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Imagine waking up after 42,000 years It is not just cold temperature that can preserve life for centuries. Date palm seeds that are more than a thousand years old have been planted and produced fruit bearing dates. The record of the deepest sleep, however, goes to bacterial spores isolated from salt crystals in rock that was present 250 million years ago. They hatched from their protected state and formed bacterial colonies. I would not be surprised to find future core samples from ocean cores taken in rock that may be as old as the first life-forms on Earth (viruslike) whose sequences might reveal the first genotypes capable of sustaining life in the organic soup thought to be present when the lifeless Earth was formed. That is a speculation that appeals to the imagination. But we humans can also imagine other possibilities that are less charming than alarming. What if these early life-forms, whether from permafrost or ocean dredgings, contain pathogens that find humans a suitable host? Ancient viruses would not be treatable by antibiotics, and vaccines might be needed to check their spread. Ancient bacteria might be contained by present-day antibiotics, but some might not. But is that not true of humans who have explored Earth? Many have come down with diseases they did not know existed in the ruins of ancient civilizations. When Darwin was in the Amazon, he contracted Chagas disease, which made him sickly in his later life. My father was in the Merchant Marine in his youth and came down with malaria and had summer chills when the sporozoans decided to celebrate. That is why my wife Nedra and I had to get several vaccinations when we traveled on Semester at Sea. When we approached equatorial countries, we had to take anti-malarial medication to prevent coming down with a life-threatening malaria infection. Life is full of risks and not all are predictable, but using knowledge often thwarts unknown threats we may encounter. Elof Axel Carlson is a distinguished teaching professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University.

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Medical Compass ................................. B7 Making Democracy Work .................B12 Movie Review .......................................B17 Parents and Kids ...........................B28-31 Power of 3 ............................................... B9 Religious Directory ......................B23-24 SBU Sports ............................................B25

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Back in 1968 I gave a futuristic public lecture at UCLA in which I predicted that the mummified tissue of long dead people could be used to reconstruct their genotypes and, if the chemical tools became available, this could lead to what I called “necrogenetic BY ELOF AXEL CARLSON twinning.” That got on the wire services and I got clippings with headlines like “King Tut may become a papa.” I also got letters from the public including one irate lady who said, “If you were my son, I’d beat you with a broomstick.” Well there is a field of paleogenetics today, and it is being used to work out the genomes of Neanderthal ancestors and may some day be used to bring back old favorites like passenger pigeons and dodos. But there is a more immediate source of bringing back a few of the presumed long dead that are present in permafrost. The term was coined in 1943 in a report carried out by the U.S. Army. It is an acronym for permanently frozen soil. That is not ice in waterlogged soil. When permafrost is subject to warm temperatures, it thaws. It does not melt. But from that thawed material the organic matter can be isolated and dated by carbon-14 techniques to get the age. Recently, Russian scientists studying thawed permafrost discovered samples (one 32,000 years old and the other 42,000 years old) that produced live nematodes that had been frozen for a very long sleep. They began moving a few weeks after removal and eating bacteria and protozoa on a petri dish. These are roundworms related to vinegar eels as they are called, which can be seen in organic vinegars served in restaurants. Hold such a cruet of vinegar to the light and you will see what look like tiny flakes jittering about in the vinegar.





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When choosing a hospital, whether for continuously put patient safety and qualiyourself or a loved one, it pays to have the ty of care first, while bringing cutting-edge peace of mind in knowing that you or your services and evidence-based medicine to our loved one will receive the highest quality of community. care. One way to help ensure that peace of As one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals, mind is to do your homeStony Brook Universiwork. ty Hospital is in the top 2 We recently received percent of hospitals nanews that will give the restionwide and one of only idents of Suffolk County four hospitals in New York and beyond one more reaState exhibiting exemplason to feel confident about ry clinical excellence over choosing Stony Brook Unithe most recent three-year versity Hospital for their evaluation. health care needs. Our Stony Brook was also hospital has been named named one of America’s one of America’s 100 Best 100 Best Hospitals for Hospitals™ for 2019 by cardiac care, coronary inHealthgrades, the first ortervention and stroke care. ganization in the country I’m proud to report that our to rate hospitals entirely on hospital is the only one in the basis of the quality of the entire U.S. Northeast clinical outcomes. region, and one of only two BY KENNETH KAUSHANSKY, M.D. Recipients of the Amerhospitals in the nation, to ica’s 100 Best Hospitals achieve America’s 100 Best Award are recognized for overall clinical Hospitals in all four of these categories. excellence based on quality outcomes for 34 With so many choices, it helps to underconditions and procedures for 4,500 hospi- stand that the quality of care you receive tals nationwide. Healthgrades reviews three varies from hospital to hospital. Whether years of Medicare and other inpatient data, you are planning an elective surgery or you comparing actual to predicted performance are admitted to our hospital unexpectedly, for specific and common patient conditions. it’s important to know that at Stony Brook This impressive distinction was achieved University Hospital, you’ll be at one of the by the entire Stony Brook University Hos- nation’s best. pital team working together to achieve one Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky is senior vice presgoal — to deliver on a commitment to pro- ident, Health Sciences, and dean, Renaissance vide every patient with exceptional care. We School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

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Inactivity may increase mortality and disease risk With the advent of summer weather, with its heat and humidity, who wants to think about exercise? Instead, it’s tempting to lounge by the pool or even inside with air conditioning. First, let me delineate between exercise and inactivity; they are not complete opposites. When we consider exercise, studies tend By David to focus on moderate Dunaief, M.D. to intense activity. However, light activity and being sedentary, or inactive, tend to get clumped together. But there are differences between light activity and inactivity. Light activity may involve cooking, writing and strolling (1). Inactivity involves sitting, as in watching TV or in front of a computer screen. Inactivity utilizes between 1 and 1.5 metabolic equivalent units — better known as METS — a way of measuring energy. Light activity, however, requires greater than 1.5 METS. Thus, in order to avoid inactivity, we don’t have to exercise in the dreaded heat. We need to increase our movement. What are the potential costs of inactivity? According to the World Health Organization, over 3 million people die annually from inactivity. This ranks inactivity in the top five of potential underlying mortality causes (2). How much time do we spend inactive? In an observational study of over 7,000 women with a mean age of 71 years old, 9.7 waking hours were spent inactive or sedentary. These women wore an accelerometer to measure movements. Interestingly, as body mass index and age increased, the amount of time spent sedentary also increased (3). Inactivity may increase the risk of mortality and plays a role in increasing risks for diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and fibromyalgia. It can also increase the risk of disability in older adults. Surprisingly, inactivity may be worse for us than smoking and obesity. For example, there can be a doubling of the risk for diabetes in those who sit for long periods of time, compared to those who sit the least (4). Let’s look at the evidence.

Does exercise overcome inactivity?

We tend to think that exercise trumps all; if you exercise, you can eat what you want and, by definition, you’re not sedentary. Right? Not exactly. Diet is important, and you can still be sedentary, even if you exercise. In a meta-analysis — a group of 47 studies — results show that there

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is an increased risk of all-cause mortality with inactivity, even in those who exercised (5). In other words, even if you exercise, you can’t sit for the rest of the day. The risk for all-cause mortality was 24 percent overall. However, those who exercised saw a blunted effect with all-cause mortality, making it significantly lower than those who were inactive and did very little exercise: 16 percent versus 46 percent increased risk of all-cause mortality. So, it isn’t that exercise is not important, it just may not be enough to reduce the risk of all-cause mortality if you are inactive for a significant part of the rest of the day.

Worse than obesity?

Obesity is a massive problem in this country; it has been declared a disease, itself, and it also contributes to other chronic diseases. But would you believe that inactivity has more of an impact than even obesity? In an observational study, using data from the EPIC trial, inactivity might be responsible for two times as many premature deaths as obesity (6). This was a study involving 330,000 men and women. Interestingly, the researchers created an index that combined occupational activity with recreational activity. They found that the greatest reduction in premature deaths (in the range of 16 to 30 percent) was between two groups, the normal weight and moderately inactive group versus the normal weight and completely inactive group. The latter was defined as those having a desk job with no additional physical activity. To go from the completely inactive to moderately

inactive, all it took, according to the study, was 20 minutes of brisk walking on a daily basis. So what have we learned about inactivity? If you are inactive, increasing your activity to be moderately inactive by briskly walking for 20 minutes a day may reduce your risk of premature death significantly. Even if you exercise the recommended 150 minutes a week, but are inactive the rest of the day, you may still be at risk for cardiovascular disease. You can potentially further reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by increasing your activity with small additions throughout the day. The underlying message is that we need to consciously move throughout the day, whether at work with a walk during lunch or at home with recreational activity. Those with desk jobs need to be most attuned to opportunities to increase activity. Simply setting a timer and standing or walking every 30 to 45 minutes may increase your activity levels and possibly reduce your risk.


(1) Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2008;36(4):173178. (2) WHO report: (3) JAMA. 2013;310(23):2562-2563. (4) Diabetologia 2012; 55:2895-2905. (5) Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:123-132, 146-147. (6) Am J Clin Nutr. online Jan. 24, 2015. Dr. Dunaief is a speaker, author and local lifestyle medicine physician focusing on the integration of medicine, nutrition, fitness and stress management. For further information, visit or consult your personal physician.

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Meditation Under the Stars

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport will host a Meditation Under the Stars event on Saturday, June 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. The evening, led by Jenn Eagen of Pop Up Prana Yoga, will feature guided meditation enhanced by night-sky imagery on the planetarium’s dome and healing music to reduce stress. Tickets are $25 per person online at www.

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Do you have old electronics and metals cluttering up your house or office, collecting dust or taking up space? Bring them to Emma S. Clark Library, 120 Main St., Setauket to be recycled on Saturday, June 15 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Items accepted include computers, cellphones, laptops, servers, wire and cable, printers, power tools, small appliances, stereos and keyboards. Not accepted: old CRT tube and flat screen televisions and CRT computer monitors. Open to all. No registration required. Call 631- 941-4080 for more information.

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American Legion Hall, 51 Juniper Ave., Smithtown will host its annual Give Kids Hope Chinese Auction fundraiser on Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. $10 admission includes cake, coffee and 20 raffle tickets. Proceeds will benefit underprivileged families on Long Island. Call 631-538-5287.



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BY DANIEL DUNAIEF Chances are high you won’t see Dr. Brendan Boyce when you visit a doctor. You will, however, benefit from his presence at Stony Brook University Hospital and on Long Island if you have bone or soft tissue lesions and you need an expert pathologist to diagnose what might be happening in your body. A professor at the University of Rochester for 20 years, the internationally renowned Boyce joined the Renaissance School of Medicine at SBU in November, splitting his time between Rochester and Long Island. Dr. Ken Shroyer, the chair of the Department of Pathology, reached out to Boyce with an unusual bone tumor case last spring. After that discussion, the two considered the possibility of Boyce adding his bone and soft tissue pathology expertise to the growing department. Boyce was receptive to the idea, particularly because his daughter Jacqueline lives in Woodbury with two of his seven grandchildren. For local patients, Boyce adds a relatively rare expertise that could shorten the time for a diagnosis and improve the ability for doctors to determine the best course of action during surgeries. ‘It was important to me that [Boyce] was not only a highly skilled surgical pathologist, but also was a physician scientist.’

