Calendar of Events July 28 to August 14

Here is a select list of events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Wednesday, July 28

What the Ambassador Saw

Dr. Thorin Tritter, the museum and programming director at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, will discuss the diary of U.S. ambassador to Germany in the 1930s, William Dodd, a copy of which stands in HMTC’s rare book library. Learn about what Dodd thought as he watched from his office in the embassy in Berlin as Adolf Hitler rose to power and then began inching Germany towards war. Get Zoom link here.


Thursday, July 29

Candlelight Concert

The Town of North Hempstead hosts the Concerts by Candlelight series, in which residents will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis and capacity will be limited in compliance with social distancing guidelines. At 7:30 p.m., A Decade of Soul (classic soul and Motown) will perform at Whitney Pond Park, 133 Valley Rd, Manhasset. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.


Friday, July 30

Mobile Health Clinic

The Molloy College Community Care Initiative Mobile Clinic will be in front of the Hempstead Public Library starting at noon to provide wellness screenings and referrals. Everything is free, no insurance is necessary. Patients of all ages are welcome, so bring the entire family. The library is at 115 James A Garner Way, Hempstead.


Saturday, July 31

Beach Exploration

Explore Garvies Point Beach and the fauna that inhabits it. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

Hosted by the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Two sessions, from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Explore the shoreline at Garvies Beach along Hempstead Harbor. Search for crabs, clams, mussels, and more as you learn about this interesting environment. Hands-on exploration for children and adults of all ages. Sneakers recommended. Included with museum admission, $5 adults, $3 children, free for members. Group size is limited so call to reserve your spot. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.


Saturday, July 31

Yoga in the Gardens

Hosted by Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30. Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor Lorili Henry leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. Cost is $19 per session (includes Gardens admission). Members receive a $11 discount. Register here. Find out more at 516-333-0048.


Sunday, August 1

Rockin’ Country

Jake’s Rockin’ Country Band performs the best of classic country, bluegrass, Southern rock, Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans. It will kick off the 62nd season of the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival (MPSMF) at Morgan Memorial Park, overlooking the Long Island Sound in Glen Cove on Germaine Street between Landing Road and McLoughlin Street. The public is welcome to attend the concerts and picnic on the lawns. There is no admission fee but donations to MPSMF are accepted. In case of inclement weather, check with MPSMF’s hot line at 516-671-0017 or visit MPSMF’s Facebook page.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Presented from 3 to 4 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Featuring Hungrytown, the husband-wife folk duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson returns after a two-year absence to close out this year’s series with a concert of their unique and lovely songs, with cellist Suzanne Mueller joining them to provide basslines, descants, harmonies, and perhaps even a solo or two. 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.

Movie Night: The Boss Baby

The Boss Bay will entertain the whole family on Aug. 1. (Screenshot)

The Town of North Hempstead will screen The Boss Baby at 9 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. Cars will be admitted beginning an hour prior to show time. Advance registration for the film showing is not required, but residents must show proof of residency before entering the park. Movies are free but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable/canned foods as part of North Hempstead’s food donation drive. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.


Tuesday, August 3

The Addams Family Examined

Uncle Fester will be one of the Addams Family characters explored on Aug. 3. (Courtesy of Cinema Arts Centre)

The Cinema Arts Centre presents “Eeek! It’s a History of the Addams Family.” This streaming presentation by filmmaker Glenn Andreiev will run from Tuesday, Aug. 3 through Tuesday, Aug. 10. The mid 1960s sitcom twisted the wholesome image of the typical American family into a laugh riot of morbid satire. Learn the history of Gomez, Morticia, and the ghoulish Addams clan from their start in cartoon drawings by Charles Addams to the recent film adaptations. There will also be a look into the careers of cast members such as Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones and more. Did you know the Addams’ wild and “ooky” home was based on Charles Addams’ macabre apartment? Did you know that Ted Cassidy, who played the gigantic butler, Lurch, was also the hand model for “Thing”? Tune in to the Cinema and enjoy the all-together creepy fun.
Andreiev is a Long Island based filmmaker and film historian. His films have been featured at various venues, including Vimeo on Demand, CNN, and The Museum of Modern Art. His films can be found at his website, www.lostemulsion.com.
Cost is $10/public, $7/members. Buy tickets here. Visit https://cinemaartscentre.org for tickets and information


Wednesday, August 4

Nazi Era Children’s Book

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center will present this virtual program from 11 a.m. to noon. Dr. Thorin Tritter, HMTC’s museum and programming director, will discuss a German children’s book, published in 1936, that is displayed in the museum and is an example of the way German children were taught antisemitism during the period of Nazi rule. Register here.

Muttontown March

Brush up against nature on several hikes during this calendar period. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

The Long Island Greenbelt Conference hiking series continues with this 4-mile walk at the Muttontown Preserve. A moderate and varied hike begins at 9 a.m. Meet at the equestrian parking lot. From NY 25A go south on NY 106 about ½ mile, and the entrance is on right. From LIE take Exit 41N (NY 106), go north about 2½ miles past Muttontown Rd. Rain cancels. Bring water. For information call Chuck at 516-906-2733 after 6:30 a.m. the morning of the ride.

