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By Heidi Sutton

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association State Historic Site in Huntington Station hosted a time capsule ceremony on Aug. 5 in honor of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. Conducted by the WWBA’s board of trustees and WWBA Executive Director Cynthia Shor, the historic event was attended by many public officials on state, county and town levels, members of the chambers of commerces, Walt Whitman personator Darrel Blaine Ford and members of the public. Guest speakers included Long Island Parks Regional Director George “Chip” Gorman, NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Town of Huntington Deputy Supervisor John McCarron. 

The event also celebrated the life of William T. Walter, Ph.D. (1931-2020) who served on the WWBA Board of Trustees in 1980 and was Trustee President from 1980-1984 and again from 2010 to 2020. Described as “a visionary” at the ceremony, Walter was instrumental in the creation of the WWBA Interpretive Center which opened in 1999. He also served as the Chairman of the Town of Huntington Beautification Council for over 40 years. Walter’s widow, Sukey, her three sons and family were in attendance for the event. William R. Walter spoke fondly of his father and recited Whitman’s poem “From Montauk Point.”

The idea for the time capsule was initiated by WWBA Trustee Jo-Ann Raia in recognition of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday in 2019. A committee consisting of Raia, Dr. Maria Basile and Mark Nuccio was formed and funds were obtained from the Town of Huntington’s Cultural Affairs Division with no additional cost to taxpayers. The COVID pandemic sidelined the event until now. 

When buried in the near future, the 12” by 12” stainless steel time capsule will contain Whitman memorabilia including a mug and medallion, a boxed original Nathan Hale bicentennial coin from the Town of Huntington along with a photocopy of the original wax seal from the establishment of the Town of Huntington signed by Supervisor Ed Smyth, two coins honoring Long Island State Parks staff, a copy of the Suffolk Hotel Motel bill sponsored by Assemblyman Englebright, manuscripts commemorating the life of William T. Walter, written historic texts and books along with newspaper articles of the current times reflecting a significant economic, political, or social news event and a scroll containing all the names of the event’s attendees on acid-free paper. The time capsule itself has a shelf-life of 200 years.

“The historical materials that we have put into the time capsule tell the story of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. It is a story of our success in bringing to life the voice and values of “The Good Gray Poet” for generations to come,” said Trustee President Jack Coulehan, MD.

A boulder donated by WWBA Trustee Steve Gittelman will be placed at the site with a commemorative plaque inscribed: “I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.” — W.W., Song of Myself, Section 52. The time capsule will be opened during Walt Whitman’s 250th birthday celebration in 2069 and then every 50 years henceforth.

“It’s really an incredible cultural asset that we are here to support and to make sure Walt Whitman is remembered 50 years from now when this time capsule is opened. I don’t think anyone is going to forget Walt Whitman. He is one of the literary giants of Western civili

The following incidents have been reported by Suffolk County Police:

Commack

■ Target on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack called the police on July 24 to report that a man allegedly stole assorted Hanes T-shirts and a Norelco electric razor valued at $180.

■ Walmart on Crooked Hill Road in Commack reported a shoplifter on July 27. A man allegedly stole assorted soaps and food worth $53.

■ Home Depot on Jericho Turnpike in Commack reported a petit larceny on July 27. A man allegedly stole a Ryobi generator valued at approximately $700.

Greenlawn

■ TD Bank on Pulaski Road in Greenlawn was robbed on July 31. A man entered the bank at approximately 1:10 p.m., and handed a teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied and gave the man cash from the drawer, police said.

Huntington Station 

■ Byron Martinez, 23, of Huntington Station was shot and killed after he answered a knock at the door at his home on 5th Avenue at 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 2. Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating.

■ Sunglass Hut on Walt Whitman Road in Melville reported a grand larceny on July 27. Two women entered the store and allegedly stole seven designer sunglasses with a total value of $3250.

■ Best Buy on Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station reported a shoplifter on July 24. A man allegedly stole two Apple watches worth $825.

■ Target on East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station called police on July 25 to report that a man allegedly stole assorted electronics valued at $104.

