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Contents

Volume 21 Number 2 • August/September 2022

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Christie Brinkley

Get your FREE E-Subscription to the Early Digital Edition of Long Island Woman at liwomanonline.com Christie Brinkley with her SBLA Wands.

6 FYI 8 Quick Picks 10 Health

Techy Tools to Track Your Heart Health

12 The Long Island Woman Interview Christie Brinkley 16 Book Corner

Ruth Ware’s The It Girl

18 Catching Up With Carol (Silva) My Husband Is Not Perfect

20 Support Groups 22 August/Sept. Entertainment Calendar

Christie Brinkley’s Favorites Favorite artist: Matisse

Favorite outdoor activity: Snorkeling

Favorite song: “Case of You” by Joni Mitchell

Favorite place on Long Island (beside your home): Sitting on the upper deck at Sunset Beach overlooking the moon reflecting on the water. The starry sky makes me feel like I’m in the South of France.

Favorite book: Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn Favorite movie: Too many favorites. I love Rom-Com’s. Favorite show you’ve binge-watched: White Lotus & The Affair 4 • Long Island Woman • August/September 2022

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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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Popular Pickleball It was invented 57 years ago on Bainbridge Island, Washington as a children’s backyard game. America’s newest racquet sport caught on and by 1990 was being played in all 50 states; now there are nearly 8,500 locations on the USA Pickleball’s Places2Play map, mostly in community centers, YMCAs, and retirement communities. The low-impact badminton-like sport that many describe as “addictive” is played with a net similar to tennis, ping pong-like paddles, and a perforated plastic ball. It had 4.8 million players in the U.S. at the end of 2021, and the Sports & Fitness Industry Association reports that 75% of core players are 55 and older. Locally there are several dozen racquet clubs, tennis centers and other pickleball facilities across Long Island. At Pickleball Plus Long Island in West Hempstead, which had its ribboncutting in May, women over 50 are playing the game daily, says Marketing Manager Jacki Binder; according to Glamour.com, women account for the fastest growth rate.

Escaping the Corset In the film classic Gone With the Wind, heroine Scarlett O’Hara endures the torture of wearing a tightly cinched corset under her bodice in 1861 to produce a tiny 17-inch waist. In the early 1900s, women wore whalebone or metal corsets, with padding around the bust and hip pads worn over skirts, to create the S-Silhouette. Artist Charles Dana Gibson, famed illustrator of hourglass-shaped women’s

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figures, captured the exaggerated body curves of the Gibson Girl. But as The New York Times put it, “The corset has a divisive past of toeing the line between sexuality and oppression”—oppression that often interfered with breathing, causing fainting and organ damage. A century later, corsets made a comeback, thanks to pop culture influencers Madonna and Kim Kardashian, with corsets worn as outerwear. But several years ago, women in South Korea revolted against conforming to the ideal shape, and the Escape the Corset movement was born, writes Leslie Absher in Ms. Magazine. The campaign to avoid the hypersexualization of young girls’ and women’s bodies started with a video showing a woman removing fake eyelashes and makeup, saying she wanted to accept herself as she was and not chase an impossible beauty norm; women followed by cutting their hair and donning gender-neutral clothing. As for the future, plastic surgeon Hagen Schumacher told the DailyMail.com: “Unrealistic beauty standards which have been heavily determined by filters and social media images are hopefully returning to a more natural appearance.”

founded SoulCycle, the exercise concept described as a sanctuary where groups ride stationary exercise bikes in candlelit studios to one-of-a-kind playlists. Some observers of the new venture are critical: “It’s clear that what’s being sold is church,” writes Washington Post columnist Christine Emba, calling it “a for-profit venture based on deep insecurities.” Peoplehood claimed nearly 5,000 followers on its Instagram page as of mid-July.

Awards for Long Island Woman Each year the Press Club of Long Island honors the best journalism in the region with its PCLI Media Awards. Long Island Woman was the recipient of two awards at the 2022 PCLI Media Awards Dinner held at the Marriott Melville on Thursday, June 2nd. Arie Nadboy won two awards in the Magazine Cover Design category for the Darlene Love (first place) and Sharon Gless (second place) covers. Long Island Woman has won awards from PCLI every year since we began publishing in 2001. Congratulations to everyone involved at Long Island Woman who contributed to help produce an award-winning publication year after year. Press Club of Long Island is a professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, devoted to protecting and advocating for First Amendment rights, furthering ethical standards and providing ongoing training for its members. For more info visit pcli.org. s To submit info for FYI consideration, please send it to fyi@liwomanonline.com. liwomanonline.com

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Peoplehood or Churchhood? A new Manhattan-based startup has introduced a wellness venture it calls “relational fitness.” People meet in person or remotely in “Gathers,” groups that provide “a place to grow personally, together,” according to its website. Through conversations, breathing exercises, and light stretches, Peoplehood promises “modern medicine for the loneliness epidemic,” as one of its founders told The New York Times, which described the venture as a place where “strangers discuss their deepest hopes and fears.” People are apparently hungry for connection: In 2018 a Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that one in five Americans reported always or often feeling lonely or socially isolated— nd that was years before the Covid-19 pandemic accentuated loneliness. Peoplehood was founded by Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, the duo who

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New Galleri Cancer Screening A Simple Blood Test For Early Cancer Detection by Hillary Beberman, DO

Early detection is the best defense we have in the fight against cancer. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, 71% of cancer deaths are caused by malignancies that have had no available screening tests. Furthermore, many of the most deadly ones show no symptoms until the very latest stages. As we have seen with routine mammograms and colonoscopies, early detection and treatment are key in improving survival rates. All this may change with the release of the Galleri multi-cancer screening test. Now, with a simple blood test, we can spot the DNA from cancer cells in minuscule amounts. This technique, known as “Cell-free DNA”, allows for the potential detection 50 unique types of cancers, picking them up at stages far ear-

lier than other traditional screening methods. The Galleri test detects up to 84% of pancreatic cancers, 83% of ovarian cancers and 80% of cervical cancers. With ovarian cancer ranking as the 5th most deadly cancer for women, early detection is critical to improving patient outcomes. The Galleri test is currently recommended for patients with a high risk of cancer, or for those over the age of 50. At HealthBridge Platinum Concierge, we are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive preventive care to all our patients. As such, we are one of the first healthcare facilities in the country to offer the Galleri multi-cancer early detection test. Now a simple blood test has the potential to save your life. Please call to schedule a consultation. 516-627-4433

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Quick P icks

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Boating Pick e

Paddleboat Pleasure Pedal at your leisure to celebrate team building, birthdays, ladies nights, and more on Paddle Pub’s eco-friendly paddlewheelers. A U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and party host guide two-hour tours beginning at Dublin Deck or Harbor Crab in Patchogue or at Halesite Marina in Huntington all year, every day of the week. Book your boat (tickets are $45-$55) at Paddle Pub Experience, paddlepub.com, or call 631-778-1433.

Original Theater Pick

A Festival of Stage and Song Strongbox in the Park invites theatergoers to bring a chair and pay what they wish. See and hear original oneact plays and songs from local musicians every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, thru Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 376 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway. Purchase tickets at strongboxtheater.com.

