Here is a select list of events and happenings in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.
Saturday, July 10
Long Island Comedy Festival
Theatre Three, 412 Main St, Port Jefferson, hosts the 15th annual festival starting at 8 p.m. Paul Anthony, host of the Comedy Club at Theatre Three, will emcee. Lineup: Leighann Lord, HBO, Comedy Central, national headliner; Rob Falcone, Showtime, Las Vegas, national headliner; and Joe DeVito, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, national headliner. Call 631-928-9100. Get tickets at www.theatrethreetickets.com.
Yard Sale for Wildlife
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp DR., Smithtown. Come look for hidden treasures among the stock of household goods, collectibles, antiques, small pieces of furniture and much more. The money collected helps suport the center’s mission of providing nature education and wildlife rehabilitation to local residents.
Will Evans at the Landmark
Bring your lawn chairs to Landmark’s parking lot, 301 Main St., Port Washington, for this 7 p.m. concert. Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter and frontman for the New England based Roots Rock outfit Barefoot Truth. After four albums and 50+ million plays on Pandora & Spotify, he embarked on his solo journey—and has since released three additional full-length albums and toured North America and Europe. Will has shared the stage with top artists, including Crosby & Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root and Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trevor Hall, Nahko, Xavier Rudd, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ryan Montbleau, Railroad Earth and members of Dispatch. Learn more at http://willevans.com/
Reserved seating: $30 per ticket ($20 per ticket Friends). General admission seating: $25 per ticket ($20 per ticket Friends). Landmark’s community partner, H on the Harbor is offering a Live From The Lot pre-concert dinner special, and it benefits Landmark. H and Chef Dan Carey will offer a three-course dinner with selected wines for $65 per person. Mention Landmark and a percentage of your bill will be donated to Landmark on Main Street. Seating is very limited. Reservations for the 5 seating can be made on OpenTable.com or by calling 516-883-0091. Concert sponsored by Dvora Troshane and Soulshine Studio. Get tickets here.
Herb Identification Walk
The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage presents this program from 1 to 3 p.m. Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, AHG, AHN-BC, leads a meandering walk through the gardens and fields, identifying herbs commonly dismissed as weeds and discussing their medicinal properties. Cost is $25, $20 for CSA members and those registering for the July 18 workshop—must register at farm to receive discount. Register here.
Guided Nature Walks
Join the Sands Point Preserve for this monthly series of themed walks as participants explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment. The expert guides, environmental educator Hildur Palsdottir and Port Washington Monarch Alliance founder David Jakim, bring a range of perspectives for each outdoor adventure. Held from 10 to 11 a.m., this walk’s theme is “Monarch, Milkweeds, and More: Ancient Relationships Between Plants and Animals.” Tickets are $10 per adult/members, children are free; $15/non-members, $5 per child. Includes parking. Payment received at the Gatehouse. Located at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Call 516-571-7901.
Sunday, July 11
Music on a Sunday Afternoon
From 3 to 4 p.m., Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, presents Cross Island—cellist Suzanne Mueller and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas. The program will comprise solos and duets spanning centuries and styles, seamlessly blending beloved favorites and intriguing discoveries. Concert held on the lawn outside the Barn at Orchard Hill or inside the Barn in case of inclement weather or extreme heat. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Included with admission. Get tickets here.
Sunday with Survivors
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents a virtual program with Rosette Gerbosi from 6 to 7 p.m. She will share information about her pre-war life in France, her experience of being sent into hiding by her parents, and her life after the war.
Tuesday, July 13
Silent Movie, Live Music
The Cinema Arts Center presents an online silent movie, Her Night of Romance, with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model! at 7 p.m. An heiress (Constance Talmadge) traveling in England disguises herself to discourage fortune hunters. She falls in love with a handsome nobleman, who is secretly impoverished. When they spend a night alone at his former estate, they are forced to pretend that they’re married, a situation that threatens to unravel their storybook romance just as it’s getting started. Often appearing as the “virtuous vamp” (a mesmerizing beauty who could be naughty yet nice), Brooklyn-born Constance Talmadge was one of the biggest stars of silent movies. Her style and comic timing feel as modern today as they were almost 100 years ago. At the end of the era, she chose (without regret) to retire from motion pictures and enjoy her personal life, without ever having made a “talkie.” The movie is 70 minutes with subtitles.
Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984 and the CAC since 2006. Since March 16th, 2020, Ben has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Click here to visit Ben’s YouTube page.
Buy tickets here.
