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Woman’s Health Update

12 The Long Island Woman Interview Gloria Gaynor 16 Book Corner Liz Michalski’s Darling Girl

17 Gardening

Plant Alliums This Fall

18 Support Groups 21 Oct/Nov. Entertainment Calendar

Gloria Gaynors Favorites Favorite meal: Fried chicken wings and barbecued baby-back ribs. Favorite dessert: I love ice cream! Also, I invented this wonderful thing called a piña colada cake.

Favorite tv show to binge: So You Think You Can Dance. I love it. I’m more passionate about dance than I am about singing! Also, Rosewood, Blue Bloods, and Chicago P.D. Favorite show you’ve binge-watched: White Lotus & The Affair

Favorite painter: Thomas Kinkade. Some in the art community claim he’s not a painter. Oh, please! Give me a break.

Dating Life? I went out twice, but it just didn’t work out. These people just wanna go to bed, and I’m not interested in that. So I’m happily single, playing cards and watching Favorite place in the world: Lebanon. They were the warmest, kindest, most generous, and films with my friends’ husbands and boyfriends—which is all the male interaction I need. welcoming people. If you go into a store there, you have to have a Coke or lemonade or coffee Someone asked if I would ever get married again. I told them, “One less bell to answer, one less egg to fry’ doesn’t sound like no sad song to me!” before they even ask you what you want. And they’re not trying to sell you anything. 4 • Long Island Woman • october/November 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 procedures performed exercise, certain areas of the body are prone to carry excess fat. For these areas, liand 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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by Annie Wilkinson will have never known a distinction between their online and offline lives. They may grow up with sex education chatbots, make love to the universe in their own V.R. [virtual reality]-created world, or meet their significant other through a hologram.” Perhaps, then, in the future, officiants at weddings will rephrase their traditional declaration, saying instead, “I now pronounce you human and AI. You may kiss the robot.”

Canning on the LIRR

Healing Retreats Casting for Recovery has been providing free fly fishing and emotional support retreats for women with breast cancer for 25 years. The global weekend programs provide opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The program grew out of research that found that for women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their treatment, the gentle motion of fly casting can be good physical therapy for increasing mobility in the arm and upper body. The retreats, staffed by medical professionals and fly-fishing instructors, are open to women ages 23 to 90-plus, and offer socioeconomic and cultural diversity for women in all stages of treatment and recovery. All of the 2022 weekend retreats are sold out; applications for 2023 retreats will be available in late 2022 or early 2023. Learn more at castingforreceovery.org.

Home Sharing, Simplified “Live more affordably in a community you love,” advises Silvernest.com, a website that matches people who have extra space in their homes — homeowners who are often older adults who want to age in place — with compatible home seekers of all ages. As reported on the television program PBS NewsHour, because of inflation and rising housing costs, more baby boomers are turning to home sharing and becoming “boommates.” For example, Silvernest.com currently lists a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with pool, internet, garage and other amenities in Glen Cove that’s available to share for $1,800 per

month. The cost of the dweller-matching service ranges from free (for homeowners listing spaces) to $24.95 per month (includes background checks and other features). To learn more about this roommate-finding service, visit Silvernest.com.

Romance, Robot-Style

Most Long Islanders know that during World War I and World War II, local residents as well as people across the country contributed to the war effort through patriotic initiatives like victory gardens. Now, a major new docent-led exhibit reveals other efforts, such as the canning lessons given on the Long Island Rail Road, that helped to support Americans fighting overseas. WWI: The Home Front – Our Community Takes Action, is a docent-led exhibit that looks back on the home front — specifically, how Long Island contributed to the war effort. Through photographs, uniforms, newspapers, personal letters, and other artifacts, the exhibit also shows the vital roles women played while fostering the suffragette movement: Many worked in jobs previously reserved for men, and in Port Washington and across Long Island and nationwide, the farmerettes of the Woman’s Land Army of America took over farm work when the men were called to war. The exhibit is on view on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. through Oct. 29 at the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society at the Sands-Willet House, 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. Purchase tickets ($10) at cowneck.org or by calling 516-365-9074. s

A new futuristic wrinkle in human companionship has appeared to keep us company, a development likely generated by the isolating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and advances in artificial intelligence (AI). It seems that some people fit into the category of “digisexuals,” a newly coined term for those who indulge in human-android romance. North American university academics Dr. Markie Twist and Dr. Neil McArthur came up with the term to describe people “whose primary sexual identity comes through the use of technology, particularly through the use To submit info for FYI consideration, please send it to of robotics and AI.” Take, for example, the woman who fyipick.liw@gmail.com. claimed in 2017 that she was engaged to photo courtesy of Cow Neck Historical Society a 3-D-printed robot; she had designed the model companion out of her dislike for the physical contact with human flesh she had experienced in her relationships with men, according to The New York Times. As the Times put it, “the idea that flesh-andblood humans may actually forge fulfilling emotional, or even sexual, relationships with digital devices is no longer confined to dystopian science fiction movies.” Contemporary sexuality researcher Bryony Cole told the Times, “Subsequent generations

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Concert Pick e

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes Backed by America’s Biggest Little Orchestra, Pink Martini featuring China Forbes bring their multilingual repertoire of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop to the The Patchogue Theatre on October 30th at 7 p.m. 71 East Main St., Patchogue. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.org.

