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NSIDE IGreenlaw nMUSIC Filmmaker Voyage Plays Journey’s Hits at Paramount 6

FUN Family Fun and Fireworks At HMFD Fair 3

Photo by Rainey Sepulveda, Facebook: BaldEaglesofCentportNY




Business Find Your Happy Painting Place Here 8

FOODIES Catch Dinner and a Show in Huntington 6 PSEG Takes Action To Protect Centerport Eagles


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POLICE REPORT Compiled by Connor Beach

You’d Think I’d Learn

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Resourceful Rosie... I am by no means a tech Too much fun in the sun?... For the first time savvy person, but yesterday I this summer, I decided to spend Saturday afimpressed myself with my ternoon lounging in the sun, and the result was problem solving ability. I all too familiar and preTHE KNOW logged on to my computer dictable: sunburn. Now I IN and opened up Google, but know there is a very easy way WITH AUNT ROSIE every time I tried to go to a to prevent sunburn, but I foolishly did not apnew webpage I got an error ply enough sunblock. So rather than dwell on my mistakes, I’d like to focus on some ways message saying the site was not secure. After to treat sunburn after it has already happened. quite a bit of frustration and irritation, I finalThe tried-and-true soothing moisture of aloe ly figured out that the date and time on the lotion is a go to for me. I also find it’s very computer were incorrect. I have no idea how helpful to stay hydrated after a sunburn. After this happened, but after setting the computer’s sitting outside in the hot sun all day, it’s al- clock to the right time, day and year the probways a good idea to drink a lot of water. A lem with my Internet was solved. I have no somewhat less traditional remedy I sometimes idea how these two thing are related, but it felt use is a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a paper good to for once solve a computer-related istowel. When straight out of the freezer it helps sue on my own without having to call in to cool the burn without dripping on the couch someone under the age of 30. Go, me! like a bag of ice. Do you have any strange or Who let the dogs out?... One of summer activinteresting ways to relieve sunburn? ities puts a canine twist on the classic “people As for the ‘fun’ I did have... When the sun’s watching” practice. Yes, I am a “puppy rays aren’t burning my skin, they are providing watcher.” When the weather warms up and nutrients for the bushes around my house that the pups are out in droves you’ll usually find have grown quite unwieldy in the last several me in one of our town’s beautiful, dog-friendmonths. I have no idea what kind of plants these ly parks marveling at all the furry friends. It’s big bushes are, but I do know they need to be also a great group activity! So grab a friend, trimmed. I even found one branch had grown hit the park and enjoy. right through the gap left between my window fan and the window frame. My limited land(Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have scaping skills usually involve hacking off comments, ideas, or tips about what’s happening branches at random with a pair of clipper, leav- in your neck of the woods, write to me today and let ing the poor bushes looking very lopsided and me know the latest. To contact me, drop a line to off centered. I think I might invest one of those Aunt Rosie, c/o The Long-Islander, 14 Wall Street, electric hedge trimmers. At least they might be Huntington NY 11743. Or try the e-mail at able to create some uniformity in my cuts.

Photo Of The Week Honored For 65 Years Of Dedication Town Councilman Ed Smyth, left; Commander Philip Tepe; and Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, right, award Anthony Mastroianni, left-center, a 65-year membership pin from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1469, Huntington. Mastroianni served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during The Korean War.


“The firemen put on this unbelievable event. We get to pay our respects to them, to what they do all year round for us. It’s just a great community thing.” “Annual Fireman’s Fair To Offer Rides, Games, ‘Something For Everyone,’ ” PAGE 3

An 18-year-old Lake Grove woman and a 23-year-old Huntington Station man were both arrested following a fight on East 2nd Street in Huntington Station at around 1:30 a.m., June 24, police said. The pair of suspects was arrested for striking a female victim with a Corona bottle, according to Suffolk police. The male and female suspects were each charged with seconddegree assault, while the male suspect was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Rotten Robbery

At around 5:45 a.m., June 25 an unknown suspect tried to rob a man outside of the 7Elelven on New York Avenue in Huntington Station, according to police. Suffolk police said the suspect punched the male victim in the face multiple times before attempting to reach into his pockets. Police have classified the incident as second-degree robbery and are still searching for a suspect.

Man Mugged

At around 11:37 p.m., June 26 an unknown male suspect mugged a man on New York Avenue in Huntington Station, Suffolk police said. The suspect pushed down the male victim and stole cash from him, police said. Police have classified the incident as second-degree robbery and are still searching for a suspect.

Basement Break-in

An unknown suspect broke into a house on 8th Avenue in Huntington Station at around 6:17 a.m., July 3, police said. The suspect kicked down the basement door to gain entry into the residence and stole jewelry and cash, Suffolk police said. Police have classified the incident as seconddegree burglary and are still searching for a suspect.

Illicit Ingress

Somebody illegally entered a residence on Tower Street in Huntington Station at around 10:30 a.m., July 3, according to police. The unknown suspect entered the house and stole cash, Suffolk police said. Police have classified the incident as second-degree burglary, and no arrests have been made.

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community Annual Fireman’s Fair To Offer Rides, Games, ‘Something For Everyone’ By Danielle Ranucci

Huntington Manor Fire Department’s annual fireman’s fair is next week, and there will be a little “something for everyone” to enjoy, said Senior Fire House Attendant Vincent Bifano. Along with games of chance and skill, the fair will boast 23 rides. Admission is free, but pay-one-price bracelets for carnival rides are $30. There will also be raffles, food and gambling. “People come to the event for a night of fun,” Bifano said. The fairgrounds are at Stimson Middle School (401 Oakwood Road) and will be open Tuesday through Saturday. Hours are 7-11 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 5 p.m.-12 midnight on Saturday. There will also be live entertainment throughout the week. “The firemen put on this unbelievable event. We get to pay our respects to them, to what they do all year round for us. It’s just a great community thing,” said Robby Deitz, drummer for Ladies Drink Free, one of the live bands that will perform at the fair. Tuesday night will star the Old School Band. Wednesday night will feature the Ladies Drink Free band. Thursday night will consist of both the Murphy’s Music Garage Band program and the Captain to Co-Pilot band. Friday night will comprise of the IROC 80’S arena rock tribute Band and the Revenge Band, which will pay tribute to the music of Kiss. Saturday night will showcase the Electraglides Band. “It’s a fun time for kids and adults,” Deitz said. “You have live music, you have games, you have food.” There’s also the department’s 115th Anniversary Parade, which begins 7:30 p.m., Wednesday from 22nd Street in front of Oakwood School and will continue east to Oakwood Road and then Stimson. Fireworks will also fill the skies Wednesday through Saturday evenings.

