Calendar of Events From December 10 to December 20

Here are some of the events in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Friday, December 10

Elton John Live Tribute

Starring Jeffrey Allen and presented at 7:30 p.m. by the Schools of St. Dominic and Friends Entertainment. At St. Dominic Performing Arts Theater, 110 Anstice St., Oyster Bay. All seats $45. Purchase tickets at For more information call 516-922-4888 ext. 2225.

Friday, December 10

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Sweet Honey in The Rock will perform at Hofstra on Dec. 10. (Photo by Christopher Robinson)

At 7 p.m. at Hofstra University’s Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, part of the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus. Description: “Come celebrate with the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Hofstra Black Student Union in this end of semester Kwanzaa celebration presenting Sweet Honey In The Rock in concert, a rare fusion of traditional American holiday spiritual songs and hymns, as well as songs from other cultures and religions ranging from Africa to Israel. This show is a seasonal presentation that also offers songs from the group’s extensive repertoire. Featuring core members Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard and American Sign Language interpreter Barbara Hunt.” Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items or basic items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, etc.) towards the Mary Brennan INN. Free, but advance registration is required. RSVP here.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

At 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. Twelve-time Grammy winner and singer, songwriter and acclaimed producer. Visit

Genesis: The Last Domino?

Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford reunite after a 13-year hiatus. At 8 p.m. at UBS Arena, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Visit

Saturday, December 11

History of Caumsett

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, Lloyd Neck. Description: “On this hilly, moderately long walk (approximately 2 miles), we will study the park’s social, economic, architectural and political history. Some walking in long grass.” Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Call 631-423-1770 to reserve a spot.

Saturday/Sunday, December 11/12

 “Miracle on 34th Street”

The classic film will be done radio style. (Public domain)

Hardscrabble Theater’s gift to the community this holiday season is the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the perennial “Miracle on 34th Street,” which will presented in the style of a 1940s radio play complete with commercials and musical interludes. The show will be presented for two performances on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin St., Farmingdale. Based on the popular 1947 movie comedy and centers around a charming Macy’s Department Store Santa who becomes the center of a court case to prove that he really is Kris Kringle. Laced with good humor and its message that “faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to,” it makes for perfect family entertainment. Tickets are $10 for adults and $20 for the family and can be reserved by sending an email to All guests must wear face masks.

Saturday, December 11

Festival of Games

Go “back” to the 1980s at the Cardle of Aviation Museum. (Viviane Monconduit | Pixabay)

From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Presented by Cradle-Con and Long Island Retro Gaming Expo. Description: “A holiday-themed extravaganza of shopping and gaming experiences in support of the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s Preservation and Education Programs. Shop a variety of local small businesses for retro video games, toys, comics, and collectibles and enjoy a slew of unique retro gaming experiences. Admission includes free unlimited gameplay in the Arcade Age Exhibit featuring over 70 arcade classics plus dozens of retro gaming console setups with competitive tournaments and holiday-themed games.” Tickets are $20/adult, $15/children (2-12). Tickets and information at

North Shore Symphony Orchestra

Listen to glorious music by the North Shore Symphony Orchestra. (North Shore Symphony Orchestra)

Opens its 61st season at 8 p.m. at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. This concert will bring together the talents of the 75-member orchestra, Long Island’s most established community orchestra, in performance of L. van Beethoven’s Symphony No.1, F. Delius’s Two Pieces for Small Orchestra. Featuring the return of violin soloist Sarah Ma for W.A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5. Tickets are available in advance at or may be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert. General admission: $15; senior/student $12; free for children 12 and under. Students of Long Island school districts are invited to purchase discount advance tickets online for $5. This special price is valid for advance purchase or with presentation of the student discount flyer at the door. See website for details. Please Note Adelphi’s health and wellness policies: all guests to campus will need to either provide proof of COVID vaccination, or results of a negative COVID PCR test within 72 hours of your arrival on campus.

Sunday, December 12

Holiday Tales at the Castle

Join the holiday cheer in Castle Gould’s Great Hall at Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Description: “Favorite seasonal stories will be read aloud by special guest readers followed by creative nature projects in the adjacent Club G. As a health precaution, six sessions will be offered with a maximum of 25 children in each group. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. After the event, see the Woodland Playground—wrapped up for the holidays—mischievous elves have set up a tiny toy factory right in our Quail Coop. Fun for the entire family.” Tickets must be purchased in advance on the website or by calling 516-304-5076. Admission is $8 per child (adults do not neeed tickets). Sessions begin at 1 p.m. and last 30 minutes. Last session is at 3:30 p.m. Admission to Preserve’s grounds is $15 per car for non-members. Pay at the Gate House.

