Calendar Of Events From May 11 to May 26

Gold Coast Arts is sponsoring classic musicals streaming live from the London stage. See the Ongoing section below for more information. (Gold Coast Arts)

Here are some of the events happening in the Long Island Weekly reading area:

Tuesday, May 11

Department of Music Showcase Part Two

Presented virtually from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Adelphi’s Jazz Ensemble and Improvisation Ensemble perform virtually for the end of the semester. This year, the Improvisation Ensemble will present a program interpreting a broad variety of classic quotations about music, artistry, spontaneity, and collaboration. While the pieces will be recorded for streaming, they will exemplify in-the-moment improvisations in solo and ensemble formats. Directed by James Oshinsky, Ph.D. The Adelphi Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Cilla Owens. Register for this free event here.

Wednesday, May 12

Get Your Groove On Family Dance Party

The Landmark on Main presents this Wellness Wednesdays program at 7 p.m. Did you know dancing causes your body to release endorphins, which in turn reduces stress and promotes better sleep? Let’s move to promote emotional, social and physical well-being. Led by Kershel Anthony of Kerboom Kidz. Known for his charismatic personality, Anthony has been lighting up the dance and fitness world as a choreographer, fitness expert and entertainer for over 20 years. All ages welcome. Presented in partnership with Celebrate Everyday with Cathy Riva. Get Zoom link here.

Friday, May 14

Art At Hofstra

The Hofstra University Museum of Art presents its Second Fridays: Recent Acquisitions program virtually at 3 p.m. As a collecting institution, the museum continues to develop and expand its permanent collection. This program looks at the acquisition process and some of the works of art donated to the museum in the past five years. Register here.

Department of Dance Showcase

Presented virtually from 7:30 to 9 p.m. as the Adelphi University Department of Dance showcases its talented students. Students perform a variety of ballet and modern works choreographed by the faculty and fellow students. Repeated Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Note: The Friday evening performance and the Saturday afternoon performance will each include different dances—some will be on both programs, and some will only be on one program. Register here.

Saturday, May 15

Great American Songbook (Concert with Stan Wiest)

Presented virtually by the Massapequa Public Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Stan Wiest plays the music of The Great American Songbook on Eddy Duchin’s piano and tells humorous stories of his performances with and for celebrities. This program will use Zoom. You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet, smartphone, or landline phone. Just click on the link provided, no app or download is necessary. You can also connect by phone if you wish. You will receive a virtual link via email before the program starts. If you haven’t received a Zoom link, then please contact Lee Gundel at or call 516-798-4607 ext. 6304 for assistance. Register here.

Recycle Bikes, Sewing Machines

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Long Island (RPCV) is collecting used bicycles and sewing machines on Saturday, May 15 (rain or shine) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the United Church of Christ, 271 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island (enter parking lot on Church Lane). Items collected will be refurbished by the international project Pedals for Progress & Sewing Peace and sent to Tanzania in East Africa.

Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition or a working portable sewing machine is urged to donate the item. The program does not accept “bikes for parts,” disassembled bikes or tricycles. Since it costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle, a donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per item). All cash and material donations are fully deductible and a receipt will be provided on site. This is the 17h bike/sewing machine collection organized by RPCV, which has collected 1611 bicycles and 227 sewing machines.

Pedals for Progress collects bicycles and sewing machines annually and transfers this material wealth to those more needy. To date, more than 161,446 bicycles and 5,482 sewing machines have been shipped to developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. In these countries the bikes are reconditioned by partner agencies and distributed at low cost to poor working adults and children.

