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NSIDE IGreenlaw nHISTORY Filmmaker Party Like It’s 1936 At Vanderbilt 3
ARTS The ‘Age Of Tiffany’ At Heckscher
COMMUNITY Animal Hospital Gears For Client Appreciation 9
FOODIES Brews Brothers Serves Up Fine Wings, More 10 Northport VA teams up to get veteran new set of wheels 8
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POLICE REPORT Compiled by Connor Beach
Goals, Flags & Traffic
Gooooooals in store... The 2018 FIFA World If your flag is damaged by the weather or worn out by the sun, take the old flag down, put up Cup kicked off this morning with host nation a new one and take the old flag Russia facing off against Saudi Arabia. I have to a place where it can be to say, I am very excited. Although soccer, esproperly disposed of. Alpecially professional or interIN THE KNOW though we all have good innational soccer, isn’t all that WITH AUNT ROSIE tentions, sometimes a worn popular here in the states, the or tattered flag can be worse World Cup has to be one of, if not the biggest than no flag at all. sporting events in the world. Unfortunately the U.S. Men’s National Team failed to qualify Ground traffic control... I know this may be a for the competition this year, which makes it little outside the borders of our town, but I had much less enjoyable for me, this year promises to pick up a friend from LaGuardia airport this to produce great play and an upset or two. weekend -- what a mess! It was Sunday afterWhile the world heavyweights like Germany, noon, so of course there was some extra traffic Spain and Brazil are sure to make an impact, on the roads due to people returning home teams like England, France, Belgium, Argentifrom what may have been their first weekend na and Portugal will certainly hope that they out or the East End or some other weekend can make their presence felt on the world’s getaway. The traffic I can understand. What I biggest stage. Although I don’t have a particucan not understand is how the forces that be lar team that I am rooting for, I think it would decided to reroute the traffic patterns due to be fun to see a young English side captained by the construction at the airport. I have been to 24-year-old Spurs striker Harry Kane win its LaGuardia several times since construction first World Cup since 1966. began on the new terminal, but it never ceases Flag Day... Unbeknownst to many Americans, to amaze me what they ask drivers to do just to get around the place. From zero space to today our country celebrates Flag Day. Estabmerge to cramming three lanes of traffic into lished by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 one in just a few hundred feet, I always dread and by Congress in 1946, Flag Day celebrates my trips to LaGuardia. the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. With the summer (Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have months now upon us, many Huntington resicomments, ideas, or tips about what’s happening dents will take the opportunity to hang an in your neck of the woods, write to me today and let American Flag on their porch, house or in me know the latest. To contact me, drop a line to their yard. Let us all take a moment on Flag Aunt Rosie, c/o The Long-Islander, 14 Wall Street, Day to make sure that, if we are going to hang Huntington NY 11743. Or try the e-mail at out a flag, we make sure that it stays in email@example.com) spectable condition throughout the summer.
Photo Of The Week SANDY AND LEO KORNFELD Sandy and Leo Kornfeld of Huntington celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on June 7. They have lived in Huntington Village near friendly neighbor/friends for more than 54 years. Both are retired today; Leo was a lawyer and later a judge, and Sandy was a public relations professional and later a travel agent. The parents of three adult children, they also have five grandchildren and three adorable great-grandchildren. They are happy to be close to Heckscher Park and Museum and many stores for shopping, said Sandy, adding, “life can be beautiful, so enjoy every moment.”
At around 10:21 p.m., April 4 an unknown suspect burgled a Candlewood Path residence in Dix Hills, according to police. Suffolk police said the suspect smashed a glass door and entered the residence, but it was not immediately clear what was stolen from the house. Police have classified the incident as second-degree burglary and are still searching for a suspect.
An unknown suspect robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts on Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station at around 7:10 p.m., April 1, police said. The suspect entered the store and stole a cell phone, wallet and cash from victims in the store, according to Suffolk police. Police have classified the incident as second-degree robbery and are still searching for a suspect.
Fast Food Fight
At around 11:15 p.m., April 4 a fight broke out at the McDonald’s restaurant on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station, according to police. Police said a victim was punched in the head during the scuffle. Police have classified the incident as assault, and no arrests have been made.
An unknown suspect broke into PAG Auto Center on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station at around 7:30 p.m., April 2, Suffolk police said. The suspect broke a door and a window to enter the business and took a T.V., police said. Police have classified the incident as third-degree grand larceny and are still searching for a suspect.
An unknown suspect entered Morning Dew Foot Spa on Larkfield Road in East Northport at around 4:00 p.m., May 29 and stole a person’s purse, Suffolk police said. Police have classified the incident as fourthdegree grand larceny, and no arrests have been made.
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It’s 1936 Again At The Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Mansion in Centerport has been transported back to 1936, when Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan was enjoying a reunion of her friends in the women’s suffrage movement. As part of Vanderbilt’s popular, annual Living History tours, guides dressed as members of the Vanderbilt family and household staff tell stories about the mansion’s famous residents and their worldrenowned visitors. For more than a decade, Living History tours have been given through the elegant, 24-room, Spanish-Revival waterfront mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stories told on the tours are based on the oral histories of people who worked for the Vanderbilts as teenagers and young adults. Some stories originated in Mr. Vanderbilt’s books of his world travels and extensive sea journeys. This summer of 1936 was eventful. “The movie Captains Courageous with Spencer Tracy is playing in the theaters, and Agatha Christie’s new novel, Dumb Witness, is in the bookstores,” said Stephanie Gress, director of curatorial affairs. “Legendary aviator Amelia Earhart is lost at sea in July, and European leaders are faced with threats of German expansion. The U.S. Post Office has just issued a commemorative stamp in honor of the women’s voting rights activist and social reformer Susan B. Anthony on the 30th anniversary of her death in 1906.” Living History tours are given Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person and available at the door only. The museum is also now displaying items in two guest rooms that commemorate the centennial of women’s right to vote in New York State. For more info, visit Vanderbiltmuseum.org.
Living History cast members Ellen Mason, Peter Reganato, Beverly Pokorny and Florence Lucker.
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Council Celebrates 55th Anniversary, Honors Trio The Huntington Arts Council recently celebrated its 55th anniversary by a trio of locals artists. Lisa Hock Mack, director of
Huntington Fine Arts; Stan Brodsky, an artist; and Robert Carter, an artist and educator; were honored at the May 17 celebration hosted at Huntington Fine
Lisa Hock Mack comes from a strong creative heritage. Forty years ago, she founded Lisa Hock, Inc, creating commissioned artwork for corporations and private entities across the country. Another division of her company focuses on portfolio preparation and college counseling for art students. Her quest in life is to help as many children that she can creatively, and without exclusivity. Painting is her passion, and inspiring young people to pursue their dreams is her mission. She became the director of Huntington Fine Arts 27 years ago, when she met her late husband, Joseph Mack, a master sculptor, who founded the studio in 1971. His philosophy of artistic individuality was deeply rooted into the core of HFA. The organization works closely with their students to compile portfolios that mirror their inner being. This preparation allows them to apply to the best colleges in the country and achieve the scholarships they deserve. These students are the next generation, and knowing that creativity is a freedom and a power, they will positively impact our society through their artistic pursuits.
