Here are some of the events taking place in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.
Wednesday, September 1
Jaycee Driesen: Barbra Streisand & Friends
A free virtual program of the Landmark on Main’s Afternoon TEA program. At 2 p.m., JayCee is honored to pay tribute to her musical idol Barbra Streisand along with a few other idols to including Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler and Eydie Gorme—just to name a few. Description: “Long Island powerhouse vocalist, songwriter and producer, is entertaining audiences nationally and abroad. Her ability to evoke a stage show production is unparalleled, whether it is an intimate cabaret performance or full-scale concert venue, it is her stylized renditions that have made her a ‘Singing Sensation’ Variety Doors called her ‘The Voice You Will Never Forget.’ ” Get link here.
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents this virtual program from 11 a.m. to noon. Museum and Programming Director Dr. Thorin Tritter will talk about a photograph in the gallery of the Foehrenwald Displaced Person camp, and discuss the Long Island Survivor, George Oscar Lee, who was one of the community leaders in the camp. Register here.
Friday, September 3
Explore the Olmsted Brothers’ designed landscape at Planting Fields by going on a guided tour led by the historic landscape staff, garden guides, and Vincent Simeone, director of Planting Fields Arboretum, From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy the summer sunset as well as some light refreshments before the tour begins. Admission is $24/members, $30/general admission. Visit www.plantingfields.org for more information, membership and to sign up.
Saturday and Sunday, September 4-5
The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society will host this historic walking tour of Manhasset Bay at 11 a.m. Meet at the Town Dock’s red tugboat. No reservations are necessary. Free, but donations are accepted. Dogs welcome. Walk the shoreline with our 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 90 minutes with bench stops to rest along the way. If weather is inclement, please check the website that morning. The society is located at 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. Visit www.cowneck.org, call 516-365-9074 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, September 4
Superheroes of the Sky
From 11 a.m. to noon at the Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Take a walking tour with Jim while he feeds the center’s 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 center’s bald eagle, turkey vultures, owls, hawks and many more. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child (under 12). Event will be held weather permitting—light rain will not cancel the event. Meet behind main house at picnic tables. Get tickets here.
Stop by the Visitor Center at Planting Field Arboretum’s Coe Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and visit the farm stand to learn about the site’s agricultural history. Centuries before the Coes established their estate, indigenous communities and European colonists farmed the loamy soil of Planting Fields. This agricultural tradition continues to this day. Come speak with farmers from Orkestai Farm, the organic farm at Planting Fields, and Planting Fields Foundation staff about produce, cultivation, and historic crops. Be prepared to take some Orkestai Farm vegetables home with you. Free with park admission. The Arboretum is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. More information at www.plantingfields.org.
Wednesday, September 8
Take a meditative Forest Bathing walk from 9:30 to 11;30 a.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Led by certified guide Linda Lombardo www.liforestwalks.com and based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s to inspire 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 Linda, “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. Payment is $40/non-members. Register online or call 516-304-5076 for contactless payment.
Friday, September 10
Hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. by Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Description: “Steeped in the tradition of great male and female duets such as Johnny Cash and June Carter, Sasha Papernik and Justin Poindexter, who make up the musical duo Our Band, bring their award-winning songwriting, intimate harmonies, and Eastern-European flair to a rich Americana soundscape.” General admission tickets are $40. Get tickets at www.plantingfields.org or call 516-922-9210.
Saturday, September 11
The Planting Fields Arboretum presents this workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Description: “Come and explore your inner self, dive deep and look inward to discover and express your visual language at a collage workshop led by Abby Youngs Weir, collage and creative artist. She will lead immersive art activities to discover your visual language and explore your creativity through an intrinsic lens. No artistic skill or art experience necessary, simply bring your open mind, willingness to look inward, curiosity, and expression of self through symbolic imagery.” Cost for non-members is $40. Planting Fields is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Get tickets at www.plantingfields.org or call 516-922-9210.
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.
Supershow Comic Con
This free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Samanea Mall, 1500 Old Country Rd., Westbury. Featuring hundreds of vendors, inside and outside mega event marketplace comics, toys, cards, vinyl, sneakers, collectibles, toys, funko, cards, antiques and more. For more information call 516-406-4869 or visit www.nickgo.com.
