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Join the Smithtown Historical Society for an evening of Goat Yoga on April 19 and April 30 at 5 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. in the field behind the Brush Barn at 211 E. Main Street, Smithtown. All levels welcome. Kelly Mitchell from The Buddha Barn will lead you through a 45 minute practice of yoga with friendly, interactive goats from the Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo. BYO mat and water. For ages 17 and older. Tickets are $28 per person on Eventbrite. Questions? Call 631-265-6768.

Participants take part in a Goat Yoga class at the Smithtown Historical Society.

By Leah Chiappino

“Smile!” A goat named Dash steals the show as he is placed on each attendee’s back for a photo-op as they are in a table top position. When my turn comes around, Dash has a hard time staying put on my back due to my inappropriate attire of work clothes, causing him to continually adorably slip off until he is able to steady himself for the shot.

It’s early June and I’m attending a Goat Yoga class at the Smithtown Historical Society. The session, which features 10 to 15 goats of all ages, is taught by yoga instructor Kelly Mitchell of the Buddha Barn in Bellmore, who after being inspired to begin animal activism by a dog fundraiser at her yoga studio, partnered with Karen Bayha from Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo to begin teaching these outdoor sessions.

The classes may be more sought out by those looking for an Instagramable shot that is sure to get a surge of likes than die-hard “yogis” but manage to encompass the main benefits of yoga, which are, according to Mitchell, “love, connection, and union.” 

The trend is growing. According to CNBC, Lainey Morse, founder of Original Goat Yoga classes in Corvallis, Oregon, made $160,000 in just her first year of business. 

Since she started last summer, Mitchell said that her classes “usually always fill and sell out fast.” 

Its rise in popularity reaps benefits for the Smithtown Historical Society, which has hosted Goat Yoga since 2017 after former director Marianne Howard started it with a friend, according to its executive director, Priya Kapoor. “I’ve seen people come from as far as Queens just to do this, people who normally wouldn’t know about the Smithtown Historical Society. [Goat Yoga]  has been great for community exposure,” she said.

While its popularity may be due to its appearance on shows like “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Mitchell feels Goat Yoga is a unique opportunity to raise awareness for the goats themselves, most of whom are rescued by Bayha from slaughterhouses and neglectful pet owners. 

Mitchell also hopes to bring to light the importance of animal welfare and abuse prevention. “I hope this makes people think differently about the choices they make,” she said.

On her website, www.buddhabarnyoga.com, the yoga instructor further discusses the impact Goat Yoga is having on her mission and newfound passion for animal welfare. “[Goat Yoga] has changed me as a human being. I wasn’t a big meat eater, but I am now a proud vegan. I wish my eyes were open sooner. But I will spend the rest of my life as an animal rights activist, not just a pet lover. With that being said, many practitioners left with a heightened awareness regarding animals in need. If just one person decides to reduce their meat consumption, then I’ve done my job,” she states.

Mitchell admitted that the yoga community sometimes “turns their nose up” to Goat Yoga, but she herself sees the beauty in it because “yoga itself is about connection; it’s about love. Just looking at the goats, you can see they’re so kind, friendly and silly. It’s just a beautiful way to not take life so seriously, get outside, and have fun with family and friends.”

This was evident throughout the session. From the goat that stayed put on one woman’s yoga mat to the beams across faces as a goat walked by, to the laughter when one goat relieved himself on an innocent yoga mat, the field where the class took place was filled with nothing but joy.

Perhaps the most touching aspect was the bond between Bayha and Dash, a goat whom she bottle fed and raised him “as his mother,” according to Mitchell. Now, when Bayha calls his name, he comes running with the same elation a human child would upon greeting his mother after being away from them for a weekend. The difference in this case was that Bayha was not away from Dash for even five minutes. People were in awe.

“It’s moments like this, when I see the excitement on  people’s faces, that make me feel like I’m making a difference,” Mitchell said. She also feels this is a great way to introduce people to yoga. “It’s not scary. A lot of people that come into my studio are very intimidated. They don’t know what to expect, they think everybody will be twisting up in pretzels. This is a great way to get people to say ‘Wow, I might want to take a yoga class.’

IF YOU GO:

The Smithtown Historical Society hosts Goat Yoga classes for ages 18 and up in the field behind the Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main St., Smithtown throughout the summer. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat, towel and a bottle of water.

Upcoming classes include July 19, July 26, Aug. 13, Aug. 19, Aug. 20, Sept. 5, Sept. 9 and Sept. 17. A 45-minute session is held at 5:30 and again at 6:45 p.m. Each session is $25 per person and must be paid in advance through www.eventbrite.com.  For more information, call 631-265-6768 or visit www.smithtownhistorical.org.

 

FLY ME TO THE MOON Join the Heckscher Museum and the Vanderbilt Planetarium for a special collaboration on Sept. 8.
Ongoing

Stone Bridge Nighthawk Watch

Every evening through Oct. 6, from 5:30 p.m. until dusk, the Four Harbors Audubon Society will be tallying migrating Common Nighthawks to better understand nighthawk population trends. Join them at the stone bridge at Frank Melville Memorial Park, One Old Field Road, Setauket to witness nighthawks as they pass over during their migratory journey to their wintering grounds in Brazil and Argentina. Visit www.4has.org for further details.

Thursday September 1

An evening of jazz

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook presents a concert by The Jazz Loft Big Band, a 17 piece big band directed by Jazz Loft Director Tom Manuel, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, $25 seniors, $20 students, $15 children. To order, call 751-1895 or visit www.thejazzloft.org.

Friday September 2

First Friday at the Heckscher

Celebrate First Friday at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Explore the exhibitions during extended viewing hours and enjoy a special performance by singer Roberta Fabiano beginning at 7 p.m. Free. Call 380-3230 for more info. 

Walking with Whitman

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station hosts the 12th season of Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Writer-in-Residence George Wallace, the event will feature Nicholas Samaras, author of Hands of the Saddlemaker and Bruce Johnson, author of Borderlands and Dreams. Admission fee for this event is $10 and will be collected at the door. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 427-5240.

Happenings on Main Street

The Northport Arts Coalition concludes its Happenings on Main Street series at the Northport Village Park Gazebo at the harbor at 7 p.m. with a performance by Glen Baldwin & Friends of Jazz. Bring seating. Call 827-6827 or visit www.northportarts.org.

The Edwards Twins return to T3

For a special return engagement, celebrity impersonators The Edwards Twins return to Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson  tonight and Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. Remember all the wonderful Variety shows we all grew up on in the 70’s & 80’s? Now is your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time. All your favorite legendary Superstars come to life including Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Tom Jones, and many, many more with live vocals. Tickets are $59. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Saturday September 3

The Edwards Twins return to T3

See Sept. 2 listing.

Labor Day Festival

Superior Ice Rink, 270 Indian Head Road, Kings Park hosts a Labor Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join them for a day of fun with a hockey tournament, food trucks, music, craft fair, farmers market, water slide, bounce house, dunk tank, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and Chuck a Duck. Proceeds will be donated to the Silent Night Foundation. Rain date is Sept. 4. Call 269-3900 for further information.

Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest

Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society presents its 13th annual Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest at the Huntington Harbor Lighthouse from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extraordinary bands of all musical genres will perform fin the middle of the water on top of the lighthouse. There is no fee to attend or registration necessary! Just drop anchor with us and enjoy a day of  fun, Rain date is Sept. 4. For more information, visit www.lighthousemusicfest.org.

Geneology Workshop

South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station will host a meeting of the Genealogy Workshop of the Huntington Historical Society at 11 a.m. Speaker Michael Cassara will present a lecture titled Intro to Italian Genealogy. ​​Free event, reservations not required. Questions? Call 427-7045.

Sunday September 4

Caumsett Hike

Join the staff at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a Late Summer Seasonal Stroll from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Witness summer’s slow, subtle change, as she withers and goes to seed during this 1.5 mile hike. Adults only. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 423-1770.

Ronkonkoma Street Fair

The Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Labor Day Weekend street fair on Hawkins Road between Portion and Wittridge roads from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring more than 200 vendors, live music, children’s rides, arts and crafts, giveaways and much more. Held rain or shine. Free admission. Call 963-2796 or visit www.ronkonkomachamber.com.

Engeman Theater fundraiser

Join the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport for a special fundraiser to benefit Northwell Health’s Huntington Hospital’s Neurosurgery Department at 7 p.m. Broadway and Hollywood stars (and Northport natives) Edie Falco and Chris Messina, will lead a staged reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic American play Our Town along with Marin Ireland, Katie Finneran, Ben Shenkman, Liza Colon-Zayas, Matthew Del Negro, Joe Roseto, Cezar Williams, Darren Goldstein, Kalyne Coleman, and Natalie Seus. Tickets are $200. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

Monday September 5

No events listed for this day.

Tuesday September 6

An evening of Goat Yoga

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown for a 45 minute session of yoga with friendly, interactive goats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m courtesy of  by Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo. Tickets are $28 per person and all levels of yoga are welcome. Please bring a mat & towel. The first session will be open to children aged 7 to 17, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required via Eventbrite. For more information, call 265-6768.

Wednesday September 7

No events listed for this day.

Thursday September 8

Atelier at Flowerfield art reception

Join the Atelier at Flowerfield, 2 Flowerfield, Suite 6 & 9, St. James for an opening reception of its latest exhibit, Neill Slaughter 50 Year Retrospective, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show runs Sept. 8 to Oct. 27. Call 250-9009 or visit wwwtheatelieratflowerfield.org for further information.

Huntington Walking Tour  

The Huntington Historical Society will host a Centers of Controversy guided walking tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Visits sites in central Huntington that gave rise over the centuries to scandals, lawsuits, and other controversies. Tour ends at Six Harbors Brewing Company. Tickets are $25, $20 members (drinks not included). Tours will begin at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main Street,  Huntington. Reservations are required. Call 427-7045 or visit www.huntingtonhistorical.org

Fly Me to the Moon event

The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington in collaboration with the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport present Fly Me to the Moon: An Evening of Art, Music, and Celestial Happenings from 7 to 11 p.m. Begin the evening at The Heckscher exploring the exhibition Moonstruck: Lunar Art from the Collection. Join author and radio host Tom Ryan as he explores how the moon and outer space have inspired musicians since the beginning of recorded history. Travel back in time through sound and film clips, from Frank Sinatra to Bruno Mars, and everyone in between! Next, head to the Vanderbilt Planetarium where telescopes will be available to take in fantastic views of the Moon, the planet Saturn, and other celestial objects in the night’s sky! Enjoy a live, 45-minute talk about the night sky, stars, planets, constellations, and moon in the 60-foot domed planetarium theater, housing one of the finest star projection systems in the world. End the night with an amazing Pink Floyd light show, “Laser Dark Side of the Moon.” Tickets are $35 per person. To register, visit www.heckscher.org. 

Film

‘Jungle Nights’

Join the Four Harbors Audubon Society at the Smithtown Library Main Branch, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown for a Friday Movie Night screening of BBC’s Night on Earth: Jungle Nights on Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Beneath the jungle’s canopy, the night is alive with fantastic beasts, large and small, who use the darkness to socialize, hunt, climb and crawl. Full of cinematic wonders and nocturnal beauty, this series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the jungle’s nocturnal creatures. For the budding environmentalist, and also those curious about how nature and the natural world works. Age appropriate from those in middle school to retirees. Free and open to all. Reservations required by calling 766-3075 or 360-2480, ext. 232.