Gallery Pick

Artistic Veterans Veterans dealing with PTSD, mental health issues, and homelessness present artwork in “Their Story: Veterans’ Wellness Project,” from Oct. 7-Nov. 15 at Islip Arts Council’s Satellite Gallery, Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore. Free. Details at isliparts.org or 631-888-3525.

Product Pick

Long Island Goods Willy Nilly Trading Company carries designs from Swarovsky, Long Island Memories and more, emphasizing iconic Long Island products. Shop at 153 W. Main St., Bay Shore, visit willynillytrading.com, or call 631-666-4488.

Book Pick

Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020 By Elisabeth Griffith The author, whom documentarian Ken Burns calls “a consummate storyteller,” has written for The New York Times and Washington Post.

Harvest Pick

Annual Apple Festivall Tour historic Mill Neck Manor House and the cheese house and enjoy craft beer and spirits while supporting Long Island’s deaf community. Friday-Saturday Oct. 8-9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 per car. 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. Learn more at millneck.org.

Fiesta Pick

Latinx Heritage Month Celebration Salsa dancing, an artist talk, artisan and food markets and more take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, 12-6 p.m. at the Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills. Free. Details at artleagueli.org.

Fall Foliage Pick Preserve Walk

Nature-inspired costumes are encouraged for this walk to the Ashley Schiff Preserve on Monday, Oct. 24, 4-5 p.m. Depart from the Zuccaire Gallery, 1st floor Staller Center, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. Free. See details at stonybrook.edu.

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Foodies’ Delight Food Truck Fridays Levittown’s cuisine includes crepes, Vietnamese, Cuban, and Mexican cuisine; free children’s activities; live music; and outdoor movies. Through midNovember, 5-9 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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Holiday Show Pick Agile Aerialists

Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland presents seasonal songs and dazzling acrobats, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. at Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Order tickets at tillescenter.org.

Virtual Picks Creative Pick

Body-Spirit Healing People who have received a breast cancer diagnosis, survivors, or caregivers are invited to Mindfulness & Spirituality Creative Arts Workshop, a free Zoom event, on four Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 27. To register call Angela M. Papalia, L.M.S.W., 516-877-4329, or email apapalia@adelphi.edu.

Flick Lecture Pick

“Glamour, Mystery, and Unexpected Love” Emmy-winning filmmaker Sara Lukinson lectures on favorite movies and their lasting memories. Zoom series plays on three Tuesdays, Nov. 15, Nov. 29, and Dec. 13, from 12-1:15 p.m.; tickets are $20-$25 per lecture at SmithsonianAssociates.org. Submissions for Quick Picks should be sent to fyipick.liw@gmail.com for consideration.

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Good Advice Breast Reduction: The Lollipop Scar Technique by Dr. Charlotte Rhee Women with very Tscar) leaves the breasts with a vertilarge pendulous breasts cal and a long horizontal scar (along may experience a va- the breast crease). I utilize the LeJour riety of medical prob- technique which leaves the breast with lems including back a single vertical incision (lollipop scar) and neck pain. Also, and in my opinion, with a rounder and the weight of large breasts can cause more naturally appearing breast with a better cosmetic result. the bra straps to dig into Breast reductions are the shoulders leaving groove markings. Large The LeJour technique performed as an outpatient procedure and are breasts get in the way of leaves the breast covered by insurance. I physical activities such as with a single vertical you would like to learn running and other sports which can make exercise incision (lollipop scar). more about this procedure, please call our and weight loss very difHuntington office to ficult if not impossible. Breast Reduction, also known as re- schedule a complimentary consultation duction mammaplasty, is a surgical with Dr. Rhee at (631) 424-6707. Dr. Charlotte Rhee is a Board Certified procedure undertaken to make the breasts smaller. There are many dif- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who ferent breast reduction techniques. specializes in surgery of the breast. The more traditional method (inverted Visit liplasticsurgery.com. advertisement

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Woman’s Health Update The Benefits of Drinking Black Tea Drinking black tea–at least two cups a day–may help people live a longer, healthier life, according to new research from the National Institute of Health. The findings, published in the August issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, found that black tea drinkers had a “modestly” lower risk of death from all causes, as well as death from cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. While past evidence has linked tea consumption with greater longevity, those studies predominantly evaluated green tea, typically in Asian populations. Research on black tea–which is the most common type of tea consumed in the United Kingdom–had previously been limited with mixed findings. The new research, however, suggests that the health benefits of black tea are similar to those of green tea and that even higher levels of black tea consumption can be part of a healthy diet. For the study, researchers from the National Cancer Institute evaluated the health data from 498,043 people in the U.K. between the ages of 40 and 69. The participants completed a baseline questionnaire that included questions about their tea-drinking and lifestyle habits, and researchers compared those self-reported habits to mortality rates from all causes. The participants were followed for about 11 years, and researchers determined that people who drank at least two cups of tea per day had a 9%– 13% lower risk of death from all causes, compared to people Drinking black who did not drink tea at all. tea—at least People who drank more tea were also found to have lower rates of death from cardiovascular disease, ischemic two cups a heart disease and stroke. day—may help The findings held true regardless of how people enjoyed their tea–hot or cold, with or without milk or sugar–and how people live a quickly or slowly they were able to metabolize the caffeine. longer, healthier The health benefits appeared to cap off around two cups of tea a day. Although more tea wasn’t necessarily harmlife. ful, there weren’t any added health benefits.