Bird Walk

Hosted by the North Shore Audubon Society from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Caumsett State Park Walled Garden, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloys Harbor. Limited participation—register via email to nsaudubonsociety@gmail.com, and you will receive a confirmation email if there is an opening. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot. Follow CDC guidelines re masks and safe distancing, especially if you are not vaccinated. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy. This is a “leaderless” walk and may be cancelled in inclement weather.


Thursday, August 5

Nature Scavenger Hunt

The North Shore Land Alliance will host a Young Explorers Nature Scavenger Hunt at noon at Humes Preserve, 349 Oyster Bay Rd., Mill Neck. The Young Explorers Group is a unique fun-filled program to introduce our youngest community members and their families to nature preserves and the great outdoors. This program is intended for children ages 4-11 and will lead them on a nature-themed walk through a Land Alliance preserve and end with a family fun activity. At the end of the program each child will receive a badge for showing off their new nature knowledge to their families and friends. Program dates, times and locations are subject to change. Check the website https://northshorelandalliance.org for updates. For more information, about the Young Explorers Group, contact Meghan Leverock at 516-922-1028 or meghan@northshorelandalliance.org. Register here.

Meet the Authors

Presented at 7 p.m. via Crowdcast by Book Revue in Huntington as part of its Write America Series. This special evening celebrating Rita Dove as she sits in conversation with award-winning author Roger Rosenblatt. The pair will be discussing Dove’s new book of poetry, The Playlist for the Apocalypse, hailed as “A piercing, unflinching new volume offers necessary music for our tumultuous present, from ‘perhaps the best public poet we have.’” (Boston Globe). Dove investigates the vacillating moral compass guiding America’s, and the world’s, experiments in democracy. Whether depicting the first Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Venice or Black Lives Matter, this extraordinary poet never fails to connect history’s grand exploits to the triumphs and tragedies of individual lives—the simmering resentment of an elevator operator, an octogenarian’s exuberant mambo, the mordant humor of a philosophizing cricket. Dove is a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, the only poet honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. A professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, she lives in Charlottesville. Rosenblatt is the author of five New York Times Notable Books of the Year, four national bestsellers, and seven off-Broadway plays. His essays for Time magazine and the PBS NewsHour have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy, among others. In 2015, he won the Kenyon Review Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. He held the Briggs-Copeland appointment in the teaching of writing at Harvard. He is Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at SUNY Stony Brook/Southampton. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

Live at Five: Music, Science, Food and Fun

Presented by the Science Museum of Long Island at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset. Doors open at 5 p.m., science activities and nature walks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and music starting at 6:30 p.m. Local bands, food and beverage vendors, guest speakers, themed science activities and nature walks. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and chairs as they listen to the music, enjoy local fare and watch the sunset over Manhasset Bay. Musical guest is Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, a group of talented and spirited bluegrass musicians who perform all forms of the genre all over the world. Limited parking—walking, bicycling riding or car pooling is encouraged. No outside food or drink allowed. No parking allowed on surrounding roads. Admission for non-members is $20 per person, $10 per child (18 and under). Tickets will come on a first come first serve basis. Parking will be reserved for pre-registered guests. Visit www.smli.org.


Saturday, Sunday, August 7-8

Tour The Bay Area

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will hold an historic walking tour of Manhasset Bay. Also on Sunday, Aug. 8. Meet at the Town Dock’s red tugboat in Port Washington at 11 a.m. No reservations are necessary and donations are gladly accepted. Dogs welcome. Walk the shoreline with a knowledgeable guide while learning the fascinating history of early Port Washington. Topics include the livelihoods that helped Port develop into the town you know today including: shell fishing, sand mining, aviation, tidal mills, restaurants, our many hotels, schools, and much more. See Port Washington as you’ve never seen it before. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy at the north dock at the end of the tour. Walking tour lasts about 1½ hours with bench stops to rest along the way. If weather is inclement, check the website that morning at https://www.cowneck.org/manhasset-bay-walking-tours-21


Saturday, August 7

Yoga in the Garden

Enjoy summer at Planting Fields by taking an outdoor, 60-minute, all levels yoga and meditation class in the Cloister Garden from 8 to 9 a.m. Partnering with Oyster Bay/Glen Cove Yoga, continue your practice and connect mindfully with the natural landscape. Members: $12, general admission: $20. Located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Register here.

Butterflies and Insects

Dragonflies might be spotted during a program on Aug. 7. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

Hosted by the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. From 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Explore the preserve’s field and gardens environments in search of a variety of insects, butterflies and more. Learn about life cycles and why insects are so important to our ecosystem. Use bug catchers, magnifiers, nets, and field guides. All ages welcome. Included with museum admission, $5 adults, $3 children, free for members. Group size is limited, so please call to reserve your spot. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.