For more information, visit the Huntington Manor Fire Department Fan Page on Facebook.

TheHuntington Manor Fireman’s Fair runs Tuesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 21 at Stimson Middle School.

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By Peter Sloggatt

Being an eagle just got a little bit safer in Centerport, thanks to PSE&G and a little intervention from Suffolk Legislator William R. “Doc” Spencer. Spencer (D-Centerport) stood with Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, PSEG Long Island’s Dan Wickstrom, and local bald eagle enthusiast Bruce Adams at a recent press conference to announce a measure to protect a bald eagle family that calls Centerport’s Mill Pond home. Responding to concerns raised by the community, PSEG Long Island has made electrical wires in the vicinity of the eagle family’s nest “avian safe,” wrapping them in insulation to prevent electrocution should one land in the wrong spot. The family of eagles has achieved celebrity status in the area and regularly attracts gaggles of photographers and birdwatchers to the shores of Mill Pond. In addition to its in-person fan club, the eagles are the subject of a Facebook page, Bald Eagles of Centerport, where both amateurs and professionals post photos of the family. They have chronicled the eagles going about their business, from nest-building to bringing home the catch of the day, which might be fish, eels, squirrels or rabbits. The Facebook group, now with more than 8,000 members, named the parent eagles The Commodore and Mrs. Vanderbilt, and kept close tabs as they built their nest, protected their eggs and later, two hatchlings. The group observed and recorded the par-

ents’ bringing home fish and game to keep them fed. The group had a front row seat for every milestone in the young eaglets’ lives, including their progress toward first flight. It was their first flights that raised concerns over electrical wires. The utility wires often served as a landing spot for eaglets testing their wings and many were concerned of the risk of accidental electrocution. Bruce Adams has been watching the eagle family since the parent birds landed on Centerport. He was among a number who contacted Spencer’s office and PSEG to secure a little extra protection. The utility was eager to help. “PSEG Long Island prides itself on being a good steward of the environment,” Patrick Hession, electric division manager for PSEG Long Island, said in a news release issued by Spencer’s office. “We were excited to hear that these majestic birds were raising their young here on Long Island, and we are proud to help ensure the next generation of our national bird thrives by installing protective equipment.” Spencer had praise for the utility and others in the eagles’ orbit. “I was happy to play a role in the community effort to protect the eaglets that thousands of residents have come to treasure. I thank PSEG Long Island for their timely response to our requests, and thank the respectful followers of the birds,” he said. “I also want to thank the Chalet Inn, the local business who has hosted the many birdwatchers who have been observers since the eagles began building

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NATURE Pols, PSEG Team To Protect Eagles

At a press conference on the Centerport waterfront, Legislator William R. “Doc” Spencer, Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, PSEG Long Island’s Dan Wickstrom, and chair of the Committee to Protect Centerport’s Bald Eagles, Bruce Adams announce PSEG’s action to protect the eagle family from accidental electrocution.

their nest late last year.” Fast response from PSEG had the protective insulation in place before Independence Day, prompting an observation by Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci. “The Town is grateful to PSEG for the work they have done to protect the bald eagles – our new local celebrities – in the trees and waters off of Centerport.”


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HUNTINGTON MANOR FIREMAN’S FAIR Stimson Middle School Oakwood Road, Huntington

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We thank Pyro Engineering for their support & outstanding shows. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following local businesses. Their sponsorship of the Fireworks Shows will be a great treat for our residents, friends and neighbors. We urge all to thank and patronize these fine companies. MAJOR SPONSORS

Kleet Lumber Huntington Mazda MediCenter Twinco Supply R.F. Design C&C Provisions Fidelity Investments Plosky Dental All Weather Tire OK Petroleum Burt Lumber Inc. Toyota Scion of Huntington Bethpage Federal Credit Union 9th Street Auto Collision

Live Bands Tue - Old School Band Wed - Ladies Drink Free band Thu - Murphy’s Music Garage Band program & Captain to Co-Pilot Band Fri – IROC 80’S arena rock tribute Band & Revenge Band – celebrating the music of Kiss Sat - Electraglides Band

Impacto Law/Sheps Law Group Woodbury Country Deli Jemco Fuel Corp. John J. Contracting A-1 Award Transmissions Huntington Humidor Edmer Sanitary Chevrolet of Huntington Habberstad BMW Hometown Insurance Sciallo Irrigation Von Rohr Equipment Renaissance Downtowns Phoenix Air Conditioning Huntington Hyundai Applebee’s Hunt City Chiropractic South Shore Fire & Safety Blue Sky Amusements Independent Equipment Rental Green Art Kitchen Bath & Home Patty’s Flowers Andre Mason State Farm Huntington Ford Lincoln Camp W Day Camp

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Let’s Do Dinner And A Show By The Foodies Our Foodies love a good ol’ fashioned night on the town that’s capped off by dinner and a show. Town is booming with things to do, including take in a rocking show or comedy performance at The Paramount in Huntington, or spend a classy night enjoying the beautiful John W. Engeman Theater in Northport. There are also plenty of movie theaters, smaller music venues and things to see scattered across town. First off, pick your downtown. If it’s Huntington, start the night with happy hour specials at your favorite watering hole – we’ve had a blast at both Mac’s (12 Gerard St.), which offers daily happy hour specials featuring half-priced drinks and specially-priced appetizers; and IMC (279 Main St.), which has similar specials 4-7 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and Sunday. If The Paramount’s your destination, then head down New York Avenue from there to one of the nearby restaurants, such as Honu (363 New York Ave.), TOA Asian Fusion (369 New York Ave.) or Swallow (366 New York Ave.). Or keep the party going at one of the nearby pubs, like Meehan’s (371 New York Ave.) or Finley’s (43 Green St.).

Before hitting up The Paramount, left, there are plenty of eateries in Huntington village to indulge at, including TOA on New York Ave. Above is TOA’s artfully plated Sushi and Sashimi Combo ($30), which includes five pieces of sushi, 10 pieces sashimi and shrimp tempura roll.