Kings Park

■ CVS on East Main Street in Kings Park reported that several youths entered the store on July 24 and allegedly grabbed assorted groceries valued at $500 before fleeing on bicycles.

Melville

■ A woman shopping at Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace on Walt Whitman Road in Melville reported that someone stole her wallet from her shopping cart and attempted to use her credit cards shortly after.

■ Dick’s Sporting Goods on Walt Whitman Road in Melville reported a shoplifter on July 26. A woman allegedly stole various Nike clothing valued at approximately $900.

■ A 2013 Acura MDX was reported stolen from the driveway of a residence on Naomi Court in Melville on July 25. The keys had been left insid

Port Jefferson Station

■ A black Ancheer electric mountain bike was reported stolen from the Long Island Rail Road parking lot off Main Street in Port Jefferson Station on July 27. The bike, valued at $700, had been locked.

■ An SE Performance bicycle valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from in front of Planet Fitness on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station by an unknown man on July 27. 

■ A blue and yellow bicycle valued at approximately $215 was stolen from a bike rack in front of Rite Aid on Old Town Road in Port Jefferson Station on July 26. The bicycle had been unlocked.

St. James 

■ Car Tech Automotive on Middle Country Road in St. James reported that a catalytic converter valued at $900 was stolen from a 2004 Ford F230 on July 28.

Selden

■ Home Depot on Middle Country Road in Selden reported a grand larceny on July 26. A man and a woman allegedly stole $4,115 worth of electrical supplies.

■ Three men allegedly stole electrical and lighting supplies valued at approximately $2,000 from Home Depot on Middle Country Road in Selden on July 25.

South Setauket

■ Stop & Shop on Pond Path in South Setauket reported two shoplifters on July 30. A man and a woman allegedly loaded grocery and beauty items into a cart and walked out without paying. The items were valued at approximately $730.

■ Home Depot on Pond Path in South Setauket called police on July 25 to report that three men allegedly stole electrical and lighting supplies worth $2,140.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS.

 — COMPILED BY HEIDI SUTTON

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!

CINEMA FOR KIDS Catch a screening of the award-winning film 'My Neighbor Tortoro' at the Cinema Arts Centre on Aug. 7.
PROGRAMS

Summer Drop-In Workshop

Join the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington for a Summer Drop-In Workshop every Thursday through Aug. 18 including Aug. 4 and Aug. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Create fun works of art in a variety of materials inspired by artwork in the Museum’s Collection and exhibitions. Each week’s project will be exciting and different. Programs will be held both in the Museum and in Heckscher Park. Fee is $10 per child, adults free, payable at the door and includes all art supplies and general admission to the museum. Call 380-3230. 

Dance Party with Didi Maxx

It’s time to party! The Village of Port Jefferson continues its Children Shows series at the Jill Nees Russell Performance Stage at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson with a Dance Party with Didi Maxx on Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Free. Bring seating. Visit www.portjeff.com.

Build a Pirate Ship

Shiver me Tuesdays! The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor presents a  Pirate Ship Workshop every Tuesday in August from 2 to 4 p.m. Adults and kids can design and build a unique pirate ship model from a variety of wooden materials and more during this drop-in program. Complete your craft with a Jolly Roger! Bring your imagination. Kids, bring your adults for supervision. Admission + $10 participant. Questions? Call 367-3418.

Bicycle Rodeo

Town of Brookhaven will host a Bicycle Rodeo at Safety Town, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville  on Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. This event encourages children to learn how to safely ride their bikes in a mock-roadway, kid-sized setting. Participants of all ages will be evaluated and given feedback on their own bicycle-handling abilities, after proper bicycle safety skills are demonstrated. Participants are required to bring their own helmets and bicycles; both will be inspected for safety. Free. Call 451-5335.

Bat Safari

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown presents a family program, Bat Safari, on Aug 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Enter the mysterious world of these fascinating and misunderstood creatures! Separate myth from reality during a walk around the park at dusk. As the sun sets, you will search for bats as they begin their evening insect hunt! $4 pe person. Advance reservations required by calling 265-1054.

