Calendar Of Events June 3 To June 13

Here is a selection of activities and events in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Thursday, June 3

Inside the Mind of a Whale

Virtual program starts at 7 p.m. at Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. Whales rank among the most intelligent species on the planet. Marvel at the depth and complexity that sets whale behavior apart from other species, including sophisticated memory skills, advanced societal structures, and unique dialects. Find out what researchers have uncovered about whales’ thinking and their amazing behaviors in the wild—including tool use. Free, but $10 suggested donation Appreciated. Register here.

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. They will be asked to stay within their designated seating circle which will all be six feet apart. At 7:30 p.m., The Next Level Band (Caribbean) will perform at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park, 915 Railroad Ave. Westbury, in the New Cassel area. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Thursday, June 3

Whitman’s Notebooks

Walt Whitman’s notebooks provide insight into the poet’s working process. (Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection)

The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association presents a panel discussion of Whitman’s notebooks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This Pride Month program highlights two different kinds of collaborative projects involving transcriptions: the scholarly edition Every Hour, Every Atom: A Collection of Walt Whitman’s Early Notebooks & Fragments (University of Iowa, 2020) edited by professors Zachary Turpin, PhD and Matt Miller, PhD; and Whitman Diaries & Notebooks, the new “By the People” crowdsourcing transcription project (launched May 26), for which Abigail Shelton serves as a community manager. Barbara Bair, PhD, curator of Walt Whitman manuscript collections at the Library of Congress, will moderate this exciting discussion exploring Whitman’s personal notebooks. Pre-register for this event here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This event has a $5 suggested donation. Donate here.
The panel: Turpin is an assistant professor of American literature at the University of Idaho and a former Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. Miller is an associate professor of English and chair of the Department at Yeshiva University’s Stern College in Manhattan. Shelton is a community manager and Digital Collections specialist for the By the People program at the Library of Congress. Click here for more about the program and panelists:

Friday, June 4

Landscape Painting

Gold Coast Arts Center is sponsoring this class especially for teens. It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Maple Drive Parking Lot at Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Students will paint a flower field landscape using various techniques, such as gradation, spray and dot techniques on an 11×14 canvas to create their own masterpiece. Instructor is Ellen Schiff. Tuition is $40. Contact the School for the Arts at 516-829-2570. Register here.

Friday, June 4

Long Island Chamber Music

The Planting Fields will host a chamber concert with Gergana Haralampieva, left, on violin and Sarah Ghandour on cello. (Courtesy of Planting Fields)

Long Island Chamber Music presents a program for violin and cello inspired by artist Everett Shinn’s renderings of theater scenes. At Planting Fields from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Featuring Gergana Haralampieva on violin and Sarah Ghandour on cello, the performance will showcase a diverse set of composers from the Baroque era to present day who are widely known for their music for opera and ballet. Tickets are $32/members, $40/non-members. Planting Fields is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay.
Register here.

Saturday, June 5

Environment Day Walk

In addition to the walk, participants will have a chance to create a terrarium. (Wikipedia CC BY 2.0)

Garvies Point Park will host World Environment Day Walks at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visit the many environments of our preserve including pond, shoreline, woods, field, and micro-community. Learn how each ecosystem operates on their own and yet are part of one big environment of our preserve. Ages 5-plus. Also that day, there will be a terrarium workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the half hour. Make an enclosed environment that can last for years. Includes: glass jar, plants, soil, pebbles. Fun for all ages. Admission is $5/member, $8/participant and admission. The museum is at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. To reserve a spot, call 516-571-8010. Visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.

Yoga in the Garden

Enjoy spring 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, spend your morning at Planting Fields to continue your practice and connect mindfully with the natural landscape. Planting Fields is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Pricing: $20/general admission, $12/ members. Register here.

Family Yoga in the Garden

Bring your kids and enjoy spring at Planting Fields by taking an outdoor, 60-minute, family yoga class in the Cloister Garden from 11 a.m. to noon. Partnering with Yogi Beans, spend your morning at Planting Fields and introduce your children aged 3-10 to yoga through an enriching and fun practice that all will enjoy. Planting Fields is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Pricing: $20/general admission, $12/members. Register here.

Tour The Bay Area

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will hold an historic walking tour of Manhasset Bay. 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 11/2 hours with bench stops to rest along the way. If weather is inclement, check the website that morning.

