Calendar of Events From October 27 to November 14

Here is a selection of happenings in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Wednesday, October 27

Avoiding Senior Scams

Senator Jim Gaughran will host a virtual senior scams event to be held in partnership with the New York State Attorney General’s Office. The event will discuss common scams targeting folks, how to recognize these scams, and how to avoid them. It will be held at 1 p.m. on Facebook, Zoom, or dial-in by phone. Facebook.com/SenatorGaughran. Call 516-922-1811 or email Senator Gaughran’s office at Gaughran@nysenate.gov for the Zoom or dial-in by phone information.

Curator’s Corner

A Nazi poster depicting “degenerate music” that is part of the museum collection. (Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center)

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center Museum and Programming Director Thorin Tritter willl give a Zoom lecture on “A Nazi Exhibition of ‘Degenerate Music’” from 11 a.m. to noon. Description: “A discussion of racist caricature that was used to highlight an exhibition, held in Dusseldorf in 1938, of what the Nazis claimed was ‘degenerate music.’ Learn how the Nazi perspective on music fit in with their larger racist worldview and why they organized this event just a few months before ‘Kristallnacht.’” Register at www.hmtcli.org for the Zoom link.

Senior Sing-along

An Afternoon T.E.A. event at 2 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street, Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. In person or livestream options. Description: “Join vocalists Elana Hayden, Director of Bach to Rock PW music school and Elise May of Expressive Elocution on a trip down memory lane with the amazing Tony Regusis accompanying them on the grand piano. Elana and Elise started the sing-along virtually in January 2021 to bring the joy of music and singing to seniors during months of isolation. Now, in-person and remote audiences can join the fun and sing along to the oldies but goodies from George M. Cohan to George Gershwin, Cole Porter to Carole King, Ella Fitzgerald to Elvis Presley and more. Lyric sheets will be available to all attendees and will be accessible online to those who prefer to stream the event.” In the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. This program is made possible by HEARTS (Helping Enrich the ARTS of Port Washington) and the generous sponsorship of the Peter and Jeri Dejana Foundation. Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Information and livestream option at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

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

Nassau Barkfest

“Minnie,” a Chihuahua, looks like she could win a costume contest in her tutu. She belongs to Paul and Susan Howe of Northport. (Contributed)

Nassau County will host Long Island’s largest pet Halloween costume contest and parade from 1 to 4 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. The highly anticipated event will be held in person this year following last year’s virtual event, a successful effort to continue the event safely during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3. The parade and costume judging will begin at 2:30 p.m. sharp. The Nassau SPCA asks participants to bring a pet food donation to help families with pets who are facing difficult financial times. There will be 13 opportunities to win prizes, courtesy of the Nassau SPCA, that range from $50 to $150 in gift cards. The event will be held rain or shine and all pets must be on a leash. Rescue groups with puppies and dogs for adoptions as well as animal friendly organizations will be on site to celebrate. For more information, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/barkfest.

Early Bird Walk

From 9 to 10 a.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. A bird expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center guides a walk through the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens to search for local bird species. Bring binoculars for a closer look. Perfect for birders of all levels, with no experience required. All ages welcome. Weather permitting. Included with admission. Face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status. Purchase tickets at www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. Visit www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org or call 516-571-7901.

Fleetwood Macked

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.


Tuesday, November 2

School’s Out!

At the Center for Science, Teaching and Learning, (CSTL) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “CSTL offers full-day programs during school vacations that get kids involved in hands on science experiments and explorations. Children have the opportunity to explore 17 acres of nature, visit our live animals, conduct experiments, and take part in science shows and demonstrations conducted by our staff of professional science teachers.” For ages 5-12. Cost is $75 per day/per child. Cost goes up to $85 starting 48 hours before the first day of the program. No refunds or credits unless CSTL cancels the program. Child care available to 5 p.m. for additional $10. Located at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Register at www.cstl.org.


Thursday, November 4

The Purdy Boat Company

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society presents this virtual program with Alan Dinn via Zoom at 8 p.m. Description: “The Purdy Boat Company was one of the best-known employers in Port Washington during the second quarter of the 20th Century. Dinn, a native of Port Washington and a grandson of company founder Ned Purdy, will present a brief history of the firm, beginning years before they came to Manhasset Bay but focusing on the famous boats they built here. Alan has written two books and several magazine articles about the company.” Register by sending an email to purdy@cowneck.org and you’ll get instructions sent to you automatically.

