Calendar of Events From February 16 to 28

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

Wednesday, February 16

Target Rock Bird Walk

North Shore Audubon Society Wednesday leaderless walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge, 12 Target Rock Rd., Lloyd Harbor.

Women and Monsters

Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff in the monster classic. (Wikipedia Commons)

The Cinema Arts Center hosts this live Zoom lecture at 7 p.m. by costume designer and fashion historian Jolene Marie Richardson. Description: “Take a deeper look at the women and monsters of Universal Classic Horror. How costuming shapes our perception of these women and their status in 1930’s Hollywood, the idea of what it is to be ‘monstrous feminine.’ I will be taking you through Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931), The Mummy (1932), and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). How these films laid the foundation for the future of horror movies, the places for women in the genre, and more. You can currently see Richardson’s work on The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs streaming now on Shudder. She is the creator of Hanging by a Thread blog, a closer look at the designers and horror threads that have shaken us to our core, and she is the co-host of the To Dye For! Podcast, a costuming in horror podcast through the feminist lens.” Cost is $10 for non-members. Get link at https://cinemaartscentre.org.

Book Club Discussion

The Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center (HMTC) Louis Posner Memorial Library Book Club will discuss Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower from 1 to 2 p.m. The novel tells the story of a member of the SS who seeks forgiveness on his deathbed from a concentration camp prisoner and the struggle the prisoner faces between compassion and justice, silence and truth. The HMTC is at 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. Register at www.hmtcli.org.

Social Media Phenom

At 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, hosts Trey Kennedy. Description: “The Oklahoman never expected to enter the entertainment industry. While attending college at Oklahoma State University, Trey found fame on the mobile app Vine, amassing more than 2.5 million followers. He was a top creator on the app for more than three years and, through this experience, discovered a passion for entertainment. Trey has now continued his social media success on platforms such as Instagram and Facebook where he has a combined 10+ million followers. He hopes to continue creating an array of entertaining content in order to deliver some joy where it’s needed. Trey is currently creating content and podcasts across his social media while traveling the road performing for sold out crowds everywhere.” Standard tickets start at $59. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Virtual Wellness

Join the Landmark on Main Street for another Wellness Wednesday featuring the author of Stepping Inside, Shaleen Makhijani-Shivdasani, aka “Serene Shaleen”. Description: “This one-hour event will share book highlights, self-care tips, easy tools to begin your spiritual practice and finish with a guided meditation. Stepping Inside is a daily inspirational journey of spiritual strengthening utilizing emotional growth. The thoughts and acronyms help you observe, reflect, and perhaps transform the reader’s way of thinking. The messages are positive, affirming, loving, and full of hope. Each day provides a morning and evening meditation designed to help you realize your true potential as a spiritual being having human characteristics. Let the readings inspire positive thinking. Let a path of positive thoughts lead you to positive words and actions. Visit http://www.sereneshaleen.com. Wellness Wednesdays is a part of Landmark’s signature Conversations from Main Street. Register at https://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Conversations in Coe Hall

The Planting Fields Foundation presents “Our Truth—The Power and Resilience of African Americans on the Gold Coast,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Description: “Led by Denise Evans-Sheppard, director of the Oyster Bay Historical Society, in honor of Black History Month. Denise will share the deep-rooted history of local African Americans and highlight their contributions to our North Shore community. This conversation will celebrate the resilience of African Americans and reveal the influence of Black culture on the history of the Gold Coast.” General admission is $25, students, $12. Planting Fields Arboretum is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay.


Thursday, February 17

Book and Author

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents a webinar from 6 to 7 p.m. with author Michael S. Neiberg on his book, When France Fell: The Vichy Crisis and the Fate of the Anglo-American Alliance. Description: “The award-winning author and historian will talk about his recent book, and discuss what FDR’s Secretary of War Henry Stimson claimed was the ‘most shocking single event’ of World War II. The book, which the Wall Street Journal described as a ‘mesmerizing account,’ takes the reader through the Nazi invasion and the subsequent decision by the United States to work with Vichy France despite its pro-Nazi tendencies. This program is held in conjunction with The Dolphin Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Port Washington since 1946.” Order the book at http://www.thedolphinbookshop.com. Register at www.hmtcli.org.

Whiskey Myers

Texas rockers take the stage at 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Rd., Westbury. Description: “Hit No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart with breakout third album Early Morning Shakes, which earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. The band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, Mud, which finds the band scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets from $39.50 to $59.50. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Virtual Brown Bag Lecture

A live talk via Zoom from 1 to 2 p.m. hosted by the Nassau County Museum of Art. Description: “Grab your lunch and join Museum Docent Riva Ettus in her popular lecture of the museum’s exhibition, ‘Songs Without Words: The Art of Music.’ Participants are invited to ask questions at the end of the program.” Free for members, $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for this program. A zoom link will be shared by email to registrants within 24 hours prior to the start of the program. Virtual Programs are sponsored by the Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation. Register for Zoom link here.

Eye on Dance

At 7 p.m., the North Shore Historical Museum presents this one hour screening of clips from Eye on Dance, a dance television series that aired on PBS from 1981 to 2004. Recently designated “An Irreplaceable National Dance Treasure”, EOD celebrates dance’s irreverence, complexity and diversity through lively interviews and performance excerpts. Celia Ipotis, creator/producer/host of Eye on Dance, will narrate the clips and entertain questions at the end. Virtual only. Get link at https://northshorehistoricalmuseum.org/events.


