Calendar of Events From February 28 to March 13

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

Monday, February 28

Choral Rehearsals Begin

Rehearsals for the North Shore Community Chorus start Feb. 28. (Contributed Photo)

The North Shore Community Chorus (NSCC) welcomes choral singers to sing Franz Josef Haydn’s “The Creation.” Considered by many to be Haydn’s masterpiece, it celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Bible’s Book of Genesis and in John Milton’s Paradise Lost. The NSCC will perform the magnificent oratorio with professional soloists and orchestra on Saturday, June 11. Rehearsals begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Landing Elementary School auditorium, 60 Cody Avenue, Glenwood Landing. Bring proof of COVID vaccinations, plus booster, and a protective face mask. For information, call Stephen Goldstein, NSCC conductor and former NSHS choral director, at 631-683-5750.

Nobel Laureate Q&A

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: “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.


Tuesday, March 1

Daughtry

Daughtry brings his “The Dearly Beloved Tour” to the Paramount, 370 New York Av., Huntington at 7 p.m. Rescheduled from Nov. 17. Support bands for this Daughtry tour date will include Lyell as opener and Tremonti as direct support. Description: “Daughtry, one of the most visible and consistent Rock & Roll torchbearers of the 21st Century, has sold over 9 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide as well as selling out concerts across the globe. Their debut album, the self-titled Daughtry, was the top-selling album of 2007, producing four Top 20 Platinum-selling singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the fastest-selling rock debut album in Soundscan history. It was also nominated for four Grammy Awards and won four American Music Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards including Album of the Year. The subsequent albums, Leave This Town (2009), Break The Spell (2011), Baptized (2013) and Cage To Rattle (2018) were all certified Gold and placed in the top 10 in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. In 2020, Daughtry released their newest single, World On Fire, which marked their return to their rock roots and the top of the Rock Charts in the US.” Tickets start at $69.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.


Wednesday, March 2

Death of Intervention?

Hofstra University presents its International Scene Lecture, “The End of American Adventurism Abroad: A Discussion of Declining Public Support for U.S. Interventionism,” with Dr. Trita Parsi from 11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in a virtual format. Description: “Parsi, vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, is an award-winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign policy, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He has authored three books on US foreign policy in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Iran and Israel. In 2021, he was named by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the 50 most influential voices on foreign policy in Washington DC, and preeminent public intellectual Noam Chomsky calls Parsi ‘one of the most distinguished scholars on Iran.’” Presented by the Center for Civic Engagement’s Institute for Peace Studies, Hofstra Cultural Center and Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives. Register here. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link to join the event. For more information, please visit hofstra.edu/cce or email martin.melkonian@hofstra.edu.

Oscar Nominees: Short Films

Watch Oscar-nominated short films at the Manhasset Cinemas. (Wikepedia CC-BY-4.0)

At 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Manhasset Cinemas, 430 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “Gold Coast Arts and ShortsTV proudly presents the 2022 Oscar-nominated live action short films. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and are available in theaters for a limited time only. A perennial hit with Gold Coast International Film Festival audiences—join us as we watch and cast our votes for the Academy Award winner. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool). The 94th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 27—so tune in to see if your pick wins the Oscar. Ballots will be provided.” Proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry to all in-person screenings and encouraged inside the theater. The Live Action program has an R-rating. Children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. Get tickets at https://goldcoastarts.org/event/oscar-shorts-22-2/

Curator’s Corner

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents “A Wedding Dress from Pre-War Europe” in a livestream from 11 a.m. to noon. Description: “Museum and Programming Director Thorin Tritter discusses a wedding dress that was used in a wedding in Amsterdam in 1940, just before the Nazis invaded on May 10, and then carried from the Netherlands across the Atlantic to New York. The dress offers a window into the pre-war life of Jews in Amsterdam and the terror brought on by the Nazi attack.” Get link at https://www.hmtcli.org.

Award-Winning Author

Edwidge Danticat will speak at Hofstra University. (Wikipedia | Public Domain)

Hofstra University presents its 18th annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series with author Edwidge Danticat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus. Description: “Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; and Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami. Great Writers, Great Readings was launched by Hofstra University in recognition of the importance of writing and literature in a liberal arts education. The author also conducts a reading and book signing that is open to the public. Sometimes the authors use this forum as an opportunity to introduce new unpublished works. Sponsored by the Department of English in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center. Free and open to the public. Vaccination requirements. Register here. For more information, call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

Hear the unique vocal stylings of the Cowboy Junkies. (Landmark on Main Street)

Hosted at 7 p.m. by the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Sometimes revolutions begin quietly. In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise—and it was compelling. It stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that came to define the late ’80s. The now classic recording combined folk, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before and went on to sell more than a million copies. Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael’s lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has sparkled over the course of 26 albums. Unlike most long-lasting gr oups, Cowboy Junkies have never had a break up or taken a sanity-saving hiatus. There’s an appreciation of each other that keeps them constantly working.” Non-Friends tickets range from $48 to $68. COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.