Of course there’s also the movie theaters, AMC Loews Shore 8 (37 Wall St.) and Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Ave.), so if you’re looking for something north of Main Street, Jonathan’s Ristorante (15 Wall St.) and gastropub Vauxhall (26 Clinton Ave.) are two other Foodie favorites. Moving over to Northport and Engeman Theater – which will host performances of “Newsies” starting July 19 – there’s plenty more fun to be had. Start off with drinks or a quick bite at Skipper’s Pub (34 Main St.), which overlooks North-

port Harbor and offers discounted drinks and appetizers Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.; or The Wine Celler (70 Main St.), which has rotating specials throughout the week, including happy hour on Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., when cans of beer are $4, drafts are $5, and glasses of wine come with a $1 discount. Then head over to Bistro 44 (44 Main St.), Maroni Cuisine (18 Woodbine Ave) or The Ritz Café (42 Woodbine Ave.), or farther east on Main Street, toward the theater, to Rockin’ Fish (155 Main St.) before capping the night off at Engeman. This is just a little taste of what town has to offer. Did we miss your favorite pregame spot or eatery? Tell us about it in an email and we’ll check it out!

M U S IC Photo courtesy of Rob Hoffman

Take A Voyage Back To The ’80s SPOTLIGHT By Connor Beach

Replicating the iconic sound of Steve Perry, lead singer of legendary rock band Journey, is a tough task, but it’s a challenge singer-songwriter Hugo Valenti has embraced as frontman of cover band Voyage. Valenti, who signed deals with record labels like Columbia and RCA in the ’80s, said his voice was always compared to Perry’s, and he decided to take advantage of the similarities 17 years ago when he founded Voyage. Valenti, 54, of Islip, is joined on stage by bassist Greg Smith, guitarist

Rob Hoffman, drummer Charlie Zeleny and Al Spinelli on keyboard. And the group is set to play The Paramount later this month. The hardest part about emulating Perry’s voice, Valenti said, is matching his vocal inflections. The way “he cradles notes and how he sings them, it’s a different world,” Valenti said. “It’s a challenge either way… the notes will be there, but if the texture’s not there, you beat yourself up.” Voyage has made an art out of mastering Journey’s sound, and Valenti’s success with Perry’s lyrics have brought “legions” of loyal fans to the band’s multiple shows at The Paramount in Huntington. “It’s always a great night out,” Valenti said. “We have a great relationship with everybody at The Paramount, and they’re so happy with what we bring to them too.”

Voyage has “been around a long time,” and that experience means the band has the entire Journey catalog of incredible songs to work with. “We’re playing this great catalog of music that everyone can sing-along to… It feels great, it sounds great and people respond to it,” Valenti said. With contemporary top 40 radio stations playing “the same songs over and over again,” Valenti said Voyage offers something that a lot of people “really miss.” Voyage’s renditions of Journey’s hits remind older fans of the “old days,” while younger fans get to hear the music their parents grew up on. “We feed off the people,” Valenti said. “Even if it’s your first Voyage show, everybody who comes down ends up telling two or four friends.” Voyage is slated to take the stage at The Paramount on Friday, July 27,

Lead singer Hugo Valenti and the Journey cover band Voyage will take the stage at The Paramount in Huntington on July 27.

and doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $15-$30 and can be purchased the box office or online at



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WALT’S CORNER Compiled by Andrew Wroblewski


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Sometimes, when you see me coming, our visits end before beginning. You hurry going, hurry coming, say you have no time to talk. You spin your keys and tap you foot, and I’m afraid. How can I think better, get my thoughts out faster?

Walt Whitman

Sentences with missing phrases and searched-for words don’t hook your interest. Blocked memories hide beloved faces and familiar places like overlays of fog. Pictured, from left, are: Steven DiRaimo; Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci; Modesto DiRaimo; and Andrea Sorrentino.

HAPPY PIZZA-VERSARY: The folks at DiRaimo Pizzeria in Huntington village celebrated a 40year milestone last week. The 76 Wall St. pizzeria first opened its doors in 1978 with a goal to serve the highest quality pizza to their customers. Forty years later, it’s a village staple known for consistently good Italian cuisine and friendly staffers. Supervisor Chad Lupinacci visited the pizzeria last week to congratulate the staff. “Congratulations to DiRaimo Pizzeria as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary,” he said. “Forty years and going strong, serving delicious pizza and other Italian specialties to people in the Town of Huntington.”

NEARBY FOOD FESTIVAL: Just outside Huntington’s borders in Deer Park, the Taste The World food festival will be held this weekend. There will be plenty to explore, including 50 vendors, across 175,000 square feet of outdoor space at the Deer Park Tanger Outlets. Along with food, beer and wine to taste, there will also be live music and demonstrations, a video game truck, a butterfly garden and more. Doors open at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $5 (VIP packages also available). For tickets, or to learn more, check out Famousfoodfestival2018.eventbrite. com. The Tanger Outlets are located

on Commack Rd. in Deer Park at 152 The Arches Circle.

COMING SOON?: Signage at a Clinton Avenue storefront indicates that a new eatery offering nitrogen ice cream and coffee creations is gearing up to move in. Our Foodies noticed the signage in the window of 22 Clinton Ave., formerly Berger Bros camera shop, which is set to soon become The Nitro Space. There’s already an Instagram account for the new shop, but it was a bit bare as of earlier this week, as was The Foodies will keep you updated when they hear more.

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Huntington Businesses By Connor Beach

For certified art instructor Sandra Evans, painting is more than just a means to create, it’s also therapy. And the Melville resident is hoping to share that mindset with others through her instructional art studio Art in the Word, which she opened on Main Street in Huntington two months ago. The studio offers everything from private painting lessons for beginners to group wine and paint nights. “I use my art as a tool for therapy,” Evans said. “I believe painting is very therapeutic, very peaceful, and it helps a person find a moment of rest to escape their reality.” Evans discovered her passion for painting at the Bob Ross Art Workshop, where she learned to paint landscapes, seascapes and other images in the “weton-wet” oil painting style with large brushes made famous by Ross. “In one Bob Ross painting you’ll learn how to paint a whole landscape,” Evans said. “You’ll learn skies, clouds, bushes, trees, water, reflection and highlighting in one painting.” After becoming a certified instructor

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Escape Through The Fun Of Painting At New Studio

Art In The Word 267 Main St., Huntington 516-423-4533

Certified art instructor Sandra Evans works with students in both private lessons and paint night events to help beginner artists create beautiful paintings.

