Here’s a sampling of the events happening in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.
Wednesday, May 19
The Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street presents Stuart Markus of Gathering Time, who will perform classic country songs by the greats of country music’s first golden age plus some from the modern era, Markus is well-known as an organzier of the annual “Just Wild About Harry” Chapin tribute concerts by top Long Island songwriters since 2004, held at Eisenhower Park. Learn more at https://stumarkusmusic.com. The 2 p.m. concert will be open both for in-person attendance at 232 Main St., Port Washington, and livestreamed. Click here to reserve a seat for the live concert at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Limited seating available; socially distanced with Covid safety protocols in place.
Click here to enjoy the livestream via Zoom. Register in advance and get your Zoom link.
Cinema Arts Centre presents a 7 p.m. virtual screening of “The History of the Exploitation Film.” Although they featured lurid subject matter, exploitation films of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s evaded the strict censorship and scrutiny of the era by claiming to be educational. Movies such as Narcotic (1933), Damaged Lives (1933), and Lash of the Penitents (1936) warned audiences of the dangers of drugs, prostitution and vice, all the while reveling in the very sacred images that the film showcased and yet condemned. And in the upcoming decades, exploitation films would cover the subjects of white slavery, burlesque shows and sexually transmitted diseases. Find out all there is to know about this odd cinematic movement that existed to oppose censorship, all the while laughing its way to the bank. Adult audiences only. Cost is $7/public, $5/members. Visit cinemaartscentre.org to get Zoom link.
Thursday, May 20
What has 10 eyes, legs that chew, blood that saves your life, and is 445 million years old? The Whaling Museum and Education Center in Cold Spring Center presents this virtual program at 7 p.m. Dr. John Tanacredi, “The Horseshoe Crab Whisperer” and world authority on the crustacean, discusses recent studies from 115 beaches on Long Island. Free, but $10 suggested donation appreciated. Register here.
From 6 to 7 p.m., the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) marks the National Day of Remembrance for the Cambodian Genocide with a virtual presentation by Yale University professors Eve Zucker and Ben Kiernan, based on their new book, Political Violence in Southeast Asia since 1945: Case Studies from Six Countries. Their talk will examine waves of political violence that affected six Southeast Asian countries—Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. They will also broaden outward to raise questions about the collective memory of mass violence worldwide. Register here.
Friday, May 21
Coe Hall: Designing Nature Inside & Out
This 60-minute tour at Coe Hall, part of Planting Fields, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, will be given from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Travel back to the 1920s and explore the extraordinary Gold Coast estate of English immigrant and American heiress W.R. and Mai Coe and their family to learn about their lives, their staff, and the artists and architects who designed this historic home and surrounding landscape. Highlights include Robert Winthrop Chanler’s Buffalo Mural, one of only two murals available for public viewing in the United States, the Gallery, and Mai Coe’s breathtaking bedroom overlooking the historic Olmsted Brothers designed gardens. Learn more about Chanler here and here. Tours last 60 minutes and visit select rooms on the main and second floors as well as the Cloister Garden. Each tour will have a maximum of 10 attendees. For a list of all tour dates visit plantingfields.org/happenings. Register here.
Everett Shinn: Operatics
Held at Coe Hall, part of the Planting Fields, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Encounter the decorative and dramatic work of Everett Shinn in four “acts” beginning with the second-floor gallery in Coe Hall, followed by Mai Coe’s Dressing Room, the Reception Room and culminating in the 1915 Teahouse in the Italian Garden. A lover of theater, music, and performance of all kinds, Shinn embraced the decorative alongside the debased, and throughout his long career he created works on paper, canvas, furnishings, architecture, even pianos and stage sets, that engaged with a raucous decorative aesthetic often termed Rococo revival. Each tour will have a maximum of 10 attendees. For a list of all tour dates visit plantingfields.org/happenings. Register here.
