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Breast Surgery Combined with Tummy Tuck and/or Liposuction by Charlotte Rhee, MD, F.A.C.S., P.C. Many of my patients come to me seeking help with the changes that can occur after childbirth. Following childbirth, a woman’s breast can grow to uncomfortable proportions or just the opposite can happen. A woman’s breast can actually lose volume and shrink, resulting in the breast appearing “deflated.” Additionally, a large number of women come to me seeking help with the post partum changes of their abdomen. During pregnancy the skin and abdominal wall muscles are stretched. Following childbirth, the abdomen can protrude and the skin can be loose or sag. In some cases, the abdominal muscles can be so weakened that the individual may look like she is still pregnant. Despite daily workouts including sit ups and crunches, a tummy tuck may be needed to restore these muscles.

ing breast reduction. Both groups of women want to have breasts that are proportional to their body size with the most natural result possible. In certain situations, a breast lift is also needed to tighten lax skin. The laxity can be the result of pregnancy or weight loss. When a breast lift is needed, I utilize the lollipop scar technique. A breast lift procedure is very similar to a breast reduction. The only difference is that with a breast reduction, breast tissue is removed.

Combined Breast/Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Procedures. Many of my patients who have breast surgery also have other procedures performed at the same time. This allows for one surgery and one recovery. The most common combined procedures performed by Dr. Rhee are breast surgery, whether it is a breast reduction or augmentation, combined with tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. For those patients Breast Reduction Many of my patients who desire breast augmentation together with a tummy tuck, I am able to place Women with very large pendulous breasts may experience varied medical the breast implants through the tummy tuck incision, leaving the breasts without who have breast problems including back and neck pain. Also, the weight of large breasts can any scars. cause the bra straps to dig into the shoulders leaving groove markings. Large surgery also have other Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Despite diet and breasts get in the way of physical activities such as running, making exercise exercise, certain areas of the body are prone to carry excess fat. For these areas, liprocedures performed and weight loss very difficult if not impossible. Breast reduction (reduction posuction can help. The most common areas for liposuction are the love handles at the same time. This (upper hip area) and thighs. mammaplasty), is a surgical procedure which makes breasts smaller. There are many different breast reduction techniques. The more traditional allows for one surgery Patients who have combined procedures do surprisingly well. In addition to method (inverted T-scar) leaves the breasts with a vertical, long horizontal having the benefit of just one recovery process, there can also be a significant and one recovery. scar (along the breast crease). “I utilize the Lejour technique, which leaves savings in price. the breast with a single vertical incision (lollipop scar) and, in my opinion, To learn more, please call our Huntington office to schedule a complimentawith a rounder more natural appearing breast and a better cosmetic result.” Breast reduc- ry consultation with Dr. Rhee at (631) 424-6707. Located at 257 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington tions are performed as an outpatient procedure and are covered by insurance. Station. www.liplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Charlotte Rhee is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation Women who come to me seeking breast enlargement have very similar goals to those seek- breast surgery. advertisement

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She’s been sought after for fashion shoots since her debut as a model 40 years ago. Her latest magazine cover photo shows her in a swimsuit at age 60. Now this Long Island supermodel, actress, and mother of three has introduced an anti-aging skin care line, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Collection. As a vegan, she is passionate about the collection, which is fair traded, eco-friendly, and doesn’t test on animals. The collection’s medical advisor/dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day, says this line “will help address and fight the signs of aging while bringing greater awareness to the unexpected dangers associated with the sun and other heat sources.” The products range from facial cleansers to eye-brightening serums. Brinkley has reinvented her brand before this: She previously released a DNA Renewal System for skin; a fragrance, Believe; and collections of costume jewelry and wigs. She collaborated with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to obtain cotton from organic mills and create EcoSilk fabric, linen-look and satin-weave cloth reclaimed from plastic bottles. HSN rolled out her new line in March and the collection is now available at Kohl’s Long Island stores. See more at christiebrinkleyauthenticskincare.com.

Something’s Fishy You’ll sip cocktails surrounded by tanks filled with brilliantly colored tropical fish. You’ll dine and dance in the elegant Sea Star ballroom. Then you’ll put on your sleuth skills to help solve the Mystery Beneath the Reef, a new comedy-murder-mystery-audience-participation show created just for the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. The whodunit’s creators are the Broadway, television and film actors of The Killing Kompany, who will entertain you and ask you to be part of the show. The cocktail hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $69.95 per person and may be ordered at 631-208-9200 x426; reservations are required. Overnight hotel packages beginning at $288.95 per couple are available at the waterfront Hyatt Place East End. The mystery unfolds on Friday, April 10 at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 6 • Long IsLand Woman • April 2015

by Annie Wilkinson Blachley

Wheels of Progress Each year in a flurry of spring cleaning, many of us attack our clutter and downsize our possessions. What to do with the castoffs? Donating that dust-gathering bike or unused sewing machine can have a major impact on the economies of developing communities overseas. Members of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Long Island will accept used bicycles, sewing machines, and cash for their 13th annual collection. As former Peace Corps Volunteer Brian Richardson of Middle Island says, ”The Peace Corps is not about doing for people; it’s about helping people to become their own agents of change.” One example: Disadvantaged young people in Albania received sewing machines from the program and found employment making cloth bags to replace plastic bags. In three months, 3,000 cloth bags were sold. Another plus: The bags’ fabric came from recycled cloth from coffee companies and donated clothes. The program accepts rust-free bikes (no tricycles); bikes with flat tires needing some repair; working sewing machines; and cash donations from corporate and community sponsors. Donors are asked to contribute $10 per bike (tax-deductible) to offset costs of shipping to developing world countries. The Pedals for Progress program takes place on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbour Lane, Massapequa. Learn more at www.p4p.org

A Gathering Of Girlfriends Fun Girls Night Out is back, inviting women 21-plus to its next event on Wednesday, April 22. The show features a martini bar, wine tasting, food sampling, beauty makeovers, fashion shows, psychic readings, shopping, and the chance to win prizes. Bring a gently used handbag or tote bag to donate to Dress for Success of Brookhaven, a charity providing women with professional attire to secure employment as well as the confidence to actively define their lives. Tickets include admission, a Signature Pink Bag, food and drink samples, complimentary services by participating vendors, dancing, entertainment, photo booth photos, pink carpet photos, and parking. The fun runs from 5-9 p.m. at Jericho Terrace, 249 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. Tickets range from $15 (before April 3) to $25 and can be purchased online at fungirlsnightout.com. To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise


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Product Pick

Longhouse Chihuly Umbrella

Stay dry during April showers under a striking pergola umbrella from famed glass artist Dale Chihuly. This item is from the online store at Longhouse Reserve, where a museum, gardens, and sculpture park provide contemplative spaces. See gifts online or savor the serenity at 33 Hands Creek Road in East Hampton. Season opens April 25; garden walks are by appointment. Find out more at longhouse.org or call 631-329-3568.

Event Pick

Picturing Ourselves

Artists meeting the challenge of seeing themselves show their self-portraits at the Huntington Arts Council’s I See Me! exhibit, April 10-27. Incorporating a variety of media, the works were judged by Lynn Rozzi, director of Nassau Community College’s Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery. The opening reception is Friday, April 10, 6-9 p.m. at Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Curious? See huntingtonarts.org or call 631-271-8423.

Restaurant Pick

Long Island Restaurant Week

Each spring and fall nearly 200 restaurants, including Roots Bistro Gourmand in West Islip, Tocolo Cantina in Garden City, and more, offer delicious fare at attractive prices. For $27.95, diners enjoy an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Runs April 26 to May 3, Sunday to Sunday all night, except for Saturdays

(offered until 7 p.m.). Diners and restaurants wishing to participate can visit lirestaurantweek.com or call 631-329-2111.

Activity Pick Earth Care

Earth Day is April 22 but early birds are invited to Manor Farm on April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to do trail work and outdoor cleanup with Starflower Experiences, Inc. Starflower works to help Earth’s life systems and ecologically restore parklands and model landscaping with local species. Bring work gloves, clippers/loppers, and lunch to 210 Manor Rd., Huntington. Find out more at starflowerexperiences.org.

Book Pick

Silent Running: Our Family’s Journey to the Finish Line with Autism by Robyn K. Schneider with Kate Hopper

Both of Robyn K. Schneider’s sons were diagnosed with severe autism before they turned two. Now in their 20s, they are non-verbal–but they run marathons. This moving memoir describes how the healing power of running transformed them, along with Robyn, a breast cancer survivor, and her husband Allan, who has multiple sclerosis. Release date is April 1 (April is National Autism Awareness Month).

Meet This Long Island Woman Arlene K. Haims Financial Consultant, Allied Wealth Partners

Why do you enjoy working/living on Long Island? I grew up in Kew Gardens Hills and have lived on Long Island for 40 years. I enjoy its beauty, its culture, and its people. I enjoy learning about the history of the individuals I meet living in the various communities. Describe the work you do. I have been in financial services for more than 30 years, helping business owners and professionals with future planning and risk management. I developed programs for people who have disabled children and for people dealing with the elderly. I offer retirement planning and health insurance plans for businesses, and estate planning modules for those working with their attorneys as well. Most recently, I’ve been working with women navigating divorce. How did you become involved with this type of work? Very unabashedly, I’ll admit that I saw many men in this industry and felt that if they could make six figures, well then, so could I.

