Here is a selection of events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.
Friday, November 26
Peter White Christmas
At 8 p.m. at the Madison Theater at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Description: “This holiday concert is more than just nice! A Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair and Vincent Ingala is coming to town. Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun-filled concert, which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to- coast year after year. White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world-renowned. Revered saxophonist Mindi Abair returns again with her dynamic vigor ready to captivate audiences far and wide. Vincent Ingala is no stranger to contemporary jazz audiences—his charisma, energy, and musicianship will put a smile on anyone’s face.” Tickets from $45 to $65. Vaccination and mask requirements. Tickets and information at www.madisontheatreny.org/events.
Saturday November 27
Prehistoric Tools and Artifacts
At the Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove. Description: “How were early stone-working and wood-working tools made and how were they used? Use replicated tools including fire-bow, stone drill, and mortar and pestle to grind corn.” For ages 7-plus. Program runs from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. Beaded Arrowhead Necklace Craft: Every ½ hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make your very own arrowhead necklace and adorn with beads and feathers. Film: “The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle” 21 minutes, every ½ hour. Cost is $5 per participant plus museum admission. Admission is $5/adults, $3/children 5-12 years, free for members. Membership information is available online and at the front desk. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.
Welwyn Preserve Walk
Hosted at 9 a.m. by the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference. Course is 3 miles, varied and easy. For info contact Chuck, 516-906-2733. Walk this small Glen Cove preserve to Long Island Sound and back; go north on Glen Cove Road (NY 107) to end (Glen Cove Avenue); bear left past firehouse, up hill (Charles Street); turn left at top and follow Elwood Street to light (Landing Road); right one block, left on Crescent Beach Road. Entrance ½ mile on right. Meet in parking lot and bring water. Rain cancels.
Family Wampum Workshop
At 1 and 2 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Did you know some of the finest Wampum beads were historically created from the shells often found along Long Island’s coasts? Discover this ancient craft and learn what it continues to mean to Indigenous Long Islanders. Create a wampum-style beaded accessory of your own to keep. Recommended for ages 7+; younger with adult help.” First come, first served. Cost is $10 for non-members plus admission, adults, $6; seniors (62-plus), $5; children (ages 4-18), $5; children (ages 0-3) and active military with ID, free. Learn more at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.
Biologist and ranger Eric Powers knows the Sands Point Preserve’s wildlife and landscape like the back of his hand. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. he will lead visitors of all ages on monthly exploratory walks across the Preserve’s grounds. Each walk is unique. Purchase tickets in advance and meet at Castle Gould’s Clock Tower. Social distancing is required, and face masks are requested for unvaccinated individuals. Tickets are $12/members ($2 per child) and $16/non-members ($6/child), includes parking. The Preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Call 516-571-7901 or visit www.sandspointpreserve.org.
Beach Bird Walk
Hosted by the North Shore Audubon Society from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stehli Beach, 10 Bayville Ave., Bayville. Limited registration. Call Lindy at 516-628-1315 to register. Safe distancing is requested. If you are not vaccinated, organizers request that you wear a mask. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.
The Last Waltz Reimagined
The The Band Band presents The Last Waltz: A Tribute to The Band, at 8 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Revisits that 1976 Thanksgiving evening that has become embedded in the heart of the rock and roll lexicon. Re-creating the stage of The Last Waltz, The The Band Band acts as backing band for the myriad of talented guest artists representing some of the special guest performances from that night. ‘If you want to be transformed by the magic and spirit of The Band’s music, The The Band Band delivers big time.’—Rex Fowler, Aztec Two-Step.” Non-Friends tickets are $36 to $46. Program sponsored by Frank’s Pizzeria. Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Information and tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call the box office at 516-767-6444.
Hosted at 10 a.m. by the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference. This 6-mile hike is moderate and hilly. For information, contact Carol at 631-223-3427. or email@example.com. “Snake” your way around the park, doing many of the back-and-forth trails on the way to great water views. Rain cancels. Brng water and snack. Meet in the parking lot near the booth. Directions: From NY 25 go north on Woodbury Road, which becomes West Neck Road after crossing NY 25A in Huntington. Proceed about 6 miles to entrance to park on the left. From the east take NY 110 north to 25A in Huntington, turn left to West Neck Road turn right and go 6 miles to entrance on left. Possible parking fee, or free with Empire Passport.
