Calendar of Events From October 20 to October 30

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

Wednesday, October 20

Sir Duke: Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke pays homage to Stevie Wonder on Oct. 20. (Landmark on Main)

At 7:30 at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Formed in the summer of 2013, Sir Duke quickly became an instant hit as New York’s ultimate Stevie Wonder tribute band. Fronted by the electrifying and world-famous vocalist, Tom Bowes (formerly of Tower of Power and Blood, Sweat & Tears), Sir Duke lifts the level of the tribute band genre to something riveting and absolutely unforgettable. Like his bandmates, Bowes grew up listening to and learning from Stevie’s music, ‘until it wore off the vinyl,’ and you will hear his love of it in every lyric and vocal nuance. Steve Briody, a Grammy-nominated guitarist and Sir Duke’s musical director, handpicked these nine stellar musicians, featuring a tight rhythm section that has played together for over fifteen years! The result was an explosive combination of vocals and rhythm that honors and celebrates the musicality and songwriting genius of the inspirational Stevie Wonder. The camaraderie between the members on stage is palpable, and only adds to their already rocking performances.” Tickets for non-friends range from $25 to $35. Proof of vaccination and other COVID restrictions apply. Get tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/events. Call the box office at 516-767-6444.

Hitler’s Campaign

(Courtesy of the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center)

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents, from 11 a.m. to noon, its Curator’s Corner: Two Posters from Hitler’s Presidential Campaign of 1932. Thorin Tritter, the museum and programming director, will talk about two posters that were produced during Adolf Hitler’s presidential campaign in 1936, which he lost to the incumbent Paul von Hindenburg. The posters highlight Hitler’s approach to winning over the German electorate. Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.


Thursday, October 21

Virtual Exhibit Tour

From 6 to 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County. Museum and Programming Director Thorin Tritter and new Director of Education Avi Marcovitz will lead a virtual tour through HMTC’s museum, seeking to explore how the Holocaust happened and what lessons can be drawn from this horrendous history. Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.


Friday, October 22

Imani Winds

The Grammy-nominated group performs at Adfelphi University on Oct. 22. (Imani Winds)

At Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. Description: “Celebrating over two decades of music making, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.” This program will also be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. Click the ticket link for details. Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets, information and video link at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Walking Tour: Harbor Haunts

Hosted at 6 p.m. by the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Recommended for adults and ages 8-plus. Explore Cold Spring Harbor’s ghostly side with fascinating tales of mishaps and historic hauntings on Main Street. Rain or shine, Cost is $12 adults, $8 children. Space is limited. Register at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.

Zen Tricksters

(Landmark on Main)

The Landmark on Main Street presents this pioneering New York jam band at 8 p.m. at 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “The Zen Tricksters do it all. Unparalleled songwriting melds with lifetimes of music appreciation conjuring psychedelic originality spanning the outer reaches of jazz, the Grateful Dead, and beyond resulting in new and inventive magic. For over 40 years, these travels move listeners to the limits of imagination, solidifying The Zen Tricksters cornerstone in the foundation of the modern Jam Band temple.” Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh said, “The Tricksters are more than just a cover band. They have their own stuff and they are brilliant, their stuff is brilliant. They are great players!” Tickets for non-Friends range from $32 to $47. Proof of vaccination and other COVID restrictions apply. Get tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/events. Call the box office at 516-767-6444.


Saturday, October 23

​​​​​Scrimshaw Workshop

​Explore scrimshaw, a true American folk art at 2 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor.. See examples from the museum’s collection and discover how whalers carved teeth, bones and baleen into beautiful works of art. Sketch, carve, and ink a “fauxshaw” keepsake box to take home. Admission is $10/non-member participant. Register at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.

Walking Tour: Harbor Haunts

Hosted at 4:30 and 6 p.m. by the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Recommended for adults and ages 8-plus. Explore Cold Spring Harbor’s ghostly side with fascinating tales of mishaps and historic hauntings on Main Street. Rain or shine, Cost is $12 adults, $8 children. Space is limited. Register at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.

Forest Walk

Numerous walks and hikes are scheduled in October. (Alexas Fotos | Pixabay)

The Garvies Point Museum & Preserve presents a forest forensics and wild weather walk from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. Description: “Learn how to read the landscape. How does weather affect trees and our preserve? See some interesting signs of severe weather including windthrow, lightning, hurricanes and more.” For ages 7-plus. Recycled wind-spiral craft from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every ½ hour. Using recycled materials, make a whimsical wind spiral that beautifully twists and turns in the wind. Film: “All About Clouds,” 23 minutes., every ½ hour. Admission is $5/adults, $3/children 5 to 12, free for members. The museum is at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Visit www.garviespointmuseum.com or call 516-571-8010.

Bird Walk

Hosted from 9:30 a.m. to noon by the North Shore Audubon Society at Garvies Point Preserve, 50 Barry Dr, Glen Cove. Must pre-register by contacting walk leader Lindy at 516-628-1315. Limited registration. Safe distancing is requested. Must wear a mask if not vaccinated. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.