Tell us about your volunteer work or community involvement. I sit on the board of the Huntington Arts Council and the Charitable Giving Committee of the American Heart Association. I was a founding member of Long Island Women’s Agenda (LIWA) and a contributing board member of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation and Women Economic Developers of Long Island (WEDLI). I was a volunteer speaker and promoter for the National Association of Mother’s Centers (NAMC). What advice would you give to women in your field? Stay focused and on top of your finances. Financial stability is key when you want to move to the next level. It buys a strong comfort zone so all bases are covered during times of change. Tell us something you would like others to know about you. I love what I do—especially people I meet who never cease to amaze me with their talents and beautiful human qualities.

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Book Corner

by Carol Hoenig

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who drank three to four daily cups of java reduced their risk of endometrial cancer by 29 percent compared to women who drank little or no coffee. Coffee contains chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that may prevent DNA damage. Its caffeine and other bioactive compounds may alter the levels of estrogen, insulin, C-peptide and other hormones to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Be careful how you take your coffee though. Adding sugar and cream could contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance. Keeping your weight in check and exercising regularly are the most powerful ways to prevent endometrial cancer. Coffee helps derail diabetes. The pooled results of 18 studies involving over 450,000 people found that each daily cup of coffee consumed is associated with a seven percent lower risk of diabetes. Followup studies show that coffee may reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity. But again, don’t OD on the stuff. Some studies link coffee consumption–more than three cups of coffee per day–with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Caffeine is the ultimate power tool. “Caffeine boosts brain power and memory, makes you feel more vigorous and improves mood,” says Harris R. Lieberman, Ph.D., a research psychologist with the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Caffeine blocks the action of adenosine, an organic compound that promotes sleep, to stimulate brain cells to fire up. Blood levels of caffeine peak about 30 to 45 minutes after you’ve consumed it. But don’t gulp down two cups first thing to turbocharge your day. A study Lieberman led involving U.S. Navy Seals found that an average of 300 mg of caffeine (equivalent to three cups of coffee or four cups of The latest tea) consumed throughout the research offers day is optimal for most people for peak mental and physical new insight performance. Coffee cuts endometrial about the cancer risk. Downing daily cups of coffee can reduce the risk of health perks endometrial cancer, the most common cancer of the female of this potent reproductive organs. Researchers from the Harvard School of pick-me-up. Public Health found that women 14 • Long IsLand Woman • April 2015

“On average, most adults will notice no side effects from caffeine at 300 milligrams or fewer a day,” says Herbert Muncie Jr., M.D., professor of family medicine at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. That’s the caffeine equivalent of roughly 28 ounces (or three and a half cups) of regular coffee. But know your limit and stick to it. “Find out what’s right for you. There are genetic differences that seem to predict how quickly people metabolize caffeine. Some people need less caffeine than others,” Lieberman says. If your blood pressure is elevated or you’re sensitive to the effects of caffeine (the jitters, restlessness, anxiety, heart palpitation, heartburn, insomnia), consider avoiding caffeine altogether. Likewise, if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, “reduce your intake to one caffeinated beverage a day or less,” says Lisa Mazzullo, M.D., an ob/gyn in Chicago and coauthor of Before Your Pregnancy. Consuming too much caffeine may increase your risk of low birth weight or miscarriage. Timing is important too. Caffeine generally takes 8 to 12 hours to get out of your system. If sleeping well is a problem, avoid any caffeine after lunchtime. Besides obvious sources, such as caffeinated coffee (103 mg caffeine in 6 ounces), tea (36 mg in 6 ounces) and cola beverages (49 mg in 12 ounces), try to steer clear of hidden caffeine in foods like coffee-flavored yogurt (44.5 mg in 8 ounces) and chocolate (6 mg in 1 ounce).

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If you wish to improve your facial appearance, but are not ready to have ten years, requiring less maintenance and treatment sessions than the non-invasive approach. surgery, there are new products and devices that can deliver a facelifted Additionally, the cost of maintaining your appearance with multiple non-surgical treatments will appearance without incisions. With advances in technology, today’s fa- actually cost more than a minimally invasive facelift. The results of non-surgical facial tightening cial plastic surgeons have new tools to help patients look great without and injections are more subtle, so that those with more severe aging such as heavy jowls and surgery. As with all treatments there are advantages, disadvantages and a “Turkey Waddle” may not see enough of an improvement. This is when surgery becomes a limitations. better choice. I have gotten excellent results when combining two treatments, UltheThe most state-of-the-art facelift is a hybrid technique that I created called the Future Lift™. It rapy® and a new injectable product called Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC. As fuses the optimal features of older-generation, short-incision “mini” facelifts with deep plane we age two things happen to our face, it becomes loose along the jawline and neck creating facelifts. Hybrid facelifts yield superior, natural looking results with minimal scarring and a shortjowls, and our face loses volume and deflates causing flattening and drooping of the cheeks. er recovery (7-10 days). In addition, this lift restores volume to the cheekbones and smoothes Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC adds back the natural volume in the cheeks lifting them, and Ulthe- nasolabial folds, resulting in a youthful, beautiful, heart-shaped face and authentic result that rapy® lifts the hanging neck and jowls. does not appear tight or “overdone.” For years, my patients have had Ultherapy® is a non-surgical treatment for lifting and tightening the to choose between better results or less scarring. With hybrid facelifts, The most state-of-the-art facelift they get the best of both. jawline, neck and face. The procedure takes 30-60 minutes, requires no downtime, (no bruising or swelling) and results occur gradually over 2-3 The Future Lift™ uses a short incision, lifting the facial tissue and muscles is a hybrid technique that I simultaneously. This creates a softer look as the lift comes from undermonths. Unlike other non-surgical procedures, Ultherapy® is able to treat not only the skin itself, but the facial and neck muscles below the created called the Future Lift™. neath the muscles, unlike traditional mini-lifts that peel back the skin and skin that are addressed in surgery. I tell my patients that there is usually stretch it creating a tight or pulled look. It delivers best-in-class results, ofbetween a 25% and 30% tightening effect that requires only 1 treatfering longer-lasting results as well. The standard lifetime of a “mini lift” is ment session. The results of the treatment last approximately 3 years, and can be repeated. The between three to five years, but with newer hybrid facelifts results typically last 10 to 12 years. Just disadvantage to Ultherapy® is it cannot tighten all of the laxity of the face as surgery does. like a “mini facelift,” The Future Lift™ can be performed under local anesthesia in about an hour Juvederm VOLUMA™ XC is an injectable gel, the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly and a half. General anesthesia is not necessary, making this a safe procedure as well. add volume to the cheek area that deflates with age. It is made of Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally To learn more, please call our New York or Great Neck offices at 212-570-2500 or 516-773occurring, hydrating substance that is found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, 4646, or visit us at www.NewYorkFacialPlasticSurgery.com. casusig the skin to lose structure and volume. It is injected into the cheek region in a procedure Dr. Andrew Jacono is a Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is that takes just minutes. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful Section Head of the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore University Hospital profile, for up to 2 years. and an Assistant Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and AlSo when is a minimally invasive facelift the best option? Surgical results last usually around bert Einstein College of Medicine advertisement

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THE LONG ISLAND WOMAN INTERVIEW

“I buy my clothes two sizes too small, and then I have them taken in.”


by David Lefkowitz by David Lefkowitz

Vanessa Williams

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ow times have changed. Before releasing sex tapes became a common shortcut to stardom, it was once considered embarrassing and career-ruining for an actress to be caught with her pants literally down. Imagine that you’re Miss New York and then crowned Miss America, with the world at your feet, when suddenly a desperate moment from your past sneaks up on you. That, of course, is what happened to Vanessa Williams in 1984, when Bob Guccioni of Penthouse magazine made a deal with a photographer who had taken nude pictures of the starlet two years earlier. Williams sued for half a billion dollars but dropped the suit, and the pictures were published in an issue of Penthouse whose mocking, G-rated cover showed a publicity still of Miss America posing with George Burns. Worse, the actress-singer–who received death threats just for being the first African-American pageant champ–was forced to resign, though she was allowed, technically, to keep her crown. For the last seven weeks of that season, Williams’s throne was occupied by Suzette Charles, who went on to act in soap operas, do voice work, record a couple of singles in England, and raise two kids. Meanwhile, you could say the deposed Ms. Williams had a bit more luck in the entertainment industry. By 1988, she was releasing hit songs on the R&B and Billboard pop charts, and going triple platinum with her second album, Comfort Zone. Further musical success led her to Broadway, where she followed Chita Rivera as the titular, bewitching Aurora in 1994’s Kiss of the Spider Woman. “I didn’t have any trepidation taking the role,” Williams recalled during our recent conversation, “except that I had to hold a long B (note) at the end of “Where You Are.’” It was after a big dance number, and it was probably a good 16 counts, and I would just ask, ‘Oh, jeez, how do you do it? How do you hold that note?’ And I was told, `You just gotta stand there and squeeze and blow.’ So on opening night, I held the note for eight counts and then went up the octave just to get extra breath, push through it, and definitely make it my own. “It was a spectacular night,” continued Williams. “I had all my friends