Thursday, March 3

The Origins of Life

At 7 p.m., the Vanderbilt Museum’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport presents “Necessary Ingredients: Exploring the Origins of Life.” Description: “Dr. Tom Rice will explore one of astronomy’s most pressing issues—how the ingredients necessary for life, nitrogen and carbon, become part of terrestrial worlds like the Earth during planet formation. Astronomical disputes about the source of these elements follow from the observation that, because nitrogen carriers in the interstellar medium are extremely volatile, the building-blocks of terrestrial worlds should be extremely poor in nitrogen. Rice will examine how scientists have tried to respond to this problem and what their theories mean for our understanding of life. He will also share how the analysis of protostellar sources can provide useful clues in our attempts to solve this cosmic mystery. Rice, a Columbia University Science Fellow, is a visiting scientist at the American Museum of Natural History. A first-generation college student at Harvard University between 2008 and 2012, he received his PhD in astronomy in 2019 from the University of Michigan. An evening stargazing event will follow the lecture, weather permitting.” Cost for non-members is $15. Visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Book Discussion

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents a book discussion livestream from 6 to 7 p.m. Description: “New York Times bestselling author and historian Craig Shirley will draw from his new book, April 1945: The Hinge of History, to speak about the watershed events in the month of April 1945—the sudden death of President Roosevelt, Harry Truman’s rise to office, Adolph Hitler’s suicide, and the horrific discoveries of Dachau and Auschwitz—that collided and changed the face of the world forever. This program is held in conjunction with The Dolphin Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Port Washington since 1946.” Get link at https://www.hmtcli.org.

Advocacy and Policy

Hofstra University presents a 2022 Lives in Public Policy and Public Service Address, “How Can Political Advocacy Change Policy?” from 1 to 2:25 p.m. at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus. Description: “Featuring Etana Jacobi, (Hofstra ’12, Global Studies and Political Science), deputy political and legislative director, Communications Workers of America (IUE-CWA). The series invites speakers each academic year to share their journey into public service with faculty and students. The lecture series seeks to engage students who are keenly interested in pursuing their passion for public service and policymaking. Presented by the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs and the Public Policy and Public Service Program in conjunction with the The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency.” Free and open to the public. Vaccination requirements. Register here.


Friday, March 4

Marc Cohn

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. (Landmark on Main Street)

Presented at 8 p.m. by the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad ‘Walking in Memphis,’ Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak. In 2019, Cohn released a collaborative record with gospel legends Blind Boys of Alabama titled Work To Do, which was released on BMG. Work to Do is comprised of three studio tracks plus seven intimate live performances recorded at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT, during a taping of the PBS series The Kate. Original plans were to release an EP containing the studio tracks, but the excitement and magic captured during the taping inspired the decision to create this unique hybrid album. Moving forward, Cohn continues to do what he does best: infuse American music with both a fresh perspective and a reverence for its deep roots. Visit http://www.marccohnmusic.com.” Sponsored by Sarah & Kenneth Goldblatt. COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $50 to $65. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Romare Bearden

The last of a five-part series on African American artist Romare Bearden. Last Stop: Q&A with Museum Director Karen T. Albert will summarize the main points of the series and will take place on Zoom from 3 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Advance registration is required here.

BalletX

At 8 p.m. at the Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Description: “Philadelphia’s powerhouse company BalletX, led by Artistic and Executive Director Christine Cox is ‘among America’s best’ (The New York Times). Diverse and innovative, the company commissions new works that are fresh, inclusive and connects to audiences alike. Celebrating their 15th Anniversary, BalletX has been blazing a path of creativity and innovation across leading stages including The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater and Jacob’s Pillow, and has quickly become the company to watch.” Dance performances are made possible, in part, by the Eric and Sandy Krasnoff Dance Endowment. Proof of vaccination required. See the website for details. Tickets are from $35 to $60. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office from Monday to Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 516-299-3100.

Ron White

The comedian Ron White will have an early and late show at The Paramount. (Wikipedia | CC-BY-3.0)

At 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Description: “Comedian known as ‘Tater Salad’ first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and has consistently been one of the top grossing stand up comedians on tour in America. He has since released books, albums and Netflix comedy specials.” Early show nearly sold out. Standard tickets start at $49.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.