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Exercise, Doing Chores, and Socializing Can All Help Lower Dementia Risk Staying mentally and physically engaged may reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia, or a loss of cognitive function, later in life, new research shows. The study–published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology–analyzed participants’ self-reported behavior over the course of a decade, and found that patterns of frequent exercise and physical activity, housework and chores, and visits with family and friends all led to a lower risk of multiple types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Easy changes, such as adopting a healthier lifestyle, can be effective interventions for the primary prevention of dementia, according to the study. By engaging more frequently in healthy physical and mental activities, people may reduce their risk of dementia, irrespective of their inherited genetic susceptibility. For the study, researchers analyzed data of 501,376 dementia-free participants with an average age of 56 who were followed for an average of 11 years. At the start of their recruitment, participants selfreported their physical and mental activity levels, including housework-related activity, time spent socializing and how often they used electronic devices. Over the course of the approximately 11-year follow-up period, 5,185 patients were diagnosed with dementia. According to researchers, participants’ physical and mental activity levels were associated with dementia risk. People who stayed active in their routines reaped the most benefits. Those who frequently exercised had a 35% lower risk of dementia, while regularly doing household chores and frequently seeing friends and family lowered dementia risk by 21% and 15%, respectively. Researchers also took into account genetic risk factors for developing dementia, along with family history, and found that lifestyle factors still provided benefits.

Diets High in N-3 Polyunsaturated Fats May Help Decrease Risk of Breast Cancer Diet has long been reported to potentially affect breast cancer risk. Growing evidence suggests that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may play a role in the pathogenesis of breast cancer. A new study documents an inverse association between breast cancer risk and n-3 PUFA consumption, especially in premenopausal women who are obese. Study results are published in July in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Good sources of n-3 PUFAs include fish, vegetable oil, nuts (especially walnuts), flax seeds and flaxseed oil, and leafy vegetables. Because the human body does not produce n-3 fatty acids naturally, these food sources are essential. A decreased risk of breast cancer was significantly associated with increasing n-3 PUFA intake in women who were overweight or obese but not in women of normal weight. l To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • ads.liwoman@gmail.com


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I will survive.”


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f you’ve been swimming in the sea of troubles that currently roil American life—violence, inflation, divisive politics, infectious diseases—one classic song has probably come into your head at some point. Or maybe you’ve lived through earlier ordeals, from wars to the World Trade Center, and the same song swelled in your soul. Or perhaps you dealt with a more personal tragedy—abuse, health scares, divorce, losing a loved one—and at the lowest point, you heard this lyric in your head: “I’ve got all my life to live And I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive I will survive.” It’s the song that keeps on giving, be it to gays in the AIDS era, women in the #MeToo movement, front-line workers during COVID, or wage slaves one paycheck away from homelessness. Penned in the mid-1970s (by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren) and released in 1978 at the height of disco, “I Will Survive” has managed to stay beloved well into the post-millennial hip-hop era. Throughout, the anthem has given its singer a long-lasting, ever-replenishing career — even as struggles throughout Gloria Gaynor’s life forced her into what can only be called survival mode. On the one hand, Gaynor was born under a lucky star. She was discovered almost as a fluke by an upstairs neighbor who happened to own a nightclub, achieved wealth and fame as a one-hit wonder (a couple of hits, actually), and built a decades-long concert career based on her iconic take of a song that was supposed to be a B-side. Conversely, the singer endured an abusive grandparent, a number of molestations in her youth, the quick descent of disco’s popularity as a genre, the deaths of close family members, and a freak stage accident that temporarily paralyzed her and then put her through operations and recoveries that will likely continue for the rest of her life. Seeing her through it all: religion and music. As Gaynor told the Arizona Republic earlier this year, “I’ve always felt (“I Will Survive”) was a gift from God to me. I guess I should’ve expected it to endure. It celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit, which resonates with everybody.” Gaynor was not surprised, then, when she was asked to perform the song on this year’s Capitol Fourth PBS Special. “Okay, here it is again,” she told Long Island Woman in our summertime Zoom conversation. “I’ve sung it when the nation needed support, uplift, and encouragement. And we never needed encouragement more than we do now.” If Gloria Gaynor (née Fowles) has tired of telling the story of how “Survive” thrived, her enthusiasm and gratitude offer no indication of fatigue. It’s a Cinderella tale, as both singer and song were on the verge of being counted out before rising in triumph. Thanks to Billboard chart success with “Never Can Say Goodbye” and danceclub recognition with “How High the Moon” and “Honeybee,” Gaynor was already doing well on the concert circuit. However, everything came to a halt at New York’s Beacon Theater when, during a choreographed dance routine, Gaynor fell backward over a stage monitor. She leapt back up and finished the show, then went out for breakfast with the band, headed home, went to bed, and woke up paralyzed from the waist down. “I was in the hospital for months,” she recalls. “I could move my arms and legs but couldn’t walk or do anything else. Which is when the record company called and told me they were not going to renew my contract. I was very afraid and finally left the hospital with no idea what was going to happen.”