THE LONG ISLAND WOMAN INTERVIEW and family in the audience that night to watch me do something I knew that I wanted to do my whole life. That was fantastic. But I was more excited and anxious to get rolling than fearful. As a musical-theater major, I’d done a bunch of shows growing up, so to be on Broadway was a goal for all of us.” It’s a goal that Williams has achieved thrice more, appearing as the witch in the 2002 revival of Into the Woods, and also torch singing last year as a guest star in the marvelous dance revue, After Midnight. And then there was the 2013 revival of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful opposite Blair Underwood and Cicely Tyson. “This was pretty much my second year with the show,” Williams recalled. “We opened on Broadway. Then we did the TV movie. Then we did L.A., and then just closed Boston. I think we did 250 odd shows. And Cicely was a marvel. When we finished, she said, `I didn’t miss one. I didn’t miss one.’ To be her age --” “Hey, what is her age?” I couldn’t help but interject, since Ms. Tyson’s true birthday is a secret kept even more closely than the formula for Coca Cola, with guesses ranging between the mid-seventies to ninety plus. “So do you know how old she really is?” “We kind of do, but we’re sworn to secrecy!” laughed Williams. “She’s a marvel for her actual age, which is amazing. And she inspired me every day. She’s a strong, strong woman, even in terms of just her physical strength and her physicality. Between her and Chita, just watching their work ethic, and the sheer stamina that these legends have–and their professionalism, it’s so inspiring. The show starts–it might not start on time all the time, but it will start and it will finish–and it’s a true testament to being a professional. That’s what I learned watching her. And also the love of the craft. When you see people that are truly talented and know that’s their calling, that’s what inspires you and just reaffirms that `I’m doing what I should be doing.’ “You see the pure glee on Ms. Tyson’s face,” added Williams, “when everyone leaps to their feet for the standing ovation that she always gets every night. We lift her up in the air off into the wings. And she says, `We did it.’ And she’ll kiss my hand and kiss Blair’s hand, and you realize that’s a job well done, but it’s also what fuels her. That’s why we do what we do. That’s why eight shows a week seems like a tough schedule, but we do it because the audience is there, and we’re giving them what they want, and we’re giving them more than they expected. And that’s what I wanna be doing when I’m her age–whatever that age may be!” In the meantime, what Williams is doing now is having fun being the spokesvoice for M&Ms–specifically one M&M, the dark chocolate Ms. Brown. With the return of the crispy version of the dot-like candies, Mars, Inc. has called back “The Chief Chocolate Operating Officer” for a new promotional push. “I love Ms. Brown, so I’m happy to be a part of it,” Williams offered. “I don’t know where she got her PhD, but she’s very, very smart, and she runs everything in terms of the chocolate factory. The character breakdown came through my agent saying they wanted her to be very smart and very dry, a la Wilhelmina Slater from Vanessa Williams in Ugly Betty. So I said, `Why don’t you just use me?’ They had me in mind

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anyway, and I don’t know if they thought they couldn’t get me or something, but they got me. I’m here. And in terms of my career, it’s funny because a lot of adults know who I am, but when the young ones know that I’m the voice of Ms. Brown, all of a sudden their eyes light up. So now I’ve got some cachet in the younger market.” Williams’s own younger self grew up in Westchester, though her family roots lie on Long Island. “We did a piece on a show called Who Do You Think You Are,” recalled Williams, “and they traced all my Oyster Bay roots. As far as we know it, our family goes back to 1842 on my dad’s side. My great-great grandfather, David Carll, was born in 1842 in Cold Spring Harbor. He grew up in Oyster Bay and got married to Mary Louisa Appleford in an interracial relationship back in 1863. He was one of the first troops–colored troops–to sign up for the Civil War. He went down, fought and came back. Then he used his money to buy a house up on a hill which is still in the family–in fact, family members still live there. We come from a long, proud tradition of Long Island families, all coming out of Oyster Bay.” Grounded in middle-class suburban life, teenaged Williams studied piano and French horn before heading off to Syracuse University, an education interrupted by her pageant career but finished in 2008 when she completed her credits and graduated with a degree in Musical Theater Arts. Post-fame acting roles included Desperate Housewives, the cult film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man and Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Recalling her costar, Williams noted, “Arnold To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise


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Neck Lift or Face Lift? Wearing a scarf in the cold of winter is a fantastic way to keep Some patients may question if a neck lift or face lift will give them the results they are warm. If you are choosing to wear a scarf to hide your neck, or find yourself wearing turtle necks when the weather warms up…read on. looking for. If most of the loose skin and wrinkling is around the jaw and neck area, a Many individuals tend to focus on signs of aging on the face, neck lift may be sufficient. This is particularly true if the appearance of the neck looks when the neck is often the first to belie your years. With many op- much older than the face. If concerns primarily revolve around the mid-face and jawtions in cosmetic surgery today, it can be difficult to know which line, a face lift may be the better solution. In some cases, a combination of a neck lift and face lift is recommended to achieve procedure will serve your needs best. Is a neck lift the right choice? the best possible results. This way you can get more work completed in a single session What is a Neck Lift? and just one recovery period. A neck lift is a procedure that tightens excess muscle and removes A neck lift can be a good option for patients who are unhappy skin to provide a more youthful contour. It can be used for necks A neck lift can be a good with the appearance of their neck and jawline and who would prewith a significant amount of loose, sagging skin or deep horizonoption for patients who fer not to wear turtlenecks in the summer! View my befores and tal creases. It might also be recommended in instances of hanging are unhappy with the after pictures and read patient testimonials on my website at www. jowls, loss of jawline definition or the appearance of a double chin drmadnani.com. or “turkey wattle.” appearance of their neck Have questions about tired eyes? Frown lines? Sagging neck and A neck lift might also be recommended in cases where the patient and jawline and who jaw line? Dull skin? Want to know what all the hype is about facial has lost a significant amount of weight over a relatively short period fillers and injectables? I will be speaking and answering questions of time. This most commonly occurs after a patient has undergone would prefer not to wear on ‘Current Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation’ at Laserderm Cenbariatric surgery. In this situation, a neck lift may be combined with turtlenecks in the summer! ter of Smithtown and Manhattan. I will discuss how we age and other lift procedures to produce a sleeker body contour. specific treatments available. Questions encouraged and beauty A neck lift is performed on an outpatient basis. I perform this procedure without general anesthesia however it can also be performed in a facility under myths clarified. Join us for a complimentary consultation at the event. Light refreshgeneral anesthesia. The procedure typically takes a recovery period of 7-10 days before ments served. Dilip D Madnani, MD, FACS is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon with offices patients are able to return to work and other activities. Incisions are typically placed under the chin and behind the ear or along the hairline which optimizes camouflage in Smithtown and Manhattan. Call 212-203-8591 or 631-697-4777 to schedule your consultation and visit www.drmadnani.com for more information after surgery. advertisement

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THE LONG ISLAND WOMAN INTERVIEW is a true leader. He walks in the room, and everyone pays attention. And that’s why, when he ran for governor, I thought it was a transition that was completely plausible and made sense to me.” The actress had more measured words when asked about another icon, Bill Cosby. No, she’s not one of his many accusers, but with his alleged sexual assaults so relentlessly in the news, it is impossible not to be curious about Williams’ opinion. As she admitted in her 2012 memoir, You Have No Idea, when she was 10 years old, Williams was molested by an older female friend of her family. As she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, “One night (the friend) came into the room where my friend and I were sleeping, and she told me to lie down on the floor. She took my bottoms off and she said, ‘Be quiet,’ and she went down on me. I knew it felt good, but also something that was not supposed to be happening.” For years, she kept quiet and suppressed the memory, which she regrets because it led to “the shame that was always haunting me.” Which led us to the Cosby question. “It’s horrible news that is coming to light–if this is all true,” Williams stated. “It’s unfortunate that someone who has created such a good role model for so many people across the board–black, white–he was the role model on television. To have this antithesis of what the image is and have all this other stuff come out is unbelievable, and I hope it’s not true and will go away. It’s unfortunate for everybody. I don’t know the statute of limitations and bringing things to trial . . . But I think he got the message very clearly, in terms of behavior and repercussions.” I asked her to comment on the longstanding troubles between police and the African-American community, a mutual mistrust that led last year to the unnecessary deaths of two unarmed blacks and the retaliatory 22 • Long IsLand Woman • April 2015

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slaying of two beat cops. “There’s a friend who’s in my band that I’ve had since 1997,” Williams related. “He’s my bass player, an accomplished musician from Ferguson, Missouri. He studied at Berklee School of Music, and his daughter is a junior at Georgetown. He’s an extraordinary musician and father and man. He told me that every time he goes home, he’s pulled over. He made a U-turn one time visiting home. The police came up, pulled him out of the car, put him in shackles, locked him up for 24 hours and then let him go. Without any kind of charge, any kind of explanation. So when this all broke, I asked him, `You’re from St. Louis, Al, what do you think?’ He said, `I’m so happy there’s light shed on this issue.’ “This is something that is systematic, according to people that live there,” continued Williams. “Unfortunately, it took this to shine a light on this system. But that was my first-hand knowledge of somebody who I know personally who has had this happen time and time again. For a man to be shackled for making a U-turn is ridiculous.” Twice divorced, the mother of four children, and recently engaged to a retired accountant, Williams doesn’t shy away from topics other celebrities might consider controversial. She’s a strong supporter of gay rights and marriage and has admitted to having an abortion as a teenager. Williams has even owned up to using–gasp!–botox. But she’s also earned the privilege of enjoying her success, or, as she told Oprah, “It’s my time to relax, explore and see what comes.” s David Lefkowitz co-publishes Performing Arts Insider (TotalTheater.com), hosts Dave’s Gone By (davesgoneby.org) on UNC Radio, edits the theater section of Stagebuddy.com, and co-created Shalom Dammit! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon (shalomdammit.com).