Guided Nature Walk

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Science Museum of Long Island in the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset. Description: “Discover the flora and fauna of beautiful Leeds Pond Preserve during our guided nature walk. We will explore the woodland ecology of the site and learn about the layers of the forest, natives vs. invasives, edible plants, and much more. Pack a lunch and join us for a picnic on the great lawn afterwards.” Admission is $10 for non-members. Register at www.smli.org.

Dog Friendly Days

The Old Westbury Gardens welcomes leashed dogs on Oct. 23-24. (Pasja1000 | Pixabay)

Hosted by Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Also on Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visitors may bring their leashed dogs to stroll the gardens, except in the Walled Garden. Humans must follow all social distancing and safety protocols. Purchase tickets at www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.

Meet the Owls

Visit Sweetbriar Nature Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to meet and learn about some of our resident owls. 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 years and up. Cost: $10 per person. The center is at 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Visit www.sweetbriarnc.org or call 631-979-6344.

Food Drive

Hosted by Assemblyman Michael Durso in coordination with Island Harvest, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Village of Massapequa Park. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Massapequa Park train station across from Village Hall. Bring non-perishable food and drinks, personal care & household items, as well as baby food and supplies. Items will be donated to Island Harvest and distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, and non-profit organizations that offer food assistance. A contactless, drive-through event. For more information, call Assemblyman Durso’s office at 516-541-4598.


Sunday, October 24

Sunday with Survivors

Presented from 6 to 7 p.m. by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, who hosts this series of presentations by Holocaust Survivors. In this program, Survivor Mireille Taub will share information about both her and her late husband’s experience in France during the Holocaust. Register at www.hmtcli.org for the Zoom link.

Inaugural 5K Walk/Run

The Planting Fields Foundation hosts this inaugural event at the Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Featuring a timed 5K run starting at 7:30 a.m., a timed 5K Walk starting at 8 a.m., and a 9 a.m. Kids Fun Run. Children 12 and younger are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. The Hydration Station, courtesy of Stop and Shop, will have snacks and beverages. For more information, contact Doris Del Valle at 516-922-8672 or ddelvalle@plantingfields.org, or visit www.plantingfields.org.

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at 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. Walks are open to the public and are free of charge. There is no walk if it rains. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Bird walks will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required.

Super Family Sunday

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents an on-site event for children and their adult companions at the Manes Center outdoor spaces and museum trails. Rain or shine. Dress accordingly. Masks required when social distancing is not possible. Three timed sessions: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1 to 2:30 p.m.; and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Description: “Join us for a day of wonder and magic during our annual Enchanted Forest family event! Inspired by the changing seasons and forest surrounding the Museum, our multiple art activities will explore ideas of transformation, change and fantasy. Stories, scavanger hunts and special visitors complete the day.” Pre-registration required. Cost is $20 non-member adults. The museum is at One Museum Dr, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338. Register at www.nassaumuseum.org.

Fall Dog Parade & Costume Contest

Participants must arrive by 2:30 p.m. to register and parade/contest begin at 3 p.m. At Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, Included with admission. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048 for information.

Caumsett Exploration

Hosted by the Long Island Greenbelt Conference at Caumsett State Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Harbor. Starting at 10:30 a.m. A moderate and hilly 6-mile hike. For information, call Carol at 631-223-3427 or email arolmu@aol.com. Description: “We will be hiking the ‘lesser known’ side trails in this, my favorite park; we may walk a ways on the beach also; rain cancels; bring water and snack; meet in the parking area by the booth; from NY 25 go north on Woodbury Rd., which becomes West Neck Rd. 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 Rd., turn right and go 6 miles to entrance on left; possible fee, or free with Empire Passport.”


Wednesday, October 27

Maritime Disaster

(Vanderbilt Museum)

The Vanderbilt Museum’s Long Island Maritime History Lecture Series presents “Fire and Ice: The Loss of the Steamship Lexington,” by Brian E. O’Connor at 7 p.m. Description: “For 40 years, Mr. O’Connor handled complex commercial litigation as a partner with a Wall Street law firm. He will tell the story of the Steamship Lexington—built by Commodore Vanderbilt in 1835, for service on Long Island Sound—and its tragic fire, sinking, and loss of life on January 13, 1840. The tragedy had profound legal significance, prompting Congress to enact the Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability Act in 1851, which overruled an earlier Supreme Court decision and held the Lexington’s new owner liable for the loss of cargo on board when she sank. The Lexington’s loss was also a catalyst for Congressional legislation to regulate steamboat safety.” Tickets are $6 for non-members. The Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium is at 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. Visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Long Island’s Only Witch Trial

(North Shore Historical Museum)

The North Shore Historical Museum presents this 7 p.m. live and virtual lecture titled “Goody Garlick: Long Island’s only witch trial.” Description: “Before Salem, there was the Not-So-Wicked Witch of the Hamptons. In 1657, ‘Goody’ Garlick, wife of Joshua Garlick of East Hampton was accused of being a witch and tried for the crime a generation before the famous Salem Witch Trials. She was sent to Connecticut for trial but was not convicted of the crime for lack of sufficient evidence to prove her guilt, yet she was also not acquitted. Her husband had to post a bond to ensure his wife’s good behavior.” Presented by Dr. Tara Ryder. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at www.nshgc.org or by calling 516-801-1191. The museum is at 140 Glen St., Glen Cove.