Saturday, March 5

The Weeklings, Music of the Beatles and More

At 8 p.m. by the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “America’s most unique celebration of the music and muse of The Beatles features former members of Styx, Dave Mason, the original Beatlemania on Broadway, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg’s Jukebox and BeatleFest house band Liverpool. The band performs and records explosive renditions of the Fab Four’s albums and Top 40 classics, uniquely arranged nuggets such as ‘Paperback Writer,’ ‘Baby You’re a Rich Man’ and ‘I Am the Walrus.’ Plus classic ’60s remakes like The Easybeats 1966 garage rock hit ‘Friday On My Mind’ featuring Peter Noone of Herman Hermit’s fame on lead vocals plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals, like ‘Little Elvis,’ ‘In the Moment’ and ‘3,’ the title track from their latest album chosen the #1 Coolest Song in the World 2020 on Sirius/XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage. The Weeklings bring their music to life through their extraordinary energy and musicianship, exceptional vocals, and charming stage presence.” COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $28 to $38. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

The Art of Music Closing Dance Party

From 6 to 10 p.m. at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn. Descrtiption: “Bring your dancing shoes as we celebrate the run of a great exhibition featuring some of the most important guitars in the history of rock. Live music with local band The Boomer Brothers playing your favorite covers inspired by the exhibition. We have all the ingredients for a great party: lively music, snacks, beer, wine and refreshments, and the fun crowd that knows how to close out the joint.” Cost is $10/members, $20/non-members. Tickets are limited, purchase in advance. Masks are required except when seated, eating and drinking. Get tickets here.

Boomer Nostalgia

Tommy James, center, will sing old favorites. (Wikipedia Commons | CC-BY-2.0)

At 8 p.m., Tommy James and the Shondells, The Buckinghams and The Grass Roots take the stage at 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Rd., Westbury. Description: “Plenty of Top 10 hits and old favorites when the latest iterations of the 1960s groups perform.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets from $39.50. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Magic Man

At 8 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Description: “Magician/comedian and recent Critics’ Choice nominee Justin Willman has cemented himself as one of today’s most prolific entertainers. In 2018, Willman premiered his six-episode magic series on Netflix entitled Magic For Humans with Justin Willman. In the series, Willman brings his skills as a magician to the strange and misunderstood subcultures of America, while incorporating his disarming demeanor into street magic and social experiments that will boggle the mind. Clips from the show garnered over 150 million views to date across social media, even sparking a viral meme. The L.A. Times exclaimed that Willman isA n ‘ew breed of magician who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups.’ Playboy Magazine dubbed him, ‘The freshest and funniest magician working today,’ and Time Out hailed that his show, ‘Has to be seen to be disbelieved.’ In March 2020 as COVID spread across the globe, Willman debuted Magic for Humans @Home, a virtual paid Zoom show, which has since garnered an audience of over 500,000 people from around the world watching from the comfort of their living rooms.” Standard tickets start at $20. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Lang Lang

The Tilles Center welcomes Lang Lang. (Michael Wuertenberg | Wikipedia Coommons)

At 8 p.m. at the Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Description: “Lang Lang is a leading figure in classical music today—as a pianist, educator and philanthropist he has become one of the world’s most influential and committed ambassadors for the arts in the 21st century. Equally happy playing for billions of viewers at the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing or just for a few hundred children in the public schools, he is a master of communicating through music. Heralded by the New York Times as ‘the hottest artist on the classical music planet,’ Lang Lang plays sold-out concerts all over the world and performs with all the world’s top orchestras. Lang Lang is known for thinking outside the box and frequently steps into different musical worlds. His performances at the Grammy Awards with Metallica, Pharrell Williams or jazz legend Herbie Hancock were watched by millions of viewers.” The concert is made possible by a generous gift from Manuel H. and Claire Barron. Classical music performances are made possible, in part, by The Classical Music Fund in honor of Dr. Elliott Sroka. Proof of vaccination required. See the website for details. Tickets are from $75 to $250. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office from Monday to Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 516-299-3100.


Sunday, March 6

Guided Nature Walk

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Science Museum of Long Island, 1426 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “Discover the flora and fauna of beautiful Leeds Pond Preserve during our guided nature walk! We will explore the woodland ecology of the site and learn about the layers of the forest, natives vs. invasives, edible plants, and much more. Pack a lunch and join us for a picnic on the great lawn afterwards. Meet us on the front porch of the main building, on top of the hill.” Admission is $10/person for non-members. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are required inside the Science Museum. Register at http://www.smli.org.

Fix-A-Feral Luncheon

“Sips & Snips” is the new name of Last Hope’s annual Fix-A-Feral Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Main Event, 1815 Broad Hollow Rd, Farmingdale. Description: “Our goal is the same—to raise as much money as possible so we will be able spay/neuter many, Long Island feral cats. Since 2003, Last Hope’s Fix-A-Feral program has provided the public with financial assistance and Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) clinics to spay and neuter feral cats in their neighborhoods. To date, Last Hope has subsidized or completely paid for the spay and neuter of more than 25,000 feral cats. Our heavily utilized program is vital to the Long Island community. The luncheon will feature a Chinese Auction and a 50/50 drawing. Cost is $65 for advance tickets. $70 at door (if available). Sponsorships from $50 to $1,000 available. Visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org for more information.