‘Sin City’

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington continues its Cult Cafe series with a screening of Sin City on Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. In this quartet of neo-noir tales, a mysterious salesman (Josh Hartnett) narrates a tragic story of co-dependency, while a musclebound vigilante (Mickey Rourke) tears his way through the criminal underworld in search of his lost love (Jaime King). In another part of the city, a grizzled cop (Bruce Willis) foils the ambitions of a child-killer (Nick Stahl), and an ex-prostitute (Brittany Murphy) evades her ex-pimp (Benicio Del Toro) with the help of her new boyfriend, Dwight (Clive Owen). Rated R. Tickets are $7, $5 members. To order, visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’

Join Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station for a screening of  Downton Abbey: A New Era starring Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, and Michelle Dockery on Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling 928-1212 or visit www.cplib.org.

Theater
A FINAL TOAST
Catch one of the final performances of ‘On Your Feet!’ at the Engeman Theater in Northport. The show closes on Sept. 3. Photo from Engeman Theater

‘On Your Feet!’

Extended! The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan from July 14 to Sept. 3. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making, and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Get ready to get on your feet, and dance to the smash hits “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Live For Loving You,” “Conga,” and many more. Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘Henry V’

The Carriage House Players continues its annual Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport with Henry V from Aug. 26 to Sept. 18 on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Performances take place outdoors on stage in the courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless charm and magic. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show and bring your own lawn chair. Inclement weather cancels. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children ages 12 and under. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

‘Guys and Dolls’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson kicks off its 52nd season with Guys and Dolls from Sept. 17 to Oct. 22. Considered the perfect musical of Broadway’s Golden Age, this delightful romp gambles in luck and love from Times Square to Havana. High rollers and low characters from Damon Runyon’s mythical New York are joyously presented in Frank Loesser’s bold and brassy score, featuring “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” An award-winning classic for the entire family! Tickets are $35 adults, $28 senior and students, $20 children ages 5 and up. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

‘Mystic Pizza’

Up next at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport is the new musical comedy, Mystic Pizza, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 30. Based on the classic 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts, Mystic Pizza charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in the harbor town of Mystic, CT. Add in some of the best pop songs of the ‘80s and ‘90s such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Addicted To Love,” “Small Town,” “Hold On,” and “Take My Breath Away,” and you have all the ingredients for a romantic comedy–with the works! Tickets range from $80 to $85. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

Vendors Wanted

Davis Town Meeting House Society seeks vendors for its Yard Sale & Craft Fair on Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Davis House, 263 Middle Country Rd., Coram. Rain date is Sept. 11. $25 per table. For an application, call Maryanne at 631-804-2256 or email: [email protected] 

Yaphank Historical Society is looking for vendors for its annual Fall Yard sale on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Hawkins House at 4 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank. Rain date is Sept 18. Vendor fee is only $10 per spot. No advance reservations necessary. Call 631-924-4803 with questions, or visit www.yaphankhistorical.org.

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead seeks artisan craft & farmers market vendors for its 41st annual Country Fair on Sept. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details and an application, visit www.Hallockville.org/countryfair.

Port Jefferson Lions Club seeks vendors for its 1st annual Car Show at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville on Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date is Sept. 25) Call Warren at 631-258-6165 for more information.

Caroline Episcopal Church of Setauket is sponsoring a Fall Craft Fair & Barn Sale on the Setauket Village Green (Main St. and Caroline Ave.) on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. Limited spaces still available on the Village Green (10’x10’) and covered Carriage Shed (9’x18’). Reserve your spot at www.depasmarket.com. Questions? Call 631-806-4845. 

Stony Brook Community Church, 216 Christian Ave., Stony Brook is seeking vendors for its Apple Festival on Oct.1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Oct. 2). Spots (10’ x 10’) are $40 each; vendors can call or text 631-252-0777 for an application.

◆ Parents of Troop 362 will hold a Craft Fair & Basket Raffle at Hope Lutheran Church, 46 Dare Road, Selden on Oct. 1. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date Oct. 2). Vendors wanted -— 10’ by 10’ space for $40 donation. To reserve a space, email [email protected]

St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown seeks craft or new merchandise vendors for its Craft Fair and Car Show on Oct. 8 (rain date is Oct. 15 for craft fair only) $50/space. Visit www.stthomasofcanterbury.net or call 631-265-4520 to obtain an application.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 716 Route 25a, Rocky Point seeks vendors to be a part of their annual October Festival on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee for vendor participation of new items, no raffles is $35 per  10’ x 10’ space. Must supply own table and chairs. Visit www.thefishchurch.com Festivals and Events page.

Class Reunions

✴Port Jefferson (ELVHS) Class of 1972’s 50th reunion is planned for September 9 and 10. Please spread the word, and visit Facebook page “Port Jefferson(ELVHS) Class of 1972 50th Reunion” for details or e-mail [email protected]

✴Ward Melville High School Class of 1972’s  50th reunion is Oct 1. Please spread the word and visit Facebook page “Ward Melville High School Class 72 50th Reunion” for more information and purchasing tickets. For more information, email [email protected] or call 631-928-5684 and leave your name and contact information for any questions

* All numbers are in (631) area code unless otherwise noted.

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND John Denver tribute artist (and lookalike) Ted Vigil returns to Theatre Three on Aug. 19.
Thursday August 18

St. Joseph’s Family Festival

St. Joseph Parish, 59 Church St., Kings Park hosts a Family Festival tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., Aug. 19 and 20 from 6 to 11 p.m., and Aug. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy four days of fun with carnival rides, food, raffles, entertainment and more. Fireworks on Aug. 19. Purchase tickets in advance at www.stjoekp.com/festival or at the door.

Friday August 19

St. Joseph’s Family Festival

See Aug. 18 listing.

Third Friday at the Reboli Center

The Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook invites the community to its Third Friday event from 6 to 7 p.m. The staff from Sweetbriar Nature Center will give a demonstration and talk and guests of all ages will have the opportunity to see the animals up close and maybe even pet a select few! This event will take place in The Reboli Center backyard, weather permitting. Guests are encouraged to bring a blankets to sit on. In the event of rain the event will take place inside of the Reboli Center. Free. Call 751-7707.

Happenings on Main Street

The Northport Arts Coalition presents a free concert by Annie Mark/The Cool Hand at the Northport Village Park Gazebo at the harbor at 7 p.m. as part of its Happenings on Main Street Series. Bring seating. Call 827-6827 or visit www.northportarts.org.

Tribute to John Denver

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson continues its 2022 Summer Concert Series with John Denver tribute artist Ted Vigil at 8 p.m. Enjoy all of Denver’s most popular songs including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and more! Tickets are $59. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Saturday August 20

St. Joseph’s Family Festival

See Aug. 18 listing.

ELIQG Quilt Show

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead hosts the Eastern Long Island Quilters’ Guild annual show, “Hopes and Dreams,” today and Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with vendors, exhibits, yard sale raffles. Take a chance to win a beautiful queen-sized quilt, made by the members of the Guild, or one of the gift baskets loaded with goodies. Free admission. For more info, call 298-5292 or visit www.eliqg.com.

WMHO’s Pop Up Saturday

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization continues its Pop-Up Saturdays at the Stony Brook Village Center with adoptable dogs from Little Shelter from 2 to 4 p.m. and a free martial arts class by L.I. Traditional Tae Kwon Do from 2 to 3 p.m. Rain date is the following day. Free. Call 751-2244 or visit www.wmho.org.

Chicken Hill Barbecue

The Three Village Community Trust invites the community to its 7th annual Chicken Hill Country Picnic and Barbecue fundraiser on the lawn of the Bruce House, 148 Main St., Setauket on the grounds of the Setauket Rubber Factory Houses from 4 to 7 p.m. A fun, family event to celebrate the history of the Three Villages, participants will enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, chicken dogs, drinks, art raffle, raffle baskets, mucis by Johnny Cuomo, house tours and more. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $5 kids 5 to 12, under age 5 free. Bring seating. Rain date is Aug. 21. Visit www.threevillagecommunitytrust.org or call 942-4558.

An evening of comedy

Governor’s Comedy Club heads to the Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown for an evening of laughs starting at 8 p.m. Featuring Joe DeVito, Olga Namer, Debbie D’Amore and Michele Fox. Tickets are $45/$40 members and includes open bar of beer and wine. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org.

Comedy Festival

The Long Island Comedy Festival returns to Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson at 8 p.m. Hosted by Paul Anthony, the evening will feature Ellen Karis, Stevie G.B., Tim Krompier and Steven Rocco Parrillo. Enjoy an evening of outrageous laughter and hilarious fun! Tickets are $49 per person. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Sunday August 21

St. Joseph’s Family Festival

See Aug. 18 listing.

ELIQG Quilt Show

See Aug. 20 listing.

Car Show and Swap Meet

Flowerfield Fairgrounds, Route 25A, St. James hosts a Car Show and Swap Meet by Long Island Cars from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Street rods, classics, muscle cars, antiques, exotics, imports and collectible cars on display. Vendors selling parts and accessories, plus a variety of cars for sale by owners. Admission is $10, under 12 years free. Rain date is Aug. 28. Call 567-5898 or visit www.longislandcars.com.

Lake Grove Summer Festival

The Village of Lake Grove will host its annual Summer Festival at the Gazebo and Memorial Park, 980 Hawkins Ave., Lake Grove from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Featuring arts and crafts vendors, magician, face painting, food trucks, live music, classic car show, gaming truck, carnival games, food and more. Call 873-0961.

Wind Down Sundays

The popular summer concert series continues at Hap’s historic Red Barn at Frank Melville Memorial Park, 1 Old Field Road, Setauket tonight with Quarter Horse (Rock, Folk, Country) at 5:30 p.m. Bring seating. Call 689-6146 or visit www.frankmelvillepark.org.

Summer Concerts on the Green

Summer concerts are back in front of the Stony Brook Post Office at the Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main Street, Stony Brook from 7 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 28, courtesy of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. Tonight’s performance will be by the Just Sixties Band. Bring seating. Call 751-2244 or visit wmho.org.

Monday August 22

Paint Night at the Reboli Center

Join the Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook for an August Paint Party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For a registration fee of only $45, each participant will be guided through recreating a Joseph Reboli original featuring day lilies. All needed materials will be included! Snacks and refreshments will be served for your enjoyment. Hosted by returning instructor Linda Davison Mathues. To register, call 751-7707 or visit www.rebolicenter.org.

CAC Sky Room Talk

Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will host a Sky Room Talk titled The Rare Rod Serling at 7:30  p.m. Hosted by film historian Philip Harwood, the talk will feature a collection of rarely seen television broadcasts, all written by Serling, best known for his work on early television drama, The Twilight Zone, and screenplays such as Seven Days In May, and as co-writer on Planet of the Apes. Ticket are $17, $12 members. Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

Tuesday August 23

An evening of Goat Yoga

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown for a 45 minute session of yoga with friendly, interactive goats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m courtesy of  by Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo. Tickets are $28 per person and all levels of yoga are welcome. Please bring a mat & towel. The first session will be open to children aged 7 to 17, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required via Eventbrite. For more information, call 265-6768.

Concerts at The Gazebo 

Enjoy Tuesday night concerts at The Gazebo, 127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset through Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., courtesy of the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce. Tonight’s performance is by The Blast: Beatles Tribute. Rain dates are the next day. Bring seating. Questions? Call 672-5197 or visit www.nesconsetchamber.org.

Rocky Point Concert series

The North Shore Youth Council and Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker present a free concert featuring 45 RPM at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 614 Route 25A, Rocky Point at 7 p.m. Bring seating. Questions? Call 403-4846.

Wednesday August 24

Cruise Night at The Shoppes

Cruise Nights are back at The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 26. Visit the Shoppes, enjoy a bite to eat and then check out the fine array of classic and coveted automobiles from car enthusiasts from across Long Island in The Shoppes parking lot. Questions? Call 929-3500 or visit www.eastwindlongisland.com

Summerfest Concerts

The Northport Chamber of Commerce closes its August Summerfest Concert series at the Northport Village Park Bandshell, Northport with a performance by Milagro (Sounds of Santana) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring seating. For more info, call 754-3905.