The Sixties Show
Presented at 8 p.m. by the Landmark on Main, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Description: “This is a show about time travel, going back to the 1960s, and one of the most remarkable musical re-creation shows you will ever see. The Sixties Show is a high energy trip back in time that reminds the audience how uniquely inspirational, entertaining, and historically significant the music and events of the 1960’s was and continues to be. The band is widely celebrated for re-creating spot-on, note-for-note recreations of the hits, B-sides and deep album cuts from the greatest songs of the 1960s. In addition to the concert experience, the show is full multi -media Broadway type production that uses a combination of time travel special effects, narration, 60’s archival audio and newsreel footage and a light show. All of the music is performed live, with no samples, backing tracks or prerecorded music of any kind. The band uses a state-of-the-art sound system but, only plays authentic 1960’s period vintage and re issue vintage gear and instrumentation just like original artist’s and original recordings. This combined with genuine 1960’s mod costumes adds to the meticulous authenticity of this performance. Featuring former members of the bands of The Who, Bob Dylan and NBC TV’s Saturday Night Live. Members of The Sixties Show have also performed and recorded with Sir Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, The Bee Gees, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen.” Tickets for non-members range from $41 to $51. Get tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.
Sunday, September 12
The Landmark on Main presents Carbon Leaf on tour at 7 p.m. with their new release, Gathering 2: The Hunting Ground. Description: “This Virginia quintet’s live show and musical style drift between Americana, indie rock, folk, bluegrass, Celtic and pop traditions using an array of instruments. Carbon Leaf radiates a warm, magnetic onstage presence that pulls the audience closer. Lyrically poetic with a wide range of musical styles, the band’s live charm is its ability to make the concert feel as much of an electrifying event as it would be an intimate gathering of just family and friends. Media partner is WFUV Public Radio. Tickets range from $32 to $42 for non-members. Located at 232 Main St., Port Washington. Get tickets at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org or call 516-767-1384.
The South Shore Audubon Society will hold a bird walk at 9 a.m. at Hempstead Lake State Park. Led by a member, the walks are open to the public and are free of charge. The society especially encourages youngsters to attend. There is no walk if it rains. Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498. Bird walks will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are also required.
Raynham Hall Museum is holding a historical reenactment from noon to 4 p.m. with the Huntington Militia, showing colonial life skills, military drills for children, musket firings, colonial cooking, craft demonstrations, and historic games. See people dressed in historic costumes. Free admission and refreshments. Located at 20-30 West Main Street, Oyster Bay.
Shibori Dye Workshop
From noon to 2 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum. Description: “Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of manual resist dyeing techniques that involves shaping and securing the fabric before dyeing to create patterns. Explore your creativity and learn more about the art of shibori in this hands-on workshop led by artist Rachel Dove. All registrants will leave with two hand-dyed textiles.” Cost for non-members is $40. Planting Fields is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Get tickets at www.plantingfields.org or call 516-922-9210.
Tuesday, September 14
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County will present a virtual lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. The museum welcomes Professor Leah Garrett, the director of Jewish and Hebrew Studies at Hunter College, to speak about her recent book X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II. Described by Deborah Lipstadt as “part history and part mystery,” the book tells the largely unknown story of an elite group of German-Jewish commandos who fought in Britain’s most secretive special forces unit throughout the war. Register for the Zoom link at https://www.hmtcli.org.
Wednesday, September 15
From 11 a.m. to noon, the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents Dr. Thorin Tritter, museum and programming director, who will talk about a photograph in the gallery showing a Jewish business in Frankfurt which was sold under duress to a non-Jewish owner as part of the Nazi effort to get Jews to leave Germany in the 1930s. Register for the Zoom link at https://www.hmtcli.org.
Saturday, September 18
Stop by the Visitor Center at Planting Field Arboretum’s Coe Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and visit the farm stand to learn about the site’s agricultural history. Centuries before the Coes established their estate, indigenous communities and European colonists farmed the loamy soil of Planting Fields. This agricultural tradition continues to this day. Come speak with farmers from Orkestai Farm, the organic farm at Planting Fields, and Planting Fields Foundation staff about produce, cultivation, and historic crops. Be prepared to take some Orkestai Farm vegetables home with you. The Arboretum is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. More information at www.plantingfields.org.
Old Westbury Gardens presents “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your little ones for a stroll in the gardens while enjoying a story along the way, and then creating a unique take home craft. For ages 3-5. Included with admission. Located at 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status. Admission is $14/adults, $12/seniors 62-plus, $8/children ages 7-17 and $12/full time students. Visit www.oldwestburygardens.org or call 516-333-0048.