— Ken Shroyer

“While the patient is already undergoing a surgical procedure, the preliminary diagnosis can guide the process of the surgery,” said Shroyer. “That’s difficult to achieve if we are dependent on an outside consultant. It happens, more or less in real time, if Boyce can look at the slides as they are being prepared and while the patient is still on the


3 operating table.” Prior to Boyce’s arrival, Stony Brook functioned the same way most academic medical centers do around the country when it came to bone and soft tissue cancers or disorders. “There are only a handful of soft tissue and bone surgical pathology subspecialists around the country,” Shroyer said. “There’s an insufficient number of such individuals to make it practical like this at every medical school in the country.” Many of these cases are “rare” and most pathologists do not see enough cases to feel comfortable diagnosing them without help from an expert, Boyce explained. Boyce “was recruited here to help this program at Stony Brook continue to grow,” Shroyer said. “He enhances the overall scope of the training we can provide to our pathology residents through his subspecialty expertise. Everything he does here is integrated with the educational mission” of the medical school. While bone and soft tissue tumors are relatively rare compared to other common cancers, such as colorectal or breast cancer, they do occur often enough that Stony Brook has developed a practice to diagnose and treat them, which requires the support of experts in pathology. Stony Brook hired Dr. Fazel Khan a few years ago as the orthopedic surgeon to do this work. “To establish a successful service, there needs to be a mechanism to financially support that service that’s not solely dependent on the number of cases provided,” Shroyer said. Boyce’s recruitment was made possible by “investments from Stony Brook University Hospital and the School of Medicine, in addition to support from the Department of Orthopedics and Pathology.”

Brendan Boyce, center, with Xiangjiao Yi, left, and Jinbo Li, who are graduate students at the University of Rochester. Photo by Jianguo Tao.

Shroyer was thrilled that Boyce brings not only his expertise but his deep and well-developed background to Stony Brook. It was “important to me that he was not only a highly skilled surgical pathologist, but also was a physician scientist, which made him a very attractive recruit,” Shroyer said. Indeed, while Boyce will provide pathology services to Stony Brook, he will continue to maintain a laboratory at the University of Rochester. Boyce’s research is “focused on the molecular mechanisms that regulate the formation of osteoclasts and their activity,” Boyce said. He emphasizes the effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines and NF-Kappa B, which are transcription factors that relay cytokine signaling from the cell surface to the nucleus. These factors drive osteoclast formation and activity in conditions affecting the skeleton, which include rheumatoid arthritis, postmenopausal and age-related osteoporosis and cancers affecting the skeleton. Osteoclasts degrade bone, which carve out deformities or the equivalent of potholes in the bone, while osteoblasts help rebuild the bone, repaving the equivalent of the roads after the osteoclasts have cleared the path. There are over a million sites of bone remodeling in the normal human skeleton and the number of these increases in diseases.

Boyce has studied various aspects of how bone remodeling occurs and how it becomes disturbed in a variety of pathological settings by using animal models. He uses cellular and molecular biological techniques to answer these questions. On behalf of Boyce and three other researchers, the University of Rochester Medical Center just finished licensing a compound to a company in China that he recently contacted, which will do animal studies that will test the toxicity of a treatment for myeloma. At this point, Boyce is applying in July for another five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for research in his Rochester lab. He hopes to renew another NIH grant next year, which he has for four years. After he renews that grant, he will continue writing up papers and studies with residents and collaborating on basic science at Stony Brook as well. Boyce and his wife Ann, have three children and seven grandchildren. Originally from Scotland, Boyce has participated in Glasgow University Alumni activities in the United States, including in New York City, where he walked in this year’s Tartan Parade with his daughters and their children. As for his work at Stony Brook, Boyce is enjoying the opportunity to contribute to the community. “The setting and faculty are very nice and congenial and I’ve been made to feel welcome,” he said.

Horoscopes of the week GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Focus your attention on something creative instead of analytical this week, Gemini. You can probably use a break from spreadsheets and bar graphs. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, too many projects and people vying for your attention make it tough for you to see anything through to completion. There will be time to get it done in the future. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 There is a lesson to be learned this week, Leo. But you will not know what it is until you’re in the thick of things. You will come out ahead either way, so don’t fret. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you have the future on your mind, specifically where you will be in a few months or years. If you are not content, start mapping out a plan to follow. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 This is a week to bring order and organization to your home. Doing so will allow you to focus your attention on important matters, Libra. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, attention naturally comes your way, and you won’t do anything out of the ordinary to direct more of it to you. In fact, spend some time out of the limelight if you can. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Give yourself a few days to lounge around and enjoy some rest and relaxation, Sagittarius. You can probably use it right now if the pace has been hectic. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Avoid making any binding promises this week, Capricorn. Your mind just isn’t fully into things, and you need extreme focus to follow through. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, focus on bringing some more romance to your relationship this week. Send cute texts or leave love notes around the house. These little actions will add up. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Your charm is off the charts lately, Pisces. You can get just about anything you want. Just make sure your powers are put to good use. ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may want to cut back on physical activity for a little while, especially if you have been nursing an injury. Don’t worry, you’ll get back in the saddle again soon. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, someone you thought was a friend may be looking for something more. If you are in a relationship, you’ll have to set this person straight.



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Booze, Bootlegging and Jazz!!!

Third annual Prohibition Night returns to Stony Brook


here’s something about the 1920s that to this day many people are fascinated by. Life during that time seemed like one big party. The Three Village Historical Society and The Jazz Loft plan to bring some of the magic of the time period back for its third annual Prohibition Night fundraiser on June 21. This year’s theme, titled Booze, Bootlegging and Jazz!!!, will have an emphasis on bootlegging and speakeasies, also known as blind pigs. “We’ve been collaborating with the historical society for the past two years [on this event] and I think we’ve hit it out of the park,” Tom Manuel of The Jazz Loft said. “For this year we thought what can we do better.” Guests will be attending a mock funeral service and given a pass code to access a secret back room party filled with booze and jazz music. The historical society will have a Prohibition era bootlegging exhibit set up where guests can peruse old photos and other items from the time period. “We really want to try to bring some of that history to life,” explained Manuel. Tara Ebrahimian, education and volunteer coordinator for the historical society, spent weeks researching the Prohibition era and bootlegging as well as Long Island’s history during the 1920s. In a recent interview, she said her inspiration for the mock funeral came from reading accounts of actual funeral homes having speakeasies and parties in the back of their buildings.

“We want [the event] to be historically accurate,” she said. “We wanted to make this scene for the guests,” she added. “Like you’re stepping into this world, we want them to be fully immersed.” Ebrahimian also researched how people spoke back in the 1920s and the lingo used during Prohibition. Re-enactors from Theatre Three in Port Jefferson will be on hand to aid in the immersive experience and will be acting as if they were from that time period. Sandy White, office manager at the historical society, said she is excited for this year’s event. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” she said, adding that there will be a garden bar for guests with beer donated by Sunrise Ales and Lagers. Steve Healy, president of the historical society, said the event is a great way to incorporate history and jazz music in a fun setting.“We want to make history interesting, and I think people have a soft spot for this era. There is something really fascinating about this time period,” he added. Healy said that besides antique items from the period there will be a 1929 banana colored convertible parked outside the venue. “It’s going to be a fun night and it supports two great local nonprofits,” he said. Just as booze and parties were synonymous with the 1920s, jazz music was just as important. Manuel’s band, The Hot Peppers, will be playing time period music from mid to late 1920s live music for guests at the event. “We want it to be authentic as possible,” explained Manuel, adding that the band will be playing with instruments that were used to make jazz

From left, Maryanne Vigneaux, Frank Turano, Holly Griesel and Orlando Maione at last year’s event. Photo by Anthony White/ Three Village Historical Society

music back then like the piano, guitar, clarinet and trombone among others. They will also be performing with some vintage instruments. Manuel is grateful to the historical society for creating a wonderful partnership for the past couple of years. He said when The Jazz Loft first opened two years ago, the historical society was one of the first organizations to collaborate with them.“We wanted to partner with people in the community and each time we’ve collaborated greater and bigger things happen for the both of us.”

Guests are encouraged to dress in period attire and Manuel said he is blown away every year by how committed the guests are to dressing up for the event. “I’ve been really impressed ... it has really taken a life of its own,” he said. The Jazz Loft, located at 275 Christian Ave. in Stony Brook Village, will host the third annual Prohibition Night on Friday, June 21 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. To order, call 631751-1895 or visit





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Concern about the school to prison pipeline has mounted in recent years. At the opening of the first federal hearing on the subject, earlier this year, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said, “For many young people, our schools are increasingly a gateway to the criminal justice system. This phenomenon is a consequence of a culture of zero tolerance that is widespread in our schools and is depriving many children of their fundamental right to an education.” Matthew Cregot, an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, explained, “With suspension a top predictor of dropout, we must confront this practice if we are ever to end the ‘dropout crisis,’ or the so-called achievement gap.” A zero-tolerance policy requires school officials to hand down specific, consistent and harsh punishment — usually suspension or expulsion — when students break certain rules. The punishment applies regardless of the circumstances, the reasons for the behavior (like self-defense) or the student’s history of discipline problems. These policies developed in the 1990s in response to school shootings and general fears about crime. The school to prison pipeline starts (or is best avoided) in the classroom. When combined with zero-tolerance policies, a teacher’s decision to refer students for punishment can mean they are pushed out of the classroom, and much more likely to be headed toward the criminal justice system. On May 10, Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. (D) and Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) from Babylon brought together experts in juvenile justice, child development, human services, law and trauma to develop A Holistic Approach to Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline. Testimony at the hearing identified domestic abuse, substance abuse, mental health issues, lack of education and gangs as factors that lead young people into crime, and called for the creation of “safe spaces” for “at-risk” children to receive counseling, recreational activities, job training and education. Intervention to help a child must recognize that he may be calling out for help, angry at himself and his environment; instead, what he gets is punishment. Significantly, three previously incarcerated women testified that prison had rescued them. It changed their environment by providing

for their basic needs, making them follow rules, requiring them to go to school. Jerri Katzerman, deputy legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, said that the increase in police in school buildings, called school resource officers, has contributed to the increase in in-school arrests. The vast majority of these arrests are for nonviolent offenses, often for being disruptive. A recent U.S. Department of Education study found that more than 70 percent of students arrested in school-related incidents or referred to law enforcement are black or Hispanic. Children with special needs are also arrested at a higher rate than others. Instead of pushing children out, Katzerman said, teachers need a lot more support and training for effective discipline, and schools need to use best practices of behavior modification to keep these kids in school where they belong. In restorative justice circles, which bring together the student who has committed the crime with the victims and any others who are affected, it is possible to repair the harm, restore relationships and help the student become accountable for his actions. Parent groups have successfully worked with school districts to change zero-tolerance policies and adopt schoolwide positive behavior support systems that create a more welcoming environment for children and their parents, encouraging parents to advocate effectively for their children in suspension cases. These are societal issues that will not be solved solely within schools. We need to take action to create a society that meets the needs of all children. “Deconstructing the prison pipeline is about mobilizing all facets of the community to prevent juvenile delinquency and crime,” said Toulon. “It’s about implementing practical prevention and intervention solutions that will improve people’s lives and make our communities safer.” You can support programs in your school or community that work for all children, but especially those who need help to overcome the trauma of family problems or mental illness. Nancy Marr is first vice president of the League of Women Voters of Suffolk County, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, visit or call 631-862-6860.




The Three Village Artisan & Farmers Market celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 31. Manager Linda Johnson (center) cut the ribbon aided by Patty Cain, vice president of the Three Village Historical Society (left), and on right, Councilwoman Valerie Cartright (D-Port Jefferson Station) and Johnson’s husband, David. Located on the grounds of the Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket, the open-air market offers a selection of locally grown vegetables and fruits, pickles, fresh salsa, baked goods, local honey, jams, cheese, artisan breads, fudge, locally made jewelry, lemonade, gluten-free offerings, live music and much more. Hours are Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. through September. For more information, please call 631-901-7151. Photo by Jackie Pickle

Farmingville Job Fair

The Town of Brookhaven and the Brookhaven Business Advisory Council will host a job fair at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville on Thursday, June 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bring your resume and be ready to talk to prospective employers. 2019 graduates welcome! Free admission. Call 631-451-6563.