Concerts Pick

Salsa, Soul, Ska, and Such Westbury Arts presents free outdoor concerts every Thursday night at the Piazza Ernesto Strada, 200 Post Ave., Westbury, from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 4-Sept. 1. More info at Westburyarts.org. or 516-400-ARTS (2787).

Restaurant Pick Havana Central

630 Old Country Rd., Garden City 516-739-7900 • havanacentral.com Havana Central at Roosevelt Field Mall’s attentive waitstaff serves fresh, flavorful cuisine indoors and outdoors. On Thursday and Friday nights from 6-9 p.m., you can salsa to the sounds of professional Latin jazz ensembles.

Gallery Pick

Show Pick

Water Works

Girls Night: The Musical

Sculpture with live plants, beadwork based on indigenous practice, and other artworks by seven women artists addressing the Shinnecocks’ historical ties to water and whaling are featured in Connecting the Drops: The Power of Water, through Oct. 29 at Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. Free. Learn more at zuccairegallery.stonybrook.edu or by calling 631-632-7240.

Audiences are laughing, crying, and dancing in the aisles to hits from the 80s and 90s at this bawdy musical revue about a group of female friends. One night only: Friday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. at the Suffolk, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. Purchase tickets ($45-$65) at suffolktheater.com or by calling 631-727-4343.

Book Pick

Pet Pick

Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants

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By Ali Noorani The League of Women Voters of Nassau County will host an in-person discussion of its DEI Book Club selection on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Register in advance at president.lwvpwm@gmail.com to receive the location. Free. Learn more at lwvofnassaucounty.org or call 516-431-1628.

Museum Pick

Pet parents can work on their dog’s problem behaviors in their preferred setting with live, one-on-one personalized training with an accredited trainer. Prices start at $35 for a 30-minute session. Petsmart has multiple locations throughout Long Island and New York City. Visit services. petsmart.com or call 888-839-9638.

Tech Pick

Cyberspace Tips

Culture for Free Old Westbury Gardens, Nassau County Museum of Art, and the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in Manhattan are just a few of our cultural treasures that offer free passes. All it takes is a phone call or online visit to any Nassau or Suffolk county library, where a librarian will help you print a pass for your preferred day and time. See sample passes at mineolalibrary.info.

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If you’re having technology problems with your devices, West Islip Public Library’s resident tech wizard can help by providing one-on-one tech time from the comfort of your own home. Email Tech Librarian Rebecca Kaplan at rkaplan@westisliplibrary.org to set up an appointment on Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Facebook, etc. Submissions for Quick Picks should be sent to fyi@liwomanonline.com for consideration.

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s the nation’s number one killer, heart disease should be on your radar. It’s a scary thought, but there’s the good news: “Eighty percent of heart disease is preventable by controlling risk factors, whether it’s medication or lifestyle changes, and early diagnosis is really the key to improving outcomes,” says Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, coauthor of Heart Smart for Women. Moreover, new tools like these are available to give you a fighting chance.

Wearable heart monitor How healthy is your heart? For a quick test, use a wearable heart rate monitor. Get one that simply fits your budget. (The one on your iPhone will do.) A normal resting heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute. Action plan: If your heart rate is too high or low, see your doctor. “A wearable heart rate monitor can be accurate enough to help with initial detection and signal the need for diagnostic tests,” says Jacqueline A. Eubany, MD, author of Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story.

Blood pressure monitoring at home An estimated 70 percent of the U.S. adult population has high blood pressure—blood pressure greater than 130/80. “Most people think blood pressure is the pressure in their arm, but in reality, it’s the Keep a record pressure in every blood vessel in your body, including the inside the chamber of the heart,” says cardioloand bring it to pressure gist, Dr. Anuj Shah. High blood pressure doesn’t usually your doctor’s have signs or symptoms, but it can be dangerous and life appointments. threatening, leading to stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Normal blood pressure of 120/80 or less is the Your blood goal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about one in four adults with high pressure blood pressure has it under control. homework High blood pressure is diagnosed when blood pressure–the force of blood against your artery walls when can be a your heart beats and between beats–measures 130/80, more accurate or higher in the doctor’s office. But some people’s blood pressure naturally increases in the doctor’s office, a pheindicator of nomenon known as white coat hypertension. To diagnose the need for high blood pressure more accurately, a digital home blood blood pressure- pressure monitor can help. Self-monitoring over time can be more accurate than one blood pressure reading in the lowering doctor’s office. Action plan: Bring your home blood pressure monitor medication, or to your doctor’s office to check its accuracy. Then, take not. your blood pressure at home at the same time daily. Dr.

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Mieres recommends taking at least two readings one minute apart each morning before medication and each evening before dinner. Keep a record and bring it to your doctor’s appointments. Your blood pressure homework can be a more accurate indicator of the need for blood pressure-lowering medication, or not.

Event monitor Atrial fibrillation (A-fib)–an irregular rhythm that causes one of the heart’s chambers to beat abnormally–is a common form of heart disease. Because of abnormal blood flow, a clot can develop, causing a stroke. “A-fib is a progressive illness that can cause scarring to your heart. The longer you have it, the more difficult it can get to get your heart into a normal rhythm,” Dr. Eubany says. If you have a-fib, the sooner it’s diagnosed and treated, the better. An EKG, which provides a one-time picture of your heart rhythm, is the traditional way to diagnose A-fib. Trouble is, you may not be in A-fib the moment you get the EKG. Fortunately, an event monitor can give your doctor a more accurate assessment. You’ll wear it round the clock for up to three weeks, except when taking a shower. Action plan: An event monitor looks like a cellphone. You’ll place in your pocket. Every time you feel symptoms, such as a fluttering heart or lightheadedness, you’ll press the device to record your heart’s electrical rate and rhythm as you go about your daily activities.

Cardiac CT A heart attack, with symptoms such as pain in the center of your chest, in one or both arms and shortness of breath, is a medical emergency. It occurs when plaque—a hard buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances in arteries—breaks open and a blood clot forms that blocks blood flow to your heart. A new imaging test, a cardiac CT scan, can help doctors better predict your personal risk of heart attack before symptoms occur. Cardiac CT uses computers to create a 3D image of the whole heart to help doctors look at the small vessels that feed your heart to detect coronary artery disease, problems with the aorta, calcium buildup in heart arteries and problems with heart function. “Cardiac CT helps doctors see the vessels in your heart and the amount of plaque in your arteries,” Dr. Mieres says. Action plan: “Ask for a risk assessment for ischemic heart disease at your next check-up,” Dr. Mieres says. Your doctor will simply enter your blood pressure and cholesterol into an online risk assessment calculator atcvriskcalculator.com. If your chance of having a heart attack is 10 percent or more in the next decade, a cardiac CT is recommended. On the other hand, if you have symptoms, such as tightness in your chest, you’ll need an immediate electrocardiogram (EKG) to make sure you’re not having a heart attack. l To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise


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Christie Brinkley “I think it’s really great if you can forget how old you are and keep just charging ahead doing the stuff you love doing.”


