Calendar of Events from August 18 to August 29

Here is a selected list of events in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Wednesday, August 18

Bird Walk

Sponsored by the North Shore Audubon Society at Hempstead Lake State Park Lot 3, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Limited registration. Must register via email to, and you will receive a confirmation email if there is an opening. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot. Follow CDC guidelines re masks and safe distancing, especially if you are not vaccinated. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy. “Leaderless” walk, may be canceled in inclement weather.

Curator’s Corner

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents, from 11 a.m. to noon, museum and programming director, Dr. Thorin Tritter, who talks about a picture in the collection that shows a performance of “Tevye the Dairyman” at the Feldafing Displaced Person Camp in the summer of 1947. The presentation will explore the development of Feldafing and the story of some of the individuals captured in the photograph. Get webinar link here.

Learn about the Landscape

There will be two opportunities to explore the landscape at the Planting Fields Arboretum. (Contributed Photo)

Join Planting Fields Arboretum Director Vincent Simeone from 7 to 8:30 as he talks about the current status of Planting Fields’ landscape, upcoming restoration projects, and fall season plantings. Panorama programs are one of the benefits of having a Planting Fields membership. The Arboretum is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Register here.

Forest Bathing

Take a meditative Forest Bathing walk from 9:30 to 11;30 a.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Led by certified guide Linda Lombardo and based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s to inspire mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits. All precautions for COVID-19 will be taken, including social distancing and face masks when near others. According to Linda, “Take this time to be present, lower the stress you may be experiencing, and connect with nature, which naturally boosts your immune system.” Spaces are limited. For adults 18-plus, and pre-registration is required. Payment is $40/non-members. Register online or call 516-304-5076 for contactless payment.

Sing Along with Nappy’s Puppets

From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. For ages 3-plus. The LICM Theater has been renovated and will present performances throughout the summer. Join in the fun as Nappy’s Puppets presents some of the silliest songs around. Master of fun and puppeteer Jim Napolitano has gathered together the greatest Sing-A-Long songs of all time. He needs your help with “Little Bunny Foo-Foo,” “Five Little Ducks,” “The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” and “Five Little Monkeys.” Fee: $9 with museum admission ($7 members), $12 Theater only. Information, tickets here.

Thursday, August 19

Live at Five

Presented by the Science Museum of Long Island at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Doors open at 5 p.m., science activities and nature walks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and music starting at 6:30 p.m. Local bands, food and beverage vendors, guest speakers, themed science activities and nature walks. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and chairs as they listen to the music, enjoy local fare and watch the sunset over Manhasset Bay. Musical guest is Jahstix, a reggae music ensemble. Limited parking—walking, bicycling riding or car pooling is encouraged. No outside food or drink allowed. No parking allowed on surrounding roads. Admission for non-members is $20 per person $10 per child (18 and under). Tickets will come on a first come first serve basis. Parking will be reserved for pre-registered guests. Visit to secure tickets.

COVID Back to School Resource

Northwell Health–Feinstein Institute for Medical Research continues its Corona Conversations Within the Black & Brown Community Series with a discussion on “back to school” issues from 8 to 9 p.m. The free webinar features speakers from the medical and academic communities: pediatrician Louis H. Hart III, MD (Medical Director of Health Equity-Yale New Haven Health System), and school psychologists Marlon Louison, MS Ed. (Adelphi University) and Janaya Howell, MA. (Perth Amboy Board of Education). The webinar is accessible at Facebook Live @MinorityHealth, YouTube @MinorityHealth and Zoom: ID: 811 3409 3734; Passcode: 931375.

Friday, August 20

Landscape Tour

Explore the Olmsted Brothers’ designed landscape at Planting Fields from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Guided tour led by the historic landscape staff, garden guides, and Vincent Simeone, director of Planting Fields Arboretum. Enjoy the summer sunset as well as some light refreshments before the tour begins. Admission is $24/members, $30/general admission. Visit for more information, membership and to sign up. Register here.

Sounds of Swing

Bill Wilkinson & the Long Island Sound Swing Band will entertain from 7 to 10 p.m. at Brumidi Lodge, 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. The big band orchestra will play swing, foxtrot, ballads and Latin. Cost is $20 per person and includes complimentary light buffet/coffee/tea/dessert. Cash bar available. Largest dance floor on Long Island. All state COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Call 631-358-2931 for more information and to make reservations.