Port Jefferson Sunset Concert

Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council presents Sunset Concerts at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 31. Tonight’s performance will be by Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks. Bring seating. Call 473-5220 or visit www.gpjac.org.

Thursday August 25

Summer Thursdays at the LIM

See off summer with the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook at its last Summer Thursday event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic basket, a blanket, and a friend and enjoy the grounds of the museum after hours with music by Pirates of the Snowy Terminal Moraine. Free. Visit www.longislandmuseum.org for more info.

Historic Walking Tour & Pub Crawl

The Huntington Historical Society hosts a Historic Walking Tour & Pub Crawl beginning at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, Main Street, Huntington at 6 p.m. Led by Town of Huntington Historian, Robert C. Hughes, this walking tour will guide you through the notable buildings and events in the history of Huntington Village. Along the way participants will stop at local establishments, (with a great history or in a historic building) to enjoy some refreshment before continuing the tour. $25 per person, $20 members (drinks not included). To register, call 427-7045 or visit www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Greek Festival

Opa! Greek Church of the Assumption, 430 Sheep Pasture Road, Port Jefferson presents its annual Greek Festival today from 5 to 10 p.m., Aug. 26 from 5 to 11 p.m., Aug. 27 from noon to 11 p.m. and Aug. 28 from noon to 10 p.m. with vendors, authentic Greek delights, dancing, music, carnival rides, church tour and giant raffle. Fireworks on Aug. 26 and 27 (weather permitting), raffle drawing on Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. $2 per person, free for children under 12. For more information, call 473-0894 or visit www.portjeffgreekfest.com.

Holbrook Carnival

Join the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce for its annual Carnival & Festival on the grounds of the Holbrook Country Club, 700 Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Holbrook tonight and Aug. 26 from 6 to 11 p.m., and Aug. 27 and 28 from 2 to 11 p.m. Games, food, rides, craft vendors, entertainment and fireworks (on Aug. 27). For more info, call 471-2725.

Harborside Concerts

The Village of Port Jefferson concludes its free Harborside Concert series with a special performance by The Hit Men (classic rock) at the Port Jefferson Ferry Dock, 102 West Broadway, at 7 p.m. For more information, call-473-4724 or visit www.portjeff.com. 

Film

‘Ice Cream in the Cupboard’

Cona Elder Law and the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Center present a free screening of Ice Cream in the Cupboard: A True Story of Early Onset Alzheimer’s at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Pat Moffett and industry experts at 7:30 p.m. Preceded by pizza and light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Preregistration is required (no walk-ins) by calling Shannon at 390-5000.

Theater

‘Every Brilliant Thing’

Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, in association with Response Crisis Center, presents the Long Island premiere of Every Brilliant Thing, a one-man show starring Jeffrey Sanzel, on the Second Stage Sundays at 3 p.m. from July 10 to Aug. 28. You’re seven years old. Your mother is in the hospital. Your father said she’s “done something stupid.” So, you begin a list of everything that is truly wonderful about the world — everything worth living for. With audience members recruited to take on supporting roles, Every Brilliant Thing is a heart-wrenching, hilarious story of depression and the lengths we will go for those we love. All seats are $20. Fifty percent of the gross proceeds of this production will benefit Response Crisis Center. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com. 

‘On Your Feet!’

Extended! The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan from July 14 to Sept. 3. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making, and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Get ready to get on your feet, and dance to the smash hits “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Live For Loving You,” “Conga,” and many more. Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘The Comedy of Errors’

The Carriage House Players continues its annual Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport with The Comedy of Errors from July 29 to Aug. 24 on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Performances take place outdoors on stage in the courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless charm and magic. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show and bring your own lawn chair. Inclement weather cancels. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children ages 12 and under. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Class Reunions

✴Port Jefferson (ELVHS) Class of 1972’s 50th reunion is planned for September 9 and 10, 2022. Please spread the word, and visit Facebook page “Port Jefferson(ELVHS) Class of 1972 50th Reunion” for details or e-mail [email protected]

✴Ward Melville High School Class of 1972’s  50th reunion is Oct 1. Please spread the word and visit Facebook page “Ward Melville High School Class 72 50th Reunion” for more information and purchasing tickets. For more information, email [email protected] or call 631-928-5684 and leave your name and contact information for any questions.

Vendors Wanted

Nesconset Chamber of Commerce seeks vendors for its Nesconset Day street fair along Smithtown Blvd. in Nesconset on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 631-672-5197 for more information.

Davis Town Meeting House Society seeks vendors for its Yard Sale & Craft Fair on Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Davis House, 263 Middle Country Rd., Coram. Rain date is Sept. 11. $25 per table. For an application, call Maryanne at 631-804-2256 or email: [email protected]

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead seeks artisan craft & farmers market vendors for its 41st annual Country Fair on Sept. 17 and 18 from10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more details and an application, visit www.Hallockville.org/countryfair.

Port Jefferson Lions Club seeks vendors for its 1st annual Car Show at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville on Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date is Sept. 25) Call Warren at 631-258-6165.

Caroline Episcopal Church of Setauket is sponsoring a Fall Craft Fair & Barn Sale on the Setauket Village Green (Main St. and Caroline Ave.) on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. Limited spaces still available on the Village Green (10’x10’) and covered Carriage Shed (9’x18’). Reserve your spot at depasmarket.com. Questions? Call 631-806-4845. 

Stony Brook Community Church, 216 Christian Ave., Stony Brook is seeking vendors for its Apple Festival on Oct.1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Oct. 2). Spots (10’ x 10’) are $40 each; vendors can call or text 631-252-0777 for an application.

St. Thomas of Canterbury, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown seeks craft or new merchandise vendors for its Craft Fair and Car Show on Oct. 8 (rain date is Oct. 15 for craft fair only) $50/space. Visit www.stthomasofcanterbury.net or call 631-265-4520 to obtain an application..

Northport Arts Coalition seeks artists and musicians for its annual ArtWalk on Oct. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. ArtWalk turns the entire Village of Northport into an immersive art experience. Artists in this juried event exhibit and sell their work in shops and offices while musicians serenade visitors on the streets. Artists will need to submit samples of their work to be considered for entry, and musicians will need to submit videos or recordings of live performances. The deadline to submit is Aug.21 and you’ll be notified by Sept. 1 if you’ve been accepted. Visit www.NorthportArts.org/ArtWalk.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 716 Route 25a, Rocky Point seeks vendors to be a part of their annual October Festival on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee for vendor participation of new items, no raffles is $35 per  10’ x 10’ space. Must supply own table and chairs. Visit www.thefishchurch.com Festivals and Events page.

In the heart of Smithtown is a 22-acre pastoral oasis bordered by barns and cottages. The Smithtown Historical Society hosts a diversified array of events. Programs include an annual heritage fair, summer camp for children, old-time baseball, goat yoga, technology help for seniors, and most recently, a cooking series.

On Tuesday, August 16, at 6 p.m, Chef Stephen Gallagher of The Trattoria in St. James will perform some Long Island summer harvest magic as attendees will get to experience a taste, tips, and techniques, This program will be veggie-centric and the final program of the Cooking with the Stars series in 2022.

“I underestimated the power of food and how it brings people together,” said Priya Kapoor, Executive Director of SHS.  “We were pleasantly surprised by the success of Cooking with the Stars.”

During the height of the COVID pandemic, most 501-C non-profit organizations were faced with fundraising challenges.  A pivot to the great outdoors was made. “The Smithtown Performing Arts Center constructed our outdoor theater during the pandemic for rehearsals and performances. Once they could resume indoors, the outdoor theater became available for use by others,” explained Kapoor.

Kapoor and local food writer, Nancy Vallarella entertained hosting cooking classes at the Smithtown Historical Society years before the pandemic.  Vallarella explained, “We weren’t sure who, what, or when, but once the outdoor theater became available, we had a special where.  Cooking with the Stars was born and the rest fell into place.”

The series was launched in June 2022, and features local culinary businesses and accomplished cooks.

First up, Myra Naseem (Elegant Eating) and Nancy Vallarella (Long Island Locavore) demonstrated Board and Platter recipes and techniques. Chefs Marco Pellegrini and Sabrina Vallorini (Osteria Umbria) followed in July with Italian favorites. A special program in late July honored Smithtown Town Historian, Brad Harris.  Town Supervisor Ed Wehrheim and his wife Diana demonstrated a favorite family tradition, Mussels in White Wine sauce, in his honor.

The Smithtown Historical Society pays tribute to Long Island’s rich history while creating new traditions for the present community.

Tickets for Chef Gallagher’s presentation of Cooking with the Stars at the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 East Main Street, Smithtown are $25 in advance here, $35 at the door (cash or check). For more information, call 631-265-6768.

HECKSCHER AFTER HOURS The Heckscher Museum welcomes the Kenn Morr Band to it First Friday event on Aug. 5.
Ongoing

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

The 57th annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival concludes at the Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington this week with L.I. Dance Consortium on Aug. 4, American Patchwork Quartet on Aug. 5, Orchestra L.I. with David Stewart Wiley on Aug. 6 and Bumper Jacksons on Aug. 7.  All shows start at 8 p.m. Bring seating. Free. For more information, visit www.huntingtonarts.org.

Thursday Aug. 4

East Northport Fire Dept.  Fair

The East Northport Fire Department, 1 9th Ave., East Northport will host its annual Fair tonight and Aug. 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Aug. 8 from 5 to 11 p.m. with carnival rides, games of chance and skill, live music, large selection of food and more. Free admission. Pay One Price ride bracelets $35. For more information, call 261-0360.

Historic Harbor Tour

Join the Northport Historical Society for a relaxing evening on the water. Your tour guide will share the rich history of Northport Harbor as you cruise along the waterfront for a new perspective on the Village. Then stay on at the dock for drinks and a little bite after your cruise. Boats will leave from Seymour’s Boatyard at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Tickets are $60. To register, call 757-9859 or visit www.northporthistorical.org.

Kings Park Rocks

The Kings Park Chamber of Commerce will host a free outdoor summer concert, Kings Park Rocks, featuring Mike Del Guidice in the municipal lot on Main Street at 7:30 p.m. Held rain or shine. Bring seating. Questions? Call 269-7678.

Smithtown Library concert

The Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series returns to the Smithtown Main Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown tonight at 7:30 p.m. with Captain Jack (Billy Joel tribute). Bring a chair or blanket for seating. For more information, call 360-2480 ext.150 after 3 p.m.

Friday Aug. 5

East Northport Fire Dept. Fair

See Aug. 4 listing.

Time Capsule Ceremony

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station will be burying a Time Capsule at 1 p.m. in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth to be opened in 2069. The ceremony will also commemorate  WWBA’s William T. Walter (1931-2020) . All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 427-5240. 

First Friday at the Heckscher

Celebrate First Friday at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Explore the exhibitions during extended viewing hours and enjoy a special performance by the Kenn Morr Band (Folk, Rock, Americana) beginning at 7 p.m. Free. Timed tickets available at the door, first-come, first-served. Call 380-3230 for more info.

Happenings on Main Street

The Northport Arts Coalition presents a free concert by The Claudia Jacobs Band at the Northport Village Park Gazebo at the harbor at 7 p.m. as part of its Happenings on Main Street Series. Bring seating. Call 827-6827 or visit www.northportarts.org.

Motown concert 

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson continues its 2022 Summer Concert Series with Dr. K’s Motown Revue at 8 p.m. This outstanding band of musicians and singers take you on a realistic journey of the Motown sound, and make you want to sing along on every familiar song they play. They have kept the Motown sound true to its roots and each performance they do transports you back to another era … what a ride! Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Saturday Aug. 6

East Northport Fire Dept. Fair

See Aug. 4 listing.