Sopranos in Person

Two familiar actors from The Sopranos will be at the Landmark on Main. (Landmark on Main)

Long Island LitFest presents Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri) of The Sopranos at 7:30 p.m. to talk about their book, Woke Up This Morning. All tickets include a signed copy of the book. Description: “Inspired by their incredibly successful Talking Sopranos podcast, The Sopranos stars finally reveal all the Soprano family secrets in this surprising, funny, and honest new book—the definitive behind-the-scenes history of the groundbreaking HBO series that became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. Join us for an exciting talk with the stars and bring your questions for audience Q&A.” All tickets $48. Proof of vaccination and other COVID restrictions apply. Get tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/events. Call the box office at 516-767-6444.


Friday, November 5, Saturday, November 6

Owl Prowls

A magical opportunity to hear the Sands Point Preserve’s native owls calling in the woods at night. This year, biologist and Ranger Eric Powers will lead two sessions: Adults only: Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Families: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Description: “Both programs begin with a brief presentation to learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and attract these beneficial birds to your own backyard. Then we’ll head out to the woods for a very quiet guided night walk in search of owls and other nighttime wildlife. Ranger Eric will teach you how to develop your night vision—flashlights are not needed.” Social distancing and face masks are required. The preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Admission for non-members is $20, $10 for children ages 8-plus. Get tickets at www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org or call 516-570-2185.


Saturday, November 6

Creative Fall Festival Market

Volunteers at the Enrichment Center get materials ready for the event. (Enrichment Center)

The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay hosts this event from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 45 East Main St., Oyster Bay. Arts & crafts, photographs, handcrafted furniture, baked goods, crocheted items, local honey and more. This market features local artists, crafters, and vendors. All proceeds benefit the Center. Call 516-922-1770.

Roosevelt Preserve Walk

Hosted by the North Shore Land Alliance and led by Jane Jackson and Leslie Pieters at 11 a.m. Description: “This is arguably the most beautiful time of the year to explore Meadow Brook and the Nassau County Roosevelt Preserve. Take it all in as we learn about this Preserve and recognize the Oct. 27 birthday of Teddy Roosevelt. The Roosevelt Preserve is a 72-acre of natural forested area owned and managed by Nassau County. It is located just off the Meadowbrook Parkway. This preserve is quite pristine and beautiful filled with a diverse plant and bird species.” Walk dates, times and locations are subject to change. Check website for updates. For more information, about our Walks in the Woods, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.

Pumpkin Drop

Visit the Cradle of Aviation Museum for a pumpkin drop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Description: “Drop your pumpkins from the museum’s second-floor balcony and watch them go splat as gravity takes over and the pumpkins become a pile of pulp two floors below. It’s a great way to demonstrate the effects of gravity and a great opportunity to blow off some STEAM. Either way, it’s a lot of fun for the whole family.” This event is free with museum admission when you can bring your own pumpkin (BYOP), or you can toss one of the museum’s pumpkins ($2 each while supplies last). After the drop, explore the museum’s eight galleries, which take you on a trip through over 100 years of air and space history, from kites and balloons to man’s first steps on the moon. Adults are $16, children 2-12 and seniors $14. The museum is at Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Garden City. Visit www.cradleofaviation.org or call 516-572-4111.

Farm Stand

The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage, is holding a winter share pickup and farm stand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs are available to the public through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Visit www.restorationfarm.com for more information.

Concert: Poetica Musica

Acclaimed violinist Filip Pogárdy will perform at the Westbury House. (Old Westbury Gardens)

Experience the beautiful ambiance of the Red Ballroom of Westbury House in Old Westbury Gardens from 8 to 10 p.m., when the chamber music ensemble, Poetica Musica, will perform a concert entitled “A Parisian Soiree,” featuring soprano Eleanor Valkenburg, pianist Hayk Arsenyan, and special guest violinist, Filip Pogárdy. Works will include Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques for voice and piano, Sonatine for solo piano, and Tzigane for violin and orchestra by Maurice Ravel; Une Flûte Invisible for voice, piano and violin by Camille Saint-Saens, and more. Violinist Filip Pogády has been praised in the media for the “beauty of his tone,” “lightning-like virtuosity” (Russkoe Slovo), and his “commanding performances” (The New York Times). Tickets are $30 for non-members. New York State COVID restrictions will be strictly applied. Only people showing proof of vaccination will be admitted. Purchase tickets at www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.

Frontiers

Voted “Best Journey Tribute Band,” it will play 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.


Sunday, November 7

Family Workshop: Germ Science

From 10 a.m. to noon at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “What exactly are germs and how can we protect ourselves from them? Join us and find out in this brand-new workshop for the whole family. We’ll have hands-on activites for all ages and important information for parents/guardians on how to minimize the spread of germs. Children and adults alike will learn how germs spread with a hands-on demonstration, utilize a microscope to examine microorganisms, and even take home some agar plates to see what bacteria can be found in your own home.” Admission is $25 for non-members. Register at www.smli.org.


