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of social service at Lincoln Center. I teach graduate school social work there. For more than a dozen years that has been my Tuesday routine. I have always been struck by the number of people who are struggling and living on the streets of New York. They are not a particular color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or age. Homelessness knows no specific profile. It potentially can touch anyone of us without warning. There is a particular man who sits right at the corner of 60th St. and Eighth Avenue; he’s been there for months. He has a knapsack and some very tattered clothes that he wears, nothing more. He sits on a crate and has a sign in front of him that says he’s homeless asking people to help him. It says that he has no family. About a month ago I stopped to give him something. I said, “I wish it could be more.” His response was, “Thank you for treating me as a person and acknowledging me. It means more than you will ever know.” It wasn’t the money but the human connection and acknowledgment that made the difference to that street person. I shared that story with the congregation that gathers every Sunday at the friary in Mount Sinai. A few days later a young man in early recovery gave me a little lime green bag. It was filled with treats, a hat, scarf and gloves. It was for my homeless friend. He, his significant other and their 3-year-old son made the bag and asked if I would give it to the homeless man from them and wish him a happy Thanksgiving. I did that on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. He smiled from ear to ear and mouthed the words thank you as I hurried to class. I will always remember his eyes and his facial expression! Fr. Pizzarelli, SMM, LCSW-R, ACSW, DCSW, is the director of Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson.

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It’s hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving has passed. Our towns and villages are decorated with bright lights and wreaths. The season of hope is upon us again! If we ever needed to have our hope renewed, it is this BY FR. FRANCIS season. Our nation is PIZZARELLI divided and profoundly wounded. Families are fractured because of our polarizing politics. Hatred and discrimination seem to be on the rise or at least more overtly expressed. People are obsessed with headsets, ear buds and iPhones. Human communication is impaired and healthy human connections are at an all-time low. However, despite this dark landscape, hope and compassion still live. Every day I am privileged to witness random acts of kindness that are transforming our world one act at a time. A local high school student recently had a collection for Pax Christi and filled two big cars with things for the poorest of the poor. Christmas Magic, founded by a local attorney more than 25 years ago, continues to bring hundreds of volunteer high school and college students and adults together to make Christmas happen for thousands of Long Island children who otherwise would not have a Christmas. It continues to amaze me how many local faith communities sponsor holiday season drives for various not-for-profit charities. It is beyond words how much love lives among us. Every Tuesday I take the Long Island Railroad to New York City. I then take the train at Penn Station to Columbus Circle and walk to Fordham University’s graduate school


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CSHL-led team addresses harassment and bias in STEM BY DANIEL DUNAIEF This article is part one in a two-part series. Women have made great strides in science, but they haven’t yet found equal opportunity or a harassment-free work environment. After the National Academy of Sciences published a study in 2018 that highlighted sexual harassment and unconscious bias, a team of scientists came together at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory last December to discuss ways to improve the work environment. Led by Carol Greider, an alumni of CSHL and the director of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins and a Nobel Laureate, and Jason Sheltzer, a fellow at CSHL, the group recently released its recommendations in the journal Science. While the atmosphere and opportunities have changed, “It’s not a clear-cut enlightenment and everybody is on board,” said Leemor Joshua-Tor, a professor at CSHL and a member of the group that discussed the challenges women face in science at the Banbury Center last year. The Science article highlights earlier work that estimates that 58 percent of women experienced unwanted sexual attention or advances at some point in their careers. The authors write that this harassment is often ignored or excused, which can cause talented and capable women to leave the field of scientific research.

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A member of the group that came together to discuss how to continue to build on the progress women have made in the STEM fields, Nancy Hopkins, an Amgen Inc. professor of biology emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, helped bring attention to the disparity between opportunities for men and women in science in the 1990s. “My generation pushed [opportunities for women] forward and got through the door,” Hopkins said. “We found out that when you get through the door, the playing field wasn’t level.” Hopkins said the progress is “still not enough” and that leaders like Greider and Sheltzer, whom she praised for tackling this nettlesome issue, “are now identifying problems that we accepted.” For starters, the group agrees with the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which believes treating sexual harassment in the same way as scientific misconduct would help.


The scientists, which include CSHL’s CEO Bruce Stillman, recommend creating institutional and government offices to address substantiated claims of sexual misconduct and to educate institutions on harassment policy, using the same structures for research misconduct as models. An office that verified these claims could offer reporting chains, consistent standards of evidence and defined protocols. Additionally, the scientists believe researchers should have to answer questions from funding agencies about whether they have been found responsible for gender-based harassment at any point in the prior 10 years, as well as whether they have been a part of a settlement regarding a claim of professional misconduct, research misconduct or gender-based harassment in the same time period. This policy, they urge, could prevent institutions from tolerating serial offenders who have generated a high level of research

funding over the years. “People that go through a complete investigation and have been found to have committed egregious harassment [can] get a job somewhere else, where nobody knows and everything happens again,” Joshua-Tor said. This policy of needing to answer questions about harassment in the previous decade would prevent that scenario. The dependence scientists have on lab leaders creates professional risk for students who report harassment. The fortunes of the trainees are “very much dependent on the principal investigator in an extreme way,” explained Joshua-Tor. Senior faculty members affect the future of their staff through letters of recommendation. “There’s a lot at stake,” said Joshua-Tor, especially if these lab leaders lose their jobs. Indeed, their students may suffer from a loss of funding. The authors recommend finding another researcher with a proven track record of mentorship to manage the lab. Even though many senior scientists have considerable responsibilities, Joshua-Tor said principal investigators have assumed mentorship duties for others in unusual circumstances. “There were cases where people died,” so other scientists in neighboring labs took over their staff, she explained.

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SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Don’t try to rein yourself in this week, Sagittarius. The cosmos is certainly against it. Pour your heart out to someone or take on a grand project. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Take your foot off the gas pedal this week, Capricorn. You have a funny way of always being on the move. Sometimes you need to scale back and do nothing. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Sometimes the most exciting things happen when you allow them to develop organically, Aquarius. Let things unfold without too much oversight in the days ahead. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, many people see you as gentle and cooperative. These are valuable traits that can benefit you and those around you in the coming weeks. ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Do your best to put power struggles at work or at home into proper perspective, Aries. Looking at things through a new vantage point can serve you well. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you are ready to break out of a rut that has kept you in neutral for some time. You may have to sacrifice some comfort to get up and moving. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you are outgoing in the days ahead, and the stars are aligned with your interpersonal relationships. This combination could prove rewarding. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, take some time this week to do something that makes you feel good. Don’t just focus on the physical; concentrate on your emotional well-being as well. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you do not need a reason to be selfindulgent this week. Just step out there and go get what you desire. You’re a hard worker and have earned the privilege. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may be compelled to drop by a friend’s or family member’s house unannounced this week. Better to pick up the phone and talk things out first. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Virgo, you may be compelled to drop by a friend’s or family member’s house unannounced this week. Better to pick up the phone and talk things out first. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, loosen up the purse strings a little bit this week, as you have been quite disciplined with your finances lately. If you are ahead of the game, splurge.



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What causes Type 2 diabetes? It would seem like an obvious answer: obesity, right? Well, obesity is a contributing factor but not necessarily the only factor. This is important because the prevalence of diabetes is at epidemic levels in the United States, and it continues to grow. The latest statistics show that about 12.2 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 or older has Type 2 diabetes, and about 9.4 percent when By David factoring all ages (1). Dunaief, M.D. Not only may obesity play a role, but sugar by itself, sedentary lifestyle and visceral (abdominal) fat may also contribute to the pandemic. These factors may not be mutually exclusive, of course. We need to differentiate among sugars, because form is important. Sugar and fruit are not the same with respect to their effects on diabetes, as the research will help clarify. Sugar, processed foods and sugary drinks, such as fruit juices and soda, have a similar effect, but fresh fruit does not.

Sugar’s impact

Sugar may be sweet, but it also may be a bitter pill to swallow when it comes to its effect on the prevalence of diabetes. In an epidemiological (population-based) study, the results show that sugar may increase the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes by 1.1 percent worldwide (2). This seems like a small percentage, however, we are talking about the overall prevalence, which is around 9.4 percent in the U.S., as we noted above. Also, the amount of sugar needed to create this result is surprisingly low. It takes about 150 calories, or one 12-ounce can of soda per day, to potentially cause this rise in diabetes. This is looking at sugar on its own merit, irrespective of obesity, lack of physical activity or overconsumption of calories. The longer people were consuming sugary foods, the higher the incidence of diabetes. So the relationship was a dose-dependent curve. Interestingly, the opposite was true as well: As sugar was less available in some countries, the risk of diabetes diminished to almost the same extent that it increased in countries where it was overconsumed. In fact, the study highlights that certain countries, such as France, Romania and the Philippines, are struggling with the diabetes pandemic, even though they don’t have significant obesity issues. The study evaluated demographics from 175 countries, looking at 10 years’ worth of data. This may give more bite

What about cinnamon?