Stan Brodsky spent his childhood in Brooklyn, Greenwich Village and New York City after serving as a soldier in World War II. He was fortunate to study in Missouri and Iowa, receiving his bachelor’s degree in photo journalism and a master’s in painting; and later his doctorate in art education from Columbia. Brodsky has been an exhibiting artist for more than 50 years. His passion for
painting is as strong now as ever. He has traveled extensively absorbing the colors and textures of new landscapes. His career has been recognized with an extensive list of awards and exhibitions in a vast number of galleries such as June Kelly Gallery, Lerner-Heller Gallery, Mortimer Brandt Gallery, Heckscher Museum of Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Parrish Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Municipal Gallery, Regensburg. He has also held several academic positions: professor of art, director of studio programs at LIU, CW Post; professor emeritus of art at LIU, Brookville; and assistant professor at University of Delaware.
Dix Hills resident Robert Carter is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, where at an early age he was receptive to line, color and form, having an intuitive feeling for design. His sensitivity to detail became the legacy and abiding thread that connects the continuum of his art and distinguishes his art of today. The dignity of the human spirit reigns within the people of his compositions, uplifted by the virtuosity of his hand and understanding of human nature. Carter earned his master of fine arts degree at Pratt Institute of Fine Arts in New York. As an artist/illustrator his work is in the permanent collections of museums and private collectors throughout the U.S., numerous art books, as well as his work as a contract illustrator for major New York publishers. Carter is a professor of art at SUNY Nassau Community College, where he teaches drawing, painting and design. He is a sought-after lecturer and demonstrator in numerous public schools, universities and private art organizations.
member Tonito Valderrama donated his time to install a unique environmental art display reflecting his relationship and appreciation of nature. The event also focused on the programs the Huntington Arts Council provide, such as promoting student artwork. “The Huntington Arts Council is grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the arts community in the Huntington Fine Arts, such an inspiring space. Thank you to the honorees, HAC staff, members of the board, event committee, sponsors, donors and the community. The 55th Anniversary Celebration was a success in so many ways. It truly was a unique, inspiring event,” said Executive Director Marc Courtade.
Pictured are Diego Garcia, Maryann Hurd, Nancy Tracy and her son Cameron.
Pictured at the celebration are Josh Chapin, right, with Lisa Hock Mack, seated, and her family
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Arts in Greenlawn. The celebration included cocktails, dinner, silent auction and live music. Lisa Hock Mack was presented with the Harry & Sandy Chapin Arts and Humanitarian Award. Stan Brodsky and Robert Carter were each presented with the Harry & Sandy Chapin Legacy Award. Josh Chapin, Harry’s and Sandy’s son, helped present the awards and celebrate with the honorees. Honorees each received several proclamations and letters of congratulations from local and state officials, including Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci. As a tribute to each of the honorees, their work was displayed throughout the studio during the event. Artist
Above: Performing at the celebration is the Huntington High School String Quartet. Inset: Dudley Music performs at the celebration.
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‘Age Of Tiffany’ At The Heckscher By Connor Beach firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington has a new exhibition that features works of art by a worldrenowned glassmaker from the turn of the 20th century with several Long Island connections. Works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, who revolutionized the art of stained glass, are the centerpiece of the “The Age of Tiffany: Between Nouveau and Deco” exhibition at the Heckscher Museum. The exhibition, which opened in April, includes art from the museum’s own collection of Tiffany and other artist, as well as a stained glass window that was loaned to the museum by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in Queens. Lindsay Parrot, executive director and curator of The Neustadt, said the loan is particularly meaningful because August Heckscher, founder of the Heckscher Museum, was a notable client of Tiffany’s. Lisa Chalif, curator of The Heckscher Museum of Art, said many of the objects came through a donation from the
Baker/Pisano Collection, while many of the Tiffany material was acquired from a donation by Theresa A. Cwierzyk and Sidney Gordon. “The Tiffany works are the earliest decorative arts in our collection, and we started there because of Tiffany’s association with Long Island,” Chalif said. Tiffany, who was born in 1848 and died in 1933, lived and worked during a period of intense interest with interior decoration and decorative arts, and he produced a broad range of stained glass windows, lamps and vases using innovative new techniques that Chalif said were inspired by an exposure of American artists to international influences. The artist founded Tiffany Studios in 1902 and manufactured many of his works in glass furnaces in Corona, Queens.
“The exhibit is a really stunning presentation,” Chalif said. “The gallery looks very rich and full, and the Tiffany objects are really beautiful.” In 1905, Tiffany designed and decorated his own home, Laurelton Hall, in the village of Laurel Hollow. “The fact that Tiffany lived on
Long Island so close to The Heckscher Museum is definitely a reason that we want to show Tiffany work,” Chalif said. The “Age of Tiffany” exhibition will be on display at The Heckscher Museum of Art until July 22, and for more information visit Heckscher.org.
Above, from Left:
The Age of Tiffany: Between Nouveau and Deco
Tiffany Studio, “Glass Vase” c. 1900-1912, Heckscher Museum of Art
Decorative arts from the museum’s collection, including work by Louis Comfort Tiffany, through July 22 at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., first Fridays from 4-8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-351-3250.
Tiffany Studio, “Spring Peony Table Lamp,” c. 1900-1920, Heckscher Museum of Art Tiffany Studio, “Vine-Covered Cross,” The Neustadt Collections, Queens Museum
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She’s ‘Water Wise’ Huntington girl wins water safety kids art contest The YMCA of Long Island and Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities recently selected a Huntington girl as the winner of its Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest. Isabella Goutevenier, 9, won the contest, which was launched to help make children more aware of the importance of water safety. It was intended to encourage children ages 12 and under to express their artistic interpretations of water safety and share their own tips for peers. More than 100 submissions were received. During the special Water Wise Water Safety event, held at Stew Leonard’s in East Meadow, Kim and Stew Leonard, Jr. presented the YMCA of Long Island with a donation of $20,000 to underwrite swim lessons for 210 local children, teaching them critical water safety skills, and to certify 10 young adults to become American Red Cross Certified Life Guards. Both organizations strive to educate and engage local communities about the importance of being a responsible swimmer, and this joint ven-
Nine-year-old Isabella Goutevenier, of Huntington, was selected as the winner of the Water Wise Water Safety Kids Art Contest. Her submission described how she stays safe in the water by looking for a lifeguard and listening to them.
ture is the latest initiative aimed at keeping Long Islanders safe this summer. A jury of representatives from the Stew Leonard III Children’s Char-
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Julia Friedman of Centerport is one of the five SUNY New Paltz students who received a 2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards. The award recognizes SUNY students who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, leadership, service and through other contributions to living and learning communities across the SUNY system.
Emily Ramonetti of Northport, a first-year composition major in Ithaca College’s School of Music, was selected and will be attending as a participant in the area of composition for the Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest.
Local residents were among more than 700 students who graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on May 12. James Leonick of East Northport graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science; Matthew Whitcher of Huntington Station graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics; and Dylan Bodo of Melville graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Recent graduates from the State University of New York at Potsdam include: Emily Haller of Huntington, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and French and Mathematics; and Amanda Segale of East Northport, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.
Arielle Soury of Dix Hills received an award recognizing her community service efforts during a ceremony at SUNY Oneonta’s Alumni Hall Theater on May 11. The event was hosted by the Center for Social Responsibility and Community on recognition of seniors who volunteered 350 hours or more during their time at SUNY Oneonta. Soury majored in Psychology at SUNY Oneonta.