Take a meditative Forest Bathing walk from 9:30 to 11;30 a.m. at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Led by certified guide Linda Lombardo www.liforestwalks.com and based on the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku, a wellness practice developed in the 1980s to inspire 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 Linda, “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. Payment is $40non-members. Register online or call 516-304-5076 for contactless payment.
Huntington Cemetery Tour
Provided by the Huntington Historical Society at 4 p.m. All tours begin inside The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 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. View stunning folk art and beautiful epitaphs while listening to stories of Huntington’s residents and rich history. Face masks are required to participate and must be worn properly and during the duration of the tour. Cost is $15/non-members, $5/children, You must have a reservation to participate. Tickets will not be sold the day of the tour. Email Info@HuntingtonHistoricalSociety.org with questions or for reservation assistance.
Sunday, September 19
Trivia in the Afternoon will be held at Brumidi Lodge, 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. Held from 4 to 8 p.m., the $25 per person fee includes game and a buffet featuring pasta, meatballs, salad, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee/tea and dessert (beer and wine will be available for an extra fee). Teams of 6-10 players can be entered. Teams of unaffiliated players can also be made up that afternoon. Categories include movie quotes, TV, music, game shows, Italian trivia, true/false and others. Prizes will be awarded and raffles available for purchase. For information/tickets, call Susan at 631-586-0883.
The Jovia Long Island Marathon is a three-day running festival based at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Events include a Friday Night Lights 5K, a 10K run on Saturday and both a full and half marathon on Sunday, along with a 1K run geared for kids. Athletes can sign up for the 35.5-mile challenge (5K, 10K and marathon) and 22.4-mile challenge (5K, 10K, half marathon). Registration for the challenges ends on Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Register for all other events before that date to avoid a price increase. To sign up and for more information visit www.runsignup.com.
Old Westbury Gardens will host the annual Great Marques Concours d’Elegance annual car event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Club of America will participate and display classic cars. There will also be vendor/sponsors with vehicles and other services. Spectators can save money and time by purchasing tickets by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, in advance and save 10 percent. Advance tickets will only need to be scanned for quicker entry. Rain date is Sept. 25. Located at 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. For full registration and event details and to purchase advance tickets go here.
Saint Mark’s Egyptian Festival will be presented by Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, 90 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Dates are Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17 to 19 and Sept. 24 to 26. Description: “This cultural experience includes an exclusive interactive pharaonic exhibit. Enjoy Egyptian-themed photo booths followed by tasting authentic homemade Egyptian dishes. Explore a variety of interactive cultural displays as well as traditional live Egyptian entertainment. Shop the Egyptian bazaar full of various Egyptian artifacts and souvenirs. Explore the community center gym and even get a flu vaccine courtesy of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Kids can enjoy an amazing time playing in the bouncers, games, crafts and many more exciting activities. There will be fun for all ages.” Call 516-367-1328 for more information.
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.
The Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk will be held Sunday. Oct. 3,, at Jones Beach State Park Field No. 5. Register, donate and be part of this important community event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Register at lustgarten.org or call 1-866-789-1000. Use code welcome5 to save $5 on the registration fee.
The New York Blood Center will hold drives at the following times and places.
Saturday, September 5: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 9: St. James Church/Knights Of Columbus No. 5983 Delaney Hall/Parish Center, 80 Hicksville Rd., Seaford, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Friday, September 10: Hicksville Fire Department Apparatus Room, 20 East Marie St., Hicksville, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 12: Maria Regina Church School Auditorium, 3945 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 12: St. Raphael Parish School Cafeteria, 600 Newbridge Rd., East Meadow, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, September 13: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center Gym, 300 Forest Dr., Greenvale, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Monday, September 13: Bethpage Fire Department Meeting Room, 225 Broadway, Bethpage, from 2:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14: First Presbyterian Church-Oyster Bay Fellowship Hall, 60 East Main St., Oyster Bay, from 2:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14: Glenwood Fire Company Meeting Room, School House Hill Rd., Glenwood Landing, from 3 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15: Nassau Community College Multi Purpose Room, One Education Dr., Garden City, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 16: St. Joseph Hospital Staff Room, 4295 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m,
Thursday, September 16: Northwell Health I-Park Center Hallway, 450 Lakeville Rd., Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 16: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 270 S. Broadway, Hicksville, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 16: Elmont Fire Department 7th Battalion Chiefs Council Meeting Room, 95 Lehrer Ave., Elmont, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 19: Church of Saint Aidan Msgr. Kirwin Hall, 525 Willis Ave., Williston Park, from 8 a.m. to 2 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.