Calendar of Events From October 5 to October 17

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

Tuesday, October 5

An Evening With Jorma Kaukonen

A much younger Jorma Kaukonen, who will perform at the Lanmark on Main on Oct. 5. (Wikipedia | Creative Commons)

Hosted at 7:30 p.m. by the Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St, Port Washington. Description: “A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy recipient, Jorma Kaukonen was at the forefront of popular rock and roll, one of the founders of the San Francisco sound and a progenitor of Psychedelic Rock. He is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Kaukonen is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in his field. He continues to tour the world bringing his unique styling to old blues tunes while presenting new songs of weight and dimension. His secret is in playing spontaneous and unfiltered with an individual expression of personality.” Tickets from $55 to $65. Tickets at https://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. Call 516-767-1384. Proof of vaccination and masks required.


Wednesday, October 6

Explore Nature Center

Hosted at 2 p.m. by the North Shore Land Alliance at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. Meet at the new Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center and peruse some exhibits before heading out to the ocean and bay to look for fall migrant butterflies and birds. Advance registration requested. Walk dates, times and locations are subject to change. Check website for updates. Register at https://northshorelandalliance.org. For more information about the Alliance’s Walks in the Woods, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or email jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org. The new Energy & Nature Center is a pioneering facility exploring how energy consumption shapes the natural environment. Located on the West End of Long Island’s iconic Jones Beach State Park, the Center activates the coastal landscape as a living example of these relationships. The net-zero building models how architecture, design, and technology can adapt to a changing environment to meet our energy needs. Learn more here.

History of Rock & Roll Vol. 1

Susanne LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro will lead a musical journey. (Landmark on Main)

A Landmark on Main Afternoon T.E.A. event starting at 2 p.m. Description: “How much do you remember about the history of rock and roll? Join Susanne LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro on a musical journey through the earliest days of rock and roll, the fabulous fifties. Vintage Bliss will test your memory with some rock and roll trivia, while performing hits from this great era of music. LoFaso and Roccaro have an undeniable chemistry that is infectious. They have been performing a variety of musical programs for more than 20 years. Learn more at www.vintageblissmusic.com. Enjoy this free program in person in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater or on livestream. Proof of current vaccination and masks required. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org for more information and link. The theater is at 232 Main St., Port Washington. Call 516-767-1384.


Thursday, October 7

Drop-in Discovery

From 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Description: “A drop-in program for children ages 3 to 10, along with their families, featuring a range of topics inspired by the natural world and the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects on the natural world while partaking in fun, kid-friendly projects and crafts. Free with admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please check in at the ticket booth upon arrival to find out where our discovery station will be set up. Face coverings are required for ages 3 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Admission is $14/adults, $12/seniors 62-plus, $8/children ages 7-17 and $12/full time students. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.

Health Fair

Senator Kevin Thomas will be hosting a drive-through senior health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Paul’s Field House, 295 Stewart Ave., Garden City. The event will feature free COVID-19 vaccines and testing; flu shots (high-dose available for seniors 65-plus); mobile mammography van; wellness packets handed out to first 100 cars. Appointments are required for the mammography van. Call 516-739-1700 to make an appointment. For more information about this event, call the district office at 516-739-1700 or email dmedina@nysenate.gov.


Friday, October 8

Walking Tour: Harbor Haunts

Hosted at 6 p.m. by the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Also on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 4:30 and 6 p.m. 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.


Saturday, October 9

Fossils and Dinosaurs

The Garvies Point Museum & Preserve presents “Fascinating Fossils & Daring Dinosaurs” from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. Description: “What are fossils and how do they form? What can fossils tell us about animals that existed before us? Discover the answers plus see and touch real fossils of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago.” For ages 5-plus. Fossil imprint craft every ½ hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Using self-hardening clay, make a cool fossil craft. Cost is $5 per participant and museum admission. Film: “All About Fossils,” 23 minutes, will be shown every 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 for tickets and information.

