Calendar of Events From January 8 to January 20

Here are some of the events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area. Note that in the face of the latest COVID-19 surge, it is best to check with a venue before heading out.

Saturday, January 8

Winter Forest Walk

At 11 a.m. at the Nassau County Museum of Art with naturalist Virginia Dankel. Cost is $10/members, $20/non-members. Meet at the Manes Center (as you enter the grounds, the first building on your left with the Kenny Scharf mural). Stroll the museum’s grounds to observe seasonal changes to discover that nature is beautiful and interesting all year long. The rain date is Saturday, January 15. If rain is forecast, we will email you the day before to postpone. Register at

Shot Of Billy

Mike Delguidice and Big Shot perform the music of Billy Joel at Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, at 9 p.m. Cost $20 to $25. For table seating call 516-783-7500.

Saturday/Sunday, January 8/9

Model Railroad Layout

Model railroad buffs will love the TMB layout in Farmingdale. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

The TMB Model Train Club will show off its elaborate layout at its warehouse, 120 Schmitt Blvd., Farmingdale, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “A 4,000-square-foot model railroad with 10 trains running on 19 scale miles of track, our famous underground subway system and our operating logging line. Prepare to be amazed. Also see the famous train layout that was featured in the ‘Blue Comet’ episode of The Sopranos.” Donations accepted. Maks, social distances required. Visit or call 516-660-8099 for information.

Sunday, January 9

Hempstead Lake State 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, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.)

Magic Night

Be enchannted by magic at the Gold Coast Arts Center. (Ann Capictures | Pixabay)

Hosted from 4 to 5:30 p.m. by the Gold Coast Arts Center and Parlor of Mystery, 113 Middle Neck Rd.,Great Neck. Description: “Featuring the incomparable magic of Magic-Al Garber and the hysterical circus skills of Greg Milstein. Hosted by Long Island’s silliest magician Mike Maione. Magic-Al has appeared on numerous television shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman and The Fabulous Life on VH-1. Milstein is the executive director of the National Circus Project and has conducted programs in over 2,000 schools, camps, libraries, and community centers throughout America and performed on the main stage at Red Square as part of the 850th Anniversary Celebration of Moscow. Maione is one of the founders of the Parlor of Mystery and produces the Parlor of Mystery shows. He is well known on Long Island for performing magic for the whole family and for his novel presentation and also lectures and has produced magic props and routines used by performers around the world.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 13. Proof of vaccination (ages 12-plus) plus ID (for adults) and masks are required for entry and throughout the event. For reservations call 516-829-2570 or visit

The Golden Girls Gone Wild Murder Mystery

At 2:30 p.m. at at Elmont Theatre Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont. Description: “It’s Dorothy’s birthday and after Sophia hit the jackpot at the casino, she decided to throw her pussycat a surprise birthday bash. Sophia also invited Dorothy’s ex-boyfriend, Phil, to the party and hilarity ensues as we find out Dorothy isn’t Phil’s only ex here tonight. Will Phil survive the night so he can explain his womanizing ways? If not, the ladies will need your help to solve the crime!” Everyone 12 and over must be vaccinated and bring proof of vaccination. Mask must be worn by everyone in the theatre. For tickets visit or call 516-599-6870.

It’s Electric

Learn about electricity, including the Van de Graff generator. (Wikepedia Commons | CC-BY-4.0)

The Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset, presents this family workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Description: “What exactly is electricity, and how does it work? Learn the ins-and-outs of this mysterious force in our brand-new, electrifying workshop! Build circuits, make light-up crafts, and harness the power of the Van de Graff generator. Guaranteed to be a shockingly good time.” Cost is $20 for non-members, $15 for members. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are required inside the Science Museum. Information and registration at

Long Island Cares: Will Sing For Food

Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. Description: “Long Island Cares presents The Winter Music Festival Charity concert to help feed the hungry. Performance by Will Sing for Food. One hundred percent of the proceeds donated to Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Foodbank. VIP seating available. General admission seating is first come, first served.” Admission starts at $25. More information at

Bethpage State Park Hike

Hosted by Long Island Greenbelt Hikes. Starts at 9 a.m. A flat and fast 7-mile course. To register call Tammy at 631-896-1409 between 6 and 9 p.m. Description: “This will be a nice brisk walk in the woods. We’ll start from the Bethpage State Park picnic area parking lot and head north on the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail to the Northern State and back. Bring water and trail snacks. Heavy rain or snow cancels, light rain or snow does not; call morning of hike if unsure.” Directions: NY-135 exit 8, Powell Ave. Head east and make a quick left into the park towards the picnic area and polo field. Follow the road past the toll booth should be closed in winter) and head left into the picnic area parking lot. Meet in the northwest corner of the lot.


