Calendar of Events September 8 to September 22


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

Wednesday, September 8

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 $40 non-members. Register online or call 516-304-5076 for contactless payment.

Learn About Coney Island

This photo was captioned “‘The Teaser’ Coney Island in Luna Park.” The date is unknown. (Public Domain)

The Hutton House Lectures at Long Island University will be presenting an online lecture, “Coney Island” with Dr. Ron Brown from 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom. Coney Island was the first and the greatest public amusement area in the world. A five cent train ride to the park, a Nathan’s hot dog, and a ride on the Wonder Wheel, were a treat for the millions of tenement dwellers, kids, working families, and tourists. Of course the fabled Boardwalk, named after its inventor, Mr. Boardwalk, was free. On a sunny 4th of July in the early 1900s, the place would boast a million visitors. Course No. 17765. Cost fee is $30. Register here.

Birding 101

John Turner, 2019, in Setauket. (Courtesy of John Turner)

Friends of the Bay hosts its first online Speaker Series event of the fall with Long Island naturalist John Turner as he explores the basics of birdwatching in “Birding 101” at 7 p.m. via Zoom. If you’d like to learn how to identify birds, including ones you see on the Island, you won’t want to miss his presentation. Turner is a conservationist, writer, and a founding member of the Long Island Nature Organization and Long Island Pine Barrens Society. He currently serves as a conservation policy advocate for the Seatuck Environmental Association and conservation chair of the Four Harbors Audubon Society. He is also the author of Exploring the Other Island: A Seasonal Nature Guide to Long Island, Waylon’s Wandering Drop, a children’s book on the water cycle, and more than 50 popular articles on a variety of natural history and environmental topics. These articles have appeared in Defenders, The Conservationist, Bird Watcher’s Digest, and Birder’s World, among other popular magazines. The mission of Friends of the Bay, an environmental conservation organization located in Oyster Bay, is to preserve, protect and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor estuary and the surrounding watershed. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Friday, September 10

Our Band

Our Band will be at Planting Fields Arboretum on Sept. 10. (Contributed)

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 or call 516-922-9210.

Saturday, September 11

Collage Workshop

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 or call 516-922-9210.

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

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 Call 516-767-1384.

Farm Volunteers

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 for more information.

Sunday, September 12

Carbon Leaf

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 Call 516-767-1384.

Antique Car Drag Race

Co-sponsored by the Town of North Hempstead and the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society. Description: “Legal drag racing returns to Long Island. We will step back in time and recreate hot rod history. Vintage Flathead powered hot rods and racers duke it out at the firematics drill course at Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park.” Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car entrance fee is $75 per vehicle and proceeds benefit the Cow Neck Historical Society. Car requirements:
• No Engine Displacement over 260 cubic inches (unless otherwise specified)
• Model A 4-cylinder preferred
• Car body must be 1940 or older
• Stock bodied cars with fenders will be accepted
• No modern running gear (transmissions or rear axles must be pre-1953)
• Mechanical brakes are accepted, hydraulic is preferred
This is a historical reenactment. The parts and overall appearance of your car must be period correct (no mag wheels, or modern style parts). Period clothing and style are appreciated and will help achieve the look organizers are going for.
Also sponsored by the Vintage Flathead Timing Association. Call Jon Ruvio at 516-851-3087 or email

Bird Walk

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.

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 or call 516-922-9210.

Tuesday, September 14

Jewish Commandos

A little known chapter in Jewish history will be discussed on Sept. 14. (Screenshot)

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 link at

Long Island Freemasons

This book will be discussed on Sept. 14. (Screenshot)

The first Masonic lodge in what is today Nassau and Suffolk Counties was constituted in 1793. For over 200 years, more than 70 lodges were founded and flourished in various locations from Amagansett to Great Neck. For the first time, some of the secrets of the Masonic fraternity are revealed. Recovered from dusty lodge attics and closets, this selection of long-forgotten photographs and artifacts gives the readers a brief glimpse of what was taking place behind the closed doors of their local lodge. Long Island was the Masonic home of Theodore Roosevelt of Oyster Bay and, 30 years later, was honored by a visit to the Huntington Masonic lodge by his fifth cousin and fellow Mason Franklin D. Roosevelt. This lecture is sponsored by the North Shore Historical Society and will take in person and virtually at 7. Cost is $15. Virtual participants will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the event. In person participants must wear a mask. Tickets can be purchased via Paypal, Credit Card or Venmo or by mailing a check to the society at 140 Glen St., Glen Cove, NY 11542. For more information visit, call 516-801-1191 or email

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 information and tickets here.

Saturday, September 18

Farm Stand

Learn about farming at Planting Fields Arboretum and take home some vegetables. (Gerhard G. | Pixabay)

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 fre 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

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 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.

The Road to Victory

Watch a parade of armor at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Sept. 18-19. (Museum of American Armor)

The Museum of American Armor’s “The Road to Victory” program will be held Sept. 18-19 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. Bebe 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 his YouTube page.

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, we request 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.


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 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 to sign up and for more information.





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