Wednesday, November 10

Jones Beach Bird Walk

From 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Boat Basin West End,- Jones Beach State Park. Presented by the North Shore Audubon Society. Call Ralph at 516-785-3375 for information. Sign-in on site. 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.

Folk Rock Veteran

Stuart Markus has been part of the Long Island music scene for decades. (Landmark on Main)

An Afternoon T.E.A. event at 2 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street, Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. In person or liverstream options. Description: “Stuart Markus performs folk and rock classics of the 1960s and 70s from artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Byrds, Joni Mitchell, America, Linda Ronstadt and more. Find out more at stumarkusmusic.com. A fixture on Long Island’s folk and acoustic scene since the mid-1990s, Markus is perhaps best-known outside of Long Island as a member of the folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time, along with fellow Long Islanders Hillary Foxsong and Gerry McKeveny. They have garnered multiple top-5 albums and singles on the International Folk DJ chart. A full-time musician after years as an ad man and journalist, Markus has also organized a number of community folk concerts, most notably the annual ‘Just Wild About Harry’ Chapin tribute concerts by top Long Island songwriters since 2004, held at Eisenhower Park. He currently serves on the board of the Folk Music Society of Huntington (www.fmsh.org), the Island’s premier folk music organization, where he chairs the community outreach committee.” Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Made possible with support from New York Community Bank Foundation. Information and livestream option at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.


Thursday, November 11

School’s Out!

At the Center for Science, Teaching and Learning, (CSTL) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “CSTL offers full-day programs during school vacations that get kids involved in hands on science experiments and explorations. Children have the opportunity to explore 17 acres of nature, visit our live animals, conduct experiments, and take part in science shows and demonstrations conducted by our staff of professional science teachers.” For ages 5-12. Cost is $75 per day/per child. Cost goes up to $85 starting 48 hours before the first day of the program. No refunds or credits unless CSTL cancels the program. Child care available to 5 p.m. for additional $10. Located at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Register at www.cstl.org.

Jim Messina

Legendary musician Jim Messina plays the Landmark on Mark on Nov. 11. (Landmark on Main)

At 7:30 p.m. at at Landmark on Main Street, Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Few musical artists résumés list membership in a band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; fewer still can lay claim to being a founding member of the seminal band credited with creating Country Rock; and only one artist can include all the above in addition to being one half of the most successful duos of the 1970s, Loggins & Messina. A supremely talented guitarist, Jim Messina began working with the legendary band Buffalo Springfield in 1966 as a recording engineer on their second album Buffalo Springfield Again. In 1967, at the request of the group and Atlantic Records founder and president Ahmet Ertegun, Messina was asked to produce the band’s third and final album. Shortly thereafter, he replaced Bruce Palmer, the bass player, touring and recording with the band up until completion and release of their album Last Time Around. In 1968, when Buffalo Springfield disbanded, Messina signed a contract with Epic Records as a producer and a recording artist. Along with fellow Buffalo Springfield member Richie Furay, he formed Poco (originally named “Pogo” after the famous comic strip character). The band’s aptly titled 1969 debut Pickin’ Up The Pieces is the only debut album ever to receive a perfect rating from Rolling Stone magazine; the landmark album laid the blueprint for the then new musical genre uniting country with rock music and it blazed the pathway for future multi-million selling artists like the Eagles.” Non-Friends ticket prices range from $43 to $64. 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, November 12

Family Workshop: Owl Prowl

Owl Walks are common this time of year. (North Shore Land Alliance)

From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset. Description: “Join us after dark as we seek the silent fliers of the night: owls. Learn about Long Island’s native owls, dissect owl pellets to discover what they eat, then journey into Leeds Pond Preserve to find them. We’ll visit our homemade owl nests and some other likely resting spots before settling down at our campsite for a campfire and some s’mores. It’s sure to be a fun night for the whole family.” All ages welcome. Group size limited to 25 people. Admission is $20 for non-members. Register at www.smli.org.


Saturday, November 13

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. 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.

Museum Bird Walk

From 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn. Limited spaces. Register by calling Joyce of the North Shore Audubon Society at 516-621-6678. 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.

Farm Stand

The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage, is holding a farm stand from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs are available to the public through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Visit www.restorationfarm.com for more information.

