Times … and dates: February 29 to March 7, 2024

Times … and dates: February 29 to March 7, 2024

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A MUSICAL WEAVE Multi-instrumental quartet Invoke heads to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor in concert on March 2. Photo by Nathan Russell
Thursday February 29

Hospital Job Fair

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station hosts a Stony Brook University Hospital Job Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Join hospital representatives to hear about current job opportunities that make a difference in the lives of others. Bring a copy of your resume. For more information and to register, visit www.cplib.org/SBJobFair.

Vogue in the Village Fashion Show

The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and Theatre Three present the 2nd annual Vogue in the Village Fashion show at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson from 7 to 9 p.m. Runway models will be showing clothing, jewelry, and so much fashion from local shops in the village. Come early at 5 p.m. to check out the Vendor Market Place before the show. Admission is $20 cash or check at the door. Questions? Call 631-473-1414.

Friday March 1

HAC Art Reception

Huntington Arts Council invites the community to an artist reception for “Face to Face” at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington with juror Jeremy Dennis from 5 to 8 p.m. 631-271-8423

Steve Robinson in Concert

The Village of Port Jefferson Dept. of Recreation and the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council continue their Winter Tide concert series at the Port Jefferson Village Center, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson with a performance by award winning songwriter and guitarist Steve Robinson (Blues) in the Sail Loft Room (3rd floor) from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. 631-802-2160

Saturday March 2

Church Tag Sale

St. John’s Lutheran Church Ladies Aide, 1675 Coates Avenue, Holbrook, is hosting their annual indoor Tag Sale from 9 am to 3 pm. Fill a bag for $5. Something for everyone…. housewares, toys, baby items, clothing, linens, books, electronics, sports, tools, and a whole lot more! 631-512-0360.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Kings Park will celebrate its 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at noon. Let by Grand Marshal Margaret Connick,  the Parade steps off at the corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Road, continues down Main Street, turns onto Church Street, and ends down Old Dock Road at the William T. Rogers Middle School. [email protected]

Putt and Pub Crawl

Join the Port Jefferson Rotary Club for its 7th annual Winter Golf Classic Putt and Pub Crawl from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spend the day walking around scenic Port Jefferson, playing 9 holes of mini golf and enjoying food and beverages from local establishments plus Best Costume Contest. Individuals and foursomes welcome. Registration includes coffee and continental breakfast, 3 free drink tickets, free food at all locations, photo-op, awards ceremony, raffle, light fare, and commemorative gift. For ages 21 and older only. For further information including ticket prices, visit www.portjeffrotary.org.

Maple Sugaring Day

Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket hosts a Maple Sugaring Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come on down for a self-guided tour and see how maple syrup is made. Maple products, pancakes and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Meet with the farm animals. Admission is $12 adults, $10 children and seniors. Questions? Call 631-689-8172.

Alex Wu in Concert

North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham presents a piano concert titled George Gershwin: An American Original, with pianist Alex Wu at 2  p.m. Join Wu as he brings to life a unique collection of Gershwin’s earlier piano pieces to his Broadway songs and serious works that include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and a piano medley arrangement of the folk opera, Porgy & Bess. Open to all. To register, call 631-929-4488.

Saturdays at Six Concert

All Souls Church, 61 Main Street, Stony Brook continues its Saturdays at Six concert series with  Stony Brook University soprano Heidi Schneider singing selections from the coveted collection of “24 Italian Art Songs and Arias” at 6 p.m. The recital will also feature a new and exciting work by local composer, Kyle Krause. The new work surrounds lush poetry written about Italian opera star Adelina Patti. Free. Call 631-655-7798 for more information.

St Patrick’s Day Party

Join St. Philip Neri R.C. Church, 344 Main St., Northport for a St. Patrick’s Day Party from 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy corned beef & cabbage, Guinness, beer and wine, raffles, 50/50 and entertainment. Tickets are $65 per person at spnpt.org or call 631-261-2485.

Broadway Sings Fundraiser

The Community Playhouse of Northport is invites the community to come celebrate their second anniversary at a Broadway Sing A Long at Napper Tandy’s, 299 Laurel Ave., Northport from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Have fun while supporting Northport’s local affordable, inclusive theater. $75 gets you an open bar and buffet dinner along with an evening of a professional DJ playing show tunes. Dance and sing the night away to Hamilton, Rent, Grease, & Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen and so many more! Must be 21 and over to attend. For tickets, visit communityplayhousenorthport.org.