Local residents were among award winners at Wesleyan University. Julie McDonald of Commack was awarded the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry Honor Society, which recognizes exceptional
Posing during the water safety event held at Stew Leonard’s in East Meadow are, from left: Anne Brigis, president and CEO of YMCA of Long Island; Doreen Miner, director of Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities; Kim Leonard and Stew Leonard Jr., co-founders and directors of Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities; and Stewie the Duck.
ities and YMCA of LI selected Isabella because her drawing beautifully represented how children can stay safe in and around the water. She
juniors and seniors pursuing a degree in the molecular life sciences for their scholarly achievement, research accomplishments, and outreach activities. She also won the Hawk Prize, given to students who have done the most effective work in biochemistry. Jaime Marvin of Northport was awarded the Olin Fellowship, which supports supervised work in English outside the Wesleyan course structure. Gavin Theofield of East Northport graduated from Nazareth College with a Master of Social Work degree in Social Work.
Sarah Conroy of East Northport received an undergraduate degree during Nazareth College’s 91st Commencement Exercises held on May 13. Conroy graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Gerontology,and Psychology. Local residents were among the class of 2018 who received degrees
will receive a $50 gift card to Stew Leonard’s Food Store, a Stewie the Duck Gift Basket, and free swim lessons at the YMCA of Long Island. Compiled by Peter Sloggatt
at Gettysburg College commencement ceremonies. They are: Eileen Gazzola, Max Karen, Kelliann O’Connor, and Anthony Puca, all of Huntington; Aileen Reilly of Huntington Station; Tanner Morrow of Greenlawn; Amanda Richman of Commack; and Frank Stubbolo and Emily Kaminsky, both of Centerport.
Several local residents were among nearly 600 master’s and doctoral students awarded degrees at University of Scranton’s graduate commencement ceremony held May 26. Alexandra M. Crowley of East Northport earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy; Kevin Conklin of Commack earned a Master of Accountancy; Neil M. Vita of Melville earned a Master of Accountancy with a major in accountancy; Kevin P. Pelisson of Huntington earned a Master of Business Administration. Ryley Conway of Commack is a 2018 John Carroll University graduate.
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Jim Breuer has had his mind made up about becoming a professional comedian since he was a 16-year-old at Valley Stream Central High School, and now the native Long Islander has the chance to perform in front of his hometown fans every month. Breuer, 50, is already four months into his gig as a resident comic at The Paramount in Huntington, and his popularity doesn’t seem to be wearing thin. Breuer sold out his first three shows, and it appears that the trend will continue when he takes the stage Saturday night for his one-man show that features stories, improve, music and special guests. Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown was the site of Breuer’s first ever stand-up comedy performance after he graduated from high school, and it eventually led Breuer to make a move down to Florida in 1989 to continue his career. Breuer joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” from 1995-1998, and in 1998 he starred in the movie “Half Baked.” Breuer also featured in the Kevin James comedy T.V. series “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS, which was canceled by the network last month. Growing up in Nassau County, Breuer was always an avid fan of the New York Mets, and he has continued to uses his fame to support his childhood team. Breuer’s career has brought him back to Long Island on countless
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Long Island native Jim Breuer is scheduled to perform the fifth show of his residency at The Paramount in Huntington on Saturday night.
occasions where he has created a loyal following at The Paramount. He has performed over a dozen sold out shows at the Huntington village venue over the last few years. Breuer dismissed the idea that performing at one venue so often might become repetitive, and it appears that fans have agreed with him. The Jim Breuer Residency continues at The Paramount on June 16 when doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets range from $29.50-$200 (VIP) nd can be purchased at the box office or online at Paramountny.com
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Army veteran Connor Kirk, center, recently landed a new car after he was nominated by the Northport VA for the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program.
Military Vet Set Up With New Wheels Thanks To Northport VA Hospital In honor of Military Appreciation Month, an Operation Enduring Freedom Army Veteran was gifted a 2013 Toyota Prius. Connor Kirk served in Afghanistan until 2016, but endured struggles when coming back to the states. Eager to move forward, Kirk got in contact with the Northport VA Medical Center, and officials helped him get back on his feet. He also recently received a new car as part of the Recycled Rides program run by the National Auto Body Council, a nonprofit dedicated to developing, implementing and promoting community-based initiatives. The Northport VA nominated Kirk for the program. “This is just a blessing, I can’t take the smile off my face,” Kirk said at the Recycled Rides event, which was held at Village of Patchogue Fire Department. Kirk, who currently works two jobs, plans to attend college and start a new career within the next few years. Along with The Collison Centers, Driving 4 Changed hosted the Recycled Rides event. Also, Allstate insurance donated the vehicle; The Collision Centers of Patchogue repaired the Toyota Prius; Collision Diagnostic, Apple Honda, Pro Tech Locksmith and Kemperle Paint donated parts and services; and Enterprise Rent-A-Car donated refreshments. “It is always amazing to me that so many people and organizations come together to do good,” said Madison Larson, HR Manager at The Collision Centers. “It makes NABC’s Recycled Rides program such a great thing to be a part of. Watching the smile on the recipient’s face makes it all worth it.” Also in attendance were Patchogue Councilman Neil Foley; State Assemblyman Dean Murray; and Suffolk Legislator Robert Calarco; Beth Hanlon, of Riverhead Allstate; and Kourtney Bevis, of PMYCS.
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Photo courtesy of Dr. Jeff Kramer
Animal Hospital To Host Client Appreciation Party By Joseph Marasciullo
Dr. Jeff Kramer and the Huntington Animal Hospital will host a party celebrating the 66th anniversary of the practice this weekend. The client appreciation party, to be held Saturday, is also open to the public and will be held at the 113 Walt Whitman Road hospital in Huntington Station. The Huntington Animal Hospital is a family-owned practice that mainly cares for dogs and cats. The practice provides a wide range of veterinary services; including surgical services, diagnostic appointments, dentistry services, pharmaceutical services, xray and radiology services; and boarding services. This is the second time that Huntington Animal Hospital has held a client appreciation party. It was held once before back in 2012 for the 60th
anniversary of the practice. Kramer said the idea for the event came from his staff members, who wanted to celebrate the practice’s new clients and the 60th anniversary of the practice. The event will include free food, raffles and other giveaways. Various medical professionals from Huntington Animal Hospital will also be in attendance. Pets are welcome, of course, and all proceeds will be donated to Pet Peeves. The self-proclaimed “voice of Long Island Pets,” Pet Peeves is a Long Island-based nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for animal shelters of all kinds across the island. “Whatever we collect is going to do a lot of good for a lot of animals,” Kramer said. The fun kicks off at 1 p.m., Saturday and will run through 4 p.m. For more information, visit Huntingtonanimalhospital.com, or call 631423-7020.
Northport Chamber Welcomes New Businesses
The Northport Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new businesses to Northport with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. On Thursday, June 7, the ribbon was cut for Aibarra Reed Law Group and Financial Equities, which are based out of 172 Main St. Attendees included Northport Village Mayor Damon McMullen; Trustees Tom Kehoe and Mercy Smith; Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci; and friends, family and associates.
Dr. Jeff Kramer poses outside his veterinary practice with a canine companion.