Elton’s Farewell

The other piano man is doing his final final tour (really). Much delayed by the pandemic, Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale. Tickets start at $68, but you can’t get adjoining seats at that price. COVID protocols apply. Learn more at https://nassaulivecenter.com. Get tickets here.

Flor de Toloache

At 7 p.m. by the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Having performed at Coachella and an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, this New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet. The group began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As it has grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as 10 members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Their highly anticipated new album Indestructible, produced by 11-time Grammy-winner Rafa Sardina (Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Rodrigo y Gabriela, among others), premiered via NPR First Listen. It follows the critically acclaimed and Latin Grammy Award-winning sophomore release, 2017’s Las Caras Lindas and features a number of notable collaborations, including the all-female new flamenco quartet Las Migas, critically acclaimed and multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend, Latin Grammy/Juno winner singer-songwriter Alex Cuba, true R&B star Miguel and accordion virtuoso Josh Baca from Los Texmaniacs.” COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $32 to $41. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Celtic Angels Ireland

At 3 p.m. at the Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Description: “With the Celtic Knight Dancers and the Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin. Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience the Real Ireland for the price of a concert ticket. Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and song is something these entertainers take very seriously. You’ll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music. Proof of vaccination required. See the website for details. Tickets are from $35 to $60. Visit www.tillescenter.org or call the box office from Monday to Friday, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 516-299-3100.

Artist’s Talk

At 3 p.m., the Nassau County Museum of Art presents “Ben Schonzeit The Music Room, The Making of a Masterpiece.” Free for members, $20 for non-members. Description: “Internationally renowned painter Ben Schonzeit, a longtime favorite of the museum, reflects on his greatest and largest work, which began as a Mother’s Day card and rapidly took on the bravura of a major installation. When it first appeared, it was the talk of SoHo. This exhibition marks the first time it has been seen in public in decades, a milestone in the history of the museum.” The musuem is at One Museum Drive, Roslyn. Get tickets here.

Jones Beach Coast Guard Station 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 Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west. Turn right (north) at entrance for Coast Guard Station and West End Boat Basin; turn right again for parking.

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

At 8 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Rd., Westbury. Description: “A Tribute to The Beatles starring Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Badfinger featuring Joey Molland, Denny Laine (founding member of The Moody Blues and Wings), and Jason Scheff (Chicago’s lead singer from 1985-2016). These legendary artists will be performing their hits plus selected songs from The Beatles’ albums Rubber Soul and Revolver.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets from $49.50. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony

At 3 p.m. at the Concert Hall, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “ A program of ‘Ravishing Romantics’ with David Bernard, conductor, and Spencer Myer, piano soloist. The symphony makes its Long Island debut at Adelphi in a program of the most exciting romantic music. Experience the passion, brilliance and beauty infused through music of Verdi (Overture to La Forza del Destino), Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 4), featuring the internationally renowned pianist Spencer Myer as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.” Tickets are $40/regular, $35 seniors (60-plus), $20 students/children. Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.


Monday, March 7

Dahlia Society Meets

Get into the spirit of spring at the Mid Island Dahlia Society meeting. (Alexas Fotos | Pixabay)

The Mid Island Dahlia Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. Description: “The snow is finally melting (we hope) and recently the board at Jericho Public Library approved the continued use of the library for our club’s meetings. In keeping with the library’s current health rules, please bring a mask. At the meeting, we will discuss soil preparation and the early starting of tubers for making cuttings. If you have any problems or dahlia questions, we will try to give you good answers and information.”


Tuesday, March 8

Ministry

At 7 p.m. at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Description: “Show originally slated for July 16, 2020 and twice postponed. After enduring a year like 2020, no one could have possibly expected Al Jourgensen to stay silent on the maelstrom of the past 12 months. As the mastermind behind pioneering industrial outfit Ministry, Jourgensen has spent the last four decades using music as a megaphone to rally listeners to the fight for equal rights, restoring American liberties, exposing exploitation and putting crooked politicians in their rightful place—set to a background of aggressive riffs, searing vocals and manipulated sounds to drive it home. During the pandemic, he holed up in his self-built home studio along with engineer Michael Rozon and girlfriend Liz Walton to create Ministry’s latest masterpiece, Moral Hygiene (out October 1 on Nuclear Blast Records).” Standard tickets start at $49.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Bald Eagles in Nassau County

Find out about our national symbol. (Anrita 1705 | Pixabay)

Each month from September through May, the South Shore Audubon Society presents a nature-themed program. All are invited to attend, and there is absolutely no charge. At 7:30 p.m., speaker Jay Koolpix will present a virtual program, “A Bald Eagle Family in Nassau County.” Description: “This presentation will feature photos and videos of a local pair of Bald Eagles as they raise two beautiful chicks. Follow the family as the chicks branch, learn to fly, and eventually leave the nest. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in foster homes, Jay mostly worked two jobs at a time until his retirement seven years ago. He first took up macro photography of insects and flowers and then discovered the joys of bird photography. The Zoom link will be posted here and on the SSAS Facebook page before the program.