Saturday, October 30

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area. From Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre, turn onto Long Beach Road, traveling south. Proceed to Waukena Avenue and turn left. From this point onward, there are brown signs directing visitors to the sanctuary. Turn right onto Park Avenue (at a traffic light), then turn left onto Golf Drive. Continue on Golf Drive to Slice Drive, turn right, and proceed one short block into the sanctuary. Walks are open to the public and are free of charge. There is no walk if it rains. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Bird walks will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required.

Halloween Hike

Halloween-themed events abound this time of year. (Charles Parker | Pexels)

The Garvies Point Museum & Preserve presents a halloween hike and campfire storytelling from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. Description: “Explore our wooded preserve and learn about ‘creepy’ animals and how they are not so creepy after all and are an important part of wildlife! We will discuss bats, opossums, insects, spiders, ravens and more. Followed by animal stories around our fire-pit.” All ages welcome, come in costume. Spooky Bat craft every, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., every ½ hour. Make a cute, spooktacular bat craft. Film: “The Magic School Bus: Creepy, Crawly Fun!” 25 minutes, every ½ hour. Admission is $5/adults, $3/children 5 to 12, free for members. The museum is at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Visit www.garviespointmuseum.com or call 516-571-8010.

Huntington Cemetery Tour

Provided by the Huntington Historical Society at 3 p.m. ​All tours begin inside The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 228 Main St., Huntington. This iconic building, just outside the Burying Ground, was built in 1892 as a memorial to the Huntington residents who died in the Civil War and now houses Huntington’s History & Decorative Arts Museum. Then explore Huntington’s earliest public burying ground, established soon after the town’s 1653 founding. View stunning folk art and beautiful epitaphs while listening to stories of Huntington’s residents and rich history. ​Face masks are required to participate and must be worn properly and during the duration of the tour. Cost is $15/non-members, $5/children, You must have a reservation to participate. Tickets will not be sold the day of the tour. ​Email Info@HuntingtonHistoricalSociety.org with questions or for reservation assistance.

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Eric

Biologist and ranger Eric Powers knows the Sands Point Preserve’s wildlife and landscape like the back of his hand after years of leading marvelous nature programs, including the popular Owl Prowl, Pond Exploration, and the fantastic Overnight Wilderness Survival courses. He was just named Long Island Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year. 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. The Preserve will reveal itself throughout the seasons, and your expert guide will share a wealth of information about nature’s wonders. 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.

Fleetwood Macked

(Landmark on Main)

Tribute band plays at 8 p.m. at Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “SF Entertainment is excited to be presenting our fall season of shows at the iconic Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark. Join us for great evenings of entertainment by these fan favorites.” Tickets are $35 and $45 and are available through SF Entertainment. Call 718-423-8394.

Ghost Walk

Raynham Hall Museum celebrates Halloween with its annual Ghost Walk beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 61 East Main St.,Oyster Bay, and ending with a dance party in the parking lot next to Raynham Hall, 30 West Main St., Oyster Bay. Learn more at www.raynhamhallmuseum.org or call 516-922-6808 for more information.


Ongoing

Sense and Sensibility

The students of the Department of Theatre at Adelphi University take the stage in this new adaptation of the Jane Austen classic adapted by Kate Hamill. Description: “A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?” At Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 2, Nov. 4, 5 and 6, Nov. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 6 and 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Secrets of the Service Wing

Get a look behind the scenes of the Westbury Mansion. (Old Westbury gardens)

From 11 a.m. to noon at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Also Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29. Fridays feature a second tour from 1 to 2 p.m. Tickets for this tour include access to Westbury House and the gardens. All tickets are non-refundable. Description: “For many years visitors to Westbury House asked what was beyond the first floor corridor. Now they can go beyond the door and discover ‘secrets of the service wing.’ In this 60-minute guided tour you’ll be introduced to the intensive labor required to create the lifestyle experienced by the Phipps and their guests. You’ll tour the many rooms that were ‘behind the scenes’ to create the formal dining experiences of the social peers of the Phippses in the early 20th century. You’ll go along the corridors to the butler’s pantry and silver cleaning room then descend the 17 steps to the kitchen, scullery, and wine storage rooms located on the ground floor.” This tour lasts a little over one hour and because of its physical demands, it is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility or children under 8 years of age. This tour requires descending a narrow staircase of 17 steps down to the ground floor/basement, so no person (including children and infants) may be lifted or carried throughout the tour. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048 for tickets and information.

Spooky Fest

Tabbed “Long Island’s Halloween Attraction” at The Center for Science Teaching and Learning at the Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Description: “Brings Halloween fun and adventure for people of all ages, offering something for everyone through its access to its scary and non-scary attractions. Attractions include a Non-Scary Enchanted Forest Walk, Scary Walk through the woods, Maze of Horror and a Kids Arts and Crafts Area. This family-friendly event is open to all ages.” Admission is $20 All Inclusive (scary and non-scary attractions) and $12 non-scary only. Ages 2 and older must have a purchased ticket. Visit www.cstl.org/spooky-fest for tickets and information.