Sunday, November 28
World Music Sundays
At 3 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Peru Andino New York has been performing in the New York area since 1990. Led by founders Peter Apaza and Rosa Volida, the group performs traditional music and dance while costumed in handmade Peruvian attire. Today the group includes up to 30 people, ages 14 to 45 years of age. Peru Andino has an extensive repertoire of 30 dances and an extensive collection of traditional costume dresses. Free event. World Music Sundays is made possible by a partnership with Long Island Traditions and a Rapid Relief grant from New York State Council on the Arts.
At 4 p.m. at the Tilles Center on the LIU Post campus. Description: “With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of ‘the world’s most famous brass group.’ It has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Each of their concerts will show the full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them—from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun—but never at the expense of the music.” Tickest from $35 to $60. Vaccinations and other COVID regulations apply. The venue is at 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Visit www.tillescenter.org.
Rob’s Run 5K
Rob’s Run 5K, sponsored by Lynn Gartner Dunne, LLP, will take place at Stillwell Woods, 72 South Woods Rd., Syosset. Women start at 9 a.m., followed by men at 9:30 a.m. There is both individual and team competition. The race is run in memory of Rob Lauterborn, member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Road Runner’s Club, talented runner and extraordinary human being. This a cross country run, not a road race. Surfaces on the grass and cross country trails may be uneven. Headphones strongly discouraged for the safety of all the runners. Register here.
Jones Beach Bird Walk
At 9 a.m. at the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station parking area. 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. Bird walks led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society are open to the public and are free of charge. 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. Bird walks will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required.
Tuesday, November 30
Long Island LitFest
The Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington hosts Long Island LitFest at 7:30 p.m. New York Times bestselling author of 25 novels Jodi Picoult will appear in person, in a discussion moderated by actress Julianna Margulies. All tickets include a signed copy of Wish You Were Here, her latest book. The author will talk about Wish You Were Here and will answer audience questions. Margulies is an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, who has achieved success in television, theatre, and film. She can currently be seen starring as Laura Peterson on the sophomore season of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show. Tickets are $48. Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Information and tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call the box office at 516-767-6444.
Singles Discussion Group
Join Lilyan Strassman, LCSW-R to discuss “Wisdom from the Movies” at 5:30 p.m. at the Bryant Library, 2 Papermill Rd., Roslyn. For people aged 60-and-over. Masks required. Call 516-457-4701 for information.
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center is launching a new series of presentation by the children of Holocaust Survivors, 2Gs, who will share their parents’ stories. This inaugural program, From 6 to 7 p.m., will be held on the second night of Hanukkah. It will be presented by Fred Gross, about his family’s experience in Beregszasz, Czechoslovakia. At the start of the program, please also join us for a lighting of Hanukkah candles, using Fred’s 120-plus-year-old Menorah that survived the Holocaust. Register at www.hmtcli.org/events.
Wednesday, December 1
Celebrate the Holidays
Step Sistas & Red Hot Mamas will perform at 2 p.m. at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Watch out Radio City —the Step Sistas are back with a holiday tap extravaganza. Watch the group kick up their heels and tap dance into your hearts. The performance includes an audience participation portion and special guests, Red Hot Mamas. Enjoy this free Afternoon T.E.A. in person in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater or on livestream. Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Information and livestream link at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call the box office at 516-767-6444.
The 1934 Nazi Party Rally
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents this Curator’s Corner program from 11 a.m. to noon. Museum and Programming Director Dr. Thorin Tritter will talk about a photograph in the gallery of the Nazi Party Rally of 1934, highlighting the power of the annual rallies, the pageantry of the Nazi regime, and the terror that was hidden behind the pageantry. Register at www.hmtcli.org/events.
Thursday, December 2
Building The Brooklyn Bridge
A virtual “Lunch & Learn” at noon presented by the Huntington Historical Society. Description: “Jeff Richman has been the fulltime historian at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery since 2007. His fifth and latest book, Building the Brooklyn Bridge, 1869-1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D, has just been published. The book features 252 images—including original drawings by the bridge engineers and photographs, including 44 stereo views that are reproduced as 3D anaglyphs in the book, and woodcuts from a wonderful private collection. Join us for a narrated slideshow and about how the iconic Brooklyn Bridge came into being, its human drama, and what makes it so special.” Presentation will last 45 minutes with time for commentary and Q&A from participants. Suggested donation is $10 and will help to preserve and share the history of Huntington. Register here.