Mike Super 2.OH

According to Wikipedia, Mike Super was the winner of the NBC show Phenomenon and a top finalist on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent. (Mike Super website)

At 7:30 p.m. at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center’s Westermann’s Stage, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “Always leave ‘em wanting more! And that’s exactly what Magician Mike Super did with his last visit to our series. People raved and demanded we bring him back so they could bring all their friends and family. As a result, much like a supercharged software upgrade, Mike Super returns to our stage with a brand new show with all new magic. Instead of 2.0 he calls it ‘2.OH! SHOW!’ because of the newly created, never before seen magical, jaw dropping moments taking his uniquely branded evening of mystery to a whole new level.” Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets, information and video link at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.


Sunday, November 14

Landscape Tour

Explore the Olmsted Brothers-designed landscape at Planting Fields Arboretum by going on a guided tour led by the historic landscape staff of Planting Fields. Located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Enjoy a crisp fall day as well as some light refreshments before the tour begins. General admission is $30. Visit www.plantingfields.org.

Ceramics Workshop

The entire family can enjoy making ceramic plates at the Gold Coast Art Center. (Gold Coast Art Center)

Gold Coast Arts Center presents a family Thanksgiving ceramic workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd.,Great Neck. Description: “Create unique art projects on ceramic bisqueware. Unique surface decoration techniques will be taught, such as stamping, printing and stenciling. With expert instruction you’ll create your one-of-a-kind designs to proudly show off at home or to give as special gifts. Workshop limited to 12 students.” Instructor is Jude Amsel. Non-member tuition is $60. Visit www.goldcoastarts.org or call 516-829-2570 to register.

Holiday Market

Description: “The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy is thrilled to partner with Ripple Creative for a new holiday festival showcasing more than 60 local makers and artists—just in time for holiday shopping. Spend the day at the Preserve with creative projects for children, music, nature exploration, and more. Food trucks will be on site, too.” From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for non-members is $15. Payment received at the Gatehouse. The Preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Visit www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org or call 516-571-7901.


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

Learn about the secrets of the Westbury House service wing. (Old Westbury Gardens)

From 11 a.m. to noon at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. On Oct. 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 2021

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.

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 market has a diverse selection of items.

Spooky Crafts

Through Oct. 31 at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. For all ages. ​Celebrate Halloween with crafts in the self-serve workshop. Free with admission. Adults, $6; seniors (62+), $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.

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.

Mars 1001

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.

Halloween House Long Island

Through Oct. 31 at Samanea New York Mall, 1500 Old Country Rd.,Westbury. Description: “This is an indoor, one-of-a-kind, 10-room Halloween experience that family members of all ages will enjoy. Halloween House Long Island is located on the second floor of the mall at 1500 Old Country Road in Westbury. It offers guests a spooktacular 10,000-square-foot multi-room walk-through experience during the entire month of October. Each of the 10 rooms will be curated by set designers, artists and Halloween enthusiasts using creative lighting, props and effects that bring to life the sights, sounds, characters and traditions associated with the Halloween season with some interesting twists. The event will be following all health safety rules.” Open at 3 p.m. with late hours (1 a.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays. For more details, information and directions, or to purchase tickets, visit www.halloweenhouselongisland.com.

Halloween Magic and Illusion

Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31 at Adventureland Amusement Park, 2245 Broad Hollow Rd., Farmingdale. Description: “Get ready to experience Haunted Hollow magic and illusion shows. Frightfully fun and super spooky, you won’t want to miss Haunted Hollow on the Adventureland stage!” Show at noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visit www.adventureland.us.

Blood Drives

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

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.

Monday, November 1: Young Israel Of West Hempstead Basement, 630 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Cafeteria, Northern Boulevard, Old Westbury, from noon to 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 4: East Lake Elementary School PTA Cafeteria, 154 East Lake Ave., Massapequa Park, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 6: Floral Park Bellerose Elementary Gym, 2 Larch Ave., Floral Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 7: Notre Dame Parish Gym/Auditorium, 25 Mayfair Rd., New Hyde Park, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Sunday, November 7: Great Neck Synagogue Gym, 26 Old Mill Rd., Great Neck, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 7: Church of Saint Anne School Lunchroom, 25 Dartmouth St., Garden City, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monday, November 8: Mineola Memorial Library Community Room, 195 Marcellus Rd., Mineola, from 1:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Friday, November 12: North German Society Nassau Room, 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, November 14: Mid-Island Y JCC Auditorium A, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 17: St. Brigid’s Catholic Church St. Anthony Room, 85 Post Ave., Westbury, from 2 to 8 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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Frank Rizzo is a journalist at Anton Media Group. With decades of experience in the industry, he is exceptionally equipped to cover local politics, business and other topics that matter to readers.