Drive-In Scary Movies

The “Scared in the Park After Dark” series will take place at Eisenhower Park Field 6. Enter at intersection of Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow. Every Friday and Saturday through October 30 at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22: Paranormal Activity (rated R); Saturday, Oct. 23: The Craft (rated R); Friday, Oct. 29: Scoob! (rated PG); Saturday, Oct. 30: Casper (rated PG).

Port Washington Farmers Market

Every Saturday through Oct. 30 at Port Washington Town Dock, 347 Main St., Port Washington, from 8 a.m. to noon. Enjoy an extensive selection of all-organic goods.

Halloween Haunt: Campsite X

Starting Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. From 7 to 11 p.m. each night on Oct. 15, Oct. 21 to 23 and Oct. 28 to 31. Description: “Who’s afraid of the deep dark forest? The creators of the infamous immersive haunts in Hempstead House have turned the Preserve’s forest into a landscape of terror. You and friends will take a guided nocturnal walk with a very special tour guide, who gives an informative talk on things that lurk after dark. In the nighttime forest, not everything is what it appears to be. People you know may morph into unrecognizable creatures. At Campsite X, something bad is happening to hikers just like you. But don’t run.” Campsite X is for adults; very brave minors ages 14 to 17 years are allowed but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Admission is $50 via advance purchase only. Ten entry times per evening—maximum of six guests per entry time. Get tickets and information here. Call 516-571-7901.

Fall Festival

The White Post Fall Farm Festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 24 at White Post Farms, 250 Old Country Rd., Melville. Featuring The famous White Post Animal Farm & Bird Aviaries, unlimited hayrides, play in the hay activity, fun family shows and animal acts in the cornfield, outdoor picnic area and playgrounds and the pumpkin field. gates open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the venue is open until 6 p.m. Visit www.whitepostfarms.com/fall-farm-festival-2021 or call 631-351-9373 for more information.

Mars 1001

(Cradle of Aviation Museum)

The Jet Blue Planetarium at the Cradle of Aviation Museum presents this 30-minute speculative video about the first human mission to Mars—a daring 1,000-day mission to fly an international crew to the red planet and return them safely to Earth. Many challenges will have to be met in order for the crew to succeed and unlock the secrets of the new world. It begins with a retrospective by veteran space reporter Miles O’Brien, who covered so many missions for CNN and has gone on to serve as an independent science correspondent for PBS NewsHour. In this movie, he plays himself from a future perspective. He introduces us to the concepts of the Mars IRIS 1 mission and its voyage. Director Robin Sip and his team have painstakingly recreated a mission control, complete with launch team, and Miles reports on the mission’s progress from his anchor desk throughout the trip. This is a visually beautiful show that brings the reality of Mars exploration to audiences. It’s set just far enough in the future to seem real, but with crafty science-fictional touches that tell us, it’s still a ways in the future. It tells a story that we all hope to see and hear in our lifetimes: a trip to the Red Planet. The museum is at Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Call 516-572-4111. Tickets and information at www.cradleofaviation.org.

Autumn at Hicks Nurseries

Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, bills itself as “Long Island’s largest garden center,” will hold its annual fall festival through Sunday, Oct. 31. Description: “Experience the nostalgia of a visit with the lovable Otto the Ghost followed by a walk through of a brand-new animated children’s story. Enjoy delicious fall food favorites including their famous and delicious roasted corn and fudge. Come and see the all-new animated story titled, ‘Otto’s Sweet Journey.’ The tale follows Otto as he travels the world in search of tasty treats to share with his friends. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to our annual Long Island Cares food drive.” Visit www.hicksnurseries.com/products-fall-harvest.

Farmers Market

Roslyn Farmers Market at Christopher Morley Park , 500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn. Every Wednesday through Dec. 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. From fruits and vegetables to olive oils and fresh roasted coffee, the Roslyn Farmers Market has a diverse selection of items.

Blood Drives

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

Thursday, October 21: Northwell Health I-Park Center Hallway, 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 21: Levittown Fire Department Ronald T. Kerwin Meeting Room, 120 Gardiners Ave., Levittown, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, October 22: South Salem Elementary School Gym, 10 Newbury Rd., Port Washington, from 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 24: St. Gertrude RC Church Parish Center/Gym, 28 School St., Bayville, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 24: St. Patrick’s Church/Knights of Columbus Council #14279 Cafeteria/Parish Hall, 235 Glen St., Glen Cove, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Monday, October 25: Mercy Medical Center Cafeteria, 1000 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 26: Bowling Green School PTA, East Gym, 2340 Stewart Ave., Westbury, from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27: St. Francis Hospital St. Clare Conference Rooms A,B & C, 100 Pt. Washington Blvd,, Roslyn, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27: Kramer Lane Elementary School All Purpose Room/Cafeteria, 1 Kramer Lane, Plainview, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 30: Sacred Heart Church Gym, 720 Merrick Ave., North Merrick, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, October 30: Glen Cove Rotary Gym, 27 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Cove, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Frank Rizzo
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Here are some of the vents happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Wednesday, October 20