The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production for children featuring ragged Cinderella and the handsome prince looking for a bride. At 11 a.m. at Elmont Theatre Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, All audience members 12 and over must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination and must wear a mask throughout the performance. For tickets visit or call 516-599-6870.

Tuesday, January 11

2G Tuesday: Debbie Cohn

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center hosts the second in a series of feature presentations by the children of Holocaust Survivors (called 2Gs). From 6 to 7:30 p.m., Debbie Cohn will present the story of her mother, Ilse Loeb (neé Morgenstern). Ilse grew up in Vienna, but in the wake of “Kristallnacht,” at the age of 13, her parents sent her to the Netherlands for safety. Ilse was later forced into hiding, moving to various locations to keep ahead of the Nazis. While she survived the war, she never saw her parents again. Get link at

Magnificent Raptors

The Audubon Society will present a lecture on raptors such as this hawk. (Chris Robbins | 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 Ryan MacLean will speak on “Magnificent Raptors & Their Highways in the Sky.” MacLean is the Bird Education Specialist of the Greenwich Audubon Center, currently the oldest nature education center of the National Audubon Society. At the center’s 300-acre preserve Ryan conducts a wide array of bird related programs such as bird tours, bird identification workshops, school programs, summer camps and virtual webinars. Ryan also oversees many of the center’s public opportunities for the public to engage in Community Science bird research such as the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch, Project FeederWatch and Summer + Christmas Bird Counts. As a professional hawk watcher he served as official counter for six seasons at Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch and also counted hawks at Braddock Bay Raptor Research in Rochester NY. For more information on the Greenwich Audubon Center and its birding offerings visit Visit for Zoom link

Wednesday, January 12

Liberating Auschwitz

Women prisoners in their bunks in Auschwitz concentration camp. (Photo by Northcliffe Collection)

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents, from 11 a.m. to noon, Curator’s Corner: Photographs from the Liberation of Auschwitz. Description: “As we approach International Holocaust Remembrance Day, later in January, HMTC’s museum and programming director, Dr. Thorin Tritter, will talk about two photographs in our galleries taken at Auschwitz shortly after liberation by the Red Army on January 27, 1945. He will talk about the images and the events that led to the liberation of the Nazi’s most notorious camp.” Get link at

Hempstead Lake State Park Bird Walk

North Shore Audubon Society Wednesday leaderless walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Ave, West Hempstead.

Thursday, January 13

Movie and TV Trivia

Hosted virtually at 7 p.m. by the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Descriptions: “Comedy, sci-fi, westerns, musicals—we’ll ask it all. Put your film knowledge to the test, or just enjoy a fun night with entertaining clips, music, and images from various genres in cinema and television. Follow us on social media for dropped hints in advance.” Free to play; $10 donation appreciated. Register at

Long Island Freemasons

The Huntington Historical Society presents a “Lunch and Learn” at noon ​with Ron Seifried, author of Long Island Freemasons. Description: “The first Masonic lodge in what is today Nassau and Suffolk Counties was constituted in 1793. For over 200 years, more than 70 lodges were founded and flourished in various locations from Amagansett to Great Neck. For the first time, some of the secrets of the Masonic fraternity are revealed in this book. Recovered from dusty lodge attics and closets, this selection of long-forgotten photographs and artifacts gives the readers a brief glimpse of what was taking place behind the closed doors of their local lodge. Long Island was the Masonic home of Theodore Roosevelt of Oyster Bay and, 30 years later, was honored by a visit to the Huntington Masonic lodge by his fifth cousin and fellow Mason Franklin D. Roosevelt. Masons continue to support the community through charitable endeavors, including the Masonic Medical Research Institute, Masonic Safety Identification Programs, Shriners Hospitals, and many more.” Presentation will last 45 minutes with time for commentary and Q&A from participants. Suggested donation is $10. Your donations will help continue to preserve and share the history of Huntington. Register at

Best of the Eagles

At 8 p.m. at the at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. Description: “Best of the Eagles are at the top of the tier for Eagles tribute bands, performing the legendary band’s greatest hits. What makes this tribute unique from other bands is that each member performs and sings the songs just as the original member does. That means that our ‘Joe Walsh,’ sings the Joe Walsh Songs, our ‘Glen Frey’ sings the Glen Fry songs, etc. It is the most authentic recreation next to seeing the Eagles live.” Standard tickets $19.50 to $39.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit or call 631-673-7300.