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ince her rapid rise to supermodel status in 1976 as the face of CoverGirl cosmetics and the first model to appear on the cover of three consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues (1979, 1980 and 1981), Christie Brinkley has embraced a variety of challenges and opportunities and created a multipathed career. Her “Girl in the Ferrari” appearance in National Lampoon’s Vacation with Chevy Chase and her appearance in ex-husband’s Billy Joel’s classic video of “Uptown Girl,” are forever etched in our pop-culture memories. She’s also appeared on television in Parks and Recreation, Dancing with the Stars, The Masked Singer and on Broadway in Chicago. Christie Brinkley is an author, photographer, artist and activist as well. She’s also been involved in a variety of businesses. She’s currently a partner in an exclusive line of organic Prosecco called Bellissima Prosecco, as well as SBLA Beauty which offers options for the renewal and restoration of youthful skin. Mention her age (68) and ask how she’s been adjusting to this stage of her life, Christie re-directs the conversation by suggesting that instead of focusing on the number, focus on doing the things you love to do. She’s made a career of doing just that.

How have you survived through the pandemic and what have you learned from the experience? I feel guilty saying it, but apart from all of the obvious bad things that I was aware of–people getting sick, people dying, nurses and doctors suffering– for me personally, I had all three of my babies home and they came with their significant others. So it was really great to be a family again with everybody here. We all came out to the Long Island house and we were making the best of it. Everybody was trying to outdo everybody else with recipes and following all the things going on online. ‘Well, we have to make some banana bread.’ As a mom, I was really loving having everybody home. Let’s start with some background info. What was your childhood like growing up in California? It was great. I lived in Malibu from the time I was eight on and I had the mountains behind me and the ocean in front of me. And you went to a bilingual high school? Yes. Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. What brought you to that school? I just always had a fascination with the French language, with France, with the French people, with berets, with the period when everybody congregated there and they had all the artists. When I heard about the Le Lycée, I couldn’t even believe that something like that existed. It was a school that was created for diplomat’s kids because they would travel so much, and they wanted to keep the curriculum aligned. So if the kids were in LA and they left the next day for Paris, they’d pretty much be on the same page. They had a class that I heard about called Pilot. And Pilot is a class where they’ll say the lesson or whatever they’re expressing in French, and then they’ll also say it in English. So I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this is amazing.’ I was only in that Pilot class for just a few months, because French came so naturally to me, and then I was just in the all-French class. Math was much more interesting in French to me. You then pursued your love of all things French by going to Paris after high school? Is it true that you were discovered while in a post office? Yes. It was actually a telephoning office. I lived in a maid’s room and it didn’t have a bathroom or a telephone, so I would go a couple of blocks away to the telephoning office if I needed to make a call. This photographer had seen me there before. And then he got a job and they were describing a girl, and he said, ‘That sounds just like the girl in the phoning office.’ He went back to the phoning office waiting for me to come to make a phone

call. Luckily for him, I was going to the phone office frequently because I had a sick dog. My boyfriend had gotten drafted into military service and I’d gotten this puppy to keep me company while he was serving his time, and the puppy was sick with distemper, so I kept going to the phone office to call the vet to get an appointment. That’s when he saw me again and said, ‘I have a job and you’re perfect for the job. I want to take some pictures of you. Come to my studio.’ And I thought, ‘What a line.’ He said, ‘I’m telling the truth. If you decide to believe me, here is my address. Please come. And I’d love to take pictures of you and I’ll take you to a model agency.’ I told my friend the story and showed her the paper with his name and address, and she said, ‘I’ve seen that name on the bylines in a magazine. I think he’s for real. I’ll go with you.’ So we went. He was for real. He took me to the agency and that turned into this career. Prior to that did you have any aspirations to do modeling? Not at all. I really thought, ‘I’ll do a couple of jobs and that’s it.’ I never thought that I would continue with it. But I am very curious and I do like to try things. So out of curiosity, and also out of needing money to pay for my sick dog, I thought, ‘Well, I’ll go see what I what it’s about.’ What was your career interest at that point? I wanted to be an artist. And I was working as a freelance artist drawing maps of the world. And I realized that I really didn’t like art directors bossing me around. I just wanted to paint and draw and do my art. Modeling provided me the freedom to do a job, get money, and then do art for myself. One thing led to another and I got so busy modeling that I didn’t have as much time for my art. At that point it was starting to give me the chance to travel and that was really tempting and alluring and I enjoyed it. So I stuck with it. You also have a talent for seizing opportunities outside of the modeling world with various interests and business ventures. You now have a wine business. Can you discuss how that came about? It’s called Bellissima Prosecco. But we are wines and prosecco. We’re really venturing out to also include two aperitivos. But we started with three wines and proseccos. This couple approached me that had found this beautiful organic vineyard in Italy that had never had chemicals dumped on it. They wanted to find somebody who could talk about the organic nature of the wines and produce these very clean, pure wines. The wife, Rose, said, ‘I follow Christie on Instagram and she’s always talking about her organic garden, how important it is to avoid chemicals and how she’s a self-taught gardener. She doesn’t use chemicals and yet her gardens are beautiful.’ So they called my agent. We had an appointment and we sat down and tasted the wines and proseccos from the vinyard and talked about starting this company and how I would be a partner. They knew that I was interested in art and we discussed helping design the bottles. It was a really fun project. I loved the wines. I selected three that were my favorites. One was a classic prosecco that was rich and well-rounded with almost a warm, welcoming flavor. And one was a rose sparkling wine that’s so delicious, and yet, it wasn’t at all syrupy. It was a clean tasting rose and very delicious. Another one was zero sugar and I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t even know that was possible. But it’s possible if you leave it in the vat twice as long as you normally would, the natural yeast eats away at the sugars, leaving you just the beautiful grape, and it just tastes wonderful. I obviously wanted to become a partner and work with them and develop the company. The zero sugar was a runaway hit and one of the first on the market. It really appealed to sushi chefs and people that love a very healthy lifestyle. So now you can enjoy a glass of wine with friends that has zero sugar, zero carbs, that’s organic and that’s vegan. I didn’t know at the time that unless you’re certified vegan, it’s very possible that you’re getting certain animal parts in your wine, because traditional wines are frequently filtered through animal parts. So our wines are certified vegan as well.


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thartic, I think. Everybody enjoyed the moment and having that experience together. Having been involved in modeling for so many years, how has the industry evolved over the years? I think that the most beautiful thing about this beauty industry is that its arms are wide open trying to make sure that they embrace and celebrate every size, shape, age, race... and that they see themselves and find themselves on the pages and feel good about themselves. I think that that is just a great movement. I would still like to see more women my age in the magazines, because women say to me on my Instagram account all the time, ‘I’m so happy when I see your full outfit. Because sometimes I don’t know what’s okay to wear.’ And I try and give people the message that, if you feel good in it, then it’s okay. You did the memorable art for the cover of Billy Joel’s “River of Dreams” that Rolling Stone named photo: Erica Pelosini Leeman the Best Album Cover of the Year. How did that come about? And how involved was Billy in the process? It was such a great album and every song was so visual. I’m a doodler and I sketch things all the time. So being in the studio a lot, listening to the songs being created, I would doodle and do some little scene from the album. They were trying to come up with a concept for the album cover and I think it was Billy that saw one of the doodles and said, ‘Why don’t you turn that into an album cover?’ The album itself was very stream of consciousness. He kept dreaming a lot of the songs. So I thought that the album cover was kind of very literally a stream and taken from a River of Dreams that were sort of flowing through his mind. You recently appeared on “The Masked Singer?” What was that like for you? It was a lot of fun. I love singing and I loved the opportunity to do it. It’s just a shame that the night before my actual performance I got food poisoning. I had a little dinner at the hotel and then I spent the whole night just sick as a dog and did not get any sleep. I was so weak. I could hardly catch my breath. It was just almost next to impossible to get that song out of me that day. And you get one try and that’s it. It just didn’t work. So that was a little disappointing. You also had a similar experience before with “Dancing with the Stars.” Yeah. It was the last time I was going to do the dance before the actual show. I tripped on my partner’s foot and I landed badly. To this day my shoulder is almost not usable. You’ve done “Celebrity Autobiography.” Do you have any plans for a memoir of your own? I’ve thought about it. I don’t know. I know it would be a page-turner because there’s really rarely a dull moment in my life. We’ll see. Can you talk about your exercise regimen and an approach to healthy living? I really do use my Total Gym because it’s a similar concept to yoga. It puts your