Creatures of the Night Hike
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), located in the 18-acre Tanglewood Preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, will host this program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Take a guided hike with the staff off naturalists. See what lurks in the woods, learn about the creatures of the night and meet the snake necked turtles. All attendees must provide and wear their own mask at all times. No exceptions will be made. Cost is $10 per person ages 1 and up. Bring a flashlight. Register here.
Sacred Music Festival
Hosted at 7:30 p.m. by St. Rose of Lima R. C. Church, 2 Bayview Ave, Massapequa. Featuring the Choir and Bell Ensembles, with organ, brass quartet and timpani. Admission is free. Face mask required. Social distancing observed. Featuring the Choir and Bell Ensembles, with organ, brass quartet and timpani.
Saturday, May 22
Beach Discovery Program
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve will hold programs at 1 and 3 p.m. to explore the shoreline for snails, mussels, crabs and more. Learn how they adapt to survive in the harsh environment of the coastal shoreline. Hands-on program, exciting and educational for people of all ages. Sneakers recommended. Located at 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Call 516-571-8010 for reservations, as attendance is limited and CDC guidelines will be followed. Visit www.garviespointmuseum.com.
PJ Masks Return
Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas & Island 16: Cinema de Lux, 1001 Broad Hollow Rd, Farmingdale, present “PJ Masks Friendship Saves the Day” from 1 to 2 p.m. Also on Sunday, May 23 at the same time. Showcase Cinemas is partnering once again with PJ Masks, the superhero show for preschoolers. PJ Masks follows Gekko, Catboy and Owlette as they go into the night to save the day. Consists of three PJ Masks episodes, interstitial pieces, music videos and a Storytime segment. Popcorn Club members will receive an exclusive character bracelet (while supplies last). Starpass and Popcorn Club members will also be able to purchase a 123 Go Box for only $5 with their PJ Masks ticket. Customers may also pre-order their movie snacks – including freshly popped popcorn, candy and soda – via the Showcase Cinemas app and website and collect them at XPress Pick-up. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite pajamas or as their favorite superhero to attend the programming, along with a face covering/mask, per theater safety guidelines. Cost is $5. Get tickets and information here.
Caumsett State Park hosts this program from 2 to 4 p.m. about this ancient animal that has been around for millions of years and today is important in saving human lives. During the full moon in May (May 26) horseshoe crabs come into shallow water to mate and lay their eggs. The Caumsett saltmarsh is a breeding area for these fascinating creatures and we can see, touch, feel, and learn as we explore the marsh at low tide. We may even be lucky enough to find their eggs as we explore the tidal sand bars. Please wear old clothes and sneakers or water shoes that can get wet. $5 per person, Caumsett Foundation members free.
The park is at 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington. For information on cancellation due to weather, check the website https://www.caumsettfoundation.org/programs the day of the event, or contact the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve office at 631-423-1770. The parking fee is $8 or you can use an Empire Pass Card. For member-only activities, please present your membership card and when registering use the pass code on the back of your card. For hikes, please wear comfortable walking shoes, long socks, and bring your choice of insect repellent. Pick up water and snacks at the new Café. Programs originate from the Park Kiosk unless noted. Register here.
Funnyman Ellis Adler
Presented from 11 a.m. to noon by the Caumsett Foundation. Children see step by step how “The Funny Man” goes through the process of becoming a clown. Lastly, they end up going to “clown school” by learning some basic concepts of clowning such as pretending, making funny movements, story telling, and most importantly, making others laugh. Of course, there is always time left for balloon sculptures for each child. Bring your own seating, blankets or chairs. For park information see the entry before this. Register here.
The Restoration Farm, 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd. in Old Bethpage, is welcoming volunteers during its monthly Saturday volunteer mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. According to the website, “On these mornings we tackle various jobs that appeal to a broad array of interests and skill-sets.” Visit www.restorationfarm.com for more information.