Sir Duke: Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke pays homage to Stevie Wonder on Oct. 20. (Landmark on Main)
At 7:30 at the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Formed in the summer of 2013, Sir Duke quickly became an instant hit as New York’s ultimate Stevie Wonder tribute band. Fronted by the electrifying and world-famous vocalist, Tom Bowes (formerly of Tower of Power and Blood, Sweat & Tears), Sir Duke lifts the level of the tribute band genre to something riveting and absolutely unforgettable. Like his bandmates, Bowes grew up listening to and learning from Stevie’s music, ‘until it wore off the vinyl,’ and you will hear his love of it in every lyric and vocal nuance. Steve Briody, a Grammy-nominated guitarist and Sir Duke’s musical director, handpicked these nine stellar musicians, featuring a tight rhythm section that has played together for over fifteen years! The result was an explosive combination of vocals and rhythm that honors and celebrates the musicality and songwriting genius of the inspirational Stevie Wonder. The camaraderie between the members on stage is palpable, and only adds to their already rocking performances.” Tickets for non-friends range from $25 to $35. Proof of vaccination and other COVID restrictions apply. Get tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/events. Call the box office at 516-767-6444.

Hitler’s Campaign

(Courtesy of the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center)
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents, from 11 a.m. to noon, its Curator’s Corner: Two Posters from Hitler’s Presidential Campaign of 1932. Thorin Tritter, the museum and programming director, will talk about two posters that were produced during Adolf Hitler’s presidential campaign in 1936, which he lost to the incumbent Paul von Hindenburg. The posters highlight Hitler’s approach to winning over the German electorate. Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.

Thursday, October 21

Virtual Exhibit Tour

From 6 to 7 p.m. at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County. Museum and Programming Director Thorin Tritter and new Director of Education Avi Marcovitz will lead a virtual tour through HMTC’s museum, seeking to explore how the Holocaust happened and what lessons can be drawn from this horrendous history. Get Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org.

Friday, October 22

Imani Winds

The Grammy-nominated group performs at Adfelphi University on Oct. 22. (Imani Winds)
At Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. Description: “Celebrating over two decades of music making, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.” This program will also be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. Click the ticket link for details. Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets, information and video link at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Walking Tour: Harbor Haunts

Hosted at 6 p.m. by the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Recommended for adults and ages 8-plus. Explore Cold Spring Harbor’s ghostly side with fascinating tales of mishaps and historic hauntings on Main Street. Rain or shine, Cost is $12 adults, $8 children. Space is limited. Register at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.

Zen Tricksters

(Landmark on Main)
The Landmark on Main Street presents this pioneering New York jam band at 8 p.m. at 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “The Zen Tricksters do it all. Unparalleled songwriting melds with lifetimes of music appreciation conjuring psychedelic originality spanning the outer reaches of jazz, the Grateful Dead, and beyond resulting in new and inventive magic. For over 40 years, these travels move listeners to the limits of imagination, solidifying The Zen Tricksters cornerstone in the foundation of the modern Jam Band temple.” Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh said, “The Tricksters are more than just a cover band. They have their own stuff and they are brilliant, their stuff is brilliant. They are great players!” Tickets for non-Friends range from $32 to $47. Proof of vaccination and other COVID restrictions apply. Get tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/events. Call the box office at 516-767-6444.

Saturday, October 23

​​​​​Scrimshaw Workshop

​Explore scrimshaw, a true American folk art at 2 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor.. See examples from the museum’s collection and discover how whalers carved teeth, bones and baleen into beautiful works of art. Sketch, carve, and ink a “fauxshaw” keepsake box to take home. Admission is $10/non-member participant. Register at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.

Walking Tour: Harbor Haunts

Hosted at 4:30 and 6 p.m. by the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Recommended for adults and ages 8-plus. Explore Cold Spring Harbor’s ghostly side with fascinating tales of mishaps and historic hauntings on Main Street. Rain or shine, Cost is $12 adults, $8 children. Space is limited. Register at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.

Forest Walk

Numerous walks and hikes are scheduled in October. (Alexas Fotos | Pixabay)
The Garvies Point Museum & Preserve presents a forest forensics and wild weather walk from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. Description: “Learn how to read the landscape. How does weather affect trees and our preserve? See some interesting signs of severe weather including windthrow, lightning, hurricanes and more.” For ages 7-plus. Recycled wind-spiral craft from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every ½ hour. Using recycled materials, make a whimsical wind spiral that beautifully twists and turns in the wind. Film: “All About Clouds,” 23 minutes., every ½ hour. Admission is $5/adults, $3/children 5 to 12, free for members. The museum is at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Visit www.garviespointmuseum.com or call 516-571-8010.

Bird Walk

Hosted from 9:30 a.m. to noon by the North Shore Audubon Society at Garvies Point Preserve, 50 Barry Dr, Glen Cove. Must pre-register by contacting walk leader Lindy at 516-628-1315. Limited registration. Safe distancing is requested. Must wear a mask if not vaccinated. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.