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Here is a selection of happenings in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Wednesday, October 27

Avoiding Senior Scams

Senator Jim Gaughran will host a virtual senior scams event to be held in partnership with the New York State Attorney General’s Office. The event will discuss common scams targeting folks, how to recognize these scams, and how to avoid them. It will be held at 1 p.m. on Facebook, Zoom, or dial-in by phone. Facebook.com/SenatorGaughran. Call 516-922-1811 or email Senator Gaughran’s office at Gaughran@nysenate.gov for the Zoom or dial-in by phone information.

Curator’s Corner

A Nazi poster depicting "degenerate music" that is part of the museum collection. (Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center)
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center Museum and Programming Director Thorin Tritter willl give a Zoom lecture on “A Nazi Exhibition of ‘Degenerate Music’” from 11 a.m. to noon. Description: “A discussion of racist caricature that was used to highlight an exhibition, held in Dusseldorf in 1938, of what the Nazis claimed was ‘degenerate music.’ Learn how the Nazi perspective on music fit in with their larger racist worldview and why they organized this event just a few months before ‘Kristallnacht.’” Register at www.hmtcli.org for the Zoom link.

Senior Sing-along

An Afternoon T.E.A. event at 2 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street, Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. In person or livestream options. Description: “Join vocalists Elana Hayden, Director of Bach to Rock PW music school and Elise May of Expressive Elocution on a trip down memory lane with the amazing Tony Regusis accompanying them on the grand piano. Elana and Elise started the sing-along virtually in January 2021 to bring the joy of music and singing to seniors during months of isolation. Now, in-person and remote audiences can join the fun and sing along to the oldies but goodies from George M. Cohan to George Gershwin, Cole Porter to Carole King, Ella Fitzgerald to Elvis Presley and more. Lyric sheets will be available to all attendees and will be accessible online to those who prefer to stream the event.” In the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. This program is made possible by HEARTS (Helping Enrich the ARTS of Port Washington) and the generous sponsorship of the Peter and Jeri Dejana Foundation. Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Information and livestream option at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

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

Nassau Barkfest

“Minnie,” a Chihuahua, looks like she could win a costume contest in her tutu. She belongs to Paul and Susan Howe of Northport. (Contributed)
Nassau County will host Long Island’s largest pet Halloween costume contest and parade from 1 to 4 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. The highly anticipated event will be held in person this year following last year’s virtual event, a successful effort to continue the event safely during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3. The parade and costume judging will begin at 2:30 p.m. sharp. The Nassau SPCA asks participants to bring a pet food donation to help families with pets who are facing difficult financial times. There will be 13 opportunities to win prizes, courtesy of the Nassau SPCA, that range from $50 to $150 in gift cards. The event will be held rain or shine and all pets must be on a leash. Rescue groups with puppies and dogs for adoptions as well as animal friendly organizations will be on site to celebrate. For more information, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/barkfest.

Early Bird Walk

From 9 to 10 a.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. A bird expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center guides a walk through the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens to search for local bird species. Bring binoculars for a closer look. Perfect for birders of all levels, with no experience required. All ages welcome. Weather permitting. Included with admission. Face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status. Purchase tickets at www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. Visit www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org or call 516-571-7901.

Fleetwood Macked

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.

Tuesday, November 2

School’s Out!

At the Center for Science, Teaching and Learning, (CSTL) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “CSTL offers full-day programs during school vacations that get kids involved in hands on science experiments and explorations. Children have the opportunity to explore 17 acres of nature, visit our live animals, conduct experiments, and take part in science shows and demonstrations conducted by our staff of professional science teachers.” For ages 5-12. Cost is $75 per day/per child. Cost goes up to $85 starting 48 hours before the first day of the program. No refunds or credits unless CSTL cancels the program. Child care available to 5 p.m. for additional $10. Located at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Register at www.cstl.org.

Thursday, November 4

The Purdy Boat Company

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society presents this virtual program with Alan Dinn via Zoom at 8 p.m. Description: “The Purdy Boat Company was one of the best-known employers in Port Washington during the second quarter of the 20th Century. Dinn, a native of Port Washington and a grandson of company founder Ned Purdy, will present a brief history of the firm, beginning years before they came to Manhasset Bay but focusing on the famous boats they built here. Alan has written two books and several magazine articles about the company.” Register by sending an email to purdy@cowneck.org and you’ll get instructions sent to you automatically.