through the workshop, Evans continued her artistic education as a visual arts major at Suffolk Community College. Evans decided to open Art in the Word as a place where she could hold fun painting events while still continuing to spread the therapeutic benefits of art. “It is a paint night and it’s fun, but in my heart it goes deeper than that,” Evans said. With room for 30 people in the studio, Evans said Art in the World is a great place to host birthday parties, corporate parties, bachelorette parties or any kind of social event. Customers can also bring their own booze for a paint night party at Art in the World. The paint night events are designed for beginners. No painting experience is necessary, and all the equipment is

provided. To celebrate Art in the Word’s grand opening, the studio is offering a special where customers who bring three friends for a paint night event get to paint for free. Evans said she also felt that Huntington was a good spot to offer private painting lessons for beginner painters, as well as a convenient location for parents with children. “They can come here and take a Bob Ross workshop or private or group lessons for a couple of hours,” she said. The instruction at Art in the Word is done in a “step by step process” with experienced instructors. “A lot of teachers don’t take the time to sit with the students and paint side by side with them, but I do take the time to sit with them and paint side by

side,” Evans said. Art in the Word also offers a Biblical paint night, where church groups, Bible groups, and others can paint religious themed images that illustrate stories from the Bible. Evans also hopes to be able to offer painting classes for people with developmental disabilities, people who have been hospitalized for a long time and veterans to help bring the therapeutic values of art to “people who are hurting.” “I’d really love to work with people who are in pain because art is a way to escape for a moment,” She said. For Evans, the most rewarding part of teaching beginners to paint is seeing the happiness that customer’s feel when they realize that they can create something beautiful. She said. “I love to see people who’ve never painted before walk out of here with a painting that they never thought they could do.”

By Connor Beach

A Melville-based healthcare products company announced last week a partnership with the Special Olympics that will help the organization deliver health screenings to its athletes at 200 Special Olympics events worldwide. Henry Schein, one of the world’s leading suppliers of dental, medical and veterinary supplies, was named last Tuesday a Special Olympics Health Provider Partner. As part of the company’s first formal partnership with the Special Olympics, Henry Schein will donate essential health care products to support the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program at events in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Israel, Jamaica and the U.K. Health Athletes offers health screenings to Special Olympics athletes to help identify serious health problems that may need additional follow-up care. Special Olympics Senior Vice President of Sport

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Melville’s Henry Schein Partners With Special Olympics

A Special Olympics athlete receives a free oral health exam during a Special Olympics event.

and Health, Drew Boshell, said in a statement last week that the partnership with Henry Schein would help the organization provide much-needed preventative care to its athletes. The partnership “will also draw attention to the health injustice faced by people with intellectual disabilities,” Boshell said. According to Special Olympics, people with

intellectual disabilities are one of the most medically vulnerable groups in any country, and have some of the highest health risks. Oral health is a particular concern for Special Olympics athletes. Oral health indicators among Special Olympics athletes show that 46 percent have signs of gingivitis and 37 percent have untreated tooth decay. As part of the partnership, Henry Schein donations will be used during free dental screenings for Special Olympics athletes. “Supporting the health of people with intellectual disabilities throughout our society closely aligns with our belief in the power of wellness, prevention, treatment, and education to reduce disparities in the delivery of care,” Stanley M. Bergman, Henry Schein CEO, said in a statement received last week. The partnership between Henry Schein and Special Olympics began at last week’s 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle and will continue at events through 2019.


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LONG ISLANDER NEWS • HUNTINGTON WEEKLY Ch am ber Sta ff Ellen O’Brien, Executive Director Courtney Bynoe, Associa te Executive Director Kristen LaMarca, Member Services Associate

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Brian Yudewitz, Robert Scheiner, Vice Cha Chair ir Robert Bontempi, Vice Cha (Chair, 2014-2017) ir (Chair, 2009-2014) Vita Scaturro, Vice Chair Jennifer Cassidy, Treasure r Bushra Dano, Secretary www.huntingtonchamber. com

Get To Know Board Member Andrea Bonilla

This week Kristen LaMarca interviewed Andrea Bonilla, who recently joined the chamber board, and works as the community liaison for Source the Station, the crowdsourced placemaking arm of Renaissance Downtowns’ Huntington Station revitalization project. Here is what she had to say:

Q: What made you want to stay local and work on Long Island as opposed to commuting to Manhattan and working for a larger company? A: I was freelancing and working locally after college and when Sandy happened the company I was working for had to shut down. I already had a vacation planned for most of December 2012 and when I returned in January, Renaissance Downtowns had been looking for someone bilingual for Source the Station. I was referred to them by a friend and local community member, and since then here I am – a great moment of happenstance. My colleague at the time was a fellow Walt Whitman Class of 2006 grad, so we already knew we would work well together, and in my high school life I was one of those super community involved kids, so it was a good fit. Also: I am not a morning person, so the seven minute commute is one of the biggest pros.

Q: What do you enjoy most about where you work? A: When people ask how long I have been a community liaison and I say five-and-a-half years, most are shocked. They say something like, “Oh, wow. Don’t millennials change jobs like every year?” But, honestly, there are so many things I like about my job. The role itself has evolved so much and that’s one of my favorite things because I always want to do more and my mind is always spinning with ideas and connections to be made, the future of our community and politics. My truly favorite thing is that I get to interact with so many different community members, organizations, elected leaders and business owners who all have different methods and goals, but ultimately all want to see Huntington Station united and prosperous. In those interactions, I love being able to connect like-minded organizations and people and helping positive change happen and grow.