It turns out that cinnamon, a spice many people love, may help to prevent, improve and reduce sugars in diabetes. In a review article, the authors discuss the importance of cinnamon as an insulin sensitizer (making the body more responsive to insulin) in animal models that have Type 2 diabetes (4). Cinnamon may work much the same way as some medications used to treat Type 2 diabetes, such as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) agonists. The drugs that raise GLP1 levels are also known as incretin mimetics and include injectable drugs such as Byetta (exenatide) and Victoza (liraglutide). In a study with healthy volunteers, cinnamon raised the level of GLP-1 (5). Also, in a randomized control trial with 100 participants, 1 gram of cassia cinnamon reduced sugars significantly more than medication alone (6). The data is far too preliminary to make any comparison with FDA-approved medications. However, it would not hurt, and may even be beneficial, to consume cinnamon on a regular basis.

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to municipal efforts to limit the availability of sugary drinks. Even steps like these may not be enough, though. Before we can draw definitive conclusion from the study, however, there need to be prospective (forward-looking) studies.

Effect of fruit

The prevailing thought has been that fruit should only be consumed in very modest amounts in patients with — or at risk for — Type 2 diabetes. A new study challenges this theory. In a randomized controlled trial, newly diagnosed diabetes patients who were given either more than two pieces of fresh fruit or fewer than two pieces had the same improvement in glucose (sugar) levels (3). Yes, you read this correctly: There was a benefit, regardless of whether the participants ate more fruit or less fruit. This was a small trial with 63 patients over a 12-week period. The average patient was 58 and obese, with a body mass index of 32 (less than 25 is normal). The researchers monitored hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), which provides a three-month mean percentage of sugar levels. It is very important to emphasize that fruit juice and dried fruit were avoided. Both groups also lost a significant amount of weight while eating fruit. The authors, therefore, recommended that fresh fruit not be restricted in diabetes patients.

What impact does lying down or sitting have on diabetes? Here, the risks of a sedentary lifestyle may outweigh the benefits of even vigorous exercise. In fact, in a recent study, the authors emphasize that the two are not mutually exclusive in that people, especially those at high risk for the disease, should be active throughout the day as well as exercise (7). So in other words, the couch is “the worst deep-fried food,” as I once heard it said, but sitting at your desk all day and lying down also have negative effects. This coincides with articles I’ve written on exercise and weight loss, where I noted that people who moderately exercise and also move around much of the day are likely to lose the greatest amount of weight. As a medical community, it is imperative that we reduce the trend of increasing prevalence by educating the population, but the onus is also on the community at large to make lifestyle changes. So America, take an active role.


(1) (2) PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57873. (3) Nutr J. published online March 5, 2013. (4) Am J Lifestyle Med. 2013;7(1):23-26. (5) Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1552–1556. (6) J Am Board Fam Med. 2009;22:507–512. (7) Diabetologia online March 1, 2013. 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

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Continued from page B5 If, however, the institution can’t find another researcher who is available to take on these additional responsibilities, the authors recommend that the funding agency make bridge funding available to these researchers. In addition to claims of harassment, the scientists discussed the difficulty women face from conscious and unconscious bias. Joshua-Tor recalls an experience in a physics lab when she was an undergraduate. She was a lab partner with a man who was a “fantastic theoretician,” but couldn’t put together an experiment, so she connected the circuits. “The professor would come and talk” to her lab partner about the experimental set up while ignoring her and treating her as if she were “air.” The scientists cited how male postdoctoral researchers tend to receive higher salaries than their female counterparts, while male faculty also receive larger salaries and start-up offers. Men may also get a larger share of internal funding, as was alleged with a $42 million donation to the Salk Institute. To provide fair salaries, institutions could create anonymized salary data to an internal committee or to an external advisory committee for regular review, the scientists suggested. Additionally, the researchers urged worklife balance through family-friendly policies, which include encouraging funding agencies to

consider classifying child care as an acceptable expense on federal grants. Conferences, they suggest, could also attempt to provide on-site childcare and spaces for lactation. While these extra efforts would likely cost more money, some groups have already addressed these needs. “The American Society for Cell Biology has a fantastic child care program, where, if you are traveling, they have funds to alleviate extra child care services at home,” Joshua-Tor said. “If this is something we need and it’s in everybody’s psyche that it has to be taken care of for a meeting, it will be commonplace.” Finally, the group addressed the challenge of advancing the careers of women in science. Female authors are often underrepresented in high-impact journals. Women also tend to dedicate more time to teaching and mentorship. The group encouraged holistic evaluations, which focus on an analysis of a candidate’s scientific and institutional impact. Hopkins suggested that the solutions to these challenges at different institutions will vary. “You have to pick solutions that work in your culture” and that involve the administration. Ultimately, leveling the playing field doesn’t happen just once. “You’ve got to solve it and stay on it,” she urged. Next week’s article explores some of the efforts of Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Lab and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to provide an inclusive environment that ensures women have an equal opportunity to succeed in the STEM fields.

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Some inspiration (from my second family)



I’m writing this from about 34,000 feet in the air. There’s a great landscape below me: America. This vast and beautiful country feels endless from this vantage point. No matter how old I get or how many times I take the voyage, I’ll never quite get over the fact that you can start your day on Main Street, Port Jefferson and end it on Hollywood Boulevard. It has been a record amount of time since I’ve had a day off. Not that I’m counting. I’m nearing one month since I’ve had one truly mindless or menial day. I’m not complaining — working in Los Angeles is a blessing. Though it is a constant hustle to survive, this struggle has made me grateful for the many blessings in my life and the many people that have gotten me here. It is easy to forget the power of the written word. Being back on Long Island for a few days, I was reminded of its incredible power by my co-worker Liz (you may know her as the bubbly sales representative who is constantly in motion). After reading my column on my weight loss journey, she began a daily routine of walking FIVE MILES every morning. You can imagine my shock, surprise and gratitude when I heard that just a few small printed letters could cause such a positive and lasting impact on someone. So here I am, hoping I can provide some inspiration to you by sharing some lessons I was reminded of during my few days back with TBR News Media. Local news is the beating heart of a community. Most of us take it for granted. Until I worked for the paper, I know I certainly did. That all changed after spending time with our publisher, Leah Dunaief, who at each editorial and sales meeting reminds us of the importance of the work we do and what it means to the community we serve. Leah taught me that anything can become an inspiring and exciting subject, with enough passion and pride. There is a sense of belonging and place that comes with the printed word. When we set aside the digital drabble of social media and open the pages of our hometown paper, we’re reminded of how special we are. Whether happy or sad, tragic or celebratory — this publication tells our story and brings us together in the process. We write lengthy and ever-amusing responses to the stories we disagree with. With great, rambunctious passion we debate parking meters and zoning laws. It may seem simple or even small, but hovering above the great American landscape I can’t help but think of how beautiful it is, this weekly celebration of us.


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So as I reach the conclusion of an incredibly difficult and humbling stretch of work, riddled with successes, failures, lessons learned both easy and hard, I am reminded of the lessons taught to me by my second family at TBR News Media. Love what you do. Love who you work with. Love the community you call home and love yourself enough to take time off. To Leah, who has believed in me and provided me with more opportunity than any person I’ve ever known: Thank you. You challenge me constantly to dream bigger, think smarter and cherish the people around me. To Kathryn, who taught me the value of hard work and building lasting, meaningful relationships. You gave me my hustle and drive and reminded me to appreciate just how cute the little ones in our life are. To Meg, who reminds me that to change a person’s day all you need is a smile and song, you warm every room you enter with your kindness. To the entire TBR family, you remind me that home is always waiting for you and filled with love ... no matter how far you may roam or how long. To the readers who keep this heart beating, I’m thankful. May the love that goes into each page of this paper transcend into your home this holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year from a grateful native son living his Hollywood dream. The author is an award-winning film and television producer and CEO of Multihouse Entertainment in Los Angeles.

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• Preferred Promotions seeks merchandise vendors for its annual Holiday Boutique at Deepwells Farm in St. James on Dec. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 631-563-8551 for a vendor application. • Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown is looking for eco-friendly, homemade and handmade vendors for its first evening Holiday Market at its Holiday Party for Wildlife on Dec. 13 from 4 to 9 p.m. For further details, call 631979-6344 or visit

• VFW Post 4927 Auxiliary, 31 Horseblock Road, Centereach seeks vendors for its Holiday Fair and Craft Show on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $60 fee includes an 8-foot table, chairs and electric if needed. Call Susan at 516-521-2259 or email sue806@aol. com for more information. • Farmingville Residents Association has a few spots left for its Holiday Gift Fair to be held on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gabino Catering Hall, 2005 Route 112, Medford. For details, call 631-260-7411.


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Estate and gift tax update for 2020

Nancy Burner has been honored as a Super Lawyer and a Top 50 Women in New York for 2019.