Invoke in Concert

Austin-based, multi-instrumental quartet Invoke – whose music weaves together threads of classical technique, folk improvisation, and musical camaraderie will perform in concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor at 8 p.m. Program will include original works – including selections from their Sono Luminus debut album Evolve & Travel — and Enigma for the Night by Jocelyn C. Chambers and Tenebrae by Osvaldo Golijov. Tickets are $30, $15 students at www.stjcsh.org/invoke.

Veronica Swift in Concert

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook welcomes Veronica Swift in concert in the Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Named JazzTimes’ 2019 Best New Artist, Veronica Swift has toured as a featured vocalist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chris Botti, Michael Feinstein and Benny Green. One of the most dazzling and versatile singers of her generation, Swift will entertain you with a mix of jazz, rock and soul, with a voice that will move you. Tickets range from $46 to $57. To order, call 631-632-2787 or visit www.stallercenter.com.

Rhonda Kay in Concert

Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington in partnership with Temple Beth El of Huntington hosts a concert by Rhonda Kay and the Backstage Trio at 8:45 p.m. with wine and dessert at 8 p.m. Program will feature a wonderful musical blending of the best of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, well-known Jazz standards and a few surprises! Kay will be joined by Rob Fishman on piano, Brad Sporkin on drums and Edgar Mills on Bass. $36 per person, includes concert, 2 glasses of wine and dessert. Preregistration is required by visiting https://hjc.shulcloud.com/event/benefit-concert-.htm. Questions? Call 427-1089, Ext. 10.

Sunday March 3

Caumsett Hike

Join the staff at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a hike through the center section of the park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This 5 mile, moderately paced walk affords walkers the opportunity to relax and socialize. Adults only. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 631-423-1770.

Meghan VK in concert

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, 97 Main St., Stony Brook  presents a concert by Meghan VK from 3 to 4 p.m. With a sound that’s both familiar and fresh, offering soul woven with nostalgic callbacks to Reba and Dolly, Long Islander Meghan VK brings a powerful and natural vibrato to each and every song, mixing her country voice with her New York indie rock roots. The event is free with general admission ticket purchase. For more information, call 631-689-5888 or visit www.limusichalloffame.org. 

Monday March 4

SHS Spring Lecture

Smithtown Historical Society kicks off their Spring Lecture Series in the Frank Brush Barn, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown with WWII Movies & Movie Stars at 7 p.m. Join historian Keith Matturro as he discusses wartime and  post-war films, propaganda, stereotypes and actors, as well as celebrities who served in uniform.  All lectures are free and open to the public. Donations suggested. Light refreshments will be served. 631-265-6768

Irish Pirates 

The Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor presents an online lecture, Irish Pirates, at 7 p.m. Explore the long and legendary history of piracy on the Emerald Isle. Discover incredible true tales of marauders, like the pirates who captured St. Patrick and first brought him to Ireland! Meet revolutionary female pirates like Grace O’Malley and Anne Bonny and uncover the origins of many persistent pirate myths. ​​Free (Suggested donation of $10 appreciated). To register, visit www.cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Tuesday March 5

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Wednesday March 6

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Thursday March 7

Crafts & Cocktails

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor continues their Crafts & Cocktails series tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Both sailors out at sea and succulents conserve every drop of fresh water. Learn about the health benefits and care for these houseplants and decorate a terracotta pot with seashells to plant your very own sea creature succulent cutting. We won’t leave you high and dry — sip a rum cocktail while you work in homage to the grog sailors used to drink. (For Adults 21+), $30 per person, $20 members. To register, visit www.cshwhalingmuseum.org.

From Carson to Colbert

Temple Beth El, 660 Park Ave., Huntington presents a lecture titled From Carson to Colbert: A History of the TV Talk Show with Brian Rose at 7 p.m. Join them in person in the Great Room to nosh, mingle and watch or from home on Zoom! Brian Rose will be joining us virtually for the program. Email Ellen Gray at [email protected]  for more information and to get the Zoom link. 631-421-5835 x 200


‘In The Whale’

Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen In the Whale: The Greatest Fish Story Ever Told on March 1 at 7 p.m. From award-winning filmmaker David Abel, an amazing documentary chronicling the journey of Michael Packard, a Cape Cod lobster diver who survived to tell the tale of being swallowed by a humpback whale, and the events that followed when the reclusive fisherman was thrust into the international limelight. With director David Abel in person. Tickets are $18, $12 members at www.cinemaartscentre.org.