Q: What current projects is Renaissance Downtowns working on? A: I wear two hats. Most people see me as a representative for Renaissance Downtowns, which to a certain extent I have become. Renaissance has five immediate opportunities at the moment: 1) Northridge (officially completed May 2018): a self-parked building with 5,500 square feet of commercial space and 16 one-bedroom market rate apartments; 2) Gateway (due to start fall 2018 and be completed in 14-18 months): a self-parked building with 13,500 square feet of commercial space and 66 market rate apartments (11 studios and 55 one bedrooms); 3) Artist Lofts: 49 affordable residences in an artist loft type model like ArtSpace in Patchogue; 4) a 140-room hotel with parking, restaurant and conference space – both three and four were dependent on a state DOT land transfer that was just passed the State legislation; and 5) Office: up to 100,000 square feet of self-parked office space. For the commuters reading: All spaces will be replaced one for one! The other aspect of revitalization also has involved some intermunicipal work with the town and county to bring sewers to the unsewered commercial portion of Huntington Station, and I’m happy to say that’s also moving along. On the other side, I have my community liaison hat. I truly believe all these Renaissance projects need a successful, unified, thriving community in order to be able to succeed, so I am always looking for ways to support the existing community. I am working with a local artist to bring more murals to Huntington Station because art is such an amazing way to revitalize communities and make everyone more proud of where they live. I am working with SEPA Mujer to foster more leadership and civic engagement with the Latino Community. I recognize that it’s a hard time for Latinos, but Huntington Station has a significant Latino population so we need to find better ways to empower them to become leaders within their own communities. I help the Huntington Station Business Improvement District and the Huntington Awareness Day Parade & Fair yearround as part of my role. I am also constantly reaching out to organizations like Tri CYA, the Library Station

Upcoming Events July 18, 6-10 p.m. – Seaside Soiree at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport July 25, 6-8 p.m. – Young Professional Business Blender at KidzHitz (304 Main St., Huntington) July 26, 5 p.m. – Ribbon cutting at Paper Doll Vintage Curiosity Shoppe (372 New York Ave., Huntington)

Andrea Bonilla

Branch, Community Gardens, Huntington Outreach Ministries, Leadership Huntington, 2nd Precinct, local nonprofits, churches, existing and new businesses, and so many other organizations to see what the community needs are and how I can help or support them in their vision and work. Really, if anyone calls me and says, “I think we should do this for Huntington Station,” and I think I can help and it’s a good idea, I’m happy to help make it happen!

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why? A: You would think that after living in the Northeast for 20 years I would have gotten used to winter – and maybe mentally I have, but not physically – but it’s such a bummer for me. Short days, super cold months and snow storm after snow storm just aren’t my jam, so I dream of moving to either the Mediterranean in Spain or France, or Latin America, back to my roots. There is a lot of political and economic change going on worldwide so that’s to be determined, but ultimately I want to be somewhere warm. My brain just works better when there’s sun and warmth. Q: What inspires you and why? A: So many things: A funny podcast, a good book, a fun vacation, a community emergency, social injustice, a delicious meal, friends and family. I am inspired when I see that my work can positively affect many people. I am inspired when I see others have such commitment to their community and I want to do more. I am inspired know-

Aug. 8, 5 p.m. – Ribbon cutting at State Farm Andre Mason Agency (803 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station) Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m. – Summer Showcase presented by the membership committee at Westy Self Storage (4049 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport) Tickets or information at

ing my family can be proud of who I am and what I do. Lately I am very inspired by politics and civic engagement. As an immigrant who’s had so many opportunities in life, I think I have to pay it forward somehow and try to foster similar opportunities for others. I am totally inspired by good weather. I love to garden and be outside in the summer. I find it therapeutic and such a great thing to learn about. I recently installed motion sensor solar lights in my garden so I can work in it even at night when I get home late from work. Finally, a good beach day is always inspiring in that you can clear your head from so much while also getting physically tired by the sun and ocean and it kind of resets you for another day. (See the theme here?)

Get In The Spotlight! Want to see your business featured on the Huntington Chamber page? It’s just one of many benefits that come with membership in the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. To learn more, call the Chamber at 631-423-6100, or visit


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b u s in e s s Free Cash Flow: Optimal Metric For Valuation Of Securities

By Peter J. Klein, CFA, CRPS, CAP

Many practitioners of wealth management spend most of their time focused on the macroeconomy, globally as well as domestically, which of course is important but is not the only analysis investors should be doing. Bottom-up, fundamental security analysis is quite important (and often used for large, asset sectors, calls as well as individual securities), and often forgotten by the average investor. Below, please find a quick refresher on the concept of Free Cash Flow (FCF) as a metric to focus on when looking for opportunities in the equity markets. Of course there is no magic bullet or secret sauce when it comes to investing, but there are a few tenets worth remembering:

• Being a contrarian, while often uncomfortable (as humans we prefer a herd mentality), is a time-honored way to invest – buy when others are fearful and sell when there is (unfounded) optimism. • Always insist on a margin of safety: What’s the downside? What can go wrong? • Be patient and wait for the “fat pitch” • Be leery of leverage Now these “FCF generators” are typically of the value style of equity investing, so don’t expect stories about their upside due to this new product or that new market opportunity (not disparaging growth style investing – just a different methodology). This is not the sandbox in which value-style investors are playing. They are focused, when looking for these types of opportunities, on the FACTS and with FCF we get just that. Consider the following: • It has been shown that the starting valuation of any investment is a primary driver of long term market returns.

• By utilizing the Free Cash Flow metric we are able to get to the true root of any enterprise. Earnings are not the best measure for there are many accounting nuisances that can cloud the true value of an enterprise. Free Cash Flow is calculated as follows: • Cash flow from Operations (the cash that the business has over the period – no accounting issues – simply cash) • MINUS any expenses that will be needed to maintain business for the next year • EQUALS Free Cash Flow • DIVIDE Free Cash Flow by Price to get Free Cash Flow Yield • The FCF Yield can then be compared to other investments to ascertain relative value By focusing on FCF an investor avoids the over-zealous assumptions for growth and is grounded in fact which allows for a foundation to determine if the business is under or over-valued. Thinking along these lines is essentially the same manner

implementation. Companies get the very best service to support a business function, while creating a more inclusive work environment with heightened morale for all their employees. MW: Linda, what is your role in the organization? LB: As development and engagement manager, my role is threefold: First, to promote the incredible abilities of our 400-person staff. Our employees are consistently recognized for delivering quality services, combined with their exceptionally positive work ethics and productivity levels. Second, I partner with civicminded organizations launching or expanding their corporate social responsibility programs as more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Third, I raise awareness of our mission through corporate, community and legislative events and initiatives. MW: What’s the next big event on TCS’s agenda? LB: Our upcoming NDEAM Champions Contest in celebration of October's National Disability Employment Awareness Month will recognize many amazing New York City and Long Island companies generously providing opportunities for people with disabilities to find gainful employment. MW: What is the benefit to TCS employees with disabilities? LB: There exists a huge disparity between the general unemployment rate of less than 4 percent, compared to the harsh reality of nearly 80-percent

unemployment among individuals with disabilities. TCS creates vital opportunities for more members of society to contribute their valuable skills. The competitive wages and benefits they earn from their hard work offers them financial independence, self-sufficiency and vastly improved quality of life. MW: My favorite part of our conversation was hearing your workers’ success stories. LB: One of the many that touches me most is a pair of our administrative employees. Work has provided a driving force for both individuals to demonstrate that they can collaborate extremely well together. They job-share due to the nature of their disabilities, and neither has missed a day of work in years; their supervisor raves that they

by which an owner of a private enterprise (rather than a public security) values his or her business and allows us, in the public markets, to think in the same manner – as a private investor.