Music by Vino Vibes

Presented at the Landmark at Main Street parking lot, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Wine sets the mood for an evening of music and creativity at Vino Vibes. NYC artist Simone Ellove King created and hosts these monthly events all over Brooklyn. They feature an amazing house band plus up-and-coming artists in spaces that lifts and inspires spirits and nurtures artistic connections. Featured artists is Joel Young, featured on “The Best of March (2021): NPR Staff Picks.” Bring your lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to Sunday, Aug. 8. If it rains on Sunday it will move indoors to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Proof of vaccination will be required for indoor seating. Tickets are $30 reserved, $25 general admission. Get tickets here.

Wilderness Survival Skills

Develop your family’s wilderness survival skills in a trio of fun, hands-on classes led by Ranger Eric Powers and survival expert Adam Nestor at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. The Preserve’s beautiful woods and campsite provide the setting to connect with the environment and get dirty on these family adventures. This lesson, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will focus on methods for making fire. Social distancing is required, and face masks are required for unvaccinated individuals. Children must be 8-plus and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets are limited, so pre-registration is required, or call 516-570-2185. Cost for non-members is $20 per adult, $10 per child, and includes parking.
Join the Conservancy now and receive free admission to the Preserve’s grounds for 14 months and discounts to many events throughout the year. Visit http://sandspointpreserveconservancy.org to learn more. Register here.

Caumsett Outback Hike

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference hosts this walk at Caumsett State Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Harbor, at 9:30 a.m. It will be a moderate and hilly 6-mile walk. “We will be hiking the lesser known side trails in this, my favorite park. Maybe we’ll find a new one,” said hike leader Carol. Rain cancels. Bring water and snack. Meet near entrance booth. For information call Carol at 631-223-3427.


Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8

Eternal Con Comic Gathering

Gatherings such as Eternal Con bring out the creativity in attendees. (Wilson Vitorino | Pexels)

Eternal Con, The Long Island Comic Con, celebrates its eighth year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University in Hempstead. Dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, Eternal Con is the place where you can get up close and personal with your favorite stars and comic book celebrities. It also offers a weekend full of educational seminars so not only do you have so much too look at, but you can learn from accomplished professionals working in their respected fields. Eternal Con is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages. Hours are Saturday from 10:30 a,m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets start at $25 for one day general admission. Find out more at www.eternalcon.com.


Sunday, August 8

Drive-In Concert

Hosted by the Town of North Hempstead at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. At 6 p.m., Street Fighter (Rolling Stones tribute band) will perform. Cars will be admitted starting one hour prior to the show for the drive-in concerts. Events are free, but the town encourages attendees to bring non-perishable/canned foods to each concert as part of its donation drive. Attendees must remain in their vehicles. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.


Monday, August 9

Meet the Authors

Presented at 7 p.m. via Crowdcast by Book Revue in Huntington as part of its Write America Series. Featuring memoirist and novelist Kaylie Jones and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. Jones is the author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me, a Publishers Weekly starred review memoir chosen as one of the hottest summer reads by several publications. Kaylie grew up in Paris, France and Sagaponack, New York, and her father was the novelist James Jones. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia University School of the Arts. She has taught in the public schools of New York City through Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and helped found the MFA Program in Writing at Long Island University’s, which is now SUNY Stony Brook Southampton Campus, and the MFA Program in Writing at Wilkes University. She teaches memoir, literature and fiction writing at both universities.
Seshadri is the author of the poetry books Wild Kingdom, The Long Meadow, The Disappearances, (Harper-Collins India), 3 Sections, and, in 2020, That Was Now, This Is Then, as well as many essays, reviews, and memoir fragments. His work has been widely published and anthologized and recognized with a number of honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

Living With Alzheimer’s

This virtual information session from 4 to 5 p.m. offers free assistance and support to caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Hosted by Family and Children’s Association (FCA), which offers free assistance and support to caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in both English and Spanish. According to the FCA, “We support our families by offering care consultations by our licensed social workers, support groups, education, respite care, volunteer services and joint enrichment programs. Additionally, our program provides both volunteer respite and a financial scholarship for paid respite care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.” Email Kristen Haire at Khaire@fcali.org for Zoom link.

Magro Foundation Car Show

The Michael Magro Foundation will host its car show at the Sears parking lot, 195 North Broadway, Hicksville, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. All cars welcome—exotics, classics, muscle cars. Donation per car is $20. Admission is $5 per person, with kids free. Raffles, food trucks and more. For more information call Larry Ruisi at 516-660-9006 or Tom Galati at 646-264-8246. The Michael Magro Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the support of children with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.michaelmagrofoundation.com or call 516-935-4510 (office) or 516-633-5341 (cell).


Wednesday, August 11

Bird Walk at Jones Beach

Hosted by the North Shore Audubon Society from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Boat Basin West End, Jones Beach State Park. Limited registration—register via email to nsaudubonsociety@gmail.com, and you will receive a confirmation email if there is an opening. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot. Follow CDC guidelines re masks and safe distancing, especially if you are not vaccinated. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy. This is a “leaderless” walk and may be cancelled in inclement weather.