Friday, February 18

Polish Philharmonic

The Tilles Center presents the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. The program includes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven: Symphony No. 5. Description: “The orchestra was founded in December 1944. Its beginnings go back to numerous chamber and solo concerts given by musicians who after World War II established ties within Poland. The repertoire and artistic considerations, as well as the joy of making music together, led to a premiere chamber music concert, held on Feb. 10, 1945 in the hall of the Music Society. This concert gave the impulse to extend the orchestra and a classical music gala was held on May 18 of the same year—which was at the same time the first symphony concert in postwar Poland.” Tickets from $40 to $80. Proof of vaccination and other COVID regulations apply. The venue is at 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office at 516-299-3100.

Howard Jones

The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, presents the English pop star at 8 p.m. Description: “The Howard Jones Acoustic Trio is an intimate stripped-down trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Featuring Howard on electric piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltrey, Dave Stewart, Fish) on acoustic guitar and Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones) on chapman stick, these shows deliver a fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits. These shows also provide the opportunity for the audience to hear first-hand about the inspiration behind Howard’s beloved material as well as stories from his touring career.” Tickets $25 to $55. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Romare Bearden Part III

The Hofstra University Museum of Art (HUMA) will host this virtual program from 3 to 4 p.m. The third in a series about the famous African American artist. Description: “HUMA is partnering with the EFA Robert Blackburn Studio for a virtual demonstration that explores Bearden’s printmaking process. The Studio will also explain the history of Blackburn and Bearden’s collaboration.” Admission is free. Advance registration is required:


Saturday, February 19

Jersey Shore On Long Island

“It’s Happening With Snooki and Joey” comes to the Paramount, 370 New York Av., Huntington, at 8 p.m. Description: “Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi from The Jersey Shore and her gay best friend and makeup artist, Joey Camasta, hosted their podcast ‘It’s Happening’ live for the first time on Looped to chit chat, play games, and get wasted on stage with their fans in real time. The iconic duo boarded the hot mess express for a long night ahead with plenty of Coppola wine by their side, and they kicked off the night with a game of guess the vocabulary, where they included a glossary on screen to decode their hilarious lingo for fans. They explained the backstory of some of their favorite catch phrases and words they’ve made up together during their friendship, which they continued to use in conversation throughout the show.” Tickets $25 to $49.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

The Price Is Right Live

At 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Road, Westbury. Description: “Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to you, along with the chance to win a share of the more than $12 million in cash and fabulous prizes we’ve given away! Alongside our Celebrity Host, randomly-selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat. Generations of fans all across America have made The Price is Right Live™ the perfect family entertainment experience. And the next contestant might be you.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets start at $51. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their antics to the UBS Arena. (Wikepedia Commons CC BY 2.0)

Will entertain at 2 and 7 p.m. at the UBS Arena. Description: “The Harlem Globetrotters are worldwide icons, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters represent 90-plus years of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game. They have entertained more than 148 million fans in 123 countries and territories worldwide, introducing many to the sport of basketball. The team are pioneers in popularizing the slam dunk, the fast break, the forward and point guard positions, and the figure-eight weave. In 2010, the Globetrotters also introduced the first-ever 4-point shot, a shot located 30 feet from the basket–almost 7 feet beyond the NBA’s three-point arc. In 1948 and 1949, the Globetrotters stunned the world by twice defeating the world champion Minneapolis Lakers of the NBA. The Globetrotters were socially influential and quickly became recognized as the world’s best basketball team, showing that African-Americans could excel on a professional level. The victories over the Lakers accelerated the integration of the NBA, as Globetrotter Nathaniel ‘Sweetwater’ Clifton became the first African-American player to sign an NBA contract when he joined the famed New York Knicks in 1950.” Tickets start at $29. The UBS Arena is at 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.

Adelphi Does Sondheim

At 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “Adelphi Performing Arts students sing a selection of popular Broadway show tunes as they celebrate the career of the late Stephen Sondheim. From West Side Story to Sunday in the Park with George to Company and more, the treasures of his career will come to life onstage in this popular musical revue.” The Poole Family Broadway Series at the Adelphi PAC is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole. Also on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. COVID restrictions apply. Tickets are $25/regular, $23/seniors 60-plus, $20/Adelphi alumni. Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Sailor’s Valentine Workshop

Drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. at the the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Did you know that whalers often brought home a special souvenir for their loved ones called a Sailor’s Valentine? Identify different shells that inspired these beautiful works of art and design a Sailor’s Valentine for yourself or a loved one.” Admission plus $10/non-member participant. Register at https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.html or call 631-367-3418.

Camellia Festival

Spring comes early to Planting Fields with its Camellia Festival.(Beverly Buckley | Pixabay)

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “The festival takes place in the stunning Camellia greenhouse, which was a collaborative design between Lowell & Sargent and the Olmsted Brothers. Enjoy live musical performances as you take in the blooming glory of Camellia sinensis and learn from experts about its unique botanical history, ecological significance, and enduring charm. The festival continues inside Coe Hall where you and your family can enjoy a variety of activities from floral arrangement demos, watercolor crafting, face painting, and open house tours.” Admission to Greenhouse is free, but pre-registration for timed entry prior to arriving is required. Admission to Coe Hall is $15 for non-members. Register here.

Frankie Avalon

At 8 p.m. at the Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. Description: “The original Teen Idol and Teen Angel in “Grease”-one of the great multi-talented performers of our time. From his legendary movie career to Top 40 music hits, Frankie’s legacy can be seen everywhere.” Tickets: $65, $79, $89. This is a row seating event. Cabaret tables are available in the balcony. There will be no food served at this event. Beverages will be available for purchase at the bar. Proof of vaccination required. For tickets visit www.suffolktheater.com or call 631-727-4343.