Guided Nature Walk

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Science Museum of Long Island in the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset. Description: “Discover the flora and fauna of beautiful Leeds Pond Preserve during our guided nature walk. We will explore the woodland ecology of the site and learn about the layers of the forest, natives vs. invasives, edible plants, and much more. Pack a lunch and join us for a picnic on the great lawn afterwards.” Admission is $10 for non-members. Register at www.smli.org.

Dog Friendly Days

The Old Westbury Gardens welcomes leashed dogs on Oct. 23-24. (Pasja1000 | Pixabay)
Hosted by Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Also on Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visitors may bring their leashed dogs to stroll the gardens, except in the Walled Garden. Humans must follow all social distancing and safety protocols. Purchase tickets at www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.

Meet the Owls

Visit Sweetbriar Nature Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to meet and learn about some of our resident owls. 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 years and up. Cost: $10 per person. The center is at 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Visit www.sweetbriarnc.org or call 631-979-6344.

Food Drive

Hosted by Assemblyman Michael Durso in coordination with Island Harvest, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Village of Massapequa Park. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Massapequa Park train station across from Village Hall. Bring non-perishable food and drinks, personal care & household items, as well as baby food and supplies. Items will be donated to Island Harvest and distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, and non-profit organizations that offer food assistance. A contactless, drive-through event. For more information, call Assemblyman Durso’s office at 516-541-4598.

Sunday, October 24

Sunday with Survivors

Presented from 6 to 7 p.m. by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, who hosts this series of presentations by Holocaust Survivors. In this program, Survivor Mireille Taub will share information about both her and her late husband’s experience in France during the Holocaust. Register at www.hmtcli.org for the Zoom link.

Inaugural 5K Walk/Run

The Planting Fields Foundation hosts this inaugural event at the Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Featuring a timed 5K run starting at 7:30 a.m., a timed 5K Walk starting at 8 a.m., and a 9 a.m. Kids Fun Run. Children 12 and younger are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. The Hydration Station, courtesy of Stop and Shop, will have snacks and beverages. For more information, contact Doris Del Valle at 516-922-8672 or ddelvalle@plantingfields.org, or visit www.plantingfields.org.

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at 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. Walks are open to the public and are free of charge. There is no walk if it rains. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Bird walks will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required.

Super Family Sunday

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents an on-site event for children and their adult companions at the Manes Center outdoor spaces and museum trails. Rain or shine. Dress accordingly. Masks required when social distancing is not possible. Three timed sessions: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1 to 2:30 p.m.; and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Description: “Join us for a day of wonder and magic during our annual Enchanted Forest family event! Inspired by the changing seasons and forest surrounding the Museum, our multiple art activities will explore ideas of transformation, change and fantasy. Stories, scavanger hunts and special visitors complete the day.” Pre-registration required. Cost is $20 non-member adults. The museum is at One Museum Dr, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338. Register at www.nassaumuseum.org.

Fall Dog Parade & Costume Contest

Participants must arrive by 2:30 p.m. to register and parade/contest begin at 3 p.m. At Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, Included with admission. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048 for information.

Caumsett Exploration

Hosted by the Long Island Greenbelt Conference at Caumsett State Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Harbor. Starting at 10:30 a.m. A moderate and hilly 6-mile hike. For information, call Carol at 631-223-3427 or email arolmu@aol.com. Description: “We will be hiking the ‘lesser known’ side trails in this, my favorite park; we may walk a ways on the beach also; rain cancels; bring water and snack; meet in the parking area by the booth; from NY 25 go north on Woodbury Rd., which becomes West Neck Rd. 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 Rd., turn right and go 6 miles to entrance on left; possible fee, or free with Empire Passport.”

Wednesday, October 27

Maritime Disaster

(Vanderbilt Museum)
The Vanderbilt Museum’s Long Island Maritime History Lecture Series presents “Fire and Ice: The Loss of the Steamship Lexington,” by Brian E. O’Connor at 7 p.m. Description: “For 40 years, Mr. O’Connor handled complex commercial litigation as a partner with a Wall Street law firm. He will tell the story of the Steamship Lexington—built by Commodore Vanderbilt in 1835, for service on Long Island Sound—and its tragic fire, sinking, and loss of life on January 13, 1840. The tragedy had profound legal significance, prompting Congress to enact the Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability Act in 1851, which overruled an earlier Supreme Court decision and held the Lexington’s new owner liable for the loss of cargo on board when she sank. The Lexington’s loss was also a catalyst for Congressional legislation to regulate steamboat safety.” Tickets are $6 for non-members. The Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium is at 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. Visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Long Island’s Only Witch Trial

(North Shore Historical Museum)
The North Shore Historical Museum presents this 7 p.m. live and virtual lecture titled “Goody Garlick: Long Island’s only witch trial.” Description: “Before Salem, there was the Not-So-Wicked Witch of the Hamptons. In 1657, ‘Goody’ Garlick, wife of Joshua Garlick of East Hampton was accused of being a witch and tried for the crime a generation before the famous Salem Witch Trials. She was sent to Connecticut for trial but was not convicted of the crime for lack of sufficient evidence to prove her guilt, yet she was also not acquitted. Her husband had to post a bond to ensure his wife’s good behavior.” Presented by Dr. Tara Ryder. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at www.nshgc.org or by calling 516-801-1191. The museum is at 140 Glen St., Glen Cove.