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COLORADO SPRINGS What to Do Serenity Springs Wildlife Sanctuary This is not one the typical tourist attractions, but well worth the visit. Nick Sculaca, former trainer for Siegfried and Roy, along with his wife–the director of operations–Julie Walker, have put together a sanctuary for non-domestic animals– mostly big cats, some exotic animals and black and grizzly bears. Get up close with these magnificent animals and hear their stories from these truly dedicated animal lovers. (serenityspringswildlife.org) Garden of the Gods Park Drive through this national natural landmark for wonder-

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was at the wake of a young mother recently where words of praise poured as fast as tears, saluting her short life. There were also some “I wish I’d told hers.” It made me appreciate one of our family traditions even more. Saying our gift with words. Every birthday we each express the value of the birthday boy or girl at dinner so they can hear it. It’s sincere, though I admit my children clearly aim to outdo each other. At my recent birthday, my college daughter went first. She thought she’d nailed it with this: “Mom, I don’t know of anyone more loving or giving, or who does more for people than you.” She gave her younger brother a smirk that said, “Go ahead and top THAT one bro’.” He sweated it out during a few seconds of quiet until the light went on. He said with confidence, “Mom, you are the most Jesus-like person I know.” My daughter jumped up and screeched, “Really? You pulled the JESUS card? Anything to beat me, huh?!” Amen. A family Hall of Fame moment. A few weeks ago it was my friend Denise’s birthday. Time to say it with words and salute the woman my children affectionately call Crazy Aunt Denise. You’ll see. Denise had demanded no party and no surprise! So her parents, sister and husband pulled off a great 20-something person surprise “Really? dinner. You pulled Her 21-year old son Morgan started. “When I was five you leaned the JESUS the mattress against the first-floor wall and taught us to snowboard down the stairs. You’re not like other Mothers.” card?” Then her Missouri cousin-in-law recalled arriving in New York, a

naive 18-year old. The following day Denise and her sister (then ocean lifeguards) took him to Jones Beach. He learned, if you drive along the center grass median of the Meadowbrook Parkway, you beat summer beach traffic! Next her neighbor Pam remembered when the kids were about six to ten years old, inviting “that new mom Denise” to a family campout party. There would be scary stories. Poor Pam. Denise is a maxilla-facial reconstructionist – a dentist who lovingly rebuilds the scarred faces of cancer patients, including those who can’t afford it. She used some of her facial recreation talents to build herself a green witch’s face that was so terrifying, some of the kids went home. But Pam admires, “Funny thing is, Denise never talks about the lives she’s rebuilt.” Denise’s nephew Thomas is a young man now, but he’ll never forget the sleepover on Aunt Denise and Uncle Rob’s big boat. He was four, the perfect night, Aunt Denise thought, to show the kids Jaws!” The next day they went swimming, and something started pulling the kids under water! Thomas swam back to the boat at warp speed; Aunt Denise coming up for air, laughing uncontrollably. It was time. Denise stood at her dinner and apologized to each of us, now that she’d heard how intensely she’s terrorized and yet magnified our lives for decades, shoving us far outside our comfort zones with the power of her love. ● Carol Silva has been bringing the news to Long Islanders on News 12 Long Island for more than two decades.

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516-239-3262. Peninsulapublic.org. James Coll from NCC examines the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. history.

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•Kundalini Yoga: 10am. Long Beach Public Library, 111 W Park Ave., Long Beach. 516-432-7201. longbeachlibrary.org. Please bring an exercise mat and water.

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•Sophisticated Singles: 7:30pm. Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Court, Oceanside. 516–766¬–4341. Friedbergjcc.org. Lively and relevant discussion group for singles over 50. •Trip to the Dominican Republic: 7:15pm. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd,. Quogue. 631–281–6001. Bob Adamo takes you to the Dominican Republic through his vacation photos.

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•Dan Friedman, MD: 7pm. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631–271–1442. bookrevue. com. Dan Friedman, MD, and Eugene Friedman, MD will speak and sign their new book The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle. •Understanding the Supreme Court: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence.

•How Venice Communicated with Constantinople: 2:30pm. Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. 631–632–7444. Presentation by Erasmo Castellani. •Meditation with Lisa, Spontaneity: 2:15pm. Long Beach Public Library, 111 W Park Ave., Long Beach. 516-432-7201. longbeachlibrary.org. •Senior Second Wednesday: 1:30pm. Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631– 351–3250. Heckscher.org. Docent tour of Long Island’s best young artists.

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•Community Health Chats: 1pm. POB Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. 516–822–3535. Miyjcc.org. Know your numbers with Dr. Penny Stern, free blood pressure screenings available. •Erik the Reptile Guy: 7pm. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631–271–1442. bookrevue. com. Erik the Reptile Guy will speak and sign his new book Madagascar Live.

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•Tutor Training Workshop: 10am. Literacy Nassau, 187 Smith St., Freeport. 516–867–3580. Literacynassau.org. Small group ESL instruction for certified teachers only, register online or by phone.

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•Sunday Funday, Eat or be Eaten: 1pm. Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd,. Oyster Bay. 516–922–3200. Free afternoon of animal-themed strategy games, please register by phone.

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•Basic Literacy Learner Workshop: 10am. Uniondale Public Library, 400 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale. 516–867–3580. Literacynassau.org. Register online or by phone. •Remembering Biblical Women: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516239-3262. Peninsulapublic.org. •Weight Loss Options: 6pm. Second floor conference room, Franklin Hospital, Valley Stream. 516– 482–2319.

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•Center for Italian Studies:4pm. Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. 631–632–7444. Lecture and recital by Dr. Joseph Tromba on the Italian Violinist-Composer Bartolomeo Campagnoli. •English Language Learner Workshop: 5:45pm. Hicksville Public Library Computer Center, 101 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville. 516–867–3580. Literacynassau.org. Register online or by phone. •Knitting Circle: 10:30am. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. 516–822–3535. Miyjcc. org. •Meditation Group: 7:30pm. Smithtown. 631–

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April 724–9733. Lightawakenings7.com. Access higher levels of wisdom. •Mitch Kriegman: 7pm. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631–271–1442. bookrevue. com. Mitchell Kriegman will speak and sign his new book Being Audrey Hepburn.

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•Heather Siegal: 7pm. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631–271–1442. bookrevue.com. Heather Siegel will speak and sign her new memoir Out from the Underworld. •Images of America, Valley Stream Ed.: 7:15pm. Valley Stream Community Center, Arthur J. Hendrickson Park, 123 Merrick Rd., Valley Stream. 516– 825–7175. Author and local resident Bill Florio discusses his book, no fee and guests are welcome. •Photography Workshop for Beginners: 8am. Main Building, Connetquot River State Park and Preserve, Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale. 631–581–1072. Free workshop presented by the Friends of Connetquot, reservations required beginning Apr. 1. $8 parking fee. •The Garden of Redemption: 1pm. Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. 631–632–7444. Screening of the movie followed by a lecture.

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•Scott Banks: 7pm. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631–271–1442. bookrevue.com. Dr. Scott Banks will speak and sign his new book Natural Cures for Dummies. •Cover to Cover Book Club: 10:30am. POB Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. 516–822– 3535. Miyjcc.org. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. •English Learner Workshop: 5:45pm. Hicksville Public Library Computer Center, 101 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville. 516–867–3580. Literacynassau.org. Register online or by phone. •Great South Bay Audubon Society Meeting: 7pm. Main House, Connetquot River State Park and Preserve, Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale. 631–563–7716. Free program open to the public about the Bluebird nestbox trail revitalization. •Israeli Movie Night: 7pm. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. 516–822–3535. Miyjcc. org. Praying with Lior will be shown, free and open to the community. •La Speranzella di Napoli Milionaria: 4pm. Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. 631–632–7444. Presentation in Italian by Enrico Bernard, Italian playwright and director.

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•Community Health Chats: 10:30am. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. 516–822–3535. Miyjcc.org. How to Stay Young with Dr. Penny Stern, free blood pressure screenings available.