Lunch & Learn

Join ProHealth Dental, 35 Gerard St., Huntington for a free informative Lunch & Learn program on Monday, June 17 at noon. Tour the new facility, enjoy a light lunch and stay for a presentation on dental implants. Reservations required by calling 631-855-PHD-CARE or visit

Free fitness events

Made to Move Tennis & Wellness, 5 South Jersey Ave., Setauket offers a free week of Davinci Bodyboard classes in June as well as a free life coaching seminar on June 20 at 12:30 p.m. and a free walking club every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. See more at www. or call 631-751-6767.

From left, Sean Phillips, LIAF Director of Special Events and Community Outreach Christine Rice, LIAF Executive Director Tori Cohen and Bill Flood. Photo from Epoch 5

Kelley’s Heroes raises funds for LI Alzheimer’s Foundation As a member of the nonprofit organization Kelley’s Heroes, St. James resident Sean Phillips recently initiated a Charity Walk in memory of his mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and helped raise $9,200 for the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, of which he is a former director of development. Together with another Kelley’s Heroes member, Bill Flood, Sean organized the annual walk, which drew many supporters of Kelley’s Heroes and LIAF to the Walt Whitman Trail in eastern Nassau County.

The check was presented at the Alzheimer Foundation’s Westbury office on May 16. “We are thankful to Sean Phillips and his family for their continued commitment to LIAF, and Bill Flood for his hard work and dedication to making this event so successful,” said LIAF Executive Director Tori Cohen. “It is always gratifying to know that we’ve made a difference in the lives of our participants and their families, and the families never forget that, as demonstrated by this generous donation,” she added.

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Texas de Brazil Churrascaria opens in Lake Grove Texas de Brazil Churrascaria opened its seventh New York state location at Lake Grove’s Smith Haven Mall on May 8. This is the first Long Island location for the international chain, which has 64 restaurants worldwide. Guests can enjoy the rodizio-style meal that includes flame-roasted meats prepared by a gaucho (server) who personally grills the cuts over natural wood charcoal — a southern Brazil gaucho tradition passed down through generations. Diners can also choose from a variety of foods prepared in the salad area as well as an expansive list of wines and cocktails. A la carte desserts are also available. “We are delighted to open our newest location in this thriving Suffolk County shopping center. We look forward to becoming part of this rich community and to welcoming Long Island residents and visitors with our exceptional service and distinctive dining experience,” said Salim Asrawi, chief operating officer. Located near the southeast corner of the mall in the former Ruby Tuesdays, the restaurant is open 5 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 5 to 10 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays for happy hour, lunch and dinner. For more information, call 631-212-1115 or visit


COMMUNITY NEWS St. Charles Hospital to host Life Celebration memorial concert A Life Celebration memorial concert will be held in St. Charles Hospital’s Infant Jesus Chapel, 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. to honor 13 physicians and dentists who were once on the staff of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital or St. Charles Hospital. Most of them practiced in the community for many years and passed away in the last two years. They include Dr.

Natalie Assalone, Dr. Victor Cangelosi, Dr. Frank Collier, Dr. Thomas Darrigan, Dr. Leo Dvorken, Dr. Emilio Fratello, Dr. Cecelia Young Murray, Dr. Arthur Plurad, Dr. Rhea Sherwin, Dr. Edmunde Stewart, Dr. Albert Trachtenberg, Dr. Michael Weissman and Dr. William Weir. The concert will feature performances by the Port Jefferson High School Choir as well as the Sound Symphony Orchestra. A light reception will follow.

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The Rocky Point Civic Association will host the 7th annual Rocky Point Garden Tour on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The self-guided tour of 10 gardens will be held rain or shine and includes admission to tour the historic Hallock House and surrounding gardens on the same day. Tickets, which are $15 adults, free for children under 12, may be purchased at Back to Basics, 632 Route 25A; Heritage Paint, 637 Route 25A; and Flowers on Broadway, 43 Broadway in Rocky Point through the day of the event. All proceeds will benefit the Rocky Point Civic Association and the Hallock House. Questions? Call 631-521-5726.


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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Three Village Community Trusts’ Setauket to Port Jefferson Greenway on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to noon. Meet at the midpoint of the trail near Lynx Lane and Bobcat Lane in Setauket. Join bicyclists, walkers, joggers and other community residents for some light refreshments, short remarks and lots of commemorative pictures to mark the 10th year of this community treasure. Call 631-6890225 for further details.

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Temple Beth Emeth, 52 Mount Sinai Ave., Mount Sinai will hold a Barn Sale on Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Merchandise includes Belleek, Rosenthal, Lennox, Ann Klein, Disney items and bargains including fill-a-bag of clothing for only $5 and books five for $1. Weather permitting, they will have boxes of free items outside, and each child can pick two free books. For more information call 631-928-4103.

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Hooked on Crochet

The Smithtown Historical Society seeks volunteers for its Hooked on Crochet project. Help beautify the society’s historic grounds by joining its crochet club. Whether you are a first time or an expert crocheter, all are welcome. Have some tea, meet new friends and share your story, all while contributing to making your community beautiful. Meetings are held every other Monday and Saturday at the Caleb Smith House, 5 North Country Road, Smithtown at 10 a.m. starting on June 17. Call 631-265-6768 for more information.




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Although its getting a lot of buzz, few moments in “Booksmart” are worth the price of admission. It’s just not that funny, charming, unique, innovative or engaging. The story follows two high school girls, Amy (played by Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (played by Beanie Feldstein) who are at the top of their class. Academic overachievers, they suddenly realize on the eve of their graduation that their classmates have done well academically too, have gained admission to top colleges and seem to have engaged in a social scene that clearly hasn’t included them. The two best friends spend the rest of the film trying to make up for lost party time on their last day of high school. The antics that follow mirror the shenanigans of “Superbad,” albeit from a female perspective. The problem is that this film from Annapurna Pictures doesn’t do for awkward high school girls what “Bridesmaids” did for rowdy and raucous women. Amy and Molly have their own little world, which includes an extended dance sequence on the street and an endless stream of compliments about how great each of them looks. While these moments of connection, which likely originated from years of a developing and co-dependent friendship, appear to be genuine and reflect their friendship, they can’t and don’t replace more substantial memories or interactions that allow them to coexist, and feel like they might be thriving, on their booksmart island. Just about everyone else in the film is a woefully underdeveloped character. Jason Sudeikis, who is married to debut director Olivia Wilde, plays Principal Brown. Clearly

exhausted and burned out by his job, Brown can’t stomach the holier-than-thou attitude Molly demonstrates when she lectures him. He shuts the door on her until later, Amy and Molly discover that he moonlights as an Uber driver. Yeah, funny stuff. Well, it could have been, but it doesn’t play out especially well, even when the girls accidentally share some raunchy sounds from a phone he’s charging in his car. Jessica Williams, who plays teacher Miss Fine, is a 20-something version of Molly and Amy, relating well to them because she clearly followed a similar school-committed path. She weaves in and out of the film, sharing a few details about breaking free of the bonds of commitment and academic dedication, but again, her character is neither especially funny or poignant. “Booksmart” is desperate for the equivalent of a McLovin, played by Christopher MintzPlasse in “Superbad.” Sure, he’s ridiculous and awkward and overwhelmed by various moments, but he’s amusing, awkward and desperate in ways that are charming and relatable. The other characters in “Booksmart” are one-dimensional. Billie Lourd, daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, plays the offbeat Gigi, who seems rich and strange. She floats in and out of scenes with Skyler Gisondo, who plays Jared. Neither character adds much and yet they each enter scenes like unwanted weeds and then disappear, only to spring up again. While “Booksmart” has an interesting premise, with two intelligent seniors eager to catch up on the social scene they missed through academic dedication, it fails to deliver memorable scenes or compelling dialogue. Rated R, “Booksmart” is now playing in local theaters.

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Desserts that steal the summer limelight

People who live in hot climates know about limes. They use them lavishly in savory and sweet dishes as well as drinks and know just how refreshing their taste can be, particularly if they’re key limes, which have an extra intense flavor and tartness. I think a lime dessert on a balmy evening under the stars or as a pick-me-up with just a glass of iced tea or coffee on a steamy afternoon is the supreme finale and palate pleaser when something sweet is in order. Here are three winners to take your taste buds to some really cool places.

Annabelle’s Key Lime Cheesecake

YIELD: Makes 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS: • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs • 2 tablespoons sugar • ½ stick unsalted butter, melted • 2½ eight-ounce bricks cream cheese, softened • ¾ cup sugar • 3 eggs • 1 cup sour cream • 3 tablespoons flour • ¾ cup Key lime juice • Dash vanilla extract DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 F. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, two tablespoons sugar and melted butter. Press onto bottom and partly up sides of a greased 10-inch spring form pan. Bake 5 to 10 minutes; cool on wire rack. In a large bowl using a mixer on medium-high speed beat cream cheese and three-quarters cup of sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time; then beat in remaining ingredients until mixture is smooth; pour into cooled crust. Bake in 375 F oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 250 F and bake another 45 to 55 minutes, until mixture is just set. Remove from oven, cool on wire rack, cover and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours. Remove from pan, top with whipped cream if desired, and serve chilled with coffee, tea or honeydew liqueur.

Tea Lime Cookies

YIELD: Makes about 2 dozen cookies INGREDIENTS: • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice • 1/3 cup milk • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened • ¾ cup granulated sugar • 1 egg • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest • 1¾ cups flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon baking soda • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice • ¼ cup sifted confectioners’ sugar DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a small bowl combine the two teaspoons lime juice and milk; let sit about 5 minutes. In a large bowl use electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg with lime zest; then stir in lime juice-milk mixture. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda; blend into butter mixture; drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, until edges are pale brown. Let cool slightly on baking sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice and confectioners' sugar. Brush onto cooled cookies. Serve with iced tea or iced coffee.

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Alice’s Key Lime Pie

YIELD: Makes 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS: • 1½ cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs • 1/3 cup granulated sugar • 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter • 4 egg yolks • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest • One 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk • 2/3 cup Key lime juice DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of 8- or 9-inch pie plate. Bake about 10 minutes; cool in plate on wire rack. While crust is cooling, using wire whisk attachment to mixer, beat egg yolks with lime zest until very fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk and continue to beat until thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes longer. With mixer speed on low, add lime juice and beat just until blended, no longer. Pour into crust and bake about 10 minutes, until filling is barely set (a knife inserted in center should come out clean). Cool to room temperature, refrigerate, then freeze for half an hour before serving. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.

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Main Street Nursery, 475 West Main St., Huntington invites the community to an Art in the Garden event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join them for a predinner art stroll through their summer gardens while viewing artwork from local artists, listening to live music and enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free. Call 549-4515.

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Civil War Roundtable meeting

South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station will host a meeting by the North Shore Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. Guest speakers Harvey Sackowitz and Howard Ehrlich will discuss John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in “The Booth Conspiracy.” All are welcome. Call 549-4411.

The Brookhaven Fair returns for its 18th year at a new location, The Fairgrounds, Exit 64 off the Long Island Expressway, 1/2 mile east of Route 112 on the South Service Road, today through June 9 and June 14 to 16. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Fridays and weekends. Featuring amusement rides, thrill shows, games and food. Visit www. for more info.