Elder Law, Trusts & Estates, Guardianship, Special Needs Planning


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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) increased the federal estate tax exclusion amount for decedents dying in years 2018 to 2025. The Act is set to sunset on Dec. 31, 2025. The exclusion amount for 2020 is $11.58 million. This means that an individual can leave $11.58 million and BY NANCY BURNER, ESQ. a married couple can leave $23.16 million dollars to their heirs or beneficiaries without paying any federal estate tax. This also means that an individual or married couple can gift this same amount during their lifetime and not incur a federal gift tax. The rate for the federal estate and gift tax remains at 40 percent. There was concern that the sunset of the higher exclusion amount and reversion to the lower amount could, retroactively deny taxpayers who die after 2025 the full benefit of the higher exclusion amount applied to 2018-25 gifts. This scenario has sometimes been called a “claw back” of the applicable exclusion amount. In November, the IRS issued new regulations that make clear that gifts made within the time period of the increased exemption amount used before death will not be “clawed back” into the decedent’s estate and subject to estate tax. There are no 2020 changes to the rules regarding step-up basis at death. That means that when you die, your heirs’ cost basis in the assets you leave them are reset to the value at your date of death. The portability election, which allows a surviving spouse to use his or her deceased spouse’s unused federal estate and gift tax exemption, is unchanged for 2020. This means a married couple can use the full $23.16 million exemption before any federal estate tax would be owed. To make a portability

election, a federal estate tax return must be timely filed by the executor of the deceased spouse’s estate. For 2020 the annual gift tax exclusion remains at $15,000. This means that an individual can give away $15,000 to any person in a calendar year ($30,000 for a married couple) without having to file a federal gift tax return. Despite the large federal estate tax exclusion amount, New York State’s estate tax exemption for 2020 is $5.85 million. This is a slight increase for inflation from the 2019 exemption of $5.74 million. New York State still does not recognize portability. New York still has the “cliff,” meaning that if the estate is valued at more than 105 percent of the exemption amount ($6,142,500 in 2020) then the estate loses the benefit of the exemption and pays tax on the entire estate. New York reinstated its short-lived elimination of the three-year lookback on gifts effective Jan. 15, 2019. However, a gift is not includable if it was made by a resident or nonresident and the gift consists of real or tangible property located outside of New York; while the decedent was a nonresident; before April 1, 2014; between Jan.1, 2019 and Jan. 15, 2019; or by a decedent whose date of death was on or after Jan. 1, 2026. Most taxpayers will never pay a federal or New York State estate tax. However, there are many reasons to engage in estate planning. Those reasons include long-term care planning, tax basis planning and planning to protect your beneficiaries once they inherit the wealth. In addition, since New York State has a separate estate tax regime with a significantly lower exclusion than that of the federal regime, it is still critical to do estate tax planning if you and/or your spouse have an estate that is potentially taxable under New York State law. Nancy Burner, Esq. practices elder law and estate planning from her East Setauket office.



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Burner Law Group’s Reed honored


The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Knitting Cove & Yarn’s new location in the Pen and Pencil Building at 1303 Main St., Suite D, in Port Jefferson on Nov. 21. The shop offers classes in knitting and crocheting for all skill

levels and has needles, knitting supplies, notions and yarn for sale. New holiday hours through Dec. 23 are Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Pictured from left, James Tavernese, Greater Port Jefferson Chamber President Mary Joy Pipe, owners Toni and Barry Burns, Terry Stephan and Greater Port Jefferson Chamber Director Nancy Bradley. For more information, call 631-473-2121 or visit

A.C. Moore to close all stores Arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore has announced it will close all of its 145 stores, including the Holbrook and Selden locations. The 34-year-old company, which is owned by Nicole Crafts, made the announcement in a press release last Monday. “For over 30 years, our stores have been servicing the creative community with a vast selection of art and craft materials, with one common focus, the customer,” A.C. Moore CEO Anthony Piperno said in the release. “Unfortunately, given the headwinds facing many retailers in today’s environment, it made it very difficult for us to operate and compete on a national level.” Some good news, however, is that arts and crafts retail giant Michaels has announced it will take over 40 of the A.C. Moore locations, keeping those stores open under the Michaels brand. “This transaction enables us to further expand our presence in strategic markets and serve even more customers both online and in store,” Michaels CEO Mark Cosby said in the release.

Kera Reed, Esq. of Burner Law Group was selected by Long Island Business News as an honoree at the 2019 Leadership in Law Awards at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Nov. 21. The award spotlights those within the legal community who have achieved success in their profession, made contributions to the community and have had an impact on the legal industry. Burner Law Group has offices in East Setauket, Westhampton Beach and New York City.

Free holiday gift bags

Made to Move Tennis & Wellness, 5 South Jersey Ave., Setauket is giving back to the community for the holidays. Drop in to pick up your free holiday gift bag which contains one personal training session, one tennis lesson and a 5-pack of fitness classes (for those currently not enrolled in the club’s programs). Take as many as you want and give them out to friends, family, party hosts, etc. For further details, call 631-751-6767 or visit

Dunkin joins NY Imaging Specialists

Photo by Heidi Sutton It is not known whether the Selden store, above, or the Holbrook location will become a Michaels.

“We are looking forward to re-opening these stores under the Michaels name in 2020 and welcoming new team members.” As of now, A.C. Moore has stopped taking orders on its online site, but previously placed orders will ship to customers. Specific

store locations that are closing for good (i.e., not transitioning to a Michaels) will be listed on its website in the coming weeks. The New Jersey-based company has more than 5,000 employees across its stores, corporate offices and distribution centers.

New York I m a g i n g Specialists, a division of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, r e c e n t l y welcomed boardcertified nuclear radiologist Dr. Jared Dunkin to its newest facility at 1500 Route Dr. Jared Dunkin 112, Building 2A in Port Jefferson Station. Dr. Dunkin most recently served as the program director for John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Department. For more information, call 833-269-4624 or visit


Dining & Ente ainment

LONG ISLAND SYMPHONIC CHORAL ASSOCIATION Eric Stewart, Conductor Richard Foley, Assistant Conductor Presents

A ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS With works by Charles Gounod, Hector Berlioz, Anton Bruckner, and traditional French carols.


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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The heart of an American hero

BY JEFFREY SANZEL There is no greater American icon than Fred Rogers — the Mr. Rogers of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Generations of children have grown up under the tutelage of the man whose sole quest was to let children be children. His soft-spoken and often simple wisdom has been explored, dissected and parodied for decades. But, ultimately, his pure and honest humanity has shown through. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is inspired by Tom Junod’s 1998 Esquire article “Can You Say … Hero?” Director Marielle Heller and screenwriters Micah Fizterman-Blue and Noah Harpster have chosen the source as a jumping-off place to create the fictional story of an emotionally lost and damaged journalist whose life is altered by profiling the beloved television host. The film is in no way a biopic of Rogers. If one is seeking an account of Fred Rogers, then the heartfelt 2018 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? documentary explores Rogers with a wealth of archival clips and interviews. It is as both straightforward and as complicated as the man himself and an indispensable contribution to his legacy. Instead, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood draws upon Rogers’ ethos and how it affected and continues to influence the world for good. Matthew Rhys plays journalist Lloyd Vogel, whose closet full of demons has disconnected him from the world. The story focuses on the dysfunctional relationship with his estranged father (a dimensional Chris Cooper) who walked out on him and his sister when their mother was dying. Vogel struggles to communicate with his frustrated wife (the always terrific Susan Kelechi Watson), to face his life as a new father, and to deal with the world in general. At first, he is resistant to the ministrations of Rogers, but gradually, he realizes the power of embracing

Rogers’ philosophies. The film is Vogel’s arc, with Rogers a catalyst for change. Rhys manages the transition from depressed and detached to self-aware and almost reborn with a slow, methodical intensity. It is an unsurprising performance but one in which we can invest. While the resolution is inevitable, his pain is palpable and his growing awareness authentic. The surrounding actors are strong and Heller has brought out subtle and absorbing work from the entire company, including Christine Lahti (Ellen, Vogel’s Esquire editor), Enrico Colantoni (Bill Isler, the president of Family Communications), Maryann Plunkett (Joanne Rogers, Fred’s wife), Tammy Blanchard (Lorraine, Vogel’s sister), and Jessica Hecht (Lila Vogel, Vogel’s dying mother). The entire ensemble is fully present, bringing nuance to the action. However, the heart of the film is Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers. There is no actor more suited to don the sweater than Hanks, and he does not disappoint. Eschewing imitation, Hanks evokes the soul of the man, making sure that his Rogers is not a hagiography. We see joy, pain, introspection and a man who struggles but never ceases to search for peace and understanding in a difficult world. And while his screen time does not rival Rhys’, Hanks dominates each moment with an open presence that makes him unique among even the greatest movie actors. Whether engaging with his public, watching a playback of a scene he has just shot or voicing the Neighborhood puppets, he is riveting. A scene that focuses on a moment of silence in a Chinese restaurant is as wondrous as a subway car breaking out into the show’s theme song. It is all reflected in Hanks’ understated yet overwhelming portrayal. The takeaway from A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is that we must face life’s trials and that we can grow from these challenges. It is a message — and a film — of which Fred Rogers would approve.



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH & SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH Join us for the 41st Annual Candlelight House Tour, showcasing six select homes in Old Field South and the historic Old Field Farm dressed in holiday finery by a team of talented local decorators. FRIDAY TOUR + RECEPTION: SOLD OUT!




BREAKFAST: 8:30AM—10:30AM HOUSE TOUR: 10AM—4PM $75 MEMBERS | $90 NON-MEMBERS Tickets are available for secure online purchase at and Eventbrite. Processing fees apply. THE HISTORIC OLD FIELD FARM Learn the history of Old Field Farm, West Meadow Beach and the Old Field Club. Margo Arceri of Tri-Spy Tours will be offering a leisurely walking tour that lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes and meets at the Old Field Club on Saturday, December 7th at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm for all Candlelight House Tour ticket holders. A vibrant Equestrian Christmas theme, will be displayed, throughout the farm, with horses present in decorated stables (weather permitting) on Friday night, while hot cider and savory bites are served. On Saturday, equestrians will be riding and jumping in the main ring to Christmas music (weather permitting).