For more information contact Kathy Williams-Ging at 631-549-4873 (email or Bette Bass at 516-606-1400 (email

David Clark Plays Billy Joel

A tribute to the Piano Man will be held live on April 15. (Mabel Amber | Pixabay)

David Clark opens the Landmark summer outdoor series with the music of Billy Joel, sharing selections from the Billy Joel songbook spanning his entire catalog. Since the release of Piano Man in 1973, Billy Joel has had 33 Top 40 hits spanning three decades, all written by the man himself. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Bring your lawn chairs and join us in Landmark’s Main Street parking lot. Seating Pods of 2-4 persons will be marked out. A limited number of Reserved pods will be available for a slight additional charge. All other seating pods will be on a first come, first served basis. In the event of inclement weather, David’s performance will be moved to Sunday, May 16. In compliance with New York State’s restrictions, event capacity is limited to 150 persons and masks are required. Social distancing and other Covid safety protocols will be strictly observed. In case of a move indoors, seats will be assigned with 6 feet of buffer space surrounding each pod. Reserved pods: $30 per ticket ($20 per ticket Friends). General admission pods: $25 per ticket ($20 per ticket Friends). Get tickets here.

Civil War Weekend

A Civil War encampment will be hosted by Old Bethpage Village Restoration on May 15.

Hosted by Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. No other information provided. Visit the website for tickets. Call 516-572-8409 Friday through Sunday for more information.

Farmers Plant Sale

The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage, claims that “We use top quality seeds and top quality potting mix for healthy, vigorous plants. Equally important, we only sell plants when the time is right. Your success is our success—if we’re selling it to you, we’re planting it in our fields, too.” Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with farm tour at 10 a.m. The farmers are always on hand during sale hours for advice. Visit for more information.

Superheroes of the Sky

From 11 a.m. to noon at the Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Take a walking tour with Jim while he feeds the birds of prey and tells you about their incredible adaptations that help them survive in the wild. You’ll be seeing and learning about the bald eagle, our turkey vultures, owls, hawks and many more. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child under 12. Purchase tickets here.

Sunday, May 16

Tea in the Garden

Enjoy springtime in bloom at Planting Fields by having a small variety of hot tea paired with individually bagged cookies outside in the Cloister Garden and aside the West Portico. Guests will also have the opportunity to encounter one of the site’s unique architectural spaces that is part of the exhibition, Everett Shinn: Operatics, the 1915 Teahouse in the Italian Garden. The space features murals and furnishings commissioned from Shinn by the Coes, who built a legacy of artistic patronage by supporting the modern artists of their time. American modernist and member of the Ashcan School of painters, Everett Shinn (1876–1953) is best known for his paintings and pastels of scenes depicting the urban poor and brassy vaudeville acts. He was a lover of theater, music, and performance of all kinds, and throughout his long career he created works on paper, canvas, furnishings, architecture, even musical instruments and stage sets, that engaged with a raucous decorative aesthetic often termed Rococo revival. Seeing the murals and furnishings inside the Teahouse will introduce guests to Shinn’s engagement with the decorative. Capacity is limited. Tickets are $24/members, $30/non-members. Planting Fields is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Register here.

Monday, May 17

Write America

At 7 p.m., presented by the Book Revue on CrowdCast. Featuring two-time National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, award-winning poet and poetry editor Michelle Whittaker, and four-time Tony award-winning actor Frank Langella as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. McCormick is the author of several critically acclaimed novels and co-author of I am Malala, the story of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban in her fight for education. Her books have been named to the New York Times Notable Books list, Publishers Weekly Best Books list, NPR’s Best Books list and iTunes Best Books lists. Her novel Solo was turned into a feature film starring Gillian Anderson, Whittaker is the author of Surge, which was awarded a Finalist Medal for the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award. She has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Shenandoah, Upstreet, The Southampton Review and other publications. Currently, she is a poetry editor for the American Poetry Journal. Langella has won four Tony Awards: two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon and as André in Florian Zeller’s The Father, and two for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performances in Edward Albee’s Seascape and Ivan Turgenev’s Fortune’s Fool. His reprisal of the Nixon role in the film production of Frost/Nixon earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Register here.

Tuesday, May 18

Bereavement Support Series

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island will hold a virtual bereavement support from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meeting weekly for four sessions via Webex. Pre-registration is required to receive ink and call-in number. For further information, contact the Spiritual Care Services at 516-663-4749 or email This group is not open to NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island employees.