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American Classics Done Right At Brews Bros. Award-winning wings, quality ingredients and a welcoming, pubstyle atmosphere are a recipe for success at the recently-opened Brews Brothers Grille in Huntington village. Owners Brian Clermont and Mike Weinberg opened the original Brews Brothers location in Franklin Square in 2009, and just last month expanded the brand to its new Wall Street location. The two-story restaurant features a full bar and seating area on both levels. The second floor has a beer hall style feel with long wooden tables and benches, while the first floor has a more traditional seating area accented by exposed brick and wood. Clermont, of Huntington, said he is trying to bring back the kind of restaurant “that’s been missing” from Huntington. “I think we are trying to capture that old school Huntington atmosphere,” Clermont said. “We figured if you can do it in Huntington, you can do it anywhere on Long Island.” Clermont’s experience in the kitchen and Weinberg’s knowledge of beer has helped to distinguish Brews Brothers as what Clermont described as an “American style pub.” The 40 beers on tap, including a selection of Long Island brews, and walls lined with televisions on both floors make Brews Brothers the perfect place to watch a game. Clermont said the menu, which is executed by chef Chris Fusaro, exemplifies his adherence to the KISS-Keep It Simple Stupidphilosophy in the kitchen.
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Owner Brian Clermont and chef Chris Fusaro have designed an American pub-style menu at Brews Brothers that features their burgers and award winning wings.
“Everything is fresh, everything is cooked to order and we try to use ingredients in multiple ways to create well-rounded food,” Clermont said. Brews Brothers has the credentials to back up the claim that they have some of the best wings around. Clermont’s Cajun style dry rub and medium Buffalo sauce took first and second place, respectively, at the U.S. Wing Championship in Buffalo. The Wings ($8 for six) are seasoned and cooked in the oven at high heat before being fried to order, Clermont said, a process that keeps the wings juicy and moist on the inside while retaining a crispy skin. The Cajun rub infuses into the meat of the wing that adds a depth of flavor to the dish. The wings are plump and have plenty of meat on the bone that provides a good contrast to the skin.
The medium Buffalo sauce has a moderate level of spice that creeps up on you without overpowering the taste of the well-seasoned chicken. The heat from the sauce has a great taste as opposed to just burning the lips and tongue. From the sauce to the meat, these wings are truly delicious. In addition to the wings, the Brews Brothers menu features Asian Steak Tacos ($9) with shredded cabbage, bell peppers, fried onions, teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. The steak is sliced thin and gets a great Asian flavor from the teriyaki sauce and sesame. The crispy onions and cabbage provide a nice crunch that adds a sense of texture to the dish. The burgers are another highlight of the Brews Brothers menu. The Classic Burger ($15) is topped with American cheese, bacon, lettuce,
Top: Asian Steak Tacos ($9) with shredded cabbage, bell peppers, fried onions, teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. Bottom: Classic Burger ($15) is topped with American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles.
tomato, onion and pickles. The burger’s simple seasoning allows the taste of the well-cooked beef to shine. The toasted bun and the crunch from the vegetables and bacon round out this classic, yet tasty burger. Clermont said interacting with customers and seeing them have a good time in his restaurants is what he enjoys most about his job. He said, “The look on their face when they bite into one of our burgers is what makes it all worth it.”
Below: Cajun Wings ($8 for six) are dry rubbed with seasoning that adds a depth of unique flavors.
Brew Brothers Grille 69 Wall St., Huntington 631-423-6422 Brewsbrothersgrille.com
Above: Buffalo Wings ($8 for six), ordered medium, had a moderate level of spice that didn’t overpower the taste of the well-seasoned chicken.
Cuisine: Classic American Atmosphere: Casual Prices: Appetizers: $7-$14; Burgers and Sandwiches: $12-$16; Entrees: $13-$24 Hours: Daily, 12 noon-close
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REST IN PEACE: Anthony Bourdain, an American celebrity chef considered by many as one of the most influential chefs in the world, died Friday. He was 61. Getting his start in New York City, running various restaurant kitchens in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Bourdain went on to pen New York Times bestseller “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” that gave a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchens and ultimately led to a deal with the Food Network. Along with “A Cook’s Tour” on Food Network, Bourdain also hosted several other food-centric shows, including “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” “The Layover” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” CNN, on which Bourdain hosted “Parts Unknown,” said in a statement, “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.” Bourdain is survived by partner Asia Argento; daughter Ariane; and mother Gladys.
FOOD WASTE RESCUED: A local nonprofit that collects food and clothing to distribute to those in need recently announced that it rescued over 600,000 pounds of food waste across Long Island last month. The food was then shared with over 5,100 families, vets and seniors across Community Solidarity’s five Food Share locations; in addition to a large network of soup kitchens, food pantries and community organizations it supports. The value of this food rescued from the trash was around $1.56 million. “Community Solidarity is the only hunger relief organization on Long Island that rescues food 24/7, 365 days a week. We don’t take off for holidays and we operate around the clock. In the worst of weather, we’ll be there because hunger is always there,” Jerrylene John, volunteer operations manager, said. Every Tuesday Community Solidarity shares tens of thousands of pounds of fresh organic vegetarian and vegan groceries with hundreds of our fellow community members in Huntington Station. The Food Share is held at the intersection of Fairground Avenue and East 6th Street, beginning at 7 p.m., with the distribution of groceries at 8 pm. All in need are welcome. BEWARE DRAGON’S BREATH: The Suffolk health commissioner is warning residents about a dessert fad,
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“Dragon’s Breath,” that could cause frostbite, tissue damage and asphyxiation. Suffolk Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken said the food novelty is made by freezing cereal puffs in liquid nitrogen. The frozen cereal is then served in a cup and eaten using a skewer or similar utensil. When the frozen cereal is chewed, the cold condenses moisture in the consumer’s exhaled breath and give the appearance of breathing smoke. “If an item infused with liquid nitrogen is prepared or consumed incorrectly, it could have harmful health consequences,” Tomarken said. ”Liquid nitrogen can cause damage to a person’s skin and internal organs and, if inhaled, it can cause asphyxiation (lack of oxygen).” The state’s department of health is advising that precautions be taken when preparing or eating liquid nitrogen puffs as preparing the puffs in a manner that removes residual liquid nitrogen prior to serving effectively reduces the potential for injury. Food Service providers who intend to serve products using liquid nitrogen may contact the Suffolk health bureau at 631-852-5999 for guidance on handling and serving this product.
COCKTAIL CLASSIC: Try some of Long Island’s best cocktail offerings at Yelp’s Cocktail Classic Vol. IV in Centerport next weekend. The event, which will feature bars and drinks from across Long Island, including locals like The Rust & Gold, Vauxhall and Radio/Radio, is hosted at Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium (180 Little Neck Road). A ticket ($20) gets a tasting glass and two tokens. The tasting glass allows for unlimited cocktail tastings from all vendors, and the tokens serve as a way to vote for your “Favorite Cocktail” and the “Most Creative Cocktail.” The event, which begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 24, will also have puppy photo ops, food (for purchase and tastings), live tunes and more. For tickets, or more information, visit Bit.ly/2sOymey.
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Market And Economic Conditions: ‘The Ledger’ By Peter J. Klein, CFA, CRPS, CAP email@example.com
As the summer season begins, I am left pondering the current state of all things financial. One way I typically do that is by using a side-by-side, prosand-cons set-up. I call it, “the ledger.” On the pro side of things: • Index funds, or the passive school of investment management: So far in 2018, we have seen an off-the-charts $573 billion net inflow into these index-based equity strategies, while the active school (despite having strong outperformance YTD) only gleaned $30 billion. Again, it is the simple fact that these passive inflows move markets higher, in large part because index funds must be fully invested. In a passive strategy, there is no room for thought or questioning the market. It’s a one-decision function – follow whatever the market is doing.