Wednesday, July 14
Join a Nassau County Museum of Art educator for Mindful Mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Mindful looking invites us to observe, question, and reflect without hurry, distraction, or judgement. Explore one work, maybe two, in the galleries and grounds, focusing on color, texture, and form with a chance to experience art using all our senses. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to spend some time outdoors, weather permitting. Program is capped at 15 people and adheres to all Covid-19 safety guidelines. Cost is $10/members, $20/non-members. Register at https://nassaumuseum.org/project/mindful-mornings/
Thursday, July 15
Presented at 10 a.m. by Douglas Sheer, historian and president of Friends of Rock Hall, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. Learn about the methods of navigation used by ancient mariners and the use of early navigational instruments. Fee: $10; $8 seniors. Sponsored by the Friends of Rock Hall. Space limited. Reservations required at 516-239-1157. Rain date is Friday, July 16 at 10 a.m. Visit https://www.friendsofrockhall.org/
In-Flight Book Club: Hidden Figures
The Cradle of Aviation Museum presents this virtual book club from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 7:00–8:30 pm (virtual). Join the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s In-Flight Book Club to read and explore true stories of women in the fields of air and space in July and August. The guided discussion sessions will be led by one of the museum’s education staff and are geared towards adults and young adults. In July the club will read Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. “Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.” Participation is free if you buy the book from the museum or just $10 if you bring your own. Get more information here.
Friday, July 16
Fun Friday: Shark Attack!
Presented virtually at 3 p.m. by the Whaling Museum and Education Center. Discover what it takes to be one of the world’s most famous apex predators as you explore shark jaws and teeth from the museum’s collections and learn amazing facts about these incredible creatures. Create a fun and ferocious shark ball-and-cup toy using household materials. Participants will need: a toilet paper tube, string, aluminum foil, scissors, a stapler (preferred) or tape, and markers or crayons to decorate. Free, but $5 suggested donation appreciated. Register here.
Explore the Olmsted Brothers designed landscape at Planting Fields by going on a guided tour led by the historic landscape staff, garden guides, and director of Planting Fields Arboretum, Vincent Simeone. Enjoy the summer sunset as well as some light refreshments before the tour begins. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Members: $24, general admission, $30. The arboretum is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Register here.
Saturday & Sunday, July 17-18
Cradle Pop Shop
Hosted by the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Cradle-Con presents its first annual Cradle Pop Shop , a non-profit, one-stop-shop this summer for all things pop culture. Meet, greet, and support local artists and vendors. Shop these small businesses for comics, toys, collectibles, and unique artwork. This is a great way to support small businesses at Long Island’s only nonprofit pop culture shopping event. Proceeds support museum education and preservation programs. The museum is on Charles Lindberg Blvd. in Garden City.
Get tickets and find out more here.
Sunday, July 18
Tea in the Garden
Enjoy summertime in bloom at Planting Fields Arboretum by having a small variety of flavorful teas paired with individually bagged cookies outside in the Cloister Garden and aside the West Portico. Guests will also have the opportunity to encounter one of the site’s unique architectural spaces that is part of the exhibition, Everett Shinn: Operatics, the 1915 Tea House in the Italian Garden. The space features murals and furnishings commissioned from Shinn by the Coes, who built a legacy of artistic patronage by supporting the modern artists of their time. American modernist and member of the Ashcan School of painters, Everett Shinn (1876–1953) is best known for his paintings and pastels of scenes depicting the urban poor and brassy vaudeville acts. Seeing the murals and furnishings inside the Tea House will introduce guests to Shinn’s engagement with the decorative. Capacity is limited General admision tickets are $30. The arboretum is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Register here.
Herb Identification, Medicine Making
The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage presents this program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, This is a two-part event. First, participants walk the gardens and fields, learning about and gathering wild medicinal herbs. Then, participants assemble in the Tin House and process the herbs into simple tinctures, salves, and smudge sticks. Led by Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, AHG, AHN-BC, and by Dr. Eugene Zampieron, ND. Participants should bring 2-3 small jars for transporting their own medicines home. Cost is $45 in advance (until July 15), $50 at the door. Register here.
Music on a Sunday Afternoon
From 3 to 4 p.m., Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, presents the McCarron Bros. Jazz Quartet—saxophonist Paul Carlon, guitarist Mark McCarron, bassist Trifon Dimitrov, and drummer Arei Sekiguchi. They deliver an atmospheric blend of Scofield funk, Cuban, Brazilian, and Miles Davis fusion influences, Frissell-ish country, swing, Radiohead, and free jazz, with cellist Suzanne Mueller joining the quartet for Mark’s new arrangement of George Harrison’s “Beware of Darkness,” as well as performing a new cello/guitar duet composed by Mark, “The Gift.” Concert held on the lawn outside the Barn at Orchard Hill or inside the Barn in case of inclement weather or extreme heat. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Included with admission. Get tickets here.
North Shore Symphony Orchestra
Harry Marenstein, conductor/music director, will lead the North Shore Symphony Orchestra,Long Island’s oldest community orchestra, at 6 p.m. in the Rose Garden of Hempstead House at the Sands Point Preserve. Bring a picnic dinner, find a place on the lawn, and enjoy the sunset concert entitled “Sounds on the Sound.” The program includes music by Beethoven, Bizet, Copland, Handel, Haydn and concludes with George Gershwin’s “Summertime.” Admission for non-members is $15 per car. Payment received at the Gatehouse, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point.