Sands Point: Known and Unknown

A virtual walk of Port Washington will make a stop at the Belmont mansion. (Courtesy of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society)

What’s your SPTQ (Sands Point Trivia Quotient)? Join Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society’s Chris Bain at 8 p.m. for a presentation about the northernmost outpost on the Cow Neck Peninsula. See historic homes and hear about their celebrity inhabitants. Share your stories and maybe learn a few you didn’t know.​ The 35-minute Zoom presentation will be followed by a Q&A. Co-sponsored by Landmark on Main Street. Register here to get a Zoom link.

Antisemitism On Campus

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County hosts this virtual panel discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Three recent college graduates discuss antisemitism on college campuses and offer productive ways to respond. Senator Anna Kaplan, who has proposed new legislation to combat antisemitism and hate speech, will offer introductory remarks to kick off the program. Register here.

Anything But Silent

A live pianist will accompany the screening of a silent film on May 18. (Cinema Arts Center)

Cinema Arts Centre presents a “Anything But Silent” live stream event—Clara Bow in Mantrap at 7 p.m., with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model from home. Ralph Prescott, a New York divorce lawyer and his buddy, E. Wesson Woodbury, decide to get away from it all on a camping trip near Mantrap, Canada. However, the city slickers are a bit out of their depth in the North woods. After the two get into a tussle, Joe Easter, the local trading post owner, takes Prescott to Mantrap, where Prescott meets Joe’s new flirtatious wife, Alverna (Clara Bow). The sparks begin to fly. Bow perfectly embodied the Jazz Age, the first era in American history to celebrate women’s sexuality as something other than a function of man’s desire. The film was shot at Lake Arrowhead by Victor Fleming (The Wizard of Oz), who was not necessarily known as a comedy director, but does elicit comedy performances with impeccable timing. The movie is 86 minutes.
Information and tickets here.

Wednesday, May 19

Classic Country

The Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street presents Stuart Markus of Gathering Time, who will perform classic country songs by the greats of country music’s first golden age plus some from the modern era, Markus is well-known as an organzier of the annual “Just Wild About Harry” Chapin tribute concerts by top Long Island songwriters since 2004, held at Eisenhower Park. The 2 p.m. concert will be open both for in-person attendance at 232 Main St., Port Washington, and livestreamed. Click here to reserve a seat for the live concert at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Limited seating available; socially distanced with Covid safety protocols in place. Click here to enjoy the livestream via Zoom.

Exploitation Films

Exploitation movies will be discussed on May 19. (Cinema Arts Center)

Cinema Arts Center presents a 7 p.m. virtual screening of “The History of the Exploitation Film.” Although they featured lurid subject matter, exploitation films of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s evaded the strict censorship and scrutiny of the era by claiming to be educational. Movies such as Narcotic (1933), Damaged Lives (1933), and Lash of the Penitents (1936) warned audiences of the dangers of drugs, prostitution and vice, all the while reveling in the very sacred images that the film showcased and yet condemned. And in the upcoming decades, exploitation films would cover the subjects of white slavery, burlesque shows and sexually transmitted diseases. Find out all there is to know about this odd cinematic movement that existed to oppose censorship, all the while laughing its way to the bank. Adult audiences only. Cost is $7/public, $5/members. Click here to get Zoom link.

Bird Walk

The North Shore Audubon Society will host this walk from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Muttontown Preserve (equestrian entrance), 34 Muttontown Lane, East Norwich. Limited registration. Must register via email to, and you will receive a confirmation email. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot. Masks are required and safe distancing is requested. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.

Thursday, May 20

Horseshoe Crabs

The horseshoe crab and its presence on Long Island beaches will be discussed on May 20. (Pexels | Pixabay)

What has 10 eyes, legs that chew, blood that saves your life, and is 445 million years old? The Whaling Museum and Education Center in Cold Spring Center presents this virtual program at 7 p.m. Dr. John Tanacredi, “The Horseshoe Crab Whisperer” and world authority on the crustacean, discusses recent studies from 115 beaches on Long Island. Free, but $10 suggested donation appreciated. Register here.