Richard Thompson: Solo Acoustic
The Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington presents the legendary singer-songwriter at 7:30 p.m. in support of its 19th solo album, 13 Rivers. Description: “Powered by evocative songcraft, jaw-dropping guitar playing, and indefinable spirit, this venerable icon holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time’ and counts a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Awards among his many accolades. 2011 saw Thompson garner an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Moreover, Time touted his anthem, ‘1952 Vincent Black Lightning,’ on its ‘100 Greatest Songs Since 1923’ list. Thompson’s influence can’t be overstated. He launched his career by co-founding trailblazing rock outfit Fairport Convention, responsible for igniting a British Folk Rock movement.” Non-Friends tickets range from $48 to $68. Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Information and tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call the box office at 516-767-6444.
Friday, December 3
Creatures of the Night Hike
Presented from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. It is situated within Tanglewood Preserve—an 18-acre nature preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd. in Rockville Centre. Description: “As humans we spend most of our time outside during the day, but what happens at night? Come explore our grounds in the dark as we see what nocturnal neighbors we can find! Bring a flashlight.” Cost is $12/person (this program is for people ages 3 and up). Register at www.cstl.org/events.
Broadway Rocks The Who
At 8 p.m. at the Madison Theater at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Description: “This must-see live stage show combines some of the best rock voices of contemporary Broadway and an incredible band to perform the greatest hits of writer Peter Townshend along with the triumphant achievements and unique sounds of The Who. Broadway Rocks The Who presents a high-level, hard-driving performance and sound – recreating the intensity of The Who and the depth of Townshend’s writing. This is achieved through thought-provoking video projections, outstanding musical recreation, and breathtaking vocals.” Tickets from $40 to $55. Vaccination and mask requirements. Tickets and information at www.madisontheatreny.org/events.
Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony
The Tilles Center on the LIU Post campus hosts the world’s biggest-selling soprano and legendary Grammy Award-nominated performer at 8 p.m. Description: “Last year, she released her livestream concert Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony, and it warmed hearts worldwide as the ultimate holiday event. Given the overwhelming response, and in celebration of her favorite time of year, Brightman begins a new Christmas tradition this year with her first-ever A Christmas Symphony Tour.” Tickets start at $79. Vaccinations and other COVID regulations apply. The venue is at 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Visit www.tillescenter.org.
Shop To Aid Sands Point Preserve
Ralph Lauren and the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy cordially invite shoppers to a special shopping event from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the store, 1970 Northern Blvd., Manhasset. Enjoy a sip of champagne and shopping in this iconic boutique—a portion of the purchases from the collections for Men, Women, Children, and Home will benefit the Preserve. The Americana Manhasset Champions for Charity holiday shopping benefit runs Thursday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 4. Twenty-five percent of a shopper’s full-price, pre-tax purchases will be donated to the nonprofit organization of their choice. The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy urges its supporters to present their Champion Number at the time of purchase and select the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy as their charity of choice. Register in advance for a Champion Number online or by calling 800-818-6767, or visit the Americana Manhasset Concierge.
Saturday, December 4
Bengsons’ Musical Theater
Adelphi University presents this program at 3 p.m. at the Olmsted Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “The Larson Legacy Series continues with music from The Bengsons as we showcase the next generation of musical theatre creators. This performance will also be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. Abigail and Shaun Bengson are a married composing and performing duo. Their theater work includes Hundred Days (La Jolla Playhouse, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Know Theater, Z Space, US Tour), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), Sundown, Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP), Anything That Gives Off Light (Edinburgh Theatre Festival, US Tour), Hurricane Diane (New York Theatre Workshop, Two River Theatre), You’ll Still Call Me By Name (New York Live Arts, Jacob’s Pillow), The Place We Built (The Flea), and Iphigenia in Aulis (Classic Stage Company). Their music has been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX) and in several short films and dance pieces. They have received the Richard Rogers Award and nominations for the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Lucile Lortel awards. http://bengsons.com. Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets, information and video link at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.
The Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, hosts the Long Island Ballet in the holiday classic at 2 and 6 p.m. Description: “This lavish production features the talent of dancers from across Long Island and professional dancers from NYC. This slightly abridged version is perfect for all ages and is narrated to create a special experience for the audience. A Kingdom of the Sweets Reception occurs after each show for children ages 3-10 for $10. Take pictures with your favorite character and receive a goody bag filled with Nutcracker magic!” Tickets are $35/adults, $28/children 12 and under. Call Long Island Ballet for tickets at 1-855-222-2849 or visit www.liballettheatre.com. All patrons 12 and up must show proof of vaccination before entering the theater. All patrons must wear a mask while in the theater at all times. Contact LI Ballet Theatre for questions: 631-271-4626.