So, while I have this on the positive side of the ledger, I hope my sarcasm is not lost on you. (Can passive strategies be seen as a self-fulfilling prophesy where more inflows beget higher prices which cause more inflows?). • There had been some chatter that the Fed may indeed be inclined not to overreact with hikes – maybe the 10year Treasury bond’s new 3 percent level will be a ceiling? Even Fed Governor Bullard sounded somewhat dovish on this account. • Trump’s approval rating inched higher as the Korean Summit moved closer in view. • Earnings reporting season came in very strong – without any major setbacks or hiccups. In fact, 62 percent of companies have beaten top line and bottom line estimates – a truly impressive showing. • Tax cuts seem to be flowing into corporate buybacks rather than CapEx spending. A Goldman Sachs report stated that S&P 500 companies are poised to buy back $650 billion of their shares in 2018 – the highest ever and topping the prior highest level in, wait
Regrets, I Have A Few By Mindy Wolfle firstname.lastname@example.org
Although my monthly column is centered on all things business, I’m diverging a bit into the personal this June. In 1990, I changed jobs after 18 years with the Nassau County Department of Social Services. It was a scary leap, and one that came with a substantial pay cut. But I wanted to find out what was “out there” for me. I’d reached my wits end as a government employee and just knew that there was more I could do with my yet-to-be-discovered talents, so into the private sector I leaped. Fast forward to 2018. By now, I’ve been a career changer several times over and ventured into the world of entrepreneurism. What I’ve found out is that we all have the entrepreneurial spirit, if we just let ourselves tap into it. I’ve attended hundreds of meetings (more likely the thousands). I’ve been on
committees, chaired galas, served on boards of directors and been both a mentor and mentee. I’ve ventured into teaching and turning people onto new ideas and broadening their minds. I’ve expressed my point of view, quite often outside some standard expectation. I’ve made friends and trusted colleagues. It’s no surprise to those who know me that I’ve gotten myself in hot water and danced the dance of mea culpa. I’ve learned, too, to listen carefully and speak less when less can be more. Regrets, I have a few. Those memorable words, written by Paul Anka and sung for posterity by Frank Sinatra, have been cluttering my mind these past few days. My Android smartphone, which I purchased following Hurricane Sandy, is long overdue for replacement. The icon named “visible voicemail” read “no voicemails.” Growing suspicious late last week, I clicked on “call voicemail.” To my astonishment, I had 17 messages waiting to be retrieved. Most were of little or no
for it, 2007 (market top) at $589 billion (sarcasm here is intended as corporate buybacks have a poor timing track record – nevertheless a possible short term positive). Now for the other side of the ledger: • Valuations are still extended – on any metric one might want to choose, from Price-to-Sales, PE, Market Cap to GDP, debt levels – many are saying that there needs to be more downside to quell some of the excesses (in the “Everything Bull Market’s” run). • Market has tested support levels (moving averages) three times so far this year – volatility might be quiet recently but it is far from dead. • Quarterly earnings revisions for the second half of 2018 are a good deal less than the 18 percent for the first half. Can anyone say that the tax cuts are “baked in?” • Mortgage rates have jumped as have lumber prices which speak to signs of accelerating cost pressures. Remember, inflation is quite insidious. It may be lurking for a bit, then – watch out! • Bitcoin has fallen off a cliff, taking speculation with it, which hurts growth
consequence. One of devastating. Going back to 1990, where this article began, I needed a new haircutter. At my first job in the private sector, I supervised a young woman who recommended her friend Ginny to me. Ginny worked at a salon about one-half hour from my home. It turned out that we were down-the-block neighbors. I followed her to the next salon and then the next. We became each other’s cat sitters. We socialized a little, but mostly chatted while I was getting my hair clipped and colored. Hairdressers and their clients share an abundance of personal information in the safety of our mutual confidence. More recently, we texted a lot. In looking back at those texts, I see Ginny first mentioned not feeling well in April 2016. Long doctor visits and procedures began that August. More details emerged in 2017 and early 2018. An unwinnable cancer battle. I had to find a new hairdresser. I sent Ginny cards and gave her little gifts to make us both feel better. That devastating voicemail was from her husband, telling me of
stocks to some degree. • Profit margins are historically a mean reverting statistic in finance and when you add cost inflation pressures to the mix, you typically get a move to the downside. Current profit margins on the S&P are 12 percent, more than the 9 percent they were before the crisis 10 years ago. So, there you have it folks: “The Ledger.” I hope this empowers you to make your own ledger on how you see things in the markets and the economy.
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Ginny’s passing. The regret and guilt I am feeling is palpable. If only I had heard that message when it came. If only she and I had stayed in contact throughout the past few months. We ran into each other at a fish market on Valentine’s Day. Things were looking optimistic with the introduction of immunotherapy. We never did make that lunch date that we spoke and texted about. Often, I have written about connecting with business people on a personal level. My professional and personal relationship with Ginny lasted almost 28 years. Yes, regrets, I have a few. Mindy Wolfle is the president of Neptune Marketing LLC and chief marketing officer of Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP. She is a board member of the Social Media Association and a member of Women Economic Developers of Long Island and Public Relations Professionals of Long Island. Her LinkedIn profile describes her as a marketing/public relations/social media executive, writer, editor, educator, connection maker, semiotician and do-gooder.
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Networking Breakfast, Annual Meeting: June 19
Join the Huntington Chamber of Commerce on June 19 at the Harbor Club at Prime for its annual meeting and networking breakfast! The networking breakfast is a great way to mingle with other chamber members, make connections and form relationships. It all kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with coffee service and sponsor display tables. The networking portion is a fanfavorite among our members. Don’t arrive too late as we will have a made-to-order omelet station and many additional delicious breakfast items to start the morning off right. The chamber will also present its year in review, which includes chamber events and programs that offer various ways for members to get involved.
Chamber board members will also be sworn in by Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia, who will be joined by other local elected officials. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Our sponsors to date include: Law Offices of Barry D. Lites LLP, The Mary Jane Casillo Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, St. Josephs College, Brian Yudewitz, PC and Sterling National Bank, Digho, Len Marks Photography, NY Technology Professionals, Newsday and Huntington Hospital. The Harbor Club at Prime is located at 95 New York Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $45 for Huntington Chamber members, and $60 for future Chamber members. For more information, or to register, visit Huntingtonchamber.com or call 631-423-6100. Photos/Facebook/Elitefeats
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Upcoming Events June 21, 5 p.m. – Ribbon cutting at America’s Mattress (357 New York Ave., Huntington) June 26, 6 p.m. – Business After Hours at Walt Whitman Birthplace (246 Old Walt Whitman Road, South Huntington) June 29, 8 a.m. – New member orientation at 164 Main St., Huntington
Entrepreneurial Institute Foundation, in conjunction with the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, hosted Saturday Huntington’s Fastest Mile Road Race. The race started at the Big H Shopping Center and continu4ed up into Huntington village.