A Celtic Christmas

The Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington presents, at 7 p.m., Cherish the Ladies. Description: “Grammy Award-nominated Irish-American supergroup formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene. Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They’ve brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which received an Emmy Award. Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations.” Media Partner WFUV Public Radio. Non-Friends tickets range from $37 to $47. Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Information and tickets at or call the box office at 516-767-6444.

A Christmas Carol

There will be several performances of the Charles Dickens classic this holiday season. (Public domain)

A solo performance of Dickens’ classic holiday tale presented at 2 p.m. by the North Shore Historical Society Museum, 140 Glen Street, Glen Cove. Description: “Charles Dickens’ 1867 American Reading Tour is off to a rough start. Due to an inexplicable loss of his luggage, he regretfully announces that he will be unable to read from his beloved classic. All is not lost however; Dickens delivers what he promised by performing from memory the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from miserliness to redemption with warmth and humor. This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. One actor. One hour. This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over 10 years of age.” In person only—proof of vaccination required. RSVP here.

Andrew Dice Clay

The controversial and outrageous comic returns to the The Paramount, 370 New York Ave. in Huntington at 8 p.m. Visit

Thursday, December 16

The Mavericks

At 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. Description: “The Mavericks, the eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon.” Presented by WFUV. Visit

Artist’s Talk with Jeremy Dennis

A virtual event at 7 p.m. hosted the Whaling Museum and Education Center in Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Join fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis of Long Island for a discussion of his body of work. Dennis’s photography explores indigenous identity, cultural assimilation, and the ancestral traditional practices of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, of which he is a tribal member. See some of Dennis’ work in our current special exhibit.” Funded in part by a grant from New York State Council on the Arts. A $10 suggested donation. Register here​.

Friday, December 17

Norm Lewis: Home for the Holidays

At 7:30 p.m. at Adelphi University’s Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center. 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “Tony nominee Norm Lewis (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera) takes the night off from Broadway to return to the Adelphi PAC with his new show, ‘(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays.’ The celebrated performer will be joined by his swingin’ band led by musical director/arranger Joseph Joubert, Perry Cavari on drums, and Michael Olatuja on bass. In a year where Norm is feeling gratitude, he plans to dig deep into songs he’s performed in holiday shows over the years and, of course, throw in plenty of show tunes and new favorites. You can also count on hearing some songs from the 2018 release of The Norm Lewis Christmas Album. Celebrate with your family and friends at this fantastic night of music and yuletide cheer from Broadway’s favorite leading man.” The Poole Family Broadway Series at the Adelphi PAC is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole. Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets and information at Call 516-877-4000.

Saturday, December 18

Reading Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

At 2 p.m. at Adelphi University’s Olmsted Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “The Department of Theatre presents their annual reading of the Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ in the style of an old radio drama. This holiday tradition is always a favorite. There’s no charge, but if you are able, please bring a can or box of nonperishable food to be donated in the holiday spirit to the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network Food Kitchen in Hempstead.” Dramatized by Barbara Field and directed by Brian Rose. Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Information at Call 516-877-4000.

James Webb Telescope Family Day

Artist’s illustration of the James Webb Space Telescope with its massive sunshield fully deployed. (Image credit: Northrop Grumman)

At the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, Description: “Journey into space with NASA’s Hubble and James Webb Telescope interactive exhibit and learn how the Webb will differ from and complement the Hubble Space Telescope. Meet us at our activity station anytime between noon and 4 p.m. for hands-on fun with stomp rockets, telescope filters, and more. The first 100 people to join us at the activity stations will receive free JWST giveaways.” Free admission does not include the Arcade Exhibit or Planetarium shows. Masks are required inside the Cradle of Aviation Museum regardless of vaccination status. Visit

Ahmal and the Night Visitors

The holiday favorite will get a lavish production. (Contributed)

The North Shore Music Festival returns with composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved, one-act family opera in Castle Gould’s Great Hall at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Starting at 2 p.m., hear the story of a young boy and his mother who discover the meaning of Christmas and the virtues of forgiveness and generosity. After the performance, stay for a Q&A session with the singers and a cup of apple cider. Face masks are required for all guests, and proof of vaccination with ID are required for all guests 18 and older. Tickets are $20 per person (18-plus) and $10 per Child (6 to 17 years). Includes admission to the Preserve. Purchase tickets online or call 516-304-5076.