South Shore Symphony
At 7:30 p.m. at the Madison Theater at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. The symphony will play the great American composers. Featuring piano soloist Jeffrey Biegel playing Leroy Anderson’s Piano Concerto and The Peanuts Concerto based on the legendary music of Vince Guaraldi, arranged by Grammy-winning composer Dick Tunney. Plus George Gershwin’s “American in Paris.” Tickets are available at the door at $20 per person. Vaccination and mask requirements. Tickets and information at www.madisontheatreny.org/events.
Ocean Creature Encounters
Drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Roll up your sleeves and get ready to meet live critters we share the Long Island Sound with in this family drop-in event with special guests from The Waterfront Center. Check out real whale bones, shark jaws and other artifacts from our collections, go on a scavenger hunt, and create an ocean-tastic craft.” Admission + $10 participant; Members $5 participant. Sponsored in part by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. Learn more at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.
Deck the Halls Benefit
From 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “This is an exciting time at Planting Fields. We are currently working to restore the Olmsted Brothers vision for the designed landscape of Planting Fields and solidify our place as a vibrant and singular historic site. Support this initiative by joining us at Coe Hall for the holiday season’s most beloved kick-off event.” Tickets are $275 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For information call Lilly McGurk at 516-922-8676 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Safety protocols will be observed. Register here.
Sunday, December 5
State Park Bird Walk
At 9 a.m. at Hempstead Lake State Park. From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.) ird walks led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society are open to the public and are free of charge. 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. Bird walks will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required.
At 4 p.m. at the Tilles Center on the LIU Post campus, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Description: “The chart-topping, Grammy-nominated saxophonist returns to the road this holiday season with the 24th annual Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2021 with South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Richard Elliot and introducing vocalist Rebecca Jade.” Tickets from $53 to $88. Vaccination and mask requirements. Visit www.tillescenter.org.
Seashell Celebration and Ornament Workshop
At 1 and 2 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “From clams to sea snails to nautilus squid, explore the wonderful world of shelled animals in this educator-led workshop. Find out how to identify shells local to Long Island, and decorate a special shell ornament to hang up at home during this festive time of year.” Ages 5-plus. Admission + $10 participant. Members $5 participant. Sponsored in part by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. Learn more at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.
Doo Wop Revue
The NYCB Theatre on Westbury presents Dick Fox’s Doo Wop Extravaganza featuring the Brooklyn Bridge, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Classics, the Elegants, Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny, the Knockouts and special guest star Bobby Wilson with a tribute to his father, Jackie Wilson. Vaccination and mask requirements. Tickets $49.50 to $69.50. Tickets and information at www.thetheatreatwestbury.com.
Songs Without Words: The Art of Music
Through March 6, 2022 at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn. Description: “The never-ending dance of art and music crosses cultures and millennia. This comprehensive survey is symphonic in range. It includes not only masterpieces of art but instruments as well (such as Stradivarius violins, vintage guitars from rock legends, as well as percussion and string and woodwind instruments from all along the Silk Road) with a gallery of sculpture that can be played as instruments, including a walk-in gamelan. With such favorite artists as Degas, Vuillard, Gris, Bearden and Matisse, we add the contemporary artists for whom music is a constant source of inspiration, such Jasper Johns, Robert Wilson (a portrait of Lady Gaga), Idris Khan, Joan Snyder and many others. Just to make it fun, vintage photography and memorabilia showcasing rock, jazz and Broadway will join musical scores and manuscripts inscribed by the hands of the great performers and composers, such as Joni Mitchell, Bela Bartok, Jimmy Webb, just to name a few.” Get tickets at www.nassaumuseum.org or call 516-484-9338.
A Christmas Carol
Theatre 3 in Port Jefferson presents the Charles Dickens favorite through Dec. 26. Adapted for the stage by Jeffrey E. Sanzel. Description: “Celebrate the season with Long Island’s own holiday tradition and broadwayworld.com winner for Best Play. Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future. Join us for our 37th annual production of the immortal classic in all of its thrills, music, joy, and spirit.” No children under 5 are permitted. Tickets and show times at https://theatrethree.com. Located at 412 Main St, Port Jefferson. Call 631-928-9100.