Long Island Cars, Car Show & Swap Meet, returns to Flowerfield Fairground in St. James this Sunday bringing together hot rods, muscle cars, antiques and custom automobiles like this retro-styled Prowler. Photo courtesy of Long Island Cars

The Northport Arts Coalition kicks off its annual Happenings on Main Street concert series with a performance by Miles to Dayton (original contemporary rock) at the Northport Village Park Patio at Northport Harbor at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Weather permitting. Free. Call 827-6827 or 796-7613.

annual Strawberry Festival & Yard Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy fresh strawberries, baked goods, crafts, Gold Elephant treasures, homemade jams, jewelry, plants, Grandma’s Attic, Grandpa’s Garage, photo booth and children’s activities. Lunch available. Held rain or shine. Call 584-5560 for further details.

Friday Night Face Off

Caumsett hike

Saturday 8 Brookhaven Fair See June 7 listing.

Yard Sale Fundraiser

The Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket will hold its annual Yard Sale Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. benefiting the historical society’s educational programs. Featuring 15 vendors selling furniture, household items, antiques, crafts, plants and much more. Lots of treasures! Rain date is June 9. Call 751-3730.

Strawberry Festival & Yard Sale

St. James Episcopal Church, 490 North Country Road, St. James invites the community to its

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport will present Living History Tours at the mansion today and June 9 at regular intervals between noon and 3:30 p.m. Guides in costume as family members and household staff tell stories of the Vanderbilt family and its famous guests. $10 plus general admission. Call 854-5579.

CSHL Open House

Pete Mancini in concert

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will host Friday Night Face Off, Long Island’s longest running Improv Comedy Show, on the Second Stage from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. $15 per person. Cash only. For ages 16 and up. Call 9289100 or visit

Living History Tours

Join Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket for its annual old-fashioned Strawberry Fair today and June 9 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy chocolate, jammed, sundaed, and waffled strawberries along with Bob Benner’s famous strawberry ice cream while playing old-fashioned games, listening to music and visiting the animals. $8 adults, $6 children and seniors. Call 689-8172.

Brookhaven Fair

Happenings on Main Street

Walt Whitman personator Darrell Blaine will be the featured poet at the Second Saturday poetry series at All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blaine will read poems from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and “Songs of Myself.” Hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Gladys Henderson, an open reading will follow. Free. Call 655-7798.

Strawberry Fair Weekend

Friday 7

Huntington Public Library, 338 Main St., Huntington will welcome Pete Mancini (former frontman for Butcher’s Blind) and The Hillside Airmen in concert at 7 p.m. Open to all. Call 4275165 to register.

An afternoon of poetry

Join the staff at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a 5-mile Map Hike from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Participants will use a map of the park to navigate to specific destinations. Bring lunch and drinking water. Adults only. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 423-1770.

Quilters Guild Show

Suffolk County Community College, 12 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead will host the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild Show today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature 150 quilts by members and nonmembers that will be professionally judged and awarded ribbons. The two-day event will also include demonstrations, lectures, exhibits, raffles and vendors. $10 ages 13 and older. Visit

Butterfly and Bird Festival

Join Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown for its annual Butterfly and Bird Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the enclosed butterfly garden, enjoy musical entertainment,

crafts, games, face painting, animal shows, storytime, guided hikes, wildlife yoga demonstrations, craft vendors and more. Admission is $20 per car. Call 979-6344 or visit

Mini Maker Faire

The Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson will host the 4th annual Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire at the Explorium, Port Jefferson Village Center and Harborfront Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join over 90 makers in celebrating creativity and innovation in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math. $10 per person at the door. Call 331-3277.

Church Yard Sale

Commack United Methodist Church, 486 Townline Road, Commack will host a Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring vendors with new, used and antique items, music and food. Thrift shop will also be open. Held rain or shine. Call 499-7310.

Church Birthday Celebration

Join Smithtown Landing Avenue Methodist Church, 397 Landing Ave., Smithtown in celebrating its 185th birthday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by the Landing Ladies Auxiliary, the event will feature live music, a scavenger hunt, raffle baskets and vintage postcards. Ring the historic bell! Held rain or shine. Free and open to all. * All numbers are in (631) area code unless otherwise noted.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor will host a free open house from noon to 4 p.m. for science enthusiasts of all ages. Learn more about the laboratory, see the research, take a tour, listen to mini-talks and enjoy science fun for the whole family. Call 516367-8800 or visit

Hallock Homestead tours

The Rocky Point Historical Society’s Noah Hallock Homestead, 172 Hallock Landing Road, Rocky Point is officially open for tours every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. April through December. Take a trip back in time with a visit to 1721 homestead hosted by trained docents. Free. For group tours and more information, call 744-1776.

Craft Beer Festival

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor will present Whales, Ales and Salt Tales, a Craft Beer Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Enjoy craft beer tastings from local breweries and meet the brewers, live music sea shanties with Sampawam’s Creek, hourly whaleboat chats and tour the museum’s exhibits. Tickets are $35, $25 members. To order, call 367-3418 or visit www.

Saturdays at Six concert

All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook continues its Saturdays at Six concert series with a performance by the energetic brass chamber group Collective Brass at 6 p.m. Program will feature music by Monteverdi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sacco. Free. Call 655-7798.

Love Is in the Air! concert

The Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus continues its Pride Month concert series with a concert titled Love Is in the Air! at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 380 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook tonight at 8 p.m. and at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 12 Prospect St., Huntington on June 9

JUNE 06, 2019 • ARTS & LIFESTYLES • PAGE B21 at 7 p.m. Featuring songs from Queen, “My Fair Lady,” “Dear Evan Hanson” and more. Ticket are $25 at or at the door.

Sunday 9

Brookhaven Fair See June 7 listing.

Quilters Guild Show See June 8 listing.

Living History Tours See June 8 listing.

Strawberry Fair Weekend See June 8 listing.

Love Is in the Air! concert See June 8 listing.

Wildflower Walk

Big Rig Truck Show

The Long Island Chapter American Truck Historical Society & Long Island Antique Power Association will host the 2nd annual Big Rig Truck Show at 5951 Sound Ave., Riverhead from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring straights and semis, antiques to fire trucks, military trucks, etc. Admission is $5 adults, children under 12 free. Call 882-7378 or 821-4845.

Farmingville Street Fair

Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce will host the 8th annual Farmingville Street Fair along Portion Road between Leeds Blvd. and South Howell Ave. in Farmingville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring good, a beer garden, entertainment, classic cars, bounce houses, a new Chalk Up event and more than 150 vendors. Call 317-1738.

Huntington Village Art Walk

Join the staff at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for a Wildflower Walk from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meet on the south side of the park for a walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb’s native wildflowers. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

The 3rd annual Huntington Village Art Walk, a free self-guided tour of galleries and museums in Huntington village, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Tour nine galleries and museums, meet artists, listen to music, see demonstrations, enjoy refreshments and enter raffles. Held rain or shine. For a list of participating venues, visit Call 271-8423 for more info.

Smithtown Hunt Horse Show

Music Heals event

Old Field Farm, 92 West Meadow Road, East Setauket will host the Smithtown Hunt Horse Show (Regional I) starting at 8 a.m. The all-day event is free and open to the public. Call 246-8983 for further details.

Car Show & Swap Meet

Long Island Cars will present a Car Show & Swap Meet at Flowerfield Fairgrounds, Route 25A, St. James from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rescheduled from May 5). Featuring classic and collectible cars including show cars from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s plus vendors, live music, food and more. Admission is $9, age 11 and under free. Call 567-5898 or visit

Join Jack Licitra, North Brookhaven Arts Council and the Port Jefferson Department of Recreation for a Music Heals event at Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson from 1 to 4 p.m. The free program will showcase an all-ages and all-abilities drum circle, yoga by Amy Perri and a concert by Jack’s Waterfall (blues, jazz and world music). In the case of rain, event will be moved to the Port Jefferson Village Center. Questions? Call 473-5220 or 802-2160.

Northport Walking Tour

Join the Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport for a guided walking tour of Northport’s historic Main Street at 1:30 p.m. Learn about the street’s more colorful history which includes

speakeasies, rum-runners and trolley tracks and get a special look at the inside of Northport’s Alcoyone Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $5 per person and are available the day of the tour. Call 757-9859 or visit

Gala Chinese Auction

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish House, 800 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma will hold a Gala Chinese Auction at 1:45 p.m. with deluxe and grand prizes and 50/50. $15 admission includes 25 tickets, coffee and cake. Call 585-9291.

Sound Symphony Concert

Comsewogue High School, 565 North Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station will host a Sound Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert at 2 p.m. Program will feature works from Beethoven, Stravinsky and Mahler featuring soprano Tessa Romano. Visit

Monday 10

Overcoming racism lecture

Rabbi Steven Moss, chair of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission, will present a lecture titled “Overcoming Racism, Prejudice & Bigotry: A Grass Roots Movement,” at Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook at 7 p.m. Moss will share the history of the Anti-Bias Task Force movement in Suffolk County. All are welcome to attend this event. To register, call 588-5024.

Author talk

North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham will welcome author Bill Bleyer who will discuss his book, “The Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon,” at 7 p.m. Open to all. Call 929-4488.

Civic association meeting

The next meeting of the Sound Beach Civic Association will be held at the Sound Beach Firehouse, 152 Sound Beach Blvd., Sound Beach at 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers will be Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilwoman Jane Bonner. For more information, call 744-6952.

Historical society lecture

The Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society will present a free lecture, “Lost British Forts of Long Island,” at the Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai at 7 p.m. With guest speaker David M. Griffin. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Call 476-5742.

LI Community Theatre Awards

Star Playhouse, Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack will host the Long Island Community Theatre Awards at 7 p.m. The evening will recognize achievements in theater in 2018. Theaters and actors across Long Island will be honored. Lifetime Achievement Awards will also be given. A dessert reception will follow. Tickets range from $23 to $35. Visit

Tuesday 11

Alzheimer’s seminar at SBU LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

The community will have two chances to celebrate Pride with the Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus at their annual LGBT Pride Month concert on June 8 and 9 this year. Photo from Daniel Schrafel

Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, in conjunction with Burner Law Group, will present a seminar titled Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know at Stony Brook University’s Putnam Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about the importance of early diagnosis and what options there are to enhance the

quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease. Guest speaker will be Dr. Nikhil Palekar. Free but reservations required by calling 444-3039.

Wednesday 12 Audubon Society lecture

Join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society at Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor for a photography fundraiser for Mayan Girls by Alexa Helburn at 6 p.m. followed by a lecture titled “Long Island’s White Shark Research” by Chris Paparo at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call 692-6820.

Piedmont Bluz in concert

Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport in collaboration with the Northport Arts Coalition will present the Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo at 7 p.m. featuring music from the 1920s and 1930s. Open to all. Call 261-6930.

Thursday 13 Author Talk at the CAC

Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner heads to the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her new book, “Mrs. Everything” with host Susan Isaacs. A Q&A and book-signing reception will follow. Tickets are $40, $35 members and includes a copy of the book. Visit

For seniors Senior Tuesdays

On June 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, seniors 62 and older are invited to the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook for a free, self-guided tour of the juried art exhibit I Sing the Body Electric in the Visitors Center. Reservations are not required. Sponsored by Jefferson’s Ferry. Call 751-0066.


’13 The Musical’

Productions Over the Rainbow will present “13 The Musical” at the Stony Brook School’s Carson Auditorium, 1 Chapman Parkway, Stony Brook on June 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person at Call 696-6817.

‘Ethel Merman & Zero Mostel!’

Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook will present a musical theater luncheon performance, “Ethel Merman & Zero Mostel!,” through June 13. A St. George Living History production. Admission is $50 adults, $48 seniors and includes lunch, tea and dessert. To order, call 689-5888.