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•Long Island Reads: 7pm. One Book Lynbrook Public Library, Eldert St., Lynbrook. 516-432-7201. longbeachlibrary.org. Alice Hoffman’s The Museum

Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminar! If you’re significantly overweight and have tried dieting and exercise and can’t seem to keep the weight off, then this seminar is for you! Learn about our safe treatments using minimally invasive procedures. Meet Dr. Hesham Atwa, Chief of Surgery at St. Charles Hospital, and founder of Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors. Meet other patients and get answers to your questions. Learn how to lose 60 to 100 lbs. or more fast, without hunger and exercise while eliminating Type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, high-blood pressure etc. virtually overnight. We can help you find out if your health Insurance will cover the cost. When: Wed, April 8th 6:00-7:00PM & Sat, April 25th 10:3011:00AM Where: 4 Technology Dr., Ste. 220, East Setauket Reservations: Please RSVP to 631-938-6711 or visit www.JourneyToTheNewYou.com to attend our on-demand webinar: Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You? advertisement

of Extraordinary Things is discussed with raffles and a guest appearance by the author.

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•The 9 Dimensions of Consciousness: 7:30pm. Smithtown. 631–724–9733. Lightawakenings7.com. Introduction, levels 1 and 2.

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•The Liber Scale and Fourteenth Century Italian Cartography: 2:30pm. Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. 631–632–7444. Presentation by Michelina Di Cesare from University of Naples L’Orientale.

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•Albrecht Durer and Hand Holbein the Elder Art Lecture: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. Peninsulapublic.org.

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•Carnivores in Captivity, Feed Me: 7pm. Main Building, Connetquot River State Park and Preserve, Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale. 631–667–6710. $10 workshop presented by the Friends of Connetquot, where you can plant your own Venus Flytrap. Reservations required beginning Apr. 10.

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Join Dr. Jason I. Pape for an evening “Tell All” discussion on the effective ways of getting the body & health you desire without putting yourself at risk. This interactive discussion will be direct, no nonsense and results oriented. When: Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Vitality Center, 66 Austin Blvd, Commack Reservations: Reservations: Space is limited - serious attendees only. Please RSVP at 631-864-2784 or email wellspine@gmail.com. advertisement

Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516239-3262. Peninsulapublic.org. Informal talk about the rise of fascism in Italy and the response of the Jewish community.

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•Knitting Circle: 10:30am. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. 516–822–3535. Miyjcc.org. •Psychic Development Group: 7:30pm. Smithtown. 631–724–9733. Lightawakenings7.com.

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•Demonstration of Oil Portraits by Jessica Henn: 7pm. Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. 516–931–7768. Presentation by Jessica Henn through the Independent Art Society. Free for members and nonmembers.

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•Bagels and Bridge with Mike Stanley: Fridays 10am. Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Court., Oceanside. 516–634–4151. Friedbergjcc.org. •Chair Yoga/Stress Reduction: Tuesdays 12:45– 1:45pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. No need to be flexible, strong, or even ambulatory to participate. For all cancer-related illness. •Crochet Class: Thursdays 12:30–3pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374– 3190. 1in9.org. The group is designed to help

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cancer patients draw strength from each other and enjoy togetherness in this circle of friendship. •Japanese Classical Dance: 4:30-7:30pm. Tuesdays. Long Island Japanese Culture Center, 2 Haven Ave., Suite 236, Port Washington. 917–226–1195. takahashi.mieko@gmail.com. Learn to wear kimono and dance with a fan in the elegant Soke Fujima style. Beginners of all ages, $100 for four classes oper month. For free trial lesson, contact the instructor. •Knitting and Crocheting: 1pm. Every Tuesday. Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Court, Oceanside. 516–634– 4151. friedbergjcc.org. •Mat Yoga Mondays: 9:10-10:10am Mondays. Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside. 516–766– 4341 x111. friedbergjcc.org. Yoga Instructor Sandy Pinz. •Screenwriters Discussion Group: 7:30pm. Every other Monday. Cinema Arts Centre Sky Room, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. cinemaartscentre.org. •Senior Exercise Program: Tuesdays 10:3011:30am. and Thursdays. 12:15-1:15pm. Sayville Congregational UCC, 131 Middle Rd., Sayville. sayvilleucc.org. •Spirit Tango: 2pm. Every Saturday. Spirit of Huntington Art Center, 2 Melville Rd. N., Huntington Station. UnitedTango.com. Learn the art of Argentine Tango while improving posture, balance and experiencing the subtle communication between partners in this passionate dance. Suggested donation of $15 per person or $25 per couple. Wear comfortable smooth bottom shoes. •The Story Structure of Motion Pictures: Saturdays thru Apr. 4. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. CinemaArtsCentre.com. $195 for the 8 screenwriting classes with Stephen Martin Siegel. •Wednesday Circle: 11:30am. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. 516–822–3535 x335. miyjcc.org. Ages 70 and up. $6. •What is Spiritual Direction?: By appointment. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. Facilitator: Charlie Roemer. Spiritual direction has no agenda; it’s not therapy and not about religious doctrine or training. •Young Naturalists Club: 1-3pm. Meets the 1st Sunday of every month. Brookside County Park. 59 Brook St., Sayville. 631–581–1731. gsbas.org. This club focuses on creating interest in the natural world around us and becoming stewards of a natural area.

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•Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish: 8pm. Staller Center at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. 631–632–ARTS. stallercenter.com

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•Love’s Labour’s Won: 7:30pm. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. Cinemaartscentre.org. Shakespeare’s play commonly known as Much Ado About Nothing. $20 for mem-

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•Michael Bolton: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-745-3000. Paramountny.com.

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•Robby Krieger of The Doors: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-7453000. Paramountny.com. Performance with Waylon Krieger

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•Film, America in Paris: 2pm. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516–767– 6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

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•Zebra/The Mystic: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-3340800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Back to the Eighties Show: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-745-3000. Paramountny.com. Featuring Jessie’s Girl. •Joan Osborne: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. 631–727–4343. Suffolktheater. com. •Ned Rifle: 7pm. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. Cinemaartscentre.org. $10 for members, $15 public, tickets can be purchased online or at box office. •Tango Night: 8pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org. •Ultimate Legends, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Checker: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Andrea Marcovicci in A Gershwin Valentine: 8pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org. •An Intimate Performance with Citizen Cope: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-745-3000. Paramountny.com. •Fabulous Thunderbirds: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. 631–727–4343. Suffolktheater.com. •John Schneider and Tom Wopat: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Jonathan Edwards and John Ford Coley: 8pm. The Y Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631–969–1101. boultoncenter. org. •RAEL, The Music of Genesis: 8pm. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516–283– 5566. thespaceatwestbury.com. •Shining Star: 8pm. The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516–323–4444. madisontheatreny.org

Peter White Peter White has earned a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. He combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and yet accessible to a broad audience. When: April 25 at 8 pm Where: The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Tickets: Call 516-323-4444 or go online at www.madisontheatreny.org advertisement

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•Blackbird: 7pm. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. Cinemaartscentre.org. $10 for members, $15 public, tickets can be purchased online or at box office. •The Bronx Wanderers: 3pm. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516–767– 6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. •The Gershwin Project: 3pm. The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516–323–4444. madisontheatreny.org •The Price is Right Live Stage Show: 4pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Emerson String Quartet: 8pm. Staller Center at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. 631–632– ARTS. stallercenter.com

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•Jeff Beck with Tyler Bryant: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-745-3000. Paramountny.com. •Paths to Paradise: 7:30pm. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. Cinemaartscentre.org. $10 for members, $15 public, tickets can be purchased online or at box office.

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University, Stony Brook. 631–632–ARTS. stallercenter.com. •Late Nite Catechism: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. 631–727–4343. Suffolktheater.com. •Storytellers Present Arcangel: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •The South Shore Symphony: 8pm. The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516–323–4444. madisontheatreny.org.

RENÉE FLEMING makes her Broadway debut in this hilarious new comedy about music, marriage and celebrity!

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Dr. Ray cordially invites you, and up to four guests to come dine with us for a complimentary health talk Monday night April 13th at 6:30 pm. Discover the 3 components to a 100 year lifestyle. How to regain health and vitality. How to have more energy and less stress to prevent medical debt and protect your #1 asset. Dinner Talk starts at 7 sharp, no one allowed in after 7:10, for adults only, must be over 18. Sorry it’s on 2nd floor and there is no elevator When: Monday, April 13th, 6:30pm Where: Umberto’s Italian Restaurant, 633 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park Reservations: RSVP to Bessi 917 747-2795 advertisement

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•A Tribute to Frank Sinatra: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. Peninsulapublic.org. •Jeff Beck with Tyler Bryant: 8pm. See Apr. 15. •Rhiannon Giddens: 8pm. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516–767– 6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

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•All Girls All Zeppelin: 8pm. The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. Suffolktheater.com. •Bob Saget: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Gioacchino Rossini’s II Barbiere di Siviglia: 8pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org. •Jeff Beck with Tyler Bryant: 8pm. See Apr. 15.

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•Barnaby Bye: 8pm. The Y Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631– 969–1101. boultoncenter.org. •Chris Botti: 8:30pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org. •Fatoumata Diawara: 8pm. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516–767– 6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. •Jared Spector: 8pm. Staller Center at Stony Brook

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•Curtain Call, A Two Soloist Recital: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. Peninsulapublic.org. Program dedicated to work that explores Jewish cultural heritage.

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•Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-745-3000. Paramountny.com. •Guitar and Friends Festival: 8pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org.

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•Mare Duo: 8pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org. •Steve Winwood: 8pm. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516–283–5566. thespaceatwestbury.com.