‘Ukraine, The Other Frontline’

The Port Jefferson Documentary Series kicks off its Spring season with a screening of Ukraine, The Other Frontline at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson on March 4 at 7 p.m. How is wartime news produced in Ukraine? A gripping and fascinating insight into the upheavals of everyday life in television newsrooms. Guest speaker will be Sarah Baxter, Director of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at SBU. Tickets are $10 at the door or by visiting www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com.


‘Tick Tick Boom!’ 

Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson presents tick, tick…Boom! from Feb. 17 to March 16. This semi-autobiographical pop/rock musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award winning creator of RENT, inspired Lin Manuel Miranda’s 2021 Netflix movie adaptation and explores the sacrifices one man makes and the passion it takes to pursue a dream. Tickets are $40 adults, $32 seniors and students. To order, call 631-928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com. 

‘I Love You, You’re Perfect …’

John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St. Northport presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, a witty musical revue that tackles modern love in all its forms: from the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years of life, from Jan. 18 to March 3. Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life. To order tickets, call 631-261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

Festival of One-Act Plays

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson presents the 25th annual Festival of One-Act Plays from  Feb. 24 to March 23 at The Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on the Second Stage. Selected from over 2,000 submissions world-wide, these eight cutting-edge premieres are guaranteed to entertain and engage. Directed by Jeffrey Sanzel, the plays will feature Sean Amato, Ginger Dalton, Jae Hughes, Brittany Lacey, Phyllis March, Andrew Markowitz, Linda May, Rob Schindlar, Evan Teich, Steven Uihlein, Julia Albino, Courtney Gilmore, Gina Lardi, and Cassidy Rose O’Brien. Please Note: Adult content and language. All seats are $25. To order, call 631-928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

‘Jersey Boys’

John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St. Northport presents Jersey Boys, the story of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons, from March 14 to May 12. They were just 4 guys from Jersey until they sang their very first note–a sound the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage was a different story–a story that has made them a sensation all over again. Winner of the 2006 Tony© Award for “Best Musical,” Jersey Boys features the top ten hits “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night).” To order tickets, call 631-261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘The Thanksgiving Play’

The Theaters at Suffolk County Community College present The Thanksgiving Play at the Ammerman Campus, 533 College Road, Selden, Islip Arts Building, Theatre 119 from March 7 to 17. Four (very) well-intentioned theatre people walk into an elementary school. The work at hand: a Thanksgiving pageant that won’t ruffle any feathers. What could possibly go wrong? Admission is $15, veterans and students $10. For tickets, call 631-451-4163.

Vendors Wanted

Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket is now accepting vendors for its popular Easter Egg Hunts on March 29, March 30 and March 31. $50 for one day, $90 two days, $125 three days for a 10’ X 10’ spot. To apply, call 631-689-8172 or email [email protected].

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead seeks vendors for its annual Fleece & Fiber Festival on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date is May 19). $155 early bird rate for 10 X 10’ outdoor space, $175 after March 1. Artisans sharing handmade and authentic works for sale may apply at www.hallockville.org by April 1. Questions? Call 631-298-5292.

Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket seeks vendors for its annual Community Wide Yard Sale on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Each 10 x 10 space is up for grabs at $50, $35 members. Reserve your spot now at https://www.tvhs.org/yardsale. 631-751-3730

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor seeks vendors for its annual Sea Glass Festival on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors and artists offering crafts and products that appeal to sea glass enthusiasts and patrons who admire handmade or one-of-a-kind items honoring historic glass are welcome to apply. Get all the details and access the vendor application at cshwhalingmuseum.org/seaglass.

Farmers Markets

Huntington Farmers Market

Spirit of Huntington Art Center, 2 Melville Road North, Huntington Station hosts the Long Island Winter Farmers Market every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March. 631-470-9620

Port Jefferson Farmers Market

The Port Jefferson Winter Farmers Market returns to the Port Jefferson Village Center, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 28. 631-802-2160

Lake Grove Farmers Market

Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove hosts a Winter Farmers Market in the southwestern quadrant of the parking lot (adjacent to Bahama Breeze) on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 516-444-1280

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