Calendar of Events August 24 to September 5

Here is a sampling of the events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Tuesday, August 24

Wellness on Wheels

Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, presents this workshop for ages 4-plus. Step into Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center/Northwell Hospital’s innovative, mobile education space for fun, interactive lessons on nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. Join sessions at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Here’s what you’ll see:
What’s on MyPlate: Kids learn the skills they need to eat a well-balanced diet using the USDA MyPlate. A video demo from Executive Chef Sonny will introduce you to a new vegetable to explore. All children receive a recipe book to take home to cook healthy recipes at home.
GROW/Be A Fit Kid: Kids will be transported to the vegetable patch for a hands-on experience in growing their own nutritious foods. After, kids get moving in an upbeat interactive experience on how to stay physically active, while learning the importance of hydration.
This program is made possible with the support of Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center/Northwell Health. Get tickets and information here.

Wednesday, August 25

Liberation Photo

At 11 a.m., the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center presents Curator’s Corner: The Liberation of Paris. Dr. Thorin Tritter will talk about a large photograph in the museum’s fifth gallery that shows the liberation of Paris by American forces on August 25, 1944. Dr. Tritter will speak about the photograph and the dramatic shift in the war on this date 77 years ago. Register here to get a Zoom link.

Warren Schein at the Copa

Warren Schein brings back the days of great nightclubs on Aug. 25. (Contributed Photo)

This Afternoon T.E.A. event begins at 2 p.m. at the Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Warren Schein pays tribute to the acts that defined the history of the world famous Copacabana. His performance celebrates music and comedy greats such as Martin and Lewis, Sammy Davis, Joey Bishop, Sinatra and so many more. Schein has performed on stages from New York to LA for over two decades. He has played leading roles in many stock and Off-Broadway performances. Warren is also an actor and voice-over artist for TV and radio. He has recorded for such well known advertisers as The History Channel, Nickelodeon, WPLJ Radio, AMC, M7M’s and A&E. Visit Visit for more information. Click here for the livestream link.

Tai Chi in the Gardens

Hosted by the Old Westbury Gardens from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tai chi—a unique form of “moving meditation”—calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions are taught by professional tai chi instructor Linda Cafiero, and are designed for all experience levels. Social distancing enforced. Cost is $19 per session for non-members. Located at 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Email, call 516-333-0048 or visit Register for the class here.

Thursday, August 26

Yoga in the Gardens

The Old Westbury Gardens offers tai chi and yoga on its beautiful grounds. (franciscojcesar | Pixabay)

From 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor Lorili Henry leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. Cost is $19 per session (includes Gardens admission) for non-members. Email, call 516-333-0048 or visit Register for the class here.

Candlelight Concert

The Town of North Hempstead hosts the Concerts by Candlelight series, in which residents will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis and capacity will be limited in compliance with social distancing guidelines. At 7:30 p.m., Pour Some 80’s On Me (hits from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s) will perform at Clark Botanic Garden, 193 IU Willets Rd., Albertson. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Friday, August 27

Do The Hustle

The Brumidi Lodge presents Hustle Club Social Mix on its large floor from 7 to 10:30 p.m. The Lodge is located at 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. Music by DJ Gene & Joanne & Wingo Hom (the Dance Doctor!). Featuring the hustle, tango, West Coast swing and more. Cost is $20 per person and includes complimentary light buffet/coffee/tea/dessert. Cash bar available. All state COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Call 516-991-3208 for reservations/information.

Saturday, August 28

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Eric

Biologist and ranger Eric Powers knows the Sands Point Preserve’s wildlife and landscape like the back of his hand after years of leading marvelous nature programs, including the popular Owl Prowl, Pond Exploration, and the fantastic Overnight Wilderness Survival courses. He was just named Long Island Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. he will lead visitors of all ages on monthly exploratory walks across the Preserve’s grounds. Each walk is unique. The Preserve will reveal itself throughout the seasons, and your expert guide will share a wealth of information about nature’s wonders. Purchase tickets in advance and meet at Castle Gould’s Clock Tower. Social distancing is required, and face masks are requested for unvaccinated individuals. Tickets are $12/members ($2 per child) and $16/non-members ($6/child), includes parking. The Preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Call 516-571-7901.

Welwyn Preserve Walk

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference hosts this 3-mile varied and easy walk at 9 a.m. For information call Chuck at 516-906-2733 the day of the hike after 6:30 a.m. Description: “Walk this small Glen Cove preserve to L.I. Sound and back; go north on Glen Cove Road (NY 107) to end (Glen Cove Avenue); bear left past firehouse, up hill (Charles Street); turn left at top and follow Elwood Street to light (Landing Road); right one block, left on Crescent Beach Road.; entrance ½ mile on right; meet in parking lot; bring water; rain cancels.”