WMHO’s Pop Up Saturday

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization continues its Pop-Up Saturdays at the Stony Brook Village Center with a visit from Sweetbriar Nature Center from 2 to 4 p.m. and Silent Mind Tai Chi in the Inner Court from 3 to 4 p.m. Rain date is the following day. Free. Call 751-2244 or visit www.wmho.org.

Old Burying Ground tour

Join the Huntington Historical Society for an Old Burying Ground  walking tour at 4 p.m. Established soon after the Town’s 1653 founding, Huntington’s earliest public burying ground features stunning folk art and beautiful epitaphs honoring Huntington’s residents and rich history. Tour begins at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St., Huntington .Tickets are $15 adults, $5 children. For reservations, visit www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Crosby, Stills & Nash tribute

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson continues its 2022 Summer Concert Series with Wooden Ships: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills & Nash at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Sunday Aug. 7

Rock & Roll Car Show

The Fabulous 50s-60s Nostalgia Car Club will hold Judy’s Run For Stroke Awareness and Prevention annual judged rock and roll car show fundraiser at the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 East Main St., Smithtown from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 14. Fee is $10 per carload for spectators. For further information, call 252-9997 or visit www.judysrun.com

Caumsett Hike

Join the staff at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a Traditional Nature Walk from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. During this three-mile hike, you will be exploring nature in the woods and tall grass meadows of the southeastern section of the park. Adults only. $4 per person. Advance reservations required by calling 423-1770.

Suffolk County Seaglass Festival

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor hosts a Suffolk County Seaglass Festival on Aug. 7 from 11 to 4 p.m. Come explore and celebrate the world of Sea Glass in this first-time event in Suffolk County with activities for all ages. Bring a shard of sea glass for Best in Show contest, view antique glass bottle & sea glass collections, create a pendant in a sea glass jewelry workshop, enjoy live Sea Shanty music performed by The Royal Yard, food trucks, scavenger hunt for kids and tour museum exhibitions. Tickets are $10, free for children ages 3 and under. Call 367-3418, www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

Earth,Wind & Sea art reception

Join Celebrate St. James for an art reception for its latest exhibit, Earth, Wind & Sea, at the Calderone Gallery of Fine Art, 176 Second St. St. James from 1 to 2 p.m. with an open house and tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 3-D exhibit featuring artists Marni Butchkoski, Kenneth Bernardini, Rhoda Angelier, Karen Celella and Nicole Garguilo, will run through Aug. 31. For more information, call 984-0201.

Wind Down Sundays

The popular summer concert series continues at Hap’s historic Red Barn at Frank Melville Memorial Park, 1 Old Field Road, Setauket tonight with Tom Manuel and Gospel Road at 5:30 p.m. Bring seating. Call 689-6146 or visit www.frankmelvillepark.org.

Summer Concerts on the Green

Summer concerts are back in front of the Stony Brook Post Office at the Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main Street, Stony Brook from 7 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 21, courtesy of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. Tonight’s performance will be by The Brooklyn Bards (Irish music). Free. Bring seating.  Call 751-2244 or visit wmho.org.

Monday Aug. 8

Jersey Boys and Girls concert

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents a concert by Jersey Boys and Girls, a musical extravaganza honoring the iconic artists from the Garden State: Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Frankie Valli, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Lesley Gore and more, tonight and Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Expect such hits as “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Eyes Adored You,”  “That’s Life!,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “I Will Always Love You,” and more. Tickets are $45. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

Tuesday Aug. 9

Jersey Boys and Girls concert

See Aug. 8 listing.

Garden Club Meeting

The Three Village Garden Club will hold its’ monthly membership meeting at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main Street, Setauket at 10 a.m. The program will be “Garden Bingo and Ice Cream Social.” New  prospective members are welcome. For more information call 751-2743.

Garden talk

As part of its summer program series, Frank Melville Memorial Park, 1 Old Field Road, Setauket will present a talk on the importance of native plants and pollinators at the Red Barn at 11 a.m. Bring the kids and friends down to enjoy a fun and educational morning. Free. No registration necessary. For more information, call 689-6146 or visit www.frankmelvillepark.org.

An evening of Goat Yoga

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown for a 45 minute session of yoga with friendly, interactive goats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m courtesy of  by Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo. Tickets are $28 per person and all levels of yoga are welcome. Please bring a mat & towel. The first session will be open to children aged 7 to 17, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required via Eventbrite. For more information, call 265-6768.

20 Highview in concert

Join the Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach for a Music under the Stars concert by 20 Highview from 7 to 9 p.m. A nine-piece powerhouse band specializing in dance classics with funk grooves,  They will cover classics from the 60’s up to the present day. As this concert will be held outside, patrons should bring their own chairs and blankets. Food trucks will be on hand beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call 585-9393.

Concerts at The Gazebo 

Enjoy Tuesday night concerts at The Gazebo, 127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset through Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., courtesy of the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce. Tonight’s performance will by That 70s Band. Rain dates are the next day. Bring seating. Questions? Call 672-5197 or visit www.nesconsetchamber.org

Wednesday Aug. 10

Cruise Night at The Shoppes

Cruise Nights are back at The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 26. Visit the Shoppes, enjoy a bite to eat and then check out the fine array of classic and coveted automobiles from car enthusiasts from across Long Island in The Shoppes parking lot. Questions? Call 929-3500 or visit www.eastwindlongisland.com

Summerfest Concerts

The Northport Chamber of Commerce continues off its August Summerfest Concert series at the Northport Village Park Bandshell, Northport with a performance by the Chaser (smooth jazz with R&B overtones) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring seating. For more info, call 754-3905.

Port Jefferson Sunset Concert

Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council presents Sunset Concerts at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 31. Tonight’s performance will be by Ken McGorry & The Achievements. Bring seating. Call 473-5220 or visit www.gpjac.org.

Thursday Aug. 11

Huntington Walking Tour  

The Huntington Historical Society will host a Centers of Controversy guided walking tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Visits sites in central Huntington that gave rise over the centuries to scandals, lawsuits, and other controversies. Tour ends at Six Harbors Brewing Company. Tickets are $25, $20 members (drinks not included). Tours will begin at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main Street,  Huntington. Reservations are required. Call 427-7045 or visit www.huntingtonhistorical.org

Art of the Guitar Festival

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook kicks off the second annual John Monteleone Art of the Guitar Festival tonight at 6 p.m. with a reception, exhibit viewing and two concerts. The three day event will feature more than 18 musicians over the days and nights and include performances by Monteleone, Russell Malone Quartet, Anthony Wilson Trio, John Pizzarelli Trio, Tal Yahalom Quartet and Ratko Zjaca Duo with James Commack and a screening of the documentary The Chisels Are Calling. Call 751-1895 or visit www.thejazzloft.org for festival schedule and ticket prices. 

Vanderbilt Planetarium lecture

Join the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport for a lecture with  Eric K. Washington, a New York City-based independent historian, on the life of James H. Williams from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Washington’s lecture will draw heavily from his years of archival research and from his acclaimed 2019 book Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal (Liveright Publishing). Tickets are $10 at www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Smithtown Library concert

The Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series concludes at the Smithtown Main Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown tonight at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by The Gold Coast Orchestra (Motown). Bring a chair or blanket for seating. For more information, call 360-2480 ext.150 after 3 p.m.

Harborside Concerts

The Village of Port Jefferson continues its free Harborside Concert series at the Show Mobile at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson with Refugee at 8 p.m. Bring seating. For more information, call-473-4724 or visit www.portjeff.com. 

Film
Jamie Lee Curtis stars in ‘Prom Night,’ one of five films screened during the Cinema Arts Centre’s All Night 80s Slash-A-Thon on Aug. 6.

All Night 80s Slash-A-Thon

Retro Picture Show is back at the Cinema Arts Center, 423 Park Ave., Huntington with an All Night 80s Slash-A-Thon on Aug. 6 at 9:30 p.m. with a special welcome back party in the Sky Room Cafe at 8 p.m., giveaways, merch table, raffle prizes and a free breakfast after the show for all who survive the entire night. Screenings include Child’s Play, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, The Slumber Party Massacre and Prom Night – all shown from vintage 35mm film prints. Tickets are $70, $60 members, Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

‘October Sky’

The Village of Port Jefferson closes out its Movies on the Harbor series at Harborfront Park, 101-A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson with a screening of .October Sky on Aug. 9 at dusk. Rain date is the next evening. Bring seating. Free. Call 473-4724 or visit www.portjeff.com.

‘The Thing’

Save the date! In celebration of its 40th anniversary, John Carpenter’s The Thing will be screened at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington with new 4K restoration on Aug. 13 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $5 children 12 and under. Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

Theater

‘Every Brilliant Thing’

Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, in association with Response Crisis Center, presents the Long Island premiere of Every Brilliant Thing, a one-man show starring Jeffrey Sanzel, on the Second Stage Sundays at 3 p.m. from July 10 to Aug. 28.  You’re seven years old. Your mother is in the hospital. Your father said she’s “done something stupid.” So, you begin a list of everything that is truly wonderful about the world—everything worth living for. With audience members recruited to take on supporting roles, Every Brilliant Thing is a heart-wrenching, hilarious story of depression and the lengths we will go for those we love. All seats are $20. Fifty percent of the gross proceeds of this production will benefit Response Crisis Center. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com. 

‘On Your Feet!’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan from July 14 to Aug. 28. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making, and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Get ready to get on your feet, and dance to the smash hits “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Live For Loving You,” “Conga,” and many more. Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘The Comedy of Errors’

The Carriage House Players continues its annual Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport with The Comedy of Errors from July 29 to Aug. 24 on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Performances take place outdoors on stage in the courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless charm and magic. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show and bring your own lawn chair. Inclement weather cancels. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children ages 12 and under. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

‘I Love You, You’re Perfect …’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown presents the hit musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change from Aug. 4 to Aug. 14. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’ Tickets are $45 adults, $40 seniors. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org. Read review in next week’s paper!

MUSICAL MOMENTS Catch a performance by the Just Sixties Band at Russ Savatt Park in Kings Park on June 15.
Ongoing

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

The 57th annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival continues at the Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington this week with the Oran Etkin Open Arms Project on July 14, the High Kings on July 15, Eastline Theatre’s Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona on July 17, Huntington Communit Band on July 20 and Lakecia Benjamin & Pursuance on July 21. All shows start at 8 p.m. Bring seating. Free. See children’s shows on page B20. For more information, visit www.huntingtonarts.org.

Thursday July 14

Northport Fireman’s Fair

The Northport Volunteer Fire Department will hold their 96th annual Fireman’s Fair today to July 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the fire department grounds on Steers Ave, off of Ocean Ave in Northport. The six day fair will have carnival rides by Blue Sky Amusements, festival food, carnival games and more. Questions? Call 261-7504.

Smithtown Library concert

The Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series returns to the Smithtown Main Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown tonight at 7:30 p.m. with One Step Ahead (Greatest Hits). Bring a chair or blanket for seating. For more information, call 360-2480 ext.150 after 3 p.m.

Harborside Concerts

The Village of Port Jefferson continues its free Harborside Concert series at the Show Mobile at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson with the Ed Travers Band at 8 p.m. Bring seating. For more information, call-473-4724 or visit www.portjeff.com.

Community Band concert

The Northport Community Band continues its summer concert series at the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park tonight with a concert titled Scenes from Childhood at 8:30 p.m. Bring seating. Rain location is Northport High School. Call 261-6972 or visit www.ncb59.org

Friday July 15

Northport Fireman’s Fair

See July 14 listing.

Country Hoedown at The Shoppes

The Shoppes at East Wind 5768 Route 25A, Wading River hosts a Country Hoedown at the Gazebo from 6 to 9 p.m. Kick up your heels and come dance the night away! Country line dance lessons with Deanna will be held  from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 8 p.m. Southbound Band will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and again from 8 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Call 846-2372 or visit www.eastwindlongisland.com.