Political Violence

From 6 to 7 p.m., the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) marks the National Day of Remembrance for the Cambodian Genocide with a virtual presentation by Yale University professors Eve Zucker and Ben Kiernan, based on their new book, Political Violence in Southeast Asia since 1945: Case Studies from Six Countries. Their talk will examine waves of political violence that affected six Southeast Asian countries—Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. They will also broaden outward to raise questions about the collective memory of mass violence worldwide. Register here.

Friday, May 21

Coe Hall: Designing Nature Inside & Out

This 60-minute tour at Coe Hall, part of Planting Fields, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, will be given from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Travel back to the 1920s and explore the extraordinary 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. Highlights include Robert Winthrop Chanler’s Buffalo Mural, one of only two murals available for public viewing in the United States, the Gallery, and Mai Coe’s breathtaking bedroom overlooking the historic Olmsted Brothers designed gardens. Learn more about Chanler here and here. Tours last 60 minutes and visit select rooms on the main and second floors as well as the Cloister Garden. Each tour will have a maximum of 10 attendees. For a list of all tour dates visit Register here.

Everett Shinn: Operatics

Held at Coe Hall, part of the Planting Fields, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Encounter the decorative and dramatic work of Everett Shinn in four “acts” beginning with the second-floor gallery in Coe Hall, followed by Mai Coe’s Dressing Room, the Reception Room and culminating in the 1915 Teahouse in the Italian Garden. A lover of theater, music, and performance of all kinds, Shinn embraced the decorative alongside the debased, and throughout his long career he created works on paper, canvas, furnishings, architecture, even pianos and stage sets, that engaged with a raucous decorative aesthetic often termed Rococo revival. Each tour will have a maximum of 10 attendees. For a list of all tour dates visit Register here.

Friday, May 21

Creatures of the Night Hike

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), located in the 18-acre Tanglewood Preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, will host this program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Take a guided hike with the staff off naturalists. See what lurks in the woods, learn about the creatures of the night and meet the snake necked turtles. All attendees must provide and wear their own mask at all times. No exceptions will be made. Cost is $10 per person ages 1 and up. Bring a flashlight. Register here.

Saturday, May 22

Beach Discovery Program

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve will hold programs at 1 and 3 p.m. to explore the shoreline for snails, mussels, crabs and more. Learn how they adapt to survive in the harsh environment of the coastal shoreline. Hands-on program, exciting and educational for people of all ages. Sneakers recommended. Located at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Call 516-571-8010 for reservations, as attendance is limited and CDC guidelines will be followed. Visit

PJ Masks Return

Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas & Island 16: Cinema de Lux, 1001 Broad Hollow Rd, Farmingdale, present “PJ Masks Friendship Saves the Day” from 1 to 2 p.m. Also on Sunday, May 23 at the same time. Showcase Cinemas is partnering once again with PJ Masks, the superhero show for preschoolers. PJ Masks follows Gekko, Catboy and Owlette as they go into the night to save the day. Consists of three PJ Masks episodes, interstitial pieces, music videos and a Storytime segment. Popcorn Club members will receive an exclusive character bracelet (while supplies last). Starpass and Popcorn Club members will also be able to purchase a 123 Go Box for only $5 with their PJ Masks ticket. Customers may also pre-order their movie snacks – including freshly popped popcorn, candy and soda – via the Showcase Cinemas app and website and collect them at XPress Pick-up. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite pajamas or as their favorite superhero to attend the programming, along with a face covering/mask, per theater safety guidelines. Cost is $5. Get tickets and information here.