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The Carriage House Players at the Vanderbilt Mansion, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport will present “Bachelorette,” a wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess, on June 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. and June 16 and 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children. To order, call 516-5571207 or visit


The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown will present “Evita” through June 23. The Tony-award winning musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Weber follows Eva Duarte on her journey from the wife of military leader turned president Juan Perón to the most powerful woman in Latin America before her death from cancer at age 33. Tickets are $38 adults, $34 seniors, $25 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

‘A Woman With a Pearl Earring’ (detail) aprés Johannes Vermeer’ by Samantha L. Image from LIM

This is Me opens at LIM


The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport closes out its 2018-19 season with Elton John and Tim Rice’s timeless love story “Aida” through June 23. Winner of four Tony Awards, the musical chronicles the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. With an unforgettable score, “Aida” is an epic tale of loyalty, pride, betrayal and the love that transcends them all. Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

‘The Wizard of Oz’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson closes out its 49th season with “The Wizard of Oz” on the Mainstage through June 22. In a spectacular celebration of the 1939 MGM film, follow Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they journey down the Yellow Brick Road, from Munchkinland to the Emerald City in a magical musical adventure. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Summer Shakespeare Festival

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport and The Carriage House Players kick off their 31st annual Shakespeare Festival with “The Tempest” from June 28 to July 28 and close out with “Julius Caesar” from Aug. 2 to Sept. 1. Performances are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children. To order, call 516-557-1207 or visit

‘42nd Street’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown will present “42nd Street” from July 6 to Aug. 18. One of show business’ most classic and beloved tales, “42nd Street” tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Tickets are $38 adults, $34 seniors, $25 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit


The John W. Engeman Theater presents ‘Aida’, the epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, through June 23. Photo by Michael DeCristofaro

‘Saturday Night Fever’

Kicking off its 2019-20 season, the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will present “Saturday Night Fever The Musical” from July 11 to Aug. 25. Based on the 1977 blockbuster film, “Saturday Night Fever” whisks you back to the 1970s, when open shirts, bell-bottoms and disco were all the rage. Featuring music by the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep Is Your Love” and many more. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

‘Moon Over Buffalo’

Minstrel Players will present Ken Ludwig’s madcap comedy “Moon Over Buffalo” on July 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and July 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. Performances are held in Houghton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St., Northport. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. For tickets and information, call 750-3417 or visit www.


‘Green Book’

Join Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor for a screening of the 2019 Oscar winner for Best Picture, “Green Book,” starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali on June 6 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Open to all. Call 692-6820.

‘The Favourite’

Join Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket for a screening of “The Favourite” starring Emma Stone on June 7 at 2 p.m. Rated R. No registration required. Open to all. Call 941-4080.

‘King Kong’

As part of its Silver Screen Matinee series, the Port Jefferson Free Library, 100 Thompson St., Port Jefferson will present “King Kong” (1933) on June 7 at 2 p.m. No registration necessary. Open to all. Call 473-0022.

‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Join Joyann Cirigliano of the Four Harbors Audubon Society for a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth to Power” followed by a discussion on June 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open to all but reservations required by calling 360-2480, ext. 232.


Smithtown Library, Main Branch, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown will screen “BlacKkKlansman” starring John David Washington on June 7 at 2 p.m. Rated R. Open to all but registration required by calling 360-2480.

‘The Matrix’

Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen “The Matrix” starring Keanu Reeves on June 7 at 10 p.m. in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary. Rated R. Ticket are $12, $7 members. Visit

‘Science Fair’

Cinema Art Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen the National Geographic Documentary “Science Fair” on June 9 at 6 p.m. The winner of the audience award at Sundance follows nine high school students from around the globe as they compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. Followed by discussion with special guests from the film. $16, $11 members includes a reception. Visit

On June 14 the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook opens its latest exhibit, This Is Me, a collaborative exhibition between the museum and Maryhaven Center of Hope featuring artwork by students from the Maryhaven Center of Hope Residential School. The exhibit grew from an idea presented by Thomas Conklin, a teacher at Maryhaven, inquiring if the museum would be interested in exhibiting work from some of the school’s students in the museum galleries. Among the core values at Maryhaven Center of Hope is the belief that everyone can learn and grow at any age, regardless of disability or other circumstances. This principle has been put into action at Maryhaven every day for more than 80 years, and creating art is one way in which this value is achieved. Through the artistic process, students have an opportunity for self-expression and this exhibition reinforces how art is an essential part of each person. In response to how the students feel about expressing themselves through art, Maryhaven’s arts and crafts instructor, Maria Irizarry, paraphrased her students’ sentiments with this statement: “I express myself in the only way that is best for me.” Photographic portraits and artist statements will be presented beside each artwork to provide a richer context and a deeper connection with both the piece and artist. This collaborative exhibition showcases these exceptional and emotionally driven works and beckons visitors to take a moment to reflect on each piece and get to know these artists better through their expressive artwork. This Is Me will be on view in the Carriage Museum’s Gillespie Room through June 23. Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students ages 6 to 17 and college students with ID. Children under 6 are admitted for free. For more information visit


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Assemblies Of God

STONY BROOK CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Connecting to God, Each Other and the World 400 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket 631–689–1127 • Fax 631–689–1215 PASTOR TROY REID Weekly Schedule Sunday Worship w/nursery 10 am Kidmo Children’s Church • Ignited Youth Fellowship and Food Always to Follow Tuesday Evening Prayer: 7 pm Thursday Morning Bible Study w/Coffee & Bagels: 10 am Friday Night Experience “FNX” for Pre K-Middle School: 6:30 pm Ignite Youth Ministry: 7:30 pm Check out our website for other events and times


38 Mayflower Avenue, Smithtown NY 11787 631–759–6083 FATHER TYLER A. STRAND, ADMINISTRATOR, JOSEPH S. DURKO, CANTOR Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10:30 am Holy Days: See website or phone for information Sunday School Sundays at 9:15 am Adult Faith Formation/Bible Study: Mondays at 7:00 pm. Men’s Prayer Group Wednesdays at 7 pm A Catholic Church of the Eastern Rite under the Eparchy of Passaic.


300 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station 631–473–2900 REV. GREGORY RANNAZZISI, PASTOR Mass: Saturday 5:00pm Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am & 11:00am Weekday Mass: 9:00am Confessions: Saturday 4:00-4:45 or by appointment Baptism and Wedding arrangements can be made by calling the Parish Office Thrift Shop: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-2pm



110 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-473-0165 • Fax 631-331-8094 REVEREND PATRICK M. RIEGGER, PASTOR ASSOCIATES: REV. FRANCIS LASRADO & REV. ROLANDO TICLLASUCA To schedule Baptisms and Weddings, Please call the Rectory Confessions: Saturdays 12:30-1:15 pm in the Lower Church Religious Ed.: 631– 928-0447 Parish Outreach: 631–331-6145 Weekly Masses: 6:50 and 9 am in the Church, 12 pm in the Chapel* Weekend Masses: Saturday at 5 pm in the Church, 5:15 pm in the Chapel,* Sunday at 7:30 am, 10:30 am,

12 pm, and 5 pm in the Church and at 8:30 am, 10 am, and 11:30 am (Family Mass) in the Chapel* Spanish Masses: Sunday at 8:45 am and Wednesday at 6 pm in the Church *Held at the Infant Jesus Chapel at St. Charles Hospital

months in advance of desired date. Religious Education: Contact 631-744-9515 Parish Outreach: Contact 631-209-0325 Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School: Contact 631-473-1211.



429 Rt. 25A, Setauket, NY 11733 Phone: 631–941–4141 • Fax: 631–751–6607 Parish Office email: Mission Statement: Formed as the Body of Christ through the waters of Baptism, we are Beloved daughters and sons of the Father. We, the Catholic community of the Three Village area, are a pilgrim community on Camino-journeying toward the fullness of the Kingdom of God, guided by the Holy Spirit. Nurtured by the Eucharist and formed by the Gospel, we strive to respond to Jesus’ Invitation to be faithful and fruitful disciples; to be a Good Samaritan to (our) neighbor and enemy; so that in Jesus’ name, we may be a welcoming community, respectful of life in all its diversities and beauty; stewards of and for God’s creation; and witnesses to Faith, Hope and Charity. REV. JAMES-PATRICK MANNION, PASTOR REV. GERALD CESTARE, ASSOCIATE PASTOR REV. JOHN FITZGERALD, IN RESIDENCE Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am - 4pm; Sat. 9 am - 2 pm Weekday Masses: Monday – Saturday 8:00 am Weekend Masses: Saturday (Vigil) 5:00 pm (Youth) Sunday 8:00am, 9:30 am (family), 11:30 am (choir) Baptisms: Contact the Office at the end of the third month (pregnancy) to set date Matrimony: contact the office at least 9 months before desired date Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm or by appointment Anointing Of The Sick: by request Bereavement: 631- 941-4141 x 341 Faith Formation Office: 631- 941-4141 x 328 Outreach: 631- 941-4141 x 313 Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School: 631- 473-1211 Our Daily Bread Sunday Soup Kitchen 3 pm


75 New York Avenue, Sound Beach, N.Y. 11789 Parish Office: 631-744-8566; FAX 631-744-8611 Parish Website: Office Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday: 9 am to 8 pm; Friday: 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm; Closed on Sunday Mission Statement: To proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ’s love through our active involvement as a parish family in works of Charity, Faith, Worship, Justice and Mercy. ALL ARE WELCOME! No matter what your present status is in the Catholic Church. No matter your family situation. No matter your practice of faith. No matter your personal history, age or background. YOU are invited, respected and loved at St. Louis de Montfort. REV. MSGR. CHRISTOPHER J. HELLER, PASTOR REV. LENNARD SABIO, ASSOCIATE PASTOR REV. MSGR. DONALD HANSON, IN RESIDENCE REV. FRANCIS PIZZARELLI, S.M.M., PARISH ASSISTANT REV. HENRY VAS, PARISH ASSISTANT Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday: 8:30 am in the Chapel Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil: 5 pm Sunday: 7:30 am; 9:00 am; 10:30 am; 12 noon. Baptisms: Most Sundays at 1:30 pm. Please contact Parish Office for an appointment. Reconciliation: Sat.: 4-4:45 pm or by appointment. Anointing of the Sick: by request. Holy Matrimony: Contact Parish Office at least six


233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai • 631–473–1582 • REV. PHILIP HOBSON “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here” No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, we invite you to worship with us in our judgement-free sacred space. Come experience our tradition, where freedom of thought and exchange of ideas are encouraged and celebrated. Join us as we put our Christian values into practice, following the example of Jesus, by caring for our neighbors near and far, as they suffer food insecurity, homelessness, political and domestic violence, gender discrimination and other injustices. We know it is God who put the wiggle in the children, so bring them with you so they can participate in worship and in our lively Sunday School program. Service and Sunday School on Sundays at 10:00 AM. Meditative service at 8:30 AM on Sundays.


“Our little historic church on the hill” across from the Stony Brook Duck Pond Main Street, Stony Brook • 631–751–0034 www.allsouls– • Sunday Holy Eucharist: 8 and 9:30 am Religious instruction for children follows the 9:30 am Service All Souls now offers a 30 minute Inter-Faith Service every Wednesday Morning at 7:00 AM This is a small eclectic Episcopal congregation that has a personal touch. We welcome all regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey.Walk with us.


THE REV. CN. DR. RICHARD D. VISCONTI, RECTOR 1 Dyke Road on the Village Green, Setauket Web site: email: • 631–941–4245 Thursday Noon: H.E. and Healing Service Saturday Service: 5 pm Sunday Services: 8 am - Rite I • 9:30 am - Rite II 9:30 am - Sunday School Call 631-941-4245 for registration. Weekday Holy Eucharist’s: Thursday 12:00 pm Youth, Music and Service Programs offered. Let God walk with you as part of our family– friendly community.