Friday, January 14

Chris Lane

At the Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, at 8 p.m. “Fill Them Boots Tour” with special guests Lily Rose and Ernest. Description: “Lane’s star continues to rise with 1.2 billion on-demand streams and three No. 1 hits—platinum ‘Fix,’ 2X platinum ‘I Don’t Know About You,’ and platinum-certified ‘Big, Big Plans.’ ” COVID-19 protocols apply. Tickets start at $35. Visit or call 631-673-7300.

Saturday/Sunday, January 15/16

New York Bridal & Wedding Expo

Find your ring at the Bridal Expo at the Nassau Coliseum on Jan. 15-16. (Steven Yu | Pixabay)

From noon to 5 p.m. at Nassau Live Center, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. Visit

Saturday, January 15

Forest Bathing

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Description: “Take a meditative forest bathing walk, led by certified guide Linda Lombardo. Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s, each unique walk inspires mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits.” All precautions for COVID-19 will be taken, including social distancing and face masks when near others. Spaces are limited, for adults 18-plus, and pre-registration is required. Register at or call 516.304.5076 for contactless payment.

Beach Party Band

The Paramount presents Cold Beer on a Saturday Night, featuring Jimmy Kenny and the Beach Party Band at 8 p.m. The ultimate beach party tribute to Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band. Tickets $15 to $25. The venue is at 370 New York Ave., Huntington. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit or call 631-673-7300.

Difficult Conversations

Presented by Insight and Energy, 27 High St., Roslyn Heights. Description: “Join our informative, free online meeting, led by psychotherapist David B. Alexander, from 10 to 11 a.m. This will be an interactive presentation and discussion of how to make your important relationships more authentic through compassionate yet clear discussion of difficult topics. Every relationship and every conflict can be handled through genuine communication and the meeting of hearts and minds through productive rather than destructive dialogue and engagement. As the speaker and facilitator, David B. Alexander brings his experience as a psychotherapist, consultant, partner, and parent, as well as integrating a lifelong practice and teaching of meditation and Tai Chi Chuan.” Call 718-229-2609 or visit

Law Enforcement Benefit

Hosted by Mulcahy’s at 9 p.m., a benefit for the Law Enforcement Officers Weekend Fund and featuring Shilelagh Law, describing as “embodying all that is New York Irish music: old songs, new songs, jigs, reels, dancing, weeping, lots of laughter, plenty of drinks and the inevitable visit to the local diner at 5 a.m. By interpreting traditional Irish music through a filter of urban grittiness Shilelagh Law helps to define the Irish-American experience that is such a part of New York town.” Tickets are $20. Must be 21-plus to attend. Call 516-783-7500 or visit

Sunday, January 16

Jeff Dunham

The ventriloquist brings his “Seriously?” tour to the UBS Arena, UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Show time at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $90. Visit

Free Throw Contest

Youth can compete in a free throw contest on Jan. 16. (Alexander Lesnitsky | Pixabay)

The Holy Family Council Knights of Columbus is hosting a basketball free throw championship at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family School Gym, 17 Fordham Ave., Hicksville. Event open to boys and girls, ages 9 through 14. Proof of age required at registration, which will open at 1 p.m. Contact John Klos at 516 735-3066.

Animal Interviews

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Description: “Join us for animal riddles and fun animal facts in our first Sunday Fun Day. Children will meet fuzzy, scaly, feathery and even spikey friends in this hour long indoor program.” Best for ages 5 to 7. Admission is $10 per child, $5 per adult. To register visit or call 631-979-6344.

Kostabi Live in Concert

From 3 to 4 p.m. at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Description: “This ’80s-era celebrity artist is also a composer and pianist who has performed at Carnegie Hall and other great venues internationally. Surrounded by a gallery full of his exciting paintings, he leads a jazz combo in a performance of his own music.” Free for members, $20 non-members. Visit or call 516-484-9338 to register.

Massapequa Preserve 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 Sunrise Highway, turn north onto Broadway, Massapequa. Travel under the Long Island Rail Road overpass, then make the first right onto Veterans Boulevard (headed east). Go past the Massapequa train station and into the parking lot at the east end of the station. The preserve is directly east of the parking lot.