Sunday, February 20

Backyard Birding Tour

From 9 to 10 a.m. at the Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “Tour the grounds of Planting Fields in partnership with the Theodore Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary and their expert guides. Spot and learn about local birds while helping scientists collect data during the National Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count.” Free, but register here.

James Hunter Six

James Hunter, at right, is one of England’s most acclaimed blues singers. (Landmark on Main Street)

At 7 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Over the span of 30 years, he’s worked on the railway, busked in the streets of London, provided backup vocals and guitar for Van Morrison, played clubs and theaters all over the world, written scores of original songs, and recorded some of the most original and honest rhythm & soul albums of the last two decades. By 2006, Hunter was recognized with nominations for a GRAMMY® Award (‘Best Traditional Blues Album’ for People Gonna Talk (Rounder) and an American Music Award (‘Best New/Emerging Artist’). He and his band then hit the road for a decade of extensive touring and recorded critically-acclaimed studio albums—The Hard Way (Hear Music), Minute by Minute (Fantasy), Hold On! (Daptone), Whatever it Takes (Daptone). By 2016, Mojo magazine had crowned him ‘The United Kingdom’s Greatest Soul Singer.’ The James Hunter Six are back with another sublime offering of no nonsense rhythm and blues. Recorded and produced by Bosco Mann, Nick of Time is a shining example of how a master songsmith can continually draw fresh water from a bottomless well.” Media Partner WFUV Public Radio. COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $39 to $49. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Kevin James

The Paramount Comedy Series presents the comic, with special guest Chris Roach, at 7 p.m. Description: “James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. James also starred in and executive produced the sitcom Kevin Can Wait for Sony Television and CBS. His comedy specials have run on HBO and Netflix, and his movies include Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 & 2, Zookeeper, and Here Comes The Boom. James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. He starred in the feature True Memoirs of an International Assassin for Netflix in 2016. In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House and the Hotel Transylvania franchise for Sony Pictures Animation.” Tickets $69.50 to $99.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Falling In Love With Wildlife

From 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Description: “Join Sweetbriar staff and volunteers for an afternoon of close encounters with wildlife. Meet some of Sweetbriar’s cute and loveable animals, play an animal matching game in honor of Valentine’s Day, and create a craft to remember the day. There will be many photo opportunities.” Admission is $10/children and $5/adults. Register at www.sweetbriarnc.org or call 631-979-6344.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Hosted by the North Shore Land Alliance from 9 to 10 a.m. at Shore Road Sanctuary, 95 Shore Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. Join leader Gwen Ugan and the winter waterfowl survey team. Dress warmly, and don’t forget your binoculars and field guides if you have them. You will be part of a global movement to better understand how birds are doing. This event is free of charge, but advanced registration is required. Events are subject to change. Please check the website for updates. For more information, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org. Register at www.northshorelandalliance.org.

Artist in the Gallery: Andrew Sendor

From 3 to 4 p.m. at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn. Free with admission. Description: “The magical realism of Andrew Sendor’s paintings stems from a cinematic approach to the subject of music. Join this innovative talent for insights into the translation of ideas between music and painting.” Register here.

Four C Notes Do Four Seasons

The Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at temple Emanuel in Great Neck hosts a virtual concert from 3 to 4:30 p.m. featuring “The Four C Notes,” recreating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They are are the Midwest’s only tribute group and were created by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago’s long-running production of the Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys. The 90-minute show features everyone’s favorite hits: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Workin’ My Way Back To You (Babe),” “Let’s Hang On,” “Oh, What A Night (December 1963)” and many more. Dressed in matching vintage outfits, with smart 50s/60s-guy-group-inspired moves and Coppola’s legitimate, in-depth knowledge of this music, the Four C Notes give an authenticity to their performance that similar tribute groups simply cannot match. This concert is funded by the Kisner-Levien Families in memory of Donna Levien. Registration for this virtual event is $10. To purchase a ticket after Feb. 20 at 2 p.m., call 516-482-5701. The show will be available for viewing through March 1. Ticket information at www.scwculturalarts.org/sunday-series.

Cold Spring Harbor Hike

The Long Island Greenbelt Conference hosts a Cold Spring Harbor Hills to Stillwell Lane hike at 9:30 a.m. The hike is 4.8 miles, moderate-to-fast pace, and hilly. For information call Tammy, 631-896-1409, between 6-9 p.m. Description: “This section of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail has some nice hills to make sure we get a great workout. We’ll head to Rte 108 and cross to Stillwell Lane then turn around and return using the same route, stopping for a short snack break at the bench on the way back. The winter views of the harbor along the way are gorgeous. Bring water and trail snacks. A hiking pole is recommended. Heavy rain or snow cancels, light rain or snow does not; call morning of hike if unsure. Directions: We’ll meet at the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead on Harbor Road (NY 25A) in Cold Spring Harbor, in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.” Sign up at https://www.meetup.com/Long-Island-Greenbelt-Hikes/

Point Lookout Town Park Bird Walk

Hosted by the South Shore Audubon Society. Walk starts at 9 a.m. and there is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required. Directions: From the Southern State Parkway, exit onto the Meadowbrook State Parkway south. Exit from the Meadowbrook at Loop Parkway (just before the Jones Beach toll booths) toward Point Lookout. The Loop Parkway ends west of Point Lookout at Lido Boulevard. Continue straight across Lido Boulevard into Point Lookout Park. Travel past the ticket booths and curve left into the very large parking lot on the south side of the park. Park in the southeast corner, closest to the private homes of the village of Point Lookout and the beach. We will walk east along the beach toward Jones Inlet. After returning to the parking lot, we will drive west on Lido Boulevard to Lido Beach Passive Nature Preserve on the north side of Lido Boulevard to walk through the bay marsh.


