Calendar of Events, June 16-27

Here is a sampling of the happenings in the Long Island Weekly coverage area.

Wednesday, June 16

Bird Walk

Hosted by the North Shore Audubon Society at the Nassau County Museum of Art from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The museum is at One Museum Dr, Roslyn. Limited registration. Must register via email to, and you will receive a confirmation email. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot. Masks, safe distancing is requested. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.

Honoring Workforce Heroes

United Way of Long Island will be celebrating and honoring Long Island’s Workforce Heroes with a Virtual Salute & Recognition Ceremony from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Funds raised will support Long Island families who have been affected by COVID-19. Do you know a Long Island Hero in the Workforce who you would like to spotlight? Put the limelight on a hero, someone who has been uplifting and made a positive impact on your life; making this year brighter. This includes champions from healthcare, retail, restaurant, non-profit, food and grocery, public service, education, small businesses, labor unions, and more. Submit your Workforce Hero’s name and why that person is your hero. Then on June 16, your honoree will be highlighted on a special virtual ‘Wall of Heroes’ to be featured during the ceremony. The event will include a Virtual Salute and a Candle Lighting Tribute to remember lives lost to COVID-19 over the past year. Ticket packages available. Learn more at For more information contact Vickie Cella at 631-940-3714 or

Thursday, June 17

Candlelight Concert

The Town of North Hempstead hosts the Concerts by Candlelight series, in which residents will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and capacity will be limited in compliance with social distancing guidelines. They will be asked to stay within their designated seating circle which will all be six feet apart. At 7:30 p.m., Selena tribute band Genessa & The Selena Experience will perform at the North Hempstead Beach Park Amphitheatre, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington.

The Blondes of Hitchcock

The legendary Alfred Hitchcock and his relationship with his leading ladies will be discussed June 17. (Public Domain)

The Cinema Arts Centre presents this live Zoom lecture at 7 p.m. Throughout his life Alfred Hitchcock has always been the master of horrors, but the women in front of the camera did as much for him as those working behind the scenes. Contrary to what Hitch believed his leading ladies became his lifeline and the reason millions flocked to theatres to see them and why people today keep going back to his films. In this lecture costume designer and fashion historian Jolene Marie Richardson will look deeply into the relationship between Hitch and his three most famous blondes, Grace Kelly, Janet Leigh, and Tippi Hedren. Their relationships on set, their lasting impact on the film industry at large, and how the look of the blonde became a Hitchcock signature throughout his film career. Richardson’s work can be seen on The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs streaming now on Shudder. She is the creator of Hanging by a Thread blog, a closer look at the designers and horror threads that have shaken us to our core, and she is the co-host of the To Dye For! Podcast, a costuming in horror podcast through the feminist lens.
Advance payment may be made any time prior to the start of the event. $10/non-members, $7/members. Get tickets here.

Friday, June 18

Paint Like Klimt

Learn Gustav Klimt’s painting techniques on June 18. (Public Domain)

The Gold Coast Arts Center School for the Arts hosts this painting workshop in the Maple Drive parking lot, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. From 6 to 8 p.m., adults will learn how to create a unique work of art inspired by The Tree of Life, 1905, by Gustav Klimt, using metallic acrylic paints on canvas. Instructor is Darya Gauthier and tuition is $40. Rain date is June 25. Call 516-829-2570. Register at

Saturday, June 19

The Great Pine Railway

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Visitors of all ages will be amazed by the outdoor G-gauge railroad display, featuring exquisite model trains chugging along a landscaped backdrop. The exhibit will be complete with an artful replica of Westbury House and other iconic Long Island country homes, created specifically for Old Westbury Gardens. The attraction will run through Monday, September 6, and be included with the price of admission. Admission is $14/adults, $12/adults 62-plus, $8/children 7 to 17 and $12/full time students. For information visit

Plant Identification Walk

Join the North Shore Land Alliance at 11 a.m. for a nature exploration at Red Cote Preserve in honor of New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week. Come out and explore the Alliance-managed 42-acre Preserve where you will learn about invasive plants common on Long Island and how you can help prevent their spread to protect natural ecosystems for future generations. Over 100 native plants, like wood fern and witch hazel, were added to the entrance and help reflect the natural beauty of Long Island’s countryside. Stroll down the interpretive trail and you’ll not only spot or hear a variety of bird species like the Eastern Towhee, you might notice a large, out-of-place boulder called a glacial erratic.
The Preserve is off of Yellow Cote Road, north of Route 25A. For more information contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or Register here.