July 18, 6-10 p.m. – Seaside Soiree at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport Tickets or information at Huntingtonchamber.com
Rosie’s Vintage Brings Home The Retro Charm Rosie’s Vintage opened its doors in August 2016 and, since then, the response has been tremendous! Rosie’s is a vintage/antique multi-dealer store that specializes in 1940s-1960s wares, with an inventory that’s a mix of vintage kitsch and collectibles, with a bit of antiques thrown in. Winner of the 2018 Best Antique Store of Long Island, Rosie’s is located at 101 Wood-
bury Road, Huntington. Customers typically range from young vintage lovers who are just starting out, to those of the mid-century generation who are looking to reminiscence. The store is comprised of a diverse group
of dealers and so there is definitely something for everyone... literally. Rosie’s has dealers who specialize in industrial and masculine decor and collectibles, mid-century furniture and decor, vintage clothing and
accessories, man cave and kitchen décor and so much more. The store is ever changing, and new inventory is brought in every week. For those looking for something in particular, Rosie’s is glad to help with a simple phone call: 631-549-9100. Need to downsize, clear out a house or just have too much old stuff? Rosie’s can also assist there.
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Working Towards Change With Baine Dawson
Nobody’s life is perfect, and for those looking to make an improvement or solve a problem in their marriage or family life, there is help available. Marriage and family therapist Baine Dawson offers a place where clients can work on problems, or just find someone to talk to, on Main Street in Huntington. “The goal of therapy is to make your client have a safe, supportive environment where they feel that they can open up,” Dawson said. “Many times people don’t have that safe place, so the first and most important step is to create that environment.” Dawson, who earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Hofstra University, said that when working with clients, especially children, it is important to address how the family “is contributing or working around” individual issues like anxiety, depression or behavior problems. In addition to working with children and families, Dawson said she also specializes in dealing with marital issues or couples in distress. “Anything from infidelity, thinking about a divorce, tragedy in the marriage, excessive fighting and alcohol or substance abuse,” Dawson said. Dawson originally opened her own practice on Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station, but moved to her current office on Main Street in Huntington in 2015. Although she sometimes faces resistance to the changes that she recommends for families and couples,
Baine Dawson Marriage and Family Therapy Services 181 Main St., Suite 104, Huntington 516-342-7741
Marriage and family therapist Baine Dawson’s office on 181 Main Street in Huntington offers a supportive environment for families and couples to grow.
Dawson said it is rewarding to eventually see people work through their difficulties and grow. “I love meeting people, hearing their stories and seeing them change and grow,” Dawson said. Dawson said she has seen the negative stigma around therapy begin to decline in Huntington and more people are willing to seek help in overcoming obstacles in their marriage or family. “It is a good thing to want to go and get help, or if your family is struggling why not get some guidance,” Dawson said. People can seek the guidance of a family therapist for issues ranging from difficulties disciplining children to more drastic issues of arguing or fighting within the family, according to Dawson. “The major goal of therapy for couples is communication and understanding because sometimes you are coming from two completely different points of view, and can’t understand that their partner is seeing things a completely different
way,” she said. For families, Dawson said it is important for parents to maintain a position at the top of the structured family hierarchy. In children, she said it is important to teach coping mechanisms “to help manage their feelings and cope with them in a healthy way” as opposed to using drugs, alcohol or self-harm as a
form of coping. Whatever issue a client is trying to address, Dawson said there is always hope if they are willing to put in the effort. She said, “You can always make things better… the key is putting the work in. I believe that if you put the work in you will absolutely see some changes.”
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THURSDAY Make A Herb Box Planter Attendees can use wine crates sourced from local distributors to plant an assortment of Italian herbs at Nest on Main (135 Main St., Northport) on Thursday, June 14, 7-9 p.m. Hosted by resident Nester Lois Howe, the program will also have Italian appetizer offerings, san Pellegrino, and other light beverages, along with Italian music. Space is limited. Visit Nestonmainmarket.com for tickets ($65).
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Father ’s Day Wiffle Ball Tourney
Nautical Mile The annual Northport Nautical Mile Race is Saturday, June 16 (rain or shine). Women’s mile starts at 9 a.m., men’s at 9:15 a.m., from Laurel Avenue School (158 Laurel Ave., Northport) and continue through the village to the harbor front park. After the race there will be an awards ceremony, food and drinks, and the annual Blessing of the Fleet. For more info, visit Nrcrun.org. stocked with fruits, vegetables, olive oils, baked goods, seafood, wines, flowers and more. Visit Northportfarmersmarket.org for more info.
SUNDAY Happy Father’s Day! From the Long Islander News team: Happy Father’s Day to all the dads of the Town of Huntington!
The annual Father’s Day Wiffle ball tournament in Greenlawn is set for Saturday, June 16. There will be both slow and fast pitch games, with teams of three to five players. Singles are welcome and will be assigned a team. There will also be a home run derby and pitcher’s challenge. No base running, baseball gloves or cleats. Bats and balls will be provided. Check-in begins 8:30 a.m. at Harborfields High School (tennis court entrance); first pitch is 9 a.m. Register ($10 per player) online at Svdpli.org/greenlawnwiffleball.
The Huntington Farmers Market is open each Sunday, 7 a.m.-12 noon, through Nov. 18 in the Main Street parking lot east of New York Avenue. It’s regularly stocked with fruits, vegetables, olive oils, baked goods, seafood, wines and more. Call 631323-3653 for more info.
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The last chance to see the Township Theatre Group’s performance of witty musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is Sunday, June 16, 2 p.m. The show is complete with audience participation, so brush up on your spelling. Cabaret-style seating plus a wine/beer bar, at Temple Beth El (660 Park Ave., Huntington) Tickets: $25, or $22 for senior/student. Call 631-213-9832 or order online at Townshiptheatregroup.org.
The Suffolk Y JCC will host its 21st annual Golf & Tennis Class and Mah Jon Tournament in honor of Betty and Adam Cole on Monday, June 18, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. at Cold Spring Country Club (22 E Gate Drive, Huntington). Play golf, join for cocktails and dinner. Tickets start at $175. Call 516393-5870 for more info.
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The Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund is hosting a fundraiser at Tropix on the Mile (395 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport) on June 19, 5-9 p.m. (rain date June 26). Emma Gonzales and Cameron
The Northport Farmers Market is open each Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 noon, through Nov. 17 in the parking lot near Northport Village Park. The market is
St. Anthony ’s Festival The 27th annual St. Anthony’s Family Feast & Festival begins Wednesday, June 27 and continues through Sunday, July 1. Hosted at the Trinity Regional School grounds on Fifth Avenue in East Northport, the fun includes rides and games, nightly entertainment, food and drinks, raffles and more. Hours are 6-11 p.m., Wednesday; 6-11:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday; and 3-9 p.m., Sunday. Admission is free. For more info, call 631-262-1891.
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“Lobby Hero” When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point in drama “Lobby Hero.” The Carriage House Players perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. on Sunday) at Vanderbilt Museum (180 Little Neck Road, Centerport). Cost is $20/adults, $15/seniors and children. Tickets available online at Vanderbiltmuseum.org or at the door.
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Kasky, founders and organizers of the March for our Lives Movement, will attend. There will be a 50/50 drawing, Chinese Raffle and silent and live auction, along with black jack and networking for a great cause. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door). Beigel, a Dix Hills native, was one of the 17 people killed in the Parkland school shooting earlier this year. For more info, visit Scottjbeigelmemorialfund.com.
Young Democrats Meeting The next Huntington Young Democrats Steering Committee Meeting is Tuesday, June 19, 8-10 p.m. at Panera Bread (345 Main St., Huntington). Discuss specific topics you’d like addressed, an event you’d like to see planned or how to get involved. Open to all.
