The League Honors Local Leaders


    The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset (LWVPWM), will honor Marvin Makofsky and Judy Esterquest for their significant contributions to our community at a buffet brunch, Sunday, June 11, 11:30 a.m., at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, 455 Main St, Port Washington. LWVPWM serves East Williston, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Manhasset, North Hills, Port Washington, Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn Heights, Sea Cliff, and Williston Park.


    Marvin Makofsky is the founder of Plant A Row for the Hungry, Port Washington

    Marvin Makofsky is the founder of Plant A Row for the Hungry in Port Washington. Its mission is to “Mobilize the Port Washington Community to grow and distribute locally grown produce to our food insecure families and impact climate change as it relates to growing food.” The organization also educates children and adults about proper, sustainable gardening techniques and provides opportunities for artists to create and display their talents across the community via large painted pots that house growing vegetables. Other initiatives include a summer adult/student vegetable growing program to fight hunger and climate change; partnerships with the Nicholas Center for Autism and the Helen Keller National Center Garden for Adults and Students, and much more. Since 2010, Plant a Row for the Hungry has delivered over 57,000 pounds of produce for the hungry.


    Judy Esterquest, LWV of Port Washington-
    Manhasset (Contributed photos)

    Judy Esterquest is currently an elected Trustee of the Manhasset Public Library and has served in that capacity since 2016. Judy also served several terms on the Manhasset School Community Association as Treasurer of the Elected Board and she co-chaired the District Committee on restructuring the grade schools. Judy currently serves as Health Chair for the LWVPWM and is on the Health Committee for the LWV of New York State, and on the LWV of United States Health Care Reform network.

    Please join us in celebrating the contributions of our honorees and supporting the LWVPWM. Tickets are $100. Tickets for raffles can also be purchased. Sponsorships are still available and are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information or to register online, go to the LWVPWM website:; or mail a check made payable to “LWVPWM” and addressed to LWVPWM, P.O. Box 305, Port Washington, NY 11050. For more information or questions call: 516-380-6248

    The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The LWV of PWM is a 501(c)3 organization.

    —Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset

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