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It’s that frenzied time of year when the imminent holidays take huge chunks out of not just our wallets but our time. For many of us, preparing complicated and time-consuming meals is out of the question, and it’s either takeout or something quick but hearty that can be shoved in the oven while we scramble around to attack the holiday chores. This is when casseroles can be the answer. They’re meals that the kids enjoy and can even pitch in to help prepare (if you can pry them away from their iPhones and video games). Casseroles can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen, then reheated. Here are a few that are my favorites.

Lobster Mac and Cheese Casserole

YIELD: Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS: • 1 pound elbow macaroni • 1 stick unsalted butter • ½ cup flour • 1 quart 2% milk, heated but not boiled • 8 ounces Emmenthal (Swiss) cheese, grated • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated • 4 ounces fontina cheese, grated • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste • 1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley • 1½ pounds cooked lobster meat • 1 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil for macaroni. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile in a large saucepan, melt all but two tablespoons butter over medium heat; reduce heat to low and, stirring constantly with wire whisk add flour, cook for two minutes, until nicely blended and a pale golden color. Still whisking, add hot milk and cook a minute or two more, until mixture is smooth and thickened; remove from heat and whisk in the cheeses, salt and pepper and parsley until well blended and smooth. Stir in cooked macaroni and lobster; transfer to greased large casserole dish or individual ramekins. Melt remaining two tablespoons butter and combine with breadcrumbs; sprinkle over mac and cheese mixture.



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Chicken, Wild Rice and Mushroom Casserole

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YIELD: Makes 8 servings INGREDIENTS: • 1 cup uncooked wild rice or wild rice and long-grain rice blend • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 shallot, minced • ¼ cup flour • 1½ cups chicken broth • 1½ cups half-and-half • Pinch nutmeg • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • ½ pound mushrooms, cleaned and sliced thin • 3 cups diced cooked chicken • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Lobster Mac and Cheese Casserole DIRECTIONS:

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Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook rice according to package directions; set aside. In large saucepan over medium heat, melt half the butter, then cook the shallot until opaque but not brown, about a minute or two; sprinkle in flour and whisk until just blended; add broth and half-and-half and over medium heat, vigorously whisk; when smooth, simmer about 5 minutes, and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. In medium skillet over medium heat, saute mushrooms in remaining butter; add, along with chicken and rice, to butter-flour mixture; thoroughly combine and turn into 2-quart greased casserole. Bake about 30 minutes, until bubbly and barely crispy on top and garnish with parsley.

Bean and Corn Casserole

YIELD: Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS: • ¼ cup olive oil • 1 large onion, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 green frying pepper, diced • 1 tablespoon flour • 1 tablespoon chili powder • One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice • One 28-ounce can + one 14-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained • One 14-ounce can corn kernels, drained • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley • ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 F. In large skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil; add onion, garlic and frying pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add flour and chili powder and stir until blended. Stir in tomatoes and their juice and over medium heat, bring to a boil; continue to cook, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid is evaporated, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in beans, corn, salt and pepper, thyme and parsley, and transfer to greased two-quart casserole. Bake until bubbly, about 40 minutes; sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 more minutes. Garnish with cilantro before serving.


ART EXHIBITS The Atelier at Flowerfield

‘The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.

Reboli Center for Art and History

The Atelier at Flowerfield is located at 2 Flowerfield, Suite 15, in St. James. From Dec. 7 to Feb. 14, 2020 Atelier Hall hosts the 3rd annual Emerging Artists Exhibition and annual fundraiser featuring 53 works of art by 48 local artists ranging from age 13 to 83. Join them for an opening reception on Dec. 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 631-250-9009.

The Reboli Center for Art and History is located at 64 Main St. in Stony Brook Village. Through Jan. 26 the center will present an exhibit titled The White House Calendar featuring the original artwork of 9 of the 14 images depicted in a commemorative calendar printed in 2000 on the 200th anniversary of the White House, including one from Joseph Reboli. 631-751-7707, www.

Art League of Long Island

Sachem Public Library

The Art League of Long Island is located at 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills. From Dec. 14 to Jan. 5 the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery will host the 64th annual Members’ Exhibition featuring over 200 works of art including paintings, drawings, collage, photography, print-making, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and fiber arts created by the Art League of Long Island’s many talented members. A reception will be held on Dec. 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 631-462-5400.

Sachem Public Library is located at 150 Holbrook Road in Holbrook. Winter Wonderland, selected artwork by multiple Long Island artists, curated by Gay Gatta, will be on view in the gallery through December. An artist reception will be held on Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit may be seen during regular library hours. 631588-5024.

Smithtown Library

Comsewogue Public Library

Comsewogue Public Library is located at 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station. Through the month of December the library will present Clemente Ettrick’s Light in Motion and Instruments of Expression by Galvin Bisserup. The exhibit may be seen during regular library hours. 631-928-1212.

East Northport Public Library

The East Northport Public Library is located at 185 Larkfield Road in East Northport. Just in time for the holidays, the gallery will showcase a framed photography exhibit titled Illuminated Christmas on the East End by Kathryn OdellHamilton. Join the photographer for an Art Talk on Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit may be seen during regular library hours. 631-261-2313.

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is located at 120 Main St., Setauket. Through the month of December, the library will present digital arts & paintings by James Beihl. Nick Salanitri’s Rocks & Minerals of the Natural World will be on view in the lobby display case. The exhibits may be seen during regular library hours. 631-941-4080.

Gallery North

Gallery North is located at 90 North Country Road, Setauket. The gallery presents its annual Deck the Halls holiday exhibition, which showcases original art for holiday giving, through Dec. 22 with holiday pop-up shops on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Call 631-751-2676 or visit

Harborfields Public Library

Harborfields Public Library is located at 31 Broadway, Greenlawn. Drop by the gallery through Dec. 27 to view Botanical Prints by Karen Lind, a member of The Firefly Artists. 631757-4200.

Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Currently on view through March 15 is an exhibit titled Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists, featuring four themes: Huntington’s Own, East End Exchanges, Women Artists and Landscapes. 631-351-3250,

~ Vincent van Gogh

The Smithtown Library’s main building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown. View oil and pastel drawings of musicians and dancers by Clemente Ettrick in the Community Room through December. Works on display are part of a series titled Light in Motion. The exhibit may be seen during regular library hours. 631-360-2480. Julia LaMarca’s ‘Joy,’ oil on canvas, will be on view at The Atelier at Flowerfield from Dec. 7 to Feb. 14. Image courtesy of The Atelier

Huntington Arts Council

Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery is located at 213 Main St., Huntington. Currently on view through Dec. 13 is an On the Block Art Auction featuring artwork donated by mid- to latecareer artists as well as a variety of cultural items. Bidding is currently underway and concludes at the closing reception on Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. 631-271-8423.

Huntington Public Library

Huntington Public Library is located at 338 Main St., Huntington. Photographer William Von Gonten presents No Rain Checks — No Refunds featuring a sampling of his work over the last 35 years, in the Main Art Gallery through Dec. 29. An artist reception will be held on Dec. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Glass sculptures by Jan Tozzo are on view in the display case through Dec. 30. The exhibits may be seen during regular library hours. Call 631-427-5165.

Long Island Museum

The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook. Currently on view is Found@LIM: Long Island’s Unidentified Photographs and Seen & Unseen: Photographs By Imogen Cunningham, both through Dec. 29. Up next is LIM’s 6th annual LIMarts members’ exhibition, Anything Goes, from Dec. 6 to Jan. 5 featuring the artwork of 104 artists. 631-7510066,

Mills Pond Gallery

The Smithtown Township Arts Council’s Mills Pond Gallery is located at 660 Route 25A, St. James. Currently on view through Dec. 20 is the gallery’s annual juried Member Artist Showcase, a unique exhibition of original fine art for sale by member artists. A wide variety of media is represented

including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, mixed media and photography. 631-862-6575.

Northport Public Library

The Northport Public Library is located at 151 Laurel Ave., Northport. Enjoy The Sea and Other Recent Work (acrylic and pen/pencil on paper and canvas) by Sal Gentile in the gallery through the month of December. The exhibit may be seen during regular library hours. Call 631-261-6930.

North Shore Public Library

North Shore Public Library is located at 250 Route 25A, Shoreham. Sally Anne Keller’s Atmospheric Watercolors art exhibit will be on view at the library through the month of December. Join the artist for a free watercolor demonstration on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Vintage toy castles from the collection of Ron Hollander will be on view in the display case. 631-929-4488.

Port Jefferson Free Library

Port Jefferson Free Library is located at 100 Thompson St., Port Jefferson. Photographs of previous Charles Dickens Festivals in the Village of Port Jefferson will be on view in the Meeting Room through December while abstract paintings by Bruce Levine will be in the Display Case. 631-473-0022.

