Calendar of Events, September 22 to October 4

Here are some of the events taking place in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Wednesday, September 22

Felix Slim

Felix Slim performs live at the Landmark on Main in a free concert. (Landmark on Main)

At 2 p.m., Landmark on Main presents a free concert by one of Spain’s leading blues musicians, born in the North African enclave of Ceuta-Cadiz and based nowadays in Brooklyn, Slim is an entirely self-taught multi-instrumentalist and specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920s to 1940s. Expertly swapping between the harmonica and kazoo along with his unique singing voice complement each other, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. His ability to connect and involve the audience has developed a compelling live show, which combines the humor and warmth of his native Andalusia with the gritty reality of country blues. Enjoy this free Afternoon T.E.A. in person in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at 232 Main St, Port Washington. For livestream link visit Call 516-767-1384. Proof of vaccination and masks required.

Signs of the Times

Presented virtually at 7 p.m. by the North Shore Historical Museum. Glen Cove resident and local history aficionado Dave Nieri will tell of his quest to identify and restore the 11 City of Glen Cove markers for the 350th anniversary of the community and tell the history of the people and events behind the “Signs of the Times.” Sign up here.

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

Owl Prowl

See and hear a screech owl on September 24. (Irene K-s | Pixabay)

Stella Miller leads this walk at 7 p.m. at Wawapek Preserve, Cold Spring Harbor. Hosted by the North Shore Land Alliance. Description: “Stella does the best Eastern Screech Owl call around and has a knack for enticing other owl species.” Walk dates, times and locations are subject to change. Check website for updates. Register here. For more information about the Alliance’s Walks in the Woods, contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or email Learn more about the preserve here.

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’ performances have captured the hearts and imaginations of their audiences, leading the ensemble to national radio and television appearances as well as concerts in Asia, Europe and across the United States. 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. In addition to Velez’s Kiss My Aztec (a collaboration with John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone), Velez’s concert offers a glimpse at his original musicals Afterland (which has been workshopped at the Yale Institute for Musical Theater and enjoyed a reading at the York Theater in 2016), Borderline (presented at the O’Neill Center), Boomerangs (workshopped at the Manhattan School of Music), and his untitled Young Einstein musical. COVID protocols apply. Tickets and information for both in-person and live streaming are available here.

Concert: Poetica Musica

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

Listen to a classical guitarist on Sept. 25. (Annie Spratt | Unsplash)

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

Be Irish for one night in Massapequa. (David Rock Design | Pixabay)

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.

Saint Mary’s Open House

Saint Mary’s High School, Manhasset, will host an open house for admissions from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for prospective students currently in middle school or seeking to transfer from their present high school. Description: “St. Mary’s is preparing inspired thinkers and creative leaders by guiding all students to develop the character traits of great leaders and skilled team players. This approach includes creativity, flexibility, diligence, perseverance, accountability, and responsibility. At every level, St. Mary’s balances strong academic development with experience to encourage personal growth and a deepening of love for Christ. Exceptional faculty and staff inspire each student along their educational journey, always promoting the safe and welcoming culture that is one of the hallmarks of the St. Mary’s experience. Take a walking tour with School Ambassadors, who will give insight into their St. Mary’s educational experience through academics, faith formation, extracurricular offerings, and clubs at the school. While on campus, guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty members, administrators, current parents, clergy, coaches, and alumni whose first-hand testimonials will leave you wondering why you didn’t visit St. Mary’s sooner!” Tours are by reservation only and can be scheduled by visiting for the appointment. COVID protocols are in effect. For more information on the Catholic liberal arts curriculum at St. Mary’s, contact Norma Stafford, director of admissions, at 516-627-2711 ext. 1084 or email

Panambi Vera

Watch 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

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 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.

Friday, October 1

Yoga Under the Stars

Hosted from 6 to 7 p.m. by Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum, 2030 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale. Use West Gate 3 to enter. Description: “As the sun begins to set, under the soft flow of beautiful string lights strung through the park’s beautiful Maple Trees, Pinelawn’s magical and exceptionally beautiful landscape will play host to Pop Up Prana Yoga’s Jennifer Eagen, who will lead guests in an open level yoga practice and meditation. Pop Up Prana Yoga’s principle is that yoga is with you wherever you go and hosts its mobile, all-inclusive yoga service in varied environments. Its Friday night Yoga is intended to help guests unwind after a stressful week.” Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. RSVP here. For more information call 631-249-6100 or email

Microplastic Madness

Join the Science Museum of Long Island and Transition Town Port Washington (TTPW) to learn how to break free from plastics! Featuring an outdoor screening of Microplastic Madness (2019), an award-winning documentary featuring the story of 56 fifth graders from P.S. 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and how their actions on plastic pollution morph into extraordinary leadership and scalable victories. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. while the screening begins at 6:30 p.m. Join TTPW before the movie for discussions on how to reduce plastics in your life, activities on how to break free from plastic, and more. The museum is at 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Admission is $10 per adult, free for 18 and under. Get tickets here.  See the movie trailer here.