WEDN ESDAY Summer Concert Series Act 1 Entertainment’s summer concert series at the Northport VA (79 Middleville Road) kicks off June 20 and continues each Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. through Aug. 29. Free. Held at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Garden behind the little White Chapel. Concert moves across the street in the auditorium in Building 5 if weather is an issue. Bring a chair or a blanket.
Job Fair Job fair company Career Showcase will host a fair at Hilton Long Island (598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville) on Wednesday, June 20, 5-7:30 p.m. Open to recent college grads through executive level candidates. Free. Register at Careershowcase.com.
The 15th season of Councilman Mark Cuthbertson’s Movies on the Lawn program begins Monday, June 25 at Heckscher Park in Huntington with “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. It continues July 5 with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”; July 19 with “The Little Mermaid”; and Aug. 13 with “Despicable Me 3”. All movies begin at darkness (between 8:30-9 p.m.). For more information, including the location of each showing and rain dates, visit Huntingtonny.gov, or call Cuthbertson’s office at 631-351-3112.
Get Your Hoedown On Huntington Fire Department’s Protection Hose Co. is hosting its seventh annual Huntington Hoe-down fundraiser, featuring Jake’s Rockin’ Country Band., on Saturday, June 30, 6 p.m. outside at the 1 Leverich Place fire department.Tickets ($40 at the door, $35 in advance) include barbecue, beer/wine and line dancing. There will also be a 50-50 and raffles courtesy of local merchants. For ages 21+. Visit Huntingtonfiredept.org for more info.
Poets In Port Northport Arts Coalition presents a series of poetry readings on the fourth Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. at Caffe Portofino (249 Main St., Northport). Each month there is a featured poet followed by an open reading. Bring your own poems and participate.
Do The Argentine Tango Each Wednesday, 7-10:30 p.m. at Café Buenos Aires (23 Wall St., Huntington) is Argentine tango night. Dance, learn or just watch. Call 631603-3600 for more info.
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Cold Spring Harbor Library 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-692-6820. Cshlibrary.org. • A collection of Lucia Fangman’s designed sketches and watercolor, mixed-media watercolor and acrylic paintings are on display through June 28. (Continued on next page)
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Commack Public Library 18 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631499-0888. Commackpubliclibrary.org. • Everett Green Trio performs “A Tribute to Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Tom Jones,” Sunday, June 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
The Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund is hosting a fundraiser at Tropix on the Mile (395 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport) on June 19, 5-9 p.m. (rain date June 26). Emma Gonzales and Cameron Kasky, founders and organizers of the March for our Lives Movement, will attend. There will be a 50/50 drawing, Chinese Raffle and silent and live auction, along with black jack and networking for a great cause. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door). Beigel, a Dix Hills native, was one of the 17 people killed in the Parkland school shooting earlier this year. For more info, visit Scottjbeigelmemorialfund.com.
Deer Park Library 44 Lake Ave., Deer Park. 631-5863000. deerparklibrary.org. • Teens can join Miss Shirley to learn how to design a cool wall hanging using canvas, various paint techniques, cut images, a place to store ear buds and fun embellishments. Bring ear buds. Monday, July 9, 3-4 p.m. Register online.
Elwood Public Library 1929 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631499-3722. elwoodlibrary.org. • Blood Drive: Monday, July 9, 1:307:30 p.m. Donors must be at least age 16 (with signed permission form), weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. Call LI Blood Services (1-800688-0900) for info. Call 631-499-3722 to make an appointment.
Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631421-4530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road, 631-421-4535. hhhlibrary.org. • Friday, June 29 is family puzzle night at the Dix Hills branch. For families of all ages. Runs 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Meditator Matthew Raider will present “The Healing Power of Meditation” program on Tuesday, June 26, 7 p.m. at the Melville branch.
Harborfields Public Library 31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-7574200. harborfieldslibrary.org • Teens can come see what virtual reality is all about on Tuesday, June 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Must be entering grade six or above; parental permission required those under age 13. Call to register for a 20-minute session.
Huntington Public Library Main branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631-427-5165. Station branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631421-5053. thehuntingtonlibrary.org. • Share yummy treats and special time with the “Donuts with Dad” program on Saturday, June 16, 9:3010:15 a.m. at the Main branch. For newborns through fifth-graders with dad. Register obline. • Discuss NO-FEAR Cancer Solutions with a registered dietitian-nutritionist, Fay Eikenes, at the Station branch on Saturday, June 16, 1-2 p.m. Registration required. Open to all.
Northport-East Northport Public Library Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-2616930. (East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631-261-2313. nenpl.org) • There will be a DJ dance party for children ages 3 and up (with an adult, siblings welcome) on Saturday, June 16, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Northport
branch. No registration required. • Learn outdoor grilling techniques from Chef Charlie and enjoy a tasting of grilled tilapia tacos with pineapple salsa, New Orleans barbecue shrimp, and sweet chili wings on Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 p.m. A $5 nonrefundable materials fee is payable at registration. • Teens can use fabric paint to make their own patriotic t-shirt on Wednesday, June 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m., just in time for Independence Day. Bring white t-shirt or tank top.
South Huntington Public Library 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. shpl.info. • Make two “BBQ Grill” cupcakes using fondant, candy and butter cream frosting on Tuesday, June 26, 2:303:30 p.m. with the baking coach. Then take them home in a bakery box. Register online.
THE ATER / FILM Cinema Arts Centre 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Cinemaartscentre.org. 631-423-7611. • The next Jazz After Hours is Friday, June 15, 9:30 p.m. featuring Scogeojam. Tickets are $15/general, $10/members & students. Beer and wine available. • Stand-up comic Dave Hill will perform Friday, June 22, 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $13/members, $17/public.
John W. Engeman Theater at Northport 350 Main St., Northport. Engemantheater.com. 631-261-2900. • Performances of “Singin’ in the Rain” continue through July 1. • Performances of “Shrek The Musical” in the children’s theater begin July 28 and continue through Sept. 2.
MUSEUMS /EX HIBITS Art League of Long Island 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. 631462-5400. ArtLeagueLI.net. • The Big Picture, a juried show of large scale works by Long Island and metro area artists, through June 30. Juror Bruce Lieberman will discuss how he chose the 39 works from 259 submissions at a gallery talk, Thurs-
day, June 14, 7:30 p.m.
B. J. Spoke Gallery 299 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 631-5495106. Bjspokegallery.org • Abstract paintings on transparent panels by Barbara V. Jones and Gia Schifano’s exhibit, Finding Peace, through June 24.
Cold Spring Harbor Firehouse Museum 84A Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631-367-0400. cshfirehousemuseum.org. Open Sat. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m., April through Dec., or for tours, group visits by special appointment at any time. • Learn about the history of Cold Spring Harbor Volunteer Fire Department through exhibits housed in this circa 1896 firehouse building.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sundays until 6 p.m.: $6 adults; $4 children ages 3-12 and seniors over 65; members and children under 3 are free. 516-6926768. Cshfishhatchery.org • For Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, dads will be admitted for free when they’re accompanied by their children.
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11-5 p.m. (closed Monday). Admission $6 adults, $5 children and seniors. • Exhibits: If I Were a Whaler explores a whaler’s life for family audiences. Thar She Blows: Whaling History on Long Island explores one of the region’s most important industries. • The Little Fishies Camp for kids ages 3-4.5 will run June 18-22, 911:30 a.m. Space is limited.
Foto Foto Gallery 14 W. Carver St., Huntington 631-5490488. Fotofotogallery.org. Hours: Wednesday Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday noon -5 p.m. • “Return to Desolation,” photographs by Paul Mele chronicling the decay of the now-closed Kings Park Psychiatric center, through June 23.