Port Jefferson Village Center

The Port Jefferson Village Center is located at 101A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson. From Dec. 5 to Jan. 9 the center will present a festive holiday exhibit by the Night Heron Artists titled Santa’s Workshop on the second floor. Dickens Alley, featuring selected Dickens photographs by Glenn Tinnie, Elynda Hickson-Tinnie, Kathianne Snaden, Earl Maldoun, Joe Miller and Sue Orifici, will be showcased on the third floor. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. 631-802-2160.

South Huntington Public Library

South Huntington Public Library is located at 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. Up next in the Alfred Van Loen Gallery will be an exhibit titled Sliced & Stacked featuring paintings by Lisa Petker-Mintz on view from Dec. 7 to Jan. 1. Join the artist for an opening reception on Dec. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. 631-549-4411.

Three Village Historical Society

Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket, is currently presenting Chicken Hill: A Community Lost to Time, along with a SPIES! exhibit about the Culper Spy Ring. Viewing hours are Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. $10 adults, $5 children and students, members free. Call 631-751-3730 or visit

Call for artists:

The Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington seeks entries for its upcoming juried art exhibit, Sights and Sounds: Rhythms and Scales, on view from Feb. 7 to March 14. Artists are invited to submit work in any media that meets at the intersection of visual art and music. Deadline is Dec. 23. Call 271-8423 or visit Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket seeks eye-catching collections of all kinds, especially arts, crafts, photographs, writings, memorabilia or collectibles, to feature in its lobby display case. The exhibits will change monthly. Pick up an application at the Adult Reference Desk or email

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Thursday 5 Holiday Light Show

Smith Point County Park, 1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley presents its annual Holiday Light Show now through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24 and 25) at 5 p.m. Drive through a seaside trail filled with light displays and vignettes. Fee is $20 per car at the gate (credit cards only). Call 543-6622 or visit

Dec. 5 to Dec. 12, 2019

Civil War Roundtable meeting

South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station hosts a meeting by the North Shore Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. NSCWR member John Scotto will discuss the many varieties of artillery projectiles and cannons used during the Civil War. Free and open to all. Call 549-4411.

Visit the First United Methodist Church, 603 Main St., Port Jefferson during the Dickens Festival for its 25th annual Christmas Fair and Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring a Christmas and bakery booth, Country Store, jewelry, wreaths, lunch and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Call 928-2357.

Deepwells Farm Holiday Boutique

The Department of Music at Suffolk County Community College’s Selden campus, 533 College Road, Selden invites the community to its Winter Concert featuring student performance ensembles at Shea Theatre in the Islip Arts Building today and Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Free. No tickets required. Call 451-4110.

SCCC Winter concert See Dec. 5 listing.

Christmas/Craft Festival

The annual Christmas/Craft Festival at St. Gerard Majella Church, 300 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will be held today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for unique crafts, vendor items, jewelry, kid’s items and white elephant specials. Kids can enjoy games, photos with Santa and a special shopping area. Call 473-2900.

First Friday at the Heckscher

The Heckscher Museum, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington continues its First Friday series with extended hours from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a musical performance by the Flutissimo Flute Quartet at 7 p.m. Free. Call 351-3250.

Book signing

Join Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington for an evening with psychic-medium Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton as she speaks about and signs copies of her new book, “Divine Dimes: Messages of Love and Healing from BEYOND,” at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442. * All numbers are in (631) area code unless otherwise noted.

Join the Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills for its 56th annual Holiday Fine Art & Craft Fair today and Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 75 artists and craftspeople will show and sell their work in the Art League’s studios and gallery. Meet the artists and take part in an art activity. $5 suggested donation. Call 462-5400.

Christmas Fair & Cookie Walk

SCCC Winter concert

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Holiday Fine Arts & Craft Fair

Trinity Episcopal Church 130 Main St., Northport hosts a St. Nicholas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring decorated wreaths, vendors, Christmas cookies, handmade crafts, raffle auction baskets and a visit from Santa Claus! Call 261-7670.

Join Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington for an evening with the stars of Bravo’s hit show “Vanderpump Rules,” Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval, as they sign copies of their new book, “Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers,” at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

Hailed as one of the most gifted funny people on the planet, comedian Bob Nelson returns to Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson at 8 p.m. bringing characters like the lovable nerd Eppy Epperman, punchy boxer Jiffy Jeff and chicken rancher Wilby Stuckinson back to life. Tickets are $39. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Drop by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 309 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station on your way to the Dickens Festival for a Cookie Walk with special holiday ice cream from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 473-2236.

St. Nicholas Bazaar

Book signing

Bob Nelson Comedy Show

Cookie Walk at St. Paul’s

DECKED OUT FOR THE HOLIDAYS Stop by the Noah Hallock Homestead in Rocky Point for a tour this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Photo courtesy of Rocky Point Historical Society

An evening of comedy

Enjoy Comedy Night at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown at 8 p.m. with six comedians from the Synergy Ensemble, refreshments and raffles. Tickets are $10 per person. Call 265-4520.

Northport Chorale Holiday Concert

Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport hosts the Northport Chorale’s annual Holiday Concert, with selections from the Northport Community Band, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students at the door. Call 223-3789 or visit

Saturday 7

Christmas/Craft Festival See Dec. 6 listing.

Candlelight House Tour

The Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket celebrates the holidays with its 41st annual Candlelight House Tour on Dec. 7. Titled A Lasting Legacy, this year’s event will highlight homes in the Old Field South area, the Old Field Horse Farm and the Old Field Club. Breakfast and tour $90, tour only is $50. Call 7513730 or visit

Greenery Boutique

The Three Village Garden Club presents its annual Greenery Boutique at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main St., Setauket from 9 a.m. to 3

p.m. Shop for wreaths, boxwood table trees, table centerpieces, swags, kissing balls, greenery baskets, holiday crafts and so much more; all handcrafted and decorated by 3VGC members. Call 751-2743 or 751-3230.

Rocky Point PTA Holiday Boutique

Rocky Point Middle School, 76 Rocky PointYaphank Road, Rocky Point hosts the Rocky Point PTA Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring crafts, vendors, raffles and food. Have a professional picture taken with Santa. Free admission. Call 744-1600.

Christmas Fair in Setauket

Caroline Church of Brookhaven, 1 Dyke Road, Setauket hosts a Christmas Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with greenery sales, a Christmas Market, Cookie Walk, Thrifty Boutique and more. Something for everyone, including lunch! Call 941-4245.

Charles Dickens Festival

The 24th annual Dickens Festival takes over Port Jefferson village today and Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. See costumed street performers inspired by characters from “A Christmas Carol,” including Scrooge and chimney sweeps. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride or visit Santa’s Workshop. Festivities will include lots of live musical performances, a Festival of Trees and the Fezziwig Ball, both at the Village Center, and new giant puppets in Pickwick’s Puppet Parade on Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. Free, but some fees apply. Visit for the full schedule. Call 473-4724 or 802-2160.

Deepwells Mansion, 2 Taylor Lane, St. James hosts a Holiday Boutique today and Dec. 8 and again on Dec. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring over 35 artisan tables throughout the decorated 1845 Greek revival style farmhouse, including handcrafted gifts, stained glass, jewelry, pottery, floral arrangements, candles, organic soaps, Christmas ornaments, fiber arts, holiday items and more. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies in the beautifully decorated mansion and get a glimpse into the past while supporting the Deepwells Farm Historical Society. Call 563-8551.

Christmas Fair in St. James

St. James Episcopal Church, 450 North Country Road, St. James will hold a Christmas Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with vendors, baked goods, gently used Christmas decorations, Books N Things and its famous jams. Call 584-5560.

Northport Craft Fair

Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport hosts the 25th annual winter Northport Craft Fair today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Long Island’s largest indoor craft fair showcases over 200 exhibitors, featuring original art, photography, one of a kind crafted jewelry, apparel, personalized ornaments and much more. Free admission. Call 846-1459.

Christmas Fair in Setauket

St. James R.C. Church, 429 Route 25A, Setauket hosts its annual Christmas Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with many vendors, pictures with Santa, entertainment, food, shopping boutique for kids, raffles, collectibles for viewing and purchase and more. For more info, call 941-4141.

Hallock Homestead tours

The Rocky Point Historical Society’s Noah Hallock Homestead, 172 Hallock Landing Road, Rocky Point is all decked out for Christmas and open for tours every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. through December. Take a trip back in time with a visit to 1721 homestead hosted by trained docents. Enjoy a guided tour and have some eggnog, apple

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p.m. Come alone or bring a friend. $15 admission. Call 476-3707.

visit from Santa Claus. Bring your camera. Free. Call 751-2244.

Heritage Country Christmas

Phil Ochs Song Night

The Folk Music Society of Huntington continues its First Saturday Concert series with a Phil Ochs Song Night at the Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport at 8:30 p.m. The evening’s featured artists are Greg Greenway, Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada-Rao and Pat Wictor. Preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $20 members at or at the door. Call 425-2925.

Christmas Boutique

Join the Smithtown Historical Society for its annual holiday event, a Heritage Country Christmas, from 1 to 5 p.m. Come see the beautiful historical houses decked out in all their holiday finery and enjoy live music, cookies and cider. Walk the grounds or take a hayride, see Santa, make S’mores over an open fire and take in a shadow puppet show! $5 adults, $3 kids. Call 265-6768.

