Calendar of Events September 15 to October 3

Here is a selection of events taking place in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Wednesday, September 15

Curator’s Corner

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. Get Zoom link here.

Saturday, September 18

Farm Stand

Stop by the farm stand at Planting Fields on Sept. 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

2021 Walk for Alzheimer’s

Hosted by Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center (ADRC) at Marjorie Post Park, 451 Unqua Rd., Massapequa. Teams are now forming and sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration and boxed breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. The walk begins at 11 a.m., following the ribbon cutting. Description: “This year’s fundraiser is all about Rockets and Re-Entry. After feeling like we’ve been in orbit for over a year, isn’t it time we return to Earth? Theme-related music, trivia and craft projects for kids of all ages. For the first time, ADRC’s Art Expression Program will hold its annual reception at the park. Beautiful examples of creativity will be on display for your viewing pleasure.” Admission is free for children 2 and under; $15 for children 3 to 18; $40 for adults; and $100 for families (two adults and two children ages 3 to 18). Register here. For more information call Executive Director Robin Marks at 631-820-8068.

Storybook Stroll

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 or call 516-333-0048.

Forest Bathing

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 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

Hosted 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 with questions or for reservation assistance.

Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19

Dahlia Exhibition

Dahlia lovers will flock to Planting Fields Arboretum on Sept. 18-19. (Matthias Böckel | Pixabay)

The Mid Island Dahlia Society will present its 55th Annual Dahlia Exhibition at Planting Fields. This longstanding event celebrates the colorful perennial with the display of a multitude of dahlia varieties all grown here on Long Island. Come meet local and regional gardeners and celebrate these prize-winning flowers. On Sunday afternoon flowers will be available to purchase. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Free with park admission, no reservation required. Planting Fields is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Visit or call 516-922-9210.

Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19

The Road to Victory

Watch a parade of armor at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Sept. 18. (Museum of American Armor)

The Museum of American Armor’s “The Road to Victory” program will be held at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. Featuring many of the operational military vehicles in the museum’s collection. An additional donation offers families a unique opportunity to ride inside a halftrack, command car, or troop transport. The gates will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with last ticket sales at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children (5-12), under 5 is free. Veterans and active duty personnel are free. The Armor Museum hosts an operational collection of more than 40 armor vehicles, including the mighty Hellcat tank destroyer, armored cars similar to those that liberated the Nazi death camps, Vietnam era combat vehicles, and the massive M48 Patton tank that would have confronted Soviet armor in the disastrous event the Cold War became an open conflict. The museum will also present operational replicas of several enemy vehicles as a dramatic reminder of the powerful forces that have faced America in its historic defense of democracy. Learn more at or visit

Sunday, September 19

Afternoon Trivia

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.

Long Island Marathon

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

The Great Marques

A scene from the 2019 car event at Old Westbury Gardens. (Sean Aryai)

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 10 percent and time by purchasing tickets by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18. Advance tickets will only need to be scanned for quicker entry. Rain date is Sept. 25. Located at 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Go here for full registration and event details and to purchase advance tickets.

Monday, September 20

Silent Movie, Live Music

Presented in a livestream at 7 p.m. by Cinema Arts Centre. Bebe Daniels stars in Feel My Pulse, featuring live piano accompaniment by Ben Model from home.  Daniels began her acting career at the age of 7 and was a frequent co-star of Harold Lloyd. This rollicking comedy from master director Gregory La Cava (My Man Godfrey, Stage Door) offers Daniels a wonderful showcase for knockabout antics and subtler character work. Hypochondriac heiress Daniels goes to an island sanitarium where everything is not as it seems. The doctor (William Powell) is really a bootlegger in disguise and all the attendants, save for the undercover reporter played by Richard Arlen, are lieutenants in his rum-running army. Running time is 63 minutes with intertitles. This program may be streamed on a computer, mobile device, or a smart TV with an HDMI cable connection. Register here.
Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984 and the Cinema Arts Centre since 2006. Since March 16, 2020, Model has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Click here to visit Ben’s YouTube page. c

Wednesday, September 22

Bird Walk

At the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Hosted by the North Shore Audubon Society. Contacts are Peggy and Jennifer— or 516-888-2130, or 516-767-3454. Two start times, 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Limited registration—register by contacting the trip leader. Safe distancing is requested. If you are not vaccinated, it is requested that you wear a mask. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy. No charge for parking; notify the gate that you are with North Shore Audubon.