Bird Walk

From 8 to 9:30 a.m., North Shore Audubon Society Director Peggy Maslow and a team of guides will lead small groups through the Sands Point Preserve’s diverse habitats in search of bird species that thrive here. The Preserve is ranked on eBird as one of the best locations in Nassau County to see both migratory and resident birds. This time of year, we may see Yellow Warblers, Northern Parulas, Black-throated Green Warblers, American Redstarts, and Scarlet Tanagers, among many other species. This walk is geared for birders of all levels and experience—including no experience. Children 8-plus are welcome. Facemasks and social distancing are required. Bring binoculars. This program is free and participation is limited. Register in advance by calling call 516-570-2185. The Preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point.

Organ Concert

Organist Gail Archer will perform at 7:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima R. C. Church, 2 Bayview Ave, Massapequa. The concert organist will perform works by Bach, and Brahms, along with a variety of pieces by women composers. This event is part of the church’s 2020-2021 Concert Series. Admission is free. All are welcome. Face mask required. Social distancing observed.

Saturday, June 5 and 12

Oyster Bay Slates Cleanup Days

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Vicki Walsh announced the Town’s S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) and Homeowners Cleanup Days for the month of June. Residents can drop off materials at the town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex, located at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road in Old Bethpage. On Saturday, June 5, residents can take part in the S.T.O.P. program, where they can bring various hazardous materials to the complex between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
On Saturday, June 12, the town will host a Homeowners Cleanup Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., where residents can bring non-hazardous waste cluttering up their homes.
The town will also offer paper shredding services during the Homeowners Cleanup day, which gives residents the opportunity to bring unwanted documents to be shredded on-site in a safe and secure manner, free of charge. Residents only, no businesses, can bring up to four bankers’ boxes of paper to the shredding program,
Open to residents within the town’s Solid Waste Disposal District. Proof of residency is required. For more information, including a full list of what is accepted at these programs, visit www.oysterbaytown.com/cleanup or call 516-677-5943.

Sunday, June 6

Pups & Peeps Walk

The Sands Point Preserve hosts this walk to Benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The pandemic has created many challenges for everyone—and greater risks for some. Join the walk to benefit the Society and help build awareness and support for this critical issue. Register at Castle Gould’s Clock Tower. For everyone’s health and safety, face masks and social distancing are required. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. The Preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, Call 516-571-7901.

Drive-In Concert

The Town of North Hempstead concert series continues at 6 p.m. with Billy Joel tribute band Cold Spring Harbor at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. Cars will be admitted starting one hour prior to the show for the drive-in concerts. Advanced registration is not required. Attendees must remain in their vehicles. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Dino Club

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), located in the 18-acre Tanglewood Preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, will host this monthly program from 1 to 2 p.m. Is your child a budding paleontologist? Then this is the club for them—the only one on Long Island for the dinosaur loving child. Ages 7 to 12. Cost is $97 per year, Join at any time— membership is yearly from time of sign up. An annual membership will provide them with the following:

Monthly meetings packed full of activities and scientific inquiry
Monthly newsletter with exciting info on the world of dinosaurs
Exclusive members-only activities like Night with the Dinos (extra charges may apply)
Discounts to the Dinosaurs exhibit and gift shop (10 percent off gift shop and $4 off child ticket)
VIP membership card

Meetings are monthly during first weekend of month (meeting attendance is not required to join).  Other meeting dates thus far confirmed are Saturday, July 3; Sunday, Aug. 1; and Saturday, Sept. 4. Register here:

Monday, June 7

Musical Masterpiece

There will be a discussion of the classic MGM musical. (Cinema Arts Centre)

Cinema Arts Center presents a 7 p.m. Zoom discussion of Meet Me In St. Louis: A Look Back At The Musical, hosted by New York State Librarian and film historian Philip Harwood. One of the most beloved MGM musicals was a major milestone for Judy Garland. It was during the making of this film that Garland would work and fall in love with her second husband, director Vincente Minnelli. For Minnelli, this film is a masterpiece of style and vivid colors. It is elegant and graceful. When released, the film was a major success. Harwood will discuss the backstory of the film. There were bumps along the road, but results were astounding. You can see the film on your own, and then we will meet online to discuss the film.
Cost is $7/public, $5/members. The Zoom Invitation link is sent immediately to your email address on file in an email order confirmation upon completing your purchase. Be sure to verify that your email address is correct at the top of the checkout screen and check your spam or junk mail if you do not see it. Register here.
The following link has multiple places where you can rent and stream the film on your preferred platform ahead of the discussion.