Hubble Comes Down To Earth
At the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Description: “The Hubble Traveling Exhibit is a 2,200-square-foot exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope. The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as several ‘satellite’ units that not only provide viewers with a hands-on experience with the same technology that allows Hubble to gaze at distant galaxies but also feature Hubble’s contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Exhibit viewers will learn of the various instruments aboard the telescope and the role that each of them plays in providing exciting new images and discoveries. Observers will also get a glimpse into the various hurdles that Hubble has faced in its career and the role that astronauts have played in repairing and servicing the satellite. The exhibit contains images and data taken by Hubble of planets, galaxies, regions around black holes, and many other fascinating cosmic entities that have captivated the minds of scientists for centuries.” Free with museum admission. Tickets and information at www.cradleofaviation.org.
Model Railroad Layout
The TMB Model Train Club will hold its traditional open house after the pandemic canceled shows last year. Volunteers have created an elaborate layout inside a warehouse with a variety of scenes and landscapes. Dates are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 120 Schmitt Blvd., Farmingdale. Description: “There are new scenic areas to discover; multiple trains from prewar to the most modern O gauge trains to observe. Even if you have visited us before we know you will come across something new.” Free admission. Masks and social distancing are mandatory. For directions, more pictures and information go to: www.tmbmodeltrainclub.com.
At the Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown. Description:”A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart.” Visit www.smithtownpac.org or call 631-724-3700
Christmas Craft & Gift Show
Daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Saturday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Dec. 26 at Broadway Commons Mall, 358 North Broadway, Hicksville. Up to 20 vendors selling art, crafts, and gifts for the season. Located inside the Broadway Commons Mall at the Center Court near the Ikea entrance at the escalators leading to the food court and movie theatre.
Barnaby Saves Christmas
Through Dec. 26 at Theatre 3, Port Jefferson. Artwork by Heather Kuhn. Description: “Come join Santa, Barnaby, Franklynne and all of their friends for a wonderful holiday treat. As our littlest elf and his reindeer friend set off on their journey to save Christmas, they meet some new friends along the way and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season. Celebrating its 14th anniversary.” All tickets $10. Tickets and show times at www.theatrethree.com. Located at 412 Main St, Port Jefferson. Call 631-928-9100.
Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, will present Shimmering Solstice, what it bills as “Long Island’s first ever light show, an unforgettable walk through event of seasonal sights and sounds. Be prepared to be enchanted by magical light displays that are set along Old Westbury Garden’s iconic garden paths, allowing visitors to experience what has become familiar to them every day in a whole new shimmering light. Children of all ages will also have a great time exploring the interactive areas designed to engage their curiosity and sense of fun and have them buzzing with excitement. Witness a dramatic finale on the South façade of Westbury House that will feature a dazzling display of light, color and sound. Catholic Health, a leader in health and human services on Long Island, is the presenting sponsor.” It will run on select dates through January 9, 2022. Visit shimmeringsolstice.com for tickets and more information.
Magic of Lights 2021
Through Jan. 2, 2022 at Jones Beach State Park, 150 Bay Parkway. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from dusk to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from dusk to 11 p.m. Take the Wantagh Parkway South to the park and follow the signs to Bay Parkway West and the Magic of Lights signs will direct you straight to the light show. Description: “Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Long Island’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price.” Tickets and more information at https://magicoflights.com/events/jonesbeach.
“The Heckscher Museum Celebrates 100: Tracing History, Inspiring the Future.” Description: “The museum of Art opened to the public 100 years ago. This expansive exhibition traces our history and points to our future by celebrating the people, events, and art that have indelibly shaped the museum. Unfolding chronologically, the exhibition explores the development of the permanent collection from 185 paintings and sculptures in 1920, to 2,300 works in many media today. Each gallery focuses on a defining chapter in the museum’s story: our founding in 1920 by civic leaders August and Anna Atkins Heckscher, the transformational tenure of Museum Director Eva Gatling, our pivotal role in preserving the legacies of American modernists Arthur Dove and Helen Torr, and the acquisition of hundreds of artworks from the Baker/Pisano Collection in 2001. Reporting on the new museum in 1921, a newspaper noted that ‘people come and come again to this treasure house of theirs.’ We invite you to do the same as we embark together on the next 100 years.” The museum is located at 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Visit www.heckscher.org.
Toys For Tots Drive
Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R–Glen Head) will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots from now until Dec. 15 at his district office, 111 W. Old Country Road, Hicksville. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Every child deserves a bit of cheer this holiday season,” said Montesano. “I am pleased to once again be partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserve for the Toys for Tots program. I hope that we can bring a lot of joy this year to children in need and their families.”