Sopranos in Person

Two familiar actors from The Sopranos will be at the Landmark on Main. (Landmark on Main)
Long Island LitFest presents Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri) of The Sopranos at 7:30 p.m. to talk about their book, Woke Up This Morning. All tickets include a signed copy of the book. Description: “Inspired by their incredibly successful Talking Sopranos podcast, The Sopranos stars finally reveal all the Soprano family secrets in this surprising, funny, and honest new book—the definitive behind-the-scenes history of the groundbreaking HBO series that became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. Join us for an exciting talk with the stars and bring your questions for audience Q&A.” All tickets $48. Proof of vaccination and other COVID restrictions apply. Get tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/events. Call the box office at 516-767-6444.

Friday, November 5, Saturday, November 6

Owl Prowls

A magical opportunity to hear the Sands Point Preserve’s native owls calling in the woods at night. This year, biologist and Ranger Eric Powers will lead two sessions: Adults only: Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Families: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Description: “Both programs begin with a brief presentation to learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and attract these beneficial birds to your own backyard. Then we’ll head out to the woods for a very quiet guided night walk in search of owls and other nighttime wildlife. Ranger Eric will teach you how to develop your night vision—flashlights are not needed.” Social distancing and face masks are required. The preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Admission for non-members is $20, $10 for children ages 8-plus. Get tickets at www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org or call 516-570-2185.

Saturday, November 6

Creative Fall Festival Market

Volunteers at the Enrichment Center get materials ready for the event. (Enrichment Center)
The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay hosts this event from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 45 East Main St., Oyster Bay. Arts & crafts, photographs, handcrafted furniture, baked goods, crocheted items, local honey and more. This market features local artists, crafters, and vendors. All proceeds benefit the Center. Call 516-922-1770.

Roosevelt Preserve Walk

Hosted by the North Shore Land Alliance and led by Jane Jackson and Leslie Pieters at 11 a.m. Description: “This is arguably the most beautiful time of the year to explore Meadow Brook and the Nassau County Roosevelt Preserve. Take it all in as we learn about this Preserve and recognize the Oct. 27 birthday of Teddy Roosevelt. The Roosevelt Preserve is a 72-acre of natural forested area owned and managed by Nassau County. It is located just off the Meadowbrook Parkway. This preserve is quite pristine and beautiful filled with a diverse plant and bird species.” Walk dates, times and locations are subject to change. Check website for updates. For more information, about our Walks in the Woods, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.

Pumpkin Drop

Visit the Cradle of Aviation Museum for a pumpkin drop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Description: “Drop your pumpkins from the museum’s second-floor balcony and watch them go splat as gravity takes over and the pumpkins become a pile of pulp two floors below. It’s a great way to demonstrate the effects of gravity and a great opportunity to blow off some STEAM. Either way, it’s a lot of fun for the whole family.” This event is free with museum admission when you can bring your own pumpkin (BYOP), or you can toss one of the museum’s pumpkins ($2 each while supplies last). After the drop, explore the museum’s eight galleries, which take you on a trip through over 100 years of air and space history, from kites and balloons to man’s first steps on the moon. Adults are $16, children 2-12 and seniors $14. The museum is at Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Garden City. Visit www.cradleofaviation.org or call 516-572-4111.

Farm Stand

The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage, is holding a winter share pickup and farm stand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs are available to the public through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Visit www.restorationfarm.com for more information.

Concert: Poetica Musica

Acclaimed violinist Filip Pogárdy will perform at the Westbury House. (Old Westbury Gardens)
Experience the beautiful ambiance of the Red Ballroom of Westbury House in Old Westbury Gardens from 8 to 10 p.m., when the chamber music ensemble, Poetica Musica, will perform a concert entitled “A Parisian Soiree,” featuring soprano Eleanor Valkenburg, pianist Hayk Arsenyan, and special guest violinist, Filip Pogárdy. Works will include Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques for voice and piano, Sonatine for solo piano, and Tzigane for violin and orchestra by Maurice Ravel; Une Flûte Invisible for voice, piano and violin by Camille Saint-Saens, and more. Violinist Filip Pogády has been praised in the media for the “beauty of his tone,” “lightning-like virtuosity” (Russkoe Slovo), and his “commanding performances” (The New York Times). Tickets are $30 for non-members. New York State COVID restrictions will be strictly applied. Only people showing proof of vaccination will be admitted. Purchase tickets at www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.

Frontiers

Voted “Best Journey Tribute Band,” it will play 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.

Sunday, November 7

Family Workshop: Germ Science

From 10 a.m. to noon at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Description: “What exactly are germs and how can we protect ourselves from them? Join us and find out in this brand-new workshop for the whole family. We’ll have hands-on activites for all ages and important information for parents/guardians on how to minimize the spread of germs. Children and adults alike will learn how germs spread with a hands-on demonstration, utilize a microscope to examine microorganisms, and even take home some agar plates to see what bacteria can be found in your own home.” Admission is $25 for non-members. Register at www.smli.org.