Chamber Choir concert

The North Shore Chamber Choir presents selections of Handel’s Messiah today at First Presbyterian Church, 107 Main St., Port Jefferson (free) and on Dec. 8 at St. John the Baptist Church, 1488 North Country Road, Wading River ($20 donation), both at 4 p.m. Call 504-0165.

Holiday Light Spectacular

It’s back! The Holtsville Ecology Site at 249 Buckley Road presents Brookhaven Town’s annual Holiday Light Spectacular, an indoor, walk-through holiday light show, today, Dec. 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $6 per person, children 3 and under are free. Photos with Santa are an additional fee. Call 758-9664.

Tribute to the Beatles

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport will welcome Beatles tribute band, The Liverpool Shuffle, in concert at 5:30 p.m. The show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ epic 1969 album Abby Road with songs live “Come Together,” “Here Comes the Sun” and “Octopus’s Garden.” Adult tickets are $20 online at www.vanderbiltmuseum. org, $25 at the door, children ages 5 to 15 pay $15. Call 854-5579 for more information.

All Souls Christmas Concert

‘Tis the season! All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook will present its annual Christmas concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Recording artist Peter Griggs will present “Christmas Around the World,” a selection of traditional holiday music from Spain, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Portugal, America and the United Kingdom. Free. Call 655-7798.

Sunday 8

Charles Dickens Festival See Dec. 7 listing.

Holiday Fine Arts & Craft Fair See Dec. 7 listing.

Deepwells Farm Holiday Boutique See Dec. 7 listing.

Northport Craft Fair See Dec. 7 listing.

Chamber Choir concert

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 11 Ogden Court, Huntington Station, holds its Christmas Boutique from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join them for vendor shopping, baked goods and lunch. Admission is free. For more information, call 327-6089.

Open House at the LIM

Take a break from holiday preparations and enjoy an Open House at the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Call 751-0066.

Holiday House Tour

Get in the holiday spirit as the Huntington Historical Society presents its 14th annual Holiday Historic House Tour from noon to 4 p.m. Visit five historic homes in the Town of Huntington beautifully decorated for the holidays. In addition, the Dr. Daniel Kissam House on Park Avenue and the Huntington Arsenal across the street will also be open for tours. Tickets are $40, $35 for members in advance by calling 427-7045, ext. 401.

Caumsett hike

Christmas Fair in Ronkonkoma

Join the staff at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a 2-mile hike while studying the park’s social, economic, architectural and political history from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Adults only. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 423-1770.

WMHO Holiday Festival

The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson will host an old-fashioned Open House at the Mather House Museum, 115 Prospect St., Port Jefferson from 1 to 4 p.m. with refreshments and mulled cider. Call 473-2665.

See Dec. 7 listing.

Holiday Light Spectacular See Dec. 7 listing.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 800 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma hosts its annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy this unique Christmas shopping opportunity with crafts, gifts, baked goods, raffles, refreshments and more. Call 585-5186. The 40th annual Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Holiday Festival will be held at the Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main St., Stony Brook on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a Promenade of Trees, carolers, live music, a holiday tree lighting, “Legends & Spies” puppet parade, model train exhibit and a

Holiday Open House

Book signing & talk

The Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook welcomes artist Doug Reina as he speaks about and signs copies of his new book, “Under the Covers,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Free admission. No reservations required. Call 751-7707.

Sunday Street concert

WUSB’s Sunday Street series continues at the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook with The End of America in concert in the Carriage Museum’s Gillespie Room at 3 p.m. Advance tickets through Dec. 6 are $20 at, $25 (cash only) at the door. Call 632-1093.

Monday 9 Garden of Lights

Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook presents a Winter Wonderland Garden of Lights today through Dec. 13, 16 to 20 and 26 and 27. The spectacular light show will feature music, inflatables and dazzling lights in the library’s garden. Stroll through at your leisure. Free. Call 588-5024.

Book signing

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington welcomes New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman as she speaks about and signs copies of her new novel, “The World That We Knew,” at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

Tuesday 10 Garden of Lights See Dec. 9 listing.

Wednesday 11 Garden of Lights See Dec. 9 listing.

Book signing

Join Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington for an evening with All-American quarterback and NFL veteran Don McPherson as he speaks about and signs copies of his new book, “You Throw Like a Girl,” at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

Thursday 12 Garden of Lights See Dec. 9 listing.

Live Nativity


Baroque concert

In conjunction with the 24th annual Charles Dickens Festival, Harbor Ballet Theatre presents its 28th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, 350 Old Post Road, Port Jefferson with performances on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $18.75 to $25. To order, call 331-3149.

‘The Nutcracker’

Stony Brook Christian Assembly, 400 Nicolls Road, East Setauket hosts a Live Nativity today, Dec. 8, 13 and 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Take a drive through Long Island’s little town of Bethlehem, where, from the comfort of your own car, you can see Christmas reenactors, live animals and multimedia depict the first Christmas. Free. Call 689-1127 or visit Celebrate the holiday season with the Long Island Baroque Ensemble’s Silver and Gold concert at St. Andrew’s Church, 30 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are available at www. or at the door, are $35 adults, $30 seniors, $20 “in your twenties” and $15 students. Children ages 11 and under are free.

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Swing Dance

Join Swing Dance Long Island for its monthly dance at The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook featuring Mike Ficco & the LI Jazz Orchestra from 8 to 11 p.m. Beginner lesson at 7:30


Kick off Port Jefferson’s annual Dickens Festival with a performance of Harbor Ballet Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’ this weekend. Photo courtesy of Harbor Ballet Theatre

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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


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 Holiday Mass Schedule: Christmas Eve: 8am Mass in Church; 9:30am Mass in Church; 4pm Mass in Church; 4:15pm Mass in Parish Center; 7pm Mass in Church; 10:30pm Christmas Carols; 11pm Mass in Church Christmas Day: 8am Mass in Church; 9:30am Mass in Church; 11:30am Mass in Church New Year’s Eve: 8am Mass in Church; 9:30am Mass in Church; 5pm New Year’s Eve Vigil Mass in Church 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 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.

Catholic Traditional Latin Mass ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Society of Saint Pius X 900 Horseblock Road, Farmingville, NY 11738 631–736–6515 • Mass: Saturday 8:00am (please call to confirm) Sunday: 9:00am Holy Days and First Fridays:7:00pm Confessions:8:00am Sundays, and 7:30am Saturdays All Sacraments are administered in the pre-Vatican II traditional Rites.


233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai • 631–473–1582 • REV. DR. PHILIP HOBSON 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. Christmas Services: Family Service: 5pm Candlelight Services: 9pm and 11pm All are welcomed!


“Our little historic church on the hill” across from the Stony Brook Duck Pond Main Street, Stony Brook • 631–751–0034 www.allsouls– • Christmas Eve: 5pm and 11pm Chistmas Day: 9am Sunday Holy Eucharist: 8 and 9:30 am 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.

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THE REV. CN. DR. RICHARD D. VISCONTI, RECTOR 1 Dyke Road on the Village Green, Setauket Web site: email: • 631–941–4245 Christmas Eve: 5pm Children’s Service; 8pm H.E. with Adult Choir; 10pm H.E. with Adult Choir Christmas Day: 10am Holy Eucharist with Hymns Thursday Noon: H.E. and Healing Service Saturday Service: 5 pm Holy Eucharist Sunday Services: 8 am - Rite I; 9:30 am - Rite II (family Service) 9:30 Children’s Chapel & Sunday School Classes Sunday School Classes now forming; Call 631-941-4245 to register. Let God walk with you as part of our family– friendly community.


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 Bible Study on Thursdays at 10 am. Friday: Hands of Love knitting, crocheting and stitching ministry 10 am - 12 pm 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 631-584-5560 Parish Office email: THE REV. IAN C. WETMORE, RECTOR 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. Sunday Holy Eucharist: 8 a.m. (Rite I) and 9:30 a.m. (Rite II, with music) Prayers for healing after both worship times 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 Christimas Gift, Craft & Food Fair Saturday, Dec. 7 -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


“To know Christ and to make Him known” REV. DUNCAN A. BURNS, RECTOR ALEX PRYRODNY, ORGANIST & CHOIR 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 Christmas Eve: 4pm Family Holy Eucharist with beautiful music; 8pm Candlelit Choral Eucharist; 11pm Candlelit Holy Eucharist with incense Continued on next page •


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Christmas Day:10am 10am Holy Eucharist with music Sing Noel: Sunday, December 15 at 7:30pm our annual concert of Christmas songs, carols, stories & cheer Thrift Shop: Tuesdays & Thursdays noon to 3pm; Saturdays 10am to 3pm Cultural Events Series: “Sing Noel!” - Christmas Music, Stories & Cheer Sunday, December 15th at 7pm All are Welcome!


To Know Christ and To Make Him Known 322 Main Street, East Setauket • 631-941–3670 LEAD PASTOR JOSH MOODY Sunday Worship Schedule: 9:15 am: Worship Service, Sunday School (Pre-K–5TH grade), Nursery 10:30 am: Bagels & Coffee 11:00 am: Worship Service, Nursery, We Offer Weekly Teen Programs, Small Groups, Women’s & Men’s Bible Studies, Alpha, Stephen Ministry, Faith Preschool For Ages 3 & 4, Mommy & Me, Join Us As We Celebrate 60 Years Of Proclaiming The Good News Of Jesus Christ!