Saturday, October 30

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area. From Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre, turn onto Long Beach Road, traveling south. Proceed to Waukena Avenue and turn left. From this point onward, there are brown signs directing visitors to the sanctuary. Turn right onto Park Avenue (at a traffic light), then turn left onto Golf Drive. Continue on Golf Drive to Slice Drive, turn right, and proceed one short block into the sanctuary. Walks are open to the public and are free of charge. There is no walk if it rains. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Bird walks will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required.

Halloween Hike

Halloween-themed events abound this time of year. (Charles Parker | Pexels)
The Garvies Point Museum & Preserve presents a halloween hike and campfire storytelling from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. Description: “Explore our wooded preserve and learn about ‘creepy’ animals and how they are not so creepy after all and are an important part of wildlife! We will discuss bats, opossums, insects, spiders, ravens and more. Followed by animal stories around our fire-pit.” All ages welcome, come in costume. Spooky Bat craft every, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., every ½ hour. Make a cute, spooktacular bat craft. Film: “The Magic School Bus: Creepy, Crawly Fun!” 25 minutes, every ½ hour. Admission is $5/adults, $3/children 5 to 12, free for members. The museum is at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Visit www.garviespointmuseum.com or call 516-571-8010.

Huntington Cemetery Tour

Provided by the Huntington Historical Society at 3 p.m. ​All tours begin inside The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 228 Main St., Huntington. This iconic building, just outside the Burying Ground, was built in 1892 as a memorial to the Huntington residents who died in the Civil War and now houses Huntington’s History & Decorative Arts Museum. Then explore Huntington’s earliest public burying ground, established soon after the town’s 1653 founding. View stunning folk art and beautiful epitaphs while listening to stories of Huntington’s residents and rich history. ​Face masks are required to participate and must be worn properly and during the duration of the tour. Cost is $15/non-members, $5/children, You must have a reservation to participate. Tickets will not be sold the day of the tour. ​Email Info@HuntingtonHistoricalSociety.org with questions or for reservation assistance.

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Eric

Biologist and ranger Eric Powers knows the Sands Point Preserve’s wildlife and landscape like the back of his hand after years of leading marvelous nature programs, including the popular Owl Prowl, Pond Exploration, and the fantastic Overnight Wilderness Survival courses. He was just named Long Island Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year. 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. The Preserve will reveal itself throughout the seasons, and your expert guide will share a wealth of information about nature’s wonders. 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.

Fleetwood Macked

(Landmark on Main)
Tribute band plays at 8 p.m. at Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “SF Entertainment is excited to be presenting our fall season of shows at the iconic Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark. Join us for great evenings of entertainment by these fan favorites.” Tickets are $35 and $45 and are available through SF Entertainment. Call 718-423-8394.

Ghost Walk

Raynham Hall Museum celebrates Halloween with its annual Ghost Walk beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 61 East Main St.,Oyster Bay, and ending with a dance party in the parking lot next to Raynham Hall, 30 West Main St., Oyster Bay. Learn more at www.raynhamhallmuseum.org or call 516-922-6808 for more information.

Ongoing

Sense and Sensibility

The students of the Department of Theatre at Adelphi University take the stage in this new adaptation of the Jane Austen classic adapted by Kate Hamill. Description: “A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?” At Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 2, Nov. 4, 5 and 6, Nov. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 6 and 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets and information at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Secrets of the Service Wing

Get a look behind the scenes of the Westbury Mansion. (Old Westbury gardens)
From 11 a.m. to noon at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Also Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29. Fridays feature a second tour from 1 to 2 p.m. Tickets for this tour include access to Westbury House and the gardens. All tickets are non-refundable. Description: “For many years visitors to Westbury House asked what was beyond the first floor corridor. Now they can go beyond the door and discover ‘secrets of the service wing.’ In this 60-minute guided tour you’ll be introduced to the intensive labor required to create the lifestyle experienced by the Phipps and their guests. You’ll tour the many rooms that were ‘behind the scenes’ to create the formal dining experiences of the social peers of the Phippses in the early 20th century. You’ll go along the corridors to the butler’s pantry and silver cleaning room then descend the 17 steps to the kitchen, scullery, and wine storage rooms located on the ground floor.” This tour lasts a little over one hour and because of its physical demands, it is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility or children under 8 years of age. This tour requires descending a narrow staircase of 17 steps down to the ground floor/basement, so no person (including children and infants) may be lifted or carried throughout the tour. COVID restrictions apply. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048 for tickets and information.

Spooky Fest

Tabbed “Long Island’s Halloween Attraction” at The Center for Science Teaching and Learning at the Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Description: “Brings Halloween fun and adventure for people of all ages, offering something for everyone through its access to its scary and non-scary attractions. Attractions include a Non-Scary Enchanted Forest Walk, Scary Walk through the woods, Maze of Horror and a Kids Arts and Crafts Area. This family-friendly event is open to all ages.” Admission is $20 All Inclusive (scary and non-scary attractions) and $12 non-scary only. Ages 2 and older must have a purchased ticket. Visit www.cstl.org/spooky-fest for tickets and information.