Code Breaker and Spy Hunter

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents a Zoom program from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Join HMTC for a presentation by the award-winning author and historian Amy Butler Greenfield about her newest book, The Woman All Spies Fear. She will speak about the inspiring true story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, an American woman who was one of the top US codebreakers during World War II. This is the first of two programs about Elizebeth Smith Friedman. The second will be held in March when HMTC will screen “The Codebreaker.” Register at

Cold Spring Harbor Hills and Loop

Long Island Greenbelt Hikes hosts this 9 a.m. hike of 4.8 miles. The pace is moderate and the course is hilly. To register call Tammy at 631-896-1409 between 6 and 9 p.m. Description: “One of the best hikes on Long Island. 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 taking the Uplands West Loop, which adds about one-half mile to the trip, then return using the more direct route. 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.” Meet at the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trailhead on Harbor Rd. (NY 25A) in Cold Spring Harbor, in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.

Monday, January 17

Super Family Monday

The Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, presents Winter in a Gold Coast Mansion, described as “An on-site family friendly event for children and their adult companions. At the Saltzman Fine Art building (the Mansion). Join us as we travel from the past to the present in our glorious Gold Coast Mansion (now the Nassau County Museum of Art) which was once the home of the Frick family. Inspired by the family’s unique collection of pets, we have invited staff from Volunteers for Wildlife to bring a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, & amphibians native to Long Island to meet and learn about. Participants will create their own three-dimensional animals in their habitats. Use our scavenger hunt to explore the art in our Songs Without Words: The Art of Music exhibition! We will give a new meaning to Freeze Dance when we play a game that has us moving outside as a warm up to a self-guided Family Nature Discovery Walk.” Three timed sessions: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1 to 2:30 p.m.; and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for members and children and $20 for non-member adults. Pre-registration is required for this event. Masks required indoors. Visit or call 516-484-9338 to register.

Wednesday, January 19

Book Club Discussion

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center hosts its monthly Louis Posner Memorial Library Book Club meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. Description: “We will be discussing Ronald Balson’s Eli’s Promise, which tells the story of a Jewish man from Lublin whose wife disappears during the Nazi occupation and his desperate search—through war-torn Poland, in displaced persons camps in Germany, and into modern-day Chicago—for both her and the man who swore to keep her safe. Please read the book, a limited number of copies of which are available at HMTC, and join us for this virtual discussion.” The HMTC is at 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove, Register at

Stehli Beach Bird Walk

North Shore Audubon Society Wednesday leaderless walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stehli Town Beach, Oak Neck Beach Road, Bayville.

Thursday, January 20

Eli Young Band

Multi-platinum hitmakers play The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, at 8 p.m. Description: “With smash singles claiming Billboard’s No. 1 Country Song of the Year and Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year, EYB has earned multiple nominations from GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, ACA and Teen Choice Awards. They have performed on national television shows such as Today, Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and FOX & Friends. EYB has sold out venues from coast-to-coast.” Standard tickets from $24.50 to $54.50. COVID-19 protocols apply. Visit or call 631-673-7300.

Owl Prowl

Hosted by the Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown, from 6 to 8 p.m. Description: “Meet and learn about some of our resident owls. We will embark on a walk into the darkness to enjoy the night and maybe call in an owl or two. Dress warmly, wear bug spray, and bring a flashlight just in case.” Open to families with children ages 5 and up. Cost is $15 per person. To register visit or call 631-979-6344.

Nazis on Long Island

Presented from 2 to 3 p.m. by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center. Co-sponsored with the Museum of Jewish Heritage and New York City College of Technology. Description: “Focuses on the German American Bund’s Camp Siegfried, which operated in Yaphank in the 1930s. The program will feature a panel discussion between Bess Wohl, playwright of Camp Siegfried; Bradley W. Hart, author of Hitler’s American Friends: The Third Reich’s Supporters in the United States; and Arnie Bernstein, author of Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn & the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund. The conversation will be moderated by Randi F. Marshall, editorial writer at Newsday.” Get link at

Ellis Island Virtual Tour

A view of Ellis Island. (Public domain)

Presented in honor of the 130th anniversary of its opening. Webinar from 6 to 7 p.m. hosted by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County. Description: “Ellis Island officially opened as the United States Immigration Station on Jan. 1, 1892, 130 years ago. HMTC’s museum and programming director, Dr. Thorin Tritter, will present a virtual tour of the island, describing its history and particular significance to Jewish and Italian immigrants.” Get link at


Self-Serve Family Crafts

Through Jan. 31 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 Call 631-367-3418.