Thursday, August 12

Behind the Scenes With the Director

Virtual program at 7 p.m. at the Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Explore hidden treasures, back stories, and highlights from the Museum’s historic collection and archives with Executive Director Nomi Dayan. View a backstage glimpse of a beautiful piece of scrimshaw, explanation of a fascinating letter, or other artifacts which give us insight into the lifeways of Long Island’s maritime communities and beyond. ​Free, but $10 suggested donation Appreciated. Register here.


Saturday, Aug. 14

Guided Nature Walk

From 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. This monthly series of themed walks explores 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. This walk is titled “Life Between the Tides: Plants and Animals’ Amazing Adaptations for Survival.” Non-members tickets are $15 per adult, $5 per child; includes parking. Payment received at the Gatehouse.


Ongoing

Stony Brook Film Festival

Staller Center Main Stage, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. From July 22 to July 31 from 8 to 11 p.m. daily. The best in independent film premieres over ten stimulating days. For film schedule and description, and ticketing information, visit stonybrookfilmfestival.com or call 631-632-2787.

Farmers Market

Roslyn Farmers Market at Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn. Every Wednesday through Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. From fruits and vegetables to olive oils and fresh roasted coffee, the Roslyn Farmers Market has a diverse selection of items.

Pirate Festival

From Aug. 1 to 31 at at Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Museum is open Tuesday though Sunday. Includes pirate crafts from noon to 5 p.m. Also, Celebrate International Pirate Month with crafts in the self-serve workshop. All ages. Free with admission ($6 adults, $5 kids/seniors). Pirate Quest: Aug. 7 to 22 from noon to 5 p.m. Ages 5-plus can use a compass and a treasure map to solve puzzles and hunt for hidden treasure around the museum. Complete your quest and decorate your very own treasure chest to take home. Admission plus $10 participant; Members $5. Learn more at https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org or call 631-367-3418.

Gold Coasts Arts Movies

The Gold Coast Arts Virtual Screening Room is always open. It is a curated selection of exciting new feature length and short films, filmmaker Q&As and Cultural Insider Conversations that you can watch at home. With each ticket purchased, you’ll provide much-needed support to Gold Coast Arts and the filmmakers and film distributors we work with. For information on how you can view the films, conversations and events from home, visit https://goldcoastarts.org/virtual-film-3/

Summer Concert Series

The John Philip Sousa Memorial Bandshell presents a summer of free community concerts Fridays at 8 p.m. (weather permitting) at the Bandshell in Sunset Park, 305 Main St., Port Washington. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a night of music under the stars. July 30: Port Washington Community Band; Aug. 6: NY Army National Guard 42nd Infantry Division Band at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 8: Freeport Community Band; Aug. 13: North Shore Pops; Aug. 20: Dave Diamond Band; Aug. 27: Arthur George Memorial Concert featuring The Band of Long Island; Sept. 3: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Band.

Levittown Carnival

Dreamland Amusements is hosting a carnival in Levittown. This photo is from a similar event they held in Hicksville back in 2016. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

At Levittown Carnival Grounds, 3025 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. Wednesday, July 28 through Sunday, Aug. 1. Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with LED-enhanced rides for all ages, carnival games, and deep-fried treats, sweets and other favorite fair food. Event parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are available for $35 on site Wednesday and Thursday while supplies last. Wristbands are valid Wednesday or Thursday only. Ride tickets, valid any day, are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets, or $60/50 tickets plus one free ride. Carnival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday; noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. No unaccompanied minors. Parent/guardian supervision is required for guests ages 17 and younger. For more information, call 866-666-3247 or visit Levittown Carnival.

Class Reunion

The 41st reunion of the Hicksville High School Class of 1980 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Heritage Club in Bethpage from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. If interested, contact Rosemarie DeFazio at rosemarie.albert2@gmail.com.


Blood Drives

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

Thursday, July 29: North Shore University Hospital Tower Rooms 1-3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 29: Westbury Fire Department, Meeting Room, 355 Maple Ave., Westbury, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 29: Levittown Fire Department, Ronald T. Kerwin Meeting Room, 120 Gardiners Ave., Levittown,from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 30: North Shore University Hospital Tower Rooms 1-3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 31: Harbor Child Care, 49 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 1: Church of Saint Anne school lunchroom, 25 Dartmouth St., Garden City, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 1: Khalsa Aid USA, 11 South Broadway classroom, Hicksville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 3: East Meadow Community Blood Drive at George McVey Elementary School, 2201 Devon St. East Meadow, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4: LICC Floral Park at Bridge Community Church, 6 Harvard St., Floral Park, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 7: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, August 9: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church Cafeteria/Parish Hall, 235 Glen St., Glen Cove. In Honor of Ayden from 2 to 8 p.m.

Monday, August 9: Port Washington Polish Club Starlight Ballroom, 5 Pulaski Pl., Port Washington, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 10: Garden City Public Library Community Room, 60 Seventh St., Garden City, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 12: Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department Meeting Room, 2 Community Drive East, Manhasset, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 12: Knights of Columbus #6526 St. Frances de Chantal Council Ballroom, 1869 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 14: S.I.J.N.Y. Busmobile, 83 Ludy St., Hicksville, from 6 to 11:59 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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Wednesday, July 28

What the Ambassador Saw

Dr. Thorin Tritter, the museum and programming director at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, will discuss the diary of U.S. ambassador to Germany in the 1930s, William Dodd, a copy of which stands in HMTC’s rare book library. Learn about what Dodd thought as he watched from his office in the embassy in Berlin as Adolf Hitler rose to power and then began inching Germany towards war. Get Zoom link here.