Drive-In Scary Movies

The “Scared in the Park After Dark” series will take place at Eisenhower Park Field 6. Enter at intersection of Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow. Every Friday and Saturday through October 30 at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22: Paranormal Activity (rated R); Saturday, Oct. 23: The Craft (rated R); Friday, Oct. 29: Scoob! (rated PG); Saturday, Oct. 30: Casper (rated PG).

Port Washington Farmers Market

Every Saturday through Oct. 30 at Port Washington Town Dock, 347 Main St., Port Washington, from 8 a.m. to noon. Enjoy an extensive selection of all-organic goods.

Halloween Haunt: Campsite X

Starting Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. From 7 to 11 p.m. each night on Oct. 15, Oct. 21 to 23 and Oct. 28 to 31. Description: “Who’s afraid of the deep dark forest? The creators of the infamous immersive haunts in Hempstead House have turned the Preserve’s forest into a landscape of terror. You and friends will take a guided nocturnal walk with a very special tour guide, who gives an informative talk on things that lurk after dark. In the nighttime forest, not everything is what it appears to be. People you know may morph into unrecognizable creatures. At Campsite X, something bad is happening to hikers just like you. But don’t run.” Campsite X is for adults; very brave minors ages 14 to 17 years are allowed but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Admission is $50 via advance purchase only. Ten entry times per evening—maximum of six guests per entry time. Get tickets and information here. Call 516-571-7901.

Fall Festival

The White Post Fall Farm Festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 24 at White Post Farms, 250 Old Country Rd., Melville. Featuring The famous White Post Animal Farm & Bird Aviaries, unlimited hayrides, play in the hay activity, fun family shows and animal acts in the cornfield, outdoor picnic area and playgrounds and the pumpkin field. gates open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the venue is open until 6 p.m. Visit www.whitepostfarms.com/fall-farm-festival-2021 or call 631-351-9373 for more information.

Mars 1001

(Cradle of Aviation Museum)
The Jet Blue Planetarium at the Cradle of Aviation Museum presents this 30-minute speculative video about the first human mission to Mars—a daring 1,000-day mission to fly an international crew to the red planet and return them safely to Earth. Many challenges will have to be met in order for the crew to succeed and unlock the secrets of the new world. It begins with a retrospective by veteran space reporter Miles O’Brien, who covered so many missions for CNN and has gone on to serve as an independent science correspondent for PBS NewsHour. In this movie, he plays himself from a future perspective. He introduces us to the concepts of the Mars IRIS 1 mission and its voyage. Director Robin Sip and his team have painstakingly recreated a mission control, complete with launch team, and Miles reports on the mission’s progress from his anchor desk throughout the trip. This is a visually beautiful show that brings the reality of Mars exploration to audiences. It’s set just far enough in the future to seem real, but with crafty science-fictional touches that tell us, it’s still a ways in the future. It tells a story that we all hope to see and hear in our lifetimes: a trip to the Red Planet. The museum is at Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Call 516-572-4111. Tickets and information at www.cradleofaviation.org.

Autumn at Hicks Nurseries

Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, bills itself as “Long Island’s largest garden center,” will hold its annual fall festival through Sunday, Oct. 31. Description: “Experience the nostalgia of a visit with the lovable Otto the Ghost followed by a walk through of a brand-new animated children’s story. Enjoy delicious fall food favorites including their famous and delicious roasted corn and fudge. Come and see the all-new animated story titled, ‘Otto’s Sweet Journey.’ The tale follows Otto as he travels the world in search of tasty treats to share with his friends. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to our annual Long Island Cares food drive.” Visit www.hicksnurseries.com/products-fall-harvest.

Farmers Market

Roslyn Farmers Market at Christopher Morley Park , 500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn. Every Wednesday through Dec. 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. From fruits and vegetables to olive oils and fresh roasted coffee, the Roslyn Farmers Market has a diverse selection of items.

Blood Drives

The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places. Thursday, October 21: Northwell Health I-Park Center Hallway, 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21: Levittown Fire Department Ronald T. Kerwin Meeting Room, 120 Gardiners Ave., Levittown, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 22: South Salem Elementary School Gym, 10 Newbury Rd., Port Washington, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 24: St. Gertrude RC Church Parish Center/Gym, 28 School St., Bayville, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 24: St. Patrick’s Church/Knights of Columbus Council #14279 Cafeteria/Parish Hall, 235 Glen St., Glen Cove, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 25: Mercy Medical Center Cafeteria, 1000 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 26: Bowling Green School PTA, East Gym, 2340 Stewart Ave., Westbury, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27: St. Francis Hospital St. Clare Conference Rooms A,B & C, 100 Pt. Washington Blvd,, Roslyn, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27: Kramer Lane Elementary School All Purpose Room/Cafeteria, 1 Kramer Lane, Plainview, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 30: Sacred Heart Church Gym, 720 Merrick Ave., North Merrick, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 30: Glen Cove Rotary Gym, 27 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Cove, from 10 a.m. to 4 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.
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