Fiddler Crab Frenzy

Have you ever wondered who makes all those little holes in the sand close to the water’s edge? Odds are, it was a fiddler crab! Join the staff at Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park for a family program, Fiddler Crab Frenzy, on Aug. 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Take a walk around the marsh as you learn more about these fascinating little creatures and observe them in their natural environment. $4 per person. To register, visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.

Jester Jim at the Park

Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park presents an afternoon of fun with Jester Jim on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. Part of Long Island State Parks Summer Entertainment, Jester Jim’s show is filled with juggling, magic, audience participation, beat boxing, balancing and tons of comedy. Don’t miss out on this fun family show! Vehicle use fee of $10. Call 269-4333 for more information.

Picture Book Workshop

The Reboli Center for Art & History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook presents a Children’s Picture Book Making workshop for children in grades 1 to 4 with local artist Bonnie Connelly on Aug. 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. $10 per child includes all  needed materials. To register, call 751-7707 or visit www.rebolicenter.org.

FILM

‘Dolphin Tale 2’/’Shark Tale’

The 5th annual Farmingville Flicks Movie Series will kick off with Dolphin Tale 2 on Aug. 4 and Shark Tale on Aug. 11 at the Local Church, 1070 Portion Road, Farmingville at dusk. The series continues with Finding Nemo on Aug. 18 and Disney’s Moana on Aug. 25. Presented by Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce and Sachem Public Library. Bring seating. Free but registration is required by visiting www.farmingvillechamber.com.

‘The Sandlot’

The Stony Brook Fire Department  Station #2, 1410 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook will host its 4th annual drive-in movie night fundraiser on Aug. 6 with a screening of The Sandlot. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with showtime at 8 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 20. For information and ticket prices, call 793-0432 or visit www.sbfd.org.

‘My Neighbor Totoro’

The Cinema Arts Cenre, 423 Park Ave., Huntingotn celebrates the return of its Cinema For Kids series with a screening of My Neighbor Totoro on Aug. 7 at noon. When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece featuring the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and Dakota and Elle Fanning. Tickets are $12 adults $5 children. For more info, call 423-7610

THEATER

‘Knuffle Bunny’

From Aug. 5 to Sept. 3, the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smihtown will present Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale from Aug. 5 to Sept. 3 with one special performance on the grounds of the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Trixie, her father, and her favorite stuffed bunny set off on a trip to the laundromat. The trip brings wonder, excitement and joy to the lively toddler until she realizes that she has lost Knuffle Bunny. Trixie does everything in her power to make her father understand the emergency, but her father fails to see the issue at hand. Filled with adventure, song and dancing laundry, it’s the perfect show for a family-friendly outing! Tickets are $18. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org.

‘Junie B. Jones The Musical’

Children’s theater continues at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport with Junie B. Jones The Musical from July 23 to Aug. 28. Sneak a peek into the “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal” of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones! Based on the top selling children’s book series, this upbeat musical follows the spunky Junie as she navigates through the ups and downs of her first day of 1st grade. All seats are $20. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

‘Sleeping Beauty’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson presents Sleeping Beauty, a charming re-telling of the most wonderful fairy tale of all, from Aug. 5 to Aug. 13. When Briar Rose falls asleep because of a wicked fairy’s evil spell, all seems lost until true love’s first kiss breaks the spell. A memorable story for this or any time. $10 per person. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com

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

 

Dexy. Photo from Smithtown Animal Shelter

MEET DEXY!

Check out those peepers! This stunning lady is Dexy, a gray and white tabby cat currently up for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter. 

Estimated to be approximately one year old, Dexy is as affectionate and outgoing as a cat can get. She came to the shelter as a stray with her kittens and has won over everyone’s heart. This sweetheart would be a wonderful addition to any home. 

If you would like to meet Dexy, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting.

The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are currently Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

The following incidents have been reported by Suffolk County Police:

Commack

■ A petit larceny was reported at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Jericho Turnpike in Commack on July 23. A man allegedly placed assorted Nike clothing valued at $600 in a bag and walked out without paying.