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*







Center for Jewish Life & Learning “Judaism With A Smile” 360 Nicolls Road, East Setauket Next To Fire Dept. 631-585–0521 • 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


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 ©163339

46 Dare Road, Selden 631-732-2511 Emergency Number 516-848-5386 REV. DR. RICHARD O. HILL, PASTOR ERIC FARET, VICAR Email: Website: Holy Communion Is Celebrated Every Weekend Sunday Services at 9:30 Are Live-Streamed Through Our “Friends Who Like Hope Lutheran Church” Facebook Group. Sermons are posted on at Hope Lutheran Church Selden NY Wednesdays In Advent: December 4, 11, & 18 Mid-day Prayer Service at 12:15 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14: CAROLING WITH CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AND A VISIT FROM SAINT NICHOLAS following the 5 p.m. service we have a pre-Christmas celebration outdoors, and refreshments indoors with Saint Nicholas in All Saints’ Hall. Saturday, December 21: Children’s Christmas Program “Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment” (C.A.K.E.) during our 5 p.m. communion service. Sunday, December 22: Caroling Service 3 p.m. a pre-Christmas worship service with lessons and caroling livestreamed on Facebook beginning at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve Services: Family Service of Holy Communion at 4 p.m. Traditional Candlelight services of Holy Communion at 7, 9, and 11 p.m. Christmas Day Festival Worship At 10 a.m. Christmas I Sunday, December 29 Family Worship featuring a “CAROL SERMON” at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m. Sunday, January 5 “Epiphany Sunday” Services at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m.; Twelfth Night Family Celebration at 6 p.m. Children’s Programs Sunday School (3-11) 9:30 am, Saturday Sparklers 5 pm Anchor Nursery School Tuesday-Thursday 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Tuesdays Hugs Toddlers (ages 18 mos-3 yrs) 9:15 am Hugs (ages 3-5yrs.) 12:15 pm Wednesdays - Kids’ Club 4:15 pm


309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station 631-473-2236 REV. PAUL A. DOWNING PASTOR E-mail: Pastor’s cell: 347–423–1523 (voice or text) Service Times: Sundays 8:30 am and 10:30 am Adult Bible Study 9:30 am Sunday School during 10:30 am service Holy Communion offered at both services Fridays: Power of Prayer Hour 10:30 am Meal provided by Welcome Friends Sundays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 5:45 pm We continue to seve the Port Jefferson Community Now in our 102nd year

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. Sunday Worship Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11am (All with Holy Communion), Sunday School at 9:30am, Sunday Bible Study at 9:30am We also have mid-week Advent Services: Wednesday Advent Worship at 7pm December 11th & 18th Christmas Services: Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th 5:30pm & 8:00pm Christmas Day, Dec. 25th 10am We have NYS Certified Preschool & Day Care


33 Christian Ave/ PO 2117, E. Setauket NY 11733 REV. GREGORY L. LEONARD–PASTOR • 631-941–3581 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 Christmas Eve Service at 7pm December 24, 2019 All are Welcome 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 Upcoming Events Open Hearts Open Minds


160 Main Street, Corner Of 25A And Main Street East Setauket • 631–941–4167 REV. STEVEN KIM, PASTOR Adult Bible Study: 9am 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 No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here!

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‘The Nutcracker’

Frank Ohman School of Ballet in Commack presents its 38th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at Hofstra University, 100 Hempstead Ave., Hempstead on Dec. 14 and 15 at noon and again at 5 p.m. Tickets are $42 adults, $32 seniors and children ages 12 and under. Call 462-6266.

Northport Nutcracker Ballet

The Posey Dance Repertory Co. presents the Northport Nutcracker Ballet at Northport Middle School, 11 Middleville Road, Northport on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Meet and greet the dancers onstage after the performance. Tickets are $30. To order, visit or call 757-2700.


Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will present Seiskaya Ballet’s “Nutcracker” for six performances from Dec. 19 to 22. Tickets are $40 adults, $34 seniors and children. To order, call 632-2787. For more information, visit www.

Theater ‘Annie’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown opens its 2019-20 season with “Annie” through Jan. 20. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, the story follows little orphan Annie on her quest to find the parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage. Tickets are $40 adults, $36 seniors, $25 students. Call 724-3700 or visit


The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents the inspiring story of an extraordinary girl in “Matilda the Musical” through Dec. 29. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by this holiday treat. For ticket information, call 261-2900 or visit

‘A Christmas Carol’

“I will honor Christmas in my heart …” Celebrate the holiday season with the 36th annual production of “A Christmas Carol” at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson through Dec. 28. Follow the

miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas – past, present and future. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 ages 5 to 12. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Tribute to Gene Kelly

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook presents a Holiday Musical Theatre luncheon celebrating Gene Kelly through Jan. 11 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $50 adults, $48 seniors and children and includes lunch, dessert and tea. Reservations required by calling 689-5888.

‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’

The Carriage House Players, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport continues its season with Tom Mula’s “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” on Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 15 and 22 at 3 p.m. “Marley was dead, to begin with ...” but what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner after that? Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children. To order, call 516-557-1207 or visit

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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!



107 South/Main Streets • (631) 473-0147 We are an accepting and caring people who invite you to share in the journey of faith with us. THE REV. DR. RICHARD GRAUGH Email: Website: Special Services: Join us for a Victorian Tea of Dickens Festival Sat. Dec. 7th 1-5pm; Sun. Dec. 8th 1-4:30pm Candle Service of Dark Nights and Sorrows Thurday Dec. 19th 7:30pm Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Tuesday Dec. 24th 7:30pm Sunday Worship Service -10am (Childcare Provided) Christian Education-Sunday School: 10:15am Coffee and Fellowship 11:15am Bible Study: Tuesday 3pm Holy Communion 1st Sunday of the Month Meals Provided by Welcome Friends every Friday at 6pm Call the church office or visit our website for current activities and events.

NYS Certified Preschool and Daycare - Noah’s Ark The purpose of First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson is, with God’s help, to share the joy and good news of Jesus Christ with the congregation, visitors and the community at large; to provide comfort to those in need and hope to those in despair; and to seek justice for all God’s people.


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 THE REV. ASHLEY MCFAUL-ERWIN, COMMUNITY OUTREACH PASTOR Email: Our Special Advent/Christmas Worship Schedule: December 15 Intergenerational Christmas Pageant at 9:30; December 22 Special Music Presented by our Choir at 9:30; December 24 Worship at 10:30am, 4:30pm (Blessing of the Animals,) 7:30pm and 11pm (Candlelight with Communion); December 29 Lessons and Carols Service Sunday: Adult Education at 11 am 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.

Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ The Minstrel Players presents its annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Performances are held at Houghton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St., Northport. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and students. To order, email tickets.minstrelplayers@ For more information, call 732-2926.


SBU Fall Movies

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts closes out its fall movie season on Dec. 6 with “Blinded by the Light” at 7 p.m. and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” at 9:15 p.m. Both films are rated PG-13. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 seniors and children 12 and under. Call 632-2787 to order.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Celebrate St. James hosts a screening of Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the historic St. James Calderone Theater, 459 Lake Ave., St. James on Dec. 8 at noon with commentary by movie memorabilia collector Frank Socci. Tickets are $25, $20 seniors. Call 862-4615 or visit


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, East Setauket, NY 11733 631–751–0297 • • REV. MARGARET H. ALLEN ( Sunday Service: 10:30 am

We welcome people of all faiths to holiday services that celebrate the traditions of Christmas and other winter liturgies, and honor their messages of hope and joy. Holiday Schedule: 12/22 - Intergenerational Holiday Play: Best Christmas Pageant Ever 10:30am 12/24 – Candlelight Christmas Eve Services: Family Service - 7:00 p.m. ● Late Service – 9:00 p.m. Adult Faith Development Choir, Folk Group, classical music Vespers, Sangha Meditation, Labyrinth Walks, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Yoga, Essentrics, Grounds & Sounds Café, Le Petit Salon de Musique

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Men’s basketball takes down Manhattan College 65-47 Powered by a 36-11 stretch that spanned just over 18 minutes, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team cruised to its second straight home win on Dec. 2, defeating the Manhattan Jaspers 65-47 in front of 2,081 fans at Island Federal Arena. Juniors Elijah Olaniyi (Newark, N.J.) and Andrew Garcia (Harlem) each chipped in 16 points while classmate Jeff Otchere (Bronx) grabbed double-figure boards for the second consecutive night, finishing with 10. “I really like our group. I love our chemistry and I take from this game that we can win against another style. We won against teams in Texas that pressed a lot but also walked it up and played a more traditional game,” said head coach Geno Ford. Up next, the Seawolves return home on Saturday night to take on Brown in Stony Brook’s second of its three-game SNY package. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Island Federal Arena, with the Children’s Hospital Toy Drive, Wolfie’s Wonderland, the Metro by T-Mobile Student Section Takeover and much more scheduled. Get your tickets now!