Sonia De Los Santos

Award-winning Sonia De Los Santos will be entertaining children and adults on Oct. 9. (ONErpmStudios)

Presented by Landmark on Main at 11 a.m. De Los Santos started touring the world in 2007, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar and jarana and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. She is getting ready to release her third album—her last, ¡Alegría!, was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2019 and has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know” and “Best Latin Children’s Music.” She has performed with her band in renowned venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Getty Museum, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and many more. All seats $26, $23 Friends. Proof of current vaccination and masks required. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org for more information and tickets. The theater is at 232 Main St., Port Washington. Call 516-767-1384.

Collage Workshop

Create a “Symbolic Self Portrait” from noon to 3 p.m. at the Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “Come and explore your inner self, dive deep and look inward to discover and express your visual language at a workshop led by Abby Youngs Weir, collage and creative artist. She will lead immersive art activities to discover your visual language and explore your creativity through an intrinsic lens. No artistic skill or art experience necessary, simply bring your open mind, willingness to look inward, curiosity, and expression of self through symbolic imagery.” General admission tickets are $40. Get tickets at www.plantingfields.org or call 516-922-9210.

Gaelic Storm

Hosted by the Landmark on Main at 8 p.m. Description: “Gaelic Storm is that rare phenomenon—a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.” Media Partner WFUV Public Radio. Tickets from $30 to $49. Proof of current vaccination and masks required. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org for more information and tickets. The theater is at 232 Main St., Port Washington. Call 516-767-1384.

Nature Walk

Hosted by the Nassau County Museum of Art from 2 to 3 p.m. with Peggy Maslow of North Shore Audubon Society. Stroll the museum’s grounds and observe and identify birds and trees in the sky and across the grounds. Maslow is past president of the North Shore Audubon Society and current chairperson of NSAS’s Education Committee, where she certifies bird-friendly habitats, leads bird walks, and helps individuals and organizations improve their yards with native plants. Cost is $10/members, $20/non-members. Rain date is Oct. 23. Register here. The museum is at One Museum Dr, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338.

Flute Music

A Zen Shakuhachi flute similar to this one will be played on Oct. 9. (Screenshot)

Hosted by the North Shore Land Alliance from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, 3 Dogwood Lane, Locust Valley. Daniel Soergel will perform Shakuhachi, traditional Japanese bamboo flute music. Register at https://northshorelandalliance.org. Program dates and times are subject to change so please check our website for updates. For more information, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.


Sunday, October 10

Survivor Workshop

The Science Museum of Long Island presents a “Family Workshop-Wild Survivors” from 10 a.m. to noon. Description: “Work together to survive in the great outdoors. In this all-new family workshop, we’ll explore the essentials to roughing it in the wild: knot tying, shelter building, and building a fire. First, we’ll meet in the museum for a quick crash course. Learn which knots are best outdoors and how to tie them, the many types of survival shelters and the dos-and-don’ts of building them, and finally what you’ll need for an effective fire and how to choose the right one for your purposes. Then put your new skills to the test in the preserve. Will your family build a strong shelter using only what they find there? Can you work together to build a fire that burns long enough to toast a marshmallow? “ Please dress appropriately for the outdoors. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $20 for non-members. Register at https://www.smli.org/familyworkshops. The museum is at 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset.

Four Seasons of Music

The Sands Point Preserve’s historic mansions and waterfront grounds are the backdrop for this unique chamber music series, created by Series Artistic Director Kathryn Lockwood. “Fall 2021: Connected Play” is a live concert in Castle Gould’s Great Hall at 7 p.m. Featuring violinists Deborah Buck and Charles Yang; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Christine Lamprea, cello; and Yousif Sheronick, percussion. The concert will be performed “in the round”—the audience will surround the center stage, which allows the audience to feel more involved and engaged in the concert experience. Including music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Tickets for non-members are $60/adults, $30/ages 10-17. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required and masks must be worn. Get tickets and more information here.

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at Mill Pond Park. Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. The park is four blocks west of the Wantagh State Parkway.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.