Monday, February 21

The Search for Life on Mars

The Perseverance Rover is searching for signs of life on the Red Planet. (Cradle of Aviation Museum)

The Cradle of Aviation Museum will present this livestream from 2 to 3 p.m. Description: “The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is searching for signs of ancient microbial life, which will advance NASA’s quest to explore the past habitability of Mars. Join Brad Garczynski, collaborator on the science team interpreting the findings of Perseverance, and attempting to identify biosignatures in the ancient lakebed of the Jezero crater. Learn about his work in this 60-minute online presentation.” The event will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. If you would like to ask a question or interact, register in advance here.

Dua Lipa

The English pop star and three-time Grammy winner and multiple-platinum seller takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets start at $39. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.


Tuesday, February 22

Bird and Bogs

The North Shore Audubon Society presents a Zoom presentation, “Birds and Bogs: Climate Change and Life at the Edge of the Boreal,” by Michale Glennon from 7 to 9 p.m. Description: “New York’s Adirondack Park is a breeding ground for numerous migratory bird species, many declining. A unique component of the Adirondacks are the birds inhabiting the boreal peatlands. Climate change is now widely recognized as a major threat to biodiversity. As the southern range extent for this ecosystem type and many of its avian inhabitants, the park is a valuable location to monitor changes in bird populations. Findings from long-term monitoring of boreal birds in the Adirondacks suggests their responses to climate change may be mediated by land use patterns, highlight the importance of a patchy habitat distribution, and raise important implications for conservation strategies. Michale is the Science Director for the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute, where she serves a leading role in the ecological research conducted in the Adirondacks. Her research includes the intersection between land use management and ecological integrity, focused on the impacts of low density, exurban development. She has also worked on impacts of ski area development on Bicknell’s thrush, a migrant of high conservation priority, on the effects of recreation patterns on birds and mammals, and understanding the lowland boreal birds in the Adirondack Park and the potential impacts of climate change. Michale serves on the advisory boards of multiple organizations. She lives in Ray Brook with her husband Scott, as well as two teenagers, two horses, two goats, and one cat.” Zoom registration link here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Edward Everett Horton

Dad’s Choice is one of the newly-restored movies starring Edward Everett Horton. (Cinema Arts Centre)

A livestreaming “Anything But Silent” event presented by Cinema Arts Centre. This program is streaming live only once at 7 p.m. Admission is non-refundable/non-exchangeable. Featuring live piano accompaniment by Ben Model from home. Description: “Edward Everett Horton is remembered today for his fussy on-screen character in Hollywood sound films such as Top Hat (1935) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and as the narrator of Fractured Fairytales from the Bullwinkle animated series. Horton’s early film career as a silent slapstick comedian is almost entirely unknown, despite having appeared in dozens of silent comedies in the 1920s. These culminated in eight starring two-reelers made at the tail end of the silent era, and were produced by no less than Harold Lloyd. The Edward Everett Horton comedy shorts have not been seen by the general public in 95 years, and have recently been digitally restored by Ben Model’s Undercrank Productions from 35mm camera negatives preserved by the Library of Congress. Three of these hilarious, unseen gems will be presented in this program: Find the King (1927), Scrambled Weddings (1928) and Dad’s Choice (1928).” This program may be streamed on a computer, mobile device, or a smart TV with an HDMI cable connection. Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984 and the CAC since 2006. Since March 2020, Ben has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Click here to visit Ben’s YouTube page. Click here for tickets.


Wednesday, February 23

Planting Fields Bird Walk

The North Shore Audubon Society leaderless walk will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay.

Tool

At 7:30 p.m., the UBS Arena presents the American rock band from Los Angeles. According to Wikipedia, “Tool has won four Grammy Awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums topping the charts in several countries.” The arena is at 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Tickets start at $59. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.

Prolific Songwriter

Patricia Shi will entertain on Feb. 23. (Martin Stone)

The Landmark on Main Street presents a free Afternoon T.E.A. event at 2 p.m.: “Songs for the Heart, Mind & Funny Bone with Patricia Shih. Description: “Shih performs her original ‘folk-fusion’ music that will leave you laughing, thinking and feeling deeply. Some songs are audience participation; all delve into the human condition, reaching for the common thread that runs through humanity. Most of all, her powerful music leaves her audiences feeling uplifted. These songs are truly for the heart, mind and funny bone. Pete Seeger said of Patricia: ‘…a very prolific, wonderful songwriter. I’m a lucky musician to live long enough to see people like you coming along.’ Shih has written over 250 songs and recorded nine albums. She performed extensively, appearing on TV and radio, in clubs, concert halls, schools, libraries and major music festivals. She has appeared in concert with Pete Seeger, Bonnie Raitt, Richie Havens, David Bromberg, Tom Chapin, Livingston Taylor, Odetta, Billy Bragg, Janis Ian, Michelle Shocked and Peter Yarrow, among others. Patricia is also an award-winning painter, glass artist and filmmaker. Visit www.patriciashih.com.” Enjoy in person in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington or visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org for livestream link. COVID restrictions apply and proof of vaccination required. Series underwritten by funding support from by New York Community Bank Foundation.