Saturday, October 2

Whales, Ales & Salty Tales

From 2 to 5 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. VIP admission at 1 p.m. Help support museum community programming while you sample unique beers, ales, ciders and meads crafted at local Long Island breweries. Age 21-plus strictly enforced. Visit or call 631-367-3418 to register and learn more.

Runner In Red 5K

Starts at 9 a.m. at Eisenhower Park Field #2 and benefits the Runner in Red charity campaign to find a cure for lung cancer, which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer. The Runner in Red 5K draws its name from a real-life Boston Marathon legend. The story goes that the first woman to run a marathon in America snuck into the Boston Marathon in 1951. She “wore red,” according to the legend. Tom Murphy’s novel The Novel in Red offers a search for the mystery runner “in red,” while offering a love story, family drama and a history of women’s running. Proceeds from the book support the cause. Organizers invite men and women runners to wear red in the race. All participants will get a Runner in Red t-shirt. Sign up here.

Sunday, October 3

Tiffany Lamps

Learn about Tiffany lamps on Oct. 3. (Public Domain)

The Nassau County Museum of Art presents “The Ladies Behind Tiffany’s Lamps,” a virtual talk with Lindsy Parrott, the executive director and Curator of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. From 3 to 4 p.m. via ZOOM. Description: “Come learn the fascinating, little-known story of the talented women behind Tiffany’s extraordinary lamps. This history lesson puts these beloved stained glass objects in a completely new light. Presented by one of the nation’s leading experts on Louis Comfort Tiffany, whose paintings are the core of the Museum’s permanent collection.” Cost is $10/members, $20/non-members. Register here. The museum is at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Call 516-484-9338.

Bird Walk

Led by a member of the South Shore Audubon Society and starting at 9 a.m. at Massapequa Preserve. 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 required.

Monday, October 4

Book Discussion

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center hosts Daniel Levin, author of Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall. The book explores master violin maker Amnon Weinstein’s effort to restore violins that survived the Holocaust. Learn about the 86 violins that have been restored, fulfilling the goal of transforming tragedy into triumph by bringing violins of the Holocaust back to life. Get the Zoom link at


Spooky Crafts

Through Oct. 31 at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. For all ages. ​Celebrate Halloween with crafts in the self-serve workshop. Free with admission. Adults, $6; seniors (62+), $5; children (ages 4-18), $5; children (ages 0-3) and active military with ID, free. Learn more at or call 631-367-3418.

“The Wolves”

A play by Sarah DeLappe hosted by Adelphi University. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). “The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” – The New York Times. Description: “Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. This play was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.” Proof of vaccination or negative tests result required. All guests regardless of age or vaccination status will be required to wear masks at all times while inside the Adelphi PAC. Daily through Sunday, Oct. 10. Register here. Call the PAC at 516-877-4009.

Halloween Haunt: Campsite X

Starting Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. From 7 to 11 p.m. each night on Oct. 15, Oct. 21 to 23 and Oct. 28 to 31. Description: “Who’s afraid of the deep dark forest? The creators of the infamous immersive haunts in Hempstead House have turned the Preserve’s forest into a landscape of terror. You and friends will take a guided nocturnal walk with a very special tour guide, who gives an informative talk on things that lurk after dark. In the nighttime forest, not everything is what it appears to be. People you know may morph into unrecognizable creatures. At Campsite X, something bad is happening to hikers just like you. But don’t run.” Campsite X is for adults; very brave minors ages 14 to 17 years are allowed but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Admission is $50 via advance purchase only. Ten entry times per evening—maximum of six guests per entry time. Get tickets and information here. Call 516-571-7901.

Fall Festival

The White Post Fall Farm Festival will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 24 at White Post Farms, 250 Old Country Rd., Melville. Featuring The famous White Post Animal Farm & Bird Aviaries, unlimited hayrides, play in the hay activity, fun family shows and animal acts in the cornfield, outdoor picnic area and playgrounds and the pumpkin field. gates open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the venue is open until 6 p.m. Visit or call 631-351-9373 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.

Blood Drives

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

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.

Thursday, September 30: NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island Research Center (Room 18A), 101 Mineola Blvd. (corner of Second Street), Mineola, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, October 3: Holy Family RC Church School Cafeteria, 25 Fordham Ave., Hicksville, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, October 4: LICC Basement, 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Monday, October 4: Town Of Oyster Bay Athletic Center Community Room/Gym, 167 South Broadway, Hicksville, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Monday, October 4: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Parish Hall, 420 Stewart Ave., Garden City, from 3:15 to 9:15 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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