Thursday, September 23

Amazing Animals

Get a chance to see wildlife on Sept. 23 at Old Westbury Gardens. (Doug Smith | Pixabay)

From 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. A drop-in program for children ages 3 to 10, along with their families, featuring a range of topics inspired by the natural world and the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects on the natural world while partaking in fun, kid-friendly projects and crafts. Free with admission. 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 or call 516-333-0048.

Friday, September 24

Brass Quintet

At 7:30 p.m. at Adelphi Performing Arts Center. Praised for its “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for its “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.”  Axiom Brass is dedicated to enhancing the musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians. The program will include centennial celebrations of two giants of the music world, Astor Piazzolla and George Walker as well as music from Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, India and the USA, exploring over 400 years of musical history. This program will also be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. Click the ticket link for details. COVID restrictions apply. For tickets and livestream link click here.

Saturday, September 25

Broadway At Adelphi

Broadway performers take the stage in Adelphi’s Larson Legacy Concert, showcasing the work of award-winning songwriter Benjamin Velez at 7:30 p.m. Velez presents songs from his current musical projects—including Broadway-bound Kiss My Aztec—sung by a cast of Broadway performers. The concert will feature performances by Lincoln Clauss (Bat Out of Hell), Hannah Corneau (Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked), Micaela Diamond (Babe aka Cher in The Cher Show), Troy Iwata (Be More Chill), Marissa Rosen (Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls), and more to be announced. Rounding out the ensemble for the show are KC De La Cruz, Paul Esswein, Joseph Fierberg, Billy Fitzpatrick, Alesha Jeter, Kianna Kelly-Futch, and Alexia Sanchez. The concert features music direction by David Gardos (Hamilton) and is co-produced by Velez and Ruthie Fierberg.  Tickets and information for both in-person and live streaming are available here.

Concert: Poetica Musica

Pianist Hayk Arsenyan will perform on Sept. 25. (Old Westbury Gardens)

Old Westbury Gardens and Poetica Musica present “Nocturnal France” featuring Poetica Musica member and pianist Hayk Arsenyan, who has performed in the world’s great recital halls. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. enjoy the “nocturnes” of Chopin, Poulenc and more. The concert will be held in the Ballroom of Westbury House. In accordance with current CDC COVID-19 guidelines, attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear face coverings (protocols subject to change). Admission is $30, and $25 Old Westbury Gardens members and adults age 62 and above. Get tickets here.

Carlos Pavan

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Planting Fields and come listen to Argentinian guitarist Carlos Pavan perform at Coe Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Carlos has performed at renowned venues such as Lincoln Center and New York City Center. Listen to the melodies of Central and South America and learn about the history of the Coe family’s archeological explorations and excavations that took place in Central and South America in the 1950s. General admission is $40. Planting Fields is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Get tickets at or call 516-922-9210.

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Eric

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. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. he will lead visitors of all ages on monthly exploratory walks across the Preserve’s grounds. Each walk is unique. 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. Social distancing is required, and face masks are requested for unvaccinated individuals. Tickets are $12/members ($2 per child) and $16/non-members ($6/child), includes parking. The Preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Call 516-571-7901.

Free Irish Night Concert

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 15 of Nassau County and Massapequa, proudly presents its 43nd annual Irish Night Concert. An excellent evening of free Irish entertainment with live traditional Irish music and sing-alongs provided by the renowned Irish entertainers, Harpers Ferry, dubbed “Long Island’s Favorite Irish American Band.” Festivities start at 6 p.m. at Brady Park on Lake Shore Drive and Front Street in Massapequa Park. Bring beach chairs and blankets, No coolers will be permitted. Homemade Irish soda bread, giftware, raffles and many refreshments will also be available. For information call 516-799-5413 or 516-798-0244.

Kayak The Harbor

The WaterFront Center and Friends of the Bay host a guided paddle tour from 9 to 11 a.m. Experience Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor with a stellar view of Mill Neck Creek while learning about its history and ecology. Proceeds from this event will support both organizations to educate the public and build a community of stewards to protect these natural resources. Parking is available at the West Harbor Beach Memorial Park, 10 West Harbor Dr., Bayville. Participants can arrive between 8 and 9 a.m. to sign in and get on the water to comply with social distancing guidelines. Get tickets and information here.