Wednesday, July 21
The 16th annual Comedy Night is presented by Community Mainstreaming Associates (CMA) and will be held at the Mansion at Oyster Bay, 1 South Woods Rd., Woodbury, from 6 to 10 p.m. Hosted by Ray Ellin, it will honor James Slattery of Massapequa, CEO of Slattery Energy Consulting Group. According to its website, CMA believes that “people are defined by what they can do—not by what they can’t. We are a Long Island based non-profit organization committed to providing flexible and innovative services that meet the changing needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CMA strives to maximize each person’s potential to lead a fulfilling, purposeful life in the community by offering a full range of work, social, educational, residential, and recreational opportunities.” It is located at 1025 Old Country Rd. in Westbury.
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities click here.
Massapequa Garden Club Meets
The Massapequa Park Garden Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of Massapequa Park Village Hall, 151 Front Street, Massapequa Park. The entrance to the meeting room is in the rear of the building. This meeting is the first after a pandemic-forced hiatus of 15 months. To address the changes in members’ lives during the quarantine, the meeting will be a combination of installation of new officers, catching up with other members and making plans for the coming year. There are so many beautiful gardens in the Massapequas. The club would like to invite their owners to attend the meeting and and possibly join the club. There will be no dues charged for the remainder of 2021. The club hosts monthly speakers and holds a yearly plant sale and a popular “fun-raiser” each spring. For further information, contact Mary Ann Elliott at 516-798-5861.
At the Smithtown Theater, 2 East Main St., Smithtown. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the storyline. This production of American Idiot contains adult language, themes, and situations including depictions of sexual activity and simulated drug use depicted on stage. This show is intended for adult audiences only and parents should use their discretion when attending with children under 18.
Tickets are $45, $40 for seniors. All shows at 8 p.m. Upcoming shows include Saturday, July 10; Friday, July 16; Saturday, July 17; Friday, July 23; Saturday, July 24; Friday, July 30; and Saturday, July 31. Tickets and information here.
Celebrate Shark Week from July 10 through 18 at the Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Learn about these incredible predators as you hunt for clues around the museum with a shark-themed scavenger hunt. Excavate a real shark tooth fossil with our activity kits to take home. This drop in program is held all week during museum open hours (last entry 30 minutes prior to closing). $10/participant. Call 631-367-3418.
Broadway Commons Carnival
Through July 18 at Broadway Commons, 358 N. Broadway Commons, Hicksville. Enjoy midway fun for the whole family with thrilling LED-enhanced rides for all ages, carnival games, and deep-fried treats, sweets and other favorite fair food. Carnival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35 on site while supplies last. On Saturday, wristbands are only valid until 6 p.m. and available for purchase from noon to 4 p.m. After 6 p.m. on Saturday, rides will only accept tickets. Ride tickets, valid any day, are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets, or $60/50 tickets plus one free ride. Rides take two or more tickets each. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. For information and tickets click here. Call 866-666-3247.
LI Tropic Con: Outdoor Summer Market
Through Aug. 29 at the Sunrise Mall, 1 Sunrise Mall, Massapequa. Billed as the biggest pop culture event of the summer. Over 100 unique pop culture vendors and artists to experience. Comics, toys, video games, artists, live performances and great food. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Saturday and Sundays of July 10 and 11, July 24 and 25, Aug. 14 and 15 and Aug. 28 and 29. Admission is $3 per day or $5 for the weekend. Get tickets here.
Grab a prehistoric passport and join over 40 giant moving dinosaurs on a globetrotting expedition at Dino Safari, a completely drive-through dino adventure for the whole family at the Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park. Get up-close-and-personal with the most fascinating prehistoric creatures from the mighty T. Rex of North America to the giant amphibious Spinosaurus from Africa while you learn how dinosaurs evolved over time, where on earth they lived, and the discoveries paleontologists have made about how they ate, moved, and behaved. Beware: along the journey, earthquakes might erupt, dinosaurs could battle, and your family might just have to help save a baby dinosaur’s life. So, buckle up for the adventure of a lifetime in this completely COVID-safe experience. Guests should enter from Grand Boulevard by Red Lobster and then turn right. Hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Last ticket is sold 30 minutes before closing every day. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places.
Saturday, July 10: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Sunday, July 11: St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Parish Center, 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 11: Glen Cove Lodge 580 Collation Room, 14 West Main St., Oyster Bay, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, July 12: Memorare Knights of Columbus, 2183 Jackson Ave., Seaford, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Monday, July 12: Knights of Columbus Post #2204 Main Hall, 1 Morton St. Farmingdale, from 3 to 9 p.m.
Monday, July 12: Sea Cliff Fire Department Meeting Room, 67 Roslyn Ave., Sea Cliff, from 3 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13: Manetto Hill Jewish Center, 244 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, from 3 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14: Sponsored by Assemblymen Michael Montesano and Edward Ra at the Annex, 50 Railroad Ave., Glen Head, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 15: Northwell Health I-Park Center Hallway, 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20: Garden City Park Fire Department Meeting Room, 2264 Jericho Tpke. Garden City Park, from 1 to 7 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.