Thursday, July 29

Candlelight Concert

The Town of North Hempstead hosts the Concerts by Candlelight series, in which residents will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis and capacity will be limited in compliance with social distancing guidelines. At 7:30 p.m., A Decade of Soul (classic soul and Motown) will perform at Whitney Pond Park, 133 Valley Rd, Manhasset. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.


Friday, July 30

Mobile Health Clinic

The Molloy College Community Care Initiative Mobile Clinic will be in front of the Hempstead Public Library starting at noon to provide wellness screenings and referrals. Everything is free, no insurance is necessary. Patients of all ages are welcome, so bring the entire family. The library is at 115 James A Garner Way, Hempstead.


Saturday, July 31

Beach Exploration

Explore Garvies Point Beach and the fauna that inhabits it. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

Hosted by the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Two sessions, from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Explore the shoreline at Garvies Beach along Hempstead Harbor. Search for crabs, clams, mussels, and more as you learn about this interesting environment. Hands-on exploration for children and adults of all ages. Sneakers recommended. Included with museum admission, $5 adults, $3 children, free for members. Group size is limited so call to reserve your spot. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.


Saturday, July 31

Yoga in the Gardens

Hosted by Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30. Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor Lorili Henry leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel. Cost is $19 per session (includes Gardens admission). Members receive a $11 discount. Register here. Find out more at 516-333-0048.


Sunday, August 1

Rockin’ Country

Jake’s Rockin’ Country Band performs the best of classic country, bluegrass, Southern rock, Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans. It will kick off the 62nd season of the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival (MPSMF) at Morgan Memorial Park, overlooking the Long Island Sound in Glen Cove on Germaine Street between Landing Road and McLoughlin Street. The public is welcome to attend the concerts and picnic on the lawns. There is no admission fee but donations to MPSMF are accepted. In case of inclement weather, check with MPSMF’s hot line at 516-671-0017 or visit MPSMF’s Facebook page.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Presented from 3 to 4 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Featuring Hungrytown, the husband-wife folk duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson returns after a two-year absence to close out this year’s series with a concert of their unique and lovely songs, with cellist Suzanne Mueller joining them to provide basslines, descants, harmonies, and perhaps even a solo or two. 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.

Movie Night: The Boss Baby

The Boss Bay will entertain the whole family on Aug. 1. (Screenshot)

The Town of North Hempstead will screen The Boss Baby at 9 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. Cars will be admitted beginning an hour prior to show time. Advance registration for the film showing is not required, but residents must show proof of residency before entering the park. Movies are free but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable/canned foods as part of North Hempstead’s food donation drive. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.


Tuesday, August 3

The Addams Family Examined

Uncle Fester will be one of the Addams Family characters explored on Aug. 3. (Courtesy of Cinema Arts Centre)

The Cinema Arts Centre presents “Eeek! It’s a History of the Addams Family.” This streaming presentation by filmmaker Glenn Andreiev will run from Tuesday, Aug. 3 through Tuesday, Aug. 10. The mid 1960s sitcom twisted the wholesome image of the typical American family into a laugh riot of morbid satire. Learn the history of Gomez, Morticia, and the ghoulish Addams clan from their start in cartoon drawings by Charles Addams to the recent film adaptations. There will also be a look into the careers of cast members such as Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones and more. Did you know the Addams’ wild and “ooky” home was based on Charles Addams’ macabre apartment? Did you know that Ted Cassidy, who played the gigantic butler, Lurch, was also the hand model for “Thing”? Tune in to the Cinema and enjoy the all-together creepy fun.
Andreiev is a Long Island based filmmaker and film historian. His films have been featured at various venues, including Vimeo on Demand, CNN, and The Museum of Modern Art. His films can be found at his website, www.lostemulsion.com.
Cost is $10/public, $7/members. Buy tickets here. Visit https://cinemaartscentre.org for tickets and information


Wednesday, August 4

Nazi Era Children’s Book

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center will present this virtual program from 11 a.m. to noon. Dr. Thorin Tritter, HMTC’s museum and programming director, will discuss a German children’s book, published in 1936, that is displayed in the museum and is an example of the way German children were taught antisemitism during the period of Nazi rule. Register here.

Muttontown March

Brush up against nature on several hikes during this calendar period. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

The Long Island Greenbelt Conference hiking series continues with this 4-mile walk at the Muttontown Preserve. A moderate and varied hike begins at 9 a.m. Meet at the equestrian parking lot. From NY 25A go south on NY 106 about ½ mile, and the entrance is on right. From LIE take Exit 41N (NY 106), go north about 2½ miles past Muttontown Rd. Rain cancels. Bring water. For information call Chuck at 516-906-2733 after 6:30 a.m. the morning of the ride.

