Here are some of the events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.
Thursday, September 30
On The Fly
From 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 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. Face coverings are required 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.
Friday, October 1
Yoga Under the Stars
Hosted from 6 to 7 p.m. by Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum, 2030 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale. Use West Gate 3 to enter. Description: “As the sun begins to set, under the soft flow of beautiful string lights strung through the park’s beautiful Maple Trees, Pinelawn’s magical and exceptionally beautiful landscape will play host to Pop Up Prana Yoga’s Jennifer Eagen, who will lead guests in an open level yoga practice and meditation. Pop Up Prana Yoga’s principle is that yoga is with you wherever you go and hosts its mobile, all-inclusive yoga service in varied environments. Its Friday night Yoga is intended to help guests unwind after a stressful week.” Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. RSVP at www.popuppranayoga.com/events/free-yoga-fall-flow-under-the-stars. For more information call 631-249-6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Science Museum of Long Island and Transition Town Port Washington (TTPW) to learn how to break free from plastics. Featuring an outdoor screening of Microplastic Madness (2019), an award-winning documentary featuring the story of 56 fifth graders from P.S. 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and how their actions on plastic pollution morph into extraordinary leadership and scalable victories. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. while the screening begins at 6:30 p.m. Join TTPW before the movie for discussions on how to reduce plastics in your life, activities on how to break free from plastic, and more. The museum is at 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Admission is $10 per adult, free for 18 and under. Get tickets here. See the movie trailer here.
Saturday, October 2
Whales, Ales & Salty Tales
From 2 to 5 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. VIP admission at 1 p.m. Help support museum community programming while you sample unique beers, ales, ciders and meads crafted at local Long Island breweries. Age 21-plus strictly enforced. Visit www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events or call 631-367-3418 to register and learn more.
Revolutionary War Days
At Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. Battles and encampments will take place on both Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. Demonstrations and displays throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with last admission at 2:30 p.m. In addition to skirmishes throughout the day, there will be camp life demonstrations, children’s musket drilling, and then both Saturday and Sunday should culminate with a battle up in the church field. Guests can purchase tickets online. Buy online and save $1 per ticket (online sales end 24 hours prior to a selected date), or they can purchase in person day-of at the Reception Center. Admission is $15/adults, $12/seniors and children 5-12 and free for children under 5. For information email email@example.com or phone 516-572-8409.
Jurassic Park Night
The Science Museum of Long Island presents a dinosaur-themed evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m., starting with food trucks and dinosaur-themed science stations/activities followed by a screening of the classic film at 6:45 p.m. Description: “Join SMLI as we transform the preserve back into a prehistoric playground and watch the movie Jurassic Park like it has never been seen before on our giant state-of-the-art outdoor movie screen. Special effects, fun giveaways and Grover’s Grub Food Truck and Miss Krispy’s.” Located at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Admission is $12/non-members. Visit http://www.smli.org.
Runner In Red 5K
Starts at 9 a.m. at Eisenhower Park Field #2 and benefits the Runner in Red charity campaign to find a cure for lung cancer, which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer. The Runner in Red 5K draws its name from a real-life Boston Marathon legend. The story goes that the first woman to run a marathon in America snuck into the Boston Marathon in 1951. She “wore red,” according to the legend. Tom Murphy’s novel The Novel in Red offers a search for the mystery runner “in red,” while offering a love story, family drama and a history of women’s running. Proceeds from the book support the cause. Organizers invite men and women runners to wear red in the race. All participants will get a Runner in Red t-shirt. Sign up here.
Sunday, October 3
The North Shore Land Alliance presents “Bamboos in Northeastern Landscapes Walk” at 11 a.m. at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, Dogwood Lane, Mill Neck. Presented in partnership with Michael Veracka of SUNY Farmingdale. Walk dates, times and locations are subject to change, and advance registartion is required. Check the website for updates. For more information, about Walks in the Woods, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit https://northshorelandalliance.org.
Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at Massapequa Preserve. Directions: From Sunrise Highway, turn north onto Broadway, Massapequa. Travel under the Long Island Rail Road overpass, then make the first right onto Veterans Boulevard (headed east). Go past the Massapequa train station and into the parking lot at the east end of the station. The preserve is directly east of the parking lot. 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 also required.
The Nassau County Museum of Art presents “The Ladies Behind Tiffany’s Lamps,” a virtual talk with Lindsy Parrott, the executive director and Curator of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. From 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom. Description: “Come learn the fascinating, little-known story of the talented women behind Tiffany’s extraordinary lamps. This history lesson puts these beloved stained glass objects in a completely new light. Presented by one of the nation’s leading experts on Louis Comfort Tiffany, whose paintings are the core of the Museum’s permanent collection.” Cost is $10/members, $20/non-members. Register here. The museum is at One Museum Dr, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338.
Monday, October 4
From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center hosts Daniel Levin, author of Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall. The book explores master violin maker Amnon Weinstein’s effort to restore violins that survived the Holocaust. Learn about the 86 violins that have been restored, fulfilling the goal of transforming tragedy into triumph by bringing violins of the Holocaust back to life. Get the Zoom link at www.hmtcli.org/events.
Tuesday, October 5
An Evening with Jorma Kaukonen
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 email@example.com. 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
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
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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sonia De Los Santos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Sunday, October 10
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. Located at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point.
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.
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.
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) in 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.
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. G
ates 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.
The Farmingdale Fire Department will be hosting its 32nd annual Columbus Weekend Fair from Thursday, Oct. to Sunday, 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.
The Jet Blue Planetarium at the Cradle of Aviation Museum presents this 30-minute speculative video about the first human mission to Mars. Description: “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.
The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places.
Wednesday, September 29: East Farmingdale Fire Department truck bays, 930 Conklin Ave., East Farmingdale, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 30: NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island Research Center (Room 18A), 101 Mineola Blvd. (corner of Second Street), Mineola, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, October 3: Holy Family RC Church School Cafeteria, 25 Fordham Ave., Hicksville, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, October 4: LICC Basement, 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Monday, October 4: Town Of Oyster Bay Athletic Center Community Room/Gym, 167 South Broadway, Hicksville, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Monday, October 4: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Parish Hall, 420 Stewart Ave., Garden City, from 3:15 to 9:15 p.m.
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.
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.