Happenings on Main Street 

The Northport Arts Coalition presents a free concert by The Haymakers at the Northport Village Park Gazebo at the harbor at 7 p.m. as part of its Happenings on Main Street Series.  Vintage, retro, classic rave – all words you could use to describe the Haymakers’ style of music. This is country music with a punch so get ready to rock and roll! Bring seating. Call 827-6827 or visit www.northportarts.org.

Alex Torres in Concert

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport presents Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra in concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the evening festivities. Tickets are $65. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Musical Moments in Kings Park

The Kings Park Civic Association kicks off its 2022 Musical Moments series tonight at Russ Savatt Park, 14 Main St., Kings Park at 7:30 p.m. with the Just Sixties Band (Sixties hits). Bring seating. Call 516-319-0672.

Boy Band Tribute

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson continues its 2022 Summer Concert Series with Larger Than Life — The Ultimate Boy Band Tribute at 8 p.m. Larger than life will take you back in time with the biggest 90s party with tributes to *NSync, Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees and more!Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Saturday July 16

Northport Fireman’s Fair

See July 14 listing.

Caleb Smith Park Hike

Join the staff at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for  What’s Doing the Blooming? Summer Edition from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come search the Preserve for summer wildflowers. See if you can identify these warm weather treasures with the help of a field guide. Adults only. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

Huntington Folk Festival

The Huntington Folk Festival returns to the Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Avenue, in Huntington from noon to 10 p.m. Now in its 16th year, the Festival will include a tribute to the late singer/songwriter Lois Morton. The event will conclude with “An Evening with Paula Cole and Sophie B. Hawkins.” Free. Bring seating. For a full schedule of events, visit www.fmsh.org.

Concert on the Lawn

The North Shore Community Band continues its annual Summer Concert Series with an outdoor concert at Wading River Congregational Church 2057 North Country Road, Wading River at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of Sousa, Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Sondheim, Disney, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic favorites. Free. Bring seating. www.nscbli.org. 

Tribute to The Eagles

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson continues its 2022 Summer Concert Series with an Eagles tribute with The Fast Lane, featuring the iconic “Hotel California,” the beautiful vocal harmonies of “Lying Eyes,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and much more! Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

East End Trio in concert

Wildwood State Park, 790 Hulse Landing Rd, Wading River welcomes The East End Trio in concert at 7 p.m. Come enjoy songs you know by heart with music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. All ages welcome. Bring your chair or blanket. $10 vehicle fee. Questions? Call 929-4314.

An Evening of Jazz

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will welcome the Bill Crow Trio in concert at 7 p.m. Ticket holders are welcome to come at 6 p.m. to enjoy the guitar music of Steve Salerno in the Count Basic Garden where refreshments will be available. Tickets are $30 adults, $25 seniors, $20 students, $15 children, children 5 and under free. Call 751-1895 or visit www.thejazzloft.org.

Mahler Festival Orchestra in concert

The inaugural performance of the Mahler Festival Orchestra of Long Island will be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 429 Route 25A, East Setauket at 8 p.m. Artistic Director and orchestra founder, Eric. R. Stewart, will lead the elite ensemble of Long Island-based musicians in the performance of Gustav Mahler’s moving Symphony No. 9, arranged for chamber orchestra. Suggested donation: $20/$10 students/seniors. Questions? Email [email protected]

Sunday July 17

Huntington Independence Day

The Huntington Militia hosts a Huntington Independence Day event at the Arsenal Museum, 425 Park Ave., Huntington and Village Green from noon to 4 p.m. with a re-enactment of the 1776 events in the Town of Huntington. Musket and cannon drills, practice musket drills for children, period craft, cooking demonstrations and tours of the Arsenal. Free. Rain date is July 24. Call 223-8017 or visit www.huntingtonmilitia.com. 

Wind Down Sundays

The popular summer concert series continues at Hap’s historic Red Barn at Frank Melville Memorial Park, 1 Old Field Road, Setauket tonight with Eric Dubin & the Whiskey Crows  at 5:30 p.m. Bring seating. Call 689-6146 or visit www.frankmelvillepark.org.

Summer Concerts on the Green

Summer concerts are back in front of the Stony Brook Post Office at the Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main Street, Stony Brook from 7 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 21, courtesy of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. Tonight’s performance will be by The Rustlers. Free. Bring seating.  Call 751-2244 or visit wmho.org.

Monday July 18

TVHS lecture

The Three Village Historical Society continues its lecture series at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main St., Setauket at 7 p.m. with The Drafting of a Radical Idea – The Declaration of Independence. Guest speaker Tara Rider will explore how this 18th century document would become a significant landmark in the history of democracy, exerting influence not only over the United States, but globally. Moderated by Mari Irizarry, TVHS Director, the event will also be available via Zoom. $5 suggested donation. Register at www.tvhs.org.

Tuesday July 19

Huntington Manor Fireman’s Fair

Long Island’s largest Fireman’s Fair is held at the Henry L. Stimson Middle School, 401 Oakwood Rd., Huntington Station, and adjoining Peter Nelson Park today, July 20 and 21 from 6 to 11 p.m., July 22 from 6 p.m. to midnight and July 23 from 5 p.m. to midnight. (Parade on July 20 at 7:30 p.m.) Featuring amusement rides, games, food, music and  gambling. Fireworks every night at 9:30 p.m. P.O.P bracelets for the rides are $30. Questions? Call 427-1629, ext. 4.

Northport Harbor Family Nights

The Northport Chamber of Commerce presents Northport Harbor Family Nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Main Street will be closed to traffic from Gunther’s to Skippers to allow for a classic car chow, bounce houses, live music by the Charlie Kay Band and the NCJO Big Band, outdoor dining and more. Come join the fun! Call 754-3905.

Concerts at The Gazebo   

Enjoy Tuesday night concerts at The Gazebo, 127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset through Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., courtesy of the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce. Tonight’s performance will by Radio Flashback.  Rain dates are the next day. Bring seating. Questions? Call 672-5197 or visit www.nesconsetchamber.org

Concerts in the Courtyard

Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Road, Northport will host an outdoor concert in the courtyard featuring the Mary Lamont Band at 7 p.m. The “Queen of Long Island Country” returns to Northport Library to entertain you with traditional and contemporary country selections, as well as upbeat original songs. Rain date is July 20. No registration required. Call 261-6930.

Community Band concert

The Smithtown Community Band continues its 36th annual summer concert season at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown at 8 p.m. This year’s theme is American Pop Culture: A Journey Through Time featuring music attributed to popular books, movies, video games, television, advertising and Broadway shows of the 20th and 21st century. Free. Bring seating. Call 265-6768 for more info.

Wednesday July 20

Huntington Manor Fireman’s Fair

See July 19 listing.

An evening of Goat Yoga

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown for a 45 minute session of yoga with friendly, interactive goats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m courtesy of  by Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo. Tickets are $28 per person and all levels of yoga are welcome. Please bring a mat & towel. The first session will be open to children aged 7 to 17, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required via Eventbrite. For more information, call 265-6768.

Summer Concert Wednesdays

The Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce continues its Summer Concert Wednesdays at the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber Train Car Park, Nesconset Highway and Route 112, Port Jefferson Station from 6 to 8 p.m. with One Step Ahead (Luau Night). Call 821-1313 or visit www.pjstchamber.com. 

Port Jefferson Sunset Concert

Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council presents Sunset Concerts at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 31. Tonight’s performance will be by Cole Fortier and Friends. Bring seating. Call 473-5220 or visit www.gpjac.org.

Thursday July 21

Huntington Manor Fireman’s Fair

See July 19 listing.

Smithtown Library concert

The Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series returns to the Smithtown Main Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown tonight at 7:30 p.m. with Petty Rumors featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. For more information, call 360-2480 ext.150 after 3 p.m.

Harborside Concerts

The Village of Port Jefferson continues its free Harborside Concert series at the Show Mobile at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson with Southbound at 8 p.m. Bring seating. For more information, call-473-4724 or visit www.portjeff.com.

Community Band concert

The Northport Community Band continues its summer concert series at the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park tonight with a concert titled Harbor Jams at 8:30 p.m. The Northport Community Jazz Orchestra will open. Bring seating. Rain location is Northport High School. Call 261-6972 or visit www.ncb59.org

Film

‘Uncharted’

Join Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station for a screening of Uncharted starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg on July 14 at 2 p.m. Open to all. Registration is required as seating is limited. Visit www.cplib.org or call 928-1212 to sign up.

‘Dream Horse’

The Village of Port Jefferson continues its Movies on the Harbor series at Harborfront Park, 101-A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson with a screeening of Dream Horse on July 19 at dusk. Rated PG. Rain date is the next evening. Bring seating. Free. Call 473-4724 or visit www.portjeff.com.

‘Woman in the Moon’

As part of its Anything But Silent series, the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will present a screening of Woman in the Moon (1929) on July 19 at 7 p.m With live theatre organ accompaniment by Ben Model. In Fritz Lang’s final silent epic, the legendary filmmaker spins a tale involving a wicked cartel of spies who co-opt an experimental mission to the moon in the hope of plundering the satellite’s vast stores of gold. Tickets are $17, $12 members. Call 423-7610.

Stony Brook Film Festival

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will present the 2022 Stony Brook Film Festival from July 21 to 30 featuring independent features, documentaries and shorts, question and answer sessions with filmmakers and receptions. Fee is $20 evening pass, $125 festival pass. To order, call 632-2787. For the film schedule, visit , ww.stonybrookfilmfestival.com. 

Theater

‘Every Brilliant Thing’

Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, in association with Response Crisis Center, presents the Long Island premiere of Every Brilliant Thing, a one-man show starring Jeffrey Sanzel, on the Second Stage Sundays at 3 p.m. from July 10 to Aug. 28.  You’re seven years old. Your mother is in the hospital. Your father said she’s “done something stupid.” So, you begin a list of everything that is truly wonderful about the world—everything worth living for. With audience members recruited to take on supporting roles, Every Brilliant Thing is a heart-wrenching, hilarious story of depression and the lengths we will go for those we love. All seats are $20. Fifty percent of the gross proceeds of this production will benefit Response Crisis Center. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com. See review on page B13.

‘On Your Feet!’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan from July 14 to Aug. 28. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making, and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Get ready to get on your feet, and dance to the smash hits “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Live For Loving You,” “Conga,” and many more. Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘Troilus and Cressida’

The Carriage House Players continues its annual Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport with Troilus and Cressida from July 1 to 24 (excluding July 15 and 22) on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Performances take place outdoors on stage in the courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless charm and magic. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show and bring your own lawn chair. Inclement weather cancels. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children ages 12 and under. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

‘Spring Awakening’

Up next for Star Playhouse at Suffolk Y-JCC’s Stage 74, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack is Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up, on July 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on July 31 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and students. To order, call 462-9800 x-136 or visit www.starplayhouse.com.

‘I Love You, You’re Perfect …’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown presents the hit musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change from Aug. 4 to Aug. 14. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’ Tickets are $45 adults, $40 seniors. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org.

*All phone numbers are in 631 area code unless noted.

HOMAGE TO INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES The Cinema Arts Centre presents of special screening of ‘Hello, Bookstore’ on June 26 followed by a Q&A with Matt Tannenbaum, owner of ‘The Bookstore’ in Lenox, Mass. Photo courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment
Thursday, June 23

Native American Drumming

All Souls Parish House, 10 Mill Pond Road, Stony Brook hosts an evening of Native American Drumming Meditation from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Led by elder drummer, Ric Statler, drumming meditation seeks to integrate the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual parts of the human self, creating a state of well-being. Call 655-7798 for more information.