Bathe In The Forest
The Sands Point Preserve will host a meditative “Forest Bathing” walk, led by certified guide Linda Lombardo. Based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s, each unique walk inspires mindful connections with the natural elements of the woods for a range of healthful benefits. All precautions for COVID-19 will be taken, including social distancing and face masks when near others. According to Lombardo, “Take this time to be present, lower the stress you may be experiencing, and connect with nature, which naturally boosts your immune system.” Spaces are limited, for adults 18-plus, and pre-registration is required. Cost is $35/members, $40/non-members. Register online or call 516-304-5076 for contactless payment.
Boating Safety Course
Assemblyman Michael Durso, in coordination with New York Boating Safety, will be sponsoring certification courses from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Islip Fire Department. One will also be held on Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Massapequa American Legion Post 1066. The fee for this course is $50 and registrants must be a minimum of 10 years of age. Upon successful completion, participants will be issued a New York State Safe Boater Certificate. Reservations are required at www.nyboatingsafety.com. COVID-19 guidelines enforced. For more information, contact Assemblyman Durso’s office at 516-541-4598.
At 8:30 p.m., the Town of North Hempstead will present Wonder Woman 1984 at 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.
Sunday, May 23
Film & Discussion
Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents a virtual film screening and discussion of “There Were Good People Doing Extraordinary Deeds…Leo Ullman’s Story” from 3 to 5 p.m. In the wake of the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in May of 1940, the Center is joining with the Jewish Cultural Quarter’s National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam for a virtual showing of a documentary about a hidden child Survivor, Leo Ullman. After the film screening, Ullman will moderate a virtual discussion with the descendants of some of the families that helped save him and his family in Holland during the Holocaust.
Guided Nature Walk
Slated for 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Admission $7/members, $10/non-members. Discover the flora and fauna of beautiful Leeds Pond Preserve during a guided nature walk. Explore the woodland ecology of the site and learn about the layers of the forest, natives vs. invasives, edible plants, and much more. Pack a lunch and join tour guides for a picnic on the great lawn afterwards. More information here.
Whaling Museum Day of Activities
The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, will host the following events.
Outdoor Antique Sale: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to browse through and shop unique antique offerings from 10 different vendors from across Long Island. Today, pay-as-you-wish to the museum and explore the new exhibit, Shinnecock Artists and Long Island’s First Whalers. Masks required. Register here.
Historic Walking Tours: At 2 p.m., travel back in time to the Whaling Era as you stroll down Cold Spring Harbor’s Historic Main Street in this educator-led walking tour. Explore the lives and admire the homes of local whaling families and learn about the businesses that helped support a 19th-Century coastal village. Cost is $12 adult, $8 child; Members $10 adult, $6 child. Limited space. Register here.
Real Housewives of Cold Spring Harbor: At 4 p.m., discover little-known stories of the hamlet’s female residents. Learn about whaling wives who helped keep the town afloat while their husbands were out at sea, then delve into local stories of Rosalie Gardiner Jones and other suffragists to discover some of the fascinating moments that helped change history. Cost is $12 adult, $8 child; Members $10 adult, $6 child. Space is limited. Register here.
The Town of North Hempstead concert series continues at 6 p.m. with classic rock and dance band MYXD Order 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.
Monday, May 24
Presented by the Book Revue at 7 p.m. live on CrowdCast. Featuring prize-winning poet Grace Schulman, award-winning essayist Lance Morrow, and professor emerita, historian, and author Nell Painter as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. Schulman received the 2016 Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in American Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Society of America, and in 2019 was inducted a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her latest book is The Marble Bed (Turtle Point Press, 2020), an eighth book of poems, and a New and Selected will follow. Her recent memoir is Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage (Turtle Point Press, 2018). Her collection of essays is First Loves and Other Adventures (U of Michigan, 2011).
Morrow is an American essayist whose op ed articles appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal. He is the Henry Grunwald Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. His essays and book reviews also appear in City Journal, the New York Times and other publications. For many years he was an essayist for Time magazine. He is a winner of the National Magazine Award and the author of eight books and two memoirs.