by david Lefkowitz Praying often and feeling confident “that God was going to do something,” Gaynor eventually received another call from Polydor Records, which now had a different president. “He’d had a hit with a song in England and wanted to repeat that success here, specifically with me,” explains Gaynor. “So they sent me out to do a song called “Substitute.” When I got there, I asked the producers what would be the B-side? They said, `We don’t know. What kinds of songs do you like?’ I replied, `I like songs that are meaningful, with really good, strong lyrics that touch people’s hearts, and have good melodies.’ And they said, `We think you’re the one we’ve been waiting for to sing this song we wrote two years ago.’ They wrote it down for me because they didn’t even have the music with them. “Now, I’m reading the lyrics to “I Will Survive” and saying, `What, are you stupid? This is the B-side? This is a hit song! I’m standing here, literally in a back brace, singing, “I Will Survive.” And I’m also thinking of my mother who had passed away just a few years prior — something I never thought I’d survive. I said to the producers, `Everybody’s gonna relate everything they’re going through that they think is insurmountable, yet they hope they’ll survive.’” Triumphant, Gaynor brought the song back to the record company…who wouldn’t even listen to it. So, armed with a box of singles, Gaynor headed to Studio 54 and handed “Substitute” backed with “Survive” to deejay Richie Kaczor. He played the B-side and proved Gaynor’s instincts were on target. “Any time a jaded New York audience immediately loves something,” Gaynor advises, “it’s a hit song.” Of course, it takes more than a few club spins to create a smash. But when radio listeners began to call stations for the tune, Polydor took notice. With no small satisfaction, Gaynor recalls the record company’s embarrassment at having to tell deejays the hit was on the B-side (though the tunes were flipped for subsequent pressings). Fast forward through the song’s ascendancy — including platinum sales, 1980 Grammy win for Best Disco Song, Rolling Stone Readers Poll designation as the second-greatest disco song of all time (after “Stayin’ Alive”), and preservation in the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry — and Gaynor found herself living the high life, which was getting a little too high for her comfort. She recalls being at a party in the early 1980s, “smoking marijuana, and drinking champagne. Somebody came in with cocaine. I was afraid that my husband was gonna be left with all these women that were there, `cause he was a magnet. So I started doing cocaine so I could stay awake with them.” For some, this would be the start of a downward spiral. For Gaynor, it was a religious epiphany. “I felt the Holy Spirit grab me by the collar and say, `That’s enough,” she recalls. Shaken, she made her way to the bathroom and stood there shaking until she realized “this was God. And He meant what He said: `That’s enough.’ So I left the bathroom, went into the bedroom, and didn’t come back out until the next day when everybody was gone.” She remembers nothing else about the night except coming to the immediate realization that the wild parties and drugs would stop then and there. Nor would this be Gaynor’s only experience with divine intervention. “I had come to the Lord,” she explains, “and decided to find a church. And they were having services at a senior-citizens building rec room. So I’m in there at services, and somebody starts speaking in tongues. Now, I’ve heard people do that, but I didn’t know what it was about, and it didn’t interest me. So I’m ignoring it until I feel someone pushing me down into the floor. It didn’t hurt, but I could not resist. As I’m on the floor, someone interprets what’s being said (in tongues).

"I've sung it (“I Will Survive”) when the nation needed support, uplift, and encouragement. And we never needed encouragement more than we do now."


The Long IsLand Woman InTervIeW It translated as, `You have been seeking guidance. If you choose to follow Me, I will take you to greater heights than you ever thought possible, and I will put a new song in your heart.’ With that, I was released, and I got up.” A year later, she’s back at church, now in a different building, but again, the tongues speak. Gaynor says, “someone interprets those exact same words as the year before. Now, the next day I’m in New York for a business meeting. On the way back, I decide to stop at a store. I double park and run in to get a book. Standing in line, I hear a voice telling me, `Go over to the music.’ And I’m thinking, `This is nothing but the devil! You’re not making me get a parking ticket!’ But I hear it again. And I think, `No, I’m not moving!’ I hear it a third time and think everybody online heard it. So finally, I go over to the music. I look and see, “I Will Survive.” I think, `Did somebody try to make a gospel song out of my song?’ So I put the headphones on, and I listen, and I hear: `Looking ahead, it’s just a little bit easier when you look at where you’ve been. I can believe that we can move mountains because He’s carried me through every valley I knew. If it wasn’t for Christ, I don’t know where I’d be. I just know that for me, I can rest in the promise of his love. I will survive.’ “I’m standing there crying,” Gaynor remembers. “I take the song, I buy it, I learn it, and eventually, I record it. This was before I did my 2019 gospel album (Testimony) or had a record company that would back me. I just recorded it and put it out myself.” Gaynor explains her glass-half-full view of religion as God being responsible for all the good things, while humans are at fault for the bad. “It’s like the United States,” she says. “No individual has chosen the state that the United States is in. But we as a whole have brought it where it is today. We’re all responsible. If you haven’t done everything you can to fix whatever is wrong, you cannot honestly say, `it’s not my fault.’” Still, considering the tribulations in the 78-year-old singer’s life, her unshakable faith can be puzzling to non-believers. Asked about losing her mother and, in later, life, her siblings, she replies, “Death is not God’s plan. He never intended for us to die. But He doesn’t want us to live in this messed-up state that we’re in, so He allows death to happen. If our original mother and father didn’t disobey him, we would all live forever.” And what about the sexual assaults to which she was subjected when she was