■ Princess Deli Bagels on Jericho Turnpike in Commack reported a burglary on July 20. Unknown suspects broke the front glass door to gain entry.

Scam alert! A woman shopping at Costco Wholesale on Garet Place in Commack reported that while she was loading merchandise into her car on July 21 a woman approached her asking for directions. She later realized that her credit cards had been stolen from her purse which had been on the driver’s seat.

Dix Hills

■ A car was stolen from a driveway on McCulloch Drive in Dix Hills on July 21. The vehicle, a 2022 Audi Q3, was valued at $40,000.

Farmingville

■ A 2022 blue Audi SQ5 was allegedly stolen from the driveway of a residence on Roberta Avenue in Farmingville by an unknown man on July 20. The key fob had been left in the vehicle, which was valued at $30,000.

Huntington

■ Sal D’s Italian Restaurant on Wall Street in Huntington reported a burglary on July 23. Unknown suspects pried open the back door to gain entry and stole cash and the restaurant’s security system.

Huntington Station

■ Liquor Plaza on Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station reported a petit larceny on July 24. A man and a woman allegedly stole several bottles of vodka valued at $70.

Kings Park

■ A handicapped placard was reported stolen from a car parked at St. Johnland Nursing Center on Sunken Meadow Road in Kings Park on July 19.

Lake Grove

■ Bed Bath & Beyond on Nesconset Highway in Lake Grove reported a shoplifter on July 22. A woman allegedly stole a Shark vacuum valued at $350.

■ Police were called to the Macy’s parking lot at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove on July 24. Someone broke the front and rear passenger side windows of a vehicle and stole two iPhones and two pairs of iPods.

Melville

Scam alert! A woman shopping at Costco Wholesale on Broadhollow Road in Melville reported that while she was loading merchandise into her car on July 21, she was approached in the parking lot by a woman asking for directions. When she went to a second store she realized that her credit cards were missing from her purse.

■ Dick’s Sporting Goods on Walt Whitman Road in Melville reported a shoplifter on July 23. A woman allegedly entered the store, cut the sensors off of several items of clothing and walked out with the merchandise which was valued at approximately $240.

Port Jefferson Station

■ Shoprite on Nesconset Highway in Port Jefferson Station reported a shoplifter on July 24. A man allegedly stole assorted food items valued at $49.

Selden

■ Walgreens on Middle Country Road in Selden called the police on July 20 to report a petit larceny. A man and woman allegedly stole several cases of Modelo beer worth $116.

■ Brothers Grim Games and Collectibles on Middle Country Road in Selden reported a burglary on July 22. Unknown suspects broke a glass door to gain entry and allegedly stole collectible Pokémon cards worth $1,000.

Smithtown

■ Bagel Express on West Main Street in Smithtown was burglarized on July 19. Unknown suspects broke the front glass door to gain entry and stole cash from the register.

■ The Smithtown Senior Center on Middle Country Road in Smithtown called the police on July 22 to report that catalytic converters were stolen from two senior citizen buses in the parking lot.

South Setauket

■ A petit larceny was reported at Target on Pond Path in South Setauket on July 14. A man allegedly loaded assorted health and beauty products valued at approximately $200 into a shopping cart, concealed the items and walked out of the store without paying.

Stony Brook

■ Marshalls on Nesconset Highway in Stony Brook called the police on July 22 report a shoplifter.  A person allegedly stole assorted clothing worth $126. When confronted, the suspect punched a security guard in the face and fled.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS.

— COMPILED BY HEIDI SUTTON

Join Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson for one of its last two performances of “Puss-In-Boots,” a hilarious musical re-telling of a boy and his ingenious feline on July 29 and July 30 at 11 a.m. When Christopher inherits his father’s clever cat, he sets out on an adventure that takes him to the palace of King Vexmus and beyond and learns that faith comes from within. $10 per person. To order, call 631-928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

ROCK & ROLL! Brady Rymer & The Little Band That Could head to Heckscher Park on Aug. 2.
PROGRAMS

Mid-Tide Splash

Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park hosts a Mid-Tide Splash for children ages 6 and up on July 31 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Get ready to get wet! Participants will go down to the marsh to seine, collect, and identify animals that make this unique brackish water environment their home! Make sure you wear water shoes and clothing that’s good for water. $4 per person. To register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.