It is the mission of the people of Christ Church to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and to make his love known to all through our lives and ministry. We at Christ Church are a joyful, welcoming community. Wherever you are in your journey of life we want to be part of it.


490 North Country Road, St. James, NY 11780 We are a friendly community church, and we welcome everyone to join us to worship, learn, serve, share, and have fun! STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL and YARD SALE Saturday, June 8, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm 631-584-5560 Parish Office email: THE REV. DAVID GABLE, INTERIM PRIEST Sunday Holy Eucharist: 8 a.m. (Rite I) and 9:30 a.m. (Rite II, with music) Prayers for healing after 9:30 worship Children welcome at all services: religious formation offered for all levels, including Godly Play. Active Choir, Altar Guild, Lay Eucharist Ministry, Fellowship and Bible Study programs. Where is God calling us? To Grow in faith through Scripture and prayer, To build relationships in Christ, To serve one another and the world.


“To know Christ and to make Him known” REV. DUNCAN A. BURNS, RECTOR ALEX PRYRODNY, ORGANIST & MUSIC DIRECTOR 12 Prospect St, Huntington ● (631) 427-1752 On Main St. next to the Library ● LIKE us on Facebook Sunday Worship: 8:00 am – Rite I Holy Eucharist 10:00 am – Rite II Choral Holy Eucharist Thrift Shop Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays - Noon to 3 pm Saturdays - 10 am to 3 pm All are Welcome!


Knowing Christ...Making Him Known 322 Route 25a, East Setauket 631-941–3670 • LEAD PASTOR JOSH MOODY Sunday Worship Schedule: 9:15 am: Worship Service, Sunday School (Pre–K – Adult), Nursery 10:30 am: Bagels & Coffee 11:00 am: Worship Service, Nursery, Pre–K, Cornerstone Kids (Gr. K–5) We Offer Weekly Teen Programs, Small Groups, Women’s & Men’s Bible Studies, Alpha, Stephen Ministry, Faith Preschool For Ages 3 & 4, Mommy & Me For Age 2 Join Us As We Celebrate 60 Years Of Proclaiming The Good News Of Jesus Christ!


127 Barnum Ave., Port Jefferson • 631–473–0273 email: FATHER ANTHONY DILORENZO: PRIEST–IN–CHARGE Sunday Services: 8 am & 10 am Sunday Eucharist:8 am and 10 am; Wednesday 10 in our chapel Sunday School and Nursery Registration for Sunday School starting Sunday after the 10 am Eucharist Our ministries: Welcome Friends on Mondays at 5:00 pm AA meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm/Prayer Group on Wednesdays at 10:30 am/Bible Study on Thursdays at 10 am.

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430 Sheep Pasture Rd., Port Jefferson 11777 Tel: 631-473-0894 • Fax: 631-928-5131 • REV. DEMETRIOS N. CALOGREDES, PROTOPRESBYTER Sunday Services: Orthros 8:30 Am - Divine Liturgy 10 Am Services Conducted In Both Greek & English* Books Available To Follow In English* Sunday Catechism School, 10 Am - 11 Am* Greek Language School, Tuesdays 5 Pm - 8 Pm* Bible Study & Adult Catechism Classes Available* Golden Age & Youth Groups* Thrift Store* Banquet Hall Available For Rental* For Information Please Call Church Office*


“Judaism With A Smile” 360 Nicolls Road, East Setauket Next To Fire Dept. 631-585–0521 • 800-My-Torah • RABBI CHAIM & RIVKIE GROSSBAUM RABBI MOTTI & CHAYA GROSSBAUM RABBI SHOLOM B. & CHANIE COHEN Membership Free Weekday, Shabbat & Holiday Services Highly Acclaimed Torah Tots Preschool Afternoon Hebrew School Camp Gan Israel • Judaica Publishing Department Lectures And Seminars Living Legacy Holiday Programs Jewish Learning Institute Friendship Circle For Special Needs Children The Cteen Network N’shei Chabad Women’s Club • Cyberspace Library Chabad At Stony Brook University – Rabbi Adam & Esther Stein


328 Elwood Road, East Northport 631-368-6474 • RABBI IAN SILVERMAN Shabbat Services every Friday evening and Saturday morning. Daily evening minyan and Sunday morning minyan Newly revamped religious school • Experiential learning for children ages 5-13 • Dynamic Teachers Family Services Monthly Tot Shabbat • Youth Group • Adult Education Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Community Service Sisterhood • Men’s Club Complimentary First Year Dues for New Members A warm, spiritual, cultural & social Jewish Community “The Haimish Shul”


764 Route 25A, Setauket (At The Old Victoria House) Mail: P.O. Box 544, E. Setauket, NY 11733 631-689-0257 (leave a message & you’ll get a call back) Visit Us At: We Are A Traditional Conservative Congregation, Run Entirely By Our Members. We Have Services every Shabbat And All Jewish Holidays, Along With Other Community Activities, With Participation Opportunities For All Jews. Join Us Shabbat Morning And You’ll Get A Warm Welcome! KCT - An Old Fashioned Friendly Shul


385 Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station 631-928–3737 • RABBI AARON BENSON • CANTOR DANIEL KRAMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARCIE PLATKIN PRINCIPAL HEATHER WELKES YOUTH DIRECTOR JEN SCHWARTZ Services: Friday At 8 Pm; Saturday At 9:15 am Daily Morning And Evening Minyan- Call For Times. Tot Shabbat • Family Services • Sisterhood • Men’s Club • Seniors’ Club Youth Group • Continuing Ed • Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Judaica Shop Food Pantry • Lecture Series • Jewish Film Series NSJC JEWISH LEARNING CENTER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Innovative Curriculum And Programming For Children Ages 5-13 Imagine A Synagogue That Feels Like Home! Come Connect With Us On Your Jewish Journey. Member United Synagogue Of Conservative Judaism


1404 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook 631-751–8518 • A Warm And Caring Intergenerational Community Dedicated To Learning, Prayer, Social Action, And Friendship. Member Union For Reform Judaism RABBI PAUL SIDLOFSKY • CANTOR MARCEY WAGNER RABBI EMERITUS STEPHEN A. KAROL RABBI EMERITUS ADAM D. FISHER CANTOR EMERITUS MICHAEL F. TRACHTENBERG Sabbath Services Friday 7:30 pm And Saturday 10 am Religious School • Monthly Family Service Monthly Tot • Shabbat Youth Groups • Senior Club Adult Education Sisterhood Brotherhood • Book Club-More


46 Dare Road, Selden 631-732-2511 Emergency Number 516-848-5386 REV. DR. RICHARD O. HILL, PASTOR Email: Website: Holy Communion Is Celebrated Every Weekend Saturdays at 5 pm (beginning September 15) Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 and 11 am The Service Of Prayers For Healing is included on the first Sunday of every month. Sunday School (ages 3-11) at 9:30 am Anchor Nursery School Tuesday through Thursday 9:15 am-12:15 pm Teen Ministry meets on alternating Sat. from 3-6 pm Bereaved Survivors of Opiate Addiction Group meets on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm (no cost) Sunday Services Are Live-Streamed Through Our “Friends Of Hope Lutheran Church” Facebook Group. Sermons are posted on at “Pastor Richard O Hill”


309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station 631-473-2236 REV. PAUL A. DOWNING PASTOR E-mail: Pastor Pastor’s cell: 347–423–1523 Services: Sunday worship at 8:30am & 10:30am both with Holy Communion Adult Bible Study at 9:30am Sunday school during 10:30am service Friday Morning 10:30am-Power of Prayer Hour

Free meal provided to the community on Sunday at 1:00pm and Wednesday at 5:45pm provided by Welcome Friends Join Us For Any Service--All Are Welcome We are celebrating our second century of service to the Port Jefferson Area.


Messiah Preschool & Day Care 465 Pond Path, East Setauket 631-751–1775 • PASTOR STEVE UNGER We welcome all to join us for worship & fellowship. It would be wonderful to have you with us. Summer Worship Services: 9:30 am with Holy Communion beginning May 26 VBS will be held July 1-3 & 5th (registration forms on our website) We have NYS Certified Preschool & Day Care


33 Christian Ave/ PO 2117, E. Setauket NY 11733 631-941–3581 REV. GREGORY L. LEONARD–PASTOR Sunday Worship: 10:30 Am Adult Sunday School 9:30 Am Lectionary Reading And Prayer: Wed. 12 Noon Gospel Choir: Tues. 8 Pm Praise Choir And Youth Choir 3rd And 4th Fri. 6:30 Pm


532 Moriches Road, St. James 11780-1316 REV. PRINCE DONKOR, PASTOR 631-584-5340 Sunday Service and Sunday School at 10 am Tuesday Evening is Prayer Group at 7:30 pm Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 7:30 am Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study at 1 pm Wednesday Evening Choir Practice at 7:30 pm AA Ministry Every Monday and Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm Open Hearts Open Minds


160 Main Street, Corner Of 25a And Main Street East Setauket • 631–941–4167 REV. STEVEN KIM, PASTOR Sunday Worship Service & Church School: 10 am Holy Communion 1st Sunday Of Month Mary & Martha Circle (Women’s Ministry) Monthly On 2nd Tuesday At 1pm

STONY BROOK COMMUNITY CHURCH UNITED METHODIST 216 Christian Ave., Stony Brook, 11790 Church Office: 631-751-0574 REV. CHUCK VAN HOUTEN, PASTOR Connecting People To God, Purpose And Each Other Sunday Worship: 10:00 am Sunday School: 10:00 am Renewing, Restoring, Reviving For The 21st Century!


5 Caroline Avenue ~ On the Village Green 631- 941-4271 Celebrating and Sharing the love of God since 1660. The Rev. Kate Jones Calone, Interim Pastor Email: Sunday Worship: at 9:30 a.m. (childcare available) Sunday School for children 3 years -- 8th grade at 9:45 a.m. Adult Education at 11:00 Outreach Ministries: Open Door Exchange Ministry: Furnishing homes...Finding hope Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen Prep Site: All are welcome to join this vibrant community of worship, music (voice and bell choirs), mission (local, national and international), and fellowship. Call the church office or visit our website for current information on church activities. SPC is a More Light Presbyterian Church and part of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians working toward a church as generous and just as God’s grace.


4 Friends Way, St. James 631–928-2768 • Worship Sundays: Sept. - June 11 am , July - Aug. 10:00 am We gather in silent worship seeking God • the Inner Light • Spirit. We are guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. Weekly coffee and fellowship, monthly discussions, Religious Education for children.