Write America

Presented by the Book Revue live on CrowdCast at 7 p.m. Featuring novelist Susan Minot and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide best seller and became a major motion picture. She teaches at Stony Brook University and lives in New York City and on an island off the coast of Maine. Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize,and other awards. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Jean Stein Book Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2018, had been published in many anthologies and is a professor of English at College of Staten Island. Register here.

Tuesday, June 8

Trivia 4 Kids

Virtual at 4:30 p.m. for students in grades 2-5. Hosted by the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor. Enjoy a wide range of questions to show off your knowledge skills in a fun, friendly, virtual competition. Winner earns museum tickets. Free to play, but $10 suggested donation appreciated. Register here.

Wednesday, June 9

Circus History

A look back on the famous circus, which shut down in 2017. (Public Domain)

Landmark on Main’s Afternoon T.E.A. program hosts “Marilyn Carminio Presents The History & Artistry of the Circus” at 2 p.m. When the final curtain fell on the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus in 2017, a 146-year American tradition came to an end. In this multi-media presentation, Carminio traces the history of the circus from the days of the Greeks and Romans to the present. Meet two of America’s greatest showmen, P.T. Barnum and John Ringling who created the golden age of American circuses. Carminio also considers ethical issues surrounding the use of animals. Carminio worked for many years at an international law firm and went on to hold various positions at women’s magazines such as Cosmopolitan, where she worked for Helen Gurley Brown. She has lectured at over 100 venues. Learn more here.
Free admission made possible by the support of Ellen Brown and Bob Schwartz. Register here.

Thursday, June 10

Establishing Personal Boundaries

The Legal Hand Call-In Center presents “Know Your Rights Workshop on Setting Boundaries During Stressful Situations” at 3 p.m. The Center serves both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and features the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) in honor of Mental Health Awareness month. This workshop will cover: What are boundaries? Why are boundaries important? How can I establish boundaries during COVID-19? How can VIBS help me? Space is limited. RSVP here. For more information email nassausuffolk@legalhand.org.

Film Discussion

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County will present from 6 to 7 p.m. a webinar about the documentary film “Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band” with Holocaust Survivor Saul Dreier and the documentary filmmaker Tod Lending. Meet the dynamic man behind the band who is at the core of this heartwarming story. Note, film clips, not the entire film, will be shown as part of this program. To watch the film in its entirety check Amazon. Register here.

Trivia Night

Hosted at 7 p.m. and geared for adults by the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor. Test yourself in the art, literature, science, geography, and history (theme to be announced) in this spring-themed event. Winner gets a $25 gift certificate. Free to play, but $10 suggested donation appreciated. Register here.

Friday, June 11

From the Hand: Drawings

Norman Rockwell is represented in the Hofstra Museum drawing collection, though this drawing comes from his museum. (Public Domain)

The Hofstra University Museum of Art hosts its monthly Second Fridays virtual lecture at 3 p.m. An artist may create works of art in a broad range of media but an artistic idea often begins with a drawing. Drawings, whether created in pencil, ink or pastel, exhibit a greater immediacy and closer connection to the artist. They can be studies for another work in a different medium, incomplete ideas or finished images. This program highlights some of the remarkable drawings from the Hofstra University Museum of Art’s collection, by artists such as Benny Andrews, Leonard Baskin, Jean Cocteau, Nancy Grossman, Philip Pearlstein, Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, George Romney, Isaac Soyer, Abraham Walkowitz and Benjamin West. Free and open to the public.
Register here.

Garden Days Opening Reception

Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury will host this reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres as they have the first opportunity to purchase hard-to-find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container specialties, decorative garden furniture, urns, statuary, and other horticultural curiosities offered by the select vendors. Also on Saturday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The June 13 private garden tour and afternoon tea is sold out. Tickets are $100 per person, $175 per couples. Purchase tickets here.

Drive-In Movie

At 8:30 p.m., the Town of North Hempstead will present Black Panther at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park, 915 Railroad Ave. in the New Cassel section of Westbury. Cars will be admitted beginning an hour prior to show time. While the event is free, the town is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable/canned foods as part of North Hempstead’s food donation drive. Advance registration for the film showing is not required, but residents must show proof of residency before entering the park. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Saturday, June 12