“ I just am overwhelmed with gratitude. I think that gratitude is the secret to a happy life.”

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 50 years, so I was very pleased to know that there are wines that are certified vegan. More recently, just in the last month or two, we launched a brand new line of zero sugar still wine that are out of this world. The entire line is zero sugar. We have Zero Sugar Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Rosé, and Pinot Grigio. They are smooth and delicious and flavorful. They’re made for people who are pursuing a healthy lifestyle, who love to enjoy a celebration and a good time, but also are aware of wanting to reduce the sugar in their diet, wanting to drink a wine that’s better for the planet and better for their health. That’s a whole new exciting category in the wine industry. You did a Sports Illustrated shoot again (2017), but his time with your daughters. Was there anything that stood out from that experience? It came about very suddenly. I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to do it, but I did really want my girls to have that experience, so we said okay. They decided to shoot it down at our place in Turks and Caicos which was very comforting for the girls since they felt comfortable at home. The second you start thinking about being in Sports Illustrated you start thinking about ‘Oh, do we stack up?’ Everybody gets a little insecure. It was kind of interesting for everybody to be together there and sort of address their insecurities and get it out there. I’ve always been of the school of, ‘You’ve just got to be grateful for whatever you’ve got. You’ve got two arms, two legs, two eyes. It’s silly to stress about anything else. Be grateful. So what if it’s five pounds up, it’s you and it’s all good.’ Sports Illustrated is very into empowering people to feel their best. My girls have both had different fears having grown up in front of the scrutiny of the press, so I think it was fraught with a little bit of anxiety. But it was ca14 • LONG ISLAND WOMAN • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2022

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ChrIsTIe brInKLey body through the paces. You’re stretched and strengthened and lengthened so that you’re ready for anything that comes your way in your day. I like to get my exercise being active as opposed to being a prisoner in a gym. But I do mix it up. There’s a lot of exercise that you can get just gardening. I also love bike riding, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. I love all of that stuff where you can get a workout, but you don’t feel like you’re working out. I love spin classes, taking a walk or run on the beach or by the bay, taking the dogs out for a run.... I think its just important to keep moving. What are some of the things that you’ve discovered about this stage of your life and what are some of the misconceptions about this stage of life that you’ve discovered? I think it’s really important not to focus on the numbers. I think it’s really great if you can forget how old you are and keep just charging ahead doing the stuff you love doing. I know people that are very focused on the numbers and what that represents. I think it’s really important to just be more aware of how you feel. I’ve been hard on my body. I’ve broken so many things. I’ve put my body through the paces. I had a hip replacement that I kept putting it off because I thought, ‘That’s a big deal operation and I don’t have time for that in my life.’ Like I’m kind of doing with my shoulder right now, to be really honest. But I did it and I was back on my feet in no time. I’m glad that I did it. It wasn’t a big deal operation. You had a terrifying experience in a helicopter crash in Colorado in 1994. How did that impact you? Having gone through that, when you face death, you really understand that every day is a gift. But when you’ve really thought, ‘This is it!’ and then you don’t die and you get another day, you really do understand how lucky you are to have that day ahead of you. I just am overwhelmed with gratitude. I think that gratitude is the secret to a happy life. You’re involved in various charities and causes. Can you discuss how you got involved in the Brookhaven Lab anti-nuclear campaign? When Billy and I moved out here, we wanted to be here for the clean ocean air, the trees... a healthier lifestyle for our babies that we planned on having. I got a call one day from Alec Baldwin saying, ‘Christie, you’ve got to come to this meeting. Famed pediatrician Dr. Helen Caldicott is going to be speaking about the dangers that we face being in the cross hairs of several old leaky nuclear reactors. You got to hear this.’ And I was like, ‘Thankfully, we don’t have any nuclear reactors around us. But I’ll come. I’m interested in hearing about it anyway.’ And he goes, ‘What do you mean? We have reactors all around us.’ I had no idea that the reactor in New London, Connecticut is only 20 miles away as the crow flies. But because it’s in Connecticut, it seems like it’s further away. There should be a 50-mile evacuation zone around any nuclear power plant. Having witnessed Chernobyl and Fukushima, we know that nuclear waste can travel. If there’s a wind shift, we would be affected by the Indian Point nuclear power plant. So we have Millstone, we have Indian Point and we have the Tom’s River Oyster Creek reactor in New Jersey if the wind’s coming in from that direction. All of these old, leaky, troubled reactors. I was shocked to learn that the nuclear power plants don’t have to prove that they’re safe for us. We have to prove that they’re hurting us. The burden of proof is on us. We’re in a country that gives us warning labels on our pillows, so you get the impression that they’re looking out for us. But then they’ll put a power plant with the most hazardous toxins that have lifespans of eternity in our midst, and they don’t protect us from them. Why did you decide to make Long Island your home base? There are few places in the world where you can have proximity to one of the greatest cities in the world, New York City, and you can also be surrounded by beautiful nature and culture. It’s that blend of accessibility and ability to get lost in nature that’s so alluring to me. ▲ TO ADVERTISE: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise

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Ruth Ware Returns with ‘The It Girl’

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ne of the highly anticipated books of the summer comes from internationally bestselling thriller author Ruth Ware, who is back with her seventh novel, The It Girl. The title refers to April ClarkeCliveden, the first person Hannah Jones meets at Oxford. Vivacious, bright, and occasionally vicious, April quickly pulls Hannah into her orbit, and they develop a group of devoted and inseparable friends—Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily. But by the end of the year, April is dead. Murdered.

A decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April, John Neville, has died in prison. Hannah is relieved to finally put the past behind her, but when a young journalist presents new evidence that Neville may have been innocent, Hannah discovers the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide. UK-based Ware (a pen name for Ruth Warburton) “The really took time to speak with Long Island Woman about her latest release. satisfying thing

as a reader is when you’re almost there, but the writer still manages to pull the wool over your eyes! That’s the experience that I hope readers reading my book will have.”