Puss in Boots, illustration by Carl Offterdinger. (Public domain)

Theatre Three presents this children’s classic from Jan. 15 to Feb 5. Show times are Saturdays Jan. 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. Sensory sensitive performance on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. Description: “Hilarious re-telling of the tale of a boy and his ingenious feline. When Christopher inherits his father’s cat, he is set on an adventure that takes him to the palace of King Vexmus and beyond. Join us as this clever cat teaches us that faith comes from within.” All Tickets $10. Tickets and show times at Located at 412 Main St, Port Jefferson. Call 631-928-9100.

Star Quest

Through January 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 Call 631-367-3418.

Coe Hall: Designing Nature Inside and Out

The Coe Hall dining room. (Planting Fields Arboretum)

Offered Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Jan. 31 at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “Travel back to the 1920s and explore the Gold Coast estate of English immigrant and American heiress W.R. and Mai Coe and their family to learn about their lives, their staff, and the artists and architects who designed this historic home and surrounding landscape.” Tour is 60 minutes. Visit select rooms on the main and second floors as well as the Cloister Garden. Admission is $10/adults, $9/Seniors 62-plus, $5/youth 11-17, free for members and kids 10-and-under. Visit

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

From Jan. 8 to Feb. 5 at Theatre Three, 412 Main St, Port Jefferson. Description: “The play is afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (“Len Me a Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo”) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The Baskerville heirs have been dispatched one by one and, to find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest descendant. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.” Tickets and show times at Call 631-928-9100.

All Aboard: Trolleys and Trains on the North Shore

The Sea Cliff trolley. (North Shore Historical Museum)

Through January 31 at the North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen St., Glen Cove. Description: “An overview of the impact of rail transportation on the North Shore of Long Island. The exhibit will explore the contribution of rail systems to social, economic, and environmental development. This show will focus on the 10 train stations of the Oyster Bay Line of the Long Island Railroad and the four stations that also had trolley lines.” Call 516-801-1191 or visit

Disney On Ice

The perennial favorite returns to the UBS Arena, 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, from Jan. 5 to Jan. 9. Show times at 7 p.m. on Jan. 5 and 6; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 7; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 9. Tickets start at $15. Visit


The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production for children featuring ragged Cinderella and the handsome prince looking for a bride, At the Showplace at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. Dates are the Sundays of Jan. 16 and Jan. 23 at noon and Monday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. All audience members 12 and over must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination and must wear a mask throughout the performance. For tickets visit or call 516-599-6870.

Blood Drives

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

Saturday, January 8: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, January 9: Church of Saint Aidan Msgr. Kirwin Hall, 525 Willis Ave., Williston Park, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, January 9: St. Ignatius Loyola Church Gym, 30 East Cherry St., Hicksville, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, January 9: Our Lady of Mercy Church Cafeteria, 500 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Monday, January 10: Young Israel Of West Hempstead Basement, 630 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, January 11: Nassau County Police Unions, Nassau County Police Headquarters Assembly Hall, 1490 Franklin Ave., Mineola, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 11: Garden City Public Library Community Room, 60 Seventh St., Garden City, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 11: Woodbury Jewish Center Kiddush Room, 200 Southwoods Rd. Woodbury, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, January 13: Nassau Community College Multi Purpose Room, One Education Drive, Garden City, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, January 16: Khalsa Aid USA Classroom, 11 South Broadway, Hicksville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, January 17: St. Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church Smulski Room & Hallway, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, from 12:45 to 06:45 p.m.

Monday, January 17: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center Gym 300 Forest Dr., Greenvale, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Monday, January 17: Hicksville Fire Department Meeting Room, 20 East Marie St., Hicksville, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Monday, January 17: Sea Cliff Fire Department Meeting Room, 67 Roslyn Ave., Sea Cliff, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, January 19: Weber Middle School Chorus Room, 52 Campus Dr., Port Washington, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, January 20: Northwell Health I-Park Center Hallway, 450 Lakeville Rd.,Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 20: New York Islanders at UBS Arena Great Hall (Lobby), 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, from 1:30 to 6 p.m.

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


Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo is a journalist at Anton Media Group. With decades of experience in the industry, he is exceptionally equipped to cover local politics, business and other topics that matter to readers.

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