The Dave Diamond Band

Live from the Landmark on Main parking lot, 301 Main St., Port Washington, at 7 p.m. Dave Diamond’s career in music spans more than 20 years. A prolific singer/songwriter and session musician, Dave has recorded and performed as a solo artist and with his own band as well as with an array of other talented and acclaimed musicians. Diamond’s mature and finely crafted blend of rootsy Americana with a little funk and classic singer-songwriter rock resonates for both the casual listener and those who have a more discerning palette. His music reveals a wide range of influence. Visit https://www.davediamondmusic.com/
Bring your lawn chairs and join us. Seating Pods for each ticket order will be marked out. in the event of inclement weather, the performance will be Sunday, June 13. In case of inclement weather on Sunday, we will move indoors to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. In compliance with New York State’s restrictions, event capacity is limited to 150 persons and masks are required. Covid safety protocols will be strictly observed. In case of a move indoors, seats will be assigned with 6 feet of buffer space surrounding each pod. Reserved pods are $30 per ticket ($20 for Friends). General admission pods are $25 per ticket ($20 per ticket Friends). Get tickets here.

Nature at Night

Presented By The Caumsett Foundation from 4 to 6 p.m. at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington. Nature at Night comprises hands-on activities to discover some of the mysterious creatures that come out at night. Participants will learn how creatures such as bats, owls and even bugs benefit our environment while we are asleep. General admission is $5. Register here.

Forest Therapy Walk

Come experience the benefits of early spring outdoors at Planting Fields with this walk from 2 to 4 p.m. Studies have shown that forest therapy can help build a strong immune system, boost your ability to fight infection, reduce stress hormones, lower your blood pressure and heart rate, and improve concentration and focus. Certified guide Linda Lombardo, will lead the walk throughout the Olmsted Brothers’ landscape that will promote mindfulness and connectivity with your surroundings. Forest Therapy is not about distance or endurance. It’s about slowing down and noticing. Planting Fields is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Tickets are $36/members, $40/general admission. Register here.

Cemetery Tour

The Huntington Historical Society sponsors a walking tour of the oldest burying ground in Huntington, established in the 17th century. Tours start at 4 p.m. at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St., Huntington. This iconic building, just outside the Burying Ground, was built in 1892 as a memorial to the Huntington residents who died in the Civil War and now houses Huntington’s History & Decorative Arts Museum. Then explore Huntington’s earliest public burying ground, established soon after the Town’s 1653 founding. You’ll view stunning folk art and beautiful epitaphs while listening to stories of Huntington’s residents and rich history. Must have a reservation to participate. Tickets will not be sold the day of the tour. Cost is $10/members, $15/non-members, $5/children. ​Face masks are required to participate and must be worn properly and during the duration of the tour.
​Email Info@HuntingtonHistoricalSociety.org with questions or for reservation assistance. Buy tickets here.

Drive-In Movie

At 8:30 p.m., the Town of North Hempstead will present Karate Kid at the North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. Cars will be admitted beginning an hour prior to show time. While the event is free, the town is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable/canned foods as part of North Hempstead’s food donation drive. Advance registration for the film showing is not required, but residents must show proof of residency before entering the park. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Superheroes of the Sky

Take a walking tour from 11 a.m. to noon with Jim while he feeds the Sweetbriar Nature Center Birds of Prey and tells you about their incredible adaptations that help them survive in the wild. You’ll be seeing and learning about the Bald Eagle, turkey vultures, owls, hawks and many more. Event will be held weather permitting. Meet behind main house at picnic tables. Situated on 54 acres at 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown on the Nissequogue River. Hundreds of species of plants and animals make homes here. Call 631-979-6344. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children under 12 years.
Get tickets here.

Tag Sale For Charity

Held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2529 Army Pl., Bellmore. All proceeds to National Alliance on Mental Illness Queens/Nassau. Artwork, jewelry, handbags, housewares, classic rock vinyl records and CDS , grills and lots more. Free giveaways, For more info contact Janice at 516-343-6761. Rain date is June 19.

Nassau Collectors Marketplace

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every second Saturday of the month at Samanea New York Mall, 1500 Old Country Rd., Westbury. Featuring an eclectic mix of pop culture artifacts, vinyl records, comic books, and video games.

Dress for Success Drop Off

At Holiday Inn Express, 1053 Northern Blvd., Roslyn, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accepting new or nearly new corporate attire, jackets, trousers, dresses, blouses, and accessories such as scarves, jewelry. shoes and handbags. To learn more visit https://dressforsuccess.org/ or call 516-627-2460.

Sunday, June 13

Photo Walk with Michael Fairchild

Presented by the Caumsett Foundation at 1 p.m. at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington. Walk with Michael through Caumsett and see the park through a professional photographer’s eyes. Get tips on taking beautiful shots. Michael has been a professional photographer since 1970 and his photos have appeared in publications by Audubon, Kodak, Sierra Club, Time-Life, Nikon, and National Geographic. Get tickets here.

Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser

An annual race honors the memory of Katie Oppo and raises funds for ovarian cancer research. (Katie Oppo Research Fund)

The Katie Oppo Research Fund invites all to the #runforkatie2021 race at 9 a.m. at Flower Hill Country Park, at the corner of Bonnie Heights and Searingtown Road in Manhasset. Tickets are $35/timed race, $30/untimed race, $15/virtual race, $15/under 12, free for kids under 6. Masks and social distancing required. Learn more at www.teamkatieoppo.org.
Register here.

Sunday with Survivors

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County continues the series with Survivor Rene Zuroff from 6 to 7 p.m. Zuroff will share information about her pre-war life in Poland, her life in hiding during the war, and her post-war life. Register here.

Ongoing

Roslyn Farmers Market 2021

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

Call for Artists

The Art League of Long Island is holding a open call for “Awakening,” a virtual online exhibition to be held July 17 through Sept, 6. Deadline for entries is Monday, June 14. Information, prospectus and entry submission link can be found here.

In a press release, it is noted, “We find ourselves awakening, as though from a long slumber. The slow recovery from the pandemic forcing us to relate to Rip Van Winkle’s surprise to find a changing world. Spring is bursting forth with life again, but that is not all. The world around us is, indeed, awakening to changing social, political and environmental landscapes as well. The Art League of Long Island asks you to share with us your work that features your expression of our world as it acclimates to a new normal.”

This is a national exhibit, open to all artists residing in the United States of America. Entry is limited to 5 works not previously exhibited in another juried ALLI show, one of which may be selected by the juror for admission. Two- and three-dimensional work in any medium may be submitted, including photography and fine craft. Sorry, no videos.

The Art League is honored to have Kathleen Gurchie serve as juror for the Awakening exhibition. She is a member of the Art League of Long Island’s Board of Directors.

Friday Night Car Show

Through Oct. 1 at the Bellmore LIRR Train Station from 6 to 10 p.m. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores and the Town of Hempstead.

Blood Drives

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

Wednesday, June 2: Bloodstock Olivia Johnson, 1327 Port Washington Blvd., school gym, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Friday, June 4: New Hyde Park Fire Department, 1555 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Monday, June 7: Mineola Saves Lives Blood Drive, Portuguese Center Main Hall, 306 Jericho Tpke., Mineola, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 12: In honor of Megan Como, Plainedge Middle School, 200 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Monday, June 14: Sponsored by the New York Islanders at the Long Island Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Blvd., Uniondale, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Monday, June 14: Bethpage Fire Department, 225 Broadway, Bethpage,from 2:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Thursday, June 17: Northwell Health I-Park, 450 Lakeville Rd., Center Hallway, Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 17: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Dr., Greenvale, 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.


Music Camp On Tap

Treble University from MusicBreeds is a six-week music camp for ages 11-14 to learn music basics, songwriting, and performance through lessons, activities and games. Camp runs July 5 through August 12 at the group’s state-of-the-art recording studio and learning center at 40 Carmans Rd., Massapequa. Session 1: Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm and Sessions 2: Tuesday-Friday 12:30-4:30pm. Sessions can be combined for a full day. The price per session is $900 and includes access to recording equipment, editing tools and instructors. Scholarships, discounts and payment plans are available.

Music Basics Camp: July 5-15—Students will learn about all facets of music, including theory, performance, and history, through group activities and instruction. Rhythmic chanting and body percussion, sing along with solfege and song forms, and game show style music challenges can be expected. Throughout the camp, students will gain the fundamentals to begin songwriting for Songwriters Camp and start getting their performance jitters out to turn pro in Performance Camp.

Songwriting Camp: July 19-29—Students will learn the basics of composing a song, including how to construct a melody, create a beat and write lyrics. Music theory and performance techniques will also be taught through activities and games. At the conclusion of this camp, each student will have created an original song.

Performance Camp: August 2-12—Students will learn a variety of stage performance skills on their chosen instrument, including how to excel in school ensembles and their own professional endeavors. They will engage in fun group activities and challenges such as sing-offs and battle of the bands that will take their performance abilities and techniques to new heights. At the end of the session, each camper will find leave with the tools to find success on any stage.

Visit musicbreeds.org to sign-up.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo is a journalist at Anton Media Group. With decades of experience in the industry, he is exceptionally equipped to cover local politics, business and other topics that matter to readers.

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