Horseshoe Crabs

Caumsett State Park hosts this program from 2 to 4 p.m. about this ancient animal that has been around for millions of years and today is important in saving human lives. During the full moon in May (May 26) horseshoe crabs come into shallow water to mate and lay their eggs. The Caumsett saltmarsh is a breeding area for these fascinating creatures and we can see, touch, feel, and learn as we explore the marsh at low tide. We may even be lucky enough to find their eggs as we explore the tidal sand bars. Please wear old clothes and sneakers or water shoes that can get wet. $5 per person, Caumsett Foundation members free

The park is at 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington. For information on cancellation due to weather, check the website the day of the event, or contact the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve office at 631-423-1770. The parking fee is $8 or you can use an Empire Pass Card. For member-only activities, please present your membership card and when registering use the pass code on the back of your card. For hikes, please wear comfortable walking shoes, long socks, and bring your choice of insect repellent. Pick up water and snacks at the new Café. Programs originate from the Park Kiosk unless noted. Register here.

Funnyman Ellis Adler

​Presented from 11 a.m. to noon by the Caumsett Foundation. Children see step by step how “The Funny Man” goes through the process of becoming a clown. Lastly, they end up going to “clown school” by learning some basic concepts of clowning such as pretending, making funny movements, story telling, and most importantly, making others laugh. Of course, there is always time left for balloon sculptures for each child. Bring your own seating, blankets or chairs. For park information see the entry before this. Register here.

Farm Volunteers

The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage, is welcoming volunteers during its monthly Saturday volunteer mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. According to the website, “On these mornings we tackle various jobs that appeal to a broad array of interests and skill-sets.” Visit for more information.

Bathe In The Forest

The Sands Point Preserve will host 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. According to Lombardo, “Take this time to be present, lower the stress you may be experiencing, and connect with nature, which naturally boosts your immune system.” Spaces are limited, for adults 18-plus, and pre-registration is required. Cost is $35/members, $40/non-members. Register online or call 516-304-5076 for contactless payment.

Sunday, May 23

Film & Discussion

Leo Ulmann will discuss his life in Nazi-occupied Denmark on May 23. (Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center)

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents a virtual film screening and discussion of “There Were Good People Doing Extraordinary Deeds…Leo Ullman’s Story” from 3 to 5 p.m. In the wake of the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in May of 1940, the Center is joining with the Jewish Cultural Quarter’s National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam for a virtual showing of a documentary about a hidden child Survivor, Leo Ullman. After the film screening, Ullman will moderate a virtual discussion with the descendants of some of the families that helped save him and his family in Holland during the Holocaust.
Register here.

Guided Nature Walk

Slated for 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Admission $7/members, $10/non-members. Discover the flora and fauna of beautiful Leeds Pond Preserve during a guided nature walk. 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 enjoy a picnic on the great lawn afterwards. More information here.

Whaling Museum Day of Activities

The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, will host the following events:

Outdoor Antique Sale: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to browse through and shop unique antique offerings from 10 different vendors from across Long Island. Today, pay-as-you-wish to the museum and explore the new exhibit, Shinnecock Artists and Long Island’s First Whalers. Masks required. Register here.

Historic Walking Tours: At 2 p.m., travel back in time to the Whaling Era as you stroll down Cold Spring Harbor’s Historic Main Street in this educator-led walking tour. Explore the lives and admire the homes of local whaling families and learn about the businesses that helped support a 19th-Century coastal village. Cost is $12 adult, $8 child; Members $10 adult, $6 child. Limited space. Register here.

Real Housewives of Cold Spring Harbor: At 4 p.m., discover little-known stories of the hamlet’s female residents. Learn about whaling wives who helped keep the town afloat while their husbands were out at sea, then delve into local stories of Rosalie Gardiner Jones and other suffragists to discover some of the fascinating moments that helped change history. Cost is $12 adult, $8 child; Members $10 adult, $6 child. Space is limited. Register here.