gLorIa gaYnor five (by a neighbor), twelve (by a family friend), and again at eighteen (by a friend of a friend)? “Look, with #MeToo, I definitely felt relief that women found within themselves the strength to talk about it. But I was angered when some women came and said things that were absolutely not true—which challenged the validation of stories that were true. I want women to realize that whether in human trafficking or unfairness in the workplace or unequal pay, not a lot will happen until we get fairminded men on our side. Honestly, men are not going to listen to us; they listen to each other. Until we get those men on our side, speaking up for us, nothing will happen. And that’s God’s design: for men to be in charge.” Before you raise an eyebrow, note that Gaynor immediately follows that statement with a joke: “When we get to Heaven, I don’t want to be standing by any men, because I don’t want any of that fire and brimstone bouncing off of them and onto me!” The singer is firm regarding Christianity’s stance on alternative lifestyles. “I have gay friends,” she says, “who all have no misgivings about what I think about homosexuality or that I agree with God on everything. They know I will go to my grave believing what I believe. They also know I will go to my grave loving them.” As for her long road back from her accident, Gaynor is simply grateful for her recovery. “I’ve had several surgeries. In fact, I had to have surgery on my spine two years ago–18 hours of it. When you hurt something on your spine, and they have to immobilize it, that puts strain on the vertebrae above and/or below. So eventually, you have to have something done. So now I have 12 rods in my back. But I feel fine.” More than fine, in fact, as Gaynor savors her ability to walk fully upright for the first time in 20 years: “The surgery I had in 1998 left me bent over because they put straight rods where your back was supposed to curve. That made me lean forward. So this time, I’m walking down the hall, and I see my reflection in a picture on the wall. I just stopped and cried because I couldn’t believe that I was standing straight.” And if, as she suspects, she’ll need even more surgeries in the future, she will chalk it up to fate but trust in faith. “Knowing His will, His word, His ways,” she says, “just keeps me steady.” ▲ David Lefkowitz (davelefkowitz.org) is an award-winning playwright. His video podcast, Dave's Gone By (davesgoneby.com), recently reached its 20th anniversary.

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Book Corner

by Ellen Meister

Liz Michalski’s New Take on Peter Pan

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’ve known author Liz Michalski for many years, but I had no idea what to expect from Darling Girl, her Peter Pan-inspired novel. Beautifully written and gorgeously imagined, it uses the J.M. Barrie story as a springboard to launch the reader into a completely different kind of tale. Here, Peter is a malignant and shadowy narcissist, who poses a mortal danger to Holly Darling–the granddaughter of Wendy–and her surviving children. Holly is a scientist, businesswoman, and fiercely protective mother faced with devastating choices. A fully engrossing modern heroine, she is flawed and fascinating, and the book offers insights into the complexities of her relationship with each major player in her life, including her teenage son, her mother, her business partner, the police detective investigating the disappearance of her comatose daughter, and even Peter Pan himself. Though the presence of the original story is ubiquitous in Darling Girl, this modern tale turns just about every conceit inside out. The result is a magical alchemy grounded in the very real-world concerns of family, motherhood, sacrifice, aging, grief, and redemption, making it a perfect choice for book clubs. I caught up with Liz to talk about her writing and this shimmering new novel. Many years ago—before we met in person—you and I met online at a writing workshop site called Zoetrope. I learned so much there it transformed me. Did it affect you the same way? Definitely. It was my first experience with a community of writers who took fiction seriously, who had goals and plans, and were willing to share their knowledge and experience. So many people there were role models and cheerleaders for me—I’m still in touch with several of them all these years later and am forever grateful for what they—and you!—taught me about the craft and the business of writing. Here’s something else we have in common—we both spent a college semester in England. Did that “Darling Girl”...is experience impact this book, which takes place on both sides of the pond? grounded in the In so many ways. That semester was the first time very real-world I’d lived more than a two-hour drive from home, concerns of family, the first time I was truly responsible for myself. Coupled with that, London was such an amazing motherhood, experience–the history, the surroundings, the food, the culture. I interned for a member of Parliament sacrifice, aging, and went to work each day with stars in my eyes. grief, and Much of Darling Girl is a love letter to that place and that time, with tiny nods to the locations I had so redemption, much fun discovering. making it a perfect How did you get the idea to write a myth-busting multi-generational novel based on Peter Pan? choice for book Inspiration is always such a complex thing, isn’t clubs. it? You throw a bunch of source material in the

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blender of your brain and see what comes out. It started with a crazy Peter Pan-esque dream I had, which led me to research J. M. Barrie’s life, which made me think about women and how he portrayed them in his writing. I wondered how the Darling women felt, standing at the window watching their daughters fly away with Peter Pan, and what they did to fill the evenings when their children were off on adventures, and then how those children felt and what they remembered when it was their turn to be the grownup at the window. Can you talk a little about the character of Holly Darling? What made you decide to create a woman so smart and fierce and flawed? The Me Too movement was in the news as I was writing, and I was thinking how brave these women were, how much crap they put up with, and also how perfect they had to be, or else judgment seemed to turn on them. Holly Darling experiences all of those things, and she’s not sure anyone will believe what she has to say. She’s not perfect by any means—she makes some terrible choices—but even if you don’t agree with them, you can understand why she does what she does. Motherhood is such a complex subject, and in this book you push fearlessly into it. How did your own experiences influence this? I thought I was writing a book about Peter Pan, but at its heart, the story is really about my children growing up. It’s so much more difficult to parent older children–and to let them go–than they tell you when they hand you that little bundle. It cracks you open and shakes you up in a way you can’t anticipate until you’ve experienced it. Do you consider this a feminist book? I’m a work in progress and always learning, but to the best of my ability, yes. Clearly, “Darling Girl” is already a huge hit with book clubs. What one issue or question do you hope these readers will discuss? I’d love it if my book sparked a discussion among women about the societal expectations around aging and how to turn those norms on their head—and I’d love it if they planned a grand adventure or two to do exactly that. l