Bird Walk

Hosted by the North Shore Audubon Society from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Caumsett State Park Walled Garden, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloys Harbor. Limited participation—register via email to nsaudubonsociety@gmail.com, and you will receive a confirmation email if there is an opening. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot. Follow CDC guidelines re masks and safe distancing, especially if you are not vaccinated. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy. This is a “leaderless” walk and may be cancelled in inclement weather.


Thursday, August 5

Nature Scavenger Hunt

The North Shore Land Alliance will host a Young Explorers Nature Scavenger Hunt at noon at Humes Preserve, 349 Oyster Bay Rd., Mill Neck. The Young Explorers Group is a unique fun-filled program to introduce our youngest community members and their families to nature preserves and the great outdoors. This program is intended for children ages 4-11 and will lead them on a nature-themed walk through a Land Alliance preserve and end with a family fun activity. At the end of the program each child will receive a badge for showing off their new nature knowledge to their families and friends. Program dates, times and locations are subject to change. Check the website https://northshorelandalliance.org for updates. For more information, about the Young Explorers Group, contact Meghan Leverock at 516-922-1028 or meghan@northshorelandalliance.org. Register here.

Meet the Authors

Presented at 7 p.m. via Crowdcast by Book Revue in Huntington as part of its Write America Series. This special evening celebrating Rita Dove as she sits in conversation with award-winning author Roger Rosenblatt. The pair will be discussing Dove’s new book of poetry, The Playlist for the Apocalypse, hailed as “A piercing, unflinching new volume offers necessary music for our tumultuous present, from ‘perhaps the best public poet we have.’” (Boston Globe). Dove investigates the vacillating moral compass guiding America’s, and the world’s, experiments in democracy. Whether depicting the first Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Venice or Black Lives Matter, this extraordinary poet never fails to connect history’s grand exploits to the triumphs and tragedies of individual lives—the simmering resentment of an elevator operator, an octogenarian’s exuberant mambo, the mordant humor of a philosophizing cricket. Dove is a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, the only poet honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. A professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, she lives in Charlottesville. Rosenblatt is the author of five New York Times Notable Books of the Year, four national bestsellers, and seven off-Broadway plays. His essays for Time magazine and the PBS NewsHour have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy, among others. In 2015, he won the Kenyon Review Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. He held the Briggs-Copeland appointment in the teaching of writing at Harvard. He is Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at SUNY Stony Brook/Southampton. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

Live at Five: Music, Science, Food and Fun

Presented by the Science Museum of Long Island at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Road, Manhasset. Doors open at 5 p.m., science activities and nature walks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and music starting at 6:30 p.m. Local bands, food and beverage vendors, guest speakers, themed science activities and nature walks. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and chairs as they listen to the music, enjoy local fare and watch the sunset over Manhasset Bay. Musical guest is Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, a group of talented and spirited bluegrass musicians who perform all forms of the genre all over the world. Limited parking—walking, bicycling riding or car pooling is encouraged. No outside food or drink allowed. No parking allowed on surrounding roads. Admission for non-members is $20 per person, $10 per child (18 and under). Tickets will come on a first come first serve basis. Parking will be reserved for pre-registered guests. Visit www.smli.org.


Saturday, Sunday, August 7-8

Tour The Bay Area

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will hold an historic walking tour of Manhasset Bay. Also on Sunday, Aug. 8. Meet at the Town Dock’s red tugboat in Port Washington at 11 a.m. No reservations are necessary and donations are gladly accepted. Dogs welcome. Walk the shoreline with a knowledgeable guide while learning the fascinating history of early Port Washington. Topics include the livelihoods that helped Port develop into the town you know today including: shell fishing, sand mining, aviation, tidal mills, restaurants, our many hotels, schools, and much more. See Port Washington as you’ve never seen it before. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy at the north dock at the end of the tour. Walking tour lasts about 1½ hours with bench stops to rest along the way. If weather is inclement, check the website that morning at https://www.cowneck.org/manhasset-bay-walking-tours-21


Saturday, August 7

Yoga in the Garden

Enjoy summer at Planting Fields by taking an outdoor, 60-minute, all levels yoga and meditation class in the Cloister Garden from 8 to 9 a.m. Partnering with Oyster Bay/Glen Cove Yoga, continue your practice and connect mindfully with the natural landscape. Members: $12, general admission: $20. Located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Register here.

Butterflies and Insects

Dragonflies might be spotted during a program on Aug. 7. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

Hosted by the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. From 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Explore the preserve’s field and gardens environments in search of a variety of insects, butterflies and more. Learn about life cycles and why insects are so important to our ecosystem. Use bug catchers, magnifiers, nets, and field guides. All ages welcome. Included with museum admission, $5 adults, $3 children, free for members. Group size is limited, so please call to reserve your spot. Call 516-571-8010 or visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.