380 Nicolls Road • between Rte 347 & Rte 25A 631–751–0297 • • REV. MARGARET H. ALLEN ( Sunday Service: 10:30 am Religious Education at UUFSB: Unitarian Universalism accepts wisdom from many sources and offers non-dogmatic religious education for children from 3-18 to foster ethical and spiritual development and knowledge of world religions. Classes Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. Childcare for little ones under three. Senior High Youth Group meetings Sunday evenings. Registration is ongoing. For more information:


203 East Pulaski Rd., Huntington Sta. 631–385–7180 email: FB & YouTube: Unity Church of Healing Light REV. SABA MCHUNGUZI, MINISTER Sunday Service - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (Sign Language Interpreter) Sunday school for children and youth 3-17 years old Wednesday Prayer Group - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 pm We believe that everyone is a child of God and entitled to live a fulfilling and productive life. We teach spiritual principles, such as affirmative prayer, the power of thought and the law of attraction (LOA). We celebrate a diverse fellowship where everyone finds acceptance. We are a member of Unity Worldwide Ministries and affiliated with the Daily Word devotional booklet, and Silent Unity. ©159669





Four Seawolves chosen to attend 2019 NCAA Career in Sports Forum Four Stony Brook student-athletes have been selected to attend the 2019 NCAA Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis from June 6 to 9. Melissa Rahrich (Brighton, Colo.) from softball, Vann Moffett (Niantic, Conn.) from men’s cross-country and track and field, Emily Costello (Webster) from volleyball and Marissa Kelberman (Bolton, Mass.) from women’s soccer comprise the Seawolves quartet. The Career in Sports Forum is an annual forum hosted by the NCAA that brings together student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on college athletics. This four-day forum is designed to help student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals. Rahrich is a psychology major and will be a senior this upcoming year. On the field, the Brighton, Colorado, native has led the team in the circle and at the plate. The two-time America East Player of the Year hit a team best .418 with 17 home runs and 60 RBIs in 2019. Rahrich also tossed a team best 207.2 innings in the circle, recording a 2.09 ERA, and was named to the NFCA All-Region (Mid-Atlantic) Second Team. “I am very excited for the opportunity to represent Stony Brook at the Career in Sports Forum,” said Rahrich. “I am looking forward to being able to meet new athletes from different schools and be able to explore potential career opportunities in the future.” Moffett, an incoming senior, is pursuing a double major in business management and history. He saw massive success on both the cross-country course and track this year, being named First Team All-Conference following a fifth-place performance at the America East Cross Country Championship and qualifying for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 5,000 meters. “I’m interested in working in sports when I finish school, so the Career in Sports Forum is a great opportunity to learn more about what

Nick Grande

Smithtown’s Grande earns second consecutive All-American designation Emily Costello is one of four student-athletes heading to Indianapolis on June 6.

that’s like,” said Moffett. I’m also really excited to meet more people with the same career interests as me!” A recent Stony Brook graduate, Costello received her graduate degree in business administration in May. During the 2018 volleyball season, she was a First Team All-Conference selection and named the Most Outstanding Player on the All-Championship Team. She paced the Seawolves squad with 314 kills this past season. “I am extremely grateful that I was chosen to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum,” Costello said. “The opportunity to network with already established professionals in their collegiate athletic careers is essential to my growth as an aspiring collegiate athletic administrator. Thank you, NCAA, for holding such an amazing event helping transform athletes into the workforce and thank you, America East, and Stony Brook for choosing me to represent. Indy here I come!” Kelberman, a rising senior, is working toward a double major in political science and philosophy as well as a minor in professional writing. She was an integral part of the Seawolves’ defensive unit that ranked third in the conference, only allowing 1.2 goals per game.

Photo from SBU Sports

She saw action in 16 games during the 2018 season, earning starts in nine of those contests. “I’m super honored to be able to attend the forum and explore the opportunities that there are after college,” said Kelberman. “It’s always a little scary looking forward to the future, but I think this will give me a good chance to network with professionals that have been in my shoes and are working to create a great experience and future for my peers and I.” One of more than 20 annual programs and resources organized and directed by the NCAA leadership development department, the Career in Sports Forum provides college athletes with a broader scope of the career tracks available within the sports business, with the primary focus on college athletics. The forum provides student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in the sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities. The NCAA leadership development department provides professional and personal development for the entire association, including student-athletes, coaches and administrators, through accessible resources, strategic partnerships and annual customized programming at little or no cost to the membership. For more information, visit www.

TUSCON, Ariz.: For the second consecutive season, junior Nick Grande (Smithtown) was recognized among the nation’s elite. Collegiate Baseball Newspaper tabbed him as a Third Team All-American, the organization announced on May 30. Grande was named the America East Player of the Year earlier in the month of May and was also designated as a finalist for the 2019 Brooks Wallace Award, given to the nation’s best shortstop. He finished the season with a .332 batting average, recording 69 hits in 208 at-bats with 58 runs scored. He led the league in runs and hits, as well as on-base percentage as he helped lead the Seawolves to their fifth America East regular season title and sixth postseason crown. Last season, the Long Islander was named to the publication’s First Team and becomes the second player in the program’s Division I history to earn back-to-back All-American honors. William Carmona was the first to do it in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Photos from SBU

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• Mt. Sinai Congregational Church, 233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai will hold an Antiques Fair on June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10×10 vendor spaces available for $50 (inside) and $40 (outside). Held rain or shine. Call 631-473-1582 for a vendor application. • Order Sons & Daughters of Italy seeks vendors for its Italian Heritage Festival at the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 East Main St., Smithtown on June 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rain date is July 13. For an application, call 516-663-1435 or visit •Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society will hold an Antique Show on the grounds of the Post Crowell House, 31 Bellport Lane, Bellport on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is July 6. Booth rental is $100 for a 10×20 space. For more information, call 516-381-6815. • Deepwells Farm County Park, 497 Route 25A, St. James will host a Summer Boutique in the historic mansion on July 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested merchandise vendors may visit for an application. • Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 430 Sheep Pasture Road, Port Jefferson seeks vendors for its annual Hellenic Festival to be held from Aug. 22 to 25. For more information, please call 631-473-0894. • South Huntington Public Library, located at 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station seeks farmer’s market/flea market/art and craft vendors for its 6th annual Friends of the Library Fall Fair to be held on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Spots are $35 each. Applications are available at or by calling 631549-4411. • Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket seeks makers, artisans and crafters for its annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 19 and 20 from noon to 4 p.m. $50 per day, $80 for weekend for a 10×10 spot. Call 631-689-8172 or email Send your Vendors Wanted listings to leisure@

The happy couple, Edward Guida and Nicole Hartstein-Guida with Nicole’s mom, Jane Photo from Gurwin Jewish

Wedding bells ring at Gurwin Jewish In a clinical setting, a little room for love


n the 28-bed respiratory care unit at the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack, one might not expect to see twinkle lights, champagne bubbles and a chuppa, but that’s just what the staff and residents saw when Nicole Hartstein and her then fiancé, Edward Guida, surprised Nicole’s mother, Jane Hartstein, with a wedding. Jane, who was completely shocked upon seeing her daughter in her wedding dress, has been on a ventilator for more than three years, living

at Gurwin for almost that long after a stroke. “I can’t believe this,” she said when she was wheeled into the decorated family room on the unit. “I’m just so happy, I can’t believe they did this.” According to Nicole, she and her fiancé wanted her mother to be part of their wedding, but knew she could not make the trip to the New Jersey wedding venue on Sunday, May 26. So instead, they decided to get married at Gurwin prior to their scheduled wedding and reception, officially changing their anniversary, if only for those in the know. The “wedding” went on as planned at the West Mount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey (and Jane livestreamed it on her TV at Gur-

win), but Nicole and Edward knew that the important ceremony had already taken place. For that ceremony, Gurwin staff transformed the family room on the respiratory care unit into a wedding chapel, complete with lights, Mr. & Mrs. signs and tulle. And when Jane was wheeled in, she burst into tears, so happy to be able to share in her daughter’s joy. When Nicole saw her mother’s tears, she had to wipe her own away, as well. “I know you wanted to be at our wedding, so we’re bringing our wedding to you,” she said, hugging her mom before she took her place to walk down the makeshift “aisle” outside the family room. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri played and staff and residents watched as

Nicole was escorted by her uncle, James Jacobs, into the family room where a small group of her family, including her mom, waited with the priest and rabbi. Nicole beamed as the ceremony made her officially Mrs. Hartstein-Guida. “This is amazing,” she said. An eight-year relationship lead up to this point, and Edward knew that his bride-to-be needed her mother to be at her wedding. “I just want Nicole to be happy, and I want her mom to be happy, too. We knew we wanted to do this,” he said. As the kiss was exchanged and congratulations were expressed, Jane sat watching the festivities. “I can’t believe it,” she said, tearing up. “This is the best gift anyone could ever have given me.”



‘The Deepest Blue’ By Sarah Beth Durst

Fantasy Reviewed by Jeffrey Sanzel In "The Deepest Blue,” Sarah Durst has fashioned an enthralling fantasy in a striking and brutal world, rife with dangers that are deadly and ever present. The magic that is part of its existence only defends so much; it is strength and intelligence that become the greatest protections. Durst outlines with quick, intense strokes the history. Originally, Renthia was four countries and the queens tamed the spirits of earth, tree, air, water, fire and ice. When the wild, unclaimed spirits that lived in the sea attacked the land, the queens repelled them — destroying many and compelling the others into a deep slumber in “the Deepest Blue.” These powerful spirits existed before the time of mankind, and they ache with an ancient hunger. These spirits have an unquenchable urge to create and destroy. A wind spirit is described: “Screaming as it came, it flew across the seas and onto the shore. It bent the trees until they bowed, their tips touching the sand. It tore at the houses, ripping the shutters from their windows and the clay tiles from the roofs.” A water Above, author Sarah Beth Durst; right, the spirit is shown: “Rising up in massive swells, cover of her latest book At the center of the story is Mayara. The the waves slammed into the island, flooding the homes that were closest to the shore, de- book opens on the day of her wedding to childstroying gardens and drowning livestock.” Ul- hood sweetheart, Kelo, an artisan who makes charms that repel the spirits. Mayara’s parents timately, “all were deadly.” In the matriarchal mythology, there are se- are in mourning for Elorna, Mayara’s older lect women who have the power to thwart and sister, who was selected to fight the spirits but even annihilate the attackers. When they show lost that battle. Like the others so endowed, the their powers, they are taken away and given power is as much a gift as a curse. Mayara’s intuits the malevolent forces: “She two choices: to be taken to the Island of Testing, Akena, to train to be an heir, or to forsake sensed the wild spirits swirling around them … She felt their unbridled hafamily and identity and betred and rage pour into her come one of The Silent Ones, ‘The Deepest Blue’ is a until she thought she’d choke the queen’s white-masked on it.” She perceives their and gray-robed enforcers. wholly satisfying read. existence: “… they weren’t The chances of actually sur- It is a tale of fantasy thoughts, precisely. It was a viving to become an heir are whirlwind of need and want. slim; so many choose the rooted in human truths. They wanted blood, death, latter and join the disturbing Silent Ones — standing “as if they were stone” and pain.” Mayara can feel the spirits and the — who come when it is sensed that someone “bottomless hunger and rage.” Like so many, Mayara, had hidden her powhas revealed her power. Heirs “… were, in many ways, above the ers and only unleashed them when her island law. They were trained to fight threats to the is- is under siege. Thus begins Mayara’s journey. lands. Trained to fight spirits …” It is the stron- Confronted, she makes the choice to train to gest women who need to become heirs, to fight be an heir. From there, the book opens up to the wildest and most dangerous of spirits. When- her training then the court beyond. It is a wild, ever wild spirits are going to attack the islands, fascinating adventure, with honest, inventive the queen becomes aware of their encroaching individuals and sharp plot twists, building to a thrilling conclusion. presence and sends the heirs to subdue them.

The characters are extremely well drawn. When we finally meet the Queen, Asana, she is portrayed not as villainous but as conflicted and dimensional, struggling against terrible choices and political intrigue. Her confidante, Lady Garnah, is a wonderful, wicked creation, offering the book’s humorous edge. An often impenetrable anti-hero of fascinating depth, she is deeply devoted and yet amoral, making her all the more terrifying. In one of the most original sequences, Lady Garnah manipulates from behind the scenes, engineering life-and-death revelations. Themes of sacrifices — both large and small and made for the greater good — play out against the strength of the third choice — that actions do not necessarily come down to one or the other but something that is “more than.”