Experiencing the Internment Camps

Images of Tule Lake Japanese Internment Camp, US National Archives.

Hofstra University presents “A Childhood Experience of a Japanese Internment Camp: Tom Hasegawa’s Journeys to Tule Lake, Chicago and Long Island” in a Zoom stream from 4:20 to 5:45 p.m. Description: “Tom Hasegawa was born in Los Angeles in 1938. The issuance of Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt after the onset of the Pacific War led to the loss of a thriving restaurant business in Little Tokyo that the Hasegawa family was running and the whole family was forcibly relocated in the Tule Lake internment camp in northern California. In this event, he will talk about his youthful days in the camp and the family’s journey to the mid-West and eventually to Long Island. Hasegawa received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, majoring in Biology. After graduating college, he took a teaching job at a high school on Long Island. He has given many talks on his days in the Tule Lak camp and his experiences in Chicago after the end of World War II for various organizations and schools. Presented by the Department of History, Hofstra Asian Studies Program and the Hofstra Cultural Center.” Free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be sent an email with zoom link to join the event. For more information, call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669, or email at hofculctr@hofstra.edu. Register here.


Wednesday, March 9

Nickerson Beach, Lido Preserve Bird Walk

The North Shore Audubon Society leaderless walk will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach.

Ballroom Dance with RuDanceNY

An Afternoon T.E.A. event at 2 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Get your dancing shoes on for a special with a ballroom dance demonstration followed by a group class learning the Cha Cha and waltz. Join in on the fun or be an active spectator. Bring a partner or learn on your own. Social distancing encouraged. Masks required. RuDanceNY Dance School inherits the spirit of ‘art, health and value as our school motto and ‘dancing refines your soul; dancing exercises your body; dancing builds your life’ as our philosophy. Our school offers a variety of ballroom dance lessons, including the Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, Pasodoble, Salsa, Tango, Mambo, Bolero, Swing and more.” Enjoy this free event in person in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater or on livestream. COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Get livestream link at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Drawing Across Disciplines

Presented by Hofstra University at 6 p.m. at Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campu Description: “A panel discussion from multiple perspectives about the importance and use of hand-drawing in numerous academic disciplines, particularly in this technological era. Focusing on topics such as observation and seeing, communication of ideas, visual problem solving, among others.” This event is made possible with the support of the Hofstra Cultural Center in collaboration with The Alice Sawyer Award. Admission is free. RSVP to 516-463-5672

Mrs. Alexander Hamilton

Presented virtually at 7 p.m. by the North Shore Historical Society. Description: “Elizabeth Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton came from widely different family backgrounds, yet their marriage was a great success. Learn about eight children; her reaction to his affair with Maria Reynolds and his fatal duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. She lived for 50 more years as a widow salvaging the reputation of her distinguished husband and working on behalf of orphans and public education in New York.” Donation $15. Register at https://northshorehistoricalmuseum.org.events.


Thursday, March 10

Lunch and Learn

Huntington Historical Society hosts this virtual program at noon. Description: “Enjoy your own lunch from the comfort of your home with Sabrina Thomas an associate professor and the David A. Moore Chair of American History at Wabash College. Her research specializes in US Foreign Policy with a transnational focus on the intersections of race, gender, nation and war through the legacies of children born from international conflict. She is the author of Scars of War: The Politics of Paternity and Responsibility for the Amerasians of Vietnam, (University of Nebraska Press, 2021). Presentation will last 45 minutes with time for commentary and Q&A from participants.” Register at https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

David Bromberg Quintet

David Bromberg. (Landmark on Main Street)

At 7:30 p.m. by the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the Blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes—but is not limited to—adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass. Now, with The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, his first release for Red House Records, Bromberg and multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell (Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Simon) focus on the music David discovered in high school, when, circa late ’50s, he was introduced to a friend’s dad’s collection of Blues 78s. He’d only just taken up guitar as a means to pass the time while in bed with the measles. “ Media partner WFUV Public Radio. COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $39 to $59. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy

The comic plays the Paramount at 8 p.m. Description: “Known for the hit TV shows Impractical Jokers and The Misery Index. He founded The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe with his co-stars in 1999. The troupe has toured with a live comedy show to sold-out crowds across the world, including legendary arenas such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the O2 Arena in London. Gatto has appeared on comedy podcastsand all the late night comedy talk shows. He supports the ‘Adopt, don’t shop’ movement and published ‘The Dogfather: My Love of Dogs, Desserts and Growing Up Italian’ in 2020. Gatto loves spending time with his two children and his ever growing pack of rescue dogs affectionately known as the ‘Gatto Pups.’” The venue is at 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Standard tickets start at $29.50, but most available are resale tickets at much higher pricer. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.