Music by Vino Vibes

Presented at the Landmark at Main Street parking lot, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Wine sets the mood for an evening of music and creativity at Vino Vibes. NYC artist Simone Ellove King created and hosts these monthly events all over Brooklyn. They feature an amazing house band plus up-and-coming artists in spaces that lifts and inspires spirits and nurtures artistic connections. Featured artists is Joel Young, featured on “The Best of March (2021): NPR Staff Picks.” Bring your lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to Sunday, Aug. 8. If it rains on Sunday it will move indoors to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Proof of vaccination will be required for indoor seating. Tickets are $30 reserved, $25 general admission. Get tickets here.

Wilderness Survival Skills

Develop your family’s wilderness survival skills in a trio of fun, hands-on classes led by Ranger Eric Powers and survival expert Adam Nestor at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. The Preserve’s beautiful woods and campsite provide the setting to connect with the environment and get dirty on these family adventures. This lesson, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will focus on methods for making fire. Social distancing is required, and face masks are required for unvaccinated individuals. Children must be 8-plus and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets are limited, so pre-registration is required, or call 516-570-2185. Cost for non-members is $20 per adult, $10 per child, and includes parking.
Join the Conservancy now and receive free admission to the Preserve’s grounds for 14 months and discounts to many events throughout the year. Visit http://sandspointpreserveconservancy.org to learn more. Register here.

Caumsett Outback Hike

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference hosts this walk at Caumsett State Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Harbor, at 9:30 a.m. It will be a moderate and hilly 6-mile walk. “We will be hiking the lesser known side trails in this, my favorite park. Maybe we’ll find a new one,” said hike leader Carol. Rain cancels. Bring water and snack. Meet near entrance booth. For information call Carol at 631-223-3427.


Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8

Eternal Con Comic Gathering

Gatherings such as Eternal Con bring out the creativity in attendees. (Wilson Vitorino | Pexels)

Eternal Con, The Long Island Comic Con, celebrates its eighth year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University in Hempstead. Dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, Eternal Con is the place where you can get up close and personal with your favorite stars and comic book celebrities. It also offers a weekend full of educational seminars so not only do you have so much too look at, but you can learn from accomplished professionals working in their respected fields. Eternal Con is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages. Hours are Saturday from 10:30 a,m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets start at $25 for one day general admission. Find out more at www.eternalcon.com.


Sunday, August 8

Drive-In Concert

Hosted by the Town of North Hempstead at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. At 6 p.m., Street Fighter (Rolling Stones tribute band) will perform. Cars will be admitted starting one hour prior to the show for the drive-in concerts. Events are free, but the town encourages attendees to bring non-perishable/canned foods to each concert as part of its donation drive. Attendees must remain in their vehicles. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.


Monday, August 9

Meet the Authors

Presented at 7 p.m. via Crowdcast by Book Revue in Huntington as part of its Write America Series. Featuring memoirist and novelist Kaylie Jones and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. Jones is the author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me, a Publishers Weekly starred review memoir chosen as one of the hottest summer reads by several publications. Kaylie grew up in Paris, France and Sagaponack, New York, and her father was the novelist James Jones. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia University School of the Arts. She has taught in the public schools of New York City through Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and helped found the MFA Program in Writing at Long Island University’s, which is now SUNY Stony Brook Southampton Campus, and the MFA Program in Writing at Wilkes University. She teaches memoir, literature and fiction writing at both universities.
Seshadri is the author of the poetry books Wild Kingdom, The Long Meadow, The Disappearances, (Harper-Collins India), 3 Sections, and, in 2020, That Was Now, This Is Then, as well as many essays, reviews, and memoir fragments. His work has been widely published and anthologized and recognized with a number of honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

Living With Alzheimer’s

This virtual information session from 4 to 5 p.m. offers free assistance and support to caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Hosted by Family and Children’s Association (FCA), which offers free assistance and support to caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in both English and Spanish. According to the FCA, “We support our families by offering care consultations by our licensed social workers, support groups, education, respite care, volunteer services and joint enrichment programs. Additionally, our program provides both volunteer respite and a financial scholarship for paid respite care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.” Email Kristen Haire at Khaire@fcali.org for Zoom link.

Magro Foundation Car Show

The Michael Magro Foundation will host its car show at the Sears parking lot, 195 North Broadway, Hicksville, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. All cars welcome—exotics, classics, muscle cars. Donation per car is $20. Admission is $5 per person, with kids free. Raffles, food trucks and more. For more information call Larry Ruisi at 516-660-9006 or Tom Galati at 646-264-8246. The Michael Magro Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the support of children with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.michaelmagrofoundation.com or call 516-935-4510 (office) or 516-633-5341 (cell).


Wednesday, August 11

Bird Walk at Jones Beach

Hosted by the North Shore Audubon Society from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Boat Basin West End, Jones Beach State Park. Limited registration—register via email to nsaudubonsociety@gmail.com, and you will receive a confirmation email if there is an opening. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot. Follow CDC guidelines re masks and safe distancing, especially if you are not vaccinated. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy. This is a “leaderless” walk and may be cancelled in inclement weather.