Friday, June 24

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

The 57th annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington and runs through Aug. 7. The free festival will feature music, dance and theatre performed by regional artists as well as those from around the U.S. and the world. For more information, visit www.huntingtonarts.org. Details on page B12.

Friday Night Face-Off

Friday Night Face Off, Long Island’s longest running Improv Comedy Show, returns to Theatre Three’s Second Stage, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson tonight at 10:30 p.m. Using audience suggestions, FNFO pits two teams of improvisers against each other in an all-out championship! Recommended for ages16 and up, due to adult content. Tickets are $15 at the door only. Call 928-9100 for more information.

Saturday, June 25

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

See June 24 listing.

Caumsett Hike

Join the staff at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a Caumsett Sampler hike from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. On this leisurely but hilly 5-mile saunter, you will get an overview of nature in the field, forest, seashore, and pond. Adults only. $4 per person, Advance registration required by calling 423-1770.

Student art reception/open house

One River School of Art and Design, 5070 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station invites the community to a reception/open house for its Spring Student Exhibition from 3 to 5 p.m. Come view the amazing artwork and learn about what the art school has to offer including creative art camps for kids and teens and adult workshops. For more information, call 743-7001 or visit www.portjefferson.oneriverschool.com

Celebrate St. James benefit

The Knox School’s Wm. Shoemaker Theatre, 541 Long Beach Road, St. James presents Celebrate America & St. James, a patriotic evening of musical comedy, at 7 p.m. Enjoy a live musical revue of patriotic Broadway songs while raising money to save the St. James Calderone Theatre. Refreshments and food will be served at 4:30 p.m. Bring seating. Tickets are $35 adults, $20 children. 631-984-0201, www.celebratestjames.org.

Sunday, June 26

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

See June 24 listing.

Outdoor Thrift Market

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown hosts an Outdoor Thrift Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of treasures! Proceeds will go towards the medical care of the Center’s injured wildlife. For more information, call 901-5911.

Northport Walking Tour

The Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport presents Parading Down Main Street, a walking tour through Northport history with guide Dan Sheehan from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tour starts at the museum and continues down Main Street. Tickets are $7 per person. To register, call 757-9859 or visit www.northporthistorical.org.

Meditation in the Park

The Port Jefferson Village Center, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson hosts a free event, “Coping in the World we Live in Through Meditation,” at 1:30 p.m. The pandemic, our health, work, the news, and the world around us…so many things are vying for our attention and causing fear and anxiety. All of this can become distressing, however there is a place where we can go to that is a private retreat from the world we live in today. That is through meditation. Join speaker John Bednarik as he discusses the benefits of meditation in reclaiming peace of mind. Participants will have an opportunity to practice the meditation technique outdoors. To register, visit www.portjeff.com or call 802-2160.

Monday, June 27

No events listed for this day.

Tuesday, June 28

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

See June 24 listing.

Audubon lecture

Join the Four Harbors Audubon Society for a virtual lecture titled Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge: History, Management & Wildlife from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Guest speaker Don Riepe will discuss the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and how despite intensive development over the past 100 years, the Bay still provides critical habitat for a great diversity of wildlife. The event is free and open to all. Advance registration required by visiting www.4has.org. 

Wednesday, June 29

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

See June 24 listing.

Tide Mill Tour

The Huntington Historical Society will lead a tour of the Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, one of the best preserved 18th century tide mills in the country! at 11:30 a.m. The tour begins with a short boat ride from Gold Star Battalion Beach into Puppy Cove, past waterfront mansions with sightings of egrets, ospreys, and visiting waterfowl. Your guide will explain the workings of the mill with some related social history, and each tour participant will receive a comprehensive, illustrated booklet. Ticket are $20 per person, $15 members. To purchase, call 427-7045 or visit www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

St. James Summer Nights

For the 5th year, St. James Elementary School, 580 Lake Ave., St. James hosts St. James Summer Nights today, July 20 and Aug. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring food trucks, craft vendors and musical acts. It’s a perfect family outing and a chance to mingle with your neighbors and community under the summer stars.

An evening of Goat Yoga

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown for a 45 minute session of yoga with friendly, interactive goats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m courtesy of  by Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo. Tickets are $28 per person and all levels of yoga are welcome. Please bring a mat & towel. The first session will be open to children aged 7 to 17, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required via Eventbrite. For more information, call 265-6768.

St. Anthony’s Feast and Festival

Fr. Thomas Judge Knights of Columbus celebrates its 29th annual St. Anthony’s Family Feast and Festival  at Trinity Regional School, 1025 Fifth Ave., East Northport tonight, June 30 and July 1 from 6 to 11 p.m. and July 2 from 3 to 11 p.m. Featuring rides, games, food, craft beer, live music, circus shows and Saturday fireworks. Special attractions include the Royal Legacy Circus, Scotto’s Carnival Stage, a Zeppole eating contest on June 30  and  a St. Anthony statue procession on July 2. Free admission, pay-one-price rides or individual rides. 631-262-1891, www.newtonshows.com. 

Thursday, June 30

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

See June 24 listing.

St. Anthony’s Feast and Festival

See June 29 listing.

Walk & Talk Tour

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport offers Walk & Talk tours at 11 a.m. and again 12:30 p.m. Come for an intriguing walking tour of the Vanderbilt Estate with knowledgeable Museum educators. Learn about the history of the Eagle’s Nest estate; Warren & Wetmore’s design and exterior architectural details of the 24-room Spanish Revival mansion; and the striking ironwork of Samuel Yellin, considered the greatest iron artisan of the early 20th century. Tickets, which include general admission, are available for purchase only at the door: Adults $16, seniors/students $15, children under 12 $13, and members free. Visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org for more information.

Vanderbilt lecture

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport presents an evening lecture titled Gentleman Bankers from 7  to 8:30 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Susie J. Pak will discuss J.P. Morgan and the world of investment banking in the early the 20th century. Tickets are $10 per person at www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Film

‘Hello, Bookstore’

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington presents a special screening of Hello, Bookstore on June 26 at 2 p.m. In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore in its hour of need. A landmark in Lenox, Massachusetts, The Bookstore is a magical, beatnik gem thanks to its owner, Matt Tannenbaum, whose passion for stories runs deep. Presiding at The Bookstore for over forty years, Matt is a true bard of the Berkshires and his shop is the kind of place to get lost in. This intimate portrait of The Bookstore and the family at its heart offers a journey through good times, hard times and the stories hidden on the shelves. Filmmaker Adam Zax, The Bookstore owner Matt Tannenbaum, Mallory Braun, and Cinema Arts Centre co-director Dylan Skolnick, will hold a post-film discussion and audience Q&A. A pop-up bookstore will take place throughout the day in the Cinema’s Sky Room Café. Tickets are $17, $12 members. Call 423-7610 or visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

‘Leave it to Beavers!’ 

The Four Harbors Audubon Society continues its First Friday Movie Night series with Nature’s documentary Leave it to Beavers at the Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown on July 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Discover why this curious animal is so important to our landscapes and ecosystems.Unfortunately, it hasn’t received much recognition for that accomplishment until now. A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to  regard beavers as overlooked tools in reversing the effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. A discussion will follow. Free but registration is required by calling 766-3075. 

Theater

‘Mamma Mia!’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson closes its 2021-2022 with Mamma Mia! from May 21 to June 29. ABBA’s timeless hits tell the enchanting story! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited twenty years ago. Featuring such chart toppers as “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” and “Dancing Queen,” this is a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Contains adult themes and situations. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 and older. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com. 

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The Carriage House Players continues its annual Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport with Much Ado About Nothing from June 5 to June 26 on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Performances take place outdoors on stage in the courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless charm and magic. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show and bring your own lawn chair. Inclement weather cancels. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children ages 12 and under. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

‘Kinky Boots’

John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents Kinky Boots from May 19 to July 3. With songs by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, this dazzling, sassy and uplifting musical celebrates a joyous story, inspired by true life events, taking you from the factory floor of a men’s shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘On Your Feet!’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan from July 14 to Aug. 28. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making, and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Get ready to get on your feet, and dance to the smash hits “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Live For Loving You,” “Conga,” and many more. Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘Troilus and Cressida’

The Carriage House Players continues its annual Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport with Troilus and Cressida from July 1 to 24 (excluding July 15 and 22)on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Performances take place outdoors on stage in the courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless charm and magic. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show and bring your own lawn chair. Inclement weather cancels. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children ages 12 and under. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown presents the hit musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change from Aug. 4 to Aug. 14. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’ Tickets are $45 adults, $40 seniors. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org.

Vendors Wanted

The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River has vendor opportunities available for its upcoming outdoor Farmer’s Markets on July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept.17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 631-929-3500 x708 for an application.

◆ The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor seeks glass enthusiasts (both sea glass and historic glass) and vendors to be a part of it Suffolk County Seaglass Festival on Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for vendor participation is $50 and entitles you to a 72” banquet table for displaying your items. Visit www.cshwhalingmuseum.org for an application or call 631-367-3418.

Nesconset Chamber of Commerce seeks vendors for its Nesconset Day street fair along Smithtown Blvd. in Nesconset on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 631-672-5197 or email [email protected]

St. Thomas of Canterbury, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown seeks craft or new merchandise vendors for its Craft Fair and Car Show on Oct. 8 (rain date is Oct. 15 for craft fair only). Visit www.stthomasofcanterbury.net or call 631-265-4520 to obtain an application or get more info. 

AMERICAN LUXURY The Vanderbilt Museum hosts a Cadillac-Lasalle Car Show on May 22.
Thursday May 19

International Museum Day

Celebrate International Museum Day at the Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach from 4 to 7 p.m. Representatives from many local museums, historical societies, science and nature centers will be on hand to share information regarding their collections, programs and exhibits! Call 585-9393 for further information.

An evening of jazz

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook welcomes the Big Little Bad Band in concert from 7 to 9:30 p.m. featuring vocalist Madeline Kole and original compositions and arrangements by bandleader and pianist Rich Iacona. Tickets are $30 adults, $25 seniors, $20 students, $15 children, under age 5 free. Visit www.thejazzloft.org to order.

Friday May 20

Salute to Veterans concert

In honor of our military veterans and active duty service members, the North Shore Community Band presents a Salute to Veterans concert at St. John the Baptist Church, 1488 North Country Road, Wading River at 7:30 p.m. Featuring favorite patriotic songs, Americana pieces, favorite marches and more. The concert is free and the fun is unlimited. For more information, go to www.nscbli.org.  

Saturday May 21

Spring Yard Sale

The Yaphank Historical Society will hold a multi-vendor Spring Yard Sale on the grounds of the Robert & Isabella Hawkins House at 4 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a large variety of crafts, collectibles, and household items. Rain date is May 22. Call 631-924-4803 or visit www.yaphankhistorical.org.

Library Craft & Flea Market

Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn will hold its annual outdoor Friends of the Library Craft & Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. featuring craft vendors, local businesses, and flea market items from individual sellers. Held rain or shine. Call 757-4200.

Fleece & Fiber Festival

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead presents its annual Fleece & Fiber Festival today and May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature fiber artisans sharing their knitted, crocheted, woven, spun, and quilted works for sale along with sheep shearing demonstrations, four-legged guests, and special fiber-focused tours of the Hallock Homestead. Food truck vendors will be available for lunch. Held rain or shine. Admission is $10 per person, ages 12 and under free. Questions? Call 298-5292.

Outdoor Thrift Market

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown hosts an Outdoor Thrift Market today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop for antiques, knick knacks, furniture and other household treasures. Money raised will help the Center’s resident wildlife. Call 979-6344 or 901-5911 for more information.