African American Liberators

Webinar hosted from 11 a.m. to noon by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center. Description: “In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Thorin Tritter, the museum and programming director, will talk about several images in HMTC’s galleries that show African American soldiers. These photographs capture some of the 1.5 million African Americans who served during WWII, fighting the Nazis and their racial ideology, even while Jim Crow laws and segregation remained in force back home in the United States. Dr. Tritter will discuss the Double V campaign and the fight for freedom overseas and at home.” Register at www.hmtcli.org.


Thursday, February 24

Aliens Helping Allies

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County hosts Beverly Eddy, author of Ritchie Boy Secrets: How a Force of Immigrants and Refugees Helped Win World War II. Description:”A program about the ‘Alien”’ soldiers at Camp Ritchie who helped the Allies win World War II. Professor Eddy will speak about the anti-Semitism and racism that some of the men faced, the training that was offered at Camp Ritchie, and the performance of the men in the field and after the war. This program is held in conjunction with The Dolphin Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Port Washington since 1946.” Order the book at http://www.thedolphinbookshop.com. Register at www.hmtcli.org.

Classic Southern Rock

38 Special takes the stage at the Paramount, 370 New York Av., Huntington, at 8 p.m. Description: “After more than four decades together, 38 Special continues to bring a signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.” Tickets $29.50 to $79.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Wednesday/Thursday, February 23/24

Snow Globe Family Workshop

Drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. at the the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Celebrate the wonder of arctic whales in this drop-in workshop. Use clay, glitter, and other materials to design and create a wintry whale scene inside of a shimmering snow globe.” Recommended for ages 5-plus. Admission plus $10/non-member participant. Register at https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.html or call 631-367-3418.


Friday, February 25

Owls And Night Hike

From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Meet and learn about the center’s resident owls. Walk leaders will not be calling owls on this walk. Dress warmly, wear bug spray, and bring a flashlight just in case. Open to families with children ages 5 years and up. Cost is $15 per person. Register at www.sweetbriarnc.org or call 631-979-6344.

Romare Bearden: Part IV

The Hofstra University Museum of Art (HUMA) will host this virtual program from 3 to 4 p.m. The fourth in a series about the famous African American artist. Description: “Virtual Family Art Activity: Creating Personal Narrative Through Collage.” Viewers will participate in a hands-on virtual art experience led by a Museum Educator. Admission is free. Advance registration is required. Register here.

Friday Night Face Off

Starts at 10:30 a.m. downstairs at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. Description: “Long Island’s longest running Improv Comedy Show, called ‘Really Funny,’ ‘Quick Witted’ and a ‘Late-night Hit!’ by the New York Times. Using audience suggestions, FNFO pits two teams of improvisers against each other in an all-out championship. Think ‘Whose Line Is It, Anyway?’ on about a dozen Redbulls and completely uncensored.” No drink minimum. Recommended for audiences 16 and up, due to adult content. Tickets are $15 at the door only.

Journey

The classic rock band brings its “Freedom Tour 2022” to the UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Toto. Tickets start at $43.50. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.


Saturday/Sunday • February 26/27

Twice

The Korean group Twice has been selling out arenas on their current tour. (Wikepedia CC-BY-4.0)

Korean pop group brings its Twice 4th World Tour “III” tour to the UBS Arena. 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Most of the Saturday show seems sold out and resale tickets start at more than $100. Sunday tickets start at $86. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.


Saturday, February 26

Rick Springfield

Performs at 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Av., Huntington. Description: “Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including ‘Jessie’s Girl,’ he’s also an accomplished actor who has starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama True Detective, and earned great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer on the CW hit Supernatural.” Tickets $39.50 to $59.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Yoga and Meditation

Enjoy a morning of mindfulness in from 8 to 9 a.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum’s Coe Hall with a yoga and meditation class led by Oyster Bay Yoga. Please bring your own class material with you, with masks and distancing mandatory. Cost is $10 for members, $18 for non-members.

David Broza & Trio Havana

David Broza is an eclectic musician and has incorporated music from around the world into his shows. (Wikepedia CC-BY-2.0)

At 8 p.m. at Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world. In his new show, ‘From Haifa to Havana,’ Broza brings a unique Cuban twist to his hit songs through a collaboration with Trio Havana, masters of the Afro-Cuban sound. Introduced by flutist Itai Kriss, Broza first met Trio Havana at a private event in New York and was stunned by their versatility. By the end of the evening they were jamming together and found a special magnetism in the sweeping rhythms. Combining the Cuban sound with Broza’s Spanish guitar and songs sung in Spanish, Hebrew and English proved a rich common ground that connected naturally. Six months after meeting, Broza and Trio Havana began touring the US. The result has been pure magic: every show is a mystery, a dance and romance expressed through pulsing rhythms and sweet melodies, resulting in uplifting, energetic performances that leave audiences delighted and exhilarated.” Visit davidbroza.net. Sponsored by Maureen & Joe Wekselblatt with Media Partner WFUV Public Radio. Non-Friends tickets range from $31 to $51. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Iranian Superstar

At 8 p.m. at the Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Description: “Dr. Shahkar Bineshpajooh learned to play the guitar, piano, and drums without formal instruction. He was the youngest student accepted into any doctorate program in Iran and received his doctorate in Human Geography (Urban Planning) with highest honors. While at university, he began to produce albums of music and collections of poetry, which achieved great success. Shahkar immigrated to the United States in 2012. The U.S. granted him an Einstein visa, recognizing him as a person of extraordinary ability due to his many accomplishments as an artist and academic. Shahkar has brought his unique, anti-regime view of Iranian culture to the U.S. by continuing to compose music and poetry. He and his 200-piece orchestra have sold out concerts all over the world. Shahkar has collaborated with many renowned artists, including Andrea Bocelli and Ricky Martin.” Tickets from $75 to $200. Proof of vaccination and other COVID regulations apply. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office at 516-299-3100.