Klein Wealth Management is a team of investment professionals registered with HighTower Securities, LLC, member FINRA, MSRB and SIPC & HighTower Advisors LLC a registered investment advisor with the SEC. All securities are offered through HighTower Securities LLC and advisory services are offered through HighTower Advisors, LLC. This is not an offer to buy or sell securities. No investment process is free of risk and there is no guarantee that the investment process described herein will be profitable. Investors may lose all of their investments. Past performance is not indicative of current or future performance and is not a guarantee. In preparing these materials, we have relied upon and assumed without independent verification, the accuracy and completeness of all information available from public and internal sources. HighTower shall not in any way be liable for claims and make no expressed or implied representations or warranties as to their accuracy or completeness or for statements or errors contained in or omissions from the.

Nonprofit Promotes Employment Of Those With Disabilities

By Mindy Wolfle

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Linda Berman, development and engagement manager of The Corporate Source (, through an outstanding connection-maker, my colleague Kenneth Renov, Esq. I was so impressed by the unique services provided by TCS, I decided to share my subsequent interview with Linda. MW: Please explain what TCS does. LB: TCS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the employment of people with disabilities and providing services leading to independence and fulfillment. Our outsourcing services include janitorial services, administrative, mail room and warehouse operations, porter and courier services throughout New York City, Long Island, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, utilizing a workforce comprised of 83 percent direct-labor employees with disabilities. MW: What is the benefit to participating companies? LB: People with disabilities are an often-overlooked pool of talent to help companies achieve a successful bottomline return on investment, both financially and in terms of social responsibility. TCS shows business leaders that they can ‘do good while doing well’ by including those with disabilities in their workplaces. Our outsourcing model provides the full range of services from recruitment through

are the best employees she has ever had. Both employees have found financial independence through work, as well as the equally important camaraderie that work provides to us all. Their story is not unique. We'd love to hear more success stories from other employers highlighting similarly wonderful contributions to the workplace.

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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T H UR S D A Y Community Blood Drive Suffolk Legislator William “Doc” Spencer will host a blood drive Thursday, July 12, 1-7 p.m. at Centerport Fire Department (9 Park Circle). Bring donor card or ID. Minimum weight 110 pounds. No new tattoos in past 12 months. Ages 16-75 only (16 year olds must have parental permission). For questions regarding medical eligibility visit or call 1-800-933-2566. All donors will receive a pair of New York Mets tickets (can be redeemed online). To make an appointment, go to




Summer Arts Festival The Huntington Summer Arts Festival continues six days a week, TuesdaySunday, rain or shine, through Aug. 12. There’s a lineup of performances primed for the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park. Tuesday family shows begin at 7 p.m. All other shows are at 8 p.m. For the full lineup, visit

WEDNESDAY Benefit For Civic Association

Each Thursday, 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 2, the Robert W. Krueger Bandshell in Northport Village Park will host a performance by the Northport Community Band. The program for each show is posted at a day or two before the show.

The third annual Greenlawn Civic Association Ladies Night at Whales Tale (81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport) is Wednesday, July 18, 8-11 p.m. Tickets ($35/members, $40/non-members) include taco bar, open bar (wine, beer and sangria), a DJ and dancing and 50-50 raffle. There will also be a drive to collect gently-used children’s books for Huntington Station-based Helping Hand Rescue Mission. Register online through

Northport Firemen’s Fair

Summer Concert Series

Northport Fire Department’s annual fair kicks off continues each night through Saturday, 7-11 p.m. Admission is free, and there will be pay-one-price specials available daily. There will be rides, food, skill games, and three shows each night. The fairgrounds are on Steers Avenue, off of Ocean Avenue. For more info, visit

Act 1 Entertainment’s summer concert series at the Northport VA (79 Middleville Road) 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.



Community Band Concerts

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ The Carriage House Players will open the Vanderbilt Museum’s 30th annual Summer Shakespeare Festival with performances of comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through July 29. Performances are given outdoors on the courtyard stage (weather permitting) on Wednesdays (except Aug. 3) and Fridays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at or at the door.

Happenings On Main Street Singer songwriters perform at the patio in Northport Village Park each Friday through Labor Day. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. These free concerts start at 7 p.m., weather permitting, and are family oriented, so bring your kids or your dog. The July 13 performance is Allen Santoriello (folk, rock, Americana).

S A T U RD A Y Northport Farmers Market 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 stocked with fruits, vegetables, olive oils, baked goods, seafood, wines, flowers and more. Visit for more info.

Yoga In The Park SugareeYogi hosts yoga in Northport Village Park each Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. through November. Meet behind the gazebo, by the big anchor. Class

Movies On The Lawn

Fair Kicks Off Huntington Manor Fire Department’s annual fair kicks off Tuesday, July 17 and runs through Saturday, July 21. There will be rides, games, food and live music each night. Pay one price bracelets will be $30. The 115th anniversary parade will be Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., and there will be fireworks Wednesday through Saturday nights. Fair opens at 7 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m. each night, except for Saturday when it opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 12 midnight. Visit for more info. canceled if it’s raining (check SugareeYogi’s Facebook page for info). Bring own mat, water and layers in case it’s chilly. No limit to class size. Cost is $10.

Food Festival The Taste The World food festival is heading back to the nearby Deer Park Tanger outlets this weekend.The familyfriendly food experience will feature over 50 vendors, 175,000 square feet of outdoor space, live music and demonstrations, beer and wine garden, video game truck and more. Cost is $5 to attend. Doors open at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets available at

SUNDAY Huntington Farmers Market 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 631-323-3653 for more info.


The 15th season of Councilman Mark Cuthbertson’s Movies on the Lawn program continues 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, or call Cuthbertson’s office at 631-351-3112.