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Gallery Sixty Seven Local artists’ studio and gallery features paintings, prints and sculptures. 67 Main St., Northport village, 631662-6411. Hours: Thursday-Sunday: 1-6 p.m.; Saturday: 12 noon-6 p.m.; Gallerysixtyseven.com
Green River Gallery 117 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Thursday 12 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-692-8188. • Ongoing exhibit of Eric Sloane oil paintings. Some new works from one of the premier Gold coast artists from the mid-20th century.
Haven Gallery 155 Main St., Suite 4 Carriage House Square Northport. 631-757-0500. Havenartgallery.com • The “Depth Charge” solo exhibition, featuring works of Brooklyn-based artist Marc Scheff, is on display through June 23.
Heckscher Museum of Art 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Museum hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., first Fridays from 4-8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $6 for adults, $4-$6/seniors, and $4-$6/children; members and children under 10 get in free. 631-351-3250. • Decorative arts from the museum’s collection, including work by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the central figure in the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic Movements in America, will be on display through July 22.
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove. Hours: Monday-Friday. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon-4 p.m. 516-5718040, ext. 100. Hmtcli.org • The permanent exhibit explains the 1930s increase of intolerance, the reduction of human rights and the lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others. • The 10th Annual Golf and Games Outing is Monday, Aug. 6 at Fresh Meadow Country Club. Proceeds support HMTC’s educational programming. Tickets start at $100.
Huntington Art Center 11 Wall St., Huntington. 631-423-6010; Huntingtonartcenter.com. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; most Mondays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. • Showing prints, paintings, jewelry and pottery, as well as local photography from the permanent collection. Huntington Ar ts Council Main Street Petite Gallery: 213 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: MondayFriday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday noon-4 p.m. 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org. • The annual “Members Showcase,” exclusively for artist members to showcase a piece of work in the gallery, is on display through June 23. (Continued on next page)
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Huntington Historical Society Main office/library: 209 Main St., Huntington. Museums: Conklin Barn, 2 High St.; Kissam House/Museum Shop, 434 Park Ave.; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St. 631-427-7045, ext. 401. Huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org • Tide Mill Tours continue once per month through October. $15/members; $20/non-members. Advance registration required. • Registration for Passport to the Past summer camp program is now open. There are two, two-week sessions (July 9-20; July 23-Aug. 3), which run Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 noon for kids ages 7-12. Camp activities include old fashioned games, tours of historical sites, weaving, candle dipping, carpentry and more.
Thrift Shop Volunteer Huntington Hospital Auxiliary Community Thrift Shop needs volunteers for merchandise pricing and floor work on Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 631-271-3143.
S O C I A L I S U P PO R T Suicide Hotline The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255
Northport Arts Coalition A non-profit coalition in support of the arts. PO Box 508, Northport. Northportarts.org • Art in the Park art, music, poetry and dance festival is Sunday, July 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Northport Village Park.
Northport Historical Society Museum 215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-757-9859. Northporthistorical.org. • From now through June visit the Monuments Men exhibit, which illuminates a few of the stories behind the heroes of Northport and East Northport whose names are listed on the 12-stone monuments located along Main Street and fivestone monuments located in John Walsh Park in East Northport. They honor all the local citizens who served and those among them who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. • The 2018 Garden Tour is Sunday, July 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The self-guided tour is $30/members, $35/non-members (children under 12 free). For more info, call or go online.
Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. Museum hours: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Grounds admission: $7 adults, $6 students with ID and seniors 62 and older, and $3 children 12 and under. Mansion tour, add $5 per person. 631-854-5555. Vanderbiltmuseum.org. • Afternoon mansion tours begin in the courtyard of the historic house once owned by William K. Vanderbilt II. Tours are Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays for a $5 fee, in addition to the price of admission. Check the museum’s website for listing times. • Eleven local nurseries and garden designers are digging, planting and mulching vigorously in various areas of the William K. Vanderbilt II Estate. They are participating in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s first Gardeners’ Showcase, which will be on display through Sept. 30.
Brush Up On Your Spelling The last chance to see the Township Theatre Group’s performance of witty musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is Sunday, June 16, 2 p.m. The show is complete with audience participation, so brush up on your spelling before arriving. There will be cabaret-style seating plus a wine/beer bar. At Temple Beth El (660 Park Ave., Huntington) Tickets are $25, or $22 for senior/student. Call 631-213-9832 or order advance tickets online at Townshiptheatregroup.org.
Walt Whitman Birthplace
246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station. Hours: WednesdayFriday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11-4 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students, and children under 5 are free. 631-427-5240. Waltwhitman.org. • Schedule at a group high tea and transport yourself back in time in a private gathering house at the Birthplace. $25 per person. 631-427-5240, ext. 120. email@example.com. • Walt Whitman “personator” Darrel Blaine Ford will tell stories about Whitman’s life during the Civil War on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 during museum hours.
370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. Paramountny.com. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: Gary Gulman on Friday, June 15. Tickets: $25-$45. • The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: The Jim Breuer Residency “Comedy, Stories & More” on Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m. Tickets: $29.50$200 (VIP). • The Monkees Presents: The Mike Nesmith & Micky Dolenz Show on Saturday, June 23. Tickets: $69.50$125.
MUSIC I DANCE S t a rl i g h t C o f f e eh o u s e Every third Friday from October to May at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with a brief open-mic. Ticket prices vary by artist. For information call 631.663.3038 or visit Northportarts.org/starlight-coffeehouse.
VOLUN TEER OPPORTUNITI ES Puppy Walkers And More Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind in Smithtown relies on volunteers to help with many aspects of its guide and service dog operations. Last year, our volunteers donated more than 4.5 million hours to help the foundation serve people with disabilities. Puppy raisers, kennel workers, dog and puppy transport, and tour leaders are needed. Learn more at guidedog.org.
Folk Music Society of Huntington
Helping Furry Friends
First Saturdays concerts are held at Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr., Centerport. Other venues as noted. Tickets and info at Fmsh.org. • The next Hard Luck Café features Quarter Horse + Cassandra House and is Thursday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Cinema Arts Centre.
Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of animals. Free training provided. Visit littleshelter.com, or call 631-368-8770, ext. 204.
Walt Whitman Birthplace If you are interested in literature or history, the Walt Whitman Birthplace has
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope so that they may stay sober and help others to recover from alcoholism. Call 631-6541150 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. -Saturday, or visit suffolkny-aa.org for information and a meeting list.
Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who meet regularly and share their experience, strength and hope to stay clean and help others seeking recovery from addiction. Meeting list at sasna.org, or call 631-689- 6262.
Women in Transition Experiencing a loss or life-changing event? Meet other women and discover your inner resilience. Group meeting Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. in Centerport. 631-242-6133.
Women’s Cancer Support Group The Suffolk Y JCC, located at 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, is offering an ongoing support group for women dealing with the trauma of breast and ovarian cancer. Group meets on second and fourth Wednesdays of month, 7:15 p.m. Crisis counseling available. Free. 631-462-9800, ext. 129.
Overeaters Anonymous Held every Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 167 Wolf Hill Road, Melville, an Overeaters Anonymous group meets in the adjacent building, Living Waters Spiritual Center, in the downstairs meeting hall. Free babysitting available. 631-2714455; 631-475-5965 for additional meetings in OA’s Suffolk region.
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