Wednesday, November 10

Jones Beach Bird Walk

From 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Boat Basin West End,- Jones Beach State Park. Presented by the North Shore Audubon Society. Call Ralph at 516-785-3375 for information. Sign-in on site. 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.

Folk Rock Veteran

Stuart Markus has been part of the Long Island music scene for decades. (Landmark on Main)
An Afternoon T.E.A. event at 2 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street, Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. In person or liverstream options. Description: “Stuart Markus performs folk and rock classics of the 1960s and 70s from artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Byrds, Joni Mitchell, America, Linda Ronstadt and more. Find out more at stumarkusmusic.com. A fixture on Long Island’s folk and acoustic scene since the mid-1990s, Markus is perhaps best-known outside of Long Island as a member of the folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time, along with fellow Long Islanders Hillary Foxsong and Gerry McKeveny. They have garnered multiple top-5 albums and singles on the International Folk DJ chart. A full-time musician after years as an ad man and journalist, Markus has also organized a number of community folk concerts, most notably the annual ‘Just Wild About Harry’ Chapin tribute concerts by top Long Island songwriters since 2004, held at Eisenhower Park. He currently serves on the board of the Folk Music Society of Huntington (www.fmsh.org), the Island’s premier folk music organization, where he chairs the community outreach committee.” Proof of vaccination and ID must be shown. Masks recommended. Made possible with support from New York Community Bank Foundation. Information and livestream option at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Thursday, November 11

School’s Out!

At the Center for Science, Teaching and Learning, (CSTL) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Description: “CSTL offers full-day programs during school vacations that get kids involved in hands on science experiments and explorations. Children have the opportunity to explore 17 acres of nature, visit our live animals, conduct experiments, and take part in science shows and demonstrations conducted by our staff of professional science teachers.” For ages 5-12. Cost is $75 per day/per child. Cost goes up to $85 starting 48 hours before the first day of the program. No refunds or credits unless CSTL cancels the program. Child care available to 5 p.m. for additional $10. Located at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre. Register at www.cstl.org.

Jim Messina

Legendary musician Jim Messina plays the Landmark on Mark on Nov. 11. (Landmark on Main)
At 7:30 p.m. at at Landmark on Main Street, Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “Few musical artists résumés list membership in a band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; fewer still can lay claim to being a founding member of the seminal band credited with creating Country Rock; and only one artist can include all the above in addition to being one half of the most successful duos of the 1970s, Loggins & Messina. A supremely talented guitarist, Jim Messina began working with the legendary band Buffalo Springfield in 1966 as a recording engineer on their second album Buffalo Springfield Again. In 1967, at the request of the group and Atlantic Records founder and president Ahmet Ertegun, Messina was asked to produce the band’s third and final album. Shortly thereafter, he replaced Bruce Palmer, the bass player, touring and recording with the band up until completion and release of their album Last Time Around. In 1968, when Buffalo Springfield disbanded, Messina signed a contract with Epic Records as a producer and a recording artist. Along with fellow Buffalo Springfield member Richie Furay, he formed Poco (originally named “Pogo” after the famous comic strip character). The band’s aptly titled 1969 debut Pickin’ Up The Pieces is the only debut album ever to receive a perfect rating from Rolling Stone magazine; the landmark album laid the blueprint for the then new musical genre uniting country with rock music and it blazed the pathway for future multi-million selling artists like the Eagles.” Non-Friends ticket prices range from $43 to $64. 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, November 12

Family Workshop: Owl Prowl

Owl Walks are common this time of year. (North Shore Land Alliance)
From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset. Description: “Join us after dark as we seek the silent fliers of the night: owls. Learn about Long Island’s native owls, dissect owl pellets to discover what they eat, then journey into Leeds Pond Preserve to find them. We’ll visit our homemade owl nests and some other likely resting spots before settling down at our campsite for a campfire and some s’mores. It’s sure to be a fun night for the whole family.” All ages welcome. Group size limited to 25 people. Admission is $20 for non-members. Register at www.smli.org.

Saturday, November 13

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. 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.

Museum Bird Walk

From 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn. Limited spaces. Register by calling Joyce of the North Shore Audubon Society at 516-621-6678. 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.

Farm Stand

The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage, is holding a farm stand from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs are available to the public through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Visit www.restorationfarm.com for more information.