Is it true that you got the idea for “The It Girl” after serving on a jury? I’m not sure if it was as cut and dried as that. I wasn’t sitting there in the jury room, thinking up plots. I did jury service quite a long time ago, and the idea for this book didn’t come to me until much later, but all of my books are rooted in some sort of personal fear or phobia—some “what if” that kind of scratches at the back of my imagination, making me feel a bit nervous when I imagine being in that situation. The “what if” that’s at the heart of The It Girl, the idea of having given evidence in a trial that ultimately led to a wrong conviction, or might have led to a wrong conviction, is something that definitely prayed on my mind when I was doing jury duty, that I might somehow come to the wrong conclusion or weigh up the evidence wrongly. I suppose, as a writer, you always end up

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taking things to the nth degree. And for me, the nth degree was the idea of giving evidence that led to someone not just going to prison but dying in prison. That really would be a nightmare. I love that the title, “The It Girl,” refers to the dead body–the victim–and not the main character As a genre, detective stories are sometimes guilty of focusing entirely on the detective, and the dead body’s just there as a sort of prop to set events in motion. The fact that there is, even fictionally, a real human person at the center of the story–someone people had loved, who’s left a hole in the lives of everybody who loves and misses them–can get overlooked in the kind of intellectual puzzle of trying to piece together clues and so on. That is something that modern crime fiction tries pretty hard to avoid, but it’s certainly something that I try very hard to avoid in my books. I never want the death to feel like it’s purely there to provide a conundrum for the reader. And so, I suppose, naming the novel after April, putting her at the center of it, is a way of trying to acknowledge the fact that she is very much a real person, the beating heart of the novel. What is it about thriller writing that you’re drawn to? I love reading thrillers, and I think if you enjoy a type of book as a reader, it’s a fairly safe bet to say that you’re going to like writing it even more. What I enjoy both as a reader and a writer is, well, two things really. First, it’s that battle of wits between the reader and the writer—the writer is setting a puzzle, which the reader is trying to solve, and hopefully, the writer is playing fair with the reader and giving them the clues and information required to solve that puzzle so that they don’t feel cheated when they get to the end. Of course, the really satisfying thing as a reader is when you’re almost there, but the writer still manages to pull the wool over your eyes! That’s the experience that I hope readers reading my book will have. The other thing that I love about the psychological thriller genre, in particular, is that it has a human emotional story at the heart of it. There’s always some emotional journey that these characters are going on, something that they need to resolve that’s deeply personal. So it’s the best of both worlds—the intellectual puzzle of a detective novel, and the pacey, emotional journey of something a bit more thrillerish perhaps. l To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise


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as your husband, best friend, or someone in your family ever bugged you? Yea, mine too. You see, my husband’s not perfect. My best friends aren’t perfect. My brothers aren’t perfect. Yup, the people I love most. And sadly, I’m not perfect either. At times that all frustrates me. Like if my husband leaves clutter around, or when my brothers still think they’re the boss of me. (OK, that’s really my older brother. But he sees his life’s assignment as watching out for me, and so I love him to the moon and back.) However it works, sometimes people bug me. And I bug them too. Then why am I so tolerant of my children? That day in the delivery room when my doctor laid my newborn baby girl in my arms, I first said, “It’s a girl. It’s a GIRL!” Then, “She’s perfect. She’s just perfect!” Thus began the chapter in my life where my children brought a new kind of perfection into my life. Maybe we To this day, nothing seems more perfect than a should just take piece of preschool artwork that turns a handprint a minute before into a Thanksgiving turkey, signed with backward C’s or S’s. Even test grades far below 100 were perreacting to the fect if my child had worked their hardest and done imperfect and their best. It seems I see my children through a difthe imperfection ferent prism. I see them for all they’re trying to do to fulfill their purpose, by unearthing the gifts they we perceive were born with and then using those gifts, especially to help others. (I do think people have a kind of around us special attraction if they’re truly working to become and see the better or their best.) difference it Back to the other kind of perfect … well-known Pastor Rick Warren says, “If God only used perfect could make. people, nothing would get done. God will use any-

body if you’re available.” (I’m available.) President Andrew Jackson said this about our humanity in the early 1800s, “Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.” That may be the key. We’re not perfect, but our mission is to do our best anyway. And that just might be where the rewards are. You don’t have to be religious to get the message I heard in a recent sermon. The priest reminded us that Jesus chose to hang around with imperfect people. That he started with the twelve guys closest to him (the Apostles), no matter how fallible they were. They challenged him. The close “imperfect” people in our lives have an essential job–to challenge us and help us become the best we can be and to let us love and feel loved. Maybe we should just take a minute before reacting to the imperfect and the imperfection we perceive around us and see the difference it could make. The gauntlet has been thrown. I have a job. To be as kind and tolerant to everyone else as I am to my children. Ok, at least to try. Yes, to try. One day at a time. Who knows where that could take me? I have a hunch it’ll start with me catching my husband doing more good things today. l Carol Silva is the Emmy Award-winning veteran News 12 Long Island news anchor, TedX and motivational speaker and creator of The Silva Lining Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Audible.com and wherever you hear your podcasts.

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AA/NA/Family Support.......516.746.0350 (Nassau) .................................................. 631.822.3396 (Suffolk) THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center Dementia Caregivers............................. 516.767.6856 Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center thriveliorg Westbury. lidementia.org Alcoholics Anonymous........................ 516.292.3040 Early Stage Dementia Program.......... 516.634.4192 nassauny-aa.org, suffolkny-aa.org Oceanside. pjaffe@friedbergjcc.org. friedbergjcc.com Debtors Anonymous..............................212.969.8111 Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center danyc.info .................................................................... 516.218.2026 Families Anonymous............................800.736.9805 Long Beach. lbdny.org familiesanonymous.org Spouse/Partner.......................................516.663.8220 Food Addicts Anonymous.................. 772.878.9657 NYU Langone, Mineola. foodaddictsanonymous.org linda.martinez@nyulangone.org Gamblers Anonymous................ 516.484.1545 x200 nyuwinthrop.org/community-health/support-groups Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org Gamblers Anonymous.........................855.222.5542 gamblersanonymous.org Gam-Anon Hotline..................................718.352.1671 gam-anon.org Long Island Recovery Association.... 631.552.LIRA lirany.org. Narcotics Anonymous.......... 631.689.NANA (6262) St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Nicotine Anonymous............................877.879.6422 nicotine-anonymous.org Overeaters Anonymous............. 516.484.1545 x196 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org Overeaters Anonymous.......................631.981.5850 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources S-Anon Anonymous (Partners of Sexaholics) ....................................................................267.295.2795 sanon.org Smoking Cessation................................631.853.2928 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/events/smoking-cessation Smoking Cessation Workshops......... 516.629.2013 St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/smoking-cessation-classes Women for Sobriety............................. 215.536.8026 womenforsobriety.org

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Alzheimer’s and Dementia.................. 516.767.6856 Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center Westbury. lidementia.org Alzheimer’s Association .....................800.272.3900 Melville. alz.org/longisland

Bereavement Support

Young Widow and Widowers............. 631.647.5675 widowednotalone.com Young Widows and Widowers...........631.495.8541 St. Matthew Church, Dix Hills smrcc.org/ministry-of-bereavement

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer..........................................800.877.8077 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Huntington Hospital....................................... 631.351.2013