Hoops Tourney


The Town of Huntington’s fifth annual coed basketball tournament in Greenlawn’s Coral Park is Saturday, July 21. The free event, sponsored by the town and Suffolk legislators Susan Berland and William Spencer, is open to all ages 12-18. Check in is 9:15-9:45 a.m., and games start at 10 a.m. The Coral Park tournament alumni game will follow at 2 p.m. Coral Park is located on Broadway, south of Little Plains Road and north of Park Avenue. For more info, or to register, contact Liz Alexander at 631-854-4500.

Fair Kicks Off

Opera Night

Huntington Manor Fire Department’s annual fair kicks off Tuesday, July 17 and runs through Saturday, July 21. There will be rides, games, food and live music each night. Pay one price bracelets will be $30. The 115th anniversary parade will be Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., and there will be fireworks Wednesday through Saturday nights. Fair opens at 7 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m. each night, except for Saturday when it opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 12 midnight. Visit for more info.

The next performance by Opera Night Long Island, a group of professional operatic singers and piano accompanist, will be Sunday, July 22, 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington (109 Browns Road, Huntington). A $20 donation will be accepted at the door. Visit for more info.

Meet The Candidates Republican candidates for town, state and federal offices will be at Christopher’s Courtyard Café on Monday, July 16, 7-9 p.m. for a HuntingtonYoung Republicanshosted event.There will also be networking opportunities and complimentary beer, wine, soda and food. For more info, email or visit

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South Huntington Public Library

ice with a parade and gala fair on Saturday, July 28. Parade kicks off at 4 p.m. from Huntington Town Hall continues to department headquarters on Leverich Place. The gala fair will be held there, starting at 5 p.m. and continuing through 11 p.m. with attractions like bouncy houses and slides, pony rides, a dunk tank and more. Entertainment will be provided by the Little Wilson Band, and free refreshments will be served. All community residents are welcome.

Library-hosted events and programs are reserved for cardholders of their respective library unless otherwise noted.

145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. • Kids ages 3-6 can enjoy a pancake breakfast with the Baking Coach on Saturday, July 28, 10-11 a.m. Kids will get to mix their own batter. Register starting July 14.

Indoor Yard Sale Union United Methodist Church is hosting an indoor yard sale on Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Available items will include toys, furniture, kitchen and glassware, lamps, linens and more. Call 631-2611303 for more info. The church is located at 1018 Pulaski Road, East Northport.

Family Fun Nights

Cold Spring Harbor Library 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-692-6820. • Kids entering grades 2-5 can join Mr. PoppinTwist for a fully interactive, improvisational storytelling adventure, with balloons, on Thursday, July 26, 4:30 p.m. • Tweens entering grades 6-8 can join local high schoolers and members of the Cold Spring Harbor Robotics team for an introduction to robotics and the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields with Robotics Camp from July 16-19, 4-6:30 p.m. Camp fee is $75 and covers cost of a robot car kit to take home. Register online.

Tuesday evenings, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Main Street in Northport Village is closed to traffic from Gunther’s to Skippers, creating a pedestrian mall that’s filled with music, outdoor dining, sidewalk sales and vintage cars on display. No vehicular traffic is allowed, but dancing, shopping and meeting friends and neighbors for a night of family fun certainly is. Family Fun Nights are sponsored by Northport Chamber of Commerce. Call 631-754-3905, or visit, for more info.

Commack Public Library

Poets In Port

44 Lake Ave., Deer Park. 631-5863000. • Horn-powered band Uppercut realms for a rockin’, funkin’ concert on Saturday, Aug. 11, 6:30-8 p.m.

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.

Shoe Drive Starfish Coffee House Ministries is collecting all gently worn and new shoes to benefit individuals by creating income in developing nations like Haiti, Ghana, and Bolivia. Drop off any time through July in the donation box at Saint Francis Church (29 Clay Pitts Road, Greenlawn). Call Govinda at 631-896-7524 for more info.

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 631-603-3600 for info.

18 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631499-0888. • Calling all gamers: Check out the new videogame collection at the library, which stocks games for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. To make a suggestion for a title to add to the collection, email Joanne Albano at

Deer Park Library

Elwood Public Library 1929 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631499-3722. • Kids in grades K-5 can create their own painting with the dog who doubles as an artist, Dagger ‘DogVinci,’ on Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m.-12 noon.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631421-4530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road, 631-421-4535. • Both branches are offering discounted tickets to the American Museum of Natural History ($10 each); Long Island Game Farm ($12.50); Long Island Aquarium ($18); New York Botanical Garden ($15); Bronx Zoo ($26); and Riverhead Raceway ($25). Limit six per family. Available at the circula-

Community Blood Drive Suffolk Legislator William “Doc” Spencer will host a blood drive Thursday, July 12, 17 p.m. at Centerport Fire Department (9 Park Circle). Bring donor card or ID. Minimum weight 110 pounds. No new tattoos in past 12 months. Ages 16-75 only (16 year olds must have parental permission). For questions regarding medical eligibility visit or call 1-800-933-2566. All donors will receive a pair of New York Mets tickets (can be redeemed online). To make an appointment, visit

T HE A T ER/ F I L M Cinema Arts Centre

Paint Nite Learn how to paint “The Beach” at Bar Louie (2115 Jericho Turnpike, Commack) on Monday, July 16, 7-9 p.m. during the Team Tavarone Paint Nite event. Cost is $45 for the event, which is open to those ages 21 and up. Visit for tickets. tion department. Cash or check only. Call for details and availability. • There’s a coffee and coloring program on Thursdays, July 26 and Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Dix Hills branch. Supplies are provided, or bring your own. • Gentle yoga classes will be held Fridays, July 13-Aug. 31. Eight classes (cost is $32). Register online. Melville branch.

Harborfields Public Library 31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-7574200. • The Just Sixties outdoor concert is Friday, July 27, 7 p.m.

Huntington Public Library Main branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631-427-5165. Station branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631421-5053. • Brett Topel details the New York Mets’ greatest achievements, from the team’s first win in franchise history in 1962, to Tom Seaver’s near perfect game in 1969, and all else, in his book, “Miracle Moments in New York Mets History.” Topel will be signing copies of the book at the Main branch on Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m. Registration required. Open to all. • An introductory class to acrylics and oil painting will be led by Elsie Callahan on Tuesdays through Aug. 28 at the Station branch. Beginners and intermediates welcome. Supply list provided at registration (cost is $30).