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•Pasek, and Paul and Friends: 8pm. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516–767–6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. •PUBLIQuartet: 7:30pm. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. Cinemaartscentre.org. $20 for members, $25 public, tickets can be purchased online or at box office. •The Amaryllis Project: 8pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org. •The Beach Boys and America: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Voyage Featuring Hugo: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-745-3000. Paramountny.com.

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•Carlo Domeniconi: 8:30pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org.

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•Testament Dark Roots of Thrash II Tour: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-745-3000. Paramountny.com. •Will and Anthony Nunziata, Broadway Our Way: 7pm. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. 631–261–2900. engemantheater. com.

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239-3262. Peninsulapublic.org. Rhoda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio featuring Dave McDowell on saxophone. Tickets are required. •Jason Vieaux: 3pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org. •Lois Morton Brings Edith Piaf to Life: 2pm. Hauppauge Public Library, 601 Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge. 631–979–1600. Loismorton.com. •Miranda Sings: 8pm. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516–283–5566. thespaceatwestbury.com.

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Current Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation Want to know what all the hype is about facial fillers and injectables? Have questions about tired eyes? Frown lines? Sagging neck and jaw line? Dull skin? Ever consider a facial rejuvenation procedure? Dr Dilip Madnani, MD, FACS a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon will be speaking and answering questions on ‘Current Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation.’ He will be discussing how we age and specific treatments available. Questions encouraged and beauty myths clarified. Join us for a complimentary consultation at the event. Light refreshments served. www.drmadnani.com. When: Thursday, April 23rd, 6pm Where: Madnani Facial Plastics, 30 Central Park South, Ste. 11B, NY When: Wednesday, April 29th, 5:30pm Where: Laserderm, 327 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown Reservations: Space is limited. Please RSVP at 212-2038591 or 631-697-4777. email: Info@DrMadnani.com. advertisement

•Douglas Back: 3pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299–3100. tillescenter.org. •Martha Davis and The Motels: 8pm. The Y Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631–969–1101. boultoncenter.org •Mozart Orchestra of New York: 8pm. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookville. 516–299– 3100. tillescenter.org. •Peter White: 8pm. The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516–323–4444. madisontheatreny.org •Primus and the Chocolate Factory: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800745-3000. Paramountny.com. Show with Fungi Ensemble. •The Beach Boys and America: 8pm. See Apr. 24.

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•Dinner Rush: 5pm. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. Cinemaartscentre.org. $75 for members, $100 public, tickets can be purchased online or at box office. Enjoy dishes from Butera’s Restaurant while watching Dinner Rush. •Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and Vanilla Fudge: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •In Perfect Harmony Concert: 2:30pm. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-

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•Papa Roach with We Are Harlot: 8pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-7453000. Paramountny.com. •Shades of Bublé: 7pm. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. 631–261–2900. engemantheater.com.

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and •Not For Sale: 7pm. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631–423–7611. Cinemaartscentre.org. $10 for members, $15 public, tickets can be purchased online or at box office. •The English Beat and Easy Star All-Stars: 7pm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 800-745-3000. Paramountny.com.

ONGOING

•A Chorus Line: Through May 10. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. 631–261– 2900. engemantheater.com. •Jesus Christ Superstar: Through Apr. 26. CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale. 631–218–2810. cmpac.com.

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•Family Sundays at the Museum: 1pm. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. Nassamuseum.org.

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•Blood Drive: 8am. Shankman auditorium, Franklin Hospital, Valley Stream. 516–256–6142.

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•Family Freshwater Fishin Festival: 10am. Belmont Lake State Park, Exit 38 off Southern State Pkwy., Belmont. 631–667–5055. Ifishnewyork.org. Open fishing, fishing instruction, fly casting demonstrations, and a fish cleaning station is available at this event complete with free loaner rods and bait. •International Slow Art Day: 2pm. Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631–351– 3250. Heckscher.org. Free with museum admission, go to slowartday.com for more information.

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April Harbor. 516–484–9337. Nassamuseum.org.

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•Earth Day Celebration: 11am. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue. 631–281– 6001. Easternlongislandaudubon.homestead.com. Nature walks, live animal presentations, crafts, environmental exhibitors, and self-guided kayaking in honor of Earth Day. •Nature Walk: 8am. North Fork Preserve, Sound Ave., Jamesport. 516–662–7751. Easternlongislandaudubon.homestead.com. Three-mile walk on cut trails, you will be parking in a small lot with a small wooden cabin just beyond the fence. •Singles Association of Long Island: 6pm. Ben’s Carle Place Restaurant, 59 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-465-3953. meetup.com/singlesassociationoflongisland. $3 admission plus the cost of the meal. Social gathering at the bar at 6pm. before dinner at 7pm. RSVP by Apr. 16.

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•Out of the Vault, 25 Years of Collecting: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. Nassamuseum.org. •Play Your Part, Earth Day with Jack Licitra: 11am. The Y Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631–969–1101. boultoncenter.org. •Mark Nizer 4D: 7pm. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. 631–261–2900. engemantheater.com.

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•Spring Luncheon: 10am. Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Rd., Glen Head. 516–626– 1971 ext. 310. Northshorechildguidance.org/events. html. North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center is hosting a luncheon featuring games, vendor boutiques and keynote speaker, Edie Magnus. Register online or by phone.

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•Singles Association of Long Island: 7pm. South Levittown Lanes, 56 Tanners La., Levittown. 516465-3953. meetup.com/singlesassociationoflongisland. $7 per game, gathering afterwards at The Empress Diner.

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•Out of the Vault, 25 Years of Collecting: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. Nassamuseum.org.

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•Casino Night: 6pm. Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale. 516–539–0150x117. 45years.karma411.com. EAC Network celebrates 45 years with a casino night instead of the annual spring luncheon.

ONGOING

•A Lifetime of Art, Alice Riordan: Through Apr. 4. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. 631–271–8423. Huntingtonarts.org. •Before Selfies, Portraiture through the Ages:

Starting Apr. 25. Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631–351–3250. Heckscher.org. •Family Sunday at the Museum: 1pm, Sundays. One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. Docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30 pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Museum admission required. •Ferdinand Richardt’s Niagara: A Study in Landscape Painting: Through April 12. The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631– 351–3250. heckscher.org. •Give Back Sundays: Once a month ZwangerPesiri Radiology provides free radiological exams (MRI, CT SCAN, X-ray, Mammography, etc.) for uninsured Nassau and Suffolk County residents. For more information, upcoming dates, and phone numbers, visit ZPgivebacksundays.org. •Long Island’s Best, Young Artists: Thru. Apr. 16. Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631–351–3250. Heckscher.org. Free with museum admission, go to slowartday.com for more information. •NCMA’s Sculpture Park: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. More than 50 works by renowned artists set amidst the 145-acre property. •NCMA’s Walking Trails and Gardens: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods. Experience the many lush examples of horticultural arts. •Out of the Vault, 25 Years of Collecting: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. Nassamuseum.org. •Tapestries, Artwork of Margaret Henning: South Country Library, Station Rd., Bellport. 631–567– 9418. •Thursday Circle: 12:30-3pm. 1st Thursday of the month. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. 516–822–3535 x335. miyjcc.org. Ages 65 and up. $6. •Wielding the Knife, Lia Kang Master Chinese Woodcuts: Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills. 631–462–5400. artleagueli.org.

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Support Groups Addictions

•AA/Al Anon Meetings .... 631-473-1320/631-476-2723 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Alcoholics Anonymous.. 516-292-3040/631-669-1124 Bay Shore ...................................................... 516-435-2863 Freeport ........................................................ 516-223-9590 nassauny-aa.org; suffolkny-aa.org •Children of Alcoholics Group ................ 516-378-2992 •Debtors Anonymous .................................212-969-8111 Ascenstion Lutheran Church, 33 Bayshore Rd., Deer Park. danyc.info •Families Anonymous .....800-736-9805/516-221-0303 familiesanonymous.org •Food Addicts Anonymous ...................... 516-220-3232 foodaddictsanonymous.org •Gamblers Anonymous . 877-533-4395/877-442-4248 •Gam-Anon Hotline .....................................631-297-6166 gam-anon.org •Overeaters Anonymous ........................... 631-473-1320 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org

JCC of West Hempstead, W. Hempstead FEGS Partners in Caring/Friedberg JCC

•Bereavement ..............................................516-465-2500 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System northshorelij.edu

•Widow/Widower...............................516-484-1545 x196 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Bereavement ....................631-744-8566/631-744-8116 St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church •Bereavement ..................................... 516-766-4341 x170 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Bereavement ..................................631-587-1600 x8297 Good Shepherd Hospice. goodshepherdhospice.net

•Widow/Widower (ages 40 and up) ..... 516-395-8303 Parkway Community Church, Hicksville •Widow/Widower (ages 50-60) ..... 516-766-434, x170 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Widows Group ..................................516-822-3535 x331 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Bereavement .................................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Widows and Widowers to Age 45 .............................................................631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Bereavement ..................................631-587-1600 x8297 Our Lady of Consolation, Melville. olc.chsli.org

Breast and other Cancers

•Islip Breast Cancer Coalition ...................631-968-7424 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org •Life Goes On ..............................................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org •Live, Love and Laugh Again (breast cancer) ...................................................................... 631-476-2776 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Look Good, Feel Better ............................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Bereavement .....................................516-484-1545 x196 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Adelphi New York State Wide Breast Cancer Hotline .......................................................................800-877-8077