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Gardening

by Melinda Myers

Plant Alliums This Fall to Add Variety and Beauty to Your Garden

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ake your garden to new heights with alliums. This ornamental member of the onion family provides welcome color as spring bulbs fade and before summer perennials fill our gardens with colorful blooms. Most people have seen pictures of the giant allium but there are many other options of flower sizes and heights suitable for any size and style garden. Most allium flowers are globe shaped and all are made of tiny florets. They make great cut flowers, the pollinators love them, and deer tend to leave them be. Plan for months of color by including a variety of alliums that bloom from late spring through early summer. Longfield Gardens’ Planning Guide for Alliums (Longfieldgardens.com) showcases the various alliums, their size and bloom time to help you plan. Add alliums to the garden in fall when planting your other spring flowering bulbs like tulips and daffodils. Dress up the front of a flowerbed or rock garden with Allium karataviense. It may be small in stature at only eight to ten inches tall, but the broad grey-green leaves and five-inch round, silvery-pink flowers provide big impact in the late spring garden. Add years of spring beauty with Purple Sensation. Its shimmering fourinch diameter, violet-purple flowers are held above the Purple Sensation leaves on 24 to 30” tall stems. It provides nice height and vibrant color to the early-season garden. You will enjoy allium livens these alliums and their offspring for years to come. up the early For something uniquely different add Allium bulgaricum, also known as Nectaroscordum bulgaricum, to perennial season garden and informal gardens. The cluster of drooping cream and with its violetburgundy bell-shaped flowers are followed by seedpods that lift themselves skyward. This provides an interesting purple, fourvertical accent in the garden. Gladiator and Globemaster are sure to have passersby inch diameter and visitors stopping to take a second look at your garden. flowers. Mix them in amongst perennials and add to mixed bor-

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ders. Gladiator has blue-violet, six-inch diameter flowers that are smaller than Globemaster but Gladiator blooms earlier and stands a foot taller and the leaves are long-lasting. Both are sure to grab your attention and that of pollinators. Stretch your enjoyment into early summer with Ambassador. It’s dense five- to six-inch, violet-blue flowers are a deeper color than most alliums. What’s even more impressive is these large flowers are atop four- to five-foot stems. Like the other alliums, bees and butterflies love it. It’s no surprise that Allium christophii is a favorite among gardeners. The eight- to teninch diameter, violet-pink flowers have spikey florets and a silvery sheen that makes them look like globes in the garden. Though this allium is only 1218” tall, it has a big presence

in the garden and is very long-lasting. Allium schubertii produces even larger, 12” diameter flowers on stems of a similar height. Some of the star-like florets are closer to the center of the flower than others and this makes the blossom appear to be expanding, like fireworks in the garden. Save some of the seedheads and use them in dried flower arrangements. The flowers of heirloom Allium atropurpureum are dome-shaped rather than round. Their dramatic, dark burgundy color and upright stature add structure to the garden. They are also long-lasting cut flowers. End the season with Drumstick allium. The egg-shaped flowers are raspberry on top and green on the bottom with long slender stems. They are perfect grow-through plants and good companions for ornamental grasses. Add a variety of alliums to your garden this fall and enjoy the added color, texture, and height this group of plants provide. You and the pollinators will be glad you did. l Melinda Myers has written more than 20 gardening books and hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD instant video series and the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment TV & radio program. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. MelindaMyers.com.

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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/support. Stroke Survivors...................................... 516.629.2013 Deadline for changes or additions to the St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, Greenvale December/January issue is November 1. stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2 No information will be accepted by telephone. Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain...... 347.993.2210 Listings are published on a space-available basis. NSPC, Lake Success To advertise a for-profit support group: nspc.com/news/trigeminal-neuralgia-support-group 516.505.0555 x1 or ads.liwoman@gmail.com

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

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Kevin Nealon: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Don Giovanni: 7pm. Madison Theatre Peter Noone’s Hermans Hermits/Gary Puckett & Union Gap/The Box Tops: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Mullett: 8pm. The Suffolk Daryl Hall/Todd Rundgren: 8pm. Tilles Center Gabriel Iglesias: 8pm. UBS Arena

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Renaissance: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Iron Maiden: 7:30pm. UBS Arena

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Mariposa/Butterfly: 4:30pm. AUPAC

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Myriam Hernandez: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Jokes on Main: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Peking Acrobats: 7pm. Staller Center Broadway Fright Night: 8pm. The Suffolk Wheel of Fortune Live!: 8pm. Tilles Center The Who: 7:30pm. UBS Arena David Sedaris: 8pm. WHBPAC

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’33 (A Kabarett): 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Gerald Albright: 8pm. Madison Theatre Julie Fowlis: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Sal The Voice With The New Millennium Jazz Band: 8pm. The Suffolk

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Chris Smither & Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius: 7pm. Landmark on Main St. Give Our Regards to Broadway: Salute to Sondheim: 3pm. Madison Theatre Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles tribute). 2pm. The Metropolitan Masters of Illusion Live: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico: 6pm. Patchogue Theatre Post Malone/Roddy Rich: 8pm. UBS Arena Niccolò Ronchi/Anastasiia Mazurok: 7pm. WHBPAC