Monday, May 24

Write America

Presented by the Book Revue at 7 p.m. live on CrowdCast. Featuring prize-winning poet Grace Schulman, award-winning essayist Lance Morrow, and professor emerita, historian, and author Nell Painter as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. Schulman received the 2016 Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in American Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Society of America, and in 2019 was inducted a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her latest book is The Marble Bed (Turtle Point Press, 2020), an eighth book of poems, and a New and Selected will follow. Her recent memoir is Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage (Turtle Point Press, 2018). Her collection of essays is First Loves and Other Adventures (U of Michigan, 2011). Morrow is an American essayist whose op ed articles appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal. He is the Henry Grunwald Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. His essays and book reviews also appear in City Journal, the New York Times and other publications. For many years he was an essayist for Time magazine. He is a winner of the National Magazine Award and the author of eight books and two memoirs. Painter is a leading historian of the United States. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University. She was director of Princeton’s Program in African-American Studies from 1997 to 2000. In addition to her doctorate in history from Harvard University, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan, Dartmouth, SUNY-New Paltz, and Yale. Her most recent book is The History of White People. Six earlier books are also still in print. Register here.

Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic

The Nassau County Bar Association invites Nassau County residents to register for a free, socially-distant mortgage foreclosure clinic from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Masks/face coverings are required. Interpreters available. Attorneys do not provide legal representation. Located at 15th and West Streets, Mineola. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 516-747-4070 ext. 1308 to register.

Wednesday, May 26

Virtually Laughing with Nesil Izil

Cmedian Nesil Izil entertains virtually on May 26. (Contributed photo)

Temple Israel in Lawrence presents “Virtually Laughing” with comedian Nesil Izil from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nesil is a stand-up who performs all over New York City. She loves making people smile, and after the year we’ve all had, she’s made it her mission to bring more joy to the world through laughter. Free and open to the public. Contact Alan at for the link. This program is sponsored by the Judy and Ben Segan Adult Education Fund of Temple Israel, Lawrence.

Eating Disorder

Hosted by Hofstra University from noon to 1 p.m. “It’s Not About the Damn Food” is a solo play based on interviews with people who have battled an eating disorder. It explores the root causes of these disorders—ranging from the interviewees’ past traumas, to the desire to gain a sense of control in their lives—and that it isn’t about the food, but runs way deeper. The piece explores misconceptions about eating disorders, and the importance of breaking down these misconceptions in order to destigmatize mental health and challenge societal views of body image. In this virtual teaser, actor and creator Anna Snapp will perform three of the interviewees to give a sense of the wide range of experiences that shape life with an eating disorder. Anna Snapp is a Brooklyn-based actor and writer whose mission as an artist has been to merge the performing arts with medical education and mental health advocacy. Her own journey through chronic disease, trauma, and mental illness resulted in the creation of her autobiographical one-woman show, I Found That the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow, which has been showcased at theatre festivals internationally. Her own experience battling a trauma-induced eating disorder led her to create her second solo show, It’s Not About the Damn Food. She is passionate about telling her own story and the stories of other survivors with mental health conditions, in order to educate medical professionals on the patient’s experience and the human side of medicine. Presented by Northwell Health’s N-Able BERG and Center for Equity of Care. Register here.


42nd Street

Gold Coast Arts in Great Neck presents the classic musical in its Broadway Virtual Cinema Series through May 18. Captured live from the London stage and directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble, 42nd Street is one of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales. Full of crowd-pleasing tap dances and popular musical theatre standards. These are livestreams. Just like a live show, you can only watch it on the date and time it takes place. Simply choose from the dates and times available on the ticket page and sit back and enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home. Runtime is 2 hours and 15 minutes and includes one intermission. Costs is $15. Get tickets here.

Call for Artists

The Art League of Long Island is holding a open call for “Awakening,” a virtual online exhibition to be held July 17 through Sept, 6. Deadline for entries is Monday, June 14. Information, prospectus and entry submission link can be found here.

In a press release, it is noted, “We find ourselves awakening, as though from a long slumber. The slow recovery from the pandemic forcing us to relate to Rip Van Winkle’s surprise to find a changing world. Spring is bursting forth with life again, but that is not all. The world around us is, indeed, awakening to changing social, political and environmental landscapes as well. The Art League of Long Island asks you to share with us your work that features your expression of our world as it acclimates to a new normal.”