Mike Super 2.OH

According to Wikipedia, Mike Super was the winner of the NBC show Phenomenon and a top finalist on Season 9 of America's Got Talent. (Mike Super website)
At 7:30 p.m. at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center’s Westermann’s Stage, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Description: “Always leave ‘em wanting more! And that’s exactly what Magician Mike Super did with his last visit to our series. People raved and demanded we bring him back so they could bring all their friends and family. As a result, much like a supercharged software upgrade, Mike Super returns to our stage with a brand new show with all new magic. Instead of 2.0 he calls it ‘2.OH! SHOW!’ because of the newly created, never before seen magical, jaw dropping moments taking his uniquely branded evening of mystery to a whole new level.” Proof of vaccination, COVID restrictions apply. Tickets, information and video link at www.adelphi.edu/events. Call 516-877-4000.

Sunday, November 14

Landscape Tour

Explore the Olmsted Brothers-designed landscape at Planting Fields Arboretum by going on a guided tour led by the historic landscape staff of Planting Fields. Located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Enjoy a crisp fall day as well as some light refreshments before the tour begins. General admission is $30. Visit www.plantingfields.org.

Ceramics Workshop

The entire family can enjoy making ceramic plates at the Gold Coast Art Center. (Gold Coast Art Center)
Gold Coast Arts Center presents a family Thanksgiving ceramic workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd.,Great Neck. Description: “Create unique art projects on ceramic bisqueware. Unique surface decoration techniques will be taught, such as stamping, printing and stenciling. With expert instruction you’ll create your one-of-a-kind designs to proudly show off at home or to give as special gifts. Workshop limited to 12 students.” Instructor is Jude Amsel. Non-member tuition is $60. Visit www.goldcoastarts.org or call 516-829-2570 to register.

Holiday Market

Description: “The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy is thrilled to partner with Ripple Creative for a new holiday festival showcasing more than 60 local makers and artists—just in time for holiday shopping. Spend the day at the Preserve with creative projects for children, music, nature exploration, and more. Food trucks will be on site, too.” From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for non-members is $15. Payment received at the Gatehouse. The Preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Visit www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org or call 516-571-7901.

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

Learn about the secrets of the Westbury House service wing. (Old Westbury Gardens)
From 11 a.m. to noon at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. On Oct. 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 2021

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.

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 market has a diverse selection of items.

Spooky Crafts

Through Oct. 31 at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. For all ages. ​Celebrate Halloween with crafts in the self-serve workshop. Free with admission. Adults, $6; seniors (62+), $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.

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.

Mars 1001

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.

Halloween House Long Island

Through Oct. 31 at Samanea New York Mall, 1500 Old Country Rd.,Westbury. Description: “This is an indoor, one-of-a-kind, 10-room Halloween experience that family members of all ages will enjoy. Halloween House Long Island is located on the second floor of the mall at 1500 Old Country Road in Westbury. It offers guests a spooktacular 10,000-square-foot multi-room walk-through experience during the entire month of October. Each of the 10 rooms will be curated by set designers, artists and Halloween enthusiasts using creative lighting, props and effects that bring to life the sights, sounds, characters and traditions associated with the Halloween season with some interesting twists. The event will be following all health safety rules.” Open at 3 p.m. with late hours (1 a.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays. For more details, information and directions, or to purchase tickets, visit www.halloweenhouselongisland.com.

Halloween Magic and Illusion

Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31 at Adventureland Amusement Park, 2245 Broad Hollow Rd., Farmingdale. Description: “Get ready to experience Haunted Hollow magic and illusion shows. Frightfully fun and super spooky, you won’t want to miss Haunted Hollow on the Adventureland stage!” Show at noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visit www.adventureland.us.

Blood Drives

The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places. 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. Monday, November 1: Young Israel Of West Hempstead Basement, 630 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead, from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 2: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Cafeteria, Northern Boulevard, Old Westbury, from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, November 4: East Lake Elementary School PTA Cafeteria, 154 East Lake Ave., Massapequa Park, from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 6: Floral Park Bellerose Elementary Gym, 2 Larch Ave., Floral Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 7: Notre Dame Parish Gym/Auditorium, 25 Mayfair Rd., New Hyde Park, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday, November 7: Great Neck Synagogue Gym, 26 Old Mill Rd., Great Neck, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 7: Church of Saint Anne School Lunchroom, 25 Dartmouth St., Garden City, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 8: Mineola Memorial Library Community Room, 195 Marcellus Rd., Mineola, from 1:15 to 7:15 p.m. Friday, November 12: North German Society Nassau Room, 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, November 14: Mid-Island Y JCC Auditorium A, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 17: St. Brigid’s Catholic Church St. Anthony Room, 85 Post Ave., Westbury, from 2 to 8 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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