Guided Nature Walk

From 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Description: “Join us for this bi-monthly series of themed walks as we explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment. Our expert guides, environmental educator Hildur Palsdottir and Port Washington Monarch Alliance Founder David Jakim, bring a range of perspectives for each outdoor adventure.” Fees are $15 per adult, $5 per child for non-members, includes parking. Pay at the gatehouse. Call 516-571-7901 or visit www.andspointpreserveconservancy.org.

Pirate’s Gold

Presented at 2 p.m. by the North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen St., Glen Cove. Description: “Pirate’s Gold is story of a great American fortune and heirs who inherited more money than was good for them. Henry Huttleston ‘Hell-Hound’ Rogers helped build Standard Oil into the world’s largest oil company, gaining renown as a notorious Wall Street ‘pirate.’ After he died, his children inherited $49 million—billions in today’s money. None of his descendants lived so large as Rogers’ son, Colonel Henry Rogers Jr., and his two children, Millicent and Harry. During the 1920s, the public was fascinated by the saga of Millicent’s ill-fated marriage to Count Salm, the Austrian tennis champion with matinee idol good looks. In the 1930s Harry’s involvement in the death of an actress at a drunken party was front page news in every city in the country. Pirate’s Gold looks beneath the headlines to uncover the roots of these stories: the struggles over money and love, and the difficulties of living up to one’s famous family name. Andrew Coe gives the inside story of the rise and fall of the Coe family who built the magnificent Planting Fields.” Cost is $15. Visit nshmgc.org or call 516-801-1191.

Port Washington Sunsets

From noon to 3 p.m. at wit & whim, 6 Carlton Ave., Port Washington, Description: “Port Washington resident Jeff Stone—@jeffstonephotography—has captured photos of over 3,000 ever-changing, local sunsets in his new book, Goodnight Port! Sunsets of Manhasset Bay. Meet the photographer behind these breathtaking images. A portion of book sales will go to project Help Long Island, providing education & resources for mental health and substance abuse awareness.” For info contact Krissy or Jacquelyn at 516-944-9200.

Deer Detectives

From 10:30 a.m. to noon at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum, West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, Description: “Where have all the deer gone? Expand your deer knowledge indoors as we explore the ways of the white-tailed deer. Outdoors we will become deer detectives and search for the clues that the deer have left behind.” Reservations are required and will be taken two weeks prior to the program. Space is limited. Call 631-265-1054 for reservations.


Sunday, February 27

Colin Quinn: The Last Best Hope Tour

At 7 p.m. at the Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “In a society where there are too many voices, Colin Quinn offers up his voice as the only one that needs to be heard. The comedian, actor and author has become one of the most beloved voices in comedy, with a focus often on the roller coaster ride that American politics and culture has historically been. His beloved commentary on news headlines dates back to his popular 1990s run hosting ‘Weekend Update’ on NBC’s iconic Saturday Night Live and as host of Comedy Central’s classic fan favorite series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. His HBO Max special Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show premiered on Nov. 12, 2020. Part documentary and part standup showcase, Colin headlines and directs the hour, which is a time capsule of standup during the first year of the pandemic, Colin Quinn & Friends documents what live entertainment was at that moment and how those conditions affected the art form. In addition to his special, Quinn released his new book Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the Fifty States in 2020. The book was included in NPR’s Favorite Books of 2020. His most recent one-man show, Red State Blue State, received acclaim and is currently streaming on Netflix. It followed the wildly successful off-Broadway run of Colin Quinn: The New York Story, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, which garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination.” The Landmark Laughs Series is sponsored by Michelle Schimel & David Leiman, NY Metro Parents/Long Island Parent. Non-Friends tickets from $38 to $48. COVID restrictions apply and proof of vaccination required.Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Mill Pond Park Bird Walk

Hosted by the South Shore Audubon Society. Walk starts at 9 a.m. and there is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. The park is four blocks west of the Wantagh State Parkway.

Winter Walk

At 11 a.m., walk through the fields at Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd., Old Bethpage. Free to the public, no registration required. Even in the depths of winter, there’s still no much to see.

Maestro Talks Beethoven

Gain insight into the music of Beethoven. (Public Domain)

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents a lecture and musical performance, Maestro David Bernard on Beethoven, from 3 to 4 p.m. Description: “Maestro David Bernard takes us deep into the creative process that enabled Beethoven to rise to even greater heights after the onset of deafness, featuring brilliant examples of the power of music to take visual shape in the mind. Illustrated with passages from Beethoven’s works, this behind-the-curtain peek inside the making of masterpieces will change the way you enjoy classical music forever.” Free for members, $20 for non-members. Seating is limited. Register in advance at www.nassaumuseum.org. The museum is One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338.

Little Drones

The Vaughn College UAV Club presents “Tiny Whoop Celebration Day” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City. Description: “Celebrate #thefutureisnow with a day dedicated to drones. Activities include: “How to” workshops–bring in your own drone and learn all the basics needed to fly like a professional • Drone demonstrations in the Atrium • Tiny Whoop Bullseye–see if you can take off and land on target • Real-time drone footage of the museum and surrounding area on large screen TVs. But what is a “tiny whoop”? Tiny whoops are micro-drones and they’re taking flight clubs by storm. The pilot flies their drone through a series of obstacles…all able to be viewed in real-time for visitors.” Free with museum admission, adults, $16, children/seniors, $14. Visit www.cradleofaviation.org or call 516-572-4066.