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.


Songs Without Words: The Art of Music

Through March 6, 2022 at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn. Description: “The never-ending dance of art and music crosses cultures and millennia. This comprehensive survey is symphonic in range. It includes not only masterpieces of art but instruments as well (such as Stradivarius violins, vintage guitars from rock legends, as well as percussion and string and woodwind instruments from all along the Silk Road) with a gallery of sculpture that can be played as instruments, including a walk-in gamelan. With such favorite artists as Degas, Vuillard, Gris, Bearden and Matisse, we add the contemporary artists for whom music is a constant source of inspiration, such Jasper Johns, Robert Wilson (a portrait of Lady Gaga), Idris Khan, Joan Snyder and many others. Just to make it fun, vintage photography and memorabilia showcasing rock, jazz and Broadway will join musical scores and manuscripts inscribed by the hands of the great performers and composers, such as Joni Mitchell, Bela Bartok, Jimmy Webb, just to name a few. Get tickets at or call 516-484-9338.

A Christmas Carol

Theatre 3 in Port Jefferson presents the Charles Dickens favorite through Dec. 26. Adapted for the stage by Jeffrey E. Sanzel. Description: “Celebrate the season with Long Island’s own holiday tradition and winner for Best Play. Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future. Join us for our 37th annual production of the immortal classic in all of its thrills, music, joy, and spirit.” No children under 5 are permitted. Tickets and show times at Located at 412 Main St, Port Jefferson. Call 631-928-9100.

Hubble Comes Down To Earth

The Hubble Telescope has vastly extended our view of our universe. (NASA | Public Domain)

At the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Description: “The Hubble Traveling Exhibit is a 2,200-square-foot exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope. The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as several ‘satellite’ units that not only provide viewers with a hands-on experience with the same technology that allows Hubble to gaze at distant galaxies but also feature Hubble’s contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Exhibit viewers will learn of the various instruments aboard the telescope and the role that each of them plays in providing exciting new images and discoveries. Observers will also get a glimpse into the various hurdles that Hubble has faced in its career and the role that astronauts have played in repairing and servicing the satellite. The exhibit contains images and data taken by Hubble of planets, galaxies, regions around black holes, and many other fascinating cosmic entities that have captivated the minds of scientists for centuries.” Free with museum admission. Tickets and information at

Model Railroad Layout

Model train enthusiasts will delight in the TMB layout in Farmingdale. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

The TMB Model Train Club will hold its traditional open house after the pandemic canceled shows last year. Volunteers have created an elaborate layout inside a warehouse with a variety of scenes and landscapes. Dates are Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 Schmitt Blvd., Farmingdale. Description: “There are new scenic areas to discover; multiple trains from prewar to the most modern O gauge trains to observe. Even if you have visited us before we know you will come across something new.” Free admission. Masks and social distancing are mandatory. For directions, more pictures and information go to

Frozen Jr.

At the Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown. Description:”A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart.” Through Jan. 17. Visit or call 631-724-3700

Christmas Craft & Gift Show

Broadway Commons has vendors selling seasonal arts and crafts through December. (Monika Grafik | Pixabay)

Daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 26 at Broadway Commons Mall, 358 North Broadway, Hicksville. Up to 20 vendors selling art, crafts, and gifts for the season. Located inside the Broadway Commons Mall at the Center Court near the Ikea entrance at the escalators leading to the food court and movie theatre.

Barnaby Saves Christmas

Through Dec. 26 at Theatre 3, Port Jefferson. Artwork by Heather Kuhn. Description: “Come join Santa, Barnaby, Franklynne and all of their friends for a wonderful holiday treat. As our littlest elf and his reindeer friend set off on their journey to save Christmas, they meet some new friends along the way and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season. Celebrating its 14th anniversary.” All tickets $10. Tickets and show times at Located at 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. Call 631-928-9100.

Shimmering Solstice

Welcome to the inaugural Shimmering Solstice (Christy Hinko)

Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. will present Shimmering Solstice, what it bills as “Long Island’s first ever light show, an unforgettable walk through event of seasonal sights and sounds. Be prepared to be enchanted by magical light displays that are set along Old Westbury Garden’s iconic garden paths, allowing visitors to experience what has become familiar to them every day in a whole new shimmering light. Children of all ages will also have a great time exploring the interactive areas designed to engage their curiosity and sense of fun and have them buzzing with excitement. Witness a dramatic finale on the South façade of Westbury House that will feature a dazzling display of light, color and sound. Catholic Health, a leader in health and human services on Long Island, is the presenting sponsor.” It will run on select dates through January 9, 2022. Visit for tickets and more information.