Friday, March 11

KT Tunstall

At 8 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album Eye To The Telescope in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. Over the next decade, three further critically acclaimed albums followed, keeping the platinum sales rolling and cementing the Scottish singer-songwriter’s reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerising live artist. Tunstall has toured the world many times over. She outsold every other female artist in the UK in 2005, won the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, won the Ivor Novello Best Song award for her huge, self-penned hit ‘Suddenly I See’, and a Q award for Track of the Year. She also landed a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and lent her tunes to a host of movies and TV shows (‘Suddenly I See’, used in the iconic opening scene of Meryl Streep flick The Devil Wears Prada). The last few years have seen something of a creative rebirth for Tunstall. Upon relocating to the west coast of the USA, she was accepted as one of six annual fellows for the Sundance Film Institute’s Composers Lab (hosted by George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in Northern California) and has since scored music for short and feature films. In May 2018, she and Mike McCready, of legendary multi-million selling Pearl Jam, released a cover of Tom Petty’s huge hit single ‘I Won’t Back Down’ with proceeds going to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.” COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $34 to $49. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Senator/Comedian Al Franken

The former senator and current comedian take sthe stage at The Paramount. (Wikipedia Commons | CC-BY-4.0)

“The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour, Tour!” comes to the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, at 8 p.m. Description: “The only U.S. Senator who was also one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live. During his 15 seasons with SNL, Franken won five Emmys for writing and producing. He’s also the author of four No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, including Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them–A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, and Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. Franken served Minnesota in the Senate from 2009-2018, clobbering his first opponent, incumbent Senator Norm Coleman, by 312 votes. He won his second election by well over 200,000 votes. Franken served on the Judiciary, Energy, Indian Affairs, and HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) Committees where he routinely embarrassed badly prepared witnesses and was a fierce opponent of media concentration, mandatory arbitration, and Betsy DeVos. The Al Franken Podcast is one of the nation’s top-ten politics and public affairs podcasts. His political action committee, Midwest Values PAC, supports progressive Democrats, voting rights, and a host of other good, non-political things. Al and his wife, Franni, have been married for 45 years, many of them happy. They have two kids and four grandchildren.” Standard tickets start at $35. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300.

Owl Walk

Hosted from 7 to 9 p.m. by the Science Museum of Long Island, 1426 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “Join us after dark as we seek the silent fliers of the night: owls. Learn about Long Island’s native owls, dissect owl pellets to discover what they eat, then journey into Leeds Pond Preserve to find them. We’ll visit our homemade owl nests and some other likely resting spots before settling down at our campsite for a campfire and some s’mores. It’s sure to be a fun night for the whole family. Admission is $20 for non-members. Group size limited to 25 people. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are required inside the Science Museum. Register at http://www.smli.org.


Saturday, March 12

Rickie Lee Jones

At 8 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “There are few careers that come close to mirroring Rickie Lee Jones’ emancipated and starry flight across our musical skies. The two-time Grammy winner first appeared on the scene in Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and in her wake came such a wide scope of women, from country, pop and punk. It’s hard to believe she collected and released so many wild icons, but she did. For she was the first of her kind, crooning ‘My Funny Valentine’ in lounge singer heels. She rocked like Mick Jagger and ground her hips like Tina Turner. She was the beginning of the nebulous, ethereal personality-driven voices of women who dominate music today. Her acclaimed memoir Last Chance Texaco, released in the spring of 2021, is ‘as rich and colorful as Jones’s best lyrics,’ writes The New York Times. ‘It’s a classically American picaresque tale.’ Jones sets the record straight and illuminates her journey far beyond any music memoir. Her story is an American story. As The New Yorker describes, ‘he reads as a modern Huck Finn.’ At 66 years of age, Jones has staked her claim as an American songwriter who helped shape the language of music we all call our own.” COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $49 to $66. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Respect the Best: Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner

Musicians will recreate the spirit of Aretha Franklin (pictured) and Tina Turner. (Wikipedia Commons)

At 8 p.m. at Concert Hall, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “Celebrate the sounds of two titans of music featuring Broadway vocalists Shaleah Adkisson (Hair) and CoCo Smith (Book of Mormon) with two-time Grammy winner Tamika Lawrence (The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen) as they are joined by the North Shore Symphony Orchestra for a spectacular night of music including ‘Respect,’ ‘Natural Woman,’ ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It,’ ‘River Deep, Mountain High,’ ‘Proud Mary’ and more.” The Poole Family Broadway Series at the Adelphi PAC is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole. Tickets are $45/regular and $43 seniors (60-plus). Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Let’s Fly!