Saturday, June 19

STEM Saturday

Design, tinker and create in this STEM workshop for the whole family starting at 10 a.m. at the Science Museum of Long Island, located within the Leeds Pond Preserve, 1526 North Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Explore the engineering process, construct your contraptions, then take them home. One project per family. Construct your own rocket then blast it off this Father’s Day weekend. The instructors will take you step-by-step through the process and show you how to customize your rocket however you’d like. We’ll go through the science, too: how we can use aerodynamics and Newton’s third law of motion to maximize our launch distance, plan our trajectory, and hopefully recover our rockets after they fly hundreds of feet into the air. All materials included. Recommended ages 8-plus with adult supervision. Cost $30/person, $25/members. Visit the website or call 516-627-9400.

WWII Encampment

Watch tanks in operation on June 19. (Courtesy of the Museum of American Armor)

Sessions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. Also on Sunday, June 20. Experience the history of WWII during one three-hour session. Each session will include a visit with living historians throughout the village portraying different elements of this WWII story; firing demonstrations throughout the day; see armored vehicles in motion; witness a tactical demonstration at the end of the session. Masks are required at all times while on property, both indoors and outdoors. Abide by physical distancing guidelines as directed by museum staff and volunteers. Held in conjunction with the Museum of American Armor. Get tickets here.
Visit for tickets. Call 516-572-8409 Friday through Sunday for more information.

Caumsett Farm Tour

Join John Barone, author of “Caumsett, a Gold Coast Estate” for a stroll around the entire Dairy Complex beginning at 10 a.m. Take a peek inside the many buildings and learn about the staff, what each building was used for and all about the famous Caumsett cows. The park is at 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington. For information on cancellation due to weather, check the website the day of the event, or contact the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve office at 631-423-1770. The parking fee is $8 or you can use an Empire Pass Card. Pick up water and snacks at the new Café. Programs originate from the Park Kiosk unless noted. $5 per person, Foundation members free. Register here.

Landmark Lot Concert

Port Washington’s own Lil Sammy & the Funked Up Daddies will rock the Landmark on Main parking lot, 301 Main St., Port Washington, beginning at 7 p.m. The band features Mark Rechler (keyboards/vocals), Bill Titus (guitar), Dan Roth (drums) and Sammy Fox (bass). With guests The Brassaholic Horn Section direct from New Orlean and “soul singer extraordinaire” Burgandy. Reserved section: $30, $20/Friends. General admission: $25, $20/Friends. Bring lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Social distancing and Covid safety protocols will be observed. In case of a move indoors, seats will be assigned with six feet of buffer space surrounding each ticketed party. Get tickets here.

Summer Solstice Workshop

Celebrate the summer solstice, the day which has the most sunlight of the year, at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Learn about the sunlight zone in the sea and the unique creatures that live there. Create a colorful summer lantern to hang up at home. Cost is $12 participant, $6 accompanying adult for non-members, $5 participant, $1 accompanying adult for members. Register here for 1 p.m. workshop. Register here for 2 p.m. workshop. Space is limited in each session. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing protocols followed. Call 631-367-3418.

Sunday, June 20

Drive-In Concert

The Town of North Hempstead concert series continues at 6 p.m. with the 90’s Band (’90s tribute band) at North Hempstead Beach Park at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. Cars will be admitted starting one hour prior to the show for the drive-in concerts. Advanced registration is not required. Attendees must remain in their vehicles. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Monday, June 21

Genocide In China

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents “China’s Crimes Against Humanity: A First-Hand Account from Uyghur Survivor Tursunay Ziyawudun” from 7 to 8 p.m. HMTC and its partner organizations seek to draw attention to the crimes against humanity, including genocide, of the Uyghur people in China today. Doctoral student, Lina Lenberg, will provide a background to the current crisis, as well as details about what is happening today. Then Uyghur survivor, Tursunay Ziyawudun, who spent nine months inside China’s vast and secretive system of internment camps before being released and fleeing to the United States, will discuss her own experiences. Join us to learn more about this situation and how you can take action. Register for the webinar here.

Summer Solstice Celebration

Welcome summer with a BYO picnic dinner and watch the sunset outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Sands Point Preserve from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a guided walk into the woods, along the pond and shoreline; nature-based art projects; a special Family Yoga session; lawn games, plein-air watercolor painting, and a sundown meditation. Social distancing is required. Admission is $15 per car/members, $25 per car/non-members. Pay at the Gatehouse; includes parking. The Preserve is at 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. Call 516-571-7901.

Breast Cancer Breakthroughs

Dr. Alison Stopeck is one of the nation’s top breast cancer specialists. (Contributed photo)

Alison Stopeck, MD, the chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and a professor of Medicine at the Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook University College of Medicine, discusses her groundbreaking breast cancer research on the treatment of breast cancer at 4 p.m. In addition, she will discuss available clinical trials being conducted at the Stony Brook Center and provide updates in the treatment of breast cancer. Stopeck is also the associate director for Clinical and Translational Research for the Stony Brook Cancer Center. Translational research seeks to produce more meaningful, applicable results that directly benefit human health. The goal of translational research is to translate (move) basic science discoveries more quickly and efficiently into practice.