Invasive Plant ID

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County has listed the white poplar, whose leaf is illustrated, as an invasive species. Learn more on Aug. 28. (Wikipedia | CC BY-SA 4.0)

Hosted by the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. From 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Learn how to identify some non-native invasive plants, why they are detrimental to the ecosystem and how you can effectively remove them. Plus learn history behind their introduction and how they are used as food and medicine. For ages 8-plus. Included with museum admission, $5 adults, $3 children, free for members. Group size is limited so please call to reserve your spot. Call 516-571-8010 or visit

Animal Blessings

The Parkway Community Church will host a Blessing of the Animals on Aug. 28. (Contributed)

The Parkway Community Church, located at 95 Stewart Ave. in Hicksville, will hold its annual “Blessing of the Animals” service” at 5 p.m. A free BBQ picnic will follow. PCC will be collecting pet food and supplies for “Feral to Family” a non-profit organization dedicated to finding permanent homes for homeless and abandoned kittens/cats. For more information, contact the church office at 516-938-1233.

Yoga in the Gardens

From 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor Lorili Henry leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. Cost is $19 per session (includes Gardens admission) for non-members. Email, call 516-333-0048 or visit Register for the class here.

Sunday, August 29

Movie Night

The Town of North Hempstead will screen Up at 8:30 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. “North Hempstead is proud to offer these free and fun opportunities for families to enjoy a night out while still keeping safe with proper social distancing guidelines,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “With renewed popularity during the pandemic, our Drive-in Movie series is the perfect way to enjoy a film under the stars.” Cars will be admitted beginning an hour prior to show time. Advance registration for the film showing is not required, but residents must show proof of residency before entering the park. Movies are free but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable/canned foods as part of North Hempstead’s food donation drive. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Bethpage Ramble

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference hosts this 9:30 a.m. walk at Bethpage State Park. It is described as a 5-to-6-mile varied and moderate walk. For information call Carol at 631-223-3427 or email Description: “Hike the various trails of this state park, including part of the Greenbelt’s Nassau-Suffolk trail; bring water, snacks and bug spray; rain cancels; meet in the parking lot by the picnic area; from the north take NY 135 to Powell Avenue; go east just across the bridge to the state park entrance; follow signs to picnic area past the booth; (fee, or free with Empire Passport); from the south, take Southern State Parkway to Bethpage Pkwy. (Exit 31), go north to traffic circle, then ¾ around circle and continue to entrance; if you’d like to stay afterward, bring a lunch for the picnic area.”

Monday, August 30

Meet The Writers

Hosted by the Book Revue live on Crowdcast at 7 p.m. This Write America episode features novelists and short story writers Robert Reeves and Jill McCorkle as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. Reeves is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, both published by Crown, as well as short fiction, essays, and literary criticism. Kirkus Review hailed Doubting Thomas as “a zesty, classy original,” and Patricia Holt of the San Francisco Chronicle called Peeping Thomas “funny, disturbing, and brilliant.” Reeves, director of the Southampton Writers Conference, has also taught writing at Harvard and Princeton. McCorkle, a native of North Carolina, is the author of four story collections and seven novels, most recent Hieroglyphics. Her work has been published in many periodicals and included in Best American Short Stories. She is core faculty in the Bennington Writing Seminars and affiliated with the MFA Program at NC State University. Order their books at Register here.

Wednesday, September 1

Jaycee Driesen: Barbra Streisand & Friends

Jaycee Driesen sings the music of Barbra Streisand on Sept. 1. (Landmark on Main)

A free virtual program of the Landmark on Main’s Afternoon TEA program. At 2 p.m., JayCee is honored to pay tribute to her musical idol Barbra Streisand along with a few other idols to including Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler and Eydie Gorme—just to name a few. Description: “Long Island powerhouse vocalist, songwriter and producer, is entertaining audiences nationally and abroad. Her ability to evoke a stage show production is unparalleled, whether it is an intimate cabaret performance or full-scale concert venue, it is her stylized renditions that have made her a ‘Singing Sensation’ Variety Doors called her ‘The Voice You Will Never Forget.’ ” Get link here.

Curator’s Corner

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents this virtual program from 11 a.m. to noon. Museum and Programming Director Dr. Thorin Tritter will talk about a photograph in the gallery of the Foehrenwald Displaced Person camp, and discuss the Long Island Survivor, George Oscar Lee, who was one of the community leaders in the camp. Register here.