Columbus Day Parade

This marble statue of Christopher Columbus by sculptor Emma Stebbins is in Columbus Park, Manhattan. Several Columbus celebrations are taking place in October. (Wikipedia | CC BY-SA 4.0)

The order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Districts 1 and 2 and Town of Huntington supervisor Chad Lupinacci present the 2021 Columbus Day weekend parade. It will be held on Main Street (Route 25A) Huntington, with the opening ceremony taking place at the John J. Flanigan Center assembly area in the YMCA parking lot. The program starts at 11 a.m. and the parade starts at noon. It’s the 116th anniversary of the order’s founding and the theme is “Columbus and America—the truth will persevere forever.” Grand marshals for the parade include Grand Lodge of New York State Immediate Past President Anthony Naccarato, former New York Yankee legend Joe Pepitone, News 12 Long Island anchor Rich Barrabi, WRHU Hofstra radio producer/host and president Cav. Josephine Maietta. The organizers said in a statement, “Show pride in your Italian heritage and March in the Long Island Columbus Day parade.”


Monday, October 11

Storybook Stroll

“Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey will be read while participants bring children ages 3 to 5 for a walk. Followed by a unique take-home craft. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Included with admission. $14/adults, $12/seniors 62-plus, $8/children ages 7-17 and $12/full time students. Face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.


Wednesday, October 13

Ukulele Master

(Mark Az | Pixabay)

At 7:30 p.m., the Landmark on Main presents Jake Shimabukuro. Description: “Since he first came to the world’s attention with his deeply beautiful and original take on George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ in a viral video that dominated YouTube in 2005, the Hawaiian-born Shimabukuro has virtually reinvented the four-string instrument, causing many to call him ‘the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.’ Albums such as Gently Weeps, Peace Love Ukulele and Grand Ukulele topped the Billboard World Music Charts, and as a live performer he became one of the hottest tickets around, headlining the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House (he even performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) while making frequent appearances on media outlets like The Today Show, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Tickets from 33 to $48. Proof of current vaccination and masks required. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org for more information and link. The theater is at 232 Main St., Port Washington. Call 516-767-1384.


Thursday, October 14

Long Island Gravestones

Learn about the history and artistry of early Long Island gravestones (1680-1801) with Richard F. Welch in this in-person and virtual lecture at 7 p.m. Presented by the North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen St., Glen Cove. Meticulously researched, the gravestones tell the story of the people that lived from Brooklyn to the east end of the island, beginning in the 17th century. This will be a hybrid event and books will be for sale. Admission is $15. Call 516-801-1191 or visit nshmgc.org.

Virtual Lecture

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents a Virtual Brown Bag Lecture with docent Riva Ettus on the current La Belle Époque exhibit. Participants are invited to ask questions at the end of the Zoom program. Members free, $10 non-members. Call 516-484-9338. Register here.


Friday, October 15

Owl Prowl

From 7 to 9 p.m.,the Science Museum of Long Island presents an owl prowl at the Leeds Pond Preserve, on which the museum is located at 1526 North Plandome Rd., 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.” Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $20 for non-members. Register at https://www.smli.org/familyworkshops.


Saturday, October 16

Adventure Hike

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

The Garvies Point Museum & Preserve presents an outdoor nature adventure hike from 11 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3 p.m. Description: “Discover a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. Followed by nature scavenger hunt (remember no collecting allowed!) All ages welcome.” Nature impressions craft from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every ½ hour. Using plaster and their imagination, participants create a lasting piece of artwork from nature. Film: “All About Mammals,” 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.

Walking Tour: Harbor Haunts

Hosted at 4:30 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.​​

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.

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.

Bird Walk

Hosted from 9:30 a.m. to noon by the North Shore Audubon Society at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1295 PLanting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Must pre-register by contacting walk leader Jennifer at 516-767-3454. 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. NYS State Park parking fee may apply. No fee for age 62-plus or for Empire Pass holders. Map coordinates are 40.863781, 73.555169.

Adelphi’s Best of Broadway

From 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City. Also on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m., both live and livestreamed. Director Megan Gerlach and music director Steven Altinel lead Adelphi’s talented students in a performance featuring the songs of Broadway. Spanning both old and new and combining well-known classics with hidden gems, this biannual production has become an audience favorite each season. The Poole Family Broadway Series at the Adelphi PAC is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole. All audience members age 12 and over will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone under 12 or who is not fully vaccinated must show proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of the performance. All guests regardless of age or vaccination status will be required to wear masks at all times while inside the Adelphi PAC. Call the PAC at 516-877-4009. Get tickets and information here.