•Metastatic Breast Cancer..........................516-663-2556 Michelle DeCastro, Withrop-University Hospital, 222 Station Plaza North, Ste. 438, Mineola. mdcastro@wintrop.org

•Bereavement .................................... 631-581-4266 x100 St. Mary’s Church, 20 Harrison Ave., E. Islip stmaryseastislip.org

•American Cancer Society ........................800-ACS-2345 cancer.org

•Metastatic Breast Cancer........................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City

•BRCA+........................................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City

•Mid-Island Skin Cancer ........................... 516-352-4227 ccmac.org

•Bereavement ...................................631-462-9800, x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Death of a Child Support Group .......... 631-738-0809 St. Sylvester’s Church, Medford

•Breast Cancer (carol M. Baldwin) ........... 516-877-4314 •National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Holiday Inn Express, 3131 Nesconset Hwy, Stony Brook .......................................................................631-838-4357 Long Island Chapter, Huntington Station 516-358-6508/631-638-0718 ovarian.org •Breast Cancer .............................................. 516-877-4314 •Breast Cancer .............................................. 516-374-3190 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City Hewlett House, Hewlett. 1in9.org •Breast and Ovarian Cancer ...........631-462-9800 x129 •Newly-Diagnosed Breast Cancer Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org ....................................... 631-476-2776 or 631-689-1854 •Breast Cancer .............................................631-376-4444 Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Breast •Night Time Group for Breast Cancer ..... 516-877-4314 Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City •Breast Cancer Family and Friends .........631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Breast Health •Close Knit Group (knit and talk group for women with breast cancer) ...................................... 516-877-4314 Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City •Breast Cancer .............................................516-663-2556 Michelle DeCastro, Withrop-University Hospital, Spatz •South Fork Breast Health Coalition ...... 631-726-8606 Conference room D, Mineola. mdcastro@wintrop.org southforkbreast.com

•Grief Share ...................................................516-731-6736 Plainedge Baptist Church, Bethpage

•Cancer Group.................. 516-256-6025/516-256-6478 Franklin Hospital, Valley Stream

•Spanish-Speaking Women with Breast Cancer ........................................................................ 516-877-4314

•Alzheimer’s Caregivers Group ................ 516-432-0570 Temple Emanu-El of Long Beach, Long Beach

•H.E.A.L.(Help Ease A Loss) ............................................ 631-265-4520/631-265-2810 St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Smithtown

•Cancer Patient and Survivor Group ......631-675-9003 LI Cancer Help and Wellness Center, Bay Shore breastcancerhelpinc.org

•Spouses and Partners of Those with Breast Cancer ........................................................................ 516-877-4314

•Alzheimer’s Caregivers Group (JASA) .. 516-432-0570 Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside. jasa.org

•Holocaust Survivors and Friends . 631-462-9800 x121 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Early Onset Alzheimer’s .516-767-6856/866-789-LIAF Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. liaf.org

•Loss of a Baby ............................................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Cancer Groups ...........................................516-465-2500 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System northshorelij.edu

•Sexual Addictions Anonymous: S-ANON, SA , COUPLES ...................................................... 347-531-5977

•Bereavement Group (suicide) .............. 631-687-2960 Brookhaven Hospice

•Women for Sobriety .................................215-536-8026 womenforsobriety.org

•Bereavement Group (suicide) ................ 631-259-2018 Elias Hicks Historical Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. copefoundation.org

Alzheimers

•Adult Children of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Groups 516-767-6856/866-789-LIAF Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. liaf.org •Alzheimer’s Association ............................................631-580-5100/800-272-3900 Ronkonkoma. alz.org/longisland •Alzheimer’s Groups ........516-767-6856/866-789-LIAF Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. liaf.org •Alzheimer’s Caregivers ..................631-585-2020, x260 Community Programs Center of L.I., Ronkonkoma •Alzheimer’s Family & Caregivers ............ 516-593-2424 Bristal Assisted at Lynbrook

•Friendship Circle ........................................ 516-484-1545 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Let’s Do Lunch (Young Onset) ............... 516-484-1545 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Shabbat Respite Program ............. 516-822-3535, x326 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. myjcc.org •Spouses of Alzheimer’s/Dementia Patients .......................................................................631-264-0222 Broadlawn Manor, Amityville

Bereavement

•Animal Bereavement Group ....................516-785-6416 Long Island Veterinary Specialist Center , Plainview •Bereavement .............................................. 631-259-2018 Elias Hicks Historical Home. 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. copefoundation.org •Bereavement ..............................................631-376-4444

•Bereavement (1 on 1)............................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, Hewlett. 1in9.org •Bereavement Groups for Children and Families ........................................................................516-626-1971 North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center •Drop In Bereavement Group..................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Loss of a Child.................................. 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Loss of a Sibling ............................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Loss of Spouse ............................................516-634-4190 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Recent Widow/Widower ................. 516-766-4341 x170 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Recently Bereaved Group....................... 866-789-5423 Sunrise of N. Lynbrook, N. Lynbrook •Sibling Bereavement Group.................... 631-259-2018 Elias Hicks Historical Home, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. copefoundation.org •Widows and Widowers 50+ .........631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Widow/Widower............................... 516-766-4341 x170

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•Cancer Survivors........................................ 631-473-1320 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Cancer Support ........................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, Hewlett. 1in9.org •Cancer Support for Women with Bilateral Masectomies ................................................................. 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, Hewlett. 1in9.org •Circle of Hope ............................................ 516-833-3057 Merrick. circleofhopemerrick.org •Day Time Group for Breast Cancer ........ 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City •Family Support ............................................ 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, Hewlett. 1in9.org •Head and Neck Cancer Support ............ 516-759-5333 Syosset Hospital Conference Room A/B •Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition ........................................................................631-547-1518 hbcac.org

•Strength for Life (exercise classes) .........631-675-6513 Various locations. stregthforlifeNY.org •Strength to Strength (wellness programs) ............................................................. 516-484-1545 x213 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Support for People With Oral, Head and Neck Cancer ........................................... 516-759-5333/800-377-0928 Syosset & Stony Brook. spohnc.org •Thyroid Cancer Survivors Hotline ......... 877-588-7904 •Upper GI Cancer Support.........................631-638-0718 Stony Brook Cancer Center, 2nd floor, Stony Brook •Young Women with Breast Cancer......... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City •Breast Cancer Hotline...............................800-877-8077

Caregivers

•Adult Children Caregivers ........................ 516-742-2050 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. JASA Nassau County Caregiver Resource Center. miyjcc.org •Caregivers Group .............................516-496-7550 x217 F.E.G.S., Syosset. fegs.org •Caregivers Group ......................... 631-244-2400 x2235 April 2015 • Long IsLand Woman • 33


Support Groups Good Shepherd Hospice. goodshepherdhospice.net •Caregivers Group ............................ 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Caregivers Group ...................................... 516-742-2050 Temple Emanuel, Long Beach •JASA Caregivers Groups...............631-724-6300 x1600 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack and Bristtol Assisted Living, Northport. bsignore@jasa.org

•Divorced and Separated .................516-484-1545 x196 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Divorced & Separated...............................631-462-9800 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Divorced & Separated...............................631-462-9800 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Divorced, Separated and Widowed ....... 516-551-9143 St. Kilian Church, 485 Conklin St., Farmingdale

•Caregivers Group .......................... 516-484-1545 x196 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Separated/Divorced Counseling ............ 516-599-1181 Peninsula Counseling Center, Lynbrook

•Caregivers Group ......................................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Separation/Divorce .......................... 516-766-4341 x170 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

national ovar•Caregivers Group .............. 631-807-6819 Paulette Demato,S outhside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore •Caregivers Group ........................... 631-462-9800 x220 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack suffolkyjcc.org •Caring For Your Spouse (JASA) .............. 516-742-2050 JCC of W. Hempstead, W. Hempstead. jasa.org •Let’s Do Dinner (spouses of Young Onset Alzheimer’s patients) ........................................................ 516-484-1545 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Let’s Do Pizza (kids with parents with Young Onset Alzheimer’s).................................................. 516-484-1545 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Sandwich Generation ............................... 516-742-2050 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Spouses, Children & Siblings .................. 516-742-2050 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence . ............................................ 631-666-7181/631-666-8833 sccadv.org

•I Love a Person with Diabetes ................516-496-6409 Syosset Hospital

•The Retreat (Domestic Violence hotline) .......................................................................631-329-2200

•Eating Disorders.........................................516-637-0965 Reaching Out Against Eating Disorders, Baldwin roaed.org

•Victims Information Bureau (VIBS) of Suffolk County ...................................................................... 631-360-3606

•Epilepsy........................................................631-474-6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson

Health Related

•Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder ....................... 516-739-7733 Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island, Garden City epicli.org

•Adhesions (scar tissue pain) .................. 631-921-7426 Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook adhesionsfoundation.org •Alopecia ............................631-680-0148; 415-472-3780 naaf.org

•Hearing Impaired & Cochlear Implant ........................................................................718-470-8631 North Shore LIJ Hearing and Speech Center, New Hyde Park