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) It is situated within Tanglewood Preserve—a nature preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Description: “For ages 5-12. Join us for an exciting morning of aerial activities. Your child will utilize and expand their engineering skills as they construct fantastic devices to soar in the sky. The program will be divided by age so that every student is challenged to their own ability level way.” Cost is $16/child. To register, visit www.cstl.org or call 516-764-0045.

Los Tigres Del Norte

At 8 p.m. at the UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Description: “Formed in Mexico in the ’70s and based in San Jose, CA, the brothers have recorded more than 55 albums, with more than 700 songs, they have sold more than 30 million copies, with 140 platinum, 135 gold and 1 diamond records. In addition, they have participated in more than 16 films, have been nominated 15 times for the Grammy Awards, which they won in 1987 for their recording América sin Fronteras, and have participated with different musicians from a wide variety of genres. In 1993 they achieved an attendance record when they managed to gather more than 200,000 people in a concert held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.” Tickets start at $49. Get tickets at www.ubsarena.com.

Butterflies & Blue Whales

Drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Spring is almost here and animals are on the move, Learn about the incredible springtime migrations made by whales and other creatures. See and touch whale bones and baleen, then decorate a ceramic flower pot and plant a flower to encourage migrating butterflies to visit you.” ​Admission ($6 adults, $5 kids/seniors) plus $10 participant for non-members. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm. Call 631-367-3418.

Favorite Irish Comedians

Starting at 8 p.m. at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown. All are regulars in the New York City/Long Island comedy club scene and have appeared on countless TV shows and comedy specials. Featuring Katie Boyle, Joey Callahan, Sean Donnelly, Meghan Hanley, Mike Keegan and Ed McGonigal. Tickets are $45 for non-members. Open bar of beer and wine included. For tickets and information call 631-724-3700 or visit https://smithtownpac.org/irish-comedy-night.


Sunday, March 13

Maple Sugaring

The sap is clear when it’s tapped, before it is processed into syrup. (simardfrancois | Pixabay)

Presented from12:30 to 2 p.m. by the Science Museum of Long Island, 1426 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “Sugaring season is finally here. Join us for an informative and hands-on look at the complete process behind everyone’s favorite pancake topper. Learn all about maple trees, the tools of the trade, then head to the preserve to tap them yourself. Be sure to join us back at the museum for a maple syrup taste test: can you tell the difference between amber, dark, and the fake stuff? We’ll explore:
Maple Trees: A comprehensive look at everything you’ll need to know: the different species of maples, how sugar levels within the sap can vary, why the season is so brief, and much more.
Tools of the Trade: Use the same tools as the pros to tap our trees and find out firsthand why the process can be so arduous (and why maple syrup is so expensive).
Taste Test: No maple syrup workshop would be complete without trying the stuff itself! We’ll have various varieties on hand to compare and try in our fan-favorite blind taste test.
Meet us at the main building, on top of the hill. Admission is $15 for non-members. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are required inside the Science Museum. Register at http://www.smli.org.

The Bad Plus

At 8 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “The ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance. Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone)—instigating a new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band that is re-energizing their sound and inspiration. The Bad Plus have constantly searched to bridge genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.” COVID restrictions and proof of vaccination apply. Non-Friends tickets range from $30 to $40. Tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-6444.

Celtic Thunder

At 7 p.m. at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Round Swamp Rd., Westbury. Description: “A show rather than a group, Celtic Thunder was conceived by Sharon Browne and written and arranged by Phil Coulter and designed as a contemporary exploration of Celtic music, which means it falls to the pop-dance side of the spectrum more than it does to the traditional side. Celtic Thunder, the singing group from Ireland, perform both solo and ensemble numbers. They debuted in August 2007 at The Helix in Dublin. Accompanied by the Celtic Concert Orchestra under the direction of David Munro, the musical director of the group, Celtic Thunder have become a household name all around the world, with recent ventures into Australia and South Africa. Celtic Thunder live shows are known for dramatic effects via lighting and choreography as well as realistic Irish stage sets with authentic Irish instruments. The performances have dramatic solos, compelling ensembles, and comedic acts.” COVID-19 protocols apply. Standard tickets from $59.50. Visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com or call 516-247-5200.