Sunday, October 17

​Antique Sale

Browse through multiple vendors at this outdoor sale hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Proceeds benefit museum education programs. Rain or shine. ​Pay-as-you-wish admission.

“What’s So Funny About Art?”

Nassau County Museum of Art Director Charles A. Riley II will hold this lecture on site from 3 to 4 p.m. Description: “The joke’s on us during this interlude of pure fun. From the classic Monty Python sketch ‘No Time Toulouse’ to Steve Martin’s hilarious movie parody of an art critic and the latest New Yorker cartoon (‘My kid could do that’), art is a ripe target for comedy. We laugh along with the artists themselves, including Marcel Duchamp, John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Christopher Wool (‘Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other… “Does this taste funny to you?”). Presented by Charles Riley, our director (who thinks he’s funny, so please humor him).” Must pre-register. Cost is $20 non-members (includes museum admission). Register here. The museum is at One Museum Dr, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338.

Exhibit Opening

From noon to 1 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Our first fundraising art exhibit opens to the public with a meet the artists/juror hour. Selected artwork in a variety of media will be on sale to help raise money for museum education. Each 10×10 canvas will be offered at $100 each with proceeds split between the artist and the museum. Come see how over a dozen local artists interpreted ‘85’ on canvas.” Pay-as-you-wish admission.

Walking Tour

Tour historic Cold Spring Harbor at 2 p.m. ​Hosted by the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Description: “Travel back in time to the Whaling Era as you stroll down Cold Spring Harbor’s Historic Main Street in this educator-led walking tour. Explore the lives and admire the homes of local whaling families and learn about the businesses that helped support a 19th-Century coastal village.” Rain or shine, Admission is $12 adults, $8 children. Space is limited. Register at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418.

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at Hempstead Lake State Park. From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.) 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.

Ongoing

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.

“The Wolves”

A play by Sarah DeLappe hosted by Adelphi University. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City. “The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” – The New York Times. Description: “Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. This play was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.” Proof of vaccination or negative tests result required. All guests regardless of age or vaccination status will be required to wear masks at all times while inside the Adelphi PAC. Daily through Sunday, Oct. 10. Register here. Call the PAC at 516-877-4009.

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 https://www.whitepostfarms.com/fall-farm-festival-2021 or call 631-351-9373 for more information.

Weekend Fair

The Farmingdale Fire Department will be hosting its 32nd annual Columbus Weekend Fair from Thursday, Oct. 7 to Monday, Oct. 11 at 361 Main St., Farmingdale. Featuring a carnival, street fair, carnival food, specials from Main Street merchants, parade and live music. Carnival hours are Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m.; and Monday from noon to 6 p.m. The street fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parade starts Sunday at 6 p.m. Live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7 to 10:30 p.m. For more information contact Phil LoNigro at 516-428-1446.

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.

Blood Drives

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

Tuesday, October 5: Knights of Columbus Council No. 1828, 83 Sea Cliff Ave.,-Glen Cove, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 7: Knights of Columbus Council No. 2520 Council Hall, 45 Heitz Pl., Hicksville, from 2 to 8 p.m.

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

Friday, October 8: Carle Place Fire Department Meeting Room, 460 Broadway, Carle Place, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 9: In Honor of all those affected by Placenta Accreta, 2043 Wellwood Ave. Community Room, Farmingdale, from 2 to 6:30 p.m.

Monday, October 11: Catholic Health Service Continuing Care Center Sr. Dolores Castellano Conference Rooms A & B, 110 Bi County Blvd., Farmingdale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m,

Monday, October 11: St. Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church Smulski Room & Hallway, 1309 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, from 12:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Monday, October 11: Albertson Community at the Albertson Fire Department Bays, 100 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson, from 3:15 to 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13: Merrick Library Meeting Room, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, from noon to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13: Roosevelt Field North Court, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 16: Dan Alter at The Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway Mall, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 17: Church of Saint Joseph Gym, 121 Fourth St., Garden City, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 17: Corpus Christi RC Church Msgr. Fitzgerald Hall Auditorium, 155 Garfield Ave., Mineola, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 17: Sant Nirankari Mission All Purpose Room, 712 The Plain Rd. Westbury, from 11 a.m. to 5 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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