•Singles Group............................................. 516-822-3535 Mid Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Amputee .......................................................631-675-4514 Rob Moy, Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore

•Mended Heart ...........Andrea Flannery: 631-968-3400 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org

•Singles Group 55+ .....................................516-766-4341 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

•Arthritis ...................................................... 631-427-8272 arthritis.org

•Singles Support and Discussion ........... 516-395-8303 Parkway Community Church, Hicksville

•Asthma ...............................Dr. Harvey Miller: 958-9606 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org

•Trigeminal Neuralgia................................ J516-413-4553 asmin Alyeshemerni, 1991 Marcus Ave., Ste. 108, Lake Success. TNA-Support.org

•Singles ................................................631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Women Separating and Divorcing ........631-525-3646

Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Abuse

•Brighter Tomorrows.................................. 631-395-1800 brightertomorrowsinc.org •Child Abuse & Maltreatment Referrals 800-342-3720 •Elder Abuse .................................................516-542-0404 Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Hempstead

•Bariatric .......................................................631-258-7530 LIPO (Long Island Post Ops). liponation.org •Brain Aneurysm .........................................516-562-3815 The Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset. nsalant@nshs.edu •Brain Injury ..................... Katie Metzger: 631-968-3741 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org

•South Shore Women’s Heart .................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org •WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens .......... 718-526-0790 LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park •WomenHeart of the South Shore ...........516-562-8410 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org •WomenHeart of Huntington ................... 631-271-3766 The Huntington Heart Center, Huntington •Hepatitis C Support Group (American Liver Foundation) ................................................................631-754-4795

•Family Violence and Child Abuse ...........516-485-5710 F.E.G.S. fegs.org

•Brain Tumor Patients and Their Families ............................................ 516-679-5075/516-946-0649 N. Bellmore and Commack. guardianbrain.org

•Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence 24-hr. hotline ...............................516-542-0404 cadvnc.org

•Coma/ Traumatic Brian Injury Recovery Association . ....................................................................... 631-756-1826 South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside

•Divorce Care................................................516-731-6736 Life Center of Bethpage,

•Protection of Children and Young People ............................................................. 516-678-5800 x573 Diocese of Rockville Centre, Rockville Centre

•Divorce Support Group ........................... 516-992-2873 Alliance to Restore Integrity in Divorce (ARID)

•Crohn’s & Colitis Group ........................... 516-222-5530 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

•Rape/Sexual Assault Hotline (Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence)..............516-542-0404

•Divorced & Separated......................516-822-3535 x331 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Diabetes/Heart Club .......................516-674-7833/7936 Glen Cove Hospital, Glen Cove

•Self-Esteem in Relationships .................. 631-667-4188 Ascension Lutheran Church, Deer Park

•Melanoma (Patients & Caregivers)........ 516-352-4227 cmbc1@optonline.net

•Divorced and Separated 12-Step Group ........................................................................718-740-1684 Community Church of East Williston

•Diabetes Group ......................................... 516-596-4357 Hewlett House, Hewlett

•Sexual Abuse Survivors ................. 516-678-5800 x573 Diocese of Rockville Centre, Rockville Centre

•Diabetes.......................................................631-647-3842 Tova Chaviv, Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore. northshorelij.org

•Mood Disorder........................................... 516-499-6374 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org

•Well Spouses or Partners of the Chronically Ill and Disabled ........................................................ 516-829-8740 St. Charles Rehab Center, Albertson

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•HIV/AIDS .....................................................631-691-7080 F.E.G.S. Copiague. fegs.org •Irritable Bowel Syndrome ....................... 516-371-0660 South Nassau Communities Hospital Counseling Center, Baldwin •Lupus.............................................................516-783-3370 Lupus Foundation of Long Island, Bellmore

•Multiple Sclerosis (National)...................631-864-8337

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Support Groups •Multiple Sclerosis.......................................631-694-4370 Syosset Hospital Conference Room A/B

•Counseling .................................................. 631-691-3347 F.E.G.S. fegs.org

St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd., Old Brookville

•Parents of Adult Children with a Developmental Disability .............................................................. 516-822-0028

•MS Recreation & Support ........................ 516-551-8692 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org

•Depression .................................................. 516-496-2743 Syosset Hospital (Doctors Lounge)

•Stop Smoking ............Donnaly-Murino: 631-968-3587 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org

•Parents of Children With Autism.. 516-822-3535 x332 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Myasthenia Gravis ......................................631-765-2186 Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Setauket •National Federation of the Blind.............516-868-8718 •National Multiple Sclerosis Society, ............................................631-864-8337/516-740-7227 •Ostomy Association of LI/Nassau ......... 516-759-0734 •Pain Management Support .....................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org •Parkinson’s Support ................................... 516-626-6114 Smithtown Parkinson Therapy Center, Smithtown Methodist Church, Smithtown •Parkinson’s Support ..................................631-265-6621 Syosset Hospital Cafeteria •Parkinson Disease Support ................... 631-862-3560 liapda.org •Scleroderma................... Beatriz Nunez: 631-949-8265 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org •Sleep Apnea.....................631-376-4299/631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org •Sleep Disorders.......................................... 631-476-2721 Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org •Stroke Support ........................................... 516-562-4947 North Shore Univ. Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Entrance 3, Apt. 304, Manhasset •Stroke Survivors & Caregivers ............................................. 516-562-4947/516-562-3111 Plainview Hospital, Plainview •Stroke ........................................................... 631-807-6819 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore northshorelij.org

•Emotions Anonymous ............................. 631-584-5604 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Mental Illness Family Support ............... 516-504-HELP Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Hempstead •Mental Health Association (Suffolk) ....631-226-3900 Lindenhurst. mhasuffolk.org •Mood Disorders .........................................631-226-3900 mhasuffolk.org •Mood Disorder Group ..............................516-546-1370 South Nassau Communities Hospital Outpatient Clinic, Baldwin

•Postpartum Depression ..631-422-2255/855-631-0001 Postpartum Resource Center of NY. postpartumNY.org. •Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...............631-226-3900 pfa-li.com •Relatives and Friends of persons with a Mental Illness .......................................................................631-226-3900 mhasuffolk.org

•NAMI Huntigton .............631-424-4528/631-271-2935

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•Pregnancy Information and Referral .....631-853-3033 •Single Parent Support Group ....... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Pregnancy and Infant Loss ........................516-562-8422 North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset •Pregnancy Information and Referral ........631-853-3033

•Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) ........888-408-6222 •National Infertility Network Exchange (NINE) ....................................................................... 516-794-5772 •New Mothers’ Group................................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org •Parenting (Special Needs) ............. 516-484-1545 x200 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Parenting Young Children........................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org

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•Pregnancy and Infant Loss .....................516-562-8422 North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset

•Single Parent Support Group .......... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Grandparents Raising Grandchildren ...516-569-6600 Peninsula Counseling Center, Woodmere

Corporate & Individual Wellness Programs

•Parents of Young Children, Birth to Five ..............................................................516-766-4341 x162 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. ParentingResourceNetwork.org

•Women’s Self-Awareness, Self-Care and Self-Realization ................................................................. 516-794-7328 EDA Counseling Center, Westbury

•Postpartum Depression ...........................631-422-2255 Postpartum Resource Center of New York postpartumNY.org.

•Smoking Cessation Seminars ............................................ 516-629-2038/516-938-0080

•Parents of Special Needs Children ..............................................................516-766-4341 x160 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

•Prison Families Anonymous.......................631-943-0441 Community Presbyterian Church 1843 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. pfa-li.org

•Developmental Disabilities Institute......631-360-4600 Smithtown (family support services). ddiinfo.org

•American Cancer Society....................... 800-ACS-2345 516-921-6016 or 631-436-7070. cancer.org

•Parents of Lesbian and Gay Children ...516-569-6600 Peninsula Counseling Center, Lynbrook

•WINGS (Women In Network Giving Support) .......................................................................516-334-8985 609 Dartmouth St., Westbury

•Suicide Prevention Hotline .......................800-SUICIDE Parenting & Family Issues

•Anxiety and Panic Group .........................631-226-3900 mhasuffolk.org

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•Post-Bariatric Support Group..................516-62MERCY Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre

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• Inflammation • Digestive Issues • PCOS • PMS

•Green Seminars .........................................800-342-1303 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

•Postpartum Depression ...........................631-226-3900 pfa-li.com

•Nicotine Anonymous .....631-665-0527/415-750-0328 nicotine-anonymous.org

• Candidasis/Yeast • Food Sensitivities • Osteoporosis • Menopause

•Bariatric Support Group ...........................631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Overeaters Anonymous ........................... 631-473-1320 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

•Green Seminars .........................................800-342-1303 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

• Sugar Cravings • Mental Focus • Healthy Eating • Wellness Workshops

Weight Loss

•National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) ...........................................516-694-7327/800-950-6264 NAMI Long Island, Old Bethpage. nami.org

•Stroke/TBI Caregivers Group ..................516-586-4480 Common Ground Alliance, Plainview commongroundall.com

• Binge Eating • Energy Levels • Weight Loss • Work/Life Balance

•Tobacco Cessation.................................... 866-946-8476 1300 Franklin Ave. ML5, Garden City. winthrop.org

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