Thursday, August 12

Behind the Scenes With the Director

Virtual program at 7 p.m. at the Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Explore hidden treasures, back stories, and highlights from the Museum’s historic collection and archives with Executive Director Nomi Dayan. View a backstage glimpse of a beautiful piece of scrimshaw, explanation of a fascinating letter, or other artifacts which give us insight into the lifeways of Long Island’s maritime communities and beyond. ​Free, but $10 suggested donation Appreciated. Register here.


Saturday, Aug. 14

Guided Nature Walk

From 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. This monthly series of themed walks explores 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. This walk is titled “Life Between the Tides: Plants and Animals’ Amazing Adaptations for Survival.” Non-members tickets are $15 per adult, $5 per child; includes parking. Payment received at the Gatehouse.


Ongoing

Stony Brook Film Festival

Staller Center Main Stage, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. From July 22 to July 31 from 8 to 11 p.m. daily. The best in independent film premieres over ten stimulating days. For film schedule and description, and ticketing information, visit stonybrookfilmfestival.com or call 631-632-2787.

Farmers Market

Roslyn Farmers Market at Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn. Every Wednesday through Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. From fruits and vegetables to olive oils and fresh roasted coffee, the Roslyn Farmers Market has a diverse selection of items.

Pirate Festival

From Aug. 1 to 31 at at Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Museum is open Tuesday though Sunday. Includes pirate crafts from noon to 5 p.m. Also, Celebrate International Pirate Month with crafts in the self-serve workshop. All ages. Free with admission ($6 adults, $5 kids/seniors). Pirate Quest: Aug. 7 to 22 from noon to 5 p.m. Ages 5-plus can use a compass and a treasure map to solve puzzles and hunt for hidden treasure around the museum. Complete your quest and decorate your very own treasure chest to take home. Admission plus $10 participant; Members $5. Learn more at https://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org or call 631-367-3418.

Gold Coasts Arts Movies

The Gold Coast Arts Virtual Screening Room is always open. It is a curated selection of exciting new feature length and short films, filmmaker Q&As and Cultural Insider Conversations that you can watch at home. With each ticket purchased, you’ll provide much-needed support to Gold Coast Arts and the filmmakers and film distributors we work with. For information on how you can view the films, conversations and events from home, visit https://goldcoastarts.org/virtual-film-3/

Summer Concert Series

The John Philip Sousa Memorial Bandshell presents a summer of free community concerts Fridays at 8 p.m. (weather permitting) at the Bandshell in Sunset Park, 305 Main St., Port Washington. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a night of music under the stars. July 30: Port Washington Community Band; Aug. 6: NY Army National Guard 42nd Infantry Division Band at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 8: Freeport Community Band; Aug. 13: North Shore Pops; Aug. 20: Dave Diamond Band; Aug. 27: Arthur George Memorial Concert featuring The Band of Long Island; Sept. 3: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Band.

Levittown Carnival

Dreamland Amusements is hosting a carnival in Levittown. This photo is from a similar event they held in Hicksville back in 2016. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

At Levittown Carnival Grounds, 3025 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. Wednesday, July 28 through Sunday, Aug. 1. Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with LED-enhanced rides for all ages, carnival games, and deep-fried treats, sweets and other favorite fair food. Event parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are available for $35 on site Wednesday and Thursday while supplies last. Wristbands are valid Wednesday or Thursday only. Ride tickets, valid any day, are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets, or $60/50 tickets plus one free ride. Carnival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday; noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. No unaccompanied minors. Parent/guardian supervision is required for guests ages 17 and younger. For more information, call 866-666-3247 or visit Levittown Carnival.

Class Reunion

The 41st reunion of the Hicksville High School Class of 1980 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Heritage Club in Bethpage from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. If interested, contact Rosemarie DeFazio at rosemarie.albert2@gmail.com.


Blood Drives

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

Thursday, July 29: North Shore University Hospital Tower Rooms 1-3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 29: Westbury Fire Department, Meeting Room, 355 Maple Ave., Westbury, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 29: Levittown Fire Department, Ronald T. Kerwin Meeting Room, 120 Gardiners Ave., Levittown,from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 30: North Shore University Hospital Tower Rooms 1-3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 31: Harbor Child Care, 49 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 1: Church of Saint Anne school lunchroom, 25 Dartmouth St., Garden City, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 1: Khalsa Aid USA, 11 South Broadway classroom, Hicksville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 3: East Meadow Community Blood Drive at George McVey Elementary School, 2201 Devon St. East Meadow, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4: LICC Floral Park at Bridge Community Church, 6 Harvard St., Floral Park, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 7: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, August 9: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church Cafeteria/Parish Hall, 235 Glen St., Glen Cove. In Honor of Ayden from 2 to 8 p.m.

Monday, August 9: Port Washington Polish Club Starlight Ballroom, 5 Pulaski Pl., Port Washington, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 10: Garden City Public Library Community Room, 60 Seventh St., Garden City, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 12: Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department Meeting Room, 2 Community Drive East, Manhasset, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 12: Knights of Columbus #6526 St. Frances de Chantal Council Ballroom, 1869 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 14: S.I.J.N.Y. Busmobile, 83 Ludy St., Hicksville, from 6 to 11:59 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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