. (I will have to take her up on her invitation to visit so I can tell you all about it.) a remarkable woman for her age. And, the secret of her longevity , she claims, is her one drink of scotch each day….Keep it up, Martha. You are doing fine!

Pictured at the beautiful Ms. Foundation Awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt founded by Gloria Steinem are actresses, Kathleen Turner and Parker Posey; Robin Staraser, Gloria Steinem, and chairman Marie Wilson and others. If you wish to contribute to this worthy foundation or attend next year’s awards dinner contact the Ms. Foundation in Manhattan.

Don’t forget the St. Thomas More parish annual show that keeps getting better and better each year. It is, as usual, under the direction of Maryellen Barnes and is scheduled for Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 in the evening. Call Helen Gillspie for tickets.

RMAC and Gateway National Park at Fort Tilden/Breezy Point will again offer free concerts this summer…starting Sunday, June 27 New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players starts at 6 p.m.

Did you know you can start your two year toddler to learn the piano, organ or bells with a simple self teaching method? The "how to" is all in Nancy Poffenbergre’s "Instant Piano Fun" book now on the shelves. Pick it up. Seniors can have fun with it too.

The beautiful dinner cruise Mystique is sailing out of Rockaway Point on Friday, July 9 to raise money for the Rockaway Point Volunteer Ambulance Corps that has won many awards for its efficiency and expediency. Hurry. There is not much space left.

Who’s the Dummy? Is an exquisite exhibition of mannequins on display at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). They are clothed in unbelievably beautiful gowns of past eras. The museum is open at 27 street and Seventh avenue Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission.

On Second avenue and 74 street there is an unassuming restaurant called Captiva where Central Holidays held its Morocco presentation for travel agents. It was an absolutely delightful evening. The food was prepared with Moroccan spice and garnishes was so tasteful it was out of this world. If you are a vegetarian you will find the best tasting vegetables ever. And, if you like entertainment, here is where you will find a live belly dancer every Monday evening accompanied by the owner of a Moroccan drum and just great fun all around. Check it out for yourself if this is your cup of tea. Much thanks Central Holidays, to one of the top tour operators for Europe and the Middle East and especially to Christina who chose the venue.

And, while I mention Morocco, let’s go to…

TRAVEL:

No single supplement at Clubvaltur in Marrakech. Morocco…air/land seven nights $899. Inagadir, $999.

Book now till June 30 economy class British Airways and receive one free winter round trip air ticket.

New York-Ft. Lauderdale, 13 days, October 30 on ms. Maasdam through the Caribbean from $1299.

Holland American transatlantic- August 29 on ms Maasdam, $799; Eight days Mediterranean-November 9 from $999.

Holland America…Canada and New England…$999 from Boston.

10 day Panama Canal…$1949.

10 day Acapulco to Ft. Lauderdale, January 2, $1949…alumni $1799.

Big Euro deal…$399 round trip air plus seven day car rental good till September 19, 1999.

London the town…$769, three nights/four days round trip air-three nights at Thistle Hotel (four star)…two hour blk. taxi tour/transfers, etc.

Ixtapa, Mexico…$645 round trip…taxes/hotel, etc. for three nights/four days.

Give me a call and away we go!

More travel specials on WNYX-TV Monday through Friday 9 a.m. UHF channels 27 and 35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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