This is a national exhibit, open to all artists residing in the United States of America. Entry is limited to 5 works not previously exhibited in another juried ALLI show, one of which may be selected by the juror for admission. Two- and three-dimensional work in any medium may be submitted, including photography and fine craft. Sorry, no videos.

The Art League is honored to have Kathleen Gurchie serve as juror for the Awakening exhibition. She is a member of the Art League of Long Island’s Board of Directors.

Valley Stream Farmers Market

Every Thursday through November 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park, 123 West Merrick Rd., Valley Stream, A plethora of vendors will be selling fresh vegetables and fruits, homemade baked goods, fresh pasta, and more at the Valley Stream Farmers Market. For vendor and other information visit the website.

Pop Prints

The Nassau County Museum of Art will present selections from the permanent collection through Sept. 12 at the Manes Center, Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p. m.
The wheel of art history was turning fast when Pop spun to the top in the 1960s, displacing Abstract Expressionism after barely a decade of dominance. After the brooding challenge of abstraction, the contrast of snappy graphics and familiar references was a relief for many, and a magnet for new audiences. High and low met in the galleries and museums, set up by such media-savvy leaders as Andy Warhol, who now forces us to think of art in the supermarket aisle where the Campbell’s soup cans still dominate the shelves, and Roy Lichtenstein, whose Foot and Hand (1964) returns to the medium of “art” printmaking the shading and even pressure of black outlines (no brush or pencil strokes) that he borrowed from the original sources, which included comic books and the cartoons found in bubble gum packages. Larry Rivers pumps the colors of the Fauves into the Mad Men icon of Joe Camel while, perhaps more subtly, Robert Rauschenberg gently lifts from newsprint the headlines and banal photographs of the day’s news (not that new a trope, if you recall the collages of Picasso and Braque, but they did not cloak them in Rauschenberg’s mist).

The museum is located at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338. Advance timed ticket entry is required and safety protocols will be followed. Tickets may be purchased here.

Hugs for Sarah Virtual 5K

Complete a 3.1 mile race or walk or ride bike by May 31 to support a children’s cancer foundation. (Sarah Grace Foundation)

The Sarah Grace Foundation, based in Hicksville, calls on all runners, walkers, cyclists and wheelchair athletes to participate in a virtual 5K in support of children with cancer. You can run, walk, bike, the choice is yours; participate alone, with a friend or with a team. Sarah Grace Weippert died of leukemia when she was 12. The all-volunteer organization supports children with cancer in Sarah’s memory. Sarah’s birthday is March 31 and this year Sarah would be 31, so complete the 3.1 miles (5K) for Sarah and the children. Race can be completed anytime by May 31. Race bibs will be emailed following registration. You’ll receive a medal for participation in the event. Contact Matthew Weippert at 516-433-9745 or Visit the website for more information.

Blood Drives

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

Tuesday, May 11: Legislator Josh Lafazan’s Office, 50 Cold Spring Rd., Syosset, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12: Bayville Fire Department, 258 Bayville Ave., Bayville, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13: Keller Williams Realty, 5100 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa Park, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 16: Broadway Mall, 358b Broadway Mall Rotunda, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19: NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island Research Center, 101 Mineola Blvd. and 2nd St., Mineola, from 7 a,m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 20: North Shore University Hospital, Tower Rooms 1,2 & 3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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

Friday, May 21: North Shore University Hospital, Tower Rooms 1,2 & 3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 22: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 23: Broadway Mall, 358b Broadway Mall Rotunda, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26: Sponsored by Legislator Tom McKevitt at North Bellmore Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd., North Bellmore, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27: St. Brigid’s Catholic Church St. Anthony Room, 85 Post Ave., Westbury, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 27: Reconstructionist Synagogue, 1001 Plandome Rd., Plandome, from 2:30 to 7 p.m.

Friday, May 28: Friends Academy Gym, 270 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 30: St. Patrick’s Church/Knights of Columbus #14279 Cafeteria/Parish Hall, 235 Glen St., Glen Cove, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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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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