March 2, 2022 (Manhasset, NY)– Due to the pandemic, Adventures in Learning, the after-school program for children in need from Manhasset and Great Neck, will be holding its second virtual fundraiser from March 18-25, 2022 instead of the in-person Annual Wine Tasting Soirée.

Adventures is a highly acclaimed academic assistance program that has been supported by local residents and businesses for 53 years. Despite recent school closings, Adventures has valiantly continued its tutoring and mentoring programs both virtually and in-person. For that matter, the Adventures family has provided additional support to its families with the help of such local businesses as Villa Milano, Schout Bay Restaurant, Publican’s, Daniel Gale Real Estate and Gallery Couture.

Of great interest is that the newly formed Adventures Associates Board of young supporters (ages 18-35) will participate as well.

This year, for the first time, there will also be One-Year Classroom Naming Sponsorships available for $2500. In addition to Kash for Kids, the always popular Silent Auction will return with the following items up for auction. Item details are listed on the website

  • A Weekend in the City Getaway Package that includes a stay at The Carlyle hotel, dinner at La Boite en Bois Restaurant and a Broadway show or play of your choosing via a Stub Hub gift certificate
  • An Apple Watch Series 7   
  • A Diamond Solitaire Necklace 
  • Josh Groban Jones Beach Concert Tickets
  • Justin Bieber Concert Tickets at Madison Square Garden
  • METS tickets (4) and an Autographed Baseball
  • Islanders v Penguins Tickets (4)
  • A Chef’s Dinner at Your Home for 8 people

Don Bekteshi of Villa Milano Restaurant stated, “Adventures in Learning is a great support organization for our young kids so that they can prepare, develop and explore their potential abilities and talents for life.”

Paulette Williams, Assistant Principal of Manhasset’s Shelter Rock School noted that “Adventures in Learning contributes greatly to the success of its students by providing a continuation of instruction after school.  The Adventures in Learning Program is one of our schools most valuable resources.”  

Diana Holden, Adventures’ Executive Director, thankfully remarked that “once again, the residents and businesses of Manhasset have come to our aid at a very difficult time.  Their generosity and compassion truly exemplify a model community of very special people.” 

For more information and to purchase tickets by credit card or check, please visit or call 516-365-7131. 

Founded 53 years ago by the Congregational Church in Manhasset, Adventures in Learning is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  It is an after-school education and enrichment program, located in the Hagedorn Community Center at the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC building at 65 High Street, Manhasset, dedicated to improving the lives of children in Manhasset and Great Neck in need of after school care and instruction. 

For further information, contact:
Diana Holden, 516-767-2097, or
Eleanor Lange, 516-627-1818