Dr. Stopeck has been named as one of the Best Doctors in Tucson, Best Doctors in America, and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Her breast cancer research interests include novel therapies, understanding the tumor microenvironment, and developing predictors of antitumor therapies or chemopreventive agents.

This free zoom event of the Adelphi Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, supported by grants from the Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer and the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, will be held from 4 to 5 pm. Register at Zoom login meeting information will be sent upon registration.

The Joker On Film

A streaming presentation by filmmaker Glenn Andreiev with live follow-up Zoom discussion. Hosted by Cinema Arts Centre. Streaming Monday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 29. Live post-program Zoom discussion with Glenn will take place Tuesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. Invitation link will be sent in email order confirmation. So, who is The Joker? A flamboyant psychopath lusting for power and money or as Heath Ledger’s Joker claims, “a dog chasing cars,” an agent of chaos. Film historian Andreiev details a history of The Joker in the movies. Batman’s creator, Bob Kane, used Conrad Viedt from the silent 1928 The Man Who Laughs as his inspiration for his wildly costumed villain. Joker portrayals such as Caesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Mark Hamill, Jared Leto and most recently Joaquin Phoenix will be discussed here. Andreiev’s films have been featured at various venues, including Vimeo on Demand, CNN, and The Museum of Modern Art. His films can be found at his website, Cost is $10/non-members, $7/members. Register here.

Tuesday, June 22

Wartime Elite

The North Shore Historical Museum will host a virtual lecture at 7 p.m., “Long Island’s Gold Coast Elite and the Great War.” At the outbreak of World War I, the Gold Coast of Long Island was home to the most concentrated combination of financial, political and social clout in the country. Bankers, movie producers, society glitterati, government officials and an ex-president mobilized to arrange massive loans, send supplies and advocate for the Allied cause. The efforts undercut the Wilson administration’s official policy of neutrality and set the country on a course to war with Germany. Members of the activist families—including Morgans, Davisons, Phippses, Martins, Hitchcocks, Stimsons and Roosevelts—served in key positions or fought at the front. Historian Richard F. Welch reveals how a potent combination of ethno-sociological solidarity, clear-eyed geopolitical calculation and financial self-interest inspired the North Shore elite to pressure the nation into war. Donation is $15. Visit or call 516-801-1191 for tickets.

Wednesday, June 23

Jessica Medina Latin Jazz

Jessica Medina brings an international vibe with blend of Latin and jazz standards to this Afternoon TEA performance. at 2 p.m., sponsored by Landmark on Main, Medina has caught the attention of NPR and KPFK among other music media outlets, released her single “Sueño, Te Extraño” (Yo me Canso) from her 2019 album Black. Blending a World Music vibe with espresso shots of Afro-Peruvian and Caribbean flavor, her sound is an aromatic blend of life and love. It’s a story of women at the forefront, of immigrants in every sense of the word, of people caught in webs of race, gender, and class indivisible from us all.
This event will be streamed live from the Jeanne Rimsky Theater via Zoom. A limited number of seats are available for the in-person concert.
Click here to reserve your spot for the in-person event. Click here to reserve your spot for the virtual event and get your Zoom link. Afternoon TEA is made possible by Ellen Brown and Bob Schwartz.

Military LGBTQ+

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County hosts “Impacts of Inclusion: A Discussion of Military Policies During and After WWII,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Whose stories do we hear when we learn about veterans? HMTC is teaming up with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for a program that explores policies that effected LGBTQ+ service members during and after WWII. Michael Stevens, a Museum Educator in the Intrepid’ s Lifelong Learning Programs, will draw from research about who served, and who did not serve, on the Intrepid during its years in service from 1943-1974 to raise larger questions of how changes in military policies impacted the diversity of the ship’s crew and reflected cultural change in the United States. Register for the webinar here.

Thursday, June 24

Candlelight Concert

The Town of North Hempstead hosts the Concerts by Candlelight series, in which residents will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis and capacity will be limited in compliance with social distancing guidelines. They will be asked to stay within their designated seating circle which will all be six feet apart. At 7:30 p.m., The Remedy (rhythmic Top 40 rock and country) will perform at Whitney Pond Park, 133 Valley Rd, Manhasset.