Monday, February 28

Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureate in Economics Joseph Stiglitz will appear virtually in a program hosted by Adelphi University. (Wikepedia CC-BY-2.0)

Adelphi University presents “Universities, the Enlightenment, and Rising Standards of Living,” with Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. This virtual program will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Description: “The Enlightenment represented a revolution in how we saw the world: Science gave us new tools to understand the universe around us, and advances in what came to be called the social sciences provide new insights into political, economic, and social organization. Underlying both were fundamental notions of truth and knowledge and how it could be ascertained. In turn, these advances provided the foundations for rising standards of living, improved health, and increasing longevity. Universities have played a central role in creating and disseminating knowledge and in enhancing our understanding of what is knowledge. Unfortunately, these advances and the institutions which promote them are now under challenge, threatening the future well-being of our society and advances in knowledge and standards of living. It is important to know why that is so and what can be done about it.”
The Q&A will be moderated by Vincent Wang, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the event is sponsored by the Mary Louise Buchanan Lecture endowment.
Stiglitz serves as the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and is the chief economist of the Roosevelt Institute. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university’s highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz’s work focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy. Register here.

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Ongoing

February Break for Art

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents three days of art making for families on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 22-24. Session 1 is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session 2: is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Manes Art & Education Center. Description: “Three days of art making inspired by the art on view in the museum’s current exhibition, ‘Songs Without Words: The Art of Music.’ A different project will be offered every day. Adults, become a member and save on your ticket price.” Tickets for each session are $20/adults, $10/children. COVID restrictions. Pre-registration is required. For inquiries about this program, email artclasses@nassaumuseum.org. Register here.

Another View of Hubble

At the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles LIndbergh Boulevard, 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.” Museum & Planetarium show combo is adults, $21, children (2-12)/seniors 62-plus, $19. Museum galleries only is adults, $16, children/seniors, $14. Planetarium show only, adults, $10, children/seniors, $9. Visit www.cradleofaviation.org or call 516-572-4066.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Take part in the annual bird count the weekend of Feb. 18.
(Gerhard Janson | Pixabay)

Hosted by the Planting Fields Arboretum from Friday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. to Monday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. Description: “This nationwide effort asks local communities to aid local bird populations by spending time outdoors, counting, and submitting findings. Your participation gives scientists the data they need to protect dwindling local species. Planting Fields’s 409 acres of protected land is perfect for spotting local birds, especially in the Carl F. Wedell Bird Sanctuary. While birding, also enjoy The Great Bird Blind Debate, featuring installations by the renowned artists Mark Dion and David Brooks. Birding guides will be available in our Visitor Center and Welcome Pavilion. Share your photos on social media using #PFBirdCount.” No registration required. Planting Fields Arboretum is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Musical presented by Theatre Three from Feb. 19 to March 26. Written and created by Roger Bean; musical arrangements by Brian William Baker; orchestrations by Michael Borth; vocal arrangements by Roger Bean and Brian William Baker. Description: “This blast-from-the-past musical takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with over two dozen classic ‘50’s and ‘60’s hits including ‘Lollipop,’ ‘Dream Lover,’ ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Wedding Bell Blues,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ and many more. It will keep you smiling in this cotton-candy colored trip down memory lane. Tickets are $35/adults, $28/seniors (65-plus) and students (13-plus) and $20/children (5-12). Theatre Three is at 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. Visit https://theatrethree.com/ or call 631-928-9100.

Frozen Jr.

At the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Description: “When faced with danger, princesses Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. This enchanting musical features all of the memorable songs from the hit Disney film and will thaw even the coldest heart.” Sundays of Feb. 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays of Feb. 19 and 26 at 11 a.m. All tickets $20. Get tickets at www.engemantheater.com or call the box office at 631-261-2900.

Royal Princess Party

Children’s show at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown. From Saturday, Feb. 19 to Saturday, Feb. 26 at various times each day. Description: “Once a year, our favorite princesses travel from their kingdoms to get together and celebrate their stories. This year, they chose the Royal Kingdom of Smithtown as their meeting spot. Join our Royal Historians as they guide us through meeting each of the princesses, teaching the morals behind each of their stories and singing along to their favorite songs. Be sure to wear your best princess attire – this is going to be one party you don’t want to miss! You’ll love this heartwarming celebration filled with stories, songs and special guests. Our special surprises and magical touches make this show a royal treat.” All tickets $16. Visit www.smithtownpac.org or call 631-724-3700.

Self-Serve Family Crafts

Through Feb. 28 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop. Free with admission ($6 adults, $5 kids/seniors). Members free. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm. Call 631-367-3418.

Star Quest

Through Feb. 28 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. During gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.” For ages 5-plus. ​Admission plus $10 per participant; members $5 per participant. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm or call 631-367-3418.

Art of the Dogon

Through July 22 at the Hofstra University Museum of Art’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus on Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. Description: “Works by the Dogon people of Mali that are drawn from the museum’s extensive and highly regarded collection of African Art. The Dogon live in one of West Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, a row of cliffs known as the Bandiagara Escarpment, located in the central plateau region of Mali. Their complex mythology and sophisticated visual arts capture the imagination. The sculptures, masks, jewelry, and other works in the exhibition point to the significance of art in their daily life.” Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Admission is free.