“The Deepest Blue” is a wholly satisfying read. It is a tale of fantasy rooted in human truths. Here, Durst eloquently and simply sums up our complex existence: “Red spots stained the sand. A drop of blood hit Roe’s forehead. It dripped in a streak down her temple and then mixed with her tears.” Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of 18 fantasy books for kids, teens and adults. The master storyteller lives in Stony Brook with her husband, her children and her ill-mannered cat. Recommended for adults, “The Deepest Blue,” Book 4 of four in the Queens of Renthia Series, is available online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. For more information, visit






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Master Summer Workshop July 8 to August 16

The 4th annual Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire will be held at the Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson and neighboring Port Jefferson Village Center and Harborfront Park on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 90 makers and 13 roaming scientists will take part this year in celebrating creativity and innovation in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math. $10 per person at the door. Held rain or shine. Questions? Call 3313277 or visit

Adventure Pack

Brianna Jimenez

Classical Ballet Technique, Pointe, Character, Pas de Deux, Turns, Variations, Allegro, Yoga, Theatrical Dance, Contemporary, Improvisation, Greek Dances, Pilates and Stretch & Strengthen

Available Programs - information 631-584-0192 for full brochure

Mini Maker Faire


Join the staff at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for a family program titled Adventure Pack on June 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Discover what lives under the leaves, break open some rocks to see what’s inside and even learn to use a compass. There will be lots of activities from which to choose. Borrow a backpack filled with interesting activities to do in the park and do these activities as a group during a short walk. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble in Lake Grove at 600 Smith Haven Mall or in East Northport at 4000 E. Jericho Turnpike will host a reading of “Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship” by Susanna Leonard Hill on June 8 at 11 a.m. Followed by an activity. Free. Call 724-0341 (LG) or 462-0208 (EN).

Bonnets and Breeches Storytime

Benner's Farm Old Fashioned Family Fun

Strawberry Fair

featuring our own Organic Berries June 8th & 9th, 12-4 Strawberries!...Chocolated...Shortcaked... Sundaed...Waffled...Jammed...and Delicious...

Add a historic farm, live music, great food, home made fresh Strawberry Ice Cream and good company for an afternoon of down-home fun.

Life long memories in a unique and wonder filled environment, Farm activities, crafts and games, Different Themes everyday!

Summer Farm Camp 160306

Half or Full day sessions available Tot, KinderKamp, Explorer and CIT camps Ages: three to sixteen, Before and After Care available

Birthday Parties, Workshops

631-689-8172 - 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd. Setauket

The Rocky Point Historical Society will present Bonnets and Breeches Storytime for ages 4 to 7 on June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of Colonial fun as you travel back into the 18th century through song, dance, crafts and storytelling on the grounds of the Noah Hallock Homestead, 172 Hallock Landing Road, Rocky Point. Siblings welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Bring a blanket to sit on. Rain date is June 9. Free. Stay after for a tour of the homestead ($5 fee). Questions? Call 255-4304 or 744-3695.

Moths and Butterflies, Oh My!

Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy exploring nature with their parents at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown during a Tiny Tots program, Moths and Butterflies, Oh My!, on June 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. $4 per child. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

Museum Adventures

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will present a Museum Adventures class for students in grades K through 4 on June 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will visit one of the museum’s galleries and engage in a related craft and activity. $10 per child. Advance registration required by calling 751-0066, ext. 212.


‘The Wizard of Oz’

“We’re off to see the Wizard!” There is truly no place like home as the greatest family musical makes its way to the Mainstage of Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson through June 22. Follow Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the


Tickets are now on sale for ‘Cinderella’ at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. Lion as they journey down the Yellow Brick Road from Munchkinland to the Emerald City. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 to 12. For more information or to order, call 928-9100 or visit

‘Rapunzel: A Tangled Fairytale’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport kicks off its 2019-20 Youth Theater Season with “Rapunzel: A Tangled Fairytale,” from July 7 to Aug. 25. Locked up in a tower by an evil witch, Rapunzel longs to see the world for her 16th birthday. When a handsome prince named Brian comes to rescue her, both will have to face the wrath of the witch and few other hilarious obstacles. All seats are $15. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.


Back by popular demand, Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson opens the 2019-20 children’s theater season with an original musical retelling of “Cinderella” from July 6 to 27 with a sensory-sensitive performance on July 7 at 11 a.m. The classic love story finds its power in a pumpkin, a palace, a prince and a young girl whose belief in herself can overcome any obstacle. When Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother adds a dash of excitement, the magical possibilities are endless. Tickets are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’

Theatre for Kids productions continue at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown with Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” from July 13 to Aug. 18. Young Emperor Marcus the Third is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, he is outsmarted by a swindler who promises to make magic clothes that are “invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore,” for a large and hefty price. Naturally, everyone chooses to see the magic cloth, until a child reveals all. All seats are $18. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

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Shelley the Sea Turtle installed at Sunken Meadow State Park Environmental sculpture to highlight the plastic pollution crisis



Above, from left, Robert A. DiGiovanni Jr., Leg. Kara Hahn, Adrienne Esposito and Brian X. Foley at the unveiling; below, Christina Faber of the Northport High School E Team deposits a plastic bottle into the sculpture. Photos by Heidi Sutton

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George “Chip” Gorman, deputy regional director for New York state parks spoke about how the new sculpture complements the recent environmentally sensitive renovations to the park and a new environmental education center. “[Shelley] is going to educate people as they walk by that eliminating plastic will protect the environment but will also protect sea mammals and it’s a great project,” he said. Chief Scientist Robert A. DiGiovanni Jr. of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society was hopeful for the future. “We are seeing more sea turtles and humpback whales in the Long Island Sound. We can make a difference about marine debris. There’s no reason why it needs to be there and to pick it up and move it off the beach is pretty easy,” he said. “Clearly there has been a sea change in public attitude about plastics and it’s because of people like you who are taking a stand,” said

Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (D-Port Jefferson).“We were successful in our plastic straw ban, our polystyrene ban, in reducing water bottle use and the plastic bag ban that now is statewide because people like you have said ‘No more.’ We don’t want to litter our landscape. We want to take care of what we have and we need to continue that fight,” she said. The event concluded on a symbolic note, with children and students from Northport High School filling Shelley with plastic debris. “Shelley will be a symbol for how important it is to remove the plastic that you bring onto the beach and maybe never bring any more the next time you come,” said Hahn.

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From left, Brian X. Foley, Leg. Kara Hahn, Adrienne Esposito, Robert DiGiovanni Jr. and artist Jim Swaim Photo by Heidi Sutton

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he community came out to Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park last Sunday morning to celebrate the unveiling of Shelley the Sea Turtle, a six-foot metal sculpture that was installed at Field 1 to serve as a teaching tool to bring attention to the plastic pollution crisis around the world. It is the first of its kind in New York state. The installation was made possible by a grant from The Long Island Futures Fund, an organization that supports projects that aim to protect and restore the Long Island Sound and unites federal and state agencies, foundations and corporations to achieve high-priority conservation objectives. The unique 3-D piece was created by artist Jim Swaim of Environmental Sculptures who attended the June 2 event. Based in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the company designs and builds large metal renditions of animals with the sole purpose to create art that inspires action. The sculptures are hollow and the community is encouraged to fill them with plastic items that would otherwise litter the landscape or waterways. Since 2014, the company has installed over 20 environmental sculptures across the country in the shape of pelicans, whales, fish, frogs and a buffalo to, according to its website, “Serve as visual symbol of why we should protect the environment we enjoy.” The unveiling, which was preceded by a beach cleanup, was hosted by Citizens Campaign for the Environment, the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. “This outstanding metal sculpture was undertaken for a very, very important reason — to highlight the importance of combating plastic pollution in Long Island Sound and all our waterways throughout the state, throughout the country and indeed throughout the world,” said Brian X. Foley, deputy regional director of the Long Island region for the state’s park system at the unveiling. Plastic pollution is a global epidemic and considered one of three top concerns for ocean health. According to National Geographic, 73 percent of all beach litter is plastic and includes filters from cigarette butts, bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags and polystyrene containers. “Today’s event is about combining art with the environment in order to fight plastic pollution.” Adrienne Esposito, executive director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, concurred. “Seals, turtles, whales, dolphins unfortunately are eating all of the plastic pollution that humans are leaving on the beach that washes out into the sea and when they ingest that plastic pollution it kills them,” she said.

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The Measles Outbreak What You Need to Know Sharon Nachman, MD, is an international leader in the area of pediatric infectious diseases. In light of the recent measles outbreak in the U.S., here’s what Dr. Nachman wants parents to know.

Wasn’t measles thought to have been eliminated in the U.S.? Yes. However, a rise in unvaccinated people has led to the current measles outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of May 17, 2019 there have been 880 cases of measles reported in the United States this year. This is the greatest number of cases since the disease was thought to have been eradicated here in 2000.

How is the measles being spread? All health and health-related information contained in this article is intended to be general and/or educational in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a healthcare professional for help, diagnosis, guidance and treatment. The information is intended to offer only general information for individuals to discuss with their healthcare provider. It is not intended to constitute a medical diagnosis or treatment or endorsement of any particular test, treatment, procedure, service, etc. Reliance on information provided is at the user’s risk. Your healthcare provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment, and needs of you and your family. Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. 19051647H

The most recent outbreak has been traced to overseas travelers who contracted the virus and then visited or returned to the U.S. The disease then further spread in communities where there are unvaccinated people.

Who could get the measles?

How contagious is measles? Very. The measles virus is spread through the air, can travel more than 60 feet and live in a room for several hours. Even if you have been exposed, if you get the vaccine quickly, you may be able to avoid coming down with measles. But you should call your doctor first – don’t just show up at the office or at an urgent care facility – because you could expose everyone in the waiting room.

Is measles dangerous? Yes. While some people may have mild symptoms, others can have severe or even life-threatening ones. These include measles pneumonia and measles encephalitis. One particularly disturbing consequence of contracting measles at a young age can be the development of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). Patients can develop a severe brain infection six to 10 years after having measles, which can lead to profound mental and physical deterioration and eventually coma and death. It is estimated that 1 in 500 to 1 in 1,000 children who had measles will develop SSPE.

Will community protection work? Unfortunately, there has been a widespread movement among people who believe that vaccines are harmful, so they refuse vaccination for themselves and/or their children. Or they think that because others are vaccinated and won’t get the disease, they will be safe. In addition, people may visit a country where measles is still a problem. Today expecting community protection is no longer reasonable with the current levels of community vaccination for measles.

What are the symptoms? Initial symptoms include irritability, cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis. The rash associated with the disease starts on the head and spreads down through the trunk of the body, usually at the peak of respiratory symptoms (two weeks after exposure), about three days into illness.

Is the measles vaccine truly safe? Yes. The measles vaccine is actually a combination vaccine, called MMR, covering measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). It’s considered very safe and, when administered according to the schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), can provide 97 percent protection from measles. What’s more, there are no and never have been preservatives, such as thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, in the MMR vaccine. A widespread myth is that some ingredients in vaccines cause autism. However, multiple scientific studies have shown no link between any vaccine ingredient and autism.

How do I know if I’m protected? If you think you’ve been exposed, be sure let your doctor know – and find out your vaccine status if you’re not aware of it. If you fall into one of the at-risk categories mentioned previously, or have contact with at-risk people, ask your doctor if you should have the vaccine. 160090

Anyone who hasn’t been properly vaccinated or who hasn’t already had a medically confirmed case of the measles. In addition, these groups are also considered vulnerable: • Infants too young to get vaccinated • People with weakened immune systems as a result of certain diseases including diabetes, cancer and AIDS • People who, for medical reasons, such as being pregnant, are unable to get vaccinated • People who received certain medicines and/or treatments, such as monoclonals, anticancer drugs, radiation therapy and stem cell or organ transplants • Elderly people whose previous vaccine immunity may have worn off • People born between 1957 and 1985

Note: People born in the U.S. before 1957 are considered at low risk. They should speak with their doctor to see if vaccination is recommended.

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