Breast Cancer...........................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Bereavement.............................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups Bereavement............................................516.520.2706 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage. stjosephhospital.chsli.org/bereavement-groups-0 Bereavement for Children and Families .....................................................................516.626.1971 North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center northshorechildguidance.org H.E.A.L. (Help Ease A Loss)...................631.265.4520 St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Smithtown 030acef.netsolhost.com Holocaust Survivors...............................516.569.6733 The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, Lawrence guraljcc.org/older-adults/chaverim-program-forholocaust-survivors Bereavement..................................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults Bereavement.......................................... 631.499.8520 St. Matthew Church, Dix Hills. smrcc.org/ministry-of-bereavement

Alzheimer’s Caregivers......................... 516.292.1300 Family and Children’s Assoc., Mineola info@FCALI.org. fcali.org

Widow/Widowers.........................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults Moving Forward: Loss of a Spouse .516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org friedbergjcc.org/support-services

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Lung Cancer............................................ 631.686.2500 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Wellness after Cancer.................................. 516.734.8203 Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Breast Cancer.......................................... 631.376.4104 Good Samaritan Hospital, W. Islip. goodsamaritan.chsli.org/support-groups-0

Bereavement..................................516.822.3535 x328 Mid Island JCC., Plainview. miyjcc.net/adult-support-groups

Cancer.........................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

American Cancer Society.................... 800.227.2345 cancer.org

Bereavement Center for H.O.P.E............................................516.216.5194 Lake Success.

Bereavement............................................ 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

Brain Tumor.............................................631.474.2323 Gardian Brown Foundation. guardianbrain.com

Lymphedema.......................................... 631.686.7648 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Women’s Breast & Reproductive Cancers ..........................................................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults/

North Shore Univ. Hosptal........................ 516.562.4750 Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Cancer Support

Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline ....................................................................800.877.8077 breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Bereavement............................................516.832.2673 Cope Foundation. Roslyn.copefoundation.org

Alzheimer’s Caregivers .......................800.272.3900 Alzheimer’s Association, Melville. alz.org/longisland

Alzheimer’s Disease..............................516.663.8220 NYU Langone, Mineola

Widow/Widowers ................................. 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org friedbergjcc.org/support-services

Breast Cancer (Newly Diagonosed)... 516.663.2556 Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Winthrop Hospital nyulangone.org Breast Cancer (& other cancers)..........516.374.3190 Hewlett House, Hewlett. hewlett-house.org Breast Cancer: Stage 4 ........................800.877.8077 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu Breast Cancer Survivors.......................631.686.2561 Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org/community-resources Breast Cancer: Cafecito (for Latina Women) .....................................................................516.877.4329 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Oral and Head and Neck Cancer......516.734.8203 LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Oral, Head and Neck Cancer..............800.377.0928 SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer), Locust Valley. spohnc.org ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer..........................516.608.5113 Manhasset. thyca.org/sg/ny_manhasset

Caregivers Support Caregivers................................................. 516.292.1300 Family and Children’s Assoc., Mineola. familyandchildrens.org Caregivers..................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups Caregivers.......................................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults Caregivers....................................... 516.484.1545 x236 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org/programs

Covid Support Covid-19 Help Suffolk County............631.940.3700 United Way, Deer Park. unitedwayli.org/covid19helpSuffolk

Coronavirus Digital Resource Center ..........................................................833.4UR.CARE Exercise for Women w/Breast/Gynecologic Cancer. Northwell Health .......................................................... 516.484.1545 x228 northwell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/surviving-covid-19 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org Covid and Covid Loss..................631.462.9800 x151 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. Suffolkny-aa.org Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition ......................................................................631.547.1518 Coronavirus Hotline...............................516.227.9570 hbcac.org Long Island Crisis Center, Bellmore Islip Breast Cancer Coalition..............631.968.7424 longislandcrisiscenter.org/coronavirus-covid-19-onlong-island islipbreastcancer.com Live, Love and Laugh Again (breast cancer) ................................................................... 631.476.2776 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Nassau County Coronavirus Call Center .....................................................................516.227.9570

Strength for Life (exercise class)......... 631.675.6513 Various locations. strengthforlifeNY.org

Divorce/Separation Support

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Helpline ............................................................... 800.GO.Komen komen.org/support-resources/support

NY State Coronavirus Hotline.......... 888.364.3065

Divorced and Separated...................... 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services Divorced and Separated............631.462.9800 x151 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

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Support Groups Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org Singles..............................................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org

Domestic Violence/Abuse Support Brighter Tomorrows.............................. 631.395.1800 brightertomorrowsli.org Child Abuse Reporting.........................800.342.3720 ocfs.ny.gov/programs/cps National Domestic Violence Hotline .....................................................800.799.SAFE (7233) thehotline.org

South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Brain Injury...............................................631.474.6952 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Chron’s and Colitis Foundation.........516.222.5530 Garden City. crohnscolitisfoundation.org/chapters/longisland Congestive Heart Failure.......................631.968.3171 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

MS Recreation & Socialization...........516.376.7644 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Emotions Anonymous..........................631.474.2090 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Muscular Dystrophy...............................631.4746489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Living Hope for Mental Health...........631.675.6831 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Myasthenia Gravis................................ 516.663.4593 Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, Garden City myasthenia.org/MGFA-Support-Groups/state/NY

Families Anonymous (for families and friends of drug abusers)...........................................800.736.9805 familiesanonymous.org

National Federation of the Blind....... 516.868.8718 nfbny.org

Nassau County’s Behavioral Health Helpline .......................................................516.227.TALK (8255) Mental Health Assoc. of Nassau County, Hempstead mhanc.org

Diabetes....................................................516.629.2070 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, Greenvale stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2

Oncology (cancer)...................................631.351.2013 Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Diabetes........................................631.473.1320 x5204 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Parkinson Disease.................................. 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services

L.I. Against Domestic Violence.......... 631.666.8833 liadv.org

Diabetes.....................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Parkinson Disease ................................ 631.862.3560 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

The Retreat (Domestic Violence hotline) ....................................................................631.329.2200 theretreatinc.org

Diabetes.................................................. 631.388.47161 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Scleroderma............................................ 631.949.8265 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Victims Information Bureau (VIBS) of Suffolk County...................................................... 631.360.3606 vibs.org

Dialysis........................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Sleep Disorders.......................................631.968.3150 Long Island Lung Center, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Diabetes....................................................516.520.2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage stjosephhospital.chsli.org/st-joseph-diabeteseducation-services

Speech Communication....................... 631.474.6831 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

The Crime Victims Center/Parents for Megan’s Law............................................................. 631.689.2672 24 Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline.....631.332.9234 CrimeVictimsCenter.org The Safe Center Hotline...................... 516.542.0404 cadvnc.org

Health Related Support Adhesions (scar tissue pain)................ 631.921.7426 World Adhesion Foundation, Port Jefferson adhesionsfoundation.org Alopecia.....................................................415.472.3780 naaf.org/find-support/support-groups Amputee....................................................516.562.4750 Southside Hospital, Bay Shore North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Arthritis Foundation.............................800.283.7800 arthritis.org

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder...................516.739.7733 epicli.org Center for Hearing Health...................516.628.4300 Mill Neck. centerforhearinghealth.org BraveHearts..............................................516.562.6785 St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2 WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens......516.384.7665 Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Lake Success facebook.com/womenheartofnassauqueens

Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery...... 631.376.3697 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip goodsamaritan.chsli.org/seminars-and-supportgroups-weight-loss-surgery

HIV/Aids................................................... 516.562.4280 Center for AIDS Research & Treatment, Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Bariatric..................................................... 631.474.6876 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Laryngectomy ........................................ 718.470.8631 LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Bariatric....................................................516-572-5869 L.I. Surgical Weight Reduction Center at NUMC numc.edu/our-services/bariatric-surgery-andweight-reduction

Lung Disease...........................................631.968.3124. South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Brain Aneurysm ..................................... 516.562.3815 North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Brain Aneurysm ..................................... 516.562.3815 North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Adults 50+ Virtual BFRB (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors) .................................................516.924.3778 adults50plus@gmail.com. bfrb.org Brain Injury.............................................. 631.968.3330

Leukemia and Lymphoma........................ 516.734.7682 Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Medicare Counseling............................631.476.2723 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources Multiple Sclerosis (National)..............800.344.4867 nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support Multiple Sclerosis (L.I. Chapter)......... 631.864.8337 Melville. lbove2496@optonline.net

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Spinal Cord Injury..................................631.474.6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Spinal Cord Injury..................................516.739.4900 St. Charles Hospital, Albertson Campus, Albertson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Stroke..........................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups Stroke.........................................................631.476.5542 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Stroke (Caregivers).................................631.474.6952 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Stroke (Survivors and Caregivers)..... 516.562.4947 North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance ....................................................................516.499.6374 mdsgli.com/groups NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Nassau) Lake Success..............................................516.326.0797 namiqn.org/programs NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Suffolk) Huntington................................................631.385.0754 namihuntington.org Pregnancy/Infant Loss Group............ 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services Postpartum Depression ......................................... 631.422-2255/855.631.0001 Postpartum Resource Ctr. of NY. postpartumNY.org. Suffolk County’s Behavioral Health Helpline ............................................................... 631.471.7242 x2 mhaw.org/programs/mental-health-help-line Suicide Prevention Lifeline... 800.273.8255 (TALK) suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Miscellaneous Support Developmental Disabilities Inst........ 631.366.2900 Smithtown (family support services). ddiny.org Resolve: National Infertility Assoc.....703.556.7172 resolve.org/support Prison Families Alliance...........................631.946.1400 pfa-li.com Dress for Success .................................. 631.451.9127 Dress for Success Brookhaven, Farmingville. brookhaven.dressforsuccess.org Women’s Forum ................................... 516.634.4169 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org/adults/programs

Living with Stroke................................... 631.968.3172 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

All listings for Support Group consideration must be submitted by the first of the month for the following month at: liwomanonline.com/ Stroke Survivors...................................... 516.629.2013 support. St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, Greenvale Deadline for changes or additions to the stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2 October/November issue is September 1. Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain...... 347.993.2210 No information will be accepted by telephone. NSPC, Lake Success Listings are published on a space-available basis. nspc.com/news/trigeminal-neuralgia-support-group To advertise a for-profit support group call 516.505.0555 x1 or liwomanonline.com/advertise

Mental Health Support

Mental Illness...................................... 631.471.7242 x2 Mental Health Association, Ronkonkoma mhaw.org/family-support-groups

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Five for Fighting/The Verve Pipe: 8pm. The Paramount Django Festival All-Stars: 7pm. Suffolk Theater

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Collective Soul/Switchfoot: 8pm. The Paramount

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Walker Hayes/Caitlyn Smith: 6pm. Ampitheater at Bald Hill Rob Schneider: 7:30pm. Suffolk Theater

Girls Night The Musical!

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Hits on the Hill: 6pm. Ampitheater at Bald Hill Pitbull: 8pm. Jones Beach Theatre Counting Crow/Stephen Kellogg: 8pm. The Paramount God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Dr. K’s Motown Revue: 8pm. Theatre Three

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Brit Floyd: 8pm. The Paramount CSN Songs (CSN&Y tribute): 8pm. Theatre Three Barry Manilow/Dave Koz: 7:30pm. UBS Arena The Vernon Kelton Band (Roy Orbison tribute): 8pm. Suffolk Theater Michael Feinstien: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the New Jersey Symphony: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Gov’t Mule: 8pm. The Paramount Kendrick Lamar: 8pm. UBS Arena Tim Dillon: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Drive-By Truckers: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

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Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind. Come to the Arglye Theatre for the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs. “This is a show you want to dance to! The score is the best kind of blast from the past!” When: thru August 28th Where: The Argyle Theatre, 34 W. Main St., Babylon Tickets: 631-230-3500 or argyletheatre.com Use Code: WOMAN for $10 Off* *Discount Valid off individual, premium mainstage tickets only.

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Ashley McBryde: 8pm. The Paramount Tom Cilmi: 5pm. Patchogue Theatre (Alive in the Lobby)

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Long Island Comedy Festival: 7:30pm. Argyle Theatre Jimmy Buffett: 8pm. Jones Beach Theatre Kaleo/Allan Rayman: 8pm. The Paramount

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Blondie: 8pm. The Paramount JJ Grey & Mofro: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

After calling it quits in 2014, Edwards makes her long-awaited return to music and to touring with Total Freedom, her newest album. Unhesitating in her willingness to confront life’s toughest challenges, Edwards finds the beauty in it all–a radical optimism that isn’t lost on her first album in eight years. One night only at Landmark on Main Street’s Jeanne Rimsky Theater in Port Washington. When: Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30pm Where: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington Tickets: landmarkonmainstreet.org. 516-767-6444

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Classic Stones Live: 8pm. The Gateway Chills & Thrills Blues Band/Ruby: 8pm. The Metropolitan Carole’s Kings (All Male Tribute to Carole King): 8pm. Theatre Three Claudia Oshry : 8pm. WHBPAC

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Isabella Rossellini‘s Darwin’s Smile: 7pm. The Gateway Santana/Earth, Wind and Fire: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre

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Vizitorz/Richard Ivans: 8pm. The Metropolitan Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: 8pm. The Paramount The Little Merman: 4pm. Patchogue Theatre The Lords of 52nd St (members of Billy Joel Band): 8pm. Suffolk Theater Doobie Others (Doobie Bros. tribute): 8pm. Theatre Three Jesse Kinch: 8pm. Tilles Center Roger Waters: 7:30pm. UBS Arena

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Isabella Rossellini‘s Darwin’s Smile: 4pm. The Gateway Alice in Chains/ Breaking Benjamin/Bush: 5:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre

This hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out. You can’t help but laugh, cry and even find yourself singing and dancing in the aisles as some of the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s! When: Friday, September 23 at 8PM Where: The Suffolk, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead Tickets: Tickets available online at SuffolkTheater.com or by calling our Box Office at 631-727-4343. advertisement

Atlanta Rhythm Section: 7pm. Suffolk Theater Chris Botti: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Encanto: The sing-a-long film concert: 8pm. Jones Beach Theatre Yellow Brick Road (Elton John tribute): 8pm. The Paramount