Andrew Garcia (23) scored 16 points during Monday’s game. Photo by Jim Harrison/SBU Athletics

Women’s basketball cruises past LIU

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team put up a collective effort on Nov. 27, rolling to an 8049 result over LIU Brooklyn at the Steinberg Wellness Center. Twelve total Seawolves found the score sheet with four reaching double figures in points. The team is now 6-1 overall on the season and has won its last three. “I thought we had a balanced attack today and our team made some really unselfish plays. Our defense allowed us to play in transition which we always emphasize and offensively we were able to convert plays in transition,” said head coach Caroline McCombs. Highlights The Seawolves got off to a fast start, scoring the first 13 points of the game. Graduate student forward Cheyenne Clark (Deptford, N.J.) was especially productive in that stretch, notching seven of those points.

After outscoring the Sharks 15-8 in the first quarter, Stony Brook would go on to score 20-plus points in the next three quarters while LIU would fail to score more than 15 in a single period. The squad found its largest lead in the fourth quarter as buckets from junior forward McKenzie Bushee (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and freshman guard Gigi Gonzalez (Miramar, Fla.) put the Seawolves up by 36. Junior forward India Pagan (New London, Conn.) paced the Seawolves’ offense with 15 points and added in four rebounds. Graduate student guard Kaela Hilaire (Queens) notched a doubledouble from 10 points and 10 assists. Sophomore guard Anastasia Warren (Atlanta, Ga.) and junior guard Victoria Johnson (Camden, Miss.) each added in 10 points as well. Clark was the top rebounder

Victoria Johnson (11) contributed 10 points during last Wednesday’s game against the Blackbirds. Photo from SBU

on the court with eight boards and was a perfect 4-4 from the floor. This is Stony Brook’s third game this season scoring at least 80.

Next up, the team travels to Pittsburgh on Dec. 8 at the Petersen Events Center to take on the Pitt Panthers at 2 p.m.

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Three players selected for United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region team KANSAS CITY, MO.: Highlighted by the program’s first-ever First Team AllRegion selection, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team had three players selected to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s All-Atlantic Region team. “These individual honors are a great reflection of our overall team success this season,” firstyear head coach Tobias Bischof said. “We had a tremendous year and to be able to get three on the All-Region Sofia Manner teams is an incredible achievement.” For the second consecutive season, junior Sofia Manner (Helsinki, Finland) was named to the Third Team All-Region. Her nine shutouts bring her career total to 21, which is five off the school’s career record. She also owns two of the five highest clean sheet totals in a single season in the program’s history. Junior forward Alyssa Francese (Yorktown Heights) picked up the Seawolves’ inaugural First Team honor after earning First Team AllAmerica East and Striker of the Year honors in the 2019 campaign. She finished with the second-most goals by a Seawolves player this millennium, tallying 12 in 21 appearances. The third-year forward also led the league in game-winning goals, finishing with seven on the campaign. That was also tied for the national lead entering the postseason. After playing all but four minutes this season, junior Kimmy Chavkin (Franklin, N.J.) earned Second Team All-Region honors for her stellar play at centerback. She helped lead a Seawolves defense that finished with nine clean sheets in 2019, one off the school record. She, too, was named to the America East’s First Team AllConference and also earned Defender of the Year honors from the league. Stony Brook tied a 31-year-old program record this season, winning 14 of its 21 matches. The last time the Seawolves did that was under Sue Ryan in 1988.



holiday crafts and a train display and go on an oldfashioned sleigh ride. $5 per child. Call 451-6100.

Santa’s Workshop open in PJ

Visit Santa at his workshop at the corner of West Broadway and Barnum Avenue in Port Jefferson (Drowned Meadow House) on Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free! Call 4731414 or 473-4724.



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Meet Santa Claus at the St. James General Store for the holidays. File photo


Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Union United Methodist Church, 1018 Pulaski Road, E. Northport hosts Magic Circle Nursery School’s 40th annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring the whole family for a holiday treat filled with fun and food. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa. $7 adults, $4 children. Call 754-5565.

Vanderbilt Museum workshop

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport hosts a workshop for children in grades K through 5 titled A Kid’s Life at Eagle’s Nest on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children will tour the mansion and hear stories about the Vanderbilt family, listen to 1930s radio programs and play period games such as jacks, marbles and checkers in the upstairs parlor. Fee is $20 per child. Advance registration required by calling 854-5539.

Fire and Ice candles

Join the staff at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for a family program, Fire and Ice, on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Using hot wax and cold ice you will make a unique candle just in time for the holidays. Feel free to bring any additional decorations like ribbon or pine cones. For ages 5 and up. $4 per person. Advance reservations required by calling 265-1054.

Holiday Craft Extravaganza

Get into the holiday spirit and join The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor for a family-friendly party full of art-making on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Create traditional folk crafts: dip a candle, carve a scrimshaw box and glitter up a tussy-mussy. Enjoy cookies and cocoa. $12 child, $6 adults. No registration required. Call 367-3418.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Join Barnes & Noble in Lake Grove at 600 Smith Haven Mall and in East Northport at 4000 E. Jericho Turnpike for a reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. Even the grinchiest of grinches can’t deny this heartwarming classic! Followed by an activity and a free advent calendar. Free. Call 724-0341 (LG) or 462-0208 (EN).

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Longwood Estate, at the corner of Longwood and Smith roads in Ridge, hosts a holiday celebration for ages 11 and under on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with Santa, take photos, enjoy hot chocolate,

Santa Claus takes up residence at the St. James General Store, 516 Moriches Road, St. James on Dec. 7 and 8, 14 and 15 and 21 and 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Come tell him your wishes, take a photo (bring a camera), and shop for the holidays. Call 854-3740.

Sugar Cookie Decorating

People’s United Bank, 135 West Broadway, Port Jefferson hosts a Cookieland event during the 24th annual Charles Dickens Festival on Dec. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Dec. 8 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Come and decorate three large sugar cookies with frosting and candy. $15 per kit. Call 473-1414.

Breakfast with Santa & Friends

Join the Centereach Fire Department Company 3, 9 South Washington Drive, Centereach for a Pancake Breakfast with Santa and friends on Dec. 8 with seatings at 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m. or noon. $10 per person includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice. For reservations, call 588-0118.

Charlie Needs a Cloak

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown presents a Tiny Tots program, Charlie Needs a Cloak, on Dec. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. This is a special time for parent and child to discover the wonders of the natural word with explorations and hands-on activities. For ages 3 to 5. $4 per child. Advance reservations required by calling 265-1054.


‘Barnaby Saves Christmas’

“Barnaby Saves Christmas” celebrates its 16th year at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson now through Dec. 28. Join Santa’s littlest elf Barnaby and his reindeer friend Franklynne on a journey to save Christmas while learning the true meaning of the holiday season. Tickets are $10 per person. To order, call 928-9100 or visit


He’s back! The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents “Frosty” now through Dec. 29. Join Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from mean old Ethel Pierpot and her weather machine that will melt all the snow. Tickets are $15. To order, call 2612900 or visit See review on page B23.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown presents a holiday treat, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” now through Dec. 29. Follow a mouse and a spunky little girl on their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. All seats are $18. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

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‘Frosty’ is a wintry delight at the Engeman Interactive show is a big hit with young audiences



n perfect timing with the frigid weather, the John W. Engeman Theater presents its annual production of “Frosty” through Dec. 29. Directed by Jennifer Collester, the wintry show has become a holiday favorite for many families over the years. “I’m here to take you on a little adventure,” teases the Narrator (Jessica Gray) as the audience is introduced to the town of Chillsville, “A beautiful town way up north that is always covered with a blanket of fresh snow.” There we meet Jenny (Katie Dolce), a little girl who’s favorite thing to do is to play outside. With help from her mother (Nicole Weitzman), Jenny builds a snowman she names Frosty (played by Dylan Poulos). Once she puts the finishing touches on the snowman, including a hat and scarf, he magically comes to life. Just like the song, Frosty is a jolly, happy soul and wait until you see him sing and dance! Unfortunately, mean Ethel Pierpot (Sari Feldman), who makes snow shovels, snow blowers and ice scrapers in her factory on the other side of town, has just invented a weather machine that will eventually make all the snow melt in Chillsville so that she can build a bigger factory. Frosty has only a few hours before “He’ll be nothing more than a puddle and a carrot.”

The songs, including “One Friend Is Better Than No Friends” and “Thanks to You,” are playful and fun with the exception of “Pierpot’s Solution,” which is quite sinister! In the grand finale, the audience joins the cast in a rousing rendition of “Frosty the Snowman.” From the opening number, “Snow!,” the audience is encouraged to clap and sing, help Jenny write a letter and find a way to help save the melting snowman. “How can we save Frosty?” the Narrator asks. “Put him in a blast chiller!” is one response. “Get the key and turn off the machine!” is another. Of course! What will happen to Frosty? Well, you’ll have to see the show to find out. There is a great snowball fight and it will snow in the theater but I’ve already given away too much so I’ll stop. I do recommend taking the kids and heading to Northport to catch a performance of “Frosty” — it will be one of the best presents they’ll receive this holiday season. Meet the cast in the lobby after the show for pictures and autographs. An autograph page is conveniently located at the back of the program. Running time is 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents “Frosty” through Dec. 29. The theater’s 2019-20 Youth Season continues with Disney’s “Frozen Jr.” from Jan. 25 to March 1. All seats are $15. For more information or to order, call 631-261-2900 or visit

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Frosty, Jenny and the Narrator sing ‘One Friend Is Better Than No Friends’ in a scene from the show.

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