Poetry Workshop

Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport hosts a Poetry in the Threads writing workshop for children ages 8 to 12 on Aug. 2 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Learn to write short poetry inspired by historical clothing- army uniforms, vintage Scout gear, and more. Write about items in the Society collection or bring a vintage item important to your family. Participants will receive a notebook and Northport Historical Society pencil. $25 per participant. To register, call 757-9859 or visit www.northporthistoricalsociety.org.

Children’s concert

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington welcomes Brady Rymer & The Little Band That Could to the Chapin Rainbow Stage for a free kids rock concert on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. . Bring seating. Visit www.huntingtonarts.org.

Dance Party with Didi Maxx

It’s time to party! The Village of Port Jefferson continues its Children Shows series at the Jill Nees Russell Performance Stage at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson with a Dance Party with Didi Maxx on Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Free. Bring seating. Visit www.portjeff.com.

Summer Drop-In Workshop

Join the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington for a Summer Drop-In Workshop every Thursday through Aug. 18 including Aug. 4 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Create fun works of art in a variety of materials inspired by artwork in the Museum’s Collection and exhibitions. Each week’s project will be exciting and different. Programs will be held both in the Museum and in Heckscher Park. Fee is $10 per child, adults free, payable at the door and includes all art supplies and general admission to the museum. Call 380-3230.

THEATER

‘Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We’re in a Play!’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Art presents Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We’re in Play! outdoors on the grounds of the Smithtown Historical Society. 239 E. Main St., Smithtown from July 9 to July 29. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are “bestus” friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible. Tickets are $18 per person. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org. 

‘Puss-In-Boots’

Last week! Join Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson for a hilarious musical re-telling of Puss-In-Boots, the tale of a boy and his ingenious feline, from July 8 to July 30. When Christopher inherits his father’s clever cat, he sets out on an adventure that takes him to the palace of King Vexmus and beyond and learns that faith comes from within. $10 per person. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

‘Junie B. Jones The Musical’

Children’s theater continues at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport with Junie B. Jones The Musical from July 23 to Aug. 28. Sneak a peek into the “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal” of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones! Based on the top selling children’s book series, this upbeat musical follows the spunky Junie as she navigates through the ups and downs of her first day of 1st grade. All seats are $20. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. See review on page B23.

‘Knuffle Bunny’

From Aug. 5 to Sept. 3, the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smihtown will present Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale from Aug. 5 to Sept. 3 with one special performance on the grounds of the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Trixie, her father, and her favorite stuffed bunny set off on a trip to the laundromat. The trip brings wonder, excitement and joy to the lively toddler until she realizes that she has lost Knuffle Bunny. Trixie does everything in her power to make her father understand the emergency, but her father fails to see the issue at hand. Filled with adventure, song and dancing laundry, it’s the perfect show for a family-friendly outing! Tickets are $18. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org.

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

Photo from WMHO
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 Miko Marks & The Abrams on July 28, Rieko Tsuchida & Maximillian Morel on July 29, ‘“Tick, Tick…Boom!” by Plaza Theatrical Productions on July 30, Swingtime Big Band on July 31, Twin Shores and Island Hills Chorus on Aug. 3 and L.I. Dance Consortium on Aug. 4.  All shows start at 8 p.m. Bring seating. Free. See children’s shows on page B23. For more information, visit www.huntingtonarts.org.

Thursday July 28

Summer Thursdays at the LIM

Enjoy a night of science and suds at the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. View the current exhibition, Atoms to Cosmos: The Story of the Brookhaven National Laboratory and take part in a science-themed trivia while sipping on local beer or wine. Bring seating. Free admission. No registration required. Visit www.longislandmuseum.org.