Seashells

The Garvies Point Museum presents this exhibit of “nature’s inspired design.” The shells were donated to the museum by Henry Dwyer and Alfred Wu. The museum is at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Included with general admission, $5/adults, $3/children 5-12. Free for members. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.

Drawing Matters

Exhibit at the Hofstra University Museum of Art Emily Lowe Gallery through June 17. Description: “Drawing Matters explores the importance of drawing by hand in the current technological age where computer-aided design and photographic replication are so accessible. Cross-discipline by design, the exhibition includes drawings from the museum’s collection, botanical and scientific illustrations, and engineering and architectural drawings. The museum’s drawings range from the 18th to the 21st centuries and include a wide variety of styles from representational to abstract. The scientific illustrations will include taxonomic descriptions of species and how they are used in research and publication. Engineering and architectural sketches will be shown along with detailed plans, models, and/or photographs of completed projects.” Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus on Hempstead Turnpike.

Rock of Ages

At the John W. Engeman Theater through March 13. Description: “The five-time Tony Award®-nominated Broadway musical smash tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day—and the music. The electric score features all your favorite ’80s rock anthems and power ballads, including ‘Every Rose has its Thorn, ‘I Wanna Know What Love is,’ ‘Here I Go Again,’ and ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’and more.” Tickets are $75. Show time is 8 p.m. Saturday shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. the theater is at 250 Main St., Northport. Visit www.engemantheater.com or call 631-261-2900.

Landscape Master

The Heckscher Museum hosts “Richard Mayhew: Reinventing Landscape” through April 24. Description: “Born on Long Island in 1924, Richard Mayhew grew up in Amityville, where he formed a deep connection to the natural world. Featuring vibrant landscape paintings created over the last six decades, this exhibition places Mayhew’s paintings in the context of Long Island’s diverse cultural history. The show explores how the artist reinvented the genre of landscape painting to express his African American and Native American heritage. Mayhew uses evocative color and diffused form to convey emotion. He explains: ‘Desire, ambition, love, hate, fear—that’s my paintings.’” The museum is at 2 Prime Ave.,Huntington. Visit www.heckscher.org or call 631-380-3230.

Age of the Dinosaurs

Animatronic dinosaurs will be displayed at the Long Island Children’s Museum. (Contributed photo)

At the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Description: “Step back into the Mesozoic era and view dinosaurs in their natural habitats with the arrival of the Age of the Dinosaurs. Animatronic prehistoric creatures that look, move and make sounds as they did when they roamed the earth will be in residence at LICM through May 29. Visitors will have the chance to operate an animatronic T. rex using a remote control, discover fossils while digging through the sand, create their own fossil rubbings and take a photograph riding a Triceratops or inside the deadly jaws of a T. rex.” Check the calendar for free public programs that complement the exhibit experience throughout its run. Admission is $15, free for members. Visit www.licm.org or call 516-224-5800.

Intimate Apparel

Tickets are now available for the first show of The Eastline Theatre’s 2022 season, Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, presented weekends from Feb. 12 to 27. Directed by Sheilah Barksdale and Matt Rosenberg, the play is set in turn of the century New York City, and revolves around Esther, an African American seamstress blossoming into her own independence, woven with the story of her tender relationship with the Jewish man who sells her fabrics. The cast of Intimate Apparel features Brandon Jackson, Lee Kurfist, Magda Labonte-Blaise, Michelle Nielsen, Reggie Street and Elizabeth Tobio. Intimate Apparel will be performed at Lindenhurst’s BACCA Center, 149 North Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25, $20 for seniors. Get tickets at www.eastlinetheatre.org or call the box office at 516-749-5047.

Lizzie The Musical

Staged at Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. Description: “Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one. Lizzie is a four women fronting a six-piece rock band. Lizzie is Rage! Sex! Betrayal! Bloody Murder! Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering score with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart. Lizzie has swung her axe in over 60 cities in six countries in five languages across four continents and has been honored with dozens of awards including eight best musical awards.” Tickets $30. Visit www.madisontheatreny.org or call the box office at 516-323-4444.

Blood Drives

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

Wednesday, February 16: LIU Post End Zone and East/West Cafe, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 16: SUNY-Old Westbury Campus Center Atrium, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 17: Northwell Health I-Park, Center Hallway, 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m.

Sunday, February 20: Knights of Columbus Council No. 5001/Church of Saint Catherine of Sienna Gym, 33 New Hyde Park Rd., Franklin Square, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Sunday, February 20: Hemja Welfare Society, USA-LI at Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, February 21: Port Washington Fire Department Meeting Room, 12 Haven Ave., Port Washington, from 2:30 to 7 p.m.

Monday, February 21: Williston Park Fire Department Meeting Room 454 Willis Ave., Williston Park, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 22: Merrick Library Meeting Room, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, from noon to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 23: St. James Church/Knights of Columbus Council No. 5983 Delaney Hall/Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd,, Seaford, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Friday, February 25: Saw Mill Road PTA Gym, 2801 Saw Mill Rd., North Bellmore, from 2:30 to 7 p.m.

Friday, February 25: Nassau Masonic District Multi-Purpose Room, 28 Lincoln Ave., Rockville Centre, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, February 27: St. Edward the Confessor Church Holy Family Room, 205 Jackson Ave., Syosset, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Sunday, February 27: St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Appointments preferred. Donors will have their temperatures checked and must wear a face mask or covering. Other health conditions apply. Visit donate.nybc.org 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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