Saturday, August 21

Outdoor Survival 101

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 knot-tying, navigation & signaling, fire-making, first aid, hazardous plants and animals, identify edible plants—roots, shoots, berries and more. 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

Sunday, August 22

Tea in the Garden

Enjoy tea, cookies and a tour of Coe Hall on Aug. 22. (Courtesy of Planting Fields Arboretum)

Enjoy summertime in bloom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Planting Fields by having a small variety of flavorful teas paired with individually bagged cookies outside in the Cloister Garden and aside the West Portico. Guests will also have the opportunity to encounter one of the site’s unique architectural spaces that is part of the exhibition, Everett Shinn: Operatics, the 1915 Tea House in the Italian Garden. The space features murals and furnishings commissioned from Shinn by the Coes, who built a legacy of artistic patronage by supporting the modern artists of their time. American modernist and member of the Ashcan School of painters, Everett Shinn (1876-1953) is best known for his paintings and pastels of scenes depicting the urban poor and brassy vaudeville acts. He was a lover of theater, music, and performance of all kinds, and throughout his long career he created works on paper, canvas, furnishings, architecture, even musical instruments and stage sets, that engaged with a raucous decorative aesthetic often termed Rococo revival. Seeing the murals and furnishings inside the Tea House will introduce guests to Shinn’s engagement with the decorative. Admission is $24/members, $30/general admission. Visit for more information, membership and to sign up. Register here.

Drive-In Concert

Hosted by the Town of North Hempstead at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. At 6 p.m., Material Girl (Madonna tribute) band will perform. Cars will be admitted starting one hour prior to the show for the drive-in concerts. Events are free, but the town encourages attendees to bring non-perishable/canned foods to each concert as part of its donation drive. Attendees must remain in their vehicles. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Monday, August 23

Meet the Authors

The Book Revue in Huntington, at 7 p.m., presents its 30th episode of Write America live on Crowdcast. Featuring Lora Tucker and award-winning poet Lindsay Adkins as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. Tucker has been teaching “Unlearning Stereotypes” cultural competence and advocating for racial and social justice throughout the New York area for decades. As the “Therapeutic Poet,” she has had her poetry featured in NYC venues since 1992, has a blog on POZ online magazine and self-published her first book of poetry, Writes of Passage. She nurtured her writing through workshops, like the Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon and is an “alumnus” of the Louis Reyes Rivera Writing Workshop. Presently working on her MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook University, she is determined to write about her search for her father’s contributions as a Tuskegee Airman. Previously, she was a corporate interior designer, credentialed alcohol and drug counselor, and a licensed social worker and psychotherapist. She’s now a writer until further notice.
Adkins graduated from The University of Hartford with a BA in English and a BFA in Musical Theater, and moved from her home state of Massachusetts to New Jersey to work with Penguin Random House in New York City, where she spent over five years in publishing. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University in Southampton, where she taught creative writing courses to undergraduates. She has also taught 7th grade Language Arts, and currently works as a tutor, mentor, and coach helping kids and teens grow as readers and writers. Her written work has appeared in Narrative, Electric Lit, Frontier Poetry, So to Speak Journal, Sugar House Review, The Southampton Review, Sequestrum, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Muse/A Journal, and others. She is a recipient of the Amy Award from Poets & Writers, the Phyllis B. Abrahms Award in Poetry, and a fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.
This event is free to attend. Register here.

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.

Thursday, Aug. 26

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

Welwyn Preserve Walk

On hikes you might come across monarch butterflies feeding in preparation for their long journey to Mexico. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

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

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 hold a Blessings of the Animals on Aug. 28. (Contributed Photo)

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.

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.

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. 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.”


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.

Wednesday, August 18: Town Of North Hempstead’s Clinton G. Martin Park Community Hall, 1601 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 18: Sponsored by Assemblyman David McDonough at the Town of Hempstead Merrick Rd Golf Course, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 19: St. Francis Hospital St. Clare Conference Rooms A,B&C, 100 Port Washington Blvd. Roslyn, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 19: Northwell Health I-Park Center Hallway, 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 19: Locust Valley Fire Department community meeting room, 228 Buckram Rd., Locust Valley, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 19: Stewart Manor Fire Department meeting room, 120 Covert Ave., Stewart Manor, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 21: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 22: Knights of Columbus Council #5001/Church of Saint Catherine of Sienna, 33 New Hyde Park Rd., Franklin Square, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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.

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.


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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