On Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:00 PM, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock will welcome members of the community to a lovingly prepared meal followed by a screening of the 2024 National Geographic documentary, “The Space Race,” by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés, both at no charge. The film premieres on Feb. 13.
The film is a captivating presentation that sheds light on the often-overlooked narratives of the pioneering Black pilots, engineers, and scientists who ascended to become astronauts in the early days of the space program. It’s a compelling story of their remarkable journey and contributions to the Space Race.
A discussion following the screening will be led by Rev. Israel Buffardi who is committed to fostering community through sharing nourishing food, conversation, and connection in his role as associate minister for member and community engagement.
Buffardi joined the congregation in August 2023. The evening is part of an ongoing Fourth Friday series.
The dinner and film take place in the Social Hall at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock,
48 Shelter Rock Road in Manhasset, which is fully handicapped accessible.
No charge registration is requested at uucsr.org/24Space or by contacting Sharyn Esposito ([email protected] or 516.472.2960). Complimentary professional childcare, as well as vegetarian menu options, will be available. Optional donations will be accepted onsite. The event will conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m.