Northport-East Northport Public Library Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-2616930. (East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631-261-2313. • Teens can get creative using marshmallow fondant to decorate cupcakes in an “Iron Chef” type competition on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 3:30-5 p.m. • Join retired NYC detective John Whimple to explore the world of fingerprint analysis on Monday, July 23, 3:30-5 p.m. East Northport branch. For teens.

423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. • There will be an encore screening of first-time filmmaker Patricia Shih’s “Undocumented” on Sunday, July 15, 6 p.m. The documentary tells the story of a man who came into the U.S. as a 13-year-old undocumented immigrant. Tickets are $25/public, $20/CAC members. • Learn the mesmerizing path films took from the black and white, wordless, exciting moving images of the silent era to the overwhelming films we see today with the film history for high schoolers course instructed by Glenn Andreiev on Saturdays, July 14 and July 21, 9 a.m. Cost is $60. For ages 12-18.

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport 350 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. • Performances of “Newsies” begin July 19 and continue through Sept. 2. • Performances of “Shrek The Musical” in the children’s theater begin July 28 and continue through Sept. 2.

M U SE U M S E X HI B I T S 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. 631-4625400. • Juried exhibition “It’s All About the… Light” asks artists from Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens for their interpretations or representations of light in their artwork. The works will be on display through Aug. 5.

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. 631-549-5106. • Original works and prints will be available for $100, some pieces created exclusively by b.j. spoke artists, as part of the “start Collecting” event. Art purchased can be taken home the same day. Continues through July 28.

Cold Spring Harbor Firehouse Museum 84A Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-0400. 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.

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LONG ISLANDER NEWS • HUNTINGTON WEEKLY directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Oscar-winner Sean Connery and Rob Brown. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be served.

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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. 516-692-6768. • Wacky Water Wednesdays continue each week through August. There will be sprinklers, bubblers, lawn games and activities for kids to enjoy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

M U SI C/ D A N C E Folk Music Society of Huntington

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-3418. Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 p.m. and Saturday and 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 fourth annual Hunt Around Huntington scavenger hunt is on through Sept. 3. Find answers to the hunt, get your map stamped at each of the eight participating museums. (The Whaling Museum, Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington Historical Society, Northport Historical Society, Preservation Long Island, Vanderbilt Planetarium, and Walt Whitman Birthplace). Then get entered for a chance to win a family membership or prize package from each organization. To participate, visit any one of the sites to pick up a map.

Foto Foto Gallery 14 W. Carver St., Huntington 631-5490488. Hours:Wednesday Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 12 noon -5 p.m. • “Photo-Liminalism” by Holly Gordon will be on display through July 28.

Gallery Sixty Seven Local artists’ studio and gallery features paintings, prints and sculptures. 67 Main St., Northport village, 631-6626411. Hours: Thursday/Friday/Sunday: 1-6 p.m.; Saturday: 12 noon-6 p.m.; • Painting classes with Bart begin Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call for more info. Space limited.

Haven Gallery 155 Main St., Suite 4 Carriage House Square Northport. 631-757-0500. • Adam Oehlers’ “The Wilderlands,” Julie Filipenko’s “Every Lie I Said Was True” and Brin Levinson’s “Night Phase” will be on display through Aug. 4.

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. 631-3513250. • Decorative arts from the museum’s collection, including work by Louis

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ The Carriage House Players will open the Vanderbilt Museum’s 30th annual Summer Shakespeare Festival with performances of comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through July 29. Performances are given outdoors on the courtyard stage (weather permitting) on Wednesdays (except Aug. 3) and Fridays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at or at the door. Comfort Tiffany, the central figure in the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic Movements in America, will be on display through July 22.

Holocaust Memorial & 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. 516-571-8040, ext. 100. • 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.

Huntington Arts 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. • The 2018 Summer Arts Festival continues through Aug. 12.

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. • Tide Mill Tours continue once per month through October. $15/members; $20/non-members. Advance registration required. • The next historic walking tour and pub crawl through Huntington village with Town Historian Robert Hughes is Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. Participants will stop at three establishments and learn about each, and their surroundings. Cost is $15/members, $20/nonmembers. Register online or by calling the office.

Northport Historical Society Museum 215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-757-9859. • The society’s next guided walking tour

through the historic Main Street business district is July 15, 1:30 p.m. Tour uses storytelling and historic photos from the society’s collection to make the past come alive.

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. • 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. • The seventh annual summer benefit event, Summer Fiesta, is Saturday, July 21, 6:30-10 p.m. in the SpanishRevival courtyard. Wine, food, music and dancing. Tickets: $135/nonmembers, $125/members.

Walt Whitman Birthplace 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station. Summer hours: MondayFriday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students, and children under 5 are free. 631-4275240. • The inaugural Walt Whitman International Festival is Aug. 9-11, 2019 in celebration of the Bicentennial year of Whitman’s 200th birthday. • On Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., the Birthplace will show “Finding Forrester” (PG-13), an award-winning 2000 drama written by Mike Rich and

First Saturdays concerts are held at Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr., Centerport. Other venues as noted. Tickets and info at • Huntington Folk Festival is Sunday, July 29, 12 noon at Heckscher Park in Huntington. Performing artists will include: Acoustic Apple, Karen Bella, Rorie Kelly, Cathy Kreger, Lois Morton, Anne O’Rourke, Nico Padden, Steve Robinson, Hank Stone, Christine Sweeney, Toby Tobias and Bob Westcott.

The Paramount 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • Blackmore’s Night with Special Guest – The Wizard’s Consort on Sunday, July 22, 7 p.m. Tickets: $24.50$54.50. • The Paramount Tribute Series Presents: A Jim Morrison Celebration featuring Wild Child “An Amazing Doors Recreation Live” with special guest Memphis Crawl on Saturday, July 28. Tickets: $15-$30. • Black Label Society with special guests Corrosion of Conformity & Eyehategod is Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$45. • The Wallflowers with special guest Ghost Pressure is Wednesday, Aug. 22. Tickets: $32.50-$75.

V O L U N T E E R O P P O R T U N IT I E S 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

Walt Whitman Birthplace If you are interested in literature or history, the Walt Whitman Birthplace has fascinating and rewarding part-time volunteer positions available. Free training provided. 631-427-5420, ext. 114.

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