Saturday and Sunday, September 4-5

Walking Tour

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will host this historic walking tour of Manhasset Bay at 11 a.m. Meet at the Town Dock’s red tugboat. No reservations are necessary. Free, but donations are accepted. Dogs welcome. Walk the shoreline with our knowledgeable guide while learning the fascinating history of early Port Washington. Topics include the livelihoods that helped Port develop into the town you know today including: shell fishing, sand mining, aviation, tidal mills, restaurants, our many hotels, schools, and much more. See Port Washington as you’ve never seen it before. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy at the north dock at the end of the tour. Walking tour lasts about 11/2 hour with bench stops to rest along the way. If weather is inclement, please check the website that morning. The society is located at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. Visit, call 516-365-9074 or email

Saturday, September 4

Superheroes of the Sky

Get close with a bald eagle on Sept. 4. (Sweetbriar Nature Center)

From 11 a.m. to noon at the Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Take a walking tour with Jim while he feeds the center’s birds of prey and tells you about their incredible adaptations that help them survive in the wild. You’ll be seeing and learning about the center’s bald eagle, turkey vultures, owls, hawks and many more. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child (under 12). Event will be held weather permitting—light rain will not cancel the event. Meet behind main house at picnic tables. Get tickets here.

Jericho Public Library Events

To register for these virtual events go to to register.

Thursday, August 26

Virtual Chair Yoga—At 10 a.m., Jolie Bosnjak leads this class, which begins with breath practice to calm the mind and meld with the poses. Participants will move from head to toe, using the chair as a prop for support. For all levels, including those nursing an injury or coping with a chronic problem. The results will be surprising.

1 p.m.: End of Summer Reading Finale Participants of the Summer Reading Program will be invited to attend this virtual event. Raffle winners will be announced at that time.

5:30 p.m.: Yoga with Joe Cilmi. Join a certified Iyengar Hatha Yoga instructor for this yoga class geared for all levels and reduce the stress in your life while keeping fit.

Monday, August 30

7 p.m.: Fit & Fabulous with Linda Ray.

Tuesday, August 31

11 a.m.: Guided Meditation for Self-Healing with Patricia Anderson, Bring harmony and balance into your life. Learn the beautiful practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu to help your body heal and keep you relaxed.

2 p.m.: News Currents with Elinor Haber. Join an informal exchange about the topics of the day—the international, national and local scene. We’ll focus on trends that affect us now and in the future. Bring your thoughts, issues and ask a friend to join in the discussion from the comfort of your home.

7 p.m.: Maker Hour with STEMtastic: Mythical Tales.


Farmers Market

Roslyn Farmers Market at Christopher Morley Park , 500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn. Every Wednesday through Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. From fruits and vegetables to olive oils and fresh roasted coffee, the Roslyn Farmers Market has a diverse selection of items.

Theater for Kids

Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, presents The Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” For ages 2-plus, this one-hour play will be staged Saturday, Aug, 21 and on dates throughout August and September. According to the website, “Enjoy this musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, and award-winning children’s books about Elephant Gerald and Piggie. A rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Carefully cautious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative exploration of the meaning of friendship. Together with nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. [This] is a perfect way to introduce young people to theater.” All shows start at 1:30 p.m. Some shows are sold out. Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 members), $12 theater only. Tickets and information here.

Blood Drives

The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places.

Tuesday, August 24: New Hyde Park Fire Department Meeting Room, 1555 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 24: Port Washington Community Summer Drive, 80 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25: Bethpage Public Library Meeting Room, 47 Powell Ave. Bethpage, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 26: Massapequa Fire Department Meeting Room, 515 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa, from 3:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Sunday, August 29: Tzu Chi Foundation Long Island Branch Meeting Room, 60 East Williston Ave., East Williston, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monday, August 30: Port Washington Polish Club Starlight Ballroom, 5 Pulaski Pl., Port Washington, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 31: Sponsored by Legislator Tom McKevitt at the East Meadow Public Library Meeting Room, 1886 Front St., East Meadow, from noon to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, August 31: Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company Meeting Room, 83 Cuttermill Rd., Great Neck, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments preferred. Donors will have their temperatures checked and must wear a face mask or covering. Other health conditions apply. Visit to sign up and for more information.

In addition to its fine and performing arts classes, the Golad Coast Arts Center in Great Neck offers streaming movies. Find out more at
Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo is a journalist at Anton Media Group. With decades of experience in the industry, he is exceptionally equipped to cover local politics, business and other topics that matter to readers.

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