Latin American Night

The Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport invites the comm,unity to a Latin American Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Presenter Walter Monteblanco will introduce and teach the dances of Rumba, Tango and Salsa. A buffet of delicious Latin American foods and refreshments catered by Laurel Road Cafe and Deli will be served. $70 per person. To register, visit www.northporthistorical.org or call 757-9859.

Piano concert

Setauket Presbyterian Church, 5 Caroline Ave., Setauket invites the community to a piano concert by Quinn Nenninger at 7 p.m. The pianist has returned from performing in Spain and Russia and will show his new compositions at the gathering on a 9′ Steinway. The program will feature classical, new age and soothing piano music lovers will enjoy in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Free. Donations welcome. Call 941-4271.

Sunday May 22

Fleece & Fiber Festival

See May 21 listing.

Port Jefferson Farmers Market

Get local! The Port Jefferson Farmer’s Market returns to Harborfront Park, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson today and every Sunday through Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase local produce, honey, bread and baked goods, plants and flower bouquets. Call 473-4724.

Still Cruisin’ Car Club Show

AMVets Post 48, 660 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma hosts a vintage car show by the Still Cruisin’ Car Club from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is June 5. Call 732-1231.

Food and Personal Care Drive

Theatre Three will host a food and personal care items drive to benefit the Open Cupboard Pantry at Infant Jesus Church from 9 a.m. to noon. Items will be collected at the Infant Jesus convent building at 110 Hawkins St. (off Myrtle Ave.) in Port Jefferson Village. Donations needed include juice, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, flour, sugar, Maseca corn flour, cooking oil, coffee, pancake mix (complete), pancake syrup, canned fruit, healthy snacks as well as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, toilet paper, baby shampoo, baby wash, baby wipes, baby powder, Desitin and lotion. Grocery store gift cards and cash also accepted. For more information, call 938-6464.

Vanderbilt Car Show

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport hosts a car show by the Cadillac-Lasalle Club of Long Island from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see beautifully restored automobiles in a beautiful setting. Visitors just pay general admission  to the museum: $10 adults, $9 seniors and students, $7 children 12 ad under. For more information, call 806-4879.

Huntington Village Art Walk

Come experience the arts in Huntington Village during its annual Art Walk from noon to 5 p.m. This self-guided tour features new exhibits at 11 museums and galleries within a mile walk including the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Art Center and many more. Artists will be on hand to talk about their inspiration while you enjoy tasty treats and enjoy live music. Free. Visit www.huntingtonartcenter.com for a walking map.

Chinese Auction

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Parish Hall, 800 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma will host a Chinese Auction with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. Featuring over 125 amazing  prizes, with delux and grand prizes with raffles called at 2 p.m. $10 admission  includes 25 tickets, coffee and cake. Extra sheets are $5 each. Join them for a great afternoon of fun. Call 737-4388.

Grist Mill tours

The Stony Brook Grist Mill, 100 Harbor Road, Stony Brook will be open today and every Sunday through October from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about the inner workings of the mill as it crushes grain into flour and hear about its 323 year history on a guided tour will a miller during guided tours and a visit the Country Store. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children. Cash only. For more information on the Stony Brook Grist Mill and for large group tours, call The Ward Melville Heritage Organization at 751-2244.

Silver Chords Chorus concert

Smithtown Historical Society’s Frank Brush Barn, 211 E. Main Street, Smithtown welcomes the Silver Chords Chorus in concert at 2 p.m. Celebrating 40 years of choral music, the program will include such old gems as “Shenandoah,” “Birth of the Blues,” “Let the River Run” and “How Can I Keep From Singing,” along with some special premieres. Admission is free. Call 235-3593.

Chai Center lecture – Thanks to an Anonymous Donor, entry for this event is now FREE of charge!! Please RSVP.

The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills presents Against All Odds: How One Jew Stood Up To The Soviets And KGB, a heroic story of faith, courage and survival, with guest  speaker Yosef Mendelevich at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance at www.thechaicenter.com/hero, $22 at the door. Questions? Call 351-8672.

Sunday Street Concert – This event has been postponed to June 5

Bob Dylan’s 81st birthday is on May 24th. WUSB-FM’s Sunday Street Series celebrates his sixty years of recording and performing by presenting “Dylan Through the Decades” — a webcast on the Facebook page of The Long Island Museum at 7 p.m. Artists from the United States, France, England, and Scotland will share their interpretations of Dylan songs from over the six decades since the release of his 1962 debut album. Participating singers include Olivier Durand, The Kennedys, Ray Lambiase, Jez Lowe, Rod MacDonald & Big Brass Bed, Paul McKenna, Elliott Murphy, Willie Nile, Tom Russell, Steve Tilston, Sloan Wainwright, Pat Wictor, and Brooks Williams. Visit facebook.com/LIMuseum.

Monday May 23

Art Lecture

Join art historian Jay Schuck at Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station for a lecture titled Plundered: Art Lost During World War II from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn why these works were targeted and the efforts taken to recover them. Free and open to all. Visit www.cplib.org or call 928-1212 to register. 

TVHS lecture

The Three Village Historical Society in Setauket continues its livestream lecture series with A School with a Vision: Celebrating 100 Years of The Stony Brook School at 7 p.m. A century ago, a vision was cast by an intrepid group of clergymen to open a school. It was not to be merely another school modeled on its older New England peers, but rather one that would shift the paradigm in educational thought in reclaiming a formative purpose. The Stony Brook School was founded in response to what had become the hollowed condition of contemporary education. In honor of its centennial celebrations, David Hickey, a history faculty member and the school historian, will deliver a presentation on the School’s history and its unique mission in education. Join the TVHS in gaining new insight into one of the storied institutions of the Stony Brook community. Suggested donation. To RSVP, visit www.tvhs.org.

Tuesday May 24

Goat Yoga at the SHS

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown for an evening of goat yoga from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. The yoga instructor will lead the class through a 45 minute practice of yoga with friendly, interactive goats provided by Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo. Tickets are $28 per person and all levels of yoga are welcome. Please bring a mat & towel. Registration is required by visiting www.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday May 25

Historic Walking Tour & Pub Crawl

The Huntington Historical Society hosts a Historic Walking Tour  Pub Crawl from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Led by Town of Huntington Historian Robert C. Hughes, this walking tour will guide you through the notable buildings and events in the history of Huntington Village. Along the way participants will stop at local establishments, (with a great history or in a historic building) to enjoy some refreshment before continuing the tour. Meet at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main Street, Huntington at 6 p.m. $25 per person. Reservations are required. Please email [email protected] or call 631-427-7045 to reserve your space.

Cruise Night Car Show

It’s back! The Shoppes at East Wind, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River hosts a Cruise Night Car Show every Wednesday through Oct. 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit the Shoppes, enjoy a bite to eat and then check out the fine array of classic cars in the parking lot. Call 929-3500.

Thursday May 26

Author Talk

In honor of ALS Awareness Month, Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson will welcome local author Christine Pendergast for a discussion of the book Blink Spoken Here from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the event. Open to all. Call 928-1212 to register in advance. 

Atelier lecture

The Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James continues its online lecture series with Introduction to Freehand Airbrush Painting with Ross Barbera from 7 to 9 p.m. With a Spring crocus as his subject, Barbera will present a video demonstration to introduce viewers to the tools, techniques, and materials used when painting freehand with an airbrush. To register for this free webinar, visit www.theatelieratflowerfield.org/lectures.

Vanderbilt lecture

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport hosts a lecture titled Long Island Estates of the Great Gatsby Era with best-selling author, architect, and historian Gary Lawrance at 7 p.m. Lawrance will introduce participants to the real Long Island mansions that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic The Great Gatsby. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 per person. To register, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Film

‘Fire of Love’

A scene from ‘Fire of Love’

The Port Jefferson Documentary Series concludes its Spring season with a screening of Fire of Love at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson on May 23 at 7 p.m. The documentary tells the story of two French lovers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of our planet, while simultaneously capturing the most explosive volcano imagery ever recorded. Along the way, they changed our understanding of the natural world, and saved tens of thousands of lives. Guest speakers will be Director Sara Dosa and Producer Shane Boris via Zoom. $10 admission at the door (cash only) or in advance at www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com.

Theater

‘Mamma Mia!’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson closes its 2021-2022 with Mamma Mia! from May 21 to June 25. ABBA’s timeless hits tell the enchanting story! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited twenty years ago. Featuring such chart toppers as “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” and “Dancing Queen,” this is a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Contains adult themes and situations. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 and older. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The Carriage House Players continues its annual Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport with sm from June 5 to June 26 on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Performances take place outdoors on stage in the courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless charm and magic. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show and bring your own lawn chair. Inclement weather cancels. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children ages 12 and under. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

‘Kinky Boots’

Up next at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport is Kinky Boots from May 19 to July 3. With songs by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, this dazzling, sassy and uplifting musical celebrates a joyous story, inspired by true life events, taking you from the factory floor of a men’s shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

‘It Shoulda Been You’

Star Playhouse at Stage 74, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack presents It Shoulda Been You, Broadway’s wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and plenty of crazy twists and turns, on May 21 at 8 p.m. and May 22 at 2 p.m. It’s wedding season and you’re invited to a wedding like no other! Get ready for a good time filled with music, mayhem, comedy, and a real bunch of characters! Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and students. To order, call 462-9800, ext. 136 or visit www.starplayhouse.com.

Vendors Wanted

The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River has vendor opportunities available for its upcoming outdoor Farmer’s Markets on May 21, June 18,  July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept.17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 631-929-3500 x708 for an application.

East End Arts, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead will host the 26th annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival in Downtown Riverhead on May 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Craft/artisan vendors and food/beverage vendors may visit www.eastendarts.org for an application or call 631-727-0900.

Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce seeks vendors for its 2022 Ronkonkoma Street Fair along Hawkins Avenue in Ronkonkoma on May 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.ronkonkomachamber.com for a vendor application. Call 631-963-2796 for more info.

Commack United Methodist Church, 486 Townline Road, Commack seeks vendors for its Community Yard Sale on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $25 per space. Tables are not supplied and the event is held rain or shine. Outdoor spaces are 10’ by 10’; indoor spaces 6’ by 6’. For additional information, call 631-499-7310 or email [email protected]

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce will host its 10th annual Farmingville Street Fair along Portion Road on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested  vendors can call 631-317-1738 or visit www.farmingvillechamber.com for an application.

St. Thomas of Canterbury, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown seeks craft or new merchandise vendors for its Craft Fair and Car Show on Oct. 8 (rain date is Oct. 15 for craft fair only). Visit www.stthomasofcanterbury.net or call 631-265-4520 to obtain an application or get more info. 

DOO WOP BOP DOO WOP Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project heads to Stony Brook University's Staller Center for the Arts' Main Stage on May 7. Photo courtesy of Staller Center
Thursday May 5

Strictly Business vendor fair

The Miller Business Center, Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce and the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition present Strictly Business, a business to business networking event, in the Middle Country Public Library parking lot, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual event helps promote and build businesses in Brookhaven and the surrounding areas. Free admission, door prizes and more! Rain date is May 12. For more information, call 585-9393.

Vanderbilt lecture

Join the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport for a lecture titled Tectonic Problems: Why the Foundations of Modern Geology Remain Elusive at 7 p.m. Marine seismologist Dr. William Bythewood Hawley will introduce participants to contemporary debates in geology and the theory of plate tectonics. Tickets are $10 per person. To register, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Strictly Sinatra

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra with three nights of swingin’ songs from May 5 to May 7 featuring the classic Sinatra arrangements of Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Don Costa and others. Pete Caldera will be backed by Tom Manuel and the 17-piece Jazz Loft Orchestra. Caldera is best known for singing standards, mainly at New York’s Carnegie Club, where he performs monthly. All performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors, $25 students, $20 children at www.thejazzloft.org.