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Joe Bonamassa/Kenny Wayne Shepherd/ Jason Bonham: 7:30 pm. Jones Beach Theatre Placeholdr/Dr. Danny and the Patients: 8pm. The Metropolitan Air Supply: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Ted Nugent/Michael Austin: 8pm. The Paramount So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Ted Vigil (John Denver tribute): 8pm. Theatre Three Village People: 8pm. WHBPAC

venue Directory Ampitheater at Bald Hill

1 Ski Run Lane. Farmingville. 631.648.2500. licommunityhospitalamp.com

The Argyle Theatre

Jones Beach Theater

895 Bay Parkway, Wantagh. 516.221.1000. livenation.com

Landmark on Main St

34 W. Main St., Babylon. 844.631.LIVE (5483). argyletheatre.com

232 Main St., Port Washington. 516.767.6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org

CMPAC (CM Performing Arts Center)

Madison Theatre

931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. 631.218.2810. cmpac.com

John W. Engeman Theater

250 Main St., Northport. 516.323.4444. engemantheater.com

The Gateway

960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516.334.0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com

The Metropolitan

Staller Center

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Theatre Three

412 Main St., Port Jefferson. 631.928.9100. theatrethree.com

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631.673.7300. paramountny.com

The Patchogue Theatre

215 S. Country Rd., Bellport. 631.286.1133. thegateway.org

118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631.727.4343. suffolktheater.com

The Paramount

1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516.323.4444. madisontheatreny.org 13 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove. 516.323.4444. eppypresents.com

The Suffolk Theater

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Tilles Center

720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516.299.3100. tillescenter.org

71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631.207.1313. patchoguetheatre.org 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631.632.2787. stallercenter.com

UBS Arena

2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont . 516.460.8599. ubsarena.com

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center 776 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631.288.1500. whbpac.org

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Goo Goo Dolls: 6pm. Jones Beach Theatre Johnny Mathis: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Frontiers (Journey tribute): 8pm. Suffolk Theater Long Island Comedy Festival : 8pm. Theatre Three Jeremy Jordan: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Sam Hunt/Ryan Hurd/Lily Rose: 5pm. Ampitheater at Bald Hill REO Sppedwagon/Styx/Loverboy: 6:45pm. Jones Beach Theatre Kevin James: 7:30pm. The Paramount Glenn Miller Orchestra: 4pm. Suffolk Theater

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On Your Feet!

Twenty One Pilots: 7:30pm. UBS Arena

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Morgan James has dominated Broadway and Blues Halls alike. Her transfixing stage presence coupled with the unparalleled instrument that is her voice moved the Wall Street Journal to hail James as “the most promising young vocalist to come along so far this century.” Having garnered internet fame for her covers, both solo and with online sensation Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, James’ performances have racked up over 200 million views on YouTube alone.

Chris Stapelton/Elle King/Morgan Wade: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre

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Matt Marshak and friends/Peter Calo: 8pm. The Metropolitan Jim Breuer: 8pm. The Paramount Shades of Bublé: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Oh What a Night: (Frankie Valli tribute): 8pm. Theatre Three My Chemical Romance: 7:30pm. UBS Arena Norm Lewis: 8pm. WHBPAC

When: Thursday Sept. 29 @ 7pm Where: Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook Tickets: stallercenter.com. 631- 632-ARTS

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Ben Folds: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Seventeen: 7:30pm. UBS Arena

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The Edwards Twins Celebrity Impersonators: 8pm. Theatre Three Blood, Sweat & Tears: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Lady Supreme (Diana Ross tribute): 8pm. Suffolk Theater Savage Pianos: 8pm. WHBPAC

Amy Schumer: 7:30pm. Theatre at Westbury Demetri Martin: 7:30pm. The Paramount Al Di Meola: 7pm. Suffolk Theater

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Korn/Evanescence 5:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Pete Alonso of the New York Mets Night of Comedy with Craig Carton and Evan Roberts of WFAN: 8pm. The Paramount Christopher Cross: 7pm. Theatre at Westbury Tom Segura: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Gangstagrass: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Lion Babe: 8pm. Staller Center Girls Night: The Musical: 8pm. Suffolk Theater

Rod Stewart/Cheap Trick: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Home Free: 8pm. The Paramount

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Kathleen Edwards: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main St. Benise: 7:30pm. Suffolk Theater

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Dispatch/Oar: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre Elvis Tribute Spectacular: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury August Burns Red: 8pm. The Paramount Blood, Sweat & Tears: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Four By Four: 8pm. Theatre Three Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: 8pm. WHBPAC

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From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America, and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making, and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Get ready to get on your feet, and dance to the smash hits “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” ”Live For Loving You,”“Conga,” and many more. When: thru August 28th Where: The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport Tickets: 631-261-2900 or engemantheater.com

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Jake Owen/Dylan Scott/Ray Fulcher: 5pm. Ampitheater at Bald Hill Edwards Twins (Celeb Impersonators): 8pm. Theatre Three The Motown Band: 8pm. WHBPAC

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One Night of Queen/Gary Mullen and The Works: 5pm. Ampitheater at Bald Hill Rita Rudner: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Scorpions/Whitesnake: 8pm. UBS Arena

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Howie Mandel: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs/Alvin Youngblood Hart: 8pm. The Paramount Melody Gardot: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Fleetwood Macked/Refugee: 8pm. Argyle Theatre Maria Bamford: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Dennis DeYoung: 8pm. The Paramount Ghost: 7pm. UBS Arena Craig Ferguson: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Reza: 7pm. Patchogue Theatre

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The Amity Affliction & Silverstein: 8pm. The Paramount Colin Carr and Kyungwha: 7pm. Staller Center

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Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main St. Abba the Concert: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury My Name is NOT Mom: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Morgan James: 7pm. Staller Center

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Dick Fox’s Doo Wop Extravaganza: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury The Struts/The Haunt: 8pm. The Paramount

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Rufus Wainwright: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Friday Night Fever (Bee Gees tribute): 8pm. The Paramount The THE BAND Band/The Joni Project: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

Apocalyptica: 7:30pm. The Paramount Dawes and Bahamas: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

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George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Voyage (Journey tribute): 8pm. The Paramount The Spinners: 8pm. Suffolk Theater

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Hardwell: 8pm. UBS Arena

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So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience: 4pm. Landmark on Main St. New York Philharmonic String Quartet: 3pm. Tilles Center

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Boy George & Culture Club: 8pm. The Paramount

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Gary Clark Jr.: 7:30pm. The Paramount

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James Hunter Six: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. A Taste of Gospel: 7pm. Madison Theatre The Sixties Show: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Amber Ferrari’s Material Girl/Benatar Experience: 8pm. Suffolk Theater

Ongoing Footloose: thru August 28. Argyle Theatre An American in Paris: Sept. 15-Oct. 23. Argyle Theatre Bye Bye Birdie August 6-20. CMPAC On Your Feet: thru August 28. Engeman Theater Mystic Pizza: Sept. 15-Oct. 30. Engeman Theater The Little Mermaid: thru August 7. The Gateway The Cher Show: August 16-Sept. 11. The Patchogue Theatre Old Jews Telling Jokes: thru August 14. Landmark on Main St. Ella: First Lay of Song: August 18-Sept. 11. Madison Theatre Guys and Dolls: Sept. 17-Oct. 22. Theatre Three

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