Sunday Science

The Center for Science Teaching (CSTL) and Learning hosts “The Mystery of the Missing Bearded Dragon!” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 5-12. Description: “Our Bearded Dragon named Pancake has gone missing and we need your help to find him. Your child will learn about the fascinating world of forensics as they question the suspects, look for prints, analyze clues, and get to the bottom of the biggest mystery CSTL has ever seen.” Cost is $16/child. The center is at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. To register, visit www.cstl.org or call 516-764-0045.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 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, travel west to the Belt Parkway. Exit at Cross Bay Boulevard (Exit 17) south. Continue south on Cross Bay Blvd. through Howard Beach and over the North Channel Bridge (also known as the Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge). The entrance to the refuge parking lot is on the right side of the road, at a traffic light approximately one and a half miles past the bridge.


Ongoing

Singers Wanted

The Long Island Choral Society, under the direction of Music Director Michael C. Haigler, will be holding auditions for new members for their spring 2022 concert that will include Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” and Handel’s “Zadok the Priest.” Auditions are by appointment only and will be held on three Mondays starting on Feb. 28 and continuing on March 7 and 14 . Auditions will take place at South Side Middle School, 67 Hillside Ave., Rockville Centre. Interested parties can schedule an audition by calling 516 822-3499 or via e-mail at audition.info@lics.org. If you love to sing please consider auditioning to be part of this Long Island holiday tradition. The Long Island Choral Society recently celebrated 91 years as the longest continuously performing arts organization on Long Island. For additional information about the Long Island Choral Society visit www.lics.org.

Comic Potential

Staged by Adelphi University at the Olmsted Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “A sensation in London and New York, this is one of the funniest and most inventive plays by Britain’s grand master of comedy, Alan Ayckbourn. A hilarious satire of television and a touching romantic comedy, it begins in a television studio where a hospital soap opera is being taped. One actor starts speaking gibberish; he is an “actoid,” a robot, and his programming is off-kilter. Adam, the young nephew of the producer and an aspiring writer who worships the director (once a great movie director and now a broken-down has-been), is on the set. Adam starts chatting with Jacie Tripplethree, the actoid (serial number JC333) playing the nurse and finds, to his surprise, that not only can she carry on a conversation but, due to what she calls a fault in her programming, she has a creative imagination. Adam wants to build a new television series around her, but the studio will not hear of it. He also finds he is falling in love with the charming robot! Will Adam get the green light on his series? Will love prevail? Jacie is one of Ayckbourn’s greatest characters; her portrayer won all of London’s major acting awards.” Directed By Brian Rose. Performances March 1 to 7 at various times. Matinees March 5 and 6. Tickets are $25/regular, $23/seniors 60-plus, $20/Adelphi alumni. Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Self-Serve Family Crafts

Through March 31 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Enjoy seasonal, self-serve crafts in the workshop during gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with admission ($6 adults, $5 kids/seniors). Members free. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm. Call 631-367-3418.

Scrimshaw Detectives

Through March 31 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Calling private investigators. Spy around the museum and look for clues to uncover secret meanings hidden in scrimshaw art during gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. When you complete your tasks, design and etch your own scrimshaw box to take home. For ages 5-plus. ​Admission ($6 adults, $5 kids/seniors) plus $10 participant for non-members. Visit https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events.htm. Call 631-367-3418.

Black History Collection

Celebrate Black History Month with the Huntington Historical Society. The new exhibition, “Highlights from Huntington’s African American History,” shares the story of such prominent figures and organizations as Booker T. Washington, Samuel Ballton, John and Alice Coltrane, the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the African American Historic Designation Council, and is based on their work to educate and increase awareness about the values and contributions of African Americans in the town. The exhibit is held in Huntington’s History & Decorative Arts Museum, located in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St., Huntington. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. More info at https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Another View of Hubble

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

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 Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes star, clockwise from left, Cassidy Rose O’Brien, Noelle McLeer, Ashley Brooke and Kate Keating. (Photo by Brian Hoerger)

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.

Star Quest

Through March 31 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. 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.

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.” Opening reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP required to 516-463-5672. 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

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.

Blood Drives

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

Saturday, March 5: Junior Womens Club Of Bellerose Conference Room, 50 Superior Rd., Bellerose Village, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Sunday, March 6: Holy Family RC Church Gym, 17 Fordham Ave., Hicksville, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8: Wantagh Fire Department Meeting Room, 3470 Park Ave., Wantagh, from 2;30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9: Sponsored by Legislator Tom McKevitt at the East Meadow Public Library Meeting Room, 1886 Front St., East Meadow, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 10: NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island Research Center, Room 18A, corner of 101 Mineola Blvd./2nd Street, Mineola, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, March 10: Nassau Community College Multi Purpose Room, One Education Drive, Garden City, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 10: Town Of Oyster Bay Athletic Center Community Room, 167 South Broadway, Hicksville, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Friday, March 11: North German Society Nassau Room, 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 12: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 13: Corpus Christi RC Church Msgr. Fitzgerald Hall Auditorium, 155 Garfield Ave., Mineola, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 13: Great Neck Synagogue Gym, 26 Old Mill Rd. Great Neck, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 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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