Magic of Lights 2021

Through Jan. 2, 2022 at Jones Beach State Park, 150 Bay Parkway. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from dusk to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from dusk to 11 p.m. Take the Wantagh Parkway South to the park. and follow the signs to Bay Parkway West and the Magic of Lights signs will direct you straight to the light show. Description: “Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Long Island’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price.” Tickets and more information at

Heckscher’s 100th

George Grosz, Eclipse of the Sun, 1926, Heckscher Museum of Art. Detail of a masterpiece of political art and one of the most significant paintings in a public collection on Long Island. As signaled by the dollar sign darkening the sun, a symbol of life, the artwork critiques the greed and violence of Germany’s military, politicians, and industrialists. The tilted perspective, dissonant color, and ambiguous sense of space underscore the instability of the period following World War I. Currently on view in the exhibition. (Heckscher Museum of Art)

“The Heckscher Museum Celebrates 100: Tracing History, Inspiring the Future.” Description: “The museum of Art opened to the public 100 years ago. This expansive exhibition traces our history and points to our future by celebrating the people, events, and art that have indelibly shaped the museum. Unfolding chronologically, the exhibition explores the development of the permanent collection from 185 paintings and sculptures in 1920, to 2,300 works in many media today. Each gallery focuses on a defining chapter in the museum’s story: our founding in 1920 by civic leaders August and Anna Atkins Heckscher, the transformational tenure of Museum Director Eva Gatling, our pivotal role in preserving the legacies of American modernists Arthur Dove and Helen Torr, and the acquisition of hundreds of artworks from the Baker/Pisano Collection in 2001. Reporting on the new museum in 1921, a newspaper noted that ‘people come and come again to this treasure house of theirs.’ We invite you to do the same as we embark together on the next 100 years.” The museum is located at 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Visit

Toys For Tots Drive

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R–Glen Head) will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots from now until Dec. 15 at his district office, 111 W. Old Country Road, Hicksville. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Every child deserves a bit of cheer this holiday season,” said Montesano. “I am pleased to once again be partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserve for the Toys for Tots program. I hope that we can bring a lot of joy this year to children in need and their families.”

Star Quest

From December 11 to 31 at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Calling brave explorers! Hunt for star constellations around the museum with a spyglass to navigate your journey, just like mariners at sea. Solve puzzles to find your reward—a glittery star lantern you can decorate in our workshop to light your way home.” Ages 5-plus. Admission + $10 participant; Members $5 participant. Learn more at or call 631-367-3418.

A Bug’s Night

The NYC Winter Lantern Festival’s first visually immersive experience is located at Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn, Daily from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 9, 2022. Description: “Drive-through event will dazzle your friends and family as you roll through over acres of vivid lanterns and holiday lights. This luminescent experience will be an unforgettable display of festive holiday lights, and handmade lanterns in the shape of flowers, bugs, animals, and more. All ages are welcome so fit as many friends and family as you can into your car as tickets are priced per vehicle.” Prices from $34.99 to $59.99 per vehicle. Visit

Railway Display

From Tuesday through Wednesday, Dec. 21 to 29 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Description: “Take a trip back in time by visiting the Long Island Garden Railway Society’s 2021 Holiday Train Display at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Bring the children and grandchildren and share reminiscing your childhood days by watching period large scale steam and diesel trains traversing the 40’ by 40’ modular display containing various scenic vignettes including a model drive-in theater, carousel and a Grumman hanger.” Free with museum admission. Tickets and information at


Throughout December at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Explore our exhibits and help yourself to seasonal, self-serve crafts in our workshop. Please note if there is another scheduled program going on, crafts will be temporarily unavailable.” Free with admission ($6/adults, $5 kids/seniors). Members free. Learn more at or call 631-367-3418.

White Christmas

Through Jan. 2, 2022 at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Description: “Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming adaptation follows vaudeville stars and veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis as they head to Vermont to pursue romance with a duo of beautiful singing sisters. This family classic features beloved songs by Irving Berlin including ‘Blue Skies,’ ‘I Love A Piano,’ ‘How Deep Is The Ocean?’ and the perennial favorite, ‘White Christmas.’ This is an uplifting musical and a perfect way to spend holiday time with your loved ones.” Vaccination requirements and other safety measures apply. For tickets and information visit or call the box office at 631-261-2900.