Friday May 6

Strictly Sinatra

See May 5 listing.

Birdwatching at the Vanderbilt

Join the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport for an  early morning birdwatch and architecture tour with the Vanderbilt’s director of curatorial affairs from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy the unique opportunity to view the Vanderbilt estate in the early dawn hours, when the grounds are still closed but the birds are active. A second opportunity will be offered at 6:30 p.m., as many bird species are also active at dusk. Tickets are free for members, $12 for non-members. Sturdy hiking footwear is strongly suggested. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars. To register, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

First Friday at the Heckscher

Celebrate First Friday at The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington during extended viewing hours of the exhibits from 5 to 8:30 p.m, and a special performance by musician CMONTY beginning at 7 p.m. Free admission. Call 380-3230.

Saturday May 7

Strictly Sinatra

See May 5 listing.

Rummage Sale

St. James United Methodist Church, 532 Moriches Road, St. James hosts its annual Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring clothing, bric a brac, jewelry, toys, games and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ukrainian Relief Fund. Questions? Call 584-5340.

Community Shred Day 

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket will hold a Community Shred Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get rid of that unnecessary paperwork in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. A shredding truck from A Shred Away, Inc. will be in the library parking lot for on-site shredding of personal documents. There is a limit of 5 boxes or bags. All paper collected will be recycled at a certified paper mill. Call 941-4080.

Community spring cleanup

The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station will hold a I Love My Park Day event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Roll up your sleeves and participate in a spring cleaning of the property as part of a statewide initiative to maintain parks. Bring your own gardening tools. Lunch, snacks drinks, tours, certificate and free t-shirt provided. Visit www.ptny.org to register. 

Mother’s Day felting class

The Atelier at Flowerfield, 2 Flowerfield,  Suite #15, St. James offers a Mother’s Day felting class with artist Oksana Danzinger from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn the needle felting technique and take home a beautiful felted flower. $75 per person. To register, call 250-9009 or visit www.theatelieratflowerfield.org.

Selden Craft  & Gift Fair

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Newfield High School, 145 Marshall Drive, Selden hosts an indoor Craft & Gift Fair to benefit the school’s Leader Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with over 75 vendors. Featuring exquisite jewelry, decorative wreaths, homemade candies, organic soaps, wearable art, vintage items and much more. Questions? Call 846-1459.

Civil War Encampment

The Farmingville Historical Society invites the community to the Bald Hill School House Civil War Encampment at the Thomas Muratore Park at Farmingville Hills, 507 Horseblock Road, Farmingville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See how classes were held in the 1860’s, talk with Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers, witness a drill, manual of arms, march and musket fire and much more. Free. Visit www.farmingvillehistoricalsociety.org.

Porsche Car Show

The Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook teams up with Metro NY Porsche Club of America to raise money for local domestic abuse prevention and education efforts with a car show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free to the public and no reservations required. Call 751-7707.

Astronomy Day at the Vanderbilt

Join the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport for Astronomy Day, part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. Join them in the Rose Garden from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for astronomy demonstrations, crafts, solar observings and  giveaways and again from 8 to 11 p.m. for lunar observing, weather permitting. The event is free with general admission. Call 854-5579.

Sun-Safety event

Join Stony Brook University for a Block the Sun, Not the Fun event at the Smith Haven Mall Center Court, Moriches Road, Lake Grove from noon to 3 p.m. Healthcare experts from Stony Brook Cancer Center and Stony Brook Dermatology Associates will be on hand to answer questions about prevention and resources for screenings for skin cancer. Kids can interact with Long Island Aquarium critters and Woflie the SBU mascot and Urban Air’s mascot Urbie will be on hand for photos from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free. For more info, call 722-2623.

Sheep to Shawl – This event has been cancelled due to the weather.

The Huntington Historical Society kicks off the spring season with its popular “Sheep to Shawl” Festival on the grounds of the Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum property at 434 Park Avenue in Huntington from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy family-fun activities including sheep shearing, old-fashioned games, spinning wool demonstrations, crafts, Maypole dancing, traditional live music, tours of the Kissam House and much more. Free admission. Call 427-045.

Muster Day at the Arsenal – This event has been postponed to May 14.

Join the Huntington Militia for a Muster Day at the Huntington Arsenal and Village Green on Park Avenue in Huntington from noon to 5 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of The Order of the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia and see what is involved reenacting Long Island history with marching, musket firing, tours of the Arsenal, open hearth cooking, and craft demonstrations. Free. Visit www.huntingtonmilitia.com.

Cherry Blossom Festival

The Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will host its annual Sakura Matsu Cherry Blossom Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Welcome spring to Long Island with the blooming of sakura (cherry blossoms), the sounds of taiko drums, and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits including Koto plays, Japanese traditional dances, martial arts demonstrations, calligraphy workshops, ikebana flower arrangement, tea workshops, manga drawing, origami paper folding, kimono dress-ups, and cosplay for all ages. rain or shine. Admission of $30 adults, $20 students/seniors, $10 children ages 6 to 12, free for children ages 5 and under. For more information, call 632-6353.

Beatles lecture

Join renowned producer, composer and Deconstructing the Beatles series creator Scott Freiman for his latest Deconstructing the Beatles lecture, Deconstructing Let It Be, at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington at 7 p.m. Freiman will dive deep into the music of Let It Be with insights into the composition, arrangement, and production of classic songs like “Get Back,” “Two Of Us,” and “Let It Be” with the use of rare audio and video. Tickets are $25, $20 members. Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org for more info.

Doo Wop Project in concert

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook welcomes the Doo Wop Project to the Main Stage at 8 p.m. Tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today, The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical. Tickets range from $52 to $68. To order, call 632-2787 or visit www.stallercenter.com.

Sunday May 8

Port Jefferson Farmers Market

Get local! The Port Jefferson Farmer’s Market returns to Harborfront Park, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson today and every Sunday through Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase local produce, honey, bread and baked goods, plants and flower bouquets. Call 473-4724.

Grist Mill tours

The Stony Brook Grist Mill, 100 Harbor Road, Stony Brook will be open today and every Sunday through October from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about the inner workings of the mill as it crushes grain into flour and hear about its 323 year history on a guided tour will a miller during guided tours and a visit the Country Store. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children. Cash only. For more information on the Stony Brook Grist Mill and for large group tours, call The Ward Melville Heritage Organization at 751-2244.

Monday May 9

Civic meeting

The Sound Beach Civic Association will hold a meeting at the Sound Beach Firehouse, 52 Sound Beach Bvd., Sound Beach at 7:30 p.m. On the agenda will be a meet and greet the candidates of the Rocky Point and Miller Place boards of education. All are welcome. For more information call 744-6952.

Tuesday May 10

An evening of Goat Yoga

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown for a 45 minute sesson of yoga with friendly, interactive goats from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 6 45 to 7:45 p.m courtesy of  by Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo. Tickets are $28 per person and all levels of yoga are welcome. Please bring a mat & towel. The first session will be open to children aged 7 to 17, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration required via Eventbrite. For more information, call 265-6768.

Wednesday May 11

Community blood drive

St. James Fire Department, 533 Route 25A, St. James will host a community blood drive in memory of Paige Elizabeth Keely from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. To make an appointment please visit www.nybc.org/donate or call 800-933-BLOOD.

Cruise Night Car Show

It’s back! The Shoppes at East Wind, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River hosts a Cruise Night Car Show every Wednesday through Oct. 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit the Shoppes, enjoy a bite to eat and then check out the fine array of classic cars in the parking lot. Call 929-3500.

Long Island Guitar Festival

The 30th annual Long Island Guitar Festival will be held from May 11 to 15 at various times the Setauket Presbyterian Church, 5 Caroline Ave., Setauket. Scheduled performers include David Russell, Benjamin Verdery, Beijing Guitar Duo, Evan Taucher, Harris Becker & Friends, Laura Lessard, Michael Roberts, James Erickson, Paul Cesarczyk, Chinnawat Themkumkwun, Olson/De Cari Duo, Jeffrey Marcus, Maureen Hynes, Rie Schmidt, Alan Morris, and Samantha Clarke. Ensembles scheduled to perform include the NJMEA HS Honors Guitar Orchestra, the New Jersey Guitar Orchestra, the Susan E. Wagner HS Guitar Ensemble, and the Metropolitan Guitar Academy. Tickets are available at Eventbrite or at the door. Visit www.ligfest.net for more info.

Thursday May 12

Long Island Guitar Festival

See May 11 listing.

Virtual Trivia Night

Wok this way and join the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor for a virtually Deliciously Fun Trivia Night via Zoom at 7 p.m. Test your knowledge of foods from around the world, food moments in film and music, food logos, historic dishes, ingredients, cultural traditions, food in art, and more. Questions are mostly multiple choice and include photos, videos and audio clips. Participate solo or play as a team. Winner is Lord of the Fries! $10 suggested donation. To register, visit www.cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Theater

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The Carriage House Players open the 31st annual Summer Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centeport with “Midsummer Night’s Dream” on May 13 from 8 to 9 p.m. and May 15 from 7 to 8 p.m.. Performances take place outdoors on stage in the courtyard, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless charm and magic. Bring your own lawn chairs. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children. To order, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

‘Steel Magnolias’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson presents Steel Magnolias from April 9 to May 7. Come on down to Truvy’s Louisiana beauty shop where six strong women share their hopes and dreams. Beginning on the day of debutante Shelby’s wedding, the play traces this eccentric and lovable cast of characters as they support each other through life’s many challenges. Stop by for some great laughs and unforgettable friendship. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 and older. To order, call 928-9100 or visit theatrethree.com. 

‘A Bronx Tale’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents A Bronx Tale from March 24 to May 8. Based on Chazz Palminteri’s classic movie, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family. Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘It Shoulda Been You’

Star Playhouse at Stage 74, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack presents It Shoulda Been You, Broadway’s wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and plenty of crazy twists and turns, on May 14 and 21 at 8 p.m. and May 15 and May 22 at 2 p.m. It’s wedding season and you’re invited to a wedding like no other! Get ready for a good time filled with music, mayhem, comedy, and a real bunch of characters! Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and students. To order, call 462-9800, ext. 136 or visit www.starplayhouse.com.

‘Kinky Boots’

Up next at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport is Kinky Boots from May 19 to July 3. With songs by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, this dazzling, sassy and uplifting musical celebrates a joyous story, inspired by true life events, taking you from the factory floor of a men’s shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Tickets range from $75 to $80 with free valet parking. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

‘Mamma Mia!’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson closes its 2021-2022 with Mamma Mia! from May 21 to June 25. ABBA’s timeless hits tell the enchanting story! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited twenty years ago. Featuring such chart toppers as “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” and “Dancing Queen,” this is a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Contains adult themes and situations. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 and older. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Film

‘Winged Migration’

The Four Harbors Audubon Society will host a free screening of “Winged Migration’ at the Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown on May 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m  Birds travel hundreds if not thousands of miles every Spring and Fall, always taking the same route, using the natural compass of the stars, and even the Earth’s magnetic field to find their way. Explore these miraculous yearly journeys and discuss the benefits and perils these winged avians have as they travel to their summer and winter homes. Reservations required by calling 766-3075 or 360-2480, ext. 232. 

‘We Feed People’

The Port Jefferson Documentary Series hosts a special fundraiser for Ukraine with a screening of the National Geographic documentary “We Feed People” at John F. Kennedy Middle School, 200 Jayne Blvd., Port Jefferson Station on May 9 at 7 p.m. Directed by Ron Howard, the film follows the work of Chef Jose Andres of the World Central Kitchen. Followed by a live Q&A session via Zoom with Ukrainian singer Olha Tsvyntarna. Tickets are $10.69 online at www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com, $10 (cash only) at the door. For more information, email [email protected]

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