Painter is a leading historian of the United States. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University. She was director of Princeton’s Program in African-American Studies from 1997 to 2000. In addition to her doctorate in history from Harvard University, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan, Dartmouth, SUNY-New Paltz, and Yale. Her most recent book is The History of White People. Six earlier books are also still in print. Register here.
Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic
The Nassau County Bar Association invites Nassau County residents to register for a free, socially-distant mortgage foreclosure clinic from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Masks/face coverings are required. Interpreters available. Attorneys do not provide legal representation. Located at 15th and West Streets, Mineola. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 516-747-4070 ext. 1308 to register.
Tuesday, May 25
Labor Camps On Long Island
The North Shore Historical Museum presents this virtual lecture at 7 p.m. During World War II, a group of potato farmers opened the first migrant labor camp in Suffolk County to house farmworkers from Jamaica. Over the next 20 years, more than one 100 camps of various sizes would be built throughout the region. Thousands of migrant workers lured by promises of good wages and decent housing flocked to Eastern Long Island, where they were often cheated out of pay and housed in deadly slum-like conditions. Preyed on by corrupt camp operators and entrapped in a feudal system that left them mired in debt, laborers struggled and, in some cases, perished in the shadow of New York’s affluence. Author Mark A. Torres reveals the dreadful history in his book. Cost is $15. Participants will be emailed a zoom link on the day of event. Visit www.nshmgc.org or call 516-801-1191 for more information.
Long Island Coyotes
The North Shore Audubon Society presents a 7 p.m. Zoom presentation, “Tracking Coyotes on Long Island” by wildlife biologist Mike Bottini, a wildlife biologist at the Seatuck Environmental Association. He will discuss the history of the coyote’s range expansion into the eastern U.S and Canada, some notes on their ecology and behavior, their current status and distribution here on Long Island, and what other communities have learned about safely coexisting with this species Pre-register at www.northshoreaudubon.org.
Drunk On Genocide
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County hosts a virtual book discussion with Edward Westermann about Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany, from 6 to 7 p.m. Westermann is the Regents Professor of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and his book is being published in association with the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. Westermann has unearthed new material showing how alcohol consumption served as lubricant for mass murder and that contrary to the common misconception of the SS as stone-cold killers, they were, in fact, intoxicated with the act of murder itself. Register here.
Wednesday, May 26
Virtually Laughing with Nesil Izil
Temple Israel in Lawrence presents “Virtually Laughing” with comedian Nesil Izil from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nesil is a stand-up who performs all over New York City. She loves making people smile, and after the year we’ve all had, she’s made it her mission to bring more joy to the world through laughter. Free and open to the public. Contact Alan at email@example.com for the link. This program is sponsored by the Judy and Ben Segan Adult Education Fund of Temple Israel, Lawrence.
Hosted by Hofstra University from noon to 1 p.m. “It’s Not About the Damn Food” is a solo play based on interviews with people who have battled an eating disorder. It explores the root causes of these disorders—ranging from the interviewees’ past traumas, to the desire to gain a sense of control in their lives—and that it isn’t about the food, but runs way deeper. The piece explores misconceptions about eating disorders, and the importance of breaking down these misconceptions in order to destigmatize mental health and challenge societal views of body image. In this virtual teaser, actor and creator Anna Snapp will perform three of the interviewees to give a sense of the wide range of experiences that shape life with an eating disorder. Anna Snapp is a Brooklyn-based actor and writer whose mission as an artist has been to merge the performing arts with medical education and mental health advocacy. Her own journey through chronic disease, trauma, and mental illness resulted in the creation of her autobiographical one-woman show, I Found That the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow, which has been showcased at theatre festivals internationally. Her own experience battling a trauma-induced eating disorder led her to create her second solo show, “It’s Not About the Damn Food.” She is passionate about telling her own story and the stories of other survivors with mental health conditions, in order to educate medical professionals on the patient’s experience and the human side of medicine. Presented by Northwell Health’s N-Able BERG and Center for Equity of Care. Register here.