From December 11 to 31 at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Calling brave explorers! Hunt for star constellations around the museum with a spyglass to navigate your journey, just like mariners at sea. Solve puzzles to find your reward—a glittery star lantern you can decorate in our workshop to light your way home.” Ages 5-plus. Admission + $10 participant; Members $5 participant. Learn more at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
At the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. The first-year class of the Department of Theatre take the stage as part of their initial year of training. Written by Don Zolidis, with direction by Kerry Prep. Description: “The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, frolicking tide as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories–ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.” Dates are Dec. 2, 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. The matinee will also be live streamed. Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets, information and video link at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.
From Tuesday through Wednesday, Dec. 21 to 29 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Description: “Take a trip back in time by visiting the Long Island Garden Railway Society’s 2021 Holiday Train Display at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Bring the children and grandchildren and share reminiscing your childhood days by watching period large scale steam and diesel trains traversing the 40’ by 40’ modular display containing various scenic vignettes including a model drive-in theater, carousel and a Grumman hanger.” Free with museum admission. Tickets and information at www.cradleofaviation.org.
Throughout December at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Explore our exhibits and help yourself to seasonal, self-serve crafts in our workshop. Please note if there is another scheduled program going on, crafts will be temporarily unavailable.” Free with admission ($6/adults, $5 kids/seniors). Members free. Learn more at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.
Through Jan. 2, 2022 at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Description: “Based on the beloved film, this heartwarming adaptation follows vaudeville stars and veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis as they head to Vermont to pursue romance with a duo of beautiful singing sisters. This family classic features beloved songs by Irving Berlin including ‘Blue Skies,’ ‘I Love A Piano,’ ‘How Deep Is The Ocean?’ and the perennial favorite, ‘White Christmas.’ This is an uplifting musical and a perfect way to spend holiday time with your loved ones.” Vaccination requirements and other safety measures apply. For tickets and information visit www.engemantheater.com or call the box office at 621-261-2900.
Pride & Prejudice
The Jane Austen classic has been adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill and will be presented by the EastLine Theatre at the First Presbyterian Church, 79 E. Main St., Babylon. Through Dec. 19. Description: “A frantic take on the iconic romance between Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy, this new adaptation by one of America’s most produced playwrights will be making its Long Island premiere. The cast of Pride & Prejudice features Lynda Gaug, Deanna Ibrahim, Sydney Kalish, Éirinn Margaret Kless, Jill Linden, Spencer McLaughlin, Anthony Noto, and Anna Stacy.” Free. Visit eastlinetheatre.org. Supported by the Huntington Arts Council, the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts and the First Presbyterian Church of Babylon.
Through Jan. 2, 2022 at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Description: “Join Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from mean old Ethel Pierpot and her evil machine that will melt all the snow. Jenny calls on her Mom, the mayor, and all of you to help her save her home, get Frosty to the North Pole, and make this holiday season a Winter Wonderland for one and all!” Vaccination requirements and other safety measures apply. For tickets and information visit www.engemantheater.com or call the box office at 621-261-2900.
The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places.
Saturday, November 27: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, November 29: Sponsored by Legislator Josh Lafazan at Syosset Fire Department Meeting Room, 50 Cold Spring Rd., Syosset, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Monday, November 29: Bethpage Fire Department Meeting Room, 225 Broadway, Bethpage,from 2:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30: Bloodstock Alyssa Laura at Westbury Fire Department’s truck bays, 355 Maple Ave., Westbury, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30: Sponsored by Senator Kevin Thomas at Farmingdale Library Community Room C & D, 116 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30: Bellmore Memorial Library Community Room, 2288 Bedford Ave., Bellmore from 2:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30: Midway Jewish Center Gym, 330 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset, from 3 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 1: SUNY-Old Westbury Campus Center Atrium, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 1: Temple Beth Israel Social Hall, Temple Drive (off Haven Avenue), Port Washington, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 1: Birch Lane PTA, Elementary School Cafeteria, 41 Birch Lane, Massapequa Park, from 3:15 to 9:15 p.m.
Thursday, December 2: North Shore University Hospital Tower Rooms 1-3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 2: SUNY-Old Westbury Campus Center Atrium, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, December 3: North Shore University Hospital Tower Rooms 1-3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 4: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 5: Maria Regina Church School Auditorium, 3945 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 5: Knights of Columbus Council No. 11588/St. Thomas the Apostle Auditorium, 24 Westminster Rd., West Hempstead, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 5: Temple Chaverim All Purpose Room 1050 Washington Ave., Plainview, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.