Art With Sound

Planting Fields will host a composition by Nico Muhly o accompany self-guided tours of its exhibits. (Courtesy of Planting Fields Arboretum)

Planting Fields, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, presents an opening of Nico Muhly: Pastoral (Indoors/Outdoors) with a small cocktail reception and refreshments outside in the Cloister Garden from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the composer and experience the new exhibition in a self-guided format. Commissioned by Planting Fields Foundation, it is a two-part sound installation in the Gallery of Coe Hall and in the Tea House in the Italian Garden. Visitors will hear the composition via guided tour of Everett Shinn: Operatics for an immersive intersection of historic and contemporary art. Catalyst at Planting Fields invites artists to produce work in dialogue with the site in a transhistorical approach. The program aims to preserve the spirit of the place by continuing a legacy of artistic patronage that W.R. and Mai Coe established at Planting Fields over a century ago. Tickets are $36/members, $45/non-members. Register here.

Remembering Tom Seaver

The Cradle of Aviation Museum will honor Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver at 7 p.m. The evening will feature a live virtual call from Florida with Hall of Fame writer Bill Madden, who will discuss his new book, “Tom Seaver…A terrific life.” Present at the museum will be members of the 1969 World Champion New York Mets, Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky. Every attendee will receive a copy of the book signed by Bill Madden. Due to CDC guidelines tickets are limited and reservations are required. No walk-ins allowed. Admission is $69 and includes a signed copy of the book. The museum is at Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Reserve tickets here.

Saturday, June 26

Chris Homer Magic Show

Presented by the Caumsett Foundation at 10:30 a.m. Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington. Chris, a teacher from Cold Spring Harbor High School, began performing magic early on in his teaching career. Since then, he has presented many private shows for children and adults that include a variety of spectacular magic tricks and funny surprises. Come see Chris in the walled garden and don’t forget to bring your own seating, blankets or chairs. or information on cancellation due to weather, check the website the day of the event, or contact the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve office at 631-423-1770. The parking fee is $8 or you can use an Empire Pass Card. Pick up water and snacks at the new Café. Programs originate from the Park Kiosk unless noted. Free, but register here.

Cruise Thru Food Drop

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board announced that the town will partner with Island Harvest Food Bank and Car Show Long Island to host a special food drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marjorie Post Park, 451 Unqua Rd., Massapequa Park. The town, Island Harvest, and Car Show LI are asking residents to assist by providing the necessities to their neighbors in need of food assistance by donating non-perishable food items and pet food at this event. Show cars and non-show cars alike are welcomed, and proper social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the course of the event while collecting food donations. Visit

Romeo & Juliet

Giovanni Marine and Stefanie Workman in Romeo & Juliet. (Photo by Rebecca Grace Photography)

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board will be partnering with Eastline Theatre this summer to host free theatrical performances of William Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers. “We are excited to offer these live theatrical performances for our residents at various Town parks,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “The shows will certainly serve as a fun night out for family and friends, and we are grateful to Eastline Theater for bringing Romeo & Juliet to North Hempstead.” The performance will be held at 2 p.m. at Gerry Pond Park, Papermill Road between Main Street and East Broadway in Roslyn. Rain date: Sunday, June 27.
Attendees are asked to wear a mask and social distancing rules will be in effect. Call 311 or 516-869-6311 for more information.

Sunday, June 27

Drive-In Movie

At 8:30 p.m., the Town of North Hempstead will present Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. Cars will be admitted beginning an hour prior to show time. While the event is free, the town is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable/canned foods as part of North Hempstead’s food donation drive. Advance registration for the film showing is not required, but residents must show proof of residency before entering the park. Restroom facilities will be available. For more information, call 516-869-6311.

Blood Drives

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

Thursday, June 17: Northwell Health I-Park, 450 Lakeville Rd., Center Hallway, Lake Success, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 17: Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, 300 Forest Dr., Greenvale, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Friday, June 18: Schechter School of Long Island Cafeteria & Science Lab, 6 Cross St., Williston Park, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 20: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, June 21: Catholic Health Services Continuing Care Center Sr. Dolores Castellano Conference A & B, 110 Bi County Blvd. Farmingdale, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, June 21: Town Of Oyster Bay Athletic Center, 167 South Broadway, Hicksville, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 23: Nassau County Police Unions at Nassau County Police Headquarters Assembly Hal, 1490 Franklin Ave. Mineola, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 24: St. Francis Hospital St. Clare Conference Rooms A,B,C, 100 Pt. Washington Blvd. Roslyn, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 24: Legislator Tom McKevitt sponsors a drive at North Merrick Public Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merrick, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Friday, June 25: Floral Park Community Center Meeting Room, 1 Floral Blvd., Floral Park, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25: Seaford Chamber of Commerce/Seaford Fire Dept. Meeting Room, 2170 Southard Ave., Seaford, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 26: Broadway Mall Rotunda, 358b Broadway, Hicksville, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 27: Our Lady of Mercy Church Cafeteria, 500 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Sunday, June 27: Holy Family RC Church School Cafeteria, 25 Fordham Ave., Hicksville, from 8:30 .m. to 2:30 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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