From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents a presents a virtual tour of HMTC’s galleries. Join HMTC’s Director of Education, Helen Turner and HMTC’s Museum and Programming Director, Dr. Thorin Tritter, as they lead visitors on a virtual tour of the museum galleries, exploring the history of the Holocaust and seeking to highlight lessons that can shape our world today. Register here.
Thursday, May 27
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., Irish folk group Harper’s Ferry will perform at Clark Botanic Garden, 193 IU Willets Rd., Albertson. For more information, call 516-869-6311.
Saturday, May 29
The North Shore Audobon Society will host this walk from 8 a.m. to noon at Bailey Arboretum County Park, 194 Bayville Rd., Locust Valley. Walk has dual start times: 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Arboretum has $5 parking fee. Limited registration. Must register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will receive a confirmation email. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot. Masks are required and safe distancing is requested. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.
Live at 7 p.m. from the Landmark on Main Street parking lot, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington. Gathering Time (Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong, and Gerry McKeveny) has toured both in the U.S. and internationally, mixing new interpretations of both ‘60s and ‘70s classics and old traditional tunes with their strong original songs. Their sound reflects the voicings and arrangements of the genre’s pioneers, The Byrds, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, brought into today with an acoustic-electric alchemy all their own. Seating Pods of 2-4 persons will be marked out. A limited number of reserved pods ($30, $20/Friends) will be available for a slight additional charge. All other seating pods ($25, $20/Friends) will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring lawn chairs. In compliance with New York State’s restrictions, event capacity is limited to 150 persons and masks are required. Social distancing and other 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. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved indoors to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Call the box office at 516-767-6444 or get tickets here.
Live at 2 p.m. from the Landmark on Main Street parking lot, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington. Raga Kids introduces children of all ages to the classical music of South Asia through singing, active listening and interactive explorations into the world of Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm). In this performance you will learn about the violin, sitar, daf drum, Indian solfege, Tuvan throat singing and more. Longtime collaborators and co-founders of the musicians collective Brooklyn Raga Massive, Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthy and Neel Murgai present a dynamic performance of original and traditional music that will have you singing, dancing and clapping your hands in no time. Visit www.ragakids.com. Seating Pods of 2-4 persons will be marked out. A limited number of reserved pods ($20, $15/Friends) will be available for a slight additional charge. All other seating pods ($15, $12/Friends) will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring lawn chairs. In compliance with New York State’s restrictions, event capacity is limited to 150 persons and masks are required. Social distancing and other Covid safety protocols will be strictly observed. In case of a move indoors, seats will be assigned with six feet of buffer space surrounding each pod. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved indoors to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Call the box office at 516-767-6444 or get tickets here.
Biologist and ranger Eric Powers knows the Sands Point Preserve’s wildlife and landscape like the back of his hand after years of leading marvelous nature programs, including the popular Owl Prowl, Pond Exploration, and the fantastic Overnight Wilderness Survival courses. He was just named Long Island Sierra Club Environmentalist of the Year. In 2021, Ranger Eric will lead visitors of all ages on monthly exploratory walks across the Preserve’s grounds. Each walk is unique and runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Preserve will reveal itself throughout the seasons, and your expert guide will share a wealth of information about nature’s wonders. Purchase tickets in advance and meet at Castle Gould’s Clock Tower. Face masks and social distancing are required. Members: $12 per adult; $2 per child. Non-Members: $16 per adult, $6 per child. Includes parking. Register here.
Monday, May 31
Live on CrowdCast at 7 p.m. and sponsored by the Book Revue. Featuring bestselling author and editor Bruce Weber and novelist, poet, and founder of Lit Pub Molly Gaudry as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. Weber, a reporter for The New York Times, began his career in publishing as a fiction editor at Esquire. He has written for numerous publications and is the author of the bestseller As They See ’Em: A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires, coauthor (with Savion Glover) of Savion! My Life in Tap, and the editor of Look Who’s Talking: An Anthology of Voices in the Modern American Short Story. Gaudry is the author of Desire: A Haunting and We Take Me Apart, which was a finalist for the Asian American Literary Award and shortlisted for the PEN/Osterweil. Register here.