Pride & Prejudice

Spencer McLaughlin as Mr. Darcy and Éirinn Margaret Kless as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice for EastLine Theatre, premiering Dec. 4. (Photo by Nicole Savin)

The Jane Austen classic has been adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill and will be presented by the EastLine Theatre at the First Presbyterian Church, 79 E Main St, Babylon in Babylon. Through Dec. 19. Description: “A frantic take on the iconic romance between Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy, this new adaptation by one of America’s most produced playwrights will be making its Long Island premiere. The cast of Pride & Prejudice features Lynda Gaug, Deanna Ibrahim, Sydney Kalish, Éirinn Margaret Kless, Jill Linden, Spencer McLaughlin, Anthony Noto, and Anna Stacy.” Free. Visit Supported by the Huntington Arts Council, the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts and the First Presbyterian Church of Babylon.


Through Jan. 2, 2022 at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Description: “Join Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from mean old Ethel Pierpot and her evil machine that will melt all the snow. Jenny calls on her Mom, the mayor, and all of you to help her save her home, get Frosty to the North Pole, and make this holiday season a Winter Wonderland for one and all!” Vaccination requirements and other safety measures apply. For tickets and information visit or call the box office at 621-261-2900.

Home for the Holidays

Description: “If you love to reminisce about the glamour of turn-of-the-century America, come to the Planting Fields’ Coe Hall ‘Home for the Holidays’ event taking place the weekends of Dec. 9 to 12 and Dec. 16 to 19. The celebration will have you mesmerized by extraordinary holiday decorations, a roaring fireplace, live jazz performances, and enough hot cocoa to soothe the soul.” Planting Fields is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Visit

Gift Wrapping

The Glen Cove-Hicksville-Syosset Chapter of the Mercy League will be offering holiday gift wrapping services between Dec. 11 and Dec. 24 at Broadway Commons Mall, Hicksville. Prices will range from $2 to $10 depending on size of package and options. Oversized packages priced accordingly. All proceeds will benefit enrichment activities and equipment at Mercy Hospital. Wrapping hours: December 11: 1 to 9 p.m.; December 12: noon to 7 p.m.; December 13-16: noon to 8 p.m.; December 17-18: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; December 19: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; December 20-23: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; December 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blood Drives

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

Wednesday, December 1: SUNY-Old Westbury Campus Center Atrium, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 1: Temple Beth Israel Social Hall, Temple Drive (off Haven Avenue), Port Washington, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 1: Birch Lane PTA, Elementary School Cafeteria, 41 Birch Lane, Massapequa Park, from 3:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 2: North Shore University Hospital Tower Rooms 1-3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 2: SUNY-Old Westbury Campus Center Atrium, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, December 3: North Shore University Hospital Tower Rooms 1-3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 4: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 5: Maria Regina Church School Auditorium, 3945 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 5: Knights of Columbus Council No. 11588/ St. Thomas the Apostle Auditorium, 24 Westminster Rd., West Hempstead, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 5: Temple Chaverim All Purpose Room 1050 Washington Ave., Plainview, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 11: Knights of Columbus Post No. 2345 Basement, 2 Bellmore St., Floral Park, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 12: St. Pius X Church Madonna Hall Kitchen, 270 Washington Ave., Plainview, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, December 16: Northwell Health I-Park Center Hallway 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 16: Sponsored by Legislator Tom McKevitt at the North Bellmore Library Community Room, 1551 Newbridge Rd., North Bellmore, from 12:30 p.m. to 06:30 p.m.

Friday, December 17: Sponsored by Legislator Josh Lafazan at the Oyster Bay Fire Department Meeting Room, 188 South St., Oyster Bay, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 18: In Honor of Aliyah Petrone at Marjorie Post Park Community Center Room A & B, 451 Unqua Rd,, Massapequa, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 19: Bayville Fire Department Meeting Room, 258 Bayville Ave., Bayville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 19: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, December 20: Town Of Oyster Bay Athletic Center Community Room/Gym, 167 South Broadway, Hicksville, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Monday, December 20: Lee Road Elementary School All Purpose Room, 901 Lee Rd., Wantagh, from 4 to 8:30 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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