Cooking with the Stars

The Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown continues its Cooking with the Strars, a series featuring local culinary pros sharing tips, techniques, and a taste to bring the community together, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Smithtown Town Supervisor Ed Wehrheim will show off his skills in the kitchen during this outdoor even., Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $35 at the door (cash or check). Call 265-6768 or visit www.smithtownhistorical.org.

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 Endless Summer (Beach Boys tribute). Bring a chair or blanket for seating. For more information, call 360-2480 ext.150 after 3 p.m.

Community Band concert

The Northport Community Band concludes  its summer concert series at the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park tonight with a concert titled Family Finale at 8:30 p.m. with the traditional 1812 Overture with cannons fired. Opening act will be the Northport Schools SMARTSummer students performance. Bring seating. Rain location is Northport High School. Call 261-6972 or visit www.ncb59.org.

Friday July 29

Happenings on Main Street 

The Northport Arts Coalition presents a free concert by The Twangtown Paramours 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.

Musical Moments in Kings Park

The Kings Park Civic Association continues its 2022 Musical Moments series tonight at Russ Savatt Park, 14 Main St., Kings Park at 7:30 p.m. with the Eagle River Band (Eagles tribute). Bring seating. Call 516-319-0672.

Smithtown Summer Comedy

Beat the summer heat with a night of laughs at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown at 8 p.m. In  partnership with Governor’s Comedy Clubs, the evening of comedy will feature stand-ups Tom McGuire, Eric Haft and Carie Karavas. Tickets are $45/ $40 members and includes open bar of beer and wine. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org.

Bobby Brooks Wilson in concert

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson continues its 2022 Summer Concert Series with Bobby Brooks Wilson at 8 p.m. The son of legendary R&B/Soul Singer, Jackie Wilson. Bobby has the same amazing traits and talents of his father, that many say Jackie Wilson’s legacy lives on through him. His adoring fans have dubbed him as ‘Mr. Entertainment’ from his natural ability to entertain and bring crowds to life. With a special performance by The Chiclettes. Tickets are $59. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

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 or visit www.theatrethree.com for more information.

Saturday July 30 

Honey Bee Festival

Garden of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead will hold a Honey Bee Festival today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch how real beekeepers tend for hives, extract honey and more! Honey and beeswax product vendors. Honey Hayrides at 10, 11, 12, 1 and 2 take you to fields of fresh sunflowers. Great photo ops. Rain date is July 31. Tickets are $15 online at www.gardenofevefarm.com. For more information, call 722-8777.

Civil War Encampment 

Join the 67th New York for a Civil War Encampment at Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eatwood Blvd., Centereach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk around camp and learn about soldier uniforms, weapons, and camp life. Open to all and no registration necessary.

For more information, call 585-9393.

Port Palooza

The Village of Port Jefferson and The Port Jefferson Harbor Education and Arts Conservancy present the 2nd annual “Port Palooza” mini music festival on the Jill Nees Russell Stage at Harborfront Park, 101-A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson from noon to dusk. Featured artists include Cole Fortier and Band, Grand Folk Railroad, The PJ All Stars, MJT, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks and the Keenan Zach Trio. Free. Visit www.portpalooza.com.

WMHO’s Pop Up Saturday

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization continues its Pop-Up Saturdays at the Stony Brook Village Center with Characatures by Marty Macaluso 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 .

Barn Dance Fundraiser 

Hop into your boots and head over to Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead for their annual Barn Dance fundraiser from 6 to 9:30 p.m. There, you’ll dig into a BBQ dinner by The Catered Fork and locally crafted drinks by Doublespeak Craft Cocktails, local beer by Jamesport Farm Brewery, and wine from Peconic Bay Vineyards before dancing the night away to live music. Famed caller Chart Guthrie will lead the group through traditional country dancing in the historic Naugles Barn. $75 to $150 per person. Call 298-5292 or visit www.hallockville.org.

George Washington Living History

Celebrate St. James, 176 2nd. St/. St. James presents Living History with George Washington from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Living Historian Michael Grillo will bring the past to life through his historical re-enactment of George Washington as he returns to the home of The Washington Spy Trail right here on 25A in St. James, and much more! Tickets are $25, $20 seniors. To register, visit www.celebratestjames.org or call 984-0201.