Sunday, September 26

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at Point Lookout Town Park, Lido Boulevard in Lido Beach, followed by a walk in the Lido Preserve. Walks are open to the public and are free of charge. 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.

Panambi Verá

Enjoy Panambi Verá on Sept. 26, (Landmark on Main)

Part of World Music Sundays at the Landmark on Main. At 3 p.m., Panambi Verá, which means “Golden Butterfly” in the Guaraní language will perform. The Paraguayan dance group is accompanied by a musical duo playing Andean harp and guitar. The beautiful costumes, importing the delicate tela de araña (spider web) lacework from Paraguay is hand sewn by Panambi Verá’s founder Berta Gauto, originally from Asunción, Paraguay and moved to Long Island in 2000. She danced for several years with Raína Potí, a folkloric dance company. Berta saw dancing as a way to introduce the American public to Paraguayan culture while at the same time educating the Paraguayan community’s children about their heritage. This is a free event and no tickets are needed. Located at 232 Main St., Port Washington. More information at Call 516-767-1384.

Sunday With Survivors

Anita Weisbord

Hosted in a livestream from 6 to 7 p.m. by the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center. Survivor Anita Weisbord will share information about her pre-war life in Vienna, her travel on the Kindertransport, and her life after the war. Get link here.

Mill Pond Walking Tour

What today is a picturesque and serene Mill Pond was once a bustling center of cultural, economic, and social activity. Join the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society for a historic walk around the pond to discover the first school, the first church, an early hotel, and characters who lived in this tight-knit community. Meet at the sitting area at the back of the pond next to the Model Yacht Club, across from the Dodge House, at 2 p.m. for the 90-minute tour. No reservations are necessary. Free, but donations gladly accepted. Face masks and social distancing suggested. Dogs welcome.

Monday, September 27

Book Discussion

From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County will host a livestream with author Charlie English discussing his book The Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Modernism, and Hitler’s War on Art. The former journalist for The Guardian will talk with Thorin Tritter, HMTC’s museum and programming director, about his newest book, which weaves together details about Hitler’s war on modern art and the Nazi campaign to murder individuals with mental illness that established a model for use in the mass murder of Jews in death camps. Although often explored as separate topics, Charlie English brings these themes together in his book to tell an eerie story of genius, madness, and dehumanization that provides a fresh perspective on the brutal ideology of the Nazi regime. Get Zoom link here.

Thursday, September 30

On The Fly

From 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. A drop-in program for children ages 3 to 10, along with their families, featuring a range of topics inspired by the natural world and the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects on the natural world while partaking in fun, kid-friendly projects and crafts. Free with admission. 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 or call 516-333-0048.

Sunday, October 3

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at Massapequa Preserve. Directions: From Sunrise Highway, turn north onto Broadway, Massapequa. Travel under the Long Island Rail Road overpass, then make the first right onto Veterans Boulevard (headed east). Go past the Massapequa train station and into the parking lot at the east end of the station. The preserve is directly east of the parking lot. Walks are open to the public and are free of charge. 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.

About Bamboos

The North Shore Land Alliance presents “Bamboos in Northeastern Landscapes Walk” at 11 a.m. at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, Dogwood Lane, Mill Neck. Presented in partnership with Michael Veracka of SUNY Farmingdale. Walk dates, times and locations are subject to change, and advance registration is required. Check the website for updates. For more information, about Walks in the Woods, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or Visit


Egyptian Festival

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.

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.


Cancer Walk

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 or call 1-866-789-1000. Use code welcome5 to save $5 on the registration fee.

Blood Drives

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

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.

Wednesday, September 22: Nassau County Police Unions, Nassau County Police Headquarters Assembly Hall, 1490 Franklin Ave., Mineola, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22: South Farmingdale Fire Department Meeting Room, 819 Main St., South Farmingdale, from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22: SUNY-Old Westbury Campus Center Atrium, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 23: SUNY-Old Westbury Campus Center Atrium, 223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 25: Bellmore Chamber Of Commerce Bellmore Volunteer Exempts Hall, 228 Pettit Ave., Bellmore, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 26: St. Mary’s RC Church Marian Room, 1300 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, September 29: East Farmingdale Fire Department truck bays, 930 Conklin Ave., East Farmingdale, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Appointments preferred. Donors will have their temperatures checked and must wear a face mask or covering. Other health conditions apply. Visit to sign up and for more information.

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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