Nelson DeMille: 7pm. Madison Theatre Nurse Blake: 7:30 & 10pm. The Paramount

Mystic Pizza

Country Jukebox: Kenny, Dolly & Friends: 8pm. Engeman Theater

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Ralph Macchio: 7pm. Madison Theatre Ages Of Rock: 8pm. Engeman Theater Fortune Feimster: 7:30pm. The Paramount Emerson String Quartet: 7pm. Staller Center

Don Giovanni: 3pm. Madison Theatre

ZZ Top: 8pm. The Paramount

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Engelbert Humperdink: 7pm. Theatre at Westbury Colbie Caillat: 8pm. The Paramount Long Island Sound Chorus: 3pm. The Suffolk Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 4pm. Tilles Center

The Kat and Dave Show 16-time Grammy winning icon David Foster and acclaimed singer, television, and Broadway star Katharine McPhee bring their viral Instagram show on the road. In an intimate evening live at the Staller Center, this powerhouse duo will be performing hits from Dave’s repertoire-with songs from Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and more-and Kat’s-featuring songs from her performances on Broadway, the West End, the series Smash, and her career-launching season of American Idol. When: Thursday Dec. 1 @ 7pm Where: Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook Tickets: stallercenter.com. 631- 632-ARTS

BasedSeptember on the classic 198815–October movie starring Julia30 Roberts, theST.,lives andNY 11768 lovesI 631.261.2900 of three Mystic Pizza charts ENGEMANTHEATER.COM NORTHPORT, I 250 MAIN unforgettable waitresses in the harbor town of Mystic, CT. Features some of the best pop songs of the ‘80s and ‘90s such as”Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Addicted To Love,“ “Small Town,“ “Hold On,“ and “Take My Breath Away, “ and you have all the ingredients for a romantic comedy with the works! When: thru October 30 Where: The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport Tickets: Tickets are $85 for Saturday evenings and $80 for all other performances. Call 631-261-2900, go to engemantheater.com, or visit the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport.

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Comedy Night: 8pm. Engeman Theater Rumours of Fleetwood Mac: 8pm. The Paramount

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Nobuntu: 7:30pm. AUPAC Corky Laing’s Mountain: 8pm. The Warehouse Igor & Max Cavalera: 8pm. The Paramount

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KMFDM: 8pm. The Paramount

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Broadway Fright Night: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Poppa Chubby: 8pm. The Metropolitan

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Gilberto Santa Rosa: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Jeff Beck: 8pm. The Paramount Macy Cate: 8pm. Staller Center Smashing Pumpkins/ Jane’s Addiction/Poppy: 6:30pm. UBS Arena

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Jeff Beck: 8pm. The Paramount Warrant: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk

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Pink Talking Fish: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Steve Forbert: 8pm. The Metropolitan Sex n’ the City: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Friday Night Face Off (Improv): 10:30pm. Theatre Three

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Adelphi’s Best of Broadway: 8pm. AUPAC Monsters of Freestyle: 7:30pm. Theatre at Westbury Cole Swindell: 7:30 & 10pm. The Paramount The McCartney Years: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Vic DiBitetto: 8pm. Staller Center The Blues Project: 8pm. The Suffolk Sal The Voice with the New Millennium Jazz Band: 8pm. Tilles Center Keith Urban: 7pm. UBS Arena Brandon “Taz” Niederauer: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Adelphi’s Best of Broadway: 4pm. AUPAC Motown Memories: 4pm. Landmark on Main St. Kevin James: 7:30pm. The Paramount Mania (Abba tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk

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Comedy Night: 8pm. Engeman Theater

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Anthony Rapp: 2pm. AUPAC Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: 7pm. Landmark on Main St.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Lee Brice: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Adam Sandler: 8pm. UBS Arena

venue Directory AUPAC (Adelphi Performing Arts Center)

1 South Ave., Garden City.800.233.5744. adelphi.edu/events

The Argyle Theatre

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

Landmark on Main St

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

Madison Theatre

CMPAC (CM Performing Arts Center)

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

1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516.323.4444. madisontheatreny.org

John W. Engeman Theater

The Metropolitan

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

13 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove. 516.323.4444. eppypresents.com

The Gateway

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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

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

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The Paramount

Theatre Three

The Patchogue Theatre

Tilles Center

Plaza Elmont

UBS Arena

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631.673.7300. paramountny.com 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631.207.1313. patchoguetheatre.org 3700 Hempstead Tpke.,Elmont. 516.599.6870. plazabroadwaylongisland.com

720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516.299.3100. tillescenter.org 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont . 516.460.8599. ubsarena.com

The Warehouse

Staller Center

100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631.632.2787. stallercenter.com

The Suffolk

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

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

203 Broadway Amityville. 631.238.1820. thewarehouseli.com

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

776 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631.288.1500. whbpac.org

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Adelphi’s Best of Broadway: 8pm. AUPAC Billy Savoca and Mt. Olympus: 8pm. The Metropolitan Linda Eder: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: 8pm. The Paramount The Blues Project: 8pm. The Suffolk The Queen’s Cartoonists: 8pm. Tilles Center

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A Night to Remember: Memories and Song from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main St. Beres Hammond: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: 8pm. The Paramount Michael Feinstein: 8pm. Staller Center The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 8pm. The Suffolk

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Ruben Studdard sings Luthor Vandross: 7pm. Landmark on Main St. Beres Hammond: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Steve Vai: 8pm. The Paramount Pink Martini: 7pm. Patchogue Theatre