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.
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.
Friday, June 4
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.
Saturday, June 5
Environment Day Walk
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. 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. 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 at https://www.cowneck.org/manhasset-bay-walking-tours-21.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 7
Cinema Arts Centre presents a 7 p.m. Zoom discussion of Meet Me In St. Louis: A Look Back At the Vincente Minnelli 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.
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.
Valley Stream Farmers Market
Every Thursday through November 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park, 123 West Merrick Rd., Valley Stream, A plethora of vendors will be selling fresh vegetables and fruits, homemade baked goods, fresh pasta, and more at the Valley Stream Farmers Market. For vendor and other information visit the website.
The Nassau County Museum of Art will present selections from the permanent collection through Sept. 12 at the Manes Center, Tuesday through Friday from 1-4 p. m.
The wheel of art history was turning fast when Pop spun to the top in the 1960s, displacing Abstract Expressionism after barely a decade of dominance. After the brooding challenge of abstraction, the contrast of snappy graphics and familiar references was a relief for many, and a magnet for new audiences. High and low met in the galleries and museums, set up by such media-savvy leaders as Andy Warhol, who now forces us to think of art in the supermarket aisle where the Campbell’s soup cans still dominate the shelves, and Roy Lichtenstein, whose Foot and Hand (1964) returns to the medium of “art” printmaking the shading and even pressure of black outlines (no brush or pencil strokes) that he borrowed from the original sources, which included comic books and the cartoons found in bubble gum packages. Larry Rivers pumps the colors of the Fauves into the Mad Men icon of Joe Camel while, perhaps more subtly, Robert Rauschenberg gently lifts from newsprint the headlines and banal photographs of the day’s news (not that new a trope, if you recall the collages of Picasso and Braque, but they did not cloak them in Rauschenberg’s mist).
The museum is located at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338. Advance timed ticket entry is required and safety protocols will be followed. Tickets may be purchased here.
Hugs For Sarah Virtual 5K
The Sarah Grace Foundation, based in Hicksville, calls on all runners, walkers, cyclists and wheelchair athletes to participate in a virtual 5K in support of children with cancer. You can run, walk, bike, the choice is yours; participate alone, with a friend or with a team. Sarah Grace Weippert died of leukemia when she was 12. The all-volunteer organization supports children with cancer in Sarah’s memory. Sarah’s birthday is March 31st and this year Sarah would be 31, so complete the 3.1 miles (5K) for Sarah and the children. Race can be completed anytime by May 31. Race bibs will be emailed following registration. You’ll receive a medal for participation in the event. Contact Matthew Weippert at 516-433-9745 or email@example.com. Information at https://thesarahgracefoundation.org.
The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places.
Wednesday, May 19: NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island Research Center, 101 Mineola Blvd. and 2nd St., Mineola, from 7 a,m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 20: North Shore University Hospital, Tower Rooms 1,2 & 3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 20: Northwell Health I-Park Center Hallway, 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 21: North Shore University Hospital, Tower Rooms 1,2 & 3, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 22: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 23: Broadway Mall, 358b Broadway Mall Rotunda, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26: Sponsored by Legislator Tom McKevitt at North Bellmore Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd., North Bellmore, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27: St. Brigid’s Catholic Church St. Anthony Room, 85 Post Ave., Westbury, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 27: Reconstructionist Synagogue, 1001 Plandome Rd., Plandome, from 2:30 to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 28: Friends Academy Gym, 270 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 30: St. Patrick’s Church/Knights of Columbus #14279 Cafeteria/Parish Hall, 235 Glen St., Glen Cove, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.
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.