Selena and Gloria Estefan tribute

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson continues its 2022 Summer Concert Series with a tribute to Selena and Gloria Estefan at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Sunday July 31

Community food drive

Theatre Three hosts a community food drive for the food pantry at Infant Jesus Church in Port Jefferson from 9 a.m. to noon. See more on page B15.

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 the Wayne Hart Band 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 Linda Ipanema performing traditional jazz songs. Free. Bring seating.  Call 751-2244 or visit wmho.org.

Monday Aug. 1

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Tuesday Aug. 2

Watercolor Painting

As part of its summer program series, Frank Melville Memorial Park, 1 Old Field Road, Setauket will present a watercolor painting workshop 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.

National Night Out in Ridge

Join the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office for a National Night Out at Fireman’s Memorial Park, 725 Middle Country Road, Ridge from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy vehicle displays, bingo games, Safety Town, softball games, tug of war, ice cream, bbq and more. Fun for the whole family. Free.  Visit www.suffolksheriff.com.

National Night Out in Centereach

Councilman Kevin J. LaValle, the SCPD 6th Precinct and the Middle Country Public Library presents a National Night Out event at the Centereach Pool Complex, 286 Hawkins Road, Centereach from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with music, swimming, vendors and more. Free. For more information, call 451-6647.

Rocky Point Concert series

The North Shore Youth Council and Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker kick off a Summer Concert Series at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 614 Route 25A, Rocky Point on with the Swingtime Big Band at 7 p.m. The Swing era comes to life  with nostalgic favorites from the Great American Songbook thanks to this powerful 20-piece band! Bring seating. Questions? Call 403-4846.

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 Bon Journey (tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey). Rain dates are the next day. Bring seating. Questions? Call 672-5197 or visit www.nesconsetchamber.org

Wednesday Aug. 3

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

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 with a performance of “The Taming of the Shrew” (Shakespeare in the Park) by the Northeast Stage at 7 p.m. Bring seating. Call 821-1313 or visit www.pjstchamber.com. 

Summerfest Concerts

The Northport Chamber of Commerce kicks off its August Summerfest Concerts at the Northport Village Park Bandshell, Northport with a performance by the Liverpool Shuffle 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 Roots Foundation. Bring seating. Call 473-5220 or visit www.gpjac.org.

Thursday Aug. 4

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.

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.

Film

‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will present a special screening of  Fast Times at Ridgemont High on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. in honor of its 40th anniversary. This hilarious portrayal of Southern California high school students and their favorite subjects — sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll — features a classic soundtrack that includes hits from The Go-Go’s, Oingo Boingo, and The Cars. Four decades later, Universal Pictures’ Fast Times at Ridgemont High remains as bold, daring and funny as it was a generation ago. Rated R. Tickets are $12, $10 seniors and students. Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

‘Bull Durham’

Join award-winning film director / author Ron Shelton for an event celebrating the publication of his new book, The Church of Baseball:  The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington o July 29 at 7 p.m. The event will include a screening of Bull Durham starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, a discussion and Q&A with director Ron Shelton, a book signing and reception. Tickets for book & film is $38, film only $20.Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

‘Minari’

The Village of Port Jefferson continues its Movies on the Harbor series at Harborfront Park, 101-A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson with a screening of .Minari on Aug. 2 at dusk. Rain date is the next evening. Bring seating. Free. Call 473-4724 or visit www.portjeff.com.

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, www.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. 

‘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.

‘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.

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Theatre Three will host a food and personal care items drive on Sunday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please help those in need during these difficult times. Items will be collected at the Infant Jesus Church food pantry, 110 Hawkins St. (off Myrtle Ave.) in Port Jefferson Village.

At this time, the pantry has an extreme need of the following items: juice, white rice (1 lb and 2 lb bags), coffee, pancake mix (complete), mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, sugar, Maseca corn flour, cooking oil, cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit, black beans and healthy snacks as well as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, baby wipes and diapers (size 5 & 6). Grocery store gift cards and cash also accepted. 

For more information, please call 631-938-6464.