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Valerie June: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Painters/The Final Sound: 8pm. The Metropolitan Blue Oyster Cult/Mark Farner: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury The Brooklyn Bridge: 8pm. Theatre Three Christian Guardino: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

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Joplin’s Pearl with Amber Ferrari: 8pm. Argyle Theatre Laura Benanti and Seth Rudetsky: 8pm. Madison Theatre Jessie’s Girl: 8pm. The Paramount Hammer of the Gods: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Dancing Dream (Abba tribute): 8pm. Theatre Three

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Landmark Radio Theater: 4pm. Landmark on Main St. Matthew Polenzani: 3pm. Staller Center Paula Cole & Sophie B Hawkins: 7pm. The Suffolk American Ballet Theatre: 7pm. Tilles Center

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Richard Marx

“The king and queen of the banjo” have a musical partnership like no other. Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Washburn is a singersongwriter and clawhammer banjo player who reradicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. On stage, Fleck & Washburn will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut as well as their new record, Echo in the Valley.

When: Saturday, November 12 at 8pm Where: Patchogue Theatre, 71 East Main St., Patchogue Tickets: $89-$119 including fees. PatchogueTheatre.org. 631-207-1313

When: October 16 at 7pm Where: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington Tickets: landmarkonmainstreet.org. 516-767-6444

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Yellow Brick Road (Elton John tribute): 8pm. The Gateway Toubab Krewe: 4pm. Landmark on Main St. Anniversary with Scott Jackson Wiley Concert: 7pm. Madison Theatre Little River Band: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Richard Marx: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre John Waite: 8pm. The Suffolk Fiddler On the Roof: 2 & 8pm. Tilles Center

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Starry Nights: 7pm. Staller Center Billy Bremner: 8pm. The Warehouse

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The Adelphi Symphony Orchestra: 7:30pm. AUPAC The Shannon Gibbons Band: 8pm. The Gateway Richie Furay: 8pm. The Metropolitan Jim Breuer: 8pm. The Paramount Fiddler On the Roof: 8pm. Tilles Center John Mulaney: 7pm. UBS Arena

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The Last Waltz Tour 2022: 8pm. The Paramount

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which spawned four Top 5 singles, including “Hold on to the Nights’’ and “Don’t Mean Nothing” which earned him a Grammy nomination. 1989’s Repeat Offender was even more successful with two No. 1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” He has made history as the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Charts.

The Music of Sinatra with Jim Altamore: 2pm. AUPAC Lady Supreme (Diana Ross tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk The Rascals: 7:30pm. Theatre at Westbury Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly (holographic performance): 7pm. Tilles Center

Lindsay Buckingham: 8pm. The Paramount

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Dancing Dream (Abba tribute): 8pm. The Gateway Susan Aquila: 8pm. The Metropolitan W.A.S.P.: 8pm. The Paramount Blackmore’s Night: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre The Machine: The Wall and Obscurities: 8pm. The Suffolk Peabo Bryson and Oleta Adams: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury

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2022 story of a An American in Paris tells the romantic young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city–each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of international conflict. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning 1951 film, the new stage musical features a ravishing score by George and Ira Gershwin and a fresh, sophisticated book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas.

When: thru October 23rd 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. advertisement

Watkins Glen Summer Jam Revisited: 8pm. The Suffolk

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Live and Let Die (McCartney tribute): 8pm. The Gateway The Doo Wop Project: 3pm. Madison Theatre Boyz to Men: 7pm. Theatre at Westbury. The Wizards of Winter: 7pm. Patchogue Theatre

The Robert Cray Band: 4pm. Landmark on Main St. Kirk Whalum: 7pm. Madison Theatre Yes: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Zebra: 7:30pm. The Paramount Night of Doo Wop & Soul: 7:30pm. Patchogue Theatre Caroline Campbell: 8pm. Staller Center The Machine: Animals and Greatest Hits: 8pm. The Suffolk Brian Stokes Mitchells: 7:30 & 9:30pm. Tilles Center

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Nov. 1-6. AUPAC

One Hit Wonderers: 2pm brunch. The Metropolitan Disney Princess the Concert: 2pm. Tilles Center Keith Urban: 7pm. UBS Arena

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Straight No Chaser: 7:30pm. The Paramount

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Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland: 7:30pm. Tilles Center

Ongoing Fall Dance Adelphi: Nov.16-20. AUPAC An American in Paris: thru Oct. 23. Argyle Theatre Beauty and the Beast: Nov. 10-Jan. 1. Argyle Theatre

Zebra: 7:30pm. The Paramount ELP: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

Matilda: The Musical: Oct. 15-Nov. 5. CMPAC

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Mystic Pizza: thru Oct. 30. Engeman Theater

The Wizard of Oz: Nov. 19-Dec.18. CMPAC

Destination Motown: 8pm. The Gateway Dark Star Orchestra: 8pm. The Paramount Friday Night Face Off (Improv): 10:30pm. Theatre Three

A Christmas Story: Nov. 17- Jan. 1. Engeman Theater

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Grumpy Old Men: Nov. 19-Dec. 4. The Plaza

Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney tribute): 8pm. The Gateway Almost Queen: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Dark Star Orchestra: 8pm. The Paramount

Jim Gaffigan: Oct. 6-9. The Paramount Guys and Dolls: thru Oct. 9. The Plaza Guys and Dolls: thru Oct. 22. Theatre Three A Christmas Carol: Nov. 12-Dec. 30. Theatre Three Disney on Ice: Nov. 16-20. UBS Arena

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